Drilling down into parts of a multi million dollar capital projects budget.

By Pepper Parr February 10, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. With the city budget determined as both capital costs and Operating costs – it can still […]

Will council spring for $100,000 + to manage culture? Finding a balance between keeping us a top city and still fiscally prudent is a challenge.

By Pepper Parr February 10, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Expect to hear much more about “business cases”, documents that set out what the city wants […]

Premier comes to town to talk up local Liberal candidate – she might have a “star” candidate on her hands.

By Pepper Parr February 8, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It was the third visit Kathleen Wynne has made to Burlington since being “crowned” leader of […]

Early municipal candidates give their views on the budget – three are no shows.

By Pepper Parr February 8, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. For members of Council the biggest task they take on is determining how much of your […]

35th Art Auction sales top $80,000 – Bateman goes for less than it is worth.

By Pepper Parr February 7, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Auctions are both a form of entertainment and a chance to learn more about art, see […]

Some Tory’s still spooked by innovative approaches to eliminating poverty; having difficulty with a 75 cents an hour wage increase.

By Ray Rivers February 6, 2014 BURLINGTON,ON. There is at least one academic study which claims that increasing the minimum wage would make poverty […]

RBA, SBB, BPM – alphabet soup or a more efficient way to run a city? Will it keep our taxes down?

By Pepper Parr February 4, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Where would you go if you wanted to figure out what RBA and BPM and SBB […]

Torsney off to NYC to work at the United Nations as a permanent represetative for Parliamentary Union.

By Pepper Parr February 6, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It’s in the blood. The things we choose to do in life are usually consistent and […]

Snow lets up, local road clearing begins. Primary and secondary roads in good shape.

By Pepper Parr February 5, 2013 BURLINGTON, ON. Jeff Black, Manager of Field Services for the Roads and Parks Maintenance (RPM) department thinks he […]

Primary roads cleared in three hours: Started 3 am, back at it just after 9 am – giving it another go before the commuters return.

By Staff February 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. She was out shoveling snow from her driveway at 6 am and there wasn’t any show falling […]

Connecting the dots and keeping people on their feet – a challenge in parking lot 4 yesterday.

By Pepper Parr February 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. I like his idea of service based accountability. I take it to mean that the person […]

Pearls of wisdom from the city manager soon to be heard by all – new microphones going in at city hall.

By Pepper Parr February 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Sometime before the snow is all gone – you will be able to hear the dulcet […]

Councillor Lancaster tosses credit for aerodrome information to Halton MP. Might have counted if it was a game of horseshoes.

By Pepper Parr February 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It is odd how some politicians see themselves and the impact they have on their community. […]

Are we confusing the criteria used to determine Burlington’s BEST with sentiment? Has Council gotten all warm and fuzzy?

By Pepper Parr February 4, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. This is a little awkward. How does one write about a person they have never met, […]

What kind of a city hall should the Best mid-sized city in the country have? A new one?

By Pepper Parr February 4th, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Did you know that the distance between two cities is measured from where the city hall […]

There is a hill we just might die on financially if we don’t do a better job of planning today. Is this a crisis that can be managed?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 4, 2014 Jeff Fielding has a problem. It’s a big problem. We aren’t sure exactly when he realized […]

How they voted: January Development & Infratructure Standing Committee votes

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 14, 2014 How they voted. This is a new, regular feature on how your member of Council voted on […]

Street name change recognizes Henshaw’s service; confuses people who live in the area – they don’t support the change.

By Pepper Parr February 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. What’s in a name and how do you write a report filled with reasons for not […]

A single citizen, a single voice: a major change with perhaps lives saved.

By Pepper Parr February 1, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. In April 2013 Burlington resident Denise Davy spoke as a delegation at the city’s Community Services […]

Public gets part of the pier cost story – we now know the legal fees. When will the rest of the story be made known?

By Pepper Parr January 30, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The cat is now out of the bag. The number wasn’t horrendous but it does take […]