Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: West Oak Trails

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: West Oak Trails

Tags: Oakville, Community, Schools,

    Located in Central Oakville, the West Oak Trails neighbourhood contains a stretch of 16 Mile Creek, one of Oakville’s main land features. The neighbourhood is bounded by Dundas Rd. to the north, Upper Middle Rd.to the South, 16 Mile Creek to the east, and 3rd Line to the west.  Westoak Trails is a family friendly community with many green areas, natural forests, and h...Read More

Oakville Begins Cutting Ash Trees

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Begins Cutting Ash Trees

Tags: Oakville, Forests, Safety, Emerald Ash Borer, FSC

The pesky Emerald Ash Borer is creating a ruckus in forests throughout North America. It is hitting home locally here in Oakville as the Town has started cutting down Ash trees. The beetle, which is Native to Eastern Asia, is an invasive and opportunistic species which spreads quickly due to a lack of predators in our ecosystems. Sections of Oakville’s forests will be closed as workers cut ...Read More

Local Event: Oakville Terry Fox Run

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Oakville Terry Fox Run

Tags: Oakvile, Cancer, Fundraising, Community

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox’s famous run across Canada to spark cancer research. His run inspires not only a national, but international event across 60 countries. The Terry Fox Run is  the world’s largest one-day fundraiser and has raised over $600 million over the years. Oakville residents can participate in the annual local run starting at 10 am at Corona...Read More

Oakville Children combine Art and Gardening

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Children combine Art and Gardening

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Food, Community, Education

  Some might think the combination of art and gardening may be odd but Oakville's ArtHouse is doing just that in their summer program to spark children creativity and an interest in growing healthy food and herbs.  ArtHouse aims to provide cost free extracurricular programming activities to children who otherwise may not have access due to cost. At one of their programs, c...Read More

Parkinson’s SuperWalk in Oakville

By: Nate Van Beilen

Parkinson’s SuperWalk in Oakville

Tags: Fundraising, Oakville, Parkinson's Disease, Halton, Healthcare

  On Saturday, September 12, the Oakville Parkinson SuperWalk is taking place at Oakville Place Mall to raise money for those living with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease which causes a loss of neurons in the brain. It specifically affects neurons which control certain motor and non-motor functions. The symptoms of the disease are different...Read More

Halton End of Summer Compost Giveaway

By: Nate Van Beilen

Halton End of Summer Compost Giveaway

Tags: Halton, Compost, Garden, Soil, Waste Management

The end of summer and beginning of fall is an important time for property maintenance, especially cleaning up garden beds and preparing for winter. A great way to keep your garden bed healthy is to add compost which will feed bacteria that are beneficial for roots when they start to grow next spring. It is also helpful for retaining moisture, and fending off plant diseases. The compost giveaway t...Read More

Impressive Gains in GTA Real Estate for August

By: Nate Van Beilen

Impressive Gains in GTA Real Estate for August

Tags: Home Prices, Sales, GTA, Oakville, Fully Detached

Housing price increases of 10% were seen across the GTA in August with an average selling price of $602,607. Highlighted in reports is how condo sales are growing relatively fast as prices for townhouses, detached, and semi detached housing are growing to levels outside of affordable ranges for buyers.  Demand for housing is outpacing new sales listings and new construction developments...Read More

Oakville Lifestyle Home Show and Healthy Living Show

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Lifestyle Home Show and Healthy Living Show

Tags: Oakville, Home Improvement, Glen Abbey, Health, Wellness

Home improvements can be an important investment decision for increasing the value and livability of your home. The Oakville Lifestyle Home Show is a one stop shop to learn about companies offering products and services to meet home your improvement needs. This is the 26th annual show; a successful and popular event. Running alongside the Lifestyle Home Show, the Oakville Healthy Living Show will...Read More

Pan Am Swimmer, Friend, and Family

By: Nate Van Beilen

Pan Am Swimmer, Friend, and Family

Tags: Pan Am Games, Medal, Case Feenstra, Tera Van Beilen, Swimming

Pictured from left to right is Tera Van Beilen, Case Feenstra, and yours truly, Nate Van Beilen. We had a chance to all be together for a short time after Tera’s swimming events and before she is off for more training. The Pan Am Games come to a close this weekend. Many of the events are complete and medals have been accumulating quite impressively for Canada’s athletes. Tera was succ...Read More

Free Swimming Days in Oakville

By: Nate Van Beilen

Free Swimming Days in Oakville

Tags: Tim Hortons, Swimming, Oakville, Beaches, Pools

  These past few weeks have been sweltering hot. If you are looking for an interesting place to cool down, then why not stay close to home and swim at a beach or at one of Oakville`s free swim days? Tim Hortons is partnered with the Town of Oakville to provide free swimming days during the summer. Click here to view the free swimming schedule in pools around Oakville. Despite what some thi...Read More