Clearview Community Notices
Last year COCA was a founding member of We Love Oakville, a grassroots organization composed of residents’ associations in Oakville who collaborated to stop the possible amalgamation of the four municipalities in Halton, including our town, into a single city.
After wrapping up the STOP AMALGAMATION campaign and making a donation of $2,500 to the United Way, we have come together again to support our community during the COVID-19 emergency and beyond.
We all recognize that the COVID-19 public health emergency is also an economic crisis. Despite government support and other efforts being
made, our local charities and community groups report staggering increases in requests for help. It is a crisis that will continue well beyond the lifting of the current emergency restrictions.
This has become the reality that has touched so many of our neighbours including those who have lost their jobs or been laid off in hard hit economic sectors such as hospitality and travel; seniors
living in isolation; families and individuals who now have to rely on food banks; students without summer jobs; and single
parents, abused women and children, and others dependent upon social services that have had to close their doors.
After considering various ways in which We Love Oakville can contribute to our community (including supplying PPE to frontline workers), we are pleased to collaborate with the Oakville Community Foundation.
The Foundation is a registered charity which was established 25 years ago to build community in our town by facilitating philanthropy from families, businesses, and residents. To support our local community during this challenging time and beyond, the Foundation recently established the Oakville Resiliency Fund to provide grants to Oakville charities that are delivering frontline services. The Foundation is working closely with local governments and charities to identify the greatest needs.
If you are considering donating, we recommend the We Love Oakville Fund. All donations will be pooled with the Oakville Resiliency Fund. 100% of your gift will go to frontline charities, and charitable receipts will be issued for all donations of $20.00 and more.
Thank you for supporting our community during this time of need.
2020 BBQ / Clean Up Day postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic -
in line with Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecolgy and Human Rights (OCCPEHR) action.
Thank you to our supporters and sponsors!
2019 Clearview Clean Up & Barbecue
Thank you to all who helped make it a success!
Great participation, great weather, and community spirit all contributed to last year’s successful day. Over 250 residents were out to clean up litter in our neighborhood, enjoy a free barbecue, participate in yoga, and socialize. A special thank you to our sponsors and supporters who helped make the day possible!
The Kloet family organized this event for many years and the Kloet/Apel RE/MAX Realty Team promotes COCA news to everyone in Clearview through their MarketWatch newsletter.
2019 Clean Up & Barbecue Sponsors:
Andrew Heideman Desjardins Insurance Agency*
Lifetree Healing & Teaching Centre
Asiya Khan Law Chamber*
*Sponsor has a Clearview resident connection
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Oakville's Decision on Cannabis Stores
Oakville Town Council voted to opt out of recreational cannabis retail locations in Oakville.
COCA submitted a letter urging the Town to opt out, based on the results of our survey of Clearview residents. We
received 887 responses from our 2,270 residences. 868 (97.9%) supported opting out. 17 (1.9%) supported opting in.
2 (0.2%) had no preference. For more information see: COCA cannabis survey
Free Windrow Removal From End of Driveways for Seniors 65+ and People with Physical Disabilities or Medical Conditions
Did you know that that piled up snow is called a “windrow”? The town's windrow clearing program helps seniors 65+ and people with physical disabilities or medical conditions that are unable to clear the windrow on their own. More information at https://www.oakville.ca/residents/windrow-program.html
SE Oakville Community Centre
Our SE Oakville community centre construction is proceeding. The expected opening date is September 2020.
Oakville Transit Update
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.
Community Safety Information
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.
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: