New Utility Company Will Lead to Cost Savings, Improved Service: Mayor Crombie

This merger is important not only for the energy sector, but more importantly, for residents and consumers, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today during a signing ceremony in that will establish Ontario’s second largest local electric distribution company.

 MergeCo is the temporary name for the new utility company that will service Mississauga ratepayers. Its head office will be in Mississauga. Enersource Corporation, Horizon Utilities Corporation and PowerStream Inc. are looking to merge and jointly purchase Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. from the Ontario Government, with a service territory of approximately 1,800 km.

“This new utility company will provide the residents of Mississauga with cost savings, new efficiencies, and improved customer service, along with safer, reliable and clean electricity,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “It’s a smart merger that’s in line with the Ontario government’s commitment to improve energy delivery and cost savings for consumers,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie added.

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MiWay is Getting on the Grid —  Learn More About 2016 Service Changes

Residents are invited to attend one of the MiWay information sessions being held from March 7 to 10. The sessions will provide residents with an update on 2016 service improvements that start to shift buses to a grid network as identified in the MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020).

The sessions will also highlight service improvements  on the Mississauga Transitway, which include offering MiWay service to the newly opened Erin Mills Station, improving the frequency of route 109(a transitway route) and offering new weekend service on route 101 Dundas Express. The transitway is a dedicated, east-west bus corridor scheduled to be fully complete in 2017 with 12 stations.

“MiWay 5, our new five-year service plan, was created with community feedback,” said Mary-Lou Johnston, Manager of Business Development for Transit. These information sessions not only offer residents an opportunity to learn about the changes occurring this year; it also allows them to see how their input and feedback is helping shape MiWay’s service delivery and future transit expansion across Mississauga.”

MiWay 5 Information Sessions

 Monday, March 7, 12 – 3 p.m. 
Mississauga Civic Centre | The Great Hall | 300 City Centre Drive

 Monday, March 7, 5 -8 p.m.
Mississauga Central Library | Atrium | 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Tuesday, March 8, 5 – 8 p.m.
Malton Library | Program Room #3 | 3540 Morning Star Drive

Wednesday, March 9, 5 – 8 p.m.
South Common Centre | Near terminal doors | 2150 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Thursday, March 10, 5 – 8 p.m.
Port Credit Memorial Arena | Credit Room | 40 Stavebank Road North

MiWay welcomes community feedback on the proposed changes, either in person or by contacting MiWay Customer Service.

For more information on MiWay 5, visit miway.ca/miwayfive

Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways

Credit valley Conservation urges residents to keep family members and pets away from the water’s edge this spring

Conservation authorities are reminding residents of dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes this time of year and urge people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways.

Spring is quickly approaching and with warmer temperatures, people look forward to getting outdoors. Warmer temperatures also bring rain, melting snow and shifting ice, which contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses. With the recent snowfall and swiftly changing temperatures, there is a possibility for localized flooding during the melting period. Slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures can also lead to very hazardous conditions close to any body of water.

Please keep family members and pets safely away from all watercourses.

For more information, contact your local conservation authority:

  • Credit Valley Conservation – (905) 670-1615
  • Toronto & Region Conservation Authority – (416) 661-6514
  • Conservation Halton – (905) 336-1158
  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority – (905) 895-1281
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority – (905) 579-0411
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority – (905) 885-8173
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority – (705) 424-1479
  • Kawartha Conservation – (705) 328-2271

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.