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#BurlON til March 28

Run Forest Run! This weekend marks the 124th year for the Around the Bay Race,…

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Love in #BurlON

The rose is red, the violet’s blue, The honey’s sweet, and so are you. Thou…

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What’s Onstage #BurlON

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Town Council calls on Province to ban door-to-door sales activities

Monday, July 11, 2016 – for immediate release

Town Council calls on Province to ban door-to-door sales activities

Council passed a motion on June 27, 2016, calling on the Province of Ontario to place a ban on door-to-door sales in the home services sector. The motion specifically urges the provincial government to ban the sale or lease of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, water heaters, water treatment and filtration systems, and other related home energy products and services by door-to-door sales agents.

The motion, brought forward by Mayor Rob Burton, also encourages other GTA municipalities to join Oakville in calling on the Province to act on this issue.

“Despite efforts from the provincial government to curb misleading and aggressive sales tactics at the door, Oakville homeowners still experience it far too regularly,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Calling on the Province to ban door-to-door sales in the home services sector is the right thing to do for residents in Oakville and all municipalities.”

It is important for residents to learn about their rights when it comes to door-to-door sales tactics. Before you hear a sales pitch at your door, remember to:

ask for photo ID and get the name of the person and the business
never share personal information (for example, an electricity or gas bill)
call the police if you feel unsafe. If you ask a salesperson to leave, they must leave right away.
look at the company name on the salesperson’s business card and promotional material and see if it matches the company name on the proposed contract
never rely on a salesperson’s opinion that your water heater is unsafe or should be replaced
never sign a contract at that time

Also remember that local utility companies, municipalities, government agencies and regulatory organizations do not send salespeople door-to-door.

Review these tips and more by visiting the Government of Ontario website.


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March Break 2016

Wondering what to do this March Break?  For kids that can’t wait for a week off school and for parents that are anxiously looking for activities to keep them busy, look no further.  Burlington is a great destination for a … Continue reading →

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Taste of Burlington 2016

At this year’s A Taste of Burlington Winter launch, thirteen of the finest Burlington restauranteurs served up some of the best winter comfort foods, all under one roof! If you weren’t there for the feast, here is a highlight of … Continue reading →

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‘Tis the season for 12 days of holiday fire safety

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – for immediate release

‘Tis the season for 12 days of holiday fire safety

Share Oakville Fire’s safety tips on social media for a chance to win!

Oakville Fire is joining fire departments across Ontario in support of the Ontario Fire Marshal’s “12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety” campaign to raise awareness of holiday fire hazards and steps residents can take to stay safe.

“December is traditionally one of the most dangerous months of the year for fatal fires,” said Fire Chief Lee Grant. “That’s why it’s so important to take every precaution so that you and your family can enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.”

The Oakville Fire department will share the daily safety tips listed below on its Twitter account @oakvillefire and on the town’s Facebook page.

“These tips are easy to remember, easy to share and could potentially save a life,” said Glenn Barwell, public education officer, Oakville Fire.

Day 1: Water fresh trees daily.
Day 2: Check all lights before decorating.
Day 3: Make sure you have working smoke alarms.
Day 4: Protect your family – carbon monoxide alarms are now required by law.
Day 5: Make sure everyone knows how to get out safely.
Day 6: Use extension cords wisely.
Day 7: Give space heaters space.
Day 8: Go flameless (use battery-operated candles).
Day 9: Keep matches and lighters away from children.
Day 10: Watch what you heat.
Day 11: Ask smokers to smoke outside.
Day 12: There’s more to responsible drinking than taking a cab home.

Residents who share or retweet the tips will have a chance to win one of 12 home fire safety kits. One winner will be chosen randomly each business day (Monday to Friday) from December 9 to 24.

Visit the 12 Days of Holiday Safety page for more information.


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Community invited to Fire Prevention Week Kickoff on September 26, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – for immediate release

Community invited to Fire Prevention Week Kickoff on September 26, 2015

Free BBQ, entertainment and fire safety demos for the entire family!

Oakville residents of all ages are invited to have fun learning about fire safety when the Oakville Fire department hosts its 16th annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff event on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oakville Fire training campus.

This year’s event will include exciting rescue demonstrations, Oakville Hydro bucket truck rides, the Junior Firefighter Challenge clinic and more.

“Home fire safety involves everyone in the household, and this annual community event provides a fun and interactive way for all ages to learn about preventing fires and staying safe,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 4 to 10, 2015, with the theme: Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP – Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm! Residents are encouraged to learn about the proper installation and maintenance of smoke alarms to keep family members and property safe.

“Half of home fire deaths happen between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep and that is why early detection is so important,” said Glenn Barwell, public education officer for the Oakville Fire department. “At a time when every second counts, working smoke alarms provide more time to escape.”

In addition to fire safety presentations, activities include a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog, pony rides, inflatable air rides, smoke room simulator, Junior Firefighter water squirt, and fire safety games for all ages. A free hot dog barbecue will be provided courtesy of McDonalds Restaurants of Oakville. Participants are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle for the water bar.

The Oakville Fire department’s training campus is located at 1144 South Service Road West. Free parking and shuttle bus service will be available at the Bronte GO station. Parking at the training campus is reserved for people with limited mobility or medical conditions.

For more information on fire safety and prevention, visit the Oakville Fire department page.


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What’s happening at Town Hall – August 10 to 14, 2015

Friday, August 07, 2015 – for immediate release

What’s happening at Town Hall – August 10 to 14, 2015

Do you want to know what’s happening at Town Hall? Are you interested in participating in local government? Here’s a highlight of what’s happening August 10 to 14, 2015.

August 10

Council 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 7–10 p.m.

Consent items
By-law 2015-074 – a by-law to stop up and close for all purposes a portion of Old Bronte Road, being Part 1 on Plan 20R-20125
Municipal Council Blanket Support Resolution renewal IESO FIT 4.0
Perkins Passage Park watermain easement
Canada 150 events

Discussion item
Water bottle usage within the Town of Oakville

Advisory Committee minutes
Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee (July 28, 2015)

New business
Support for the memorial monument for the 150th anniversary of the Lorne Scots Regiment

August 11

Committee of Adjustment 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 7–10 p.m.

August 13

Accessibility Advisory Committee 
Location: Town Hall, Palermo Room, 7–9 p.m.

What’s happening at Town Hall provides an overview of upcoming Town of Oakville meetings, important agenda items and other town events. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. For agendas and copies of reports, please visit the agendas and minutes page. For more information and additional upcoming meetings, please visit the Council calendar or news and notices page.

For more information contact:

Kathy Patrick
Supervisor, Council and Committee Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 4235
Kathy.patrick@oakville.ca


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