Author: Stouffville Review

Metrolinx identifies Whitchurch-Stouffville transportation issues in regional plan

Metrolinx has identified several planning and transit improvement projects within Whitchurch-Stouffville in their “Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan” (RTP), released in September. The plan guides the work being done to transform the transportation network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. Municipal council was updated on those initiatives, which include the electrification of the Stouffville GO train corridor, expansion of the layover facility in Lincolnville and a new Lincolnville GO station at Tenth Line. Council was also asked to not endorse a plan by the provincial Crown agency to charge riders for parking at the proposed Lincolnville station and...

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Fall surveillance finds new blacklegged tick

York Region has completed its active tick surveillance program for the year and confirms one blacklegged tick has been found in the vicinity of Joker’s Hill, located in King Township. “Ticks found through our fall surveillance program have been sent to the national microbiology lab in Winnipeg to determine if it carries the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria that can cause Lyme disease,” said Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region medical officer of health. “York Region Public Health reminds residents and their families to take the appropriate precautions to protect themselves as ticks can be active during colder months when temperatures are above freezing...

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Snowball gala

The third annual SnowBall Gala returns December 9. Since 2009, “19 on the Park” has provided Stouffville with the best in arts and entertainment including professional music, theatre, dance and children’s programming. The gala is an elegant evening of performances, great food and fundraising in support of the venture. This year’s three-course meal will be provided by local caterer and coffee roaster, Velvet Sunrise. If you’re looking for entertainment, the event organizers have it covered. Multiple “Maple Blues Award” winner Johnny Max takes the stage with celebrated blues pianist Rob Gusevs and local operatic soprano, Sarah Amelard, will perform....

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New town parking permit system starts December 1

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is implementing a new parking permit system which includes the elimination of all day-time parking permits. On November 7, municipal council approved a scaled-down permit system taking effect December 1.  The town has eliminated residential on-street permits, which allowed residents to park overnight on town roads, and revised all permits for town-owned parking lots. Parking is not permitted overnight in any town-owned parking lot without a permit.  No permit will be needed for daytime parking. Parking lots where overnight permits will be available include: Memorial Park Main Lot (8 Park Drive South), 6240 Main Street,...

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25 Stouffville student concerts have raised $120,000 for school music programs

The 25th annual Whitchurch-Stouffville Student Music Scholarship Concert drew another standing-room-only crowd to the Stouffville District Secondary School auditorium Friday night. With this year’s receipts, the event has raised more than $120,000 – all of it donated to the music programs of participating schools. The program included bands, choirs and dancers from eight area schools — St. Brendan; St. Brigid; Stouffville Christian; Summitview; Whitchurch Highlands; Ballantrae; Ecole Catholique Pape Francois and Stouffville Secondary. Jacquie Sandler, a Grade 12 flautist at Stouffville Secondary, received the scholarship presented annually during the concert. The concert is hosted by Stouffville’s St. James Presbyterian...

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