Hospital Foundation pulls in 2334 people wearing orange ponchos at Spencer Smith Park; record attempt gets missed.

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By Pepper Parr October 2, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON The weather didn’t help. Despite pouring rain – hundreds showed up and waited for a process to […]

The new look for the eastern end of Spencer Smith Park and the new gazebo.

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By Pepper Parr October 1, 2016 BURLINGTON. ON   We told you about the changes being made at the eastern end of Spencer Smith Park […]

Are you going to be able to say - I Joined the J - on Monday? They expect 4000 people to be able to do just that.

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By Pepper Parr September 30th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Will it be a day to be remembered in the history of the city? They are […]

Cyclists tell us how the city plans to count traffic on New Street. Did the Transportation department lose their tongues or did the communications people lose their pencils?

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By Pepper Parr September 30th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   A number of the articles we publish draw comments from readers – where the debate can […]

The Prince wasn't buying it - will the country buy the plan Trudeau is hatching to get oil and gas moving across the country?

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By Ray Rivers September 30th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Mr. Trudeau went to the Big Apple, to the UN that is, and made another speech […]

Who is counting the cyclists on New Street - where will the evidence for the pilot study come from?

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By Pepper Parr September 29th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The New Street bike lanes and the impact they are having on traffic. Drove west on […]

Windows on the Lake at foot of Market and St. Paul street finally under construction.

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By Pepper Parr September 29th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Finally, work has begun on the two Windows on the Lake – one at the foot […]

Haines no longer the Executive Director of the Performing Arts Centre - leaves the post after just one year in the job.

By Staff September 29th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Well, that didn’t last very long did it. She started September 1, 2015 and was on her […]

Karina Gould challenges Speaker of the House of Commons to hold a Hope in High Heels event on Parliament Hill.

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By Staff September 28, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Member of Parliament Karina Gould, suggested to the Speaker of the House of Commons yesterday that Parliament […]

How much time do Canadians spend shopping online? Makes a storefront think about how to cope with this kind of competition.

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By Pepper Parr September 28, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   There isn’t a day of the week that you don’t hear about a scam of some […]

They were making hay when the sun was shining - other farmers were bringing in good crops.

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By Pepper Parr September 27, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON Correction: There are no dairy operations in Burlington – there are two in Milton and 10 in […]

Keith Hoey and the Burlington Chamber of Commerce: He says it is the best networking deal in town - and he might be right.

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By Pepper Parr September 27, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   So – you’ve been in business for a reasonable period of time and you now need […]

Lakeshore Road south of Maple expected to re-open October 16 - Detour maps shown.

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By Staff September 27, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON The Phase II Road Closure is expected to remain in effect until October 16, 2016. For access to […]

What did the consultant say to city council? Here it is - word for word. Pay attention - it is your city they want to change.

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By Pepper Parr September 26th, 2106 BURLINGTON, ON   The debate on the installing of dedicated bike lanes on New Street was the thin edge […]

15 people set out to pull a 200,000 pound A300 airplane. And they actually did just that.

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By Staff September 26, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   It was a perfect fall day – sunshine and fresh breezes with a glimpse of fall colour […]

Police get a bomb threat aimed at Joseph Brant hospital - Hamilton institutions get similar calls.

Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital is a little like the provinces economy: a little the worse for wear and tear and in need of a fix up.  Problem is the economy has to get much better before the hospital refurbishment can go forward,

By Staff September 25th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   A little before 10 pm Sunday evening Halton Regional Police responded to the area of Joseph Brant […]

Eight new directions on transportation and land use put before city council.

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By Pepper Parr September 26th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The following is a summary of the “New Directions” city council debated last week. The document […]

Spectator columnits suggests every Burlington Council seat could be at risk if they mismanage the transportation challenge.

By Joan Little September 23, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The following piece was lifted from the Hamilton Spectator where my colleague Joan Little writes a […]

Culture weekend and Doors Open Burlington take place next weekend - plan for it, there is a lot to see.

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By Staff September 23, 2106 BURLINGTON, ON   The 7th annual Culture Days weekend kicks off next Friday, September 30 and runs through Saturday, October […]

An opinion: Sharing the road - is the design of the city so bad that real road sharing isn't possible?

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By Greg Woodruff September 23, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Having run for the office of Regional Chair in the last municipal election I’ll tell you […]