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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Keeping kids safe

Dozens of red Rogers vans will fan across the city tonight to keep watch over little boils and ghouls as they haunt the streets to scare up Halloween treats.

Kadis reflects on election loss

It’s a time of reflection for Susan Kadis. Barely a week after being unseated by Conservative Peter Kent in the Oct. 14 federal election, the Thornhill Liberal says it’s still too soon to make any decisions about her future.

Chamber exec lauded

Vaughan’s Chamber of Commerce has an award-winning leader at its helm. The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC) named Deborah Bonk its Executive of the Year in the 100,000-plus-population category at the national organization’s recent conference in Quebec City.

Award for new fire station

The heralded Scott Somerville Fire and Rescue Service Station and York EMS Station 7-9 has won yet another honour. Natural Resources Canada recently awarded the station an ecoENERGY plaque for its level of energy efficiency.

Kent wins in stunning upset

Star broadcaster-turned-Conservative candidate Peter Kent found himself in front of the news cameras once again early Wednesday morning, only this time it was as Thornhill’s MP-elect.

Kent takes Thornhill in stunner

Conservative Peter Kent has won the federal riding of Thornhill away from Liberal incumbent Susan Kadis. The former broadcaster earned 26,660 votes, or 49 percent, to claim the surprising victory over Kadis, who secured 21,448 votes, good for 39.4 percent.

Parliamentary hopefuls face off over ‘poppycock’ in Thornhill

Allegations of political poppycock were bandied about as Thornhill’s four parliamentary hopefuls debated the federal issues last week. Liberal incumbent Susan Kadis, Conservative Peter Kent, Green Norbert Koehl and NDP Simon Strelchik took to St. Elizabeth Catholic High School’s stage to verbally spar over issues raised by students ahead of the Oct. 14 election.