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Who will challenge current council?

The 2010 municipal election is still a year and a half away. That much is certain. What isn’t is who will vie for the nine seats on city council, though speculation has been running high in recent months and shows no sign of cooling off.

New rules coming

Vaughan’s new integrity commissioner says her job isn’t the cleanup of city hall. It’s to create rules and make sure they’re being followed. Suzanne Craig, who will be leaving her post as Toronto’s director of corporate access and privacy to take up her new position on April 6, says she’s heard the cleanup suggestion and it’s presumptuous.

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.

Diverse groups attend forum

The City of Vaughan showed its multicultural stripes last week by talking diversity and equity issues with its citizens. The Community Equity and Diversity Committee, led by Ward 5 councillor Alan Shefman, was host to the second annual Vaughan Diversity Workshop on Nov. 16 at Dufferin Clark Community Centre.

BluWood sparks debate — again

A heated and contentious debate about the appropriate role of Vaughan in advocating specific products flared up again last week. The debate began in September when Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio asked council to defer receiving information on BluWood, a product used in the construction industry, until last week’s committee of the whole meeting.

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Council sees red over BluWood

What might have been a mundane piece of business before council on Monday turned into a heated debate about the appropriate role of the City in advocating specific products. Council voted to defer receiving information on BluWood, a product used in the construction industry, until

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Junk-mail litter to be addressed by city council

An amended resolution by two councillors to tackle discarded junk mail littering the ground around super mailboxes received tentative, yet near-unanimous support at Monday’s council meeting. The original resolution was drafted by councillors Tony Carella, Ward 2, and Alan Shefman, Ward 5, and introduced at