Oakville Resident Produces just 1.1kg of waste in one year

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville Resident Produces just 1.1kg of waste in one year

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Waste, Recycling,

Do you think reducing your environmental footprint is challenging? Oakville’s Heather Govender might tell you that not much effort is needed for reducing your waste generation. Last year, after Canada’s waste reduction week, Govender took on an admirable challenge to reduce the waste she produces. How did she do it?   Just 1.1kg, or 2.4lbs. That’s really impressive compared ...Read More

10th annual Oakville Status Report Delivered by Mayor

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10th annual Oakville Status Report Delivered by Mayor

Tags: Oakville, Glen Abbey, Quality of Life, OMB,

What is the status of Oakville? Apparently its quite rosy, according to Rob Burton, Oakville’s Mayor who highlighted the stability and quality of life in the town.   Oakville was recently included in the MoneySense listing for best places to live in Canada. Oakville placed third this year behind Ottawa and Burlington. Last year, Oakville placed sixth. Its Oakville’s third year bei...Read More

Vancouver and Toronto Home Prices Forecasted to decrease in 2017

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Vancouver and Toronto Home Prices Forecasted to decrease in 2017

Tags: Toronto, Home Prices, Affordability, Vancouver, Sales

Forecasts doesn’t always come true. But forecasts aren’t pulled out of thin hair. They are based on trends, projections, market and data. That mass of information has been analyzed by the National Bank of Canada which is predicting a 20% decrease in prices within the next 12 months for real estate in Vancouver. For Toronto, the decrease is more modest at 3%.   The 20% de...Read More

Toronto for Expo 2025? GTA says yes

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Toronto for Expo 2025? GTA says yes

Tags: Toronto, GTA, Infrastructure, Housing, Expo

Expos date back to the late 1800s where world cities would host events that showcased the latest in innovation, technology and design. Can Toronto as a city claim any of those? Either way, more than half of GTA residents and half of Canada are supportive of Toronto bidding for the 2025 expo according to a recent poll. Only 15% of survey respondents were opposed to Toronto bidding while the rest we...Read More

$240 Million Recovered from Housing Cheats

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$240 Million Recovered from Housing Cheats

Tags: Housing, CRA, Tax Fraud, Real Estate, Audit

It’s not a government agency that is easy to praise (who likes paying taxes?) but Canada Revenue Agency deserves a nod. The CRA recently conducted audits focused on housing in B.C. and Ontario. $210 million of the total fines were collected from Ontario and $30 million came from B.C.   There are five main areas that the CRA focused on for the audits it conducted. Questionable fund so...Read More

Canadian Waste Reduction Week

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Canadian Waste Reduction Week

Tags: Canada, Waste, Sustainability, Consumption,

Waste. Such a shame that we accept waste as an inevitability of human activity. Waste doesn’t have to exist at all. There is no waste in nature. But it will be a while until humans are waste free. Until that time, the best we can do is reduce waste.   Waste reduction week runs from October 17th- 23rd and is a Canada-wide campaign that aims to create awareness about sustainable and respo...Read More

Meet Olympic Athletes at Oakville Event Oct 28

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Meet Olympic Athletes at Oakville Event Oct 28

Tags: Oakville, Olympics, Athletes, Oakville Blades, Sports

Need some inspiration? Want to meet inspiring individuals? Olympians fit the bill. Oakville residents have the opportunity to meet Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex on October 28th.   The event begins at 6:30. It’s a free event but don’t forget to bring something that can be autographed. Athletes confirmed for attendance include Diana Matheson who ...Read More

Which 6 World Cities are Ranked Highest on the Real Estate Bubble Index?

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Which 6 World Cities are Ranked Highest on the Real Estate Bubble Index?

Tags: Housing Prices, GTA, Mortgage, Canada, Risk

Talk of real estate bubbles is widespread for both Vancouver and Toronto. But where do these two cities fit within a broader global perspective? Is the issue over exaggerated? The answer might not sit well, depending on where you live.   UBS, a Swiss Bank, released a report that analyzes the risk of pricing correction in housing markets around the world. The 6 countries with the highest risk ...Read More

New QEW Digital Signs to Encourage Transit Use

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New QEW Digital Signs to Encourage Transit Use

Tags: Oakville, GO Transit, QEW, Transportation,

Driving into Toronto? You’re probably not sure how long it will take. Back in the day it might have been a 20 or 25-minute drive. But these days the traffic is too unpredictable. Is transit a viable alternative? New signs will tell you.   These new signs will show drivers details on time it takes to drive to the station, park and catch the next available train. The hope is that more dri...Read More

Halton High Schools Achieving Higher than Average Grades for Math and Writing

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Halton High Schools Achieving Higher than Average Grades for Math and Writing

Tags: Oakville, Halton, School, Grades, Education

Halton High schools are well above the provincial average when it comes to grade 9 mathematics and the grade 10 literacy test, by about 7% and 8% higher to be exact. These results stem from the latest provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office.   There are two streams from mathematics – academic and applied. Halton has higher than average grades for both streams. T...Read More