West Nile Virus Update

West Nile Virus (WNV) in Peel July 22 – July 28, 2018


The adult mosquito surveillance program started on June 17, 2018. Adult mosquitoes are collected weekly from mosquito traps at 33 fixed locations throughout the Region of Peel until late September. To date, 157 mosquito batches have been tested for WNV and three batches have tested positive, two in Brampton and one in Caledon. No human cases of WNV have been reported in Peel this season.

Mosquito Reduction

The larviciding program started on June 1, 2018 and will continue until September 30, 2018. Larviciding involves the application of environmentally friendly products to reduce mosquito larvae in stagnant water. The first round of roadside catch basin larviciding is completed and the second round is ongoing. The first round is indicated by a blue dot on the catch basin grate and the second round is indicated by an orange dot. It takes at least three weeks to complete a round of larviciding. There will be three rounds of roadside catch basin larviciding this year. Larviciding of catch basins in the green spaces of parks in Peel has been completed. The treatment of surface water sites on public lands is ongoing.

Public Education

Reduce your risk of WNV by removing stagnant water on your property: • Empty or dispose of containers that can hold water, such as old tires, wheelbarrows, barrels, pails, toys and recycling bins • Turn over wading pools, remove water that collects on pool covers and make sure the pool’s pump is circulating. Protect yourself from being bitten by: • Avoiding areas with large numbers of mosquitoes • Wearing light-coloured clothing, including long sleeves, long pants, socks and a hat whenever you are outdoors (even when you are in your backyard), especially at dusk and at dawn • Use an insect repellent and apply it according to the manufacturer’s directions. For more tips on protecting yourself and your family, please visit http://www.peel-bugbite.ca. The Region of Peel will continue to provide information on Lyme disease and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) at http://www.peel-bugbite.ca The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care also has information about Lyme disease on their website, http://www.ontario.ca/lyme

WNV in Ontario

To date, there have been 12 WNV-positive mosquito batches found in Ontario, one of which was in Peel region. There have been three human cases of WNV illness reported in Ontario this season. One of them was travel-related.

WNV in Canada

To date, there have been no human cases of WNV illness and 18 WNV-positive mosquito batches found elsewhere in Canada, outside of Ontario.

WNV in United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 39 human cases of WNV in the United States. For information on WNV activity in the United States, please see: http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/

For more information about WNV and the Region of Peel’s WNV Prevention Plan, call 905-799-7700, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Caledon residents call toll free at 905-584-2216.





Date and Time: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: 12610 Kennedy Road, Caledon

Addresses Affected: 25, 23, 21, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, and 5 Stowmarket Street

12598, 12601, 12603, 12605, 12607, 12609, 12611, 12613, 12615, 12617, 12619, and 12621 Kennedy Road

238 Learmont Avenue

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water

system to make sure you have a reliable supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we

must turn off your water supply while we do the work. In the next few days, we will be

working in your area and will have to turn off your water for a few hours.

Your water will be turned off on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, if the weather is bad or if a problem arises, we will reschedule the work and will let you know the new date and time.

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your

plumbing may vibrate or make noise. If this happens, you can remove the air by briefly

turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting

in the basement/first floor, and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well.

You should only have to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds, but keep running it until the

water is clear and any vibration or noise has stopped.

If your water meter starts to leak, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

* (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)

* (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays


Caledon’s Olympic Coach Barrie Shepley and elite athletes and instructors will work directly with your children Aug 7-10th at the Caledon Village C3 James Dick Beach.

Activities include:

  • Swim lessons – skills and races
  • Water polo
  • Paddling skills and races
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Bike riding
  • Quiet recovery games
  • Friday Olympic Games including pictures with the Olympic Torch
  • Drop in by elite athletes over the week



  • Primary Camp 9am – 4pm
  • Early & late pick up 7:30-5:30pm

Camper Ages:

  • 7-13 year of age
* $160.00 + HST prime camp
* 199.00 + HST for prime camp + early-late pickup



Canada Day at Albion Hills!

Albion Hills is your destination for a Canada Day celebration like no other. With a wide array of activities for everyone to take part in, this is a birthday bash you won’t soon forget. From the Four Colours Drum
Circle, to steel pan drums, dog performances, magic shows, the retelling of The Three Little Pigs and the Caledon-based pipes and drums, the event is jam-packed full of fun for the whole family.

As the sun goes down, the party really heats up! Turk and the Hobbits perform, and then fireworks light up the night sky at 10 p.m.

Canada Day at Albion Hills begins at 4 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Parking is free with a donation to the Rotary Club of Palgrave.

Join us for Canada’s birthday party July 1 at Albion Hills!


Caledon Day – June 16th



What’s on!

Starting at 2pm on #CaledonDay we’ve got Fun Zones for everyone and activities for all ages!

Bring the kids and try building a bird house, natural crafts, the Great Canadian Eco Puzzle and more games and activities. This zone is hosted by EcoCaledon and Caledon Parent-Child Centre.

Be sure to visit this display of classic, high performance and vintage cars and motorcycles hosted by Caledon Cruisers Car Club.

