Author: Jennifer Mclaughlin

Get in gear for city’s big biking event

On Sunday, Sept. 17, the City will host the 10th annual Tour de Mississauga. Over the last ten years, this non-competitive event has grown into one of Ontario’s largest community cycling events. This year’s event expects over 3,000 cyclists to participate, and will offer a variety of cycling routes for all ages and skill levels. From beginner family rides of 5 km and 10 km to rides of 25 km and 50 km for those wanting more of a challenge, there is something for everyone. The tour is open to all types of bikes including legal e-bikes. Even child...

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Mandatory uniforms this September for two Peel schools

Students of McClure Public School and Sir William Gage Middle School in Brampton will be returning to school this September, wearing mandatory uniforms following a vote by parents in favour of the change last spring. In November 2015, the Peel District School Board (PDSB) updated its policy regarding school uniforms. The update no longer required board approval to authorize individual schools to implement uniforms, and instead gave parents the authority to decide. With the policy update, a minimum vote of 75 per cent of parents in favour of uniforms will allow a school to implement a mandatory uniform policy...

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Camp Ignite inspires teenage girls to consider firefighting careers

During the week of July 24-28, 15 teenage girls aged 15 to 19 had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a firefighter at Camp Ignite. The camp, offered by Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) at the Garry W. Morden Centre in Mississauga, is designed to provide these young women with a taste of the different skills and experience required for a career in firefighting. Now in its second year, the camp is led by Mississauga’s first female firefighter, Captain Shelli Varela. Varela, who joined MFES in 1994 and has risen through the ranks since that...

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Funding approved for major expansion and improvement projects at Trillium Health Partners

On May 1, the government announced that funding has been approved for Trillium Health Partners (THP) to undergo major redevelopment and expansion at both Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. The funding falls within Ontario’s $9 billion budget for 2017 to support new hospital projects across the province. “Trillium Health Partners continues to see a steady and unprecedented demand for services as our community grows and changes,” said Wayne Bossert, Chair, THP. To address capacity challenges, THP’s proposed expansion plans include the addition of over 500 new hospital beds and replacement of over 500 beds. The plan would also...

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“Whose Live Anyway?” on stage at the Living Arts Centre this September

The Mississauga Living Arts Centre (LAC) is pleased to present the critically-acclaimed “Whose Live Anyway?” as its first show for the upcoming 2017-2018 theatre season. Back by popular demand, “Whose Live Anyway?” is 90 minutes of improvised comedy and song performed by case members of the Emmy-nominated TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway? The stage show gives comedy fans the opportunity to experience hilarious antics of the TV show in a live format. “Whose Live Anyway?” features Executive Producer Ryan Stiles (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Drew Carey Show and Two and a Half Men), Greg Proops...

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