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Stephen Dasko

Peel Regional Police Launch Project E.R.A.S.E. to Combat Street Racing

By Announcement, Resources

This morning (May 23, 2024), Peel Regional Police, in collaboration with policing partners from across the Greater Toronto Area, officially launched Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminating Racing Activities on Streets Everywhere) aimed at addressing poor and aggressive driver behaviour through education, strategic enforcement, and modifying social behaviour. Street racing is an illegal and dangerous activity that risks the lives of our community members.

This project will target street racing throughout Southwestern Ontario. Peel Regional Police and partners will have zero tolerance for dangerous driving behaviours and street racing activities.

Since the beginning of 2024, Project E.R.A.S.E has issued over 850 Provincial Offences Notices; 170 of those charges were for stunt driving, leading to 49 arrests and 45 vehicle seizures.

In 2023, Peel Regional Police issued 38,274 Highway Traffic Act offences, 8,229 charges were for speeding. Through Project E.R.A.S.E, 941 vehicles were investigated, and a total of 1,230 driving related charges were laid during 2023.

Ensuring road safety is a vital aspect of policing, and one which all members of Peel Regional Police are committed to around the clock. Officers diligently enforce speed limits, tackle aggressive and impaired driving, and implement other road safety measures.

Anyone with information concerning aggressive driving or street racing activities in the Region of Peel are urged to contact 905-453-3311. Driving complaints can also be filed through the Road Watch Portal on our website or by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or peelcrimestoppers.ca.

 

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Thursday, May 30th, 8:30am to 5:00pm – 1311 Northaven Dr 

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Thursday, May 30th, 8:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 1311 Northaven Dr                  

Addresses Affected: 1258-1316 Northaven Dr               

Project #: C603083 

Regional Inspector: Phemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #               437-220-8917

905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

 

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Thursday, May 30th from approximately 8:30am to 5:00 pmIf we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Thursday, May 30th, 8:30am to 5:00pm – 1653 Glenburnie Rd

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Thursday, May 30th, 8:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 1653 Glenburnie Rd                    

Addresses Affected: 1609-1954 Glenburnie Rd   

Project #: C602883

Regional Inspector: Phemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #               437-220-8917

905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

 

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Thursday, May 30th from approximately 8:30am to 5:00 pmIf we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)

Notification of herbicide application for the control of invasive plants in Ward 1

By Parks, Ward 1

This  is to notify you of upcoming herbicide application to control an invasive plant, Lily-of-the-Valley, beginning May 27th, 2024 at Cawthra Park.

Contractors working on behalf of the City, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, will apply VisionMax (Glyphosate) directly to the plants using a handheld/backpack sprayer to minimize impacts to plants in the surrounding area. Notification signs will be posted at all access points to the spray area at least 24 hours prior to treatment and will be removed no less than 48 hours after treatment. Treatment should be completed within 1 week, but the timelines may be extended as needed depending on weather conditions.

This work supports the City’s Invasive Species Management Program and improves the health of natural areas across the City.

 

MiWay Ambassador Program celebrates student achievements and promotes transit benefits

By Events, Resources

The MiWay Student Ambassador Program, celebrated for its comprehensive strategy in teaching students the benefits of using public transportation, is excited to announce this year’s competition winners.

May 22, 2024

The MiWay Student Ambassador Program, renowned for its inclusive approach to educating students about the advantages of taking public transit, proudly announces the winners of this year’s competition. The program not only highlights the benefits of using MiWay as a sustainable transportation option at any age but also fosters essential skills in leadership, communication, and teamwork among its participants.

Throughout the program, student ambassadors have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours and rewards while learning about MiWay routes, accessing transit information, and providing valuable feedback directly to MiWay. This initiative reflects MiWay’s commitment to engaging with the youth of Mississauga and encouraging a new generation of public transit users.

