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Monthly Archives: January 2009

19 arrested for thefts

Several people arrested in a recent GTA-wide distraction theft investigation face potential deportation once court proceedings wrap up. Police from York, Toronto, Durham and Orangeville recovered over $100,000 in stolen property, arrested 19 people and laid dozens of charges in connection with more than 100 distraction thefts that plagued Vaughan and Richmond Hill last year.

Quick arrests made after Woodbridge home invaded

Uniformed and Canine Unit officers made two quick arrests in connection with an armed home invasion in Woodbridge Tuesday afternoon. At about 12:10 p.m. on Jan. 13, two suspects in disguises forced their way into a home on Davos Rd., police say. One was armed with a handgun, the other with a crowbar.

Mayor pleads for peace

Less than a month after Vaughan’s eight councillors demanded her resignation, Mayor Linda Jackson is working to end the cold war that has gripped city hall. On a frigid Sunday afternoon outside Vellore Village Community Centre, Jackson pledged to work with her council colleagues to end what she called the acrimony that has impeded important city work.

Peace at last?

The dawning of a new year has brought cautious hope for a renewed spirit of cooperation between the mayor and her council colleagues. 2008 ended with a call for reconciliation from embattled Mayor Linda Jackson following a public demand from Vaughan’s eight councillors that she resign.

Toronto backs subway plan

The City of Toronto signalled its conditional support for the Yonge St. subway extension Monday, giving the project an important shot in the arm. With York Region leading the push, the province’s announcement of its intent to back the initiative in its $17.5-billion Move Ontario 2020 plan and Metrolinx naming the extension as a priority, only Toronto’s endorsement was conspicuously absent. Until now.

Boutiques buoyed at runway show

What started as a cool bit of self-promotion for one Woodbridge business quickly changed into a fashionable cross-promotional runway show for many. Normand Richer’s original idea was to hold something of a modest open house on Nov. 29 for Aesthetic Therapies Laser Clinic, which he owns with his wife Patricia Gomez. That was before the Nov. 8 Fashion Takes Action Green Gala in Toronto.

Newsmaker of the Year

Looking back at 2008, Vaughan Today’s editorial staff faced what turned out to be an easy decision when choosing Newsmaker of the Year. There were worthy runners up, but only nine could come out on top. Love them or hate them, you couldn’t avoid them in 2008.