Ontario Mayor Approves Contentious Mosque Plan

CBC | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

After hours of emotional debate that at one point had the mayor accusing one man of "hate-mongering," a Mississauga planning committee approved a ...

L.A. Froyo Fave Pinkberry Opens First Ontario Location

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

They recently swirled into Eastern Canada with a grand opening at Square One Mall in Mississauga. I was present for the star-studded opening and ribbon cutting ceremony which included Former Mayor Hazel McCallion and current Mayor Bonnie Crombie. Even fashion maven Jeanne Becker made an appearance, who asserted herself to be a "Pinkberry virgin."

Mississauga Won't Support Toronto's Potential Olympic Bid

CBC | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Politics

The city of Mississauga won't support Toronto's potential Olympic bid, its council decided Thursday. Mayor Bonnie Crombie and her council voted agai...

Police Identify Suspect In Abduction, Gang Sex Assault

CBC | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada

Two Toronto men are wanted by police in connection to an abduction and gang sexual assault that occurred on Monday in Mississauga. The incident hap...

Let's Reinvest in the Middle Class

Hon. Navdeep Bains | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Business
Hon. Navdeep Bains

Putting more money in the pockets of middle class Canadians is the key to driving a more sustainable and successful economy. Not only is it a good idea but it's also fair and the right thing to do. What could be more Canadian than that?

Ontario City To Scrap Lord's Prayer From Council Meetings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Politics

Council recently passed a motion to stop opening meetings with the prayer and has decided to observe 30 seconds of silence instead.

Fare Integration on Public Transit Can Help Fight Gridlock in Urban Canada

Murtaza Haider | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

Canadian cities have enjoyed a steady population growth rate, which is significantly higher in suburban municipalities than that in central or urban municipalities. Smart fare integration across transit operators and jurisdictions will help grow transit ridership and improve accessibility and equity in metropolitan areas

Canadian Governments Have Failed to Slay the Real Deficit We Face

Jonathan Crombie | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Crombie

Thanks to former Prime Minister Paul Martin, I think we've all been conditioned to think that balanced budgets are very good things. But not all deficits are bad. It is prudent or even smart to slash and scrap into a surplus like Stephen Harper has done. Especially considering that Canada's infrastructure deficit is estimated at nearly $400 billion -- and growing.

Ontario Needs to Prioritize Its Transit Spending

Murtaza Haider | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

Ontario announced $1.6 billion funding for the Hurontario LRT. Given the unmet transit demand in the City of Toronto, it is odd that the transit billions are being targeted at the suburban 905-ers. If ridership should be the primary consideration for prioritizing transit investments in Ontario, how does Hurontario LRT fare?

WATCH: 19 Sure-Fire Signs You Grew Up In Mississauga

Huffington Post Canada | Alanna Cardona | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Living

It wasn’t always easy growing up in Mississauga — especially with Toronto towering over us with their fancy streetcars and non-paper transit token...

A Wedding Crashers Roadmap to Banquet Halls in The 'Burbs

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

The warm rays of summer are almost upon us and we have something very serious to discuss with you:It's wedding season! But whether you're planning one, attending one, or maybe even crashing one, here's an ironclad roadmap of some of the most noteworthy venues along your 400 series wedding travels.

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Someone Flowers This Spring

Simone Katerine | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

Flowers are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add just a little bit of beauty and romance into our lives. Whether you're buying them for yourself or someone else, I'm of the school of thought that we should all send and receive more flowers in general.

Police Watchdog Investigating Mississauga Shooting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Ontario's police watchdog says a 30-year-old man is dead and two Peel Regional Police officers and another civilian were wounded a...

Deadly Mississauga Violence Wounds 2 Police Officers

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada

A civilian died at the scene, while two Peel Regional police officers were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Canada's Top 15 Best Value Cities for 2015

Trivago.ca | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Travel

If you're looking for a fun and affordable vacation it's time to travel domestically and explore one of hotel comparison trivago.ca's 15 Best Value Canadian Cities for 2015. Based on the yearly average price of a standard double room and the destinations' overall hotel reputation on over 200 booking sites, trivago has revealed the home turf cities that are both budget friendly and worth a visit in 2015!

Firefighters Injured In Warehouse Fire

CBC | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada

Multiple firefighters have been injured fighting a massive three-alarm fire at a pesticide storage warehouse in Mississauga, Ont., on Wednesday. At ...

B.C. Campaign Spending Limits Should Be Like Comparing Grocery Prices

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

When you compare prices at the supermarket you usually look at comparable products, for instance you don't compare the price of a head of lettuce with a can of baked beans. It should be the same way with government consultations.

Crash Snarls QEW Traffic In Mississauga

CBC | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada

A collision involving as many as 20 vehicles has closed the westbound QEW between the Erin Mills Parkway and Winston Churchill Boulevard in Mississaug...

As Pearson Airport's Curator, I'm Bringing Art to New Heights

Lee Petrie | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Travel
Lee Petrie

When I walk into Toronto Pearson International Airport, I see a blank canvas and feel a sense of possibility. As Toronto Pearson's curator I'm responsible for programming the exhibition spaces at the airport, ensuring that it reflects the vitality of the local arts and cultural community.

Family Returns After Living Like Refugees Abroad

CBC | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada

It took more than five years and a federal court decision but Adel Benhmuda and his family are back in Canada. Benhmuda, 46, his wife Aisha and thei...

SIU Investigating After 80-Year-Old Woman Tasered

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Ontario's police watchdog is investigating an incident in which they say an 80-year-old woman suffered a fractured hip after she w...

Are We Paying Enough Attention to Municipal Politics?

Hassan Arif | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Nonetheless, despite the many good examples of Canadian mayors, some of the bad examples -- especially those like Rob Ford who cast a bad reputation on their city -- raises the question, are we paying enough attention to municipal politics? And, especially, are we paying enough attention to who gets elected to municipal office?

Mississauga Mayor In Court Today

CBC | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Politics

A lawyer suggested in a Brampton court today that a man who brought forward conflict-of-interest allegations against longtime Mississauga Mayor Hazel ...

No Under-18s Allowed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Living

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Peel Region has passed what is being called the province's toughest municipal bylaw banning teens under the age of 18 from indoor ...

Police Find More Body Parts In Mississauga

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police discovered two severed hands on Friday in a river at a park west of Toronto where a human head and foot were found earlier ...