Taking care of business with a gentle but firm hand. Will Fielding make us the 3rd best managed city in the country?

Jeff Fielding ran a tight ship in London, ON and is doing the same thing here.  We are all going to be better for his time with us.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 14, 2013. When city manager Jeff Fielding left London, ON, where he was also city manager, they were the […]

Just what kind of work can you do out of your home? City hall wants to update the bylaw – let them know what you think.

Is this an acceptable home business?  What if the hairdresser is doing a wedding party and there are 10 cars parked outside the house?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 14, 2013 The guy with the monster house doesn’t want the guy in the bungalow a few doors down […]

The battle took place off the shores of our city – and soon there will be a plaque telling that story.

Wilson Rick at plaque in Heights

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 13, 2013 Some history might get “righted” and Burlington just may see a plaque somewhere in the city telling […]

Twelve year old female taken from Mapleview Mall to hospital – condition critical.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 13, 2013 If you were in the Mapleview Mall Wednesday afternoon and were wondering why the EMS were scurrying all […]

Will lots as small as 56 feet wide become the norm on Lakeshore Rd in the Roseland community? There goes the neighbourhood!

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 13, 2013 Heritage along Lakeshore might take a hit. Ward 4 Councillor Jack Dennison wants to sever a lot […]

Is a much different looking Village Square on the Burlington horizon? Could heritage properties actually be demolished?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 13, 2013 The talk of Village Square being sold is not just idle chatter. There was the view that […]

Transit advocates will be asking city council to defer the proposed bus fare increases.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 13th, 2013 Doug Brown of Bfast believes the city is trying to pull a fast one with the trains fare […]

He`s back in town for his annual nightly performances: The Jefferson Salamander shuts down roadways again.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON Burlington, Ont., March 12, 2013 — The slimy little creature that brought a halt to the opening of a second […]

First Jamie Adkins and then The Gruffalo at the Performing Arts Centre; great time to be a kid in Burlington.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 12, 2013 If you haven’t filled in the days of Spring Break week yet – there is an event […]

Tim Horton’s would have loved this traffic: 3500 people lined up in their vehicles to get a 22 gallon blue bin.

More than 5000 of these blue bins were given out at two locations in the Region - line ups were gargantuan.

  More than 5000 of these blue bins were given out at two locations in the Region – line ups were gargantuan. By Staff BURLINGTON, […]

Were there bullets flying around on Cavendish: Police investigating robbery attempt involving what is thought to be a gun.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 11, 2013. It was just before 3:00 am on the first day of Spring Break. Three youths, one male and […]

Council members adjusting their sails for the change in the direction of the winds; spin doctors blowing hard soon.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 11, 2013 The need for more sophisticated corporation communications is being driven by the realization that the time has […]

Do you want to get your council member’s attention? Put up a web site and hold a meeting – guess who shows up?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2013 Are things heating up in Ward 5? At the Capital Budget debates in February, the suggestion that […]

City wants to know how the sidewalks and road way should be used. To get from place to place!

What do we want to allow on our sidewalks?  City wants your input.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 9, 2013 Now that it is pretty evident the snow is about to leave for the season and we […]

City hall gets an award for its United Way efforts – the rest of the city has to try harder next year to reach its target.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2013 Burlington, Ont. March 8, 2013— Employees of the City of Burlington were named the 2012 ArcelorMittal Dofasco […]

Larger blue bins turn out to be a huge hit in Burlington – getting one took time while idling engines added emission to the environment.

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By Walter Byj and Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 9, 2013 The Region of Halton decided to offer larger blue boxes to the community and […]

Top rated public opinion polling expert to speak at library about the shift in political alliances in Canada.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 9, 2013 The Mayor of Burlington wants to Inspire and holds four events each year when he brings in […]

And just how much spin do you get for $10,000 – probably not enough. It’s beginning to get interesting at the bottom of Brant Street.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 8, 2013 The city manager is reported to have put out a Request for Proposals on supplying of communications […]

This one has been some time coming but the police got them; they usually do.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 7, 2013 The police have been investigating a group of thieves that focus on ATM machines – they know […]

Hustle, hustle, hustle – he’s as good as a circus barker – Burchill at his best – every first Wednesday of the month.

Burchill giveing hypnosis certificate

  James Burchill convinces the community to donate door prizes and seldom has less than 300 people showing up for an event. His mailing list […]