Canadian mortgage rules to change

After consulting with major Canadian lenders, Flaherty outlined the latest weapons at Ottawa’s disposal aimed at removing some of the speculative froth in the housing market.

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Petition Against 5% Increase in GO Transit Fares for 2010

As he was a year ago, Milton resident Andrew Salmons is all over GO Transit's recent announcement that they will yet again raise fares by 5% for 2010. I'd

Salmons officially running for Ward 1

Andrew Salmons confirmed today via the Milton Hawthorne Villager Forum, that he has indeed filed his paperwork and is running for Councillor in Milton's Ward 1. Hi Everyone, I've decided

Milton Town Council Meetings should be streamed

From Zeeshan Hamid: Continue reading "Web-stream these meetings already!" You can read Zeeshan Hamid's blog here Comments on this story are

Halton MP Raitt moves down in Harper cabinet shuffle

From the Toronto Star: Ten ministers change portfolios; Flaherty remains at Finance Lisa Raitt paid the price for careless talk and an isotope shortage as Prime Minister Stephen Harper used

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‘Hawthorne Villager’ Di Lorenzo running for Ward 7

Milton resident and owner/moderator of the popular Hawthorne Villager discussion forums Rick Di Lorenzo, has filed his paperwork and declared his intention to run for Town Council in

Cluett officially joins the race

In another message from the 'worst kept secret in Milton' department, Mike Cluett confirmed this morning via his Twitter account that he has indeed filed his paperwork and

Hamid, Best and Smith throw their hats into the ring

2010 has arrived and it looks like the race is on for Milton's eight Town Council positions spread across it's recently realigned 8 Wards. Zeeshan Hamid started things off

Milton tax increase official

From Mike Cluett: Last Monday night at Town Hall the 2010 captial and operating budgets were approved for a total increase in budget of 3.24%. As Melanie Hennessey of the

Halton looking to protect 36% of its developable land

Kudos to Halton Region, which is finally looking to limit development after a huge amount of some of Ontario's finest farmland has already been or is planned to

Derry Road underpass update

Earlier this week, Local and Regional Councillor Colin Best posted an update on the Hawthorne Villager forums on the possible acceleration of a project critical those living in

Derry Road underpass update

From Earlier this week, Local and Regional Councillor Colin Best posted an update on the Hawthorne Villager forums on the possible acceleration of a project critical those living

10 Big GTA Infrastructure Projects

From the Toronto Star: We're not talking about art galleries, opera houses or concert halls here; we're talking sewers, roads, bridges, the sort of basic below-the-radar stuff that most

Uproar in Milton over increased development charges passed on by Mattamy

The popular Hawthorne Villager forums are glowing red hot this week as many soon-to-be residents of brand new Mattamy-built homes received their much-anticipated letters from Mattamy announcing details

New Ward Boundaries Balance Growing Population

After an extensive review and consultation process, Milton Council has approved a change in ward boundaries and local representation from four wards to eight wards. There are no

Photos of Milton’s first confirmed tornado in over 150 years

Information below from Regional Councillor Colin Best: Images of the funnel cloud and aftermath of last week's storm and tornado in Milton Town of Milton staff will be presenting a

Town receives grants through Building Canada Fund

From the Town of Milton: Infrastructure funding gives green light to key Milton projects On June 12, 2009, Federal Minister Lisa Raitt, MP, Halton and Kevin Flynn, MPP, representing the

No-frills university urged in GTA

From The Toronto Star Ontario should consider creating a new university in the GTA – undergraduates only, very little research – to handle the explosion of 25,000 extra students

The One Million Dollar Wall

Mike Cluett Mike Cluett's Milton Blog Below is a letter to the editor from Andrew Goodwin about the $1 MILLION glass wall for the new Milton Town Hall. I've

Message to McGuinty: Address the 905 Gap

We couldn't have said this any better. An editorial from today's Toronto Star: Surging population growth is widening an already serious gap in hospital funding in the regions surrounding Toronto.

Are they nuts?!

Mike Cluett Mike Cluett's Milton Blog As many readers to my blog know, I have been supportive of the Region of Halton’s efforts to get the provincial government to provide

Town Council to discuss tax increase

Mike Cluett Mike Cluett's Milton Blog As reported today, Milton Town Council will be discussing a potential tax increase of 5.6 per cent on December 8th.  One can only hope that

Smitherman ignoring Halton's needs

Mike Cluett Mike Cluett's Milton Blog Ontario's Energy and Infrastructure Minister George “Future Toronto Mayor” Smitherman says that Halton's growing pains “aren’t unique” and cant promise any additional funding. He

Motion to stall development will have little or no effect in Milton

It looks like Gary Carr's motion to stall Halton development will have little or no affect in Milton. Here is the latest from Milton Councillor Colin Best, from a

Showdown looms in Halton

Regional council passes resolution to stall growth of new developments if province doesn't pay Halton Region Council threw down the gauntlet yesterday with a resolution that says to developers

Region debating water fluoridation

When in doubt, take it out. That was the message councillors delivered loud and clear Thursday night after taking the first step to remove fluoride from drinking water in

To fluoridate or not to fluoridate…

Let the debate begin. Local Councillor Colin Best recently posted a question on the Hawthorne Villager Forums asking for opinions on new Milton's water supply - keep it fluoridated,

Is the Thompson Road nightmare almost over?

After enduring years of pain and agony in the form of Thompson Road between Derry and Main Streets - can if finally be almost over??  That's the way it

Have you taken Milton Transit?

Mike Cluett Mike Cluett's Milton Blog Did the Town of Milton suffer from the “chicken and the egg” syndrome?  Did they spend millions of dollars unnecessarily to get brand new

Time to expand Greenbelt?

Mike Cluett Mike Cluett's Milton Blog With the changes that are being made and expanding the province's green belt (ie. "cant build here" legislation) it could definitely throw a monkey

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