Viva Rapid Transit Plans for Yonge Street

There will be major changes coming to Yonge Street in Richmond Hill soon. Viva will be constructing dedicated rapid transit lanes on Yonge Street between Highway 7 and Newmarket over the coming years. Below is information regarding these plans. The next generation of rapid transit is coming to Yonge Street, providing…

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Don’t Transport Ash Firewood

There have been a number of Ash Trees that were removed due to the ice storm in December. Please do not forget that this wood is likely infected with the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that is causing devastation in Ontario’s urban forest. It is important that this wood…

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April in Richmond Hill

As a friend said to me the other day, “the Richmond Hill Glacier has receded”. Considering the winter we had I think this a sure sign of spring! As this “glacial melt” occurs, remaining tree debris previously buried under snow and left over from December’s ice storm, is being revealed.…

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

It has been a week of appreciating all the dedicated service that volunteers to in our Town. I had the pleasure of attending the Volunteer Appreciation event that the Town hosts each year for the volunteers that help out the Town specifically. These are people that range in age from…

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911 Operators Honoured

I had the pleasure of attending the 16th Annual York Region Tri Services 911 Awards. It was a great evening hi lighting the great, but often unsung heroes that are on the other end of the line when a 911 call is placed. These men and women are the ones…

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Character in Richmond Hill

Compassion, Courage, Fairness, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Initiative, Integrity, Optimism, Perseverance, Respect and Responsibility.   I had the pleasure again this morning to attend the Mayor’s Character in Business Breakfast sponsored by the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce. I always enjoy this event, as we talk about the work that the Character…

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A Weekend of Supporting Community Organizations

It was a busy weekend – coming home Sunday night, after attending events Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it was interesting to reflect on the number and quality of great organizations in Richmond Hill powered by volunteers and doing good work for different causes in our community. It is truly remarkable…

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