Massive yet intricate construction of King Road grade separation being web cast.

Trucks back into the tunnell, which will become the King Road underpass, to load up with excaavated earth.  The picture was taken at noon on Saturday from the web camera.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 6, 2012 The size and scope of the project is daunting – and the time frame allowed is really […]

Graphic presenation of the King Road grade separation. Plan is to have this mammoth job done in just over three days.

In this photograph a freight train is using the diverionary track put in place.  That track is supported by a wall that was built to hold the track up while long freight trains cross.  That support wall will be punched trough once the concrete tunnel box is in place,

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 5, 2012 Here is what the rail crossing on King Road looks like before the work to put in […]

Former Mayor Cam Jackson works with the food bank team to ensure those without don’t go without. Good on you Cam!

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 5, 2012 He may be a former Mayor and a former MPP – but he is still very much […]

Sexual assaults sometimes take a long time to get reported – a 1987 offence results in charges.

Sexual assault is a crime - report it and end the shame.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 3, 2012 A Burlington man faces sex-related charges following an investigation by detectives from the Child Abuse and Sexual […]

They did good, they did very good and deserved the robust round of applause they got. Now they get to work.

Is this house a Heritage property?  The owners don't think so and they made a very compelling case to have it removed from the list.  Not as simple as it seems

  By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 2, 2012 “You did what we could not do” said Councillor Craven. ”We are very proud of you” […]

The JBMH site is in the process of becoming a medical campus. Shovels should be in the ground in less than 100 days.

This structure, a combination of a Family Clinic at the front - on the left - and a four level garage, with the cpacity to be grown to seven levels, is Phase 1 of the JBMH renovation.  The walkway, shown on the right, will allow people to wlak through a climate controlled passageway right into the new addition to the hospital when it is completred in 2017-8

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 3, 2012 Well we now know what the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital campus is going to look like and […]

Vital signs – interesting numbers that highlight some very disturbing problems to which we don’t have the answers right now.

We know who does the bullying and we know for the most part where it is being done.  why aren't we able to bring an almost immediate halt to this kind of behavior.  Is the problem with the children who do the bullying or with the parents of those children.  That wasn't a polite question.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 3, 2012 A robust crowd gathered early in the morning at the First Credit Union branch to be taken […]

He said, she said and they kept trying to talk over each other. Rang bells too but the tax credit passed – where do we apply?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 2, 2012 According to a Liberal Party press release Burlington MPP Jane McKenna hasn’t given it the old college […]

BMW meets cement truck head on just before noon. Guess who sustained serious injuries? Appleby closed north of Britannia.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 2, 2012 Halton Regional Police are currently at the scene of a very serious collision on Appleby Line just south […]

Will Burlington’s heritage get the boost and the support it needs from Council this week? Time for some decisions.

Burlington has both rural and urban heritage.  The fight to save good examples of both hasbeen an ongoing battle with two distinctly different views in the city strugling to dominate.  While they battle some good examples of heritage building get torn down.  We lose about one a month along LAkeshore Road.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 1, 2012 This could be a great week for the city’s heritage integrity. The Pump House and Freeman Station […]

A call from someone wanting to fix your computer because they know you’re having problems is a call to hang up on.

An offer to repair your computer by someone you don't know is like giving them your wallet.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 1, 2012 Halton Police want to warn residents to be on the lookout for phony telephone solicitations to repair your […]

All Aboard! Freeman station just might be back in business. Tickets will be sold as part of the fund raising?

She sits on blocks thast don't look at that secure but shse is still at least in one piece - sort of.  The Friends of the Fereeman Station are ready to move the structure ontoland that is less than 100yards away from where she sits today.  Progress.

  By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 1, 2012 The Friends of the Freeman station will know by the end of the week what they […]

City hall staff use part of their day to give the United Way campaign a strong local boost. Firemen take the truck pull prize – again.

Great weather to be outside, enjoy a burger and contribute to the United Way Campaign and be part of a team that pulls a fire truck down Brant Street.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 27, 2012 The vehicle pull down Brant Street by those marvelous people at city hall who keep the wheels […]

It is going to be an absolutely beautiful pier and you are going to love every minute you get to spend on it.

Use this one

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 29, 2012 I was out on the Pier Friday afternoon – I mean out on the real pier, not […]

Mayor has now determined the kind of message he wants to send out – it won’t be show business.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 28, 2012 Every Mayor decides at some point, what kind of a mark they want to make on the […]

Library is not a luxury but something we can afford and need to continue funding. Question is: how much do we want to spend?

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  By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON September 28, 2012 You may recall the recent spat between the Mayor of Toronto’s brother, Doug Ford, and […]

It’s a done deal – the city now knows what the hospital will do with the money we give them. Took a long time to get there.

Councillors and JBMH at signing of 60 mill

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 27, 2012 They didn’t kiss and make up but they did all sit at the same table and sign […]

Participation up, more than 1100 people ran but funds raised was down in 2012 for the Terry Fox Run.

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By Pepper Parr The people numbers were up – the money numbers were down, but the Terry Fox run was a major success nevertheless. It […]

It gets dangerous out there sometimes; 20 year old male gets beaten by thugs on Brant Street.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 25, 2012 while sitting on a bench late in the evening with a female friend a 20 year old […]

Mayor’s right hand man chooses to drive along a different road – resigns effective year end.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 25, 2012 Frank McKeown, Mayor Goldring’s right hand man and chief strategist will be leaving the Office of the […]