Month: February 2018

Mississauga approves grants for cultural groups

Mississauga has approved extensive funding for community, arts, heritage and cultural programs. In total, council committed more than $3.6 million, part of its 2018 Culture and Community Grants Program that supports not for profit community projects, programs and services. The grants are applied for by the groups and falls under an initiative geared to stimulate Mississauga’s creative economy and to show a commitment to long-term growth and sustainability of local culture. “The city is making investments to develop local talent and inspire new programs and services which meet community needs,” said Paul Mitcham, city community services commissioner. “The grants directly...

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Brampton Fire says forget the chocolates this Valentine’s Day

Struggling to find that perfect Valentine’s gift this year? The one that shows you really care? Brampton Fire has a low-cost, high-impact suggestion that you can find at your local home improvement store. Having a working smoke alarm on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas is not just the law – it’s also the best way you can protect your loved ones in an emergency. Smoke alarms can cost as little as $20 and provide you with the peace of mind that the people you care about most will have a critical early warning in...

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Mississauga looking for its next Youth Poet Laureate

Until March 18, the City of Mississauga is calling for submissions as its second Youth Poet Laureate. The Youth Poet Laureate serves as a literary ambassador for city youth and aims to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and young writers within their communities. The new Youth Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term beginning in April 2018 and ending in March 2020. The honorary position recognizes a young poet who writes excellent poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to the citizens of Mississauga. The key objectives of the position are to...

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Coyote awareness becoming increasingly important

Over the past few months, municipal officials have received an increased number of calls from residents about coyote sightings. Coyote-human interaction is becoming more common in communities as urban sprawl removes habitats where coyotes previously lived and people intentionally or unintentionally provide them with food sources. It is therefore important that residents understand coyote habitat, their behavior, what to do if a coyote is encountered, keeping your pets safe and how to deter coyotes from coming near homes. The coyote is a small relative of the wolf, averaging 30 to 40 pounds in weight, though may appear larger due...

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Feb. 7 is Winter Walk to School Day

Local students are asked to put their best feet forward on Feb. 7 for Winter Walk to School Day. Since 1996, Green Communities Canada has been a leading organization promoting active school travel. The goal is simple: to make walking, cycling and other forms of active, safe and sustainable transportation the norm for trips to and from school. The benefits of active school travel include healthier students, fewer emissions and less air pollution along with safer school zones and healthier communities. Increased active school travel supports the Ontario Climate Action Plan greenhouse gas reduction target of 80 per cent...

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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