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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Metrolinx says parking is safe at Brampton’s Ryerson University location

The new Ryerson University in Downtown Brampton.

Will the construction of a new university in Brampton mean that parking will be eliminated as a result of Ryerson’s building plans? Not likely, according to Metrolinx. The City of Brampton has released images that define the precise location of the new university to be built by Ryerson University in partnership with Sheridan College, the […]

Brampton LRT assembly facility will support over 600 new jobs

Steven Del Duca, Minister of Economic Development and Growth, was in Brampton today to announce the future home of Alstom’s new LRT assembly facility, to be built in Brampton. “This is where the vehicles will be assembled, that will help to carry our regional transit system into a new era,” said Del Duca. “The state-of-the-art […]

Peel Memorial Phase II: Everything you want to know

The Urgent Care Centre at Peel Memorial.

On Thursday, Brampton was the site of an announcement on the future expansion of healthcare services in our city. Dr. Eric Hoskins, the Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care committed to add 37 new beds to Brampton Civic Hospital and to begin the process of development of Phase II of Peel Memorial Hospital. […]

Hospital Crisis in Brampton

This past week we learned that 4,352 patients were cared for in the hallways at Brampton Civic Hospital last year. According to a briefing note revealed by a freedom of information request and presented by the Ontario NDP at Queen’s Park, surge pressures at the Brampton facility have pushed occupancy rates to 114 per cent […]

Human Trafficking in Peel

We sometimes hear stories about girls who are taken away from their country to be sent elsewhere to work in the sex trade. Human trafficking of girls isn’t just a problem occurring in far-away places, but according to Peel Region’s Police Chief, it is happening right here where we live. It is happening at malls, schools, parties, and wherever criminals […]

New Brampton Pushes for City Building

What does the future of Brampton look like? What is our collective vision of what the next generation of Brampton should be? A group of Brampton residents, developers, and financiers have come together to ignite that conversation with the formation of New Brampton, and they are bringing their ideas directly to the steps of City Hall. “New Brampton […]