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Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Ben Brown is a local news reporter from Oakville, Ontario, a graduate from WIlfrid Laurier University and a self-published author. His main focus is reporting on crime, local businesses and achievements, and general news assignments throughout town

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Oakville athlete claims national title at Canadian weightlifting championship

Oakville athlete claims national title at Canadian weightlifting championship

Oakville's Monica Knowlton threw around 438 lbs worth of barbells and plates at the 2024 Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships to claim the national title.
Halton celebrates Paramedic Day with an up-close look at the job

Halton celebrates Paramedic Day with an up-close look at the job

While Paramedic Services Week ended on a rainy Saturday, the community still came out to get an up-close look at what the job of a Halton paramedic looks like
18th annual 'Cruze Night' kicks off at Oakville Place

18th annual 'Cruze Night' kicks off at Oakville Place

Many of the car owners are from Oakville, but some travel from out of town to show off their cars at as many Cruze Nights in different cities as they can. 
LCBO employee threatened with pepper spray during Oakville robbery

LCBO employee threatened with pepper spray during Oakville robbery

According to Halton Police Constable Jeff Dillon, two male suspects allegedly stole 12 bottles of alcohol worth approximately $1,100 from an Oakville LCBO store.
Town spends $350,000 on new, busy traffic light

Town spends $350,000 on new, busy traffic light

Construction for the new traffic light is almost done, and the busy intersection will certainly be much safer. But were the installation costs inflated?
Stolen construction equipment at local storage lot leads to estimated $16,000 loss

Stolen construction equipment at local storage lot leads to estimated $16,000 loss

Police are investigating after construction equipment was stolen from an Oakville storage lot sometime within the last several months.
Four teenagers arrested after local Victoria Day firework incident

Four teenagers arrested after local Victoria Day firework incident

Police shut down Lakeshore Road, from Bronte Road to East Street, while officers worked to disperse the crowd. The area was cleared by midnight.
Oakville's Hollie Naughton wins fifth national title at Canadian Squash Championship

Oakville's Hollie Naughton wins fifth national title at Canadian Squash Championship

Without dropping a game, 29-year-old Squash athlete and Oakville local Hollie Naughton has earned her fifth national title.
Chartwell retirement residents plant trees with Oakvillegreen

Chartwell retirement residents plant trees with Oakvillegreen

With around 140 native species of trees to plant, attendees kept busy and made quick progress with each tree planted.
Woman arrested at Oakville Tim Hortons after vandalism, police say

Woman arrested at Oakville Tim Hortons after vandalism, police say

A 21-year-old suspect from Norfolk County has been arrested and charged with vandalism at an Oakville Tim Hortons.
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