Staring down Brampton’s traffic jam

Staring down Brampton’s traffic jam

By Stephen Weir Maybe it is the man’s stare that is slowing traffic in downtown Brampton. No speeders this summer on Main St as rush hour motorist lay-off the gas pedal to take in three huge photos hanging from the roadside wall of the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA). The two-story black and […]

Playbook to get little girls solving big puzzles

Playbook to get little girls solving big puzzles

Engіnееrѕ lіvе to ѕоlvе problems.  For Mississauga author аnd engineer, the рrоblеm thаt she іѕ trying to ѕоlvе іѕ how tо іnѕріrе уоung gіrlѕ to grow up аnd bесоmе еngіnееrѕ ѕо that they too саn rеmаkе the wоrld. Jеаnnеttе Chаu, іѕ a Mississauga bаѕеd electrical еngіnееr whо hаndlеѕ gоvеrnmеnt rеlаtіоnѕ work for the Professional Engіnееrѕ оf Ontаrіо bу […]

City Set to Begin Photographing Assets along Roads, Transitway and Parking Lots

City Set to Begin Photographing Assets along Roads, Transitway and Parking Lots

The City, as part of its Asset Management Program, is undertaking a Mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scan project to capture all City of Mississauga assets along roads (right-of-ways), the Transitway and within above ground, City-owned parking lots. Assets being scanned and photographed include items such as light poles, benches, catchbasins, transit stops, traffic light […]

Top Black entrepreneurs and Collision tech conference

Top Black entrepreneurs and Collision tech conference

By Lincoln DePradine Isaac Olowolafe Jr. and Wes Hall are two of the Black community’s – and Canada’s – most successful entrepreneurs. The two, whose assets are valued at millions of dollars, had some advice for people who recently met at a “fireside chat’’ of the City of Brampton’s Economic Development Office (EDO). “You’re never […]

Walnut Foundation 10k Walkathon in support of prostate cancer

Walnut Foundation 10k Walkathon in support of prostate cancer

The June 4th event gives participants and supporters an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many 1 in 9 men in Canada will develop prostate cancer, men of African or Caribbean descent are at an increased risk. The Walnut Foundation’s highly-anticipated ‘Walk the Path’ Walkathon will take place on June 4, 2022. […]

Help – I have degenerative disc disease in my spine!

Help – I have degenerative disc disease in my spine!

By Dr. Virginia Nsitem A patient called my office with panic in her voice and stated “I have degenerative disc disease in my spine. Is it serious? What will happen to me?” After a long discussion, she agreed to come into the office with copies of her radiology reports. She was diagnosed with degenerative disc […]

It took two years but three students got a Black history course at their school

It took two years but three students got a Black history course at their school

  When 18-year-old Jayden Dill was picking his courses for his last year of high school, something wasn’t sitting right with him. Looking back at a dozen years of school in Mississauga, Ontario, he felt like he didn’t see much of himself and other Black people represented in the books he had read and the […]

Peel students talk about racism in the classroom

Peel students talk about racism in the classroom

Alyssa Alexander remembers the day a teacher told her class not to use the word “racism.” It was during a discussion on misrepresentation within the government, she recalls. A classmate suggested systemic racism might be a factor. “The teacher said, ‘No, we don’t want to use the word racism, it’s just some people have privileges […]

Bring Out The Best in You! Sign Up for Spring City Programs and Activities for All Ages and Abilities

Bring Out The Best in You! Sign Up for Spring City Programs and Activities for All Ages and Abilities

  Struggling to make your 2022 New Year’s resolution stick? Looking for a change, to master a skill or infuse fun into your daily routine? The City of Mississauga has a variety of exciting spring programs and activities for you to discover and enjoy. Whether you love swimming, golf, Zumba®, yoga, tennis, reading, music or […]

Mississauga will double efforts to inoculate the Caribbean community

Mississauga will double efforts to inoculate the Caribbean community

 by Debbie Ali On Saturday February 12th the Peel Regional Health Authority hosted a vaccine clinic at the Rockwood Mall in Mississauga.  It was one of the many ventures employed to target and encourage members of the black, minority and Caribbean communities to obtain their first, second or booster shots.  According to Dr. Lawrence Loh […]

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