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L.H. Tiffany Hsieh Analysis

Lean, efficient council should be No. 1 priority

Wage freeze not primary issue, representatives say BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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In an ongoing effort to balance the books, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan unveiled plans yesterday to freeze wages for nearly 500,000 more public service employees in Ontario. But workers who already agreed to freezes or are fighting against antistrike legislation say the real issue is about their constitutional right to collectively bargain. “There was no opportunity to discuss,” Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario York president David Clegg said. “It’s not a wage freeze, it’s a wage rollback from our perspective. We’ve been picked on and targeted, that’s for sure. So have the doctors.” About 25,000 doctors are still in talks with the province.

Plan would add regional members from Aurora, King

‘We’ve been picked on and targeted, that’s for sure’. David Clegg

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Wednesday’s announcement from the McGuinty Liberals is aimed at hospitals, hydro utilities, universities, colleges and other broader public sector employees. However, the recently imposed Bill 115, known as the Putting Students First Act, is a “scary precedent”, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation executive officer Scott Marshall said, questioning what bigger plans the government has. “We do recognize the environment we are in, but the issue is bigger than wage freeze,” he said. While the union proposed a wage freeze and other cost-saving measures, the government turned down its offers, Mr. Marshall said. This week, high school teachers in York voted 94-per-cent in favour of a strike mandate, adding their support to about 136,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across the province. York’s elementary teachers vote on a strike mandate Oct. 4.

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Model Olya Limarenka gets ready for the Hope in Purple Heels fundraiser for Belinda’s Place with event host Upper Canada Mall general manager Robert Horst (from left) and Michael Croxon and Jim Vandusen of presenting sponsor New Roads Auto Group. There is still time to don your purple heels or tie and join them — as well as Belinda Stronach, the shelter foundation’s honorary chairperson — for the event, an exclusive evening of fashion, fun and fundraising Saturday at Upper Canada Mall’s decked-out centre court. Internationally acclaimed TV personality and stylist-to-the-stars Paul Venoit will MC the show that features the hottest trends from Michael Kors, Rudsak, Town Shoes and other retailers. Entertainment includes York Region’s own phenom crooner, Christopher Dallo, and Canadian Idol contestant Scarlett Burke. The

glam event begins with a cocktail reception at 7:45 by Aurora’s renowned caterer, Edward Street Grill. The all-inclusive tickets are $250, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to York Region’s first shelter for single women without a home, opening next year in Newmarket. Thanks to Oxford Property Group/Upper Canada Mall, $75,000 will be raised toward the $1-million community fundraising goal. About 200 guests will also enjoy swag bags with a minimum value of $100, as well as have a chance to win one of more than $7,000 in fabulous prizes, also with a minimum value of $100, from supporters that include Danier, The Bay, Michael Kors, Browns Shoes, Pandora, Coach, Sephora and Mac. If you purchase your ticket online by noon tomorrow at belindasplace. ca, you’ll be entered into a draw to win two more tickets, valued at $500.

The battle over regional council representation isn’t new. Durham Region has seen politicians added and whittled during the years and Peel Region was legislated by the province to increase seats in Mississauga’s favour. Each process was contentious in its own way. In York Region, the fight to add five more regional councillors in the 2014 municipal election is about to boil down to representation by population versus representation by workload. A motion tabled before the summer break and deferred to next month for debate asked the region to request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation that would authorize the change in regional council composition. Aurora, East Gwillimbury, King, Whitchurch-Stouffville and Vaughan would each gain one new councillor, if the proposed restructuring gets local, regional and provincial approval. With the exception of Vaughan, which has its mayor and three regional councillors, the other municipalities being considered are currently represented on regional council by their mayors only. “Four mayors are on their own and they find it very difficult,” regional chairperson Bill Fisch said. Projects in York Region are huge and the commitment of each regional councillor or mayor is “onerous”, he added. “It’s not about population,” Mr. Fisch said, calling the motion an unusual request. “It’s about workload and complexity of the issues.” However, the changing composiSee WEIGHTED, page A7.

Positive West Nile virus cases rise to 6 BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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The number of people who have tested positive for West Nile virus in York Region has increased to six, according to the latest statistics released by York’s public health office. That’s double the number of cases from last week. Four cases in Vaughan include a woman, 52, and three men, 47, 72 and 75. Two in Newmarket are a woman, 60 and a man, 76.

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All are recovering at home, York associate medical officer of health Dr. Lilian Yuan said. On the other hand, the number of probable human cases have dropped to five from six. However, a woman, 54, who has been recovering at home in Thornhill for more

than a month, is still awaiting blood test results, Dr. Yuan said. The number of cases and mosquito pools testing positive for West Nile virus will likely drop as the weather gets colder, she said. “The weather is in our favour... if we get seasonal weather or frost,” she said. “Mosquitoes don’t survive in the cold.” However, patients testing positive for the virus now may have been infected weeks ago, so a decrease in cases likely won’t happen immediately, but perhaps in about a month, Dr. Yuan said.

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Appalling how province is ignoring public input ISSUE: Report finds provincial government ignoring our rights on important decisions.

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angerous. Deliberate. Undermining. Scathing. Those are just a few choice words hurled at the province this past week after a report found it is blatantly ignoring our rights on important and possibly life-changing environmental decisions being made in our communities. Instead of seeing green on provincial eco initiatives — in which, apparently, we have little or no say — we should all be seeing red. “It astounds me to report on the degree of disregard and contempt that is shown to statutory requirements of the Environmental Bill of Rights,” Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller said last week when he released part one of his annual report, aptly entitled Losing Touch. Not only are the Ontario Liberals flouting our right to know about and comment on green matters, policies and initiatives paid for by the public purse, they are hiding significant decisions being made, says Mr. Miller, Ontario’s independent environmental advocate. As reported by YRMG last week, the worst culprit is the Natural Resources Ministry, which Mr. Miller calls a chronic offender that ignores requirements of the law and develops policies and programs without consulting the public. “Perhaps it is understandable that the ministries are no longer referred to as the civil service because there is nothing civil about the way citizens are often treated when they exercise their legislated right to file a request for investigation or review,” he said. For many residents — especially those intrinsically involved in local environmental matters — this report likely comes as no big surprise. That’s because, along with ignoring our input and demands for change, another delinquent, the Environment Ministry, keeps us in the dark. Look no further than an aluminum dross smelter on Warden Avenue in Georgina, which was certified — but virtually ignored — by the Environment Ministry more than 30 years ago. York Region politicians have been unsuccessful in getting Premier Dalton McGuinty to own up to his promise in 2003 to clean up the Thane smelter site. “This location is in a league of its own in this region in terms of its environmental degradation,” Regional Councillor John Taylor has said. The ministry confirmed yesterday, in fact, it doesn’t have the funds to assist with cleaning up chemicals such as copper, cadmium, zinc and ammonia that continue to move through the ground toward the Maskinonge River and, possibly, Lake Simcoe. It even goes as far as to deny any commitments the province made in the first place to rehabilitate the site that was under its watch for decades. Appalling, to say the least. We have simply, as citizens and communities, lost trust and faith in the province’s vow and mandate to protect us. Opposition parties say hiding information is typical of the Liberals and point to their current fight to get Queen’s Park to discuss recent decisions to cancel electrical generating stations in Oakville and Mississauga. “This government continues to keep Ontarians in the dark on the costs and benefits of legislation, and they don’t want people to know the negative aspects of some of these things,” Progressive Conservative critic Michael Harris said. Trampling on citizens’ rights and flouting laws that demand we have a say in matters is unacceptable, untrustworthy and contemptible. Immediate steps must be taken to ensure the public is aware of and understands any and all issues that affect our communities and the Liberals have to stop assuming they can run the show behind closed doors and under a veil of secrecy.

BOTTOM LINE: Public must be aware of all issues that affect our communities.

