Recovering the Lost Art of Citizenship

With its clarion call, “City Hall must reinvent itself”, the Shape Burlington Report emphasized how citizens can more effectively be engaged with City Hall and its decision-making processes. […]

Former reporter and now author likes the idea of the Ticats coming to Burlington

What it cries out for today is some reaction on both sides of the coin, of the revived interest in Aldershot as a new home […]

Here is what I heard

BURLINGTON, ON December 1, 2010 – A new start, difficult when the problems from the immediate past are there staring at you. But Mayor Rick […]

What did Crombie teach us?
Will we rise to the challenge?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 16, 2011 – He came and as always he was entertaining and informative. He knows what he is talking […]

Being transparent is not easy, but it is a sign

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 4, 2011 – Each of the media in any community look to see what the other guy is doing. […]

Incredible opportunity but read the fine print

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 31, 2010 – Keep these three phrases at your finger tips: transparency, Shape Burlington and legal advice. Transparency – […]

Report to our readers – when you open the door and the house is empty – were you robbed ?

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 17, 2011 – Well, we weren’t robbed but when we went to open the door last Wednesday – there was […]

United Way sets new record-Two million plus Chairman gets ‘touched’ for the last $54.00

Tim Brown, left and Len Lifchus, both of the United Way, lean just a little on Fund Raising Campaign Chair Karmel Sakran, center, to write a cheque for the amount to got the total to $2,200,00 - a record for Burlington.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 17th, 2011. – They made it and in the process set a new record for the Burlington United Way […]

Kilbride services one of the troubling issues

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 16, 2011 – Kilbride is one of those small rural communities that has a combination of “quaint” feeling and […]

That grass isn’t greener and it’s on the other side; why do I have to cut it? Because they say so, that’s why.

The By law enforcement officer is not going to go along with this kind of grass on the boulevard in front of your house. By […]

Sunday Jazz in a concerted barn.
Swinging sounds and My Funny Valentine

This is something worth checking out. The location is very nice and the price – almost too good to be true. Led by Polish born, Toronto-based musician Paul Pacanowski we heard many of the old standards as well as an original composition: “Summer Hay Ride” in which you could hear the clip clop of the horses hooves. Nice piece of work. […]

A literary first…

Public punster puts pages in the hands of a reviewer. Ron Dennis recently published his first children’s book and now faces the pen of a […]

Flashy threads

Mais Oui monsieur, that is a beret I am wearing. By Staff Burlington, home of the Canadian National Road Cycling Championships – sort of a […]

Rob and Mike were having a chat…

Rob is left scratching his head And then uttered a classical Canadian phrase eh? By Rob MacLellan and Mike Harris We just love it when […]

Why 2128?

Ask your kid – if s/he knows – s/he is a genius. By Staff What does 2 128 look like and what do you call […]

Sarah and Isabelle Harmer

Right now, the Nelson quarry file is one of the most important public proceedings in Canada. Isabelle and Sarah Harmer and their group Protecting Escarpment […]

Recognizing our best.

Civic Recognition Award nominations due no later than Tuesday, March 1st By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON – The City of Burlington is now accepting nominations […]

Well, this time it wasn’t a glitch.
Someone made a stupid decision.

BURLINGTON, ON February 12, 2011 The tap got turned off due to an inappropriate and rash decision. The result of that decision, which we didn’t […]

The citizens won – big time

Provinces caves in and abandons plans for a cross the Escarpment highway. By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 9, 2011 – The people won a BIG […]

Yikes – we’re broke.

Insurance company tells city to take a hike, Decides not to honour the bond city bought. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 8, 2011 – […]