Fire department looking for volunteers. Is a firefighters calendar part of the job?

Fire extraction

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 8, 2012 The fire department is looking for individuals who are interested in a challenging opportunity to serve their community […]

They should have given Marvelous Mike a nicer anniversary present.

Pep hands stretch traffic background

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 7, 2012 Now look at what you’ve done Mike. The Dippers have called for a study on the inappropriate […]

Two geniuses use hand gun in a Lakeshore Road convenience store robbery.

Robbery armed

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 7, 2012 – Perfectly innocent people are victimized by crime and when that criminal is a gun toting youth […]

Gas prices significantly lower in Hamilton for all brands – why, and what can you do about it?

Momey a burden sign

By Pepper Parr Each Sunday we drive to Hamilton to attend the church of our choice and unless we are late, there is nice comfortable […]

Halton police detectives lead investigation and arrests of a gang of ATM skimmers, recover $30,000 cash.

Halton Detectives Murray and Perron

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 3, 2012 – The chiefs all looked a little wooden but it was a great day for the two […]

There is one group of citizens who think the city has it right; do the fireman agree ?

Budget 2012 Fireman table

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 4, 2012 – Most of the usual suspects were on hand for one of the public reviews of the […]

Lifestyle change awaiting resident accused of drug trafficking. He`s going to have time to “contemplate”.

Drug scale - cocaine

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 4, 2012 – Jeremy Isard is looking at some new experiences and may be the first person in Burlington […]

Wallace uses five of his fifteen minutes of fame, the 15 minutes he was a song & dance man at BPAC don`t count.

Houses of Commons - inside chamber

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 1, 2012 – When you get a document that starts with: `”Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a) and the motion […]

The waters under this bridge are not troubled – yet. Council and community going to have to work this out.

Drury bridge from the east

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 1, 2012 – The good people in the Glenwood School Drive part of the city, who used to use […]

Ottawa reporter claims Burlington MP Mike Wallace is about to trash one of our parliamentary traditions

Wallace with blue maps

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 31, 2012 In the news business it’s called the “plain brown envelope” that was usually left at the front […]

Queensway community residents miss their bridge; city council ponders $2 million replacement.

Drury Lane bridgw span

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 29, 2012 – It was built in 1972 so that students could get to the school on the other […]

Region and McMaster name JBMH as preferred site for Family Health Care: is Burlington really on side for this?

Pep hand to face

By Pepper Parr Burlington, Ont. –Jan. 26, 2012—McMaster University has selected Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital as the preferred site for the Halton McMaster Family […]

Dedicated municipal servant rents apartment across from city hall; moves into city manager’s office.

City hall from garage roof

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 29, 2012 He got into the municipal business as a meter reader while still a student in his […]

Eleven very big and very expensive truck tires are not where they are supposed to be.

Truck tires on rims

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 26, 2012 There is someone out there who has wheels that don’t belong to them. Thieves stole twelve Michelin X2E2 […]

Mayor gives the business community his take on our economic health. “We are in good shape”. Really?

Pep stern look

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 26, 2012 He managed to get through a 25 minute speech without once saying a word about The Pier, […]

State of the City; Goldring addresses business community advises “we are in good shape.

Burlington flags

By Mayor Rick Goldring BURLINGTON, ON January 25, 2012 Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Thank you all very much for coming this morning to the […]

An exceptional service for Halton Region employers; one-to-one service for those looking for work.

Employment Halton - Ribbing cutting

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 25, 2012 Halton Region residents looking for work or employers looking to fill positions now have access to a “personalized” […]

Neighbours help nab thief attempting to break into a Woodland Ave home.

Break and enter A

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 25, 2012 A Woodland Avenue resident, returning to her home at 4:45 in the afternoon on January 23rd interrupted a […]

Tax increase thinking would have Burlington as one of the lowest in GTA – council talking 3.4%


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 17, 2010 – This time last year Council member Paul Sharman was savaging senior city staff over the data […]

Those were not neighbours making a call – imagine what could have gone wrong had the criminals gotten into the house

Broken glass

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 17, 2012 It was a cold Canadian winter night with everyone in a home on Cherry Hill Crescent snuggled under […]