Speed Limits for Oakville to lower to 40km/h

By: Case Feenstra Team

Speed Limits for Oakville to lower to 40km/h

Tags: Oakville, Traffic, Drivers, Pedestrians, Speed limit, Town Council

Apparently there a problem with speeding on Oakville’s residential roads. So Town Council decided the solution is to lower the speed limit along all elementary and secondary schools, as well as seniors centres, community centres, arenas and libraries.   The plan follows extensive research and public consultation. The thought is that traffic calming will enhance the quality of our n...Read More

Halton Farmer Markets Opening Soon

By: Case Feenstra Team

Halton Farmer Markets Opening Soon

Tags: Food, Halton, Oakville, Sustainable, Shop, Local

Ever noticed how much better a tomato tastes in summer than in winter? Less tart, more sweet and flavourful, as well as a nice crunchy but satisfying texture. Its because more summer/spring tomatoes are locally grown and are more fresh. So don’t miss out on getting fresh, local, organic produce at the various Halton farmer’s markets.   Farmer markets give shoppers the opportunity ...Read More

Successful Garbage Clean up in Oakville for EarthDay

By: Case Feenstra Team

Successful Garbage Clean up in Oakville for EarthDay

Tags: Oakville, Beauty, Garbage, Volunteer, Halton,

What a better way to show appreciation to earth than to pick up garbage? Many volunteers agree that picking up garbage is a good idea. In fact, over 4,600 kg or 10,100 lbs of garbage were picked up throughout Oakville.   On average, each Canadian citizen produces 777kgs of garbage per year, which is actually one of the highest rates in the developed world. It makes one question what ‘de...Read More

Halton Spring Compost Giveaway

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Halton Spring Compost Giveaway

Tags: Halton, Plants, Household, Compost, Homeowner

Spring is in the air. Where does that saying even come from anyways? My guess is that the smell of compost is ‘spring in the air’. And compost does have a certain earthy smell that is usually quite nice. That is certainly the case for the big piles of compost available for free pickup at Halton’s Waste Management site. Click here to view a map.   Compost is absolutely essent...Read More

Surging Real Estate Sales and Prices for April

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Surging Real Estate Sales and Prices for April

Tags: GTA, Real Estate, Condos, Sales, Home Prices, Investment

The record setting real estate market won’t let up. The key number is $100,000. That’s how much more the average GTA home has increased in price in just one year which is a 16.2% increase compared to April 2015.   Sales have increased by 7.2% year over year, which highlights strong demand. Analysts say that this demand is due to a number of variables. One is the expectation of con...Read More

Halton Groups Receive $38,000 to Improve Lake Ontario

By: Case Feenstra Team

Halton Groups Receive $38,000 to Improve Lake Ontario

Tags: Halton Region, Oakville, Lake Ontario, Ecosystem, Conservation

Lake Ontario is an iconic part the Oakville and Burlington waterfronts. So its better if the Lake, and its shoreline areas are clean. The government of Ontario recognized three groups in Halton Region are working to improve the health of aquatic and wetland ecosystems of Lake Ontario.   The Halton Region Conservation Foundation, Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System, and BurlingtonGreen Environ...Read More

Want $50,000 to build a basement apartment?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Want $50,000 to build a basement apartment?

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Housing, Basement Apartment, Pilot Program

Oakville is a family friendly town with great schools and parks. But what do your do when your family disperses and the kids move out? One option is to build a basement apartment and rent it out to make some extra income. Who needs all that space anyways?   A pilot program is being launched in Halton Region to assist homeowners who want to renovate part of their home into secondary residentia...Read More

How many EV charging stations are in Oakville?

By: Case Feenstra Team

How many EV charging stations are in Oakville?

Tags: Oakville, Transportation, Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations,

I see more and more Teslas, Nissan Leafs, and other electric vehicles on the roads these days. Where do people charge them if not in their garage?   It costs around $6.30 to $8.91 worth of electricity to charge a Tesla Model S, and it costs around $1,000 for the installed charger in your residence. If you want to save a few bucks though, you could try to charge your EV at one of 8 charging st...Read More

Best Hikes in Oakville

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Best Hikes in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Best Hikes, Access Points

Hiking in Oakville’s beautiful forests is a great opportunity close to home to connect with nature – especially with the weather warming up. But what are the best hikes in Oakville?   Sixteen Mile Creek has many of the best hiking trails in Oakville. The valley has been formed over ten thousand years of erosion where glacial meltwater cut through surface soils and rock layers. Thi...Read More

Growing Confidence in Housing Market

By: Case Feenstra Team

Growing Confidence in Housing Market

Tags: Housing, Toronto, GTA, Economy, Development

Consumer confidence reflects optimism that people feel about a market. Despite high prices, confidence is strong for the Canadian housing market according recent polling.   Consumer confidence affects people’s decision making and spending activity. So despite the ever increasing prices of housing in Toronto and the rest of the GTA, 39.4% of home buyers believe that prices will incr...Read More