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Mississauga seeking feedback on Official Plan Review

This fall, the City of Mississauga held four Virtual Community Meetings to help refresh the vision and confirm priorities for the Mississauga Official Plan Review. You may see the presentation and/or watch a recording of the proceedings. Please share feedback

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MIRANET Opposes Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act

The Mississauga Residents’ Association Network (MIRANET) is concerned that as our planet is teetering on the edge of an irreversible environmental crisis, political actions are putting roadblocks in the way of long-established initiatives to protect watersheds and environmentally sensitive lands.

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MIRANET’s Letter to The Mississauga News

The Mississauga News has published MIRANET’s Letter to the Editor about the City of Mississauga’s attempt to amend the Noise Control Bylaw. Mississauga needs a more comprehensive noise control bylaw Monday, November 16, 2020 Dear Editor: MIRANET has been working

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John Stewart of The Mississauga News highlights the Noise Control By-law consultation

In an opinion piece by the longtime Mississauga News columnist John Stewart talks about the noise heard in the city, and gives a shout-out (no pun intended) to the City’s ongoing Noise Control by-law amendments process. John ends his column

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MIRANET commends City’s STA framework, recommends higher fee

MIRANET was quoted in The Mississauga News in an article about Short Term Accommodation (STA): Sue Shanly, chair of the Mississauga Resident’s Association Network, commended the city’s efforts on putting the framework together, but expressed concerns that the operators’ fee

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Noise Control Bylaw – Survey Question 1

City Staff have recommended that the current Noise Control Bylaw be updated to address several types of unreasonable or unnecessary vehicle noise. The recommendation reads as follows: Recommendation 6 – That Schedule One of the Noise Control By-law be updated

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Noise Control Bylaw: MIRANET wants to know your thoughts

Survey Questions – Introduction The City of Mississauga is currently engaged in the process of reviewing the existing Noise Control Bylaws; the Mayor and Council have given City Staff a mandate to consult with the public, conduct background research, and

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MIRANET’s response to noise bylaw review in Peel Weekly News

MIRANET’s response to the City of Mississauga’s Noise By-law Review has been covered in Peel Weekly News.

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MIRANET conducts 2020 Annual General Meeting

The Mississauga Residents’ Association Network (MIRANET) held its 2020 annual general meeting (AGM) via a Zoom call on 16 September 2020. Out of an abundance of caution, the MIRANET executive decided that the only safe way to conduct its 2020

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Walk the Walk for The Compass

A message from The Compass Food Bank & Outreach Centre Hi Everyone, We are currently gearing up for this year’s Walk the Walk for the Compass, and our amazing volunteers are a core part of what makes the event so

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COVID-19 resources

There are many resources on the Internet on COVID-19. Below, you will find a list of government websites to help you get up to date information at the municipal, provincial, and federal government level. City of Mississauga: https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/covid-19/ Region of

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Update on MIRANET meetings and AGM

Due to social distancing guidelines and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, MIRANET meetings and AGM have been postponed until further notice. The executive keeps in touch through conference calls and emails. You can get in touch via e-mail: info [AT] miranet

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SpeakUpOntario.ca: A great website for families and health care providers on COVID-19

We are in uncharted territory with the spread of COVID-19. We haven’t faced a pandemic in our living memory, which is what makes the current situation all the more alarming. It has become clear that the virus spreads far more

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MIRANET protests shutting out of public input at City Hall

MIRANET’s Chris Mackie spoke at City Hall recently to protest a proposed move to curtail citizen input. He has been quoted in a news article by The Mississauga News.

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Municipal and Regional Consultation Process- MIRANET asks was it worth it?

Mississauga, ON: On Friday, October 25, Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark announced that the Province will no longer be pursuing its top-down approach to municipal and regional governance. It will no longer follow through on its promise to redraw municipal and

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South West Mississauga Ratepayers’ Association federal election debate on Oct 10

On October 10th 2019 the ratepayer groups of Southwest Mississauga (SWMRA) are once again putting on a debate for the upcoming Federal election which is scheduled to be held on October 21st, 2019. You will have the opportunity to hear

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Lisgar Residents’ Association Federal Election Candidates Debate

The Lisgar Residents’ Association (a non-partisan group of community-minded volunteers) invites you to a Federal Election Candidates Debate for the riding of Mississauga-Streetsville Conservative – Ghada Melek Green Party – Chris Hill Liberal – Gagan Sikand NDP – TBA Tuesday,

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Media coverage of MIRANET comments on Bill 108

MIRANET’s comments on Bill 108 were covered by Peel Weekly News. See below for full text of MIRANET’s submission.       MIRANET’s Bill 108 Concerns The Mississauga Residents’ Association Network (MIRANET) is a city-wide network of residents’ associations.  MIRANET

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Further media coverage of MIRANET response to regional governance review

The well-respected and longtime journalist John Stewart of The Mississauga News referenced MIRANET in his May 20 column “Can we please have an honest conversation about leaving Peel?” He points out that “MIRANET is concerned about the one-sided focus on

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MIRANET response to regional governance review covered in Peel Weekly News

MIRANET’s remarks to the Regional Government Review panel presented on 8 May 2019 have been published in the Peel Weekly News. Please see below for the article.      

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No marriage, divorce, or counselling, without informed consent – MIRANET’s submission to Regional Government Review

On 8 May 2019, MIRANET presented to the Peel Consultation of the Regional Government Review. MIRANET’s remarks and press release are below. MIRANET’s Thoughts on Regional Government Changes Good afternoon. We are Sue Shanly and Charlene Haupt from MIRANET–the Mississauga

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MIRANET Press Release: Did you vote for this?

Did you vote for this? Whether you’re for or against Mississauga’s secession from the Region of Peel, is not the issue. For a decision that could impact us all for generations to come, residents of Mississauga must be given the

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May 1 Town Hall on Regional Government

More than 100 residents from wards 1 and 2 filled the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Credit to hear the City of Mississauga’s rationale for becoming a single-tier entity, independent of the Region of Peel.  Other options such as amalgamation

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MIRANET 2019 Annual General Meeting

The Mississauga Residents’ Association Network – MIRANET – will have its 2019 Annual General Meeting on April 10 at the Port Credit Legion. Our Guest Speaker is Ryan Clarke, President of Advocacy Solutions. Ryan Clarke is the president of Advocacy

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Plastics in Our Oceans and Lakes

On March 9th Sven Spengemann, MP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, held an information session for citizens on the topic, “Plastics in Our Oceans and Lakes.”  The turnout was much greater than expected for a Saturday morning, estimated to number about 300 people. 

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