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City Facility and Services Update - Power Outage

Aug 15, 2003

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - On the advice of Enersource, we have been asked to conserve energy over the weekend. As a result, the following Mississauga facilities will remain closed throughout the weekend:

- Mississauga Civic Centre;
- community centres (with the exception of the cooling stations);
- library branches;
- Bradley House and Benares Museums;
- Iceland and Hershey arenas; and the
- Living Arts Centre.

To help with the extreme heat and rotating loss of power, three, 24 hour, air conditioned, emergency cooling stations have been established at the following locations:

? River Grove Community Centre, 5800 River Grove Avenue
? South Common Community Centre, 2233 South Millway
? Frank McKechnie Community Centre, 310 Bristol Road East.

The gymnasiums in these stations are equipped with tables and chairs and water is available.   In addition to these cooling stations, Mississauga outdoor pools and splash pads will be open Saturday and Sunday for regular operating hours.  Mississauga Transit is continuing to operate on a normal weekend schedule.

Registration for Recreation and Parks programs has been delayed as a result of the power outages. Registration start dates will now begin on Saturday, August 23 at 12:01 a.m. for Internet and telephone registrations and Friday, August 29 for in person registrations.

The City of Mississauga is requesting that residents continue to conserve energy and water and to monitor the media and our City Web site at www.mississauga.ca for further updates.

Mississauga is a distinct major Canadian city. As Canada's sixth largest city, it is considered a municipal leader in fiscal responsibility, technology and urban development. Mississauga provides its citizens with state-of-the-art facilities and programs and is recognized as the safest city in Canada to live, work and play.

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