Community grants – they are lining up again; staff suggests we stick with the plan to end them.

Brant was always pretty good at getting grants from the British, but this Council probably isn’t going to hear his argument.

City manager wants to nix community grants. No policy and no money either. Community looking for $108 big ones. […]

Creative arts are part of the economic structure. Need to be funded like parks and fire fighters.

Tymstra is passionate about the work she does.

The arts are a tough business but Creative Burlington has re-branded after completing the drive to raise public awareness that brought a performing arts centre to Burlington. Next step is to find the funding they need to move forward. […]

Your taxes are likely to be lower-how much? Could be zero, but not more than 2.5%

Kilbride Community centre – could become storage space.

Council now has much better data and expects to be able to make better decisions. The reliability of the data and the assumptions behind the collection of the data raised concerns. Could result in a 0% tax increase this year. […]

Two candidates seeking Burlington Provincial Liberal nomination

It’s a horse race! Lawyer and community leader Karmel Sakran and Alyssa Brierley, also a lawyer who works in the regulatory regime for refugees while […]

Going into a very significant month.

Your taxes and how you get heard are on the Council agenda. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 22, 2011 – During the balance of […]

Who are these people and why do they think they can pressure city Hall?

Basically it is a bunch of people who give a damn. The logged in hundreds of hour producing a report they felt could not be […]

Sailing, sailing over the ocean blue…

Wait a minute that’s a skate board. By Pepper Parr It doesn’t have turn signals – approach with caution. BURLINGTON, ON February 19, 2011 – […]

Time to get the golden watch and spend time with the grandchildren.

By Staff Guess this wasn’t to be campaign literature. BURLINGTON, ON, February 21, 2011 – She isn’t going to run again. Joyce Savoline, MPP announced […]

Have you noticed the changes? Really?

By staff It’s still not complete (is changing the look of something ever done) and there are some small changes we want to make, but […]

Not sure this train is actually going to go anywhere.

No station for it to stop at in Burlington. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 2, 2011 – Well – there is a committee – […]

That stadium opportunity? Money may not be the biggest issue.

The size of the opportunity and the risk for the community has to be fully assessed. The optics could be a stumbling block. By Pepper […]

Let’s learn just what the football team wants us to do, and then, as our Mayor has said, do our homework

By Pepper Parr Like Sgt. Friday in the old TV series “Dragnet” used to say, “Only the facts M’am. Just give me the facts.” Eric […]

Sports complex in Aldershot being considered by city

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 28, 2010 – Mayor Rick Goldring and Ward 1 Council member Rick Craven met with the owners of the […]

Interested? How interested? Put it in writing.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 31, 2010 – The city of Burlington has begun to set the ground rules for any business it might do […]

Don’t mess with the soccer Moms

Women’s soccer teams Want time slots back. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 9, 2011 – A soccer Mom is someone you do not want […]

Burlington Mayor’s State of the city address

Delivered at a Burlington Chamber of Commerce Breakfast January 20, 2011 I have to tell you….the first time I became aware of this event was […]

More than 800 Burlingtonians pack Mainway
and there wasn’t even a hockey game.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 14, 2010 – More than 1200 people packed the Mainway Arena in Burlington the evening of the first snow […]

Our Performing Arts Centre goes
on stage before Council with budget

Will there be roses? By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON Jan 31st, 2011 – Will they be throwing roses on the stage when the Burlington Performing […]

Recovering the Lost Art of Citizenship

With its clarion call, “City Hall must reinvent itself”, the Shape Burlington Report emphasized how citizens can more effectively be engaged with City Hall and its decision-making processes. […]

Former reporter and now author likes the idea of the Ticats coming to Burlington

What it cries out for today is some reaction on both sides of the coin, of the revived interest in Aldershot as a new home […]