Known as Saint Valentine of Rome in the 3rd century, he was born in 226 AD in Terni, Italy, and died on February 14, 269 AD in Rome. His full name – Valentine of Terni. Saint Valentine was either a priest or a bishop in the Roman Empire who ministered to persecuted Christians. He is commemorated in the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran churches on February 14th – Valentine’s Day.<ABOVE – a familiar face in Mississauga, Toronto and much of Ontario. The former Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion, celebrated her 100th birthday on Valentine’s Day Her new photo book will help raise funds to redevelop Mississauga Hospital to meet the needs of a growing city. For all the details go to . . . . ‘Hazel McCallion’s 100th Birthday Photo Book Fundraiser’
<PHOTO ABOVE – Mississauga City Hall, adjacent to the Living Arts Centre> If the Ontario government approves, TORONTO’s neighbour, MISSISSAUGA plans to break away from Peel Region and become a grown-up, totally independent city of 721,000 – third largest in Ontario.
Mississauga is wasting money according to Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Analysis shows we send $85-million annually to the Region of Peel to fund the growth of other cities (such as Brampton). Our money should go towards Mississauga priorities. It’s money that … should be spent in our own city.” Makes sense to me. <Below – Mississauga city Centre, from Eglinton Avenue and Mavis intersection.>