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Still time to enter story contest Young adults are being challenged to put pen to paper. The Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora-Newmarket, along with The Era and The Banner, encourage writers 22 years and younger to submit a 750-word short story that begins with the sentence, “I couldn’t believe it really happened.” Susan Lennard, one of the co-chairpersons of the contest committee, explains the contest, now in its fourth year, is dedicated to promoting learning and literacy. She said young writers from York Region and Bradford West Gwillimbury are encouraged to be creative for a chance to win one of three cash prizes of $200, $200 and $400. The winner’s short story will also be published in The Era and The Banner and posted on the federation’s website. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the federation who will select the top 10 finalists. The winners will be selected from the top 10 by three judges, including the federation president, a representative from the newspapers and a professional author. There’s a $5 fee to enter. The deadline is Feb. 14. The winner and two runners-up will be announced in April. The top 10 finalists will be invited to a celebration reception. To see contest rules and download an entry form, visit cfuwauroranewmarket.com

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Disneyesque. The trends for swanky new builds on smaller lots are 10-footplus ceiling heights and high-end finishes, she said. “Builders are going high and dressing interiors to kill,” she said. Solid eight-foot doors, wideback bend trim, high baseboards, wainscoting and chair rails complemented by waffle and coffered ceiling finishes with multiple rows of crown moulding are also in vogue. Extra large picture windows with thick contemporary and traditional sills and trim are also high-demand options, she said. Nothing is too extreme when the sky’s the limit. Great Gulf executive vicepresident Christopher Wein has designed and marketed lavish homes for more than 20 years. He recalled one wealthy homeowner who installed a show garage. In addition to a traditional space to park cars, the homeowner commissioned a second area for two vintage Ferraris, a Porsche and Lambourghini. A solid glass wall separated the vehicles from the living room. “He didn’t drive the sports cars,” Mr. Wein said. “They were art pieces.” Builders of custom homes,

condominiums and communities, including King Oaks in King City, Great Gulf has a portfolio of custom amenities. Mr. Wein has designed several cigar lounges and man caves. One all-male den called for custom urinals in the washroom. Another family ordered a separate area with dog wash baths, a grooming area and canine Jacuzzi. Secret passageways are also a fun option. One gentleman built a wine cellar in his basement and, with the touch of a special bottle, a spiral staircase opened to his third-floor master bedroom. People with the money are now opting for dual kitchens, Mr. Wein said. One is the home’s show kitchen and the other is a catering kitchen with preparation, cooking and staging areas. “If they’re having a dinner party, no one can see the caterers or staff or hear dishwashers while they hang out in the main kitchen,” he said. His and her toilets and $100,000 closets are popular and flat-screen televisions behind bathroom vanity mirrors are trending. “You can watch the news and shave,” he said. “Very cool.” Real Estate Homeward sales representatives Hanne and John Welsh recently represented a

9,000-square-foot listing on five acres in Whitchurch-Stouffville. The $2.8-million, newly built home featured a staggering array of custom comforts. The multi-level, six-bedroom open concept home is traversed via floating staircases and lit by 500 LED pot lights. There is 2,400 linear feet of crown moulding and the intricate, one-of-a-kind crystal chandeliers took 14 days to install. The property, with a gym, inground salt water pool, hot tub, 10-person cookhouse and workshop, is a high-end bargain, Mr. Welsh said. With annual property taxes of $7,500, the luxurious manor is a good value compared to similar homes on smaller lots in Toronto, he added. An Internet search for outrageous amenities revealed a $10-million Las Vegas residence with a full water park with sandy beach island, sunken swim-up bar and lazy river. The owners of a $7.4-million Greenwich, Connecticut home imported and converted an English phone booth into a poolside outdoor shower. Recently, Sotheby’s International Realty sold a Beverly Hills home, complete with a giant bird-shaped swimming pool and underwater observation room.

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Location is the biggest factor for home buyers, but many other things come into consideration. For the average home, an updated kitchen, spiffy bathroom renovation or new appliances can seal the deal for the owner and agent. Upgraded amenities can add lustre to homes in York Region where, according to the latest MLS indexes, single detached prices average $322,400 in Georgina to $774,000 in Richmond Hill. The operative word is average. When it comes to money-isno-object, super-affluent buyers browsing the rarefied realms of luxury real estate, über-opulent amenities can be as eye popping as house prices. In King, where upscale houses have sold for as much as $40 million, the included extras often cost as much as the average home, Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. broker Michele Denniston said. “In the country, it’s all about land, acreage,” the King real estate specialist said. “Often there are barns, pool houses, outdoor kitchens and out buildings. Some are like second houses.” Sales of posh King properties are brisk, she said. According to a December RE/ MAX report, luxury home sales

in the GTA, Canada’s largest real estate market, continued to climb in 2013, rising 18 per cent to 1,908 units, setting a new record for activity priced in excess of $1.5 million. Sumptuous details, such as pools, gyms, landscaping and wine cellars are standard for up-market homes, Ms Denniston said. That means these houses take extravagance to another level. Ms Denniston has seen buyers order a three-storey elevator, geothermal heating and indoor waterfalls. Recently, she was in a listed property whose owners enjoyed movies. “It was truly a home theatre,” she said. “It had 15 rows of seating and was the size of a Cineplex.” A well-to-do auto enthusiast recently bought a home with a three-car garage appointed similarly to the home’s interior, plus a hydraulic lift so he could store hobby vehicles above his regular rides, Royal LePage York North Realty broker Leigh Sugar said. Based in Newmarket, she sells multi-million dollar estate homes throughout York Region and is still amazed at what money can buy. Ms Sugar has witnessed two and three-storey interior water fountains, live trees, bowling alleys, squash courts and palatial recreation rooms bordering on


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There is good news for minimum wage earners. Not so much for small business owners. Thursday, Ontario announced the minimum wage will jump from $10.25 to $11 per hour June 1.

Reflects CPI The new rate reflects the rise in the Consumer Price Index since the last minimum wage increase in 2010 and is part of the government’s commitment to fairness, Premier Kathleen Wynne said. The .75-cent-per-hour raise equates to an approximate 6.8per-cent spike. An increase in the minimum wage will help improve the standard of living for hardworking people across the province, Ms Wynne said. Entrepreneurs, meanwhile, are wondering if the wage hike could be a hardship. “Absolutely,” Aurora Chamber of Commerce CEO Judy Marshall said. “I think businesses will have to reflect on their expenses and do planning for the year. Many businesses have a Dec. 31 year end. Now, they’ll have to redo

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their budgets halfway through the year.” The government will also introduce legislation that would tie future minimum wage increases

to the index, Ms Wynne said. This will ensure the minimum wage keeps up with the cost of living and increases are predictable for businesses and families.

Under the proposed legislation, increases would be announced by April 1 and come into effect Oct. 1. Ms Marshall welcomed the five-month lead time. “That’s a good amount of notice, but from the chamber’s perspective, there will be difficulty,” she said. The proposed legislation would act on recommendations Ontario’s minimum wage advisory panel tabled earlier this week. The panel consulted with business, labour, youth and anti-poverty representatives. The government is focused on helping Ontarians by ensuring fairness for people living on minimum wage and predictability for business, Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi said. “By establishing a transparent, fair and responsible method of setting minimum wage in the future, we are taking the politics out of minimum wage,” he said. “This will provide fairness for Ontario workers and their families and predictability and transparency for our businesses to remain competitive and succeed.”

Wage facts 4The 75-cent increase reflects the annual change in Ontario’s Consumer Price Index since the last increase March 31, 2010 4The province’s minimum wage advisory panel recommends the province perform a full review of its minimum wage rates and revision process every five years. 4The panel held 10 public meetings and received more than 400 submissions from organizations, businesses and individual Ontarians.

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ost people in Newmarket look at Main Street as a quaint, but old part of town, with narrow streets, old buildings and completely unsuited for the vehicular traffic. In fact, most people don’t even venture to Main. That’s a shame, because Newmarket grew up and prospered along Main, erecting four towers, the Christian Baptist Church, the Old Town Hall, Trinity United Church and the post office tower to oversee the commerce and celebrations that have taken place along this historic street. People may not know Main once hosted inns and taverns that flourished with the stagecoaches that would announce their arrival with the blast from a long horn as the thoroughbred horses rounded the Cawthra Building at Main and Water Street. People may not know William Lyon Mackenzie, the leader of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion, gave his first rebellion speech on our Main Street and, eight decades later, his grandson, William Lyon Mackenzie King, campaigned along this street. In fact, we sent him to Ottawa as the Prime Minister of Canada. People may not know Robert Simpson cut his teeth in retail on this street before heading to Toronto to establish one of Canada’s retail empires or that Lord Dufferin, governor general of Canada, was serenaded by the local high school choir with the first public singing of The Maple Leaf Forever as he lay the cornerstone for the Christian Baptism Church. People may not know Newmarket sent its soldiers off to war marching up Main, first in 1885, the North West Rebellion, then in the First and Second World Wars. The people and events are gone, but the street and its buildings stand in testament to those people and events. That is our heritage in Newmarket. Our fathers’ generation has left us a viewscape, preserved in the

Robert Buchan four towers. It is on our shoulders to pass it on to our kids. Some people do know our history and have worked hard to propose a Lower Main Street Heritage Conservation District to protect Newmarket’s core historical district. Council passed this bylaw, only to have it appealed to the OMB by a developer, bent on upstaging our skyline with an nine-story condominium, changing Newmarket’s Main Street forever. Supporters talk about new money, new buildings to replace crumbling structures and increased population to kickstart an economic revival on Main. Opponents see a money grab by the developer as the value of the property skyrockets with the rezoning, increasing adjacent property values and upping rents for Main merchants. Whichever way this decision goes, it will be a watershed moment in our town’s history. Will we preserve our Main, touted as arguably the most historic street in Newmarket and one of the most visually interesting in the Toronto region? Come out to council chambers tomorrow and make your views known. Pass on our history intact to our children. Be counted with those who stood for this town’s past because, in the end, Main Street matters. Robert Buchan is the president of the Newmarket Historical Society.

One term was enough, two is too many and three is more than the citizens of Newmarket should have to endure. If there was ever a case for limiting the number of terms for a mayor to hold office, this is it. Consider the following: Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen seems to ignore the disaster on Davis Drive. He takes credit for our town being recognized in a national survey as one of the top 10 places in Canada to live, but I wonder what the merchants on Davis think about that? He brags about managing growth, saying “So that it develops along the Yonge Street and Davis corridor and not in our residential neighbourhoods”. Twenty seven townhomes are going up on the north side of Eagle Street. Isn’t that a residential neighbourhood? And what about those poor home owners who are literally going to live in the shadow of those monster developments along Yonge? And then, of course, we have a mayor who, in the past years, has been sent emails, but doesn’t seem to have time to respond. Don’t try to get answers regarding the plowing of our streets and sidewalks or other appar-

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Trail walk, Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Brown Hill forest tract. Meet in the parking lot on McCowan Road, about 500 metres south of Ravenshoe Road. For more, visit eastgwillimbury.ca

Newmarket Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of every month, including Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. between January and November at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. For more information, visit gardenewmarket.ca

Aurora’s Borealis, the annual LED lighting display, runs 5 to 11 p.m. daily at Town Park until Feb. 17. Coloured lights will adorn the park’s trees. For more information, email Shelley Ware at sware@ aurora.ca or call 905-726-4762.

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Farm Credit Canada invites agriculture producers to learn from experts in the agriculture industry at an FCC Ag Knowledge Exchange event, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cardinal Golf Club, 2740 Davis Dr. W. For more information, visit fcc.ca

Newmarket Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. between January and November at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Members enjoy an annual summer garden tour, bus trip and potluck dinner. For more, visit gardenewmarket.ca

Monthly Parkinson’s support group meeting for education and support for those with the disease and their caregivers at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. For more information, email karen. dowell@parkinson.ca or call 1-800-565-3000.

Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket presents its Young Artists’Showcase at the Newmarket Theatre. Tenor Christopher Dallo, clarinet player Laura Engsig, violinist Wesley Bells and competitive dancers from Chantal’s Dance Academy will perform. The event begins at 2 p.m. The theatre is at 505 Pickering Cres. For tickets, visit newmarkettheatre.ca or call 905-953-5122.

TUESDAY A public information centre regarding the display of art at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., runs 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newmarket youths are invited to participate. For more information, visit newmarket.ca

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FEB. 13 The Aurora Historical Society’s annual general meeting is at Hillary House National Historic Site, 15372 Yonge St., beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend. Learn about the society’s accomplishments over the past year and plans for the future. Members in good standing will be allowed to elect new board members.

Organize food and toy drives, give retail and grocery certificates and monetary donations.

Valentine craft roundup. Join us at Aurora Public Library to create Valentine gifts for the people you love. Use your imagination and choose from crafty flowers, art, jewelry and more. You will makes several gifts and wrap them with love. Runs 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 905-727-9494, ext. 280 to reserve your spot. Ages six to nine. Fee: $8:50.

The Aurora Public Library hosts a winter LEGO day event from 2:30 to 4 p.m. This is a free-form program, so participants can build whatever they choose and leave at their convenience. A maximum of 20 children can participate at one time. The program is suitable for children ages five to 10. The library is at 15145 Yonge St. For more information, visit library.aurora. on.ca or call 905-727-9494.

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Leaders of the Aurora Cultural Centre asked town council for an operating grant of $377,000 for 2014, which is $7,000 more than last year. Cultural centre president Frank Pulumbarit and executive director Laura Schembri presented the centre’s budget to council, highlighting its successes in 2013. “We’ve had a very good year from a numerical perspective,” Mr. Pulumbarit said. “When we began with the centre, we were only bringing in 10 per cent of our own revenues. In 2013, we hit the 39-per-cent range and 2014 is now built on 45 per cent, which is a very healthy number.” The centre’s leaders expect to break even in 2014, bringing in $690,000 in revenue. The centre’s plans for 2014 include hiring another full-time employee, upping the staff complement to nine. A fund development officer has also been hired using a Trillium grant the centre regularly receives.

