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

         #WhatsInYourForest #OakvilleBackyardTree #Oakville
 

 

Remember to get out and vote!

 

Oakville Municipal Elections - Monday, October 22

http://elections.oakville.ca 

 

Check out your Ward 3 Candidates Here!

 

 

Community Safety Information

 

         Suspicious Activity - report to Police if you experience something similar
         This Saturday Sept 15th at around 10:00 pm, we got a strong knock at the door, we opened to find a guy holding a big case
         of beer and claiming that we ordered...he kept trying to look into our home...the guy was weird..Something similar
         happened to our neighbor, someone delivering Pizza , when again he didn't order Pizza.
 

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.

 

Be sure your kids know how to be safe.  See Halton Police tips on Streetproofing Your Kids and Personal Safety.

 

 

Clearview Environment

 

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:

  • an on-site consultation with a certified arborist
  • delivery of a native tree 
  • planting service (or you can choose the Do-It-Yourself option for cost savings)
  • valuable information on tree care & maintenance


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

          #WhatsInYourForest #OakvilleBackyardTree #Oakville
 

 

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:

  • Discourage coyotes from entering your property by removing brush piles or clearing areas of debris that may be perceived as a resting place or den.
  • Don't feed coyotes. Ensure garbage, bird feed and pet food is inaccessible.
  • Do not leave food waste in town garbage cans.
  • Keep pets attended and on leash. The town's by-laws require pets to be on leash except in designated areas (off-leash parks). Supervise animals when they are in the yard. Cats should not be permitted to roam freely.
  • Do not turn your back on, or run from a coyote. Stand tall, wave your arms and make lots of noise.

Coyote sightings and map

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:

Living with coyotes fact sheet (pdf)
Coyote tips (pdf)
Project Coyote

 

 

 

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 

of Clearview.

 

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.

http://www.oakvilletransit.ca/tsu-17nov28.html

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