Muir wants the Board of Education to fess up and accept public responsibility for the decision to build Hayden high school and then revise boundaries to balance the population between the seven high schools.

Muir making a point

By Tom Muir February 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   I had a good hour long conversation with Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton […]

Our city and our unique cultural - could you describe it to a Tea!

Burlington Tea

By Staff February 21st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington’s public art program would like people to describe Burlington to a ‘tea’. Beginning, Feb. 25, 2017, […]

Citizen is having difficulty with some of the numbers the Board of Education is putting out on the cost of closing schools.

Protesters PARC

By Pepper Parr February 21, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The bureaucrats use the words “transparency” and “accountable” when they talk about the work they do. […]

Two Males Arrested for Theft & Fraud Against Elderly Victim

HRPS crest

By Staff February 21, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau – Vulnerable Persons Unit have identified and arrested […]

Ontario Municipal Board hearing on the Adi Development Group proposal to build 26 storeys at the Martha - Lakeshore Road intersection to begin on Wednesday. It might be a very short hearing.

Adi - Saud and Tarif

By Pepper Parr February 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Wednesday morning at 10:00 am the person chairing the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing will call […]

High school closing review gets down to six options that the public can debate and provide opinion through an online survey.

Meed WArd at PARC

By Staff February 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Program Accommodation Review (PARC) committee has gotten to the point where they can put forward six […]

Rivers on cap and trade

Smokestacks Hamilton

By Ray Rivers February 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Patrick Brown has put the ‘Progressive’ back into the Ontario PC party, as he gears up […]

Regional police review the 57 unfounded sexual assault occurrence reports filed in 2016.

HRPS crest

By Staff February 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The manner in which police services across the country have handled sexual assault complaints from women has […]

Is Burlington's rural-urban boundary at risk?

Halton escarpment - long view up slope

By Pepper Parr February 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The GTA benchmark price for various types of housing sold last month hit $705,900 up 22.6% […]

Can we expect to see parents opposed to the closing of Central high school marching up Brant Street?

By Pepper Parr February 16, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   They don’t call it grass roots organizing for nothing. It is when you go out into […]

Regional government boast a triple a - Aaa - credit rating. Gets points for fiscal responsibility. Transparency and accountability are another matter.

Regional crest

By Staff February 16th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Quite why the Regional government would assign one of their communications advisors the task of preparing a […]

A classic childrens' book - a true Canadian story to be told by the author at Central high school March 9th.

Winnie the Pooh

By Pepper Parr February 16th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   If high schools were ever supposed to be a place where the general public could add […]

Raccoon strain of rabies on the up-rise in the Region - explain the danger to your children.

skunks

By Staff February 15th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   There have been ten case of raccoon strain rabies in the Region. The Halton Region Health Department […]

Dotmocracy - do the dots tell the story? Four options left on the table - drift is towards closing Central and Pearson.

PARC with options on the walls

By Staff February 15th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   In order to begin whittling down the 30+ options before the PARC the members of the committee […]

Here is a wake up call: $10,326,837 to bring Burlington high schools up to accessibility standards.

HDSB sign with flag

By Staff February 15th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board’s Accessibility Plan calls for: Reasonable provision shall be made to provide accessibility […]

Committee in place to give the Director of Education advice on possible school closings: a consensus has yet to emerge.

Option 7 - short

By Pepper Parr February 14th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Scott Podrebarac called it dotmocracy – you cast your vote by putting dots on a chart. […]

Last surviving daughter of Joseph Brant died 150 years ago yesterday. She was tall - handsome.

Brant was always pretty good at getting grants from the British, but this Council probably isn’t going to hear his argument.

By Pepper Parr February 14th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   We weren’t even a country yet when she died. Her father had made a huge impact […]

Beachway resident asking the Region to pay $2.3 million for a lot with two well maintained houses.

An attractive.ell maintained home in the Beachway - the owner struggles to ensure that it will be xxx

By Staff February 14th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Housing prices in Toronto and Vancouver were rising so quickly and dangerously – especially in Vancouver, that […]

Police and mall security nab three youths after brief foot chase. All accused of robbery

At busy holiday shopping periods buses get trapped in Maple View Mall - killing schedules.  City is in talks with the Mall management.

By Staff February 13th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   On Friday February 10th 2017 just before 7:30 PM, three male suspects followed another group of three […]

Community takes on a different look when there are 300+ people in the room enjoying time with each other.

Lisa with deaf man

By Pepper Parr February 13, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Everyone needs a place to go; a place where you can congregate with people you like […]

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