Fifteen Burlington businesses are finalists in Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award

By Walter Byj BURLINGTON, ON. March 3, 2013. How often do we drive by a business in the city and wonder: what exactly does that […]

Forget the 15 minutes of fame Andy Warhol promised you – put up the big bucks and have your name in lights in Alton Village for-ever.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 2, 2013 Burlington, Ont., March 1, 2013 – The City of Burlington is looking for sponsors and a name for […]

Friends of Freeman station get an adjustment – they would like you to tie one on as well.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 1, 2013 The Committee of Adjustment approved several variances for the Ashland property on Fairview Street next to the central […]

Questions raised over how Mayor funds events; council needs to provide him with some clarification.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 1, 2013 Mayor Goldring has done something Burlington hasn’t seen for some time and that is the Inspire Series […]

Is there a “bigger picture” to the 2013 budget? What did council get done? They brought BPAC to heal.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 1, 2013 What does the budget Burlington’s city council, sitting in committee, tell us? Well, it looks as if […]

City tax rate for 2013 – $16.32 for every $100,000 of valuation. They kept the tax hike to 3.46% with the hospitasl levy of 1% on top of that.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 28, 2013 “The impact per $100,000 CVA for an urban residential property is $16.32 with respect to the 4.46% […]

Expect to see new, smaller – 25 passenger – buses in the streets of the city in the not too distant future.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 28, 2013 Transit is going to get a lot more attention in this year’s budget that it did last […]

In the world of politics friends are not always friends and we sometimes choose to forget those we used to sleep with.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 27, 2013 A city hall staff report recently advised that the Pump House on Lakeshore Road might have a […]

Two days after Family Day a Mother and son team arrested following a break-in to a Cavendish Drive home.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 28, 2013 During the middle of last week, before the noon hour a break and enter occurred to a home […]

Inspire the audience please – but don’t talk the Mayor into a new dream; he’s still working out the last one.

REVISED We erroneously reported that the $50,000 cost of the Mayor’s One Dream event was paid for bu Emshih Developments. The event was paid for […]

Burlington’s leading “bon vivant” to lead the Masquerade Ball to the sound of New Orleans jazz.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 27, 2013. The social side of this city seems to go through cycles – last year it was the […]

Performing Arts Centre board appears on stage; no kudos, no applause but a lot of questions.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 26, 2013 This time the Board members showed up. This time they did the talking and didn’t leave their […]

All recreation facilities will be closed Wednesday morning; city will decide what else is closed early Wednesday.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 27, 2013 City hall prepares for what we all hope is the last storm of the winter and announces that […]

A Frank Myers photo essay: Glimpses of the past; quiet places that are empty, broken and abandoned.

BURLINGTON, ON. February 23, 2013 Artists use their paint brushes to present their interpretation of a person or a scene. There are traditionalists, modernists, post […]

Does ones name matter when the police are investigating a traffic matter that results in the death of an 89 year old pedestrian?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 23, 2013. The work police have to do can at times get a little sticky. People don’t like their […]

Me, the Mayor and the media; a relationship that is stronger because of the almost daily stress.

By Pepper Parr, Publisher, Our Burlington. BURLINGTON, ON. February 21, 2013 We were accepted as full members of the Ontario Press Council last fall. The […]

Mohawk Gardens Public School broken into; kindergarten classroom completely ransacked.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. February 21, 2013 Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on February 18th, 2012, unknown suspect(s) broke into the Mohawk Gardens Public School at […]

BurlingtonGreen reminds political leaders why we pay them the big bucks. Your constituents need some help.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 21, 2013 BurlingtonGreen has published an Open Letter addressed to our Member of Parliament, our Member of the Provincial […]

Finally – we get to show you the video of the King Road grade separation – edited courtesy of US Homeland Security.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 21, 2013 A number of months ago we mentioned to you a problem we had with the keepers of […]

For the record: 58 Burlington residents have received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 19, 2013 Part of what makes Burlington a great city is its community involvement. This summer, 54 community-minded Burlingtonians were […]