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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, April 17, 2008.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 -  Off-Duty Peel Paramedics Recognized for Quick Actions
- 2 - Environment, Transportation and Planning Services - Proclamation of Event Weeks
- 3 - Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) Amendment - Tobacco Display Ban
4 - National Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel - April 27 to May 3, 2008

Delegations

Off-Duty Peel Paramedics Recognized for Quick Actions

 

Two young paramedics from Peel were honoured yesterday for their heroic actions last week that helped save the lives of four men thrown from a van on Hwy. 401. Paramedics Caitlin Wenckstern and Patrick Chatelain accepted special recognition from the Region of Peel, represented by Health Commissioner Janette Smith and Director of Paramedic Services, Peter Dundas.

Along with two other off-duty paramedics and an off-duty police officer, Patrick and Caitlin responded quickly to keep the four badly injured young men alive while emergency crews made their way to the scene.

Patrick and Caitlin’s actions are another example of the invaluable life-saving skills paramedics provide to the community in an emergency.

To read more about Caitlin and Patrick’s heroic efforts please visit the Region of Peel website at the link below. http://www.peelregion.ca/

(2008-377)
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Environment Transportation and Planning

Environment, Transportation and Planning Services - Proclamation of Event Weeks

 

Regional Council proclaimed the following events on behalf of the Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Department:

April 18 to 27, 2008 was proclaimed “Earth Week”. Events will include participation at the Caledon Home Show from Friday, April 18 to Sunday, April 20 where information will be provided on programs and services provided by the Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Department.

May 4 to 12, 2008 was proclaimed “Compost Awareness Week”. On Saturday May 3, 2008, the Region of Peel will host the second annual Green Peel Expo at the Mississauga Valleys Community Centre. The purpose of this event is to provide information and resources about environmental programs and services to Peel residents.

May 4 to 10, 2008 was proclaimed “Drinking Water Awareness Week”. As described above, the Region of Peel will be hosting the second annual Green Peel Expo. The Region of Peel will be promoting source water protection, water conservation and various environmental programs and initiatives.

May 11 to 24, 2008 was proclaimed “Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Week Celebrating National Public Works Week”. The main objectives of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Week Celebrating National Public Works Week is to integrate employees, to encourage them to engage in professional and personal development, to assist them in understanding the value of a “career” in Environment, Transportation and Planning Services and to convey the important role they play in the overall operation of the Region of Peel.

May 22 to 28, 2008 was proclaimed “Children’s Water Awareness Week”. During this week the 13th Annual Peel Children’s Water Festival will take place at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton, on Saturday May 24, 2008. Using more than 50 different interactive activities, participants are exposed to important environmental messages related to the protection and stewardship of water resources.

October 20 to 24, 2008 was proclaimed “Waste Reduction Week”. The focus of this week is to educate residents about different ways to manage their waste. Advertisements in local newspapers will invite residents to tour the Brampton Community Recycling Centre and Peel’s Integrated Waste Management Facility.

For more information on any of the events please visit the Environment Transportation and Planning Services Department’s webpage at http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/

(2008-397, 2008-398, 2008-399, 2008-400, 2008-401 and 2008-402)
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Health

Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) Amendment - Tobacco Display Ban

Effective May 31, 2008 the final phase of the SFOA will come into effect with an amendment to restrict how tobacco products may be displayed, handled and promoted in a retail store. The purpose of the display ban is to reduce the promotion of tobacco products, save lives and reduce health care costs by preventing young people from starting to smoke, and helping smokers to quit.

For more information on the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion website:
http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/english/health/smoke_free/legislation.asp

(2008-438)
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Management

National Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel - April 27 to May 3, 2008

 

Volunteer Canada’s 2008 slogan is Volunteers from Compassion to Action; Over 1,700 volunteers contribute significantly to provide excellence in the delivery of Regional programs and services. In 2008; Region of Peel Volunteer Recognition will be celebrated through a variety of departmental program-specific events.

Volunteers from all walks of life, young and old, make the choice to give of themselves. Their contributions are significant to the quality of Regional services in Peel.

In addition to providing and supporting direct service delivery, volunteers provide a key linkage to building trust and confidence in our community. Volunteer input improves service delivery to the citizens of Peel. Volunteers have turned their compassion into action and are an integral part of our organization.

For more information on volunteering please visit http://peelregion.ca/volunteers/

(2008-474)
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Meetings at a Glance



Next South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 1, 2008 – 8:00 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 1, 2008 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Youth Violene Prevention Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 8, 2008 – 8:15 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, May 8, 2008 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, May 8, 2008 – 11:30 a.m.

 



All meetings are held in the Region of Peel Council Chamber, Fifth Floor,
10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, unless otherwise noted.

For additional information on any of the items in Decisions,
please contact the Region of Peel, Clerk's at 905-791-7800, ext. 4526.

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Revised: Thursday April 16 2009

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