Councillor West Monarch Tagging Challenge

Dear Council West Monarch Tagging Challenge Participants,   August 22nd has been declared Flight of the Monarch Day in Richmond Hill. To celebrate the annual migration of the Monarch Butterfly from Richmond Hill to Mexico I have put forth a Challenge for Richmond Hill residents to raise and tag and…

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Happy Summer Richmond Hill

To paraphrase the late Stuart McLean – ‘Summer is laid out for us like a white line down the centre of a Prairie highway’. Warm weather and sunny days lie before us for the next few months and at this point in the summer we have the promise of lots…

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Flood Farmstead Park Almost Complete

This new park located on Harris Avenue and Rhine River Street (south of Jefferson Sideroad and west of Yonge Street) is almost complete. The park was named after the Flood Family who owned a farm on the grounds where the park exists today.   The park will include a junior…

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Council Approves Updated Noise Bylaw

Noise is an issue that must be addressed in any environment, but especially in an urban environment like Richmond Hill. Almost any activity that we undertake on a daily basis produces some level and type of noise as a byproduct of that activity. Like with any pollution, noise needs to…

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Masks will be mandatory in York Region

I am pleased that York Region Council finally passed a motion making mask use mandatory in most indoor spaces by most people (some exemptions apply). This move reflects the wishes of many constituents who have reached out to me in the past few days asking for mandatory mask use to…

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Richmond Hill offers More To Do in Stage Two

The City continues to take a gradual and phased reopening approach to protect the community and staff from the risk of COVID-19. At a meeting on June 24, Richmond Hill Council received presentations outlining the Stage 2 reopening plan for recreation services, as well as more help for local businesses.…

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Neighbours for the Planet – “Beating the Climate Crisis”

A local Environmental Citizens Group called Neighbours for the Planet will be hosting an Online Webinar Event entitled Beating the Climate Crisis on Tuesday July 28 from 7-8pm. To register please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beating-the-climate-crisis-tickets-112258137110     Evidence of the climate crisis is all around us. From raging wildfires, to melting glaciers, to severe…

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