MAYORS CHAT: Brampton Mayor chats vaccinating kids at school, skating rink contest, Brampton University

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Published January 14, 2022 at 2:41 pm

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown chats with Khaled Iwamura about vaccinating kids at school, skating rink contest, a Brampton University, and more.

This week’s questions included:

  • Are you happy with kids going back to in-class learning on Monday?
  • Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says not enough has been done to protect students from COVID – What are your thoughts?
  • Have you heard anything about restaurants and gyms opening on Jan 26?
  • ICU capacity is the highest it’s ever been in Ontario…how are they in Brampton?
  • Vaccination for 5-to-11-year-old’s be done directly in schools?
  • Are any new vaccine centres opening up in Brampton?
  • What’s the status of Brampton University? How much has the city spent on that project, and has there been any progress?
  • Osler has closed the urgent care centre at Peel Memorial until at least February 1 – any concerns about how this closure is going to affect healthcare in Brampton?
  • The city recently bought 5 acres of land for $24.25 million in change from the Orangeville Railway Development Corporation – what are the plans for that piece of land and why buy that land now?
  • When will service on Brampton Transit be able to return to normal after all the canceled routes?
  • Some garbage collection services are also being put on hold in Brampton – do you anticipate any other city or Peel-run services will be hit by COVID staffing pressures?
  • Tell us about the backyard hockey rink contest.
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