#KeepMiltonAsOne

Fellow councillor Zeeshan Hamid posted a few days ago some disturbing information about possible changes to the electoral riding boundaries in our area.  From time to time Elections Canada undergoes a review of electoral districts when new census data comes in.  Given the fact that Milton is Canada’s fastest growing municipality, there were talks that…

Navigating Through The Fog – Part 4 of 4

Lack of autism support frustrates families Final installment in the four-part Metroland series, Navigating Through the Fog “It doesn’t have to be the worst diagnosis in the world when your child has autism; it can be that your child has unique needs and perhaps unique abilities that other children don’t have.” – Lizanne Rowe Resources…

Champion Editorial RE Vandalism at Hawthorne Village

Here is a recent Milton Canadian Champion Editorial outlining details of a recent graffiti attack on portables at Hawthorne Village PS. I know there is no shortage of concern on behalf of many parents with kids who attend HVPS and other schools in town when this happens.  Many of you have called and emailed recently…

Navigating Through The Fog – Autism Awareness

As those who know me, they know that raising awareness for Autism is important to me and my family.  Many people have asked why.  Do your kids have autism they ask?  The answer is thankfully no.  But that doesn’t mean someone who I know and care about isn’t affected by autism. One in 88 kids…

Champion Editorial Comments on 3 Bag Limit

Unloading baggage We fully support Halton Region’s plan to reduce the bi-weekly number of garbage bags residents will be able to place curbside before a user-pay system kicks in. Next spring (April 1, 2013), residents will be provided with complimentary bag tags to affix to any garbage bags beyond their three-bag limit (currently residents enjoy…

Attention Residents in Louis St Laurent / Hwy 25 Area

Just received an email from Town of Milton staff informing us that MADD Canada will be filming a documentary called “After Party” of a car crash. Details are listed here. This will be in the area of Diefenbaker Street / Louis St Laurent just west of 25 in Ward 7.  Please pass this information along…

Letters to Editor re: garbage

As I have brought up here on my site a few times, there has been a growing concern with the amount of trash collecting along the side of Louis St Laurent in ward 6.  Since the opening of the new high school (Craig Kielburger Secondary School) earlier last month, there has been a growing problem…

AMO Update – Post Ottawa

Over the next couple of days, I will get a more detailed accounting of what Milton councillors did on our 3 day conference in Ottawa.  I promise 🙂 For those that don’t know, myself along with a number of Milton Councillors attended the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference in Ottawa.  This gives local…

Boyne Survey Moves Forward

With the approval of the Boyne Survey financial agreements, we are moving closer to adding another estimated 50,000 new people to the town of Milton.  I have some concerns about the estimated total however.  Municipalities have been burned in the past underestimating the number of people projected for each area, which can lead to under…

Council To Lobby For Schools In Milton at AMO Conference

Milton politicians to fight for education dollars at AMO conference Mayor Gord Krantz and eight councillors will be lobbying provincial ministers to invest in Milton’s education at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference next month in Ottawa. On the heels of a unanimously-passed motion last month that calls on the provincial government to…