Cover the environmental waterfront and fly a kite while you’re at it. Kite Fest June 5th – make it a family event.

Getting that kite up into the air is the first challenge – then the fun starts keeping it in the air. BURLINGTON, Ont.— May 24, […]

Commitment is there – but is the core the centre of a donut or is it the tasty outer ring you can sink your teeth into.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2011 – It started with Direction from the Mayor to city staff to provide an update on the […]

Weather moves nomination date for Civic Rose Award back a week. Mayor may be moving away from the Cup.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 22, 2011 – The weather isn’t all bad. The closing dates for the Civic Rose Award nominations has been moved […]

Joseph Brant got a better deal for the Indians than Burlington residents are getting from a local developer.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 18, 2011 Despite significant resistance to the to the Molinaro application to erect a 14 story apartment building on […]

The parks and open spaces are used – but not by seniors. Could Tai Chi early in the morning change that ?.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 18, 2011 – Burlington has parks galore. How well are they used? Do they matter? The question asked was if […]

We see getting snow off the sidewalks quite a bit differently than we do getting snow off the roads.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 18, 2011 – Ward 1 Councillor Rick Craven will tell you that the one thing that will always get […]

Huh! I didn’t know. Wonder why they didn’t want him, seemed like a nice enough guy.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 17, 2011 – Boy, when we screw it up, we really screw it up. I took a day off […]

If you’re happy and you know it – clap your hands. And in Burlington – we appear to be clapping our hands.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 17, 2011 – Do we like where we live? We do. Are we happy with the services provided by […]

Burlington firefighters place well in auto extraction competition.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON, May 16, 2011 – On Saturday, May 14, the backyard of Burlington Fire Department’s headquarters was transformed into the scene of […]

Burlington Liberals acclaim their man – local lawyer Karmel Sakran wants the job as MPP.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 17, 2010 – More than 275 people packed the Seniors Centre in Burlington to see Karmel Sakran be acclaimed as […]

They apparently made a payment and it wasn’t Canadian Tire money either. Elite Cycling promoter makes another deadline

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 16, 2011 A usually reliable source advises that the Midweek Cycling Club event promoter made a payment by certified […]

First steps taken towards the creation of a strategic plan for Burlington that will have significant public input.

By Pepper Parr Burlington, ON May 12, 2011 – There was more than a million dollars worth of talent in the room. They were there […]

Gymnastics club attracts 1200 athletes from 32 locations across Ontario for a most successful event.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 16, 2011 – More than 1200 young girls took part on the 23rd Annual gymnastic event hosted by the […]

Salt with Pepper – An embarrassing situation that could be turned into a golden opportunity.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 16, 2011 It has been embarrassing. Many people worked very hard to make the elite cycling event that was […]

Habitat doesn’t let the drizzle fizzle the re-launch of their ReStore on Appleby Line.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 14, 2011 – The Habitat for Humanity Halton ReStore did a “re-launch on Saturday and despite the drizzly weather small […]

Bike check up for the kids and a helmet thrown in – you want to get there early to get in on this one.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 13, 2011 – Mark it on your calendar. Saturday May 28th at the Burlington Mall South Parking Lot – 9 […]

$10,000 – not a penny more for two cycle events that won’t take place in Burlington. A teachable moment for the city ?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON – May 12, 2011 – Ward 2 Councillor Marianne Meed Ward perhaps put it best when she said – “same […]

Vandals working the Spruce/Strathcona area. Keep the lights on and let the dog loose.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 12, 2011 – Halton Regional Police Service is investigating several incidents of vandalism in Burlington. Sometime overnight on May 6th, […]

That Pier – progress, good solid progress – but we’ve not settled with the bonding company yet.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 12, 2011 – There was another update on progress with the building of THE Pier at the foot of […]

Say thank you to a snow plow.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 13, 2011 – I thought the city knew something the rest of us didn’t know and that they had […]