Category Archives: Kids & Family

Now’s Your Chance – Share Your Ideas on What Can Community Services Be?

Do you have ideas or suggestions about what Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services can be in the future?

Help us continue building a city where people want to be. We’re creating long-range plans for the next five to 10 years for Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services.

Before Friday, July 7, we’re encouraging residents to share their thoughts and ideas for these plans by filling out an online survey. We want to know how we can make these services better for you. For those who complete the entire survey, there is a one in five  chance to win a $100 City of Mississauga Recreation gift card.

Information gathered from community engagement initiatives like the survey will help us make future decisions that reflect community needs, address Council priorities and enhance City services and programs.

For more information about how to provide feedback, visit mississauga.ca/yourfuture.

Pouring Positivity: Grand Opening of Kenollie Public School Rain Garden

Students, staff and dignitaries gathered yesterday at Kenollie Public School in Mississauga to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new rain garden. Hosted by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and Kenollie Public School, the event hailed environmental learning opportunities for students and the community. Continue reading Pouring Positivity: Grand Opening of Kenollie Public School Rain Garden

Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) Public Meeting Notice

The Peel District School Board invites families and members of the public to attend the first public meeting for the Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) for Gordon Graydon Memorial, Glenforest, Lorne Park, TL Kennedy and The Woodlands secondary schools.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 7 to 9 p.m. Port Credit Secondary School 70 Mineola Rd. E., Mississauga

RSVP online at www.peelschools.org/PAR Continue reading Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) Public Meeting Notice

Possible Measles Exposure at Multiple Locations in Brampton and Mississauga Between Jan. 1-5, 2016

Brampton, ON (Jan. 8, 2016) – Peel Public Health is investigating a possible case of measles in a child from Brampton. Members of the public may have been exposed to measles in a number of settings in Brampton and Mississauga during the period of Jan. 1-5, 2016. This possible case arrived in Canada from a measles-endemic country just prior to becoming ill.

Anyone who was in the following places DURING THE TIMES LISTED may have been exposed to measles. The virus can only live outside the body (e.g., on surfaces and door handles) for up to two hours, so people who visited these locations at other times were not exposed.

Jan. 1, Emirates Airline Flight EK0605 from Karachi to Dubai to Toronto
Jan. 1, Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal One, 3:25 to 7:25 p.m.
Jan. 3, Multi-Specialty Walk In Clinic, 21 Queensway West, Mississauga, 8 to 11 p.m.
Jan. 5, Brampton Urgent Care Clinic, Springdale Square, Unit 8, 51 Mountainash Road, Brampton, 8 to 10 p.m.
Jan. 5, Brampton Civic Hospital Emergency Department, 2100 Bovaird Drive East, Brampton, 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 5 to 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 6

Visitors to the identified locations during the times noted should do the following:

Check your immunization records to make sure you and your children have had two doses of the measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV). Your child’s immunization record (yellow card) or your doctor can provide you with this information. Two doses of measles vaccine are recommended for anyone born after 1969.

Watch for symptoms of measles until 21 days after possible exposure. These include a high fever; cold-like symptoms (cough/runny nose); sore eyes or sensitivity to light; small spots with a white centre on the inside of the mouth; and a red rash lasting four to seven days.

Peel Public Health is working with the health care settings to identify and follow-up with anyone who visited the above locations during the times listed and may be at risk. Anyone who shows symptoms should call their health care provider immediately and tell them they have been exposed to measles and feel unwell. DO NOT go to any medical facility without telling them before the appointment that you have been in contact with someone who has measles.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily to those who are not immune or are vulnerable. Anyone who has not had two doses of a measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV) or who has not had measles in the past is at risk of infection. Infants under one year of age, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems can get very ill with measles.

Concerned residents should visit Peelregion.ca/health for news and alerts about measles. For more information, contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 or visit Peelregion.ca/health.