Open up your wallet – they are asking more from you to ride those busses. Bfast strenuously opposes the increase.

Bus terminal John Street 4 busses in-out

    By Pepper Parr Burlington, Ont., April 16, 2013 —Burlington Transit will be increasing fares, effective Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The increased fares will […]

General manager walks the plank – but no one pushes him into the water. This is good news?

Burlington flags

    By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 17, 2013. Scott Stewart, one of the toughest General Manager’s this city has seen in some time […]

Spring show will feature glass, more glass and some of the most beautiful glass seen in this city.

Kyle Brook - glass earth look

    By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 17, 2013 Teresa Seaton has been working with stained glass for more than 10 years. “I have […]

Beware of a media release that tells you how much they are doing for you but doesn’t tell you what it is costing.

Live & PLay - cropped front page

    By Pepper Parr. BURLINGTON, ON. April 17, 2013 Starting today, the city’s E-Government program will be launching the first of several new online […]

The hard part of community policing – reporting on a pedophile released back into the community. There is more the chief of police can do.

COSA Circle of support

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 17, 2013. The media release was blunt, direct and very much to the point. Anthony Burke, a convicted […]

There is a reason to oppose the Enbridge pipeline flow reversal – pipelines leak.

The Enbridge pipeline monitoring site on Walkers Line – looking west. Enbridge can control the flow of oil through this location from their control rooms in Edmonton. Does that make the line safer?  The satellite dish in the upper left handles the signals

    By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 17. 2013. There are reasons for people wanting to oppose the changes Enbridge Pipeline wants to make […]

Parent wants city to look into what can be done about better safety along rail lines; four killed so far this year.

Rail crossing GO train approaching

    By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 16, 2013. For Denise Davy it is personal. She got to the point where she felt something […]

Our Burlington reporter graduates to TV production – does footage on Burlington golf courses for WNED.


By Walter Byj BURLINGTON, ON April 16, 2013 Over the past number of years, the PBS station in Buffalo ,WNED, has run a series […]

Two Burlington men face charges after a sharp-eyed citizen took notice of suspicious behaviour.

Burlington police station

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 16, 2013. A citizen out for a walk on Headon Forest Drive noticed two males entering driveways along the […]

Is this just a little too much? Now a Special badge presentation for city’s new fire chief.

Firefighters - bravery

    By Pepper Parr. BURLINGTON, ON April 16, 2013. Firemen and women are vital to the safety of any community and Burlington has a […]

Is Justin a New Deal for Canada? First day on the job and the attack ads start – is this their best shot?

Justin in the House

By Ray Rivers. BURLINGTON, ON. April 16, 2013 Sometimes we Liberals can feel like Goldilocks. First, the leadership vote kickoff in Toronto last Saturday […]

Another early morning home entry – Oak Grove this time. Sooner or later someone is going to be hurt. Is it time for increased police patrols?

HRPS car

    By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 16, 2013. An Oak Grove residence was entered on April 16, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. A young […]

A whopping number – and it isn’t a tax increase. BurlingtonGreen goes right over the top. Kudos.

Green Up large group 2013

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 16, 2013 Sometimes there is only one way to tell a story – let the story tell itself. […]

City hall staff are in the process of learning how to herd cats: squabbling with council member over pier opening plans.

The promenade leading to the pier entrance is getting a new surface.  In the upper left you can see the mini-beach that got formed naturally - probably the only bonus citizens are going to get out of a very expensive project. It will look nice wen it is done though.

    By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 16. 2013 I guess we should have expected this. The pier will be open for the Sound […]

If you’re a tweep – the Chief wants to talk to you – if you’re a creep – he can arrange to have you arrested.

HRPS crest

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 15, 2013 The people who count these things say that 66% if Canadians actively use social networking sites […]

Fun and games and a city council rule book with a rule that is far from clear; will Meed Ward really be shut down?

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 15, 2013 City council meets in its committee setting this week. Monday they meet in the afternoon as […]

Current Minister of Transportation appears to have suggested a Niagara GTA highway doesn’t make sense – hooray! GO is a better deal.

GO train

    By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 15, 2013 The people behind the Save the Escarpment Highway Coalition (SEHC) would have been dancing around […]

Time to grease that bicycle chain and get ready for the first chance this season to race around outdoors on your mountain bike.

Mountain bike racing B

By Staff MILTON – Hilton Falls Conservation Area is getting ready to kick off the 2013 Mountain Biking season with its 14th Annual Spokes […]

Burlington Bulldogs Atom A’s host provincial Ontario Hockey Federation finalists.

BLOMHA hockey banquet

    Hockey players at the Atom A level erupting when Becky Kellar, the speaker for the event, told the crowd that she “hated the […]

City activists seek support to oppose allowing tar sands oil to cross the Escarpment.

Mayflower Ark streetscape with oil

    By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 13, 2013. People across the province and the province itself are gearing up for the National Energy […]