Here’s one for you –you won’t believe it – a photo-op at a traffic intersection. Your tax dollars at work.

Round about

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 17, 2011 Halton Region is inviting the media to a photo opportunity of Halton dignitaries at Halton Region’s […]

A tag day for Burlington – not Sea Cadets selling you a tag at the mall – the Region will ask for $1 – maybe more to take garbage.

Garbage truck NOT HAlton riders at rear

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 16, 2011 The Region is responsible for garbage and waste collection and is going to introduce a tag day […]

It took longer than expected and it will take even longer to get to like them but the orchids have been planted.

Orchid small holes

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 14, 20111 Have you ever had one of those days where you were probably better off just staying in […]

An immigrant and a refugee became our Governor General – talks at RBG of her experiences.

Clarkson Adrianne 2

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 13, 2011 For former Governor General Adrianne Clarkson there was no such thing as a short answer and if […]

Mayor snags honoured speaker for Inspire series; Andre Picard to speak November 23.

Picard Andre HS

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 12, 2011 Going out on a high note is the best way to leave the stage – which is what […]

Paddy Torsney, former MP reviews book written by former Governor General. Recommends it to everyone.

Clarkson Adrianne

  By Paddy Torsney BURLINGTON, ON November 11, 2011 It is fitting that I write this review of Room for All of Us by […]

SOLD OUT ! Big words and delightful news for the Burlington Art Centre Soup Bowl event. Just two days available now

Wearable making jewelly

Wearable Art event a success at Burlington Art Centre. By Staff After a very successful Wearable Art event the Burlington Art Centre now moves into […]

Reader writes: Traffic lane configuration on Lakeshore at Brant is all wrong. Let’s change it.

Water Street - old picture

  Eva Amos, a Burlington resident would like to see stronger traffic controls along the Lakeshore, especially at Brant and Maple where she feels the […]

Lest we forget.

Navy memorial

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. At the going […]

Plains Road hair and nail salons experiencing a break in streak – bad hair day perhaps?

Bad hair day

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 11, 2011 Between August 29th and September 10th, five nail and hair salons on Plains Rd, in the area of […]

Dutch Highlanders visit the city. Pipe and drum band performs military music at city hall.

Highlnders parade CH

By Staff Veteran watches Dutch Highlanders remember at city hall cenotaph. BURLINGTON, ON November 9, 2011 As the city gets ready to celebrate Remembrance […]

If you can’t beat them, then you join them – so former Acting City Manager Scott Stewart accepts an award.

Burlington city hall with clock

By Staff Burlington, ON November 8, 2011 This city is big on two things: Galas and awards. There is hardly a city council meeting that […]

She has a mischievous eye; one that catches your glance and also catches the light and images she puts on paper.

Goldring with picture in blk dress

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 8, 2011 – Repairing the roads is important; developing a Strategic Plan and coming out with a budget that […]

They all got together; they all got strategic. They all worked harder than they expected to and lost a city manager along the way.

Consultants pull together thiking

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 8, 2011 Burlington now has a Strategic Plan. It is a good plan – not the plan some had […]

City manager replacement project coming along very well. New city hall staff leadership could be in place before Christmas.

Burlington flags

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 8, 2100 – The process of hiring a new city manager is coming along very well. All of the candidates […]

Some good news on the Burlington economy scene but it isn’t all sunshine; dark clouds as well.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2011 Gerry Visca socked it to them. The room was packed and Visca, a very energetic inspirational speaker kept […]

We got up close and personal with The Pier. It was not a pretty picture. You had no idea how much steel has to be removed.

Pier unfinished looking out to lake

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2011 The city took a slew of media people out onto the Pier and gave us all time […]

It could have very easily turned into a really great party, – the weather, the people and the talent made it that kind of event.

Hoyer Edward Studio 2

By Pepper Parr and Pia Simms. BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2011 – The only thing wrong the weekend of the 5th and 6th was that […]

An appraisal of the three Council members and the Mayor. How are they doing as they near the end of their first year in office.

Pep with you're gonna what

Three new council members were elected to office just over a year ago and one former Council member got elected as Mayor. In this feature […]

Armed robbery at popular restaurant and break in at LCBO store – crime getting serious.

LCBO store inside

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 3, 2011 Halton Police are really interested in talking to the three suspects that broke into a Liquor Control Board […]