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Brampton Library’s Local Authors Showcase returns

You’re a published author, so now what? In response to many requests from authors to carry their books in its branches, Brampton Library took it up a notch with the launch, last year, of its Local Authors Showcase. The program has been so successful that it’s back for a second year, to the delight of writers who simply want to be read. The showcase is open for submissions from Peel residents living in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. The submission package is available in all branches and at under the Join In tab. All authors submitting titles must be...

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Mississauga gets provincial and federal funding boost for transit infrastructure

On March 14, Amarjeet Sohi, federal infrastructure and communities minister, and Bob Chiarelli, provincial infrastructure minister, announced more than $800 million in funding for Mississauga transit infrastructure. “In order to ensure growing cities like Mississauga are able to break gridlock, get people moving, attract new investment, create jobs and improve our quality of life, we must work together to build the infrastructure our communities need to drive our economy forward,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The Canadian and Ontario economies are powered by municipal infrastructure and it’s important that cities like Mississauga are given the proper funding and tools to...

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Industry professionals share ideas on the future of Mississauga shopping mall areas

The Reimagining the Mall Forum, held in March, gave industry professionals an opportunity to share their ideas on the future of five City of Mississauga shopping mall areas. “Suburban areas supported by shopping malls are changing,” said Ed Sajecki, city planning and building commissioner. “That’s why we are proactively engaging with industry and residents on how we can guide the future redevelopment of these communities in a way that promotes health and well-being.” Reimagining the Mall is a study led by the City of Mississauga in partnership with the Region of Peel to establish new land use policies that...

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Brampton to host information session for municipal election contenders

An information session is scheduled on April 3 for potential candidates and third-party advertisers for the 2018 municipal election. The session will provide an overview of key requirements, including candidate and third-party advertiser eligibility and responsibilities, nomination and registration process, campaign finances, as well as information on key dates and resources. Registration is compulsory as there is limited seating – email to register and indicate if you are a potential candidate or third party advertiser. The session runs from 6:30-9 p.m. in council chambers at city hall, 2 Wellington Street West, Brampton. Voting day is October 22. The...

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Canadian Blood Services expands in Brampton

Canadian Blood Services opened a new testing laboratory at their Brampton blood production and distribution centre in the city’s east end. The state-of-the-art 28,000 square-foot laboratory addition enhances the organization’s productivity as a biologics manufacturer and fine tunes the efficiency for a safe and secure blood system. By investing in the Brampton community and housing several components of Canadian Blood Services’ operations the facility increases productivity, improves services to hospitals, reduces operating costs and delivers improved value for all Canadians. The investment concentrates regional testing work at the new Brampton facility and allows future expansion. Canadian Blood Services holds...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Black Enslavement in Upper Canada

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  2. The Black Community in Peel in the Late 19th Century

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  3. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018

    March 2 - June 3
  5. Alton Mill Heritage Exhibit

    March 2 - December 31