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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Acupuncturist needles local bus drivers

Sayeeda Hosein-Silochan commutes three days a week on public transit from her Toronto home to her Woodbridge business where she practises traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. She’s been making the trek to the Centre for Health and Rehabilitation at 1160 Clarence St. for nearly a year, and in that time has become something of a medical celebrity among some of York Region Transit’s drivers.

Diverse groups attend forum

The City of Vaughan showed its multicultural stripes last week by talking diversity and equity issues with its citizens. The Community Equity and Diversity Committee, led by Ward 5 councillor Alan Shefman, was host to the second annual Vaughan Diversity Workshop on Nov. 16 at Dufferin Clark Community Centre.

BluWood sparks debate — again

A heated and contentious debate about the appropriate role of Vaughan in advocating specific products flared up again last week. The debate began in September when Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio asked council to defer receiving information on BluWood, a product used in the construction industry, until last week’s committee of the whole meeting.

Energy standards to make Vaughan a provincial star

With a simple show of hands, councillors effectively repainted Vaughan’s future an Earth-friendly shade of green and made the city a provincial leader in energy-efficient construction. Council voted Monday to adopt new rules requiring homes in future subdivisions to be built to Energy Star standards – Energy Star certified homes consume 30 to 40 percent less energy than homes built to minimum code in Ontario.

Permit sought for street parking to accommodate wheelchair van

A Woodbridge man confined to a wheelchair is asking council for help with his unique parking situation. In a deputation made at Monday’s committee of the whole meeting, Adib Odisho requested an on-street parking permit because neither the garage nor the driveway of his home can accommodate the extra metre of paved surface required for his van’s wheelchair lift. Overnight parking is prohibited on residential streets in Vaughan.

Company has space-saving garage device

Before Pat DiFiore bought his Kleinburg house last year, the first thing he wanted to see was the garage – his red 2004 Dodge Viper was in need of a good home too. However, there was something wrong – the garage would only fit two of his three cars.

Irate residents in council ruckus over road closing

Tempers flared and accusations flew in council chambers Monday as the long-running dispute about the closure of King High Dr. at Dufferin St. was raised once more. About 50 residents, fearing a closure would increase traffic on their roads, filled the room in support of a lobby group voicing their disapproval.