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Town stops Glen Abbey demolition
13 February 2018
Oakville rejects ClubLink's Glen Abbey demolition request
ClubLink continues to face an uphill battle in its quest to develop Oakville’s Glen Abbey Golf Course. On Monday, Feb. 12, the property owner’s application to demolish the 1333 Dorval Dr. site to make way for its redevelopment plans was unanimously rejected by town...
Bill 139 gives planning power back
29 January 2018
Rules need to be retroactive to May 2017, Mayor Burton says
Oakville will have more control over how and where our town will grow and what we can preserve, thanks to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act (Bill 139). This bill received Royal Assent Dec. 12 with all-party support. The new law overhauls the...
Auto mayors critical of Trudeau's TPP reversal
27 January 2018
Oakville mayor calls on government to rethink new Trans-Pacific Partnership
Oakville Mayor Rob Burton and other Ontario mayors with key interests in the auto sector are calling on the federal government to rethink the new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. In a press release issued Jan. 25, the Auto Mayors advocacy group expressed concern that...
Oakville Arts Council releases guide for newcomers
18 January 2018
Culture Passport Oakville offers free or discounted access to cultural activities
Newcomers will have an easier time accessing community events with the help of a new Oakville Arts Council (OAC) publication. Culture Passport Oakville contains information on arts and culture, and free or discounted access to arts and cultural activities around town,...
CHCH interviews Mayor Burton
15 January 2018
Annual 'Meet the Mayor' interview
Bob Cowan of CHCH TV interviews Mayor Rob Burton about the year ahead in Oakville. Bob asks Mayor Burton about his decision to run for re-election, his opposition to the development of the Glen Abbey golf course, the Province's decision to put a marijuana store in...
Oakville to make new Edge ST
12 January 2018
Production starts this summer
Unifor Local 707 president Dave Thomas is calling Ford’s decision to build a revamped version of the Edge SUV at the Oakville Assembly Plant evidence of the company’s commitment to Canada and Oakville. The auto giant announced Thursday, Jan. 11 that the Oakville plant...
Glen Abbey at Council Jan. 30
5 January 2018
Public meetings in Oakville to announce Glen Abbey rules
Public meetings and a proposed official plan amendment for Glen Abbey are on the agenda at Oakville Town Hall. That's where the first public information meeting of 2018 is taking place on Jan. 10. Information will be available to residents about the proposed...
Council to set Glen Abbey by-law
5 January 2018
Town open house on proposed Glen Abbey protection measures Jan. 10
Area residents interested in the future of Glen Abbey Golf Course are invited to attend a public open house, which will be held by the Town on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The event will take place in Oakville Town Hall’s Oakville-Trafalgar Room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from...
MP to create more youth jobs
5 January 2018
$1 million translated into 510 summer jobs last year
The federal government is once again encouraging local businesses to hire young people this summer by offering funding through its Canada Summer Jobs Program. The funding is available to all not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers, and small businesses with...
Oakville chamber has provincial election issues
4 January 2018
'Vote Prosperity' campaign calls for reinstatement of scheduled corporate tax reductions, increases in density and housing
The 2018 provincial election may not be until June, but the Oakville business community is already stating what they would like to see from the political parties. Late last year, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario chamber released Vote...
Oakville polar bear dip cancelled
1 January 2018
Cold temperatures, ice build-up cited as safety concerns
The extreme cold weather alert may have ended for parts of the GTA, but organizers of the annual polar bear dip in Oakville have cancelled today's event. The move comes a day after organizers in Toronto also cancelled their charity swim. Organizers of the Oakville...
Town designates Glen Abbey Golf Course as Heritage
21 December 2017
Town of Oakville designates Glen Abbey Golf Course under Ontario Heritage Act
Oakville’s Glen Abbey Golf Course has been designated a property of cultural heritage value or interest under the Ontario Heritage Act. Town councillors voted unanimously in favour of the designation Wednesday, Dec. 20 during a specially convened meeting. The...
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