Lasting impressions from the people that will end up paying for the pier that is far from on time and even further from being on budget.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 20, 2012 Burlington invited elementary students from across the city to take part in a draw that would have […]

Is Burlington going to see historical plaques around the city that will tell our story? Rick Wilson certainly hopes so.

Jim Wilson, a member of the Heritage Burlington Advisory Committee points out what he beleives is a glaring error on an hisotircal plaque located in Hamiton overlooking Burington Bay.  Wilson hopes there can eventually be a plaque in Burlington correcting the error/

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 21, 2012 Burlington could begin to see commemorative plaques all over the place. Heritage Burlington, the city’s advisory committee […]

Does Hamilton have something to teach us about how we make better use of our Beachway? Will it take artists to show us the way?

Britan cat behind blinds

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 19, 2012 I spend far too much of my time at city hall. If you spend enough time in […]

Gas station hold up spree in the Region. They got some money and a bunch of lottery tickets. Are you kidding?

Lottey tickets

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 19, 2012 Back when Montreal was the bank robbery capital of North America Friday was THE day for robberies […]

It took perseverance and some political courage but the Freeman Station has been saved.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2012 It might set a record for the longest slowest train the city has ever seen but it […]

What Social Media is and what it isn’t. Twitter and Facebook were not designed for emergency police response.

Chief of Police Steve Tanner explains that Social Media is not the same as a 911 call

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 18, 2012 The Halton Regional Police have a problem on their hands. Their mandate is to respond to public […]

On becoming an art collector; how do you buy art from local artists?

ArtinAction 2012 people

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 17, 2012 One of the fun things you can do in November is take in the Art in Action […]

A ladies man wants to hope that he doesn’t appear before a female judge.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2012 The Halton Regional Police Service have arrested a Hamilton man who approached women at various venues, including: fast-food […]

The scam artists want to pull a fast one on you – police call it the water heater scam. Talk about getting into hot water!

That hot water heater might need an upgrade - but talk to someone you know and trust - and that probably isn't the person standing on your doorstep offering a free upgrade.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2012 They show up at your doorstep. The look innocent enough; they have a badge or what looks […]

Those falling leaves – which the city will pick up from your curb. Here’s when and where.

Fall leaves

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2012 You know that the Saturday afternoon you go out to rake them up – more of them […]

Team in place, assignments handed out, Food Truck event scheduled and a Mystery Night for the smaller orgs new to United Way.

UW crowd at civic square

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 The team is coming together. They’ve met often enough now to know each other reasonably well and […]

Elected types forget that it was a citizens group, PERL that led the fight that resulted in the hearing that resulted in no quarry on Mt. Nemo.

It was Isobel Harmer and her daughter Sarah who were the early advocates for a community response to an application by a mining company for a second license to take stone out of the Mt Nemo plateau.  Dick Lyons was at the table with the Harmer's

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 Someone seems to have forgotten who got the ball rolling when it came to fighting the application […]

Burlington youth found to have small amount of marijuana and a concealed weapon.

Yo the person looking down the barell of this weapon it isn't a harmless toy.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 It was found to be just an air pistol – a BB gun; but what was a […]

Is Burlington a natural cycling city or is riding a bike a weekend activity? And how does riding my bike fit in with sustainable development?

Special lanes for bicycles and the speed at which vehicles travel along city roads are an ongoing concern for Rob Nxx who stands here beside recently painted sharrows on city streets.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 Sustainable Development, is one of the city’s advisory committees; one of the Mayors favourites. They are hosting […]

Riding horses – chomping at the bit.

Photo 1. Opening Shot.

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 When I was seventeen I was in a car accident and broke my back. I was […]

It used to be that the Most Wanted had picture in the Post Office – now a security camera catches a stolen credit card being used.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 11, 2012 Halton Regional Police Service is investigating an entry to a vehicle and use of a stolen credit card […]

PERL wins Nelson Quarry fight for the city of Burlington and the Region. No quarry on Mt Nemo!

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 11. 2012 This date will go down as a major victory for the city of Burlington and an example […]

Traffic on Lakeshore Road to be disrupted for a few months. Look for diversions in the Martha and Lakeshore Road intersections.

Water main construction

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 11, 2012 It’s going to get a little sticky in terms of traffic on Lakeshore road for the next couple […]

Count em – five buildings at 20 storeys each – on Fairview next to the Go station – another Molinaro Group project.

Molinaro Group GO projecdt AA

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 10, 2012 The lot has been empty for a long time – it sits there next to the Wal-Mart […]

Great hair – but there was no Trudeaumania at Art Centre when Justin Trudeau talked to 200 + as he seeks Liberal leadership

Trudeau Direct look

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 10, 2012 He isn’t his Father – has more of his Mother’s face, but he does have charm and […]