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Replacement refs’ woes show officiating tough ave you been following the saga of the National Football League replacement officials and their struggles to make the right call in the pressure cooker that is America’s biggest sports stage? The poor guys in the pinstripes are at the mercy of instant replay as the broadcasters show us the calls that should have been made and shouldn’t have been made — and maybe would have been made correctly by the everyday officials with whom the league can’t seem to reach a deal on a new contract. Of course, we arm-chair quarterbacks view ourselves as experts on the game, believing we could make those split second calls with our eyes closed and our brains tied behind our backs. Oddly, instead of us being humbled by this spectacle of semi-pro refs struggling to get it right, we seem to be more convinced than ever that we regular guys at home could do better. Where thousands of us were yelling at the TV screen about the blown calls in years past, now there are millions yelling at more blown calls. Even when these call-up rule enforcers view instant replay in those instances where, mercifully, video review is allowed — you’d think this second chance to see what the rest of the world saw on their TV screens would be all that’s needed — they still can’t seem to get it right. You’d think they were doing it on purpose — as in, they’d been passed over by the big league and now, when there’s trouble with the “real” refs, the big league comes calling. Well, we’ll show them. Touchdown Seattle. It makes me glad we don’t have to deal with this phenomenon in our everyday lives: replacement airline pilots (“Hey, what does this button do?”) replacement brain surgeons (“Oops! I think I dropped something.”), replacement police officers (“Freeze! You’re under arrest for parking in...” Boom! “Darn, my gun went off again!”), replacement pharmacists (“Sore arse and sciatica? Try this, umm, let’s see, arsenic and cyanide! Sounds right, no?”) I don’t even watch a lot of football. But this whole new element of curious rules interpretation, of officials changing the outcome of the game, has added an exciting randomness to the games that I intend to enjoy for as long as it lasts. But while professional football is big business and fans may have a right to be aghast at how shoddy officiating is affecting the credibility of a great game, I must say something I don’t miss now that my own kids are less involved in competitive sports, as seems to happen as kids get older, is the abuse of people who officiate at our children’s sports contests and, in the case of hockey especially, seem to take a type of verbal abuse from the coaches and parents that, if it were me, no amount of compensation could ever make up for. People walk into a house of worship and are on their best behaviour — peaceful, thoughtful, caring. Later that afternoon, they walk into a house of hockey worship somewhere in the York-Simcoe league and lose their minds — they are screaming at the officials in a flurry they wouldn’t unleash on a person who had stolen their life savings or set their house on fire. (As a coach I’ve tried to limit my own comments to “bad call, ref”, not yelled but stated clearly and firmly, when really I should have kept my mouth shut.) Let’s take this NFL situation as a lesson that officiating at sports events is not as easy as we might think. Screaming at a minor hockey referee, especially a teenage ref, is really not cool. You wouldn’t scream at the teenager serving you at the coffee shop or ringing up your groceries, would you? You wouldn’t want that caught on video, either, replayed for the nation. Your children would soon be looking for a replacement parent.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Transit strike drove residents to cars Re: York approves reduced transit fare hike, Sept. 22. Regional chairperson Bill Fisch assumes people didn’t take advantage of the free transit rides because we are a “car-oriented region”. I was a transit user until the 97-day strike this winter. Needing to get places, I and thousands of others were forced to find alternate transportation. Many of us were forced to become “car oriented”. Most of us will not be stupid enough to trust York Region Transit again. After permitting a transit shutdown of that magnitude, I say people didn’t take advantage of the free transit rides because York Region council, led by Mr. Fisch, is car oriented. I congratulate him on his upcoming retirement. I’m sure his public stipend will afford him a luxurious automobile to get around in. I wish him good health, as all us retirees wish for, because it is a real pain riding the bus to the hospital with the reduced schedule.

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NIMBY or not, sewage plant not welcome Re: York Region selects sewage plant site, Sept. 13. In response to the selection of the sewage treatment plant location in Queensville, I just have to say, and I will admit that it is NIMBYism, but we don’t want it. We are thrilled the water being discharged at a rate of 40 millions litres/day is going to be the cleanest of which technology is capable. We are convinced this will actually improve the quality of the Holland River and Lake Simcoe. We will check out the test facility in Mount Albert, but can I just mention, and I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but there is actually no sewage there, so I just don’t think it will compare to what we are getting. The bottom line, however, is the largest portion of this facility, including multiple 100-foot

diameter storage tanks, the open-air aeration tanks and clarifier ponds are part of a conventional sewage treatment plant. I challenge anyone to suggest they would be thrilled if this facility was coming to their neighbourhood. Call me crazy, but we don’t want it here and we especially don’t want it upwind of us.

nesses that donated to help make our event special. Every item at our silent auction table received bids and we were able to raise about $1,300 through this table alone. Thank you to our many supporters. Through your generous and kind donations, we have raised $13,000 and counting. The Aurora Walk of Hope has been able to contribute $85,000 DALE, JAY AND RILEY to Ovarian Cancer Canada. An BALLARD early detection screening tool QUEENSVILLE will be discovered and women’s lives will be saved. Once again, a sincere thank you to everyone involved.

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Re: Aurora woman walks for ovarian cancer, Sept. 13. Thank you for your story on one of our committee members, Jackie Thompson, her survival of ovarian cancer and her involvement in the Walk of Hope Aurora. The article raised awareness of this silent and unfamiliar cancer and promoted our ovarian cancer Walk of Hope. We are thrilled to say this event was a huge success and wish to thank those who contributed to the success. We could not have smoothly carried out an event of this magnitude without the amazing help of 23 student volunteers. Their polite, obliging, enthusiastic and friendly help stands out so much to us as an integral part of the morning. A poignant moment came when our amazing singer, Sarah Carmosino, sang Ordinary Miracles after the moment of silence, and came to the words “Sun comes out and shines so brightly”; the sun came out of the clouds at that moment. Students not only set up and cleaned up after the event, but ran the registration and silent auction tables, gave teal nail polish manicures and greeted and led walkers. We thank the almost 50 busi-

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Elementary school students join protest BY TERESA LATCHFORD

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Rogers Public School students jointed the movement to get their extra-curricular activities back. This morning, a group of grades 6, 7 and 8 students walked out of class to demonstrate with signs and chants just outside the school’s doors in hopes of getting the activities reinstated at the school. Kaitlyn and Alyssa Ferrera-Webster, twin 12-year-old sisters who organized the protest, said they want the government to hear what they have to say. “What the government is doing is unfair to teachers and unfair to us,” Kaitlyn said, holding a sign in front of the school. When she and her sister found out there would be no volleyball and some clubs would not be offered due to teachers protesting provincial legislation, the duo, with some friends, decided to organize a peaceful walkout to make their voices a little louder. “We need these teams and clubs because they are fun, teach us to be independent and

‘What the government is doing is unfair to teachers and unfair to us.’ Kaitlyn Ferrera-Webster

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Teachers unions argue Bill 115, which imposes two-year wage freezes and prohibits them from striking, infringes on their right to collective bargaining.

PARENTAL SUPPORT Kaitlyn and Alyssa’s mother, Minerva Ferrera, was on hand to support her daughters during their protest. “I couldn’t be more proud,” she said. Despite what people think, the young students know what the issues are and find the government’s treatment of teachers unfair.

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Kaitlyn Ferrera-Webster, 12, is one of the organizers of a student protest at Rogers Public School. The students were arguing for extracurricular activities to be reinstated at the school.