Have your say at Feb. 10 budget meeting The final special general committee meeting regarding Aurora’s 2014 budget is Feb. 10 at town hall. The budget moves forward for final

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The centre will continue to expand and sustain partnerships, such as the launch of the PanAm Ignite program leading up to the 2015 PanAm Games and continued participation in the Aurora Cultural round table, Mr. Pulumbarit said. For 2014 and beyond, the centre is aiming for a 21.3-per-cent increase in earned revenues, he said. Though the centre’s first quarter of 2013 saw unusually low visitation numbers, Mr. Pulumbarit said they hope to increase your overall visits to 25,000 by the end of the year. In 2013, the centre required $13,000 more in grants, compared to 2012. Though he said he was impressed with the centre’s accomplishments, Councillor Paul Pirri questioned if there is potential to boost revenue in 2014 and beyond. Centre leaders are always looking for ways to increase revenue, Mrs. Schembri, adding the budget projections are what they expect to bring in this year. Council referred the matter to its Feb. 10 special committee meeting.

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Proudly serving the Newmarket, Aurora and area for the past 15 years, Bangkok Thai Cuisine is pleased to announce they have new management, since August of 2012, but retained the same excellent Thai Chef. In fact, the management at this superb restaurant are also Thai – so you know you are getting the very best in authentic Thai food. With the best Thai cuisine around, this is the place to be if you want authentic food from the land of smiles – Thailand. Bangkok Thai servings are all healthy with no MSG added. They are also vegetarian and vegan-friendly and each dish is prepared fresh and individually. Gluten allergy? No problem, they can serve up many delicious options for you as well! With their fully-renovated, new comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, they have the all-time Thai favourites, like Spring Rolls, Satay, Pad Thai, Pineapple Fried Rice, Chicken Cashew Nuts, Basil Beef, Siamese Beef plus all their Curries, Another bonus; they can work to your level of spice! Daily Lunch Specials Mon - Fri from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., starting at just $8.95 !! Take-Out, Dine-In, Catering, LLBO 16775 Yonge St., Unit 8 - 905-895-7211 - www.bangkokthaicuisine.ca


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BloominG wellies flower boutique “Bouquets of thank yous to our readers for this honour.” says co-owner Francine. “There’s nothing better than doing what you love and having other people love it too!” Blooming Wellies is now located at 171 Main Street South. Known for their innovative and creative design, these award-winning florists are always eager to help you choose the best flowers for your occasion. Co-owner Tina, can’t hold back her excitement when she talks about weddings. “We see weddings as an extra special time and we love helping couples create their vision. We happily offer free wedding consultation. Cone on in and let’s discuss how we can help plan your special day with beautiful flowers.” Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Francine says” “Order early and show your love with our Cupid-Kissed Roses. We also have a wide variety of cut flower bouquets and gifts and delivery across the GTA.”

BODY BEAUTIFUL DAY SPA & SALON Quietly nestled in the quaint St. Andrews Plaza is a little slice of heaven. Award winning Body Beautiful Day Spa & Salon is just what you’ve been looking for to relax and rejuvenate you. Body Beautiful Day Spa & Salon is a full service spa. Offering everything from waxing and threading to our high end Guinot facials as well as body treatments and registered massage. We do it all. We pride ourselves in using only the finest quality products and when you come in for a service, you will experience the difference. Our staff are highly trained and qualified individuals who genuinely care for your well being and relaxation. Our goal from the moment you walk in to the moment you exit the spa environment is that you feel welcome, relaxed and most importantly, happy. Our consistent praise, good reviews and awards tell us that we are on the right track. We create monthly specials and “theme” type services for our clients to enjoy, including this month’s Valentines packages and specials for your loved ones. Visit our website or give us a call and we will be happy to assist you with your first visit! Body Beautiful Day Spa & Salon is located at 2 Orchard Heights Blvd, Unit 34. Call 905-727- 2332 or visit www.bodybeautifulspa.ca.

body works centrE Dear BWC Clients, Thank you soooo much! We love the love! WOW! Voted top 3 in 5 Health Categories!!! We are honoured to be such a valued Health Center in 2013. What a tremendous journey with every one of you! This is what sets us apart… We are so client focused. We want what you want... A caring, supportive, educated team to help you on your path. Patients tell us, “I love it here, I am not just a number I am a person, you guys really have my best interest at heart!” What a special gift you have given

our team… Recognition. We look forward to an even more amazing year helping and supporting you and your friends and family. –With love and appreciation, The Body Works Center Team. Body Works Center in downtown Newmarket is a unique Health Center. Along with Chiropractic, we offer the following services to all ages: • Weight Management – our program has phenomenal results. Jumpstart your health! Gain Muscle, lose inches, more energy, less cravings! Bring a friend and come on out! • Acupuncture – Our Acupuncturist takes a holistic approach with her training in TCM, enabling her to help with more than just Acupuncture. (Clients who are afraid of needles don’t use them and get better too!) • Registered Massage Therapy – our therapists are using a technique (only available from 13 therapists in Canada) to lift tissue and diminish pain. Clients report considerable improvement over deep tissue techniques without pain! • NEW FREE Monthly Seminar Series featuring inspiring speakers on various critical health issues. Next topic “Unjunk your Junk Food”, Feb 6. Contact Body Works Center at 905-235-3535 or info@bodyworkscenter.ca *** Online Booking Now Available*** www.bodyworkscenter.ca

Borealis Naturopathic Health Centre

Dr. Janice Shouldice, N.D., believes a sound knowledge of the body and ability to blend that science with compassion and caring is the major reason Era and Banner readers chose Borealis Naturopathic Health Centre for a Reader’s Choice Award. “We view the individual as a whole, where symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning and unfavourable lifestyle habits,” says Janice, a Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Nutritional Consultant. “Our mission is to help people of all ages address their health concerns and achieve optimal health and well-being.” Borealis, a multidisciplinary medical centre with a professional staff of four Naturopathic Doctors, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, two Homeopathic Doctors and a Registered Massage Therapist, has quietly built a reputation for its organic, holistic and integrated approach to health concerns and disease prevention. Patients at Borealis are wholly involved in their individualized health programs and learn to make effective, educated self-care decisions to prevent future health problems. A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1999, Janice also served on the Complaints Resolution Committee of the Board of Drugless Therapy, which regulates Naturopaths in Ontario. The Borealis Naturopathic Health Centre has a new location at 615 Davis Drive #302, across from the hospital. Parking is free for their patients, and they can be reached by calling 905-830-1236. Or visit their website at http.bore ropathic.com for more information.

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Pickering College is honoured to have been voted number one by readers of the Newmarket Era and Aurora Banner, for the fifth time in six years. Community support is so valued at Pickering College, as we strive to develop global citizens who are ethical, compassionate, values-based decision makers, determined to make the world a better place.

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Bradford Moving and Storage has been a full service moving company in Ontario for the past 30 years. A family owned Canadian business that offers a proven track record of offering superior services, Bradford Moving and Storage has grown to become the Bradford Moving and Storage group of companies and includes: Bradford Moving and Storage – full service moving company, PackEdge – portable storage containers, Vault Self Storage – self-storage, Move and Store – packing supplies and Turtle Bins – moving containers. We take pride in the services we provide for our customers. Our company’s team of dedicated, reliable and polite employees are bonded and insured. We strive to ensure excellent customer relations and are always willing to go the extra mile to satisfy each and every customer’s request. 90% of our business comes from customer referrals. The Bradford Moving and Storage group of companies caters to individuals, families and businesses across southern Ontario. Readers of York Region’s largest newspaper, the EraBanner, have voted Bradford Moving and Storage the “Best Movers in York Region” for 18 consecutive years. Please visit our showroom Located at 98 Sluse Road in Holland landing, we offer everything required for moving and storage including large inventories of packing materials for the best price, Guaranteed. Feel free to give us a call anytime at 1-800-263-3281 or visit our website at www.bradfordmoving.com “Let our family...move your family”

Canco ClimateCare Canco ClimateCare’s owners, Nancy & Bob McKeraghan, would like to thank their customers and the readers for voting them #1 for heating & air conditioning contractor and one of your favourite fireplace stores. Nancy says, “Readers, your confidence and trust is greatly appreciated. This could not have been achieved without the professionalism of our Canco staff. Bob and I would like to thank our staff for their efforts.” Part of Canco ClimateCare’s success can be attributed to their 100% guarantee on all installations. That’s why Canco carefully chooses manufacturers and their products and why an on-site visit is scheduled as part of the quotation process. This ensures that the best solution(s) are presented for the home and its occupants. It also means that the equipment selected is properly sized for the application, ensuring maximum efficiency and comfort. Consultations are free and the homeowner is under no obligation to purchase. Canco ClimateCare also offers maintenance and extended warranty plans. Their terms and conditions are more generous than competitors and these can be put on a monthly payment plan if desired. Twenty-four hour emergency service is also available. The office and showroom (with operating fireplaces) is open extended hours for their customers’ convenience. For more information, go to cancoclimatecare.com.

CARDINAL GOLF CLUB Cardinal Golf Club is a great local public golf facility with a variety of amenities for all ages and skill levels. Cardinal has four 18 hole courses (three 18 hole championship courses plus an 18 hole executive course), a large driving range and practice area, 18 hole mini-putt, P.G.A. of Canada staffed Golf Academy, and two unique Clubhouses (Cardinal and RedCrest). Golf is a sport you can enjoy for a lifetime, and the Golf Professionals at Cardinal can help you get the most out of your game. There are various programs, lessons and leagues for all levels of play. If you are new to the game, the ‘Get Golf Ready Program’ is perfect for anyone looking for a quick introduction to golf. If you want to focus on a specific part of your game there are lessons or clinics you can join. Have a junior you’d like to introduce to the great game of golf? Cardinal offers golf camps, clinics and private instruction. 2014 program information and registration is available online. Many people wonder what a golf course does in the off-season. Cardinal keeps busy by hosting meetings, social events and weddings during the winter months. They’re also busy booking golf tournaments and weddings for the upcoming golf season. Looking for a great venue to host your next event? Consider booking at Cardinal. To learn more about Cardinal’s golf courses, event packages, tournaments, lessons, rates and specials, visit: www.cardinalgolfclub.com.

Carmichael Hair Design Group & Day Spa Carmichael’s thanks you, the community, the loyal clients, friends and family for supporting and voting Carmichael’s as one of your favorite Hair Salons and Spa Services. Carmichael’s has been a favored winner of Reader’s Choice Awards for 13 consecutive years. Carmichael’s gives back to the community by supporting events, charities and fundraising and look forward to the future as a proud member of the York region community. Carmichael’s is celebrating excellence as a full service salon and day spa for over 20 years. Owners Patricia and Samantha, a mother and daughter team, along with the Carmichael’s team of stylists and estheticians are highly trained professionals. Services include men’s and women’s hairstyling, wedding and special occasion up-do’s, Great Length’s hair extensions and clip-on extensions. We are now offering a new Steam Pod smoothing system service with enriched protection which results in sleek, frizz free hair. They also specialize in fitting, cutting and styling wigs for fashion or medical reasons. Carmichael’s is a certified L’Oreal Professional Hair Salon that features INOA hair color, a premium hair color service which is odorless and ammonia free with 100% grey coverage while maintaining the integrity or the hair. INOA also has a complete line of hair care products which are sulfate free and contain Argon oil and green tea extracts. This breakthrough technology will revolutionize your hair color experience from our salon to your home. 99 99966

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Carmichael landscape design Carmichael Landscape Design has been voted #1 Landscaper in the Readers’ Choice Awards 11 years running. For more than 25 years, Carmichaels has been making properties beautiful all over Newmarket and the surrounding area. Carmichael Landscaping provides stellar landscape construction and design to residential and commercial land, specializing in interlocking and natural stone products for patios, driveways and more. Whatever size job, the experienced landscapers at Carmichaels will make it look fantastic. Can’t quite visualize the end results? Carmichaels can provide professional drawings as an extra service. At Carmichael Landscaping, they believe that taking care of your property means not only making it look its best, but also providing total property maintenance and educating their clients about what will work best for their specific needs. They also lead the field in environmentally friendly property maintenance techniques and products. And when the weather outside looks more white than green, Carmichaels transforms into a professional snow plowing, snow removal and salting crews for both commercial and residential customers. Whatever the season, whatever the project, the qualified staff at Carmichael Landscape Design Ltd. will give you unparalleled results. Call 905-830-0278, toll free 1-800-351-8978 for more information or visit the website at www.carmichaellandscape.com.

Chaggares & Bonhomme “We want to thank everyone for voting us as the best firm again. It’s an honour. “ says Pierre Bonhomme. “We’re also excited that Duncan Peake was named best accountant and pleased to announce he became a partner on Jan 1, 2014.” Rob Chaggares and Pierre Bonhomme are well known in the Newmarket business community. They are a full service accounting firm providing audits, reviews, compilation, bookkeeping, personal and corporate taxes, succession planning, and estate planning. They understand business. And they understand entrepreneurs because they are entrepreneurs. They are committed to providing business advice to help you grow your business.

