The kind of thing you might want to do when you are stuck in traffic.

Greater Golden Horse graphc

By Pepper Parr September 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Where do you find the time to complete a survey the Ministry of Transportation has sent […]

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 […]

“Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: September 7-13, 2020”

mmw update

By Pepper Parr September 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The taxpayers of Burlington can now get a peek at what Mayor Marianne Meed Ward has planned […]

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 […]

Did the federal and provincial funding kill the hope for an electric transit fleet ?

Burlington Transit getting new buses - to deliver less service.

By Pepper Parr September 10th 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   When funding is given to a municipality it rarely comes as a surprise. More often than […]

Statement from the Office of the Mayor doesn't tell the whole story and doesn't give credit to those who got a better development for the community

Appleby Mall rendering 2 structure proposal 16 & 11 floors

By Pepper Parr September 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A statement came out of the Mayor’s office on Wednesday commenting on an appeal that had […]

Performing Arts will put on performances starting October 2 - No more than 50 people in the theatre at a time - all wearing masks

Some new light being brought to the Performing Arts csntre with the appointment of Brian McCuerdy as the new Executive Director.

By Staff September 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   With Public Health saying holding an event with up to 50 people was now legit Tammy Fox, […]

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 […]

Politicians descend on transit garage and leave $12.8 million behind.

Stoltr - Kearns - Nisan at bus money

By Pepper Parr September 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Nine politicians trooped into a Burlington Transit garage and jointly announced that they were leaving $12.8 […]

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 […]

Robbery investigation at the Plains Road Esso Station wrapped up with the arrest of a minor.

Young Offender

By Staff September 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police Service has concluded a robbery investigation which occurred at an Esso Gas Station […]

BurlingtonGreen taking Climate Action to the streets - a Shoe Strike - stay tuned.

BG shoe strike

By Staff September 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   BurlingtonGreen is doing it again. They are reminding us that despite the pandemic and the serious concerns […]

This was public service far beyond the call to serve and protect.

Police moving 1

By Staff September 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The furniture has been loaded on the moving truck and you are on the way to your […]

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 […]

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