CIBC moving from Downtown Stouffville

Although Stouffville’s CIBC denied they were moving earlier this summer it has been confirmed that they will indeed move out of the downtown core next summer. The new branch will feature “state-of-the-art technologies”, be easily accessible, have ample parking, three ABMs, a sit-down station and extended hours, according to spokesman Kevin Dove.  Dove also stated that the... Read More

Historic Grain Elevator

What does the future hold for Stouffville’s historic grain elevator? Well, you can find out next Tuesday when Metrolinx, who owns the structure, will be presenting to Whitchurch-Stouffville council. The report had not been posted to the town’s website however you can download it this weekend. The council meeting, which gets underway at a special time of 1:00pm, will... Read More

Bruce’s Mill ready to start BMX project

Bruce’s Mill ready to start BMX project 300-metre BMX track in Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area is expected to start July 21. Construction on the 300-metre track in Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area is expected to start July 21. It will take about 10 days to turn the mounds of dirt into a bike track, which means it should be open to the public early August. It took seven years,... Read More

Stouffville changing it up with weed control

Although a combination of dish detergent, water and vinegar might get rid of moss and weeds between your patio stones it doesn’t work as weed control for your lawn. The Town has used similar solution to try to combat the growth of dandelions in the municipality’s 67 acres of open lands. The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is using the herbicide Fiesta. Although the odor from... Read More

Third skydiver dies at the Parachute School of Toronto

A third parachute death has occurred at the “Parachute School of Toronto”, at  the Baldwin Airport, located just north of Stouffville on Hwy 48 in Georgina. Brad Vale 39, died on Saturday evening while performing a swoop landing.  He was an experienced jumper. In May 2014, another member of the club, Alana Shamrock died, when her parachute malfunctioned.  Shamrock... Read More

Stouffville Spirit alumnus Chris Tanev

Stouffville Spirit alumnus Chris Tanev has resigned with the Vancouver Canucks. The six foot, two-inch defenceman signed a one-year contract on the weekend. Tanev, who began his career with the Canucks played for the Spirit and the Markham Waxers in 2007 – 2008. Whitchurch-Stouffville resident Michael Del Zotto remains un-signed after the Nashville Predators designated him... Read More

Four Firefighters Honoured

Four Whitchurch-Stouffville firefighters have been honoured for reviving a patient last year. The annual Survivors Day for York Region recognized police, fire, EMS and good Samaritans who were involved in 107 successful CPR and defibrillation emergencies. Capt. Dan Bell, Acting Captain, Gord Ridout and firefighters Sea Tucker and Don McClean were honoured.  They attended a call... Read More

Ward 4 Candidates for Whitchurch-Stouffville

Whitchurch-Stouffville Ward 4 councillor Susanne Hilton has decided not to run in Octobers municipal election.  She has been a Whitchurch-Stouffville councillor since 2003.  Clyde Smith and Hilton will be the only two current councillors not seeking re-election.  Ward 4 candidates include Rene DeVries and Jim Priebe. In other election news, ward meetings have been announced. Sept... Read More

Canada Day Long Weekend Traffic Results

It was a busy weekend for York Regional officers conducting traffic enforcement.  Despite the multiple drinking and driving warnings that have been publicly issued, 25 drivers were arrested and charged with Impaired Driving between Friday July 27th and Wednesday July 2nd. During that same period, officers issued over 1,200 tickets for Highway Traffic Act violations which included... Read More

2014 Starting Out as a Deadly Boating Season

A rash of recent boating incidents has pushed the number of Ontario boating deaths up to 11 so far this year – an alarmingly high number this early in the season, says the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).  At this time last year (June 25) there had been five boating fatalities (within the OPP’s jurisdiction). The victims are all men between the ages of 18 and 74.  All... Read More

Temporary Road Closure – Elgin Mills

The Regional Municipality of York is eliminating the jog at Ninth Line and Elgin Mills Road East to improve travel for users.  A reminder, Elgin Mills Road East will be closed between Highway 48 and Ressor Road in the City of Markham from Saturday July 5th to Saturday July 11th. A signed detour route will be implemented during construction.  Residents are reminded to please reduce... Read More

Marion Deacon’s Murderer to Serve

Convicted murderer Paul Kenyon should serve at least 18 years in jail, according to the crown prosecutor before he is granted parole. That is what Gemma Sang told court Wednesday during Kenyon’s sentencing hearing in Newmarket. Kenyon was convicted in April of the murder of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s Marion Deacon in 2010. The jurors in the case recommended 20-25 years... Read More