Month: July 2017

Toxic giant hogweed found in town

Town staff has identified the growth of Giant Hogweed in some areas within the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. It is important to take caution if you come across this plant as contact can pose serious health threats. Giant Hogweed is an invasive plant species that grows up to 5 meters tall. The stems of the plant are marked with reddish-purple spots with small, stiff hairs sticking out of it. Its leaves are large and deeply cut with sharp edges, reaching around one meter in length. The plant is most commonly identified by its white, umbrella-shaped flowers. If the stem, leaves...

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Have a smashing time at the Battle Sports Rage Room

Smash your way through the summer heat at the Battle Sports Rage Room. The Rage Room is an enclosed cubicle in which individuals are given the opportunity to express their emotions through the destruction of items. From keyboards to glass, this service offered by Battle Sports provides people with a unique way to relieve stress while having fun. “When people get in there, they’re very gentle for the first 60 seconds, but after 60 seconds, it’s all about unleashing and being able to let go without being judged,” said Jimmy Cheung, Co-founder and Co-owner of Battle Sports. Cheung added...

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Libraries are popping up everywhere

Many are familiar with the idea of a pop-up store, event, sales and whatnot but a pop-up library? That may be a new one. But for most of the summer, a library will be popping up different days, all over town – at parks, splash-pads and green spaces. While the libraries, community centre digs are being upgraded, many might not have trudged to the temporary location at 175 Mostar, so the mobile version is a perfect time for time-strapped parents, and people out for a summer walk to experience library offerings. Although the pop-up version won’t have hard copy...

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Country music’s Kris Barclay is one to watch

If you’re a country music fan, then Kris Barclay should definitely be on your ‘one to watch’ list. This university hockey player turned recording artist is quickly establishing himself as a superb performer. His high energy shows, original songwriting, and husky voice have earned him opening spots for country music names such as Brett Kissel and Dean Brody. In April, Barclay was asked to play at the Boots and Hearts Kick-off Party. His Garth Brooks meets Eric Church style won the crowd, and Barclay now finds himself with the honour of hosting all four days of the renowned Havelock...

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Mini golf center celebrates 25 years

What draws visitors to Timber Creek Mini Golf and Family Fun Centre? Of course, the family friendly environment. People come to enjoy a fun afternoon, as well as two amazing miniature golf courses. The unique themes are what make each course so special. Set in the outdoors the courses themselves take you on two wonderful adventures. The first is a logging camp set in a pine forest, equipped with a mill and plenty of running water. The second, a shipwreck placed in a canyon with waterfalls and an abandoned mineshaft. Both courses are beautifully landscaped and offer a fun...

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