City staff give the Shape report a very detailed look and bought into most of what was recommended.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 11, 2011 – It was probably one of the more challenging assignments that has landed on the desk of […]

Council committee accepts staff report on Shape recommendations – rejects the idea of sharing power with a community group.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2011 – The one thing that always has to be remembered with politicians is that they were elected […]

A capital idea, you say. Well let us throw some money at it.

By Pepper Parr BURLINTON, ON March 9, 2011 – He was looking very ‘corporate’. Hair tightly combed with the parting clearly visible as opposed to […]

He hasn’t announced yet, but it’s beginning to look official to me.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2011 – There’s that pretty face again – Brian Heagle, but this time he’s not with his trusty […]

I think we’re legit now. Formal recognition in a staff report.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 7, 2011 – In one of the Shape Burlington report recommendations there was one on what came to be […]

Two major thrusts in the staff response to what Shape Burlington recommeneded more than a year ago.

BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2011 – We have provided you with the complete staff report that will go to the Budget and Corporate Services committee […]

How do our planners handle applications for increased height and density from developers. Do they get the best deal for the community?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON ON, March 8, 2011 – Have you ever had a Section 37? Would you care for one? I suppose it would […]

Few choose to participate but everyone will pay the taxes needed to cover the operating costs of $190 million.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 7, 20100 – Perhaps the best comment made at the last of the public input meeting on the 2011 […]

Local developer wants to double the density of a downtown condo, councillor cries foul.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 7, 2011 – The Molinaro Group, developers of the 360 on Pearl, the Baxter and the Spencer to name […]

Rain and winter run off raising water levels in local creeks City monitoring water levels.

By Staff Not a safe plays for kids this time of year. Burlington, ON March 4, 2011– Warm temperatures combined with a forecast 40 mm […]

Are we engaged? Is this the Shape of things to come? We should know in two years – that night when we all dance on the Pier.

Is this what staff means by an “engagement charter”? By Pepper Parr John Boich, one of the co-chairs of the Shape Burlington committee, was […]

IKEA to move from Aldershot to Walkers Line. Councillor Craven considering grief counseling.

By Pepper Parr On the move. Watch for the moving sale. BURLINGTON, ON March 4, 2011 – It is going to be the sale of […]

Your opportunity to ask questions and let council members and city staff know what you think about spending levels. Use it or lose it.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 3, 2011 – Time for all those who want to belly ache about the tax burden to get […]

Burlington developer takes energy conservation seriously – goes thermal with a 16 storey project in ‘upper core’.

The cost of heating and cooling units is being borne by Mother Earth for this “first in the province” use of geo thermal in a condominium project.

Partner Graham Chalmers points out detail on an architect’s model of the project due to begin construction at Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road […]

Kicking up a stink. Should we feed the critters?

City wants you to think about feeding “nuisance” animals.

By Staff City wants you to think about feeding “nuisance” animals. BURLINGTON, ON March 4, 2011 – This came in from the very able Georgi […]

Speed bumps that slow things down or hurdles that can’t be overcome? Public input to be added to the mix.

National level cycling events coming to Burlington – maybe? […]

Dressing up for the first formal, critical look at the playbill.

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre will appear before a Council committee next week and detail their budget projections for the next fiscal year and […]

Recognizing the very best in our community. An award that has led many to serving the community in some elected capacity.

Awards night for Civic Recognition. Tickets priced at $30. each. Great deal.

The city will recognize six community leaders in everything from the Arts to civic service at the annual awards night in late May. […]

City recognizes the contribution made by co-chair of the Shape Burlington report.

Boich at a political event – doing what he does so very well.

He is a large man and a large personality and there is never any doubt that he is in the room. […]

Civic Recognition Award nominations due no later than Tuesday, March 1st

Recognizing those who have given to the community and giving something back to them. […]