Summer is in full swing and we have had some very hot days with the Region of Peel's Medical Officer of Health issuing Heat Warnings from time to time. Please ensure you check my website often for Heat warnings. Click here for info and tips on how to stay cool this summer.
This July is very special for me as 60 years ago on July 9, my mom, 2 brothers and I landed in Quebec after an ocean voyage from Belfast Northern Ireland. I celebrated this anniversary with my brothers, sister and our families.
I have enjoyed hearing from others about their experiences coming to Canada...we are so fortunate to live in the best country in the world!
I hope your summer is going well and that you have a chance to enjoy the outdoors (even if it is to play Pokemon GO) and spend time with family. I hope you take the time to enjoy our many parks and trails or have a swim at Erin Meadows pool.
There are many festivals and events at Celebration Square for all ages so check them out.
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e-newsletter please note that there is always a link on the front page of my website www.ward9.ca to the newsletter.
As always, my staff and I are here to help you with any City or Regional issues. Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-896-5900 and check the Ward 9 website at www.ward9.ca for ongoing updates.
Ninth Line Road Closure
Ninth Line is being reconstructed from Derry Road to Argentia Road and is closed from Saturday July 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016. Please use Tenth Line and along Argentia to access the north end of Ninth Line.
I am pleased that we reached an agreement with the library union to end the strike that started on July 3. All branches re-opened on July 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Return date for books taken out before the strike is extended to August 27.
This is a reminder that the Meadowvale Library in the Meadowvale Town Centre will close on Saturday, August 6, 2016 to move materials to the new location. It will re-open at the Meadowvale Community Centre on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
I have arranged for an extended borrowing time and thedue dates for Meadowvale Library material taken out before August 6 will fall on September 6. The old Meadowvale book drop will remain open for returns until September 7, 2016.
Please stock up on material before the closure to get you through August.
I am very excited to finally have the Library in the same location as the Community Centre after more than 30 years!
Old Blue Box/Green Bin Return Program
If you are not re-purposing your old blue boxes/green bins, the region will collect them if you call or email and request pickup at curb side.
Please call 905-791-9499 or
send an email to:
The old bins can also be dropped off at the Battleford Community Recycling Centre, 2255 Battleford Rd.
Hours of operation are:
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Peel Regional Police Warns of Continued CRA/Immigration Scam
Peel Regional Police reminds the public of the ongoing calls citizens are receiving with regards to the Canada Revenue Agency / Immigration scams.
Police are urging citizens to be extra vigilant of suspicious phone calls. Residents report that have received phone calls from persons posing as Government Officials from various federal agencies including, and not limited to, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Service Canada and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
To learn more about this type of scam and other fraud scams currently affecting Canadians, please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website atwww.antifraudcentre.ca
Pets and Hot Weather
This is a reminder that in hot summer weather, please be careful with your pets.
Do NOT leave pets in hot cars and do NOT walk pets during the hot part of the day. Hot pavement will burn their pads and the heat can cause heat exhaustion which can be fatal. Click here for information from Animal Services.
Preservation of Oak Tree at Millgrove Park
Residents of Millers Grove are familiar with the lovely old oak trees in the park at Tours and Millers Grove. This park location is unique due to these large majestic Burr Oak trees that are a true landmark in our community.
The oldest oak at this site is approximately 300 years old with the other oaks scattered throughout the park varying in size and age. As you know, the surrounding area has changed dramatically over the centuries from being a woodland then rural farmland, to the thriving developed community we live in today. These trees continue to play a significant role in the community and the overall urban forest within the City.
In particular there is a large oak tree adjacent to the playground showing signs of decline that I have been working to preserve in some form. Forestry staff have conducted ongoing pruning and additional maintenance work in the hopes that it would assist in preserving this majestic oak tree as long as possible.
The intent was that when the tree had to be removed we would have the remaining trunk carved and left as a work of art.
Unfortunately, it now looks like the remaining limbs on this tree have declined to the point where it is required to be removed. Staff advised me that the trunk is not viable to remain as art but I am still working to preserve something of this tree for the community.
I am meeting with Forestry staff to assess the tree and decide how to move forward.
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