New en­ergy-ef­fi­cient fire sta­tion opens in area

Richmond Hill Post - - Neighbourhood News -

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.

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