Sponsored by State Farm (John Glenn), the Bike Rodeo is 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the arena.

We’re here to assist you with your visit to #CaledonDay

Sponsored by Family Health Chiropractic and Wellness, the Infant Feeding Zone is located next to Event Services on the east side of the campus.

The Caledon Public Library is celebrating 150 years with the biggest birthday bash in #Caledon! Join some of your favorite story book characters for games, music, prizes and of course cake and loot bags!

Thrilling demonstrations! Stop by and see the thrilling demonstrations, police cars, fire vehicles and more!

Exclusive access to comfortable viewing areas, full service bar, dedicated and upgraded washroom facilities, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Must present wristband upon entry. (You can purchase your VIP ticket at cheerscaledon.ca)

Visit over 50 vendors, crafters, community organizations and businesses

Don’t miss out on the thrilling Adrenaline Rush Inflatable Obstacle Course, Gaming Trailer, and the incredible Caledon Parks and Recreation staff to energize this zone!

Bring your own reusable water bottle and enjoy the free filtered water, courtesy of Water Depot

Enjoy domestic beer, wine and ciders brought to you by James Dick Construction Ltd. and hosted by Royal Ambassador Event Centre and The Consulate Restaurant. Must show proof of age.

Husky Main Stage Lineup

2:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, with
* Remarks by Mayor Allan Thompson

* The Caledon Concert Band
* Indigenous Acknowledgement and presentation of Wampum Belt

2:30 p.m. Revolutionary Dance Company
3:00 p.m. Library Birthday Bash Kick-off
3:30 p.m. Five Two Eight
4:00 p.m. Team K9 and Petunia the Wonder Pig
4:30 p.m. Herb Campbell Concert Band
5:00 p.m. Team K9 and Petunia the Wonder Pig
5:30 p.m. The Nomads
7:00 p.m. Opening act: dubé
8:30 p.m. Headliner Matthew Good
10:00 p.m. Fireworks (bring your lawn chair to sit back and relax!)


  • Free parking available at Robert F. Hall Secondary School, Caledon East Soccer Complex (after 3:00 p.m.) and Caledon East Fire Hall Park.
  • Premium parking available at Town Hall and Caledon Community Complex for $5.00 per car.
  • Free Valet Bike Parking

Enjoy Responsibly

  • Drivers’ Den
    Need a ride home? Visit the Drivers’ Den and receive a promo code for $25 off an Uber ride home. (The designated Uber pick-up location is in front of Town Hall, 6311 Old Church Road.)


Bike the Creek – June 23rd

5th Annual Signature Ride through Brampton and Caledon #bikethecreek

Bike the Creek is a FREE event aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. Join hundreds of cyclists in our fun family ride through the spectacular valleys, trails and historic landmarks, urban and rural settings of Brampton and Caledon.

What’s new for our 2018 routes?

Brampton and Caledon have some amazing new cycling infrastructure investments to celebrate, so we have selected “Bicycle Friendly Connections” as our 2018 theme!

  • New City Loop route showcasing Brampton’s Active Transportation Master Plan (City Loop Ride)
  • New Brampton Franceschini bridge over #410 -Brampton will celebrate Official Opening at 10:45 (Nature, City Loop Rides)
  • New bike lane and covered bike parking at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (City Loop Ride)
  • New Kennedy Valley Trail, extension of Etobicoke Creek Trail (City Loop Ride)
  • Newly signed and paved wide-shoulder Town of Caledon bike route (Town Ride)
  • New Town of Caledon bike route along Olde Baseline Road through the Cheltenham Badlands (Town Ride)
  • New Caledon bridge connecting Southfields & Valleywood Villages -Caldon & TRCA will celebrate Official Opening at 11:00 (Town Ride) (Nature Ride will cross bridge before Official Opening)
  • New Etobicoke Creek Trail section into John Clarkson Park in Caledon (Nature, Town Rides)
  • New trail into Heart Lake Conservation Area from Mayfield Road (Family, Nature, City Loop Rides)
  • New wayfinding signage along Etobicoke Creek Trail (all Rides)
  • Newly visited for 2018 are: upper portion of Fletcher’s Creek Trail (Town Ride), Wanless Drive multiuse path (Town Ride), and Rutherford Road bike lane (Nature Ride)

Our other Theme for 2018 is Aboriginal Heritage. Canada’s National Aboriginal Day is Jun 21st coinciding with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. We will be celebrating Indigenous culture with 3 routes (Family, Nature and City Loop) travelling through Toronto and Region Conservation Authority‘s  Heart Lake Conservation Area, featuring an Indigenous booth at the Medicine Wheel Garden. Elders will greet cyclists as they ride by, and hold a ceremony at 10:00.

REGISTER by Jun 15th to ensure your free lunch, complements of Region of Peel Walk+Roll. Registration for this event is free. If you wish, a voluntary donation to the Living City Foundation can be made. This is appreciated and not required for registration.

