Snow Much Fun in #BurlON 2019

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Canada Day 2017 in Burlington

The fun, the festivities, the fireworks …. this year Canada Day in Burlington is going…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – Gifts under $50.00

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What’s happening at Town Hall – April 21 to 25, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014 – for immediate release

What’s happening at Town Hall – April 21 to 25, 2014

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 April 21 to 25, 2014.

Community Services Committee 
Location: Town Hall, Bronte and Palermo rooms, 7 to 10 p.m.

Discussion items:
Area Transportation Study – Vicinity of White Oaks and Montclair Public Schools
2013 Roads System Report

Administrative Services Committee 
Location: Town Hall, Oakville and Trafalgar rooms, 7 to 10 p.m.

Consent items:
Sale of town lands in front of 2379 Lakeshore Road West
Town of Oakville Lease Renewal #201112-00-002 with Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada – 19 hectares in Bronte Harbour
By-law 2014-015 – 2014 Tax Rebate for Eligible Senior Property Owners

Discussion items:
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) HST Audit Results
2014 Budgets for Business Improvement Areas
2014 Tax Levy By-law 2014-039
Accessibility Advisory Committee 2013 Accomplishments and 2014 Work Plan
Oakville Hydro – Master Services Agreement

Advisory committee minutes
Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes – March 13, 2014

What’s happening at Town Hall provides an overview of upcoming Town of Oakville meetings and other 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

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


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Prescribed burn at Iroquois Shoreline Woods Park set for Thursday

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – for immediate release

Prescribed burn at Iroquois Shoreline Woods Park set for Thursday

Subject to weather conditions, a prescribed burn at Iroquois Shoreline Woods (ISW) Park will take place on Thursday, March 22, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Forestry staff from the Town of Oakville’s Parks and Open Space department will oversee the prescribed burn that is in accordance with the Operational Prescribed Burn Plan for ISW.

“A prescribed burn is a deliberately set and carefully controlled low fire that consumes dried leaves and invasive exotic shrubs, but doesn’t harm larger trees,” said John McNeil, manager of Forestry Services. “Oak trees grow more vigorously after a prescribed burn and each of our successful burns encourages the natural regeneration of our white and red oak woodlands that were impacted by oak decline in 2003.”

The prescribed burn requires several hours to complete, but lasts only one day. During this time, ISW Park will be closed to the public, and notices will be placed at all entrances advising users of the park’s closure.

Smoke from the prescribed burn should not disturb surrounding neighbourhoods, however, it is possible that some smoke may reach residential areas near ISW Park. Residents with asthma or sensitivity to poison ivy or smoke may wish to limit their exposure by staying indoors, keeping their windows closed or leaving the immediate area surrounding the park.

Lands and Forests Consulting Ltd. will carry out the prescribed burn with a qualified crew. Town staff will assist with the burn, and the Oakville Fire department will be on site in a standby capacity. Upon completion of the burn, Forestry staff will patrol the area ensuring that all smouldering debris is properly extinguished.

This is the fifth prescribed burn at ISW Park and the first since 2008. A prescribed burn was called in May 2011, however, due to weather conditions, it was cancelled. Since 2005, the town has performed successful prescribed burns that resulted in a reduction of invasive plants, such as buckthorn seedlings and honeysuckle. Overall improvements to the growing conditions within the prescribed burn area have also been seen, specifically with oak regeneration.

For more information about the prescribed burn please call the Town of Oakville’s Forestry Section at 905-845-6601, ext. 3947.

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For more information:

Candace Karandiuk
Supervisor, Forest Health
905-845-6601, ext. 3947
ckarandiuk@oakville.ca

Kimberly Moser
Senior Communication Advisor
905-845-6601, ext. 3096
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Hamilton ♥’s Love!

Let the city play cupid for you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day.  Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or a memorable meal, Hamilton can help make this Valentine’s a memorable one.

Find unique, handmade gifts in neighborhoods across the city. Skip the Hallmark route and tell the person you love everything you’ve been meaning to say with original cards from Mixed Media on James Street North. Stay on James North and wow your own one-of-a-kind a with unique, handmade gift or vintage jewelry from White Elephant.  Head east and tell someone you love them with a glass creation from All Sorts Gallery on Ottawa Street North. They are displaying unique keepsakes that you and your sweetheart can enjoy for many Valentines Days to come. Locke Street’s the place to go for sweet smelling gifts from Pure Home Couture, featuring perfumes, scented soaps and jewelry and tons more Parisian-inspired gifts. Ooh la la.

