Tax increase to be $16.29 for every $100,000 of assessment; some critical cuts missed; some revenue opportunities left on the table.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 When your city Council began the process of putting together the budget for the 2012 fiscal year […]

$2500 and a HUG was all the cultural community could pull out of a budget committee.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 The culture mavens gave it their very best shot. Barbara Teatero, Executive Director Museums Burlington, stood at […]

Outdoor ice skating at Spencer Smith Park ends. There go the Spring Break Plans. Did we have a winter?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 And then it was over. Winter had hardly gotten a decent grip on the city and the lake […]

Honouring our own, recognizing the people that serve the community because they believe in service. Entries close March 9th

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 Recognizing one’s peers is a sign of a civilized community that pulls together for the greater good […]

The mood was a little different, Council wasn’t as negative but the Sound of Music folks still have a struggle on their hands

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 And the music played on. Dave Miller, Executive Director of the Sound of Music Festival (SOM) A […]

They were out in force on Woman’s Day, making sure there was a place at the decision making table for the next generation.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 It was an incredible mix of women. The war horses were there; those women who have been […]

Torsney tells breakfast meeting: Women needed in Canadian political, & financial arenas. Guest speaker talks up the co-op sector.

By Tania Mais BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 The empowerment of women and a commitment to the issue of hunger and poverty was the theme […]

Discipline, persistence, focus and passion: keys to developing positive work habits that grow you and your business.

By Gerry Visca BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 20112 Many entrepreneurs that I coach often ask me how I am able to stay focused and help […]

Council member threatens to walk out of chambers and call a press conference to spill the beans on staff pay increases.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON Match 6, 2012 Things got a little feisty at the Budget meeting at city hall last week. Councillor John Taylor […]

Young female believed she was being stalked by the driver of a white van in the Plains Rd East & Maple Avenue area.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 2, 2012 On February 29th around 8:30 p.m., a fifteen-year-old female walking west along Plains Road East from Maple Avenue […]

She took a principled stand and they short her down. Bang, bang – they shot her down.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 1, 2012 She did her best. She stood up and took a stand. She was brave. Alas, her fellow […]

The sandbox is now his to run as Chris Glenn has the Acting taken away from his title. Congratulations..

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 1, 2012 The acting part of his career ended last night and this morning Chris Glenn enters city hall […]

McKenna getting the hang of the job and having the time of her life. Give her a year and we will see if she develops into a great MPP.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 28, 2012 Jane McKenna, Burlington’s member of the provincial Legislature is settling into her new digs on Brant Street […]

Indecent act on Brant Street committed by male in a minivan.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 29, 2012 It was more than a jolt for the young woman walking south on Brant near Prospect when she […]

Something odd about train passenger list – police can’t account for about 12 people – they seemed to have just walked away.

REVISED By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 27, 2012 Everyone had heard about the train accident within 15 minutes of it taking place Sunday […]

Where can one go to look ten years younger, lose ten pounds, learn how to invest, and plan her funeral all under one roof?

Sarah O’Hara is a Burlington mother of two who realized that her degree in modernist literature wasn’t going to lead to work that had meaning […]

What kind of a Mayor did you want? What kind of Mayor do you have? What kind of constituents does the Mayor have?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 24, 2012 It was, and still is, a very good idea. It needed more time and after realizing that […]

If you know how to raise your pinky finger and can fake a British accent – Barb Teatero wants to hear from you.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 25, 2012 For those who are of a monarchist bent – there is an opportunity for you to be […]

Orchids on the move? Was the “lesson learned” turned into an advantage that might satisfy everyone?

By Pepper Parr REVISED February 24, 2012 It is always very unwise to let politicians anywhere near the selection of public art. Burlington made a […]

Halton’s Crime Rate lowest since 1974; Drops 10.4% in 2011. Chief says low crime is a community achievement.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 23, 2012 An historic bench mark in public safety was achieved by the Halton Regional Police in 2011 with the […]