Author: Steve Pecar

Fire department celebrates 50 years in Mississauga

Gord Bentley was fighting fires in Mississauga long before there was a Mississauga, so the 50th anniversary of the department could be chalked up as just another milepost for him. But it’s an important one. Bentley was there from the beginning as the local villages and hamlets that made up the southern part of Peel Region came together to form this town and with it, the fire department we know today. He’s experienced it all. Bentley played a major role, serving as fire chief from 1979 to 1991, a period of great growth in Mississauga. He also had to...

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New deal keeps Steelheads in Mississauga

A promise made late last fall has been made official with the announcement that the Mississauga Steelheads will be staying put for the next five years. In November, the Peel Regional Review revealed a deal was being hammered out between the hockey club and its landlord, the City of Mississauga. On May 1, the club announced a deal had been reached which will have the Steelheads hitting the ice again next season in the place they have called home since 2012. “I am very pleased that we were able to finalize a Hershey Centre agreement with the City of...

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Express bus coming to Derry Rd.

Commuters living in north Mississauga and south Brampton are getting a new express bus service. The Derry Rd. express will see non-stop service between Meadowvale Town Centre and Westwood Square in Malton during rush hours between Monday and Friday. The blue-coloured buses will run at 15-minute intervals. In the morning, heading eastbound from Meadowvale the first bus will leave at 5:20 a.m. and the last leaves at 9:50 a.m. In the afternoon, the buses will run from 2:22 p.m. to 6:28 p.m. Heading westbound, from Malton, the morning buses run from 5:55 a.m. to 9:33 a.m. In the afternoon,...

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Mississauga Marathon ready to take over city streets

The Mississauga Marathon has come a long way in 15 years. True, 42.2 km may seem long enough, but from humble beginnings that saw a struggle to gain recognition, the marathon has become a signature event for Mississauga, attracting both a large number of participants and spectators and now, becoming more than just a race. This year, a full weekend of activities will take place throughout the city culminating in the full marathon beginning at 7:30 a.m. on May 6, commencing at Mississauga city hall and winding its way down to Lakefront Promenade Park. The race will attract competitive...

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Crombie leads charge for mental health planning

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie is helping to lead the charge in calling on the federal government to tackle mental health issues. Along with other Canadian big city mayors gathering for a mental health summit in Toronto, Crombie called on Ottawa to create a national mental health strategy. “We have found that if we use our voices together, unified voices, we can achieve quite a bit as we have on the infrastructure file, public transit file, and the affordable house file,” said Crombie, while addressing the media. “This should be the next issue we should tackle as a unified group...

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