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Pierre says, “We’re happy to announce a new service for the firm - divorce financial planning from Rebecca Clark, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). Rebecca received her CA designation in 1993.Now with her CDFA designation, one of Rebecca’s roles is to help determine options to maximize the cash flow and net worth after a divorce for both spouses. “ Rob is a CA and a Certified Financial Planner. He is active in the Newmarket Chamber, currently serving as the Chair of the Board and having served as Treasurer for many years before that. He sits on the Audit Committee of the Southlake Foundation and continues to be involved in many other not-for-profit causes and organizations in the community. Pierre is also a CA and active in the Newmarket Chamber. He is currently serving as the treasurer of the Bradford Board of Trade and sits on the York Region N6 Employer Leadership Council.

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Dr. Terry Chalaturnyk, Dr. Angela Miller, Dr. Allison Bridge and the staff of the Chalaturnyk Optometric Group would like to thank all of their patients who voted them “Favourite Optometrist” in the Reader’s Choice Poll. Finishing first place when the Newmarket Era & Aurora Banner had the highest number of votes in the history of the Reader’s Choice Poll makes it an incredible honour. According to Dr. Chalaturnyk, “It is very gratifying to be appreciated for our commitment to excellence and to keeping up with the latest technology and treatments. As a group, we all strive to treat our patients as we ourselves would like to be treated. We have a wonderful patient base, some of whom have been coming to our clinic for over 30 years and many new ones who have heard about our office from other patients or health care providers. We certainly intend to maintain the standard of excellence for which we are being recognized.” Visit our website: www. chalaturnyk.com or drop in for a visit at 679 Davis Dr, Newmarket, (905) 898-2251

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Charles E. boyd Ltd. is celebrating its 81st birthday in 2014 and is Newmarket’s oldest established insurance brokerage. In addition, it is believed that they may be Newmarket’s second oldest established business that is still in existence today. It should be easy for their clients to find them as they are located downtown in the heart of town in the exact same location that they started back in 1933. The company is a 4th generation family owned business with Edward (Ted) Boyd and his sons Kevin and Chris working at the company today. The company is a 14-time Reader’s Choice Award Winner and this year was special as they were voted favourites in two categories including Favourite Insurance Agent and also as Favourite Insurance Company. Boyd Insurance is an independent general insurance brokerage which means they represent

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We wish to extend a very special thank you to all our clients, associates es and our incredible staff who make this possible. Rob Chaggares and Pierre Bonhomme are pleased to announce that Duncan Peake has become a partner of the firm effective January 1, 2014. Prior to joining Chaggares & Bonhomme in 2010, Duncan worked in KPMG’s tax and accounting groups, as a Controller for a Duncan Peake subsidiary of Reader’s Digest and for a mid-size accounting firm in Markham. His areas of expertise include personal and corporate tax planning.

We would also like to welcome Rebecca Clark as the firm’s newest Accounting Manager. Rebecca spent 4 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and subsequent years servicing small and medium sized business clients. In addition to having her CA Rebecca Clark designation, Rebecca is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

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community support it has received since opening its doors in 1999. We are so grateful for all the wonderful families that entrust the care of their special animal companions to us each and everyday. Our team has prided itself with providing unparalleled client service in a modern and very well equipped hospital since the beginning. Laser surgery, advanced orthopedic surgery, digital dental & full body x-rays, as well as in-house laboratory & full service pharmacy are just some of the things that allow us to provide the highest level of care and medicine possible. I would like to personally thank each and every person that voted for myself and the College Manor Veterinary Hospital Team. This has truly been the highlight of my 20 year veterinary career! And finally, a special thanks to Dr. Shawn Bruch, Dr. Karyn Allison, Angela, Michelle, Suzanne, Laura, Lorena, Justine and Megan; without each of you this great honor would not be possible! Sincerely, Dr. Allan Donais

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different insurance companies and not just one. They can provide coverage for personal insurance such as car, truck, home, condo, tenants, boat, motorcycle and snowmobiles to name a few types with flexible payment plans and options. For commercial clients, they can provide business, store, retail, contractor’s insurance to name a few types. Boyd Insurance also provide special events insurance for businesses, parties, weddings, private functions and for non-profit organizations and groups for daily or yearly events. “It is very gratifying for our customer service representatives and staff to hear of this year’s double award as it recognizes their hard work and daily commitment to their clients, because it is the readers who graciously have voted this outstanding recognition”, said Ted Boyd on behalf of the company. Charles E. Boyd Ltd. is located at 240 Main Street South, Newmarket and is open at 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday • 905-895-4517


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dawson manor spa The Dawson Manor Spa is celebrating 14 years in a row as a Readers’ Choice Favourite! Thank you to everyone in this great community that took the time to vote for us as your Favourite Spa and place for Manicures/Pedicures. “We’re a local favourite for a reason; we have a wonderful team that loves what they do. Every guest is important to us and we strive to make each and every visit unique and memorable” say owners Cynthia & Steven. “We are an independent, locally owned business and we truly enjoy being a part of this community. We are not a franchise, or part of a larger corporate chain and that makes it more personal for our guests” adds Cynthia. Join us this February for Special Offers in recognition of being voted a Readers’ Choice Favourite. We have special gift card offers and services starting from $45. If you’ve never visited out spa, come by for a tour or to book your appointments. Let us show you first hand why we’re voted BEST by the people in Newmarket and Aurora. You’ll be glad you did. Dawson Manor Spa is located at 79 Dawson Manor Blvd., right behind Staples. Visit us online at DawsonManorSpa.com or call 905-967-0348 for more information. We look forward to seeing you.

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Eagle Chiropractic and Massage First and foremost, we would like to thank our patients for voting our office as the best Chiropractic clinic. Both Dr. Philip Mensour and Dr. Stan Bacso have been providing pain relief and optimizing body function for the residents of Newmarket and surrounding regions for just over 5 years. They always show professionalism and empathy towards their patients. Along with our cheerful, friendly and helpful staff, our patient centered approach has resonated well in our community and earned us our 2nd Readers Choice award. Our clinic motto “You don’t have to live with pain” is something our group of professionals strongly believe in and apply to each individual case that presents to our clinic. We would like to also recognize our physiotherapist, Trish Minchella, who won 2nd place for best physiotherapist. Our clinic’s team consists of Chiropractors, a physiotherapist, a registered massage therapist, an acupuncturist, and a chiropodist. We constantly hear from our patients how great the service is in our office, from our receptionists to our doctors. We are listed and able to provide direct billing to most insurance companies. As long as it’s in our scope of practice, we handle many of life’s everyday aches and pains as well as injuries sustained in a car accident, at work, or as a result of playing sports. Our goal is to help you return to and maintain optimum health and function. We are located at 249 Eagle Street, Newmarket. For more information call us at 905-836-4325.

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ELMWOOD BRIDES Elmwood Brides has been proudly working with brides and their wedding parties for over 33 years. Located in a charming Century home on Yonge Street in the heart of Aurora, Elmwood Brides is a trusted retailer of beautiful and affordable bridal apparel and evening wear. Owner Melody Smyth is proud of the unique location and services provided within. There are three large and private dressing rooms that allow a bride and her attendants a comfortable space and privacy as well. Working together with Elmwood’s experienced bridal consultants, customers are treated to one-on-one attention. With over 20 years of experience in the bridal industry, Melody is pleased to be able to offer advice and personal service to her customers. Elmwood Brides has an excellent selection of wedding gowns from such designers as Maggie Sottero, Allure Bridals and the Canadian designer Paloma Blanca. Bridesmaid dresses from Dessy and After Six, as well as B2 and Belsoie complement the bridal gowns. Mother’s dresses and evening wear are available to special-order in a variety of sizes and colours. A full collection of bridal veils, hair accessories and jewellery is also a specialty, as Melody feels it is so important to “finish” the look. She also offers onsite alterations. Elmwood Brides is currently receiving new stock for spring 2014, including a colourful and unique

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collection of prom and grad dresses. As a courtesy, Elmwood Brides strives to ensure that no two girls will arrive at prom wearing the same dress. A listing of names and schools attended is maintained throughout the prom/grad season. Visit Elmwood Brides at 15032 Yonge St. (on the NW corner of Yonge and Kennedy). Store hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm, and Thursday from 10am until 9pm. Call 905-713-6329 to schedule an appointment.

EUROPA TRAVEL The team at Europa Travel & Tours would like to thank everyone for choosing us as the best travel agency! We are a family owned business with more than 40 years of experience and we are honoured to be recognized with this award. Europa Travel moved to Main Street in Newmarket three years ago because we fell in love with the historic street and we saw an wonderful opportunity to connect with a community that is vibrant and unique. Our passion for travel and for providing outstanding personal service has earned your trust as well as your recommendations to friends and family. Many people are surprised to learn that using a travel consultant can save both money and time. More and more people are turning to a professional to book their holidays because they appreciate the added value they receive. We also have exclusive promotions with many suppliers so we can provide special offers not found anywhere else. Europa Travel has expanded since our move to Newmarket and we have recently launched a new brand for our clients to book their holiday online. Visit Jubilee Holidays at www. jubileeholidays.ca to book flights, hotels, all inclusive holidays and last minute getaways. Cruise reservations are coming soon! Our team of consultants specialize in cruise holidays, river cruises, adventure travel, guided tours, Disney vacations, sun destinations, group travel, honeymoons, luxury travel and much more! Be sure to join our Travel Club to receive information about our special events and exclusive offers by visiting www.europatravel.ca or www.jubileeholidays.ca.

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EcoSparkle Cleaning Services – Chosen by You!

On behalf of the entire team at Ecosparkle, we’d love to thank you for naming us “Best House Cleaning Service”. Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to share our passion for sustainability with hundreds of customers throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Our local, independent company was built on the belief that clean just isn’t clean unless it’s green. That’s why all of our cleansers are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and specially formulated with natural and organic plant-based ingredients. Whether at home, in the office or in high-traffic retail facilities, our customers have come to depend on Ecosparkle to keep their health, and the health of our planet at top priority. We invite you to experience that same Green Clean advantage for yourself! We are a fully licensed, insured and bonded premium cleaning service with a unique, customized approach – serving all of your cleaning needs. We also offer: *NEW* Commercial & Residential Window Cleaning *NEW* Gutter cleaning Book a FREE estimate with our Green Clean Team Today – Satisfaction Guaranteed! Call us now at 416.833.0854 or 905.392.0112 Also visit our award-winning website for more information www.ecosparklecanada.com

Fully Completely Inc. Fully Completely Inc. is an established cleaning and restoration company serving York Region and the surrounding areas for the past 20 years. We employ a friendly and energetic staff. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, also known as IICRC. Our customer focused staff is committed to perfect cleaning services with skill, honesty, and integrity, and to provide the consumer with the highest possible degree of professionalism. This reflects in the number of references and Reader’s Choice awards Fully Completely has achieved in the past 18 years. As well as carpet and upholstery cleaning, we also clean specialty area rugs, ducts, leather, windows and eavestroughs. We also have certified restoration technicians, to come to your rescue when faced with flooding. You can call us during regular business hours at 905-898-3758 or call after hours at 905 955-2158. Fully Completely Inc. will do the emergency cleanup as well as rebuild and put everything back together as it was prior to the flooding. We’ll even deal with the insurance company on your behalf. Our job is to give you peace of mind. So call Fully Completely Inc. for all your cleaning and restoration needs.

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Owner Tammy Ward is thrilled to be voted best traffic ticket specialist by The Era readers. “Our staff strives for excellence in an ever-changing industry. We offer a range of legal services, specializing in traffic and traffic-related matters.” When you visit any of the four offices, you’ll have an in-depth interview with a licensed paralegal to provide them with a detailed understanding of your matter. They will address your concerns, answer your questions and discuss your options. They’ll also assist you in making an informed decision when providing instructions to Goal: Case Dismissed on the handling of your matter. Tammy continues, “Above all, it’s our service that sets us apart from other organizations. In most cases, your matter is left in our care for hassle-free, professional, and cost-effective representation. We have adopted and embraced the latest technologies in our processes to better serve and defend our clients. Having our efforts recognized by the local community is a tremendous honour. ”

hair envy Hair Envy Creative Designs is a full service salon located on Mulock Dr., Newmarket in the Vince’s Plaza. They were voted #1 Hair Salon, #1 #3 Stylist and #1 Barber for the 2013 Readers Choice awars. They specialize in precision cutting, creative colouring, bridal hairstyles and formal up-dos. Services are available to men, women and children. In addition, they offer a range of other services including: ear piercing, waxing, sugaring and make-up. The team at Hair Envy consists of talented and educated professionals determined to serve their customers in a comfortable atmosphere. The client is their number one priority and their aim is that each client leaves completely satisfied with the service provided. All stylists attend annual courses to ensure that Hair Envy remains at the forefront of their industry. They are also proud to offer Redken hair colour, which has Chromatics. Chromatics is an ammonia free colour that is perfect for anyone with scalp irritations. Check out their website at www. hairenvycd.com For more information on Hair Envy’s services or to book an appointment, call 905-868-9600.

highland chevrolet buick gmc cadillac Once again Highland Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac has been selected by the Era and The Banner readers for several prestigious Readers’ Choice Awards. Highland’s well earned reputation for sales and service excellence has earned them numerous titles. Highland has several new vehicle offerings. The Cadillac ATS and all new 2014 Cadillac CTS have arrived. The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra and all new and have recently won AJAC Truck of the year. Highland’s Service Department is committed to delivering the very best service to ensure safe, reliable and dependable driving.

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HollisWealth HollisWealth is pleased to be voted best Financial Planner and best Investment / Financial Company. “We’re just doing what we do best, helping people with their financial goals” says Bill McTavish – Branch Manager, “so it’s very nice to be recognized by the reader this way. Thank you very much.” Scotiabank purchased DundeeWealth in 2011 knowing the license to use the name would expire on Feb 1, 2014. On November 1, 2013, Scotiabank rebranded the company to HollisWealth, inspired by Scotiabank’s historic head office at 188 Hollis Street in Halifax, a landmark since 1837. HollisWeath are financial advisors who have maximum flexibility to choose the right financial products and services for you from across the industry, including those offered by Scotiabank and by our network of specialists. In fact, their relationship with the Bank has given us access to many quality services and capabilities, including enhanced research, estate planning, trust and banking services. “We take a holistic view of the person in the solutions we develop” says Bill. “And thank you again readers, it is an honour to be recognized this way.”

