The Oakville fire department kicks off their home fire safety awareness campaign this week. From now until September 30, crews will be going door to door to talk about fire safety in the home.
In the wake of a Halifax house fire that killed seven Syrian newcomers earlier this year, the Oakville fire department is working with HMC Connections to spread messages of fire prevention specifically to new Canadians through fire prevention handbooks in six different languages.
Friendly home visits will provide residents with an opportunity to discuss fire safety issues with trained firefighters. The messages will focus on the need to maintain working smoke and CO alarms, the importance of home escape planning, and the hazards associated with in-home smoking and candle use.
Earlier this week, Town Councillors joined Chief Stacey Laforme and Stephen Paquette to raise the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation flag at Town Hall in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. By flying this flag, we acknowledge the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as the traditional custodians of the land we inhabit.
A permanent flag pole for the flag is set to be installed in the coming weeks.
We want to make sure paying your taxes is as hassle-free as possible. Did you know you don't have to make a special trip to Town Hall to make a payment in person? You can pay online with a credit card or enroll for a pre-authorized payment plan.
Check all the payment options and coming due dates at oakville.ca.
The next Town Council meeting takes place on Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Join us at the meeting to get the latest Council updates. There will also be a Special Council meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. where Council will consider a proposed
tow truck licensing by-law. You can also tune in to watch live on the town's