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100 Teens Who Care make a difference

100 Teens Who Care make a difference 22 November 2017

100 Teens Who Care make a difference

Next meeting Nov. 25 at Tim Hortons Oakville HQs

A group of Oakville Teens are proving that teens can make difference in our community and have created a fundraising program called 100 Teens Who Care that supports local charities. The next meeting is November 25th at Restaurant Brands International (also known as Tim Hortons world headquarters!) 100 Teens Who Care Oakville is based on the 100 Alliance, which is a North American network. There are also 100 Women Who Care and 100 Guys...

2018 Town budget review begins

2018 Town budget review begins 22 November 2017

2018 Town budget review begins

Oakville 2018 budget proposes 1.94 per cent total property tax hike

Oakville homeowners can expect a 1.94 per cent hike to their property tax bill - if the Town’s proposed budget gets approved Dec. 18. The 2018 Oakville budget committee is actually eyeing a 3.04 per cent total increase to the Town of Oakville portion of the overall property tax bill. However, the 3.04 per cent increase will be reduced to a 1.9 per cent overall hike once the town’s increase is combined with a proposed 1.9 per cent...

Council reviews Chamber redesign

Council reviews Chamber redesign 21 November 2017

Council reviews Chamber redesign

Oakville council looking at $2.2-million renovation for council chamber

Oakville’s town council voted last night (Nov. 20) to move forward a $2.2-million plan to renovate the council chamber. The renovations, which must still be approved by the 2018 budget committee, would see the chamber altered, in part, to accommodate the two new councillors who will come when council grows to 15 members following the 2018 municipal election. Town staff said the chamber’s information technology (IT) system and...

Halton Chair to get meeting with Health Minister

Halton Chair to get meeting with Health Minister 21 November 2017

Halton Chair to get meeting with Health Minister

Minister of Health finally agrees to meet with Halton Region over healthcare woes

After a month and three requests, minister of health and long-term care Eric Hoskins will meet with Halton Region chair Gary Carr to discuss longstanding healthcare issues facing the region. A representative from Hoskin's office confirmed on Tuesday (Nov. 21) a meeting has been set after Wellington-Halton Hills MPP, Ted Arnott, accused the minister of ignoring the region's requests to meet. Carr first called for the meeting to...

Just in time for Santa Claus Parade

Just in time for Santa Claus Parade 20 November 2017

Just in time for Santa Claus Parade

Oakville's Lakeshore Road bridge opens ahead of schedule

Oakville Mayor Rob Burton along with Ward 2 Councillors Cathy Duddeck and Ray Chisholm and Ward 3 Councillors Dave Gittings and Nick Hutchins officially reopened the bridge during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday (Nov. 17). The bridge had been closed since January 2017 for extensive rehabilitation work. Construction finished ahead of its scheduled mid-December completion date and just in time for the Oakville Santa Claus Parade...

Province says it has bold transit plans

Province says it has bold transit plans 20 November 2017

Province says it has bold transit plans

Ontario's transportation minister talks congestion and climate change in Oakville

To tackle the problem of traffic congestion in the Greater Toronto Area, provincial officials will need to be bold because widening highways alone will not do the trick. This was the key message delivered by Ontario’s minister of transportation, Steven Del Duca, during luncheon organized by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce on Friday (Nov. 17). The event attracted around 120 members of the town’s business community to the Oakville...

MP reiterates trail funding

MP reiterates trail funding 16 November 2017

MP reiterates trail funding

Safety enhancements will benefit Oakville cycling trail

Oakville North-Burlington member of Parliament Pam Damoff reinforced her commitment for safe cycling by highlighting upgrades the Oakville Crosstown Heritage Trail will receive, at an announcement Monday, Nov. 13. As part of the federal government’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, FedDev Ontario announced earlier this year [and also on May 9, 2016] that it will contribute up to one-third or...

Bridge opening for Santa

Bridge opening for Santa 14 November 2017

Bridge opening for Santa

Oakville Santa Claus Parade returns on Saturday

There will be something for everyone when Santa Claus visits Oakville for the 69th annual Santa Claus Parade, which begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, regardless of snow, rain or shine. The parade, a favourite family tradition in Oakville, kicks off the holiday season, explains Christine Julien-Sullivan, communications lead for the Oakville Santa Claus Parade committee. “It’s always a good time,” she adds. Now in its 69th year,...

Council puts brakes on licensing rental housing

Council puts brakes on licensing rental housing 10 November 2017

Council puts brakes on licensing rental housing

Mayor rejects plan as burdening all to get at a few bad properties

Oakville’s Planning and Development Council has put the brakes on a proposed new licensing bylaw that many claim would have significantly hiked costs for low-rise rental housing in town. Council had been examining the possibility of a residential rental housing bylaw as a means to impose standards on residences illegally being rented to groups of students. Council members regularly receive complaints from neighbours of such...

Town in court on Glen Abbey

Town in court on Glen Abbey 7 November 2017

Town in court on Glen Abbey

Council challenging ClubLink bid to demolish Glen Abbey Golf Course

The Town of Oakville will be going to court in an effort to protect the Glen Abbey Golf Course. Town staff announced today (Nov. 7) that they had initiated a court application to determine the town’s rights and jurisdiction under the Ontario Heritage Act in connection with the Glen Abbey Golf Course. The action comes following a statement made by golf course owner ClubLink that it would apply to demolish all buildings (other than...

Town and Glen Abbey in court

Town and Glen Abbey in court 7 November 2017

Town and Glen Abbey in court

Oakville goes to court to protect Glen Abbey cultural heritage site

The town has initiated a court application to determine its rights and jurisdiction under the Ontario Heritage Act in connection with the Glen Abbey Golf Course. This action was taken in response to the announcement by ClubLink, the owners of the golf course, that it would be seeking to make an application to demolish all buildings (other than the Raydor Estate and the Stables) on the site and remove the Glen Abbey Golf Course in its...

Hometown Hockey here

Hometown Hockey here 7 November 2017

Hometown Hockey here

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour and broadcast Nov. 25-26

Hockey fans should probably mark their calendars for Nov. 25 and 26 when the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tours visits Oakville. The fun-filled hockey celebration is scheduled to rock the vicinity of 184 Church St., from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 25) and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sunday (Nov. 26). The tour is described as the ultimate NHL fan experience with Sportsnet hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone travelling across the country...
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