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HollisWealth is a trade name of HollisWealth Advisory Services Inc. This article was prepared solely by William P. McTavish who is a registered representative of HollisWealth Advisory Services Inc. (a member of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada and the MFDA Investor Protection Corporation). The views and opinions, including any recommendations, expressed in this article are those of William P. McTavish alone and they are not those of HollisWealth Advisory Services Inc.

HOME HARDWARE

Home Hardware was founded in 1964 by a group of 120 independent hardware dealers in Ontario. Their goal was to obtain quantity purchasing to gain an advantage over their competition. This year they are celebrating their 50th Anniversary! The company grew in leaps and bounds, quickly becoming the Canadian success story it is today, with over 1,000 stores from coast to coast. There have been many changes over the years, but Home Hardware dealers have been able to maintain their hometown, customer-friendly service, while their collective buying power enables them to remain extremely competitive. For the 18th year in a row, Home Hardware has been voted #1 Hardware Store by The Era and The Banner Readers. This speaks volumes about the way these stores have been active in our community, sponsoring local teams, charities and events. In true family tradition, many of the stores pass from generation to generation, as is the case with Newmarket Home Hardware and Aurora Home Hardware Building Centre. Newmarket Home Hardware, located at 828 Davis Drive, was opened in 1978 by Gerry Langdon and is today owned and operated by his daughters Deborah Judges and Lee Cullingham. They have an outstanding team of employees dedicated to customer satisfaction. Aurora Home Hardware Building Centre, located at 289 Wellington Street E., was opened by Stuart and Doreen Barfitt in 1970 and is today operated by their sons Russ, Randy, Rob and their families. They, too, are proud of the great group of employees they have working for them. Mount Albert Home Hardware, located at 6 Princess St., Mount Albert, is operated by brothers Tom and Doug Willitts. They purchased the local independent lumberyard and store in 1990. In 2005, they joined the Home Hardware Family They and their staff are proud to be a part of the local community.

KLEIN HORSMAN CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME

Klein Horsman Carpet One Floor & Home, one of the largest and most successful flooring centres in York Region is a perennial winner. Klein Horsman has been serving residential homeowners, commercial clients and institutional builders since 1964. Its trusted personnel provide the experience and knowledge by specializing in a unique and varied selection of floor coverings. Being part of the Carpet One team, North America’s largest retailer of floor coverings, provides increased purchasing power as well as some of the most innovative products in the industry.

For example, new flooring is a beautiful addition to your home. But to ensure that your investment offers a healthier environment for the care and welfare of your family, you’ll want the Healthier Living Flooring Installation System – available exclusively at Klein Horsman Carpet One Floor & Home. Owner Albert Klein Horsman also noted that they offer the ‘Beautiful Guarantee – “we promise you’ll love the way your new floor looks or we’ll replace it.” “At our store, we pride ourselves in offering the best service to our customers,” he notes. “We can assist you from the planning stage through to delivery and installation. We are dedicated to superior customer service – you’ll receive the finest installation available.” Klein Horsman Carpet One Floor & Home is open for business during construction. Take advantage of the “Shop at Home” service they have available. Klein Horsman Carpet One Floor & Home is located at 435 Davis Dr., Newmarket. Call 905-8958822 or visit: www.kleinhorsmancarpetonenewmarket.com.

lauRION LAW OFFICE

Jack Laurion’s business motto is very simple “treat people the way you would like to be treated.” Jack, along with lawyer Kathryn Yardley, and his long-term dedicated staff apply this principle to every facet of his practice; in the quality of the service provided; in the clarity of the documents drafted; and in the business solutions that are implemented. Jack looks for the practical business solution to a situation. He prides himself on keeping things simple. And that formula is working based on our Readers’ Choice awards. Laurion Law is there to guide you for business startups, ongoing growth, business purchases, and winding up or selling your business. In real estate, from straightforward to complex transactions, Laurion Law facilitates purchases and sales, the negotiation of residential and commercial leases, as well as financing and refinancing needs. In estate planning, Laurion Law provides customized service in the preparation of wills, trusts and powers of attorney. His business is located in a heritage building on Wellington Street East, Aurora that Jack architecturally refurbished. The Town of Aurora honoured him with a Heritage Preservation Award. Jack is an active member of The Rotary Club of Aurora and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce – he’s a past president of both organizations. He’s also proud to support local charities and youth sports teams (baseball, soccer and hockey) and does so, on an ongoing basis. .

LeGallais Veterinary Hospital

Everyone at the LeGallais Veterinary Hospital would like to express our sincere thank you to the readers of the Era Banner for honouring the Doctors and staff as the 1st place winner in the category of “Best Veterinarian”. We are truly fortunate to have wonderful, caring, and compassionate clients. I am very proud of our hospital and the dedication that all of our Doctors and staff continue to show each and every

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LIFESPRING PHYSIOTHERAPY

LifeSpring Physiotherapy offers unique, refreshing, whole-patient care. We are a team of energetic healthcare professionals who are driven by passion, inspiration and performance in providing the best care possible. When you have physiotherapy at LifeSpring, your entire session will be with your physiotherapist. This ensures that all your questions are answered, and your therapy and progress isn’t compromised. We want to listen to your concerns and help you overcome them. As much as our therapists provide treatment, we want you to be involved in your own health. LifeSpring Physiotherapy is located in the St. Andrew’s Village (Orchard Heights Blvd & Yonge) and offers the following services: registered physiotherapy, MVA physiotherapy, WSIB physiotherapy, medical acupuncture, custom orthotics, custom knee bracing, registered massage therapy, homeopathy medicine, holistic nutritional guidance, personal fitness training, and personal counseling. We also feature the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill® for accurate orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation! The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is the safest, most effective way to rehabilitate: a weightless workout that uses the latest technology in physical therapy. You’ll defy gravity, regain your strength and achieve peak performance in record time! The AlterG is also used for high level sports training, and a tool to assist in weight loss. Available at LifeSpring in 2014: • Osteo-Circuit: an osteoporosis program for our clients that also incorporates the latest research on physical activity and aging. • The LifeSpring Weight Loss Approach: a 12-week physiotherapist supervised exercise program. If you are trying to lose a few pounds and suffer from any muscle or joint issue, this program is for you!

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day. It is because of our caring and knowledgeable staff that we have been recognized in each of the past 9 years. I would like to personally thank each and every one of our staff for making this “Client Recognition” Award possible. Our hospital will continue to strive to provide quality veterinary care and excellent service to all of our patients and clients. At our hospital we have always tried to treat each pet as if they were our own. We will continue to focus on providing the personal and friendly care that all of our clients have come to know and deserve. As the face of veterinary medicine continues to evolve with our ever changing times our hospital will never forget its roots. We consider it a privilege to care for your family’s pets.


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LIPTON’S AUDIO VIDEO “We’ve been proudly exceeding customer expectations for over 30 years.” says owner Lindsay Lipton. “We’re York Region’s original custom Home Entertainment Audio/Video specialty store and we are honoured to be voted this Readers’ Choice award. We serve clients in Toronto, the GTA, Newmarket, Aurora, King City, Bradford, Schomberg, Tottenham, Stouffville, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, and pretty much most of cottage country.” He continues, “Over the years we’ve worked directly with clients, and their designers, architects and contractors to come up with whole home audio video solutions that blend in with the décor and functionality of their homes.” From the showroom to your home, Lipton’s ensures an exceptional customer experience. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, mature, professional staff members assist you with your purchase. Then an experienced installation team takes over and handles everything from pre-wiring your upcoming project, to retro-fitting “impossible” existing home locations, to mounting your new system, to setting up and programing your multi-room audio system, and finally, teaching you and your family how it all works. Their Ad Cheque pricing policy ensures that you pay the most competitive price, every day, guaranteed! And that means total peace of mind. Lipton’s is a member of AVU Association of Canadian independent electronics dealers. Lindsay adds, “That ensures Big Box competitive pricing every day for our customers but with personalized one-on-one service that no chain store can duplicate. Stop in our Newmarket Store at 130 Davis Drive and speak with one of our sales specialists.”

mr greek With its welcoming atmosphere, healthy and delicious menu items, and first-rate service, you’re part of the family at Mr. Greek. Location operator, Dimo, and his dedicated staff are committed to giving every customer an unforgettable dining experience. Relax over a mouthwatering meal, freshlyprepared from scratch, made to order, and created with the highest-quality ingredients. Soak in the elegant yet family-friendly ambience, while sipping a glass of Greek wine. On weekends, enjoy live entertainment, with instrumental guitar on Fridays and belly dancing on Saturdays. Award-winning Mr. Greek has received many accolades, including winning Gold in the Toronto Sun Readers Choice 17 years in a row. They were also the recipient of the 2013 Consumers Choice Business Excellence for Best Greek Restaurant, as well as the Parent Tested Parent Approved seal of approval. Whether you would like to dine in, take out, plan a party, or need an event catered, Mr. Greek can accommodate. Having a party at the restaurant? Mr. Greek can create a customized menu for your guests that will please every taste. Mr. Greek’s full-service catering can also bring the party to you. On your way home from work and don’t feel like cooking? Take advantage of their convenient call-ahead pick-up. Just give Mr. Greek a call, tell them you’re on your way, and your order will be waiting.

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Nature’s Emporium – Your Neighbourhood Health Food Market for Over 20 Years Another incredible year has passed, and once again you’ve honoured us with a Readers Choice Award - for Best Health Food Store, Best Organic Food Store and Best Specialty Grocery Store. We’re thrilled! Twenty years ago, we founded Nature’s Emporium with a simple dream: to nourish a vibrant, healthy lifestyle based on natural and organic foods for our community. Year after year, you’ve helped us turn that dream into a reality, and shared in an incredible journey along the road to good health. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you – and our incredible team. We couldn’t have done it without you! While the past twenty years have brought a lot of change to our community, there are some things that haven’t changed. We’re still dedicated to sharing the world’s best natural and organic fresh foods, vitamins & supplements, whole body care and green living accessories with you and your family. We’re still family owned, independent and proudly Canadian. And now, with two locations - in Newmarket and now in Vaughan – we’re more excited than ever to help you eat well and live better! So, whether you’ve been a customer for years, or are just now discovering our stores, we look forward to creating great memories with you – one healthy meal at a time! Nature’s Emporium |Now Open at 2535 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan, and 16655 Yonge Street in Newmarket – visit us online at naturesemporium.com or call 905.898.1844!

O’malley’s catering and rentals Known as one of Newmarket’s premier off-premise caterers, O’Malley’s Catering and Rentals has an established reputation for exceptional food, creativity and presentation, combined with outstanding service. At O’Malley’s, we offer a wide range of services designed to meet any catering and rental need. Our menus reflect our chef’s versatility in all price ranges. You can choose from our samplings of breakfast menus, cold and hot buffets, prestige box lunches, cocktail receptions, weddings and office parties. You can feel free to choose directly from our menu options or allow an event specialist to assist you with planning your function. Each function will be tailored to meet your needs. Our team at O’Malley’s has executed countless successful events over the past 30 years. From corporate catering, weddings, commitment ceremonies, social events, memorial services, and fundraisers; on-time production of food, décor, and event services are the backbone to our success. Our in-house event designers offer a complete event planning service. We also work closely with talented event design professionals and party planners from the Toronto area.

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“We buy and sell gently used kids’ stuff every day” says co-owner Tiffany. “That means clothes, toys, and equipment. We are very pleased to be honoured with a Readers’ Choice Award. Thank you readers. ” This is not your typical secondhand store. Customers are encouraged to bring in their kids’ stuff and are paid cash on the spot. That is, if they meet the store’s resale criteria. The store only buys clothing and accessories that have been purchased within the last five years. The items have to meet current style, safety and condition standards. You find that all clothes are freshly laundered and in good condition – no stains, fading or excessive wear – that’s all the store will buy. And you’ll find toys that are clean and in working order…because, well, that’s what the store buys. Tiffany says, “It’s a great concept – recycling at its best. If your child no longer needs these items and they are still in good condition, then someone else may benefit from the items at much lower than retail cost. We took over this business three years ago. We now have a staff of up to 15 people who all enjoy working here. I’d like to thank our staff for making this store a place that customers want to visit. ”

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Orchard Heights Dental Centre is pleased to be the proud recipient of the 2013 Readers’ Choice Award. It is our 5th. consecutive year and we most sincerely want to thank all our wonderful patients who continue to support our practice, refer family and friends and whose votes won our office the ‘favorite dentist’ and ‘favorite hygienist’s’ award (congratulations Brooke and Gail!) Dr. Raymond Katz has been providing family dental care, including cosmetic and implant dentistry in Aurora for over twenty years. Dr. Leslie Gelfand joined the practice eight years ago and has brought exceptional patient care having interned at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Jonathan Rapp, a certified specialist in Endodontics (root canal) joined the office in late 2010 and has been a wonderful addition. Together, they provide a wide range of services to meet the needs and demands of today’s patients. Services range from bonded fillings, porcelain veneers, implant placement, root canals, crowns and bridges, to in office sedation. This dynamic team continually strives to serve the community with the highest standard of care. The practice stays current and continues to offer new services, such as implants which replace missing teeth and stabilize loose dentures, and ZOOM in-office tooth whitening, where

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patients can have their teeth up to eight shades lighter after a single appointment! A few years ago, Dr. Katz and Dr. Gelfand opened a new office in St. Andrew’s Shopping Centre in north Aurora. Dentistry is provided in a fresh, comfortable and modern atmosphere. “Some amenities include massage dental chairs, flat screen ceiling mounted televisions above all the dental chairs and a children’s play area equipped with game stations. The office is fully digital, computerized and paperless and offers free Wifi” says Dr. Katz. Our patients often remark on our professional, warm and friendly staff that have worked together as a team for many years. They are welcoming and always accommodating. New patients are always welcome! You can find out more about us and take a virtual tour of our office at www.orchardheightsdental.ca. Give us a call at 905-727-8586 or send us an e-mail at info@orchardheightsdental.ca

PEEKABOO CHILD CARE CENTRE “We are delighted to receive a Readers’ Choice award for Peekaboo, thank you to the readers who believed in us.” says owner Stacey Muhs. Peekaboo was designed to meet the individual needs of children between six weeks old and six years old. The facility is beautiful with large, bright, well-equipped classrooms, two large outdoor playgrounds, an indoor gym and an on-site kitchen where lunch and snacks are prepared fresh daily. It’s a welcoming place with caring, qualified teachers. Something that’s unique to Peekaboo is the parent connection. That started 15 years ago with their video-over-the-internet technology, an amazing sharing tool to give parents the ability to see their child during the day over the internet. In 2013, PIPEline (Peekaboo’s Information Parent Exchange line) was launched to give parents updates on their child’s day including milestones they are working on and achieving, how they slept, ate, played and so much more, right to their computer or mobile device. Peekaboo really helps you be there, when you can’t be there. You’re welcome to come in any time for a tour, no appointment needed, just another way Peekaboo works to help busy families.

