They weren’t necessarily leaders when they started out but they certainly led this city in the right direction.

BPAC daytine looking west

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 14, 2012 Leadership and the ability to see the big picture and the long term goal is the heart […]

Hospital ask for $9 million – gets $22.5 million. Says, thank you and will have a site plans ready by the end of May.

JBMH SE elevation

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 14, 2012 We don’t know if the cheque just arrived in the mail or if hospital CEO Eric Vandewall […]

There will be public art outside Performing Arts Centre – and that’s about all we know. Deadline for submissions was Friday.

BPAC full front

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 14, 2012 For some, a Friday the 13th would be looked at a little askance and those who deal […]

Chamber celebrates its best and creates a new category: Employer of the Year. AXYZ International takes that prize.

AXYZ router

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 13, 2012 More than 450 people walk the red carpet at the Burlington Convention Centre where the Chamber of […]

Is there a vision for Burchill’s MeetUps at the Waterfront hotel? Yes, but it isn’t crystal clear.

Crowd of people

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 12, 2012 Literally hundreds of people continue to register for the Business in Burlington MeetUps that are currently being […]

Dean of city Council teaches whipper, snapper of a Mayor a thing or two about democracy and listening to others.

Listening

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON,ON April 12, 2012 They were all just a little cranky Tuesday evening. City Council meetings often go that way in Burlington. […]

They do work, inconvenient yes, but seat belts, have been around for 36 years and really do work.

Dog in seat belt

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 12, 2012 Has it been THAT long? Thirty six years? Just to remind us that the things really do […]

Will the Riviera Motel on Lakeshore Road have a close encounter with a wrecking ball in the near future?

Riviera from front

Motel balcony is in a dangerous state of repair, decides to close down rather than do repairs. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2012 […]

Four Arrested in $16 Million Investment Scam. Remember the Best Way to Help Stop Fraud Is to Report It.

Dollars in the eye

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2012 The Fraud Unit of the Halton Regional Police Service, with the assistance of the Ontario Securities Commission, has […]

Council approves pilot project that will put vans on the street to get people home from local bars much faster.

Taxi fare paying

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2012 There will be a four month pilot taxi service in Burlington to see if there is a […]

Six out of fifty organizations will be heralded as winners of a Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award.

Chamber Execs

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2012 It’s going to be the event of the year for a handful of Burlington business organizations, when the […]

Mountainside revitalization a Go, GO, GO. Taylor delivers and keeps the pool open while arena upgraded.

Mountainside from the west

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2012 He isn’t known as the Dean of City Council just because he has been there longer than […]

Regional police Pipes and Drums to march in Apeldoorn to celebrate the liberation and also march across “a bridge to far”.

HRPS Pipes and drums - small - close up

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2012 The months of April through to September are particularly significant to the people of Holland – it was […]

Finally an issue that pits Mayor against his most troubling Council member. What kind of downtown core development for the city ?

Meed Ward as a delegation

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 10, 2012 You can see the battle lines beginning to be drawn. The positions are being staked out. The […]

The killer B`s of branding – Buzz, Believe, Belong, be brief and Bang! Visca is big on branding with a Bang. There are lessons here.

Killer bees

By Gerry Visca BURLINGTON, ON April 10, 2012 Gerry Visca, an inspirational speaker who works out of Hamilton and has presented to the Burlington Economic […]

Name of the homeless person found dead not to be released. No Foul Play Suspected in Discovery of Body in Burlington

police tape at scene

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 9th, 2012 On Saturday afternoon, April 7th, Halton Regional Police were notified of the discovery of a body in […]

Police alerted to the body of a 46 year old male in the Fairview – Maple Avenue part of the city. Coronor finds nothing suspicious.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 7, 2012 What appears to be the body of a homeless person was found in an area north of Fairview […]

Water treatment specialists behind the leak of aluminum chloride hydroxide sulphate into Sheldon Creek. Water is now running clear.

Sheldon Creek milky water

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 –Ontario Ministry of the Environment staff have identified the product that polluted Sheldon Creek earlier this week as […]

Why would you leave a door unlocked – hope your insurance agent doesn’t read this. Hope police delivered a short lecture as well.

House door unlocked

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 Halton Regional Police Service were called to investigate a break and enter to a local residence in Burlington. […]

Harmer tries to convince Ontario Premier to open his kimono – it isn’t going to be a pretty picture.

Harmer sink hole

By Sarah Harmer via Huffington Post BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 For the past three months, my dedicated lawyer David Donnelly, Protecting Escarpment Rural Land […]