Different Drummer announces new series at a new location – Golf and Country Club.

By Staff March 6, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Ian Elliott has this delightful way of getting his message out. He is a soft-spoken man, looks […]

John Street terminal to stay for now; bigger issue got put on the table: Where is Burlington going with public transit – council doesn’t know.

By Pepper Parr March 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The John Street transit terminal will remain in place – for now. On a vote of […]

This bandit should have stayed out of town – now he awaits a bail hearing.

By Pepper Parr March 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It is hard to be plain old basic police work. Halton regional Police clearly know that […]

Hope prevails for the cultural community – city manager pulls a rabbit out of his hat – saves the day.

By Pepper Parr March 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON It looked as if all the Arts and Culture collective was going to get for 2014 […]

Council keeps taxes for this term of office just over their 10% projection – comes in at 10.13 over four years.

By Pepper Parr March 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. What started out as an ask of $134,513,000 as a total tax levy, which called for […]

Early morning hit and run puts 23 year old male in hospital with facial fractures

By Staff March 4, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. What is believed to be a black Dodge Ram 1500 struck a pedestrian crossing Brant St near […]

Female senior pedestrian struck by school bus that fails to remain at the scene.

By Staff March 4, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. On Monday March 3rd, 2014, shortly after 2:30pm, Halton Regional Police were requested to attend and assist […]

Guess whose name is coming off the Christmas card list? Meed Ward wants staff parking treated as a taxable benefit.

By Pepper Parr March 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. She is serious. Ward 2 Councillor Marianne Meed Ward is moving with some dispatch on her […]

Chilli Half Marathon was downright cold – fewer runners but no serious injuries. Road closures appeared to have gone off smoothly.

By Staff March 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The race took place and for once the Chilly Half Marathon lived up to its name – […]

Brian Ferguson team raises $2.25 million for UWay; wants more – a community is not truly great until it is great for EVERYONE!

By Pepper Parr March 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. There are still a few dollars left to be counted, however, the 2013 United Way campaign […]

Bird house builder Connor Withers thinking of getting into bee houses: Hospital Foundation might benefit again.

By Pepper Parr March 1, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON He’s a normal, little bit on the shy side boy of 8 (9 in September), in […]

421 of you? That’s it? Pathetic! Response to Insight panel should be a lot higher.

By Pepper Parr February 28, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON The number isn’t nearly high enough – but it is a start. A couple of months […]

How’s your GDP? Turns out we may be measuring the wrong thing. Does it matter? Suzuki thinks it does.

By Pepper Parr February 28, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. My friend Amy Schnurr, Chief Cheese over at Burlington Green, sent me a piece by David […]

She’s doing it again: Meed Ward goes after the free parking city hall staff gets – she says it is a taxable benefit.

By Pepper Parr February 28, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. This one will keep those who think municipal civil servants are getting too much of the […]

City might be at the edge of a tipping point with economic development plans.

By Pepper Parr February 28, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Council met as a Committee of the Whole and used a workshop format to listen to […]

You will learn what the budget total was – when you get your tax bill. Council decided you won’t be able to delegate.

By Pepper Parr February 27, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Sometime next Tuesday afternoon city council meeting as a Standing committee will recommend the current operating […]

Were Quebec a country it would have placed third in medals at the Sochi Olympics – the rest of Canada would have been 6th.

By Ray Rivers February 27, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. “President Yanukovych has been made illegitimate. It’s very worrying, especially because Russia lost in hockey, they’ll […]

Premier Wynne needs to put the “fair” part of the minimum wage act into the document – $11. an hour is not fair.

By Pepper Parr February 27, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Got an email from Yasir Naqvi, an Ontario Liberal party MPP who told me he was […]

Province to pony up some real coin to pay for that power outage; citizens get a chance to hug a hydro worker.

By Pepper Parr February 26, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON We’re in the money, We’re in the money; We’ve got a lot of what it takes […]

Seniors housing project gets a rough ride at public meeting – resident puts the Mayor on hold while she speaks.

By Pepper Parr February 26, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. One doesn’t often see exceptional cooperation between a developer and the city’s planning department. A proposal […]