Survey of the Month
As we enter flu season, here's a reminder of the best ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu:

  • stay home if you are ill
  • cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue
  • wash your hands regularly
  • get the flu shot

Free flu shots are available at family doctors' offices, walk-in clinics and pharmacies. To find a location near you, visit: peelregion.ca/flu
Do you and your family get an annual flu shot?
Yes
No
Proposed Amendments to the Zoning By-law to Regulate Short-Term Accommodations
The Planning Committee will be deliberating proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law to regulate short term accommodations, such as Airbnb, at Planning and Development Committee. Click here to read the report.
 
The public is invited to attend this Planning and Development Meeting on Monday December 4, 2017, 7:00 pm, in the Council Chambers at the Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Dr.  
 
If you cannot attend this meeting and would like to share your views or to be notified of future meetings on this matter, please contact me at karen.ras@mississauga.ca or 905-896-5200.
Aerial Spraying Approved for Spring 2018
I’m so very pleased to let you know that we are proceeding with spraying in 2018 for Gypsy Moth and Fall Cankerworms!
 
In addition, the spraying will be paid for out of our reserves and you will NOT receive an individual invoice. Council saw the merit of providing a broader benefit to the community when it comes to preserving our tree canopy. (We also already pay a lot in property taxes.) 
 
Staff are still in process of collecting more information on anticipated populations of cankerworms, so the spraying area may expand in the coming weeks.
 
As soon as more information becomes available on the specific areas for spraying, I will share it with you.
 
Thank you to all residents who took the time over the last few months to share your stories with me, the Mayor, other members of Council and staff. I think it truly made a difference!
 
I will follow up in a future newsletter regarding the planning and communications for the spraying.
Ward 2 Major Development Applications
There are quite a few development applications that are underway in Ward 2. If you are interested in knowing what is underway, please click on this link: https://karenras.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Ward-2-Major-Development-Applications-November-2017.pdf.
The list is updated regularly.
Animal Care and Control Standards of Care
#Parks365
Learn how you can enjoy Mississauga's parks and natural areas 365 days a year.

#Parks365 is an initiative of Mississauga's Parks & Forestry Division to encourage year-round usage and exploration of the City's parks and natural areas.
This winter follow Forrest, our Forestry mascot, and bird friend Jay explore the city's parks, trails and natural areas while looking forward to tree plantings to begin again during spring.

Each week during the month of December, we'll post photos and stories from Forrest and Jay's journey across Mississauga. Be sure to check back frequently and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to see all of the wonderful places that you can visit right here in Mississauga.

What is the Ontario Fire Code and How Does it Apply to Mississauga Property Owners?
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) want all property owners to understand how the Ontario Fire Code applies to them and their property. MFES inspects properties (homes and businesses) to keep the community safe, prevent the risk of fire and ensure residents comply with the Ontario Fire Code. The code is a provincial law with clearly defined safety requirements set out for property owners. The code must be complied with, or property owners may face significant charges.

Some examples of safety requirements are:
  • installing smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas
  • ensuring that smoke alarms are maintained in operating condition
  • replacing smoke alarms within the time frame indicated in the manufacturer's instructions
  • testing smoke alarms annually and after every change in tenancy in rental units

Learn more about the Ontario Fire Code and its safety requirements by visiting: mississauga.ca/fire.
Lorne Park Library Seasonal Social
You are invited to a Seasonal Social at Lorne Park Library on Friday, December 8, 2-4 pm.

Share your nostalgic cooking stories, favourite recipes and cooking disaster stories. Listen to guest speaker Cathy Lago talk about Farm-fresh Harvest cooking. Learn about gluten free.

Enjoy seasonal refreshments with friends and neighbours.
Paws 'n Mr. Claus & Family Photos with Santa
Paws ‘n Mr. Claus - December 2nd, 11 am

Holiday Pet Photos with Santa in the Log Cabin at the Bradley Museum. Proceeds to Friends of the Museums of Mississauga and Mississauga Animal Services Special Care and Resources Fund ( S.C.A.R.F). Professional Photographer Package: One 4 x 6 = $15, Two 4 x 6 copies = $25. Mrs. Claus will hand out treats for the pets 
 
Family Photos with Santa - December 3rd, 11 am

Dress in your seasonal outfits and capture a holiday memory. Have a professional family photo taken with Santa in the Log Cabin at the Bradley Museums. Proceeds to support Friends of the Museums of Mississauga. Professional Photo Packages: One 4 x 6 photo = $15, Two copies $ 25. Mrs. Claus has candy canes for the children. 
Credit Valley Horticultural Society
The Credit Valley Horticultural Society meets on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the South Common Community Centre, Arbour Green Room. The guest speaker this evening is Celia Roberts, who will demonstrate “Christmas Designs for the Home’. Please join a friendly group of novice and experienced gardeners for an entertaining evening. Members and visitors are welcome (non-members $2.00). For more information please visit  www.creditvalleyhort.ca  or call 905 822 1606.