August 2016
David Pickles
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Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre Renaming
Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre
The Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre (formerly the Claremont Community Centre) was officially renamed on Saturday, June 11, 2016. We were joined by several Tomlinson family members, and the community organization who supported the renaming. A great honour to a great man.

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When will the Operations Centre be re-located?

The City will be demolishing  the Operations Centre currently located at Dersan Street and Tillings Road and constructing a new Operations Centre on Clements Road. Proposed construction to start in 2017 after which demolition of the existing facility will occur.

Emerald Ash Borer Update
The City has removed over 2500 trees affected by emerald ash borer since 2012. Trees were planted in Ward 3 as part of our spring and summer planting programs and more planting will be done this fall and continue into 2017.

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Do you have a good neighbour?
Nominate them for a Good Neighbour Award!
It's important to recognize those simple acts of kindness that occurs between neighbours, making Pickering an even better place to live.

Ribbon Cutting - Bus Rapid Transit
Beryl_s Pepper Pot Grand Opening
Panda Warmers Certificate
Joined Regional Chair Roger Anderson, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca for the opening of our Bus Rapid Transit lanes in Pickering. See full article.
Enjoying a chicken roti at the Grand Opening of Beryl's Pepper Pot Restaurant at 1101 B Kingston Road, Unit 3. (Kingston & Dixie)

Brenda and I received this very thoughtful plaque from the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation for our donation to the Panda Baby Warmers at Ajax-Pickering Hospital
Buy fresh produce every Tuesday at the Pickering City Centre Farmers' Market
  • Visit the Pickering City Centre Farmers' Market right next to the Civic Complex for some local fresh produce and more!
  • Tuesdays from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm until October 4, 2016.
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