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.

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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 […]

Pythons’ Pit of Halton is fishing for your good idea. Rewards are being offered.

Snake biting face

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON October 26, 2012 Last Friday, a friend and I went in search of the mighty Chinook salmon that spawn […]

Halton police scoop up a suspected drug trafficker – observant officer should get the credit.

Drug arrest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 26, 2012 The Halton Regional Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit conducted a three week long investigation after receiving information […]

This is what retail is about – the United Way came up with a great one. Bravo for them.

UW Food trucks - this is retail

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 25, 2012 Awesome – a much overused word but it certainly applied to the several hundred people in the […]

Environmental assessment on Escarpment highway plans won’t be released until 1Q of 2013. Minister doesn’t like what he has.

Escarpment from Walkers Line Oct - 12

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 25, 2012 Turns out the Minister of Transportation doesn’t like the idea of a highway through the Escarpment either […]

WAPA – the Waterfront Access and Protection Advisory Committee – what it is, how it got started and what happened to it.

Jweff MArtin, second from the right, was a very passionate advocate on the Pump House

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 1, 2012 It was a new Advisory Committee. Formed by a former, Mayor Cam Jackson who felt it could […]

Standing room only at Mainway; city renews opposition to Escarpment highway. Transit touted as option – 5 took bus to the meeting.

SEHC Standing room only

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 23, 2012 It was a good crowd. As many, if not more, than the 600 that showed up December […]

Will the community wide meeting on Tuesday make any difference in the fight to stop a highway over the Escarpment?

Not through this part of th Escarpment if you don't mind.  Citizens want to make sure the province fully understands how iopposed they are to a raod through this part of our city.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 22, 2012 They want it to be another biggy; at least 400 people, closer to 800 would be really […]

It is beginning to come together – the waterfront of the future is becoming more evident.

Sometime very soon that piece of construction equipment will begin taking down the Riviera Motel, long a Lakeshore Road icon.  Later in the year construction of a seven strorey Delta Hotel will begin so that it can be operational for the 2015 Pan Am games.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 21, 2012 It is hard at times to see the progress. The plan for a “landmark” structure on the […]