New Street road diet: Staff issues some comments - an attempt to put oil on troubled waters?

City Hall - high frontal view

By Pepper Parr August 30th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The heat is clearly on – staff in the city’s transportation department have taken to thanking […]

New Street on a road diet - nice but bumpy

Does the city expand on the space it has on Brant Street by adding to the back of the building or putting office space on Civic Square?   Or is there a new city hall in the cards for us?

By Staff August 26, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON The debate continues but the marked bike lanes on New Street are almost ready to go. One bike […]

School board announces new web site - but you can't get to it. E for effort; F for failure.

HDSB sign with flag

By Pepper Parr August 24, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON The new web site is now accessible. Looks pretty good. The search engine is very good. More […]

Getting ready for MoonGlade - at the Art Gallery in September - a 5 hour one time only happening.


By Pepper Parr August 23, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   With a name like “No Vacancy” what was one to expect at an event that ran […]

Unneeded or expired medications can now be left at any Halton pharmacy - police ending their facility drop off locations.

HRPS crest

By Staff August 22, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON The successful prescription drug drop off awareness campaign run by the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – Drug […]

Dispatch side of police communications unit gets fast paced at times.

Supervisors work station

By Pepper Parr August 18th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The Dispatch side of the Regional Police communications unit is quite different than the Intake side. […]

Fire Department has lifted its longest-running open-air burning ban.

BBQ on fire

By Staff August 17th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON On July 6, 2016, a fire ban was issued after the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry identified […]

Apartment owner fined $30,000 for failing to provide records of various life safety systems and equipment in the building.

Lilnan Court

By Pepper Parr August 16th, 206 BURLINGTON, ON   Owners of a Burlington multi-unit residential building, that the city chose not to named were convicted […]

Terry Fox run route changed due to the rebuild of Lakeshore Road - will begin at pier on September 18th.

Terry Fox runners

By Alison Webster August 16, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The road re-building work taking place on Lakeshore Road at Maple Avenue and North Shore Boulevard […]

Moving from run of the mill dance classes to a dance experience - a one week class - worth looking into.

FORM two dancers - one masked

By Pepper Parr August 15, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON School for the students starts September 7th – for those who want to expand their dance experience […]

Live and Play guide on line now

Live and play cover

By Staff August 12, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The 2016-17 Live & Play guide – the City of Burlington’s guide for information on recreation, sport, […]

Live and Play Guide will be available online August 11. Registration begins on Saturday, August 20

City hall - older pic

By Staff August 9th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The city’s Fall and Winter 2016/2017 Live and Play Guide, featuring listings for recreation, sport and culture […]

City Councillors abuse the recorded voting process - city decides to buy an electronic vote recording system.

Council vote Dec 18-14 Water Street

By Pepper Parr July 20th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Will wonders never cease? The city is going to move to an electronic vote recording system […]

City giving the Cenotaph a clean up - will mistakes on the plaque describing the memorial get fixed as well?

War memorial city hall

By Pepper Parr July 18th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON We were advised this morning that the errors on the plaque have been corrected. Ed Keenleyside just […]

Member of Parliament wants to hear what you have to say about climate change - Tansley woods on the 20th.

Damoff with big wide open smiles

By Pepper Parr July 18th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   MP Pam Damoff will lead a consultation on climate change at Tansley Woods on the 20th […]

Conservation Halton calls for call for a voluntary cutback of 10 per cent by users taking water from wells or surface water sources.

Conservation Halton sign - angle

By Staff July 8th, 2106 BURLINGTON, ON Conservation Halton has declared a Level I Low Water Condition for its watershed. The low snow accumulation over […]

Burlington Fire Department issues fire ban - includes fire pits and chimineas, controlled brush burning and recreational burning.


By Staff July 6. 2016 BURLINGTON, ON The Fire Department has issued a fire ban, effective immediately, prohibiting all outside fires in Burlington, including open […]

Second Bay Area summit will go down as the beginning of a new form and level of municipal cooperation.

Summit - Premier addresses

By Pepper Parr June 22, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON It was a success by any standard. It was well run, tightly run even when the politicians […]

Burlington - Urban and Rural; Romanticism versus Social Commentary. Bateman makes a strong statement.

6_ Vanessa Cres Lokos, Moving Forward, 2016, mixed media

By Jim Riley June 22, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON The Art Gallery of Burlington is presenting a visual discussion on the duality of the urban and […]

Burlington Youth to screen a video on the way they see Syrians leaving that war torn country and coming to Canada.

Gould refugees fleeing Syria

By Staff June 20th, 2106 BURLINGTON, ON Burlington Cabinet Minister Eleanor McMahon wants you to understand that she believes fervently that young people play a […]