They all got together; they all got strategic. They all worked harder than they expected to and lost a city manager along the way.

Consultants pull together thiking

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 8, 2011 Burlington now has a Strategic Plan. It is a good plan – not the plan some had […]

City manager replacement project coming along very well. New city hall staff leadership could be in place before Christmas.

Burlington flags

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 8, 2100 – The process of hiring a new city manager is coming along very well. All of the candidates […]

Some good news on the Burlington economy scene but it isn’t all sunshine; dark clouds as well.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2011 Gerry Visca socked it to them. The room was packed and Visca, a very energetic inspirational speaker kept […]

We got up close and personal with The Pier. It was not a pretty picture. You had no idea how much steel has to be removed.

Pier unfinished looking out to lake

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2011 The city took a slew of media people out onto the Pier and gave us all time […]

It could have very easily turned into a really great party, – the weather, the people and the talent made it that kind of event.

Hoyer Edward Studio 2

By Pepper Parr and Pia Simms. BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2011 – The only thing wrong the weekend of the 5th and 6th was that […]

An appraisal of the three Council members and the Mayor. How are they doing as they near the end of their first year in office.

Pep with you're gonna what

Three new council members were elected to office just over a year ago and one former Council member got elected as Mayor. In this feature […]

Armed robbery at popular restaurant and break in at LCBO store – crime getting serious.

LCBO store inside

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 3, 2011 Halton Police are really interested in talking to the three suspects that broke into a Liquor Control Board […]

Cover eight art studios in a single day, get to parts of the city you might not have seen before.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 2, 2011 The Art in Action celebrates it’s 9th all day event (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) showing the […]

Why is Burlington exporting municipal talent? Lamb is lost.

Whitestone fall view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 1, 2011 – When an editor writes: “That’s what we all look for in our municipal representatives”, you tend […]

Get the creative juices flowing; take in lunch, meet colleagues you`ve not seen and get a sense of the pace of business.

Creative juices

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 31, 2011 It`s business, paying the bills, trying to keep the wolves from the door and see something in the […]

Not on the auction block yet. Paletta Mansion is going to be given a new business model to stop the financial bleeding.

Paletta Mansion

By Staff It`s still there –and we`re still losing money on the place. There have been responses to the document the city put out asking […]

Looking for your Council member ? Want to see the Mayor ? They`re busy hiring our next city Manager.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 31, 2011 It`s going to be a little tougher to get through to your Council member during the month […]

Getting tough to be a thief in Burlington. Police snatch two in serial thefts at Burlington Wal-Mart locations.

Wal-Mart thieves

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. October 31, 2011 Loss Prevention Staff pounced on two thieves at the Wal-Mart store on Fairview Street yesterday at 5:30 p.m. […]

These robbers weren’t amateurs – Break and Enter at electronics store results in $30,000 heist.

Break and enter

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 21, 2011 – On October 20th at 10:36 p.m. Halton Police got an alarm call from the Future Shop, 3060 […]

Parking – Craven says you will never satisfy everyone. Is overnight street parking coming ?

Parking on street

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 29, 2011 In Burlington – you don’t get to park overnight on the streets and according to Councillors Dennison […]

Confusing crime scene and Crime Stoppers information that doesn’t add up.

Broken glass

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 27, 2011 This is an odd one. Sometime last week unknown suspect(s) smashed the front glass door to gain entry […]

The little piggies will not be going to the same market – Maple Leaf pulls the plug on Burlington, will Fearman’s take their space?

Fearmans electr

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 24, 2011 Maple Leaf Foods announced yesterday that they are going to close the Burlington distribution and refrigeration plant […]

City turns the Performing Arts Centre over to the community and serves cupcakes to keep everyone happy.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 23, 2012 It was a lovely fall afternoon; people were out and about – and hundreds, close to 1000 […]

Sakran is sanguine about his election loss – but he isn`t losing any sleep over it. Back at his law practice.

Crowded tent

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 21, 2011 He is in really great shape. Jovial, animated and having fun. Karmel Sakran didn’t want to lose […]

Community party FREE! Big deal, it was also a very expensive deal and it is now up to you to make it work.

You are the owner - make some time to check out the property - get your face pained and enjoy a piece of cake.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 21, 2011 – A golden key, a silver bullet – something to commemorate the handing over of a building […]