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Autism system rehaul

New autism program seems familiar to some

Phase One of the provincial government’s “foundational family services” will begin Friday, August 7, 2020. It provides free virtual workshops for families with autistic children, but has been met with criticism from the autism community.

Couples eating on the Plank's Patio

New safety guidelines for bars and restaurants in Stage 3

The province of Ontario announced today that there will be new safety requirements for bars and restaurants in Stage 3. These include keeping patrons seated during meals and maintaining client logs.


“COVID-Elvis” is singing for food banks

Cameron Michael Caton is a professional singer who entertains at old age homes. Since the pandemic began however, he’s found a new method of performance as COVID-Elvis.

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New secondary school announced in North Oakville

At Garth Webb Secondary School, Education Minister Lecce announced the $33.6 million funding of a new secondary school in north-east Oakville.

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New tenant protections from Ontario government

Doug Ford’s government announced this week more tenant protections for Ontario’s residential renters. The coronavirus pandemic has been bad news for people trying to keep up with rent as they struggle financially.

Halton District School Board

Halton District SB decries proposed school opening plan

The Halton District School Board penned a letter to Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce this week. It criticizes a proposed hybrid school re-opening plan as it relates to K-6 students who need daytime supervision.

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Protests outside HRPS for Regan Russell

Protests took place in Oakville today after Halton Police announced that they were charging the truck driver who struck and killed ¬†demonstrator Regan Russell in Burlington last month with “Careless Driving Causing Death.”

Heat and Air Quality Warnings in Effect for Oakville

Environment Canada issued a heat warning for Southern Ontario this morning. This includes Halton Region. “A prolonged period of hot weather will continue for the rest of the week,” it says.


Black Mentorship Inc hosting webinar Thursday

Oakville non-profit Black Mentorship Inc (BMI) is hosting a webinar mentoring session this Thursday. Discussion will focus on growing your career during difficult times and will feature special guest MP Pam Damoff.

Oakville man Yasser Albaz finally reunited with family

The family of Yasser Ahmed Albaz announced Thursday, that Yasser had arrived home from Egypt that morning, after a year and a half of detainment at Tora Prison.

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