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.

Burlington flags

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. […]

Making the business hubs work; Aldershot seems to have developed an integrated approach; how is Brant Street doing?

Aldershot Plains Rd at WAterdown

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 10, 2011 – What is it that brings about economic growth in a community? How can the strides that […]

The woof woofs went bow wow and suddenly there was a handful of firearms and a grow op. Nibbles and bits for that puppy.

45 calibre revolver

By Pepper Parr Thursday evening the Halton Regional Police Guns and Gangs investigators along with the Emergency Services Unit raided a high risk east end […]

The Drury Lane bridge will get repaired if Council lives up to what it passed at Committee. But it will be just a five year patch.

Fielding + little girl drury

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 9, 2012 It looks as if the Glenwood School Drive community is going to get some relief for the […]

Halton police solve Burlington robbery before it gets reported; one adult male and one youth charged.

police in cruiser

By Staff Halton Regional Police laid robbery charges against an 18-yr-old man and a 16-yr-old youth, when suspicions the officers had, proved accurate. On February […]

Like it or not you have to deal with Facebook’s new layout. Here’s how you lock down your profile – post-Timeline.

Facebook timeline

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