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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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 […]

Thieves think they have their Modus Operandi down cold – they target ATM machines in out of the way locations. Do you know these guys?

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 On a Saturday evening last April 14th at 9:15 p.m. two suspects broke into the Harvester Medical Centre, […]

Be very, very careful about this one. Major attempt at identity theft via a Facebook message

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 The email message started out nicely enough. Hello, it said. And it was from The Facebook Team. […]

Through the magic of television and the community broadcasts done by Cogeco – you can hear Ken Greenberg if you missed him live.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 Close to 200 people converged on the Studio Theatre at the Performing Arts Centre a couple of weeks […]

Rain barrels by the truck load – brought to you by your Regional government. You pay for them – but a good deal.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 They are going to sell them by the truck load and at $40 they are a steal. The […]

Citizens recognize the gift from our twin city in Japan. Blossoms on the Sakura trees worth celebrating.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 It took a little juggling but Burlington’s Mundialization Committee managed to get the permit they needed out […]

Should there be two general managers or three at city hall and how does the city manager beef up his bench strength?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 24, 2012 You got the job. The hiring committee was impressed with some of the ideas you put forward […]

Things that shouldn’t have happened in Burlington last week.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 23, 2012 The Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital shouldn’t have asked the Mayor of Burlington to take part in the […]

Thieves rob woman inside Admiral Inn on Billings Court – did security cameras capture the theft?

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 23, 2012 A 31-year-old woman in Burlington on business escaped injury after being robbed of her possessions in a Burlington […]

8000 people picked up trash during Earth Week; 300 trees planted; 200 people jammed themselves into city hall for the wrap up.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2012 The weather was great for the first part of the 2012 BurlingtonGreen CleanUp GreenUp campaign week but a […]

New Canadian author makes cookies for guests at the launch of her book at Burlington`s Different Drummer.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2012 It was her first book reading. She was in Burlington at the Different Drummer to celebrate the […]