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 […]

Outdoor pools are closing - except for Nelson - they remain open until October 12

Ward 3 Mountainside Pool update July 30

By Staff September 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Closes for the season on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. LaSalle Pool and Mountainside Pool will close until […]

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 […]

We now know what the final part of the downtown section of the Elgin Promenade is going to look like

Elgin promenade at Brant

By Staff September 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Our Mayor reports that: “As work continues to create an engaging and pedestrian-friendly link between Martha Street […]

Parking very very limited while Lowville Park gets an upgrade.

By Pepper Parr September 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   No mention of what will happen to the school house. It does need an upgrade – […]

Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Results: not much in the way of changes or improvements.


By Staff August 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON A joint two day operation involving the Ministry of Transportation and Halton Regional Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspectors […]

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 […]

Application made for 14th cannabis store: Too much of a good thing perhaps?

cannabis yes no logo

By Staff August 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has received an application for a 14th cannabis retail […]

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