Are You Sabotaging Your Weight Loss?

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Most of us believe that in order to lose weight we have to do extreme calorie restriction along with intense exercise. While it is true that there needs to be a caloric deficit along with physical activity to achieve weight loss, ultimately it comes down to your metabolism.

A revved up metabolism will yield more weight loss than a sluggish metabolism.

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Oakville Celebrates National Youth Week

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The Town of Oakville will be offering seven days of free and fun events for youth aged 11 to 19 as part of the National Youth Week celebrations from May 1 to 7 at locations across Oakville.

A Youth Week passport and event schedule can be picked up at any Oakville youth centre or community centre.

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Creating Meaningful Easter Family Traditions

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Easter may not have the commercial draw of Christmas, but it’s still an important holiday. This year, establish your own Easter tradition to help make the holiday more powerful and meaningful for your family.

Here are a few traditions that you can easily add to your plans for this year.

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Participate in Clean Sweep to Keep Oakville Beautiful

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It’s spring and time to join the town’s Oakville Clean Sweep set for Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m. Take this opportunity to clean up around your school, business, neighbourhood and park. A mere 20 minutes can make all the difference — making Oakville even more beautiful!

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April Events Round-up

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April 19: 10am-12:45pm: Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny: Kids from 0-6 years old have a chance to do crafts, play, and go for an egg hunt in the YMCA’s Oakville location.

Parents have three times to choose from: 10-10:45am, 11-11:45am or 12-12:45pm.

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Finding the Perfect Wine for Easter Dinner

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Easter is a holiday that (outside of spiritual belief) is filled with fresh ideas, new beginnings, and little smiles.

Families gather for the first time since the winter break and once again, we prepare a meal of epic proportions – oh how I love the feast!

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Town to Add 31 km of New Pedestrian and Cycling Way

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Town Council’s approval of the 2014 Active Transportation Capital Program just made getting around Oakville on foot or by bike even easier.

By the end of this year, implementation of over 31 kilometres of new cycling and pedestrian paths will have started for a number of different uses. Projects approved for 2014 include:

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Celebrating the Contributions of Volunteers

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Last year in Canada, 13.3 million people contributed 2.1 billion hours of volunteer time—that’s the equivalent of 1.1 million full-time jobs! National Volunteer Week, in its 72nd year, is celebrated from April 6-12, 2014.

We encourage you to take the time to thank the volunteers who do so much in our communities.

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Monthly Real Estate Forecast

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Real estate predictions are made daily, weekly and monthly depending on the region and community you live in.

These predictions are often based on such factors as rising or falling interest rates, employment outlook and immigration patterns, all of which effect the real estate market in Oakville as our Town continues to grow and prosper.

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10 Ways to Get Your Home Spring Ready

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Spring is finally here! Now is the time to start getting things around your home cleaned up and ready for the new season.

Listed below are a few ways to do just that:

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