Turned out there wasn’t a fire but we walked down eight flights while in the middle of an interview on – Emergency Preparedness.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 3, 2011 – It turned out to be This is Emergency Preparedness month. Boring. Do you have the candles […]

Conservatives get their long awaited majority; Wallace is to be employed for four more years.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 3, 2011 — There was an election on Monday – the Conservatives won. Alyssa Brierley said all she needed […]

Queensway community doesn’t like what a developer wants to do to them. Council doesn’t help much.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 29, 2011 – It started at 74 units to be built on property that consisted of six houses – […]

The Shape Burlington report as presented to city council in 2010

A report by the Mayor’s Citizen Advisory Committee on Civic Engagement – April 2010 Mission Statement Through community consultation and research into best practices, […]

Building a better Burlington. Internationally renown speaker to Inspire us June 15.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2011 – Mayor Rick Goldring just might be making Burlington the place to be to hear some of […]

The four give it their best shot but no one candidate moved anyone in the room. Back to the doorsteps for all of them.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 28, 2011 – Wow! Can these people every spend money. I lost track of just how many millions the […]

Dumb thief – breaks into Tim Horton’s – leaves with just cash. Obviously not a Canadian.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 28, 2011 – Halton Regional Police Service are stumped in their investigation for the thief that broke into a Tim […]

That wonderful weather – every wondered why? Prof says hydrological resilience in dramatic decline. Huh!

By Staff and much thanks to CATCH BURLINGTON, ON April 29, 2011 – As record-setting tornados rake the continent and floods hit the Canadian west […]

Those Canada Day cycling races – the elite championship event – Iffy, iffy. Promoter has lost the confidence of police and city staff.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 26, 2010 – We are going to continue to work with the promoter and develop a safe plan for […]

Salt with Pepper: It is over, you moved out, I’ve moved on. Let’s pay off the bills and treat it as a learning opportunity.

By Pepper Parr Burlington, On.—April 21, 2011– It was like an old boyfriend coming back with an engagement ring – he didn’t seem to understand […]

Strategically perched on a Board and an Advisory Committee, Rick Craven sits at the epicenter of longer term city growth.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 26, 2011 – He can be grumpy. He is often pedantic. He is very often a stickler for the […]

Roses are red and if you’re a garden nut this is the time of year to use the Green Thumb to show the community what you can do.

By Staff BURLINGTON, APRIL 25, 2011 – There are cat people, there are sports buffs; there are political whacko’s and then – there are […]

They want to what? Are you kidding, the contractor who walked off the job last year wants to come back?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2011 – It was a pretty quiet Council committee evening. Interesting stuff which will get covered off in […]

They aren’t being evicted but the Magnificent Seven don’t think they are getting the respect they deserve from staff.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 20, 2011 – The budget is locked in place and everyone seems pleased. So what’s next? Well, new on […]

Well for the most part, they got it right, they just don’t like the route taken to get to where they got.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 20, 2011 – Just about everyone who sat through the 2011 Budget Orientation sessions (they were brutal) and then […]

The job is done, the harvest is in but there are no seeds to be sown next Spring.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2011 – There is always a sense of relief and regret when a term of office ends. If […]

Museums Foundation receives $1.4 M bequest from Caldwell Estate. Big plans for Joseph Brant Museum expansion

By Staff Burlington, On—April 18, 2011 The Joseph Brant Museum just might have a life afterall. The Museums Foundation announced receipt of a $1.4 million […]

Is it over? Nope – election is May 2nd but thousands of women are said to have ended their relationship with Steve. Sigh

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2011 – The objective was to have women outvote men by at least 10%. In the upcoming federal […]

It was love at first hearing, she was swept off her feet and sat in contented bliss while sweet sounds entered her ear.

By Pepper Parr – almost totally plagiarized from a Sarah Banks blog BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2011 – It’s no secret, I feel like somewhat […]

Economic development gang meets at a moneyed estate – hoping some of the wealth once there will rub off.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 7, 2011 – It was perhaps appropriate for the Annual General Meeting of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) […]