July 1, 2023:
1. A woman pronounced dead, a man injured, while another one arrested due to house fire.
Peel Regional Police arrested a probable suspect nearby the location of a fire, whose causes have not been stated yet. Emergency crews were called to a residence on Devonshire Drive, in the area of Balmoral Drive and Torbram Road, just before 3:30 a.m. for a fire outbreak. Firefighters were informed of a person being inside. Even though the woman was brought out and life saving measures were taken immediately, she was pronounced dead just after 04:00 am. Another man was taken to hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation, police informed. On Saturday morning, firefighters had the situation under control. Brampton fire said they would remain at the scene on fire watch.
2. Free Parking announced till the summer end
A great local news for you: As the parking garage at Brampton City Hall closes Thursday, June 28, for essential repairs (until the end of summer), free parking will be available throughout the area.
For City Hall visitors or those exploring Downtown businesses and attending events this summer, free parking is available at four other garages, Nelson Square Garage, West Tower Garage, John Street Garage, Market Square Garage in the downtown area.
July 2, 2023:
3. Carriageway improvement started on the A689, Brampton by Cumberland Council on July 2
The Carriageway improvement work will be carried out in the evenings, by Cumberland Council, ensuring that there is no disruption to traffic during the day. During work, the road located between the A69 Brampton Roundabout and Ruleholme will be closed each evening. A signed diversion route will be clearly marked for people to follow. This plan has been planned to end by 8 July.The improvement works will commence at approximately 7pm each night and will be completed by 6am the following morning. If any residents or businesses require access to their property, it was requested to be discussed with the Traffic Marshal who will be on site during the works, each night.
4. Another fire broke out in third Residential fire in three days leading to another death
Peel Regional Police said a “large batch of emergency crews” were dispatched to Bovaird Drive and Sunnyvale Gate just after 2 p.m. on Sunday after getting informed about a house fire. The fire killed two people on the spot while one senior male, later identified as Anthony Ambrose was found with life threatening injuries. First responders were able to revive his pulse, and transport to a nearby hospital through emergency run. Police announced that the victim’s roommate, 26-year-old Julius Adigun, was charged with second-degree murder and arson endangering life in relation to the incident. Peel’s 21 Division criminal investigators and Ontario Fire Marshal are conducting the investigations.
July 3, 2023:
5. A Cyclist killed in a crash with a car in Brampton
Woman in her late 20’s ,early 30’s have been arrested for the said crime of impaired driving. The woman’s car hit the cyclist while driving on the wrong side of the road.Peel police were called to Fairlawn Boulevard and Humber West Parkway just before 10 a.m. for a collision. The cyclist was taken to the local hospital with life threatening injuries pertaining to which he was announced dead. The female driver allegedly fled the scene to escape the crime. Charges against her are pending as per the report given by police officials.
July 4, 2023:
6. “Montreal Tigers are all set to roar louder in this edition of Global T20”, Dav Whatmore, says in an interview on July 4th
Global T20 Canada is all set and awaiting to captivate the fans across the globe, in less than 17 days to it. As per the information, the Marquee Tournament will be held at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario. A total of six teams will be participating in this year’s tournament.
The Montreal Tigers, one of the teams being guided by the coaching maestro, Dav Whatmore, previously secured fifth position consecutively.
However, for this year’s edition they are fielding an exhilarating squad and are eager to catapult into title contenders. Dav Whatmore expressing his confidence in his team said, “cricket fans, keep your eyes open, the Montreal Tigers are all set to roar louder than ever in Season 3 of GT20.”
7. Another victim of car and cycle crash pronounced dead
As per the local news sources, on Monday around 1:20 p.m., near The Gore & Fogal roads in Brampton, a cyclist and a driver were involved in a crash. Where driver, who went through potential medical episode lead to the crash and suffered heavy injuries while cyclist suffered many minor injuries. Even though the driver was transported to hospital under life-threatening condition, he could not be saved, said the Brampton, Peel Regional Police.
8. Brampton Assembly Plant will be idled this week as per the announcement by Stellantis NV, done on July 4th
As a part of its schedule pertaining to the summer shutdown, makers of Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge say they will be idling three plants in North America over the week of July 4th. This week Brampton Assembly Plant will be made idle, which also includes automaker’s Ontario plant (which had the production of Dodge muscle cars, Chrysler 300 sedan), and Windsor Assembly Plant (where the Chrysler Pacifica minivan is made). Another production line for the heavy-duty RAM 1500 Classic and RAM pickup trucks at Saltillo Truck Assembly in Mexico will also be made idle.
July 5, 2023:
9. 55th anniversary celebrations by PAMA, Brampton
Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives located at 9, Wellington Street East, in Brampton announced the celebrations of 55th anniversary by sharing two exciting new art exhibitions,’That’s So Random: Highlights from the Art Gallery Collection‘ ,and a new permanent exhibition ‘Yours to Discover: Sights/Sites of Peel Region‘.
They also announced Forest Bathing for their visitors, which is Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) with a trained forest therapy guide and to connect with nature right in the community. Local news confirm that the visitors can learn the art of Modern Batik with local artist Deon Best. Batik is an East African art form that uses wax and dye to create designs on fabric.(To know more visit here).
10. Dissolution of Peel region Municipality to take place by 2025
A transition Board, consisting of five members was appointed by Toronto-Ontario to overlook the matters related to dissolution of Peel Regional Municipality and making of independent municipalities of Caledon, Brampton, and Mississauga by January of the year 2025. “Brampton, Mississagua and Caledon are poised for significant growth over the next decade, and our government is making sure they have the tools required to prepare,” were the words of one of the involved,Minister Clark. It is being planned to ensure to maintain high quality services and outcome that is equitable for all.
July 6, 2023:
11. Three vehicles collided at Brampton City, Mississauga Road and Bovaird Drive
Around 10:00 a.m, 3 vehicles clashed, in which no one was found injured, but Peel Regional Police is investigating to get the whole picture cleared, as one of the driver was found to have fled the scene, while another pedestrian who was reported to be injured, was nowhere to be found. The incident took place on Thursday morning, July 6th.
12. Brampton’s upcoming Medical school could be a boon for thousands
A new Medical school, which has been reported in local news as upcoming very soon, was presented in a report to the Regional Council on July 6th. The report indicates that the school could potentially create over 7000 jobs, and ultimately be a boon for many, and the system as well by creating billions in the economic activity.
July 7, 2023:
13. An aspirant from Brampton eyes to win Miss Teenage Canada Pageant
An 18 year-old recent graduate of Brampton’s Castlebrooke Secondary School aims to win Miss Canada Pageant as later this month as she also prepares for the classes at the University of Toronto. Jency Solanki won Miss Teenage Southern Ontario earlier this year and is hoping to be an inspiration for other South Asian girls with her win. She will be the first to participate from Brampton.
July 8, 2023:
14. Encore Lottery: $100,000 goes to a Brampton’s Resident
A 55 year old man, Valdez Ramsumair won an Encore Lottery of $ 100,000. He is a regular participant who won smaller prizes before. He claimed this one to be his biggest win till date. As per OLG Prize Centre, Valdez got lucky playing Lotto 4/69 on June 03. The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Centre City in Thornhill. Valdez said, “thought I lost and tossed my ticket aside, and after realizing that I actually won, I still thought it was $1,000 but double checking it found that it was actually $100,000!”.
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