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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.

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.

Milton Ontario has a great deal to offer when it comes to individual artists and creators. If you have been lucky enough to hear the voice of Milton Singer Antonella Vizzini, then you’ll be happy to learn more about her! And if you have yet to discover this performer – let me introduce you…

Antonella Vizzini moved to Milton from Toronto in 2001 when she married her husband Tony. The couple have two sons, including 17-year-old Dante and 11-year-old Luca. Antonella began singing at a very young age when she was encouraged by a music teacher in elementary school. She began performing professionally at the young age of 16. Since then, she has performed in song festivals, wedding ceremonies and receptions and various restaurants.

Holds Curbside Victorian Tea Fundraiser

Denise and Peter Mulé created the not-for-profit foundation known as Pack a Bag whose mission is to help those in need at Christmas. For the last seven years they have donated a backpack to the men, women, and children living in Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Burlington, and Oakville. Each backpack contains pajamas, an age-appropriate toy, hand knit scarfs and slippers, waterproof gloves or mitts, books, socks, a water bottle, a toque, a toothbrush and toothpaste, toiletries, etc.

This past Christmas of 2020, approximately 2,150 back packs were distributed to the following organizations: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Halton, Salvation Army (Milton Branch), St. Vincent de Paul, Grace Anglican Church, Food4Kids Halton (includes families in Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Oakville, and Burlington), Milton Transitional Housing, Food for Life, Milton Community Living, Community Youth Program, Shiafra Homes, Living Hope for Care and Counseling, Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf – Milton, plus individuals in the community.

Chef Melani Bastian is determined and tireless!

She recalls how the worthwhile cause of No One Goes Hungry started in Milton on November 1st 2020: “Along with volunteers we made 350 hot meals and gave away 50 GOOD food bags from Food For Life at Caribbean Vibes on Main Street East in Milton. Within one month the program (NOGH) grew and added Oakville on a Saturday from the QEPCCC from 3pm to 5pm. On Jan 7th 2021 NOGH we added Acton & Georgetown.”

Melani adds: “With many amazing volunteers from each town pouring in, the program has now grown to serving over 1400 meals per week and giving out over 100 GOOD food bags and over 100 Halton Food For Thought snack bags for the students.