Road Closure Louis St Laurent & Ferguson

Please be advised that MADD Canada will be coming to Milton again this year to film an educational video entitled “Killer Blog”.

They will be filming on Thursday October 24, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and on Tuesday October 29, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.

During these filming times the intersection of Louis ST Laurent and Ferguson Drive will be closed and residents to the north will be detoured.

The Town will be installing Advanced Road Closure signage and setting up the detour.

The filming was a great success last year thanks to the efforts of Milton Fire Department and Halton Regional Police Services.

The filming company will be hand delivering the attached notices and will be obtaining signatures for overnight filming from residents that are directly affected by this filming.

CKSS Students host Community Clean Up

While driving to school or work today did you notice a number of students walking along Louis St Laurent and 4th Line as well as other areas in town?  Those were CKSS students participating (in what I believe is the first annual) Community Clean Up.

Many students at CKSS took time from their schedule today to tackle the garbage problem that we face in this area.  Even before 930 this morning I had received a couple of calls and tweets about how impressed they were with their initiative in cleaning up our neighbourhoods.

I have outlined through my Twitter many times this past year there is a growing problem with garbage and the roadside dumpings that have happened.  Many residents have taken it upon themselves to dump household waste in the green containers along Louis St Laurent and a number of our local parks instead of paying for extra garbage tags.

Town and Regional staff are continuously looking at this problem to see what solution we can come up with.  Seeing garbage bags ripped open by racoons or other animals with waste flying all around isn’t attractive whatsoever and I get a lot of comments from local residents and students about this.

So once again….thank you to the students of Craig Kielburger Secondary School for taking this task on and giving back to the community.  Your hard work has not gone unnoticed.  Great job!

Official Opening of Craig Kielburger High School

It was more like a rock concert than an opening!  All the students of CKSS were in the gymnasium of their new school to celebrate in the opening of Milton’s newest high school.

The CKSS Spartan’s squad lead us with some great music and dancing.  There was singing by the glee club followed by student after student talking about what makes them different, yet the same, as each one of them declared afterwards that they “are the face of CKSS”

The excitement continued to build until what many were waiting for happened…Craig Kielburger was introduced to a standing ovation.  He talked about is journey as a 12 year old speaking to politicians and government officials to do something that many want to do…change the world.

He spoke passionately about his teachers, his parents and his family.  Everyone who supported him in his journey.  Many would have said a 12 year old couldn’t make a difference in the world…but he has.  Craig told us stories of people who inspired him in other countries to continue his quest and how deeply honoured he was to be there today.  Looking around at the students in attendance, you could see they were hanging on every word.  The opening ended with a mini concert from the band Neverest.  Once it was over students surrounded him to shake his hand and meet with him personally.  Like I said, it was like a rock concert.

Thank you to everyone involved in the organization of today’s event and I am very honoured to have been invited to attend along with Principal Donna Taylor, Mayor Krantz, Halton school board trustees Donna Danielli and Nancy MacNeil and the teachers of CKSS among others in attendance.

Congratulations on a fantastic opening and good luck with the rest of the school year and the years to come.  Im very proud that in 2 years my son Anthony will be able to attend CKSS as they are laying the ground work of a successful curriculum and a great learning environment.