• October 2019 Oakville Real Estate Update

    October 2019 Oakville Real Estate Update
    October 2019 Oakville Real Estate Update shows a strengthening market. Prices are increasing in every category, and days on market are starting to shrink as inventory diminishes.
    According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, the number of properties sold in Oakville for October was 291.
    “As market conditions in the GTA have steadily tightened throughout 2019, we have seen an acceleration in the annual rate of price growth,” remarked Jason Mercer, TREB’s Chief Market Analyst
    Great
  • Family of Ontario man detained in Egypt pleads for help from Ottawa

    Family of Ontario man detained in Egypt pleads for help from Ottawa
    Yasser Ahmed Albaz, a 51-year-old engineer from Oakville, Ont., has been in a Cairo prison since February, when he was detained at the airport on his way home from a business trip.
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  • Nine is Italy in Another Way: Theatre Sheridan Review

    Nine is Italy in Another Way: Theatre Sheridan Review
    Nine comes to Theatre Sheridan with a clearly Italian swagger that pleasantly fills Sheridan’s Studio Theatre. It’s a standard production of Maury Yeston’s Fellini-esque romance, but a well-composed one for certain.
    The scattershot plot is about famed film director Guido Contini (Connor Briggs) trying to make his next feature film. Most of the show is about balancing the movie’s production and his many love affairs – not to mention his wife.
    Briggs is clearly holdin
  • Two Separate Crashes within a minute close Trafalgar Rd

    Two Separate Crashes within a minute close Trafalgar Rd
    ​The southbound lanes of Trafalgar Rd between Burnhamthorpe Rd East and Threshing Mill Blvd. were closed on Tuesday, December 10 at 1:45 PM, as well as the Eastbound lanes of Trafalgar Road between Burnhamthorpe Rd and Ninth Line, as a result of two separate crashes that happened less than one minute apart.
    At approximately 1:40 pm, two motor vehicles were involved in a head on collision in the intersection of Trafalgar Rd and Burnhamthorpe Rd East. One vehicle was stopped preparing to mak
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  • Caroline Mulroney talks about the Future of Transportation

    Caroline Mulroney talks about the Future of Transportation
    Caroline Mulroney spoke with the Oakville business community on Tuesday morning, December 10, 2019.  The newly minted Minister of Transportation was invited by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce to come and share plans and projects that the Ministry of Transportation is undertaking.
    She spoke for about 20 minutes and then Tim Caddigan, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce Chair, lead a fireside chat where she took pre-planned questions for the audience at the Holiday Inn on Argus.
    She began by ta
  • Funding Solutions: Discovering Community Needs

    Funding Solutions: Discovering Community Needs
    “I don’t know what the needs are in Oakville – it’s a really safe, affluent community.”
    “I’ve lived here all my life, and I’ve never seen a homeless person on our streets. We just don’t have this problem.”
    These are just sample messages we encounter everyday.  It’s not the NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) effect, it’s simply a result of how well the town presents itself. People don’t see this – they don’t th
  • Two Oakville Drivers complaints save men from overdoses

    Two Oakville Drivers complaints save men from overdoses
    On the afternoon of December 7, 2019, two drivers in Oakville observed a vehicle swerving in and out of traffic, jumping the curb, crossing the center line a number of times, and nearly colliding with a number of vehicles.  Recognizing the significant risk to public safety, both drivers called 9-1-1 to report the suspected impaired driver.
    Halton Regional Police Service officers intercepted the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. When they approached the vehicle, they found an unc
  • Nolan Machan was my ‘guilty pleasure’

    Nolan Machan was my ‘guilty pleasure’
    Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved publishing. As a small boy, I would make comics and write stories and then sell copies to my friends. By the time I was 13, I had a paid column in a local newspaper (I was living in Sudan, Africa at the time, and my pitch letter was well received by the Editor who liked the idea of a young boy in a ‘fish out of water’ scenario.)
    But I digress, for more than 40 years, I have, in some way or another, worked in publish
  • Diagnosing childhood pneumonia becomes less expensive

    Diagnosing childhood pneumonia becomes less expensive
    A device designed by a team of faculty and student researchers at Sheridan’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) has the potential to impact the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia – a significant cause of death for children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. NewPneu is a mobile health solution that’s cost-effective, portable, easy to use and energy-efficient, all factors essential for use in low-resource communities.
    The team at Milton, Ontario-based t
  • Virtual Reality Training Program for Halton Police

    ​The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new virtual reality training program for its officers. The HRPS has partnered with Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies, and is the first police service in Canada to utilize Axon`s VR empathy-based training services.
    The virtual reality training is another tool in the Service`s existing and robust mental health training curricula. The program provides officers with an immersive trai
  • Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive gives much needed love

    Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive gives much needed love
    The 27th annual Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive is currently underway, and I’m excited to partner with the Firefighters this year to ensure that every child has a gift to open on Christmas morning.
    The Oakville Firefighters Association will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys and gift cards at any Oakville Fire Station through December 18th. This year, Oakville Firefighters have issued a special call for gifts for boys and girls aged 11-15.
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  • Andréa Grebenc & Tracey Ehl Harrison acclaimed by HDSB Trustees

    Andréa Grebenc & Tracey Ehl Harrison acclaimed by HDSB Trustees
    At the Annual Organizational Meeting of the Halton District School Board, held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, trustees elected the Chair and Vice-Chair for the upcoming year. This is an annual process with the 11 Halton District School Board trustees choosing from within their colleagues for these roles.
    Incumbent Chair Andréa Grebenc was acclaimed as Chair for 2019-2020, and Incumbent Vice-Chair Tracey Ehl Harrison was acclaimed as Vice-Chair for 2019-2020.
    In her inaugural comments, Andr&e
  • New Halton Health Team Announced by Oakville MPPs

    New Halton Health Team Announced by Oakville MPPs
    The province is introducing Ontario Health Teams, a new model of care that brings together health care providers to work as one team.
    On Friday, December 6, 2019, Effie Triantafilopoulos, MPP for Oakville North – Burlington, was joined by Stephen Crawford, MPP for Oakville, at the Oakville Adult Day Program at Sheridan College in Oakville, on behalf of Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, to announce the Connected Care Halton Ontario Health Team. It is one of the first
  • Domestic Violence: where to go for support

    Domestic Violence: where to go for support
    ​Recently, Halton Regional Police Service officers were dispatched to a residence after receiving a call from a concerned party who could hear yelling and what sounded like items being broken inside a nearby residence, a possible case of domestic violence.
    When police arrived at the scene, they could hear yelling, and found a male adult and female adult who were previously involved in a common-law relationship. The male and female were not in a relationship at the time of this incident. Al
  • A Top Employer for Recent Graduates is Halton Region

    A Top Employer for Recent Graduates is Halton Region
    Halton Region has been selected as a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2020. The annual competition, managed by Mediacorp, measures a wide range of criteria showcasing organizations that offer exceptional working environments that promote employee engagement and success. This is the ninth consecutive year that the Region has been recognized with this award.
    “We are proud to receive the Greater Toronto Top Employers award for another year, and to be recognized as one of Canada’
  • November 2019 Oakville Real Estate Update

    November 2019 Oakville Real Estate Update
    How much is a typical detached house going to cost you in Oakville? The answer is about $1,074,550 according to the November 2019 Oakville Real Estate Update. There isn’t a great deal out there at that price point, and it isn’t a new build with high ceilings.
    On December 6, 2019 the least expensive detached house in Oakville is in College Park. It is a partially renovated bungalow with 3 bedrooms that was built in 1972.  The listed price is $770,000.00.
    If you want to get a new
  • Pedestrian fatally struck by transport truck on QEW in Oakville, OPP say

    Pedestrian fatally struck by transport truck on QEW in Oakville, OPP say
    Emergency crews were called to the westbound lanes of the QEW near Dorval Road just after 9:50 p.m. on Thursday with reports of a collision.
  • Female pedestrian on life-support after being hit by vehicle on QEW in Oakville

    Female pedestrian on life-support after being hit by vehicle on QEW in Oakville
    Emergency crews were called to the westbound lanes of the QEW near Dorval Road just after 9:50 p.m. on Thursday with reports of a collision.
  • Female pedestrian dead after being hit by vehicle on QEW in Oakville, OPP say

    Female pedestrian dead after being hit by vehicle on QEW in Oakville, OPP say
    Emergency crews were called to the westbound lanes of the QEW near Dorval Road just after 9:50 p.m. on Thursday with reports of a collision.
  • 2020 Budget needs to Support Existing Oakville Business

    2020 Budget needs to Support Existing Oakville Business
    On November 19th the Town of Oakville launched their proposed 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets to the Budget Committee.
    The Oakville Chamber’s submission focused on member’s concerns regarding the importance of supporting the growth of the existing business community, while remaining competitive against other jurisdictions when it comes to property taxes, development charges, and industrial land sale values.
    Moreover, as the Town continues to grow and intensify, we urged Council to
  • Traffic Stop in Oakville Leads to Drug & Firearm Seizure

    Traffic Stop in Oakville Leads to Drug & Firearm Seizure
    ​On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at approximately 10:30 am, uniform officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Winston Churchill Boulevard and Sherwood Heights Drive in Oakville (Clearview).
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    Investigation as a result of the traffic stop led to the seizure of a loaded .22 calibre handgun and a variety of drugs which included fentanyl, methamphetamine, oxycodone tablets, powdered and crack cocaine along with more than $4,400 in Canadia
  • December 6th thru 8th Weekend Events in Oakville

    December 6th thru 8th Weekend Events in Oakville
    Are you wondering about what is happening in Oakville from December 6th thru 8th? You no longer have to search multiple websites, we’ve searched them all for you. We want you to spend your time going to an event, not searching for it.
     
