Sound of Music volunteers desperate for answers as their organization appears to be melting down.

Crews putting in stakes

By Pepper Parr July 27th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It started out with an email sent on July 18, 2018, at 4:29 PM, from Peter […]

Attracting new talent to the staff side of city hall and putting a succession plan in place part of the Strategic Plan.

City hall - older pic

By Staff July 26th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   City council got a briefing from the Director of Human Resources on how she is building a […]

Young people get to experience what fire fighting is all about.

Fire fighters - rapelling

By Staff July 26th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington Fire Department recognized 12 young people, aged 12 to 14, who successfully completed Camp Ignite, […]

Burlington Resident arrested and charged with multiple drug and criminal offences.

HRPS crest

By Staff July 26th,2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The 3 District Street Crime Unit (SCU), began an investigation earlier in July. At the conclusion of the […]

Sound of Music Board holding an emergency meeting.

Newsflash oblong

By Pepper Parr July 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   A follow up on that Sound of Music situation. The Board and the committee chairs are […]

Can the Sound of Music even take place without the volunteers - they don't think so. They are not happy campers.

SOM 2012 crew marking for set up

By Pepper Parr July 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   There is a lot of buzz, a lot of questions and very few answers on what […]

A development that is much bigger than anyone expected - but it meets all the rules and for the most part complies with the Official Plan in place now.

The proposed development V a

By Pepper Parr July 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON Part two of a two part article on a proposed development in the east end of Burlington, […]

Why do people delegating at city hall feel they have to thank council members for listening to them?

city hall with flag poles

By Pepper Parr July 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   At the start of almost every delegation made to city council the words: “Thank you to […]

Open-air burning ban lifted by Fire department.

brush fire

By Staff July 24th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington Fire Department has lifted the open-air burning ban, issued on July 13, 2018. Residents that […]

Wards 1 and 2 have long candidate lists - a lot of people want to be in local politics.

By Staff July 24th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The number of candidates running in wards 1 and 2 is impressive. Both are wards where the […]

TD Bank on Guelph Line robbed - bandit gets some cash.

Robbery Suspect 2 July 24-18 TD

By Staff July 24th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   At approximately 12:50 p.m. on the 24th of July, 2018, a lone male suspect entered the TD […]

17 year old girlfriend stabs 21 year old boyfriend at Mountainside and Guelph Line

HRPS crest

By Staff July 24th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   On Tuesday July 24, 2018 at approximately 1:55 pm police received a call for 20 year old […]

Two public art commissions - Lowville and Appleby Ice Centre

Aldershot public art - Waterdown and Plains #1

By Staff July 24th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The city of Burlington is continuing with its public art program and is looking for submissions for […]

Trouble in paradise: Sound of Music board of directors are being challenged to change their ways.

Rapt attention crowd

By Pepper Parr July 24th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Sound of Music is part of the heart of Burlington. There are some who are […]

Mike Wallace awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese Embassy in Canada. Beats the Burlington chain of office he wants to wear.

Mike Wallace with Japan's Order of The Rising Sun Award July 2018

By Staff July 23rd, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Former Conservative MP and Burlington mayoral candidate Mike Wallace has been awarded the Order of the Rising […]

Sound of Music volunteers are demanding a meeting with the Board of Directors - why was Miller fired and who is running the operation day to day?

Brant street getting ready

By Pepper Parr July 23rd, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Generals sometimes haven’t a clue as to what is going on within the ranks. And […]

Massive changes proposed to a plaza in the east end that has certainly seen better days.

The proposed development V a

By Pepper Parr July 23, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON Part one of a two part article on a proposed development in the east end of Burlington, […]

Sound of Music said to be in a 'total state of disarray'

SoM kick off crowd

By Pepper Parr July 23, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The sudden and very unexpected firing of Dave Miller as the Executive Director of the Sound […]

Major new brand coming to the Burlington Mall - in the fall.

Miniso logo and store

By Staff July 23, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington Mall is undergoing a major rejuvenation and upgrade – is a world wide brand going […]

Greg Woodruff: 'How do we get back to a good policy that respects the wishes of people who live here now?'

Greg Woodruff

By Greg Woodruff July 20, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   People in Burlington are going to have to decide if they are seriously interested in changing […]