Month: October 2017

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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Newcomers get involved in conversation at the library

Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library has two great opportunities for English language learners that are free and open to everyone. Join our weekly Conversation Circle on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. to practice speaking and listening skills in a supportive and social environment. On November 1s, we will have a special guest speaker talking to the group about cancer prevention through healthy living. There is no need to register to this program, just drop-in every week you can attend. The Conversation Circle meets at the Town Offices at 111 Sandiford Drive in the Ringwood Room while the library is...

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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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