Were there bullets flying around on Cavendish: Police investigating robbery attempt involving what is thought to be a gun.

HRPS car

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 11, 2013. It was just before 3:00 am on the first day of Spring Break. Three youths, one male and […]

Council members adjusting their sails for the change in the direction of the winds; spin doctors blowing hard soon.

Pier Sunrise- by Ron Kuzak Sept -12

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 11, 2013 The need for more sophisticated corporation communications is being driven by the realization that the time has […]

Do you want to get your council member’s attention? Put up a web site and hold a meeting – guess who shows up?

Skyway Arena

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2013 Are things heating up in Ward 5? At the Capital Budget debates in February, the suggestion that […]

City wants to know how the sidewalks and road way should be used. To get from place to place!

What do we want to allow on our sidewalks?  City wants your input.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 9, 2013 Now that it is pretty evident the snow is about to leave for the season and we […]

City hall gets an award for its United Way efforts – the rest of the city has to try harder next year to reach its target.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2013 Burlington, Ont. March 8, 2013— Employees of the City of Burlington were named the 2012 ArcelorMittal Dofasco […]

Larger blue bins turn out to be a huge hit in Burlington – getting one took time while idling engines added emission to the environment.


By Walter Byj and Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 9, 2013 The Region of Halton decided to offer larger blue boxes to the community and […]

Top rated public opinion polling expert to speak at library about the shift in political alliances in Canada.

Library book shelves

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 9, 2013 The Mayor of Burlington wants to Inspire and holds four events each year when he brings in […]

And just how much spin do you get for $10,000 – probably not enough. It’s beginning to get interesting at the bottom of Brant Street.

Pier - workinbg on the node - cold

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 8, 2013 The city manager is reported to have put out a Request for Proposals on supplying of communications […]

This one has been some time coming but the police got them; they usually do.

ATM theft cartoon

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 7, 2013 The police have been investigating a group of thieves that focus on ATM machines – they know […]

Hustle, hustle, hustle – he’s as good as a circus barker – Burchill at his best – every first Wednesday of the month.

Burchill giveing hypnosis certificate

  James Burchill convinces the community to donate door prizes and seldom has less than 300 people showing up for an event. His mailing list […]

Getting foreign environmental professionals out into the woods to make use of their skills.

Conserving the environment and making room for foreigners with environmental training is part of a new Conservation Halton initiative funded by a Trillium Grant

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. March 7, 2013 When men and woman with professional credentials from a foreign country come to Canada they often have difficulty […]

Performing Arts want smart people to take to the stage and do more than tap dance. If you have organizational smarts – call them.

The Performing Arts Centre looked great on its official opening night - staff showed the knew how to dress the place.  The program being offered is good - the communication with the community and the selling what they have to offer is where there are problems.

Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 6, 2013 Getting good help is never an easy task. Finding the people with the skill set needed and the […]

Karmel Sakran, former provincial Liberal candidate, takes chair of Halton Learning Foundation

Karmel takes Indian dance lessons-3

By Staff BURLINGTON ON – Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) , the charitable foundation supporting students and schools within the Halton District School Board, has named […]

Philanthropy is about more than writing big cheques; it is about taking the calls, attending the meetings and doing the work.

Masqerade Ball 2013

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 6, 2013 We are being asked to think hard about the kind of city we are and determine who […]

New fire chief named; Bavota will lead the brigades and wrestle with the city for more funding.

Strata on MAple GOOD

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2013 The city has a new fire chief – Tony Bavota will take on the role of chief of […]

Chilly Half Marathon floods the downtown core and brings traffic to a halt on Lakeshore Road.

Hua Kune

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 6, 2013. It was close to perfect weather for a solid 5k run and Burlington was just the place […]

Council member remuneration on the table – citizen’s committee will determine what pay rate should be for next term.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 5, 2012. Now that they have said they will pocket that “massive” pay increase – a miserable 1.5%, your […]

A bigger blue box – did a former Miss Canada jump out of one at the formal unveiling?


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 Your tax dollars are hard at work – and you can now avail yourself of a larger […]

Computer fraud is rampant – people will call you and offer to fix a problem with your computer – they are after your money.

HRPS crest

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 5, 2013 There isn’t one of us that doesn’t find at some time that their computer isn’t doing what […]

Crook scams 88 year old woman for $4,400 – could police develop strategies with the banks to help prevent this type?

HRPS crest

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 It didn’t happen in Burlington, but it could have easily happened in this city. This incidence happened […]