Millennials: To Buy or To Rent

By: Nate Van Beilen

Millennials: To Buy or To Rent

Tags: Home Ownership, Interest, Mortgage, Debt

A recent article in the Financial Post suggests that young Canadians, particularly the millennial generation, might be better off to consider putting off home ownership. American researchers explain that buying a home too early may put young families in a position of being poorer than all previous generations. Canadian household debt is concern where levels are significantly higher than the US. P...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Westmount

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Westmount

Tags: Oakville, Real Estate, Schools, Westmount, Neighbourhood,

    The Westmount neighbourhood is located beside directly to the west of Westoak Trails, between third line and Bronte Road. It is bounded by Dundas road to the north, and Upper Middle Road to the south. This neighbourhood Westmount was developed in the 1990s with a mix of detached and town houses. There are also a few areas with semi-detached houses. Because of the more recent...Read More

Harvest Festival Starting This Weekend

By: Nate Van Beilen

Harvest Festival Starting This Weekend

Tags: Children, Festival, Springridge Farm, BBQ

Don’t miss out on this year’s Harvest Festival at SpringRidge Farm. The Harvest Festival runs every weekend from September 19th to October 31st from 10am to 4pm. The festival takes place at Springridge Farm, a farm run by a family with over 100 years in 6 generations of farming experience. The festival offers activities for the whole family. There is a professional puppet show, wagon ...Read More

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Sept 18 - 20

By: Nate Van Beilen

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Sept 18 - 20

Tags: Toronto, Nathin Phillips Square, Paintings,

316 visual artists will be displaying their work in Nathan Phillips Square this weekend. If you are looking to decorate your home with genuine art, this is the place to go. From large scale paintings, to sculptures and photographs, this art show will certainly showcase a wide variety of artwork to satisfy your decor needs. There is a total of 14 categories of visual art, so a broad range of work ...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: West Oak Trails

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: West Oak Trails

Tags: Oakville, Community, Schools,

    Located in Central Oakville, the West Oak Trails neighbourhood contains a stretch of 16 Mile Creek, one of Oakville’s main land features. The neighbourhood is bounded by Dundas Rd. to the north, Upper Middle Rd.to the South, 16 Mile Creek to the east, and 3rd Line to the west.  Westoak Trails is a family friendly community with many green areas, natural forests, and h...Read More

Oakville Begins Cutting Ash Trees

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Begins Cutting Ash Trees

Tags: Oakville, Forests, Safety, Emerald Ash Borer, FSC

The pesky Emerald Ash Borer is creating a ruckus in forests throughout North America. It is hitting home locally here in Oakville as the Town has started cutting down Ash trees. The beetle, which is Native to Eastern Asia, is an invasive and opportunistic species which spreads quickly due to a lack of predators in our ecosystems. Sections of Oakville’s forests will be closed as workers cut ...Read More

Local Event: Oakville Terry Fox Run

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Oakville Terry Fox Run

Tags: Oakvile, Cancer, Fundraising, Community

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox’s famous run across Canada to spark cancer research. His run inspires not only a national, but international event across 60 countries. The Terry Fox Run is  the world’s largest one-day fundraiser and has raised over $600 million over the years. Oakville residents can participate in the annual local run starting at 10 am at Corona...Read More

Oakville Children combine Art and Gardening

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Children combine Art and Gardening

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Food, Community, Education

  Some might think the combination of art and gardening may be odd but Oakville's ArtHouse is doing just that in their summer program to spark children creativity and an interest in growing healthy food and herbs.  ArtHouse aims to provide cost free extracurricular programming activities to children who otherwise may not have access due to cost. At one of their programs, c...Read More

Parkinson’s SuperWalk in Oakville

By: Nate Van Beilen

Parkinson’s SuperWalk in Oakville

Tags: Fundraising, Oakville, Parkinson's Disease, Halton, Healthcare

  On Saturday, September 12, the Oakville Parkinson SuperWalk is taking place at Oakville Place Mall to raise money for those living with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease which causes a loss of neurons in the brain. It specifically affects neurons which control certain motor and non-motor functions. The symptoms of the disease are different...Read More

Halton End of Summer Compost Giveaway

By: Nate Van Beilen

Halton End of Summer Compost Giveaway

Tags: Halton, Compost, Garden, Soil, Waste Management

The end of summer and beginning of fall is an important time for property maintenance, especially cleaning up garden beds and preparing for winter. A great way to keep your garden bed healthy is to add compost which will feed bacteria that are beneficial for roots when they start to grow next spring. It is also helpful for retaining moisture, and fending off plant diseases. The compost giveaway t...Read More