This is what retail is about – the United Way came up with a great one. Bravo for them.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 25, 2012 Awesome – a much overused word but it certainly applied to the several hundred people in the […]

Environmental assessment on Escarpment highway plans won’t be released until 1Q of 2013. Minister doesn’t like what he has.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 25, 2012 Turns out the Minister of Transportation doesn’t like the idea of a highway through the Escarpment either […]

WAPA – the Waterfront Access and Protection Advisory Committee – what it is, how it got started and what happened to it.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 1, 2012 It was a new Advisory Committee. Formed by a former, Mayor Cam Jackson who felt it could […]

Standing room only at Mainway; city renews opposition to Escarpment highway. Transit touted as option – 5 took bus to the meeting.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 23, 2012 It was a good crowd. As many, if not more, than the 600 that showed up December […]

Will the community wide meeting on Tuesday make any difference in the fight to stop a highway over the Escarpment?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 22, 2012 They want it to be another biggy; at least 400 people, closer to 800 would be really […]

It is beginning to come together – the waterfront of the future is becoming more evident.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 21, 2012 It is hard at times to see the progress. The plan for a “landmark” structure on the […]

Lasting impressions from the people that will end up paying for the pier that is far from on time and even further from being on budget.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 20, 2012 Burlington invited elementary students from across the city to take part in a draw that would have […]

Is Burlington going to see historical plaques around the city that will tell our story? Rick Wilson certainly hopes so.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 21, 2012 Burlington could begin to see commemorative plaques all over the place. Heritage Burlington, the city’s advisory committee […]

Does Hamilton have something to teach us about how we make better use of our Beachway? Will it take artists to show us the way?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 19, 2012 I spend far too much of my time at city hall. If you spend enough time in […]

Gas station hold up spree in the Region. They got some money and a bunch of lottery tickets. Are you kidding?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 19, 2012 Back when Montreal was the bank robbery capital of North America Friday was THE day for robberies […]

It took perseverance and some political courage but the Freeman Station has been saved.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2012 It might set a record for the longest slowest train the city has ever seen but it […]

What Social Media is and what it isn’t. Twitter and Facebook were not designed for emergency police response.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 18, 2012 The Halton Regional Police have a problem on their hands. Their mandate is to respond to public […]

On becoming an art collector; how do you buy art from local artists?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 17, 2012 One of the fun things you can do in November is take in the Art in Action […]

A ladies man wants to hope that he doesn’t appear before a female judge.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2012 The Halton Regional Police Service have arrested a Hamilton man who approached women at various venues, including: fast-food […]

The scam artists want to pull a fast one on you – police call it the water heater scam. Talk about getting into hot water!

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2012 They show up at your doorstep. The look innocent enough; they have a badge or what looks […]

Those falling leaves – which the city will pick up from your curb. Here’s when and where.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2012 You know that the Saturday afternoon you go out to rake them up – more of them […]

Team in place, assignments handed out, Food Truck event scheduled and a Mystery Night for the smaller orgs new to United Way.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 The team is coming together. They’ve met often enough now to know each other reasonably well and […]

Elected types forget that it was a citizens group, PERL that led the fight that resulted in the hearing that resulted in no quarry on Mt. Nemo.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 Someone seems to have forgotten who got the ball rolling when it came to fighting the application […]

Burlington youth found to have small amount of marijuana and a concealed weapon.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 It was found to be just an air pistol – a BB gun; but what was a […]

Is Burlington a natural cycling city or is riding a bike a weekend activity? And how does riding my bike fit in with sustainable development?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 Sustainable Development, is one of the city’s advisory committees; one of the Mayors favourites. They are hosting […]