New Canadian author makes cookies for guests at the launch of her book at Burlington`s Different Drummer.

Sanders Shelley  signing at DD

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2012 It was her first book reading. She was in Burlington at the Different Drummer to celebrate the […]

The pickings were really easy so a pair of petty thieves went from car door to car door – opened those that weren’t locked and took.

Stealing from cars

By Staff The petty thieves must just love Burlington – all they have to do is walk up and down the streets and look for […]

Show biz career revived; Burlington Mayor gets his act together and brings Arrogant Worms to town.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2012 He is back! The show is going to take to the stage, the show biz career is […]

Well, so much for that promise. Health Minister says government cannot re-develop JBMH if it loses the budget vote on Tuesday.

Pep hands stretch traffic background

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 20, 2012 The Minister of Health and Long Term Care Deb Matthews has conference calls with the Mayor and […]

North Shore Blvd E accident leaves Burlington cyclist in critical condition. Rushed to Hamilton General

police in cruiser

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 20, 2012 Halton Regional Police are investigating a serious collision that occurred Thursday evening between a car and a cyclist. […]

Burlington streets will be car free two Sundays; one June 10th the other July 15th from 2 pm to 7 pm

Car free streets

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Car free Sundays? Will they work? Will the public actually get themselves to those parts of town […]

Is being sustainable a philanthropic gesture or does it impact your bottom line?


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Can you be sustainable and profitable at the same time ? Some organizations think of sustainability as philanthropy […]

Acclaimed Canadian author to read; first novel by Kilanko part of the program – April 29 – Different Drummer

Itani Frances

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Frances Itani, a Canadian writer, celebrated internationally for her fiction, which includes the sublime Deafening and Remembering the […]

Racist graffiti painted on the walls of St. Patrick Elementary School on Kenwood Drive.

St. Patricks Elementary school

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON APRIL 19, 2012 Sometime over the weekend of March 6th, someone snuck onto the grounds of St Patrick’s Elementary School […]

Kale Black goes from a high school co-op placement to leadership of the BurlingtonGreen Youth Network.

Burlington Green Youth Network BEST

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 It is often the youth of the community that see the obvious way of doing something well […]

City decides the wind turbine for the pier isn`t worth the additional expense – cancels the feature.

Pier Dec 23-2011

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Did you hear the one about the wind turbine that was going to have a battery pack […]

City re-jigs the organizational structure it will use to work with hospital staff on the re-development of JBMH.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 In a lengthy report to the Budget and Corporate Services committee we got a look at what […]

Councillor Dennison wants to have a beer on the patio of the Pump House Pub and the sooner the better suits him just fine.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 They couldn’t approve the proposed Staff Direction quickly enough. There was a friendly amendment that was just […]

Pump House possibilities just got a little better. Building will get an upgrade making it an even better locale for a coffee shop or pub.

Pump House with tracks

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 Ahem – this gets a little embarrassing. Our Burlington is a great fan of one of the […]

Burlington is going to get cleaned up when thousands take to the streets and trails in the community to pick up trash.

TRash clean up NOT in BURL

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON – April 18, 2012 – It’s a start – but a web site isn’t going to get me on my bicycle […]

A branding makeover by one of the best in the business – open to anyone prepared to go before a panel of marketing practitioners.

visca gerry

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 18, 2012 Look upon it as Burlington’ version of the Dragon’s Den – the prize, or the investment in your […]

One has to give the Friends of Freeman an A for great effort. Councillor Meed Ward gets an A as well for pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

Station on a float

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 17, 2012 They think they have a home –even if it’s an interim one – but a Council Committee […]

Some city streets to be closed two different weekends during the summer.

Dennison as part of the GWTA

By Staff Bicycle lanes will be painted on Appleby Line and Walkers Line and on- street parking on those two streets south of New Street […]

It’s going to be interesting to see how the developer and the city work out a way to recover the zoning that has now been lost..

Medica One

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 16, 2012 Well the good folks over at Carriage Gate – the people who are behind the Medica One […]

Burlington’s best citizen nominees announced, some tough choices, especially for the environment award.

Burlington waterfrom from the west looking east

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 16, 2012 –The best of Burlington’s finest civic-minded volunteers, advocates and community leaders will be announced on Thursday, May 10 […]