Transit will eventually have a Master Plan – consulting work has to be done first. Does better service follow?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 10, 2011 Taken the bus in Burlington recently? Not that many people do take the bus. Students use public […]

Gary Carr announces that Region has a better credit rating than the United States of America.

By Staff BURLINGTON, OM August 10, 2011 – Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services affirmed Halton Region’s AAA credit rating. The same organization recently downgraded the […]

Hospital is expected to announce major funding on Wednesday.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 10, 2011 – The media people at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital will be making an historic announcement Wednesday afternoon. […]

How are the provincial election candidates going to communicate with you?

By Pepper Parr with excerpts from Brian Heagle’s Facebook page. BURLINGTON, ON August 9, 2010 – Interest in the provincial election has begun to heat […]

You heard it here first. Pier bid deadline extended – will now be opened on the 17th of August. This is good news.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 8, 2011 – You heard it here first. The receiving and opening of the bids for the construction of […]

Curran needs to keep the water off the gym floor so Kline can build character; all part of what gymnastic people do.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 14, 2010 – George Curran has a problem. The roof on the building he looks after needs to be […]

When your career starts with a presentation to a Nobel group – you know you’re going to go far. and make a contribution.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 5, 2011 – Why, one might ask. Would you do a piece on someone who was given an award […]

A different point of view:

BURLINGTON, ON August 4, 2011 – Chrissy writes in response to the piece we did on the Joseph Brant Day event at LaSalle Pavilion last […]

Not all beaches are safe for swimming.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 4, 2011 The Halton Region Health Department tests recreational water throughout Halton. Beaches are selected based on use for swimming […]

Member of the government comes to town bearing a promise; the Mayor isn’t sure what to do with the thing.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 4, 2011 Is it really going to be THE defining issue during the provincial election that has now begun […]

That’s what the Director says took place – and the hot dogs were excellent.

By Barbara Teatero, Director of Museums BURLINGTON, ON august 4, 2011 – For a family, fun-filled day our Joseph Brant Day festival is all about […]

Carole Ward brought new meaning to what community service is really all about. Reognized by the city.

Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 4, 2011 – There are advocates and then there are advocates. Some are fiery and loud other are more subtle […]

Keeping water in the pools and ice on the pads is day to day – upgrading the way the department works is the challenge.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 2, 2011 – He runs what is one of the largest departments in the city and the one that […]

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Guelph Line – New Street part of Burlington.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON Aug 2, 2011 A batch of mosquitoes collected last week in Burlington has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This […]

Joe goes missing at the party held in his name but the hot dogs were good and the Swing Band had a great time.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 1, 2011 – He wasn’t there – not in body, not as a reproduction – nor in spirit. While […]

What a way to get out of the house and see our part of the province like you’ve never seen it before.

By Jack Dennison BURLINGTON, ON July 27, 2011 The best way Ward 4 Councillor Jack Dennison could tell this story was to say that “there […]

Innovation is like trip to dentist. Mayor is going to take you through that kind of experience – it will be good for you.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 28, 2011 Innovation is something we all talk about but few of us really know what it means to […]

City manager to leave. Was he pushed or did he jump? Neither – he stepped aside.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 27, 2011 He has been with us for four years and is in the last stretch of his five […]

It was a quickie – 15 minutes and no open bar. McKenna gets acclaimed, Wallace gets excited.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 27, 2011 – It took awhile, but the Burlington Progressive Conservative Association finally nominated a candidate. Jane McKenna was […]

Festival, found art, aboriginal hoop dancing and maybe even a contest to find Joseph Brant himself.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 27, 2011 – Next to the Sound of Music the Joseph Brant Festival is one of the best public […]