17 Oct

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Everyone Was A WINNER At The Ward 2 Candidates’ Debate On Oct. 14th

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On October 27th you will have to decide what is important to you.

by Rick Wigmore

First of all, let me congratulate both candidates running for councillor in Ward 2.  Maurice Smith and Adam Schickedanz conducted a very mannerly, respectful debate and set a very positive tone for the evening.  In turn, the residents were also very respectful of the candidates and their positions. There were very thoughtful and insightful questions posed by the residents to the candidates and the candidates’ responses were listened to intently. Absent were the cat calls and the candidate-baiting that has become all too much the norm in today’s negative politicking.

Also to be congratulated are Jim Mason, editor of the Stouffville Sun Tribune, and his band of trusty helpers who have worked diligently to arrange these all-candidate debates throughout Whitchurch-Stouffville. These events have been set up to encourage more resident participation in the voting process.

We will go into the questions and the answers in more depth next week.  Suffice to say, the candidates were in agreement on most, if not all the issues. Both candidates are very enthusiastic supporters of the community of Ward 2 and both are long term residents.

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MAURICE SMITH www.msmithforcouncillor.ca

 

Maurice is the “elder statesman”. In his run against Phil Bannon in the last election, he lobbied long and hard for 24/7 Fire and EMS coverage for the area. It’s still a hot button for the area residents. When Maurice lost to Phil in a hard fought battle, rather than sit and lick his wounds, he re-doubled his efforts to volunteer his time to our community and get further involved in local politics from the sidelines. When we held our annual Earth Day at Musselman’s Lake, Maurice rolled up his sleeves and worked hard all morning alongside the residents to clean up the Lake.

 

 

 

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ADAM SCHICKEDANZ www.adamschickedanz.ca

 Adam Schickedanz is a young, successful realtor in the area. He is new to the political arena and his description of himself is “young, loud, brash and energetic” which pretty much sums up his reputation. Quite frankly, I went to this debate prepared to dislike him based on reputation alone. However, he pleasantly surprised me in that he has a very proud, positive passion for this community in which he lives. He also surprised me by the very respectful manner in which he carried out the debate and in addition, by his knowledge of our community as a whole.

 

My opinion is this – both gentlemen are excellent representatives of our community. The Musselman’s Lake Residents Association could definitely work with both candidates. The only real difference is Maurice is a retired businessman who has worked long and hard for the community and can definitely be a full time Councillor. Adam, on the other hand, is also committed to the community but he has a successful realty business to run and obviously could not devote all of his energies to the job of Councillor.

On October 27th you will have to decide what is important to you.

The good news for our community is that the choice is a win-win for all of us.

13 Oct

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WARD TWO COUNCILLOR DEBATE – OCT 14th

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Make Sure You Make An Informed Vote

podium-coucillorThe Community Links Panel of the Stouffville Sun-Tribune are hosting a Ward Two Councillor Debate on Tuesday, October 14th – 7 pm at the Ballantrae Community Centre. Please be certain to attend.

Candidates for Ward Two:

ADAM SCHICKEDANZ     www.adamschickedanz.ca

MAURICE SMITH          www.msmithforcouncillor.ca

 

 

Vote Phil Bannon

VOTER INFORMATION – CLICK ON ICON TO GO TO TOWN OF WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE’S VOTER INFORMATION PAGE ON THEIR WEBSITE

Voting Day is Monday, October 27, 2014. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 This year’s municipal election is important for all of us! In order to help shape the future of your community. Please vote.

10 Oct

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YOU ARE INVITED BY MAURICE SMITH

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You are invited to attend a WARD TWO election debate

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Maurice Smith, Ward Two Councillor Candidate

On October 27 voters will elect a new Councillor to represent the people living around Musselman’s Lake.

I am one of 2 candidates running for this position and would like to hear from you with your concerns and comments.

Come out to the Ballantrae Community Centre Tuesday October 14. Doors open at 6:30

“Let’s meet and exchange views on the future of our community.”

