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

Oakville Pan Am Torchbearer Relay Event Celebrations

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Pan Am Torchbearer Relay Event Celebrations

Tags: Oakville, Pan Am, Torchbearer, Centennial Square, Sports, Torch Relay

  The celebration in Oakville for the Pan Am Games Torch Relay takes place Tuesday, June 23 at Centennial Square from 4-5:30 pm. The event will feature a performance by Juno Award winning Aboriginal singer and Oakville Resident Susan Aglukark. In addition, sports displays by the Oakville Soccer Club, Oakville Basketball Club and the YMCA of Oakville, will be featured. The Canadian Caribbean...Read More

Local Event: Out of Line Art Exhibition

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Out of Line Art Exhibition

Tags: Oakville, Art Gallery, Drawing, Event, Exhibition

  On Sunday June 21st, Oakville Galleries is presenting Out of Line, an art exhibition featuring Canadian artists working in the art field of drawing. More than 30 artists are featured at the event. Drawing has become much more than an elementary learning practice over the years and has evolved into a highly respectable medium in which artists are able to utilize a very broad spectrum to cr...Read More

Housing as Retirement Plan Portfolio

By: Nate Van Beilen

Housing as Retirement Plan Portfolio

Tags: Retirement, Investment, Housing, Savings, Property,

  The influx of higher priced homes these days requires a higher percentage of income set aside for housing costs. This means less income can be put into retirement savings. At the same time, homeowners are expecting more valuable homes to become a larger part of their retirement plan. Opinions differ on the security of having savings and investment tied up in only one asset, a house i...Read More

Local Event: Oakville Ribfest

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Oakville Ribfest

Tags: Oakville, Ribfest, Event, Family, Rotary Club, Food

Mark your calendars on June 26-28 for the stomach workout mania of the fourth annual Oakville Ribfest! The event is sure to leave you and your family entertained and full. Sheridan College is hosting the event in its main parking lot. The hours are the following Friday: 4pm-11pm Saturday: 11am-11pm Sunday: 11am-7pm The Oakville Family Ribfest is put on by Trafalgar Rotary, part of the internatio...Read More

How to Avoid Heavy Traffic During the Pan Am Games

By: Nate Van Beilen

How to Avoid Heavy Traffic During the Pan Am Games

Tags: Traffic, GTA, Pan Am Games, Toronto, Commute, Transportation

Excitement is high for the Pan Am games but not for the traffic it may bring to the GTA. Everyone hates getting stuck in traffic. It is a waste of valuable time, gas, and can even lead to intense road rage in some cases. With 7,600 athletes and an expected 250,000 visitors, it is reasonable to expect that commute times will be lengthened. Luckily, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has develo...Read More