Author: Steve Pecar

Brampton tax bill proposed at 2.7 per cent hike

Brampton ratepayers are looking at a proposed 2.7 per cent increase – or $126 more than last year – on their tax bill next year based on the average residential assessment. The amount is part of the preliminary total tax bill which also includes the Region of Peel and the component for education. The average rate of assessment is for a home valued at $471,000. The Brampton portion of the bill is an $80 increase based on the average assessment. The budget will now go before a public process beginning November 27 with a series of meetings and culminates...

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Police search for arson suspect

Police are looking for a man after a fire was deliberately set at a Port Credit apartment building. A warrant has been issued for Mark Blair, 42, of no fixed address. According to investigators of Peel Regional Police 12 Division, the incident occurred Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1 a.m. at a building located on Park St. E. and Helene St. Investigators say the fire started on one of the occupied floors of the high-rise and then later a car was set ablaze in the parking lot. There were no injuries, but extensive damage was done to the building and...

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Mississauga’s Barrett picks Duke on his road to the pros

One of the most highly recruited high school basketball stars in North America has chosen which university he will attend next year. Mississauga’s R.J. Barrett announced last night he’s going to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to play for the legendary Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils. “It just feels like home, the place I should be,” Barrett told a crowd of reporters at Brampton’s Lionhead Golf and Conference Centre where the announcement was made. Currently attending Montverde Academy, a private college preparatory school in Florida, the 17-year-old said he wanted to come home to Canada to make...

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NHL legend Lemieux featured at memorabilia show

A star-studded cast of sport celebrities including hockey legend Mario Lemieux will be available to offer autographs at this weekend’s Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo in Mississauga. The twice-yearly show at the International Centre in Malton brings together collectors and dealers from across North America in what is billed as the largest gathering of sport memorabilia enthusiasts in the country. Heavy on hockey, the show features both old and new collectibles, but the autograph guests are a main attraction especially with the addition of Lemieux, the Pittsburgh Penguin hall-of-famer who rarely makes such appearances. “Having Lemieux here is really...

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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