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 […]

Chamber adapts to changes in the commercial sector and creates awards for both large and small companies.


By Walter Byj BURLINGTON, ON. April 13, 2013. Love of community and heartfelt appreciation of their fellow employees was a constant theme by winners […]

In conference with Premier: Any Escarpment road is on hold – while they continue to study. Is the public going to be in on those studies?

Goldring, Karmel & Wynne

By Pepper Parr While it might be Toronto doing all the howling about transit and grid lock, Premier Kathleen Wynne understands that it is people […]

Chamber 0f Commerce fetes its finest.


By Walter Byj BURLINGTON, ON. April 11, 2013. As with all organizations, there is a time to work and a time to celebrate. The movies […]

That evasive action training police officers get came in handy; avoids accident and snags a driver with more than 80 mgs

HRPS car

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 11, 2013 Just a little after midnight on Wednesday April 10, 2013 a Halton officer was driving a police cruiser […]

There is nothing more to say – except to mourn the loss.

Irwin Jane and husband Richard - affectionate tap

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Do we need two flood reports? Conservation Halton produces a report and the Region produces a report. Why two?

Will one of these fine faces stand up at the next meeting of the Regional Council and ask if a weather advisory is really necessary?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 11, 2013 – Conservation Halton issued the following Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook today at 2:30 p.m. on […]

Plant shrubs on the 20th, come back in 2020 and see them still growing: BurlingtonGreen looking for real environmentalists.

Green Up large group 2013

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2013 The weekend of April 20th BurlingtonGreen hopes to have 10,000 people out on the streets, the ravines and […]

Pulling Burlington into the circle of environmentally responsible cities; one tree at a time.

Belvenia trees-1024x768

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 11, 2013. The people on Indian Point want the trees they have kept. The residents in the Orchard wanted […]

Cogeco Cable getting into sports broadcasting with a bunch of bandits.

Bandits at the plate  file photo

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 10, 2013 In just over a month, the umpire at the Nelson High ball park will bark out – […]

He started teaching us what hope was all about 33 years ago.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 10, 2013 It was 33 years ago this Friday that a young man dipped his foot into the Atlantic […]

Here’s how you keep your constituents happy. Residents plan to fight their Council member every foot of the way.

Dennison at Cedar Springs

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 9, 2013. There is something about Jack Dennison that makes one shake their heads. He is a proven businessman, […]

6000+ Burlingtonians have signed up so far for the GreenUp Clean Up BurlingtonGreen wants to see 10,000 registrations.

This is where the rubber hits the road for the BurlingtonGreen people.  Get your suplies, get registered and add to the CleanUp-GrenUp collection.

  This is where the rubber hits the road for the BurlingtonGreen people. Get your supplies, get registered and add to the CleanUp-GreenUp collection. By […]

The Coronation

The country watched as another Trudeau headed towards the leadership of a political party

Ray Rivers was seen pontificating with a bunch of Burlington Liberals Saturday morning before he headed into Toronto for the Liberal Party of Canada Showcase […]