Author: Stouffville Review

No Main Street construction in 2018

The revitalization of downtown Stouffville, including the upgrading of aging infrastructure, the paving of Main Street and various streetscape enhancements, has been delayed a year. Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville staff, working in cooperation with the “Downtown Stouffville Revitalization Steering Committee,” recently made the decision to postpone construction because of financial constraints and to allow for more public consultation. “We are definitely moving ahead with the revitalization of downtown Stouffville,” said Rob Flindall, town public works director. “We just need some more time at ironing out the process of moving forward.” The downtown revitalization project was originally scheduled to be completed...

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From milk bags to mats for Zambia

Not everyone can make sleeping mats out of milk bags, but that’s what a seniors group from Bethany Courts enjoys. And the much-needed results are sent to a mission hospital in Zambia. It started a number of years ago – in 2010, the group estimates – but continues under the leadership of Joan Hamilton and George Telfer. The familiar outer milk bags, that advertise various brands, are collected and turned into three-foot by four-foot sleeping mats. They are washable, durable, pest free and, by all reports, very much appreciated by those who receive them. First, the milk bags are smoothed...

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Retired police officer pleads guilty in sexual assault investigation

A 67-year-old retired police officer has been sentenced to two years in prison following a guilty plea to one count of sexual exploitation and one count of sexual interference. On November 1, Donald Clark pleaded guilty to the charges. On November 10, he was sentenced to two years in a federal penitentiary. York Regional Police began the investigation in November 2015 after receiving a report that a young child had been sexually assaulted by the accused. Following his arrest, additional victims were identified in regard to earlier incidents. Police laid additional charges in connection with those incidents. The accused was a York Regional Police...

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Christmas dinner wish

Again this year, a group of volunteers will be providing dinner on Christmas Day to the elderly, shut-ins, and others who may be alone and can make use of the free service. The event coordinator, Stouffville Ward 2 Councillor Maurice Smith, his wife and a group of dedicated volunteers will start cooking on Christmas Eve. “Of course the food-prep work starts earlier but we will have the meals ready for delivery by noon on Christmas Day,” said Smith. The group is still looking for more volunteers to assist, whether it be cooking a turkey (which will be supplied), baking...

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