Pickering College Pickering College is building future global leaders by providing a values-based education that helps students to develop the confidence, knowledge, skills and social conscience to make their community – and beyond – a better place. The independent co-educational day and boarding school offers students a very personalized learning experience, with the flexibility to explore what ignites their imagination. With its small class sizes and dedicated teachers, the school’s diverse community of more than 400 Canadian and international students learn together in an atmosphere that is warm, comfortable and where everyone feels a strong sense of belonging.

Roadhouse & Rose would like to thank the community for the trust and faith shown in us receiving this award. Sincerely

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PLODER’S COLLISION

First and Foremost, on behalf of everyone here at Ploder’s Collision/Fix Auto, we thank you for choosing us for the Era Banner’s Reader’s Choice Award again in 2013, for the 9th time. Ploder’s Collision was formed by acquiring a long standing Body Shop in 1979, it has operated as a family business ever since. In 2002, we joined forces with Fix Auto. Fix Auto is a international network of body shops who all maintain the same standards, quality, ethics and performance. With more than 300 Collision Centres in North America and Europe, you’ll have a national written warranty with every repair we complete. All major insurance companies recommend our network. Our priority is to reduce the hassles associated with an accident. Our simplified claims process with your insurer, our quality commitment, and the Fix Auto guarantee, all combine to ensure your peace of mind. Anywhere you see the Fix Auto sign, you’ll find the impeccable standard of quality that has made our name. We are proud of this relationship. In 2013, you may have noticed that we have changed our signs and logos, but we are still the same great people doing the same quality repairs that we have over the last few decades. Actually, even more care is packed in to your vehicle. Thank you for your patronage and we hope you won’t have to use our services, but if you need us, we’ll be here for you. Check out our website at Fixauto.com.

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The school curriculum prepares students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 with the skills they will need to be innovative, entrepreneurial, globally-focused and ready to tackle complex global issues. Pickering College recently introduced its trailblazing new Global Leadership Program which builds on the school’s longstanding mission and service-oriented approach to education. With a focus on 21st century skills including character, collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking, Pickering College students are equipped with the crucial competencies, knowledge and traits needed to adapt to whatever the future holds. They learn to become agents of courageous, ethical and positive change. The school’s extensive co-curricular program offers students the opportunity to discover their potential and to develop skills and talents beyond the classroom. As students grow and broaden their interests, the co-curricular program offers an outlet for creativity, self-expression, athleticism and skill sharing, which fuels inspired learning in all aspects of school. With offerings including team sports, figure skating, equestrian, film-making, mountain biking, music and broadcast radio at the school’s own CRTC-licenced radio station, there’s something for everyone. Pickering College graduates leave with an exceptional education, solid character and 100 per cent acceptance to the post-secondary institution of their choice.


ROADHOUSE & ROSE FUNERAL HOME

Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home would like to thank the readership of the Newmarket Era and Aurora Banner for the vote of confidence placed in us in receiving this prestigious award. Roadhouse & Rose is proud to be Newmarket and Aurora’s only independently owned and operated funeral Home. Serving the community since 1842, we have been the “Family” Funeral Home in your area for 172 years. Offering a wide range of burial and cremation services, our knowledgeable staff will assist you in your time of need. Through our Pre-Planning program, we offer a wide selection of pre-need services which can be tailored to any budget. Through our Genesis Bereavement Centre, which is offered to anybody in need in the community, we offer sensitive after care, absolutely free of charge. For more information or to receive a complimentary pre-planning kit, please contact Roadhouse & Rose at 905.895.6631 or wes@roadhouseandrose.com. Wes Playter & Gregg Davey, proprietors

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We would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to the Newmarket and Aurora regions for voting us your #1 favourite retirement residence! The Roxborough Retirement Residence is located just steps away from the state-of-the-art Southlake Regional Health Centre. Our superb location, coupled with elegantly appointed suites and beautiful amenities, provides a community where luxury, comfort and security are just part of everyday living. The professional and caring team at The Roxborough will welcome you to our family and ensure that your health and comfort are our #1 priority. The Roxborough Retirement Residence is owned and managed by Diversicare Canada who have been providing management services for over 30 years and currently oversee more than 40 residences across the country.

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RISE UP FOR HEALTH

Tara Annesley is very pleased to be chosen as one of Newmarket’s favorite Naturopathic Doctors. She would like to give a great, big, thank you to all her patients, colleagues and readers. Newmarket has a wonderful community of health care providers and she is grateful to be part of them. For over 15 years Tara has had the pleasure of helping individuals and families with a variety of health concerns. Many of her patients have not seen a naturopathic doctor before and they are just trying to figure out what they can do to feel better or keep healthy. Tara believes we are more than just our “parts”. Our bodies and minds are intimately connected. So by listening and really getting a chance to get to know you, she finds that you can work together to figure out the best way to help guide you to optimal health so you can achieve your goals. If you would like more information please visit her website at www.riseupforhealth.com or give Tara a call at 905-836-2723.


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At The Roxborough, we offer an innovative multi-sensory brain stimulation program called Brain Gym, exclusive to Diversicare. This program is designed to enhance the quality of life of our residents by focusing on the many areas of mental functioning including: Memory & concentration, vision & hearing, co-ordination & mobility, balance, stress management, and personal coping styles. Brain Gym also assists in mood enhancement, reducing depression, and overall well-being. Come visit us at The Roxborough or call to book a complimentary lunch and tour today! Just call 905-853-4573 or visit our website www.theroxborough.ca for more information about our residence and our in-house entertainment events.

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Thank you readers…we’re pleased to once again be a Readers’ Choice winner…in three categories. It just means to us that we’re serving the community in an artful way. With 10,000 square feet of art, frames, mirrors, and gifts spread over four floors…once you’ve visited, you’ll be back. There are over 2,000 framed pieces of art that you can try in your own home before you buy. From $5 posters to $25,000 pieces of original art, Select Art Galleries offers art to suit every taste and budget. Masters of custom framing, Select Art Galleries offers over 3,000 framing options. Consult with one of our decor specialists to get the perfect frame to showcase your art. Visit our Picture Frame Factory Warehouse with 1000s of ready-made frames and over 3,000 decorator prints. We’ve been serving the York Region since 1980, supporting the arts community, home owners, interior designers and decorators. We also have specialty services: Printing your digital photos on paper or canvas. Partnering with an art publisher ensures premium quality printing results. We restore pictures, paintings, wood, textile, porcelain, soapstone. Our restorers do museum quality work. Bring in your pieces for a consultation.

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Select Art gift boutique is not to be missed. We strive to be the best source for hard to find, unique and delightfully meaningful gifts. Our selections include, Lamp Berger, a purse that allows you to charge your mobile phone or laptop, award-winning Maple Syrup, Rob McIntosh Fine Porcelain gift sets and much more. We invite you to come in and be amazed.

Seneca Workforce Skills Centre

Senior Manager Donna Hall says, “On behalf of the Seneca Workforce Skills Centre, I would like to thank The Era and The Banner readers for making us your number one choice for all of your employment and training needs. We would also like to thank those employers who have assisted us with providing employment opportunities this past year to over 5,000 individuals throughout our two locations in York Region.” Seneca Workforce Skills one-to-one employment counseling sessions and daily workshops provide a flexible, comfortable environment to assist individuals with all their training and employment needs. If you or someone you know is unemployed and out of school, give us a call at our Newmarket office 905 898 6199 or in Vaughan at 905 417 1781 to learn how we can help.

SHANAHAN FORD LINCOLN

Shanahan Ford Lincoln has been voted number one for Best New Car Dealership and Best Used Car Dealership in the Era-Banner’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The win exemplifies the dealership’s stellar reputation for customer service and the growing popularity of the Ford and Lincoln brands. The Shanahan family has a distinguished history of satisfying the automotive needs of Newmarket and surrounding communities. The company prides itself on its dedicated staff, great service and outstanding products. Shanahan offers many benefits, including a team of factory trained technicians, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and a winning parts and service team. The entire staff is dedicated to ensuring that your experience with Shanahan Ford Lincoln develops into a long-term relationship, rather than a transaction; and the company’s success is due to the staff’s commitment to customer satisfaction. In September 2013, Shanahan Ford Lincoln re-located to a brand new facility with a 10-vehicle showroom (including a Dedicated Lincoln Showroom), Indoor Drive-Thru Service Reception, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Convenient Customer Lounge, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centre, Car Wash, and more. Shanahan Ford Lincoln is located at 18001 Leslie Street in Newmarket. They can be reached at 905-853-5000 or online at shanahanford.com

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“I’ve been a dental hygienist at Simon Dental Centre since 1997 and loved every minute of it.” says Denise. Denise is thrilled to receive this honour from The Era readers and thanks everyone from the bottom of her heart. Denise cares for all of her patients in a kind and gentle way. She is professional, well-educated, and comfortable to be around. She understands and teaches her patients about the relationship of their oral health to their overall body health and how one affects the other. Denise says, “I love working at Simon Dental because of the state-of-the-art equipment in a beautiful office, their knowledge of the latest dental procedures, the wonderful staff, and of course, the delightful patients. I would like to thank all my long standing patients for their loyalty and welcome new smiles to our practice. Cheers! Keep Flossing!

Simone Performance

“Thank you to the readers of The Era for voting us one of the top Automotive Repair shops for 2013!” says co-owner Vic Simone. “Our mission has always been to treat customers the way we want to be treated – with respect, honesty, courtesy, and exceptional service. This award proves to Christine and I that we’re doing exactly that.” In business since August 2004, Simone Performance is owned and operated by Vic and Christine Simone. They are dedicated to providing “peace of mind” to their customers by providing high-quality vehicle repair and maintenance solutions. As the word spread about that dedication, the business has grown…it’s now eight staff members strong (seven full-time and one part-time).

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Vic and Christine have always helped their community through various charities, children and adult sports team sponsorships and high school co-op programs. In fact, their community involvement led to an automotive educational program currently on the Rogers TV York Region called DRIVE. So drive on over and pop in to say hello. Simone Performance is one place you can be sure you’ll be looked after with care. Their qualified staff will use everyday language to explain what you need to know about your vehicle. You’ll know exactly what is needed and that’s a good feeling.

STEVE KINGSTON CPA CA

“What an honour to be voted by The Era readers as one of the top three accountants. Thank you readers.” says Steve. “I truly believe that knowing my clients’ needs is my strength. I pride myself on serving all of my clients’ needs, even the ones they don’t know they have. The more I understand about their situation, the better I’m able to provide service to them. ” Steve provides financial statement and income tax return preparation, business planning, compensation planning, corporate reorganizations, bookkeeping and general business consultation. He earned his CA designation in 1984 and after many years in public practice and industry, he started his own firm in Sharon in 2001. In 2011, he moved to his present location on Davis Drive in Newmarket. A sole practitioner, his client base includes a wide range of industries: service, retail, wholesale, construction, professionals, and manufacturing. His largest concentration of clients is in the medical profession. One thing that all of Steve’s clients know is that he is always available to them when they need him. Steve is also a local volunteer, having served 12 years on the volunteer Board of Directors for the Newmarket Stingrays Swim Club –five years as treasurer and six years as president.

Thanks to the readers and our loyal customers Celebrating 25 years and 4 time Readers’ Choice Winner!

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Summers and Smith Cooling & Heating Limited of Aurora has won a top award in The Banner’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Heating and Air Conditioning. Summers and Smith is a Canadian company with more than 40 years in the HVAC industry. Since its inception in 1973, Summers and Smith continues to provide quality customer service to the community of Aurora, and the surrounding area. The company provides sales, service and installation of the finest heating, cooling and indoor air quality products. They provide service to the residential and light commercial customer with forced air gas furnaces, air handlers, air conditioners, water heaters, boilers, rooftop units, unit heaters, radiant heating systems, humidifiers, air purification systems, controls, ventilation and related systems, as well as gas fireplaces. Summers and Smith services the Aurora, Newmarket, Stouffville, Bradford, Markham, Keswick and Richmond Hill areas. They provide a wide range of services, performed by professionally-trained and licensed gas fitters and refrigeration mechanics. This business plans for continued growth within these communities, but to limit their areas of coverage to maintain the excellence clients have come to expect. They will only increase in size when able to continue providing 24/7 service, as has been their goal for many years. Call Summers and Smith Cooling & Heating today at 905-727-2323.

