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Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program – This program is now open for registration. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. Residents who are 65 years and older in 2017 and individuals who are physically disabled can apply for the program. The cost to participate is $200. This amount is non-refundable. Applicants who qualify for financial assistance may be eligible to receive the service at no cost. For information and applications, click here.

Rabies Vaccine for Raccoons  – The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF) started placing baits in Mississauga last week, will continue this week, and will likely finish Mississauga by the end of the July.  They have also provided the following direction regarding the baits.

  •  The khaki-green coloured bait are being hand dropped through wildlife corridors in the GTA and surrounding areas.  The bait consists of wax-fat with an attractant flavour (vanilla-sugar). A label with a toll-free telephone number (1-888-574-6656)  and “Do not eat” warning are on the exterior of the bait and a plastic package containing the liquid rabies vaccine is embedded in the centre. If found, the bait should not be touched, but left for raccoons, skunks and foxes to consume.
  • Residents who find a bait should leave it alone.  If the bait needs to be moved to a more appropriate place, use a gloved hand to prevent transfer of human scent to the bait to make sure it remains attractive to wildlife.  Place the bait under shrubbery, away from pets and children.
  • If a pet comes in contact or consumes the bait they should be fine, however it is recommended the pet owner contact their veterinarian as a precaution.  The baits do not replace a veterinarian administered rabies vaccination.

Click here for more information and to see a map which indicates the latest 2017 Summer/Fall rabies bait areas in southern Ontario as provided by the MNRF.  The intention of the baiting program is to reach wild raccoons, skunks and foxes and prevent the further spread of raccoon strain and fox strain rabies in Ontario.   The MNRF is committed to the research, control and elimination of terrestrial wildlife rabies in Ontario, thereby protecting the health and safety of the public, their pets and the wildlife of this province. Ontario’s programs are so successful that southern Ontario was free of raccoon strain rabies for more than a decade and fox strain rabies for over two years. Updated August 3, 2017

Protect Against Lyme Disease – Ticks are more prevalent than ever this year and it is important to protect your family and pets against Lyme disease which is spread by the black legged deer tick. Please be cautious in wooded and grassy areas and check yourselves and your pets for ticks.  Vets in Mississauga and residents have already reported increased numbers of ticks on pets this spring.  Please report all ticks to Peel Health as they will note locations and will drag the area and test for type.  Click here for Peel Health and here for information from Animal Services. To find out how to prevent ticks click here.  Updated August 2, 2017

Tree Stump Removal –  This summer city contractors are removing stumps in the following parks:  Castlegreen Meadows Park, Middlebury Green Park, Lake Aquitaine Trail, Lake Aquitaine Park, Duncairn Downs Park, Aspen Ridge Park, Edengrove Park, Kindree Gate Park, Millgrove Trail and Promenade Meadows.  All stumps are currently painted bright orange and are highly visible.  After stump removal; crews will repair the ground and topsoil and reseed. Stump removal operations are weather dependant.  All City-owned park trees removed due to Emerald Ash Borer will be replanted and will be installed over several years due to the volume of trees removed from parks, limiting weather conditions, short planting season and the high demand and subsequent shortage of caliper trees.  Updated July 21, 2017

As Chair of the Tourism Advisory Board I am pleased to present the Official Mississauga 2017 Visitor Guide.  Click here to view the online version.  Please also visit the city’s tourism website here.  As well, Short-term accommodations (STAs) such as Airbnb have grown rapidly in cities around the world, including Mississauga.  Click here to participate in a short survey regarding STAs.  Updated May 17, 2017

Click here to see the Region of Peel Data Centre 2016 Census Bulletin on Population and Dwelling Counts.  This bulletin, developed by staff at the Peel Data Centre, provides an overview of the latest statistics released on Population and Dwellings counts.  Further bulletins will be made available during this year as Census data is released by Statistics Canada.  Updated June 2, 2017

Click here to see an overview of the latest census statistics released on Age, Sex, and Dwelling Type.  This 2016 Census bulletin is developed by staff at the Peel Data Centre. Further bulletins will be made available during this year as Census data is released by Statistics Canada.  Updated May 3, 2017