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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) […]

New form of social communication seen in Burlington. Demonstrators brave cold to talk to politicians wearing ear muffs.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 15, 2011 – I mentioned to the photographer who was taking pictures of the demonstration in front of the […]

Another fan – with a point of view. He might be right!

BURLINGTON, ON April 15, 2011 Good Morning A good friend of mine Jim Barnett called me an hour or so ago about the article you […]

It isn’t going to be Breakfast at Tiffany’s for Hudak Friday morning. Cold porridge and a no highway here demonstration.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 14, 2011 – The Stop Escarpment Highway Coalition (SEHC) will be serving Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak a reminder […]

How do you tell the guy? “We need to move on”, “It’s over” “We can still be friends?” Women are asked to share their experiences.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 13, 2011 – This is supposed to be the election that is going to be dominated by social media. […]

Salt with Pepper: So – who won? Won what? The federal election debate. Oh, that.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 13, 2011 Thousands of Canadians tuned into the federal election debate on television but I’m betting most of them […]

No debating please – we are after all Burlingtonians – but polite questions would be nice.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 12, 2011 – The Burlington Chamber of Commerce wants its members to hear what all four candidates running for […]

Much patting on the back as Council approves the operating budget for 2011. We are in a financial holding pattern.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 12, 2011 – It went down pretty quickly. After 18 hours of committee meetings city council passed the operating […]

Council members take a pay increase hit – for the third time. A lamb ate their lunch.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 12, 2011 – Joe Lamb didn’t need much time to get to his point. “You’ve all done a great […]

Finally, a permit has been approved and New City Park development can begin – again.

By Staff Burlington, On – April 11, 2011 – Finally, the City of Burlington received notice that the development permit conditionally approved by the Niagara […]

Coming in second isn’t in the play book Brierley reads from. A lot is going to depend on how her leader does on Tuesday.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2011 – She came out of the gate quickly. “My name” she said “is Alyssa Brierley, and I […]