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 […]

The heart of the Rib Fest is a fund raiser - they have raised $4.5 million and are still at it

Ribfest logo

By Staff September 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   They are referred to as service organizations. Lions, Optimists, Rotary – and several others. They are clubs […]

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 […]

More this time than there was on Canada Day - Rotarians do it right - once again. Rib Fest on Labour Day at Burlington Centre

On the grill

By Staff September 1, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Mark your calendar and get ready for a fine feed of not only finger ‘lickin’ good Ribs […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

Rotarians know a good thing when they see one - will hold a repeat of the successful Canada Day Drive Thru Rib Fest on Labour Day

Billy Bones

By Pepper Parr August 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   How Burlington’s Lakeshore Rotary pivoted when it became obvious that they would not be able to […]

Last of the free face mask donations to a community group took place recently. Food Bank will get the final lot

Masks to Fri.NiteCommFood Bag cropped

By Staff August 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Beth Martin Snook, the mother of two who Created Burlington Caremongers – renamed it Burlington Together and […]

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 […]

Terry Fox and the T-shirt team. Cindy May has run the merchandise tent for a decade

Cindy May

By Burlington Terry Fox Run Committee August 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON One thing that’s been a staple of the Terry Fox Run through the years […]

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 […]

School principals scramble to create classes now that they have much of the data they need. Public Health unit prepares for

School buses

By Pepper Parr August 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In a statement released by the Halton Region Public Health office we learn that they “continue […]

Much more information on the return to school - big news is the start date- Sept 14th.


By Pepper Parr August 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   While the Medical Officer of Health is responsible for health matters – that responsibility doesn’t include […]