She saw herself as a “loyal opposition” and served her city very, very well. Jane Irwin dead.

Irwin Jane at council committee H&S

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 8, 2013 A tireless fighter who saw herself as part of a “loyal opposition” when she spoke to a […]

What did weather do to you? City hall shut down at 3:00 pm Friday; a lady on our street said she now feels like a Canadian.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON,ON. February 9th, 2013 We kept hearing about it – it was coming. It was going to be a meet up between […]

Recognition wasn’t quite good enough – now they will be called Burlington’s BEST. Who will they be this year?

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 7, 2013 There are some who will tell you that you have a healthy community when there is an arena […]

Person attempting to cross GO rail line east of Burloak sustained fatal injuries.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 7, 2013 Traffic on the east bound GO line was brought to a halt as Collision Reconstruction Unit and the […]

How do we see ourselves – do we like what they are showing us; do we agree with what they are telling us?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 6th, 2013 So what do we think of ourselves and the way we are served by the different levels […]

Close to 250 people bring in their personal artifacts that might become part of Burlington’s recoded history .

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 6, 2013 They came to be part of the city’s history. They brought big items, small items, personal items […]

Police seize weapons at Halton Region home.

Viscous devices meant to hurt people seized during a police seach of a Halton region home.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 6. 2013 We live in a society that has some very violent people. The Halton Regional Police Service Integrated […]

Council doesn’t seem to want to record how they vote at committee level; not their smartest decision this year.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 5, 2013 In a review of the Procedural bylaw, a document that sets out how members of city council […]

Less than twenty people show up at the BAC for first peek at the 2013 city spending plan. City manager lays out the options.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 5, 2013 Budget time for the city. This is going to be a tough one for Burlington to get […]

Things are getting a little hurried at city hall; legal department is scurrying around to get reports into the hand of Councillors.

Pier sunrise - no Hamilton lights Sept-12 By Ron Kuzak

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 4th, 2013 A confidential report on the pier being built at the foot of Brant Street was scheduled for […]

Heritage month gets off to a lively start; library filled with exhibits, re-enactors all over the place..

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. February 3, 2013 The provincial government encourages municipalities to promote and preserve both the Cultural and Built Heritage of the Province […]

Male chooses to expose himself to women in underground garages. Police believe they are looking for just the one suspect.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 2, 2013 Police are investigating two separate incidents that had a male exposing himself to women in Aldershot. I don’t […]

City looking into making home based business`s legal; will this solve part of the economic slowdown?

Should people be permitted to run a dog grooming business out of their homes?  Focus group being held to get answers to that question.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 31, 2012 Burlington’s Public Involvement Coordinator is setting up a focus group with people from each ward in the city […]

Burlington Chamber of commerce releases Business Confidence Update – our part of Ontario feels they are doing well.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 30, 2013 The Ontario Business Confidence Index, an index produced by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, shows that most Ontario […]

City finally tells citizens that fighting the Nelson quarry battle cost us $2.1 million. It was money well spent.

Nelson Quarry aerial view

By Pepper Parr Burlington, Ont. – Jan. 31, 2013—They are learning – they are trainable. They are capable of being transparent. Burlington city council is […]

Male in early twenties walks into path of a Via Rail train near Cumberland: killed instantly.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 31, 2013 Shortly after 6:30pm yesterday Halton Regional Police were called to investigate a fatality involving a Via train and […]

35×3 – translates into the number of regional artists involved in the Art Centre 35th anniversary auction.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 30th, 2013 The Burlington Art Centre (BAC) appears to be going all out to raise funds and promote the work […]

Is Burlington talking to one of the companies it is suing over the construction of the pier about a settlement?


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 30, 2012 City council going into a closed session is not unusual. They do seem to go private a […]

Halton Police investigating a suspicious fire in Aldershot; arsonist shown on security camera footage. Amazing pictures.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 30th, 2013 At around 6:30 a.m. Friday, January 11th, an O.P.P. officer was approached by a citizen and advised that […]

Burlington flicks tickets better deal than in Oakville; seniors get an even better break.

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Pension day – the funds are in the bank if you’re using automatic deposit. If you’re on a fixed income then every dime counts. Walter […]