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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.

Cost of coming clean

The tally so far: nearly three-quarters of a million a dollars. That’s how much the city has paid, as of March 31, for audits of the 2006 campaign books of four Vaughan political heavyweights and related legal fees.

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.

Law set for review

It’s routine, predictable and even mundane, but “thank God” it’s happening, Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio says. The province has begun its standard review of the Municipal Elections Act – the law that governs how candidates can raise and spend money – two years ahead of Ontarians’ next trip to the polls.

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.

Permit sought for street parking to accommodate wheelchair van

A Woodbridge man confined to a wheelchair is asking council for help with his unique parking situation. In a deputation made at Monday’s committee of the whole meeting, Adib Odisho requested an on-street parking permit because neither the garage nor the driveway of his home can accommodate the extra metre of paved surface required for his van’s wheelchair lift. Overnight parking is prohibited on residential streets in Vaughan.

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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