Council proclaimed June 15, 2006 'World Elder
Abuse Awareness Day' in the Regional Municipality
key objective of 'World Elder Abuse Awareness
Day' is to raise awareness of elder abuse (which
encompasses neglect and mistreatment) throughout
the world. The theme for 2006 is: "My
World Your World Our World - Free of
abuse is any action, or deliberate inaction, by
a person in trust, which causes harm to an older
person. Abuse can be physical, psychological,
financial or it can take the form of neglect.
Region of Peel initiates, supports and participates
in a wide range of collaborative activities related
to support for older adults including a close
working relationship with the Peel Elder Abuse
Works, Operations and Maintenance Division and Engineering
and Construction Receive Three Awards at the 2005
Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Annual Awards
Region of Peel, Public Works Department continues
to be recognized as an industry leader. At the
2005 Ontario Works Association (OPWA) Annual Awards
Ceremony the Public Works Department received
the Management Innovation; the Wally Wells Young
Leader, and; the Engineering and Construction
Project of the Year awards.
Management Innovation award recognizes an individual,
team or organization for the development, management
and implementation of a creative idea, device,
process or system that enhances the essentials
of Public Works in serving the public and protecting
Wally Wells Young Leader award was established
in 2001 to recognize and encourage young employees
of an OPWA member organization who have demonstrated
an initial commitment to the profession and the
Engineering and Construction Project of the year
award was established to promote excellence in
the management and administration of public works
by OPWA further illustrates the success of Regional
programs, as witnessed by implementation of similar
practices across the Province of Ontario.
Limit Change on Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road)
from Terry Fox Way to Creditview Road
Council approved a change to the existing posted
speed limit of 80 km/h on Regional Road 3 (Britannia
Road) to be reduced to 70 km/h, from Terry Fox
to Creditview Road, in the City of Mississauga.
were received from serveral residents to investigate
a speed limit reduction on Britannia Road in the
area of Terry Fox Way to Creditview Road. Staff
evaluated the area, conducting radar speed studies,
using the Northwestern Speed Methodology and taking
into consideration development in the area.
indicated that the reduction of the speed limit
from 80 km/h to 70 km/h is justified from Terry
Fox Way to Creditview Road.
of Peel Takes Action to Improve Air Quality
Council approved the Region of Peel's 2006 Actions
to Improve Air Quality. The report will be communicated
at the 2006 Smog Summit to be held on June 7 and
report outlines actions such as an Air Quality
Work plan, Single Stream Recycling, the "Be
Pesticides Aware" Campaign and an Energy
Optimization Feasibility Study to name a few.
2006 Smog Summit will highlight solutions and
best practices in improving air quality and addressing
climate change, both in the U.S. and Canada. It
will also explore future areas of partnership
and collaboration to achieve the common goal of
reducing air pollution within the shared airshed.
Council Proclaims June 2006 'Seniors' Month' in
the Regional Municipality of Peel
Month' in June is an annual celebration that honours
the elders in communities all across Ontario who
have contributed to the prosperity of our Province.
make significant contributions to our community
through their knowledge, experience and active
participation in Regional programs and services.
In 2006 there were 100,000 seniors who called
the Region of Peel home.
events will be held at Peel's Long Term Care Centres
throughout the month of June, including kick off
celebrations, special social and educational events,
awareness programs, and entertainment.