$25,000 grant from CN and Tree Canada to plant trees; restore Batsman Park woodlot

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BRAMPTON – Mayor Patrick Brown, Councillors, and representatives from Tree Canada and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) announced a $25,000 grant from CN and Tree Canada to help restore the Batsman Park woodlot in Brampton. The City has been working with the TRCA and students from the Eco Club at Louise Arbour Secondary School and students from Lougheed …

Toronto 2021/22 winter plan adds additional shelter spaces, affordable homes

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Toronto – To ensure safe and welcoming places for people who need them during the coming cold weather, the City of Toronto is implementing a winter services plan that includes maintaining temporary shelters, adding additional shelter space and opening new affordable homes. The City will also activate Warming Centres and additional street outreach when an Extreme Cold Weather Alert is …

Ontario Investing in After School Programs

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Funding will provide online and in-person activities for children in high-priority neighbourhood OTTAWA —The Ontario government is investing $13.5 million through Ontario’s After School Program to support 110 organizations that provide activities for children living in high-priority neighbourhoods across the province. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, made the announcement while visiting the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit …

Pakistan beat India in a T20 World Cup match

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DUBAI: In a first, Pakistan beat India in a T20 World Cup match, as skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan lead  the  team to a 10-wicket victory. India handed Pakistan a 152-run target after Babar won the toss and decided to bowl first. Pakistan’s Rizwan, meanwhile, also completed 1,500 T20 runs in the ongoing calendar year. He’s only the second …

Trudeau shocked on anniversary of attack at National War Memorial, Parliament Hill

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Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has issued the following statement on the anniversary of the attack at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill: “Seven years ago today, Canadians were left shocked and saddened by a tragic terrorist attack at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill in Ottawa that claimed the life of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a sentry …

GO-VAXX Vaccine Bus to Tour Southwest Ontario for 12 days

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Ontario – A GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic in a converted Metrolinx bus will visit multiple communities in Southwestern Ontario over a 12-day period. Anyone born in 2009 or earlier is eligible to receive their first or second dose of the vaccine. No appointments are necessary. Check GO-VAXX schedule for times and specific locations in each community. Date Location Sunday, October 24 Durham, …

Brampton receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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BRAMPTON – The City of Brampton has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the sixth consecutive year. This award represents a significant achievement for the City of Brampton, reflecting commitment to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting. To receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the …

Toronto’s AA credit rating reaffirmed by S&P Global

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Toronto – City of Toronto announced S&P Global, an international bond credit rating firm, has reaffirmed its AA credit rating and noted its prudent financial management. S&P is the third international bond credit rating firm to maintain the City of Toronto’s credit rating in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In August, Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed the City’s Aa1 …

83% of Torontonians 12 and older now fully vaccinated

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Toronto – Mayor John Tory announced that more than 83 per cent of eligible Toronto residents have now been fully vaccinated. The City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners have now administered two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 83 per cent of eligible Torontonians age 12 and older, while more than 87 per cent of eligible residents have received …