Culture clashes between two high schools in Burlington get discussed at Board of Education meeting.

By Pepper Parr June 8th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   With the decision to close Bateman high school a done deal, albeit a decision that won’t […]

Board of Education decides to close two of the city's seven high schools. Pearson will close in June 2018; Bateman in 2020.

Bateman - crowd scene

By Pepper Parr June 8th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   In a meeting that went to past midnight the Halton District School Board decided to go […]

School board trustees will start the process of deciding which, if any, schools they want to close in Burlington. Closing none at this point is the best option for everyone.

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By Pepper Parr June 7th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON They will convene at 7:00 pm this evening and begin the debate on what they as trustees […]

PARC member produces data that suggests bigger schools are not better schools.

Eric who PARC

By Steve Armstrong June 7th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Throughout the PARC process there was a continued refrain that larger schools enable more opportunities. Steve […]

Back in the early 2000's parents figured out what was needed - the result was a merger of Brock with Lord Elgin to create Bateman. Why not take it a step further and merge Bateman with Nelson?

General Brock high school

By Staff June 6th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Stephen and Jennifer Beleck have lived in Burlington for 31 years. Of their three grown children, two […]

Rained out game does nothing to help the Burlington Herd. Still at the bottom of the league standings.

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By Staff June 7th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   One supposes that being rained out is better than losing the ball game. Either way – the […]

Waterfront Trail in the Beachway Park is closed June 7 - 9, 2017

Waterfront Trail - from east - few people

By Staff June 6, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Waterfront Trail along Beachway Park will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists on Wednesday, June 7 […]

Muir sends his comments to the trustees who will decide the fate of two Burlington high schools Wednesday evening.

Muir making a point

By Tom Muir June 6th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   I cannot delegate personally at the June 7 Board meeting, so please accept this written delegation […]

Most of the InterCounty Baseball League games rained out - Herd still at the bottom of the standings.

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By Staff June 6th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It looks like it is going to be that kind of a season – rain delays which […]

Parent sets out what the public expects of its trustees - Accountability, Creativity, Empathy, Integrity, Equity and Collaboration

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By Staff June 6th, 2017 Burlington, ON   A parent from the Lester B. Pearson high school delegated to the school board trustees a few […]

School board trustee puts ideas with real meat on the bones in front of her peers - they could keep Bateman open.

Collard and Miller

By Pepper Parr June 5th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Right from the very beginning Ward 5 Halton District School Board trustee Amy Collard was paying […]

Road closures for Ride to Conquer cancer - Saturday June 10th.

By Staff June 6th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Road Closures – Saturday, June 10, 2017 The 10th annual Enbridge Ride […]

BurlingtonGreen sponsors a film on bikes vs cars - guess who wins?

By Staff June 6, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The next BurlingtonGreen event is a film presentation on Bikes versus card – a must see movie […]

There was a 9% increase in charges laid during the 2017 Canada Road Safety Week from the 2016 campaign.

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By Staff June 5, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   During the period of 16-22 May, uniform and plainclothes officers from across all areas of the Halton […]

0 for 7 - The Herd is struggling for that first baseball game win

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By Staff June 4, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   A Toronto Maple Leaf baseball player pulled off a three-run home run that capped a five-run ninth […]

We couldn't have asked for much more - weather was close to perfect.

Kids in splash pad

By Staff June 4th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Saturday – It was as perfect as it was going to get – different people enjoyed the […]

Crime Stoppers partners with local banks to attract the highest number of people to the annual shredding event.

Shred event Beast

By Staff June 4th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Cal Millar, a Halton Crime Stoppers Board member said there “was a steady stream throughout the day” […]

The Pope, the Rube and the Prime Minister who invited the head of the Catholic church to come to Canada and apologize to the aboriginal community.

Justin + Pope

By Ray Rivers June 3rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   What an imperfect couple they made, the man of conscience and the rube. Not to insult […]

A baseball game with $1 ice cream on what might turn out to be a sunny afternoon. Definitely a family event.

By Staff June 1, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Like Ice Cream? Who doesn’t! The Herd, Burlington’s InterCounty Baseball League member will be playing the Toronto […]

Walk Off the Earth added to the FREE Sound of Music June 11th concert.

You Tube just might have given Walk off the Earth the boost they needed to really make a mark on the musical scene.  Are we looking at another spoons in the making?

By Staff June 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   They are thrilled – you might be delighted. The Sound of Music Festival, in partnership with the […]

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