Author: Steve Pecar

Yonge subway eyed with new funding boost

A combined transportation funding contribution from the federal and provincial governments has local politicians hopeful that it is the first step towards a subway extension into York Region. The announcement made, on March 14, will see an influx of more than $370 million into the region over the next 10 years. The agreement is part of an overall bilateral plan between the two senior levels of government that will see $31 billion in infrastructure spending in Ontario during that period. Regional chair Wayne Emmerson says it’s no secret that the top priority for York is to see the extension...

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Major upgrades coming to Stouffville GO line

A $254.5 million upgrade to the Stouffville GO Transit Line will begin later this year. The project, to be carried out by EllisDon Transit Infrastructure through funding by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx, will see renovations to stations in Unionville, Milliken and Agincourt as well as a railway overpass bridge at Steeles Ave. Substantial completion is expected by the end of 2020. “Today’s announcement is good news for the people who use the Stouffville GO line, and is a good example of how our government is moving forward with Regional Express Rail that will deliver exceptional service to people living across...

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Town dismisses two senior staff

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has fired two senior administrators. Rob Flindall, public works director, and Mary Hall, development services director, were dismissed following a decision made by council at its Feb. 6 meeting. The moves were made on the recommendation of Roman Martiuk, town Chief Administrative Officer. Brian Kavanagh, capital projects manager, will take over as acting director of public works. Haiqing Xu, planning deputy director, will assume responsibility for the operation of development services until a successor is chosen. Officially, town representatives say they will not comment on the changes because it is a personnel matter. Council will address...

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Walmart added to Stouffville beer sales inventory

Beginning in April you will be able to buy beer and cider at the Stouffville Walmart. The provincial government has announced its recent round of application approvals for alcohol sale in grocery stores and Walmart, at 1050 Hoover Park Dr., made the cut. In all, 87 new locations will be added to the inventory of 200 existing grocery stores that can sell alcohol. All had to go through a competitive bidding process to gain selling rights. Starting in April, the local Walmart will be able to sell beer and cider in designated areas. It now joins Metro grocery store...

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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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