Month: September 2017

Our optimal best

Nowadays, the word convenience is one we’re all familiar with. As multitaskers in any capacity of life, we generally look and strive to be our optimal best with as little work as possible. The world of supplementation offers promises of a new you with the potential to reach heights of undiscovered platforms your body is waiting for you to take on. From costly lotions and potions to obscenely expensive gastronomic creations, we all fall into that crevice of justification for our own reasons at some time or another. We all have an innate ability to question and discover, especially...

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City of Mississauga recruiting firefighters

The City of Mississauga is on the lookout for 20 new firefighters. Starting Oct. 2, the recruitment period for will open for two weeks. Candidates with valid Ontario fire administration candidate testing service certificates are encouraged to apply. What would make you a preferred applicant? The list includes: firefighter training or certification; previous experience in fire suppression and prevention, mechanical trades, construction, emergency services and operating heavy equipment; lifeguard certification; occupational health and safety training; climbing skills; medical or emergency service certification; volunteer or community involvement; self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) training; and confined-space...

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Plenty of ways to have your say on the city budget

There are many ways to have your say on the City of Mississauga’s proposed 2018 Budget. Residents can try the city’s budget allocator, explore the city’s budget website, join in a telephone budget session, request a group meeting or attend a budget committee meeting.   Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the 2018 Budget is now available at The online budget allocator lets residents choose their preferred spending option on 12 city services. In addition, residents can explore and learn more about the services included in the city’s budget and the overall process.   From transit and roads to fire...

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No criminal offences say Peel police

A Peel Regional Police investigation concludes no criminal offences were committed by City of Brampton employees operating the program known as Outside Policy Request (OPR). On June 6, municipal council heard an internal audit report, which uncovered the practice granting salary increases to non-union employees between Jan. 1, 2009 and May 14, 2014. Internal controls were ineffective and required significant improvement to ensure non-union salary changes were in compliance with council-approved policies. Allegedly, hundreds of thousands of dollars were paid out annually without council’s knowledge. On June 21, council voted unanimously to call police. They wanted to know everything...

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Employers somewhat upbeat about hiring

Canadian employers expect a “cautiously optimistic” hiring climate for job seekers in the fourth quarter of the year says the latest Manpower employment survey. “Nationally, heading into the fourth quarter of 2017, we’re seeing a general trend of modest growth,” said Manpower Canada vice president, Darlene Minatel in a news release. “Most of the hiring activity is expected to focus on Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia; however there are still some bright spots in the rest of Canada, led by an anticipated moderate uplift in the oil and gas sector.” The survey canvassed more than 1,900 employers across the...

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