The basement flooded – what do you do? Call the plumber. Owner could have called city hall. Customer service with a happy ending.

Flooded basement

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 13, 2012 There is a new broom at city hall. It`s behind the door of the new city manager`s […]

Electronics Recycling Drop off – target is 88,000 tons province wide. Saturday March 31 at Tansley United Church, Walkers Line

Electronic junk

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 13, 2012 Tansley United Church will be hosting an Electronics Drop off and Recycle Event on Saturday March 31st, 8:00 […]

Who is Jeremy Freiburger and what does he want to do to us? And will it hurt?

Burlington Art Centre

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 11, 2012 Jeremy Freiburger is the Founder of the Imperial Cotton Centre for Public Art that was very recently […]

Putting the cultural wheels in motion and making the arts a bigger part of the city’s economic development.

Graffitti image

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 12, 2012 “I would like” said the city of Burlington, “a Master plan for the cultural industries in my […]

Freeman station just may have found a permanent home 50 yards or so from the rail line that it once served. Details to follow.

Station on a float

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 10, 2010 It is on the move – again. This time to a better place where it will get […]

Waterfront committee might just pump a little energy into Beachway part of the city.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 10, 2012 There are things happening on the waterfront despite the close to disastrous state of the Waterfront Advisory […]

You will be able to see the art chosen this time. Exterior art at BPAC to be unveiled same month as Pier in 2013 Can we handle this?

Orchids -all three on Upper Middle

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2012 After putting up a rather decent piece of public art in a place where no one […]

King Road grade seperation work limits access and traffic for six week period

King Side Road looking south twd rail line

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 8, 2012 King Road is getting all kinds of attention in terms of traffic restrictions. Phase 2 of the King […]

Isn’t the Jefferson salamander the mascot for the city of Burlington? So why has the Region grabbed the story?

Salamander Jefferson

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 8, 2012 It was Burlington people who brought to light just how many Jefferson salamanders there are in rural […]

When they say “red light” they aren’t talking about a district – they’re talking about your wallet and the fines they will impose.

Red light cameras

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 8, 2012 The first red light camera in Halton Region is up and running to remind drivers to stop […]

They don’t want their insurance company to find out about this mistake.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 8, 2012 It was reported as stolen but it may have been more of a prank. A Boothman Avenue resident […]

There was a buzz; it was the sound of 100+ people pulled together by social media guru. Will he go viral?

BiB Attendees

Margaret Lindsay Holton, an award-winning writer and mid-career Golden Horseshoe artist found herself fascinated with a form of social media intended for the business crowd […]

Transit got a rough ride – fare increase on, then off ,then it all got sent over the city manager. He will add a fare increase real fast.

Sharman ansd Sheppard

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 7, 2012 There is going to be a fare increase – think in terms of it being an additional […]

A transit vision for Burlington. It’s in the Strategic Plan and may not get beyond that document.

Bus station John Street lined up 1 side

By Doug Brown BURLINGTON, ON March 7, 2012 There are five parts to the vision that Doug Brown, probably the best informed citizen on transit […]

Tax increase to be $16.29 for every $100,000 of assessment; some critical cuts missed; some revenue opportunities left on the table.

Goldring-Magi at Budget Bazzar

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 When your city Council began the process of putting together the budget for the 2012 fiscal year […]

$2500 and a HUG was all the cultural community could pull out of a budget committee.

Ross Ian assuring Librarian Budg Bazzar

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 The culture mavens gave it their very best shot. Barbara Teatero, Executive Director Museums Burlington, stood at […]

Outdoor ice skating at Spencer Smith Park ends. There go the Spring Break Plans. Did we have a winter?

Skating rink Discovery Landing

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 And then it was over. Winter had hardly gotten a decent grip on the city and the lake […]

Honouring our own, recognizing the people that serve the community because they believe in service. Entries close March 9th

Civic recognition Burlington 2011

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 Recognizing one’s peers is a sign of a civilized community that pulls together for the greater good […]

The mood was a little different, Council wasn’t as negative but the Sound of Music folks still have a struggle on their hands

Crews setting up

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 And the music played on. Dave Miller, Executive Director of the Sound of Music Festival (SOM) A […]

They were out in force on Woman’s Day, making sure there was a place at the decision making table for the next generation.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 It was an incredible mix of women. The war horses were there; those women who have been […]