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OPSEU fighting back against Bill 115: officer From page A1.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union and several other unions plan to rally in Ottawa during the Ontario Liberal annual general meeting Friday. “We are fighting back against Bill 115. We are hoping it’s going to be recalled,� said Emily Visser, communications officer with OPSEU, which represents about 120,000 employees in the broader public sector. While she couldn’t say exactly why other unions, including about 45,000 Catholic teachers and 10,000 managers and professional employees, have voluntarily accepted similar deals, including a two-year wage freeze, Ms Visser suggested they were forced to do so. The smaller unions may be more vulnerable, she said, whereas the unions still fighting back are larger. The wage freeze isn’t the issue, Ms Visser agreed. “It’s our collective bargaining right that is the much bigger issue here,� she said. Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association president Kevin O’Dwyer took offence to suggestions his group settled to ensure funding to the schools wasn’t cut. “I’ve heard that before... and it’s false,� he said, adding there was no conversation about funding during the union’s six months of negotiation with the province. Instead, the union recognized the province is going through a challenging economic time and decided on the wage freeze before the government set out the parameters, Mr. O’Dwyer said. He called the deal fair and reasonable, “given the economic situation and given the government was prepared to use legislation�. For the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario, the latest group to

reach a tentative two-year wage-freeze agreement, the 80 days of bargaining were about being cognizant of the political and economic environment and the government’s fiscal challenges, president Gary Gannage said. “Our employer is the government. They have a certain power that no other employers have and that is to pass legislation,� he said. Feelings of resentment and poor morale are bad for any workplace and weaken the relationship between employees and employers, Mr. Gannage said. That being said, every bargaining group is unique, he added. The biggest concern for him is a tendency toward “global attacks� on collective bargaining rights. “It’s the fundamental democratic principle,� he said. Asked what he thought of the $418,000 pay cap proposed for executives in government agencies, hospitals, colleges, universities and other organizations, Mr. Gannage let out a sigh. “No one makes $418,000 in our group,� he said, chuckling. Thornhill Progressive Conservative MPP Peter Shurman, the critic for finance, was unavailable to comment, but LambtonKent-Middlesex Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton, the official opposition critic for economic development and innovation, said he’s not surprised different unions are responding differently to the wage freeze. “Dalton McGuinty’s approach is weak and needs to have a backbone,� he said. “He is targeting teachers and with a divisive approach.� Mr. McNaughton said the fairest approach is to freeze all public sector salaries across the board, something he said his party proposed and was defeated in the spring.

“Our government respects the hard work and dedication of public sector employees,� the statement said. — with files from Kim Zarzour and Torstar news services

A Finance Ministry representative declined to comment, but provided a statement saying the government is taking strong action to eliminate the deficit and help protect public services and jobs.

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Aurora’s Culture Days are this weekend. There are various events happening at the library, cultural centre, farmers market and Hillary House. Visit library. aurora.on.ca, auroraculturalcentre.ca, theaurorafarmersmarket. com and hillaryhouse.ca

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A quilt auction is Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 333 Davis Dr., Newmarket. You can bid on quilts and smaller quilted items, such as table runners, bags and cards. Money raised from the event goes to purchasing material for comfort quilts for cancer patients in the community.

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Jeremy Roy volunteers at Aurora’s Haunted Forest and other annual events.

Roy provides spooks in haunted forest BY TERESA LATCHFORD

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A fall sing gospel concert is tomorrow, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 33 Wellington St. E., Aurora. A free-will offering will be accepted.

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The Aurora Community Garden harvest is Sunday 2 to 5 p.m at the Alliance Parkette on Industrial Parkway South. Aurora community gardeners will create a stone soup from ingredients harvested directly from the garden. For more information, call 905841-3410, ext. 203.

Jeremy Roy helps put the spooky into Aurora’s annual haunted forest. The Grade 12 École secondaire catholique Renaissance student has carved pumpkins, created graveyard scenes and dressed up to scare attendees at the annual Halloween event for the past four years. What began as an idea to get some of the volunteer hours he requires to graduate high school evolved into volunteering becoming part of his lifestyle. “With a community that gives you so much while you are growing up, it’s almost

your duty to give something back,” Mr. Roy said. Volunteers carve more than 200 pumpkins for the transformation of Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area into the haunted forest and Mr. Roy enjoys the challenge. He isn’t much of an artist, he admits, but

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Go Victorian at Hillary House Ball BY CHRIS TRABER

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You can step back in time to ensure the future of a national treasure at the Hillary House Ball Oct. 19. You’re invited to get in your Victorian era finery and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic house when the Aurora Historical Society transforms DiNardo’s The Mansion into a mid-1800s gala ball, complete with seasonally inspired cuisine, entertainment, dancing and a silent auction. The event will raise money for restoration and ongoing operations of Aurora’s heritage gem, society vice-president and

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For tickets and information, visit hillaryhouseball.ca gala ball chairperson Patricia Wallace said. Accompanied by society members resplendent in elegant ensembles similar to those worn when the iconic residence on Yonge Street was constructed in 1862, Ms Wallace greeted surprised GO Transit riders Friday to promote the fundraiser. The ball culminates a year of special events, including a spring 150th anniversary launch, summer fashion show, strawberry tea and children’s day camps.

Earlier this month, Hillary House was showcased at Theatre Aurora during a screening of Moon Point, with cast and crew, who filmed at the historic site. The gala ball, with room for 300 guests, will top off a three-year, $750,000 fundraising drive in support of the property, designated a national historic site in 1973. Tickets are selling well and won’t last long, Ms Wallace said. The ball will feature former Aurora mayor Tim Jones as master of ceremonies.

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COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS Dinner and a Movie Monday, October 1

7 p.m.

Environmental Advisory Committee Cancelled – Next meeting Thursday, November 1

Tuesday, October 2

10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 2

7 p.m.

General Committee

Wednesday, October 3

7 p.m.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Tuesday, October 9

7 p.m.

Council

Wednesday, October 10

7 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

Thursday, October 11

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Sesquicentennial Ad Hoc Committee

Thursday, October 11

7 p.m.

Economic Development Advisory Committee

Thursday, October 11

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Meetings are usually held in Town Hall and are open to the public. Regular Council meetings are broadcast on Rogers TV, Channel 10 at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact the Customer & Legislative Services department at 905-727-1375. For a complete listing of upcoming meetings, please see the meeting calendar on the Town’s website at www.aurora.ca/calendar

The Pirates! Band of Misfits will be playing at the Aurora Public Library on Saturday, September 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The movie is rated PG and is open to ages 11 to 14. Entry is $3 per person and pizza will be served. For more information, please call 905-726-4760.

Youth Volunteer Fair Are you a high school student looking to complete your community service requirements in time for graduation? Do you want to get involved with the community? Attend the Youth Volunteer Fair on Thursday, September 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Aurora Public Library (Lebovic Room). Community organizations will be available to answer questions and talk about volunteer opportunities. For more information or if you are an organization looking for volunteers, please call 905-726-4760.

Meet the Artist Local artist Lorene Salt’s new fabric art exhibit is on display in the Colleen Abbott Gallery at the Aurora Public Library (second floor) until Friday, October 28. Come meet the artist and get inspired!

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Evening hours by appointment program Are you a homeowner or contractor in need of a permit for a home renovation project? Can’t make it during regular business hours? The Town of Aurora is offering extended hours by appointment on October 18. Book your appointment today for a quick, “one-stop-shop� permit process. Call 905-727-3123 ext. 4390, 4394 or 4388 or email building@aurora.ca The Evening Hours by Appointment Program allows for review of projects that qualify under the Town’s Residential Express Permit Program. For information on projects that qualify, please visit www.aurora.ca/REPP Appointments take place at Town Hall in the Building Services department (3rd floor). For more information, please visit www.aurora.ca/buildingservices

Central York Fire Services annual Open House Join your local firefighters at the Central York Fire Services annual Open House on Saturday, October 13 at 1344 Wellington Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



      

    

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Check out the fire trucks, ride the Tim Horton’s Express train, participate in games and activities, watch firefighter demonstrations, get important fire safety tips and learn how to prepare for emergencies. Firefighters will be serving refreshments and popcorn and cooking up hot dogs. Donations will be accepted with all proceeds directed to Camp BUCKO: BUrn Camp for Kids in Ontario. Please note, parking will only be available at the Stronach Recreation Complex and a shuttle bus service will be provided.

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LANGUAGE Newmarket Aurora French language meetup group, 7 p.m. at Heavenly Bite European Cafe Bakery, 1100 Davis Dr., Newmarket. This group is for anyone who wants to learn or practise French at any level in a fun and friendly environment.

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BARBECUE Charity barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Royal Bank, 16591 Yonge St., Newmarket. Enjoy one last barbecue before the days get a little colder. Proceeds from the event will support Belinda’s Place.

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FARMERS MARKET Aurora farmers market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aurora Town Park. Runs every Saturday until Oct. 27. Purchase local farmers’ produce. This weekend, enjoy culinary arts day. Visit theaurorafarmersmarket.com

FUNDRAISER Shred-it for charity, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 431 Timothy St., Newmarket. You are invited to shred personal documents while enjoying refreshments and expert advice. All contributions are welcome and will be donated to the Family Life Centre of Newmarket. For more information, call 905-954-4060.

