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Town announces repair plan for waterfront

Town announces repair plan for waterfront 15 April 2018

Town announces repair plan for waterfront

Massive Repair Bill to Restore Oakville's Shoreline After Flooding

Significant flooding in Oakville in 2017 due to high lake levels officially has a price tag for repairs. 

And it’s quite a hefty bill. 

Town council voted to approve a 2018 restoration funding request of roughly $3.8 million during an April 3 meeting. 

Last year the level of Lake Ontario was the highest it’s been since 1918.

Town-wide clean up set

Town-wide clean up set 9 April 2018

Town-wide clean up set

Residents invited to participate in Oakville Clean Sweep Day April 20

Area residents interested in getting some fresh air while beautifying their community are invited to participate in the town’s annual Clean Sweep Day, which will take place on Friday, April 20. 

The event is a great way to get together with friends and family for a quick cleanup of litter around schools, businesses and neighbourhoods. 

Town staff note it only takes 20 minutes and makes a big difference in keeping Oakville beautiful.

Homebuyers bought at their own risk, minister says

Homebuyers bought at their own risk, minister says 5 April 2018

Homebuyers bought at their own risk, minister says

A group of buyers say measures to cool housing market placed them in peril

Ontario Housing Minister Peter Milczyn says he doesn’t know how many homebuyers have been financially imperilled by the plunge in the Toronto real estate market following the introduction of the foreign buyers tax last April. 

“I’m not aware this is a massive problem,” he said on Thursday. 

Milczyn, who wasn’t in the housing portfolio at the time, said Queen’s Park would have done a broad analysis of the potential fallout from the tax, part of its Fair Housing Plan, which succeeded in cooling the region’s white-hot housing market.
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