City recognizes the contribution made by co-chair of the Shape Burlington report.

Boich at a political event – doing what he does so very well.

He is a large man and a large personality and there is never any doubt that he is in the room. […]

Civic Recognition Award nominations due no later than Tuesday, March 1st

Recognizing those who have given to the community and giving something back to them. […]

Remember thalidomide? Pregnant women thought it was great. We think cell phones are great too. Is there a problem or is it a ‘no brainer’?

Is this what our heads look like? Is that a good thing? Can we know that - please.

By Pepper Parr with content from CNET In the late 1950s and early 1960s, more than 10,000 children in 46 countries were born with deformities […]

Protect your identity and be careful how you dispose of sensitive documents.

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Identity theft is costing Canadians hundreds of thousands of dollars and creating huge havoc in the financial affairs of individuals who threw a hydro bill out with the garbage. […]

Liberal candidate comes out of the gate, says what he wants to do as MPP – if elected.

Boundaries for voters in Burlington. Provincial Liberals in Burlington gear up for an election they think they can win – after 40+ in the wilderness.

If you want to get elected in Burlington as a Liberal – you need to start very, very early. They expect to nominate late in April. Two candidates so far. […]

Activists were about to get into bed with Region & the City but the province stopped them.

Quaintly rural – with a canon to ward off the road surveyors?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON,ON February 21, 2010 – It was one of those meetings where all the heavy weight activists were on hand. People from […]

The leading edge has tuned into a bleeding edge. Presto is expensive.

Don’t leave home without it – and don’t lose it.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON February 22, 2011 – The province had a great idea to use technology to make it easier for transit riders to […]

We’ve “finally become what was promised”. Really?

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A self serving comment. Citizen applauds our effort wants to know where Shape is. […]

Community grants – they are lining up again; staff suggests we stick with the plan to end them.

Brant was always pretty good at getting grants from the British, but this Council probably isn’t going to hear his argument.

City manager wants to nix community grants. No policy and no money either. Community looking for $108 big ones. […]

Creative arts are part of the economic structure. Need to be funded like parks and fire fighters.

Tymstra is passionate about the work she does.

The arts are a tough business but Creative Burlington has re-branded after completing the drive to raise public awareness that brought a performing arts centre to Burlington. Next step is to find the funding they need to move forward. […]

Your taxes are likely to be lower-how much? Could be zero, but not more than 2.5%

Kilbride Community centre – could become storage space.

Council now has much better data and expects to be able to make better decisions. The reliability of the data and the assumptions behind the collection of the data raised concerns. Could result in a 0% tax increase this year. […]

Two candidates seeking Burlington Provincial Liberal nomination

It’s a horse race! Lawyer and community leader Karmel Sakran and Alyssa Brierley, also a lawyer who works in the regulatory regime for refugees while […]

Going into a very significant month.

Your taxes and how you get heard are on the Council agenda. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 22, 2011 – During the balance of […]

Who are these people and why do they think they can pressure city Hall?

Basically it is a bunch of people who give a damn. The logged in hundreds of hour producing a report they felt could not be […]

Sailing, sailing over the ocean blue…

Wait a minute that’s a skate board. By Pepper Parr It doesn’t have turn signals – approach with caution. BURLINGTON, ON February 19, 2011 – […]

Time to get the golden watch and spend time with the grandchildren.

By Staff Guess this wasn’t to be campaign literature. BURLINGTON, ON, February 21, 2011 – She isn’t going to run again. Joyce Savoline, MPP announced […]

Have you noticed the changes? Really?

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By staff It’s still not complete (is changing the look of something ever done) and there are some small changes we want to make, but […]

Not sure this train is actually going to go anywhere.

No station for it to stop at in Burlington. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 2, 2011 – Well – there is a committee – […]

That stadium opportunity? Money may not be the biggest issue.

The size of the opportunity and the risk for the community has to be fully assessed. The optics could be a stumbling block. By Pepper […]

Let’s learn just what the football team wants us to do, and then, as our Mayor has said, do our homework

By Pepper Parr Like Sgt. Friday in the old TV series “Dragnet” used to say, “Only the facts M’am. Just give me the facts.” Eric […]