Month: October 2017

Local ball players rising in the ranks

Pro athletes know that success doesn’t get handed to them on a silver platter.  What does it take to make it the big leagues?  What can a young player do differently to increase his or her chances of reaching the pinnacle of their sport?  If only it were as simple as eating more Wheaties. The process can be long, but the rewards substantial.  Two young competitors from Peel Region are near the peak of that process today, on the cusp of entering the world known to few players.  Zach Pope is a right-handed pitcher, drafted this past spring with...

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Tech and the City teams come up with innovative ideas

In today’s digital age, the challenge is connecting it all. In an effort to help solve the problem, the City of Mississauga reached out to hackers, designers, programmers and citizens for their inspiration, ideas and talents to build experiences in engaging citizens, strengthening communities and improving quality of life within the city. The city partnered with ICUBE University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Sheridan College, Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre, SOTI Inc. and Esri Canada to host the second annual one-day hack event, “Tech and the City,” on Oct. 21. This year’s theme, “Building a Connected and Engaged City,” underlined Mississauga’s vision as a...

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Top honours for Brampton information technology

The City of Brampton has received the Esri Canada award of excellence for using geographic information system (GIS) technology to support their “open government” initiative. The city developed Brampton GeoHub, an open data platform which has increased the transparency of the city government to residents and saved money. The collaborative technology makes it much easier for people to access public information such as property maps, bike maps and zoning by-laws. The technology is hailed as a platform for a “future ready” Brampton. “In building a ‘future ready’ city, we’re committed to excellence in government services,” said Joseph Pittari, Brampton...

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Get into the holiday spirit this December at the Living Arts Centre

This December, the Living Arts Centre (LAC) is offering something for everyone with its line up of holiday performances. Jumpstart the holidays with Tartan Terrors Christmas at LAC’s RBC Theatre.  The show will combine both Celtic and classic Christmas sounds with traditional folklore, dance, and humour. For an evening that will warm the heart and make you laugh, be sure to check it out. Showtime Dec. 6 and 7 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $30.00 – $50.00. Also at RBC Theatre, The Mississauga Children’s Choir presents Peace on Earth. Established in 1980, the Mississauga Children’s Choir prides itself in its...

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Driving tired as dangerous as driving drunk

If you’re overtired while driving, you’re impaired, say local police. “Drowsy drivers put themselves and other drivers at risk,” says a recent news release. “Like alcohol, fatigue affects our reaction time, decreases our awareness and impairs our judgment.  Being overtired, your driving ability may well be impaired.” And there’s a lot of research to back that up. An American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety study declared drowsy driving just as dangerous as drunk driving. New research confirms: drivers who miss only one or two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep per night nearly double their risk...

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