Town Assures Glen Abbey Residents Youth Centre is a Good Idea

By: Nate Van Beilen

Town Assures Glen Abbey Residents Youth Centre is a Good Idea

Tags: Oakville, Glen Abbey, Youth Centre, Community Services,

  Oakville’s Town council is assuring residents in the Glen Abbey area that the new youth centre is a good addition to the community. The centre’s move is creating concern among residents. “I remember very well the fear, uncertainty and doubt in Bronte when the youth centre was announced. People thought the end of the Earth was going to happen. There were going to be vanda...Read More

Oakville Native to be Flag Bearer for Team Canada at Pan Am Games

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Native to be Flag Bearer for Team Canada at Pan Am Games

Tags: Pan Am Games, Oakville, Flag Bearer, Mark Oldershaw, Tera Van Beilen

Mark Oldershaw, native of Oakville, was named Team Canada’s Flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The announcement was made today, on Canada Day, during the official Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill. Oldershaw, a third generation Olympian, is “bursting with pride at being named Canada’s flag bearer. I will be thinking of all my tea...Read More

Oakville’s Canada Day Celebrations

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville’s Canada Day Celebrations

Tags: Oakville, Canada Day, Bronte Village, Fireworks

Looking to show your pride for being Canadian tomorrow? From 11 am to 11 pm, Canada Day celebrations are taking place at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. This family festival is presented by the over 200 Bronte Village Business Improvement Area merchants. The event will feature a performance of songs from Disney’s Frozen, and of course fireworks displays later during the evening. There will...Read More

Improved Transit leads to more Affordable Housing

By: Nate Van Beilen

Improved Transit leads to more Affordable Housing

Tags: Housing, Transit, Toronto, Economy

Across cities in North America, a pattern of gentrification is taking place which is decreasing supply of affordable housing. This trend, however, highlights a significant public policy and planning lesson: gentrification follows low rent areas in which people can get to a job in a reasonable amount of time using public transit. Ben Adler takes the example of East New York housing prices which ha...Read More

Local Event: Oakville Festival of Film and Art

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Oakville Festival of Film and Art

Tags: Oakville, Film Festival, Art, Culture, Documentaries, Movies, Community

The Oakville Festival of Film and Art (OFFA) runs this weekend from June 26 – 28. OFFA is an organization that aims to promote cultural and artistic diversity with cinematic arts as a focal point.  The OFFA sees potential in the Oakville area for a fresh vision of artistic innovation. It is hoped that this launch event is will showcase the possibility of what can be brought to the Oakv...Read More

Ontario Boosts Local Food

By: Nate Van Beilen

Ontario Boosts Local Food

Tags: Ontario, Local Food, Economy, Investment,

Ontario’s first ever Local Food Report was recently published which measures how much local food is reaching kitchens across the province. The report follows the Local Food Act, 2013 which has the goal of increasing awareness of local food, supporting local food markets and good based economies across the province.   Some of the main highlights from the report include the following acti...Read More

Halton Remains Leader in Waste Reduction

By: Nate Van Beilen

Halton Remains Leader in Waste Reduction

Tags: Halton, Waste Management, Waste Reduction, GreenCart, Public Works,

Halton will remain a Canadian leader in waste reduction after a new five year plan was recently announced. “We’re on the leading-edge of diversion numbers,” Halton Public Works Commissioner Jim Harnum told Planning and Public Works committee members. 2014 saw a residential waste diversion rate of 60 percent. The future goal is to reach 70 percent and beyond. This means that 70 p...Read More

Weekend Getaway: Ontario Wine Country

By: Nate Van Beilen

Weekend Getaway: Ontario Wine Country

Tags: Wine, Ontario, GTA, Niagara, Winery, Weekend Getaway

Looking for a getaway that involves wine? Wine Country Ontario has produced a guide to help travelers find the perfect destination and activities.  Relaxing in luxurious hotels, visiting classic Ontario architecture and museums, culinary adventure, sport, theatre, and of course shopping are just some of the attractions and activities. There are a number of regions in Ontario’s wine cou...Read More

Oakville Plans to Combat Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Plans to Combat Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Tags: Oakville, Emerald Ash Borer, Forest Management, Forest Stewardship Council, Woodland

The Town of Oakville has announced that contractors will begin removing ash trees damaged by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in woodlands, trails, and properties. The removal of dead and dying trees will increase safety and allow healthy new trees and shrubs to grow. This means some woodland areas will become temporarily closed. “Council is committed to maintaining the long-term health of Oakvi...Read More

Local Event: Riverfest Norval

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Riverfest Norval

Tags: Riverfest, Community, Music, Art, Nature, Market, Vendors

This Sunday, June 21st from 11am to 8pm, Norval is hosting Riverfest, a collaboration of a number of community groups with the goal of encouraging education about how to create a healthy environment, living in harmony with nature, and to celebrate community. The event will host musical performances and artists that will be creating art on site at various locations throughout the day. Children wil...Read More