Alton residents have a classic Canadian back yard ice rink - they take care of what the city installed.

Alton skate - he shoots

By Pepper Parr February 6th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   It was late in the day, slightly overcast and cold. Nevertheless there were two boys and […]

Trustee Reynolds waiting to hear all the evidence before making up her mind - but she does make it clear that the best interests of the students comes first.

Leah Reynolds

By Staff February 3rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Asked what were the driving forces that got her into serving the public at the school board […]

Burlington Hydro now has an Outage Management System, complete with a real-time outage map

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By Staff February 5th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Those who remember the December 2013 Ice Storm, will have a lot of sympathy for those people […]

Burlington library recognized as a leader by the Ontario Public Library Service.

Library - Mowat award winners

By Staff February 3rd, 2107 BURLINGTON, ON   Last night, Eleanor McMahon, MPP for Burlington and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, presented the Burlington […]

Mainway Arena Temporarily Closed for Scheduled Maintenance February 14 to 17, 2017

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By Staff February 3rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Mainway Arena will be closed for maintenance between Feb. 14 to 17, 2017. Plans to accommodate ice users […]

Solving older crimes: Here is how Crime Stoppers does it.

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By Staff February 3rd. 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Crime Stoppers is said to be the second best tool the police have for catching criminals – […]

Rivers on violence: Quebec’s Premier and Canada’s Prime Minister, have not bowed to this false populism of divide and conquer politics.

Quebec mosque

By Ray Rivers February 3, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   An act of hatred and violence. It was 1989 when another mad man slaughtered 14 female […]

Citizen gives her take on using consultants - Ouch she says, look out residents.

Toderian Brent - blue shirt

By Gwen Lock February 3rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Yep- you couldn’t make this stuff up could you? Apparently the City of Burlington cannot function […]

Was the decision not to try harder to bring about electoral reform a political mistake by the Liberals.?

Flag at house of commons

By Jay Fallis February 2, 2017 OTTAWA, ON   Amidst the commotion outside the House of Commons doors, I couldn’t help but hear one MP […]

School board trustees decide to let the chair speak for them - they weren't interested in setting out the core values they work from while serving the public.

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By Pepper Parr February 2, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Sometime later this year the Director of Education will present the Halton District School Board trustees with […]

Changing the electoral system is not in my mandate explains Burlington MP Karina Gould.

Gould and PM Trudeau

By Pepper Parr February 2nd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Well – that didn’t take long. Her second day in the House of Commons as a […]

Do you know how many customers leave because they don't feel appreciated? 68%

Waiting on the phone Burchill

By James Burchill February 2, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The #1 reason your customers walk out the door, never to return is simply this: they […]

Minister of energy comes to town - checks out the Hydro operations centre and likes the look of the electric cars being used in a pilot project.

Hydro operations centre

By Pepper Parr February 2nd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Minister of Energy, Glenn Thibeault, came to town to look over the operations at Burlington […]

Do consultants have the answers we need to decide what kind of a city we want?

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By Pepper Parr February 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Bfast – Burlington for Accessible affordable Transit, published a piece on what a consultant said to […]

Our mmber of parliament gets a photo treatment in Maclean's magazine - and explains how well the Prime Minister did on his road trip

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By Pepper Parr February 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Now that she is the Minister of Democratic Institutions expect to hear a lot more from […]

With all the players selected - the school closing PAR committee begins its work.

PARC audience Jan 27

By Pepper Parr February 1, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   They don’t get to make a decision – they are asked to advise, the decision lies […]

Trevor Copp directs Receiver of the Wreck at the Performing arts Centre - organizationally the place is said to be a bit of a mess.

Trevor Copp - Reciever of the wreck

By Staff February 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Tottering Biped Theatre and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation are bringing a different production to the […]

Curling club and Brant museum get provincial grant money - museum might send theirs back.

Curling Club Burlington

By Staff January 31st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   A provincial government is showering dollars all over the place. Two sums are being given to organizations […]

First meeting of citizens who will produce a report on high school closing options gets off to a good start - begins with a parent demonstration.

HDSB Parents at PARC 1 Jan 26-17

By Pepper Parr January 31, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The community got to get a bit of a sense as to where the Halton District […]

Public meeting dates set for high school closings - committee considering the options.

PARC Jan 27 - school reps

By Staff January 31, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board has set two dates for public meetings related to the Program Accommodation […]