United Way sets new record-Two million plus Chairman gets ‘touched’ for the last $54.00

Tim Brown, left and Len Lifchus, both of the United Way, lean just a little on Fund Raising Campaign Chair Karmel Sakran, center, to write a cheque for the amount to got the total to $2,200,00 - a record for Burlington.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 17th, 2011. – They made it and in the process set a new record for the Burlington United Way […]

Kilbride services one of the troubling issues

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 16, 2011 – Kilbride is one of those small rural communities that has a combination of “quaint” feeling and […]

That grass isn’t greener and it’s on the other side; why do I have to cut it? Because they say so, that’s why.

The By law enforcement officer is not going to go along with this kind of grass on the boulevard in front of your house. By […]

Sunday Jazz in a concerted barn.
Swinging sounds and My Funny Valentine

This is something worth checking out. The location is very nice and the price – almost too good to be true. Led by Polish born, Toronto-based musician Paul Pacanowski we heard many of the old standards as well as an original composition: “Summer Hay Ride” in which you could hear the clip clop of the horses hooves. Nice piece of work. […]

A literary first…

Public punster puts pages in the hands of a reviewer. Ron Dennis recently published his first children’s book and now faces the pen of a […]

Flashy threads

Mais Oui monsieur, that is a beret I am wearing. By Staff Burlington, home of the Canadian National Road Cycling Championships – sort of a […]

Rob and Mike were having a chat…

Rob is left scratching his head And then uttered a classical Canadian phrase eh? By Rob MacLellan and Mike Harris We just love it when […]

Why 2128?

Ask your kid – if s/he knows – s/he is a genius. By Staff What does 2 128 look like and what do you call […]

Sarah and Isabelle Harmer

Right now, the Nelson quarry file is one of the most important public proceedings in Canada. Isabelle and Sarah Harmer and their group Protecting Escarpment […]

Recognizing our best.

Civic Recognition Award nominations due no later than Tuesday, March 1st By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON – The City of Burlington is now accepting nominations […]

Well, this time it wasn’t a glitch.
Someone made a stupid decision.

BURLINGTON, ON February 12, 2011 The tap got turned off due to an inappropriate and rash decision. The result of that decision, which we didn’t […]

The citizens won – big time

Provinces caves in and abandons plans for a cross the Escarpment highway. By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 9, 2011 – The people won a BIG […]

Yikes – we’re broke.

Insurance company tells city to take a hike, Decides not to honour the bond city bought. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 8, 2011 – […]

Be my …

Do you remember the first person you sent a valentine to ? By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 7, 2011 – For all you lovers […]

Will there be roses?

Our Performing Arts Centre goes on stage before Council with budget. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON Jan 31st, 2011 – Will they be throwing roses […]

Slam, bam – thank you Ma’m

It was a quick one and there was nothing memorable about it. Why did it take place? By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 31, 2011 […]

The final stretch…

United Way approaches final stretch. One small hurdle and we are there. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 27, 2011 – There are some things […]

Has a local red gone blue?

Ward 4 candidate Brian Heagle may have changed colours. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 27, 2011 – Those who live and breath local politics […]

The file is on my desk…

City Third party agreements for domes at Sherwood being reviewed. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 27, 2011 – Ward 5 Council member Paul Sharman […]

News analysis:

Mayor gives his city a B+ on its financial score card. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 22, 2011 – It was the “be at […]