Month: October 2017

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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Indigenous artist exhibits work at Latcham

The Latcham Gallery will host a solo exhibition of works by painter Travis Shilling, November 2 to December 9. Meet the artist at the opening reception of Customs: what you take and what you leave, Thursday, November 2 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Travis Shilling’s paintings are inspired in equal parts by the world around him and the re-imagining of this world, where animals, spirit figures and the landscape take centre stage. For his solo exhibition at the Latcham Gallery, Shilling continues to explore ideas around adaptation and survival in both the natural and built environment. His practice...

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Mar Thoma Church opens its doors

 After some zoning and other bureaucratic delays, the first church in the development lands near Stouffville municipal offices has finally opened its doors to the community. The Canadian Marthoma Church Toronto relocated to the Sandiford Drive location to better serve the growing local base of worshippers. The recent consecration (Koodhasha) ceremony drew an overflow congregation led by The Most Reverend Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan and other church and community dignitaries. The Mar Thoma church is a branch of the first Syrian Christian church in India and is one of the oldest Christian denominations founded by Saint Thomas, tracing...

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Family of missing man concerned for his well-being

Investigators with the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau continue to seek public assistance in locating a 38-year-old man missing from the City of Markham. Numerous tips have come in and investigators thank the public and the media, however, there is still no information on the whereabouts of Mr. Kim or his vehicle. Police are asking the public to continue to watch for Kim’s vehicle. He was last seen on Monday, October 2, 2017, at approximately 7 a.m., at the family home in the area of Bayview Avenue and Royal Orchard Boulevard. On October 2, 2017, at...

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