Month: December 2017

Newest public art piece honours Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Mississauga shared its newest public art collection piece with the community November 28 with the unveiling of “Conference at the Council House.” The sculpture stands at the entry to the central library and Mississauga Celebration Square in recognition of the city’s rich indigenous history as well as its diversity. Members of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (MNCFN) attended the ceremony, including Elder Garry Sault and Stacey LaForme, MNCFN Chief. Various members of city council also attended, including Mayor Bonnie Crombie. The unveiling marks the final Canada 150th event for the city. “As we look forward to...

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Report recommends regulation of short-term accommodations in Mississauga

  By Perry Lefko A staff report presented on December 5 to Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee recommends amendments to the zoning bylaw to regulate short-term accommodations in the city. The proposed amendments are: defining short-term accommodation as the use of all or part of a dwelling unit, used by the owner or leaseholder as their principal residence, for temporary overnight accommodation for 28 days or less; defining a principal residence according to the Income Tax Act; permitting short term accommodations (STA) in all principal residences in the City of Mississauga, in all types of residential units for 28 days...

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Caledon students help keep feet warm, dry

For 22 years the goal of a Caledon high school was simple: warm feet for the homeless. As of December 4, it was mission accomplished and then some. For the students and staff at Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School, the project has become an annual tradition. For weeks leading up to winter they collect socks to donate to the homeless. Traditionally the school donates about 2,000 pair. This year, however, organizers decided to think big. The result: 8,760 pairs of socks were delivered to Good Shepherd Ministries in Toronto. The Good Shepherd is a charity that provides food,...

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Newcomers can check out Brampton on bus tour

Newcomers to Brampton can get to get to know their new city by joining in on a free bus tour. On December 5 and 7 the tour departs from Brampton Library’s Chinguacousy Branch at 150 Central Peel Dr. and will take newcomers on a three-hour tour that showcases the city’s facilities, services and history. You have to register in advance and those who have lived in Brampton since 2014 are eligible. The tour has been operating successfully since 2009 and is run in conjunction with the City of Brampton, Brampton Transit and Brampton Library. Earlier this year the “Newcomer...

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Canadian Football League Players Association tackles concussion issues head on

By Perry Lefko Player safety has never been more important for the Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA), in particular with the growing discussions throughout sports about head injuries, specifically concussions. The CFLPA, which moved its head office to Mississauga in 2017 after years of operating out of an office in Stoney Creek, addressed the issue during a “State Of The Union” leading up to the Grey Cup. Both executive director Brian Ramsay and president Jeff Keeping were asked about concussions. “Brian and I are definitely not doctors or scientists, but when we look at this and talk about...

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  1. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018
  2. Alton Mill Heritage Exhibit

    March 2 - December 31
  3. Rupy C. Tut: A Journey Back Home

    April 7 - July 2
  4. Lost Heritage: A Sikh Legacy in Pakistan by Amardeep Singh

    April 7 - July 2
  5. PAMA Museum Collects: Spotlight on Stories

    April 26, 2018 - January 20, 2019