We are building a local news website that is 100% focused on the city and people of Burlington. From municipal government decisions to school updates, public safety information to business developments and features on local newsmakers and events in our community, BurlingtonToday.com aims to be your go-to source for local news.
At OakvilleNews.org, we strive to strengthen our community by connecting you to reliable, timely and accurate information about the issues, people and businesses that matter most to Oakville. We believe that local news and information should be free and accessible to all, as it plays an integral role in a healthy community.
OakvilleNews is part of Village Media’s growing network of online news sites, dedicated to providing local stories written by journalists who live and work in those communities. We are proud champions of local news and work diligently to deliver the news needed to help individuals stay engaged and informed.
Over the next few weeks, we will be hiring, establishing partnerships with local businesses and making a news site to keep you informed about our city. If you have any questions or want to be more involved, let us know at [email protected].
Brenda Jefferies is a lifelong resident of Waterdown, where she covered Flamborough news for 17 years, first as a journalist and then as editor of a weekly print publication. Her work has been recognized numerous times by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association, the Canadian Community Newspapers Association and Suburban Newspapers of America.
Brenda has covered many beats, from business and politics to sports and lifestyle, but her real passion is crafting the extraordinary stories that connect us as a community – wherever they may be found.
She earned her BA in English and French at McMaster University and has recently received her Technical Writing certificate from Algonquin College. She is passionate about community journalism and is excited for the opportunity to lead the BurlingtonToday.com editorial team and share the stories that matter to Burlington residents.
Away from work, Brenda serves on the board of Flamborough Connects and is an active Rotarian. She lives with her husband and daughter, along with Penny the coonhound and two cats.
Reporter Tania Theriault has just returned to Canada after more than two decades of living and working overseas.
She started her career in journalism in Bermuda, where she covered beats ranging from health and environment to parliament and courts for the island’s daily newspaper, The Royal Gazette. She later served as the paper’s assistant news editor and deputy business editor.
After moving to another quirky island – Jersey, Channel Islands – Tania branched into broadcasting, joining BBC Radio where she reported and produced a breakfast radio programme.
Print media called to her again, however, and she joined Jersey’s award-winning daily newspaper, The Jersey Evening Post, taking on the court and crime beat.
Now back on Canadian soil, towing her British husband and young son along, she is keen to learn what makes Burlington tick and to start bringing quality local stories to life.
Tania grew up in Nova Scotia and earned a BA Combined Honours in Political Science and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University and an MA in International Development from St Mary’s University.
She is an avid pickleball player with a penchant for travel.
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