Clearview Community Notices
Mark this in your calendars!
Join Oakvillegreen on Saturday, October 20 at Shaarei Beth-El Synagogue for our Autumn Tree Inventory Workshop! During this two-hour event, you will learn tree identification skills, use the tools of the trade for measuring tree size, learn the importance of city trees and how to care for them, and more! Register today at oakvillegreen.org/events
Community Safety Information
See a crime in progress? Anonymous tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers. "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something?” Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through their website.
Have a Security Camera? Consider joining Security Camera Resource and Mapping (S.C.R.A.M.) This community-based crime prevention opportunity and investigative resource enlists the help of Halton residents. It enables community members to voluntarily identify their residential video surveillance location through a simple, secure, confidential, online form located on the Halton Regional Police Service website.
Oakvillegreen Conservation Association’s Backyard Tree Planting Program (BYTP).
BYTP is successfully on track to exceed their target of planting 80 trees by the end of this year!
In partnership with Toronto-based LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests), BYTP provides Oakville homeowners and multi-units with properly-planted native trees at a subsidized price.
If you are interested in participating, you can sign up for the program online at https://www.yourleaf.org/homeowners and benefit from:
The BYTP program focuses on planting the right trees in the right places to grow a healthy and sustainable urban forest. It will enhance the native biodiversity of Oakville’s urban forest, improve air quality, reduce residential heating and cooling costs, and help homeowners replace ash trees killed by Emerald Ash Borer. This tree planting program is an important step towards reaching Oakville’s canopy cover goals. Find out more at http://oakvillegreen.org/backyard-tree-planting-program/.
Autumn is a great time to plant trees, and BYTP will begin consults for Oakville homeowners and multi-units very shortly. Join Oakvillegreen on Saturday, October 20 at Shaarei Beth-El Synagogue for our Autumn Tree Inventory Workshop! During this two-hour event, you will learn tree identification skills, use the tools of the trade for measuring tree size, learn the importance of city trees and how to care for them, and more! Register today at oakvillegreen.org/events
Oakville Coyote Program
Check out our coyote reporting form, that is now compatible with mobile devices and also allows users to upload pictures and video and post to social media. Help keep your community coyote aware!
Coyotes are found in urban environments throughout North America
Though there is a rise in awareness that coyotes are around, there is still a great deal of misunderstanding among residents about coyote behaviour and their role in our urban ecology. Coyotes help keep rodent populations in check. They usually steer clear of residential areas and humans, and prefer to make their homes in large parks and woodlands. However, they will occasionally seek food or shelter in residential neighbourhoods if the opportunity arises.
While seeing a coyote in Oakville is not necessarily cause for alarm, it can be concerning when coyotes come a bit too close for comfort. The town’s coyote hazing video explains what to do if you encounter a coyote on your property, and shows you how to haze or scare them away.
If embraced by the entire community, repeated hazing ensures coyotes maintain their fear of humans and know our homes are off limits.
Reducing coyote conflicts
Feeding coyotes, running from them and allowing pets to roam off-leash have contributed to coyotes losing their inhibitions towards people. There are a number of things we can all do to help reduce human-coyote conflicts:
Mange is circulating in some coyote populations in Oakville which has led to these animals frequenting residential neighbourhoods to seek warmth and find easy food such as birdseed and garbage. Mange is not a threat to humans or pets and does not directly lead to increased aggression. To learn more please see our Coyote Fact Sheet (pdf).
Through the coyote reporting form, the town is working with the Oakville Humane Society to assist them in locating and treating infected coyotes. Please report coyote sightings and activity through this system. If there is an immediate risk to safety call 911 as the reporting system is not designed to respond to these types of calls.
Visit the coyote sightings map to learn where coyotes have been observed. This mapping reflects reported sightings and is not meant to indicate the number of coyotes present or a complete profile of where coyotes are present in Oakville. It provides the town and residents with useful information on understanding where the possibility of encountering a coyote may be more prevalent.
Capture and relocation of coyotes to more than one kilometre away is not permitted under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. Research shows wildlife relocated from urban areas usually return or become a problem elsewhere. In addition, when coyotes are hunted or lethally destroyed, they compensate by producing larger litters and expanding their range. Only in rare cases where an individual coyote is demonstrating unusual / aggressive behaviour or severe trauma or illness do animal control agencies capture coyotes.
If a coyote poses an immediate threat to safety, call 911.
Contact the Oakville Humane Society at 905-845-1551 if you encounter a coyote you believe to be sick or injured.
In addition, the town offers a number of other resources and links on coyote awareness and co-existence:
Oakville Updates and Information
SE Oakville Community Centre
Approval has been granted for our SE Oakville community centre design and construction is proceeding. The expected opening date is September 2020.
Updates from Barry Cole, Director of Oakville Transit
Beginning on December 31, 2017 the Clearview area will be receiving improved access to Oakville Transit services. Oakville Transit’s Route 4 (Speers/Cornwall) will be shortened in the west end to allow time for it to be rerouted at the east end via Ford, Sheridan Garden Drive, and Winston Churchill. This will provide all day, everyday service to the south Clearview area. Route 4 provides direct access to the Clarkson GO, Oakville GO, and Bronte GO while also connecting to Route 12 which will continue to serve the north area
In addition, the last two scheduled evening trips on Routes 12 and 11 are being discontinued and replaced with Oakville Transit’s new Home to Hub service providing transportation from your residence to the nearest transit hub where you can connect with regular service. Later in January this Home to Hub service will also be made available on weekends.
Please visit the Oakville Transit website for complete details, maps and schedules.