This adventure got us out of the house and kept us on the road. Jackie didn’t once ask: Are we there yet?

By Jack Dennison BURLINGTON, ON July 21, 2011 It was proving to be quite an adventure. From Grimsby into Toronto and a night in a […]

Only in America would the cardboard tube in a roll of toilet paper matter. Do read on …

By Staff who pinched the story from the Chicago Tribune. BURLINGTON, ON June 13, 2011 – Kimberly-Clark has begun testing sales of the Scott Naturals […]

Is there trouble in paradise? Why is a council committee meeting with lawyers the day tenders are to be issued?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 20, 2011 – It was disturbing. Disturbing to learn that there was going to be a closed meeting of […]

Top secret recipe places Burlington company amongst world leaders in marine environmental technology.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 18, 2011 — They have a secret recipe and are using it to rid the seas of the world […]

Learning on the job – or making a fool of yourself?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 18, 2011 — There are things about municipal government and basic business that are just things you know. Like […]

He calls it the old “switcheroo”.

By Ken Colombo BURLINGTON, ON July 18, 2011 — Subject: Heagle withdrawal As I have said many, many times before, Pepper, your blog is a […]

Contemplation and consultation takes time; Heagle needed more as he withdrew from PC nomination, and took it.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 14, 2011 – There appears not to have been quite enough contemplation and consultation as Brian Heagle worked himself […]

Burlington Tories have yet to nominate a candidate; Heagle follows Pepin and falls on his sword. Bloody mess.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 14, 2011 – The Burlington Progressive Conservatives are soon going to run out of swords. First it was Rene […]

Thieves rob attendant during early morning gas station robbery.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 11, 2011 – The thieves are getting more brazen. At just after 4 am on Sunday, July 10th two thieves […]

Up close and personal and the light standards really do exist.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 11, 2011 – Up close and on site – the Pier is a marvel to behold. The lazy curve […]

Everyone benefits from the homeless who live at the Riviera Motel. They get lousy digs but a great view.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 11, 2011 – This business of municipal politics can get pretty sticky and complicated. Try this on for size. […]

Condo corp breaks ground in “uptown” Burlington. Real news is what’s going on underground.

BURLINGTON, ON June 11, 2011 A 16 storey condominium will break ground this week to commence construction at the Upper Middle Road and Appleby Line […]

New funny money explained to seniors; samples were not available.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 7, 2011 – They make up a large part of the community and the demographic trend is for there […]

Region declares beaches are safe for recreational swimming.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 7, 2011 The Halton Region Health Department announces that the following locations are safe to swim at: • Burlington – […]

Local cyclist takes part on Great Waterfront Trail Adventure; chooses a leisurely approach.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 6, 2011 The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure is an annual tour that travels the whole 720 km route over eight […]

Promises, promises – Where is the money to build both GO and a planned highway through the Escarpment going to come from?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 5, 2011 – Tim Hudak has promised to build the Niagara to GTA (NGTA) highway (formerly known as the Mid […]

It’s now a waiting game. The city engineers shuffle paper and contractors sharpen their pencils.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 5, 2011 – Marketers and advertisers “position” their products; they decide who they want to sell their soap or […]

Council member gets to see the wider municipal picture; doesn’t like what he sees and thinks it’s out of focus.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 4, 2011 – There are politicians and there are policy wonks. No one has to tell you what a […]

A Canada Day thirty one new Canadians will never forget. Made Canadian citizens by an immigrant.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 1, 2011 – To fully appreciate what it is to be, or to become, a Canadian citizen, one had […]

All the cabbage you can eat – all you have to do is grow it and there soon just might be a place to do that in Burlington.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 30, 2011 – The city should soon have a community garden with allotted plots for people – just who […]