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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Vaughan’s top athletes crowned

Julie Kovac and her sister Elise have always had something of a sibling rivalry. The longstanding one-upmanship between the sisters drives each to be better, Julie says, which made conversation around the dinner table last Thursday interesting.

Gun seized after traffic stop

A traffic stop in Thornhill resulted in the thwarting of a potential home invasion in Midland, Ont. and the arrests of four people, York police say. At about 12:30 a.m. on June 8, officers from 2 and 4 Districts stopped a vehicle in the Bathurst St. and Steeles Ave. West area. Inside were two men.

Smoker nabbed

A 38-year-old Vaughanian is the first to be caught by York police under a strict new law barring smoking in a vehicle with children. At about 4 p.m. on June 8, an officer spotted a woman smoking a cigarette as she drove, police say. In the car with her were three kids under 12 years old.

Produce blooms at local market

Market Lane to host nearby food growers, vendors on June 20 Something fresh is about to sprout at Woodbridge’s Market Lane. On June 20, Ontario farmers from the Kettleby, Innerkip and Brampton areas will setup shop alongside fair-trade coffee and organic chocolate vendors, among others,

Pay city back: report

Mayor should pay thousands to city, auditors suggest Embattled Mayor Linda Jackson breached city spending policies and should be on the hook for thousands of dollars in misspent funds, say the authors of a $40,000-audit report delving into her 2007 office expenses. In a supplemental

Legal advice sought–again

Vaughan’s city councillors are seeking outside legal advice on what to do with a damaging compliance audit into the 2006 campaign books of a municipal candidate. It’s become a familiar refrain at city hall: Similar campaign audits of Mayor Linda Jackson and Councillor Bernie DiVona each prompted council to seek both independent legal advice and ultimately charges. The difference this time is the target of the audit: former mayor Michael DiBiase.