Those with thick wallets and cheque books have needs too; hospital fund raiser brings understanding and experience to raising money.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2012 – The combination of very dark intensive eyes, energy galore and drive to spare, resulted in her […]

Burlington MPP McKenna doesn’t buy the government statement on how roaming black bears should be handled.

By Pepper Parr Burlington, ON May 24, 2012 Burlington MPP Jane McKenna isn’t letting the provincial government forget about the impact their budget cuts are […]

She answers all the requests with – I’m on it and is about to turn the phrase into a business opportunity.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2012 – I have for some time been looking for a real example of how social media actually […]

Author is Mother of an 11 year old daughter, resident of Woodstock who has finally come to terms with the murder of Tori Stafford.

By Martha Emonts WOODSTOCK, ON May 23, 2012 For the past few weeks I have written over 12,000 words on the abduction and murder of […]

Police surprised when they learn provincial ministry “doesn’t do that kind of work anymore”; had to shoot bear using untrained staff.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 23, 2012 Remember the difficulty the police had getting the help they needed with that black bear that was […]

“Get the politics out of it – and put the turbine on the Pier” advises BurlingtonGreen.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 23, 2012 Something’s just get completely bedeviled and no matter what you do – things still go wrong. Is […]

They’re back; bureaucrats beaver away at maps showing where the highway we were promised would not be built is going to go.

By Sue McMaster Co-chair, Citizens Opposed to Paving the Escarpment.   BURLINGTON, ON May 23, 2012 The Stop Escarpment Highway Coalition (SEHC) is calling on […]

Tireless worker finally recognized. Tymstra given the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award. Congratulations.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 19, 2012 The Rotary Club of Burlington Central did something recently that should have been done some time ago, […]

Bear was killed – public now critical of police. It was a job that had to be done and the police did it. Thank them.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 19, 2012 You’re sometimes damned if you do and double damned if you don’t. There was a black bear […]

What does the brutal murder of a delightful, inquisitve friendly little eight year old girl do to a community? How does it recover?

Part 11 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

Good police work means putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Halton Regional Police doing just that – can you help?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 18, 2012 The Burlington detachment of the Halton Regional police have noticed a string of disturbing incidents involving young […]

More than half the commercial vehicles pulled over for inspection fail; police tag and tow 52 of them.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 17, 2012 On Tuesday May 15th and Wednesday the 16th 2012, the Halton Regional Police Service in partnership with the […]

Local amateur historian to meet the Prince of Wales – given the chance he might tell the Prince about the role Burlington played in 1812 War.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 17, 2012 As a kid, I knew it as 24th of May – firecracker day. For Rick Wilson it […]

Transit gets an interim fix up – a patch to hold the system together financially until Master Plan is completed. Expect a lot of waiting.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 17, 2012 Transit got a kiss and a promise, and had half a million taken out of one pocket […]

Halton police shoot Black Bear sighted in the Mountainside community. School children never at risk

By Staff. BURLINGTON, ON May 16, 2012 Seeing a black bear in the community was more than two Burlington residents expected earlier this morning. A […]

More pressure to give the public access to the lakefront. St. Paul Street resident wants to see some action.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 16, 2016 Good ideas just don’t go away. James Ziegler wants to see a new link added to the […]

The trial is over, impact statements given, the sentence delivered and they all leave the Courtroom for the last time. Now what?

Part 10 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

LaSalle Park Marina takes their Vision 2012 to a public information session – this is something the community should applaud.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 15, 2012 It’s a laudable objective – have the public marina at LaSalle Park become the 400th Safe Harbour […]

Region offers residents opportunity to become MVP’s – not what you think it is – but it won’t hurt you.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 14, 2012 An MVP – usually means Most Valuable Player but the Regional government has given it a bit […]

Mayor takes a vacation – expects to return rested and inspired. Will be reading The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch; heavy stuff.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 13, 2012 The Mayor is on vacation so don’t expect to see him cutting a ribbon somewhere or meeting […]