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Council Members

 

The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, September 27, 2012.


 Topics in this Issue:
- Gael Miles, Regional Councillor and Representative of Wellspring Chinguacousy, Regarding "Take the Pink Hair Dare” During the Month of October
- Water Efficiency Strategy
- Restricting the Use of Commercial Indoor Tanning Equipment by Minors
- Health in Peel: Communicable Disease, 2006-2010
- 2011 Census Data Release: Population, Dwelling Counts, Age and Sex
- 2013 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule

 Delegations

Gael Miles, Regional Councillor and Representative of Wellspring Chinguacousy, Regarding “Take the Pink Hair Dare” During the Month of October

 

Regional Councillor Gael Miles invited Members of Regional Council and staff to “Take the Pink Hair Dare” during the month of October in support of Wellspring Chinguacousy, a cancer support centre serving Brampton, Caledon and surrounding communities. She stated that over 25,000 people have visited Wellspring, receiving love, care, support and access to 27 programs, free of charge, as they go through the cancer experience. Taking the Pink Hair Dare will show you care about someone with cancer and help to provide cancer support programs to hundreds of people in the community, each year.

For more information about the Pink Hair Dare, please visit: www.wellspringching.ca/pink/index.html

(2012-1042)
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Public Works
Water Efficiency Strategy

 

Regional Council endorsed the 2012 Water Efficiency Strategy, to encourage the efficient use of water by residents and businesses of Peel. The Water Efficiency Plan was introduced in 2005 and has since conserved approximately 24 million litres of water per day, through education and water conservation. The Water Efficiency Strategy updates the 2005 Plan to reflect current strategic goals, industry best practices and puts a greater focus on education and outreach to build capacity for change within the industry.

For more information about water efficiency, please visit: www.peelregion.ca/watersmartpeel

(2012-1101)
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Health
Restricting the Use of Commercial Indoor Tanning Equipment by Minors

 

Regional Council passed a by-law restricting minors under the age of 18 from using commercial tanning equipment as of January 1, 2013. The Region of Peel joins the provinces of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, and the Town of Oakville which already prohibit the use of tanning equipment by minors.

Young people may have a greater susceptibility to the carcinogenic effects of ultraviolet radiation. The risk of melanoma was 75 per cent greater for those who first used a tanning bed before age 35 compared to those who had never tanned. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. In Ontario, an estimated 35,000 new cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in 2011, accounting for approximately one-third of all cancer diagnoses.

For more information, please visit www.peelregion.ca/health or contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

(2012-1122)

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Health in Peel: Communicable Disease, 2006-2010

 

Regional Council received a report regarding Health in Peel: Communicable Disease from 2006 to 2010. In 2010, chlamydia, gonnorrhea, campylobateriosis, salmonellosis and hepatitis C were the most commonly reported communicable diseases in Peel. Rates of tuberculosis, typhoid and paratyphoid fever and malaria in Peel are higher than the provincial averages, largely due to Peel’s diverse community and frequent travel to endemic areas.

The death and disability caused in the past by childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, and polio have been largely eliminated through ongoing efforts to maintain high vaccine coverage rates, including enforcement of immunization requirements.

Peel Public Health continues to work to reduce the burden of communicable diseases through the promotion of effective measures such as vaccination, hand hygiene and safer sex.

For more information about Communicable Disease in the Region of Peel; please visit: www.peelregion.ca/health/infectioncontrol/discon.htm

(2012-1125)

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Management
2011 Census Data Release: Population, Dwelling Counts, Age and Sex

 

Regional Council received information about the 2011 Census regarding population, dwelling counts, age and sex. Peel’s population increased 11.8 per cent to 1,296,814 people between 2006 and 2011. Mississauga grew 6.7 per cent to 713,443, Brampton grew 20.8 per cent to 523,911, and Caledon grew 4.2 per cent to 59,460.

The number of occupied private dwellings in Peel increased by 12.2 per cent (43,897 dwellings) to 402,939 between 2006 and 2011. Peel had the second highest total population in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the second highest absolute population increase from 2006 to 2011. Peel also has the lowest median age of residents at 36.9 years old.

For more information about the 2011 Census Data, please visit www.peelregion.ca/planning/pdc/data.

(2012-1056)

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2013 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule

 

Regional Council approved the 2013 Regional Council and Committee schedule. The schedule reflects the two-week meeting cycle in which Regional Council meetings are scheduled for the second and fourth Thursdays of the month and Committee meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursdays of the month. Where applicable, the fifth Thursday is reserved for Regional business for committees or special meetings of Regional Council.

The 2013 Council/ Committee meeting schedule can be found on the Region of Peel Council website at www.peelregion.ca/council/.

(2012-1059)

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2012 – Cancelled

Next Waste Management Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2012 – 1:00 p.m.

Next Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 11, 2012 – 8:30 a.m. at
PAMA – 9 Wellington Street East, Brampton

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, October 11, 2012 – 9:30 a.m. at
PAMA – Council Chamber, 2nd floor
9 Wellington Street East, Brampton


All meetings are held in the Region of Peel Council Chamber, Fifth Floor,
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, 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: Friday November 23 2012

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