CLINIC Nordic pole walking clinic, 9 to 10:45 a.m. at Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area, Aurora. Meet in the south parking lot off of Industrial Parkway South, rain or shine. For more information, call 416-804-0939.

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Municipal street tree block pruning Residents are advised that municipal street tree block pruning will begin in October and continue through to December. For a complete list of streets, please visit the front page of the Town’s website at www.aurora.ca If you have any questions, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 905-727-3123 ext. 3223.

Club Aurora Fitness Centre Club Aurora Fitness Centre staff invites residents and visitors to experience their revitalized facility, complete with new equipment, programs and fresh new look. Club Aurora offers a variety of fitness and wellness programs that promote an active and healthy lifestyle for people of all ages including new programs for the fall. For more information about Club Aurora Fitness Centre, including memberships and new features, please contact Fitness Programmer, Diana Dawson or Fitness Programmer, Wayne DeRyck at 905-726-4764 or visit www.aurora.ca/fitness

A nominal fee will apply for the corn roast. Food donations to the local food pantry are greatly appreciated.

Spirit Walk Aurora, 7 p.m. Join host David Heard for a walk to get in touch with the spirits that roam the peaceful streets. For more information, call 905-717-6447 or visit astepintime.posterous.com

SUNDAY

OPEN HOUSE Tai chi open house, 10 a.m. to noon at Taoist Tai Chi, 355 Davis Dr., Newmarket. See a demonstration of this ancient Chinese art of internal health, get information and enjoy refreshments. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Visit taoist.org

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Call 905-726-4762 or visit www. aurora.ca for more information on this event!

WEDNESDAY

Calling all ghosts, goblins and friendly monsters!

SEMINAR Aurora’s 150th anniversary Residents still have an opportunity to share their ideas for Aurora’s sesquicentennial celebration! Share your thoughts by completing the online survey at www.aurora.ca/150 Act now! Ideas will be considered by the Town’s Sesquicentennial Ad Hoc Committee and taken to Aurora Town Council for approval in mid-October.

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Residents and visitors are invited to the Aurora Collective Artists (ACA) 18th annual Art Show and Sale on Saturday, October 27 at the Aurora Seniors Centre. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Everyone’s invited to come out and meet the artists! For more information, please call 905-726-4767.

Com mplimentary Sh huttle Bus ava ailable e Service provided from the Aurora Family Leisure Complex to Sheppard’s Bush. Crafts and activities at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. *We reserve the right to cancel, amend or change activities that are listed on our promotional material.

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Mushrooms on the moraine, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill, 17000 Dufferin St., King City. This popular, hands-on workshop will help you identify many of the wild mushroom species growing in early fall. To register, visit ksr.utoronto.ca

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Money Talk$, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Magna Room at the Aurora Public Library. This free, informal discussion will focus on what to consider when selecting your investment vehicles. For more information, call 905-727-9494, ext. 275.

Diva Day, 6:30 p.m. at Madsen’s Greenhouse, 160 Bayview Pkwy., Newmarket. Enjoy a girls night out complete with dinner, spa treatments, drinks and more while supporting the Alzheimer Society of York Region. Tickets are $60. Tickets are available at alzheimer-york.com or by calling 905-895-1337, ext. 29.

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Council wants town in one federal riding BY TERESA LATCHFORD

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Aurora council wants to keep the town intact within one federal electoral district. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario has proposed boundary changes that would split Aurora between two ridings, with Wellington Street as the divider. Residents living north of Wellington would continue to vote in a new version of Newmarket-Aurora, while those to the south would vote in the proposed Aurora-Richmond Hill riding. Mayor Geoff Dawe asked for councillors’

input on what stance the town should take Tuesday night. It became clear the preference is the town remains in one riding. “The split shouldn’t take place in Aurora,� Councillor Paul Pirri said. “Eagle Street (in Newmarket) would create an Aurora-Newmarket riding.� Splitting the riding is necessary to ensure more federal representation due to a growing population, he said, adding he would prefer to keep Aurora intact. Many of his colleagues liked the ring of an

Aurora-Newmarket riding, but they cautioned against directing the split to neighbouring communities that would also probably prefer to keep their towns intact. “It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek to say where we think it should split,� Mr. Dawe said. Mr. Pirri argued it is useless to make a statement without suggesting alternatives. Council supported the position of keeping Aurora intact and asked staff to devise three alternative electoral boundary options before the public input sessions on the changes begin in October.

AURORATWEETS Use Twitter to send comments on anything related to Aurora, be it a council decision or great customer service at a local business, to @auroraeditor using the hashtag #AuroraTweets. We’ll run some of the comments in The Banner each week.

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Hydro fund debate postponed Aurora council postponed discussing rules on how money from the sale of Aurora Hydro can be spent until the next council meeting. Previously, council was presented with minor changes to the rules that govern the spending of more than $30 million in unused funds resulting from the sale. At last week’s general committee meeting, the recommended changes were accepted, but due to a request from Councillor Wendy Gaertner, who was absent from the meeting to honour a religious holiday, the decision was pushed to the next council meeting. Mayor Geoff Dawe pointed out it was only technical amendments to the rules, the information was provided to council in July and he didn’t see the need to defer the decision any further, especially when it isn’t a decision about actually spending the funds. Four of the seven council members present disagreed and the issue will come forward at the next council meeting.

No addition to cenotaph Aurora won’t add a name to its cenotaph. Following a previous request from council to determine if Lance Cpl. Erle Cosford Garbutt’s name appears on another cenotaph in Canada, staff discovered it appeared on the war memorial in Warkworth. The family name in question also turns up in Hastings County in the 1901 census and in Madoc in the 1911 census and Mr. Garbutt enlisted in Belleville, giving the next of kin address as Warkworth. Mr. Garbutt was born in Aurora and when he died in 1917, the notification was sent to his father in Aurora.

Council decided not to add the name to the local memorial.

Special budget meetings Aurora council has scheduled two special meetings for Monday. There will be an audit committee meeting at 6 p.m., followed by a special general committee budget meeting, as recommended by town staff. The audit meeting will include the presentation of the 2011 audited financial statements, audit results and a closed session to discuss an internal control letter. The special budget meeting will focus on the current 10-year capital investment plan, report on reserves, 2013 budget forecast, budget approach and committee review schedule.

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HOSPICE TALK Hospice King Aurora Picking Up the Pieces program facilitator Debbie Homewood addressed the crowd at the organization’s annual general meeting last Friday.

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his secret is to start carving and just go with whatever comes. He creates scenes, such as the graveyard, where he lurks in the shadows on the night of the event dressed in a mask, cape and skeleton gloves, waiting to jump out and frighten people passing by with his ax. “I was just going to do it once, but it was so much fun, I have volunteered to help every year since,” he said. “I mean, I get to scare

people and that’s always fun.” Mr. Roy isn’t a stranger to volunteering and continues to find time to give as he keeps up his grades and trains competitively in trampoline. He volunteers at other annual events including the Aurora Arctic Adventure, where he was a mascot, manned the tube slide and helped with snowshoeing, and the Canada Day celebration, where he helped out in the pancake tent. He plays the piano and guitar at his church and organizes an annual toy drive at his school to benefit

the Hospital for Sick Children. Mr. Roy has refereed indoor soccer in the past and is a lifeguard at a town pool. “The best thing about volunteering is you get to try things you normally wouldn’t do,” he said. “I have also made a lot of friends while volunteering.” Mr. Roy invites you to be spooked in the Aurora Haunted Forest Oct. 27 at Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area. Tickets are $4 and are available at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex.

