It was a quickie – 15 minutes and no open bar. McKenna gets acclaimed, Wallace gets excited.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 27, 2011 – It took awhile, but the Burlington Progressive Conservative Association finally nominated a candidate. Jane McKenna was […]

Festival, found art, aboriginal hoop dancing and maybe even a contest to find Joseph Brant himself.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 27, 2011 – Next to the Sound of Music the Joseph Brant Festival is one of the best public […]

Wherever two or more of you are gathered …

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 26, 2011 – Ever the eager beavers, the Councillor for Ward 2 and her able assistant have announced that […]

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Oakville – Region sets out protective measures. This is serious stuff.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 26, 2011 A batch of mosquitoes collected last week in Oakville has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This […]

City manager calls it quits – did he jump or was he pushed?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 25, 2011— The Mayor’s statement. “Earlier today, Roman Martiuk announced that after four successful years as the city manager […]

This adventure got us out of the house and kept us on the road. Jackie didn’t once ask: Are we there yet?

By Jack Dennison BURLINGTON, ON July 21, 2011 It was proving to be quite an adventure. From Grimsby into Toronto and a night in a […]

Only in America would the cardboard tube in a roll of toilet paper matter. Do read on …

By Staff who pinched the story from the Chicago Tribune. BURLINGTON, ON June 13, 2011 – Kimberly-Clark has begun testing sales of the Scott Naturals […]

Is there trouble in paradise? Why is a council committee meeting with lawyers the day tenders are to be issued?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 20, 2011 – It was disturbing. Disturbing to learn that there was going to be a closed meeting of […]

Top secret recipe places Burlington company amongst world leaders in marine environmental technology.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 18, 2011 — They have a secret recipe and are using it to rid the seas of the world […]

Learning on the job – or making a fool of yourself?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 18, 2011 — There are things about municipal government and basic business that are just things you know. Like […]

He calls it the old “switcheroo”.

By Ken Colombo BURLINGTON, ON July 18, 2011 — Subject: Heagle withdrawal As I have said many, many times before, Pepper, your blog is a […]

Contemplation and consultation takes time; Heagle needed more as he withdrew from PC nomination, and took it.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 14, 2011 – There appears not to have been quite enough contemplation and consultation as Brian Heagle worked himself […]

Burlington Tories have yet to nominate a candidate; Heagle follows Pepin and falls on his sword. Bloody mess.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 14, 2011 – The Burlington Progressive Conservatives are soon going to run out of swords. First it was Rene […]

Thieves rob attendant during early morning gas station robbery.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 11, 2011 – The thieves are getting more brazen. At just after 4 am on Sunday, July 10th two thieves […]

Up close and personal and the light standards really do exist.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 11, 2011 – Up close and on site – the Pier is a marvel to behold. The lazy curve […]

Everyone benefits from the homeless who live at the Riviera Motel. They get lousy digs but a great view.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 11, 2011 – This business of municipal politics can get pretty sticky and complicated. Try this on for size. […]

Condo corp breaks ground in “uptown” Burlington. Real news is what’s going on underground.

BURLINGTON, ON June 11, 2011 A 16 storey condominium will break ground this week to commence construction at the Upper Middle Road and Appleby Line […]

New funny money explained to seniors; samples were not available.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 7, 2011 – They make up a large part of the community and the demographic trend is for there […]

Region declares beaches are safe for recreational swimming.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 7, 2011 The Halton Region Health Department announces that the following locations are safe to swim at: • Burlington – […]

Local cyclist takes part on Great Waterfront Trail Adventure; chooses a leisurely approach.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 6, 2011 The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure is an annual tour that travels the whole 720 km route over eight […]