Marvelously renovated Mountainside recreation complex now open. Well worth the ten year wait.

By Pepper Parr December 26, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   It was pretty close to a ten year project but John Taylor, Councillor for Ward 3 […]

What Lies Ahead for 2015? A federal election - sooner than you think and a budget that will have a pretty thin surplus.

By Ray Rivers December 26, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Canada faces an important federal election this year. There will be clear choices for the voters […]

For unto us a child is born and he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

By Pepper Parr December 24, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   A young Muslim boy we interviewed earlier in the year said his family celebrated some of […]

Rookie MPP completes her first session at Queen's Park; McMahon delivers for the city on flood relief.

By Pepper Parr December 24, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   Six months into the job as MPP for Burlington and Eleanor McMahon can look back at […]

First look at the 2015 budget: Proposing 3.55% increase for 2015

By Pepper Parr December 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The city released the draft version of the operating budget for 2015 – it amounts to […]

The fire chief has a funny video for you - and a safety tip about carbon monoxide poisoning.

By Pepper Parr December 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Tony Bavota, Burlington’s Fire Chief would like you to buy a gift for your house. Nothing […]

Gang of four strip Meed Ward of most of her boards and committee assignments. Council heading for more 4-3 votes.

By Pepper Parr December 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   It was a blood bath. It was a rude, crude attempt to strip ward 2 Councillor […]

Art Gallery of Burlington offering courses to aid artists in marketing their work.

By Staff December 22, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Artists want to be artists – they aren’t bean counters – there is seldom enough money coming […]

Ten candidates are beleived to have applied for the job of city manager for Burlington.

By Pepper Parr December 21, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON   Pat Moyle, the interim city manager expects to be able to leave his job at the […]

84 year old male with Alzheimer’s missing.

By Staff December 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police need the public’s help in locating a missing 84 year old man. Ken […]

Limiting what public service employees spend on entertainment and travel - keeping noses out of the trough.

By Ray Rivers December 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The federal government spends $43 billion (2011/12), which is about half of all direct program spending, […]

Twelve finalists selected for Pan Am torch relay. Citizens get to vote which one will carry the torch for Burlington.

By Staff December 17, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington is being considered a major celebration community for the Pan Am Torch Relay, and has asked […]

The new Economic Development Corporation told council what they plan to do. The plans are promising; the targets are ambitious and they are not asking for more money.

By Pepper Parr December 17, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The Strategic Plan was introduced to a Council Stranding Committee. There is a revised policy or […]

What is the rush? Are they ashamed of the decision they made and want to to make sure the public doesn't have a chance to protest?

By Pepper Parr December 17, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   What’s the rush? Has your city Council let the holiday schedule deprive you of an opportunity […]

A train wreck was averted; Taylor to chair Standing Committee, Meed Ward vice chair.

By Pepper Parr December 16, 2014 Burlington, ON   It was a train wreck in the making. Two powerful engine going in different directions on […]

Final numbers for flood relief are now in: 310 applications - $2.9 million to be distributed.

By Staff December 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The Burlington Community Foundation announced early this morning that they have received a total of 310 applications […]

Getting that vision thing worked through is proving difficult for this council. They now have to deal head on with intensification and they don't like it.

By Pepper Parr December 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   City Council met for the first time as a Standing Committee since they were all re-elected. […]

Applications for flood relief funding top 300; amount available for distribution in the $2.7 million range.

By Pepper Parr December 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   For some reason getting application forms for funding under the province’s ODRAP program became a mad […]

City council getting closer to deciding on who the new city manager will be.

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   It was a short terse announcement. There will be a meeting of City Council at 11 […]

Council members will be looking for time to go over the first cut of the 2015 budget during the holidays.

By Pepper Parr December 15, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   There will be some heavy reading for the newly elected Council. Director of Finance Joan Ford […]