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Kluge completes cross-Canada bicycle ride for charity BY SIMON MARTIN

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After travelling 7,332 kilometres over parts of last three years, Aurora resident Armin Kluge has completed his goal of biking across Canada. “I’m 72 years young,” he said. “It felt really good to finish, let me tell you.” Setting out from his home at 17 Tilston Grove Aug. 16, Mr. Kluge pounded the pedals for about 100 km a day until his arrival in Halifax Sept. 14th. It was the third leg of his three-part tour. Last year, he cycled from Vancouver to Kenora and the year before, from Kenora to Aurora. Along the way, he raised money for a school in Cambodia that his friend built. Mr. Kluge has raised more than $25,000 for the cause. “I wanted to set an example for family and friends. If you set yourself a goal, you can do great things,” he said. Mr. Kluge has travelled to the school every year since 2010 and has seen the impact his fundraising has made. Children who would not otherwise receive an education can now attend school and the difference can be seen in something as simple as how many students now speak English. “I was successful doing this mission and raising funds for children of the village,” he said. Magna made a significant donation to his ride each year, he noted. Friends and family celebrated his return last Thursday with party at his house. A banner across his two-car garage read “Welcome home Armin”. The house was infused with the smells of breads, cilantro and chili and hearty sounds of laughter and fellowship. “It’s nice have him back again,” his son,

COBS celebrates anniversary COBS Bread Aurora will celebrate its oneyear anniversary Sept. 29 with a community barbecue. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wyatt’s Warriors Congenital Heart Defects Foundation. There will be free samples and coupons, face painting, balloons and an appearance by company mascot Bread Head. COBS provides no dairy, no preservatives or sugars in its regular loaves and only serves

For more information about Mr. Kluge or to donate to his cause, visit helpcambodianschool.org Arne, said. “I thought it was a great idea, perfect for him.” Armin is already hounding him to go on a canoe trip, Arne said. While everyone else was dressed in normal attire, Armin was wearing his cycling gear and devouring his wife Inge’s chili. He missed his wife very much, but they were able to talk on the phone every night during his journey, he said. The seed for Mr. Kluge biking across Canada was planted in 1997 on remote Ellesmere Island in Canada’s north, when he met a 74-year-old who told him a story about biking from Vancouver to Halifax at age 70. Armin had a desire to do something meaningful. The best part of the trip was all the friendships he made across the country, he said. “The people I met along the way were amazing,” he said. “I noticed how much I learned about myself.” Mr. Kluge is particularly proud he only paid $25 for accommodation during the entire trip. He spent most nights at houses he found from online travelling communities. What’s next for Armin is anyone’s guess. He started talking about another trip during the party, drawing some loud protests from Mrs. Kluge. “I’m going to call the divorce lawyer,” she joked. “I can’t afford that,” he replied. For now, he is contemplating writing a book about his journey and the people he met along the way. “What a great experience,” he said. “Thanks to everyone who has helped me.”

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BUCS FALL TO NIAGARA York Simcoe Bucs’ Zachary Creamer fights his way through a crowd as the bantam squad took on the Niagara Generals Sunday in Aurora. The Generals dumped the Bucs 60-20.

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Tigers look for traction to get rolling

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is one of several players with two goals, while Kennedy has four assists ... Izgerean is expected to miss a couple of weeks after suffering a shoulder injury in the Wellington game. ... Forward Robert Angiolella (thumb) is questionable for the weekend games ... Daniel Lisi returned to the lineup in Kingston after missing the first two games of the season as a precautionary measure ... The Tigers will be seeking to avenge an opening-night loss to the Golden Hawks and former Aurora head coach Jerome Dupont. It is Aurora’s second visit to Trenton already this season. Speak Up — “We need a breakout night,” coach James Richmond said. “We seem to go out and have 20 or 40 minutes where we look really good. Then we’ll have 20 or so not-sogood minutes. In the North-East if you don’t play 60 minutes, you’ll be in trouble no matter who you are.” “We’ve seen them both and know we can play with and beat them both,” Richmond said, looking ahead to games against Trenton and Wellington. “So we’ll see if we can do it.” Record —2-2-0-1, 3rd in North Division. — John Cudmore

York Blue Sox second baseman Rob Martel picks up a groundball as shortstop Adam Lennon backs him up in the opening game of the Const. Garrett Styles Memorial Baseball Tournament’s Angels baseball tournament at McKnight filed last Friday night.

NYPD’s Finest edges Hawks, claims inaugural Styles title Victor Rosario smacked a twoout, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the New York Police Department Finest to a 4-3 victory over the Newmarket Hawks in the final of the Garrett Styles Memorial Baseball’s Angel baseball tournament Sunday afternoon at McKnight Field. The victory capped a string of five consecutive wins for the NYPD side that had earlier defeated the Hawks 6-1 in round-robin play during the eight-team tournament. The Hawks took a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh as Mark West doubled and scored on a base hit to break a 2-2 tie.

Huskies Freemantle earns youth athletics award Newmarket Huskies’ Alex Freemantle has been named Athletic Ontario’s 2012 youth division distance runner of the year.

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The Newmarket resident was honoured at the organization’s awards banquet Saturday night in Toronto. Freemantle highlighted his year with a victory in the boys 1,500 metres at the Canadian nations championships in Charlottetown, P.E.I. He also recorded the fastest times for youth boys in the 800 and 1,500 metres. He also won the OFSAA Central Region high school title for the senior boys 1,500 metres before finishing sixth in the provincial high school final. Freemantle is the third member of the Huskies to win Athletics Ontario honours in two years, following in the footsteps of distance runners Rita Quibell and Sheila Reid.

Richmond Hill Raiders will not field teams at either the junior or senior levels and Woodbridge dropped all sports programs this year. Community club numbers are down.

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John Cudmore Cuddy Shark Wildcats drop senior ball Sacking senior football at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School has been some time coming. The demise of the Aurora high school’s team has been a source of speculation since the end of last season, but when the Wildcats program was not represented at the pre-season declaration meeting, it became official. “It was multiple things,” Wildcats head coach Kent Bulmer said. “We ended the (2011) season with 20 players, and 14 of those were graduating. “There was very little potential for a team based on those numbers staying and moving up from junior. There just is not a huge excitement and it is unsafe with those numbers. ” Bulmer also pointed out injuries and a shallow roster forced his team to forfeit a game last season for the first time. The Wildcats won the senior Tier 2 title last season. “We played one game last season with 16 kids,“ Bulmer said. “It was crazy. I don’t know what it means for the future.” The veteran coach said it is frustrating because proven players opted to not play football. “We had a half dozen quality kids walking around the school last year not playing,” he said. “That was tough for me to see knowing that they had played the previous year.”

As so-called elite baseball programs plunge deeper into Baseball Ontario programs to recruit players, community programs must be concerned with their future role. For-profit organizations are crawling over themselves to snap up the so-called elite players with little, if any, resistance from the provincial governing body. The horse long ago left the barn. There are, of course, countless alternate programs available to folks willing to pay hefty sums. Some can boast of putting a kid into some obscure junior college in southeastern Wyoming where he might receive a few books and bucks, although nothing comparable to the money his folks spent over the previous few years on alternate programs. The scariest part is it is no longer the teenage categories under attack by the alternate programs. Players as young as 10 are being snapped up by some organizations. As a parent, should you not ask yourself — if they see the potential in little Mickey’s changeup or home run trot at that age, shouldn’t I be wary? Yeah, probably. The member associations of Baseball Ontario can’t even agree to something as simple as the 400 Series, an attempt to bring together top teams for head-to-head competition. Community rep baseball is under siege. Under current conditions, there will one day be no players left to recruit, as rep programs are decimated. Baseball Ontario has been able to provide little resistance over the years and will ultimately pay the price for its error.

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King City Lions’ Connor MacCallum catches a pass and runs for the second touchdown in a 28-5 win over the Bill Crothers Colts last Saturday at St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham. Colts defenders Drew Glenny (right) and Dre Perriel try to tackle MacCallum.