Hamilton’s also home to many romantic meal ideas that will have you both swooning. Cupcake Diner located in the Hamilton Farmer’s Market (and via a roaming pink van) has baked up a decadent selection of desserts for two. Enjoy a luscious red velvet cake for couples and Valentine’s Day themed cupcakes, cookies and woopie pies that are meant to be shared. The French invented romance and at Quatrefoil in Dundas you can smell it in the air. On February 14, 2012 Quatrefoil is serving a special menu of French delicacies for lovers to share. And what would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate. To get your fix, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens’ (RBG) Chocolate: The Exhibition and indulge your cravings. RBG is hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance: Romance in Bloom which includes dinner and live entertainment with desserts made of the most romantic food in the world, chocolate.

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Town of Oakville wins prestigious 2010 Prince of Wales Prize for municipal heritage leadership

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 – for immediate release

Town of Oakville wins prestigious 2010 Prince of Wales Prize for municipal heritage leadership

Town recognized for sustained commitment to heritage protection and preservation

The Town of Oakville received the 2010 Prince of Wales Prize for municipal heritage leadership from the Heritage Canada Foundation on October 2. At last night’s Council meeting, Mayor Burton presented the award to Council and thanked Oakville residents for their nomination.

“This award recognizes the hard work our Council, historical societies and citizens have put into ensuring Oakville’s history is well preserved,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “It also tells us that we are moving in the right direction when it comes to heritage preservation.”

The Prince of Wales Prize is awarded to a municipality that demonstrates a strong and sustained commitment to the conservation of its history. Lifelong resident and heritage volunteer Barbara Savage nominated the Town of Oakville for this prestigious award with 22 Oakville residents also lending their support for the nomination.

The Town of Oakville began its heritage preservation over 60 years ago. In 1948, Oakville designated its first heritage building and developed a plaquing program in 1957. The Town of Oakville’s 1962 official plan incorporated heritage policies that helped ensure that over 90 per cent of Oakville’s historic buildings continue to exist today.  In 1976, the Municipal Heritage Planning Committee was established.

Most recently, Oakville Council added over 350 properties to the Oakville Heritage Register that protects them under the Ontario Heritage Act. That is in addition to over 500 designated properties. In February 2010, the Ontario Heritage Trust awarded The Town of Oakville with the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership with a population over 150,000. In September 2010, Oakville Council passed a notice of intention to designate its first tree, a 250-year-old heritage tree — the Great White Oak, on Bronte Road.

Find more information on the Town of Oakville’s heritage initiatives on the heritage web page.

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Charles McConnell
Acting Manager, Heritage Planning
Town of Oakville
905-8150-6042
cmcconnell@oakville.ca


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Oakville to honour Colonel Parker on June 19 at George’s Square Memorial and Cenotaph

Monday, June 14, 2010 – for immediate release

Oakville to honour Colonel Parker on June 19 at George’s Square Memorial and Cenotaph

To honour the life of Colonel Geoff Parker, a public commemoration will be held on Saturday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at the George’s Square Memorial and Cenotaph located at Trafalgar Road and Palmer Street in Oakville.

Born and raised in Oakville, Colonel Parker was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, May 18, when a suicide car bomber attacked the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) convoy he was travelling with. He was the highest-ranking Canadian Forces soldier to be killed in Afghanistan.

A bronze commemorative plaque honouring Colonel Parker will be unveiled as part of the tribute until a permanent feature at the George’s Square Memorial and Cenotaph can be designed and installed.

“On behalf of everyone in Oakville, I offer my sincere condolences to Colonel Parker’s family,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “The town is proud to join the family in celebrating his life.”

A graduate of White Oaks Secondary School, Parker joined the 1188 Lorne Scots Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps when he was 13 years old.  He began his military career in 1989 and spent time in Belleville, Petawawa and New Brunswick. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Members of the public are invited to pay tribute to Colonel Parker on June 19. Please note that on-street parking is limited.

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Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005
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