School board says no no to parent request to have the Ontario Leader of the Opposition pay a visit to a school threatened with closure.

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By Staff November 14, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board has denied a request to have Progressive Conservative Education Critic and party […]

Community group brings Sarah Harmer back to her home town to once again protect the environment.

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By Staff November 14, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   They are bringing in the big guns. Sarah Harmer, will speak at the Tyandaga Environmental Coalition public […]

Italian exchange student tries to teach Burlington family how to make pizza. They teach him how to water ski and learn to skate

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By Pepper Parr November 13th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Marcello Beltrami Marcello Beltrami is a 17 year old Italian student in Burlington as part of […]

War is hell - art is used to convey just how dark a hole that hell is.

By Staff November 11th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The art of war – that statement can be taken several ways. It could be the methods […]

Why do authors write what they write - hear two writers in conversation with Lynda Simmons at The Different Drummer.

Different Drummer Books

By Staff November 4th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s a small, independent bookstore that has been in business for more than forty years and continues […]

Sound of Music offering a From Nothing to Something class - FREE - just have to register.

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By Staff November 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Sound of Music isn’t just a week long music feast beside a big lake. The organization […]

Burlingtonians want to know much more about aging - tickets to the event sold out.

Znaimer Moses

By Staff November 1, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   This is the kind of problem our Mayor likes to have. Listen in. Moses Znaimer was invited […]

Public to get a look at the more than 200 ideas that came in about the Focus Exploration at Aldershot high school.

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By Staff November 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board is hosting an Open House on Monday, November 13, 2017, from 5-7 […]

Students who will enter high school next September are invited to visit the school and learn about the programs offered - two of the seven high schools in the city will not graduate those young people.

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By Staff November 1, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   High school information nights are scheduled by the Halton District School Board during the month of November […]

Freeman Station gets a $4000 cheque from District 15 of the Retired Teachers of Ontario.

Freeman Model B

By Staff October 31, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Retired Teachers of Ontario members presented the Friends of Freeman Station with a grant of $4000. Left […]

Resident expresses an opinion that appears to be held by many - when 194 of 213 parents in a school sign a petition - the numbers have to tell you something. Might be something the ward trustee would make a note of.

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By Tony Brecknock October 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Resident expresses an opinion that appears to be held by many – when 194 of 213 parents […]

The natives are restless - Pearson high school parents think they have figured out what the school board is up to in closing their school.


By Staff October 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   There is no better news source than a citizen who has a vested interest in an issue […]

Ministry of Education sets out where it wants to go with a review of how the decision to close a school is made by a school board.

By Pepper Parr October 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It is a little like closing the barn door with the horses already out and on […]

DeGroote School of Business putting on a luncheon focused on digital marketing - December 1st

Something is brewing between the city and the University campus on the South Service Road.  Mayor wasn't ready to let that cat out of the bag this morning.

By Staff October 30, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Digital marketing is more than a buzzword, but it’s also not a replacement for your traditional marketing […]

Board of Education sends the Ministry of Education a pretty chippy response on the way Administrative Reviews are handled - but agrees to cooperate.

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By Pepper Parr October 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District school board sent the Minister of Education what can only be seen as […]

Prime Minister announces a new tax program for the country's working class.

Justin Trudeau at YMCA

By Staff October 29, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Prime Minister was in town. He spent a couple of hours at the YMCA meeting with […]

Board of education has put out a call to all the three year olds - pay the school a visit and learn what you will be doing for the foreseeable future.

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.
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By Staff October 27th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Beginning school is a big step for parents and children. The Halton District School Board wants to […]

Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon did not speak about the Pearson high school parent Petition because she wasn't allowed to - rules.

McMahon defending the duck

By Pepper Parr October 26th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   A number of people were as upset as we were over the way the Petition made […]

Pearson high school parents think they got stiffed - again. MPP bungles their Petition

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By Staff October 25th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   George Ward has a problem – and he is really, really ticked off with the way a […]

Grade 2 French Immersion information nights to be held in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville during November.

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By Staff October 23rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Beginning in September 2018, the entry point for the Halton District School Board’s French Immersion Program will be […]