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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Public Meeting – Planning & Development Ctte – Benson / High / Lakeshore Proposal

294 Lakeshore Road West, 125-143 High Street West, 5 and 7 Benson Avenue, north side of Lakeshore Road West, east of Benson Avenue

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Applicant’s Proposal:

To revise the official plan and zoning to permit an 8 storey, 170 unit rental retirement apartment building, an 8 storey, 139 unit apartment building, 16 townhouses and street level commercial uses.

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“While most of the comments were concerns, there have also been supportive remarks. Representatives of the Town of Port Credit Association (TOPCA) and Cranberry Cove Ratepayers Association have advised that their associations do not support the project, while the Port Credit Business Improvement Area (BlA) has indicated its support.” – City Staff Report

Meeting Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Mississauga Civic Centre Council Chamber,
300 City Centre Drive

FULL AGENDA INCLUDING STAFF REPORT ON THIS APPLICATION (Source: http://mississauga.ca)

Purpose of Meeting:

The City held a Public Meeting on February 23, 2015. At the upcoming meeting, Planning and Building staff will present a report addressing issues raised and will provide a recommendation on the proposal. Planning and Development Committee will make a decision about this project at this meeting.

To Provide Written Comments Or To Be Added to the Mailing List:

“Due to the developer’s appeal of the new Port Credit Local Area Plan to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), the old Area Plan policies are still in effect for this site.” – City Staff Report

If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to share your views and/or you wish to be notified of further meetings, please contact the Planning and Building Department:

Mail: 300 City Centre Drive, 6th floor, Mississauga ON L5B 3C1 Email: application.info@mississauga.ca
By 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting (Monday, October 26, 2015)

Information about appeals:

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of City Council to the Ontario Municipal Board, or be added as a party to an appeal of the decision to the Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

The proposed Official Plan amendment is exempt from approval by the Region of Peel. The decision of the Council is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal.

Full notice on the City of Mississauga Web site

Election Night 2015 Live Streaming for the Region of Peel

Peel Region residents from Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon represent approximately 4% of Canada’s population (just under 11% of Ontario). The 12 Federal seats in the region feature 3 new ridings and together comprises almost 1.5 million constituents. Battleground Ontario starts in Peel, yet the general media’s election night coverage features mostly national results and perspectives.

Brampton Focus, and Mississauga Connects, both independent grass roots community based organizations realized that the region’s electorate was void of a dedicated riding by riding hyper local coverage of these 12 important federal seats.

“Peel deserves dedicated election coverage of our 12 Federal riding results on election night. We want relevant discussion focused on our local issues with live voting results as they come in. Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon currently have no dedicated TV coverage on election night and we intend to change and improve that”

Donald Mcleod, Co-Founder of Brampton Focus

A team of over 26 professionals and concerned residents are volunteering time, money, television expertise and technology to create a multi-camera TV studio to host a 4 hour live independent election night streaming broadcast. The broadcast will feature multiple political insider guests, interviews from riding halls and candidates, with up-to-the-minute vote results. A legion of on-site volunteer reporters via smart phone technology are integrated live into the broadcast delivering exclusive and engaging local coverage. Accessible and free to residents with an internet connection.

With on-line viewing becoming the future of broadcast, and those who watch conventional broadcasts having a media device open simultaneously, this hyper local interactive coverage by a grass-roots non broadcast voluntary entity is what the future promises to deliver…. today! Watch election night coverage for Peel Region Live at www.PeelPolitics.ca.

Fire Prevention Week – Free Community Open Houses

Can you ‘Hear the Beep Where you Sleep?’ During National Fire Prevention Week, October 4 to 10, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) wants to remind you that this sound can save your life.

During Fire Prevention Week, MFES will be in the community and opening fire stations throughout the city to help educate residents on the importance of fire prevention and safety.

According to MFES, most fires in Mississauga occur in residential homes, so having an escape plan, knowing the sound of your alarms and having both fire and carbon monoxide detectors in place can save lives. Continue reading Fire Prevention Week – Free Community Open Houses