Author: Jennifer McLaughlin

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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Riverstone Golf Club to become new recreation centre for east Brampton

Brampton City Council has authorized the purchase of Riverstone Golf Club, located near McVean Drive and Queen Street East. Plans include renovation of the existing clubhouse to become a new recreation centre to service Brampton’s east side. The amount set in the purchase agreement is $9 million, plus a $2.6 million contribution for capital improvements to convert the clubhouse into a recreation centre. Planned renovations include improvements to the pool area, expansion of the change rooms and fitness areas, the inclusion of several multipurpose rooms, new signage, accessibility upgrades, along with other interior and exterior improvements. The surrounding golf...

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Property tax increase for Brampton residents in 2018

Brampton residents will see a 2.7 per cent property tax increase in 2018, as outlined in the budget recently approved by city council. The rise includes increases for municipal, regional and provincial taxes used for school board funding. The rate hike translates to an increase of about $126 for an average residential home assessed at $471,000. Council cites feedback from residents for providing guidance in laying out the budget for 2018-2020. “We hear from our community through multiple channels every day, from calls and queries that come into our staff, to interactions at events, surveys and other engagement opportunities,”...

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Classic rock performances featured at the Living Arts Centre in February

For those who have a passion for classic rock, the Living Arts Centre (LAC) is the place to be in February. Get the Led Out (GTLO) showcases the music of Led Zeppelin. Dubbed as “The American Led Zeppelin,” the Philadelphia-based group was formed in 2003 by six veteran multi-instrumentalist musicians who deliver the music of the renowned rock band with the same high energy and mystical intensity. In the studio, Led Zeppelin used a process known as “overdubbing” to layer many guitars, vocals, keyboards and various other instruments into their music. The group never attempted replicating their recorded work...

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Mississauga receives award for redevelopment of Imperial Oil refinery site in Port Credit

The City of Mississauga has received a 2017 Brownie Award for the redevelopment of a site under the Inspiration Port Credit initiative. Located at 70 Mississauga Rd. S., the property is 72 acres that were previously owned and operated as a refinery by Imperial Oil. The site also includes 600 metres of Lake Ontario shoreline that abuts the historic urban waterfront village of Port Credit. Brownie Awards recognize the effective utilization and revitalization of brownfield sites, which are former industrial sites that are vacant or underused. The awards are an initiative of the Canadian Brownfield Network (CBN), a dedicated...

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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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