Month: January 2018

Feeling the winter blues?

By Carla Peacock, Markham Stouffville Hospital senior corporate communications specialist Tips and resources from the mental health team at Markham Stouffville Hospital At this time of year, people may struggle with unhappiness and loneliness which can lead to increased stress, anxiety or depression. What can we do to live a happier life? The simple answer is be more positive. Studies have shown you can train your brain to be able to become more positive and as a result, feel happier. Sean Achor’s TED Talk called The Happy Secret to Better Work suggests that if we can raise our level...

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Laughs on the menu at the Earl of Comedy

People want to laugh. Give them an excuse and they’ll do it. That’s where Jeremy Yaksich comes in, he has several excuses planned. Yaksich is the driving force behind the Earl of Comedy, a series of laugh-fests that are taking over downtown Stouffville each month. Based at the Earl of Whitchurch Pub, the next is scheduled for Jan. 13 at 8:30 p.m. Jason Allen headlines a line-up of six performers as Yaksich hosts and serves up his own brand of stand-up between acts. Yaksich believes there is an appetite for top-level entertainment as Stouffville’s growing population looks to stick...

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Spartans in the thick of things

The Stouffville Spartans can play with anyone. That’s the feeling the high school boys hockey team carries whenever it steps out onto the ice. Although, the actual results this season have been mixed. “We’ve been hot and cold all year,” said Spartans head coach Jamie Hewitt. “We had a really good November, we had a dip in December where we didn’t play as well as we could, and then we started out the new year in really good fashion. We’re hoping to go on an upswing from here on in.” The Spartans started off 2018 on the right foot,...

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Police seek suspects following local gas station robbery

York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit investigators are seeking assistance in identifying two suspects following a robbery at a gas station in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. At about 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, police were called to a gas station on Bloomington Road for a report of a robbery. Two male suspects entered the gas station carrying knives and wearing masks. The suspects removed cash from the register and fled the area. The employee was not physically injured during the incident. The suspects are both described as: male, white, wearing masks and dark clothing, and armed with kitchen knives. Hold-Up...

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Impaired driving statistics concern police chief

York Regional Police released the 2017 impaired driving statistics. Despite police efforts to stop drivers from drinking or using drugs and driving, motorists are continuing to put their lives, and the lives of innocent people, at risk by driving impaired. Year Number of Incidents* Number of Charges* 2013 868 1,240 2014 1,108 1,472 2015 1,255 1,695 2016 1,271 1,631 2017    1,249**    1,643** *The number of incidents is calculated using methodology required by Statistics Canada and does not include multiple charges laid in a single incident. These stats are captured in the annual York Regional Police Statistics Report....

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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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