New fire chief named; Bavota will lead the brigades and wrestle with the city for more funding.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2013 The city has a new fire chief – Tony Bavota will take on the role of chief of […]

Chilly Half Marathon floods the downtown core and brings traffic to a halt on Lakeshore Road.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 6, 2013. It was close to perfect weather for a solid 5k run and Burlington was just the place […]

Council member remuneration on the table – citizen’s committee will determine what pay rate should be for next term.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 5, 2012. Now that they have said they will pocket that “massive” pay increase – a miserable 1.5%, your […]

A bigger blue box – did a former Miss Canada jump out of one at the formal unveiling?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 Your tax dollars are hard at work – and you can now avail yourself of a larger […]

Computer fraud is rampant – people will call you and offer to fix a problem with your computer – they are after your money.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 5, 2013 There isn’t one of us that doesn’t find at some time that their computer isn’t doing what […]

Crook scams 88 year old woman for $4,400 – could police develop strategies with the banks to help prevent this type?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 It didn’t happen in Burlington, but it could have easily happened in this city. This incidence happened […]

Giving it your best shot takes on a whole new meaning for the ONE event being held for Breast Cancer Support Services.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 Here’s a different one for you. A group is putting on an event for a local charity, Breast […]

War ships must salute Memorial in Spencer Smith Park; Promenade in front of statue to be named Naval Veterans Promenade.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4th, 2013 While never a “naval town” Burlington has perhaps the best World War II naval memorial in the […]

Tear down city hall – and the Arts Centre while you’re at it? Who said Burlington was called Borington?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 This stuff is as dry as toast and watching paint dry is more exciting BUT, it is […]

Fifteen Burlington businesses are finalists in Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award

By Walter Byj BURLINGTON, ON. March 3, 2013. How often do we drive by a business in the city and wonder: what exactly does that […]

Forget the 15 minutes of fame Andy Warhol promised you – put up the big bucks and have your name in lights in Alton Village for-ever.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 2, 2013 Burlington, Ont., March 1, 2013 – The City of Burlington is looking for sponsors and a name for […]

Friends of Freeman station get an adjustment – they would like you to tie one on as well.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 1, 2013 The Committee of Adjustment approved several variances for the Ashland property on Fairview Street next to the central […]

Questions raised over how Mayor funds events; council needs to provide him with some clarification.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 1, 2013 Mayor Goldring has done something Burlington hasn’t seen for some time and that is the Inspire Series […]

Is there a “bigger picture” to the 2013 budget? What did council get done? They brought BPAC to heal.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 1, 2013 What does the budget Burlington’s city council, sitting in committee, tell us? Well, it looks as if […]

City tax rate for 2013 – $16.32 for every $100,000 of valuation. They kept the tax hike to 3.46% with the hospitasl levy of 1% on top of that.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 28, 2013 “The impact per $100,000 CVA for an urban residential property is $16.32 with respect to the 4.46% […]

Expect to see new, smaller – 25 passenger – buses in the streets of the city in the not too distant future.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 28, 2013 Transit is going to get a lot more attention in this year’s budget that it did last […]

In the world of politics friends are not always friends and we sometimes choose to forget those we used to sleep with.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 27, 2013 A city hall staff report recently advised that the Pump House on Lakeshore Road might have a […]

Two days after Family Day a Mother and son team arrested following a break-in to a Cavendish Drive home.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 28, 2013 During the middle of last week, before the noon hour a break and enter occurred to a home […]

Inspire the audience please – but don’t talk the Mayor into a new dream; he’s still working out the last one.

REVISED We erroneously reported that the $50,000 cost of the Mayor’s One Dream event was paid for bu Emshih Developments. The event was paid for […]

Burlington’s leading “bon vivant” to lead the Masquerade Ball to the sound of New Orleans jazz.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 27, 2013. The social side of this city seems to go through cycles – last year it was the […]