Ward 8 E-News
Due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, information is changing quickly. For the most up-to-date information, including the status of services on what’s open and closed as it relates to new Government restrictions, please visit the following sites:
City of Mississauga

Region of Peel Public Health

Province of Ontario

Government of Canada
Everyone should feel safe and comfortable using Mississauga’s multi-use trails and park pathways. To encourage all trail-users to be respectful of one another and follow trail etiquette, the City has been piloting Share the Trail signage across Mississauga. With the pilot now complete, you can submit a request to have Share the Trail signage installed along your favourite multi-use trails and shared pathways.

During the pilot, the City collected feedback and used it to finalize the signs. The signs have been designed to address trail-users’ key safety concerns. They remind cyclists to slow down and use their bell when passing others. They also remind all trail-users, whether you’re travelling by foot, bike or another mode of active transportation, to keep to the right of the trail and pass others on the left.

You can submit a request for Share the Trail signage online or by calling 311.


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Also, follow @MississaugaSnow on Twitter for updates.

The City may announce a Significant Weather Event during severe winter storms to allow more time for winter crews to clear the snow.

  • Call 311 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits) to find out if winter on-street parking restrictions are in effect or to report a missed street clearing after the level of service timelines have ended

Forestry staff presented a corporate report recommending that the City of Mississauga consider an Aerial Spray Program in spring 2022 to help manage the Lymantria dispar dispar (LDD) moth (formerly known as gypsy moth) population. A budget of $3 million is being recommended as part of a wider pest management program to target LDD moths in affected areas of the city and protect Mississauga’s tree canopy.

LDD is a non-native and invasive pest that destroys trees by eating away at the leaves, which weakens trees and can lead to disease. In 2018, the City completed a similar Aerial Spray Program which helped slow the LDD population for approximately two years. However, the outbreak in Mississauga continues and within the last year, LDD populations have risen in many areas of the city as well as across southern Ontario.

“Protecting Mississauga’s tree canopy and the environment is more important than ever. Trees play such a critical role in helping fight climate change, especially in urban areas like Mississauga,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “We need to ensure our trees, forests and greenspaces remain healthy today and into the future. An Aerial Spray Program will target public and privately-owned trees so that our neighbourhoods can continue to remain green and vibrant.”

This past spring, the City also treated 396 public trees in select parks and streets with TreeAzin injections and ground sprays of Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki (BTK) to help control the LDD population.
LDD has been around Mississauga for many years. We cannot completely remove them, but we can take steps to reduce their population. The recommendation to conduct an aerial spray treatment will allow the City to cover larger targeted areas, including private property.

The aerial spray treatment will continue to use BTK – a bacterium that occurs naturally in soils and is produced specifically for pesticide use. According to Health Canada, there have been no identified public health problems or significant environmental concerns after years of widespread BTK use in forestry, agriculture and urban settings. BTK is only toxic in the caterpillar stage of the LDD life cycle and does not affect adult moths and butterflies, or other insects and wildlife.

Adults 18+ are now eligible to book their booster shot as long as it has been 84 days (approximately 3 months) since their second dose.

For information on specific locations in Mississauga, please visit the Peel Public Health page by clicking here.
 
Vaccine appointments will be available at the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination portal.
 

Peel Public Health Phone Line at 905-791-5202
Provincial Vaccine Booking Phone Line: 1-888-999-6488
Transhelp – Transportation support to vaccine appointments: 905-791-1015

Provincial COVAX Booking: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
All police driving complaints are required to be reported through the Peel Regional Police Road Watch avenue. This will assist PRP to better serve everyone.