Maps, data and details on the five school closing options.

Hard working people PARC

By Staff April 5th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board has whittled the 30 plus options that were put before the PARC […]

Quiet time while the Board of Education writes its reports and debates the options it wants to present to the trustees.

Public gallery Feb 9

By Pepper Parr April 5th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Parents at a public meting were the details for each of the school closure options were […]

City council decides not to write a letter to the Ministry of Education.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr April 5, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   City council had decided they were going to keep a barge pole length between what they […]

Housing Options For Seniors: Getting your parents to the point where they are ready to make a change.

Housing options for seniors

By Pepper Parr April 4TH, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   How does one go about the process of giving their parents into some form of care […]

Rainfall results in a watershed weather advisory; in force until April 9th - creeks are no place for children.

Watershed notice March 24-17

By Staff April 3rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement that forecasts rainfall depths of 20-30 mm in our […]

Failed schools: The challenge now is for citizens who’s neighbourhood schools face closure, to transition from protest to vision.

Old school

By James Smith April 2, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The next few months will be difficult for many Burlington parents and students as the Public […]

$20,000 will bring another community garden to the city; TD Bank writes the cheque.

Community garden

By Staff March 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Toronto-Dominion Friends of the Environment Foundation is sending the city a cheque for $20,000 to enhance […]

The Board of Education has its lens; the parents who want their schools kept open have their lens - are these rose coloured glasses?

Packed room - New Street Mar 7-17

By Pepper Parr March 29, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   What was originally planned as a two meeting consultation ended its seventh meeting with several of […]

The lottery scam or the Inheritance scam - sometimes 100,000 people respond.

Fraud prevention month logo

By Staff March 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   – It’s cliché but if it sounds too good to be true it likely is – It’s […]

Child behavourial experts doing a free parent presentation titled: Looking Beyond the Behaviour,

By Staff March 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Two child behavourial experts will be providing a free parent presentation titled, Looking Beyond the Behaviour, on […]

Argonauts to be part of a bullying prevention event - cheerleaders will be on the stage.

Huddle UP poster

By Staff March 27, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Bullying! It still happens. And it can do tremendous lifelong damage. There are instances of suicide as […]

Burlington's MPP getting hammered by people who don't think she is stepping up and helping them on the matter of school closings.

Protest outside board office

By Staff March 27, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   People write the member of city council, or their Member of the provincial legislature (MPP) or the […]

High school parents unhappy with what they see MPP McMahon doing on their behalf - not nearly enough is the word on social media.

Queen's Park tulips

By Staff March 26, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   There was a time when a multi-national corporation or a Cabinet Minister could put out a statement […]

PARC particpants head into the final stretch - have they been able to have a real impact on the decision that gets made or did the process get in the way?

Students doing survey

By Pepper Parr March 26th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The dynamic of any group of people takes a little time to reveal itself. When the […]

PARC gets one more kick at the can - additional meeting to listen to

HDSB sign with flag

By Pepper Parr March 26th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   You would think that after three months of being tightly focused on the issue of closing […]

New dates for report delivery, delegation date and final school closing reports to the trustees who will make a decision on June 7

Unhappy parent

By Staff March 24th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It isn’t over yet friends. The 14 members of the Program Accommodation Review Committee (PARC) decided last […]

Jane Michael explains why we have Catholic schools and why they will never locate themselves into the public school buildings.

St Anne Catholic elementary school

By Pepper Parr March 24th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   During the Program Accommodation Review (PAR) deliberations taking place at the Public School Board, and in […]

Board of education wants your input on the next budget - they make it quick and easy.

HDSB sign with flag

By Pepper Parr March 23, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Spending as much as five minutes on what is normally the snooze of the season is […]

The number of people who completed the high school closing survey and the quality of the data has become a focus for the PAR participants.

PARC the Aldershot delegates

By Pepper Parr March 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Quantitative? Qualitative? How many people responded to the survey and was there balance in the responses. […]

PARC members are told that they are in a dirty fight and are being forced to oppose their colleagues and parents from other communities.

Sharn Picken confering with a parentr at a PARC

By Pepper Parr March 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The gloves are coming off! While the Board of Education is considering adding more time for […]