Dennison finds an easy $12 million – Mayor says its a cash grab. Is the golf course a city asset in play?

By Pepper Parr February 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. You can`t fault Councillor Jack Dennison for trying – and try he does. During a Standing […]

Police have community relationship work to do in Headon Forest: Ward council member needs to get ears closer to the ground.

By Pepper Parr February 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. There was just the one delegation at city council last night – had to do with […]

Why was IKEA shoved onto a Council agenda at the last minute? A property issue – hasn’t all that been resolved?

By Pepper Parr February 19th, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Council meetings in Burlington tend to be quickies – the tough slugging gets done for the […]

Liberals have been as good or as bad as the Tories at balancing budgets: a lot of political spin on this subject. Try working with the facts.

By Ray Rivers February 18, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. “The single most important thing the government can do to secure Ontario’s prosperity is to eliminate […]

Sound of Music looking for a bit of a boost; will take the funds over time if that works for the city. Some respect would be nice as well.

By Pepper Parr February 17, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Marianne Meed Ward set the scene when she explained as Chair of the Community and Corporate […]

Economic development board to get a re-purposing: a clear sense of purpose and then getting on with the mandate would be nice.

By Pepper Parr February 15, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It is surprising how little we hear from Council members on the issue of improving the […]

Has Canada heard the Finance Minister’s last budget speech? Hopefully yes. Will Ontario survive his cuts? Hopefully yes.

By Ray Rivers February 14, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. If you believe that citizenship is a privilege as well as a right, you might be […]

Clearing the snow off sidewalks is a city responsibility. Citizens eases her walker right outside city hall.

By Pepper Parr February 14, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON While city council meeting as a Standing Committee, was listening to delegations on everything from culture, […]

Foreign student attending Mohawk College dies of Upper Middle Road automobile accident injuries.

By Staff February 13, 2013 BURLINGTON, ON. A late January accident on Upper Middle Road has resulted in the death of a Mohawk College […]

Three in the ring for the office of Mayor? Goldring, McKeown and Meed Ward? Stranger things have happened. .

By Pepper Parr February 13, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Thursday morning – the 13th – it is going to be an exciting day. Canadians are […]

Has construction on the 22 storey waterfront condo actually begun? Hotel probably can’t be open for the Pan Am Games.

By Pepper Parr February 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It’s going to be tough to have the Delta Hotel that will grace Lakeshore road at […]

$67 million capital buget clears a Standing Committee – council doesn’t lay a finger on the city managers goals.

By Pepper Parr February 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. City manager Jeff Fielding has to be a happy camper today. Council gave him $67 million and […]

Cleaning lady takes customer to the cleaners – police take cleaning lady into custody.

By Pepper Parr February 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It turns out it wasn’t the butler –it was the cleaning lady. A Burlington couple had […]

Kilbride residents like what they hear so far on the issue of a Heritage Conservation District.

By Pepper Parr February 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The 100 + Kilbride residents at a community meeting last night liked the talk of making […]

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 […]