Month: November 2017

New town parking permit system starts December 1

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is implementing a new parking permit system which includes the elimination of all day-time parking permits. On November 7, municipal council approved a scaled-down permit system taking effect December 1.  The town has eliminated residential on-street permits, which allowed residents to park overnight on town roads, and revised all permits for town-owned parking lots. Parking is not permitted overnight in any town-owned parking lot without a permit.  No permit will be needed for daytime parking. Parking lots where overnight permits will be available include: Memorial Park Main Lot (8 Park Drive South), 6240 Main Street,...

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One more chance to put out yard waste

Stouffville residents will have an extra week to get yard waste out to the curb. The Town has added the week of December 4 to its waste collection schedule. The debris can be put out on your regular waste collection day. The waste must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on collection day. Leaves, plants, fine brush, tree clippings and branches can be included which must be placed in a paper yard waste bag or an open top container. Cardboard boxes and blue boxes can’t be used. What won’t be picked up are grass clippings, stumps, large roots, fruits...

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Stouffville native makes hockey history in China

Stouffville’s Liz Knox made some hockey history these past two weeks. A goaltender with the Markham Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), Knox and her teammates played a series of games in China, becoming one of the first North American hockey teams to cross an ocean to appear in a league game. The Toronto Furies joined them on the trip for a number of games. On Friday, Knox and her team concluded the four game series in Shenzhen, a city located north of Hong Kong, against local teams Kunlun Red Star and Vanke Rays. The two Chinese...

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25 Stouffville student concerts have raised $120,000 for school music programs

The 25th annual Whitchurch-Stouffville Student Music Scholarship Concert drew another standing-room-only crowd to the Stouffville District Secondary School auditorium Friday night. With this year’s receipts, the event has raised more than $120,000 – all of it donated to the music programs of participating schools. The program included bands, choirs and dancers from eight area schools — St. Brendan; St. Brigid; Stouffville Christian; Summitview; Whitchurch Highlands; Ballantrae; Ecole Catholique Pape Francois and Stouffville Secondary. Jacquie Sandler, a Grade 12 flautist at Stouffville Secondary, received the scholarship presented annually during the concert. The concert is hosted by Stouffville’s St. James Presbyterian...

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GTA Entertainment: Third time’s a charm for industry veteran and novelist, John Meyer

John Meyer, the industry veteran and head writer at ET Canada since 2005, released his third novel Nov. 17, Shadows, Shells, and Spain, that he was inspired to write while researching his second in Camino de Santiago. “Shadows, Shells, and Spain was first conceived while I was visiting the town of Estella, Spain during the research stage of my second book, Bulls, Bands, and London. Exploring the town, I saw many hikers marching through Estella with their gigantic backpacks and their walking sticks. What was going on? Who were these people?” said Meyer. His first book, Bullets, Butterflies, and Italy...

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