Veterans Ride MiWay Free on Remembrance Day

Canadian Forces veterans and their companion can ride free on MiWay on Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11.

“MiWay honours our Canadian veterans who are our parents, aunts, uncles, children and our heroes,” said Geoff Marinoff, director of transit. “They selflessly put their lives on the line to further freedom throughout the world. On Remembrance Day, we proudly salute our veterans and encourage them to ride with MiWay for free.”

Marinoff asks veterans to wear their uniform and, or, medals and let transit operators know if a companion is travelling with them so they too may ride free.

MiWay buses and operators will pause on November 11 at 11 a.m. for two minutes of silence to recognize Canadian veterans for their sacrifices during wars and peace missions around the world.

Let MiWay take you to the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Mississauga Civic Centre. The ceremony will be held in front of the Community Memorial in the northwest corner of Mississauga Celebration Square. The ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. on November 11.

Visit miway.ca to plan your trip on MiWay, call 905-615-INFO (4636) or view customized route and schedule information on your smartphone at m.miway.ca

Public Meeting for Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project

Mississauga and Etobicoke residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting and open house for the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project on Monday, November 16 at Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga.

The meeting will focus on updates to the conservation area design, as well as a new construction access route and the related proposed amendment to the project’s Environmental Assessment.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with display panels for review and project team members available to answer questions. A formal presentation starts at 7 p.m.  A discussion session runs from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Clarke Memorial Hall is accessible via public transit on the MiWay No. 23 Bus (Lakeshore Rd East/West service).

The Lakeview Waterfront Connection project will result in a beautiful and naturalized conservation area constructed in Mississauga’s Lakeview neighbourhood. The project is a joint undertaking of the Region of Peel, Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to add green space where it is significantly lacking. The project is supported by the cities of Mississauga and Toronto and is in keeping with the sustainable principles of the Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan.

Those unable to attend, but would like to learn more or provide comments, may visit http://lakeviewwaterfrontconnection.ca beginning November 16, 2015.

CVC Seeks Nominations for Environmental Awards

When it comes to a healthy environment, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) believes anything is possible with a little help from its friends. To honour local efforts, CVC is seeking nominations for its annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards. The awards program recognizes first-time projects and initiatives, as well as those that have extended over multiple years. Consideration is given to all projects that promote a healthy environment.

“For three decades it has been our privilege to honour those who have improved the health and wellbeing of our communities,” said Mike Puddister, CVC’s Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation. “The awards program is our way of recognizing those in the community who stand out for their leadership and environmental contributions.”

The Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards are given annually to people who demonstrate environmental excellence in the watershed. Nominations are open to individuals, landowners, schools, community groups, businesses and youth (25 and under) who have made a significant contribution to the local environment.

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