Finally an issue that pits Mayor against his most troubling Council member. What kind of downtown core development for the city ?

Meed Ward as a delegation

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 10, 2012 You can see the battle lines beginning to be drawn. The positions are being staked out. The […]

The killer B`s of branding – Buzz, Believe, Belong, be brief and Bang! Visca is big on branding with a Bang. There are lessons here.

Killer bees

By Gerry Visca BURLINGTON, ON April 10, 2012 Gerry Visca, an inspirational speaker who works out of Hamilton and has presented to the Burlington Economic […]

Name of the homeless person found dead not to be released. No Foul Play Suspected in Discovery of Body in Burlington

police tape at scene

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 9th, 2012 On Saturday afternoon, April 7th, Halton Regional Police were notified of the discovery of a body in […]

Police alerted to the body of a 46 year old male in the Fairview – Maple Avenue part of the city. Coronor finds nothing suspicious.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 7, 2012 What appears to be the body of a homeless person was found in an area north of Fairview […]

Water treatment specialists behind the leak of aluminum chloride hydroxide sulphate into Sheldon Creek. Water is now running clear.

Sheldon Creek milky water

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 –Ontario Ministry of the Environment staff have identified the product that polluted Sheldon Creek earlier this week as […]

Why would you leave a door unlocked – hope your insurance agent doesn’t read this. Hope police delivered a short lecture as well.

House door unlocked

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 Halton Regional Police Service were called to investigate a break and enter to a local residence in Burlington. […]

Harmer tries to convince Ontario Premier to open his kimono – it isn’t going to be a pretty picture.

Harmer sink hole

By Sarah Harmer via Huffington Post BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 For the past three months, my dedicated lawyer David Donnelly, Protecting Escarpment Rural Land […]

If you want to be the person that writes the cheques – you might want to attend this seminar – offered by Burlington lawyer.

Burgess Rick

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 An exceptionally successful fund manager couldn’t decide which she wanted to be when she went to university; a […]

Pennies from heaven – perhaps. Habitat wants the pennies in your kitchen drawer or garage. 10 million of them please.

Habitat ten million pennies graphic

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 When federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced that the copper penny we all use was going to […]

Jumping into the social media pool – you won’t drown but this is not the place to find your 15 minutes of fame.

GAzebo from Waterfront Hotel

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 4, 2012 He did it again and plans on yet another run at a Business in Burlington Meet Up […]

Pilot service is a cross between a paddy wagon and an ambulance – that will get young people home safely.

Taxi B van

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 4, 2012 You can still see the geek in the guy as he talks about a pilot project that […]

Is there a failure to communicate – because the needed tools aren`t in place? City hall stuck in the 90’s.

City hall from garage roof

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 4, 2012 There is a problem at city hall – the difficulty is communicating. They want to talk, they […]

Acclaimed Titanic author to speak at library April 17th; tickets limited..


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 4, 2012 Prolific, widely honoured publisher, writer and historian Hugh Brewster, an internationally recognized authority on the Titanic, brings us […]

It looks pretty white to me! So much for diversity in Halton. Board of Education appears to take a pass on diversity

HDSB logo

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 2, 2012 The flyer reproduced below was handed out at the Mayor`s Economic development luncheon last week where a […]

Mountainside arena and pool to undergo revitalization. Place will look great when it`s done and be easier to get into when completed.

Mountainside from the west

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 2, 2012 It was eight years in the making, but Ward 3 Councillor John Taylor sat at a Community […]

Committed shopper didn’t take to the Momstown line ups – suggests going on line to save time or head for the Mall.

Mothers shopping neat racks

Sarah O’Hara, a Burlington Mother of two, who is completing a joint Arts Degree/Teaching certificate program at York University, will be our “Critical Consumer” with […]

Burlington business crowd gets goosed by McMaster prof – advises them to use Google alerts.

Bontis Nick with zanny type

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON,ON March 31, 2012 Nick Bontis, one of the uber prof’s at McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business on the South Service Road […]

Predators are still out there. Caution your children and think about giving them a whistle.

Whistle blowing

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 30, 2012 On March 28th at 3:40 p.m. a ten-year-old boy was walking east along Blairholm Ave, approaching Courtland Dr., […]

Milky substance colouring Sheldon Creek. Ministry and city staff onsite. Not thought to be dangerous but caution advised.

Sheldon Creek - Burlington

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 30, 2012 That milky look to the water in Sheldon Creek early this morning still hasn’t been identified by […]

Chemical spill in Sheldon Creek being managed. Residents and pets advised to steer clear of the creek.

Chemical - Newalta

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 30, 2012 Somewhere around 5:00 pm, March 29th, 2012 the Ministry of the Environment was alerted to an unknown chemical […]