T. Simpson Roofing Ltd. has always strived to provide its customers with “Service and Quality Second to None.” This family owned and operated company was founded in 1992 and later incorporated in 2002. T. Simpson Roofing Ltd. is the residential roofing specialists and also offers eavestrough, siding, and blown insulation. Not only will they provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision about the best roof for your home, their showroom offers the chance to view first-hand the products they use and shingle samples to take home to help visualize what your new roof will look like. T. Simpson Roofing Ltd. is proud to be Canada’s largest GAF/ELK Master Elite Certified Roofing Contractor. Having this certification qualifies all GAF/ELK roofs installed by T. Simpson Roofing Ltd. for a 50 Year Non-Prorated warranty covering materials and labour. T. Simpson Roofing Ltd. is the only roofing company in York Region and Simcoe County that can offer its customers a warranty of this caliber and sound peace of mind that their most valuable asset is being protected — their home. Offering a free, no-obligation written estimate, the latest products and a team of friendly, knowledgeable staff, T. Simpson Roofing Ltd. makes the experience of shopping for your new roof, from start to finish, as simple, informative and professional as possible – this is what makes T. Simpson Roofing Ltd. the Readers’ Choice Award Winner for the 12th year in a row.

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Good food, fast service and a pleasant experience make Newmarket’s Sunset Grill the place to be for great breakfasts and lunches. Famous for its all-day breakfasts and “fresh is tastiest” motto, the restaurant’s menu items are cooked fresh to order. The name says it all: Sunset grills all of its food items because it is committed to providing healthy food choices. Its food preparation methods are five-star inspired with quality never being sacrificed. Nothing is ever deep fried. Since opening its doors in Newmarket in 2010, Sunset Grill has developed a loyal following not only for its popular bacon and three-egg breakfast and soup options for lunch, but also for the quick, friendly and consistent customer service. Sunset Grill has also won a Readers Choice Award every year since opening! A true family restaurant, Sunset Grill offers a varied menu including omelettes, sandwiches, salads and a yummy children’s menu, all in a laid-back, California style atmosphere, which is warm, friendly and dedicated to making your experience as satisfying and pleasing as possible. Located at 17205 Leslie St. in Newmarket, Sunset Grill is open Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 905-853-0557 for information.

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TEK Support Computer Sales & Service Superior service at a sensible price is what you will find at TEK Support located on Newmarket’s historic Main Street, specializing in laptop sales and service since 2003. TEK Support (originally called DL & Associates) was founded by Dan Divito in 1987 when he decided to leave behind the “corporate world” and focus on the fast growing micro computer industry. At that time the company specialized in network and business system software, design, implementation and support geared toward mid-sized business. Dan worked with numerous business software products and his team designed and set up networks for a variety of companies in the GTA. Prior to then, Dan worked from 1977 in the IT departments of large corporations such as Hallmark Cards, Park Davis and PPG Canada. As Data Centre Manager at PPG, he saw first hand the growth of micro computers. Today, TEK Support is a shop that provides a one-on-one approach to customer service. Offering sales of new and pre-owned computers, as well as providing full services for laptops, towers and servers for Apple, Microsoft and Android hardware. TEK Support takes the confusion and stress out


THE MAID’S COTTAGE If you’re looking for home cooking at its finest – you’ll find it right in the heart of old Newmarket. “Our Mom, Jackie, would be so proud to know that we’ve been honoured with a Reader’s Choice award. She always believed in treating customers like part of the family and making them feel welcome. We have continued her legacy.” says co-owner Deb. Her sister and co-owner Pam adds “Homemade is the only way we know how to cook. This honour means so much to us. Thank you readers, we’re overjoyed.” Famous for their butter tarts, you can easily be tempted by a long list of other sweet treats. Then there’s homemade soup, different each day, sandwiches and home cooked meals for dining in or taking home. After a long day, it’s so nice to come home to dinner from The Maid’s Cottage. Deb says “We’re more than butter tarts, although there’s no question customers love our Mom’s butter tart recipe. We’ve got a fabulous breakfast special. From 7:30 to 11 am Monday to Friday, we’re serving up another new customer favourite – our French toast. Once you try it, you’ll be back for more. Our special is an amazing deal, for only $5.99, we’re serving eggs, your choice of bacon, ham or sausage, home fries, toast and coffee or tea. What a great way to start your day.” Good old fashioned cooking awaits you at The Maid’s Cottage…Are your taste buds tempted?

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TOM & JERRY’S BISTRO Born from the original Chick ‘N’ Deli, these “cheers” like pubs are perfect for anyone looking for great food at great prices. Although Tom and Jerry’s wings have been voted best wings in town over and over again since 1995, the accolades don’t stop there. Many patrons find themselves drawn to Tom and Jerry’s dinner specials including steak, prime rib, fresh fish and pasta. There is something for everyone at Tom and Jerry’s Bistro including Monday $6 burgers, Tuesday 1/2 price wings, Wednesday kids eat free, Thursday is rib night, as well as plenty of big screen t.v.’s for the sports enthusiasts. Founder Sands Swift is quick to point out that the success of Tom and Jerry’s is not only the product of great staff, it is the product of the knowledge passed onto him for 20 years from “the king of wings” , Louis Nemes. Louis is the founder of such famous restaurants as The Chick ‘N’ Deli, The Bistro on Avenue, and St. Louis.

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THE QUILT STORE – EVELYN’S SEWING CENTRE With 4,000-plus square feet, The Quilt Store (aka Evelyn’s Sewing Centre) provides a stellar selection of fabric, yarn, sewing and embroidery machines, and sergers. They also offer the kind of expertise that being in business over thirty years brings, and they’re a natural Reader’s Choice winner. They carry over 55,000 metres of fabric from cottons and batiks to silks and flannels, thousands of skeins of yarn from around the world, including Italy, Turkey, and Poland; hundreds of project kits; and the finest selection of notions, patterns and books. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and always on hand to provide wisdom, inspiration, and sound advice to quilters and sewers. Good service continues with a repair shop. Wendy Burton, Marketing Manager, explains, “We carry several lines of sewing, embroidery and serger machines from Bernina, Husqvarna, Pfaff, Janome, Baby Lock and Handi Quilter. It is natural that we should service what we sell, our Tech Shop is in a separate location in the same plaza, at Unit 14.” Whether you are a novice or an expert seeking some new skills, the store offers over 200 classes a

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of your computer problems — explaining it all in plain English. Honest, reliable, reasonable, quality service is guaranteed. Dan and family have lived in the Newmarket area since 1989. Drop by the shop at 236A Main Street S. – Free parking at rear door (off Timothy street) 905-715-9205 • www.teksupport.ca


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Tom and Jerry’s now has 4 locations for friends to meet. 10593 Yonge St. in Richmond Hill, 15531 Yonge St. in Aurora, 17335 Yonge St. in Newmarket and 443 The Queensway South in Keswick. You may visit them on-line at www.tomandjerrysbistro.com . Remember, there are no strangers at Tom and Jerry’s Bistro, just friends that have not met.

tracey gale, m.Sc., AUDIOLOGIST – I can HEAR BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND

Did you know that 10% of adults suffer from hearing loss that affects their quality of life? Did you know that another 50% of the population are negatively affected because it is difficult or impossible to talk to a friend or loved one who is hard of hearing? Signs of Hearing Loss. One of the most common complaints from people with hearing loss is that they can hear people talking, but cannot understand what is being said. Often the person with hearing loss will attribute their difficulties to other people mumbling or not speaking loudly enough. In reality, this situation is most often caused by High Frequency Hearing Loss. This condition negatively affects the listener’s ability to hear the higher pitched parts of human speech, making it difficult or impossible to clearly understand human speech. Dealing with Hearing Loss Fortunately 9 out 10 people with hearing loss will benefit from the use of hearing aids. Recent advancements have made hearing aids smaller, more comfortable and less noticeable, yet with better sound quality than ever before. In addition, there are good quality models to fit virtually any budget. If you or someone you care about suffers from hearing loss, contact an experienced audiologist to schedule a comprehensive hearing test. This quick and easy examination will determine if you have a hearing loss and how your hearing can be improved. Tracey Gale is Chief Audiologist at Trillium Hearing Centre. For more information or to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation contact Tracey at 905-235-1551.

Tumble Tot Co. & Tornados Gymnastics – A 24 year success story! For over 24 years families have been bringing their children to experience gymnastics at our facility. Our gym features a clean, open, bright atmosphere with colourful, quality Kindergym equipment. Watch as your child gains confidence and self esteem through our structured gymnastics programs offered for boys and girls ages 10 months and up. We at The Tumble Tot Co. & Tornados Gymnastics are committed to provide programs that add fun as well as benefit the physical well being of children of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. Instruction is provided through our high caliber coaching staff that enjoy working with children and have been certified by the National Coaching Certification Program. Each coach has completed CPR and First Aid courses. There are programs for children of all athletic ability from recreational to competitive gymnastics

all year round. The Tumble Tot Co. & Tornados Gymnastics also provides fun filled birthday parties fully supervised by our coaches with a decorated party room available. During the summer and March Break we have camps running full and half days for children ages 3.5 to 12 years. Children will enjoy gymnastics, music, theatre, science and crafts. Our competitive team has steadily grown over the years and provides those with the love of gymnastics to compete in competitions as well as participate in shows and demonstrations. The children have the opportunity to have fun with gymnastics, and strive to be the best they can be. Athletes who are determined to master the sport can join our teams: Artistic Gymnastics, Tumbling and Trampoline. For a tour of the gym or a free trial class, please call (905) 836-6401 or visit the website at www.tumbletot.com.

two men & a Truck We at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Newmarket-Aurora know moving is one of the most challenging times in a person’s life. As a franchisee of the home and business moving company TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, I see people every day dealing with this stress. That’s why my staff and I work hard to make the process as smooth and simple as possible for our customers. We have a very clear mission: to continuously strive to exceed our customer’s expectations. We work to treat you and your possessions how we’d like our grandmothers to be treated – with care and respect. We work with you to meet any needs for your home or business move. Our services range from partial to complete packing and unpacking; moving a single item to entire location; and pick up and deliveries. We also offer: • A trained, professional, uniformed team • Courteous movers and staff • Boxes and packing supplies • Packing and unpacking services • Competitive pricing • Free estimates • Insured and bonded services • Clean equipment • Evening and Saturday moves. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can assist you with your move. www.twomennewmarketaurora.ca

UNWIND YARN HOUSE “Our customers have become good friends here at Unwind Yarn House.” says owner Michele. “And that’s because of our great staff: Sheila, Dawn, Leilani, Deanna, Fiona, Cathy and Cyndy. Thank you ladies…it’s because of you that we have been honoured with this Readers’ Choice award. Not only did we win the Reader’s Choice award for favourite Wool Knitting Store but we’re the 2nd favourite place for Hobby/Collectible Store and 3rd for favourite Craft Store. We’re so excited…thank you readers.” Michele bought the yarn store about a year and a half ago. The shop has been a Main Street

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vince’s mARKET Vince’s Market is proud to have been voted by area readers as 1st Place winners of the Best Fresh Fruit and Vegetables. Vince’s also picked up 2nd Place recognition as Best Grocery Store as well as 3rd Place for Best Health Food store and 3rd Place for Best Organic Store! This is the 18th consecutive year that Vince’s has been awarded 1st Place in the Best Fresh Fruit and Vegetables category. An accomplishment that’s unparalleled. The owners, Carmen Trimarchi, Giancarlo Trimarchi and Brian Johns, are humbled by the annual recognition of The Era Banner readers and would like to thank all of their customers for their loyalty and patronage. Vince’s prides itself on their ability to stay true to their roots as a family business, and are proud to be a part of the communities in which they serve. Carmen continues to visit the Ontario Food Terminal 5 days a week to source out the freshest fruits and vegetables – from field to feast for you and your family “because food is one of life’s greatest pleasures!” Visit your local Vince’s Market to discover or rediscover why they continue to be #1 among The Era Banner readers! Vince’s Market has three locations: Newmarket - 869 Mulock Drive in Newmarket (905-853-3356) Sharon - 19101 Leslie Street in Sharon (905-478-8241) Uxbridge - Uxbridge at 234 Toronto Street South (905-852-2442) Visit us at www.vincesmarket.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VincesMarketOntario to stay up to date with our flyers, contests and blog.

Whatnot’s Craft Studio

Whatnot’s Craft Studio offers paint your own pottery and crafts for all ages! Drop into our bright, friendly Studio at #228 Historic Main Street S. and paint your own masterpiece! Choose from a variety of whimsical figurines, plates, bowls, mugs, and seasonal items. We fire your items in our kiln and they are ready for pick-up in on week. Many items for the children are available right away. We offer drop-in, seasonal workshops, community group outings, birthday parties and ceramic repairs. We

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favourite for nine years. She says, “We specialize in natural fibres and have a wide selection of yarns from around the world. We also carry needles, other supplies and accessories. In addition to our full schedule of classes, we’re a creative family and are always here to help.” It’s a relaxing place to visit – welcoming and inspirational – a place to get creative. Unwind stays on top of the current trends in knitting and crocheting. “We’ve even got an arm knitting workshop coming up. Yes, we’re definitely on trend with the latest in the knitting and crocheting worlds. There are so many yarns here in the shop, you’ll need time to wander through and get inspired. Thank you again readers. I hope you’ll come and see us…and maybe start a new project.”


