Mayor packs his bags. He and the Misses doing a little R&R and working for the people while he is at it.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 6, 2011 – Travel broadens the mind, gives the traveler a different perspective and often results in the traveler bringing […]

No highway through the escarpment but city hall wants you to drive the electronic highway they’d like to build.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON, June 1, 2011—The city wants to go electronic with you and is asking for your thoughts on just what they can […]

Aldershot residents want the city to force developer to play by the rules. Planner thinks the issue will go to the OMB.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2011 – When the city planner tells a council committee that he can “see this one heading for […]

Council gets a real wiggle on; directs staff to find ways for citizens to be given time to respond to decisions.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30th, 2011 – Give them credit for this – when they know they got it wrong, the move with […]

We were named # 3 best city to live in – now we are the # 2 best city to raise children in. What’s next for us?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2011 – Any event you attend where either the Mayor or the President of the Chamber of Commerce […]

Citizen participation builds better communities – they make Burlington what it is today.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 29, 2011 – It turned out to be a lesson in Civics when Walter Mulkewich, a former Mayor of Burlington […]

Emma Jane Harper recognized as Burlington’s Junior person of the year. Start them early and they just get better and better.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 30, 2011 It all began when she was 10 years old. Not an awkward child but certainly not a […]

He stood his ground, gave as good as he got and got us a little closer to real civic engagement.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 25th, 2011 – It came down to a one hour delegation with phrases like: “Give the money back to […]

Developer short on cash – puts the touch on the city, city gives sweet deal. Better than maxing out the credit card.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. May 29, 2011 The Molinaro Group given better than normal terms on development charges. Letter from the developers’ planner to the […]

Twins give it a good shot but Hamilton Thunderbirds takes the Saturday game. Teams are now even at one each.

By Staff BURLINGTON, PM May 28, 2011 – With the weather threatening throughout the day, the Hamilton Thunderbirds made it even – a game apiece […]

A planning tool that forgets people are part of the planning process. Section 37 – a missed opportunity.

By Pepper Parr BURLINTON, ON May 28, 2011 – Burlington is one of a few cities that makes use of Section 37 of the Planning […]

Twins back in town after road trip that could have been better; one win and one shellacking.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 27, 2011 – One could argue that it is still early in the season and that there have been a […]

Burlington gets Targeted – dog with bulls eye may be seen on the streets. Bargains for all

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 27, 2011 – The dog with the red target over his eye will soon be seen at the Burlington Mall […]

Brother reminisces about John Boich, the man chosen as Burlington’s Citizen of the Year.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON ON May 26, 2010 They were born 15 months apart and as boys they were inseparable. They grew into young men […]

Strategic Plan preparation includes cable casting live to the community – turnout low.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 26, 2011 – The Mayor is using every trick in the book to pull the public into the development of […]

City decides not to take up Pier construction proposal from contractor’s insurance company.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON – May 25, 2011 The city has decided not to accept a proposal made by the insurance company that provided the […]

Cover the environmental waterfront and fly a kite while you’re at it. Kite Fest June 5th – make it a family event.

Getting that kite up into the air is the first challenge – then the fun starts keeping it in the air. BURLINGTON, Ont.— May 24, […]

Commitment is there – but is the core the centre of a donut or is it the tasty outer ring you can sink your teeth into.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2011 – It started with Direction from the Mayor to city staff to provide an update on the […]

Weather moves nomination date for Civic Rose Award back a week. Mayor may be moving away from the Cup.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 22, 2011 – The weather isn’t all bad. The closing dates for the Civic Rose Award nominations has been moved […]

Joseph Brant got a better deal for the Indians than Burlington residents are getting from a local developer.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 18, 2011 Despite significant resistance to the to the Molinaro application to erect a 14 story apartment building on […]