RBA, SBB, BPM – alphabet soup or a more efficient way to run a city? Will it keep our taxes down?

By Pepper Parr February 4, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Where would you go if you wanted to figure out what RBA and BPM and SBB […]

Torsney off to NYC to work at the United Nations as a permanent represetative for Parliamentary Union.

By Pepper Parr February 6, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It’s in the blood. The things we choose to do in life are usually consistent and […]

Snow lets up, local road clearing begins. Primary and secondary roads in good shape.

By Pepper Parr February 5, 2013 BURLINGTON, ON. Jeff Black, Manager of Field Services for the Roads and Parks Maintenance (RPM) department thinks he […]

Primary roads cleared in three hours: Started 3 am, back at it just after 9 am – giving it another go before the commuters return.

By Staff February 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. She was out shoveling snow from her driveway at 6 am and there wasn’t any show falling […]

Connecting the dots and keeping people on their feet – a challenge in parking lot 4 yesterday.

By Pepper Parr February 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. I like his idea of service based accountability. I take it to mean that the person […]

Pearls of wisdom from the city manager soon to be heard by all – new microphones going in at city hall.

By Pepper Parr February 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Sometime before the snow is all gone – you will be able to hear the dulcet […]

Councillor Lancaster tosses credit for aerodrome information to Halton MP. Might have counted if it was a game of horseshoes.

By Pepper Parr February 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It is odd how some politicians see themselves and the impact they have on their community. […]

Are we confusing the criteria used to determine Burlington’s BEST with sentiment? Has Council gotten all warm and fuzzy?

By Pepper Parr February 4, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. This is a little awkward. How does one write about a person they have never met, […]

What kind of a city hall should the Best mid-sized city in the country have? A new one?

By Pepper Parr February 4th, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Did you know that the distance between two cities is measured from where the city hall […]

There is a hill we just might die on financially if we don’t do a better job of planning today. Is this a crisis that can be managed?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 4, 2014 Jeff Fielding has a problem. It’s a big problem. We aren’t sure exactly when he realized […]

How they voted: January Development & Infratructure Standing Committee votes

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 14, 2014 How they voted. This is a new, regular feature on how your member of Council voted on […]

Street name change recognizes Henshaw’s service; confuses people who live in the area – they don’t support the change.

By Pepper Parr February 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. What’s in a name and how do you write a report filled with reasons for not […]

A single citizen, a single voice: a major change with perhaps lives saved.

By Pepper Parr February 1, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. In April 2013 Burlington resident Denise Davy spoke as a delegation at the city’s Community Services […]

Public gets part of the pier cost story – we now know the legal fees. When will the rest of the story be made known?

By Pepper Parr January 30, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The cat is now out of the bag. The number wasn’t horrendous but it does take […]

An open letter to the LaSalle Park Marina Association – stick to the agenda.

By Vanessa Warren January 30, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON An open letter to the LaSalle Park Marina Association (LPMA), Last night I attended a public […]

Burlington drug dealer arrested and held for bail: more than $8,000 seized

By Staff January 28, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The police are moving up the food chain. Last week a number of high school students were […]

Public wanted more detail and they wanted it earlier in the budget process. Strong turnout for the first and only public meeting on budget.

By Pepper Parr January 30, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The public got their first chance to see real detail on the proposed 2014 budget. It […]

The Mile High Club: What they were doing may have felt like love but it was really just going through a motion.

By Ray Rivers January 30, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Last week two passengers flying from Toronto to Halifax got carried away and joined the Mile […]

City recruiting hundreds of people with opinions they want to share. Interested?

By Pepper Parr January 29, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. “We would like to invite you to join Insight Burlington – an online, interactive community panel […]

It is usually a personal experience that moves and motivates us: out of these stories come the really superb leaders.

By Pepper Parr January 29, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Brian Ferguson brings a very personal point of view to what the United Way means to […]