Halton Hills Newspapers

Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 17 Sep 2020, p. 8

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th ei fp .c a Th e IF P -H al to n H ill s | T hu rs da y, S ep te m be r 17 ,2 02 0 | 8 ASK THE PROFESSIONAL 33 Main Street South Acton, ON L7J 1X3 Tel: 519-853-1330 Fax: 519-853-4645 Email: Mark@mchlawyers.com Mark Hilliard Mackenzie Chapman Hilliard Barristers and Solicitors The advice offered in this column is intended for informational purposes only. Use of this column is not intended to replace or substitute any professional, financial, medical, legal, or other professional advice. We work for you. legal matters Q A REAL ESTATE LAW What is bridge financing? Abridge loan is a temporary loan obtained when the closing date for your purchase comes before the closing date for your sale. Usually, when you are buying and selling, you rely on the sale proceeds to fund the purchase. Often you will arrange both closing dates to be on the same day, so your sale closes and then you are able to close your purchase. However, if you would like to close your purchase before your sale, you would obtain a bridge loan for the time in between, whether it is for just one day or a number of weeks. The interest rate is a little higher than it would be for conventional bank mortgage, but the benefits may be worth the extra cost. For instance, this process allows you to stretch out your moving-in over more than one day. Also, it avoids the dilemma of having your sale not go through quickly or at all, which results in your purchase being delayed or derailed. While we are currently only open for urgent eye care, we are getting prepared for a full re-opening of our offices as soon as health officials will allow.We wish to assure all our current and new patients that strong safety measures will be in place when we do open. Hope to see you soon and stay safe! We are open but due to the current virus situation we have to limit the number of people in our office. If you are planning a visit (for routine eye examinations, eyewear purchase and repair, contact lens pick up etc), please contact us in advance and we will arrange an appointment time for you. This will prevent overcrowding and keep everyone safe! 905-877-8500 •www.devereauxcemetery.ca A Final Gift to Your Family Main Office: 600 Spring Gardens Road, Burlington Owned & Operated by The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of the Diocese of Hamilton in Ontario Cemetery Address: 12337 17th Side Road, Georgetown Prearranging your burial or cremation is the last gift you can give your family. It releases them from having to quickly make decisions in their time of grief. It also frees them from the need to pay costs associated with your cemetery arrangements. Contact one of our family counsellors to discuss your wishes and options. Have you noticed how welcoming the arena and centre are looking with new paving and lines, and a won- derful digital sign at the en- trance? All Halton Hills town fa- cilities are gradually open- ing up. If you should visit the centre, you are asked to wear a mask, answer a brief questionnaire and self dis- tance. We want everyone to stay healthy. There is a new edition of the Hillsview newsletter. It covers September and Octo- ber. It is being published jointly with our sister cen- tre, Hillsview Georgetown. Many programs have re- sumed, including bone builder, gentle fitness, L- HIN exercises, Zumba gold, the book club, art club and line dancing, as well as the very popular Friday after- noon bingo and bimonthly movie matinee. You can drop in on Mon- day to mingle and chat with fellow members (bring your own beverage/snack). There is a $1 fee for the drop- in programs. The fundraising fish fry several weeks ago was a great success and we thank everyone who volunteered and those who purchased tickets -- especially Mac- Millan's Chow-Hound crew for cooking such a delicious meal, McDonald's for pro- viding a delicious treat and the Town of Halton Hills. We are planning on having an- other fish fry and burgers on Sept. 29. Watch for de- tails. Members will still be re- ceiving robo telephone calls or emails about the various programs as they restart, with instructions on how to register. Did you know that the reading library is still in the entranceway with a se- lection of books, videos and puzzles for you to borrow? And, yes, you can add your loonie to the 50/50 draw at the front desk. We thank Wendy Krever and Michelle Durham for steering us through these challenging times. David McLean is the president of the Hillsview Active Living Centre in Acton. He can be reached at david@mcleanweb.ca. OPINION ACTIVITY BUILDING AT HILLSVIEW CENTRE CONTINUES TO BRING BACK PROGRAMS, WITH SAFETY MEASURES ON PLACE, WRITES DAVID MCLEAN DAVID MCLEANColumn The Town of Halton Hills chief administrative officer is on leave. It is un- clear when Brent Marshall began leave or when acting CAO, Chris Mills, stepped into the role. Mills has been with the Town of Halton Hills since 2004, and was promoted to the position of commis- sioner of corporate servic- es on May 18. The Town confirmed Marshall was on leave, with no set end date. In March, the Town of Halton Hills declared a 'state of emergency' grant- ing the ability of the mayor and CAO to make decisions without approval of com- mittees or council. The declaration would allow the town to react to new in- formation quickly. The state of emergency is still in effect. COUNCIL TOWN CAO ON LEAVE WITH NO SET END DATE BRYAN MYERS bmyers@metroland.com

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