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Construction on Oxford Road 59 bridge to start Feb 14

Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2024 03:30 PM

Traffic on Oxford Road 59 between Devonshire Avenue and Tecumseh Street in Woodstock to be reduced to a single lane northbound from mid-February to December 2024

Major rehabilitation work on the Oxford Road 59 (Vansittart Avenue) bridge in Woodstock is scheduled to start February 14, 2024, reducing traffic to a single lane northbound between Devonshire Avenue and Tecumseh Street until construction is completed in December 2024.

The bridge, originally built in 1967, is undergoing major...

Black History Month in Oxford County

Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2024 09:06 AM

Every February, people across Canada celebrate Black History Month to honour the enormous contributions Black people have made and continue to make in all sectors of our society. This year’s theme is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build.” It’s an opportunity to celebrate the resilience, innovation and determination of Black people as we listen, learn and foster greater understanding and compassion in our everyday interactions.

Oxford County’s new Strategic Plan...

Warden to present 14th annual Oxford Stewardship Award

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024 11:47 AM

Oxford County Warden Marcus Ryan will present a local landowner with the 14th annual Oxford Stewardship Award at the February 14 meeting of County Council. The award recognizes County landowners who have made exemplary contributions to preserve and enhance the natural features and areas on their properties, such as woodlands, wetlands, streams and meadows.

     WHEN:

Wednesday, February 14, 2023
Award presentation to take place at approximately 9:30 a.m.

     WHERE:

Oxford County Administration Building –...

Oxford Stewardship Award nominees Cobi and Steve Sauder

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024 10:45 AM

Steve and Cobi Sauder – A legacy of conservation

Cobi and Steve Sauder have dedicated their lives to outdoor education and conservation. Cobi is an outdoor education teacher, and Steve is a retiree who enjoyed a rewarding career with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. 

Cobi says they have always taken pride in being good caretakers and land stewards at their 100-acre property in Zorra Township.

“We felt privileged to be afforded the opportunity to live on a 100-acre farm, so we just...

Oxford Stewardship Award nominees Greg and Marsha Litt

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024 10:41 AM

Greg and Marsha Litt – Building a wetland  

Marsha and Greg Litt didn't waste time rolling up their sleeves and getting to work after purchasing their 60-acre property near Ingersoll three and a half years ago.

First on the list was removing some dead American cranberry bushes to make room for a small shallow wetland in a low-lying wet area of their property. The couple then started working with the Upper Thames Conservation Authority to help with grants and the approval process to establish a new...