What they want to take from you and how they want to spend it. Budget time in Burlington. Your Budget, Your Say

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 23, 2014 You write them a cheque for times a year. It’s not exactly chump change. It’s just one […]

How fast can a group put $10,000 into the hands of a locl charity? This group says in under an hour.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 23, 2014 It sounds really simple. It’s as direct as you’re ever going to get in terms of getting […]

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

By Ray Rivers BURLINGTON, ON. January 23, 2014 In Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel, 451 Degrees Fahrenheit, The main character is a civil servant […]

Leggat at wheel for 2014 Masquerade Ball – will drive everyone to best speakeasy in town – two days before municipal vote.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 22, 2014 Doug Leggat is going to take the wheel when the Burlington Community Foundation (BCF) goes native […]

Formidable advocate for stronger cycling safety measures to be a candidate for the Liberal provincial nomination.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 21st, 2013 The Burlington Provincial Liberal Association announced Tuesday evening that they will meet on January 30th and nominate […]

Are you a voter or a consumer? Noted author suggests you are a consumer being manipulated and not served by your government.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 21, 2014 Good authors, good books and a good interviewer can make for a pleasant evening. Burlingtonians got […]

Hospital and the province now begin to negotiate with consortiums for the construction of the redeveloped and expanded hospital.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 20, 2014 Progress: actual, real, certifiable progress – the Joseph Brant Hospital nudged forward a couple of inches […]

If the dog couldn’t find him – how are the rest of us going to be able to help? Police looking for help to find bank robber.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 20, 2014 Halton Regional Police have gone public with a request for help in catching the brazen bandit […]

Hive is beginning to buzz – city hasn’t done much to make the honey flow.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 17th, 2014 It was to be the focal point in the city for those doing cutting edge computer […]

Burlington’s first film festival clears all the hurdles. SOLD OUT event that deserves a larger venue next year.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 20, 2014 There were twelve entrants to the Tottering Biped Film Short Film Festival. They had a SOLD […]

Classic example of identity theft – known brand name used to pull you in; plausable story as well – then they have you.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 20, 2014 It appeared as an email to “undisclosed recipients”. For those that get taken in by these attempts […]

There goes the neighbourhood and the reputation as well. Being #1 doesn’t cut it anymore – being happy is the new unit of measure.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 19, 2014 That #1 BEST mid-sized city in Canada thing the political set can’t stop talking about is […]

Goldring joins 19 other Mayors in asking the province and the federal government for disaster relief. Local tax base can’t carry these costs.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 18, 2014 Mayor Rick drove himself along the QEW into Hazel McCallion territory and along with 18 other […]

Hydro staff come up for air – now look for better ways to communicate. Upgraded website to be part of the solution.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 17, 2014 And how did you get through the power outage? These events tend to recede from our […]

A million jobs he says. Within 8years. Really! So says Tim Hudak as he prepares for two by-elections.

By Ray Rivers BURLINGTON, ON. January 17th, 2014 February 13th Ontario electors in Thornhill and Niagara Falls will head to the polls. Thornhill Tory […]

Some magazine said we were the number one medium sized city: do the facts support that? Basically – yes!

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 15, 2014 While Burlington’s budget is certainly not settled – the broad strokes are clear enough. The public […]

Premier tests the temperature of the politicl waters. Will she get a Valentine?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 15, 2014 Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided to put her toes in the water and see if it’s warm […]

City Executive Budget Committee cuts council some slack and reduces their ask by .58% Council hasn’t taken that deal – yet.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 15, 2014 There was a bit of a buzz in the Council Chamber Tuesday afternoon – the significant […]

It took less than five minutes to decide we wanted to become a disaster – so much for being # 1 mid-size city in Canada.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 14, 2014 It took city council less than five minutes to decide they wanted to be seen as […]

What is the first clue that the email shown below is an attempt to steal your identity?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 14, 2014 Identity theft is a BIG business, and a rather successful one for some people as well. This […]