Salamander migration appears to have been a success – eggs are in place, now to watch for the hatching.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 23, 2012 – The city is now in the match-making business and the Jefferson Salamander is grateful. Prior to the […]

The Queen is coming; The Queen is coming – to Ireland House on Mother`s Day.

Queen jubliee flag

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 23, 2012 They are all aflutter over at Ireland House. The “Queen” is going to be there on Mother`s […]

Halton police investigators stick with a home invasion case and break it wide open – arrest three.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 22, 2012 Last December 4th, at 1:00 am, three masked men broke into a Faversham Avenue home and stormed the […]

Mayor leaves money on the table, spends just over half of his allowance.

Burlington flags

By Staff BURLINGTON, on March 23, 2012 – Now this is the way to run a government. Frugal – is that what previous Mayor's would […]

This is one OMB hearing that isn`t going to be “dry and technical”. Prepare for some community theatre.

Queensway - waiting the wrecking ball 3of6

REVISED By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 23, 2012 It has the potential to be one of those David and Goliath things – the little […]

Transit Advisory committee needs to know what`s going on within transit before it can advise anyone.

Bus station John Street lined up 1 side

By Pepper Parr REVISED BURLINGTON, ON March 22, 2012 A little dis-jointed would be stretching the way the meeting went. Out of the loop for […]

Transit user sets out criteria and the challenges faced in making it work. She doesn`t trust Burlington drivers enough to use her bike. .

Bus terminal John Street 4 busses in-out

Jane Irwin has the capacity to make a point incisively and with humour. Her submission to the Master Transit Plan team are set out below […]

Different perspectives on student art. Dutch use war scenes to work from while Burlington students use local landmarks.

Mundialization art

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 21, 2012 Three or four weeks ago there was a sudden unexplainable burst of traffic from Brazil of all […]

It was really more ignorant than unusual. Five people with informed opinions who have served this community well got ignored.

Easter ISland - wide

By Pepper Parr Five of the very best people the city has took time out of their evening to appear at a city council meeting […]

Presto cards to get into the washrooms or use an elevator ? James Smith might be on to something here.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 20, 2012 Jonathan Swift published all of his satire under pseudonyms – James Smith chose to be right out […]

Chair of the budget committee sets out what was achieved and then points to the downsides and the problems we are facing.

Craven at King Road

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 20, 2012 When someone tells you they wear two hats – you pause and wonder which hat is going […]

The band will play on, the speakers will boom out sound while the SOM people that make it all happen keep their fingers crossed.

Crowd in front of a manin stage

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 20, 2012 For a short period of time the Sound of Music Festival was a contender for the $17,000 […]

Police report Burlington Youth Robbed at Knife Point in Brant Hills community

knife point robbery

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 19, 2012 A twelve-year-old Burlington girl was robbed of her iPod at knife point in the Brant Hills community Sunday […]

Why do the Amazon, Nike, Starbucks and Apple brands soar while the Noika brand seems to just sort of sit there? Visca will tell you.

Nike logo

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 19, 2012 – Gerry Visca, an inspirational speaker takes the view that each of us has a brand and we […]

Red light camera in Burlington expected to increases road safety & catch red light runners. $100,000 to install/maintain, not a cash grab.

Red light runner acccident

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 19, 2012 The first red light camera in Burlington is up and running to remind drivers to stop at red […]

Ideas worth spreading will be on the stage at TEDxBurlington this year; a first for the city.

Campbell Spencer on a bike

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 20, 2012 Spencer Campbell grew up in Burlington and lives here now. He’s done some amazing things but it is […]

Three times a day every school day – even when the weather is terrible. Our 114 school crossing guards are on the street.

School crossing guard

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 19, 2012 They are the men and woman who see our kids safely across the street morning, noon and […]

Conservation Halton tells developer to get a wiggle on with its waterfront development or the rules will get tightened up on you.

Burlington ariel

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 17, 2012 There are rumblings on the waterfront – people at Conservation Halton along with people at city hall […]

Nothing shabby about these salaries. But the schedules and the demands on their personal lives take their toll.

Sharman MMW tangle

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 17, 2012 The city’s budget will go to Council Monday evening and you will know before you go to […]

We miss you pal. So does the city, but they might not know that yet. Take care. We’ll be seeing you.

Boich - Canada

By Pepper Parr Burlington, ON March 15, 2012 It was a year ago today that we lost you John. We’ve been busy. They went and […]