Invasive Species in Richmond Hill

The news report I have attached below concerns me! We have seen so much damage to our environment over the past decade from a variety of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. To give but one example, as a child I vividly remember the damage that the invasive Dutch Elm Disease…

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Yonge Street Subway

It is quite obvious that we need  the Yonge Street Subway extended to Richmond Hill Centre (along with a number of other public transit and traffic infrastructure investments). Since I was a part of the Yonge Street Subway Advisory Task Force back in 2007, The Region of York and Richmond…

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First Day of Farmers’ Market a Success

The weather was great, the crowds were good, and the food, produce and other products were wonderful for the kickoff of the Richmond Hill Downtown Village Farmers’ Market this past Saturday July 5th. I arrived at 8AM to help with the set up and had the honour of being the…

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Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day – I was proud to attend the excellent Canada Day celebration at Richmond Green today. It is always a great moment to sing our National Anthem but today’s singing was especially great! There is no question that we have a lot to celebrate in this fine country…

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Three Cheers for Summer!

  Summer is here and, as my son said to me at this time last year, “The summer is laid out ahead like the white line down the centre of the highway” (I actually think he borrowed that line from Stuart MacLean from Vinyl Cafe on CBC) It is with great…

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A Farmers’ Market for Richmond Hill Village Core

I am very excited to announce that we will be launching a Farmers’ Market at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts South Parking Lot each Saturday in July, August, and September from 8AM-1PM. This market will feature locally grown food, entertainment, and homemade crafts for residents to enjoy.…

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Summer Concerts at Mill Pond Park

Each Summer for the past 40 years Mill Pond Park has hosted Free Summer Concerts in the Park. This year we have a great line up of taken in store for you including local Richmond Hill talent Kevin Mills and the Good Brothers. Please join us on any or all…

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Richmond Hill Public Library Photo Contest

I had the pleasure of attending the Richmond Hill Public Library Photography, Art, Poetry and Short Story Contest Awards Evening. I have judged the photography part of the contest since it began, and was once again impressed with the quality of the work submitted by our young people. Kudos to…

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16th Annual Mill Pond Splash

Join myself and many other Richmond Hill neighbours at the 16th Annual Mill Pond Splash June 1st at Mill Pond Park. It is a great eco festival that celebrates our great Don River. This river begins it journey to Lake Ontario in Ward 4 right here in Richmond Hill. There…

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