Council member gets to see the wider municipal picture; doesn’t like what he sees and thinks it’s out of focus.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 4, 2011 – There are politicians and there are policy wonks. No one has to tell you what a […]

A Canada Day thirty one new Canadians will never forget. Made Canadian citizens by an immigrant.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 1, 2011 – To fully appreciate what it is to be, or to become, a Canadian citizen, one had […]

All the cabbage you can eat – all you have to do is grow it and there soon just might be a place to do that in Burlington.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 30, 2011 – The city should soon have a community garden with allotted plots for people – just who […]

You can swim in it – but don’t think you want to drink any of it.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 30, 2011 – The Halton Region Health Department tests recreational water throughout the Region and wants you to know that […]

BPAC announces an eclectic mix of program events for inaugural season. Royal Wood and Sarah McLachlan set the pace.

By Pepper Parr It has been the talk of the town for years. Some were delighted but many said it was a nice to have […]

Salt with Pepper – Steal of a deal for you Scott.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 30, 2011 – Scott – have I ever got a deal for you. Scott is my buddy at City […]

Easy pickings for the sneak thief crowd in Mountainside. Locals make it easy, leave car doors unlocked. Duh!

By Staff BURLINGTONTON, ON June 30, 2011 – The Mountainside community in Burlington was hit with eight car entries. In each incident the vehicles were […]

Burlington youth on skate board collides with truck, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 29, 2011 – A sixteen year old youth did one of the stupidest things he has probably every done in […]

Seven type A talkers, 7 administrators and not a bean counter amongst them, + four woman taking notes.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2011 – Fourteen people in the room; half of them type A talkers, the other half bright people […]

All together now – everybody sing – CA-NA-DA. That was on the 100th birthday. What do you want to do THIS year?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2011 Ca na da, we love thee … It became a runaway, flag-waving hit, written by a wholesome, unabashedly […]

Show Time ! Will she wear a top hat and tails and carry a cane ? Heatherington goes front and centre – releases BPAC line up.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2011 _ Soon, very, very soon – this Wednesday in fact Brenda Heatherington will go to the front […]

That little black box that brings you your television programs could be costing you more to run than your refrigerator.

By Staff from the New York Times BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2011 – Those little boxes that usher cable signals and digital recording capacity into […]

2nd best city to raise kids in; 3rd best place to live in Canada and a hospital with worst wait time in the province – Burlington

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 27, 2011 Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital (JBMH) was ranked dead last in a listing of wait times at Ontario […]

Liberal candidate maintains his party will create 50,000 clean energy jobs while the Tories want to kill the energy program. Really?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON – Liberal candidate Karmel Sakran say that on October 6, when Ontarians choose their next government, they will have a clear […]

McKenna wants to go to Queen’s Park and represent the people of Burlington. Has never held public office.

By Staff BURLINTON, ON June 27, 2011 Jane McKenna, a Burlington entrepreneur announced she would seek the Progressive Conservative nomination for the Burlington seat in […]

Civic Rose Award nominations close June 30th. Gardeners go electronic and use email to beat postal strike.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 27, 2011 – Just a few days left to send in your nomination for someone whose garden you think should […]

Champaign tastes, beer budget was the way Meed Ward and Taylor saw it. Committee went for Champaign.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 24, 2011 – The Council Committee that accepted a report on the status of the Brant Street Pier did […]

If Juno is being trained, then this must be Thursday. Halton police train their canine units every week.

By Staff HALTON REGIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS – June 23, 2011 – Thursday is training day and for Juno and Constable Jamie Mitchell of the Halton […]

Pier is going to cost an additional $3.5 million to complete – less however than the cost of tearing it down.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 23, 2011 – Well, now we know. The city has budgeted $15,070,000 for the construction of the Pier at […]

Yeah, sure – just tell us where we stand within, say $100,000. – but don’t wait till the end of the year to tell us we might be in trouble.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 23, 2011 -“The mantra” explained Councillor John Taylor was “no surprises” The comment was made during a portion of […]