Are we giving people who use Beachway Park the information they need and are entitled to in terms of water safety?

Many people don't go near the water when they go to the beach but those who do swim have the right to know the water is safe and that they are personally safe as well.  Lifeguards do that job.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 9, 2012 Water quality at the Burlington Beachway is just fine. Oakville’s Coronation Park East is still not safe […]

Pedestrian struck by car on Brant Street. Driver did not have a valid license. Police lay charges.

Police lay charges against unlicensed driver of car that struck pedestrian on Brant Street

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 9, 2012 A 42 year old Burlington resident, driving without a valid driver’s license, struck a pedestrian who was crossing […]

Regional Health Service reports more positive West Nile virus results. Be aware of the signs and cover up.

You know when you've been bitten by a mosquito.  Pay attenmtion to how your body reacts - don't panic but do pay attention to the symptoms.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 7, 2012 The Region is seeing more positive West Nile Virus results in its testing than it normally does […]

Do you want to help tell the Burlington story to a television audience? Got some experience with a video camera? Jump in.

Our Town Burlington logo

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 7, 2012 Is the world just waiting for your videography skills? Do you really know that you are great […]

A few more days to have an impact on how the city communicates with you; chance to save some trees and $50,000 a year as well.

The city wants to know if they should continue sending you their magazine three times a year.  If you say no they will be able to save $50,000 a year  If you say yes - they will have to cut down more trees.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 7, 2012 The city of Burlington publishes a magazine they call City Talk – they do that three times […]

Pixies congregate at Botanical Gardens to meet Mystical Creatures.

RBG lady leaning and face painting

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 6, 2012 I called them “pixies”: there were hundreds of them; they came from everywhere and had congregated on […]

General Sir Isaac Brock exhorts citizens to join the armed forces and beat back the Americans who had invaded Lower Canada.

Brant Day - regiment preparing to salute

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 6, 2012 Marvelous Mike was there, asking – “did you get the cheque?” Mike delivers money from the federal […]

East end Burlington resident injured in home invasion; police asking for help.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON August 6, 2012 Just after 9:30pm, Sunday, an east end Burlington home was invaded by two males. One of the […]

Book store launches candidate for American Presidential election. Eh? Really!

Bumper sticker for the Canad Party candidate in the US presidential elections.  Launch of the political party took place in Burlington last week.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 4, 2012 It was billed as a bit of political theatre – in a bookstore. What was Ian Elliott […]

One singe solitary girder arrived – we need 39 of the things. It was all all gussied up with a fresh coat of zinc galvanization.

Pier girder + parts

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 5th, 2012 I wasn’t in town on Friday, so I don’t know if the Burlington Teen Tour Band came […]

West Nile virus has worked its way to human beings – extra-precautions necessary.

West Nile mosquito biting

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 4, 2012 The West Nile virus has always been out there – it had just not been seen with […]

Whatever happened to ‘customer service’? New columnist weighs in with her experience. Do not mess with MLH

Twenty dollars was all our columnist Margaret Lindsay Holman was prepared for the $20 worth of gas she ordered.
What would you have done?

BURLINGTON, ON August 3, 2012 When a company employee makes an obvious error, who should absorb the cost of that error – the company […]

Courage, commitment and energy will propel Michele Benoit across Lake Ontario to raise funds for clean water in Africa.

Benoit - Welland - water sparkling

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 2, 2012 It takes a certain character, commitment and frame of mind to get up well before the sun […]

Is the older order being changed by the new order? Will Business in Burlington overtake the Chamber of Commerce?

Burchill giveing hypnosis certificate

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 2, 2012 Every organization goes through a process of social change. The Boy Scouts are not what they once […]

You can swim anywhere you want on the Burlington waterfront – can’t do that in Oakville.

If you live in Burlington - the Beaches are all safe.  Oakville isn't as lucky.

By Staff The Halton Region Health Department monitors the water quality at public beaches throughout Halton and they are saying that based on July 31st […]

Doctors have learned how to spin the facts and manipulating public opinion from the politicians. Truth is they just want more of your money.

Doctors stethascope

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 1, 2012 According to a press release from the Ontario Medical Association – a lobby that “represents the political, […]

Historic re-enactment between John Brant and General Sir Isaac Brock will take place at LaSalle Park Monday August 6th.

Brock side view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 31, 2012 August is always a great month for Burlington and things to do. Along with the traditional, this […]

They are out there again – trying to scam seniors of their savings. If the “bank inspector” calls – demand to see him at his office.

Bank notes twenties

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 31, 2012 The Bank Investigator Scam is back. And as they usually do- they target vulnerable trusting seniors who […]

Positive West Nile virus mosquitoes found in Burlington.

west nile mosquito

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 30, 2012 Two samples of mosquitoes collected last week in Burlington have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), bringing […]

Cornerstone Drive house gutted in a fire that is now under investigation.

Fire Marshall crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON July 30, 2012 Someone isn’t satisfied with how or why a fire got started that totally gutted a house on Cornerstone […]