Liberals get to do a victory hoot and howl; public is watching the decisions they make very carefully.

By Pepper Parr June 26, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Now that she is sworn in as the Member of the provincial legislature for Burlington, Eleanor McMahon […]

Future candidate for Mayor decides to run in ward 6 first to get some experience.

By Pepper Parr June 25, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. A number of months ago we did a piece on what the city needs in the way […]

Pier contractor tells his side of the story with grace and dignity; believes the problems could have and should have been avoided.

By Pepper Parr June 26, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Henry Schilthuis got his turn to tell the public what the Brant Street Pier settlement was all […]

Burlingtonians signing a Book of Best Wishes to celebrate the first birthday of Prince George.

By Staff June 24, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. During the past ten days the citizens of Burlington have been signing a very unique birthday card for […]

Freeman Station settles onto its foundation with a 2014 Loonie embeddeed in the sill plate.

By Staff June 24, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Great day in Burlington history. After learning that the citizens of the city have paid for their pier […]

Delta hotel announces date of construction start: 2015. Bridgewater project begins to take on some life.

By Staff June 24, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The shovels will not be going into the ground this year but the people who are building the […]

Contractor gets more out of the settlement deal than the city. Was any of this legal wrangling really necessary?

By Pepper Parr June 24, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The full story on the Brant Street Pier settlement is going to come out in bits and […]

City didn’t get what it went to court to get – but the award they did get wasn’t that shabby. However, we did pay for the pier twice.

By Pepper Parr June 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. In the world of politics what matters most is the spin that can be put on news […]

PIER saga: City didn’t get the deal they wanted but they did get their legal fees paid.

By Pepper Parr June 23, 2104 BURLINGTON, ON. REVISED The quickie version of the city’s media briefing on the legal settlement related to the costs […]

Final phase of the Brant Street Pier saga about to unfold – it will be painfull.

By Pepper Parr June 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. City hall has taken to using the old journalism approach: the 5 w’s – Who, what, when, […]

“…those who claim to be good men must be willing to stand up and fight for what they know to be right.”

By Pepper Parr June 22, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. When people hear what is happening it sounds like the kind of thing you hear about in […]

The Lego Movie to be featured at Emerson Park FREE movie night – Thursday.

By Staff June 22, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Dinner is done, school is over so getting the kids to bed on time doesn’t matter all that […]

McMahon takes to the radio waves with the Premier on Sunday; some see this as a Cabinet seat signal. Really?

By Staff June 22, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Burlington Liberals are in a twitter. Their newly elected MPP will be on a CFRB broadcast on Sunday […]

Expect a collective gulp at special city council meeting Monday when they learn results of court ordered mediation on the pier?

By Pepper Parr June 21, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It started on Wednesday – It was to be the first day of a three day mediation […]

Local stained glass artist to exhibit – she is AGOG

By Staff June 21, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. We don’t normally promote events that don’t take place in Burlington but one of the city’s very talented […]

Open Letter to Regional Chair Carr, Mayor Goldring, and City Council: Help defend public engagement and public advocacy

By Pepper Parr June 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It takes time to get anything done when the wheels of justice are required to move. The […]

Was I given a hint that McMahon might actually make it int Premier Wynne’s cabinet?

By Pepper Parr June 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The jockey of course passed it on to the horse –and the horse told me. This is […]

Climate change and Canada’s new pipeline – will the Northern Gateway in BC ever get built? Should it be built?

By Ray Rivers June 20, 2104 BURLINGTON, ON. It has taken him six years to finally announce his first concrete action to combat global climate […]

Email lists – Getting permission – and just when does no mean no?

June 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. James Burchill is not big on bureaucracy. He doesn’t like getting tangled up on loose ends. Define the target, aim, […]

Surprise candidate expects to file nomination papers for a ward seat many thought could not be won.

By Pepper Parr June 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. There will be phone calls from the city clerk’s office later today or early Friday when a […]