Author: Jennifer Mclaughlin

Opportunities for Brampton with advanced manufacturing supercluster initiative

Brampton is well-positioned to benefit from new investments and growth in its manufacturing sector with the announcement of an Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, slated for development in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, confirmed in February the supercluster would be established with funding support under the federal government’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative. The initiative will bring together small, medium-sized and large companies, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations to generate progressive strategies allowing manufacturers to be globally competitive. The strategies will equip Canadian manufacturers with tools allowing for innovative product development, optimized production...

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Food trucks coming to Mississauga parks this spring

Finding a bite to eat while enjoying your favourite outdoor park will be much easier starting this spring thanks to the convenience of food trucks. Mississauga Parks and Forestry Division will be trying out a one-year pilot project allowing food trucks to service hungry park-goers in nine parks throughout the city. The pilot received the official go-ahead at the March 7 city council meeting. The project starts May 1 and will continue through April 30, 2019. Food trucks will be permitted onsite during regular park hours of 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Before the pilot, availability of food for...

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Trillium hospitals receive high marks from Accreditation Canada

Trillium Health Partners (THP) received an unprecedented final score of 99.84 per cent from Accreditation Canada, an independent non-governmental organization that operates as an affiliate of Health Standards Organization. Last November, six Accreditation Canada surveyors spent one week meeting with staff, volunteers and learners in 79 units and departments throughout THP. Of the 2,567 applicable accreditation standards, the hospital met 2,563, which according to the onsite surveyors, was an outstanding accomplishment for an organization the size of THP. A not-for-profit organization, Accreditation Canada works with patients, policymakers and the public to improve the quality of health and social services....

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Colourful exhibit of Inuit dolls on now at PAMA

Traditionally, Inuit doll-making had a practical purpose. It was an initiation into adulthood, as it not only taught young girls the way of Inuit life through play, it also taught them how to sew. It was an invaluable skill involving the various stages of skinning an animal to stitching together the skins. The dolls came to represent the way of life in Northern communities. The unique designs of the dolls’ clothing resembled the wardrobe worn by the people of the region or community in which they were crafted and can, therefore, be considered miniature replicas of traditional Inuit attire....

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Students join creative forces with powerful results

“Words to Pictures,” had its start when Toronto artist Heather Graham made a pitch to the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) with an idea to generate community involvement and interest in the gallery. What resulted was a collaboration of poetry and interpretive visual artwork conveying the thoughts of today’s youth. Upon being given the go-ahead, Graham held a workshop with students of Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Mississauga in which they were asked to create poems based on issues of personal importance rooted in their memory or experiences. The resulting 21 poems reflected a variety of topics...

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