City hall gets an award for its United Way efforts – the rest of the city has to try harder next year to reach its target.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2013 Burlington, Ont. March 8, 2013— Employees of the City of Burlington were named the 2012 ArcelorMittal Dofasco […]

Larger blue bins turn out to be a huge hit in Burlington – getting one took time while idling engines added emission to the environment.

By Walter Byj and Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 9, 2013 The Region of Halton decided to offer larger blue boxes to the community and […]

Top rated public opinion polling expert to speak at library about the shift in political alliances in Canada.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 9, 2013 The Mayor of Burlington wants to Inspire and holds four events each year when he brings in […]

And just how much spin do you get for $10,000 – probably not enough. It’s beginning to get interesting at the bottom of Brant Street.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 8, 2013 The city manager is reported to have put out a Request for Proposals on supplying of communications […]

This one has been some time coming but the police got them; they usually do.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 7, 2013 The police have been investigating a group of thieves that focus on ATM machines – they know […]

Hustle, hustle, hustle – he’s as good as a circus barker – Burchill at his best – every first Wednesday of the month.

  James Burchill convinces the community to donate door prizes and seldom has less than 300 people showing up for an event. His mailing list […]

Getting foreign environmental professionals out into the woods to make use of their skills.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 7, 2013 When men and woman with professional credentials from a foreign country come to Canada they often have difficulty […]

Performing Arts want smart people to take to the stage and do more than tap dance. If you have organizational smarts – call them.

Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 6, 2013 Getting good help is never an easy task. Finding the people with the skill set needed and the […]

Karmel Sakran, former provincial Liberal candidate, takes chair of Halton Learning Foundation

By Staff BURLINGTON ON – Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) , the charitable foundation supporting students and schools within the Halton District School Board, has named […]

Philanthropy is about more than writing big cheques; it is about taking the calls, attending the meetings and doing the work.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 6, 2013 We are being asked to think hard about the kind of city we are and determine who […]

New fire chief named; Bavota will lead the brigades and wrestle with the city for more funding.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2013 The city has a new fire chief – Tony Bavota will take on the role of chief of […]

Chilly Half Marathon floods the downtown core and brings traffic to a halt on Lakeshore Road.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 6, 2013. It was close to perfect weather for a solid 5k run and Burlington was just the place […]

Council member remuneration on the table – citizen’s committee will determine what pay rate should be for next term.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 5, 2012. Now that they have said they will pocket that “massive” pay increase – a miserable 1.5%, your […]

A bigger blue box – did a former Miss Canada jump out of one at the formal unveiling?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 Your tax dollars are hard at work – and you can now avail yourself of a larger […]

Computer fraud is rampant – people will call you and offer to fix a problem with your computer – they are after your money.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 5, 2013 There isn’t one of us that doesn’t find at some time that their computer isn’t doing what […]

Crook scams 88 year old woman for $4,400 – could police develop strategies with the banks to help prevent this type?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 It didn’t happen in Burlington, but it could have easily happened in this city. This incidence happened […]

Giving it your best shot takes on a whole new meaning for the ONE event being held for Breast Cancer Support Services.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 Here’s a different one for you. A group is putting on an event for a local charity, Breast […]

War ships must salute Memorial in Spencer Smith Park; Promenade in front of statue to be named Naval Veterans Promenade.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4th, 2013 While never a “naval town” Burlington has perhaps the best World War II naval memorial in the […]

Tear down city hall – and the Arts Centre while you’re at it? Who said Burlington was called Borington?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 This stuff is as dry as toast and watching paint dry is more exciting BUT, it is […]

Fifteen Burlington businesses are finalists in Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award

By Walter Byj BURLINGTON, ON. March 3, 2013. How often do we drive by a business in the city and wonder: what exactly does that […]