Thoughts & Happenings

Posted 8.28.14 @ 8:30 by: Staff

Auctioned for as high as $75 million to vintage car collectors, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta may break a previous world record soon and officially become the world’s most expensive car.

The two-seater red coupe, which has been owned by one of the heirs of a wealthy Italian family, is a part of a recent Bonhams vintage cars auction which is estimated to achieve a total sales of more than $450 million by Hagerty Group LLC.

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Posted 8.26.14 @ 9:5 by: Staff

Buying a luxury vacation home is a huge investment. Yes, you may not spend a lot of time at your luxury vacation home and may only be buying one for a summer time or a wintertime getaway; but, just like buying any type of property, you should consider it as a form of investment.

To assist you in getting that perfect getaway, read on the following top 8 things to consider when buying a vacation home.

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Posted 8.25.14 @ 9:45 by: Staff

If you’re new to Oakville or is planning to move in to town, then the Visit Oakville website is bound to be end up in your browser’s bookmark.  Much like having a dear friend who is all geared up to be your personal Oakville guide, the website has all the information a visitor may need and more.

Whether you may be into sports, lifestyle, general tourism or even doing a recon about Oakville, all of that are mere mouse clicks away through the Visit Oakville website. The site features the following highlights:

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Posted 8.25.14 @ 8:55 by: Staff

Best known of being the annual host of the Bell Canadian Open, Oakville has more to offer than that when it comes to the ultimate golfing experience for both the recreational player and the competitive golfer.

Below are some of the premier golf courses located on Oakville. They’re all just a short drive away from Toronto and houses some of Canada’s top championship courses.

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Posted 8.21.14 @ 8:55 by: Staff

Many of you would recognize Ron MacLean as the co-host from CBC’s program, Hockey Night in Canada; but do you know that this Canadian sportscaster is also one of the prominent residents of Oakville?

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Posted 8.20.14 @ 12:5 by: Staff

From the breathtaking blue sapphire engagement ring once worn by Diana, Princess of Wales and now by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge to Elizabeth Taylors legendary massive 33-carat type 11a diamond, we hope you enjoy our latest list of the world's most expensive engagement rings EVER!

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Posted 8.20.14 @ 9:10 by: Staff

It is no secret that Vancouver BC has some of the most expensive real estate properties in the world, but having a look at the following properties would make you double-take about just how expensive it is to live in Vancouver. In fact, if your Vancouver house is not at least $2 million in terms of sale value, it won’t even be classified as a ‘luxury home’ in the eyes of Vancouver’s society. With luxury home prices soaring upwards of $3 million and basic ‘homes’ worth at around $1 million, you better have very deep pockets if you want to get one of the most expensive real estate deals Vancouver has to offer.

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Posted 8.14.14 @ 9:5 by: Staff

From a $1,000 Lobster Frittata for breakfast to a $25,000 chocolate ice cream for dessert, we've covered the world's most expensive foods from the breakfast table to the dinner plate. Work up a hunger and break out the credit card, because this is one luxurious feast for the senses and wallet!

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Posted 8.14.14 @ 8:35 by: Staff

For a more proactive step towards protecting the town’s trees from invasive insects such as the Gypsy Moth, the Asian Long-horned Beetle (ALHB), and the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), the town of Oakville has taken actions to monitor the populations and movements of the aforementioned destructive insects.

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Posted 8.13.14 @ 7:15 by: Staff

For more than 3 decades, the Steerers Junior Sail Regatta has been dominated by Port Credit and Toronto’s Royal Canadian Yacht Club; but all of that changed a couple of weeks ago as Oakville’s BHYC or Bronte Harbour Yacht Club bagged the elusive trophy for the first time in 35 years.

The trophy, which was awarded at the annual Steerers Regatta of Port Credit Yacht Club to the best junior sail club has a rich history of its own, but we will talk about that later. The breakthrough event overjoyed the representatives of BHYC as well as their supporters. According from the PCYC website, only Port Credit was able to win the trophy for the last 30 years.

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