White construction helmet instead of a tiara and pink work boots – Burlington Beauty Queen graduates

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 15, 2011 – Alton, a neighbourhood in the upper east part of the remaining developable lands in Burlington where […]

Municipal Council practices 101; developer learns he got an F – Mayor Goldring clues him in.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 14, 2011 – It was a lesson in municipal civics that George Bikas of Drewlo Developments isn’t likely to […]

Portland had many lessons for Mayor Goldring. Two million bus riders and an 80% voter turn out impressed him

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 13, 2011 – The Mayor spent three days in Portland, Oregon last week and came back with a briefcase […]

Heagle tries a little subtle pressure to get the Progressive Conservatives to call a nomination meeting.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 14, 2011 – There is an awfully cocksure crowd calling the shots within the Burlington Provincial Progressive Conservative Association […]

Salt with pepper – Noblesse oblige has yet to settle on the shoulders of Meed Ward.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 13, 2011 It was a particularly graceless s remark, made by a Council member filling in as deputy for […]

A packed convention centre and pom pom girls to fete the biggest cheerleader of them all.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 9, 2010 – It was a Celebration and all the people who do business in this town were on […]

He now sits in two Halls of Fame and will still blow the whistle on anyone who doesn’t get it right.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 9, 2011 – You can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out […]

Mayor improves his photography skills while telling the world how great Burlington is.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 7, 2011 – Give a kid a camera and you just never know what they will click away at. Our […]

Your chance to use pictures to tell the city what you think. No prizes – but the picture could get used online

By Staff Burlington, ON June 6, 2011— Do you like taking photos? Do you think Burlington is a great place to live, work, and play? […]

Are they waiting for a dog they can tie a blue ribbon on and expect it to win? Worse things have happened in Burlington

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 7, 2011 – We all know there is going to be a provincial election October 6th. We all know […]

Access to the waterfront? Not everything you might think it is – even via city street road allowances.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 6, 2011 Finally, the Waterfront Advisory Committee has done something, and something useful we might add. Access being a […]

Mayor packs his bags. He and the Misses doing a little R&R and working for the people while he is at it.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 6, 2011 – Travel broadens the mind, gives the traveler a different perspective and often results in the traveler bringing […]

No highway through the escarpment but city hall wants you to drive the electronic highway they’d like to build.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON, June 1, 2011—The city wants to go electronic with you and is asking for your thoughts on just what they can […]

Aldershot residents want the city to force developer to play by the rules. Planner thinks the issue will go to the OMB.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2011 – When the city planner tells a council committee that he can “see this one heading for […]

Council gets a real wiggle on; directs staff to find ways for citizens to be given time to respond to decisions.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30th, 2011 – Give them credit for this – when they know they got it wrong, the move with […]

We were named # 3 best city to live in – now we are the # 2 best city to raise children in. What’s next for us?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2011 – Any event you attend where either the Mayor or the President of the Chamber of Commerce […]

Citizen participation builds better communities – they make Burlington what it is today.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 29, 2011 – It turned out to be a lesson in Civics when Walter Mulkewich, a former Mayor of Burlington […]

Emma Jane Harper recognized as Burlington’s Junior person of the year. Start them early and they just get better and better.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2011 It all began when she was 10 years old. Not an awkward child but certainly not a […]

He stood his ground, gave as good as he got and got us a little closer to real civic engagement.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 25th, 2011 – It came down to a one hour delegation with phrases like: “Give the money back to […]

Developer short on cash – puts the touch on the city, city gives sweet deal. Better than maxing out the credit card.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. May 29, 2011 The Molinaro Group given better than normal terms on development charges. Letter from the developers’ planner to the […]