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Snowy greetings, neighbors!
 
In this issue:
  • Feb 6 COCA meeting – School Board Trustees
  • Upcoming COCA events
  • Speeding near schools
  • Climate action in Halton – Share your voice (and take action) Feb 10
  • COCA & Climate
  • Angora Market opens in Kingsway Plaza
  • Snow clearing information
  • Spring and summer recreation program registration starts Feb 8
  • Looking for a de-paving project site - OakvilleGreen
  • Fire fighting career opportunity for teen women
  • Halton Region waste management survey
  • Make Every Bite Count Survey – food waste & loss
  • Cannabis update
  • Update from our Councillors
  • Taste of Oakville Feb 19 – March 4
Feb 6 COCA meeting with School Board Trustees
Come meet School Board Trustees from both Halton District School Board and Halton District Catholic School Board. The Trustees will provide an update on each school board and take questions.  Thursday, Feb 6, 7:30 pm, Hilton Garden Inn
 
Upcoming COCA events:
Feb 6 – School Trustees from Halton and Halton Catholic Boards
March 5 – Topic/guest TBD
April 2 – No community meeting this month
May 7 – Tentative community meeting. Topic/guest TBD
May 9 – Community Clean Up, followed by barbecue
June 11 – Annual General Meeting with Mayor
July/August – no meetings
www.ourclearview.org
 
Speeding near schools
There have been reports of dangerous driving near the schools, particularly when children are arriving in the morning. All residents are urged to obey speed restrictions – which are lowered near schools – and to be alert to students walking and riding their bikes to school. Because of speeding behavior, Kingsway Drive will be receiving permanent radar speed displays for the designated school zones for both James W. Hill School and St. Luke’s School.
 
Climate Action in Halton – Share Your Voice (and take action) Feb 10
All residents of Halton are welcome to attend this open space discussion about the impacts of Climate Change in our community.  The goal of the evening is to give concerned citizens an opportunity to speak about issues that matter to them and to come away with actionable solutions.
Monday, February 10, 6-9pm, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville. Please register here, to accurately anticipate attendance.
 
COCA and Climate
At COCA’s January meeting, the Board was enthusiastic about including climate information, opportunities and actions in our community role. Several other Ward 3 Residents Associations address conservation and climate issues.
 
Angora Market opens in Kingsway Plaza
A new independent food market with a small café area has opened in the location of the old Hasty Market at Kingsway Plaza. Try their Turkish coffee and baklava by the window, as well as other baked goods, specialty teas and a wide variety of items.  Let’s support this new business! Click here to see the location of Angora Turkish Food Market.

Snow Clearing Information
Here is a list of frequently asked questions on Oakville’s Snow program. You can get 24-hour information by calling the town's snow information line at 905-815-5999.  Or you can track the progress of the snowplows at Snow Tracker.
 
Spring and Summer Recreation Registration Feb 8
Oakville offers a wide variety of programs for all ages and abilities this spring and summer! Browse the interactive guide  or pick up a copy at Recreation and Culture facilities, libraries and Town Hall.  Registration opens for:
  • Residents on Saturday, February 8
  • Seniors Services 50+ on Tuesday, February 18, and
  • Non-residents on Friday, February 21.
To register online, you will need a family PIN and personal ID for each person you are registering. You can create an account or update your information online at any time.
 
Looking for a Depave Paradise Project Location! Grey to Green!
OakvilleGreen is looking for a new location that could turn from a paved area to a green and living area. For information about the 2019 depaving project see here. If you know of an accessible area with unwanted or unutilized pavement that can be turned into a garden or green space, send an email to programs@oakvillegreen.org
 
Fire Fighting Career Experience for Young Women
Check out this unique opportunity for 30 young women aged 15 to 18 years to learn what it’s like to have a career in the fire services – beyond fire suppression. Check out this CHCH News video for a glimpse of what to expect  Application deadline April 3, 2020
Camp Molly is free to attend, but space is limited - so apply now!
 
Halton Region wants to hear your thoughts on waste management
Reducing community waste is one of the many ways that we can work together to protect the environment. Halton Region provides curbside collection services (including Blue Box and Green Cart) and drop-off programs at the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS).
Take Halton Region’s waste survey!
Halton wants to learn how you stay informed about Regional waste management programs and which ones you use regularly, such as weekly curbside collection programs and drop-off services.

Make Every Bite Count Survey
The Halton Environmental Network has partnered with Value Chain Management International, a global food consultancy group and leader in identifying and analyzing food loss and waste, in a cutting edge study: Make Every Bite Count This project will help us understand the Carbon "FoodPrint" of household food waste and guide future programs to reduce our environmental impacts.   Please take a few minutes to engage in climate action by completing their survey.
 
Cannabis:
On March 3 we have a special meeting (7 pm start) to discuss the status of Cannabis regulations and the Town's opt out decision a year ago. Delegations are welcome.  Check the Town website later in February for meeting details.
 
Update from our Councillors:
From the January 27 issue of Ward 3 news:
Here are a few highlights of what is coming up on the Council Agenda: We are looking forward to receiving reports  February 24 from the Community Energy Task Force  and a Downtown construction update. On March 3 we have a special meeting (7 pm start) to discuss the status of Cannabis regulations and the Town's opt out decision a year ago. As a reminder regular Council meetings now start at 6:30pm to allow time to address both Community Services and Administrative Services agenda items. Planning and Development and Special Council meetings will continue to start at 7 pm.

At the January 15th meeting of Regional Council, annual appointments were made for the various Regional committees, as well as for Chairs & Vice-Chairs. Ward 7 Councillor Pavan Parmar was appointed Chair, Planning and Public Works, and Ward 3 Councillor Dave Gittings was appointed Chair, Health and Social Services.
 
Town Councillor Haslett-Theall:
janet.haslett-theall@oakville.ca
Phone:   289-837-3923
Regional & Town Councillor Gittings:
Email:   dave.gittings@oakville.ca
Phone:  905-844-5513

Taste of Oakville Feb 19 – March 4
Mark your calendars for A Taste of Oakville 2020, taking place February 19 to March 4 downtown. During this event, participating restaurants will be offering prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner, allowing you to enjoy some of Oakville's best food at a discount. Don't forget to make your Valentine reservations as well. 
 
All the best,
COCA Board

COCA - Clearview Oakville Community Alliance
Your Neighbourhood Residents Association

Links for reference:
Halton Climate Event rsvp: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/halton-action-on-climate-change-come-share-your-voice-tickets-90004731575
Snow FAQs: https://www.oakville.ca/residents/snow-clearing-faq.html
Snow plow tracker: https://511portal.com/oakville
Spring/summer recreation programming: https://secure.oakville.ca/iris/Start/Start.asp
Camp Molly firefighting experience: https://www.oakville.ca/residents/camp-molly.html
Halton Region Waste survey: http://www.halton.ca/waste
Make Every Bite Survey: https://www.menti.com/y6j8cezzm8
Council Agenda: https://securepwa.oakville.ca/eams/
Oakville Community Energy Task Force: https://www.oakville.ca/environment/community-energy-plan.html
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