Late entry candidate to challenge Goldring for job of Mayor; has a background in real estate.

By Pepper Parr September 10, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   There is an unconfirmed report of a second candidate for the office of Mayor in […]

Delegator to city council wants legal advice before releasing her remarks, made in public.

By Pepper Parr September 9, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   One of the interesting things about Burlington is the way some people dig in, spend their […]

City council back from vacation focuses on flood and air park issues: passes handfull of bylaws without a word of debate.

By Pepper Parr September 9, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. City council returned from its summer hiatus. They did gather in a hurried meeting on August 14 […]

Burlingtonians take long drive awards - again. Samji and Lowe whack that golf ball!

By Rick Benoit September 6, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. To some people, playing golf is fun, for some it’s business – yet they all say drive […]

Blue-green algae makes Beachway and LaSalle Park no go swimming areas – so says Medical Officer of Health.

By Staff September 5, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON. It has been one of those summers – floods, awkward weather, there were a couple of good weekends […]

Torsney at the United Nations: takes her firmly held beliefs to a bigger playing field.

By Pepper Parr September 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   She has been around politics most of her life. She loves the process and believes fervently […]

Region schedules compost giveaway and waste diversion days.

By Staff September 5, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Two of Halton Region’s popular fall waste diversion events are fast approaching. The fall Compost Giveaway event […]

Ward 4 race down to two candidates: Dennison will face off against Carol Gottlob

By Pepper Parr September 4, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The election for the ward 4 city council seat took on a bit of a different […]

Senior has $150,000 removed from her account by a thief impersonating a family member.

By Staff September 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   She was an older person. The criminal took a total of $150,000 from the woman’s bank account […]

Disaster Relief fund publishes aid rules and procedures - some people who need immediate funding to get through the month could see money by September 15

By Staff September 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The Burlington Community Foundation released the different aid packages that will be available and the processes they […]

Fund raising is getting better; aid process is announced - some funds available as early as September 15

By Pepper Parr September 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   “We need money and we need it now” was the way local disaster fund chair Ron […]

Residents pull together a street festival in a couple of days and surprise many by raising $20,000 during a four hour event. Give those people jobs at city hall.

By Pepper Parr September 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   Part 2 of 3 The residents of Elwood Street, a short number of yards from Tuck […]

Professional fund raiser questions the approach Burlington has taken to collecting money for disaster relief - neighbourhoods seem to be doing better than established organizations.

By Pepper September 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   Part 3 of 3 I had occasion to take the GO train the day before Ribfest started […]

The rain poured, information was scarce and it seemed to take forever to learn what was available in the way of resources. Turned out there weren't very many.

By Pepper Parr September 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON Part 1 of 3 parts The rain just poured. The city manager was away for what was […]

Canada faces a tough decision on its defense spending. Do we up what we spend and risk balancing the budget in an election year or do we continue to fudge our financial committement?

By Ray Rivers September 3, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   Prime Minister Harper has been among the strongest opponents to Russian aggression in the Ukraine. And […]

Up the Creek brings in a whopping $20,000 from a four hour street party; phenomenal.

By Pepper Parr September 2, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON Wow! Do you know what they did over on Elwood Street last Monday? Glenn Nicholson, the man […]

Ward 5 candidate calls for immediate action to prevent future floods

By Pepper Parr September 2, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   He`s running for office and tackling a major problem in ward 5 – and he`s letting […]

Theatre Burlington to open season with

By Staff September 2, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   So much for the summer we didn’t really have – here we are rolling towards a fall […]

Street that was left

By Pepper Parr September 1, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Communities organize themselves in various ways. Almost a month ago many of the people in Wards […]

Political heavy weights to be in Burlington September 6 - all female.

By Pepper Parr August 31, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   A Fundraiser for the Judy LaMarsh Fund honouring the contributions of four great women in the […]