Author: Steve Pecar

Ongoing seedling program keeps Caledon green

Keeping Caledon green is not just a term, it’s a practice as revealed by the annual Tree Seedling Program. Since 2002, the town has encouraged residents to take part in the program that aims to replenish the supply of native trees that are lost each year due to development or natural events. The town estimates, so far, almost 166,000 seeds and saplings have been given away. “We are excited to continually offer this program to Caledon residents,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “By making native tree stock and seedling options accessible to local residents, we are encouraging private reforestation and restoration...

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Peel budget will bring more police, paramedics

The average ratepayer will see an $88 increase on the regional portion of their tax bill this year, but with that comes more police officers and paramedics, increased trips on assisted transportation and a couple of more ambulances. Peel Region’s $3.1 billion 2018 budget is largely geared towards maintain existing services, but with a nod to growth and accommodating an aging population. Most of the funds go towards wages. Crunched further, the numbers show a net regional tax increase of 2.6 per cent when you combine costs associated with the property tax and the utility rate. More than 4,000...

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Conservative leader Scheer speaks to MBOT

Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, will be in Mississauga on Jan. 12 to speak about his party’s vision for the country. Scheer will be addressing a luncheon presented by the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Courtyard Toronto/Mississauga West, 290 Derry Rd. W. The leader of the Official Opposition in Ottawa, Scheer will focus on the Conservative plan for the Canadian economy through various tax and trade programs. Scheer, MP for the Saskatchewan riding of Regina-Qu’Appelle, will also present his personal life story from his Ottawa childhood through his journey...

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Order of Canada for Mississauga philanthropist

One of the wealthiest men in Canada has been made a member of the Order of Canada for his philanthropic efforts in Mississauga. Carlo Fidani, head of the Orland Corporation with commercial development interests across Peel Region, will receive the honour at ceremonies later this year. Specially, Fidani is being recognized for his multimillion dollar gift that helped lay the foundation for the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, a learning vehicle for Faculty of Medicine students at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and partnered with Trillium Health Partners hospital system. Historically, Fidani and his companies have also been a major...

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Mississauga showcase will feature top junior hockey players

Some of the best young hockey players in the country will converge on Mississauga later this month for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game. Port Credit Memorial Arena is the location for the contest that will pit the top players from the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) against each other in a East vs. West match-up. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23. Forty players have already been selected from teams such as the Oakville Blades, North York Rangers, Flin Flon Bombers and Chilliwack Chiefs, and they are considered to be top prospects according to National Hockey...

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