Peter Marshall opened the Boyne school in 2015 and built the school’s culture on three concepts: Work hard, be nice, and make a difference.

Peter Marshal - HDSB

By Staff January 31st, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Peter Marshall, Principal of Boyne Public School in Milton, has been named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals […]

HDSB Board Superintendent of Education Rob Eatough will address LGBTQI2S+ youth at Milton high school.

Rainbow flag

By Staff January 26th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board is hosting the 2018 HDSB Secondary GSA Student Conference on Tuesday, February […]

District school board recognizes nine for 'inspiring students.

HDSB Inspire awards

By Staff January 19th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board has Inspire Awards for people who go above and beyond to support […]

Library and Sound of Music hook up -

SoM + BPL graphic

By Staff January 18th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington Public Library and the Sound of Music Festival are excited to announce a new partnership. Starting […]

Day care facilities at the two high schools being closed are being set up at different schools.


By Pepper Parr January 16th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The process of closing the two Burlington high schools begins. Some good new – the Ministry […]

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 […]