Region of Peel Services Affected By Victoria Day Holiday
All Region of Peel offices and non-emergency services are closed on Monday, May 20 for Victoria Day and will reopen on Tuesday, May 21.
Regional Services Closed on Victoria Day:
Accessible Transportation Offices
Assessment: Peel Access to Housing and Children’s Services
Brampton Breastfeeding Clinic
Children’s Services Operations
Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) – all locations
Dental Services at Peel Public Health Clinics
Employment Resource Centres
Healthy Sexuality Clinics
Human Services Reception
Learn.Play.Care. Child Care Centres
Ontario Works in Peel
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Peel Public Health Clinic – Meadowvale
Public Works Reception
For emergencies related to food, shelter, medication and personal supports, call the Ontario Works after-hours line at 905-793-9200 or the Region’s main line at 905-791-7800.
Garbage and Recycing (Blue Box, Green Bin and Yard Waste) Collection:
Brampton and Mississauga – Garbage and recycling will be collected one day later that week.
Caledon – Garbage and recycling will be collected on regular collection days during that week.
TransHelp services are available on May 20 from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. (May 21). Taxi vendors will provide service and buses will not be available. Weekend service remains unchanged and regular office hours and bus service will resume on May 21. Please contact TransHelp at 905-791-1015 for any questions.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca.
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 4669
Following the story of brave little Alexa Dacres of Caledon? The 9-year old daughter of Corie Kolb is suffering from neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. If you’d like to help out there is a fundraiser being held and the information follows below:
50′s Sock Hop
Chateau Le Jardin Event Venue
8440 Highway 27
Tickets are $ 125.00
For more information or to purchase tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org 905-737-6568 or email@example.com 416-949-1236
Please see the following Emerald Ash Borer 2013 Update for the Town of Caledon. Note: if you identify a diseased street tree on the boulevard please notify the Town and we will remove it.
Emerald Ash Borer 2013 Update for the Town of Caledon
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Caledon in 2012. It was initially found in the South Hill area of Bolton. There is evidence that Emerald Ash Borer is spreading throughout the municipality as it has throughout the whole of Southern Ontario.
The Town has established partnerships with the CFIA and the Region of Peel Urban Forestry Working Group to ensure that our processes are based on current best practices in the industry.
Once a tree is infested with EAB, there are no options to save it; the EAB has no natural predators in North America. There are two relatively new products that can be injected below the bark of ash trees that may be successful at preventing an infestation of a tree by killing the larvae in its very early stages. These products require repeat applications and there is currently no permanent solution to preventing the spread of EAB.
The Town of Caledon is currently exploring the use of one of these products on Town-owned ash street trees but it is only practical in a limited number of situations.
What are the signs of EAB and what is your role?
* Signs of an infested ash tree include a reduced density in leaves, long shoots growing from the trunk or branches, vertical cracks in the trunk, small D-shaped holes in the trunk or evidence of adult beetles feeding on the leaves.
* To help prevent the spread of EAB, do not move firewood or ash tree material. If you go camping, buy firewood locally and burn it there. EAB does not spread quickly but moving infested wood can spread the EAB to new areas.
* EAB is an invasive species of beetle which feeds exclusively on ash trees. Native to Asia, EAB attacks and kills species of ash trees, except Mountain Ash which is not a true ash tree. The larvae burrow under the bark of ash trees and feed there, causing extensive damage that leads to the death of the tree.
* There is no immediate need to cut down ash trees on your property. If you suspect an ash tree on your property is infested or you are interested in preventing EAB from infesting your ash tree, you are encouraged to contact a certified arborist to discuss this.
* If your tree has died or is a hazard, you will need to arrange for its removal.
For photos and information on EAB and how to recognize it, visit the CFIA’s website at httpz://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-protection/insects/emerald-ash-borer/signs-and-symptoms/eng/1337359854091/1337359975259
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Next Tuesday (May 21), I hope you will consider participating in the Western GTA Summit. Born of the very successful Mississauga City Summits that began in 2007, this year’s event will include residents, elected leaders and senior administrators from Brampton, Caledon and Oakville. It promises to be a very exciting and productive day of discussion and problem solving in a solutions-driven environment.
The theme of the first Western GTA Summit deals with one of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area’s most pressing problems; are we facing economic gridlock? Participants will consider, in a meaningful way, methods, innovative ideas and creative, practical solutions to the question, “How will we live, move and thrive in the GTA in the future?”. What will it take to address the issues of congestion, and build transit and transportation systems that move our residents quickly, affordably and seamlessly across the GTA? What will our integrated transit, road and air transportation networks look like, and more importantly, how will we pay for them?
