The kids are back in school - just not in classrooms - it is going to be an interesting and revealing week for everyone

Sagar behind screen

By Pepper Parr April 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Students will not be on school buses for the next couple of months. Classrooms won’t have […]

The rate at which the virus is spreading is staggering. The worst for North America has yet to be recorded

April 4th, 2020

By Staff April 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The numbers just keep climbing with New York State death toll from coronavirus on Saturday surpassed 3,500 […]

The challenge: Learning to stay inside and walk safely when you choose to be outside

Beachway - no cars parked

By Pepper Parr April 4, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Getting people to fully understand what we are up against with the COVID19 crisis. During a […]

Critical six foot rule not being observed on the hospital site where 93 bed modular health unit is being assembled.

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By Pepper Parr April 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was the right decision. Create additional ICU capacity for the wave of infections that are […]

Response to the Mayor's call for a Front Line Clap goes unheeded.

Mayor with iPad on deck

By Pepper Parr April 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It is said that it is the thought that counts. Mayor Marianne Meed Ward wanted to […]

The data suggest we can reduce significantly the number of people who will die because of the virus - if we follow the rules

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By Pepper Parr April 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The province could experience something between 3,000 and 15,000 deaths from the COVID-19 virus – if […]

Province reduces the number of essential services that can operate during the COVID crisis: from 74 to 44

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By Staff April 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The province has revised the list of essential services that can remain open and operate in the […]

Reports indicate the province is on the right path with the shutdowns that have taken place.

Doug Ford - habd to head

By Pepper Parr April 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The message leaking out of Queen’s Park from highly respected journalist is that the province did […]

Police can now use bylaw enforcement officers to crack down on those who do not comply with emergency orders being made by the province.

Halton police - good angle

By Pepper Parr April 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Halton Regional Police Service officers are now collaborating with local bylaw enforcement officers to respond to […]

Rivers wonders why face masks are not mandatory in Ontario

Masks - crowd wearing

By Ray Rivers April 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Spouting Donald Trump regularly spouts so much misinformation that the American public has almost become immune […]

District school board expects the school year to start September 8th - between now and then all options are on the table

HDSB sign and bench

By Staff April 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Someone seems to have forgotten to do a reality check. The Halton District School Board today released […]

Select childcare centres in Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville being made available to all front line workers - apply on line

Regional crest

By Staff April 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Halton Region has partnered with the Ontario Ministry of Education and select childcare centres in Burlington, Georgetown, […]

A little more transparency at the Emergency Coordination Group please

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By Pepper Parr March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   I was surprised to learn that there isn’t always someone from city council at the Emergency […]

Handling people who just don't want to follow the rules can still be held accountable.

By Pepper Parr March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   What do you do when you become acutely aware of someone who either doesn’t understand what […]

Classes start again - lessons will be delivered electronically.

child behind paper

By Pepper Parr March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The students will be back in school – no later than next week. Directors of Education […]

Councillor Sharman finds being elected means squat during an emergency.

Intense to the point of making delegations uncomfortable ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman does know how to drill down into the data and look for results.

By Pepper Parr March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In 2014 Paul Sharman, ward 5 councillor found himself dealing with people whose homes had been […]

Military Vehicles and Equipment Transported by Rail from Alberta

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By Staff March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Should you see a freight train rumbling through town with all kinds of military equipment – it […]

93 additional beds being built in a modular unit attached to the South Tower of the Joseph Brant Hospital as a temporary Pandemic Response Unit

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By Staff March 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON 93 additional beds are being built in a modular unit attached to the South Tower of the Joseph […]

The duration of the crisis depends on all of us: there are some serious gaps in some behaviour.

By Pepper Parr March 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Comments from residents on what they see happening about the city suggest that the Mayor’s message […]

Road Closure - MacLaren Drive - new water main going in

Water main construction

By Staff March 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   If you doubted that city staff are not really working – check this. March 31 to April […]