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OSA Nominee profile - Teresa Piraino

Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 08:31 AM

How mixing work with pleasure is growing stewardship

A little goes a long way. That is the message Teresa Piraino wants to share as she and her husband Scott Gillingwater restore a piece of property in Blandford-Blenheim Township back to its natural state.

“We want to show people that even with a small corner of property you can do something beneficial for the local environment – like planting native plants that attract butterflies in a small garden by your house.”

Piraino and her husband both...

OSA Nominee profile - Chris Lee and Family

Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 08:11 AM

How an ugly farm became a natural oasis

When Chris Lee and his wife Sonya bought a farm on Oxford County’s picturesque Old Stage Road, there was a lot to be desired.

Lee was quick to admit that, “It was a very ugly farm.”

The 50-acre property on the one side of the road was a mess of dead trees, flooded fields and a large portion of swampy land that was not farmable. Not only were the esthetics bad, but the design of the land was not environmentally friendly or conducive to proper drainage. 


paved road with cement bridge in an urban area

Oxford Road 19 Corridor Improvements Class EA Study

Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2022 08:59 AM

Status: Notice of Study Completion

Updated November 17, 2023


Following completion of Oxford County’s 2019 Transportation Master Plan, the County identified the need to improve Oxford Road 19 to support the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. Accordingly, the County undertook a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study to consider improvement options for approximately 16 kilometres of Oxford Road 19 (excluding the Settlements of Springford and Otterville) to...

Circles program needs local allies to help lift others out of poverty

Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2022 05:42 AM

Oxford County is looking for volunteers who want to help lift individuals in our community out of poverty by joining our Circles program.

The Circles program began in 2019 to help tackle poverty by breaking down barriers and partnering those looking to break free of poverty with a middle-class support allies.

Oxford County is currently in need of more local allies to support the Circles program participants, called leaders. As an ally with Circles Oxford County, you will connect with people that...

Nominations now open for Oxford Tourism Awards

Posted on Monday, March 07, 2022 09:02 AM

It’s time to recognize Oxford County’s exceptional tourism businesses, organizations and individuals. Tourism Oxford is currently seeking nominations for the new annual Oxford Tourism Awards of Excellence.

It has been a priority for Tourism Oxford to develop an appreciation program to acknowledge the dedicated efforts of the regional tourism operators that excel in what they do. This award program will recognize the region’s tourism businesses, organizations, and individuals who have displayed excellence...