It was that kind of a night at city hall. Taxi’s, heritage and Taylor in tights on a stage. It followed a day during which great strides were made.

Burlington Taxi - double ender

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2012 One Council member thought it was a “manufactured issue”, the other will use it heavily in her […]

Police closing in on robbers who held up a Burlington youth at knifepoint in Brant Hills community.

HRPS car

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2012 Halton Regional Police investigators have now determined the thieves who robbed a twelve year old girl, who […]

Corrected date for Queensway OMB appeal. It’s expected to be a “corker” of an event.

Queensway development salles sigh

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 27, 2012 The Ontario Municipal Board hearing of an appeal against a city of Burlington zoning by-law change is […]

Alton community home owners can now use the property they bought – all of it.

Housing Alton community

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 26, 2012 The residents, in the still under construction Alton community, won a fight they shouldn’t have had to […]

Less posturing, less fog and misleading comments on what the provincial budget will mean to the JBMH re-development.

Queen's Park

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 24, 2012 It would be nice to know that there has been a meeting that involved senior people at […]

Municipalities publish their sunshine list. Burlington fire department salaries include a lot of overtime.

Burlington city hall with clock

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 24, 2012 Every year the provincial government requires municipalities to publish the names of those people who earn more […]

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 […]