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are now offering unique gifts for sale. Craft kits and gift certificates are also available for purchase. Whatnot’s is celebrating 10 years in business and has visited and participated in many events all over Town... Historic Main Street Canada Days, Fall Festivals and Farmer’s Market, Newmarket Homeshow Kidzone, Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Windfall Ecology Festival, Upper Canada Mall Playpark opening (look for the wall of handprints!) and has supported many local schools and charities. Call Whatnot’s Craft Studio @ 905-853-5843 to book your next event!

with satellite sites in Georgina and Schomberg. We also have outreach locations in the local libraries and schools. Perhaps most important of all to know is that the program is funded by the government and there is no charge for parents to take advantage of the services.

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Owner Morag says “We’re delighted to be honoured with two Readers’ Choice awards this year. For us, VIP means very important pet, your pet always receive VIP treatment. Our Boutique Boarding service means your pooch is a guest of honour in one of our host homes and becomes a member of their family while you’re away. We also understand that it’s important for you to know how to communicate with your dog so they can be good Canine Citizens. Our certified trainer will come to your home to teach you, your family, and your dog how to communicate and deal with issues in your home where they occur. Basic, intermediate and advanced classes are available.” Pets are usually happier in their own familiar environment. But since you can’t always be there, York Professional Pet Sitting is there for you 365 days a year to provide daily dog walking, mid-day breaks, in home pet care for all pets, nail trimming, and dog training. They have a strong team of reliable, responsible animal lovers who make sure your pet receives the best possible care when you can’t be there. Fully bonded and insured + Pet 1st aid and CPR certified. The team will administer all medications including insulin. “You can be assured that all visits are customized to your pet’s needs and your budget. “ Morag says. “Big or small, we love them all.”

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Are you a wine drinker but not yet a wine maker? Why not make 2014 the year that you give it a try? Winemaking is fun, affordable and can easily fit into the busiest schedule. And you’ll love the results! Dave McChesney, owner of Winexpert Newmarket, has been helping people make their own wine for over 17 years. Although new people discover winemaking at Winexpert all the time, many of Dave’s customers have been with him for years. They love the wide selection of wine kits available and enjoy using the state-of-the-art equipment in the store. Some people like a nice table wine (4 weeks to make), others are interested in a higher-end wine (6 or 8 weeks to make). Whatever you enjoy drinking, you’ll find just the right level of wine to make at Winexpert. Stop by the store and talk to Dave. He’ll help you decide which wines to make first. It’s been a hard winter but summer IS coming and you’ll want to have your wine cellar ready when the nice weather arrives. Fruit wines are always in fashion and Winexpert’s Island Mist is a delicious alternative to coolers. Last summer’s favourites were Raspberry Peach Sangria and White Cranberry Pinot Gris but there other flavours too to tempt you. Sound interesting? Let Dave help you get ready for summer! To find out more about winemaking, stop by Winexpert, 16995 Yonge St. (south of Eagle) or visit www.MakeWineWithDave.com

York Child Development & Family Services Inc. Ontario Early Years, York North

“Thank you readers, we are thrilled to be selected as a Readers’ Choice winner.” says Mary McCormack-Badinski. “We understand that parents are a child’s first and best teacher, so our programs are all designed to be supportive to parents to help them help their children learn and be inspired.” This is not a child care centre but rather a place where parents can go with their children to participate in activities. It’s also a resource centre for parents where they can borrow books and DVDs on parenting issues, as well as being a place for peer support, especially for women on maternity leave who do not have family close by and want to connect with other moms. Mary explains, “We can also help parents with referrals for issues such as preschool speech and language or behavioural issues. We know parenting is a tough job and a 24/7 one at that. We’re here to help. We offer one-on-one programs for behavioural concerns. ” The main site is at Yonge and Millard

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ZONA’S – THE CHILDREN’S SHOE SHOPPE When it comes to something as important as proper-fitting shoes for your children, caring parents look to footwear specialists like Zonas the Children’s Shoe Shoppe, selected Best Children’s Shoe Store in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Zonas has been providing quality footwear at competitive prices to Newmarket since 1981. The knowledgeable sales staff are trained to help guide you through the process of picking the correct shoes for your son or daughter. They pride themselves on carrying the best brands for kids of all ages. These include New Balance, Stride Rite, Saucony, Bonnie Stuart, Lelli Kelly, Geox, Bogs, Teva, Columbia, Kidorable and more. Parents often feel that they are constantly changing kid’s shoes, which could be a result of changing them at the wrong time, causing your children to grow out of their shoes prematurely. Zonas keeps charts on all their customers, which helps maximize the length of time that you will get from their footwear. If you’re in need of a baby’s first walking shoe, or your son or daughter is going to school, the staff at Zonas is there to help. For more information, please contact Zonas the Children’s Shoe Shoppe at 905-830-9737.

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Hitting the ice Staff Photography by Mike BarretT & Steve Somerville

Skating events in Newmarket and Aurora brought people out to try to beat the doldrums of winter. Clockwise from top left: Tristan McGonegal (from left), Chris Wilson, Bianca Leblond and Zajla Hunter skate at Riverwalk Commons in Newmarket; Katie Connelly, 7, skates around the ice at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex, Chantal Oh and her dad, David, have fun at Riverwalk Commons; and Trevor (from left), Mark and Mackenzie Fullerton have fun at Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex.

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James McNaughton has come a long way from the cattle call of a talent identification camp he and former Huron Heights football teammates Bill Thomas and Tanner Forsyth answered a little more than four years ago. Newmarket’s McNaughton will travel even farther this month when he competes at the Sochi Olympic Games as a member of Canada’s men’s bobsled program. That said, a lot of folks might question the wisdom of being part of a four-man group jumping into a bathtub-sized compartment on blades and hurtling at breakneck speed down the side of a mountain somewhere in Europe.

Not for squeamish It certainly is not a sport for the squeamish. “If you had asked me four years ago if I thought there was a onein-a-million chance of going to the Olympics in bobsled, I’d have said, ‘Never’,” said McNaughton, who earned a bachelor of arts at the University of Ottawa, where he also played linebacker on the Gee Gees varsity football team. “I really wanted to play in the CFL. “I basically went from just wanting to say I tried out for the Olympic bobsled team to getting out there and making the national team. Before that, the only idea I had was from watching Cool Runnings.”

As part of driver Justin Kripps’ crew, McNaughton, Tim Randall and former Canadian Olympic sprinter Bryan Barnett (Beijing), were in Igls, Austria for the seventh stop on the World Cup circuit last weekend. They are eighth in the season standings, one slot ahead of Canada 2. The finale in Konigssee, Germany did not change the standings, It only altered starting positions in Sochi. The top three countries are entitled to three entries in Sochi. For the crew, the pre-season goal was to qualify for the Olympics, but the season has gone even better than expected. When you consider an Olympic year brings out additional athletes challenging to make the team, it’s a recipe for jangled nerves that started long before the first race of the season. “The other two years I’ve been in the sport, it’s always been competitive. You’re always fighting for a spot, but never to this extent,” McNaughton said. “We’ve been on the chopping block all season. We need to cut loose after a season like this. “But we can be confident because we’ve put the work in and can feel we’re not too far behind without Olympic experience. “We want to be a threat at the Olympics, to be in the top 10 and maybe sneak into a podium spot.” McNaughton works — perhaps

hangs on is a more appropriate term — from the third position of the sled. Hurtling at speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour down the course in a vessel carrying nearly 900 pounds of athlete, it’s not difficult to determine who, or what, is in charge. “I don’t see anything,” McNaughton said. “I’m so tucked down and holding on for dear life, but it’s funny, without seeing anything, you can still feel the pressure in corners, the skids. You can visualize everything. When you see it on video, you say, ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this sport’.” McNaughton, 25, has been so busy and intense in his sport that when it came time to celebrate being named to the Olympic roster, he was at a loss. “It was a weird experience when I got named to the team,” he said. “It was a dream of mine and I dedicated the past three years of my life to nothing but bobsled, but I was really disappointed in my reaction. It was like nothing’s really different. I was excited and proud, but knowing I still have to train to get better for the next race. “I’m sure when we’re walking into the stadium during opening ceremonies, it’ll hit me, but what I’m looking forward to is when we get into our cadence and that moment right before we start pushing.”

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Anwar Hared is competing in Russia. The Newmarket resident will participate in the demonstration sport, bandy, ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. He is in Irkutsk, Russia, with the Somalian team competing in the bandy world championship and returns to Canada Saturday. “I’m very proud,” Anwar’s father, Aden, said. “He’s a good kid.” Anwar, 17, was born in Canada, but qualified to play for Somalia because his parents emigrated from the African nation in 1991. He attends St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School and plays hockey in Aurora.

Aden Hared, shows off a photograph of his son, Anwar, and some of the medals he has won. Anwar is competing at the bandy world championships. Go to bit.ly/1edFXY4 to see a video.

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Bandy is similar to hockey, but it is played outdoors on a sheet of ice about the size of a soccer pitch.

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SELL YOUR HOME FAST AND FOR TOP DOLLAR JOB POSTING Job Title: Machine Strapper, Casual Part Time Location: Aurora THE OPPORTUNITY York Region Media Group, a division of Metroland Media Group, is currently looking to fill a Casual Part- Time Machine Strapper position for the following shifts: Mondays 4pm-2am and Tuesday 4pm-2am. Reporting to the Machine Operator, the Machine Strapper is responsible for removing skids from the line, relocating them to the appropriate slots using the pump truck and wrapping finished product. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Remove skids from line, relocate them to the appropriate slots using pump truck and wrap finished product • Follow the job list assigned to count, insert flyers and stacking • Retrieve flyers from surrounding skids • Hours fluctuate seasonally based on insert/flyer volume • Work in a safety-conscious manner as outlined in the Company and department safety policies • Perform physical material handling • To perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR • Ability to remain alert and maintain a high level of concentration • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment, an asset • Attention to detail • Have their own transportation Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume to Erin Smyth at esmyth@yrmg.com by February 5, 2014. Please reference "Machine Strapper" in the subject line. Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please

Injection Molding Company in York Region is Hiring Full-time Employees! M a i n t e n a n c e Te c h n i c i a n s w i t h Injection Molding experience required. Packers/Operators and Material Handlers and Quality Technicians are needed. Must be able to work 12 hr continental shifts.

Email resumes to plastics.hr@inbox.com PART TIME MARKETING We a r e a f u l l s e r v i c e i n s u r a n c e brokerage needing more contact with our current and former Clients. Must have customer service and / or outbound calling experience and excellent verbal skills. Hours are 4pm to 8pm Mon. to Thurs. Salary plus incentives.

Please e-mail your resume to: recruiting@dlins.com Magna Golf Club is accepting applications for Summer, Seasonal and Horticulture staff members on the grounds maintenance team for the 2014 season. Please submit resume to: wrath@magnagolf.com or fax to 905-713-2958

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LIGHT ASSEMBLY & PACKAGING Full-time, wage & benefits 8am- 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Apply in person to: Envirogard Products Ltd. 446 Major Mackenzie Dr. E. Unit 6, Richmond Hill Technical/ Skilled Trades FIELD SERVICE Technician at Wash-Tech. This is an exciting and challenging position to repair and install car wash equipment. The ideal candidate must possess an understanding of electronic controls, hydraulics, pneumatics and 3 phase power. To apply email resume: donloder @wash-tech.ca

Office/ Administration RECEPTIONIST FOR a New Home Sales Office in Bradford to work Monday - Thursday with the occasional weekend shift. Please apply in person to the Summerlyn Village Sales Office. 22 Downy Emerald Drive, Bradford. More information at: http://sni purl.com/reception

Health Care/Medical

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT or Optician wanted for full-time work in a full-scope optometric practice in Newmarket. Involves receptionist work as well as ordering and selling of glasses and contact lenses. Experience preferred. To apply email resume to: khoandassoc @yahoo.com or call: (905)898-1555

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Condos for Rent

Condos for Rent

Condo for Rent 175 Cedar Ave Richmond Hill, Large 1 bedroom + Sunroom Large, 780sqft. condo, master bathroom with ensuite, solarium, 2pc washroom, pantr y, includes all utilities and Rogers cable. Very bright spacious, very well maintained luxury building! Super quiet. Great residents - Fantastic lifestyle Features such as: outdoor pool and tennis, indoor hot tub, squash, gym, media room & more. Walking distance to bus, Go train, Shopping, schools, parks. Includes: fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, window coverings. Non-smoking or pets, looking for long term lease $1,450 mth includes one parking spot + $70 mth for 2nd underground parking spot. Available March 1st. Call 905-830-6690 references required, first and last month.

