Burlington`s first TED event – ideas worth spreading – held at Performing Arts Centre.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 28, 2012 TEDx Burlington came and went – some 100 people plus filled the Community Room of the Performing […]

Burlington’s citizen of the year will tell you “good intentions stink”. We will never run out of opportunities to help the poor.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON – May 27, 2012 She is a pure evangelical. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and […]

Turbine might get second chance – kudos to BurlingtonGreen for ensuring environmental sustainablility is kept on the table.

Burlington Hydro keeps the lights on, runs the system efficiently but does seem to have a problem communicating with their peers at city hall.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 26, 2012 That decision you made about the turbine on the Pier – said a staff report, we think […]

TEDx – another first for Burlington. Seven speakers will use 18 minutes each to talk about ideas worth spreading.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 25, 2012 TED – Technology, Entertainment and Design – have you heard about it? It appeared in the mid 80’s […]

First thing Monday – check the weather, check your bike and if both are good to go – be at Elgin and Brant for breakfast on the city.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 25, 2012 – This is a whole new line of business for the Chamber of Commerce and if we […]

It took a little while but police arrest Hamilton resident for assault at Club 54 on Harvester Road.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2012 It looks as if the Burlington detachment of the Regional Police are making it very clear that they […]

Giant Hogweed; a nasty plant that can do a lot of damage. Spring is best time to remove it – call Conservation Authority for help.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2012 Giant Hogweed – This is not something you want to deal with until you know what you are […]

She fought the good fight, won more than she lost and now takes a bow: Anne Swarbrick retires from Habitat for Humanity

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2012 – She’s done it all – fought the good fight, did what she thought was right; went public […]

Those with thick wallets and cheque books have needs too; hospital fund raiser brings understanding and experience to raising money.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2012 – The combination of very dark intensive eyes, energy galore and drive to spare, resulted in her […]

Burlington MPP McKenna doesn’t buy the government statement on how roaming black bears should be handled.

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By Pepper Parr Burlington, ON May 24, 2012 Burlington MPP Jane McKenna isn’t letting the provincial government forget about the impact their budget cuts are […]

She answers all the requests with – I’m on it and is about to turn the phrase into a business opportunity.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2012 – I have for some time been looking for a real example of how social media actually […]

Author is Mother of an 11 year old daughter, resident of Woodstock who has finally come to terms with the murder of Tori Stafford.

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By Martha Emonts WOODSTOCK, ON May 23, 2012 For the past few weeks I have written over 12,000 words on the abduction and murder of […]

Police surprised when they learn provincial ministry “doesn’t do that kind of work anymore”; had to shoot bear using untrained staff.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 23, 2012 Remember the difficulty the police had getting the help they needed with that black bear that was […]

“Get the politics out of it – and put the turbine on the Pier” advises BurlingtonGreen.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 23, 2012 Something’s just get completely bedeviled and no matter what you do – things still go wrong. Is […]

They’re back; bureaucrats beaver away at maps showing where the highway we were promised would not be built is going to go.

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By Sue McMaster Co-chair, Citizens Opposed to Paving the Escarpment.   BURLINGTON, ON May 23, 2012 The Stop Escarpment Highway Coalition (SEHC) is calling on […]

Tireless worker finally recognized. Tymstra given the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award. Congratulations.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 19, 2012 The Rotary Club of Burlington Central did something recently that should have been done some time ago, […]

Bear was killed – public now critical of police. It was a job that had to be done and the police did it. Thank them.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 19, 2012 You’re sometimes damned if you do and double damned if you don’t. There was a black bear […]

What does the brutal murder of a delightful, inquisitve friendly little eight year old girl do to a community? How does it recover?

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Part 11 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

Good police work means putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Halton Regional Police doing just that – can you help?

They are out there - theu are dangerous - but we can teach our children how to protect themselves.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 18, 2012 The Burlington detachment of the Halton Regional police have noticed a string of disturbing incidents involving young […]

More than half the commercial vehicles pulled over for inspection fail; police tag and tow 52 of them.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 17, 2012 On Tuesday May 15th and Wednesday the 16th 2012, the Halton Regional Police Service in partnership with the […]