Actual construction of the pier will get underway this week as girders are bolted together and lifted into place.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 20, 2012 Just over a year ago, the city agreed to requests to delay the due date for the […]

For the fifth year people have gathered on the shores of Lake Ontario to play in the sand during Burlington`s Children`s Festival.

By Pepper Parr They gather in the hundreds and spend hours building sand castles. There are the professional sand castle builders; then there are the […]

Burlington’s Riviera Motel damaged by fire; arson suspected.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 18, 2012 The Riviera Motel, empty for at least six months was found ablaze late Friday night. Burlington fire crews […]

Burlington’s Benoit postpones her Lake Ontario swim because of high winds.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 18, 2012 She put everything she had into the effort. It cost her the job she had but for […]

Bun fight on Silvan Drive: Police maintain the perils of social media evident at Burlington gathering

By Staff BURLINGTON. ON August 17, 2012 Halton Regional Police are reminding the public of the perils associated with social media platforms after notice of […]

Men are really wonderful, even when proud, stubborn and a little bit pig-headed.

By Margaret Lindsay Holton I recently moved. And, as anyone who has been through this anxious ordeal knows, moving, if not carefully planned out, can […]

Great weather – great water conditions – Burlington Beachway just fine reports regional Health department.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 17, 2012 Beach water monitoring by the Regional Health staff on August 14 revealed the following beaches are safe for […]

Is this what they mean by organized crime? Threesome pull a fast one at Burlington Mall.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 16, 2012 The Regional Police got a call from the Fido store at the Burlington Mall to report a […]

Welds on steel beams for the pier are now passing the rigid inspections; fabricators will have everything done by mid-September.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 15, 2012 It has been a challenge but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and […]

Freeman Station inching its way to its newest home. Shiny new sign is ready to be installed at the site on Plains Road.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 14, 2012 When you don`t hear very much about a project – do you assume it`s dead? Maybe there […]

There are no “diamonds on the souls of their shoes”, but there is certainly chemistry as Alchemy Unplugged takes to the stage.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 13, 2012 She has a sweet, almost pretty sound. It’s light, lyrical – evocative at times. Give her a […]

The team is in place, most of the equipment is in hand, the Mayor is tweeting for her – Benoit is basically ready to swim across Lake Ontario.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 13, 2012 The pint sized lady who is going to swim Lake Ontario from Port Dalhousie to Burlington this […]

From the video screen to the outdoors green – Conservation Authority has advice for parents and 50 things to do before you’re 12.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 13, 2012 The Conservation is getting into marketing and helping parents get the kids off the couch and away from […]

Grownups play in the sand – and get paid for doing just that, will be at the Burlington Beachway August 18/19 for the Children’s Festival

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 10, 2012 They`ve been doing it for 21 years – playing in the sand, to the delight of hundreds of […]

Are we giving people who use Beachway Park the information they need and are entitled to in terms of water safety?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 9, 2012 Water quality at the Burlington Beachway is just fine. Oakville’s Coronation Park East is still not safe […]

Pedestrian struck by car on Brant Street. Driver did not have a valid license. Police lay charges.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 9, 2012 A 42 year old Burlington resident, driving without a valid driver’s license, struck a pedestrian who was crossing […]

Regional Health Service reports more positive West Nile virus results. Be aware of the signs and cover up.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 7, 2012 The Region is seeing more positive West Nile Virus results in its testing than it normally does […]

Do you want to help tell the Burlington story to a television audience? Got some experience with a video camera? Jump in.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 7, 2012 Is the world just waiting for your videography skills? Do you really know that you are great […]

A few more days to have an impact on how the city communicates with you; chance to save some trees and $50,000 a year as well.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 7, 2012 The city of Burlington publishes a magazine they call City Talk – they do that three times […]

Pixies congregate at Botanical Gardens to meet Mystical Creatures.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 6, 2012 I called them “pixies”: there were hundreds of them; they came from everywhere and had congregated on […]