Month: October 2017

Orchalaw Farm: still a going concern after 172 years

On Oct. 18, the City of Brampton honoured 10 local long-standing enterprises that have thrived in the Brampton business community for five decades or more. This year marks the third round of the “Business Milestone” event, hosted by the municipal economic development and culture department. This year, Heather and Larry Laidlaw were recognized for Orchalaw Farm’s standing as Brampton’s longest-standing business. The farm has been in operation for 172 years. Rounding out this year’s list of honourees are Carl Laidlaw Orchards165 years; Peel Mutual Insurance 141; Brampton Monument Works 124; Davis Webb LLP 100; Al’s Barbershop 70; Scotiabank 50;...

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Halloween is three days early at Camp Celebration Scare

Don’t let the Tuesday Halloween date get you down. Your little trick-or-treaters can celebrate the ghoulish holiday during Camp Celebration Scare, presented by Hershey, next Saturday, October 28. Some spooky stories told around the campfire will energize the little ones to charge safely through Trick-or-Treat Trail, before getting creative at the Little Critters Club with colouring and play stations. A little bit of the forest will be brought to the city with Great Canadian Lumberjack Shows at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm. For the little explorers, the twists and turns of the Lost Forest Maze should prove to be a fun...

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Mayor’s One Bag Challenge exceeds food bank record

Thanks to the annual “Mayor’s One Bag Challenge,” the Mississauga Food Bank celebrated their biggest Thanksgiving season ever. The four-week campaign, which ended on Oct. 13, raised more than $225,000 and 265,000 pounds of food for hungry neighbours. Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Tim Hortons, Rabba Fine Foods, the Mississauga Board of Trade, and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services partnered with the Mississauga Food Bank to issue a city-wide food drive challenge. Local community groups, businesses and individuals responded in a big way, posting photos and videos on social media while urging friends and colleagues to donate. The final tally:...

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School Board honoured at Muslim awards ceremony

The Peel District School Board was honoured at the 2017 Muslim Awards for Excellence (MAX) with the Friends of the Community Award Oct. 14 at Roy Thomson Hall. They were recognized for promoting “engagement between the Muslim community and broader Canadian society” in an effort to thwart Islamophobia. In order to be eligible for this award, nominees must identify as non-Muslim and assist in the positive promotion of Muslims in Canada. Winners were selected in a process that involved a seven person selection committee and followed by a public vote. A statement on the MAX website read, “With 253...

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New centre provides patients with fully integrated care closer to home

Trillium Health Partners (THP) and Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF) celebrated the official opening of the new Michèle S. Darling Women’s Imaging and Assessment Centre at its Credit Valley Hospital site on October 12. Trillium Health Partners is grateful to long-time friend and supporter Michèle S. Darling for her cumulative $1 million investment in health care for our community and her generous support of the new centre. The new Michèle S. Darling Women’s Imaging and Assessment Centre integrates diagnostic imaging services with the Breast Cancer Diagnostic Program, providing a coordinated, patient-centred approach to care where patients can receive breast...

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  1. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018

    March 2 - June 3
  3. Alton Mill Heritage Exhibit

    March 2 - December 31
  4. Voices from the Engraver

    March 2 - May 24

    March 7 - June 3