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Feds lay down new rules for vaccinated travellers

 BY SURJIT SINGH FLORA Travellers entering Canada may be able to breathe a sigh of relief, as new rules will allow fully vaccinated travellers to “skip the line” when entering the country. The federal government announced Monday that fully vaccinated travellers entering from the U.S. will be...

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Vaccine passports not on the table, says Ford

Vaccine passports aren’t on the table for now, said Premier Doug Ford. The Premier, speaking at a press conference late last week, said that while Ontario continues to reopen, the issue of a “vaccine passport” is one that has not been officially mandated by the province. While the province issues a...

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Affordable housing gets federal boost in Brampton

BY SURJIT SINGH FLORA The federal government announced plans Monday to make a dent in the affordable housing backlog in Brampton with funding for a new project in Mount Pleasant Village. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Families, Children and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen and local MPPs...

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Slow Streets Roll Out in Mississauga Neighbourhoods

With COVID-19 public health protocols still in place this summer, the City of Mississauga announced last week that it has decided to move forward with expanding its Slow Streets initiative, piloted as Quiet Streets in 2020, in all City wards. Slow Streets have rolled out in neighbourhoods...

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Feds boost local trade routes with $1.9b investment

Brampton was ground zero for a major funding announcement last week, as the federal government announced that $1.9 billion would be invested into funding key trade corridors throughout the country. Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra and local councillors were on-hand earlier this week to announce...

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Vaccine clinics winding down at Brampton hospitals

Throughout July and Aug. 2021, William Osler Health System’s (Osler) COVID-19 testing centres and COVID- 19 vaccine clinics will close to support Osler’s careful and gradual recovery efforts. The COVID-19 Testing Centre at Osler’s Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel...

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Peel marks another vaccine milestone

As Peel Region celebrates close to 2 million doses delivered and over 79 percent of eligible residents aged 18+ receiving their first dose and 55 percent of residents aged 18+ receiving their second dose, Peel Region is making changes to aspects of the vaccination program. As part of this approach...

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Credit River gets new Greenbelt protection

On Tuesday, Mississauga- Streetsville MPP Nina Tangri joined Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Tom Adams, Vice- Chair of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Norm Sterling, Chair of the Greenbelt Council, and Edward McDonnell, CEO of the Greenbelt Foundation to unveil a...

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