Community begins to question how police are handling the search. Why no amber alert? OPP take over the case.

Part 5 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

That Spring that came and left – it’s back & much of Burlington was out enjoying the weather. Boats in the water, girls selling lemonade.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2012 What did you do on the Saturday part of the weekend? For once the weather channel got […]

City to try car-free Sundays in June and July. Can it work? It will if you want it to.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 4, 2012 Joan Ford, the woman who counts the city’s money, and is referred to as the Acting Executive […]

We knew next to nothing and had to live with rumours as the fear for our own children grew. Was Tori still alive?

Part 4 “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception”. Aldous Huxley, English Novelist, 1894-1963 This […]

Heritage Advisory hits up city manager for twenty big ones then asks the Mayor for time to spend the money.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 In the world of things Heritage time is always a factor which most people take to mean […]

They are taking to the roads, trails and old railway lines on their bikes to get a close up look of where you can use a bicycle comfortably.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 The Sustainable people are taking to the road with bicycles Sunday May 6th to let people get […]

Farmers, hunters, anglers & community who love water they can drink,swim and fish in will lose out due to Fisheries Act changes.

By Mark Mattson, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 I remember the first time I sat around a kitchen table in a rural […]

Now the “ouch” part of that budget – city passes bylaw that allows them to send out the tax bills.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 1, 2012 – It took all of 30 seconds to pass the bylaw – there wasn’t a word of […]

That little terrier has its teeth firmly attached to the ankles of city council. Will they draw blood or be just a nuisance?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 City Council decided to cancel the construction of the planned wind turbine on the pier being built […]

She won the debate; she had the better arguments but in local politics that gets you squat.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, on May 1, 2012 She certainly gave them a run for their money and she scored points Council members didn’t expect […]

Close only counts with horse shoes – the Burlington MPP did not have her privileges trod upon – just had a busy telephone line. Nice try Jane.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 1012 – A couple of weeks ago the Liberal Party of Ontario pulled a dirty on Jane McKenna, the […]

Hero’s just appear when they are needed and last February Burlington saw 5 of them come to the rescue.

By Pepper Parr Burlington, Ont., May 1, 2012 – It wasn’t the way Wayne Easterbrook expected the trip from Niagara Falls back to Kingston to […]

It was a name we all now knew and a face we would recognize in an instant – but we didn’t know where she was and we were all afraid.

Part 3: This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

There is going to be a deal – the city will take possession of donated property and the Freeman Station will finally have a home.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 1, 2012 There is a deal – we think. We are certain that they didn’t just turn down the […]

This just might be one of those “now or never” city council meetings; at least for the Freeman Station. Will it be given a life?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 29, 2012 After more than an hour in a Closed Session of Council Committee, James Smith came out to […]

Woodstock slept without knowing where the missing eight year old was. We hoped against hope she would be found by morning

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

Seniors Centre Management Board has to decide if they want to run the place or serve as advisers.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 27, 2012 The city sent over two of its coolest cats to meet with Senior`s Centre Board of Management […]

They are persistent and once they get their hooks into you – it`s like trying to get a fish hook out of your finger: messy and painful.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 27, 2012 One of the things about crooks and thieves is that when they come across a good idea […]

A passion for compassion – is this the real Burlington? Seven speakers will be here in May to tell you why it`s important.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 27, 2012 Does Burlington have a “Passion for Compassion”? Spencer Campbell certainly thinks so and is putting his time, energy […]

It can happen anytime, anywhere, and the most gut-wrenching of all; to anyone. It had happened in Woodstock and we were stunned.

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