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Monthly Archives: December 2008

R.I.D.E. charges up

Some people just aren’t getting the message. In the first two weeks of the Festive Season Enhanced R.I.D.E. Program, York police handed out twice as many 12-hour suspensions and more impaired-related charges over the same period last year. And they’ve stopped 12,500 fewer vehicles.

Secret Santa visits ill boy early

Young Nicholas Ferri may never know who the Secret Santa was that gave him tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs this past Saturday. All he and his mom Sonia know is his own special Hockey Night was made possible by the husband of a teacher at his school, Immaculate Conception CES in Maple.

MPP calls for strike end

The pressure’s on but optimism is low that a resolution to the strike at York University is forthcoming. Frustrated at the breakdown in talks between the university and its 3,400 teaching assistants, contract faculty, and research and graduate assistants, who walked off the job Nov. 6, Thornhill MPP Peter Shurman drafted a private members bill to needle the government into action.

Yonge subway plan rolls on

The political turmoil on Parliament Hill isn’t likely to derail the Yonge St. subway extension, transit officials say. Instead, federal dollars may flow, helping the project down the line to completion, YRT vice-president Mary-Frances Turner said Wednesday.

Teens start toy drive

It began with a desire to do something special for Christmas this year, a drive of some sort for the benefit of a worthy recipient. From there, Sabrina Bruno and Michael Tamburini, good friends and Father Bressani CHS schoolmates, organized and launched their Sick Kids Christmas Toy Drive.

Rep ticked about leaks

Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio is fuming at the “smear campaign” directed at her and delivered in nondescript brown envelopes. Vaughan Today received a second anonymous package this week on the heels of one sent to media outlets last month. Both contained documents alleging wrongdoing in the awarding and payment of contracts to companies connected to Steve Frustaglio, the regional councillor’s son.