Steam Era Returns Labour Day Weekend

Many people think that the CNE getting ready to close down is the official sign of the end of summer.  For those of us in Milton, its the Steam Era! Starting this coming weekend is the 53rd edition of the Steam Era at Milton Fairgrounds.  According to the Steam Era website, their goal is “to…

Free Garbage Tags Expire Sept 7th

Just a reminder to Milton residents that the Region of Halton free bag tags expire this coming September 7th. After that you will be required to purchase them at $2.00 each. If you have any questions about the Halton Bag Tag program, please visit this website for more details OR you can call 3-1-1.  The…

Colour My Stash Contest for Movember is ON!

You might be walking around town, at work and in malls and observing a number of men with silly little attempts at moustaches and wondering…are the 70’s coming back?  Nope its Movember! Myself as well as hundreds of thousands of men in Canada are taking part in this annual tradition of growing our stash to…

Champion Editorial Comments on 3 Bag Limit

Unloading baggage We fully support Halton Region’s plan to reduce the bi-weekly number of garbage bags residents will be able to place curbside before a user-pay system kicks in. Next spring (April 1, 2013), residents will be provided with complimentary bag tags to affix to any garbage bags beyond their three-bag limit (currently residents enjoy…

Official Opening of Craig Kielburger High School

It was more like a rock concert than an opening!  All the students of CKSS were in the gymnasium of their new school to celebrate in the opening of Milton’s newest high school. The CKSS Spartan’s squad lead us with some great music and dancing.  There was singing by the glee club followed by student…

Blue Bins With Lids? Could be coming soon.

Coming up at tomorrow’s Region of Halton Planning & Public Works meeting will be a report on the Blue Box Litter Containment Study.  As some might remember this past spring, there were a number of days that were very windy not only in ward 6 but everywhere in the town of Milton. During these windy…

Boyne Survey Moves Forward

With the approval of the Boyne Survey financial agreements, we are moving closer to adding another estimated 50,000 new people to the town of Milton.  I have some concerns about the estimated total however.  Municipalities have been burned in the past underestimating the number of people projected for each area, which can lead to under…

2013 Budget Call Report – Possible 5.1% Increase

Milton 5.1% tax hike predicted From Milton Canadian Champion, Kim Arnott Milton property taxes could jump by as much as five per cent next year, as the Town grapples with issues that could put “unprecedented pressure” on both its capital and operating budgets. Along with inflationary pressures of more than three per cent, a staff report…

Construction on Louis St Laurent Coming

The Region of Halton has notified the Town of Milton that construction of 750 mm watermain installation from Reg Road 25 (Bronte Rd) to Fourth Line along Louis St Laurent. The contractor is The Cannington Group and the expected start date was June 27th but will being very soon.  The expected completion date is December…

Letters to Champion Regarding Council Pay Increase Approved

As it was recently reported in the Milton Canadian Champion (sorry the online version of the article isn’t up) Milton Town Council approved a salary increase.  You can find out some of the details here so I don’t have to rehash the whole argument.  It’s essentially like this.  Council approved a citizen’s based committee to…