Author: Nick Cagna

Significant changes come to Spirit roster

Desperate times calls for desperate measures. After another disappointing month where the Spirit won only one of eight games in November while being outscored 36-18, the team has made significant changes to their roster. Over the past two weeks Stouffville has made eight trades involving many of their core players. The most recent trade happened on Dec. 1, when the Spirit shipped their top netminder, Nathan Torchia, to the Georgetown Raiders for goalie Andrew Albano, 19, and forward Connor McBroom, 17. Also added was Damian Figueria, 19, a defenceman from Toronto, whose rights were purchased from the Kemptville 73’s...

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Blacklegged ticks found in Stouffville and York Region

Be cautious the next time you go for a walk in the forest. York Region Public Health has confirmed that blacklegged ticks were discovered in the York Regional Forest North Tract located in the Stouffville, along with the Boyd Conservation Area and Kortright Conservation Area in Vaughan. The ticks found will be tested for Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. In Ontario, only the blacklegged tick can transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease but not all blacklegged ticks are infected with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. If a tick is infected, it is most likely to...

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York Region’s annual collision report highlights road safety trends as collisions continue to decrease

York Regional Council received the 2017 Annual Collision Statistics Report, capturing road safety and collision trends on Regional roads. The annual report found a decrease in the total amount of collisions from 2016, a difference of 456, yet saw an increase in the number of collisions causing injury, 2239 compared to 2101. “York Region continues to see a decrease in the total number of collisions, and in 2016 the total number of collisions was at a 10-year low,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “As our population continues to grow and there are an increasing number of vehicles...

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Cut-A-Thon helps raise money for 360°Kids

          A simple haircut goes a long way, especially when it’s for charity. The third annual Cut-A-Thon took place at the Stouffville Nissan dealership in support of 360°Kids. 360°Kids delivers programs and support services to at-risk youth in York Region and serves over 3,000 youth, each year from every municipality in York. Local hairdressers cut hair for a minimum $20 donation. And for those who did not want a new hairstyle, there were other opportunities to give through auctions and a bake sale. Lisa Ronco, a hairdresser from Salon L, started the event three years earlier...

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A Night in Support of Mental Health and CMHA

Theresa Lawson’s battle with mental health started at a young age and like many is a continuous one. “I have had a long personal journey with mental health illnesses – in addition to several close family members dealing with bipolar disorder, and various addictions, I have lived with anxiety and depression since I was in grade 3”, she explained. From Lawson’s struggle with mental health comes strong motivation and inspiration as she looks to raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association on October 20th. The Canadian Mental Health Associate (CMHA) is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in...

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