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Woodbridge drywall school expands with building boom

Facing a boom in business, thanks to the boom in building in the Vaughan area, the Interior Systems Contractors Association of Ontario is expanding its Woodbridge school. Opened last year, the 5,000-square-metre Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre, North America’s largest drywall training facility, is already

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$45M in contracts for highway construction

Two Vaughan companies had a good couple of days late last week as the provincial government announced $45 million in pre-election contracts for 400-series highway extensions in Caledon and East Gwillimbury. The money is being split between B. Gottardo Construction Ltd. of Woodbridge and Toronto

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The birthplace of ‘evil’?

Magazine selects Maple’s own Lord Beaverbrook as one of 10 worst Canadians Successful? Sure. Ruthless? Perhaps. But evil? William Maxwell Aitken, the first Lord Beaverbrook and Maple’s most famous son, is among the recent class of inductees into Canada’s Hall of Infamy as selected by

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Half-million suit launched over murders in Mexico

The family of murdered Woodbridge couple Dominic and Nancy Ianiero filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Sunquest Vacations earlier this month. The lawsuit alleges that Sunquest, the tour operator who sold the Ianieros their vacation package, failed to warn travellers to Mexico of the elevated risk of violent crime.

The suit also alleges Sunquest didn’t do enough to ensure adequate security at the Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort in Cancun.

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Woman unleashes website to take on dog-chaining

Nicole Simone, an animal lover and relative newcomer to the realm of political activism, knows she has a dogfight on her hands, but she’s not willing to heel. The local animal rights activist has launched a website – – that is both an educational

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Health care top issue for new NDP candidate

Rick Morelli, a family man and “dispensary entrepreneur”, says Vaughan is ailing and would improve its health by filling the prescription offered by the NDP. The 41-year-old Vaughan candidate will take up the NDP banner and take on incumbent Liberal MPP Greg Sorbara in the

Threats To Rustic Lifestyle

A river runs through it. Well, it’s a more of a creek than a river; “it” being the square of western North York officially known to the city as Rustic. It’s a quaint oasis of sleepy, post-war suburbia — the Black Creek and scenic parks, churches and schools nestled neatly among bungalows — the sort of place that inspired the Monkees to record Pleasant Valley Sunday and Geddy Lee to wail about Subdivisions.