John Street in the process of getting a new look as the Berkeley condominiums begin to rise.

Medica One or the Carriage Gate project - pick the name you like best - will go up at the top of John Street and consist of a medical offices building, an above ground garage and an apartment/condo complex.  It will bring significant change to the intersection and drive redevelopment of the plaza to the immediate north,  A transit hub a couple of blocks to the south then makes a lot of sense.

By Pepper Parr September 3, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Construction cranes in the downtown core – a welcome sign of growth to some, and intensification […]

Province wide test results for the grade 6 classes last year show Halton has done quite well. Details later in the month.

White board with math

By Pepper Parr September 3, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Households throughout the city begin to get into the routines that are part of getting the […]

Ribfest weather has been a little iffy - but the ribs are what they have always been - d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s.

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By Pepper Parr September 3, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Buddy Gerl, chief ribber at Camp 31, said that Ribfests are driven by weather – that […]

MP Pam, Damof provides her constituents with a very useful document: not what usually comes of of an MP's office.

Damoff with big wide open smiles

By Pepper Parr September 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The material that gets pumped out of the constituency offices of the federal and provincial politician’s […]

Rivers gets the gift that keeps on giving - comments on an $8 million ask.

Mike Duffy, toasting - on the public's dime?

By Ray Rivers September 1, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s the gift that keeps on giving – for journalists anyway. I’m talking about Mike Duffy […]

Casey Cosgrove passes away at the Carpenter Hospice.

Cosgrove family

By Pepper Parr August 31st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   We lost one of the really good ones. A really special team – Casey Cosgrove and […]

Brant Street parking lot to be closed while pathway is built - expected to reopen for the winter.

John Street - Elizabeth parking lot

By Staff August 31st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Get used to the idea that the parking lot off Elizabeth Street isn’t going to be available […]

Marvelous collection of chimes at the Art Gallery - in the Dan Lawrie Family Courtyard.

Chimes lawrie garden

By Staff August 31st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Things to see and do. If you overdo it a little at the Ribfest and need to […]

FOUND Mildred Blemmings is missing - last seen in the Appleby Line New Street part of the city. Woman uses a walker.

HRPS crest

By Staff August 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Mildred was found in the backyard of a residence a short distance away from where she went missing. […]

Bernie Gerl gets his ribs operation set up for Friday - he was here when the first Rotarian Ribfest took place in 1996.

Ribfest - Feeding the Rotarians

By Pepper Parr August 31st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The equipment is being set up – the signage is in place. The Camp 31 people […]

School administrators gear up for what they hope will be a problem free school opening, Busing might be a problem in Oakville - Burlington seems to have hired what is needed.

Tsp service logo

By Pepper Parr August 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The A team in the Administrative offices at the Halton District School Board has been meeting […]

What are the safest cars for new drivers and how do they manage to pay for them?

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By Stacey Young August 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   There are many different features to look for when buying a car, but one of the […]

Baycats take the IBL trophy in four games straight.

KyleDeGrace with IBL trophy 2017

By Staff August 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Most saw it as a slam dunk for the Baycats but the dreamer in every sports fan […]

Is a large donut sitting atop a building public art?

Donut - sunshine

By Pepper Parr August 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Is it art? Who cares? When it comes to public art – it is all really […]

Silencing the words you don't like and don't want to hear.

Bracken being arrested

By Ray Rivers August 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Donald Trump calls out the traditional media, labelling them ‘fake news’- all except Fox News, that […]

Who decides what the city is going to look like 20 years from now?

Link2 - ADI

By Pepper Parr August 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Who decides what a city is going to look like? Is it the planners? They set […]

Doing business with the municipalities - all on line these days.

Biding service

By Staff August 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Interested in doing business with any of the municipalities in the Halton Region? What about the rest […]

Caribbean Nite - September 9th

By Staff August 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   They have been operating as a cultural organization for more than 20 years. They hold an Annual […]

Police officers out in force to make sure drivers pay attention to the speed limits in and around schools.

Speed limit sign is clear - so are those radar gunds in the hands of two police officers waiting for someone to break that speed limit.  It was an All Hands on Deck day in Burlington earlier this week as police were out in force making the point that driving carelesly in school zones was not going to be tolerated.

By Staff August 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It began this morning and will run from the 28th to Monday, August 28 and Friday, September […]

Resident reminds city hall that climate change has to be factored into the leaf collection schedule,

This crew will probably not be clearing the leaves from your property. They were working along New Street when this picture was taken.

By Pepper Parr August 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Fred Crockett, a Burlington based real estate broker and a man with a quick word when […]