Government puts out an interactive self-assessment application - will it make a difference?

Go to school

By Pepper Parr September 16th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The province is doing everything they can to get people to use the preventative measure they […]

Council likes the idea of a Deep Energy Retrofit Program for the city - approved $182,000 for year 1

Deep energy - windows

By Pepper Parr September 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON This is a long article. If the Deep Energy Retrofit pilot project is a success – the […]

HDSB reports two school related covid infections - meanwhile things at Charles Best run very smoothly.

Student with parent - getting saniitized and checked iin Sept 14

By Pepper Parr September 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The report that two students were found to be infected was incorrect. Two people were found to […]

Schools throughout the Region ready for students to return - 20% have decided not to do so

Charles Best sign

By Pepper Parr September 12th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   All the angst, all the concern and even the worry on the part of parents gets […]

Daily Covid in the Schools information available to parents and the general public

covid virus

By Pepper Parr September 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Saying that “The Premier and our government made a promise to parents, that we would ensure […]

Reader questions the appointment of new vice principals at public schools - the appointments were not new - they were re-locations.

HDSB sign and bench

By Pepper Parr September 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Several days ago we received a letter with no return address. There was a single piece […]

City will hold 5th Telephone Town Hall September 23rd

City hall - older pic

By Staff September 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The City is going to host a fifth Telephone Town Hall on September 23rd that will focus […]

Public school board trustees hold their session in the Board room - six trustees take part.

Grebenc frown

By Pepper Parr September 8th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It started as 1-1 conversations that Andrea Grebenc had with trustees on the virtual meetings the […]

HDSB may have to pull as much as $8 million from the Reserve accounts.

HDSB sign and bench

By Pepper Parr September 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON HDSB may have to pull as much as $8 million from the Reserve accounts. Director is OK […]

Back to school: Did you register properly and can you change your mind.

parent with child - directing

By Staff September 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Deciding to send your children back to school has been an anxious exercise for most parents. Deciding […]

School bus challenges - the service will be stretched to the limit

School buses

By Pepper Parr September 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   School buses and Covid-19 are just one more worry for parents. Sitting together on a school […]

Dry run for elementary students Thursday and Friday of next week

By Pepper Parr September 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Halton District School Board Elementary students will get to do a dry run on returning to school […]

Tents as classrooms - not in Halton

tent classroom

By Pepper Parr September 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Remember that idea of holding classes outdoors? Some people were thinking year round outdoor classes. It […]

Class sizes for the Halton Public School Board - below what most of the other boards in the province have been able to achieve.

No more desks set out in neat rows.  The classroom furniture is now such that students can sit by themselves or in groups of two or three - up to eight.  The objective was to create situations where the students learn to work as groups and to collaborate on a problem - question or assignment.

By Pepper Parr September 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Wednesday evening the Halton District School Board met – it was another long meeting. The […]

Director of Education: 'these students are our responsibility – my responsibility when they are on school property'

Miller with students Mar 7-17

By Pepper Parr September 2nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is still a lot of confusion on the part of parents as well as many […]

Medical Officer of Health doesn't make the rules - she interprets and enforces them

HM Big smile

By Pepper Parr September 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Dr. Hamidah K. Meghani told the several thousand people who logged into the Virtual Town Hall […]

Grandparents now find they have a new, much appreciated role.

grandparents - child running

By Staff September 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Grandparents are suddenly in demand. They are going to have the grandchildren closer to them that they […]

What’s open and closed at the City of Burlington for Labour Day Weekend

Aerial looking west from pier

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Students return to school September 14th - 20% will attend virtual classes. Part 3 of a series

Grade school wearing masks

Michele Bogle August 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON In this segment of an ongoing series the article addresses continuing concerns as well as new ones. All […]

Region to get retired nurses to help out with spotting early signs of an infected student or teacher

nurse hat

By Pepper Parr August 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The province announced that 500 +/- nurses would be hired to assist the return of students […]

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