Provincial emergency order remains in place until at least May 29
The town is working towards reopening more outdoor amenities over the coming week, while maintaining provincial orders and following public health directions.
The following amenities opened this week under provincial COVID-19 safety protocols requiring two-metre distancing during use and no groups of more than five, other than members of the same household.
All playgrounds, playground structures, splash pads, outdoor fitness equipment and public washrooms remain closed. Review the news release for details.
Important message from Halton Region:
To protect the health and safety of our collection crews, Halton Region is asking residents to exercise extra caution when putting out garbage and Green Cart materials.
In particular, please ensure all Green Cart materials, including used tissues and paper towels, are placed in BPI compostable Green Cart bags and tied before placing at the curb. All garbage materials must be bagged and tied, including sanitary wipes, masks, disposable gloves and personal hygiene products, before placing at the curb. If using a garbage container, all garbage materials must also be bagged and tied before placing in the garbage container.
Thank you for helping protect the frontline workers in our community. We’re all in this together.
Good morning residents,
As we know that many are finding it challenging ordering deliveries of essential items, we have decided to share that Chris Merrick, a WHRA resident, has offered his delivery service to the community. His information is attached.
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March 31st Office of the Mayor and Council Updates:
During these challenging times the businesses of Kerr Village and Downtown Oakville require our support. Many have shifted their businesses to allow residents to enjoy take out or delivery services.
Find out more by visiting these websites:
Information about the Town of Oakville’s response to COVID 19 can be found here:
Hello WHRA Members,
The Committee would like to wish you all a very Happy Holiday. If you like, you can click the link below and you will see the Christmas video Johannes Linstead (a WHRA resident and excellent Latin music band leader) sent us from some lovely, warm looking paradise. That is our Christmas card to you! All the best for the season!
The WHRA Exec Committee
One of the many great pleasures of living in the West Harbour neighbourhood is the history of the area. On a snowy, icy December afternoon, you may want to peruse the website of the Oakville Historical Society. They have posted to their website a large collection of photos and documents relevant to our area.
Check out the map of Oakville from 1836, with nearly every lot and road as it is today. Lakeshore Road was originally Colborne Road, but otherwise the map looks very similar to today. You can acquire a copy of this map, and others, at the Oakville Historical Society offices.
An example of West Harbour from their excellent photo library:
From their website:
“This is the Old Tannery located at the West Pier on Sixteen Mile Creek. It was built in 1836 as a brewery and distillery. The stones on the left of the picture were piled by stonehookers in 1900. Used as a postcard.”
All images used with permission of the Oakville Historical Society.
Yesterday the Town of Oakville dedicated a plaque to significant Black history in our West Harbour area. In attendance were Mayor Rob Burton and Regional Councillor Cathy Duddeck, along with others. An art installation will be dedicated in the spring.
Oakville, November 5, 2019 – For Immediate Release
We take any concerns associated with our drinking water and public safety very
seriously. As Halton Region is responsible for water purification, I will be bringing
forward a resolution at our next Halton Regional Council meeting to encourage
residents to replace any private lead water pipes with safe pipes because Halton
Region has already replaced all public pipes that were manufactured with lead.
I will also be writing to the provincial Minister of Education about water safety standards
in our schools.
I appreciate the enterprising journalism, led by Robert Cribb, highlighting that remaining
lead in water comes from residences and schools that have not yet replaced lead-based
Halton Region staff investigated and confirmed that:
“The school referenced in the article is White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville. The
flushed and standing water samples were taken in August 2018. Before the school
opened, resamples were taken. The results indicated that the flushed water was within
the acceptable limits for lead. In September 2018, parents and guardians were informed
and the results were available online. School boards have the responsibility to conduct
regular lead testing, pipe flushing, pipe replacements and notifications as legislated
through the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002.
Halton Region is committed to providing safe, high quality drinking water to our
residents. The risk of lead in Halton Region’s public drinking water system is very low.
We conduct regular sampling of our public infrastructure and results continue to show
levels that meet the Ontario Drinking Water Standard, 2002. We educate and
encourage private homeowners to test their plumbing for the presence of lead through
our Lead Sampling program.
Halton Region has replaced all known lead service connections on the public side.
Levels of lead in Halton continue to be within the guidelines set by the Ontario Ministry
of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP).”
Additional information is available at: https://www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Water-andEnvironment/Water-Quality-Protection/Lead-in-Drinking-Water-Service-Lines
For more information, please contact:
Community Engagement and Communications Coordinator, Office of the Mayor and Council
905-845-6601, ext. 3788