Month: January 2018

Interim leader says he won’t run in March leadership race

Vic Fedeli is abandoning leadership ambitions for the provincial PC Party. Fedeli sent out an email to party members Jan. 30 saying, “It has been a chaotic time for our party and a steady hand is needed at the helm. It is time to put the party and the province ahead of any one person’s ambition. As such, I will work exclusively as interim leader to the party. I will not be running for the permanent leadership position. “We have a strong caucus, a strong roster of candidates with more to come and we will have a very worthy...

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Mississauga planning commissioner retiring with great memories

By Perry Lefko After 14 years as the planning and building commissioner for the City of Mississauga, Ed Sajecki is retiring. A longtime resident of the city, both in the north and south end, Sajecki has seen dramatic change, some of that as a result of the work he and his team have done combined with city council and the two mayors he worked for, Hazel McCallion and Bonnie Crombie. Sajecki talked to Peel Region Review about his time working for the city. He will continue working through the transition to find a replacement, expected to happen sometime in...

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City seeking help in Smart City campaign

Mississauga is taking up the smart cities challenge and wants residents and businesses to help lead the way in getting it done. In February, the city is hosting a series of meetings and online events to get input on how technology, data and innovation can improve life in Mississauga. The results will help formulate Mississauga’s Smart City Master Plan. The venture is also part of a Government of Canada initiative asking municipalities across the country for their smart city approaches. Ottawa will reward the best approaches with funding to implement the proposals. According to the federal government, a smart...

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Nominations open for Mississauga arts awards

Nominations are now open for the Marty Awards. This is the 24th year for the annual awards, ones that celebrate the best in arts in Mississauga and honour those from a broad spectrum who contribute to the city in various expressive mediums. Categories include those in music, the visual arts, theatre and dance as well as those that honour contributions to the arts. Following the selection process, winners will be announced at a gala reception on May 10 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. “Winning a Marty Award has become a symbol of excellence in the arts,” said Mike Douglas,...

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This is not a drill

It was just another beautiful sunny morning in paradise, when mobile phones woke up with the alert: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) issued the alert, interrupting radio and TV programming with a recorded message instructing people on what to do: “If you are outdoors, seek immediate shelter in a building. Remain indoors well away from windows. If you are driving, pull safely to the side of the road and seek shelter in a building (lie down on a floor). We’ll announce when the threat has ended....

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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

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