Author: Steve Pecar

Student trustee election campaign begins

Election campaigns for student trustees who will sit on the Peel District School Board are now underway. Two trustees will be chosen by students throughout Peel’s public school system to represent electoral districts above and below Highway 401. Fourteen candidates in each district are in the running for the 2018-2019 school year term, which begins this fall. The role of a trustee is to serve as a student voice at the board table as well as keeping classmates informed about the decisions that affect them. Student trustees have full and active roles during board and committee meetings but their vote...

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Ottawa and Queen’s Park boost transit funding

Mississauga and Brampton will be able to start seriously implementing transit plans now that both the federal and provincial government have agreed to send more funds into the region. The cash flow comes as a result of a new bilateral agreement between the upper tier governments that combined, amounts to $31 billion in infrastructure funding for Ontario during the next 10 years. While funds are earmarked for a variety of infrastructure programs and projects, it’s the money dedicated to public transit that has local government excited. For Peel Region, combined with local contributions, this means $1 billion in new...

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Harlem Globetrotters head to the Hershey Centre

When the Harlem Globetrotters play Mississauga’s Hershey Centre in April, not only will they bring their classic brand of basketball skill and magic, they will carry with them an almost 90-year tradition of performing before Canadian audiences. Formed in the south side Chicago in the 1920s– nowhere near the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan – the Globetrotters  barnstormed their way around the U.S. in the early years as a legitimate team, and with Illinois as their base, the Canadian border wasn’t too far off and on any west coast swing Vancouver was always a stop. Newspaper accounts reveal they criss-crossed...

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Boxing returns to the Hershey Centre

Boxing returns to the Hershey Centre on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, and with a decidedly Irish theme. In the 10-round main event, Hershey Centre favourite, Josh O’Reilly puts his undefeated record and International Boxing Association (IBA) title on the line when he goes up against Juan Daniel Bedolla Orozco of Mexico in a welterweight division bout. The Irish-Canadian O’Reilly, 27, with a record of 10 wins and no losses, is a hard-punching Hamilton native who won the title in October when took out another Mexican, Oscar Arjona, in the second round. Two other Irish-Canadian fighters will also be featured....

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Web portal promises easy student information

The Peel District School Board is rolling out an all-in-one web portal for parents to stay on top of news relevant to their child. The website serves as a single point entry to access all electronic services that the school board provides. Typically, up to now, parents would have had to check several websites and social media feeds to get a complete view of up-to-date information about pertinent announcements. It could become even more complicated if more than one child was in the system. Now, that information can be found at one place at the customizable ParentConnect hub. Accessible information...

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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