Register for the City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program

Residents 65 years and older and people with disabilities can register for the City of Mississauga’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program until 9 p.m. on Friday, November 10. A windrow is a pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snow plow has cleared a road.

“As we prepare for the winter season, we are asking residents 65 years and over and people with disabilities to register for the program,” said Mickey Frost, Director of Works Operations and Maintenance. “The program provides assistance to eligible applicants by clearing windrows after snow plowing operations are complete.”

Participants in the program will have approximately three metres (ten feet wide) of space cleared in the windrow, enough to allow one car to pass. The service is normally provided within 36 hours after the end of a snow storm. The program runs from November 27, 2017 until March 30, 2018.

The cost of the program is either $200 or free if the applicant meets financial assistance criteria. The program is offered to 300 eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program applications are available online or at all community centres, the Recreation Customer Service Centre (located at the Mississauga Central Library) and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre.

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Now’s Your Chance – Share Your Ideas on What Can Community Services Be?

Do you have ideas or suggestions about what Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services can be in the future?

Help us continue building a city where people want to be. We’re creating long-range plans for the next five to 10 years for Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services.

Before Friday, July 7, we’re encouraging residents to share their thoughts and ideas for these plans by filling out an online survey. We want to know how we can make these services better for you. For those who complete the entire survey, there is a one in five  chance to win a $100 City of Mississauga Recreation gift card.

Information gathered from community engagement initiatives like the survey will help us make future decisions that reflect community needs, address Council priorities and enhance City services and programs.

For more information about how to provide feedback, visit mississauga.ca/yourfuture.

Saito holds 5th Annual Seniors’ Information Fair

Mississauga – As part of June Seniors’ Month, Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito is once again holding her annual Seniors’ Information Fair on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Meadowvale Community Centre located at 6955 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON.

Last year over 1,000 seniors attended the fair at the Meadowvale Community Centre making it the largest yet with over 35 exhibits.  This is the 5th year Saito has held the Information Fair to provide seniors in the Ward 9 community with information on a variety of topics and services.

“Our seniors today want all the information they can get and it is important that we make that information as available as possible so they can lead healthy and active lives.  The Information Fair provides practical information on health services, nutrition, support for seniors living at home, safety and more.” said Saito.

Visitors to the Seniors’ Fair will enjoy free refreshments and a large number of displays and giveaways.  This year more than 45 agencies and organizations are participating including:

Alzheimer Society of Peel – CARP – City of Mississauga 311 – City of Mississauga Accessibility – City of Mississauga Older Adults – CNIB – Eden Food for Change – Feng Hua Senior Association – Greensaver – Heart House Hospice – Heritage Glen – In Our Care Home Care Services – Meadowvale Seniors’ Social Club – Meadowvale Neighbours’ Café – Mississauga Fire and Emergency Service –Mississauga Halton CCAC – Mississauga Steelheads – MiWay – Ontario Seniors Secretariat – Peel Access to Housing – Peel Paramedics – Peel Regional Police –Peel Accessibility Planning –Peel Health Services – Retire-At-Home Services – Victorian Order of Nurses – Village of Erin Meadows – Sahara Seniors and many more…

For more information contact Councillor Saito at 905-896-5900 or pat.saito@mississauga.ca or www.ward9.ca.