Neighbours for the Planet

I wanted to introduce my readers to a really great grass roots initiative taking place in Richmond Hill. Neighbours for the planet is a new group that has formed to further discussion and action at a grass roots neighbourhood level. This group is made up of neighbours living in our…

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Ward 4 EnviroFest

Plans for the Ward 4 Envirofest are underway. This event will take place at Mill Pond Park and will feature information and activities related to our natural environment. I hope you will join us on October 5th from 1-4PM. 

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Elgin Mills Greenway Restoration Complete

A number of years ago it became evident that significant valley land erosion was taking place in the area south of Shaftsbury Road between the Elgin West Community Centre and St. Theresa of Liseux Catholic High School. This erosion was threatening to destroy a number of pieces of infrastructure including the  stormwater pond…

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Ward 4 Development Applications – Update

There are a number of development applications active in Ward 4 that continue to generate significant interest from residents.  This newsletter section is intended to keep everyone informed and updated about the status of these applications. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all active development applications…

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Richmond Hill Council News

1.  New Snow Windrow Removal Program and Street Parking during Snow Events Despite currently being in the midst of summer, Richmond Hill has started preparations for next winter and the launch of the new windrow clearing program. To support the program, a new by-law has been drafted that speaks to the…

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Councillor Highlights

1.  Indigenous Water Day Event at Beynon Fields Public School In celebration of National Indigenous Month in Canada (June), a local Richmond Hill group that I helped form, called Pathways Towards Reconciliation, sponsored an event at Beynon Fields Public School where approximately 180 grade 5 and 6 students where treated to…

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The Stanley Cup in Richmond Hill

It was an exciting day in our community when the Stanley Cup arrived with Richmond Hill’s native son, Jordan Binnington. Jordan is the rookie goalie for the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues . Apparently all St. Louis Blues team members have an opportunity to host the Cup for a day and Jordan  offered  to share…

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Great Things to See and Do Around Town

Caribbean North 9th  annual fundraising concert at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts Theatre; Friday August 23, 2019.  Tickets available at www.CaribbeanPamNorth.ca or please call Pamela Harakh at 905-737-3368.   This popular annual event highlights the best of Caribbean entertainment and includes a silent auction.   Caribbean North Charities Foundation is a self-funded charity relying…

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TRCA Summer Community Events in Richmond Hill

Summer Solstice Paddle Date: Saturday, June 22 Time: 9am-11am Location: Lake St. George Field Centre, 950 Bethesda Side Road, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3G2 Description: Learn the basics of recreational canoeing or enjoy a leisurely paddle around Lake St. George! Beginner and seasoned paddlers welcome. Cost: Adult $25 +HST, Child…

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