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City of Brampton to enter nationwide Smart Cities Challenge

With a focus on boldness and innovation, the City of Brampton is set to enter the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. Open to all Canadian municipalities, local or regional governments and Indigenous communities, the Smart Cities Challenge is a competition that encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. Finalists will receive support to develop their Smart Cities proposals. Winning communities will be awarded prize money based on population size to help implement them. If selected the winner, Brampton could be eligible for up to...

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Meadowvale’s history

By Rochelle Burns, social historian Selling land for something bigger (and a profit), in Meadowvale, is not new. It’s been going on since its founding. Meadowvale’s story began in 1820 in New York City. Thirty Irish families were encouraged to leave New York for the new area of Meadowvale by the promise of land from the government of Upper Canada. The families drew lots for the location of their 200 acres of land. Within a decade the new landowners realized there was more money in selling their land than in farming it. All the lots were quickly re-sold. The...

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Seniors at risk for online scams

As recent data breaches make headlines and with tax season fast approaching, seniors are at risk for online scams and fraud. According to a Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) study, 64 per cent of Canadian seniors have been the victim or target of at least one common online scam or hack. The perceived accumulation of pensioner wealth and the increased internet use by seniors, especially to file their taxes, combined with the fact that seniors are less likely to report crimes due to embarrassment, makes them prime targets for online scams. According to experts at Public Safety Canada, the...

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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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Pay it Forward in Caledon

The Town of Caledon has proclaimed Feb. 11-17 as Pay It Forward Week. The local decree coincides with International Random Acts of Kindness Week, which encourages people around the world to do good deeds for others without asking for anything in return except to pay it forward. “If each and every one of us undertook one act of kindness for another we would have the potential to inspire 70,000 residents of Caledon,” said Mayor Allan Thompson, in a news release. “I already know just how caring our community is so let’s use this as an opportunity to shine a...

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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