Mayor loses his second Chief of Staff - decides not to renew contracts for the rest of his staff.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr November 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Jackie Isada, Chief of Staff, Daphne Jaques, Assistant to the Mayor and Corry Holloway, Assistant to [...]

Burlington resident to be part of the service that guards our borders: Lisa Fleck appointed an officer in the CBSA.

Border crossing

By Staff November 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Burlington resident Lisa Fleck has completed her Officer Induction Training Program with distinction at the CBSA College [...]

Air Park dumps 500,000 cubic metres of land fill and told not to do that anymore; David Packer dumps six truckloads and pay a $3000 fine

By Staff November 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   David Packer pled guilty to charges under the Conservation Authorities Act in relation to undertaking unauthorized development [...]

Television commentator objects to a Christmas Tree being called a Holiday tree.

White House Christmas 2014

By Staff November 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Steven Levy is a CBS News presenter. Last Sunday he did a commentary on CBS Sunday Morning. [...]

Why not let the public ask questions at the Swearing In on December 1st? Sure it is a bit risky but people have things to say.

By Pepper Parr November 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   I found myself thinking about the Swearing in ceremony that is going to take place December [...]

Valuable cost-saving tips to make homes more energy-efficient to be shared at sustainability event.

By Staff November 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   No one ever went wrong talking about energy saving – especially when the temperature outside was double [...]

Burlington packaging firm fined $70,000 for failing to appoint a competent person as supervisor.

By Staff November 18, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON –   Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., also known as GO Packaging, has pleaded guilty and has been [...]

City Council will be sworn in at the Performing Arts Centre on December 1st - plenty of seating.

Mayor and chair

By Staff November 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   They are taking the show on the road. On December 1, the Mayor and the six council [...]

Fortinos writes a big cheque for Disaster Relief; residents who need financial support MUST have their forms in before December 15th

BCF mailer side A

By Pepper Parr November 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Another cheque presentation; another photo op – you wonder if they are all the same and why [...]

Councillor Craven bush-whacks hospital president at Standing Committee meeting. Why?


By Pepper Parr November 19, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON Boy – did he ever bush whack the guy! Eric Vandewall, president of the Joseph Brant Hospital [...]

By-election in Ontario doesn't give much of a hint on the federal election scheduled for October 2015.

By Ray Rivers November 18, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   He is consistently below Trudeau and Mulcair in national opinion polls and his party is currently [...]

What will council set out to do during its next term of office? How soon will the public learn just how much the August flood is going to cost? Will it take a tax increase to get anything done?


By Pepper Parr November 18, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   We did elect them – well 34. 14 % of us did. In twelve days the [...]

Walter Mulkewich reviews Greg Sorbara's autobiography: a pragmatic practitioner of the political arts.

By Walter Mulkewich November 18th, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   Greg Sorbara, “The Battlefield of Ontario Politics, An Autobiography”, Dundurn Publishers, Toronto, 2014 Greg Sorbara was [...]

Developer decides to listen to residents and not seek a change in zoning. Classy building and a class act on the part of the developer.

Elgin - Locust re-development

By Staff November 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   They are going to call it the Saxony and it will be limited to four storeys as [...]

Five years out - what will the city look like? And who will make the decisions? Just Council or the people piking up the tab as well?

By Pepper Parr November 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   What will the city look like in five years? A lot differently than it looks today. [...]

Friends of Sheldon Creek and others clean up after irresponsible residents who treat it as a dump.

Sheldon Creek dump 2

By Staff November 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   It was certainly an eye sore but it wasn’t really clear who owned the land and who [...]

City delivers 25 different services; spent $134 million - which was up $2.1 million from previous year.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr November 15, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The 2015 budget will take a significantly different approach in the way it is presented to [...]

Ho, Ho, Ho man arrives at Burlington Mall by helicopter - reindeer and sleigh waiting for snow.

Santa listens to gift list

By Staff November 15, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   Helicopter with Santa aboard arrives at the Burlington Mall. The Ho, Ho, Ho man arrived at the [...]

Downtowners get to hear what developer wants to do at Locust and Elgin across from city hall and the Performing Arts Centre.

Elgin - Locust re-development

By Pepper Parr November 15, 2014 Burlington, ON   She does it differently. We get to many, but not all, of the local meetings Council [...]

First Regional Firearms and Weapons Amnesty a Success; 180 weapons turned in + 200 lbs of ammunition.

By Staff November 14, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   Halton Regional Police have completed their month long firearms and weapons amnesty. It is evident our communities [...]

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