That Pier – progress, good solid progress – but we’ve not settled with the bonding company yet.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 12, 2011 – There was another update on progress with the building of THE Pier at the foot of […]

Say thank you to a snow plow.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 13, 2011 – I thought the city knew something the rest of us didn’t know and that they had […]

If you’re into firemen and how they get people out of cars when there is an accident then we have a deal for you.

BURLINGTON, ON May 11, 2011 – Saturday, May 14, at the Burlington Fire Headquarters Station on Fairview St. fireman from Canada and the United States […]

Four months to report on the year end financial status of the city didn’t please your city Council.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 11, 2011 – The city’s books closed December 31st and Councillor Paul Sharman was some ticked in getting a […]

Good day for the developers; city’s infrastructure gets put to good use but citizens take it in the ear. But it isn’t over – yet.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 11, 2011 – s who had to sit through a four and a half hour meeting wading through two […]

Memo to City Manager: Dig into one of those reserve funds you have and bring the technology in Council Chambers up to speed.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 10, 2011 – It started with the wobbly chair t the inaugural session of Council. For a moment it […]

Mayor throws a grounder, twins lose home opener 7-4 but the fans hang in while the weather refuses to cooperate.

By Sports Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 7, 2011 – It wasn’t one of his best moment but Mayor Rick Goldring was there throwing the ceremonial […]

Burlington tag team going into the ring at Queen’s Park to petition legislature to STOP any escarpment highway.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 8, 2011 – Members of Burlington Council will be at Queen’s Park May 9 to support a petition from more […]

Fagan fades and city plus police prepare to pull the plug on the Canada Day cycle races planned for Burlington.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 6, 2011 – It was no great surprise but with considerable disappointment that Council meeting as a Committee learned […]

Burlington is creating a Strategic Plan that will set out just what kind of a city it wants to be. Magi and Dwyer lead the process.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 6, 2011 – So, said the guy in the sales lot – you’re looking for a Strategic Plan – […]

Salt with Pepper. How does “politics” work in this town anyway? If your councillor isn’t going to get it for you – who will?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – She gave it her best shot. Ticked off the Mayor no end as she went through […]

Play ball and listen for the sound of the crack of the bat – Ooops soggy field.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 6, 2011 – The Burlington Twins got off to a slow, slow start in Burlington this week. The team […]

Councillor Dennison almost begs for road repair funds – Holtby and Crosbie to get new surface real soon.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – The good people of Holtby and Crosbie avenues are finally going to see their roads renewed, […]

Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me, twice on the pipe if the answer is no. Council moving to 7th floor – Mayor on the 8th.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – Expect to see your Council members with boxes of files and Rolodexes in their arms sometime […]

Possibilities for a cycle to work pilot project in new Queensway development.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – At some point the city will issue a building permit to the developer and construction will […]

Salt with Pepper. – Brain refresh exercise taking place at Paletta. Positive results are expected.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – There is a better way to do things and both Burlington Council members and senior staff […]

Less than the cost of a good cigar – that’s what your tax increase is going to amount to.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 4, 2011 It’s official. If you have a house in the city that is assessed at $300,000. your taxes […]

Turned out there wasn’t a fire but we walked down eight flights while in the middle of an interview on – Emergency Preparedness.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 3, 2011 – It turned out to be This is Emergency Preparedness month. Boring. Do you have the candles […]

Conservatives get their long awaited majority; Wallace is to be employed for four more years.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 3, 2011 — There was an election on Monday – the Conservatives won. Alyssa Brierley said all she needed […]

Queensway community doesn’t like what a developer wants to do to them. Council doesn’t help much.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 29, 2011 – It started at 74 units to be built on property that consisted of six houses – […]