“Embracing public transit as a young adult isn’t just about getting from point A to point B; it’s about taking a step towards independence, sustainability, and connectedness. Whether it’s the ride to school, a community centre, or to see friends and family, each ride is an opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint, engage with your community, and inspire your peers to do the same,” said Eve Wiggins, Director of Transit.

MiWay Student Ambassador Program Winners

This year’s competition saw enthusiastic participation from students across Mississauga, with notable achievements:

  • First Place: Amirthan & Anannthan from Glenforest Secondary School take home the grand prize of one year of free transit on MiWay and Apple AirPods Pro.
  • Second Place: Muhammad & Karan from Stephen Lewis Secondary School have earned themselves Apple AirPods and a $100 PRESTO card.
  • Third Place: Abdullah & Sarthak from Erindale Secondary School will receive  a $100 Amazon gift card and a $100 PRESTO card.

MiWay Ambassador Program 2024-2025

The MiWay Ambassador Program will kick off this September and continue engaging students during the 2024-2025 school year. More than 70 applications from 29 high schools have already been received, and the deadline for applications is Friday, May 31. MiWay extends its sincere congratulations to all winners and participants for their dedication and creativity in promoting public transit within their communities.

Please visit the MiWay Student Ambassador website for more information on the MiWay Ambassador Program and how to apply.

SCHEDULED WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION NOTIFICATION RELATED TO CAPITAL WORKS CONSTRUCTION – 1541 to 1590 and 1616 Haig Boulevard -Thursday May 23rd, 2024

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS
Date: Thursday May 23rd, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: 1541 to 1590 and 1616 Haig Boulevard
Affecting: Approximately 13 homes affected and 1- 50 unit townhouse complex affected
Project No.: 22-1395
Project Manager: Frank Pugliese
Telephone: (905) 867-6437

 

Join the Invasive Species Awareness Fair: Learn how the City keeps natural spaces healthy and balanced

By Announcement, Events, Parks

Come out to the Invasive Species Awareness Fair at Erindale Park on May 25.

May 17, 2024

On Saturday, May 25, the City of Mississauga is hosting an Invasive Species Awareness Fair at Erindale Park from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair aims to raise awareness about how invasive species affect our natural environment and ways residents can take action. Invasive species are plants, animals or micro-organisms that are not native to Mississauga. In large numbers, invasive species can negatively affect natural environments, habitats, ecosystems and the City’s urban forest.

During the event, residents will learn more about non-native invasive plants and emerging invasive pests. Residents will also have the opportunity to learn how to detect invasive species while exploring Erindale Park on a guided walk, join a garlic mustard pulling competition and participate in other family-friendly activities.

At the fair, there will also be goats to showcase a new and unique approach to managing invasive plant species – goat grazing. The initiative to use goat grazing as an invasive plant control method is new and unique to the area. There will also be baby goats for residents to meet.

Yellow graphic of "Invasive Species Awareness Fair"

Event details

What

The City is hosting the Invasive Species Awareness Fair to share information about invasive species.

Who

Mississauga residents interested in learning more about invasive species in the city.

Registration is not required. If joining the guided nature walk and/or garlic mustard removal, participants must sign a waiver once they arrive (if under 18 years old, a parent or guardian will need to sign the waiver).

When

Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where

Erindale Park
1695 Dundas St W.
Mississauga, ON

The Invasive Species Awareness Fair will be on the west side of the park, across the pedestrian bridge.

Get involved as a Mississauga Nature Steward

Become a Mississauga Nature Steward and help City staff remove invasive plants in parks and natural areas. As a Nature Steward, you will be provided with training and supplies to work independently or have the opportunity to participate in staff-led events to work alongside City staff and other members of the public.

The City is hosting five stewardship events to learn what garlic mustard is and how to properly remove and dispose of the invasive plant while working alongside City staff.

The events include:

Creditview Wetlands

Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Adamson Estate

Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Tecumseh Park

Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Cawthra Woods

Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Sawmill Valley Trail

Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Report invasive species

The City’s Invasive Species Management Plan and Implementation Strategy guides the management of priority invasive species in priority natural areas across Mississauga.

