BPAC has heard from some impressive executive talent as they work towards beefing up their Board.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. May 3, 2013 We are not hearing very much from the folks over at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. […]

Hold your noses; they are about to pass a budget when what they’ve really done is pass gas.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. May 2, 2013. The Premier of the province Kathleen Wynne got her Minister of Finance to produce a budget […]

The smell from the gas plant mess makes it difficult to know if there is anything sweet in the budget.

Wynne Kathleen - looking guilty gas plant hearing

By Ray Rivers BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2013. Give the people what they want. Dalton McGuinty transformed Ontario’s health care system from mediocre to […]

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be them serving you a messy breakfast in bed – Crawford Lake is different option.

Wildflowers - child

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. May 2, 2013. Mother’s Day – weekend after this one. Time together is a great gift. Crawford Lake is hosting […]

We say we know all this stuff – take five to check it out anyway. Make your BBQ a safe place.

BBQ on fire

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. May 2, 2013. BBQ time. Fill the tank and look for deals on burgers and buns. If you haven’t used […]

King Road to be partially closed – not the Salamander this time.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. May 2, 2013. Friday May, 3, starting at 9:30 a.m. King Road will be closed from north of Enfield Road […]

Bridges, bicycle paths, roads and the way we get around in this city. Resident suggests we may not be getting it right.


By James Smith BURLINGTON, ON. May 2, 2013. This past weekend yet another young man, 27, died on the railway tracks near Dixie Road […]

Roseland residents take a hard-nosed look at their community. Looking for ‘character” they find characters.

Roseland - Hart severance

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. May 1, 2013. Burlington is holding the second “neighbourhood character” study, which is part of the Official Plan Review. […]

What do you do when you are the ward’s council member and the “country club” blackballs you?

Roseland Community Organization logo zf oak2 copy

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. May 1, 2013. Ward 4 Councillor Jack Dennison arrived, uninvited, to the semi-Annual meeting of the Roseland Community Organization […]

A half a day of sunshine and everyone wants to plant trees: Scouts got into the game last weekend.

Tree planting - kids oblong

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 30th, 2013 The Region partnered with Conservation Halton and local Halton Scouts, to raise environmental awareness and enhance the […]

Beachway Park report is out – doesn’t look all that good for the residents at first glance.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 30, 2013. The good people over on the Beachway Park got a strong dose of reality yesterday when […]

Organic Farmer’s Market shifts schedule and will operate on Sunday’s – opens May 11th –


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 30th, 2013. The Organic Farmer’s Market will open for the first time this season on May 11th and […]

City council directs staff to ask all kinds of questions about rail track safety & report to the public. Good start.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 30, 2013. Progress on getting something done with those locations where there is no barrier at all making […]

So that’s what those storage units are used for – I thought you put furniture in the things.

Highrise storage lockers are safe, dry and easy to acces,  Problem crops up when the police get the key.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 29, 2013. A drug arrest leads to a firearm seizure. The two District Strategic Support Team concluded a […]

Artists, photogs asked to show their stuff: City wants artists, Region wants photogs Knock yourself out – give your best shot.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 29, 2013. If you’ve a creative bent to you or your children are good with a set of crayons […]

Burlington columnist links the Boston Bombings, Justin Trudeau and Tory attack advertisements

Afghan women being taught some of the basics through funding provided by the Canadian International Development Agency - getting at the root causes of political violence.

By Ray Z. Rivers Ray Rivers will write weekly on both federal and provincial politics, applying his more than 25 years as a federal […]

Provincially funded, locally trained police officers patrol city streets looking for gang activity, weapons and violent people. It works.

HRPS car

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 29, 2013. Policing gets tougher and tougher. The violent criminals are still out there and so are the […]

Three Burlington railway crossing deaths in three months – 7 in the whole province. Intolerable.

There is no barrier at this location that is so well used it has a pathway for people to follow.  The signage is pitiful.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 29, 2013. It takes persistence and facts to bring about change and a city council as small as […]

Burlington tells National Energy Board that an Enbridge pipeline leak would be “catastrophic” for the city.

A Enbridge Pipeline monitoring station on Walkers Line, between Sideroad #1 and #2 will monmitor the flow of diluted bitumen of the NAtioanl Enerfy Board approves a flow reversal application.  The city of Burlington has gone on record as being opposed - call the possible consequences "catastrophic".

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 29, 2013 The National Energy Board has received nearly 200 applications to participate in the hearings on the expansion […]

Is Burlington looking at a significantly different political hierarchy at city hall?

Burlington city hsll - oblong

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 28, 2013. The earth moved; the ground shifted. It will be awhile before we see the effect of […]