 

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For Maurice Smith’s website…please click on Icon

Filed Under: Events, Feature, MLRA News

10 Oct

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FIRST ADVANCE VOTE IS SATURDAY OCTOBER 11th

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Unable to vote on Election Day October 27th, 2014? Advance Voting will be held on October 11, 18, 20, 21 and 22, 2014.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Advance Voting

FOR MORE DETAILS – PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO GO TO TOWN OF WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE VOTER INFORMATION WEB PAGE

No need to forfeit your right to vote just because you are unable to vote on Election Day Oct 27th. There are Advance Voting options available to you.  Advance Voting is held on October 11, 18, 20, 21 and 22, 2014Click here for the times and locations.  Voting Day is Monday, October 27, 2014. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 This year’s municipal election is important for all of us! In order to help shape the future of your community. Please vote.

 

02 Oct

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VOTER INFORMATION

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2014 Municipal Election Whitchurch-Stouffville Voter Information

Voting Day is Monday, October 27, 2014. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.mAdvance Votes are held on October 11, 18, 20, 21 and 22, 2014. Click here for the times and locations.

Vote Phil Bannon

VOTER INFORMATION – CLICK ON ICON TO GO TO TOWN OF WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE’S VOTER INFORMATION PAGE ON THEIR WEBSITE

If your name is on the Voters’ List, you will receive a Voter Notification Card in the mail in early October.  This card will tell you when and where to vote during Advance Vote Dates and on Election Day.  If you did not receive a Voter Notification Card, your name may not be on the Voters’ List and you should take the necessary steps to add your name to the List.

Email a customer service representative at customer.service@townofws.ca and provide a contact telephone number where you can be reached in order to be added to the Voters’ List.

19 Sep

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COUNCILLOR BANNON IS RUNNING FOR MAYOR

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Councillor Phil Bannon Is Running For Mayor & Shares His Vision For Whitchurch-Stouffville In This Informative Campaign Video

If Phil Bannon can accomplish as Mayor of Stouffville, what he has accomplished as Councillor of Ward Two…we all will benefit.

Stouffville Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon Talks About The Community Of Musselman’s Lake

Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon is interviewed on Whistle Radio by Off The Top show host Charlene Jones. This is a five part interview series following Phil Bannon’s Mayoral campaign. Each interview has been divided into two parts. This is part 2/2 of the first interview that covers…

- Community Building
- Phil’s background and experience
- Successful environmental projects. Musselman’s Lake Stewardship and Coultice Park conservation land
- How/why Phil got into politics

Please make sure you watch all these very informative interview videos as they become available on www.philbannonmayor.com

 

 

CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR OF WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE – THE TOWN OF STOUFFVILLE

JUSTIN ALTMANN
PHIL BANNON
RICHARD BARTLEY
ARNOLD NEUFELDT-FAST
WILL REODICA

CANDIDATES FOR COUNCILLOR OF WARD TWO. WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE – THE TOWN OF STOUFFVILLE

ADAM SCHICKEDANZ
MAURICE SMITH

RELATED LINKS

PHIL BANNON FOR MAYOR
ELECTIONS. WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE  THE TOWN OF STOUFFVILLE

 

12 Sep

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FUN WAS HAD AT COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

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Successful Event To Become An Annual Experience

By Catherine Brusso

LAKE GARAGE SALE: SUNDAY SEPT 7th

Having Fun at Musselman's Lake Community Garage Sale

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Although we got rained out on Saturday, the Musselman’s Lake Community Sale went ahead with great success on Sunday.  We lucked out with beautiful weather and LOTS of shoppers!  About 15 people/families brought their stuff to sell.  We had fun with a surprise appearance from Dora the Explorer!  She posed for pictures and entertained the children while their parents shopped.  Everyone enjoyed a day visiting with our friends and neighbours from the Lake and picking up a few garage sale bargains along the way!  The sale was behind George and Irene’s Coolest Little Ice Cream Shop, Cedar Beach Variety, at 9th Line/Cedarvale.  We hope to make this an annual event, please email me if you’d like to be notified of next years date: c.brusso@rogers.com.

Thanks to everyone for selling, buying, or both at this awesome Community Garage Sale – You all are what made this event a success!!!

Dora at Musselman's Lake Community Garage Sale

Dora at Musselman's Lake Community Garage Sale