• Be Tick Aware

    We all love to be out and about during the summer but it is important to remember tick safety whenever you are outdoors.  Black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks) can carry Lyme disease.  While Peel does not have an established black-legged tick population at this time, ticks may be carried into the Region by migratory birds.

     

    If you have been bitten by a black-legged tick, it has to be attached for at least 24 hours to transmit Lyme disease. If you develop symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue, or a bulls-eye rash (which occurs in 70-80 percent of cases), contact your physician.  Lyme disease is easily treated if caught early.

     

    If you find a tick on you or your family, you can submit it to Peel Public Health for testing by:

    • Putting the live tick in a small container with a tight fitting lid;
    • Bringing the container to 7120 Hurontario St., Mississauga, from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    You will be asked about where you likely picked up the tick.  If the tick is a black-legged tick, Peel Public Health will conduct tick dragging in the area. 

     

    There has been an increase in the number of ticks being submitted in Peel, likely due to the cooler, wet weather this year. 

     

    There are many areas of Ontario that have established populations of infected black-legged ticks.  You can reduce the risk of coming into contact with a tick by avoiding places that are wooded, have leaf litter and long grass. If you do go into these potential tick habitats:

    • Apply insect repellent containing DEET to skin and clothing
    • Wear long-sleeved shirts that fit tightly around the wrist and long-legged pants tucked into socks or shoes or boots. Light-coloured clothing makes it easier to see if ticks land on your clothing
    • Check regularly for ticks and remove attached ticks immediately
    • Shower or bathe within two hours of being outdoors to wash away loose ticks

    For more information on ticks and Lyme disease, call 905-799-7700.

  • Open Air Burning Survey

    Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services are conducting a survey about Open Air Burning. Do you engage in outdoor burning? Does it bother you if your neighbours engage in open air burning? Are you aware that there is a By-Law in place? Click on the link to share what you think: https://app.keysurvey.com/f/1151164/10cd/

  • Mississauga Bike Challenge

    The Active Transportation Office has launched a bike challenge to promote, grow and measure cycling in the city. The Mississauga Bike Challenge will challenge residents, employees and visitors to collectively cycle 150,000 kilometres between June 29 and September 17, 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

     

    Participating in the Mississauga Bike Challenge is free, easy and fun. Residents can sign up at mississaugabikes.ca, ride their bicycles, keep track and log their kilometres to help Mississauga reach the 150,000 kilometre community goal. The City will plant one tree for every 150 kilometres cycled and logged to thank participants for cycling and contributing towards the community goal. Participants will earn a tree award in their bike challenge profile and will receive an invitation to plant the trees they earn at a Mississauga Bike Challenge tree planting event in the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018.

     

  • Mississauga’s 2018 Budget Process Commences June 28

    The City of Mississauga’s 2018 Budget process starts on Wednesday, June 28. The City’s Budget Committee will meet for an overview of the 2018 – 2021 Business Plan and 2018 Budget. The Budget details how taxpayer dollars are spent to support programs and services and advance the City’s Strategic Plan.

    Public Engagement
    Budget Committee meetings will have dedicated time for residents, businesses, special interest groups and taxpayers to have their say on budget spending. Attend the budget meetings in person or watch them via the City’s live streamMeetings are also archived for viewing at any time.

    First Budget Committee Meeting
    On June 28, Finance staff will present an overview of the City’s current and projected finances. They will also provide the timelines for upcoming Budget Committee meetings and public engagement activities.

    When:            
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. (following General Committee)

    Where:           
    Council Chambers, City Hall – second floor
    300 City Centre Dr.
    Mississauga, ON
    L5B 3C1
    (Map)   

    Get involved:
    •  Email questions and comments to budget@mississauga.ca
    •  Follow the City on Twitter and Facebook
    •  Submit comments directly to Budget Committee through public question period
    •  Follow discussions via Mayor/Councillor news updates

    Budget Committee Presentations/Schedule
    During the scheduled 2018 Budget Committee meetings in the fall, City staff will present their current service levels, cost pressures, efficiencies and new initiatives. Once the Committee approves the proposed Budget, it will go to Council for approval.

    Budget Committee meetings will include:

    • 2018-2021 Business Plan and 2018 Budget Overview
      •  Service Area Presentations
      •  Deputations from the public and/or organizations
    Budget Committee Meetings Dates and Times
    *Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.*
    Visit the Council and Committee Calendar Listings for up-to-date information
    Budget Overview Wednesday, June 28 at 1 p.m.
    Fees and Charges 
    *Public question period
    Wednesday, September 20 at 1 p.m.
    Budget Overview Presentation 
    *Public question period
    Monday, November 20 at 9 a.m.
    Service Area Presentations
    *Public question period
    Tuesday, November 21 at 9 a.m.

    Monday, November 27 at 9 a.m.
    Tuesday, November 28 at 9 a.m.

    Wednesday, November 29 at 9 a.m.

    Budget Approval
    *Public question period
    Wednesday, December 13 at 9 a.m.
    *Public Question Period will be limited to a total of 15 minutes; each individual

    addressing Budget Committee will be limited to speaking to up to five minutes in total. For deputations, please complete the Request to Speak form

     

     

  • Clarkson GO Station Tim Hortons

    Metrolinx will start installing a Tim Hortons trailer on the south side of the station near the Kiss & Ride next week, however they will need to relocate the existing bike rack. Bicycles will need to be removed before this Saturday, June 17th to make way for the trailer. Any bikes that have been left behind will be stored by our Station Operations team on-site in a secure location, customers can call 1-800-Get-On-Go to locate their bike if it has been removed.

     

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