The Ho, Ho, Ho man giving you a gift; free parking for three days. Some Brant Street locations seem to have forgotten the holiday.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 14, 2011 They are getting ready to talk about a tax increase of 2 1/2 to 3% with the […]

Burlington Mayor unable to take part in the Cabaret he created; maintains there is still a place for local MP Wallace.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 14, 2011 – With 18 acts already in the vetting pipeline for the Mayors Cabaret, Our Burlington asked […]

Council shows sign of actually understanding what transparency means. Taylor shows how it’s done.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 13, 2011 – They are learning. Slowly; but it is clear they are trainable. Your city council wanted to […]

Christmas is a time to be extra vigilant says fire department. They offer 12 rules that will keep you safe.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 13, 2011 – A house on fire on Christmas day has to be something that has all of us feeling […]

Council members finally get what they have earned. Now look for the misinformed remarks about the way politicians pay themselves.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 13, 2011 – Well – this time it is actually going to happen. Your city Council is going to […]

Aldershot developer hits a roadblock: planners didn’t see things the way he had hoped they would. Residents win this time.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 10, 2011 – The chickens came home to roost for Drewlo Developments and their very large, five, multi-storey buildings […]

Burlington transit ridership increases more than the national level. 5.6% in Burlington; 4.9 elsewhere

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 9, 2011 – More people taking the bus – we’re not sure why but the numbers are not only […]

Artists manage to convince the city to refund some of the licensing fees. Looking now for a by-law change.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 9, 2011 The Artists and the Bureaucrats met – and the Artists won the more important part of the […]

Handgun thefts and home break ins have Regional police busy.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 8, 2011 It was just after 1:00 am when three masked men burst through the front door of a Faversham […]

A chance to take in the Performing Arts Centre Red Carpet Opening on Cogeco cable.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 8, 2011 If you missed the Opening Gala of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre last Saturday – and if your […]

Santa’s helpers – and we’re not talking about a bunch of little elves; big guys who know how to give back.

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  The Ho Ho man himself – didn't let the consistent drizzle lighten even one of his laughs.   By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December […]

A quick quiz and a $1 off coupon for a burger purchase; part of the Halton police high school RIDE program.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 7, 2011 – Nelson High School students got a chance to learn just what happens when there is more […]

City opens kimono – wasn’t much to see. Did we misunderstand the objective? Thought we were going to get a peek.

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We have ream upon ream of data that sits on computer hard drives or servers – Burlington wants to let the public at some of […]

High school students get to see what happens when driving while under the influence of alcohol. Wasn’t pretty.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, on December 7, 2011 – Nelson High School students – all 1500 of them were in the hands of the Halton […]

Police record third traffic fatality in the Region for 2011

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2011 Burlington recorded its third traffic fatality for 2011 when Henry John Grasso of Brantford, Ontario was pronounced dead […]

New city manager takes a pay cut to come to Burlington where he can ride his bike to work.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2011 Burlington’s new city manager, he gets the keys to his office January 30th, leaves London, Ontario with […]

Santa didn’t need snow to do his thing; he didn’t want the rain, but that didn’t dampen spirits.

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  The Sea Cadets know all about water and they dealt with the light drizzle the way everyone else did – they just put up […]

Burlington Performing Arts Centre does it up right with a Gala to be remembered.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2010 Whew! – That’s the sound from the staff at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre as they recover […]

Prime Minister visits Burlington; goes big time with photo-ops. Everyone gets their picture taken.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 3, 2011 – History was made in Burlington Friday afternoon. For the first time ever, since Confederation, if MP […]

We have a new city manager who seems to have a sense of humour and pretty attractive toe nails.

Fielding Jeff

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 3, 2011 They did it surprisingly quickly. Your city Council with the help of an outside human resources consultant, […]