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Town agrees to buy Deerfield and Fourteen Mile Creek lands

Town agrees to buy Deerfield and Fourteen Mile Creek lands 23 March 2018

Town agrees to buy Deerfield and Fourteen Mile Creek lands

Land transfer between province & Oakville will keep Merton Lands protected

The remnants of the Merton Lands, including Deerfield Golf Club, will stay as protected green space, according to the Town of Oakville, after it purchases the property from the province. 

The announcement was made Thursday night, March 22, by Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn at Deerfield. 

The area includes lands that were leased by the Province of Ontario to Deerfield and the sale was contingent on the protection of recreation and conservation lands. 

“We saw what happened when the previous government sold the Saw-Whet Golf Course to the private sector. I am proud that the Ontario government … will protect this valuable green space,” said Flynn.

Sunshine list makes annual appearance

Sunshine list makes annual appearance 23 March 2018

Sunshine list makes annual appearance

Hamilton mayor leads local mayors on list

…Hamilton’s Mayor Fred Eisenberger earned more than $180 000. While Mayor Rick Goldring in Burlington made just over $175 000 and Oakville Mayor Rob Burton made a couple thousand dollars less than Goldring.…

Oakville Transit getting $66.3M in trilateral government investment

Oakville Transit getting $66.3M in trilateral government investment 15 March 2018

Oakville Transit getting $66.3M in trilateral government investment

OT to use funding to build new networks and service extensions

OAKVILLE — Oakville’s public transit system is getting a combined investment of $66.3 million from three levels of government over the next decade to help build new urban networks and service extensions. 

The joint announcement was made Thursday morning, March 15, at the Oakville Transit facility on Wyecroft Road and is part of an overall bilateral agreement to dedicate more than $11.8 billion (in federal funding) and $10 billion (in provincial funding) to infrastructure projects. 

The projects, supported by the Investing in Canada plan, will be cost-shared with the Ontario government, municipalities and other partners, stated a media release.
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