    Have fun planing your weekend!
    Oakville Events: December 6th thru 8th
    Oakville Events: Friday, December 6th
    Weather forecast:Daytime: Mainly cloudy with a high of just zero.Night-time: Cloudy periods with a low of minus 7.Wind speed: 10 to 25 km/h crea
  • Graffiti Artist targeting Bronte sought by Police

    Graffiti Artist targeting Bronte sought by Police
    ​Since mid-November 2019, the Halton Regional Police Service has seen a spike in graffiti targeting commercial buildings, schools, fences and bus shelters. The reported incidents are primarily concentrated in the southwest area of Oakville (Bronte).
    Photograph taken December 2nd at 4 AM in Bronte
    These security low resolution photographs were taken in the Lakeshore Road West & East Street area of Bronte on Monday, December 2, 2019 at approximately 4:00 AM. The nature of the graffi
  • One-day walkout closes HDSB’s Secondary Schools

    One-day walkout closes HDSB’s Secondary Schools
    The Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF) informed the Halton District School Board on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 that a one-day walkout will take place on Wednesday December 4th.  As a result of this notification all Halton District School Board High Schools and Secondary Schools will be closed, but Elementary Schools will be open.
    The OSSTF has decided to take this position due to the lack of progress between the unions,  the Ontario Conservative Government and t
  • My favourite Oakville Restaurant? It depends

    My favourite Oakville Restaurant?  It depends
    Picking my favourite restaurant in Oakville is similar to picking a favourite sweater. It depends on what I’m looking for. Am I in the mood for comfort food, or am I looking to take my wife out on a date? The response for the most part is different.
    There are three restaurants in Oakville that are my go to. Kerr Street Cafe is my favourite Oakville restaurant when I want to have a great cup of coffee and breakfast. Maro’s Bistro is when I’m looking for a delicious meal that isn
  • Medical Walk-In Clinics in Oakville

    Medical Walk-In Clinics in Oakville
    You are sick or someone you know is sick or hurt. You call up your family doctor, and they can’t see you for several days. Going to the Emergency Room for seems a little excess for the couple of stiches. We have 31 Medical Walk-In Clinics in Oakville as of November 2019.
    Going to a medical walk-in clinic is often faster then going to the Emergency Department – though OTMH Emergency Department is very quick by most standards.
    The list of the clinics is divided into 4 areas to make it
  • Key to the Town of Oakville presented to each Oakville MPPs

    Key to the Town of Oakville presented to each Oakville MPPs
    On Friday, November 29, 2019, Stephen Crawford, MPP for Oakville, and Effie Triantafilopoulos, MPP for Oakville North-Burlington, were each presented with the Key to the Town of Oakville. It was given for their work on the regional review process and strong representation of the voice of Oakville residents in a ceremony by Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.
    “This is something I feel is owed to the people of Oakville, it was Oakville residents that spoke, and it was their voices that we brought to
  • Dec 1-19 Winter Weather Warning for Oakville

    Dec 1-19 Winter Weather Warning for Oakville
    Environment Canada has re-issued it’s Dec 1-19 Winter Weather Warning again at 6:53 AM on December 1st. The beginning of the storm which started with high winds early this morning is expected to last into the middle or later part of Monday morning, December 2 2019.Dec 1-19 Winter Weather Warning Time Line8:00 AM to 12:00 PM freezing drizzle
    12:00 PM until Monday 4:00 AM snowfall
    4:00 AM to 10 AM freezing rainThe snow fall accumulations is not expected to reach more than 10 cm, however, we
  • Knives Out: Movie Review

    Knives Out: Movie Review
    Knives Out brings us back to a classic genre of film. The tried and true “Murder Mystery”. Time tested tales of whodunnit and the entertaining journey of guesses we all make on our way to find out. And while it is mostly entertaining throughout with excellent characters and an intriguing premise, it’s unfortunate that it sticks with some genre tropes that dull its blade.
    The one element of a murder mystery that decides whether it’s a killer success or an empty shell is wh
  • Breast Cancer discovery to recovery achieved quickly in Oakville

    Breast Cancer discovery to recovery achieved quickly in Oakville
    “I can’t begin to imagine the anxiety my patients must feel before they come to see me,” says Dr. Nicole Callan, General Surgeon at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH).
    They’ve already found the lump in their breast.  They’ve had a mammogram but they don’t know for sure if it’s breast cancer.  They’re waiting for test results, waiting for answers, and waiting for a plan of action.  Every day of waiting is agony.
    Thinking abou

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