Author: Markham Review

Downtown Stouffville revitalization delayed

The revitalization of downtown Stouffville, including upgrading aging infrastructure, Main Street paving and various streetscape enhancements, has been delayed for a year. Whitchurch-Stouffville staff, working in cooperation with the “Downtown Stouffville Revitalization Steering Committee,” made the decision to postpone construction because of financial constraints and to allow for more public consultation. The revitalization project was originally scheduled to be completed in four years. During 2016, infrastructure replacement and paving was completed between Stouffer Street and Tenth Line South as well as between Stouffer Street and Park Drive this year. Infrastructure replacement and paving between Ninth Line and Albert Street...

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Chamber of Commerce Appoints New Executive Director

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed a new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2018. Matthew Roncadin announced that the Board of Directors appointed Karen Wootton as the new Executive Director of the Chamber to replace the retiring Harry Renaud who has been at the helm of the area’s leading business association for the past three years. Karen Wootton has been working closely with Renaud and the Chamber for the past two years fulfilling many of its marketing initiatives and is very familiar with its membership, the day-to-day details of the Chamber and its overall mandate....

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Candy is dandy

Willy Wonka said it best. Now that I have your attention, with Halloween just around the corner, we want to ensure that your smiles are protected and looked after. Any of us, myself included, may take part in the festivities, indulge in some candy, chocolate or perhaps something a little more savoury like chips or pretzels. Some of us may even enjoy a glass of wine or two or three… (no judgement) while the kids ‘Trick or Treat’ away, all in the spirit of Hallows Eve. But did you know that all those carbohydrates, acids and sugars can cause...

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A driving tour in the countryside from Stouffville

Such a simple title and yet one which may have several interpretations. To each a different meaning of both ‘driving tour’ and ‘countryside’. Some people like to drive somewhere … to have a destination; for others, the journey is the destination. For some people the countryside is what is there now … what one sees; to others the countryside may be a storybook showing differing features of the human and natural story. How you use this tour is personal but here are a few ideas. Stouffville lies on the southern slope of the Oak Ridge Moraine at about 240...

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