Councillor Bernie DiVona resigned his post as Vaughan’s budget chief prior to a Monday evening committee meeting. The move comes on the heels of a damaging audit report delving into his 2006 campaign finances, released last week. DiVona may have used thousands of dollars from his 2006 election funds to pay for repairs to the roof of his home, the audit uncovered.
Vaughan’s budget chief quit the post prior to an evening council meeting April 27. The announcement of Councillor Bernie DiVona’s resignation, made by deputy city clerk Sybil Fernandes, comes on the heels of a damaging audit report delving into his 2006 campaign finances, released last week.
The combined editorial staff at Vaughan Today/Town Crier had what you might call a good night at the 2008 Ontario Community Newspapers Association Awards.
Councillors have finally settled on a new political map of the city, one that sticks with five wards. After a lengthy and at times heated debate at city hall Monday, a last-minute addition to the list of ward configurations being considered won council’s favour.
Councillors decided Tuesday to hold off making a decision on redrawing the city’s ward boundaries to give residents another chance to make their opinions known.
Mayor Linda Jackson is staying mum on whether a sweep for bugs in her office last year uncovered anything illicit, citing the security of the City of Vaughan as reason for her silence.
Jonathan Robart-Morgan arrived in Canada from Zimbabwe six years ago with his wife and two children. On Tuesday, within the walls of Kleinburg’s McMichael Canadian Art Collection, he, his family and 46 others from 30 countries became Canadian citizens.
The seeds of a better world will soon sprout from a small garden on the grounds of the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Thornhill. That, says Risa Alyson Strauss, is the hope and the idea behind the 15-by-25-metre Kavanah Organic Community Teaching Garden, set for a May opening.
Faced with uneven population growth in its five wards, the City of Vaughan is poised to redraw the political map ahead of the 2010 municipal election.
Council has given the go ahead to special prosecutor Timothy Wilkin to pursue charges against Mario Campese, Mayor Linda Jackson’s husband and 2006 campaign manager.
Hankering for a new bathroom but the recession has you hugging your wallet a little tighter these days? If you are, you’re not alone and the federal government knows it.
It was a whopper of an announcement on Wednesday. York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch welcomed Premier Dalton McGuinty’s pledge of $1.4 billion in provincial transit money for new Viva buses and the construction of dedicated bus rapidways on Hwy. 7, Yonge St. and Davis Dr.