Author: Soraya Mangal

GTA Entertainment: Guns N’ Roses take Toronto by storm in two night blowout

Rock supergroup, Guns N’ Roses wrapped up a second and two-night stop in Toronto Oct. 30 on their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour at the Air Canada Centre. Their first was at the Rogers Centre July 2016 and according to reviews, were on top form this week with great energy, tributes and of course…hit after hit. These include Welcome to the Jungle, You Could Be Mine, Don’t Cry, November Rain, Patience, Paradise City and the song that started it all, Sweet Child O’ Mine. The band also paid tribute to late rocker, Chris Cornell who passed away tragically this year, with their rendition of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun....

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Safety Village turns Spooky for Halloween

The weather was damp and the shuttles were packed but that didn’t stop the community from enjoying the sights, sounds and treats of Halloween in the Village Oct. 28. The community safety village is set up in Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Whitchurch-Stouffville for the training and education of emergency workers and school-age children throughout the year. The York Region Police (YRP), fire and paramedic services transformed the area into a haunted miniature village for kids and families to explore. Everyone was given a bag to gather up candies at almost every building, whether it was the pretend Coldwell...

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Trudeau unveils new tax plans while visiting local restaurant

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau kicked off Small Business Week at local Stouffville restaurant, Pastaggio Italian Eatery where he announced a reduction in taxes for small and medium sized business owners. He was joined by Bill Morneau – Minister of Finance, Bardish Chagger – Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Jane Philpott – MP Markham-Stouffville. The tax rate will go down to 10 per cent by January 2018 and then an even lower 9 percent in 2019, in a move to “fulfil a promise (the government) made to Canada’s small business owners”, according to Trudeau. The sudden move was made...

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Seeing the bigger picture at political breakfast

Representatives from three levels of government tried to get members of the local business community to look at the bigger picture at the chamber’s breakfast event on September 15. Jane Philpott, MP and Minister of Indigenous Services; Helena Jaczek, MPP and Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services; and Mayor Justin Altman tackled lots of hot topics at the Power Hour event. Hosted by the Stouffville Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast took place at Meadowbrook Golf Club and provided a platform for local professionals and business owners to ask about taxes, healthcare in schools, and the newly proposed minimum...

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Markham-Stouffville Hospital takes lead on Kids Health Alliance

Parents with sick kids can rest a bit easier these days. Markham-Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is the first community hospital to join the Kids Health Alliance (KHA), a network created by the Hospital for Sick Children, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. Their aim is to improve the health of children and youth by adopting a coordinated, consistent, high-quality system of healthcare for families. The KHA was founded in 2017 to strengthen the paediatric health system with members who share a common goal of improving the health of children...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Canada’s 150th Then & Now exhibit

    November 1 - December 9
  2. TIFF-The Divine Order

    November 22
  3. Stouffville Santa Claus Parade

    December 2


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