Bike the Creek Event Timeline June 23 2018

Bike the Creek 2018 Routes:

Select your ride according to your interest and ability. All lengths are approximate. Length of time varies according to your ability, type of bike and amount of time spent at each pavilion. Registration open from 7:30. Google Map of the 4 Routes

  • 12km Bike the Creek Family Ride – check-in 9:15, staggered start 10:00 (allow 1.5 – 2 hrs) Strava map link
    • Trail surface approx: 70% paved multi-use paths (asphalt & hardpack dirt), 20% secondary roads, 10% packed gravel
  • 26km Bike the Creek Nature Ride – check-in 8:00, staggered start 9:00 (allow 2.5 – 3 hrs) Strava map link
    • Heart Lake Conservation Area Medicine Wheel Indigenous Ceremony 10:00
    • Official opening Brampton Franceschini Bridge 10:45
    • Trail surface approximately: 50% paved multi-use paths (asphalt & hardpack dirt), 25% packed gravel, 25% secondary roads (optional technical ride along section of Esker Lake Trail where wider textured tires recommended)
  • 40km Bike the Creek City Loop Ride – check-in 8:00, staggered start 9:00 (allow 2.75-3.5 hrs) Strava map link
    • Official opening Brampton Franceschini Bridge 10:45
    • Trail surface: 75% paved multi-use paths (asphalt & hardpack dirt), 20% secondary roads, 5% packed gravel
  • 44km Bike the Creek Town Ride – check-in 7:30, staggered start 8:30 (allow 3-4 hrs) Strava map link
    • Official opening Caledon Southfields to Valleywood Villages trail connection 11:00
    • Trail surface: 70% secondary roads, 25% paved multi-use paths (asphalt & hardpacked dirt), 5% packed gravel
  • Bike Rodeo for kids – 9:00am-12:00pm – presented by Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee (BCAC) CAN-BIKE Instructors

Bike the Creek 2018 Route Descriptions V5  FREE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

Rides begin at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton. Parking is available in the lot. Additional parking at Heart Lake Secondary School and Conestoga Public School to the south of the recreation centre. If these lots are full you may park in designated parking zones on the east or west side of Conestoga Dr. If you live close by, simply cycle to the event!

Meet old and new friends. Check in at Registration indoors, to get your Bike the Creek handle bar tag, passport and map and purchase a T-shirt, if you wish. Visit our sponsor booths to see what’s new. It’s not a race! Pick up passport stamp at each pavilion for a chance to win valuable prizes. Return to Jim Archdekin for final stamp at Peel Waste pavilion. Visit registration again to turn in your passport stamps for prize tickets. Enjoy lunch complements of Region of Peel Walk+Roll. Volunteers at Peel Waste pavilion will help you separate your lunch waste for proper recycling.

This is a ZERO WASTE event! Please bring your own refillable water bottles! Let’s help Brampton to Grow Green

A friendly reminder that Riders agree to ride at their own risk and are requested to sign the 2018 BIKE THE CREEK WAIVER FORM before participating. Helmet use with fastened chin strap is strongly encouraged, and is mandatory for those under 18. Parents have a duty to ensure helmet use for children under 16. Riders are photographed for promotional purposes. Riders who register before June 15th are guaranteed free lunch, complements of our Title Sponsor, Region of Peel. Routes are carefully planned and may be subject to change should situations arise. Do pay attention to 2018 Bike the Creek Rider Briefing instructions, course volunteers and route signage. All Route Rides are officially over at 1:30pm. REGISTER HERE

You are encouraged to have your bicycle professionally tuned-up so you can ride worry-free. Visit our sponsors The Cyclepath BramptonCaledon Hills Cycling or call Vélofix Caledon. Should you need some assistance before the start of the event, minor bike repairs will be available at registration, complements of our sponsor Vélofix Caledon. Our mechanics were very busy last year, so plan ahead! Should you have a break down on the route, you can contact Vélofix Caledon at tim@velofix.com or 1-855-835-6349.

If you need to rent a bike, check out our Sponsor, Caledon Hills Cycling, for their selection of hybrid bikes! Don’t be left out because you don’t have wheels!

Bring your refillable water bottles and stay hydrated! Here are heating tips supplied by Brampton Fire and Emergency ServicesBike the Creek 2018 Heat Illness Information

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The Study The Region of Peel is conducting a Class Environmental Assessment Study for Airport Road from 100m north of King Street to 300m north of Huntsmill Drive in the Town of Caledon (see map). The purpose of the Study is to: • Address long term issues related to planned future growth • Enhance the safety of Airport Road by examining intersection improvements, potential for roundabouts, and traffic calming measures for truck and other vehicular traffic through Caledon East • Promote healthy living by examining infrastructure improvements for walking and cycling This Study will not be considering road widening for additional through traffic lanes on Airport Road and will support the Caledon East Community Improvement Plan, including streetscaping. The Process The Study is being conducted in compliance with Schedule ‘C’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. Public Consultation Two Public Information Centres are planned as part of the Class Environmental Assessment process. The first Public Information Centre will be an informal drop-in centre with information presented on display, including the problems and opportunities identified within the corridor, existing environmental conditions, and preliminary assessment of alternative planning solutions.


Monday, June 4, 2018 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Caledon East Community Complex, Hall A 6215 Old Church Road, Caledon