Author: Perry Lefko

Mike Wilner optimistic about Blue Jays’ getting back into the playoffs

By Perry Lefko Take it from Mike Wilner, the longtime broadcaster of Toronto Blue Jays’ games, there is reason to be optimistic about the team this season. A Mississauga resident for almost 20 years, the 47-year-old is heading into his 17th season as part of the Jays radio team and thinks they have made enough moves in the off-season to shore up some areas of concern to improve on last season’s failure to qualify for the playoffs. “I think they’re going to be pretty good,” Wilner said. “They didn’t make any splashy or sexy moves in the off-season but...

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Investigation underway at Mississauga commercial plaza

By Perry Lefko An investigation is underway to determine cause of a fire that resulted from an explosion at a commercial plaza on 3066 Hurontario Street, just north of Dundas Street, early Feb. 11. Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services extinguished the fire early on the morning of Feb. 12 and shut off the gas to the building. According to a media release from the City of Mississauga, the investigation is being led by the Ontario Fire Marshal, with support from Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services and Peel Regional Police. The investigation is expected to take a few days to...

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Ward 7 Councillor Nando Iannicca leaving politics after 30 years

By Perry Lefko Nando Iannicca was born and raised in Mississauga and expects he’ll probably spend the rest of his life living there, but the 56-year-old has decided it’s time for a career change after 30 years of working as the Ward 7 councillor. Iannicca, who made history when he became the youngest councilor elected to Mississauga city council at age 27, is also the first local politician to be elected in the riding in which he grew up and still resides. He announced in January he will not seek a 10th term. Iannicca is the longest-serving active member...

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The price was right to buy my book at the Streetsville Library

By Perry Lefko Irony or coincidence? You be the judge. I recently traveled to the U.S. to meet Fred Hertrich III, the new chairman of the Breeders’ Cup Ltd., which oversees the Breeders’ Cup, thoroughbred racing’s annual world championship. I am writing an article about Hertrich, who took over last September, for a thoroughbred publication. I brought along a copy of my book The Greatest Show On Turf, the first-ever history of the Breeders’ Cup and the first of several books I have written. It was published in 1996, in time for the first (and only) Breeders’ Cup in...

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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