A strong overview of the way health care is delivered subject of Inspire lecture. Future of JBMH raised.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 26, 2011 – It was both a lecture on the health service delivery system we have and another look […]

The quiet of a house decorated for the Christmas, lit by candles with the scents of the Season everywhere.

Christmas candles

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON – November 25, 2011 Christmas is a hustle and bustle time of year – and some of us just collapse […]

Major sports events creates need for better TV screen. Break in at Burlington commercial building.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 24, 2011 – Thieves forced the door at a South Service Road location last weekend and then broke into a […]

Seeing Christmas through different eyes and a great history lesson an added bonus at Ireland House.

Ireland Hse front view

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 25, 2011 It might seem just a tad early to plan for Christmas Season events – but if you’re a […]

Shake up on the city council committee structure; couple of surprises and at least one disappointment.

Burlington city hsll - oblong

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 24, 2011 – If you are one of the at least 25 people who actually watch City Council meetings […]

We get to see just how glamorous this city can be at the Celebration opening of Performing Arts Centre.

BPAC daytine looking west

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 23, 2011 – Will it be tails and white ties? Probably not; but it will be as fancy as […]

Empty nesters, Golden Years operatives, Seniors, recently retired – all have a new place to hang out – it isn’t a Tim Hortons.

Seniors in study session

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 22, 2011 Carole Ward, Burlington’s 2010 Civic Recognition Award winner for community service once said that Canada is about to […]

Halton Regional Police Service Launch Holiday R.I.D.E. Campaign. They’ll getcha.

Drunk driver signagge on road

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 22, 2011 – The Halton Regional Police Service have started their holiday R.I.D.E. campaign – and have once again […]

Be careful what you promise the kids when you want to slip out of town for a few days.

Cosgrove - pink mustache 2

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 22, 2011 “A promise is a promise Coach”, were the words that greeted a Burlington parent upon his return from […]

A classic failure to communicate and a promise that probably can’t be kept. The natives are not happy.

Herit Wksp Note takers

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 19, 2011 – There was a failure to communicate – which can get a little awkward when there are […]

Four scotches in five minutes – not bad for a retired bookstore owner who set council straight on the designated homes registry.

Farm House

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 21, 2011 – When someone appears before Council to speak to an issue they are given five minutes to […]

Openings still available for those interested in community police support training.

HRPS car

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 21, 2011 – Are you interested in learning more about the Forensic Identification Unit, the Tactical and Rescue Unit, or […]

Aldershot High students win $250. prize for the school’s Eco Club; Serve as Burlington Transit Youth Ambassadors.

BT YA cheque presentation Aldershot

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON., November. 18, 2011 – Two students at Burlington’s Aldershot High School convinced nearly half the student body to commit to finding […]

City Solicitor’s dance card filling up – Council to hear legal strategy December 14th ; will she ask Council to go into closed session?

Pep hand to face

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 16, 2011 – It was a Community Services Committee meeting; that meant Scott Stewart was on deck and that […]

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.

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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 […]