Last Week — Sunday - Won 4-2 at Wellington Dukes ... Saturday - Lost 4-3 vs. Whitby Fury ... Thursday - Lost 2 (SO) at Kingston Voyageurs. Coming Up — Friday at Trenton Golden Hawks ... Saturday vs. Wellington Dukes, Aurora Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Game Notes — Mike Sones and Dylan Sikura scored goals three minutes apart in the final five minutes as the Tigers erupted for three third-period goals to defeat the Dukes in Wellington. Daniel Clairmont and Dylan Wallace also scored for the Tigers, who rode a 33-save effort from netminder Brett Sinclair to their first road win of the season ... Against Whitby, the Fury scored three straight power-play goals to break a 1-1 tie in the second period. Chris Ruguseo’s tally early in the third period built a 4-1 lead to withstand Tiger power-play goals by Mihkel Poldma and Taylor McCloy in the third period. Kevin Shier had the other Aurora goal ... At Kingston, defenceman Nick Izgerean staked Aurora to a 1-0 lead after two periods but Vees’ Brett Du Puy sent the game to overtime with a goal six minutes into the third period. The Skinny — Dylan Wallace and Kory Kennedy share the team lead in scoring with four points each. Wallace

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hree newcomers will be enshrined into the Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame when the Class of 2012 ceremonies are held Nov. 18 at the Magna Centre. Notably, and surprisingly, none of those inductees are in the athletes category. Baseball’s Don McKnight and tennis legend Keith Davis played their sports, of course, but that’s not the basis of their inclusion. They are in as builders of their sports. The 1950s intermediate women’s softball team that won three provincial championships in four seasons is clearly in the team category. Make no mistake, all three are worthy inductees. However, it seems nearly impossible that, with decades of athletic achievements to choose from, there isn’t one single, solitary induction from the athlete field included in this third class. That is a flaw of a system in which nominations come from the general public. As it happens, there is leeway for appointed nominees. It ought to be exercised. The sports gods know there are plenty of individuals worthy of being inducted. Trouble is, those past stars may not receive their due unless someone steps forward to put forth their names. In many cases, families — if descendants are even living locally — are reluctant to do so, perhaps through humility or not being aware of the proper guidelines. Builders and teams certainly have their place, although the field for both is nowhere near as deep as for athletes. The selection committee has the means to be proactive and ensure the inclusion of worthy candidates. Please, do so.


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AURORA- 3 bedroom, 2 baths, finished basement w/gas fireplace, appliances, hardwood throughout. Available immediately. KESWICK LAKEFRONT. $1550+. 647-892-4659 $650+ bachelor. $850 2 bedroom. 1st/ security. No AURORA- 4 bedrooms, 1 pets. Immediately bathroom, central location, steps to Yonge. Available 416-497-9246 Oct. 15th. $1200+ utilities. message KESWICK- LARGE 3 bed- Leave room basement, laundry, (905)727-1935 ext. 21 fireplace. No smoking/ AURORA (YONGE/ Murpets. Near amenities. ray)- Main floor 3 bedroom, $1250 inclusive. 1-1/2 baths, laundry, park905-476-1483 ing, a/c. Renovated bathroom. $1450 inclusive. KESWICK- SPACIOUS, Available immediately. newly renovated 2 bed- 4 1 6 - 5 2 6 - 6 8 6 5 , room, dead-end street, 416-919-6865 steps to lake, transit. Cable, 2 parking. Non- BRADFORD- 3 bedroom smoking/ pets. $1200 in- upper, 2 parking, appliclusive. 905-476-5266 ances, garage, no pets, laundry. Near schools/ MOUNT ALBERT- 1 bed- shopping. Nov. 1st. room, includes hydro, $1150+ 60%. water, heat, parking. New 9 0 5 - 7 7 5 - 3 2 1 3 , kitchen. $825 inclusive. 905-252-3714. 416-557-6488 BRADFORD- Under new NEWMARKET- 1 bed- management! Beautiful room main floor house, no newly renovated Large 1 & pets/ smoking. Available 2 bedroom suites. $895+ Nov. 1st. $900+ heat. hydro & $995+ hydro. No (905)895-6317 pets. Laundry onsite. Close to all amenities. Ryis NEWMARKET- 2 bed- Properties 905-727-1102. room, 2 bath apartment. Excellent location. $1450+ NEWMARKET- SEMI, 3 hydro. Available immedi- bedrooms, close to transit ately. 416-986-1644, and shopping, $1195+ 416-948-4670 utilities. 905-830-2915

Auctions & Sales

Auction Sale, Saturday September 29, 2012, 10 am Sharp Preview Friday September 28, 12-5 pm and day of sale Terms: CASH ONLY Sale, terms, $300 cash deposit at time of registration. 10% buyers premium.

Inducon 5 hp Single Phase Motor, Dewalt DV718 Radial Miter Saw c/w Portomate Stand, 2 Pine Interior French Doors, 11 Cases Glass Mosaic Tiles, Karcher Pressure Washer, 5 hp 20 Gallon Compressor, Rockwell Delta Table Saw, EntecArt 24-40 Arc Welder, Rods and Accessories, Asst Ladders, Honda Gas Generator, 6.5 h/p Gas Compressor(dual tank), Sthil TS 410 Concrete Saw, Sthil MS 290 Chain Saw, Dewalt-Milwakee-Bosch Sanders, Saws, Drills, Screw Guns, Bostich Compressor, Bostich Nail Gun, Asst Neumatic Tools, Tool Shop Coil Nailer, Paslode Trim Nailer, 3 Commercial Banding Machines, Asst Sinks, Asst Pipe Wrenches, Neiko portable pipe threader, Ridgid Pipe dies, Bosch Hammer Drill, Titan XT 330 Paint Sprayer, 2 Electric Liquid Pumps, Glass Wall Shower Enclosure, 2.5 hp Wet Tile Saw, Homelite Gas Generator, Asst Miter Saws, 2 Dewalt Diamond Drill Jack Hammers, American Compact Hydraulic Lift, Asst Nails, Deck Screws and Hardware, Ceiling Fans, Asst New Paints and Stains, 1 16’ 8 Ton Tandem Utility Trailer, 7.5 hp Hydraclaim Ventilation Exhaust Blower, 2 Sections 4’x5’ Scaffolding, 6’ Bakers Scaffold, 4’x4’ Aluminum Scaffold, 4’x8’ Aluminum Scaffold, White 5000 Neumatic Tire Propane Forklift, 8’ Brown Bogg Metal Brake, Brown Bogg Foot Shear, Electric Lock Former, Asst Sheet Metal, Work Tables, 4’ Metal Brake, Mini Baja 196cc Dirt Bike, 1996 Ski Doo MXZ Rotax 583 Rebuilt Engine Sale subject to inclusions and deletions

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10+ Municipalities-Turf, Snow & Construction Equipment 6-00/04 IHC/Sterling TA/SA Dump S/P & W 20-08 GMC 3500 4x4 Plow/Sanders 98 GMC 6500 Diesel Dump 2-07 Ford F150XL Pickups 2-03/04 Ford Crew Pickups 5-02/06 Ford/Chev Cargo Vans 2004 Chev Bucket Truck 3-02/04 ASTRO Cargo Vans * 2005 Optra 2001 Saturn Wgn * 2004 CASE 621-D Loader 3- Bombardier SW48A S/W Plows 3-EPOKE Slidein Sander Units Wood Chipper * 3-J D Gators * 27+ Stihl Concrete & Chainsaws * Garage Equipment & Parts 5+ Generators *Welder * Mowers * Raglan Roller 2way Radios * Desks * Cash Registers * Chairs Computers & Electronics * Restaurant Office Furniture & Equip. VIEWING: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, 4pm-6pm TERMS: $500.00 cash deposit on major items or as announced.

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AMERICAN COCKER Spaniel puppies for sale. 1330 SQ.FT. central New- $600. First shots. Ready in market location. Also: 900 6 weeks. 905-836-4366 sq.ft. finished basement. Please call 905-235-3373 Vehicles or 905-960-7737

Child Care Available GLENWAY HOME daycare has openings for toddlers. Full-time fun. Call 905-960-0739. Police screened. Receipts provided.