If you spot an invasive plant species on City property like a park, trail or boulevard, you can report it using the invasive species reporting form. If you spot spongy moth in Mississauga, you can report it using the online reporting form.

Learn more about the Invasive Species Awareness Fair.

Victoria Day Holiday Service Hours at Peel Region

By Announcement, Resources

BRAMPTON, ON (May 17, 2024) – Peel Region offices and non-emergency services will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 20, 2024, and will reopen Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

The following non-emergency services are closed on May 20, 2024, and will reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024:

  • Access Peel Counters.
  • Dental Services Contact Centre and Dental Clinics.
  • Family Health Call Centre.
  • Healthy Sexuality Clinics.
  • Ontario Works in Peel.
  • Housing Services, Client Services.
  • Peel Works Harm Reduction – Mobile Vans.
  • Early Years and Child Care Services.

Human Services

Early Years and Child Care Services will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2024, for Victoria Day and reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Child Care Subsidy will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Housing Services, Client Services will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2024, for Victoria Day and reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Vaccination Clinics

Peel Public Health vaccination clinics, which offer routine school immunizations and vaccines required under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2024, for Victoria Day and reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Emergency shelter, food, or personal support

For urgent homelessness supports, including food, supplies, referrals, and shelter, call the Street Helpline 24/7 at 1-877-848-8481. For information on emergency shelter, visit the emergency shelter webpage or call 905-450-1996.Emergency Peel Living Maintenance Requests

For emergency Peel Living maintenance requests, contact the 24-hour request line at 905-790-7335.TransHelp  

All trips for Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21, must be booked by 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

On Monday, May 20 (Victoria Day):

  • Call us at 905-791-1015 if you need to cancel your trip.
  • Flexible (same day) trips will not be provided.
  • All subscription trips will be cancelled, with the exception of dialysis trips.
  • TransHelp will operate from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • The TransHelp office will be closed and unable to process applications, payments, or feedback.

We offer bookings up to 7 days in advance. Consider booking your next trip early to ensure your holiday travel.

Email transhelp@peelregion.ca or call 905-791-1015 with any questions.

Public Transit

Visit Mississauga Transit for holiday schedules.

Waste Collection

There will be no waste collection on Monday, May 20. Waste will be collected one day later that week. Check your collection calendar to find your pickup day or sign up to receive free waste collection reminders.

All Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will be closed on Monday, May 20 and will return to regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 21.

 

You’re invited: Celebrate National Public Works Week in Mississauga!

By Announcement

Come out to the City’s Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 25 to meet the staff, get up close to our trucks and equipment and join fun, family-friendly activities.

May 16, 2024

On Saturday, May 25, the City of Mississauga is celebrating its public works professionals and recognizing the important work they do with the return of its National Public Works Week Family Fun Day – and you’re invited!

The City of Mississauga’s public works professionals play an essential role in keeping us safe by building and maintaining the infrastructure, facilities and services we use and rely on everyday like roads, sidewalks, parks, bike lanes, transit and stormwater infrastructure. National Public Works Week (May 19-25, 2024) recognizes how these professionals contribute to and enhance the quality of life in communities. This year’s theme is “Advancing Quality of Life for All.”

Family Fun Day is a great opportunity to meet City staff and learn more about their work through a variety of interactive family-friendly activities. Get up close to the equipment and trucks and join in on fun activities.

What:

National Public Works Week Family Fun Day event

Event activities include:

  • ‘Touch a Truck’ and equipment displays (e.g. snow plow, MiWay bus, front-end loader)
  • Interactive exhibits with fun and educational activities
  • Bouncy castle

This event is free to attend. Registration is not required.

Where:

Outside of the Living Arts Centre and on Princess Royal Drive.

When:

Saturday, May 25
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Consider leaving your car at home and walk, cycle or take MiWay instead. Plan your trip using our Trip Planner.

For more information about public works in the City, visit mississauga.ca/services-and-programs/transportation-and-streets/.