How long ago was it? 1944 – early in the morning, the ramps from the landing craft hit the water and the men stormed ashore. Long ago.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 6, 2012 There are fewer of them every year. Those that do show up carry the scars from their […]

Province looking at the BIG MOVE while Burlington takes small steps to get its transit service on a sounder financial footing.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 6th, 2012 – Advocacy is getting a little bit slicker in Burlington. The people that want to make it […]

Mayor wants to Inspire: Be younger next year, live strong,fit, and sexy, until 80. Mayor is selling snake oil; sexy author helping.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 6, 2012 Mayor Rick Goldring has upped the ante with his Inspire speaker series – bringing in motivational speaker […]

City communications department looking for pencils so they can get press releases out on time. Public art announcement due soon.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 6th , 2012 There is going to be some public art on the plaza at the front of the […]

Burlington taking a $100,000 deep look into CULTURE. Will we see a black hole or a rainbow?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 4, 2012 Is that culture with a K Sir ?– and would you like fries on the side? Just […]

No steel on the pier yet – but boulders were put in place last week to shore up the natural beach that was formed.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 1, 2012 It was a painful evening for our civic administration when they informed council about the problems surrounding […]

Arts crowd will descend on the Burlington Arts Centre for two days of shop till you drop and quality time with artisans.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 4, 2012 More than 100 artists and artisans will be selling their original fine art and crafts in and around […]

Thirty six artists donate their work to back up art student scholarships – Silent Auction June 11 at Rayoon’s.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 2, 2012 If Monday evenings are quiet for you – give some thought to getting out for part of an […]

Brand extension at The Different Drummer – Cottonwood amongst the bookshelves.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 2, 2012 It’s sort of like what the big marketing organizations do – they call it brand extension. When […]

Nothing more delicious than overheard comment about someone you know.

BURLINGTON, ON June 2, 2012 There is something absolutely delicious about over hearing a conversation others are having about someone you know. Our parents told […]

City gathers to recognize those who work with the disabled and press to bring about changes that allow them to enjoy their lives to the fullest.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2012 – More than 200 people gathered at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre today for Burlington’s Accessibility Awards. This […]

Heavy rain for the next two days will significantly increase the flow of water through area creeks. Caution is advised.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 1, 2012 The Halton Region is experiencing a weather system that will provide rainfall to the watershed throughout the day […]

Next Saturday – Region making rain barrels available to Burlingtonians for $40. at Mapleview Mall

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 1, 2015 They are going to sell them by the truck load and at $40 they are a steal. Trucks […]

Turbine spins its rotary blades off into never, never land. Mayor bails on renewable energy, says it was always a hydro project.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 31, 2012 The meeting started with comments from the city manager who said there was information that had to […]

Police identify and arrest three identity theft thieves.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 31, 2012 The Fraud unit of the Halton Regional Police is keeping very busy – they recently arrested three people […]

Good grief – will this never end? Pier problems persist. Completion date threatened.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 31, 2012 It was a tough night for the Pier – bad news galore and some serious cock ups […]

Transparency means telling your constituents as much as you possibly can – trust them and they will learn to trust you.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2012 Council will meet this evening and probably approve the repairs to the Drury Lane pedestrian bridge, approve […]

How about this for transparency – it could have been buried. Chief finishes his tour of duty on Thursday.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2012. Halton Regional Police report the arrest of one of their own on a mischief charge. You don’t […]

Queensway community will have the pedestrian bridge before kids go back to school.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2012 It came in at $60,000 above the original estimate which might cause some indigestion at Council committee this […]

More than three quarters of the car seat installations tested by police at an Oakville car seat clinic fail.

Revised By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2012 – The people doing the car seat installation tests must have been pretty tough – 76% of […]