• Two Teenage Saville Brothers from Oakville need our help

    Two Teenage Saville Brothers from Oakville need our help
    The two teenage Saville brothers from Oakville have suffered not just one but two  tragedies. First their father died in a tragic accident and then their home burnt down. They need our help.
    Told by Forest Saville the eldest son who is only 19 years-old and now the head of his family, here is their story:
    In late October 2018 my father left on a golfing trip to Florida, he was only supposed to be gone for a week or so but on the last day I get a long distance call from the states.On the oth
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Who should lead the Ontario Liberals? Op-Ed

    Who should lead the Ontario Liberals?  Op-Ed
    With Conservatives in power and the NDP in opposition, Ontario is at risk of polarising along left and right lines.  That outcome would not reflect our general pragmatic, middle of the road political nature.  It would lead to alternating governments that feel compelled to undo all of the work of their predecessors on ideological grounds. We would lurch from side to side instead of making steady progress forward, making measured adjustments to adjust to changes in wind direction, be the
  • Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate: who would you pick?

    Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate: who would you pick?
    On Sunday, the 24th of November, throngs of people gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre to watch Ontario Liberal Leadership Debates. The event was hosted by the Oakville Provincial Liberal Association.
    Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate CandidatesKate Graham
    Alvin Tedjo
    Michael Coteau
    Steven Del DucaModerating the Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate was Kevin Flynn, former MPP of Oakville. “In the last election of 2018, people sent us a pretty humbling message te
  • November 29th thru December 1st Weekend Events in Oakville

    November 29th thru December 1st Weekend Events in Oakville
    Are you wondering about what is happening in Oakville from November 29th thru December 1st? 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: November 29th thru December 1st
    Oakville Events: Friday, November 29th
    Weather forecast:Daytime: A mix of sun and cloud with a high of just zero.Night-time: Cloudy periods with a low of minus 6.
  • National Bank of Canada in Clearview Robbed

    National Bank of Canada in Clearview Robbed
    ​The Halton Regional Police Service is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the National Bank of Canada robbery.
    On November 27, 2019, just before 3 pm, a lone male suspect entered the National Bank of Canada located at 2680 Sheridan Garden Drive in Oakville. The suspect approached the bank teller and passed a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the suspect fled the area in an unknown direction.
    National Bank of Canada – 2680 Sheridan Garden Drive
  • Newsies is Breaking New Ground: Theatre Sheridan Review

    Newsies is Breaking New Ground: Theatre Sheridan Review
    New ground is being shown off at Theatre Sheridan with their emotionally charged production of Newsies opening the college’s season. And by new ground, I mean the floor has literally been changed from the usual stage to what looks like a high school gym.
    Surprising? Not as much as seeing Macdonald-Heaslip Hall’s famous cabaret tables replaced by bleachers. Disney titles like this one aren’t usually go-to choices for radical new interpretations like this one. But after a few min
  • Oakville, Ont. man charged in online chatroom child luring case: Halton police

    Oakville, Ont. man charged in online chatroom child luring case: Halton police
    An Oakville man has been arrested by the Halton Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit.
  • “Real Police Don’t Eat Donuts!” says HRPS Chief Stephen Tanner

    “Real Police Don’t Eat Donuts!” says HRPS Chief Stephen Tanner
    This past summer, I had the opportunity to get Halton’s most senior police officer in my car. To be more specific, my teeny-tiny Smartcar.
    Now, you need to understand that both Steve Tanner (Halton’s Chief of Police) and I are … well, not small men. We’re both over 6 feet tall and north of 200Lbs. So the moment we climbed into my little car, the joking started.
    And I was pleasantly surprised by this because honestly, I had been a little nervous about this guest. Sure, hi
  • Oakville man arrested for child exploitation offences

    Oakville man arrested for child exploitation offences
    On Wednesday, November 27th 2019, members of the Halton Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (I.C.E.) arrested a 21 year old Oakville man for multiple child exploitation offences.
    The 21 year-old of Oakville was charged with:Luring a child (three counts)
    Making sexually explicit material available to a child (three counts)
    Possession of child pornography (two counts)
    Invitation to sexual touching
    Making child pornography
    Failure to comply with a Probation Order (three counts)This inve
  • Honouring Oakville’s black community

    Honouring Oakville’s black community
    On November 24, 2019 Town Councillors Ray Chisholm, Cathy Duddeck, and Natalia Lishchyna joined Andrew Tyrrell of the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, and Lorraine Unett and Arlene Duncan, descendants of Jeremiah Adams, at Burnet Park for the unveiling of a heritage plaque entitled, Burnet Street and Oakville’s Black Community.
    The plaque commemorates Oakville’s black history and community members. As an official Port of Entry into Canada, Oakville was one of the major desti
  • How to find the perfect gift this holiday season

    How to find the perfect gift this holiday season
    As the holiday season approaches we are all searching for find the perfect gift. It can seem overwhelming. There are so many choices and the marketing campaigns can be persuasive. So how do you find that perfect gift? Here are a few steps:
    Take yourself out of the equation
    It is a hard thing to do because you are the one doing the buying. But the gift isn’t for you, it is for the recipient who has their own likes, wants and desires. No two of us are the same, so just because you think some
  • Halton’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy endorsed

    Halton’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy endorsed
    On October 16, 2019, Halton Regional Council endorsed the Comprehensive Housing Strategy 2014-2024 – Five-year Review, which ensures Halton Region is building communities that continue to meet the diverse housing needs of residents.
    The review evaluates the Region’s progress with the creation and protection of government assisted housing and provides actions to guide Halton’s housing work over the next five years.
    “Halton Region is committed to delivering safe, affordable
  • Man rides stolen motorcycle to Oakville’s police station

    Man rides stolen motorcycle to Oakville’s police station
    On Monday, November 25, 2019, a Stoney Creek man arrived at the Halton Regional Police Service 2 District (Oakville) station on a stolen motorcycle to pick up a recently released prisoner.
    Observations made by uniform officers determined the plate on the motorcycle to be incorrect, which led to further investigation.
    A detailed inspection of the motorcycle revealed the vehicle identification number (VIN) had been tampered with, and revealed that the motorcycle was, in fact, stolen from Hamilton.
  • Man arrested after allegedly showing up to police station on stolen motorcycle

    Man arrested after allegedly showing up to police station on stolen motorcycle
    A Stoney Creek man is facing charges after police say he tried to pick up a recently released prisoner on a stolen motorcycle.
  • Get the lead pipes out of Oakville Schools

    Get the lead pipes out of Oakville Schools
    Halton Regional Council is calling on the Ministry of Education to put the health and safety of students first by removing all lead pipes and lead-based materials that supply the water service in public educational facilities. 
    The resolution by Oakville Mayor Rob Burton and Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette was followed with a letter to Minister of Education Stephen Lecce, calling on the provincial government to ensure this happens swiftly. 
    “Although lead is dangerous for all, c

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