Month: November 2017

2017 OMAA bursary award goes to …

City of Mississauga intern, Emily Frauts, recently won the Ontario Municipal Administrators’ Association (OMAA) 2017 bursary award. She was presented with a cheque in the amount of $5,000 at the OMAA fall workshop, held at Stratford, in front of an audience which included 85 municipal chief administrative officers from across Ontario. “The inflow of young talent into the municipal sector is vital to cultivate the required skills that will provide future leadership for Ontario local government,” said Neil Garbe, OMAA president and Town of Richmond Hill CAO, in a news release. “Emily is an excellent example of the energy...

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Statistics Canada confirms growth, youth and diversity in Brampton

Census figures from Statistics Canada underscores strong growth, youth and ethno-cultural diversity in Brampton, making it an attractive location for business and government investment. Population growth continues to be driven by immigration, with more than 52 per cent of the community born outside of Canada. People from 234 distinct ethnic backgrounds live in Brampton, a city that ranks fifth in Canada for population diversity. “Brampton is an exciting and dynamic place to live and work,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey, in a news release. “People from around the world are choosing to live here. Business and all levels of government...

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Mississauga library branch tracks down a rare book

By Perry Lefko If you’re looking for a book at any one of the Mississauga Library branches and you can’t find it, the staff members will find a way to get it for you if at all possible, even if means scouring the country. I found that out when I to the Frank McKechnie Library in October in search of Fear Strikes Out, The Jim Piersall Story, which was published in 1955. Jimmy Piersall, who passed away in June at the age of 87, was a onetime Major League Baseball player. Piersall played from 1950-1967, and following the 1953...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Black Enslavement in Upper Canada

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  2. The Black Community in Peel in the Late 19th Century

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  3. A Thread and a Story

    November 10, 2017 - February 25, 2018
  4. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018
  5. Skate on the Square

    December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 16, 2018 @ 10:30 pm