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Seniors will ride MiWay for $1 in six-month pilot

The debate at City Hall this afternoon was long and, at times, contentious. However, in the end, Council approved a plan to implement a six-month pilot project that will allow seniors to ride MiWay outside the morning and evening rush hour (between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.) on weekdays as well as on weekends and … Continue Reading

Councillor downwind worries about Peel Region’s ‘waste-to-energy’ plan

A councillor downwind from an incinerator proposed for south Brampton is concerned that a new waste-to-energy facility would aggravate Malton’s air pollution problems. “I’m just giving everyone a heads up that I am not giving up on this one,” said Mississauga Councillor Carolyn Parrish on plans that could place a new incinerator on Torbram Road, … Continue Reading

Malton has pride of place … and doubts about Mississauga’s commitment

Once she got the floor at the “visioning” session for the latest project to revitalize Malton last Thursday night, you knew that Camar Cameron was going to give everyone a little history lesson on her neighbourhood. The co-founder of Malton Moms was the designated “reporter” from her table of participants, who enumerated the community’s strengths … Continue Reading

Rotary club awards member of Mississauga Fire and city councillor

The motto of Rotary International is “Service above self.” And that’s what the Rotary Club of Mississauga-Meadowvale recognized in Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish and Mississauga Fire Platoon Chief Alan Hills. The organization presented both Parrish and Hills with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award during a spring celebration at the Mississauga Convention Centre on April … Continue Reading

Reality rains on Mississauga’s LRT celebration

It was a party with everything but the champagne inside Mississauga council chambers Wednesday, as councillors and Mayor Bonnie Crombie gushed over their $1.6-billion transit windfall from the province. But after the back-slapping and grandiose proclamations about Tuesday’s “transformative” announcement by Queen’s Park that the province would fund 100 per cent of the Hurontario LRT, … Continue Reading

No decision on cheap transit fare for Mississauga seniors

Mississauga seniors hoping to learn if they would be able to ride transit buses for just $1 will have to wait as City of Mississauga councillors today chose to pass on making a decision. Ward 5 councillor Carolyn Parrish was set to introduce a motion that, if passed, would have created a one-year pilot project … Continue Reading

Councillors propose $1 transit fare for seniors

Providing cheap transit for seniors is just the right thing to do, according to a Mississauga councillor. Ward 5 councillor Carolyn Parrish is set to introduce a motion on Wednesday at council that will create a one-year pilot project where seniors can ride transit buses for $1. The motion, which will be seconded by Ward … Continue Reading

Decision on $1 senior transit fare pushed to next month

“During budget deliberations this morning, Mississauga councillors decided to hold off on approving a plan that would offer $1 transit rides to seniors. The decision will now be made next month. Ward 5 councillor Carolyn Parrish, who brought up the idea of providing seniors with a $1 fare to ride MiWay during non-peak hours earlier … Continue Reading

Councillor says subway, not LRT, the transit Mississauga needs

One Mississauga councillor says it’s time to put the light rail transit project planned for the city on the backburner and focus on a subway. Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish, speaking at the first working meeting of the new term of council this morning, said she heard from plenty of residents during the recent municipal … Continue Reading

Editorial: A less controversial Carolyn? Parrish the thought

“In English author Alain de Botton’s book, The News: A User’s Manual, he talks about “gaffe journalism” – the practice of zooming in on a politician’s unfortunate misstep, and squeezing its grapy substance until you produce some fine whine (correct spelling), or usable, and controversial copy. Carolyn Parrish is the perfect target. She’s blunt, and … Continue Reading