Citizens recognize the gift from our twin city in Japan. Blossoms on the Sakura trees worth celebrating.

Cherry tree

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 It took a little juggling but Burlington’s Mundialization Committee managed to get the permit they needed out […]

Should there be two general managers or three at city hall and how does the city manager beef up his bench strength?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 24, 2012 You got the job. The hiring committee was impressed with some of the ideas you put forward […]

Things that shouldn’t have happened in Burlington last week.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 23, 2012 The Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital shouldn’t have asked the Mayor of Burlington to take part in the […]

Thieves rob woman inside Admiral Inn on Billings Court – did security cameras capture the theft?

HRPS car

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 23, 2012 A 31-year-old woman in Burlington on business escaped injury after being robbed of her possessions in a Burlington […]

8000 people picked up trash during Earth Week; 300 trees planted; 200 people jammed themselves into city hall for the wrap up.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2012 The weather was great for the first part of the 2012 BurlingtonGreen CleanUp GreenUp campaign week but a […]

New Canadian author makes cookies for guests at the launch of her book at Burlington`s Different Drummer.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2012 It was her first book reading. She was in Burlington at the Different Drummer to celebrate the […]

The pickings were really easy so a pair of petty thieves went from car door to car door – opened those that weren’t locked and took.

Stealing from cars

By Staff The petty thieves must just love Burlington – all they have to do is walk up and down the streets and look for […]

Show biz career revived; Burlington Mayor gets his act together and brings Arrogant Worms to town.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2012 He is back! The show is going to take to the stage, the show biz career is […]

Well, so much for that promise. Health Minister says government cannot re-develop JBMH if it loses the budget vote on Tuesday.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 20, 2012 The Minister of Health and Long Term Care Deb Matthews has conference calls with the Mayor and […]

North Shore Blvd E accident leaves Burlington cyclist in critical condition. Rushed to Hamilton General

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 20, 2012 Halton Regional Police are investigating a serious collision that occurred Thursday evening between a car and a cyclist. […]

Burlington streets will be car free two Sundays; one June 10th the other July 15th from 2 pm to 7 pm

Car free streets

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Car free Sundays? Will they work? Will the public actually get themselves to those parts of town […]

Is being sustainable a philanthropic gesture or does it impact your bottom line?

Sustainability

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Can you be sustainable and profitable at the same time ? Some organizations think of sustainability as philanthropy […]

Acclaimed Canadian author to read; first novel by Kilanko part of the program – April 29 – Different Drummer

Itani Frances

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Frances Itani, a Canadian writer, celebrated internationally for her fiction, which includes the sublime Deafening and Remembering the […]

Racist graffiti painted on the walls of St. Patrick Elementary School on Kenwood Drive.

St. Patricks Elementary school

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON APRIL 19, 2012 Sometime over the weekend of March 6th, someone snuck onto the grounds of St Patrick’s Elementary School […]

Kale Black goes from a high school co-op placement to leadership of the BurlingtonGreen Youth Network.

Burlington Green Youth Network BEST

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 It is often the youth of the community that see the obvious way of doing something well […]

City decides the wind turbine for the pier isn`t worth the additional expense – cancels the feature.

Pier Dec 23-2011

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Did you hear the one about the wind turbine that was going to have a battery pack […]

City re-jigs the organizational structure it will use to work with hospital staff on the re-development of JBMH.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 In a lengthy report to the Budget and Corporate Services committee we got a look at what […]

Councillor Dennison wants to have a beer on the patio of the Pump House Pub and the sooner the better suits him just fine.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 They couldn’t approve the proposed Staff Direction quickly enough. There was a friendly amendment that was just […]

Pump House possibilities just got a little better. Building will get an upgrade making it an even better locale for a coffee shop or pub.

Pump House with tracks

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 Ahem – this gets a little embarrassing. Our Burlington is a great fan of one of the […]

Burlington is going to get cleaned up when thousands take to the streets and trails in the community to pick up trash.

TRash clean up NOT in BURL

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON – April 18, 2012 – It’s a start – but a web site isn’t going to get me on my bicycle […]