Is the hoped for economic recovery getting real traction? Numbers look good

By Staff July 5, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   How well is the Re-Opening going? Is retail and hospitality recovering? There were long lines getting into […]

City manager sets out the job he has to do - will he be there to finish it?

By Staff July 5th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The City Manager sets the tone for what happens on the administrative side of city hall. Once […]

Process of setting the 2022 budget begins: early version has increase set at 5.57%

By Pepper Parr July 5th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   It is that time of year again – setting the budget for 2022 and, from a […]

A Municipal election without elections signs - council is talking about the idea. Mayor thinks it's great

By Pepper Parr July 5th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   There was a time when the city considered fees for election signs now some council members […]

Is Joe Dogs at risk? Probably

By Pepper Parr July 4th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON Well – there goes that neighbourhood! Joe Dogs is at risk, the best that can be hoped […]

Some parts of the city got more 'weather' than others

By Staff June 3rd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   We knew it was wet yesterday – just didn’t know how wet it was for some people. […]

How do we want to be defined - our time to be both humane and noble is here now

By Pepper Parr July 2nd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   What do people mean when they say “that is a defining characteristic”? What defines Burlington? Is […]

Tough questions being asked about an incomplete development on John Street: Carriage Gate in the spotlight again

By Pepper Parr July 2nd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns reports that her “office regularly receives ongoing concerns and questions about […]

Jazz on the BPAC Patio in August - plans are in the works.

By Pepper Parr July 2nd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   There is light at the end of the pandemic tunnel we are in. And it has […]

Local Art being Commissioned for Waterfront Trail along the Beachway

By Staff July 2nd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The Beachway is getting a lot of attention these days. Lovely part of the city – just […]

The Band Plays on - Bandology pivots from wind instruments to percussion

  By Staff July 2nd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   After such an unusual year, local non-profit Bandology has some news that will hit all the […]

Sound of Music broadcasts local artists as part of Canada Day celebrations

By Maddy Van Clieaf July 1, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The Sound of Music and the City of Burlington got together to let people hear […]

Sound of Music being produced at Nuvo One - line up isn't all that clear at this point

By Pepper Parr July 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON We think there is a Sound of Music program for Canada Day – and we think it […]

Art Gallery appoints an Interim Executive Director: Lina Jabra starts July 6

By Pepper Parr June 30th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The Art Gallery Board moved with dispatch in finding an Interim Executive Director for a minimum […]

Sudden interest in a two year old drug bust story - why?

By Staff June 30th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Website based newspapers are different. The story is in the archives and get read years later. We […]

Stay close to shore when using a flotation device

By Staff June 30th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   They look like fun and they are fun – only if used wisely. These were not meant […]

The Bateman High school story has a decent ending - the community comes out on top

By Pepper Parr June 30th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The community battle to keep the current Robert Bateman High school functioning at some level within […]

Changes in the leadership at the Art Gallery

By Pepper Parr June 30th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The Performing Arts Centre has managed to keep delivering value to the city. Robert Steven The […]

Light humour appears to have difficulty penetrating the hearts of the city. Lightening up a little would be welcome

By Staff June 30th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   In a news story earlier this week we said: “Burlington may not be ready for this.” The […]

Where does the money get spent? Have fun following the money trail

By Staff June 29, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   It is too hot to spend much time outside and at this point in the pandemic we […]