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HOT TUB (Spa) CoversBest Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper HOT TUB/SPA 2012 model, fully loaded, full warranty. New in plastic. Cost $8,000 Sacrifice $3,900. Call: 416-779-0563 PURSUIT MOBILITY Scooter- 14 kms/ hr. Pneumatic tires. List: $4494. Sell: $2950. Will deliver. 905-478-2737 USED KITCHENS for sale. Oak, painted, white lacquer, etc. Different sizes, starting at $700. 905-473-1600

Firewood

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905-853-3222 $300 TO $2000Dead/ Alive. Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050 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. Your responsible auto recycler, 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. Metrowide Auto Parts CERTIFIED RECYCLER $100 to $1000 Cars/Trucks/Vans Fast Free towing We sell parts 905-722-3223 905-960-5546

Garages/ Parking/Storage STORAGE FOR any vehicle. Location Newmarket. Inside $50/ month; Outside $20/ month. Call (905)836-6321 STORAGE, INDOOR/ outdoor. Heated. Secured. Newmarket area. Carl 905-716-6217

Tutoring FIREWOOD FOR SaleSeasoned for 2.5 years. 12" lengths, $350.+ delivery per bush cord. 416-677-3294

SEDORE'S SEASONED Firewood- All hard wood: maple+ beech. $320 bush cord. Free local delivery. 905-955-3016

HOUSEKEEPER required immediately in Newmarket area. 2 days a week. Please call Lee, 416-200-8854

Tax/Financial $$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan from an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (locked in RRSP). Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585

Mortgages/Loans $$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com

Cleaning/Janitorial AN EXPERIENCED cleaning lady- excellent references & rates. Many years experience. Newmarket/ Aurora area. Erika (905)235-2522

HOUSEKEEPING By Rita. Residential/ Office. Thorough dusting, vacuuming, bathroom/ kitchen sanitizing. Great rates. (905)252-8610, Rita

CARING, understanding, experienced teacher available to tutor Grades 1-8, ESL, Special Ed. (905)898-1624 teakup@rogers.com TUTOR AVAILABLE. OCT Certified Teacher. Over ten years experience. Grades K to 10. Math & English (reading and writing) specialist. Jennifer @ 647-203-6949, toptutor@live.ca

Pet Supplies/ Boarding/Service

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AFFORDABLE DOG & Cat Grooming/ Boarding. Back in Business after family illness. $35. Large dogs welcome. (905)836-4366

ACTIVE MINDS, active bodies. Fun, educational. Full-time care in home setting. Leslie Valley, Newmarket. (905)836-5017

WE CLEAN with love, care. Satisfaction is guaranteed. Professional, well experienced. You'll be happy! (416)704-4586

Decks & Fences DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ Stone walkway. Hardwood/ Laminate floors 25 years experience. 416-522-8034, 905-787-0236 http://fifieldconstruction. wikispaces.com/

Home Renovations AFFORDABLE WINDOW and Eavestrough Cleaning Power Washing and Painting. Professionally Done. Free Estimates! Local: 289-264-7492

Nannies/Live In/Out LINE-IN/ OUT Nanny required in Bradford. New born twins, 2 yr. old boy. 905-778-1853, 416-678-5803

Moving & Storage A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, residential/ condos/ commercial. Quality service. Affordable/ reliable. 905-758-2848, 416-677-2848 www. parrishomesolutions.com X-PRESS TRANS' Canada Inc. Delivery/ Moving . Residential/ Apartment/ Commercial. Long/ Short. Insured. 647-261-2060, 647-982-2060 www.xpresstranscanada.ca

Painting & Decorating HIGH QUALITY Interior Painting by seasoned pro. Newmarket, Aurora - John 416-902-5377

Death Notices

Death Notices DINNING, Eileen (Bridport) Gone home from Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill on September 23, 2012 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late Sidney Dinning. Loving mother of Lincoln (Laurie) and Kent (Lori). Proud Grandma of Matthew (killed in Afghanistan in 2006), Brendon (presently serving in Kabul), Steadman (Queen’s University) and Emma (last year of high school). Sister of Sheila (Ray) of Nottingham, England. Friends called at MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. 7-9 p.m. Service was held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill L4C 4A1. This world is not conclusion A sequel stands beyond Invisible as music But positive as sound.

SHERRARD, Gloria Surrounded by her family, and after a courageous battle with cancer, on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in her 76th year. Gloria, beloved mother to Sandy and her husband Rod Sheridan. Predeceased by her son Todd. Survived by daughter-in-law Bia. Loving grandma to Conor, Evan, Nathan, and Andre. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Diane, brothers John, Bill, Dan, Kevin, Peter, David and Brian. Also survived by step-mother Edna, sister Marlene and many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora (905-727-5421) on Monday, September 24th from 6-8 p.m. Memorial Service was held at Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge Street, Aurora on Tuesday, September 25th at 11 a.m. A special thank you to Karen and the staff at Hollandview, Aurora. Donations to Hospice King/Aurora or the Aurora United Church would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be made at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com

PAYLESS4CLEANINGRESIDENTIAL & Commercial, bonded, insured, reliable, references. Free estimate, affordable. Ludmila 647-267-2340

POLLARDS AUCTION BARN 2.5 mi. E. of Keswick, 24190 Kennedy Rd. 15 mi. N. of Newmarket, off Woodbine Ave. ( Watch for signs)

ST. PETE'S, Florida- 1 bedroom condo, 2 baths, sleeps 4, beach-front, pool, weekly/ monthly. www.gulfstrand408.com

CENTRAL NEWMARKET800sq.ft. commercial unit. Queen/ Main. Storefront or office. Lots of parking. Immediate. $900+ hydro, heat included. 905-715-5106 carolvanbeek60@ yahoo.ca

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Articles for Sale Unregistered apartments could be unsafe. (Misc.) Ask to see your landlord’s CARPETS- I have several registration certificate. Town of East Gwillimbury. thousand yards of new stainmaster & 100% nylon WILLOW BEACH- 1 bed- carpet. Will do living room room basement, private & hall for $389.00. Inentrance, $750. First/ last. cludes: carpet, pad, instalNon-smoking/ pets. lation (25 yards). Steve 905-722-7677 289-464-6049 www.carpetdeals.ca YONGE/ WELLINGTON- 2 bedroom, 4th floor, a/c, HOT TUB covers- All fridge, stove, 1 free park- shapes/ sizes, top quality, ing, $1000+ utilities. No $375. We come & measure. 905-259-4514 pets. 416-743-5601 www.gtacovers.com

BRADFORD- BRIGHT 2 Townhouses for Rent bedroom upper, balcony, hardwood, transit, parking. $850+. Available Decem- AURORA- EXECUTIVE 3 ber 1st. 905-478-1614, bedroom, 2 bath, high end finishes. $1800.+. First/ 416-898-3580 last. Non-smoking/ pets. BRADFORD- GROUND Credit check, references. immediately. level 1+ bedroom, private Available walk-out, furnished, A/C, 1-705-727-2184 TV. Parking. $850. Refer- NEWMARKETBAences. End of September. THURST/ Mulock. 2 bedNon-smoking/ pets. room, freshly painted, ( 4 1 6 ) 8 0 5 - 5 6 2 8 , friendly neighbourhood, full 905-775-4900 basement, private yard, HOLLAND LANDING- garage, $1151.+ utilities. Great location, backyard, Immediate. 905-898-1007, beautiful, newly renovated ext.2712 2 bedroom apt., hardwood kerri.klywak@york.ca floors, new appliances, NEWMARKETBAparking. No dogs. $950. THURST/ Mulock. 3 bed(905)715-1430 room, freshly painted, friendly neighbourhood, full KESWICK- 2 bedroom basement, private yard, basement. $1100+ 50% garage, $1207.+ utilities. hydro. Stove/ fridge/ laun- Immediate. 905-898-1007, dry. No pets, non-smoking. ext.2712 October lst. Suits profes- kerri.klywak@york.ca sional couple. 905-476-5299 KESWICK- 3 bedroom ground floor $1200+. Also, 1 bedroom basement, $900+. Both: +1/2 utlilities & 1300sqft. Non-smoking/ pets. 905-955-5071

NEWMARKET- 237 Flagstone Way. 3 bedroom house. Parking, 5 appliances, 2.5 bathrooms, finished basement. $1795.+. No pets. Nov. 1st. 905-727-1102

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STUNDEN, Norman John At Bradford Valley Long Term Care, on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Norman Stunden, long time resident of Aurora, in his 83rd year, beloved husband of Shirley Marie (nee Holman). Loving father of Terry Smith (Bob) and Trudy Stunden. Remembered with love by his grandchildren: Jennifer, Ryan, Erin, Jason (Stefanie), and Jaime. Great grandfather to Jackson. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Dorothy Stunden. Dear brother of Kelly Watson, Ray and Jim Stunden. Deeply loved and remembered by Sally Rose whom Norm looked upon as another daughter. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Rested at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket on Wednesday, September 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Aurora United Church on Thursday, September 27th at 11 a.m. followed by interment at the Aurora Cemetery. Donations in Norm's memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com


