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23 May

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VOTE FOR NEW NAME

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With Your Help We Are Going To Rename “Bang Up Bend”

Send us your suggestions for a new name for the corner/bend

Since November last year we have been asking  people to send in their name suggestions for the new corner that had been know as “Bang Up Bend”.  We now would like you to email us your vote for your favourite choice from the list of the top suggestions that we received.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who took the time to send us their suggestions!

The top suggestions are…

New safer guardrail

New, improved and safer corner at Musselman’s Lake

Eco Corner

 

Mercedes Bends

 

Sunset Bend

 

Lake Lookout

 

Bannon Bend

Send us your favourite from the top suggestions listed to mlra@musselmanslake.ca

We will be posting the new name in a few weeks.

 

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13 Dec

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW 5/5

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

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This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are posting the fifth and final segment.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

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06 Dec

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW 4/5

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

whistle-radio

This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are posting the forth segment.

Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwH-hvYP_3s

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Interview Part 1 of 5

Interview Part 2 of 5

Interview Part 3 of 5

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29 Nov

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW 3/5

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

whistle-radio

This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are posting the third segment.

Park, Seniors, Day Care, and Community Centre

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Interview Part 1 of 5

Interview Part 2 of 5

 

 

22 Nov

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW 2/5

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

whistle-radio

This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are posting the second segment.

Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship

 

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Interview Part 1 of 5

15 Nov

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

whistle-radio

Whistle Radio

This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are starting with the first segment…

Why did you want to become Councillor?  About Ward Two

07 Nov

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NEW AND IMPROVED

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Bang Up Bend Update

New and Improved Bank Up Bend to be fully open soon

New and Improved Bank Up Bend to be fully open soon

According to Scott Stover, District Manager, Roads Branch York Region the Ninth Line at the bend should be back to normal for early next week if not by the weekend. R&M Construction was awarded the project for road embankment repair to provide a solid foundation for the road on the bend plus guardrails and safety signage. We would encourage residents to take a look. You can tell road embankment repair is a real specialty for R&M Construction. Our Thanks goes out to Councillor Bannon for moving the project forward with the Region and to Scott Stover and the York Region Roads Department for getting the repairs done.

 

25 Oct

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SEE AND BEEN SEEN

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With Longer Nights Upon Us Please Take Extra Care To “See And Been Seen”.

The Lake Road is even more dangerous during our long dark winter nights. We have decided to post this article from last November again as a reminder that…”The Lake Road Is Dangerous”.  Please share, care and be aware.

The Lake Road is Dangerous

Originally posted November 15, 2012

BUT… We Are Our Own Worst Enemies

CopsThe 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…

  • It is not safe to speed especially on narrow, multi-use, community roads.
  • It is not safe when pedestrians and cyclists do not dress to be seen and blend in with the scenery.
  • It is not safe for pedestrians to use this road in inclement weather.
  • It is not safe to have inadequate street lighting (certain residents have threatened to shoot out proper new lighting).

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.

Reflective Clothing

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!