Taxi service pilot project works well enough to be done again during the holiday season says operator..

Taxi B van

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 19, 2012 It is always interesting when a person who operates a business in the city; one that requires […]

We are here to serve and the city of Burlington has numerous opportunities for those who want to serve their community.

City Hall - high frontal view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 19, 2012 Burlington, like many other municipalities across the province, looks to its citizens for advice, guidance and fresh […]

It`s a closed meeting, about Human Resources, the hiring and the firing of people; taking place in two different places at the same time.

Burlington city hall with clock

REVISED By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 19, 2012 If you’re looking for any of the city council members this morning or the city manager […]

Burlingtonian struck and killed by a vehicle on North Shore Blvd.

HRPS car

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 15, 2012 A pedestrian crossing North Shore Blvd, in the vicinity of the Burlington Golf and Country Club was killed […]

They are going to have their hands deeper into your pockets forever and ever. Hospital levy will not end.

Picking your pocket

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 14, 2012 Mayor Rick Goldring got the surprise of his life, when he learned that the province expected him […]

GO train accident victim dies of his injuries.

GO train collision

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 14, 2012 A 34 year old male, involved in an accident with a GO train last Saturday, November 10th, has […]

Clay in the hands of a potter can be an art form or it can produce soup bowls used for fund raisers.

Photo 4.

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON November 12, 2012 There is something very grounding about crafting clay into ceramics. Shaped by human hands for over […]

A lot of noses are out of joint over the Mayors Dream Team. Few members of Council want to spend three days in a workshop.

Nose out of joint

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 12, 2012 The Mayor’s dream could become a bit of a nightmare. More than half of his Council isn’t […]

He can tell you more than you want to know about Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz – and he knows what poverty does to a community.

United Way - Change starts here

By Pepper Parr HAMILTON, ON November 11, 2012 For Len Lifchus, this time of year tends to be all about the numbers – are the […]

The “downtowners” certainly know what they want the core of the city to look like; citizens meet at the Art Centre to talk visions.

Shoreline Room of the Art Centre was packed; cloase to 150 people participated.  Did we manage to move the ball up the field?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 10, 2012 They were doing more of that vision thing. They were doing it in the Shoreline Room of […]

Burlington Man Struck by GO Train east of Guelph Line. Go passengers experienced delay only.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 10, 2012 Halton Police are currently investigating a collision between a westbound GO train and a pedestrian in the City […]

Bayhawks Soccer U14’s & U16’s show up at council meeting to be congratulated for a superb year. Take a pass on council meeting.

Bayhawk bling U14 2014

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 5, 2012 The Council Chamber was close to filled with dozens of young women in sports sweats, many wearing […]

Is war not obsolete yet?

War will become

By Mark Twain Twain wrote The War Prayer during the US war on the Philippines. It was submitted for publication, but on March 22, 1905, […]

East end resident doesn’t like the way the Chilli Half Marathon limits her access to Lakeshore Road.

Chilli Half Marathon Lakeshore

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2012 The event won’t take place until March of next year but that wasn’t enough to stop Diane […]

Mayor wants help “defining the dream”. Who was chosen to define the dream? Who is paying for the dream leader? We don’t know yet.

Dreaming in technicolour

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2012 The media release said: Mayor Goldring is pleased to announce that he will be hosting Inspire Burlington […]

Being a transit ambassador is a great job – one guy and eight girls. Great odds.

Xcelsior BUS 009 FRONT VIEW

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2012 — Twelve students from Burlington area high schools have been selected as Burlington Transit Youth Ambassadors (BTYAs) […]

Dullish weather certainly didn’t dull sales at the 10th annual Art in Action Studio Tour.

Artinaction Goldring Cheryl

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2012 The sunshine chose not to appear but the event went well nevertheless as art patrons from across […]

United Way well on the way to meeting the $2.1 million target for 2012 – don’t let that stop you from doing your part.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 6, 2012 As of last Friday, the Burlington arm of the Burlington/Hamilton United Way Campaign had realized 31% of […]

Magazine cover: It’s global warming, STUPID. Are we listening?

NY magazine cover

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 6, 2012 — The environment, global warming – yeah, yeah, I know. Those icebergs that are falling apart way […]

Weekend traffic snarls to be expected at Sutton Drive and Dundas – road paving.

The John Boich Public School hadn't been built when this picture was taken - but it is very much a part of the community today.  Boich passed away almost two years ago.
The intersection will be closed for the weekend of November 9/10

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 6, 2012 The kids attending John Boich school won’t be affected but there are parents who are going to need […]