Month: March 2017

Local leaders celebrated

The Character Community of York Region (CCFYR) celebrates many local leaders and pauses to remember a great leader that helped spearhead the character matters initiative in our community. The idea that York Region could become a Character Community was born at an international Quest for Character Symposium hosted in April 2001 by the York Region District School Board. As a result of that symposium, Don Cousens (Markham mayor at that time) took on the challenge to host a forum about building cities of character. In 2002, York Regional Council approved a resolution declaring York Region to be a Character...

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Charges laid following rental property fraud

Investigators with the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a 53-year-old woman from the City of Markham with fraud in connection with a rental property scam. On October 23, 2016, police responded to a dispute over a rental agreement. The victim advised that on October 16, 2016, he responded to an online ad for a room for rent at 15 Wild Cherry Lane in the City of Markham. He advised he paid $1,500 rent in advance for two months. When he arrived from Quebec to move in, the accused demanded additional funds from him which...

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Stouffville council makes accessibility a priority

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has received $50,000 through the federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to assist with the construction of a mobile washroom trailer that will enable people with disabilities to fully participate in community events, including the Strawberry Festival and the Markham Fair. These funds paired with $100 thousand coming from the municipality of Whitchurch-Stouffville totals the $150,000 funding goal. The one-of-a-kind barrier free trailer will take 16-18 weeks to construct and hopefully be ready in time for the Strawberry Festival. Stouffville is the first municipality in all of North America to get an accessible trailer built....

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Spirit and Royals Face-off in 1st Round

The closest first round playoff matchup in the OJHL may just be the Markham Royals and the Stouffville Spirit. The Royals finished the season in first place in the North East Division and earned the 2nd seed in the conference. Stouffville, despite settling for seventh in the conference, were only two points behind the Royals for first in their division. Leading the way on the offensive play for the Royals were Lucas Condotta with 65 points including 26 goals, Laine McKay with 54 points and Rylee St. Onge, tying Condotta on goals, registering 50 points. Despite these numbers, Markham...

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Stouffvillicious returns

If you’re looking for good eatin’ and local pride, you’re in luck this month. Stouffvillicious kicked off Mar. 1, bringing independent restaurants in town together for a community-wide culinary celebration until the end of the month. The 14 participating restaurants offer patrons a three-course prix fixe menu, aimed at giving town residents a kick in the pants to try local eateries. “We have re-designed the event around the idea of exclusivity,” says David Tuley, economic development officer for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. “We don’t want this to be a routine experience, but rather an exceptional one.” The town’s downtown...

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