Month: February 2018

No charges against York officer for Stouffville arrest

Special Investigations Unit director, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a York Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 24-year-old man during his arrest in March 2017. The full director’s report, including incident narrative, evidence and analysis along with the director’s decision can be found here. As required under the Police Services Act, the report was delivered to the attorney general, who directed the document be posted...

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Canadian stroke victims at higher risk of dying in rural hospitals

According to a new study published by Laval University researchers, Canadians who suffer a stroke have a higher risk of dying if they are treated in a rural hospital rather than an urban one. The mortality rate in the months that follow a stroke is approximately 25 per cent higher for patients treated in rural areas.  The team, led by Dr. Richard Fleet, Laval Faculty of Medicine professor and holder of the Laval University-CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches research chair in emergency medicine, came to that conclusion after comparing the mortality rate of stroke victims admitted to 286 rural hospitals and 24 urban...

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Why do you #LoveYR

The Regional Municipality of York is launching a new campaign that celebrates the region and those who call it home. “York Region is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada,” said Wayne Emmerson, York Region chairman and CEO. “We are responsible for providing 14 core services from transit and courts to paramedic services and water. This campaign aims to share information about our programs and services and how they positively impact the lives of residents each and every day.” York Region has grown rapidly, from 166,060 residents in 1971 to more than 1.2 million today. The campaign aims...

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Leisure centre and library expansion nears completion

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre and Public Library expansion is entering the final phase of construction in anticipation of an official public opening in June. The expansion adds more than 42,000 square feet to the Memorial Park facility and will include an expanded library (16,000 sq. ft.), new gymnasium (7,800 sq. ft.), new fitness centre (5,800 sq. ft.), new aerobic studio (2,370 sq. ft.) and the relocated Latcham Gallery (3,850 sq. ft.). “This newly renovated facility represents the town’s hard work to ensure Whitchurch-Stouffville’s growing community is well served now and into the future,” says Marilou Murray, town leisure and...

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19 on the Park secures 2018 platinum season sponsor

The Lebovic Centre for Arts and Entertainment – 19 on the Park – has secured Tiny Seedlings of Stouffville as their platinum season sponsor for 2018. Representing $25,000 in support to the centre, the exclusive sponsorship will allow the facility to remain a leading force in local and regional arts programming. The funding considerably offsets the expenses of all live performances presented by 19 on the Park this year, as well as the TIFF and Blockbuster film programs. “We are over the moon that Tiny Seedlings has come on board as our platinum partner for 2018,” said Ashley Chappell,...

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