Rivers braves the cold Canadian winter air to protest - all in vain.

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By Ray Rivers February 13th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON If I were Donald Trump I’d have to say that it was the largest crowd ever. There […]

The process of begining to whittle down school closing options begins at PARC meetings

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By Pepper Parr February 10th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   What began as polite meetings that went from 7 pm to 9 pm have become meetings […]

Paper is given life at two Art Gallery of Burlington shows - opens on the 10th

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By Staff February 6th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Paper is given life through the works presented in the two Art Gallery of Burlington shows: A […]

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.

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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.

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

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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

Vigil this evening at Civic Square for those murdered in a Quebec mosque.

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By Staff January 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON A vigil is being organized for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Quebec City. A candle-lighting will […]

School closing meeting agenda: not all that much time for the really important stuff.

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By Staff January 23rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON In a much anticipated meeting the Halton District School Board Program and Accommodation Review Committee (PARC) formed to […]

What is the role of the City, and of City Council in the decision to possibly close two high schools ?

By Tom Muir January 21st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Part 6 of a series Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic […]

Muir analyzes the data collected at a December public meeting and reports a lot of consistency in the responses.

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By Tom Muir January 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Part 5 of a series Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic […]

What the heck is an Eponym, and what does it mean for your brand?

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By James Burchill January 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Today I’ve decided to share with you a new word that recently made a special appearance […]

Part 4: Was the building of Hayden high school the beginning of the end for Central and Pearson?

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By Tom Muir January 19th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Part 4 of a series: Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic […]

Burlington Foundation announces a record $120,000 in community fund grants to be invested in 14 local projects.

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By Pepper Parr January 18th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Building community happens when groups partner and create a situation when the whole is greater than […]

Part 3: Muir suggests a closer look at the options will produce a solution and that none of the high schools need to be closed.

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By Tom Muir January 18th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Part 3 of a series: Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic […]

Summer festival creates a winter program - starts with a rendition of some of the works of Robbie Burns.

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By Pepper Parr January 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON,ON   You may be one of those people who knows all about the Lowville Festival – an event […]

Part 2: How we got to the point where school closings were recommended and what the trustees can do.

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By Tom Muir January 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic affairs. Our colleague, Joan […]