We owe them at least the time it takes to cast a ballot.

cemetary commonwealth

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 4, 2011 – Many, if not most of them, were kids. They really didn’t know what they were doing […]

The party or the person ? Burlington gets to look at how they have voted in the past. Will old habits change ?

Pep with you're gonna what

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 4, 2011 – This is the part of the week you get to think about who you are going […]

Why the anonymity from the Pier Watcher ? This one doesn`t pass the smell test.

Bare bones Pier from high with trestle

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 4, 2011 – In the world of newspapers and other media you learn to protect your sources, but at […]

Lakeshore Road could go dark Christmas of 2012 – Festival of Lights could be discontinued.

Festival wooden soldiers

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 3, 2011 A tradition that has brought literally hundreds of people down to Spencer Smith Park during the Christmas […]

Elite level cycling opportunity brought to a close. City will terminate the agreement.

Cyclists in a turn

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 3, 2011 Today was the Go – No go day for elite cycling in Burlington and because a hard […]

More than $37 million later and there is a performer on the stage and wine and cheese in the BPAC Family Room.

Royal wood

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 2, 2011 The opening piece made you feel like taking the missus into your arms and dancing away. Royal […]

Mad chase through Hamilton streets, bear spray doesn’t stop Halton’s finest. Got their man then headed for the showers.

Police chasing

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON September 29, 2011 A couple of Halton Regional Police plainclothes officers drove over to Hamilton to locate a suspect they wanted […]

Citizens group lays out the facts and the real issue when it comes to the Escarpment.

Goldring, Minister, Sakran Carr,Indira

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON September 29, 2011 – For Burlingtonians the two issues are the hospital and the Escarpment – one at the bottom and […]

Popular jazz vocalist at the Alexander Barn of the Halton Museum in Kelso. Take in the fall colours as well.

Blankley Terry

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON September 29, 2011 Gary Carr, the Chief Cheese over at the Region wants you to know that “Fall is the perfect […]

Another heavy equipment theft in Burlington. Insurance rates may rise soon. Crime Stoppers could use your help.

John Deere loader

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON September 29, 2011 – The construction industry took another hit the past few days. A loader was stolen from a Longmoor […]

We appear to be in the mudslinging phase of the provincial election.

Currency - Canadian

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON September 29, 2011 You know someone is running a little on the scared side when they start slinging mud. However, with […]

Wake me up when it’s over!

All candidate CoC event

By Casey Cosgrove BURLINGTON, ON September 28, 2011 – Is it just my imagination, or does there seem to be a noticeable lack of interest […]

If it works, leave it alone. If it’s broken, fix it. If it cannot justify its existence, it goes.

McKenna Chudleigh Savoline posing at bar

By Jane McKenna, Progressive Conservative candidate for Burlington. Our Burlington was created to reduce the information deficit that was described and defined in the Shape […]

Dreadful, is being polite. Not one of the candidates roused any interest or enthusiasm. Surely Burlington can do better than this.

Pep - I don't think so look

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 27, 2011 The Chamber of Commerce web site said “No walk ins” – implying that if you hadn’t reserved […]

Council offices, the Mayors Open Door and seeing taxpayers as revenue and city hall staff as an expense.

customer service

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 27, 2011 The Mayor has always been on the eighth floor of city hall. Up until very recently Council […]

This is Burlington’s most important election in decades, Jo Brant Hospital redevelopment in peril under Hudak

Goldring, Karmel & Wynne

  Our Burlington was created to reduce the information deficit that was described and defined in the Shape Burlington report. As part of this initiative […]

Mea culpa – fingers were ahead of my brain. Sorry about that.

McKenna-Chudleigh-Savoline

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 26, 2011 We goofed. While writing a column I somehow managed to mangle a name. The intention was to […]

Peggy Russell makes her case. “We believe in putting people first.”

Russell campaign office

By Peggy Russell, New Democratic Party candidate. Our Burlington was created to reduce the information deficit that was described and defined in the Shape Burlington […]

City hall staff romp on Brant Street, raise $3300. of their $60,000 target for United Way.

UW 2011 CH event

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 23, 2010 The city kicked off it’s part of the United Way Campaign with a great romp out on […]

It was part of the soft opening of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre – however, nothing soft about the applause.

BPAC at night

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 23, 2011 And there it was, a theatre slowly filling up with people and dead ahead a rich, crimson […]