Month: January 2018

More funds needed to finish leisure centre

Whitchurch-Stouffville council has given the green light to spend an extra $1.5 million for the leisure centre and public library project. Councillors decided to approve the additional funds after a new report showed the extra money is necessary because of construction delays, the need to improve some utility services, the purchase of furniture and fixtures and to ease the transition of the library back into the building. The entire cost now set aside for the project is $17.6 million. The expansion project, which is on schedule to be completed in March, is set to become one of the main...

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Mayor stands ground and looks to 2018

Mayor Justin Altmann is probably secretly glad to see 2017 in the rear-view mirror of his noticeable green and white pick-up truck. After all, a long and cumbersome process to find a new town CAO, sometimes-fractious council meetings, unwanted publicity on town personnel issues in Toronto news outlets, expense-related controversies and an Integrity Commissioner inquiry can wear on a person. But if you figured he would be bowed by those challenges, you’d be surprised to find that a strong-spirited Altmann is not giving an inch to criticism. He has focused firmly on more meat-and potatoes issues he feels Stouffville...

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New director of education looks to earn trust

Louise Sirisko has started her new job as director of education for the York Region school board. “I look forward to supporting our students and their families and our staff members with my knowledge, skills and passion for student well being,” she wrote, in an open letter to parents on Jan. 15. “Being new to the board, my priority will be to listen and learn from as many students, staff, families, community members and trustees as possible.” “The most important goal I have, in my first months as director, is to build relationships and to earn trust,” says Sirisko,...

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Enjoy a ‘little’ Big Night Out on the town

Sip, taste, bid, and mingle at little Big Night Out, a fundraiser to benefit The Latcham Gallery on March 3 at 7:30pm. The evening of sparkling conversation, music, tiny tastings and sweet bites from local restaurants features a cash bar with a selection of wine, beer and a signature cocktail. Guests can look forward to an auction of small works of art generously donated by regional and provincial contemporary artists. Support The Latcham Gallery, meet and connect with Ontario artists and take home a piece of original art. A silent auction will offer more items and experiences, including a...

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Phillips showing superbly for Stouffville

Going from minor midget to junior hockey is a big jump for anyone. Asking a defenceman to do it is a major leap but Isaak Phillips has not only landed on his feet, he’s continuing to move forward. The Stouffville Spirit rookie blueliner has been one of the bright spots for the developing squad this season. “It’s been a great experience so far,” Phillips said. “Obviously, the first couple of games were an adjustment to the stronger players and the pace of the game, but I think I’ve developed well, and after the first 10 games, I feel like...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Latcham Gallery

    January 13 - February 24
  2. Masters of Illusion

    February 1 - February 4
  3. 19 on the Park

    February 10


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