Month: August 2017

GTA students awarded largest undergrad scholarship in Canada

This fall, the 2017 class of Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients will be headed off to university. Now in its sixth year, the scholarship program encourages high school graduates to embrace STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) in their future careers. How does it work? Two scholarship recipients are selected at each of the 20 participating universities, with five of these universities receiving an additional two scholarships for attracting the most applications. Twenty-five undergraduate scholarships, valued at $100,000, are given out to students pursuing engineering degrees. The remaining 25 scholarships, valued at $80,000, are reserved for students pursuing degrees in science,...

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Mississauga already thinking snow

Mississauga residents, aged 65 years and older as well as people with disabilities, have until 9 p.m. on November 10 to register for the driveway windrow snow clearing program. What is a windrow? It’s that pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snowplow has cleared a road. “The program provides assistance to eligible applicants by clearing windrows after snow plowing operations are complete,” said city works operations director, Mickey Frost, in a news release. Participants in the program will have about three metres (ten feet) cleared, enough width to allow one car to navigate...

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Doors Open Mississauga unlocks local heritage

This September, the 15th annual Doors Open Mississauga unlocks some of the city’s most interesting sites. An annual program of the Ontario Heritage Trust, Doors Open provides an opportunity to explore our heritage treasures. This year, Doors Open Mississauga spotlights 16 locations in the historic Cooksville & Dundas neighbourhoods. The lineup includes historic churches, a street party, a foodie walking tour and a close-up look at forensic science. Many sites offer special activities, tours and exhibits. Sites include the Cooksville Community Street Party (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.); Cooksville Library; Cooksville United Church (guided tours at 11 a.m., 1...

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Doors Open Brampton: behind closed doors

This September, you’re invited to take a peek behind some, normally, closed doors. An annual program of the Ontario Heritage Trust, Doors Open provides an opportunity to explore our heritage treasures. Doors Open Brampton will focus on 12 historical sites, many celebrating their own milestones, as Canada150 celebrates the sesquicentennial of Confederation. Historic churches, a First World War armoury, a restored Canadian Pacific Railway station and a 19th-century mansion are included on the local list. Many sites offer special activities, tours and exhibits. The lineup includes Alderlea; Brampton City Hall; Stake Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of...

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Brandon Cook Poised For Biggest Fight Of His Career

By Perry Lefko Champion boxer Brandon (Bad Boy) Cook is set for the biggest bout of his career, which has meant quitting his full-time job as a glazier working primarily in Mississauga, where he has been a fan favourite fighting at the Hershey Centre. The 31-year-old Ajax resident is undefeated in 18 pro fights, 13 of them at the Hershey Centre, and will leave on Tuesday for Kazakhstan for a fight September 9 against two-time Olympian Kanat Islam, who is 32 and has fought 24 times, 14 by knockout. The Kazak is rated number two in the world by...

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