Ward 5 candidate questions approach taken by council member on development of Plaza; wonders why rules were broken.

By Staff July 27, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. With no ward debates planned, except for ward 4 where a debate is scheduled for October 1 with […]

Prince of the realm receives Book of Best Wishes from citizens of Burlington on his first birthday.

By Pepper Parr July 21, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON He will begin his second year of life on Tuesday. HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, […]

Council approved an expropriation and voted for a Staff Direction that might make a difference -then left the room for six weeks – sweet!

By Pepper Parr July 21, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The Skyway Plaza, an east end commercial location that is as close to a suburban slum […]

Summer fun – get a chance to be on stage and strut your stuff at the Central Park bandshell

By Staff July 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON There is something about a pleasant summer evening when one can take in some entertainment and smell the […]

Accountability took a hit as Council sent close to $400,000 worth of talent into retirement.

By Pepper Parr July 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Well – it wasn’t transparency at its best was it? Interim city manager Pat Moyle took Council […]

It isn’t over yet. Native group wins right to appeal March decision to reverse the pipe line flow. Line runs right through rural Burlington.

By Staff July 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The latest challenge to Enbridge’s plans to expand the flow in its Sarnia to Montreal pipeline and begin […]

Two days left – then the packing for the return trip starts. Kids don’t want to leave.

By Staff July 18, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON The fish never did bite but the local librarian and I are now “buddies”. She was fascinated over […]

A class act thanks those who stood by him: Henry Schilthuis fetes his friends at Discovery Centre.

By Staff July 18, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The sun will set while Henry Schilthuis and his invited guests enjoy a summer evening and talk about […]

Air Park takes a new tack; hires engineers instead of lawyers to do their bidding. Will anything be different?

By Pepper Parr July 18, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The fat is about to get dropped into the fire. The Burlington Executive Air Park Inc., has […]

Lighter summer schedule for a week – lots to publish next week but something every day while we are away.

By Staff July 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON The fish aren’t biting and there is a line up at the library for internet access. This summer […]

Reformed Economic Development Corporation sructure raising some eyebrows. More to be said about how they will operate.

By Staff July 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. John Sweeney has said he will not be running for office even though he blew $100 to nominate […]

Air park owner writes letter to the editor of the newspaper he is suing – go figure,

By Vince Rossi July 15, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It has been suggested that I am suing a number of people who have publicly opposed the […]

What does Milton know that Burlington never figured out – getting a university in the right place.

By Staff July 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Burlington got the McMaster University DeGroote campus but it doesn’t seem to make all that much of a […]

Book of Best Wishes will get to the Prince in time for his birthday July 22nd. Hooray!

By Pepper Parr July 14, 2014 BURLINGTON. ON. We received an email on Friday advising us that: The office of The Duke and Duchess thought […]

Summer time – slowing down – just a bit.

By Staff July 18, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON Time for a bit of a break. Time for some sunshine and cool waters of a Northern Ontario […]

Is Councillor Taylor even thinking about dropping out of the election? Sources say he might; Taylor says – not true.

By Staff July 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON Is there a member of Council so put off by the case being made by the cycling community […]

Columnist gets no response – takes a break.

By Staff July 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON Ray Rivers, our lead columnist has done a column every week for the past 14 months. In each […]

Local lawyer and candidate for office wants to put Council member’s friend in jail – campaign is getting interesting.

By Pepper Parr July 10, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON Now it gets interesting. We got an email from a source who says: “So I am involved […]

New BEDC sets up shop; working on what they mean by transparency as they face mammoth task making us all prosperous.

By Pepper Parr July 10, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. He needed a little while to reset his compass but Frank McKeown has found his bearings and […]

Book of Best Wishes arrives at Rideau Hall; gets x-rayed by security then on to the Prince.

By Pepper Parr July 9, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The pages, with signatures from more than 3000 Burlingtonians, who signed the Book of Best Wishes, celebrating […]