New form of social communication seen in Burlington. Demonstrators brave cold to talk to politicians wearing ear muffs.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 15, 2011 – I mentioned to the photographer who was taking pictures of the demonstration in front of the […]

Another fan – with a point of view. He might be right!

BURLINGTON, ON April 15, 2011 Good Morning A good friend of mine Jim Barnett called me an hour or so ago about the article you […]

It isn’t going to be Breakfast at Tiffany’s for Hudak Friday morning. Cold porridge and a no highway here demonstration.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 14, 2011 – The Stop Escarpment Highway Coalition (SEHC) will be serving Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak a reminder […]

How do you tell the guy? “We need to move on”, “It’s over” “We can still be friends?” Women are asked to share their experiences.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 13, 2011 – This is supposed to be the election that is going to be dominated by social media. […]

Salt with Pepper: So – who won? Won what? The federal election debate. Oh, that.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 13, 2011 Thousands of Canadians tuned into the federal election debate on television but I’m betting most of them […]

No debating please – we are after all Burlingtonians – but polite questions would be nice.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 12, 2011 – The Burlington Chamber of Commerce wants its members to hear what all four candidates running for […]

Much patting on the back as Council approves the operating budget for 2011. We are in a financial holding pattern.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 12, 2011 – It went down pretty quickly. After 18 hours of committee meetings city council passed the operating […]

Council members take a pay increase hit – for the third time. A lamb ate their lunch.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 12, 2011 – Joe Lamb didn’t need much time to get to his point. “You’ve all done a great […]

Finally, a permit has been approved and New City Park development can begin – again.

By Staff Burlington, On – April 11, 2011 – Finally, the City of Burlington received notice that the development permit conditionally approved by the Niagara […]

Coming in second isn’t in the play book Brierley reads from. A lot is going to depend on how her leader does on Tuesday.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2011 – She came out of the gate quickly. “My name” she said “is Alyssa Brierley, and I […]

They are getting – silver Porsche car-jacked north of Burlington.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 8, 2010 – The driver of a car saw flashing blue lights in his rear view mirror and pulled over […]

Halton Board names new school after Citizen of the Year, the late John Boich.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 8, 2011 – It is a lovely school John. Pretty big too and construction is coming along just fine. […]

Wallace takes to the streets of Burlington – asking to be re-elected the House of Commons – for a third time.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 8, 2011 – Burlington MP, Mike Wallace is casually dressed and ready to do his door-to-door thing to get […]

Big time baseball comes to Burlington. League that develops players for the major leagues setting up in Burlington.

By Staff The crack of the bat and all eyes follow the ball. Is it a pop fly or a bouncy grounder and did […]

Budget making for Burlington takes longer than baby making. And there isn’t any “oh, how lovely” to a budget

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2011 – After sitting on a padded bench for three days, two of them back to back, Acting […]

Tax increase of less than 1%, staff levels frozen and pay increases held to about 2.75% Sharman feels he won.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 4, 2011 – Paul Sharman, the guy who fist put the 0% tax increase on the table, says he […]

Waterfront design competition stopped at Council budget committee. Meed Ward fails to deliver, Craven scuttles a good idea.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 4, 2011 – It was an idea that former Toronto Mayor David Crombie (The Tiny Perfect One) put to […]

Secret slush fund used by all council members; un-audited and controlled by senior, senior staff member.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 1, 2011 – The investigative reporting team at Our Burlington has uncovered a slush fund at city hall that […]

Artists going to have to get very creative to make $12,000 cover $65,000 in expenses.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 4, 2011 – They came in looking for $65,000. to stay alive, said they could settle for $40,000.and got […]

Sunshine and lollipops and throw in some roses. The cost of running the city.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 1, 2011 – The province of Ontario requires all publicly funded organizations to reveal the names of all those […]