Community engagement doesn’t fully engage council during a workshop session the public was basically shut out of.

ComEng participants

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 2nd, 2012 The city got its first look at what the people behind the creation of a Community Engagement […]

Canada Day; new citizens, great weather – we didn’t see anyone who wasn’t having fun.

CanDay 2012 Beachway home decked out

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 2nd, 2012 Canada Day – 145 years out and Burlington celebrates the day with Ashley MacIsaac on stage doing […]

Plan B appears to have worked – look for it every Friday in the parking lot behind Centro’s on John Street.

Farmer's market - front view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 30, 2012 Friday was the first day for the new fresh produce market in the downtown core. It […]

New Regional police chief spent 16 formative years with the Halton Police service. Left to polish his resume and is now the top cop.

HRPS crest

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 29, 2012 Stephen J. Tanner will become the next chief of the Halton Regional Police Service. For Tanner it […]

Burlington community gets its chance to offer their design for the Beachway; more than 70 citizens participate.

Beachway June-12 Older guys with maps

REVISED By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 29, 2012 It was pretty close to the best community engagement meeting this city has seen since hundreds […]

It has become the crime of choice for many criminals – it is relatively easy and it happens because we don’t pay attention – identity theft..

Dollars in the eye

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 29, 2012 Halton Regional Police have laid a total of 140 charges related to fraud and identity theft Early […]

Tickets now available for Jane Goodall event at BPAC September 19th – Quick sell out expected.

Goodall Jane with chimp

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON – June 28, 2012 Tickets for the Jane Goodall presentation are now available at the Performing Arts Centre box office. VIP […]

Halton Police Services Board ready to announce a new chief on Friday. Choice is not from existing ranks.

A new uniform witht the Halton Regional Police Service crest sewn on the shoulder will be made up soon for the new police chief to be announced Friday morning.

REVISED June 29; 8:25 am By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2012 The Halton Regional Police Service has a new chief. The Police Services […]

Short notice – but a visit might be worth your while. Farmer’s Market on Brant – Friday 11-2.

Featherstone Farm pigs

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2012 Friday’s from 11 – 2 Starting tomorrow, June 29th – the Plan B Organic Farm will open […]

Is your bank account short a couple of thousand, has someone talked to you about the “Western Project” – call the police.

HRPS car

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2012 Halton Regional Police believe there might be other victims who got stung in a scam they have been […]

Burlington’s Beachway south is still not safe for swimming. Map provides details.

Swimming water safe

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2012 Halton Region beach water monitoring results says the water on the southern part of the Beachway is not […]

“Knick, knack, paddy whack – give the dog a bone.” Mayors tries to soothe the environmentalists.

Bergey Excel turbine

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2012 The Mayor threw the environmental community a bone and hoped that would put an end to the […]

The province will present their thinking on a Niagara GTA roadway to the Region July 4; event will be webcast.

Burlington Escartment 004

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 25, 2012 There is going to be an interesting provincial government presentation at the Regional Public Works Committee early […]

The first of West Nile virus tests in the Region show POSITIVE results in Oakville and Milton.

West Nile mosquito biting

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 26, 20112 West Nile virus positive mosquitoes have been found in Halton Region Batches of mosquitoes collected last week […]

Burlington retailers, restaurants and locations have an opportunity to take part in the War of 1812 commemorations.

War of 1812 is not just a Stoney Creek event - lots of Burlington history involved as well

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 25, 2012 The War of 1812, The War of 1812, the War of 1812 – the one we won, […]

Corporate ladder at city hall getting lots of use these days. Mercanti moving to the seventh floor

City hall from parking garage roof

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 25, 2012 Cindy Mercanti, who has worked in Community Services for almost three years, where she was instrumental in […]

Her bus pass is being extended; she will be taking an active part in the transition to a new Transit Director.

Bus terminal John Street 4 busses in-out

Cut line revised August 3, 2012 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 25, 2012 Donna Shepherd, Director of Transit, was quite prepared to ride off […]

That inclusivity pump is going to need some priming – but there is water in that well. Front Yard BBQ’s are good for all of us.

Inclusivity event low turnout - waste buckets

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 23, 21012 The Inclusivity Team did their best to show the city how to hold a Front Yard BBQ […]

Are we about to see a building boom? Will there be construction cranes seen on the skyline instead of just the hydro towers?

The 22 storey structire that is due to be built on the waters edge will forever change the look of the city.  For the better?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 23, 2012 Shovels in the ground, cranes poking up into the skyline. You see that in Hamilton but in […]

Does city hall make a difference? Do they do anything down there that the little guy can benefit from? Produce Planet didn’t think so.

Produce Planet wall of fruit

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 23, 2012 Alex Iabs can tell you that they do things that hurt the little guy. Alex is the […]