School board trustees vote to form Program Accommodation Review Committees to review the staff recommendation to close two high schools - Central and Lester B. Pearson.

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By Pepper Parr October 20th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON There will be a Program Accommodation Review (PAC) – and it is going to keep the parents […]

Burlington Junction Station in 1920 - a first person story of life around the Freeman station.

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By Pepper Parr October 20th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   It is just under a month away but registration for this event is going to fill […]

Central High School parents are going to ask school board trustees to slow down the process that could result in the closing of the school - They want to get it right and need more time to complete their homework.

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By Pepper Parr October 18th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   You knew before the meeting was over that this was a group of parents who were […]

Province announces a program to convince you to take the GO train - while you are actually in your car on the QEW.

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By Pepper Parr October 14th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Not quite sure how to take this announcement from our provincial government – let’s see what […]

Central high parents group has a new Facebook page - check it out - it will be their prime source for sharing information. Web site to follow,

By Staff October 13, 2106 BURLINGTON, ON   To a considerable degree the group of parents working to ensure that the Burlington Central High school […]

If BCHS is a community school - then let's hear what the community wants their school to become - let's not limit yourselves to just struggling to keep it open.

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By Pepper Parr October 13, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   It was interesting, exciting and exhilarating to watch some 60+ parents, several with children in tow […]

Parents organize to keep Central High School open.

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By Pepper Parr October 12th, 2106 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District school Board recently decided that they needed to look at the number of […]

329 healthy food packages were handed out to students this weekend - they didn't include turkeys.

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By Pepper Parr October 10th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   As we move into the Thanksgiving weekend teachers in the Region use one of their Professional […]

Ward 4 school board trustee withholds any comment on decision to undertake a Program and Accommodation Review.

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By Staff October 8th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The Gazette asked Halton District school Board trustee Richelle Papin, ward 4, if she had made any […]

District school board staff recommending the closure of two high schools June 2018 - Central and Lester B. Pearson.

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By Pepper Parr October 4th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington does not take to change all that well. A change in the configuration of traffic […]

Historical burial ground opened to the public during Open Doors last Saturday.

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By Pepper Parr October 4th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   I’d heard about it; drove by the place hundreds of times, knew what it was but […]

Anishinaabe speaker, educator, and musician Eddy Robinson will be at Crawford Lake October 15th.

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By Staff October 4th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Anishinaabe speaker, educator, and musician Eddy Robinson brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to the […]

Walk to school day takes place on Wednesday - let the kids know today because they are probably going to expect you to drive them.

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By Pepper Parr October 4th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   There was a time when everyone walked to school – you met up with friends at […]

Keith Hoey and the Burlington Chamber of Commerce: He says it is the best networking deal in town - and he might be right.

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By Pepper Parr September 27, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   So – you’ve been in business for a reasonable period of time and you now need […]

Culture weekend and Doors Open Burlington take place next weekend - plan for it, there is a lot to see.

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By Staff September 23, 2106 BURLINGTON, ON   The 7th annual Culture Days weekend kicks off next Friday, September 30 and runs through Saturday, October […]

United Way fund raising teams are going to try and pull a 200,000 lb A300 UPS cargo plane 50 yards - really?

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By Staff September 22, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON It will be the photo op of photo ops. Tips the scales at 200,000 lbs – and they […]

Grade six math scores low across the province - slightly above the provincial average in Halton.

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By Staff September 21, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   The province released the results from the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) which show Halton […]

Halton District school board grade 9 students are doing fine with their math scores - literacy is right up there as well.

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By Staff September 21, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   Grade 9 month doing fine ‘’’ The province might be having problems with the mathematics scores for […]

Can high school students become philanthropists? Foundation Board member thinks so.

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By Pepper Parr September 19th, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON   An interesting idea cropped up during our interview with Tim Cestnick, the newest member of the […]

MoonGlade was an outstanding success - 17 installations that saw more than 3500 visitors during a four hour show event.

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By Pepper Parr September 19, 2016 BURLINGTON, ON It went well, it went very well. The MoonGlade event put on by No Vacancy in partnership […]