Downtown merchants prepare stores for holiday Season while OMB hears appeal on Brant Street height limits.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 1, 2011 – The Downtown core begins to take on a bit of the Ho, Ho, Ho feeling with the […]

This sort of makes it official but a little snow would help the Ho, Ho, Ho to settle in for a couple of weeks.

Festival wooden soldiers

By Staff BURLINGTON, December 1, 2011 – They are going to do it again – the streets are going to be lit up and a […]

BPAC Board fails to understand what transparency means and the basics of good governance.

Pearson and Heatherington beside poster

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 30, 2011 – There is nothing nicer than a love story. We, as people, want to be happy and […]

You need to be careful about what you do in the back of that cab. Surveillance Footage is part of the fare.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 28, 2011 – Three youths got a bit of a surprise when they learned their pictures may have been on […]

Council goes into CLOSED SESSION without knowing why they are doing so; Taylor votes against the move.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 29, 2011 – They are at it again. Playing with the rules which I’m pretty sure are being bent. […]

Local artists report strong sales results; announce an art scholarship and begin planning for the next season

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 28, 2011 That Art in Action studio tour held the first weekend in November – they made some money […]

Aldershot residents don’t like, look or the feel of a proposed project in their neighbourhood – want council to nix the idea.

Falcon Dr 2 houses

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 24, 2011 The good folks in Aldershot were before a council committee last week asking that a zoning by-law […]

Halton police busy investigating the drug business in the community. It isn’t pretty.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 27, 2011 The Halton Regional Police Drug and Morality Unit initiated an investigation into the trafficking of cannabis marihuana and […]

Health policy analyst cool on the idea of a JBMH upgrade; advocates for community based health delivery instead.

Hospital from parking lot BEST

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 26, 2011 – Burlington`s Strategic plan calls for the city to set aside $10 million a year for the […]

A strong overview of the way health care is delivered subject of Inspire lecture. Future of JBMH raised.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 26, 2011 – It was both a lecture on the health service delivery system we have and another look […]

The quiet of a house decorated for the Christmas, lit by candles with the scents of the Season everywhere.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON – November 25, 2011 Christmas is a hustle and bustle time of year – and some of us just collapse […]

Major sports events creates need for better TV screen. Break in at Burlington commercial building.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 24, 2011 – Thieves forced the door at a South Service Road location last weekend and then broke into a […]

Seeing Christmas through different eyes and a great history lesson an added bonus at Ireland House.

Ireland Hse front view

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 25, 2011 It might seem just a tad early to plan for Christmas Season events – but if you’re a […]

Shake up on the city council committee structure; couple of surprises and at least one disappointment.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 24, 2011 – If you are one of the at least 25 people who actually watch City Council meetings […]

We get to see just how glamorous this city can be at the Celebration opening of Performing Arts Centre.

BPAC daytine looking west

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 23, 2011 – Will it be tails and white ties? Probably not; but it will be as fancy as […]

Empty nesters, Golden Years operatives, Seniors, recently retired – all have a new place to hang out – it isn’t a Tim Hortons.

Seniors in study session

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 22, 2011 Carole Ward, Burlington’s 2010 Civic Recognition Award winner for community service once said that Canada is about to […]

Halton Regional Police Service Launch Holiday R.I.D.E. Campaign. They’ll getcha.

Drunk driver signagge on road

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 22, 2011 – The Halton Regional Police Service have started their holiday R.I.D.E. campaign – and have once again […]

Be careful what you promise the kids when you want to slip out of town for a few days.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 22, 2011 “A promise is a promise Coach”, were the words that greeted a Burlington parent upon his return from […]

A classic failure to communicate and a promise that probably can’t be kept. The natives are not happy.

Herit Wksp Note takers

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 19, 2011 – There was a failure to communicate – which can get a little awkward when there are […]

Four scotches in five minutes – not bad for a retired bookstore owner who set council straight on the designated homes registry.

Farm House

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 21, 2011 – When someone appears before Council to speak to an issue they are given five minutes to […]