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
Thursday, November 11th

The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month we stand in honour of all who have fallen.


November 7, 2021

Before you head to bed on Saturday, November 6 , don't forget to turn your clocks back 1one (1) hour.

The City of Mississauga has opened registration for its Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program. The program assists adults aged 65 years or older and people with physical disabilities with windrow clearing this winter. A windrow is the pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snowplow has cleared the street.
 
Eligible participants will have windrows cleared beginning November 26, 2021 until March 28, 2022. A space of about three metres (10 feet) wide will be cleared, providing enough space to allow one car to get in and out of the driveway. The program does not include the clearing of the entire driveway.
  
Program details:
·      Applications will be accepted now until November 12, 2021
·      Service will begin November 26, 2021 and end March 28, 2022
·      Cost is $200 (non-refundable) or free for those who meet financial assistance criteria
·      300 spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
 
Eligibility:
·      65 years of age in 2021 or older
·      People with physical disabilities – must be verified by a regulated health professional
·      No able-bodied person can be living at the same residence as participant
·      Participant cannot be living in a high-rise, multi-unit building, condominium or within a commercial property
·      Participant’s residence cannot be on a private road
·      Only one person per address can participate
 
How to apply:
·      Online (new this year): complete & submit an application at mississauga.ca/windrow
 
·      In person:
o  Bring a completed application form and supporting documents during business hours to any of the City’s 10 community centres, the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre at Paramount Fine Foods Centre
o  Application forms can be downloaded and printed online at mississauga.ca/windrow or picked up in-person at any of the locations listed above..
Mississauga’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras, activated on July 5, 2021, reduced speeds and increased speed limit compliance on neighbourhood streets, improving safety for everyone. Data from the first month of enforcement shows that average speeds decreased by more than 11km/hr on Morning Star Drive and more than 9km/hr on Sawmill Valley Drive.

The data also shows that more drivers are following the speed limit. The speed limit compliance rate increased by 41 per cent on Morning Star Drive and 28 per cent on Sawmill Valley Drive.

10 additional cameras will be operating in Mississauga neighbourhoods. By December, the program’s full complement of 22 cameras will be active across the City. An interactive map showing all camera locations is available online

A total of 495 tickets were issued at the first two ASE camera locations: 298 tickets at Morning Star Drive and 197 at Sawmill Valley Drive. During the month-long enforcement period, 55 repeat offenders received tickets. The highest speed ticketed on Morning Star Drive was 67km/hr and 71km/hr on Sawmill Valley Drive. The speed limit in both locations is 30 km/hr.

When an ASE ticket is issued, it includes a set fine, determined by Schedule D under the Provincial Offences Act. The set fine is based on the vehicle’s rate of speed over the speed limit when the image was taken. The total ticket amount includes the set fine, applicable court costs and a victim fine surcharge, credited to the provincial Victims’ Justice Fund.

City Transportation staff are monitoring the data from the ASE cameras to improve the long-term effectiveness of the program. The data is also being used to plan for future phases of the program which could include installing additional cameras and putting cameras on different types of roadways.

Residents can learn more about ASE and track camera locations on the City’s dedicated webpage – mississauga.ca/ASE.

To comply with Peel Public Health’s Letter of Instruction for all residents of Peel Region, the City of Mississauga will now require proof of vaccination for those aged 12 and older who are participating in organized sports and recreation fitness activities indoors starting November 1.

Effective November 1, 2021, all participants 12 years and older entering a City of Mississauga recreation or culture location will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption, along with identification. This will apply to youth and all coaches, instructors, caregivers, volunteers, and game officials.

Anyone over the age of 12 who is required to show proof of vaccination can show a printed or digital copy of their proof of vaccination certificate and a piece of Government-issued ID.

The Letter of Instruction was directed by Peel’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Lawrence Loh in accordance with Provincial Regulations. According to Peel Public Health, indoor sports venues have been identified as “locations of concern,” which have been driving transmission of COVID-19 over the last few weeks. The additional measures in Peel Region, which includes the City of Mississauga, will help to protect Peel’s active youth sports community.

Learn more about the City of Mississauga’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination requirements.

There will be a number of opportunities for the public to engage with and learn more about the City’s 2022 Budget and Business Plan. Here’s how to get involved:
  • Visit ca/budget and see what you get for your tax dollars
  • Attend or watch a Budget Committee meeting for the full 2022 proposed Budget and Business Plan (posted online in November). Visit the City’s Council and Committees Calendar for any updates that may occur)
  • Email a question or comment to budget@mississauga.ca or call 311

For those interested in being informed or participating in upcoming budget engagement opportunities, visit mississauga.ca/budget.
Please join us for our Virtual General Meeting on November 1st, 7:30 p.m.

Our Guest Speakers will be Karen Cumming and Patricia Milne discussing Long Term Care.

For more information about our interest groups which promote social interaction and our membership application, visit our website at www.cfuwmississauga.ca
PLEASE DON’T FEED THE WILDLIFE

The feeding of wild animals and birds can become habit forming making them dependent on a food source or unwilling to forage naturally which can lead to illness, disease or injury.



Our Road Safety Committee, has a new design for our Slow Down road signs.
 
These Slow Down lawn signs are available to residents that would like to request one. Residents can call into 3-1-1, or 905-615-4311 (outside of City limits), to request that a sign be dropped off to their residence.
Mississauga has a new community centre! Introducing Churchill Meadows Community
Centre and Sports – a welcoming space for all residents to enjoy located on Ninth Line, north of Erin Centre Boulevard in neighbouring Ward 10.

This new 75,000 square foot community centre and 57-acre sports park will serve local
residents and future urban development along the City’s western boundary, near a tributary
of Sixteen Mile Creek.

The building will feature an aquatics centre and triple gymnasium. The park will include
tournament-level sports fields, a playground, spray pad and outdoor fitness equipment.


Vaccine Booking:
Call Peel Public Health Phone Line at 905-791-5202
Call 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.