Ward 5 candidate calls for immediate action to prevent future floods

FLOOD basement blur couch

By Pepper Parr September 2, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   He`s running for office and tackling a major problem in ward 5 – and he`s letting [...]

Theatre Burlington to open season with

Sherlock Holmes - graphic siloette

By Staff September 2, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   So much for the summer we didn’t really have – here we are rolling towards a fall [...]

Street that was left "Up the Creek" decides to celebrate as a community, raise some money and enjoy a rain free day.

FLOOD Up creek - burger grill people red T shirts

By Pepper Parr September 1, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Communities organize themselves in various ways. Almost a month ago many of the people in wards [...]

Political heavy weights to be in Burlington September 6 - all female.

By Pepper Parr August 31, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   A Fundraiser for the Judy LaMarsh Fund honouring the contributions of four great women in the [...]

Understanding social media: Is it for you - and how do you make it work? Burchill offers some tips.

Everyone tells me I need to use Social Media and I guess they’re right – but I find it confusing and it takes a lot [...]

Burlington native Margaret Lindsay Holton to do a SOLO show at the Hamilton rescue station.

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By Pepper Parr August 31, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Those people who earn their living as artists – have a rough row to hoe. Artists [...]

Ward 6 election debate to be held September 24 at Hayden High - 7 pm.

By Pepper Parr August 31, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   People get the government they deserve. If voters do their homework and read the election material [...]

Burlington MP hustles for flood victims - explains that at least a part of the government portion of disaster funds will come from Ottawa.

ROTARY Wallace with a bucket

By Pepper Parr August 30, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   There he was – standing at the entrance to Spencer Smith Park, white bucket in hand, [...]

Four Rotary Clubs combine to make Ribfest a Flood fund raising event - two new Ribbers added.

ROTARY Flood relief sign goes up

By Pepper Parr August 30, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON Burlington slides to the end of the month of August wondering if we really had a summer [...]

Will the Prime Minister take a walk in the snow? Will the Council of the Federation become what the Fathers of Confederation wanted?

Fathers of confederation

By Ray Rivers August 29, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The Premiers of Ontario and Quebec have met and agreed to work together as never before, building [...]

RibFest will feature The Spoons and some pretty good sauce to go with the music. Disaster fund raising to take place - bring a pocketfull of twoonies.


By Staff August 29, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   We all know what Rib Fest is – we get ourselves to Spencer Smith Park where we [...]

Foxcroft to quarterback the Disaster Relief Committee; Dobbie to be his pass receiver. Heading for a $2 million dollar touchdown.

By Pepper Parr August 29, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   There has been some movement – is it enough? Ron Foxcroft has been appointed chair of [...]

2053 households seek Regional $1000 grant for flood damage; announcement of local disaster chair delayed.

By Pepper Parr August 27, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The announcement was going to be made sometime on Wednesday – but it didn’t arrive so Burlington [...]

Post reduces publishing schedule by one third - it will be a Thursday/Friday paper in the future.

Newsflash oblong

By Pepper Parr August 27, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Got a note from Joshua Miller, that’s the kid that delivers the Post to my dear [...]

Burlington is almost like two different societies: those flooded and those not. For those flooded it is brutal, for those not - they can help.

FLOOD basement blur couch

By Pepper Parr August 27, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   There is a strange dichotomy at this time in this city. There are those who were [...]

Flood information is sparse - Elections Act is preventing Mayor from using city web site to speak. Can you believe that?

Flood rainfall graphic weather network image

By Pepper Parr August 26, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON The flood has only begun as far as the flow of information is concerned. A graphic from [...]

West nile found in the Region - Oakville at this point - but these mosquitoes move around. Take precautions.


By Staff August 25, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The first official data on mosquitos that are carrying West Nile Virus was released by the Region [...]

Police search discovers remains beleived to be of missing 24 year old male.

HRPS crest

By Staff August 25, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Halton Regional Police sent out a notice last week that they intended to do a methodical grid [...]

Single Mom's organization has to close its doors after 3 years of solid effort; funds raised weren't sufficient to continue

INCITE Lowes cheque

By Staff August 25, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. INCITE A Single Moms Support Group, a local non-profit organization, will be closing its doors as of August [...]

Ice bucket dunking is bad for ALS fund raising - it went for $2.5 million to $70 - how can that be bad?

Pep - I don't think so look -cropped

By Pepper Parr August 25, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. My neighbour Rob, who is prone to stunts, pranks and practical jokes ,sent me an Ice Bucket [...]

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