Author: Stouffville Review

Carpooling good for the environment and your wallet

With transportation and transit on the region’s radar, one agency is touting the benefits of carpooling. To celebrate Carpool Week last month, Smart Commute, a Metrolinx project, endeavoured to steer commuters towards carpooling as not only a cost savings tool, but also a social practice. The annual campaign aims to “celebrate those who already carpool” and perhaps encourage others to try it out. From fuel costs to parking fees and road tolls to vehicle wear, the costs of commuting are already high. According to Metrolinx, carpooling doesn’t just help you split the costs of the drive—but gives you some...

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27-year-old man killed in early morning shooting

A homicide investigation is ongoing following a shooting in Markham on Feb. 10 at approximately 1:05 a.m. Investigators with the York Regional Police Homicide Unit are seeking suspects and appealing to witnesses to come forward after a 27-year-old man from Markham was shot. York Regional Police responded to a weapons call at a residence on Hillwood Street in the area of Mccowan Road and Bur Oak Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, Noel Williams, 27, of the City of Markham, was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased....

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YRP delivers ice safety message

The York Regional Police Marine Unit would like to remind residents that ice thickness on regional waterways are still unpredictable and fluctuating temperatures mean potentially dangerous conditions around waterways during early-season ice formation. An ice safety tip video, which is available for viewing at the following link was shot on the Jan. 12 on Lake Simcoe as officers with the Marine Unit patrolled areas of varying ice thickness: https://youtu.be/Hu6guFUYBbg The recent changes in weather have altered the conditions of the ice, making it unpredictable, inconsistent and potentially hazardous. Remember no ice is ever completely safe. Any individual enjoying recreational...

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The Latcham Gallery is getting anatomical

Anatomical Remix, a solo exhibition by Ottawa-based artist Cindy Stelmackowich takes form at the Latcham Gallery from January 28 – March 4, 2017. Treading a line between the object and the delightful, Stelmackowich brings to Latcham a series of recently created sculptural works that incorporate dismembered mannequin limbs whose muscle, tendon and tissue are made from the rolled pages of old books. The effect is mesmerizing as one is repelled and compelled by the work at the same time. On the one hand, we are confronted with sculptural renderings of cross-sections of body parts which generate a healthy dose...

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19 on the Park launches a year full of top-quality entertainment

This year’s season will see amazing talent including a member of Great Big Sea, Juno winners, a member of The Guess Who, a Rolling Stones Tribute, and some local professional performers with much more to come. 19 on the Park proudly launches its 8th season of professional entertainment with shows including dance, music and theatre. This year, the season has been carefully curated by Ashley Chappel, the Cultural Facility and Programming Coordinator for the facility. “This is a season full to top-notch artists that Stouffville can be proud to host. We have a blend of music styles, some local...

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