New energy-efficient fire station opens in area
The Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club near Church Street and Yonge Street celebrated its 95th anniversary last month. The club has recently experienced significant growth, with 72 members now among its ranks, said Ted Pickles, the club’s head of membership. Just over 40 bowlers were members at the beginning of the year, he added, and the club hopes to hit 100 members by the end of the year.
The City of Vaughan has opened a new fire station just west of Crosby Park. Fire Station 7-10 is located at 10800 Dufferin St. and boasts facilities that use 35 per cent less energy and 56 per cent less potable water than some conventional fire stations.
After more than a year of legal proceedings, Vaughan has agreed to pay $17,125,000 to the companies behind the construction of Vaughan’s new City Hall building. Building costs for the facility went $30 million over budget and construction took almost a year and a half longer than expected. The building was first projected to cost $89 million. The funds paid out to the companies will come out of city reserves.
A standing pool of water in Thornhill, near John Street and Bayview Avenue, tested positive for West Nile virus in early August. York Region Public Health treats standing water sources, such as roadside ditches, with larvicide to stave off the numbers of mosquitoes in the area.
The Regional Municipality of York’s YorkSafe health disclosure program has been expanded to include salons, tattoo parlours, spas and other personal care settings. The new inspections are intended to prevent the spread of serious infections, including hepatitis B and C, HIV and topical fungi. All information is from the YorkSafe website, the Regional Municipality of York’s Enhanced Food Inspection Reporting Program.