When they say “red light” they aren’t talking about a district – they’re talking about your wallet and the fines they will impose.

Red light cameras

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 8, 2012 The first red light camera in Halton Region is up and running to remind drivers to stop […]

They don’t want their insurance company to find out about this mistake.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 8, 2012 It was reported as stolen but it may have been more of a prank. A Boothman Avenue resident […]

There was a buzz; it was the sound of 100+ people pulled together by social media guru. Will he go viral?

BiB Attendees

Margaret Lindsay Holton, an award-winning writer and mid-career Golden Horseshoe artist found herself fascinated with a form of social media intended for the business crowd […]

Transit got a rough ride – fare increase on, then off ,then it all got sent over the city manager. He will add a fare increase real fast.

Sharman ansd Sheppard

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 7, 2012 There is going to be a fare increase – think in terms of it being an additional […]

A transit vision for Burlington. It’s in the Strategic Plan and may not get beyond that document.

Bus station John Street lined up 1 side

By Doug Brown BURLINGTON, ON March 7, 2012 There are five parts to the vision that Doug Brown, probably the best informed citizen on transit […]

Tax increase to be $16.29 for every $100,000 of assessment; some critical cuts missed; some revenue opportunities left on the table.

Goldring-Magi at Budget Bazzar

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 When your city Council began the process of putting together the budget for the 2012 fiscal year […]

$2500 and a HUG was all the cultural community could pull out of a budget committee.

Ross Ian assuring Librarian Budg Bazzar

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 The culture mavens gave it their very best shot. Barbara Teatero, Executive Director Museums Burlington, stood at […]

Outdoor ice skating at Spencer Smith Park ends. There go the Spring Break Plans. Did we have a winter?

Skating rink Discovery Landing

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 And then it was over. Winter had hardly gotten a decent grip on the city and the lake […]

Honouring our own, recognizing the people that serve the community because they believe in service. Entries close March 9th

Civic recognition Burlington 2011

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 Recognizing one’s peers is a sign of a civilized community that pulls together for the greater good […]

The mood was a little different, Council wasn’t as negative but the Sound of Music folks still have a struggle on their hands

Crews setting up

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 And the music played on. Dave Miller, Executive Director of the Sound of Music Festival (SOM) A […]

They were out in force on Woman’s Day, making sure there was a place at the decision making table for the next generation.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 It was an incredible mix of women. The war horses were there; those women who have been […]

Torsney tells breakfast meeting: Women needed in Canadian political, & financial arenas. Guest speaker talks up the co-op sector.

HS students at Women's International 2012

By Tania Mais BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 The empowerment of women and a commitment to the issue of hunger and poverty was the theme […]

Discipline, persistence, focus and passion: keys to developing positive work habits that grow you and your business.

visca gerry

By Gerry Visca BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 20112 Many entrepreneurs that I coach often ask me how I am able to stay focused and help […]

Council member threatens to walk out of chambers and call a press conference to spill the beans on staff pay increases.

Burlington city hall with clock

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON Match 6, 2012 Things got a little feisty at the Budget meeting at city hall last week. Councillor John Taylor […]

Young female believed she was being stalked by the driver of a white van in the Plains Rd East & Maple Avenue area.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 2, 2012 On February 29th around 8:30 p.m., a fifteen-year-old female walking west along Plains Road East from Maple Avenue […]

She took a principled stand and they short her down. Bang, bang – they shot her down.

Parking on street

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 1, 2012 She did her best. She stood up and took a stand. She was brave. Alas, her fellow […]

The sandbox is now his to run as Chris Glenn has the Acting taken away from his title. Congratulations..

Central Park - play area

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 1, 2012 The acting part of his career ended last night and this morning Chris Glenn enters city hall […]

McKenna getting the hang of the job and having the time of her life. Give her a year and we will see if she develops into a great MPP.

Provincial legislature

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 28, 2012 Jane McKenna, Burlington’s member of the provincial Legislature is settling into her new digs on Brant Street […]

Indecent act on Brant Street committed by male in a minivan.

HRPS car

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 29, 2012 It was more than a jolt for the young woman walking south on Brant near Prospect when she […]

Something odd about train passenger list – police can’t account for about 12 people – they seemed to have just walked away.

Rail search ad rescue pic

REVISED By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 27, 2012 Everyone had heard about the train accident within 15 minutes of it taking place Sunday […]