Vandals take it out on the little merchants: two locations in one plaza are broken into along with six others in the city

HRPS car

Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 14, 2013 The Mountain Grove – Guelph Line – Upper Middle Road part of town took a bit of a hit […]

This council meeting didn’t pass the smell test this afternoon. Why so much conferring with legal counsel?

Pep stern look

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 14, 2013 They are back at their first Council Committee meeting and started out with the newly formulated Development […]

Talking Turkey: Lots of Turkey. Really. I’m talking about turkeys here which could include public art.

1. Wild turkeys foraging in winter landscape.

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON. January 14, 2013 I have been watching and listening with a great deal of interest over the past few […]

Public art jury got this one right. Intriguing piece of art in a great location. Kudo’s to Dan Lawrie for putting up the cash.

Peter Powning Public Art2  Spiral Stella

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 14, 2013 It took long enough, but the best of the three finalists in the most recent public art […]

Police need help identifying two males suspected of thefts from vehicles and fraudulent use of stolen credit cards


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 10, 2013 If there was ever any doubt on the message behind the Regional Police Lock it or Lose It […]

What happened to the 72 hours’ notice? ask parents. Burlington Museums do their bit.

This is whar classrooms across the Region are going to look like Friday morning.  Hopefully it will be bitterly cold while the teachers tramp up and down the side walk outside.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 10, 2013 When the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (EFTO) announced they were going to hold a day of […]

Are we about to see a significant, and perhaps more effective, approach to citizen involvement?

The old gang decided they had a good thing going and who cared if the city sunset them - they would continue to do their thing under a different name: Bob Wingfield on the left with GAry Scobie, Jeff MArtin and Mariane Meed Ward who decided she would convene a waterfront committee.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 8th, 2013 The “new” Waterfront Committee is certainly different from the one that had its wheels taken away from […]

Ok – how did this happen? You locked yourself out of your car while stopping for a red light. Hmm


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 8th, 2012 We call them awkward situations. They happen. We don’t want to identify or further embarrass the driver of […]

Construction starting on Guelph Line in Burlington; expect delays – look for alternate routes.

These traffic lanes are going to be narrower for the balance of the month while watse water maina are replaced.  You might want to look for alternate travel routes.  Construction will take place north of Mainway.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 8, 2013 One of the busiest thoroughfares in the city is going to get squeezed a bit which will reduced […]

How similar and different were Winston Churchill and McKenzie King? Lecture at Central Library on book about these two man.

While Canada is still not appreciated as the major player it was in conferences and on the battle fields of WWII - research is bringing to light the role we did play.  Prime Minister McKenzie King was a part of two very significant conferences involing US president Roosevely and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.  Reardon will talk about the personalities of Churchill and King at the Central Library.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 8, 21013 Terry Reardon, historian and former Director of The International Churchill Society of Canada, introduces his bracing chronicle of […]

Kilbride collision puts two in hospital – shuts down road for more than four hours. Serious but not life threatening injuries.

Intersection on Cedar Springs Road where accident put two in hospital.

  By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 8th, 2013 A serious collision on Cedar Springs Road in the Village of Kilbride, shut down traffic for a […]

Can modern science and the display of information help with any possible oil pipeline problem? What pipeline problem?

enbridge 9 looking west at Walkers Line

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 8, 2012 This is one of those jaw dropping stories. Bookmark it and take the time to go through […]

Robber breaks into cars big time – has been charged with 17 counts of theft. Many from cars with unlocked doors

Lock it or Lose it Dec 2012

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 7, 2013 Is it because we are the second nicest city in Canada to live in? Is it because […]

Long hours, many late nights and the pay isn’t the greatest either. But we elect them and here is part of what they do for you.

City Hall BEST aerial

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 4, 2013 They are just bears for punishment – or perhaps they want to have more time to do […]

Artist depicts the ruins of a society … “which have been lost to the bustle of life without integrity.”


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 7, 2012 You see him on the street from time to time; easel before him, fingerless gloves on his […]

Retailers along Brant Street did next to nothing to gussy up their part of town for Christmas: How come?

Xmas 2012 Dickens

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 6, 2013 You live in Burlington; you shopped and therefore you shopped at the malls. I didn’t know Burlington […]

Not the best way to start the year for a Burlington bandit.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 5th, 2013 A 39-year-old Burlington resident didn’t wait to be identified by those who knew him; after robbing a Burlington […]

Boy – was that ever brazen – the thief taps the blade of a long knife on the counter. Is this someone you recognize.

They are small, install easily and inexpensive.  Less than $100 for a decent one.  The man captured by a camera like this while he robbed a Burlington convenience store will get to watch the video during his trial.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 4, 2013 The Halton Regional Police released a video of a suspect being sought in a Burlington Variety store robbery. […]

Is this what they mean by pickled?

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 4, 2013 On January 3, 2013, at about 3:20pm, the Halton Police received a complaint of an erratic driver in […]

Waterfront committee sinks slowly into the setting sun; a significant opportunity lost.


REVISED, January 1, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. December 31, 2012 When the Waterfront Access and Protection Advisory Committee (WAPAC) was set up it […]