We are going to do it differently this time. Strategic plan means home work for citizens.

By Staff Burlington, Ont.—March 21, 2011 – The City of Burlington is encouraging members of the community to participate early and often in the city’s […]

Robbers couldn’t wait for the pizza, didn’t get any dough either.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 10, 2011 – The domino’s Pizza at Walkers Line and New Street had a couple of people burst into the […]

John Boich, 1933 – 2011 Requiescat in Pace

He died quietly in his sleep, shortly after being informed that he had been named Citizen of the Year by the citizens of Burlington, Ontario […]

Sister city in Japan is spared from the earth quake that has devasted parts of Japan.

By Staff Burlington, On.—March 14, 2011— Burlington’s sister city Itabashi, Japan, has been spared any damage from the earth quake that has wiped some towns […]

Aldershot to nominate their best on April Fool’s Day.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 12, 2011 – Community is that strange mixture that is part geography, part history and part the people who happen […]

Burlington considering a new media; going for a Town Crier to deliver the Mayors words.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 14, 2011 – David Vollick got asked to help at a church event awhile ago – they needed someone with […]

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 […]