Developer sells units in a project that has yet to be given zoning change approval. “Unseemly” says city hall.

December 6, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. A very senior source at city hall called it “unseemly”. Some think it might be outright […]

Roseland residents asking for an interim control bylaw that will halt all develoment – planner describes it as “draconian”.

December 5, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. Change is an awkward process. We say we are OK with change but we rarely approach […]

City Standing Committee structure modified – cut down to just two that will hold evening meetings to accommodate the public.

December 5, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. Burlington now has just two Standing Committees that preview staff reports that eventually go to city […]

Local “People’s Inquiry” supports a mock trial for Premier Wynne and members of her government.

December 4, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. She was somewhere between 35 – maybe touching 40. Kleenex in her hands to manage the […]

Fixing our electoral system; does what we have in place now reflect the wishes of the people who get out and vote?

December 4, 2013 By Ray Rivers BURLINGTON, ON. Well there you have it. Four by-elections last Monday, Nov 25, and nothing changed. The polling […]

Free parking downtown was for customers – not for staff. Parking lots full before stores and services were open.

December 4, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. Isn’t working out quite the way it was supposed to. The people who work on making […]

Idiocy reigns within the provincial bureaucracy; city staff may need help from a support group – airpark situation ludicrous.

December 3, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. The Burlington Executive Airpark is $40,000 lighter than they were a month ago when they agree to […]

Burlington pornographer arrested twice. Charged with distributing smut and luring a child.

December 3, 2013 By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. A male resident of the city managed to get himself arrested twice on child pornography charges. Police […]

Parking goodies in those Christmas stockings – longer on street parking rules coming + FREE parking for all of December.

December 3, 2013 By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. December is clearly going to be a nice month parking wise. Not only did you get free […]

Expect to see reduced speed limits on Wilson Avenue – residents convince council committee to make a change.

December 3, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. Wilson Avenue residents appear to have prevailed and convinced a Council Standing Committee that the speeding […]

Santa was there, the kids lined the sidewalks and snow at least hinted that it was in the air.

December 2, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. The weather worked – you could see your breath when you exhaled. The rain held off […]

Miles-Goldring exhibits at the Seaton Gallery while hubby trudges the streets looking for loose coins.

December 2, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. It was her third show in her career as an artist. This time Cheryl Miles- Goldring […]

They got a bigger fish this time; Regional police seize drugs and cash in a Ross Street raid.

By Staff December 1, 2013 Burlington, ON. Halton Regional Police, Burlington-3 District Strategic Support Team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant […]

Ward councillor introduces fashion line into her campaign. Is she declaring? Yup – she says she’s in for another round.

November 29, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. Every Council member does everything they can to meet with their constituents. They take telephone calls, […]

“Things like this never happen to us. Then it did” – Sharlene Bosma speaking to Crime Stoppers.

November 29, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. It was the 25th Anniversary celebration for Crime Stoppers in Canada. Lots of people from the […]

Free parking and yellow bag promotions – but ya gotta have a bag and you have to shop to get one.

November 28, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. The city advanced the FREE PARKING in December by a day to give the downtown merchants […]

It happens. We got it wrong when we wrote a cut line that was incorrect and misleading. We apologized and changed the cut line.

November 28, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. At a Standing Committee meeting more than a year ago city General Manager Scott Stewart told […]

More government, more service – right? They are making it more convenient.

November 28, 2013 By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. Burlington has two Service Ontario locations: places where you can go and see a real, live, breathing […]

Men step up to the ball: drive home $55,000 for hospital foundation.

November 28, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. It was a natural! With a men`s clothing store and a golf tournament – you can […]

Last chance to get those leaves taken away.

November 28, 2013 By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. If there are leaves left on your property – you`ve got one more chance before you begin […]