MiWay is Getting on the Grid —  Learn More About 2016 Service Changes

Residents are invited to attend one of the MiWay information sessions being held from March 7 to 10. The sessions will provide residents with an update on 2016 service improvements that start to shift buses to a grid network as identified in the MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020).

The sessions will also highlight service improvements  on the Mississauga Transitway, which include offering MiWay service to the newly opened Erin Mills Station, improving the frequency of route 109(a transitway route) and offering new weekend service on route 101 Dundas Express. The transitway is a dedicated, east-west bus corridor scheduled to be fully complete in 2017 with 12 stations.

“MiWay 5, our new five-year service plan, was created with community feedback,” said Mary-Lou Johnston, Manager of Business Development for Transit. These information sessions not only offer residents an opportunity to learn about the changes occurring this year; it also allows them to see how their input and feedback is helping shape MiWay’s service delivery and future transit expansion across Mississauga.”

MiWay 5 Information Sessions

 Monday, March 7, 12 – 3 p.m. 
Mississauga Civic Centre | The Great Hall | 300 City Centre Drive

 Monday, March 7, 5 -8 p.m.
Mississauga Central Library | Atrium | 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Tuesday, March 8, 5 – 8 p.m.
Malton Library | Program Room #3 | 3540 Morning Star Drive

Wednesday, March 9, 5 – 8 p.m.
South Common Centre | Near terminal doors | 2150 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Thursday, March 10, 5 – 8 p.m.
Port Credit Memorial Arena | Credit Room | 40 Stavebank Road North

MiWay welcomes community feedback on the proposed changes, either in person or by contacting MiWay Customer Service.

For more information on MiWay 5, visit miway.ca/miwayfive

Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways

Credit valley Conservation urges residents to keep family members and pets away from the water’s edge this spring

Conservation authorities are reminding residents of dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes this time of year and urge people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways.

Spring is quickly approaching and with warmer temperatures, people look forward to getting outdoors. Warmer temperatures also bring rain, melting snow and shifting ice, which contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses. With the recent snowfall and swiftly changing temperatures, there is a possibility for localized flooding during the melting period. Slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures can also lead to very hazardous conditions close to any body of water.

Please keep family members and pets safely away from all watercourses.

For more information, contact your local conservation authority:

  • Credit Valley Conservation – (905) 670-1615
  • Toronto & Region Conservation Authority – (416) 661-6514
  • Conservation Halton – (905) 336-1158
  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority – (905) 895-1281
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority – (905) 579-0411
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority – (905) 885-8173
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority – (705) 424-1479
  • Kawartha Conservation – (705) 328-2271

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

Stormwater Charge Billing Begins

The City of Mississauga’s stormwater charge will begin to appear on Region of Peel water bills for Mississauga properties in March.
 
The stormwater charge amount that will appear on the bill is based on the daily rate for the property, applied since January 1, 2016.  Daily and annual stormwater charge estimates for Mississauga properties can be viewed at www.stormwatercharge.ca.
 
“The City of Mississauga owns $1.97 billion in stormwater infrastructure that needs to be properly maintained,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This is why Council approved a stormwater charge which is a new, dedicated source of funding that will be added to the Region of Peel water bill beginning in 2016. We are taking responsibility and investing more money in our stormwater system to keep it in good working order and to avoid costly repairs in the future.”
 
“The stormwater charge enables the City to fund this critical service and set aside money for future infrastructure renewal to better address the growing stormwater pressures Mississauga is facing,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO.  “Stormwater is now a stand-alone service area and has its own business plan. The 2016 business plan for stormwater focuses on stormwater conveyance, quality and flow control targets to address the pressures of aging infrastructure and heavier rainfalls.”
 
“The stormwater system is maintained through investments in planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, renewal and bylaw enforcement activities,” said Helen Noehammer, Director Transportation and Infrastructure Planning. “Planning and programming of stormwater related projects will ensure stormwater infrastructure renewal is carefully managed while being aware of pressures such as extreme rainfall events.”
 
Background
 
The stormwater charge will help reduce the risk of flooding and protect water quality.
 
The City of Mississauga’s stormwater charge funding can only be used for stormwater related costs. It is dedicated funding that will directly support the City of Mississauga’s stormwater management program and cannot be used for other services and programs as stated in the Stormwater Fees and Charges By-law. The funds from the stormwater charge will be invested in the stormwater system to help keep it in good working order and to avoid costly repairs in the future.
 
The stormwater charge was approved by Mississauga City Council on December 11, 2013 and the related policies were approved on May 27, 2015.
 
For More Information
 
For more information about the stormwater charge visit the City of Mississauga’s stormwater charge website at www.stormwatercharge.ca.

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.