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16.8°C

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SUNRISE: 7:44 AM
SUNSET: 6:21 PM

MATTAMY NATIONAL CYCLING CENTRE PREPARES TO HOST UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CUP IN DECEMBER

News ReleaseThe best track cyclists in the world will descend on Milton’s Mattamy National Cycling Centre from December 1-3, 2017. The three-day UCI Track Cycling World Cup is expected to attract cyclists and spectators from around the world and be broadcast in more than 50 countries.“When we built the Velodrome, we knew it had the potential to be a world class hub for high performance sport,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “Cycling Canada have been great partners for us, and we’re thrilled to welcome the world to Milton in December for the World Cup.” “Cycling is a growing and iconic sport and Canadian cyclists have so much potential to shine on the world’s stage,” said Pierre Lafontaine, CEO Cycling Canada. “It’s been great to see how the Mattamy National Cycling Centre has developed young, homegrown talent.” The Mattamy National Cycling Centre is a multi-purpose community facility, which continues to see strong demand for rental spaces, special events, and participation in Town recreation programs. Tickets for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup are on sale now at www.twcmilton.com.- 30 -For media inquiries, please contact: Jodie SalesManager, Corporate Communications & Marketing 905-878-7252 x2110Jodie.Sales@milton.ca

LATER WEEKDAY EVENING SERVICE IS HERE!

Staying out later on weeknights? So is Milton Transit! Evening service runs until 11:10 pm on weekdays. Check out this new service enhancement.Maps and schedules 

MAYOR KRANTZ, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AND THE MILTON LIBRARY BOARD BREAK GROUND ON SHERWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE

News Release-Mayor Krantz, Members of Council and the Milton Library Board put on their rain boots and came together to celebrate the ground-breaking of the new Sherwood Community Centre.“Every ground-breaking marks an important milestone for our community,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “We’re excited to add another multi-purpose facility where residents will come together for learning, recreation and fun.” The Sherwood Community Centre will feature a flexible, multi-use design to accommodate an assortment of activities for people of all ages and abilities. It will include a twin pad arena, aquatic complex (25-metre pool and leisure/therapeutic pool), active living studio, multi-purpose spaces and a branch library.The future facility will be located on the north side of Main Street West, east of Tremaine Road (next to Sherwood District Park).   Construction of the project is being undertaken by Aquicon Contractors. The facility is expected to open to the public in the Spring of 2019.For more information on the Sherwood Community Centre, visit www.milton.ca/sherwood.- 30 -Attached:• Photo taken at ground-breaking event, October 12, 2017 Listed in order of appearance: Scott Bailey (Colliers International), Nick Martel (Aquicon Construction), Doug Sampano (Director, Recreation & Facilities), Bill Mann (CAO), Councilor Robert Duvall, Councilor Zeeshan Hamid, Councilor Rick Malbeuf, Mayor Gordon Krantz, Brad Boehmer (Milton Library Board), Councilor Mike Cluett, Councilor Arnold Huffman, Councilor John Pollard, Councilor Cindy Lunau, Kristene Scott (Commissioner, Community Services), Leslie Fitch (Milton Public Library), Mark Williams (Milton Public Library)For media inquiries, please contact:Sofia StanidisCommunications & Marketing Advisor905-878-7252 x2196sofia.stanidis@milton.ca 

A HAPPY, HEALTHY HALLOWEEN RETURNS TO MILTON

News Release -Are you looking for something fun and healthy to hand out to your neighbourhood trick or treaters this Halloween? Purchase discounted skating and swimming coupons from the Town of Milton and celebrate a happy, healthy Halloween.“We’re excited to offer the happy, healthy Halloween coupon program for a second year,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “For many young people, the experience of swimming or skating can be just as sweet as candy!”Ten (10) coupons cost $5 (plus HST).Coupons are available for purchase at the Milton Sports Centre, Milton Leisure Centre, Mattamy National Cycling Centre, FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton and Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre. Coupons are valid for children 12 years and younger, and can be redeemed from November 1 to December 31, 2017.In addition to Milton’s Halloween coupons, join us for a Halloween Haunt on October 28 at the Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre (all ages). Bring the whole family and come dressed in your costumes for a pumpkin carving contest, Halloween crafts, and more. Registration is $32.54 for the whole family (maximum of 4 family/household members, including at least one adult).For more information on the Town of Milton’s Halloween happenings, visit www.milton.ca/halloween.- 30 -For media inquiries, please contact: Sofia StanidisCommunications & Marketing Advisor905-878-7252 x2196sofia.stanidis@milton.ca

RIDER ALERT - 7 HARRISON AND 9 ONTARIO SOUTH OUTBOUND DETOUR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Outbound trips are detouring from Milton GO Station to the intersection of Ontario & Derry:From Milton GO Station right turn on ThompsonRight turn on DerryResume conventional fixed routes respectively at the intersection of Ontario & Derry Bus stop ID 2380 southbound Ontario, at Pine Street temporarily closed due to construction.Bus stop ID 2245 southbound Ontario, at Laurier Avenue temporarily closed due to construction.5 Yates bus stops remain in service both directions on Ontario, between Laurier Avenue & Childs Drive.Traffic delays are expected due to reduced lanes on Ontario with ongoing construction.  Please give yourself extra time when travelling on Routes 5 / 7 / 9.  Active construction is planned October – November 2017.Further details available online - Halton Region – Regional Construction Projects.

UNION GAS SUPPORTS MILTON FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PROMOTE SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM SAFETY

News Release-The Milton Fire Department will support Milton residents with smoke and carbon monoxide alarm awareness and safety through a $2,500 donation from Union Gas on October 2, 2017.“On behalf of Milton Council, I would like to thank Union Gas for contributing to the safety of our residents,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “The continuing support of our community over many years by Union Gas is greatly appreciated.”“The strong partnership between the Milton Fire Department and Union Gas allows us to enhance support of vital fire prevention initiatives,” added Milton Fire Chief Dave Pratt.The Union Gas cheque presentation provides a natural lead-in to Fire Prevention Week, October 8 to 14, 2017. This year’s theme is “Every second counts. #Plan 2 ways out.”For more information, visit the Milton Fire Department’s website at www.miltonfire.ca.- 30 –Pictured from left to right:  Ted Michael and Sparky the Fire Dog, Milton Fire Department; Councillor Robert Duvall, Town of Milton; Amin Omer, Union Gas; Kevin Foster and Steve Ellis, Milton Fire Department; and Brian Nykoruk, Union Gas.For media inquiries, please contact: Hazel CarlinCommunications & Marketing Advisor905-878-7252 x2116Hazel.carlin@milton.ca 

City Information & Statistics

Milton (2016 census population 110,128) is a town in Southern Ontario, Canada, and part of the Halton Region in the Greater Toronto Area. Between 2001 and 2011 Milton was the fastest growing municipality in Canada, with a 71.4% increase in population in 2006 and another 56.5% increase in 2011. In 2016, Milton's census population was 110,128 with an estimated growth to 228,000 by 2031. Milton is located 40 km (25 mi) west of Downtown Toronto on Highway 401, and is the western terminus for the Milton line commuter train and bus corridor operated by GO Transit. Milton is on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve and the Bruce Trail. View More Information at Wikipedia

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