This past week, Enforcement Officers from the City of Mississauga supported Peel Regional Police under Project Noisemaker and Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere (E.R.A.S.E.)enforcing vehicle noise violations, street racing and gathering violations of the Reopening Ontario Act. Twenty-three tickets ($880) were issued for COVID-19 gathering violations and four tickets ($385) were issued for vehicle noise. Police also laid thirty-six Highway Traffic Act (HTA) charges related to speeding and dangerous driving.
“I applaud the efforts of our City of Mississauga Enforcement Officers supporting Peel Regional Police in Project Noisemaker & E.R.A.S.E. enforcing to make our City safe,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The enforcement of these activities in our retail areas improves the safety and quality of life for all. This is especially important during the pandemic when gathering in large numbers presents a risk for everyone. We can’t afford to take chances during our recovery from the pandemic. It is my hope the news of these charges and fines travels and raises awareness that these activities will not be tolerated or ignored in our City and they come with consequences.”
Mississauga Library’s online Author Talk series is back with a new lineup of talented writers. In addition to providing residents with the opportunity to hear from their favourite authors, the Author Talk series is one of the library’s many free online programs that helps residents stay connected. The Author Talk series is perfect for evenings spent on the balcony, in the backyard or at a local park connected to Wireless Mississauga – just use your own device!
Suitable for ages 13 and up, the series features a wide selection of talented authors, whose books span a range of genres from thrillers and true crime to romance and fantasy. The library looks for opportunities to highlight authors with Canadian roots, award winners and nominees, authors from a variety of diverse backgrounds, cultures, orientations and experiences, local authors when possible, as well as books and authors that library customers are currently interested in.
During the online Author Talk sessions, participants have the opportunity to ask the authors questions and hear about their experiences, writing processes and written works.
All Author Talks are free with registration. A Mississauga Library card is not required to register.
The City is asking residents not attend any in-person screening or hearing appointments booked at the Mississauga Provincial Offences Court. Due to the Stay-at-Home Order announced by the Government of Ontario, all in-person screening and hearing appointments (parking, pet, business and mobile licensing matters) scheduled from Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 30, 2021 will be rescheduled.
A new date and time will be sent by email or a mailed letter will be sent to those that need to have their screening and appointments rescheduled (please ensure you check your junk or spam mailbox).
Please ensure that the Court Administration Office has up-to-date information – including current email and home address. To contact the Court Administration Office, email email@example.com.
River North featuring Award-Winning singer/songwriters Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine are pleased to be teaming up with Nurse Next Door Mississauga to present their 5th Annual Celebration of Irish and Scottish Music “Celtic Roots”. The popular concert will air live on St. Patrick’s Day (Wednesday, March 17, 2021) at 7pm on the River North Facebook page at facebook.com/RiverNorthCanada and live on Youtube.
Yesterday, Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company with Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, and the University of Toronto (U of T), announced a new research hub at U of T’s Mississauga campus that will bring leading public health experts together to help reduce chronic illnesses across the globe.
“We are thrilled that Novo Nordisk and U of T chose Mississauga as the home for their new research network that will support our goal of creating a healthier City and world,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “In Peel Region, one in 10 residents live with diabetes, which is 40 per cent higher than the rest of Ontario. We understand there is a direct correlation between healthy citizens and the economic productivity of society. Sadly, COVID-19 has impacted vulnerable people more severely – such as those who suffer from chronic illnesses – which is why we support research in our community to help improve the health of our residents and people across the globe.”
As part of the City of Mississauga’s commitment to reduce Type 2 diabetes among residents, two webinars were hosted in 2020 and 2021 that engaged community stakeholders on how we can work together to put health at the centre of City policies to support a healthier society.
“This partnership complements the City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Strategy, which emphasizes the importance of creating initiatives that support a healthy lifestyle, as well as the Life Science Cluster Strategy, which cultivates innovation between stakeholders,” said Harold Dremin, Acting Director of Economic Development at the City of Mississauga. “Mississauga is home to many newcomers to Canada and the country’s largest community-based hospital system, which is why we offer a unique opportunity for researchers to address the root cause of rising Type 2 diabetes in a highly-diverse setting.”
Novo Nordisk and U of T invested $20 million each to establish the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations, a network of experts that will draw on U of T’s leading public health research. The network plans to explore critical concerns related to chronic disease, research new technologies including virtual care and remote training and support and develop interventions to prevent an unsustainable rise of chronic illnesses.
“Fulfilling our company’s goal to defeat diabetes, obesity and other serious chronic diseases requires much more than innovative medicine,” said Béatrice Clerc, President of Novo Nordisk Canada. “One hundred years after the discovery of insulin, we’re proud to once again partner with U of T with the ambition of helping society to address the root causes of Type 2 diabetes and obesity.”
This network will be a partnership between the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and U of T Mississauga.
“The historic investment will build capacity for research and education at U of T. It will bring together existing expertise from across the University and our health-sector partners in Mississauga and the broader region,” said U of T President Meric Gertler. “Ultimately it heralds a new era of hope for people facing diabetes and other chronic diseases here in Canada, and around the world.”