Heritage Advisory hits up city manager for twenty big ones then asks the Mayor for time to spend the money.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 In the world of things Heritage time is always a factor which most people take to mean […]

They are taking to the roads, trails and old railway lines on their bikes to get a close up look of where you can use a bicycle comfortably.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 The Sustainable people are taking to the road with bicycles Sunday May 6th to let people get […]

Farmers, hunters, anglers & community who love water they can drink,swim and fish in will lose out due to Fisheries Act changes.

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By Mark Mattson, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 I remember the first time I sat around a kitchen table in a rural […]

Now the “ouch” part of that budget – city passes bylaw that allows them to send out the tax bills.

City hall from garage roof

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 1, 2012 – It took all of 30 seconds to pass the bylaw – there wasn’t a word of […]

That little terrier has its teeth firmly attached to the ankles of city council. Will they draw blood or be just a nuisance?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 2012 City Council decided to cancel the construction of the planned wind turbine on the pier being built […]

She won the debate; she had the better arguments but in local politics that gets you squat.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, on May 1, 2012 She certainly gave them a run for their money and she scored points Council members didn’t expect […]

Close only counts with horse shoes – the Burlington MPP did not have her privileges trod upon – just had a busy telephone line. Nice try Jane.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 2, 1012 – A couple of weeks ago the Liberal Party of Ontario pulled a dirty on Jane McKenna, the […]

Hero’s just appear when they are needed and last February Burlington saw 5 of them come to the rescue.

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By Pepper Parr Burlington, Ont., May 1, 2012 – It wasn’t the way Wayne Easterbrook expected the trip from Niagara Falls back to Kingston to […]

It was a name we all now knew and a face we would recognize in an instant – but we didn’t know where she was and we were all afraid.

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Part 3: This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

There is going to be a deal – the city will take possession of donated property and the Freeman Station will finally have a home.

Station on a float

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 1, 2012 There is a deal – we think. We are certain that they didn’t just turn down the […]

This just might be one of those “now or never” city council meetings; at least for the Freeman Station. Will it be given a life?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 29, 2012 After more than an hour in a Closed Session of Council Committee, James Smith came out to […]

Woodstock slept without knowing where the missing eight year old was. We hoped against hope she would be found by morning

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This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when an eight […]

Seniors Centre Management Board has to decide if they want to run the place or serve as advisers.

Seniors Centre

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 27, 2012 The city sent over two of its coolest cats to meet with Senior`s Centre Board of Management […]

They are persistent and once they get their hooks into you – it`s like trying to get a fish hook out of your finger: messy and painful.

Identity theft - laptop

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 27, 2012 One of the things about crooks and thieves is that when they come across a good idea […]

A passion for compassion – is this the real Burlington? Seven speakers will be here in May to tell you why it`s important.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 27, 2012 Does Burlington have a “Passion for Compassion”? Spencer Campbell certainly thinks so and is putting his time, energy […]

It can happen anytime, anywhere, and the most gut-wrenching of all; to anyone. It had happened in Woodstock and we were stunned.

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This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when an eight […]

McKenna turns the robocalls incident into a question of personal privilege – asks Speaker of Legislature to rule.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 27, 2012 You are not going to believe what follows and I doubt very much that you are going […]

The cowboys are certainly up in the hills; Burlington drivers buckle up.

Buckle up

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 26, 2012 Halton Regional Police Service have now concluded their Spring Seatbelt Campaign, which ran from April 14 to […]

Her name is Jane McKenna – she is your MPP. Why is she not on the invite list and why is Ted McMeekin on it?

Pep stern look

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 It`s sort of like one of those Rodney Dangerfield situations where he just can’t get any respect. […]

Earth Day – let’s not lose it. Write Mike and ask him to help.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 The city had a very successful Earth Week. Trash was cleaned up; trees were planted and the […]