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

Local Event: Oakville Tour de Trees

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Oakville Tour de Trees

Tags: Lions Valley Park, Cycle Oakville, Oakvillegreen, Oakville, Biking,

This Saturday, June 13, Cycle Oakville and Oakvillegreen are teaming up to organize a leisurely bike ride to explore the natural beauty of Sixteen Mile Creek and the trails through the area. From 10 am to 1 pm, the organizers will guide bikers through part of the Heritage Trail running down the wooded valley of Sixteen Mile Creek. The Tour begins at the parking lot of Lions Valley Park, close to...Read More

Increasing Resale Value through Home Renovations

By: Nate Van Beilen

Increasing Resale Value through Home Renovations

Tags: Home Renovations, Adding Value, Kitchen, Investment, Remodel

Adding value to a home through renovations can be an important decision for homeowners looking to invest. Some renovations may appeal to the present owner but not to potential buyers. Added value might differ depending on which rooms are renovated. The same investment on a bathroom might yield a different result than that same dollar amount put into a kitchen. Over the years, home renovation expe...Read More

Local Event: Bike City Great City Film Screening

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Bike City Great City Film Screening

Tags: Oakville, Cycle, Bike lanes, Film, Community, Halton Green Screens

Thursday, June 11th at 7pm, Halton Green Screens is hosting the final event of their spring series of environmental film screenings at the Film.ca Cinemas in Oakville. Halton Green Screens is a non-profit organization that shows environmental films with workshops and discussions following the viewing. The chosen film for the final event is Bike City Great City. The film aims to show the audience...Read More

Sun Awareness Week in Canada

By: Nate Van Beilen

Sun Awareness Week in Canada

Tags: Heat Related Illness, St. John's Ambulance, Halton, Sun, Protection

June 1 – 7 is Sun Awareness week in Canada. St. John Ambulance is reminding Halton residents to protect themselves from the sun and also take precautions against the heat. It is easy to recognize when the sun is bright and you need sunscreen. It may be more difficult to know when a heat related illness is creeping up. Extreme heat can cause effects from mild heat cramps to serious heat str...Read More

Teardown Trend in Toronto’s Booming Housing Market

By: Nate Van Beilen

Teardown Trend in Toronto’s Booming Housing Market

Tags: Toronto, Housing, Redevelopment, Investment, Teardown, Real Estate

Developers, investors, and homeowners are increasingly looking to redevelop valuable properties throughout Toronto. This means many older, smaller houses are being torn down in order to replace them with newer, larger homes. It comes as a response to Toronto’s red-hot real estate market where people are looking for investments. There are 375 teardowns approved for Toronto between January an...Read More