The city wants a signal from you on what the rules related to signs around the city; what should be permitted and what shouldn’t.

Banner sign on building

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 5, 2012 City hall staff were in a bit of a hurry on this one – they wanted to know […]

Communicating with your customers; here’s how they do it in London, ON – which is where our city manager hails from.

Communicating with your customers

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 1, 2012 You want to talk to someone at city hall; you know the department but you don’t know […]

She writes, she wins awards, drives like the proverbial bat out of **** – and she dances.

Lorraine Sommerfeld, learning to dance.  she's normally in a pair of jeans and behind the wheel of a car

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 5, 2012 There was a banquet recently at which awards were given out by the Automotive Journalists of Canada […]

Engaging ideas for November. Three authors talking about things that matter. Few cities get authors like this.

Robertson Lloyd

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 4, 2012 November sort of seems like a lead up to the coming holiday season. The time is busier; work […]

If the point hasn’t been made yet, the award to city manager certainly does: – excellence please, nothing but excellence. .

Burlington city hsll - oblong

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 5, 2012 With less than a year under his belt as city manager, Jeff Fielding gets a call from […]

Leaf collection program has some limits – no branches or twigs in that pile you put out on the road.

Twigs and branches cannot be part of the fall leaves pick up.  They have to be bundled seperately.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 2, 2012 Many of us are still cleaning up after the hurricane that devastated large parts of the American eastern […]

If Dragons don’t do it for you – how about a Pythons’ Pit – Rotarians decide to put cash behind budding entrepreneurs.

The Pythons' Pit leadership Team: From the right Dr M Head, Rotarian Fareen Samji with fellow Rotarian Tom McLeod and a representative from the Royal Bank.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 30, 2012 The name doesn’t do much for me but the concept certainly resonates – giving young people an […]

Mike Wallace gets a triple base run at the Art Centre; knows more about Soup Bowls than he ever wanted to know.

Burlington Arts Centre

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 2, 2012 Is this Friday? Then Mike Wallace, Burlington’s member of parliament is in town and he is either […]

Test smoke alarms when changing clocks this weekend. Did you know that failing to comply with smoke alarm rules can result in a fine?

They work - but only if they have fresh batteries.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 2, 2012 It’s one of those things you know you should do – some of us used to do it […]

Riviera coming down, developer seeks permission to build higher on the same site. New committee may shake things up in 2013.

R iveria coming apart

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 2, 2012 Crunch by crunch the walls come down. First the top floors and then down into the lower […]

Construction trailer in Burlington gets broken into; valuable tools taken.

Construction tools

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 1, 2012 Just after midnight on October 31st, a construction trailer, parked on Benson Drive, was broken into and several […]

35x35x35 Live, OnSite and OnLine – those aren’t basketball scores – must be related to art.

Created in

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 30, 2012 They opened the place 35 years ago – times does fly. When did that orange piece of […]

United Way using events to draw people in and raise funds to meet the $2.1 million Burlington target. Is your company involved?

Senior - female

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 30th, 2012 Last week was a great week for the United Way in Burlington, announcing that they had reached […]

Trees come down but that was the extent of the storm damage. Riviera Motel comes down with the aid of giant claws.

The hollowed trunk of an old willow brought down by the storm of the century. The wonder was what kept the tree up at all - and what about the other willow a few feet away?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 30, 2012 We made it through the storm of the century. Our friends to the south took huge hits […]

It isn’t easy to find really good people – there are jobs at city hall that aren’t going to get filled.

City hall from garage roof

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 30th, 2012 More changes on the staffing side at city hall. The search for a third general manager doesn`t […]

Emergency number for fallen tress or significant debris on the roads. 905-333-6166

Newsflash

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 29, 2012 It’s going to get a little on the windy side out there this evening and may last through […]

Check the catch basins outside your house – clear the leaves to prevent flooding. We can handle this if we work together.

Catch basins plugged with leaves

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 29, 2012 With the impact of Hurricane Sandy already beginning to make itself felt the city has begun to staff […]

New faces, new art a part of the 10th Art in Action studio tour November 3rd and 4th.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 29, 2012 They are doing this for the 10th time – the Art in Action, an artist’s collective that […]

Jackson to be feted for 35 years of public service; walkway to be given his name.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 28, 2012 It sometimes takes a while for the rewards and the recognition to come in. On November 18th, […]

Fatal Collision in on South Service Road; second traffic fatality this year in Burlington.

HRPS car

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 26, 2012 A 52 year old Hamilton woman was killed in a car collision on South Service Road at […]