Middle of the day on a major street – thief walks in saying: “I thought the house was for sale” and walks out with cash.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 8th, 2013 On a bright day, middle of the day, a Burlington couple were doing gardening work in the front […]

Hogarth’s named Philanthropists of the year; they’ll gas up the chariot and drive to the Masquerade Ball in October.

Murray Hogsarth, president Pioneer Group and Burlington's Philanthropist of the year.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 8, 2013 When Murray Hogarth was named Burlington’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010, he was inducted into the Economic […]

Picture of the week – this is either a landing station for ET or an expensive pier.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 5, 2013 This could be a landing pad for ET – or it could be the place where citizens of […]

What difference would a private tree by law make to this city? Does anyone really want one?

Tree stumps Guelph south of woodward east side

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2013 Burlington has an Urban Forest Management Plan that was approved in 2012 and included 40 recommendations, one […]

Toronto resident makes Region his place of employment; breaks into more than ten business operations. No bail for this one.

Thief - gift cards

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. April 5, 2013 OK – so we are the best mid-size city in the country to live in – but this […]

Minor hockey in Burlington gets 20 big ones: $20,000 in the bank – what should it be spent on?

Well - they certainly no where their bread is buttered.  A $20,000 prize tends to pull smiles like this.  This is the BLOMHA core that made the award possible - there are probably a couple of bodies that didn't make it.  I want to know - which one is Kristen Priestner?

By Pepper Parr No one knows how many times this vote button was pushed. Often enough to bring $20,000 to Burlington. BURLINGTON, ON April 5, […]

Indian Point neighbourhood gets first of several close looks by planning department as city creeps toward a new Official Plan.

Fifteen acres, 30 homes, three streets are all part of the Indian Point enclave felt to be the oldest neighbourhood outside the Burlington core.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 3, 2013 – The first hint that there were going to be neighbourhood character studies was when the Planning […]

Catholic school boards may have less money to work with but their salary levels are just as good as the public school board.

HCDSB logo

By Staff The Halton Catholic District School Board has 192 staff members on the provincial governments “sunshine list of people earning more than $100,000 per […]

The T-shirt might be pink; the message is audacious. The one person who has made Social Media really work has spread his wings.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. April 1, 2013 You will see the T-shirt first. 517 People. 25 Vendors. 344 Comments. 158 Photos. What Next? Indeed […]

Public payroll levels are close to running amok. Numbers for Halton District School Board show 328 above the $100,000 level.

Classroom with just desks

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 2, 2013 – If you thought the “Sunshine list for the city of Burlington was big – the school boards […]

Burlington pays 117 of its employees more than $100,000 a year; that gets them on the “sunshine” list.

$100,000 does bring out a smile.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 28, 2013 The following city of Burlington employees were paid a salary in excess of $100,000 during 2012. The taxable […]

Is the cheque going to be in the mail? Soon? City is not absolutely positive the money is going to arrive.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 29, 2013 It’s just one darn thing after another with that pier. We get to see pretty pictures of […]

Twelve of the best of us have been named: several of them will be fully recognized in May.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 29, 2013 The nominations for Burlington’s Best awards are in, and in just six weeks the winners will be revealed […]

Thanks a thousand, and if Burlington’s BLOMHA has the numbers we just night see $100,000 come to town.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2013 The several hundred people directly involved with that clicking and clicking and clicking last weekend, along with […]

Drug Warrant executed in Burlington; not a good Friday for these people.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 29th, 2013 The Burlington Strategic Support Team executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence located […]

Is there life for Village Square once the Friedman’s sell? There are certainly some great ideas being talked about.

Village square architects model

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 28, 2013 There is no deal – yet, but there are some very interesting conversations taking place about what […]

Brant Street access to Spencer Smith Park limited; pier construction and public safety has area fenced off.

Mar 25-13 rendering of completed pier

  The yellow portion of this graphic outlines the area that is screened off to the public. Entry into Spencer Smith Park will be from […]

Even time has to get a check-up. City Hall clock to be removed and given both a check-up and a clean up.

Burlington city hall with clock

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 28, 2013 Bob Jurk, currently a Senior Project leader in the Engineering department, remembers the day when he put the […]

Meed Ward holds feet of Councillors Lancaster and Dennison to the flames. Wanted them to pay part of Car Free Sunday event.

Car free Sunday 2012

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. Marc h 28, 2013 It was almost sweet. The Community Services Committee was meeting to discuss a report on the […]

Noted photographer and author to speak at BAC; tickets are limited.

One of the more than ten photography books Grandmaison has published.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2013 If you are a photographer and want to improve your craft note Saturday April 13th at the Burlington […]