Ward 4 Councillor risks it all for his constituents – will he live to do that again?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 13, 2014 The public continually asks for leadership from its politicians. Be bold they will say – but don’t […]

Music conductor goes deaf – trades baton in for paint brush; sells some painting twice.

Traditionally when an artist does their first solo exhibit someone with talent and a background in the genre the artist has chosen writes a review. […]

Standing room only if you are delegating at city council: so much for accommodating the aging population.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 11, 2013 The late Jane Irwin tweaked city council’s nose during the meeting she attended last Monday evening, before […]

We lost an important person last week. Jane Irwin dead.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 9, 2013 She’s gone. A little lady, short, who stood with a bit of a bend to her upper […]

She saw herself as a “loyal opposition” and served her city very, very well. Jane Irwin dead.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 8, 2013 A tireless fighter who saw herself as part of a “loyal opposition” when she spoke to a […]

What did weather do to you? City hall shut down at 3:00 pm Friday; a lady on our street said she now feels like a Canadian.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON,ON. February 9th, 2013 We kept hearing about it – it was coming. It was going to be a meet up between […]

Recognition wasn’t quite good enough – now they will be called Burlington’s BEST. Who will they be this year?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 7, 2013 There are some who will tell you that you have a healthy community when there is an arena […]

Person attempting to cross GO rail line east of Burloak sustained fatal injuries.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 7, 2013 Traffic on the east bound GO line was brought to a halt as Collision Reconstruction Unit and the […]

How do we see ourselves – do we like what they are showing us; do we agree with what they are telling us?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 6th, 2013 So what do we think of ourselves and the way we are served by the different levels […]

Close to 250 people bring in their personal artifacts that might become part of Burlington’s recoded history .

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 6, 2013 They came to be part of the city’s history. They brought big items, small items, personal items […]

Police seize weapons at Halton Region home.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 6. 2013 We live in a society that has some very violent people. The Halton Regional Police Service Integrated […]

Council doesn’t seem to want to record how they vote at committee level; not their smartest decision this year.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 5, 2013 In a review of the Procedural bylaw, a document that sets out how members of city council […]

Less than twenty people show up at the BAC for first peek at the 2013 city spending plan. City manager lays out the options.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 5, 2013 Budget time for the city. This is going to be a tough one for Burlington to get […]

Things are getting a little hurried at city hall; legal department is scurrying around to get reports into the hand of Councillors.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 4th, 2013 A confidential report on the pier being built at the foot of Brant Street was scheduled for […]

Heritage month gets off to a lively start; library filled with exhibits, re-enactors all over the place..

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. February 3, 2013 The provincial government encourages municipalities to promote and preserve both the Cultural and Built Heritage of the Province […]

Male chooses to expose himself to women in underground garages. Police believe they are looking for just the one suspect.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 2, 2013 Police are investigating two separate incidents that had a male exposing himself to women in Aldershot. I don’t […]

City looking into making home based business`s legal; will this solve part of the economic slowdown?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 31, 2012 Burlington’s Public Involvement Coordinator is setting up a focus group with people from each ward in the city […]

Burlington Chamber of commerce releases Business Confidence Update – our part of Ontario feels they are doing well.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 30, 2013 The Ontario Business Confidence Index, an index produced by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, shows that most Ontario […]

City finally tells citizens that fighting the Nelson quarry battle cost us $2.1 million. It was money well spent.

By Pepper Parr Burlington, Ont. – Jan. 31, 2013—They are learning – they are trainable. They are capable of being transparent. Burlington city council is […]

Male in early twenties walks into path of a Via Rail train near Cumberland: killed instantly.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 31, 2013 Shortly after 6:30pm yesterday Halton Regional Police were called to investigate a fatality involving a Via train and […]