Tag Archive "environment"

Paris accord

Paris accord is not good for Canada

Under the terms of the Paris accord, if Canada buys cars from a country that uses coal-powered electricity in manufacturing instead of Ontario’s  relatively clean energy, this would actually allow Canada to report lower emissions. ...

greenhouse gases

Will Ontario’s latest budget reduce greenhouse gases?

It is difficult to square Doug Ford’s recent statement that Ontario would lead Canada, even North America, in reducing greenhouse gases (GHG), with the measures announced by his government in the recent budget: let alone ...

Chicken Little I Am… Is the Sky Falling?

The sky is falling. The human made extra blanket on our atmosphere, composed of greenhouse gases, we keep adding to will lead to climate breakdown if we don’t make drastic changes in a big hurry.


ClimateXchange event series

This spring, the town is launching climateXchange — a series of free, family-friendly events and activities designed to raise awareness of climate change and help you become more resilient to our changing climate.

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Federal Election 2015: Our Mayor’s Perspective

I have been working with other mayors and with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) to get local issues on the national agenda. We have had increasing ...

Children taking notes in the forest

Oakvillegreen Conservation Association Receives $134,200 OTF Grant

Oakvillegreen Conservation Association is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a total of $134,200 to fund programs and two staff members in the Town of Oakville ...

Free Blue Box Pick-up Event for Oakville: August 17, 2013

On Saturday, August 17, Halton Region will host four Blue Box Pick-up events for residents. At these events, Halton’s new larger 22-gallon Blue Box will be available to residents for pick up, free of charge, ...

Community Spirit Awards Winners 2013

Outstanding achievements in volunteerism were celebrated at the 12th annual Community Spirit Awards last night at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). Volunteers representing eight diverse categories were recognized for their exemplary contributions ...

Mission Zero: Sheridan’s $30 Million Commitment

A $30.6 million investment over the next seven years, confirmed in Sheridan’s recently approved 2013-14 budget is the latest milestone in Sheridan’s efforts to re-envision its energy future to become a ‘living laboratory’ for sustainability ...

Oakville Today: April 21, 2013

Events Oakville Clean Sweep: Town Wide: 8:00 AM Mercedes-Benz 10 KM: Appleby College: 9:00 AM Spring has Sprung Craft and Artisan Bazaar: Bronte Legion: 10:00 AM Literary Cafe: Moonshine Cafe: 12:00 PM Geoff Hlibka – ...

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