West Nile virus appearing in the Region; first human case for 2012 found in Oakville.

West Nile mosquito biting

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON September 5, 2012 A female in her thirties is Oakville’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) illness in 2012. […]

Police change of command turns out to be a hug in – local boy returns to his roots.

Police swearing in

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 4, 2012 It was more of a love in than a change of command – even though one […]

It was built during another era, now long forgotten but still very much part of the Lake Ontario scene. The Burlington Canal Pier.

Burlington Canal Pier  by MLH

By Margaret Lindsay Holton. BURLINGTON, ON September 4, 2012 I did not know much about this massive concrete pier that juts far out into the […]

Solid progress on pier construction; progress too on the legal side – both costing us a fortune.

We've been down this road before haven't we?  This time there has been so much Quality Control and Quality Assurance that we it can't fail - can it?  The piece that are horizontal between the girders are called diaphrams.

REVISED. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 4, 2012 If you were able to get out onto the pier last week you would have seen […]

Lancaster’s corn roast – pleasant evening breezes at the Air Park – sound of engines – and construction equipment too?

Lancaster with 52 Spitfire

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 29, 2012 In the world of politics – it doesn`t matter if it`s federal, provincial or municipal – a […]

Lake Ontario water conditions for swimming at Beachway Park not as good as they were last week.

Swimming water safe

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 31st, 2012 The beach water monitoring results done by the Regional Health Department revealed the following beaches are safe for […]

Armed Robbery at Rogers Store on Fairview in Burlington; cell phones stolen – no staff injuries

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 31, 2012 Halton Regional Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Rogers Wireless store in Burlington. On […]

Michele Benoit postpones Lake Ontario swim to 2013. Support crew problems and weather conditions meant a delay.

Lots of pool time this winter for Michele Benoit as she turns her energy and determination to being ready for a 2013 attempt to swim from Port Dalhousie to Burlington as a fund raising event for Waves for Water, a charity that wants to build systems in Africa that will provide fresh water.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON Burlington, ON—Aug. 30, 2012 – Burlington resident Michele Benoit who was scheduled to attempt a 45KM Lake Ontario crossing this […]

West Nile virus infection risk remains high in Halton; 9 Burlington cases reported.

Mosquito biting

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 30, 2012 The West Nile virus is still very much with us. The Halton Region Health Department reminds residents […]

For every bear that ever there was. Will gather there for certain, because. Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Teddy Bear picnic kids

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 29.2012 If you missed getting your kids to the Royal Botanical Gardens for the Fairy Queen visit – you can […]

Burlington teen Killed by westbound GO train between Appleby and Burlington stations.

Some 400 passengers were kept aboard a westbound GO train late Tuesday evening while police and emergency service investigated a track-side fatality.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 29, 2012 Burlington experienced its first rail based fatality Tuesday evening when a youth was struck by a locomotive on […]

Community Foundation wants to take Burlington’s pulse; roll up your sleeves.

Pulse taking

By Colleen Mulholland, Executive Director, Burlington Community Foundation BURLINGTON, ON August 28, 2012 Over the past two decades, I’ve seen a lot of positive change […]

Same old, same old for Burlington. Federal constituency boundaries to remain the same.

Wallace with blue maps

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 28, 2012 If things stay the way they are going Burlington`s Marvelous Mike will not have to convince anyone […]

Are we all frogs sitting in a pot of water that is about to be boiled? An economist thinks we might be. He`s worth listening to.

Thinkspot logo

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 27, 2012 It is interesting to listen to the views on Burlington`s decision to purchase cars that were not […]

It is determination, grit and never forgetting what the goal is that identifies true champions.

With a full crew and the right weather conditions Michele Benoit will eventually slip into the water, without the wet suit, and swim Lake Ontario.  Labour Day weekend might looks like her next date.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 27, 2012 It was the event that didn’t happen – and an event that was over shadowed by a […]

City awarded a bronze medal for being friendly to bicycles. Now we need ways to make cars and bicycles friends as well.

Burlington was up for a pre-Olympic cycling competition but the opportunity got away from us.  Maybe in the future?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON Aug. 26. 2012- Last week Ward 6 Councillor Blair Lancaster was in Ottawa as a city delegate to the Association […]

Downtown farmer`s market is adding more vendors than people. It`s a struggle – but then anything worthwhile is never easy.

Farmer's market - produce table

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 17, 2012 The small market that has been operating every Friday in a parking lot on John Street – […]

City hall staff to be collectively accountable and asked to ‘up the pace`. That`s good news.

City Hall - high frontal view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 23, 2012 When an organization brings in a new leader expect changes – that`s why the new leader was […]

Former Halton teacher criminally charged with sexually exploiting a student between 2005 and 2010

Former Halton Board of Education teacher charged with sexual exploitation

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 23, 2012 The Halton Children’s Aid Society has investigated a complaint against a Halton Board of Education teacher thought to […]

Major mover and shaker at the Seniors’ Centre says life couldn’t be better – the place is working just fine.

Veitch and wife

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 23, 2012 The first clue is the handle bar mustache that is now snow white. The moment you […]