Cogeco Cable getting into sports broadcasting with a bunch of bandits.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 10, 2013 In just over a month, the umpire at the Nelson High ball park will bark out – […]

He started teaching us what hope was all about 33 years ago.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 10, 2013 It was 33 years ago this Friday that a young man dipped his foot into the Atlantic […]

Here’s how you keep your constituents happy. Residents plan to fight their Council member every foot of the way.

Dennison at Cedar Springs

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 9, 2013. There is something about Jack Dennison that makes one shake their heads. He is a proven businessman, […]

6000+ Burlingtonians have signed up so far for the GreenUp Clean Up BurlingtonGreen wants to see 10,000 registrations.

This is where the rubber hits the road for the BurlingtonGreen people.  Get your suplies, get registered and add to the CleanUp-GrenUp collection.

  This is where the rubber hits the road for the BurlingtonGreen people. Get your supplies, get registered and add to the CleanUp-GreenUp collection. By […]

The Coronation

The country watched as another Trudeau headed towards the leadership of a political party

Ray Rivers was seen pontificating with a bunch of Burlington Liberals Saturday morning before he headed into Toronto for the Liberal Party of Canada Showcase […]

Mayor decides to try on transparency for size – it looked pretty good on him. He just might do that again.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 8, 2013 It was a rambunctious meeting. City Council was preparing to vote on a decision made in committee […]

They really set her up. They wanted to shut Meed Ward down – last night they did just that. The fallout, & there will be some, will not be pretty.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 9, 2013. It was almost slick – if a little underhanded – the kind of thing we used to […]

Notice for the pooper scoopers: Norton park, recently opened, will be closed for a month – grass has to be given a chance to grow.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 8, 2015 If you are in the habit of taking the pooch to the park and you are partial to […]

Talk to people who understand the issue and voice your concerns and opinions on a proposal to reverse the flow of a pipeline.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 8th, 2013 This is very short notice – we just leaned of the event on the weekend. Environmental Defence is […]

Middle of the day on a major street – thief walks in saying: “I thought the house was for sale” and walks out with cash.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 8th, 2013 On a bright day, middle of the day, a Burlington couple were doing gardening work in the front […]

Hogarth’s named Philanthropists of the year; they’ll gas up the chariot and drive to the Masquerade Ball in October.

Murray Hogsarth, president Pioneer Group and Burlington's Philanthropist of the year.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 8, 2013 When Murray Hogarth was named Burlington’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010, he was inducted into the Economic […]

Picture of the week – this is either a landing station for ET or an expensive pier.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 5, 2013 This could be a landing pad for ET – or it could be the place where citizens of […]

What difference would a private tree by law make to this city? Does anyone really want one?

Tree stumps Guelph south of woodward east side

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2013 Burlington has an Urban Forest Management Plan that was approved in 2012 and included 40 recommendations, one […]

Toronto resident makes Region his place of employment; breaks into more than ten business operations. No bail for this one.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 5, 2013 OK – so we are the best mid-size city in the country to live in – but this […]

Minor hockey in Burlington gets 20 big ones: $20,000 in the bank – what should it be spent on?

Well - they certainly no where their bread is buttered.  A $20,000 prize tends to pull smiles like this.  This is the BLOMHA core that made the award possible - there are probably a couple of bodies that didn't make it.  I want to know - which one is Kristen Priestner?

By Pepper Parr No one knows how many times this vote button was pushed. Often enough to bring $20,000 to Burlington. BURLINGTON, ON April 5, […]

Indian Point neighbourhood gets first of several close looks by planning department as city creeps toward a new Official Plan.

Fifteen acres, 30 homes, three streets are all part of the Indian Point enclave felt to be the oldest neighbourhood outside the Burlington core.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 3, 2013 – The first hint that there were going to be neighbourhood character studies was when the Planning […]

Catholic school boards may have less money to work with but their salary levels are just as good as the public school board.

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By Staff The Halton Catholic District School Board has 192 staff members on the provincial governments “sunshine list of people earning more than $100,000 per […]

The T-shirt might be pink; the message is audacious. The one person who has made Social Media really work has spread his wings.

BiB at BPAC

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 1, 2013 You will see the T-shirt first. 517 People. 25 Vendors. 344 Comments. 158 Photos. What Next? Indeed […]

Public payroll levels are close to running amok. Numbers for Halton District School Board show 328 above the $100,000 level.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 2, 2013 – If you thought the “Sunshine list for the city of Burlington was big – the school boards […]

Burlington pays 117 of its employees more than $100,000 a year; that gets them on the “sunshine” list.

$100,000 does bring out a smile.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 28, 2013 The following city of Burlington employees were paid a salary in excess of $100,000 during 2012. The taxable […]