Posts Tagged ‘Halton Region’

Plan a Great Day Outdoors

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Fogolars Country Club is a little known gem located at 2026 Lower Base Line, Oakville. This club features a very large picnic area with barbecues that can be used if you bring your own charcoal.

The park also has a children’s play area, soccer field, picnic tables and a pool. It is recommended that you bring some folding chairs for maximum comfort. The admission fee is $6 per person and $2 for children under 10 years old.

Kelso Conservation area is great for outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy a swim at a sandy beach or fish for trout in the inviting lake. Picnics on the beach are bound to be fun. Kelso also offers biking trails through the Niagara Escarpment and hiking through the Bruce Trails.

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Hiking and Biking Off the Beaten Path

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Halton Region offers hikers and bikers plenty of beautiful, lively trails for their outdoor pleasures. Before you begin your journey to a new trail, you should keep certain safety and preparedness tips in mind. Always have a fully-charged cell phone prior to your hiking or biking trip. If you get lost or injured, you will need to be able to call for help.

You should also hydrate yourself with plenty of cold water before your trip begins and during your trip. Dehydration is the number one cause of illnesses while people are enjoying the great outdoors. You should also remember to pack lightly for your hiking or biking adventure. You don’t want to get tired too soon into the trip and be miserable the rest of the way while you lug around more weight than you would like.

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Picnic with the Kids

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

During the warm months of the year, families should get outdoors.

One of the best excursions to plan with the kids is going on a picnic.

In and around Halton Region, there are numerous options of parks, lakes and conservation areas that are perfect for picnics and family days outdoors.

Where to Go on Family Picnics

Kelso Conservation area is great for outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy a swim at a sandy beach or fish for trout in the inviting lake. Picnics on the beach are bound to be fun. Kelso also offers biking trails through the Niagara Escarpment and hiking through the Bruce Trails.

Hilton Halls Conservation Area is surrounded by forested parklands with trails for nature walks, picnic areas and fire pit locations. There is a 10 metre waterfall that drops over the Niagara Escarpment.

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Accomplished Author Dan Bortolotti Visits Oakville

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Lori, Angie, Barry, Speaker Dan Bortolotti, & Frank

Lori, Angie, Barry, Speaker Dan Bortolotti, & Frank

The Canadian Club of Halton Peel hosted speaker Dan Bortolotti, journalist and author of “Into the Blue; A Natural History of the World’s Largest Animal”, the majestic blue whale. According to the Smithsonian Institution, “Into the Blue” is “simply one of the best books ever written on any whale” and the Canadian Club had the opportunity to share Dan’s experiences while he worked with, chronicled and followed the saga of the largest animals to inhabit the earth.

Dan Bortolotti described how, in the past hundred years, the blue whale was hunted and killed by whalers to near extinction. The oceans held over 300,000 blue whales in the early 1900’s. By 1960 they had all but disappeared as the whales were killed and turned into margarine, soap, pet food, fertilizer and other industrial commodities. With the help of researchers and other passionate groups, and a ban on whaling, the blue whale is now making a come-back to our oceans with perhaps 25,000 in existence.

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Halton safest municipality in Canada

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Dear Chief Gary Crowell,

Through the leadership of the Halton Police Services, Halton has been recognized as one of the safest regional municipalities in Canada and the safest place to live in the GTA for the third year in a row. I applaud both the Police Services and the people of Halton for their dedication to improving public safety, as collaborative efforts are necessary to ensure our community has some of the lowest crime rates in our country.

There are many reasons I chose to raise my two sons in Halton, but like any parent, a safe community was a particular consideration in my family’s decision making process. As both a mother and the Member of Parliament for Halton, I am proud to live in a community that leads Canada’s safety record. I congratulate all individuals who have helped Halton hold this title for three years in a row.

- Lisa Raitt, Member of Parliament for Halton