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WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE, ON – On Saturday January 14, Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services, Station 52, responded to a call of an injured deer on the frozen ice of Musselman’s Lake. Upon arrival, emergency crews found the deer in distress. It appeared to have been attacked by numerous coyotes.
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Mayor Altmann and the Mayor’s Community Fund committee are to be commended for honouring the essential work, groups and organizations do in the community.
On Wednesday December the 14th, the MLRA was one of 36 recipients of a monetary award from the Mayor’s Community Fund. This fund is used to recognize groups and organizations that are involved in the betterment of our community. Kyle Jenkin and Lisa Gallager-White attended the celebration at the Royal Canadian Legion and accepted the cheque on behalf of the MLRA.
The MLRA will be using these funds for environmental projects. Along with other monies that we continue to raise through various fundraising campaigns the funds will enable us to monitor and maintain the health of our amazing Lake and community.
Thanks to the MLRA membership, and the community, this is not the first time the MLRA has been recognized for its work. The LSRCA in 2011 honoured the MLRA by awarding it one of the ecologically prestigious Water Shed Heroes Awards.
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The Lake Road is even more dangerous during our long dark winter nights. We have decided to re-post this article again as a reminder that…”The Lake Road Is Dangerous”. Please share, care and be aware.
The road around the Lake was built as a cottage road. It was never intended to hold the volume of cars, pedestrians, runners and cyclists that now use it. Even though, through the years road safety has been improved dramatically around the lake (reduced speed limits, improved guardrails and intersection re-engineering), there is still one major problem that has always been with us and still is the greatest threat to everyone’s safety. That problem is speeding. Councillor Bannon reacting to residents’ complaints about speed arranged for the York Region Police to set up speed traps. Over 80% are local residents!
Based on this data…we are our own worst enemies.
The immediate solution, to making this road less dangerous lies with the residents, both drivers and pedestrians. The immediate solution lies with all of us putting our neighbour’s safety first rather than the fact we might be late for work or an appointment. Even though through the years the road has become safer, it is never going to be totally safe unless we all slow down. The solution lies within each of the residents as drivers respecting the safety of the pedestrians and also pedestrians respecting the drivers. Both pedestrians and drivers must play a major role in this common sense safety equation.
Common sense tells us that…
Please treat our lake road as a cottage road. It is neither a pedestrian board walk nor a typical road but serves our community as both. We have a very unique community with a very unique road, which with some effort can be shared safely by all.
Drivers need to slow down and also realize that the speed of 40kph is the suggested and posted MAXIMUM speed. That doesn’t mean you have to travel at 40kph when meeting other cars and/or pedestrians on the road. Please recognize this is not a safe speed for sharing this narrow road with other traffic and SLOW DOWN.
Pedestrians please help out the drivers for not only your safety but also theirs. Do not walk 3 and 4 abreast and around corners please be extra cautious and walk single file. Dress to be seen. Wear bright and reflective clothing in order to be readily seen by the drivers. It’s a safety statement rather than a fashion statement. At night, you should be wearing reflective clothing and carry a small flashlight. Help the drivers to see you and they will in most cases instinctively slow down and give you room going by.
Please avoid walking the dog or especially the kids on this road when it’s raining or snowing. It’s a very difficult road to share with vehicles on the best of days but, in bad weather you have the added risk of not only the vehicles have less traction/visibility but, also you are more likely to slip which could be fatal if a car happens by at the same time.
If our community as a whole takes safety seriously, both pedestrians and motorists will immediately find that this cottage road in our community becomes less dangerous. Everyone has to recognize that it will never be totally safe and that safety starts at home. Please respect the dangers of our local roads and be safety conscious for your own safety and for the safety of our whole community who walk, hike, bike and drive the roads on a daily basis.
Maybe we can all learn to share this unique road so we can enjoy it without our safety being threatened.
Share, Care and be Aware!
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Special thanks to our host The Legion (great space) and Most Excellent Productions for a great show!
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