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City of Mississauga’s Ward 1 Councillor Position to be filled by Appointment

Mississauga City Council has decided that the vacant office of Ward 1, formerly held by the late Councillor Jim Tovey, will be filled by appointment. This appointment will fill the position until the end of the current City Council term which runs until November 30, 2018.

Nomination forms, resumes and supporting materials for this position will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office, starting Monday, January 29.

To qualify, candidates must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a resident in the City of Mississauga or a non-resident of Mississauga but you or your spouse own or rent property in the City
  • not otherwise prohibited by law, or under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996
Candidates must also commit to not run in the 2018 City of Mississauga Municipal Election.
Council will give preference to candidates who have an understanding of Ward 1 issues and Councillor Tovey’s position on those issues.
Interested candidates must complete a Nomination Form and submit supporting documentation such as a resume or expression of interest. Forms will be available as of Monday, January 29, online at mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/officeofthecityclerk or in person at the Office of the City Clerk, Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive, second floor.
Applications must be submitted in person at the Office of the City Clerk, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning January 29 and ending February 9 at 4:30 p.m. All documents submitted as part of the application will become part of the public record.
At the scheduled Council meeting on February 21, 2018, Council will hear from qualified candidates and vote to appoint a person to fill the Ward 1 vacancy. The meeting is open to the public.
For the next term of Council, 2018 to 2022, the Ward 1 position will be filled through the 2018 municipal election. The next City of Mississauga municipal election is on Monday, October 22, 2018. Visit mississaugavotes.ca for more information.

Peel Police – Warrant Executed – Second Male Arrested in the 14th Homicide of the Year

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have arrested a second male believed to be responsible for the murder of an 18 year-old man.

On Saturday October 14, 2017, at 12:51 a.m., Peel Regional Police responded to a disturbance call in the area of Lakeshore Road and Cawthra Road in the City of Mississauga. Officers arrived on scene and located two male victims suffering from stabbing type injuries. Both victims were rushed to a local hospital and later transferred to a trauma centre in Toronto. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries and the second victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The deceased victim was identified as Maxwell Alexander CHAVEZ, an 18 year-old male from the City of Toronto.

On Friday October 20, 2017, investigators arrested and charged Trayon Johnson with 2nd Degree Murder. Trayon Johnson appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday October 21, 2017 for a remand hearing.

Investigators issued an arrest warrant for Richard IRELAND, who turned himself in to police this morning. Richard IRELAND has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Richard IRELAND will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Monday October 23, 2017 for a bail hearing.

Both accused, Trayon JOHNSON and Richard IRELAND are charged with one count of Attempted Murder in relation to a second victim who was also stabbed and received non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

Arrest Made and Warrant of Arrest Issued in 14th Homicide of the Year

Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have issued a warrant of arrest in relation to the murder of an 18 year-old man.

On Saturday October 14, 2017, at 12:51 a.m., Peel Regional Police responded to a disturbance call in the area of Lakeshore Road and Cawthra Road in the City of Mississauga. Officers arrived on scene and located two male victims suffering from stabbing type injuries. Both victims were rushed to a local hospital and later transferred to a trauma centre in Toronto. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries and the second victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The deceased victim has been identified as, Maxwell Alexander CHAVEZ, an 18 year-old male from the City of Toronto.

Investigators from Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have arrested and charged Trayon Johnson a 23 year-old man from Mississauga on Friday October 20, 2017 for 2nd Degree Murder. Trayon Johnson is will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday October 21, 2017 for a remand hearing.

Wanted - Richard IRELAND
Richard IRELAND

Investigators from Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have also issued a Canada Wide Warrant for the arrest of Richard IRELAND an 18 year-old male for 2nd Degree Murder.

Richard IRELAND is described as male white, 5’10” feet tall, 130 pounds, brown eyes, with shoulder length brown hair.

To view a photo of Richard IRELAND, visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca.

Investigators believe that Richard IRELAND is actively evading police. If seen, please do not approach and call police immediately.           

Anyone with information regarding the location of Richard IRELAND, or  or this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

Peel Police – Homicide & Missing Persons Bureau Make an Arrest in 3rd Homicide of 2017

Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have made an arrest in the region’s third homicide of 2017.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, the deceased victim, Cheryl McVarish, was reported missing from her Mississauga home.  On Monday, March 20, 2017, during the early morning hours, the victim was located in the driveway of her residence.

Subsequent investigation revealed the victim had been murdered.  The mechanism of death is currently under review by the Coroner’s Office.  Blunt force trauma has been confirmed as one of the contributing factors.

In the early afternoon of Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, Gil DASILVA a 64 year old male from the City of Mississauga was arrested without incident at his residence for the second degree murder of Cheryl McVarish.  Gil DASILVA will appear in the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse located at 7755 Hurontario St, Brampton for a remand hearing on May 03rd, 2017 on the charge of second degree murder.

Anyone with further information relating to this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.caor by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

Plans for Port Credit Walmart Shelved

The Mississauga News and Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey are both reporting that Walmart Canada has cancelled plans for a 84,000 square foot “urban” store on Lakeshore Rd. E. just west of Cawthra Rd. in Lakeview at the extreme eastern end of the Port Credit Business Improvement Area.

Walmart was to occupy the second floor
Walmart was to occupy the second floor

“Since 2006 we have opened more than 320 Walmart Supercentres, which have proven very popular with customers and are present in almost every market in the Canadian market. We are redirecting our focus and investment to improve our existing network of stores, distribution centres and ecommerce offer. As a result we will not proceed with plans to open the store at Lakeshore and Cawthra”. – Walmart Spokesperson

Lakeshore Road E. from Seneca Avenue to Cooksville Creek — including The District at Lakeview which was to house the retailer — was recently made a part of the Port Credit Business Improvement Area.

There were no immediate plans for the vacant retail space reported.