Private Homes for Sale

Apartments for Rent

AURORA, GOLF Links Drive. 2 story, 4+1 bedrooms, finished basement, and all furniture for sale. $735,000. 905-727-1859

AURORA- YONGE Street. 2 bedroom, second floor. Near amenities. Freshly painted. Hardwood. $985.+ hydro. No pets. Available immediately. (905)841-0576, 905-727-9150

Apartments for Rent 1-KESWICK LAKEFRONT. 1 bedroom, newly renovated, cable, parking, $$900 inclusive. Bachelor, $700. 2 bedroom, $900+. 1st/ security. No pets. 905-989-2469 AURORA- 2 2 bedrooms, hot water, heating and parking included. Hydro extra. Laundr y. First/ last. No pets. $895/ $890. 905-478-4486

BRADFORD- 1 bedroom, bright, clean, spacious, private entrance. Walkout to backyard. Nonsmoking/ dogs. From $795+ utilities. Immediately. 416-751-3368, 905-778-8228, 905-251-7393 BRADFORD- 3 bedroom, bright, clean, spacious, private entrance. Garage and parking. Non-smoking/ dogs. From $1150+ utilities. March. 416-751-3368, 905-778-8228 905-2517393

AURORA- BATHURST/ Henderson. Renovated bachelor, main floor, parking, patio, woodlot. No smoking, no pets, $850 inclusive. February 1st. 905-503-2007, Ed. BRADFORD- 3 bedroom AURORA- NEWLY reno- excellent condition/ garvated bachelor base- age/ laundry. $1450 inment. Walkout. $800 clusive. Tony Mendes inclusive. Laundry, park- 905-715-4951 Century i n g , f i r e p l a c e , A / C . 21 Available immediately. No smoking/ pets. BRADFORD- NEW 905-841-8097 1600sq.ft. 3 bedroom /416-898-8097 u p p e r, 2 b a t h r o o m s , AURORA- WALK Yonge/ garage, laundr yroom. Wellington. Main floor, 3 N o n - s m o k i n g / p e t s . bedroom, laundry, park- Av a i l a b l e M a rc h 1 s t . ing $1300. +2/3 utilities. $1400+. Lease/ referenc1 bedroom basement, es. 905-252-9701 $800. Non-smoking/ pets. 905-889-5505 HOLLAND LANDINGAURORA- YONGE/ Mur- Clean 2 bedroom apartray. 3 bedroom, main ment, in upper duplex. level, clean, parking, Suits professional. No laundry. Available Febru- smoking/ pets. $900+. ar y 1st. No smoking/ Excellent references onpets. $1400 inclusive. l y . I m m e d i a t e l y . 416-453-9040 416-287-1093

Apartments for Rent

KESWICK Big bright 3 bedroom basement near park. Lots of big windows, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, parking, appliances. $1300 inclusive. 905-960-9119 leave message KESWICK SOUTH Central- bachelor selfcontained. Close to amenities, Suits mature single. Non-smoking/ pets. $750 inclusive. Now available. (905)476-6876. MARCH 1ST- $1200 inclusive. New 2 bedroom basement. Laundry, 6 appliances. Near hospital, school. Cats allowed. Non-smoking. 2 parking. 905-715-4919 M T. A L B E RT- 1 b e d room walkout basement apartment, suits 1. Selfcontained, laundry, parking, a/c. Non-smoking/ pets. $750. Available immediately. 905-473-2350. N E W LY R E N O V AT E D w/new appliances. 232 Penn (Yonge/ Davis), near transportation. 3 bedroom upper $1350. 2 bedroom basement $950. 905-832-1217 jkhalilova@kemflo canada.com N E W M A R K E T- 1 1 / 2 bedroom basement. Available February 1st. $895 inclusive. Parking, l a u n d r y. P l e a s e c a l l 289-221-7785 NEWMARKET- 2 bedroom main floor $1200+. Available February 1st. 905-836-0962 NEWMARKET- 2 level 2 bedroom apartment. $1050+ hydro. Laminate flooring upstairs/ downstairs. Parking. Nonsmoking/ pets. March 1st. For appointment 905-898-3282 NEWMARKET CENTRALbright bachelor, self contained, parking. Nonsmoking/ pets. Suits mature individual. $749. inclusive. Call 10am-6pm. 416-791-9941 michael.prolease@ gmail.com NEWMARKET- LARGE 1 bedroom, hardwood flooring, $875+ hydro. No smoking, no pets. Av a i l a b l e M a rc h 1 s t . 905-898-3282 NEWMARKET- LONDON/ Yonge- renovated, spacious 2 bedroom basement, appliances, laundry, a/c, non-smoking/ pets. Available imm e d i a t e l y. $ 1 0 0 0 inclusive. 905-898-9156. NEWMARKET- PROSPECT/ Water. Large 1 bedroom walk-out with sunroom and covered patio, walk-in closet, walk to Fairy Lake, shops, restaurants and hospital. $900+ hydro. 416-822-5908 N E W M A R K E T- Q U I E T building. Heating, parking included. Large 1 bedrooms apt. Nonsmoking/ pets. 647-704-0220. NEWMARKET, WILLIAM Roe/ Yonge, 1 bedroom, gas fireplace, parking, laundry, non-smoking/ pets. Available immediately. $800 all inclusive. 905-954-1294.

Apartments for Rent WILLOW BEACH- Spacious 1 bedroom apartment available immediately. $950 inclusive. Own entrance. Alarm system. No pets. Suits adults. Cell#: 905-252-3531

Rooms for Rent and Wanted KESWICK- ROOM available. Share kitchen, bath. Parking, laundry. Mature non-smoking professional male only. $450. (905)989-0496.

Seniors Services CHOREBUSTERS: HOME Services. We do cleaning, cooking, laundry, domestic chores, errands, organizing etc.. York Region. Certificates and References. Lisa 289-383-0417.

NEWMARKET- BESIDE Upper Canada Mall. Large furnished room, Support Services modern house, parking. First/last. March 1st. Male preferred. $550. ARE YOU looking for a 9 0 5 - 8 9 8 - 7 6 8 0 l e a v e way to forgive, that allows you to feel happier message. and healthier, without guilt, anger or regrets? Townhouses for Rent Call Lisa Pace, R.S.S.W. Shared for appointment, NEWMARKET- BEAUTIAccommodations 289-383-0417. FUL 2 bedroom townh o m e $ 1 , 1 4 0 . 0 0 KESWICK- LARGE fur+utilities. H.O.P.E. Co- n i s h e d r o o m . C a b l e . Business Services op, family-oriented com- Parking. Share kitchen/ m u n i t y , s t e p s t o laundry/ livingroom. amenities. NO SUBSIDY Close to transportation. PA RT T I M E C o n t r o l A V A I L A B L E . V i s i t N o n - s m o k i n g / p e t s . ler/Consultant Are your www.hopecoop.ca for Available immediately. finances controlled and further info/ to download $ 5 9 5 i n c l u s i v e managed? Controller for application. Viewings ar- 905-476-4034 Multi Nationals and ranged for pre-qualified small business available applicants only. move-in at very reasonable rates incentive includes free Industrial/Commercial Please see www.rwpfibasic cable for 1yr. Info: nancialconsulting.ca or for Rent/Wanted 905-853-0049. e-mail rpfaff@primus.ca NEWMARKET- LESLIE/ NEWMARKET/ 404 Crowder. Sparkling 3 Mortgages/Loans Lease Industrial bedroom 2 bath townspace. Clean home, 5 appliances, A/C, 1100sq.ft., garage, fenced yard, $$MONEY$$ shop/ office, 1495+. April 1st. CONSOLIDATE 10' overhead door. 905-713-1615, Debts Mortgages to 90% For light manufacturwww.HappyTenants No income, ing, distribution, etc. Properties.com Bad credit OK! (905)830-1409 Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 Houses for Rent YONGE/ WELLINGTON1 bedroom, $900+ utilities. No pets allowed. Also, 2 bedroom: $1000+ utilities. 1 parking. No pets. 416-743-5601, Tony.

AURORA- 2 bedroom in lower level of house, new carpeting, windows, great neighborhood, large backyard. Available F e b r u a r y. M a r y L o u 289-221-9878. HOLLAND LANDING Bright, clean, upper flr of a 3 bdrm house for rent, close to schools & YRT stop. $1500mnth/+ utilites. 416-629-3336 HWY. 48/ Davis- new luxury 2 bedroom semi, no pets/ smoking, quiet professional(s). $820+. Lease, first/ last. Immediately. (905)473-9983 KING CITY- 3 bedroom, living room/ den: main floor, finished basement. Appointment, Gerry (416)789-2163, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri., leave 416-789-2163ext24 after 5pm NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom main floor, laund r y, r e n o v a t e d , n e a r school/ amenities. $1450 includes heat/ hydro. Non-smoking/ pets. Available immediately. 416-580-0852 NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom semi, near schools and all amenities $1190.+ utilities. 905-830-2915 NEWMARKET- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, centrally located, 1.5 acres, pool, quiet, family friendly, Clean. Huge heated workshop. Immediate. 289-221-1743 NEWMARKET- YONGE/ Mulock, 3+1 bedroom main floor, 2 bathrooms, laundry, parking, separate entrance. No pets. $1600.+60% utilities. M a r c h 1 s t . (647)505-1131. YONGE/ QUEENSVILLE, 2 bedroom. Large lot, first/ last, application required. $1100+ utilities. Available immediately. Call Kim or John. 416-493-7723.

Articles for Sale (Misc.) HOT TUB (SPA) Covers Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837. www.thecoverguy.com/sale MAHOGANY DINING room set, queen bed, sofa, writing desk, iron dining room set. 905-853-8725.

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Cleaning/Janitorial A CRYSTAL Cleaning experience- Homes, Offices. Insured/ bonded. Supplies provided. 15% discount. (647)500-2260 for details. CLEANING SERVICESNot enough time in your day? Satisfaction guaranteed! Call Pam 905-853-9315

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PET LOSS Support, Registered Social worker and trained grief support worker offers emotional support. Newmarket area. Lisa Pace 289-383-0417.

ABBA CONSTRUCTIONBasement finishing from $7000. Fences & Decks. Tiles, flooring, electric, plumbing. Call Alex 905-252-0804, 905-252-0388 Office.

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking $150-$1000 for dead/ alive cars, trucks, vans. Fast, free towing. New & used tires available. 1-866-726-0222 905-722-0222 A FREE TOW for your scrap car or truck and cash paid. (905)775-1018 or (905)836-2100 A1 SERVICE. We pay top dollar. Wanted: Cars, Trucks & Equipment. Used parts also available. Your respons i b l e a u t o r e c y c l e r, 905-954-0002 CASH PAID $0-$2,500. Scrap & repairable. Cars, trucks, trailers. Will pick-up. (905)775-4935. Toll-free: 1-888-484-4887. Anytime.

HOME RENO. 25 years exp. Basement. Kitchen. Bathroom. Drywall. Painting. Call Cam 647-388-1866 www.hongfu construction.com

Moving & Storage A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, residential/ condos/ commercial. Quality service. Affordable/ reliable. 905-758-2848, 416-677-2848 www. parrishomesolutions. com

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MACPHERSON, Ethel Mae

With love, the family of Ethel announce her passing on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in her 96th year, at Newmarket, Ontario. Predeceased in May 2010 by her husband Ian. Survived by daughter Cathy, grandsons Wayne and Chris, great grandchildren Zoe, Sydney, Declan and Jasper. Also her sister Marjorie, brother Ed and their families. Many nieces, nephews, family and friends too numerous to mention. S p e c i a l T h a n k s t o t h e s t a ff a n d residents of Eagle Terrace. Private interment, with memorial service and gathering to follow on May 24, 2014 (Taylor Funeral Home - Newmarket). RAMM, Nannette (Nan) Jane Passed away peacefully on January 29, 2014, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 75. She is predeceased by her sons, Michael and Jeffery. She is survived by her loving husband, George of over 55 years and loving son, Steven (Cathy). She will be sadly missed by her loving grandchildren, Ashley and Michael. Visitation was held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home (157 Main St. S., Newmarket, ON, L3Y 3Y9). Private burial to be held at Brampton Cemetery on Monday, February 3, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. www.roadhouseandrose.com

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POPE, Theresa Mary (nee Callaghan) On January 29, 2014 after 85 years, an angel has been called back to Heaven. Beloved wife to Walter Thomas for 60 years. Cherished mother to Walter Jr. (Helga), Colleen (Keith), Norman (Tracy), Arlene (Doug), Brenda, and Donna (Pat), also extended family Debbie, Linda, and Steve. Loved by eleven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Missed by sister Marg (Buck) and brothers Joe and Eugene (Marg). Predeceased by Jack and Tommy. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life to take place on February 5th, 2014, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m at Taylor Funeral Home, 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario. VAHLENKAMP, Ruth Gerda Passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Wednesday, January 29th 2014 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of almost 60 years of Heinz (predeceased 2009). Loving mother of Sabine and husband Jochen Schleese, and proud grandmother of Samantha and Danielle. Friends are invited to share in the family's memories at a celebration of her life on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Amica (275 Doak Lane). Visitation 4:30-6:00 p.m. and memorial/reception 6:00-8:30 p.m. Online condolences and further information at www.roadhouseandrose.com. If desired, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to www.HIPPOHfoundation.org.

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Memoriam In Loving Memory of My Dear Daughter & My Dear Grandson Cassandra C. Read & Taylor R. T. Grasby February 4th, 2006

FOSTER, Winnifred Peacefully passed away at Cedarvale Lodge, Keswick on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Winnie Foster (nee Graham), of Holland Landing, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Bill Foster. Loving mother of Ken (Liz), Harry (Lora), Carol (John) Boag, and Cindy Martin (Bruce Hannah). Proud gran of Michael, Steven (Krista), Robin (Phil); Brent, Julie and William; Melanie; Andrew (Claire), Ryan (Ashley), and Brandon (Mackenzie). Cherished great gran of Brodi, Cody, Devon, Shawn and Colton. Dear sister of late Nellie Rogers, Pat Hollingshead, late Jean Stickwood, late Bud Graham, late Harvey Graham, late Ken Graham, and Mike Graham. Winnie will be fondly remembered by Jim Martin and many nieces and nephews. F r i e n d s c a l l e d a t S K WA R C H U K FUNERAL HOME, Bradford for a visitation on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. followed by cremation. In Winnie's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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No one knows how much I miss you both; No one knows the bitter pain I have suffered since I lost you; Life has never been the same. In my heart your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true; There is not a day, Dear Daughter & Grandson, That I do not think of you both. Those we love don't go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near Always loved, sadly missed and very dear. Love Always & Forever Mama/Gama & Family xoxo

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