Art Gallery video - a nice look at what the Art Gallery has to offer.

art etc video

By Staff January 15th,2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Everyone knows we have an Art Gallery. A significant number of people attend events at the Gallery. Hundreds […]

Were social license or civic space part of the decision to close two Burlington high schools ?

Trustees - fill board +

By Rory Nisan January 14th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   What is democracy? Is it a single act, an election every four years? Certainly, that is […]

Civic engagement - Timbits style. Bold indeed!

Grpw Bold - community engagement

By Staff January 12th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The city goes to great lengths to engage its citizens – the are using social media much […]

Conservation issues weather conditions notice - rising water in the creek system.

Nothjing iminent - but Conservation Halton advises that rain expected has the potential to flood the creeks.

By Staff January 12, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   With weather all over the map we plan for what we are told the weather is going […]

Report confirms Board followed its process for Burlington PAR - school closure plans will now move at full speed.

Margaret Wilson PAR Admin Review

By Staff January 11th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   With the headline : Report confirms Board followed its process for Burlington PAR, the school board gets […]

Public school board now taking kindergarten registrations for the September 2018 school year

Students at Lincoln Centennial public school. Ontario school boards are struggling to find low-cost options to school additions to accommodate full-day kindergarten. Some options may include bussing kids.  Reading are Heyley Ta and Zeynep Coskan-Johnson. Feb 21 2013.
Bob TYmczyszyn/St. Catharines Standard/QMI AGENCY

By Staff January 11th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON The Gazette asked the Board staff which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in the different areas […]

Wilson: Based on my review and consultations, I conclude that, while there were violations of the Board PAR Policy, they were such that they had no material effect on either the deliberations of the PARC or on the final decisions of the Board. Respectfully submitted,

Miller Diane addressing Wilson HDSB

By Pepper Parr January 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It is a 39 page report, it is close to exhaustive. Margaret Wilson, the Facilitator appointed […]

Wilson report: board's review process was open to the community and equipped trustees with the diversity of perspectives and information needed.

Newsflash oblong

By Staff January 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Ministry of Education has received and accepted the results of an examination into the accommodation review […]

Does the Board of Education have a Plan B if the Ministry tells them the PAR has to be re-done?

PARC with options on the walls

By Pepper Parr January 9th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Does the Halton District School Board have a Plan B should the Ministry of Education tell […]

'I can do something about that' didn't make it to the PARC meetings; a failure in leadership.

City Hall - high frontal view

By Pepper Parr January 4th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   In the not too distant future Burlingtonians will learn what the provincially appointed Administration Review facilitator […]

Rory Nisan: 2018 - it is not enough to hope from the comforts of the couch.

rory closeup

By Rory Nisan January 2nd, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   “May you live in interesting times” — an English expression commonly attributed as a Chinese curse, […]

Boxing day has a long history; one that we do not share with our neighbours to the south.

Boxing day - regency

By Pepper Parr December 26th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Let us not rush back into the real world quite yet. Christmas was festive, fun, and […]

Five year old Damian De Freitas made an Honourary Fire Chief

Fire chief Jr as desk

By Staff December 23rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Five-year old Damian De Freitas and his family joined Burlington Fire Chief Lazenby and the firefighters at […]

Georgetown resident was the one millionth 2017 visitor to a Conservation Halton location.

Jayme Leslie millionth visit Cons Halton

By Staff December 23rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s a day Jamie Leslie isn’t likely to forget. She was at Kelso/Glen Eden with her Dad, […]

City of Burlington asking for feedback on playground structures.

Natural parks

By Staff December 22nd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Not the best time of year to ask people to find a couple of minutes to respond […]

Which path for the high school set? Planning information evening January 28th at MMR.

By Staff December 22nd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board is hosting several Pathways Planning Information Evenings in January 2018 that will […]

Breakfast at Tom Thomson - same thing happens at most schools - Food for Thought feeds 26,000 across the Region every week.

Fresh Fruit and veggies

By Staff December 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   At the end of the week thousands of students will be out of school and home for […]

Brant Hills and Frontenac public schools to get additional child care spaces.

Brant Hills public schools

By Staff December 15th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Two Burlington schools will have additional space used as new child care rooms. Brant Hills – will […]

Bateman high school parents will have their 1000 signature petition read in the Legislature today.

Bateman - crowd scene with Bull

By Staff December 11th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Whitby-Oshawa MPP Lorne Coe (PC) will read a petition signed by more than 1000 Burlington community members […]

High school parent group sends a Christmas wish list


By Staff December 10th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   If you were a child sitting on the curb along Guelph Line or New Street when Santa […]