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Town agrees to buy Deerfield and Fourteen Mile Creek lands
23 March 2018
Land transfer between province & Oakville will keep Merton Lands protected
The remnants of the Merton Lands, including Deerfield Golf Club, will stay as protected green space, according to the Town of Oakville, after it purchases the property from the province. The announcement was made Thursday night, March 22, by Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn at...
Oakville Transit getting $66.3M in trilateral government investment
15 March 2018
OT to use funding to build new networks and service extensions
OAKVILLE — Oakville’s public transit system is getting a combined investment of $66.3 million from three levels of government over the next decade to help build new urban networks and service extensions. The joint announcement was made Thursday morning, March 15, at the...
Oakville council approves transportation plan review
11 March 2018
Update includes strategic road improvements
Town council has voted unanimously to approve the 2018 review of the Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan. The decision sets community transportation priorities between now and 2031. Town staff say the plan ensures balanced and sustainable transportation...
Oakville and regional councils call on province to expand Greenbelt
7 March 2018
Vote looking at Greenbelt expansion close at regional council with 12-9 result
Halton regional and Oakville city councils are calling on the province to expand the Greenbelt. A motion, brought forward by Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, asking the province to extend its study area for Greenbelt expansion was approved unanimously by Oakville council Feb....
Residential development charges rising in Oakville
6 March 2018
Council passes bylaw to help make growth pay for itself
Residential development charges are on the rise in Oakville. The charges are applied to construction of new residential and industrial/commercial properties, and are charged to developers to pay for town capital projects that service new growth including roads, transit,...
Oakville residents asked to contribute to Terry Fox exhibit
6 March 2018
Exhibit arrives in Oakville April 12
A travelling exhibit honouring Terry Fox is coming to Oakville and residents have the opportunity to showcase their own memorabilia celebrating the Canadian icon. The exhibit, Terry Fox — Running to the Heart of Canada, will be displayed at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex...
Is Upper Middle Shopping Centre on 'short list'?
5 March 2018
Councillors concerned about possible Oakville cannabis store location
Where exactly will Oakville’s future cannabis retail store(s) be located? Several local councillors expressed deep concern about the possible answers to this question during a Feb. 27 meeting. Ward 6 town Coun. Tom Adams noted the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation...
Mixed reaction to federal budget from Halton officials
4 March 2018
Budget forecasts $18.1 billion deficit in upcoming fiscal year
Milton MP Lisa Raitt says Trudeau Liberals are making it more difficult for young families trying to save for a down payment. Her reaction comes after Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the third federal budget in Ottawa on Feb. 27, titled Equality and Growth: A Strong...
Town adding 15 pedestrian crosswalks
1 March 2018
Changes Set to Affect Drivers in Oakville
Drivers and cyclists, there are 15 new reasons to pay attention when you’re on the road in Oakville in 2018.Some changes could be kicking in this month.Fifteen pedestrian crossovers are being installed across town. The first four will be placed in March, weather...
Town to spend $90,000 holding Oakville Canada Day event for 2018
28 February 2018
Town staff looking at options for future Canada Day events after 2018
The town will spend more than $90,000 holding Oakville’s Canada Day celebration for 2018. The majority of council voted Feb. 27 to essentially take ownership of the renowned event, which has been held in the Bronte Village since 1964. The move comes following an...
Town and Oakville Yacht Squadron settle dispute that could have jeopardized club's future
28 February 2018
Public access assured for publicly funded boardwalk
The Oakville Yacht Squadron (OYS) and the Town of Oakville have settled a dispute that could have jeopardized the club’s continued use of the town-owned property at 97 Forsythe St. Town council voted unanimously Tuesday, Feb. 27 to accept a memorandum of understanding...
Halton municipalities going to court to ensure oversight in Milton CN project
21 February 2018
Court application to combat CN assertion project is exclusively under federal jurisdiction
Halton municipalities are going to court in an effort to make their voices heard with regard to the Canadian National Railway (CN) truck-rail hub project proposed for Milton. At a news conference organized Feb. 21 the Region of Halton, City of Burlington, towns of...
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