Police Appeal for Witnesses in Cemetery Thefts

Peel Regional Police are seeking assistance from the public as they investigate thefts from cemeteries that occurred in the City of Mississauga.

Police are looking to identify suspect(s) involved in thefts of bronze vases from Mount Peace Cemetery, St. Mary’s Cemetery and Assumption Cemetery. A total of 269 vases were stolen valued at approximately $67,250.00, these thefts occurred between April 7, 2018 and September 24, 2018.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses, who may have observed incident or any persons who may have video surveillance. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

Arrest Made In Lakefront Promenade Sexual Assault Investigation

Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Special Victims Unit are seeking assistance from the public in relation to sexual assaults in the area of Lakefront Promenade and Lakeshore Road East in the City of Mississauga.

On Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 5 p.m., an adult female was sexually assaulted by an individual on a bicycle along the pathway within Lakefront Promenade in Mississauga.  Investigation has revealed that the same individual is believed to be responsible for a separate sexual assault at this location that occurred several days prior.

On Monday, October 8th, 2018, Jonathan Flynn, a 31-year-old male from Toronto, was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Assault and one count of Assault with a Weapon and held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Investigators believe that this individual may have committed similar acts in this area and ask anyone with information to contact Peel Regional Police.

Anyone with information in relation to these incidents is asked to contact investigators at the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, ext. 3460. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

Peel Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Lakefront Promenade Sexual Assault Investigation

Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Special Victims Unit are seeking assistance from the public in relation to sexual assaults in the area of Lakefront Promenade and Lakeshore Road East in the City of Mississauga.

On Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 5 p.m., an adult female was sexually assaulted by an individual on a bicycle along the pathway within Lakefront Promenade in Mississauga.  Investigation has revealed that the same individual is believed to be responsible for a separate sexual assault at this location that occurred several days prior.

Investigators believe that this individual may have committed similar acts in this area and ask anyone with information to contact Peel Regional Police.

Anyone with information in relation to these incidents is asked to contact investigators at the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, ext. 3460. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

2018 Municipal Election Advance Polls Open this Friday

Eligible voters in Mississauga who can’t vote on Election Day, Monday, October 22, or simply want to vote early, can do so during the 2018 Municipal Election Advance Polls which are open this Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mississauga Civic Centre.

Advance Polls will also be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 at 22 voting locations across the city.

Eligible voters can vote at any voting location during the Advance Polls.

Voters should bring their Voter Notification Letter to make voting even quicker. To complete a ballot, eligible voters must bring acceptable identification that lists their name and address.

For more information about the 2018 Municipal Election, please visit MississaugaVotes.ca.

Important Information for Voters in the Upcoming Municipal Election

With the 2018 Municipal Election only one month away, the City of Mississauga would like to remind residents of some important information as they prepare to vote on Monday, October 22.

Vote Anywhere

New to the 2018 Municipal Election – eligible voters can vote at any voting location in their ward on Election Day and at any voting location across the city during the Advance Polls.

Advance Polls

Eligible voters can vote early during the Advance Polls:

Friday, October 5                   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          Mississauga Civic Centre

Saturday, October 6               10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          Mississauga Civic Centre

Saturday, October 13             10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          22 locations across the city

Sunday, October 14               10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          22 locations across the city

Voting by Proxy

Voters who cannot vote on Election Day or during the Advance Polls can still vote.

Voting by Proxy allows a voter to have another eligible voter cast their vote on their behalf. They simply need to fill out the Appointment of Voting Proxy Form and have the appointed voter submit it in person to the Office of the City Clerk (2nd Floor, Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive), during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Updating Your Information or Adding Yourself to the Voters’ List

Eligible voters who are not on the voters’ list, or eligible voters who need to update their voters’ list information, can do so by completing a Voters’ List Revision Form.

The form must be completed and submitted in person with acceptable identification to the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours.

Eligible voters can also update their information by bringing identification to any voting location in the City of Mississauga during the Advance Polls or any voting location in their ward on Election Day.

Voter Notification Letter

All eligible voters who are on the voters’ list will receive a Voter Notification Letter in the mail in the coming days. This letter will arrive in a Mississauga-branded, standard-sized envelope.

The Voter Notification Letter lists the various voting locations that eligible voters can vote at during the Advance Polls and on Election Day. Voters should bring this letter along with I.D. when they vote.

Jim Tovey Memorialized with Conservation Area Naming

Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) Board of Directors unanimously voted to recognize Jim Tovey’s central role in making CVC’s newest conservation area a reality. The 26-hectare waterfront conservation area being created in Mississauga’s Lakeview community, currently known as the Lakeview Waterfront Connection, will be named Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area.

“Jim’s vison was a revitalized waterfront where residents can connect with the lake and the natural environment can thrive,” said Nando Iannicca, Chair of Credit Valley Conservation and Councillor for Mississauga Ward 7. “Naming the conservation area in his honour recognizes Jim’s central role in this project, and is our way of honouring his legacy forever.”

Councillor Tovey’s unique connection with the Region of Peel, CVC and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority served to bring the organizations together to realize his vision for a thriving and environmentally sustainable waterfront.

“The conservation area’s final name was determined through consultation with the Tovey family, project partners and members of the project’s Community Liaison Committee,” said Deborah Martin-Downs, CAO of CVC. “It reflects his strong commitment to environmental conservation, the waterfront and the Lakeview community. We are so proud to be able to do this in Jim’s honour.”

Jim Tovey recognized the opportunity to reuse clean fill that was being generated by Region of Peel capital works projects as a resource to create new natural environments and improve the local community. This responsible reuse of material is central to the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project.

The new conservation area will transform a currently degraded and inaccessible section of the shore into a beautiful, naturalized conservation area, expected to become a hub for waterfront recreation, a hotspot for wildlife migration and a green oasis in the heart of the city.

It will boast 1.5 km of Waterfront Trail plus 12 hectares of meadow, five hectares of forest, eight hectares of wetland and one hectare of cobble beach. Together, these connected habitats make up a complete coastal ecosystem, approximating the waterfront ecosystem that was lost over years of urban development. This ecosystem will support a wide variety of local fish and wildlife, as well as migrating birds.

Since construction and restoration began in fall of 2016, the project partners have created 6.63 hectares (66,300 square metres) of new conservation land in an area of the waterfront that saw years of environmental degradation from near-shore stone mining and utility use. This represents roughly 25 per cent of the total land base for the new conservation area.

The western portion of the new Serson Creek wetland has been restored. It will provide valuable fish habitat and wildlife viewing opportunities for visitors. The wetland is already attracting large flocks of Sandpiper and Killdeer, which have been onsite for the past few weeks. The project partners planted almost 1,000 native trees and shrubs last fall around the wetland pocket and more than 20,000 native wetland plants in June and July. They are currently creating a new river channel to connect Serson Creek to Lake Ontario. This will allow fish to access the creek for the first time in decades. Serson Creek is currently buried in a pipe underground.

To date the partners have reused more than 379,900 cubic metres of clean fill, the majority of which came from Region of Peel capital works projects to create this habitat. This keeps thousands of trucks from driving long distances to northern municipalities that accept fill, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The public can see the new conservation area take shape from the west beach of Marie Curtis Park in Toronto. More information about the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project is available at https://lakeviewwaterfrontconnection.ca.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government and local municipalities in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

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