Month: February 2018

Open houses give peek into Hurontario LRT

A series of open houses will give Peel residents a peek into the plans for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The plan includes a 20 km stretch of rapid transit that will run along Hurontario St. from Port Credit into the edge of Brampton, with 22 stops along the way. The $1.4 billion projected is funded by the Government of Ontario with contributions from the City of Mississauga. The project is co-ordinated through Metrolinx, the provincial agency overseeing transit infrastructure in southern Ontario. Construction is set to begin later this year, with an eye to completion by...

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Get your groceries on the GO

Metrolinx is working with Loblaws to bring online grocery shopping and pick up to select GO Transit stations this spring. It will be the first time in Canada that type of service will be offered at transit stations. Loblaw’s PC Express service, an evolution in their click-and-collect model, will make the trip home for GO customers even easier. With the service, there will be no need to make an extra stop at the grocery store on the way home from work. Instead, customers can shop online and their groceries will be waiting for them when they arrive at their...

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Former Mississauga wrestler returns home

By Perry Lefko As World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) brought its NXT division on a four-city tour to Ontario, Feb. 22-25, it was a homecoming of sorts for Darryl Sharma, a former pro wrestler who was a coach at Battle Arts Academy in Mississauga and is now a referee. Sharma, who wrestled under the moniker Hornet, refereed on the NXT stops that included the Mississauga Hershey Centre, along with venues in St. Catharines, Peterborough and Barrie. I didn’t have a chance to see Sharma, whom I had known from his days working at Battle Arts, because of work commitments, but...

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Mississauga council approves Vision Zero

In February, Mississauga council passed a resolution to adopt Vision Zero, a framework focused on the prevention of fatalities and injuries due to motor vehicle collisions. “Safety on Mississauga’s roads is the responsibility of the city,” said Pat Saito, Ward 9 councillor and Road Safety Advisory Committee chair. “Vision Zero came about from the belief that no loss of life is an acceptable price for travelling on our roads.” Vision Zero is a concept based on shared responsibilities among partners involved in the road system including politicians, planners, police, community organizations, vehicle manufacturing companies, companies and organizations that purchase...

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Foget centre of attention in Steelheads win

Mathieu Foget admits he feels more at home playing centre. After starting the year on the wing with the Ottawa 67’s, the Mississauga Steelheads trade deadline acquisition was returned to what he calls his natural position and the move has paid off in a big way. Foget improved his scoring streak to seven games after recording a goal and three assists to power the Steelheads to a 7-4 victory over the Barrie Colts, Feb. 22, at the Barrie Molson Centre. The over-age centre now has 19 goals and 53 points in 57 games this season. In just 20 games...

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