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

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.

CVC to Remove More Infested Ash Trees at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) will restart ash tree removals at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area due to the invasive forest pest – emerald ash borer (EAB). EAB is a shiny green beetle, not native to North America. It infests and kills 99.9 per cent of all ash trees. The trees being removed are already infested, cannot be saved and pose a hazard to people on trails and private property.

Removal of infested ash trees will begin during the week of September 17, 2015. Work will take place Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will continue into early 2016. Continue reading CVC to Remove More Infested Ash Trees at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area

Native Plants Bring All the Birds to the Yard

Landscaping is a source of pride for landowners. Beautiful trees, plants and flowers with bursts of vivid colour are only part of the story. The other part is the long list of welcomed visitors. Vibrant songbirds, migrating butterflies and busy bumblebees bring life and excitement to any garden. Native plants are proven to attract more welcomed wildlife, giving you a garden that’s truly buzzing.

Ontario’s local wildlife are perfectly adapted to Ontario’s native plant species. For example ruby-throated hummingbirds will eat nectar from cardinal flowers while pollinating them at the same time. When the cedar waxwing, a very beautiful bird, eats the berries from a red cedar, the germination rate is three times higher than if they didn’t pass through a bird at all. Turtlehead flower nectar contains a ‘medicine’ for bees to reduce intestinal parasites. So while bees are busy eating they are healing themselves and pollinating flowers. These examples of plant-animal symbiosis result from millennia of native plants and native wildlife evolving together in the same ecosystems. Continue reading Native Plants Bring All the Birds to the Yard