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Town announces repair plan for waterfront

Town announces repair plan for waterfront 15 April 2018

Town announces repair plan for waterfront

Massive Repair Bill to Restore Oakville's Shoreline After Flooding

Significant flooding in Oakville in 2017 due to high lake levels officially has a price tag for repairs. And it’s quite a hefty bill. Town council voted to approve a 2018 restoration funding request of roughly $3.8 million during an April 3 meeting. Last year...

Town-wide clean up set

Town-wide clean up set 9 April 2018

Town-wide clean up set

Residents invited to participate in Oakville Clean Sweep Day April 20

Area residents interested in getting some fresh air while beautifying their community are invited to participate in the town’s annual Clean Sweep Day, which will take place on Friday, April 20. The event is a great way to get together with friends and family for a quick...

Homebuyers bought at their own risk, minister says

Homebuyers bought at their own risk, minister says 5 April 2018

Homebuyers bought at their own risk, minister says

A group of buyers say measures to cool housing market placed them in peril

Ontario Housing Minister Peter Milczyn says he doesn’t know how many homebuyers have been financially imperilled by the plunge in the Toronto real estate market following the introduction of the foreign buyers tax last April. “I’m not aware this is a massive problem,” he...

Council looking for resident to fill Ward 4's vacant seat

Council looking for resident to fill Ward 4's vacant seat 4 April 2018

Council looking for resident to fill Ward 4's vacant seat

Nominees must apply before 4:30 p.m. April 27

The Town of Oakville is looking for someone to fill the role of Ward 4 town councillor. Oakville council voted to declare the seat vacant during their Tuesday, April 3 meeting. The move follows the sudden resignation of Roger Lapworth, who held the seat since...

Break-in gang stopped

Break-in gang stopped 4 April 2018

Break-in gang stopped

Halton police swoop down on alleged crime ring

OAKVILLE — It looked like a vanity from a house of somebody featured in the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. But this treasure trove of luxury valuables was on display Wednesday at a Halton Regional Police division on Oak Walk Dr. in Oakville. Criminals were...

Oakville mayor says future looks bright in Canada’s best community

Oakville mayor says future looks bright in Canada’s best community 3 April 2018

Oakville mayor says future looks bright in Canada’s best community

Annual state of the town economy speech well received at Chamber of Commerce

The only risk to the success of Oakville is Donald Trump. At least that’s what Oakville Mayor Rob Burton believes when he was asked what risks business owners have to face during the Mayor’s Business Breakfast, hosted by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce April 3 at the...

Ward 4 Councillor Roger Lapworth resigns from Council

Ward 4 Councillor Roger Lapworth resigns from Council 29 March 2018

Ward 4 Councillor Roger Lapworth resigns from Council

Council must fill the seat by appointment within 2 months

Ward 4 Town Councillor Roger Lapworth has announced he will be resigning from Council for personal reasons effective March 30, 2018. “It is with much regret that I offer my resignation as Town Councillor for Ward 4,” Councillor Lapworth said. “It has been an honour to...

Residents invited to weigh in on Oakville neighbourhood character bylaw April 19

Residents invited to weigh in on Oakville neighbourhood character bylaw April 19 29 March 2018

Residents invited to weigh in on Oakville neighbourhood character bylaw April 19

Council sets June target for passage for neighbourhood protection bylaw

OAKVILLE — The Town of Oakville is giving the public the opportunity to weigh in on a future it says is intended to protect the character of local neighbourhoods. Residents are invited to attend a public meeting on April 19 to give their thoughts on a proposed local...

Oakville experiences 3.2% power reduction during Earth Hour

Oakville experiences 3.2% power reduction during Earth Hour 29 March 2018

Oakville experiences 3.2% power reduction during Earth Hour

Not Oakville's greatest Earth Hour effort, but not its worst

Oakville Hydro reports that during Earth Hour (Saturday, March 24), the demand for electricity in Oakville dropped by 3.2 per cent. Officials said this is the equivalent of turning off 390,000 light bulbs. The reduction is not quite as good as 2017’s results, which...

Oakville opens door to photo radar program

Oakville opens door to photo radar program 28 March 2018

Oakville opens door to photo radar program

Last year's Safer School Zones Act lets municipalities use photo radar in school zones

The town has taken another step toward bringing photo radar to Oakville. The community services committee voted on March 26 to receive a staff report on automated speed enforcement (photo radar) and directed staff to work with other Ontario municipalities and the Ontario...

Oakville Hydro receives performance award

Oakville Hydro receives performance award 28 March 2018

Oakville Hydro receives performance award

Utility wins Electricity Distributors Association’s 2017 Performance Excellence Award

Oakville Hydro has received an award in recognition of its health and safety program and other recent accomplishments. The local utility received the Electricity Distributors Association’s (EDA) 2017 Performance Excellence Award during a March 26 gala. The award...

Town moves to regulate Airbnb and short-term rental accommodations in Oakville

Town moves to regulate Airbnb and short-term rental accommodations in Oakville 27 March 2018

Town moves to regulate Airbnb and short-term rental accommodations in Oakville

Short-term rental accommodation operator must now have principle residence in same dwelling

The town has made changes to its zoning bylaws in an effort to regulate and govern Airbnb and short-term rental accommodations in Oakville.  The town’s planning and development council voted to make the changes during a March 19 meeting.  The term...
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