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Giving Back

Commitment to a worthy cause is its own reward. Words and photography by Mike Douglas Rod Alafriz, 64, is a small, friendly and tightly wound man. There is evident energy and precision in his movements, his dress and his words. He’s the Vice President… Continue Reading →

Frank Dale Wins Peel Region

The new Chair is just like the old Chair. Words and photography by Mike Douglas Wow. Imagine a series of council ballots measuring several of the most outstanding leaders in the two biggest suburban cities in Canada. The “race” for… Continue Reading →

First Annual Health, Wellness, Beauty Show and Sale

At the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga’s Growth Business Network will host their first annual Health, Wellness, Beauty Show and Sale. The show will feature over 35 exhibitors offering various health and wellness services in the community—just in time for the… Continue Reading →

Fall in Fashion

MississaugaLife fashionista Robin Keeler and Erin Mills Town Centre team up to help a career couple discover their personal style. Words by Kristy Elik. Photography by Joel Robertson As summer’s end nears and we begin to anticipate the chilly autumn and… Continue Reading →

Diet for Success

Reviewing the facts behind the fads.  Words by James Tonin  According to a recent Time magazine poll, losing weight and getting fit is the most commonly broken New Year’s resolution. Even so, you can succeed where many people fail with… Continue Reading →

Bestow like Buffett or Give like Gates

Donor-advised funds offer tax savings and create a lasting legacy. Words by Bryan Snelson Tanker cars of ink have been drained and entire forests have been felled in the pursuit of putting sufficient words to paper to describe the investing… Continue Reading →

Anu Vittal: Artist Inspiring Artists

New Executive Director of Mississauga Arts Council brings fresh belief to her post. Words by Mike Douglas “Mining my subconscious…finding my inner child and sharing that with others.” This is a fragment of an underlying philosophy that animates the new… Continue Reading →


ERIN MILLS TOWN CENTRE CELEBRATES PROM WITH THE SPARKLE PROJECT For many young women, prom is the highlight of their high school career and creates long-lasting memories. For others, the high costs associated with buying a dress, shoes, and accessories… Continue Reading →

Are We in Economic Gridlock?

The new Mississauga Summit pursues game-changing solutions for big-ticket issues. Words by Brian Crombie Mississauga has grown tremendously over the past 30 years, and with our growth has come some significant challenges. Now in 2013, we are at risk of… Continue Reading →

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