Council beavers away at reducing spending – has $2.7 million left over from last year – which they aren’t going to give back.

By Pepper Parr February 22, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. When they brought things to a closer on Thursday we had a CURRENT budget of $134,339,651 […]

Why a “discussion concerning the City Manager’s Performance Evaluation” now?

REVISED By Pepper Parr February 22, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. They weren’t able to bring it home on Thursday, so they will get back at […]

Culture in the city isn’t going to be managed – council takes a pass on the cost – maybe next year.

By Pepper Parr February 21, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. There isn’t going to be a Cultural Manager in Burlington during 2014 – perhaps in 2015, […]

Was the goof deliberate or was James Smith just having a bad day? Has a council career ended before it started?

By Pepper Parr February 21, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON James Smith, the man who led the Friends of Freeman Station to where it is today […]

IKEA pull out is an “embarassing disaster”; both tax revenue and reputation will take a hit and in time the company may take a hike.

By Pepper Parr February 21, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. In the old Soviet Union, if you didn’t deliver they took you out and shot you. […]

Transit rider advocacy group want John street terminal kept and a better deal for those who use the bus as well.

By Pepper Parr February 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON Doug Brown knows more about what Burlington hasn’t managed to do with its transit service than […]

If you thought snow was a problem – wait until you have a flood. Rise im temperature to 4C has the potential to bring on floods.

By Staff February 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. We can’t win. Week upon week of snow and now we are to get rain and need […]

Bandits will open their season in Toronto May 4th – home opener against the Hamilton Cadinals May 10th

By Staff February 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON We won’t know until next Spring if these four are true heavy hitters but the Burlington Bandits […]

When you’ve figured out how to live on $11 an hour then you can complain about those pushing for a raise.

By Staff February 18, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. If you were around the John Street bus terminal on Tuesday you might have been approached by […]

IKEA decides it likes the west end after all; the North Service Road didn't make sense financially and the property fit was all wrong as well.

By Pepper Parr February 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. After a CLOSED SESSION of city council Tuesday evening the city puts out a press release […]

IKEA gives up – can’t make the North Service Road deal work.

By Staff February 19th, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. IKEA gives up on move to North Service Road – announces it will remain in Aldershot. More to […]

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 […]