Community Holocaust Commemoration

I was invited to attend the Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah Community Holocaust Commemoration. This event took place at the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus and was the largest Commemoration of its kind outside of Israel.  It was a solemn, poignant, and moving ceremony that touched on many aspects related to this dark…

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Campaign Kick Off

We recently hosted the kickoff for The Elect David West for Ward 4 Campaign. We had an overwhelming turn out. My family and I want to Thank all friends and supporters that attended this event. It is a long road to the October 27th Municipal Election and there are many…

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Transit and Gridlock in Richmond Hill

Transit and traffic has been a very important issue in Richmond Hill for a number of years. As our population has increased so has the demand we place on our road and transit systems. As a business owner, and as a past chair of the Chamber of Commerce, and Past…

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Earth Day / Pitch In Week 2014

Had a great Earth Day today. I spent time with a great group of students from Norval Morrisseau High School cleaning up the Village Core. A number of bags of litter were enthusiastically gathered by this great group of students. Later I had the pleasure of attending an Earth Day…

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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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