Six community leaders recognized at awards ceremony. Wendy Hager named citizen of the year.

Civic Recognition 2011

From the left: Michelle Bennett Environment, Sam Kawazoye Community Service, Trevor Copp Arts , Mayor Goldring, Wendy Hager, Citizen of the Year, Dan Taylor […]

Freeman Station comes to a stop to take on fuel and load up with some cash. An oil change is in the works as well.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 9, 2012 The Friends of Freeman Station (FoFS) appear to have gotten at least a two base hit with […]

JBMH wants the money but they don’t seem to want to say how they will spend it. They will want a quick site plan approval.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 8, 2012 There was a line from the film Cool Hand Luke, that starred the late Paul Newman, where […]

Community group formed to ensure transit does not get overlooked during Official Plan review.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 9, 2012 If the team overseeing the review of the city’s Official Plan thought they were going to be […]

We didn’t know it at the time but there was a break developing in the case. The police had a suspect.

McClintic in custody - male officers

This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when an eight […]

Resident asks council if they want to be remembered as the ones who created a high-rise jungle in downtown Burlington?

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Stephen Chen is a retiree who has lived in Burlington for many years. He delegated to the Special Session of City Council that is the […]

Conservation authority issues creek flooding warning – seasonal rains have the potential to make creeks dangerous.

Creek flooding - Halton

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON –May 7, 2012. Conservation Halton advised this afternoon that the weather office is predicting a surface low to enter our region […]

Vegetable gardens, a surprise guest + a science teacher to remind them where they got their start; a Saturday morning in Burlington.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 7, 2012 It’s the kind of thing that could probably only happen in Burlington. Scott Stewart, the toughest guy […]

You heard it here first – they will be on the stage at Sound of Music. Who? Walk off the Earth of course.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 7, 2012 The BIG question come Friday afternoon when the Sound of Music Festival people announce the line-up for […]

Community begins to question how police are handling the search. Why no amber alert? OPP take over the case.

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Part 5 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

That Spring that came and left – it’s back & much of Burlington was out enjoying the weather. Boats in the water, girls selling lemonade.

LaSalle Marina - baots lined up

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2012 What did you do on the Saturday part of the weekend? For once the weather channel got […]

City to try car-free Sundays in June and July. Can it work? It will if you want it to.

Cowd scene car free Sunday

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 4, 2012 Joan Ford, the woman who counts the city’s money, and is referred to as the Acting Executive […]

We knew next to nothing and had to live with rumours as the fear for our own children grew. Was Tori still alive?

Tara Mcdonald - mother

Part 4 “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception”. Aldous Huxley, English Novelist, 1894-1963 This […]

Heritage Advisory hits up city manager for twenty big ones then asks the Mayor for time to spend the money.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 In the world of things Heritage time is always a factor which most people take to mean […]

They are taking to the roads, trails and old railway lines on their bikes to get a close up look of where you can use a bicycle comfortably.

Cyclist sitting with bike at SSP

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 The Sustainable people are taking to the road with bicycles Sunday May 6th to let people get […]

Farmers, hunters, anglers & community who love water they can drink,swim and fish in will lose out due to Fisheries Act changes.

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By Mark Mattson, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 I remember the first time I sat around a kitchen table in a rural […]

Now the “ouch” part of that budget – city passes bylaw that allows them to send out the tax bills.

City hall from garage roof

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 1, 2012 – It took all of 30 seconds to pass the bylaw – there wasn’t a word of […]

That little terrier has its teeth firmly attached to the ankles of city council. Will they draw blood or be just a nuisance?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 City Council decided to cancel the construction of the planned wind turbine on the pier being built […]

She won the debate; she had the better arguments but in local politics that gets you squat.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, on May 1, 2012 She certainly gave them a run for their money and she scored points Council members didn’t expect […]

Close only counts with horse shoes – the Burlington MPP did not have her privileges trod upon – just had a busy telephone line. Nice try Jane.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 1012 – A couple of weeks ago the Liberal Party of Ontario pulled a dirty on Jane McKenna, the […]