Month: January 2018

New Mississauga councillor will be appointed

Mississauga City councillors will decide who fills the vacant seat in Ward 1. But it comes with catch. The successful applicant can’t run for the position come election time. With municipal elections coming up later this year, council chose the selection process rather than a byelection because of costs involved of opening the polls with another so close at hand. The last Mississauga byelection, in 2015, carried a $330,000 price tag. The council vacancy was created due to the recent death of Jim Tovey. The process Mississauga has decided on will be one where interested parties will have to...

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Iannicca not seeking re-election

Come fall, Mississauga will have a new councillor in Ward 7 for the first time in 30 years. Nando Iannicca, who has represented the ward since 1988, has announced he will not be seeking re-election. Iannicca said he is making his intentions known early to give others enough opportunity to consider running for what will be a vacant seat on council. When he was first elected, a then 27-year-old Iannicca was the youngest person ever to become a Mississauga councillor. Currently, he is the city’s longest serving elected official. He was also the first native-born Mississauga councillor having been...

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Mississauga seeks more funds to fulfill vision

Mississauga is asking senior levels government for financial support to carry out its vision of the future. City councillors made the request official by adopting a resolution asking for more funds that are needed in the areas of transit, infrastructure, housing and capital projects. City officials also indicated more money is needed to keep up with the legislative changes insisted upon by Ottawa and Queen’s Park. “There is a buzz about Mississauga these days as we are a city in demand,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. The mayor added, as federal and provincial governments prepare their 2018 budgets, they need...

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Skilled trades featured at student showcase

Students from across Peel Region are invited to learn more about careers in the skilled trades at an upcoming evening event. The Skilled Trade Showcase, taking place Jan. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at West Credit Secondary School in Mississauga, is geared toward showing the career opportunities that are available in labour intensive jobs that require specific training. West Credit is a school that specializes in skilled trade training. Industry professionals from the fields of auto service, baking, childcare, construction, hairstyling, landscaping and manufacturing will be available to talk to students and their parents about their careers. Representatives of post-secondary...

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Financial support for aspiring Brampton firefighters

The application period for the George Hitchcock Bursary is now open. The annual Brampton Fire and Emergency Services award supports a local student pursuing a career in the fire services. The financial support can be used by the successful student for post-secondary tuition fees. The applicant must be a Brampton-based Canadian citizen (or able to work in Canada) pursuing an Ontario post-secondary diploma in a fire-related program. Application forms are available online at www.bramptonfire.com and must be submitted to firelife@brampton.ca The submission period will close either on April 30, or upon receiving 30 applications, whichever comes first. Shortlisted candidates...

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