Intelligent comment, the sharing of views, the building of community: how are we doing so far?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 4, 2014 When we began publishing an on-line newspaper for Burlington the hope was that we would better […]

The best and the worst decisions Burlington made in 2013: Air Park decision was the best; agreeing to sell waterfront property the worst.

By Pepper Parr Burlington, ON. January 4, 2014 This is the time of year when everyone thinks about the year that came to an […]

Nominations for elected office come in slowly; no rush from those already in office. Could it be the cold weather?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 4, 2014 There was certainly no rush of current council members to file their nomination papers indicating they will […]

Bank bandit evades police and German shepherd from the canine unit. BMO on Brant was robbed.

By Pepper Parr January 3, 2014, Burlington, ON. It was just after 1:30 pm. I was driving up John Street into the Plaza on […]

Rivers on 2014 and what lies ahead. We will check in as we roll through the year and see how well he prognosticates.

By Ray Rivers January 3, 2014, Burlington, on. Oil will dominate much of the Canadian agenda this coming year, as it did last. Expect […]

First nomination for the municipal election filed at city hall; Henshell puts her hat in the ring for the Ward 1 seat.

January 2, 2014, Burlington, ON. By Pepper Parr Maybe it was the weather. Parking spots for members of city council were empty except for […]

How to handle that Red Nose – Region issues a cold weather alert.

By Staff Burlington, ON December 31, 2013. Not sure how these two managed to get together – but if ever there was a natural […]

I didn’t know that – didn’t want to know THAT. Ontario has fewer civil servants than anyone else. Fees for almost everything to go UP^

    By Staff December 31, 2013 BURLINGTON, ON. Ontario has the lowest number of public sector employees per capita. In 2012, Ontario had […]

Just over a day left to make your United Way contribution if you want the tax return for 2013.

December 30, 2013 By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. Has all the wrapping paper been cleaned up and put out for the waste collection people? Are […]

Identity thieves find a new angle – if your security software is up to date it will help block this kind of crap.

December 30, 2013 By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. It doesn’t take the identity thieves and the bank scammers very long to find a new angle. This […]

We made it through the ice storm: power now on throughout the city.

December 30, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. Gerry Smallegange, Burlington Hydro’s CEO, had dinner with his family Sunday night. The last home in […]

Ray Rivers looks at 2013; saw scandal, corruption, a new Pope and a political leader who will expand our smoking choices.

December 30, 2013 By Ray Rivers BURLINGTON, ON. There is no question that Rob Ford was Canada’s newsmaker of the year. The chief magistrate […]

Who serves on city council and how did they get there. You could be there – think about it.

December 28, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. The holiday Season is often used as a time of year to look both back at […]

7 parks – 7 perks; no Hoopla New Years Eve: Conservation closes everything except Glen Eden – they lower some prices.

December 29, 2013 By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. Darn – it was a good idea – it’s still a good idea but it isn’t going […]

Hydro crews closing in on the final home that will get power restored: biggest problem they have had in decades.

December 28, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. Gerry Smallegange probably didn’t sleep all that well Friday night. The weather people are predicting winds […]

Hydro works around the clock Christmas Day to get power on in North Burlington homes. “It’s a challenge” says the Mayor.

December 26, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. Christmas Day in a rural fire hall and hearing explained Gerry Smallegange, Burlington Hydro’s President and […]

All Conservation Halton Parks closed until December 27th , Glen Eden scheduled to reopen December 26th – Boxing Day

December 24, 2013 By Staff. BURLINGTON, ON. All Conservation Halton Parks and Glen Eden are still without power at the end of Monday the […]

Burlington to host 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League National Championship April 4-6 at Haber Recreational

December 25, 2013 By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. When the Alton Campus was planned one of the intentions was to make the recreation portion of […]

More than 200 homes still without power on Christmas Day – city will meet public in Kilbride at 4 pm.

December 25, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. All the roads are passable – you might have to be careful on many of them […]

City and Hydro getting the storm damage under control but there are people who are going to have a cold Christmas.

December 24, 2013 By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. Burlington Hydro reports that approximately 850 customers located north of Hwy 5 are still without power and […]