Burlington business crowd gets goosed by McMaster prof – advises them to use Google alerts.

Bontis Nick with zanny type

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON,ON March 31, 2012 Nick Bontis, one of the uber prof’s at McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business on the South Service Road […]

Predators are still out there. Caution your children and think about giving them a whistle.

Whistle blowing

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 30, 2012 On March 28th at 3:40 p.m. a ten-year-old boy was walking east along Blairholm Ave, approaching Courtland Dr., […]

Milky substance colouring Sheldon Creek. Ministry and city staff onsite. Not thought to be dangerous but caution advised.

Sheldon Creek - Burlington

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 30, 2012 That milky look to the water in Sheldon Creek early this morning still hasn’t been identified by […]

Chemical spill in Sheldon Creek being managed. Residents and pets advised to steer clear of the creek.

Chemical - Newalta

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 30, 2012 Somewhere around 5:00 pm, March 29th, 2012 the Ministry of the Environment was alerted to an unknown chemical […]

First it was fire trucks getting into SOM at Spencer Smith; now it’s getting adequate parking space for sponsors and vendors.

Crowd in front of a manin stage

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 30, 2012 It’s tough getting the respect you think you deserve. Dave Miller, Executive Director Sound of Music (SOM) […]

Can we expect to see a different format and working relationship between the Economic Development people and city hall?

Economic Development graphic

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 29, 2012 The first hint came when the city manager said: “This might not be the best model for […]

“Budget spending climbs, jobs plan a big zero”, claims Burlington MPP McKenna. Prepared to go to the polls again?

Queen's Park tulips

We did not write this piece, nor did Burlington MPP Jane McKenna write it. The document is a canned letter that was made available to […]

Look for hospital ground breaking in December; they might have to use a jackhammer which would be appropriate.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 28, 2012 Did you hear the one about the two cars driving west along the QEW? You really don`t […]

Several men don’t seem to know how to appropriately get the attention they want.

police in cruiser

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2012 On Saturday March 24 at 11:00 a.m., a woman was seated in her parked car getting ready […]

The JBMH is safe – the project will go forward. Funds are in the budget – and as long as the government isn’t defeated JBMH is a go.

Queen's Park

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2012 Here is the flash we got from Frank McKeown who was in the lock up reading the […]

It was that kind of a night at city hall. Taxi’s, heritage and Taylor in tights on a stage. It followed a day during which great strides were made.

Burlington Taxi - double ender

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2012 One Council member thought it was a “manufactured issue”, the other will use it heavily in her […]

Police closing in on robbers who held up a Burlington youth at knifepoint in Brant Hills community.

HRPS car

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2012 Halton Regional Police investigators have now determined the thieves who robbed a twelve year old girl, who […]

Corrected date for Queensway OMB appeal. It’s expected to be a “corker” of an event.

Queensway development salles sigh

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2012 The Ontario Municipal Board hearing of an appeal against a city of Burlington zoning by-law change is […]

Alton community home owners can now use the property they bought – all of it.

Housing Alton community

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 26, 2012 The residents, in the still under construction Alton community, won a fight they shouldn’t have had to […]

Less posturing, less fog and misleading comments on what the provincial budget will mean to the JBMH re-development.

Queen's Park

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 24, 2012 It would be nice to know that there has been a meeting that involved senior people at […]

Municipalities publish their sunshine list. Burlington fire department salaries include a lot of overtime.

Burlington city hall with clock

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 24, 2012 Every year the provincial government requires municipalities to publish the names of those people who earn more […]

Salamander migration appears to have been a success – eggs are in place, now to watch for the hatching.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 23, 2012 – The city is now in the match-making business and the Jefferson Salamander is grateful. Prior to the […]

The Queen is coming; The Queen is coming – to Ireland House on Mother`s Day.

Queen jubliee flag

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 23, 2012 They are all aflutter over at Ireland House. The “Queen” is going to be there on Mother`s […]

Halton police investigators stick with a home invasion case and break it wide open – arrest three.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 22, 2012 Last December 4th, at 1:00 am, three masked men broke into a Faversham Avenue home and stormed the […]

Mayor leaves money on the table, spends just over half of his allowance.

Burlington flags

By Staff BURLINGTON, on March 23, 2012 – Now this is the way to run a government. Frugal – is that what previous Mayor's would […]