Orchids on the move? Was the “lesson learned” turned into an advantage that might satisfy everyone?

Orchid - Lancaster Sharman and artist

By Pepper Parr REVISED February 24, 2012 It is always very unwise to let politicians anywhere near the selection of public art. Burlington made a […]

Halton’s Crime Rate lowest since 1974; Drops 10.4% in 2011. Chief says low crime is a community achievement.

police in cruiser

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 23, 2012 An historic bench mark in public safety was achieved by the Halton Regional Police in 2011 with the […]

Get out the seed catalog and be ready to go on line and get a Community Garden Plot


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 23, 2012 While winter may not be quite done with Burlington yet – the good folks at Burlington Green […]

Mickey Mouse to teach at McMaster, Xerox scientist tells guests of growth opportunities with intellectual property.

Mickey Mouse

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 23, 2012 The Mayors “Imagine-Ignite-Innovate” speakers luncheon went just fine. The room wasn’t chock full but the program was […]

ATM at a bowling alley broken into, unauthorized cash withdrawal. Bowling balls were left in place.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 22, 2012 Burlington Bowl at 4065 Harvester Road was broken into early Sunday morning at around 3:30 am. People as […]

If Sound of Music wants to appear before a Council again they need to get in touch with the Clerk of the Committee to ask to delegate.

Rapt attention crowd

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 20, 2012 The Sound of Music Festival (SOM) is big business for Burlington by any standard. It is a […]

Drury Lane bridge repair progresses – city spends $40,000 on drawings and technical reports needed before work can begin.

Drury Lane bridgw span

By Pepper Parr The Drury Lane bridge repair went forward another step when city council agreed to a single source tender to have drawings done […]

They are doing it again – Council & staff are going to hide in a dark room at the Performing Arts Centre to “Gear Up” for the Official Plan.

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REVISED By Pepper Parr This is certainly a different take on going into closed session of a City Council Committee meeting. A special meeting of […]

Downtown core still looking for a solution; economic ninjas leading the charge this time.

Brant street looking south east side BNS plaza

By Pepper Parr Sooner or later we will figure it out. The next stab at finding an answer to that always perplexing question: What do […]

Armed robbery on Brant – thieves demand drugs at Medexpress and flee in broad daylight.

Robbery armed

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 17, 2012 There was an armed robbery at a pharmacy on Brant just before noon on Friday. Two armed suspects […]

Ward 4 residents tell Dennison they are with him on his tax cut plans – all 14 of them. Popcorn was served.

Dennison at budget session

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 17, 2012 Burlington has a practice of taking its budget proposals out into the community to both explain the […]

Budding Picasso’s have had their careers stalled: police call it graffiti and that’s a no, no; pre-charge diversion for these lads.

Graffitti image

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 17, 2012 Police have identified a trio of Burlington youths as responsible for a number of graffiti ‘tagging’ incidents over […]

If done properly it could be made into a fun event and one that could save their lives. Plan on this one.

Fire - blazing

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 17, 2012 The Burlington Fire Department has an idea for your family on Family Day. Not quite the same […]

Renowned world class author to speak at Burlington Library; Different Drummer co-sponsors the event.

Eksteins Modris

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 16, 2012 I’m not quite sure how he does it but Ian Elliott, proprietor of The Different Drummer Bookstore […]

This could turn out to be a very useful program and has the potential to become a model across the province.

BEDC Innovate Benham and Cassidy

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON, February 15, 2012 In his State of the City message in January the Mayor announced a new graduate internship program, […]

What’s open and what’s closed in the city on Family Day

Central Recreation Centre

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 15, 2012 Family Day is a relatively new event for Ontario and while municipalities were quick to pick up on […]

Another home invasion in Burlington – police are pretty good at apprehending – are judges being stiff with the sentences?

HRPS crest

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 14, 2012. It wasn’t hearts or roses yesterday for two residents on Dryden Avenue. It was 2:00 am on […]

Queensway residents comments on the Drury Lane bridge; Council agrees to repair. Building a new bridge? That’s five years off.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 13, 2012 The core values of a community are often not fully appreciated until they are threatened and that […]

Pier has settled in for the winter; work resumes in Spring; providing a crane doesn’t topple we will see the Pier open in 2013.

Pier Dec 23-2011

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 11, 2012 – Whenever there is bad news about The Pier ears perk up and the Doom Sayers wonder […]

Burlington women gather to celebrate and listen to a financial leader talk about climbing the corporate ladder.

International Womens Day

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 13, 2012 The girls are going to show the guys how they have a plan to take over the world. […]