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Welcome to your revamped Oakville News!

Today is the official relaunch of your go-to source for local news and information, now under the Village Media banner

Looking for reliable hometown headlines? This is definitely the place to click — now more than ever.

Welcome to your revamped, redesigned Oakville News, the latest addition to Village Media’s expanding network of local websites devoted to community journalism. We cover the stories that matter most: the ones right in your neighbourhood.

Unveiled this morning, Oakville News is Village Media’s 23rd owned-and-operated local news source in Ontario, joining neighbouring sites BurlingtonToday, HaltonHillsToday, FlamboroughToday and the soon-to-be launched MiltonToday.

Our roster also includes The Trillium, the largest team of Queen's Park journalists covering provincial politics and policy at the Ontario Legislature.

Oakville News was created more than a decade ago with the goal of providing residents with reliable, independent journalism aimed at strengthening the community, celebrating local achievements and holding your municipal government to account. Village Media, which acquired the site in February, is excited to double down on that mission with expanded, up-to-the-minute coverage.

“We are thrilled to be in Oakville, a town where people care deeply about the news and events happening around them,” says Jeff Elgie, CEO of Village Media. “We have inherited an amazing team and we’re looking forward to giving local residents even more of the quality local reporting they have come to expect from Oakville News.”

The editor of Oakville News is Tyler Collins, a Sheridan College graduate who began writing for the site in 2016, specializing in live event coverage and entertainment. Staff reporter Ben Brown joined the team last year, covering crime, business and every other story that comes his way.

Born digital, Village Media is an industry leader that operates on an innovative, custom-built content management system developed in-house. Our hyperlocal websites are free, super-fast and easy to navigate, whether you’re on a phone, computer or tablet. 

More importantly, each site is a trusted source of accurate, fact-based journalism and other local information, including weather reports, obituaries and classified ads.

“When done with purpose and passion, local journalism has the power to connect and inform like nothing else can,” says Michael Friscolanti, Editor-in-Chief of Village Media. “We introduce you to fascinating neighbours and celebrate the things that make our communities wonderful, but we also ask the tough questions that deserve answers. When local news thrives, everyone benefits.”

If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for the Oakville News free e-mail newsletter, which delivers the latest local headlines to your inbox every afternoon at 3 p.m., seven days a week.

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