The only really interesting thing at the Council budget approval meeting was the slugfest between Councillors Craven and Meed Ward.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 19th, 2013 Nothing changed but we did get a look at the way this city of ours intends to […]

Is there a new theatre in town; a new place offering professional performing arts? Ireland House has chosen to be a venue. Check it out.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 18, 2013 Theatre is alive and well in Burlington and Ireland House is showing the city how it can […]

Is the Village Square going to go Modr’n? Respected developer trying to bring their talent to the city core.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 15, 2013 Are the people doing this:     A view of the Adi development on Guelph Line just […]

The wheels of commerce start in a workshop – skilled tradesmen make the dies that make the machines that make the stuff we use..

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON – Manufacturing companies in Burlington face a serious shortage of trained workes with skills that relate to tool and die making. […]

First casting for Burlington Spiral Stella has been done; sculpture will be unveiled this summer.

Do you recognize anything? Was something you took in part of this casting?  There are more to come.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 14, 2013 You may remember all the hoopla about the collecting of local artifacts and having a plaster casting […]

Daytime home entry in Alton creates chatter and a reminder from the police to be vigilant.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 14th, 2013 There was chatter starting around 1:30 that there had been a daytime robbery at a home in […]

Taking care of business with a gentle but firm hand. Will Fielding make us the 3rd best managed city in the country?

Jeff Fielding ran a tight ship in London, ON and is doing the same thing here.  We are all going to be better for his time with us.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 14, 2013. When city manager Jeff Fielding left London, ON, where he was also city manager, they were the […]

Just what kind of work can you do out of your home? City hall wants to update the bylaw – let them know what you think.

Is this an acceptable home business?  What if the hairdresser is doing a wedding party and there are 10 cars parked outside the house?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 14, 2013 The guy with the monster house doesn’t want the guy in the bungalow a few doors down […]

The battle took place off the shores of our city – and soon there will be a plaque telling that story.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 13, 2013 Some history might get “righted” and Burlington just may see a plaque somewhere in the city telling […]

Twelve year old female taken from Mapleview Mall to hospital – condition critical.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 13, 2013 If you were in the Mapleview Mall Wednesday afternoon and were wondering why the EMS were scurrying all […]

Will lots as small as 56 feet wide become the norm on Lakeshore Rd in the Roseland community? There goes the neighbourhood!

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 13, 2013 Heritage along Lakeshore might take a hit. Ward 4 Councillor Jack Dennison wants to sever a lot […]

Is a much different looking Village Square on the Burlington horizon? Could heritage properties actually be demolished?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 13, 2013 The talk of Village Square being sold is not just idle chatter. There was the view that […]

Transit advocates will be asking city council to defer the proposed bus fare increases.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 13th, 2013 Doug Brown of Bfast believes the city is trying to pull a fast one with the trains fare […]

He`s back in town for his annual nightly performances: The Jefferson Salamander shuts down roadways again.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON Burlington, Ont., March 12, 2013 — The slimy little creature that brought a halt to the opening of a second […]

First Jamie Adkins and then The Gruffalo at the Performing Arts Centre; great time to be a kid in Burlington.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 12, 2013 If you haven’t filled in the days of Spring Break week yet – there is an event […]

Tim Horton’s would have loved this traffic: 3500 people lined up in their vehicles to get a 22 gallon blue bin.

More than 5000 of these blue bins were given out at two locations in the Region - line ups were gargantuan.

  More than 5000 of these blue bins were given out at two locations in the Region – line ups were gargantuan. By Staff BURLINGTON, […]

Were there bullets flying around on Cavendish: Police investigating robbery attempt involving what is thought to be a gun.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 11, 2013. It was just before 3:00 am on the first day of Spring Break. Three youths, one male and […]

Council members adjusting their sails for the change in the direction of the winds; spin doctors blowing hard soon.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 11, 2013 The need for more sophisticated corporation communications is being driven by the realization that the time has […]

Do you want to get your council member’s attention? Put up a web site and hold a meeting – guess who shows up?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2013 Are things heating up in Ward 5? At the Capital Budget debates in February, the suggestion that […]

City wants to know how the sidewalks and road way should be used. To get from place to place!

What do we want to allow on our sidewalks?  City wants your input.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 9, 2013 Now that it is pretty evident the snow is about to leave for the season and we […]