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You could say that softball is in her blood. From when she was in diapers, Sydney Teague has been getting dirty on the softball field…and there is no place she would rather be.

The 13 year old Milton slugger and her teammates on the 2008 birth year Brampton Blazers ‘08 fast pitch softball team recently captured Gold at the PWSA U14 – 2 Provincial Championships in Cambridge.

A series sweep in the semifinals over Port Perry ‘07, set up a best-of-three finals vs a strong Wilmot ‘07 team. Game one of the final series was a nail biter; a 2 – 1 last inning walk off win for Brampton.

Milton Culture Days will take place again this year in Milton over a four-week period from September 24 to October 24, 2021. Annual host Arts Milton will offer Miltonians (and beyond!) more than 60 free online workshops, live demonstrations, and pre-recorded arts and culture videos. These free, all-ages activities will cover subjects such as art, craft, literature, philosophy, heritage, science, technology, dance, theater and more!

As they did last year, some events will be hosted outdoors, and Milton Culture Days 2021 will kick off with the Arts Milton Community Project – a “Pallet Painting Party.” Five local artists (Omar Hopkinson, Aparna Rangnekar, Allycia Uccello, Zunaira Mufti and Sneha Mahajan) have been invited to add their artistic touch to functional benches constructed out of wooden pallets. During the Painting Party at Milton Community Sports Park on September 25 between 12 to 4 PM, Milton residents are invited to visit Event Area A and engage with the artists while they work.

Two-way, all-day GO train service in Milton is an absolute necessity. I heard from my neighbours directly in the mornings at the train station, and that is why I’m glad our government is committed to making it a reality. Measured and lasting public transit investments are the basis for building sustainable, modern cities. This is a huge step in connecting Milton to the rest of the GTA and keeping our people moving, forward.” said MP Adam van Koeverden on August 10th in Milton.

A better, faster, and more reliable transportation network will help reduce congested travel times for people and improve the efficiency of moving goods through the country’s trade corridors, which is critical to the success of Canadian companies in a global marketplace.

As part of its long-term commitment on infrastructure, the Government of Canada renewed the National Trade Corridors Fund in Budget 2021 with an additional $1.9 billion in funding for infrastructure projects to improve the fluid movement of people and goods

through strategic trade corridors.

The Milton rail corridor plays a key role in supporting the safe and efficient movement of people and goods through the greater Toronto area, and it is facing bottlenecks. Increased infrastructure

Capacity in the Milton corridor is key to realizing the transportation benefits of fluid freight movement and two-way, all-day service for commuters supporting the growth of the area economy.

The Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, has discussed the opportunity of improving the Milton corridor with the Province of Ontario and with Metrolinx, as the National Trade Corridors Fund could support the development of this corridor. Today, the Minister confirmed that the Government of Canada is committed to making improvements in the Milton

Corridor. This could come from the National Trade Corridors Fund to address bottlenecks and increase the capacity of this critical corridor to meet the growing needs of moving people and freight seamlessly through Mississauga and Milton in order to support the expanding population and economy in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.

On June 12, 2021, hundreds gathered for a vigil in Victoria Park, Milton, to mourn the Afzaal family – victims of a hate crime in London, Ontario. Heartfelt speeches, thoughtful bouquets, and overwhelming support marked the day as a memorable show of solidarity from the entire Milton community. The attack, pronounced a terrorist attack by officials, had killed three generations of a Muslim family and left a nine-year old boy orphaned and recovering in the hospital.

Salman Afzaal, Madiha Salman, Yumna Salman, and Talat Afzaal were all integral members of the London community and losing them left many in shock. After starting the vigil with recitation of Quranic scripture, various speakers commemorated the family and highlighted ways in which Canadians can come together to ensure horrendous  acts, such as this one, do not take place again.

Milton ON – It all started with an idea of service to our youth and for 35 years, the Milton Navy League has been the sponsor of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) CHAUDIERE, which runs a cadet program that is free of cost to youth ages 12-19!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Milton Navy League and RCSCC CHAUDIERE commissioned a limited number of celebration Challenge Coins to recognize cadets and community leaders who have provided steadfast support to the cadets. Challenge Coins are used by militaries all over the world to recognize worthy individuals and are considered a valuable collector’s item,

Milton Town Council members Councillor Sameera Ali, Kristina Tesser Derksen and Rick Di Lorenzo were excited this week to be joining thousands of walkers and runners across Canada in the 2021 Run for Women raising help for women’s mental health programs at Halton Healthcare.

The 3 councilors got together to form a Milton Council team with themselves as walkers/runners and also received a financial donation from councillor John Challinor

The councillors walked up and down Main Street in Milton’s downtown core as well as Mary, King and Martin Street. Stopping at various business establishments and talking to local residents along the walk.

The Gallery Upstairs has announced the celebration of 45 years in business. This is a significant milestone for Owner, Hedi Nowak. Since opening in July 1976 she has proudly

built long-standing relationships with artists and clients in the Milton community and surrounding areas. A destination gallery for art and gifts— welcoming people time and time again for events and fun.

The Harrop Restaurant opened July 15, 1976 and was originally located at the Harrop Home, a century home in old Milton that Hedi purchased from the family. The art gallery was added in 1979. Throughout the last 45 years Hedi has created a successful business using her love and passion for art and people to keep her and The Gallery Upstairs a staple in the Milton community. She is always happy tosupport local and International charity and non-profit organisations, and can be found at almost every major event in town.

Fairy tales and superheroesare amongst the few children’s books that our generation grew up reading. No matter how much we indulge in gadgets and the digital world, children’s books are still popular among families giving time to bond with one another. But how many of you have actually had a chance to meet the author of your favourite book? The icing on the cake is when that author lives so close to home and belongs to the same roots as yours; let us introduce you to Miltonian Diksha Pal Narayan. An author, storyteller, community builder, culturally rooted, and an active part of the society who didn’t only present her son with her first book cover printed with his own name, “Ved and friends,” but believes to have her inner child active at all times.

On July 4th Milton celebrated it’s 164th anniversary. Milton was first incorporated on July 4th 1857. Yes we are older than Canada..

While Milton’s 164th birthday shows our town has a long history, you may be surprised to know that it’s now the 200 year anniversary when in 1821 Jasper Martin and his wife, Sarah, and their two young sons arrived from England and established themselves on 100 acres in the area now named Martin Street downtown Milton.

Jasper built his mill drawing it’s power from our 16 Mile Creek, and it turned the gristmill and helped drive settlers to our town. Which was then named Martin’s Mills but once they reached the stupendous population of 100 they met, gathered together and decided to change our name to Milton forever more.

The Halton District School Board is proud to announce that Lisa Bera, Grade 12 student at Milton District High School, has been selected to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship, valued at $100,000, to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in her post-secondary education.

Selected for her outstanding academic and extracurricular activities, Bera is one of 100 recipients to receive this scholarship in Canada.

“Winning this scholarship is one of the best moments of my life, and for a few days, I couldn’t believe the news was true,” Bera says. “My parents have always emphasized excelling in academics and expressing the importance of accepting all learning opportunities. They feel proud of me and my biggest career achievement so far. Being a recipient of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship has also strengthened my motivation, aspirations and confidence that I will be able to make a positive contribution for the world.”