City decides the wind turbine for the pier isn`t worth the additional expense – cancels the feature.

Pier Dec 23-2011

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Did you hear the one about the wind turbine that was going to have a battery pack […]

City re-jigs the organizational structure it will use to work with hospital staff on the re-development of JBMH.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 In a lengthy report to the Budget and Corporate Services committee we got a look at what […]

Councillor Dennison wants to have a beer on the patio of the Pump House Pub and the sooner the better suits him just fine.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 They couldn’t approve the proposed Staff Direction quickly enough. There was a friendly amendment that was just […]

Pump House possibilities just got a little better. Building will get an upgrade making it an even better locale for a coffee shop or pub.

Pump House with tracks

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 Ahem – this gets a little embarrassing. Our Burlington is a great fan of one of the […]

Burlington is going to get cleaned up when thousands take to the streets and trails in the community to pick up trash.

TRash clean up NOT in BURL

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON – April 18, 2012 – It’s a start – but a web site isn’t going to get me on my bicycle […]

A branding makeover by one of the best in the business – open to anyone prepared to go before a panel of marketing practitioners.

visca gerry

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 Look upon it as Burlington’ version of the Dragon’s Den – the prize, or the investment in your […]

One has to give the Friends of Freeman an A for great effort. Councillor Meed Ward gets an A as well for pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

Station on a float

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 17, 2012 They think they have a home –even if it’s an interim one – but a Council Committee […]

Some city streets to be closed two different weekends during the summer.

Dennison as part of the GWTA

By Staff Bicycle lanes will be painted on Appleby Line and Walkers Line and on- street parking on those two streets south of New Street […]

It’s going to be interesting to see how the developer and the city work out a way to recover the zoning that has now been lost..

Medica One

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 16, 2012 Well the good folks over at Carriage Gate – the people who are behind the Medica One […]

Burlington’s best citizen nominees announced, some tough choices, especially for the environment award.

Burlington waterfrom from the west looking east

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 16, 2012 –The best of Burlington’s finest civic-minded volunteers, advocates and community leaders will be announced on Thursday, May 10 […]

Finally, advice and direction from Waterfront Advisory Committee. Great idea – but no one is sure they will be around to see it through.

Pump House full view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 14, 2012 At last, finally – they are going to do something and the troops in the trenches are […]

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.


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 […]