Month: January 2018

New call centre for waste collection concerns

If you have concerns or questions about waste collection and recycling or need a new bin to replace a damaged one, you can now contact a call centre where customer service representatives use GPS technology to track truck locations. The call centre service was established as part of a new multi-year contract with Green for Life Environmental Corporation (GFL). Under the contract, GFL will continue to provide curbside collection of garbage, recyclable material, source-separated organic material, yard waste and special waste. Call GFL at 1-866-421-5625, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or e-mail for help...

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Exceptional Catholic high school grads sought

Executive chef Dan Perretta is one. So is former Degrassi: The Next Generation and Being Erica actress Paula Brancati. Research analyst Evan Cinq-Mars and Breakfast Television co-host Dina Pugliese are too. Each is a York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) distinguished alumni and now you can have a say in who will join their ranks this year. The board is accepting nominations for its annual distinguished alumni campaign, beginning Feb. 1. The campaign features six graduates from YCDSB secondary schools who have met a high level of success in their chosen careers or who have made valuable and unique...

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New rooftop solar panel project is region’s largest

The Transit West operations and maintenance facility, in Vaughan, is York Region’s latest rooftop solar panel project and is more than twice the size of all of the region’s current solar power projects combined. The 500-kilowatt solar array will triple the region’s capacity to generate solar power. The new project has the potential to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 143 tonnes of carbon. That’s equivalent to 13 hectares of forest absorbing carbon, the region reports. “This initiative is aligned with our overall energy conservation plan and helps us take the necessary steps today to ensure high quality of...

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Interim leader says he won’t run in March leadership race

Vic Fedeli is abandoning leadership ambitions for the provincial PC Party. Fedeli sent out an email to party members Jan. 30 saying, “It has been a chaotic time for our party and a steady hand is needed at the helm. It is time to put the party and the province ahead of any one person’s ambition. As such, I will work exclusively as interim leader to the party. I will not be running for the permanent leadership position. “We have a strong caucus, a strong roster of candidates with more to come and we will have a very worthy...

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Customer hotline part of new waste collection deal

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville officials say residents should enjoy improved customer service under its new waste collection contract. Beginning this year, the town, along with other York Region municipalities including Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Georgina and King Township, began a joint venture with Green for Life Environmental Corporation (GFL) to provide curbside collection of garbage, recyclable material, source separated organic material, yard waste and other special waste material. Under the terms of the deal, an enhanced centralized call centre has been set up to handle public inquiries and complaints related to waste collection. GFL workers will be able to...

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