Field trip to Burlington and a climb up Mt. Nemo with Isabelle Harmer

By Joanna Bull MT. NEMO, BURLINGTON, ON., May 29, 2011 – It is around ten o’clock Sunday morning when we pull off the highway in […]

Citizens now get to present their case at Nelson quarry hearings – it is all about water.

By Lake Ontario Waterkeeper BURLINGTON, ON June 22, 2011 – The hearing into a new quarry proposed by Nelson Aggregate on the Niagara Escarpment has […]

A big chunk of change for what might turn out to be firewood. Pearl and Pine streets to lose some trees.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 21, 2011 – How much is a tree worth? You can buy a slip of a tree for just over […]

Councillor Taylor ticked, harrumphs through meeting and leaves a very unhappy camper.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 21, 2011 – John Taylor was not having a good evening. He had spent more than three hours talking […]

Eaglesfield Road church holds last service; prepares for Hamilton Korean Presbyterian Church to move in.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 20, 2011 It was a somber Sunday morning service as Pastor Mike Pawelke preached the final service at the […]

Salt with Pepper > City of Burlington lawyers hide behind old practices – ‘say nothing, tell them nothing’.

BURLINGTON, ON June 18, 2011 – Our friends down the road at the Bay Observer published the following. We couldn’t agree more. From the Bay […]

Weather co-operates, beer sales were great and the music while loud was enjoyed.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 18, 2011 – Friday evening and they strolled by the thousands into Spencer Smith park and took in the sounds […]

The cheque was in the mail – but it was a miserable $275,293. Small potatoes; could have raised more through bingo games..

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON, June 17, 2011 – The cheque was in the mail but it was pretty small ($257,000) and represents less than […]

Be careful what you ask for – you just might get it. Ask the good folks on Holtby and Crosby how that works out.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 17, 2011 – Holtby and Crosby Streets run south from Caroline down to New Street. They were built about 50 […]

Summer and the Sound of Music – four days of it. Take it all in.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 17, 2011 – It was that time of year again – the Burlington Teen Tour Band was going to be […]

Finally, it is official – Peggy Russell is to seek NDP Provincial Nomination for Burlington.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 17, 2011 – She was Vice-Chair of the Halton District School Board and served on that Board for ten years […]

Cupid fails to shoot the arrow, thieves get away with cash and maybe some cupcakes.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 16, 2010 Halton Regional Police Service are investigating a break and enter to a local bakery in Burlington. Sometime overnight […]

White construction helmet instead of a tiara and pink work boots – Burlington Beauty Queen graduates

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 15, 2011 – Alton, a neighbourhood in the upper east part of the remaining developable lands in Burlington where […]

Municipal Council practices 101; developer learns he got an F – Mayor Goldring clues him in.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 14, 2011 – It was a lesson in municipal civics that George Bikas of Drewlo Developments isn’t likely to […]

Portland had many lessons for Mayor Goldring. Two million bus riders and an 80% voter turn out impressed him

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 13, 2011 – The Mayor spent three days in Portland, Oregon last week and came back with a briefcase […]

Heagle tries a little subtle pressure to get the Progressive Conservatives to call a nomination meeting.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 14, 2011 – There is an awfully cocksure crowd calling the shots within the Burlington Provincial Progressive Conservative Association […]

Salt with pepper – Noblesse oblige has yet to settle on the shoulders of Meed Ward.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 13, 2011 It was a particularly graceless s remark, made by a Council member filling in as deputy for […]

A packed convention centre and pom pom girls to fete the biggest cheerleader of them all.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 9, 2010 – It was a Celebration and all the people who do business in this town were on […]

He now sits in two Halls of Fame and will still blow the whistle on anyone who doesn’t get it right.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 9, 2011 – You can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out […]

Mayor improves his photography skills while telling the world how great Burlington is.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 7, 2011 – Give a kid a camera and you just never know what they will click away at. Our […]