Attendees will learn the current research and thoughts on the subject from renowned experts including Jennifer Keesmat, Toronto’s Chief Planner, Ed Sajeki, Mississauga’s Commissioner of Planning, Katherine Morton from the Canadian Urban Institute and Deep Saini, the Principal of the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Issues such as how we design our communities, what future neighbourhood and city growth might look like and what changes in zoning, density and urban design will make our communities more livable, will be discussed.
The most important aspect of this summit however, is it is open to the general public. It is a unique opportunity for you to have your say, to speak with the experts, the decision-makers and learn about the issues having the most impact on your daily life in Caledon – not only today, but in the future. It is an opportunity to have meaningful input into how your community will grow and develop. If you want to join the discussion about the future prosperity of the Western GTA or want to find answers to these questions, please attend the 2013 Western GTA Summit.
For information or to register for the 2013 Western GTA Summit, please visit the website at http://westerngtasummit.ca
Fireworks Reminder for Selling and Discharging
With Victoria Day celebrations only a week away, the Town of Caledon Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind retailers and homeowners about their responsibilities selling, purchasing and setting off fireworks so that the celebration can be enjoyed by everyone. Be extra cautious and courteous with your surrounding neighbour’s properties.
Retailers can only sell Fireworks 10 days prior to Victoria Day and Canada Day with a permit that is obtainable from the Fire & Emergency Services department at a cost of $100.00. See By-law #2009-097 for full permit requirements at http://www.caledon.ca.
The Town strictly prohibits fireworks on public property, park land and parks, including roadways and sidewalks. Fireworks can only be set off on May 20 and are restricted to private property. Discharging fireworks on any other day is in contravention of the by-law and is subject to a fine.
Fireworks Safety Instructions
Appoint a responsible person to be in charge.
Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging.
Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.
Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry
Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are
Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground. Never try to
light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks. For dud fireworks, it is best to wait
30 minutes and soak them in a bucket of water. Dispose of them in a metal container.
Keep sparklers away from children. Sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite
clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns. As the sparkler wire remains hot
for some minutes after burnout, it should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury.
If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and
seek medical attention, if necessary.
Wheels – These types of fireworks should be nailed securely to a post or fence allowing
spinning clearance. These items will start trees on fire.
Watch children carefully and always be aware and attentive.
For more information on the Fireworks By-law, please contact Caledon Fire & Emergency Services at 905.584.2272 x.4303 or visit the website at http://www.caledon.ca.
As a part of ongoing public safety measures, the OPP will also have foot and bike patrols monitoring all types of violations. For immediate, after hours complaints, please contact the OPP dispatch at 1.888.310.1122.
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Peel Environmental Farm Tour
Monday, May 27, 2013
8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet at Broadway Farm’s Market, Caledon
Join Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation, the Region of Peel and the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group on a tour of four farms that have implemented a variety of environmental improvement projects. Learn why these farmers were motivated to undertake the projects; the technical and financial assistance that was made available to them and how you can get involved in local programs that are designed to assist you in achieving your environmental goals.
Transportation and lunch will be provided free of charge.
Dress according to the weather conditions.
Contact: Mark Eastman at 905-670-1615 x430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TRCA and ecoCaledon Partner to Promote Water Conservation in Caledon
Annual Rain Barrel Art Collection and Water Conservation Campaign Launches Next Week
For the third year in a row, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and ecoCaledon are partnering to help promote water conservation in the Town of Caledon through the Paint a Picture for Water Conservation: Caledon’s Annual Rain Barrel Art Collection and Water Conservation campaign. Twenty local artists and high school students have been chosen to decorate the barrels, which will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 14 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Town Hall Atrium.
New to the campaign this year is the Water Conservation Challenge, which will challenge the community to conserve water at home, work and school throughout the month of the campaign. Those participating are invited to share their water conservation tips through social media.
“This campaign is important to ecoCaledon because it’s a way of connecting with the artists, students and the community,” Donna Ferron, the chair of ecoCaledon, explained. “It creates awareness and promotes the use of rain barrels for single family dwellings, promotes water conservation and educates the public about the re-use of rainwater at home.”
From May 15 to June 14, the rain barrels will be on display in various locations throughout Caledon, including Trailside Café, Foodland Caledon East and Home Depot Bolton. On June 15, the barrels will be displayed at Caledon Day. For those interested in purchasing one of these unique rain barrels, visit the online auction at http://www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest to place your bid. Money raised will help support the ecoCaledon’s education programs.
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