While things aren’t great; business is being done in the Region – not for profits getting a leg up as well.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 19, 2011 – The Halton Region Community Investment Fund wants to hear from the not for profit community on how […]

Through the magic of television – you can watch the social, culture event of the year.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 17, 2011 – On December 3rd Burlington got a peek at the kind of city it could be; urban, sophisticated, […]

Line these ducks up and see if you see what I see. This could be painful.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 16, 2011 – The good folks at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital tells us that the province is in […]

Orchard residents don’t like way city staff are interpreting Strategic Plan. Council will find a way to resolve the problem.

Orchard Park residents

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 16, 2011 – Your City Council got its Strategic Plan fed back to them on a plate by a […]

Halton police chief decides to ride off into the sunset – announces his retirement to start in June, 2012

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 15, 2011 – Gary Crowell, the Chief of Halton Regional Police is hanging up his pistols and will take […]

Entrepreneurship isn’t just young legs with venture capital money; it’s a set of solid values and a strong work ethic.

Pollard road sign

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 16, 2011 – Reginald Pollard, Chairman of Pollard Windows and Doors, located on King Road has been named the […]

Thief looking for cash – leaves fish and chip shop empty handed – gets his picture taken.

Thistle Fish and Chips suspect

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 15, 2011 Here’s a criminal who might have thought he had an easy score but after some effort he had […]

Wow! – this is what civic engagement is supposed to be. City’s staffer getting right out there and challenging you to get involved.

Community meeting

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 14, 2011 I am impressed. The Shape Burlington Report that everyone used during the last municipal election campaign and […]

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.

BPAC at night

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.

Burlington city hall with clock

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.

Drewlo complex

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.

Optimist sleigh float

  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.

Nelson High crest

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