Santa tomorrow on New Street - parade starts at 2 pm - pm Guelph Line at Prospect

Ho Ho man himself Santa

By Staff December 2, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   For the really young ones it is a beautiful day. The weather will be crisp, much of […]

Jim Young asks city council why they have put the cart before the horse as they work at creating a new official plan?

Jim Young

By Staff December 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   A city Council Committee of the Whole listened to delegations in an afternoon and an evening session […]

Citizens force council and the Planning department to allow more room for public discussion of the draft Official Plan. Many want it to become en election issue.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr December 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The citizens of the city got what they have been pushing for – they didn’t like […]

Paul Sharman takes a chance and uses some spare committee time to let people just speak extemporaneously to council - and it worked.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr November 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It was an absolutely remarkable hour and a quarter. The afternoon session of the Standing Committee […]

I am pro development, but I am NOT pro development of a canyon of 25 storey condo buildings up the entire length of Brant Street.


By Deby Morrison, November 390th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It is unacceptable to be rushing this Official Plan through Development and Committee tonight to head […]

Seventeen year old male charged with stabbing two others during a fight in the Warwick Drive - Surrey Lane community in Aldershot.

Police cruiser

By Staff November 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   At approximately 7:45 PM yesterday police responded to a report in the area of Surrey Lane and […]

Burlingtonians put Facebook to work to get their opinions out - is anyone listening to them?

Meed Ward H&S profile

By Staff November 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON We appear to have attributed a comment made by Liz Benneian to John Was in the copy of […]

Wallets and purses being stolen from unattended carts in supermarkets.

Superemarket cart - unattended

By Staff November 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON The Halton Regional Police want to identify two individuals involved in several thefts that have occurred in Oakville […]

Not a lot of trust between city hall staff and the taxpayers who cover the payroll.

City hall - older pic

By Pepper Parr November 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   We got a message from Kwab Ako-Adjei, the Senior Manager, Government Relations & Strategic Communications for […]

This official plan in not an attempt to create some higher form of density that enriches the lives of the population with choices. Woodruff would like it to become a long serious debate during the 2018 election.

East side of Brant Street xx days before Christmas 2013.

By Greg Woodruff November 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington released it’s “official plan” recently; a 500 plus paged tome with a plan to pass […]

Paradigm development proceeding at full speed a - 20 minute walk from the downtown core where nothing is happening.

Paradigm from the west Nov 2017

By Pepper Parr November 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The condo set along Lakeshore Road may not want high rise on their turf – but […]

Hive heading for a new home - with plans for a bigger and more in-depth service offering.

Hive Nov 29-17

By Pepper Parr November 29th, 2107 BURLINGTON, ON   It was one of the good things that was done by the private sector. It was […]

Eva Amos can't wait for New Street to be returned to what she felt it should have been all along.

New street - being rebuilt

By Staff November 28, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Eva Amos is pleased and happy knowing that she did her bit to prevent the New Street […]

Meed Ward lays out her concerns about the rush to push through the Downtown Core Mobility Hub and the kind of changes that can be expected.

Meed Ward at kick off

By Pepper Parr November 29, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The battle lines are being drawn for a fight that will get settled in October 2018 […]

How many of the Burlington lawyers who did the purchase closing paper work on the West Haven development miss the warning clause?

Meridian yard gates

By Pepper Parr November 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The people who live along West Haven in Tyendaga will troop over to the Crossroads Centre […]

Did you think you might have a distant Greek relative? Do you want to take a chance?

Greek architecture

By Staff November 27th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   What do you do when you get one of these? Maybe, just maybe I did have a […]

Free P for December - does it make a difference to the Brant street merchants?

Parking meter wrapped

By Pepper Parr November 27th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   For all of December you will be able to park your car at a city parking […]

Support for the newly created citizen's group is small but it is very early in the process - let's see what they get in the way of traction.

City Hall BEST aerial

By Pepper Parr November 27th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   What might turn out to be one of those pivotal events took place on Saturday when […]

Rivers: There is a cultural revolution taking place in our society; education and conciliation may be a better pathway to peace than confrontation and litigation.

Trump and access

By Ray Rivers November 27th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   2017 – The year harassment dominated our news! In an epidemic of outings, victims of harassment […]

Citizens group plans to appeal the city council decision to approve a 23 story tower to the OMB. Council voted 5-2 for the development.

Jim Young

By Pepper Parr November 26th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Will the meeting in the Party Room at Buntin’s Wharf Saturday afternoon be seen as the […]