Waste strike over – collection resumes Monday Dec 13

The labour dispute involving one of Peel’s waste collection contractors, Emterra Environmental and its employees, is resolved. Regular waste collection services for strike-affected residents in Peel will resume on Monday, December 13, 2021. The Region of Peel Advises: Continue to leave garbage and organics at the curb (even on the weekend) if you were scheduled for garbage pickup this […]

Waste collection strike impacting Ward 1 & 5

UPDATE (Dec 9 2021)Regular waste collection services for strike-affected residents in Peel will resume on Monday, December 13, 2021. Read More. Original Post Follows: A labour dispute involving Emterra Environmental, one of Peel’s waste collection contractors, and its employees has resulted in a strike action that is affecting some areas of Peel. Affected residents will experience […]

City of Brampton Prevails in $28M Lawsuit

The City of Brampton has finally spoken after it won a court appeal brought forward by a developer who had alleged he was unfairly treated and sued the City in a $28.5 million lawsuit that played out in the community and in the media. The lawsuit cast a long shadow over the City’s administration and […]

Peel Memorial to Become a Full Hospital

Ford at Peel Memorial

Ontario’s provincial government has announced it will proceed with the second phase of Peel Memorial which will transition the health and wellness centre into a 250 bed full-service hospital with a 24 hour emergency department. Following years of advocacy efforts by Brampton City Council and Mayor Patrick Brown, the Province says it will move ahead […]

Patrick Brown Delivers State of the City Address

In his 2021 State of the City Address, City of Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown spoke about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in bringing the city together to overcome the challenges of the past year. The address was delivered during an online virtual event with Members of Council, City Staff, and Brampton’s business community in […]

Region of Peel to initiate study on governance options

Should they break up the Region of Peel? Amalgamate Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon into one super city? Keep things as they are today? After nearly two hours of discussion at the Region of Peel, Councillors voted this week to approve a $600,000 study to determine the costs of three potential governance scenarios being considered by […]

Thinking BIG about Brampton

Sometimes, if you want to develop a big idea, you need to look at things differently. With that in mind, a Brampton resident built an incredible miniature view of Downtown Brampton to get everyone thinking about the future possibilities for the area. Spending over four hundred hours fashioning cardboard, glue, metal and other materials, Matthew […]

Meet the ORIGINAL Brampton

We live in Brampton and love living here, but there is another Brampton, located an ocean away, which our city is named after. It is much older and was recently visited by a resident who calls this Brampton home. Brampton, Ontario, resident Leif Overgaard Jorgensen recently toured the U.K. and made a stop in Brampton, a […]

The biggest loser in the Ontario provincial election

By Paul Vicente     Elections used to be about issues. There are so many of them. Fiscal issues, family issues, transit, infrastructure, auto insurance, healthcare, et cetera. In this provincial election, we don’t seem to be talking about issues. Much. Instead, the media reports are filled daily with stories about scandals, candidates’ transgressions, sordid […]

Larry Beasley to present an incredible new “vision” of a future Brampton

The City of Brampton hired award-winning urban planner Larry Beasley to develop a new, future-ready vision of out city, and after a year of consultation with residents and stakeholders, Beasley’s “Brampton 2040 Vision” document will be presented to Members of Council in a special meeting on Monday. Called “Living the Mosaic“, Beasley sees Brampton’s future […]