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Interactive Maps Make it Easier to Get Outside and Get Active

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Want to get outdoors this summer? The Town of Oakville has many parks, cycleways, trails, heritage systems and woodlots for you to explore, stretch your legs, walk the dog or fly a kite. Before heading out, visit the new interactive maps on the town’s Explore Oakville online mapping tool to help plan your outing.

“Council supports developing online resources that simplify the way Oakville residents access information to explore our amazing town,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “The new interactive maps are great tools for planning an outdoor Oakville adventure with family and friends.”


This Summer Share the Road and Watch for Bikes

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Drivers or passengers opening their car doors in the path of cyclists contributes to one of the most frequent car-bike collisions, often resulting in serious injury to cyclists. In an effort to remind motorists to share the road and prevent injuries like this, the Town of Oakville partnered with CAA to launch the “Watch for Bikes” awareness program today.

Initiative for Transparency Underway

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Town of Oakville has announced their Open Data Pilot Project, which is scheduled to begin in early 2014! They will release a variety of free datasets to the public as part of the town’s commitment to making municipal information more open, transparent and accessible.

What is open data?

Open data is defined by Wikipedia as “the idea that [...] data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.” Building on this idea, the Sunlight Foundation has outlined ten principles for opening up government information.

Find out more about open data by visiting the Open Knowledge Foundation website.


Looking for healthier Halloween treat options?

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Put the raisins away and hand out ‘get active’ swim/skate passes instead! For the month of October, the town is selling swim/skate passes for the reduced price of $5 for 10 tickets (50 cents per pass) to encourage Oakville’s little ghosts and goblins to have fun while exercising.

“The town is proud to offer discounted programs and services to help residents of all ages make more active and healthier choices,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said. “Take a dip in a pool, grab your skates or check out one of our family-friendly Halloween events.”

Get your ghoul on at Centennial Pool’s Monster Mash with Halloween-themed activities during the regular scheduled afternoon leisure swim on Sunday, October 27 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Regular recreational swim admission fees apply.


2014 Oakville Minor Baseball Association Season Gets Green Light

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

With support from the Town of Oakville, the Oakville Minor Baseball Association (OMBA) will play on next season after being thrown a curve ball. In August, the not-for-profit organization managed entirely by volunteers learned that their now former treasurer had been misappropriating funds including permit fees owed to the Town of Oakville for the 2013 season.

“The OMBA has been very open and candid about the events that have unfolded,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Our collective goal is to ensure that the more than 700 youth registered with the OMBA will have the opportunity play ball next season. And they will.”

Last month, Council authorized staff to negotiate deferred payment terms with the OMBA for its outstanding 2013 unpaid permit fees. To help offset costs for next season, the OMBA is also investigating additional sponsorship and fundraising opportunities.