By Iain Colpitts Brampton Guardian Mon., May 13, 2019 Peel Region police are investigating the circumstances behind a death at a Brampton townhouse complex Monday. While there’s little information currently available in the ongoing investigation, police believe the death stemmed from a domestic dispute and there is no threat to the general public. “Right now, we want to get the message out we’re confident there’s no concern for public safety at this time,” said Const. Heather Cannon. Police were called to the area of Bramalea Rd. and Gates of Bramalea, near Queen St. E., just before 9 a.m., and found a dead adult inside one of the town home units. The homicide and missing persons bureau is investigating and canvassing the complex for information from neighbours. The gender of the deceased has not been announced and there’s been no information released about whether the deceased’s body showed any signs of trauma. Article … [Read more...] about Peel police investigating homicide in Brampton
By Bonnie Crombie Opinion Patrick Brown Opinion Tues., May 7, 2019 The provincial government is reviewing the regional government system in Ontario. Mississauga’s mayor, Bonnie Crombie, argues yes, now is the perfect time to right a historical wrong and allow Canada’s sixth largest city to be independent of Peel Region. The mayor of neighbouring Brampton, Patrick Brown, argues no, the costs involved in dissolution of the region are unfair to his taxpayers. After 45 years, it’s time for Mississauga to leave the Region of Peel and become an independent city. The regional government model in Peel is broken beyond repair, and it’s time for change. Now. Regional government is holding Mississauga back from achieving its true potential as a world-class city. As an independent city, Mississauga would finally have full control over its future and all decision making. It would be able to deliver services more efficiently and effectively, by reducing … [Read more...] about Should Mississauga leave Peel Region?
By Raneem Alozzi Staff Reporter Iain Colpitts Brampton Guardian Thu., May 2, 2019 Two people are dead following a stabbing in Brampton after Peel Region police responded to a report of a domestic incident late Wednesday night. The Special Investigations Unit is investigating the incident after police found a man in a bathroom with stab wounds. The man was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. The double stabbing took place in a home on Quarry Edge Dr. near Main St., when Peel police officers responded to a call around 11:20 p.m. A woman was also found with serious injuries and transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead. A 12-year-old boy was also taken to hospital. “I can’t believe it happened to that family, it’s very sad,” a neighbour, Nalini Rajah, said before nearly breaking out into tears. Article Continued Below Rajah’s two children were close to the two children of the couple who died. “I … [Read more...] about SIU investigating after two die in Brampton stabbing
By Temur Durrani Staff Reporter Thu., May 2, 2019 A 75-year-old Mississauga woman has died following a Wednesday afternoon hit-and-run. Peel Regional Police attended a call for a pedestrian struck around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Sorrento Dr. and Elia Ave. near Hurontario St. and Highway 403. The vehicle failed to remain on scene, according to police. The victim, later identified as Rafaela Piedrasanta, was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after. The intersection of Sorrento Dr. and Elia Ave. was closed off while police investigated. Article Continued Below Anyone with information has been asked to contact Peel police at 905-453-2121, or their Major Collision Bureau on extension 3710. With files from wire services Temur Durrani is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @temurdur Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star Read more about: … [Read more...] about Woman killed after hit-and-run in Mississauga
By Gilbert Ngabo Staff Reporter Tues., April 30, 2019 Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie Mississauga says she remains hopeful the provincial government will grant her city’s wish to break free from Peel Region. Crombie told the Star’s editorial board Tuesday that she has met with two provincial special advisers — former deputy minister and CEO of Metrolinx Michael Fenn, and former chair of Waterloo Region Ken Seiling — who were appointed earlier this year to lead a review of Ontario regional governments. She said Premier Doug Ford has said “some positive things” about how not one size will fit all. There are regions that want to amalgamate, and others that are fine with the status quo. Mississauga wants none of that. “It doesn’t work for us. We overcontribute. It’s all pay no save. It is broken,” she said, listing cities of Mississauga’s size or smaller that are governed independently — … [Read more...] about Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie lays out case for separating from Peel Region