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Approval of new district shows towns inclusiveness

The Town of Richmond Hill has unanimously endorsed the creation of a symbolic Jewish District that some call an important step toward being inclusive of the town’s local Orthodox Jewish community.
July 26, 2013

It’s a party in the village

On Aug. 16 and 17, join me for the third annual Five Senses Festival in the downtown core — what I consider to be simply the best summertime grassroots community celebration of arts and culture in the historic village of Richmond Hill.
July 26, 2013

Rapidway bus stations will have inclement weather system

York Viva Bus Rapid Transit is reimagining the average bus shelter.
July 26, 2013

‘Clear’ solution, clean results

In the months leading up to August, Markham residents started switching to clear garbage bags in order to decrease the amount of hazardous and recyclable materials being sent to the new Durham-York Energy Centre incinerator.
July 26, 2013

Celeb chef Lynn Crawford is in it to win it

Earlier this year, avid fans of Lynn Crawford’s Riverdale restaurant, Ruby Watchco, had to go without their prix fixe fix. The doors to the eastside eatery were temporarily closed while Crawford ventured to the States (with sous Lora Kirk in tow).
July 24, 2013

Council vote supports social housing project

The Town of Richmond Hill council has voted to put its support behind a controversial mixed-income apartment and youth emergency shelter.
June 29, 2013

Beverley Glen proposal seeks four towers

A four-building development proposed at Bathurst Street and Beverley Glen Boulevard, which includes a 27-storey tower, has the local councillor and residents concerned.
June 29, 2013

Rapidway fight taken to Ottawa

The current planned route of the new Highway 7 rapid transit way will tear through a residential area in our community, with a portion of it diverging along Bathurst Street and Centre Street in Thornhill.
June 29, 2013

Casino bid a big gamble

June 29, 2013

City honours firefighter

Saved Richmond Hill mom
June 29, 2013

Thornlea SS students rally to save murals on school walls

June 29, 2013

Vaughan votes to submit bid for possible gaming facility

June 28, 2013

Proposed towers fueling traffic fears

June 24, 2013

Dad awarded for bravery

Being a father is about making hard decisions, and that is something that Dr. Mayer Yacowar of Thornhill knows all too well.
June 05, 2013

Thornhill councillor to fight new city wards

A City of Markham councillor is challenging his own city’s decision to merge Thornhill’s two existing seats at council into one for next year’s municipal elections, claiming a botched official study.
June 05, 2013

Landmark decision seals fate of local observatory

After months of deliberation, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) upheld a decision to dedicate a large portion of the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) site in Richmond Hill to public ownership.
June 05, 2013

Park plans ensure a green future

As the town of Richmond Hill continues to grow and intensify, it will need to acquire sufficient parkland to meet the needs of the community. The town’s Parks Plan and park dedication bylaw provide the tools for it to meet these needs by ensuring that the right amount and type of parkland is set aside and provided for use by the community where it is needed.
June 05, 2013

120-foot phone tower rejected

For two years, Bell Mobility has fought to erect a new 40-metre-high cell tower at 7 Harlech Court, in the north end of the Thornlea revitalization area, and I have been strongly opposed to its application.
June 05, 2013

Lessons from a Dragon: a profile of Arlene Dickinson

May 28, 2013

Ecks and the City: putting a new spin on an old exercise

One simply cannot do a private hooping session outside without drawing attention, even on a quiet afternoon. As I am hooping in my front yard, with my personal hooping trainer, people honk horns as they drive by, an elderly woman with her caregiver smiles and stops to take in the scene, and a mother pushing a stroller asks what we’re doing.
May 26, 2013