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 - brings 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 [...]

The local disaster committee will announce its chair on Wednesdayand roll out the committee structure on September 3.

BCF Mulholland - Baker

By Pepper Parr August 25, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. It is coming together. It’s taking a little longer than many people had hoped but it looks [...]

Disaster relief committee about to be announced; public can expect to hear and learn a lot more about a damage claims process.

Ramsgate Aug 21-14 006

By Pepper Parr August 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Sometime soon – the Burlington Community Foundation will announce who the Chair of the local Disaster [...]

Red Cross volunteers check on more than 10,000 homes going door to door. Some tragic stories

Flood Red Cross class - volunteers

By Pepper Parr August 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. “We should have the door to door work wrapped up in a few days” said Peter Hodgson, [...]

David Thomson has been missing since the end of July - police to conduct a ground search on Monday.

HRPS crest

By Staff August 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   David THOMSON is 24 years old – he has been missing from his residence in the Appleby [...]

Municipal corruption; rampant in Montreal, evident at one point in Toronto - what about Burlington? Any thoughts?

Urban sprawl

By Ray Rivers August 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Quebec’s Charbonneau Commission uncovered gross corruption between Montreal politicians and the construction industry. That’s Quebec, some [...]

BMW to hard to break into - police officer smashes window to rescue two children.

HRPS crest

By Staff August 22, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   There is a reason those BMW’s are as expensive as they are – not that easy to [...]

Burlington Mayor elected to municipal association board; heading for an acclamation as second term Mayor


By Staff August 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   They figured it out. The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), has looked at the nominations posted [...]

Financial squeeze coming - and it won't be because of the tax bill.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr August 22, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. There is a squeeze coming. For the past two weeks the United Way has served as the [...]

Burlington waits for Minister McMeekin to sign our request to be declared a disaster area. Time is being wasted.

Basement flooded BSB Coalition

By Pepper Parr August 21, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The small print needed a closer look. On August 14, ten days after that disastrous flood that [...]

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