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ARMSTRONG, Reginald (Aurora Bowl) Peacefully, at home in Aurora, on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Reg, beloved husband and best friend of Shirley. Special dad to Terry. He will be fondly remembered by his buddy Odie, brother, Arthur, nephews, Drew, John, Brent, nieces, Janice, and Elaine. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora (905-727-5421) on Thursday, September 27th from 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel Friday, September 28th at 11 a.m. Donations to the Shriner's Hospitals would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be made at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com "Rest In Peace"

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Alexxa Rae Your loving way, your kindness, and beautiful heart, make those around you, love you all the more, just for being you!! May your day be filled with sunshine & happiness. Keep smilin' sweetheart! Loving you forever and always, Mom, Dad, Gramadair, Tami & Ashley xoxo

SWEET, Donald Suddenly passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Donald Sweet of Bradford at 50 years of age. Beloved father of Bryan, late Christopher, Wayne, Andrew and Curtis. Proud grandpa of Richard and Alana. Dear brother of Lois, Danny, (Geraldine) twin brother Ronald (Heather) and predeceased by David. Special thanks to daughter-in-law Donna and her brother Damien for their loving care of Donnie. Family and friends called at SKWARCHUK FUNERAL HOME, Bradford for visitation on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 10 a.m. until the time of a funeral service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. followed by cremation.

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ALLEN, Ellwood and Mary In loving memory of our dear parents and grandparents who passed away Dad - September 26, 1992 Mom - April 1, 1993 It's twenty years since you've been gone But in our hearts you still live on. Your presence we miss, Your memory we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Dianne, Doug Kirton and family.

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WEAVER, Elaine It has been ten years (September 28, 2002) since you departed from us. There is not a day goes by that you are not remembered and thought about. Your zest for life, love and caring as a devoted wife and mother, and with everyone that you came in contact, showed in everything you did. God searches hearts and in yours He found a heart that would help complete His Heavenly home. We know that you look down on us from your new home as we all proceed through life as you did once. We will all meet again someday. Love always Diane and Paul

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MULTI-FAMILY BLOCK sale, Newmarket- Alex Doner Dr. (Crossland Gate to Kirby), Books, toys, baby/ kids items, exercise equip, furniture, craft supCONTENTS- 287 John plies, Sat Sept 29 Bowser Crescent, New- 8am-2pm market. Saturday 8am-2pm. Stacker washer/ dryer, sofa, tables, rugs, antiques, etc. NEWMARKET762 Quantra Cres. Antique Cultivator. Glassware, ESTATE SALE- Lots of antique furniture, Persian toys, dinette suite, many Sat., 29th, rugs, oil paintings, silver, items! bronze. 5347 Aurora 9am-1pm. Road, Stouffville, 200m. east of 48, Sat. 9am-3pm. 4 1 6 - 8 4 3 - 0 8 8 4 ; NEWMARKET- 37 Wimbleton Court, Saturday, 416-670-5843 September 29, 8am-12noon. Small furniGARAGE SALE. Some ture, household/ baby/ chilantiques, collectibles, furni- drens' items, books, etc. ture, more. 282 Clearmeadow Blvd., Newmarket. Saturday, NEWMARKET- 524 Veale Sunday 10am-4pm. Place (Mulock/ College Manor). Saturday GARAGE SALE- Stoneha- 8am-12pm. Kids/ adults ven 1007 Nellie Little Cres. clothes, toys, housewares, Quality pieces being sold more. Do not miss! 09/30/2012 8:00-1:00 NEWMARKET- 53 KnapHOLLAND LANDING- 6 ton Drive, Sept. 29th, 8am. Brent Rd. (Beckett/ Dresser, tables, lamps, Yonge). Saturday, Sep- chairs, household items, tember 29th. 8am-12pm. costume jewelry Something for everyone! HUGE SALE- Sat., Sept. 29th, 9am-3pm. Chartwell Cres. Keswick. Downsizing. Full Info at: www.ChartwellSale.com

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Rob Beintema Metroland Media Wheelstalk.com I thumbed the starter and waited as my wife Mary settled in behind me. A last check of the mirrors, a twist of the throttle, and we squirted out of the driveway, motoring away with that classic scooter drone. And, for just a second, I felt like Larry Crowne. Granted, you’d have to squint pretty hard to mistake the two of us for Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. And you’d have to be even more nearsighted to confuse this very modern scooter with the 80s-era Riva that Hanks rode in the movie. Sure, they’re both Yamaha branded, but they are 30 years and a world apart in style, performance and technology. The TMAX fits into the maxiscooter class and its half-litre engine performance, feral face and sporty lines were designed to blur the differences between scooters and motorcycles. The TMAX takes its styling cues directly from Yamaha’s sport bike lineup and even shares some bits and pieces from their parts bins. It’s always been a highway-capable performer that will match many motorcycles with initial off-the-line acceleration. Bike-like components include a lightweight aluminum frame, large 43 mm forks, an adjustable windscreen, biggish 15-inch wheels and R6-inspired brakes. For 2012, the new third generation TMAX gets a major makeover. Engine cylinders have been bored out an additional 2 mm, bumping displacement up by 30cc to 530cc. As a result, power is up by 3 hp to 46 hp, and torque increases by 10 percent to a 39 lb/ft peak at a lower 5250 rpm. A larger 34 mm Mikuni throttle body (up from 31 mm), a new airbox, and redesigned radiaPlease see TMAX, page W8

The black exterior of this 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, with its one-piece fascia, body-coloured grille with black mesh, and gloss black lower grill makes a sinister first impression. Beneath its sculpted hood with black heat extractors, lurks a 6.4-litre Hemi V8 that delivers 470 hp and 465 lb/ft of torque.

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evil twin Neil Moore York Region Media Group Wheelstalk.com It’s a 5,000-pound, gas-guzzling torque monster, about as popular with green motorists as a Class A motorhome. Sure, its siblings are powered by a reasonably fuel-efficient Pentastar V6, but not this bad boy. Under the hood you’ll find the legendary Hemi V8 engine – in its thirstiest form. Indeed the SRT8, which starts at $55,395, may be a pricey, impractical and perhaps irresponsible take on Jeep’s popular Grand Cherokee SUV, but despite these negatives, and the pain I felt at the gas pump, it was hard giving back the keys after a week of testing. It can be fun embracing the dark side. Star Wars analogies aside, even the look of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is borderline sinister. The styling isn’t radically different from less potent models, but certain cues suggest it’s not your typical family hauler. The SRT8 starts with a more mus-

cular, planted look, having been lowered an inch and adorned with SRTexclusive body-coloured wheel flares and side sills. The monochromatic exterior continues with a one-piece fascia with new LED daytime running lamps and the body-coloured grille with black mesh accented by chrome bezel inserts. The lower grille is also painted gloss black. The sculpted hood gets a couple of functional black heat extractors, and in rear there’s a one-piece black fascia with separate air diffuser. Big, four-inch exhaust tips flank the diffuser, rather than being centre-mounted as before. As my tester was also dipped in black, the only flourishes of colour were the taillights and the redpainted Brembo brake callipers (six piston in front, four-piston in rear) peeking out from within the split five-spoke, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, shod with big rubber. Indeed, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 looks menacing, but not over the top. Which is a good thing, as you wouldn’t want to draw too much attention to its all-new 6.4-litre Hemi V8 that pumps out a whopping 470 hp and 465 lb/ft of torque. That’s

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an improvement of 50 horses and 45 lb/ft over the 6.1-litre engine it replaces. Avoiding the minutiae on intake and camshaft, I’ll just note this new engine pulls across a wider RPM band than before. Ninety per cent of peak torque is now available between 2,800 and 6,000 rpm. Sure, it has variable cylinder management (VCM), which during light cruising can shut down four cylinders, and a new active valve exhaust system that can improve highway fuel economy by 13 per cent. But I’ll bet it doesn’t get much use. Fuel saver technology is nice, but in this vehicle, it’s a bit like ordering a diet coke to wash down your triple bacon cheeseburger. Helping route all that power to the pavement is a new SRTtuned, adaptive damping suspension managed by the new Selec-Track 4x4 system. This works with a load of tech that includes stability control, adaptive damping, transmission mapping, transfer case torque proportioning, electronic limited slip differential, throttle control and cylinder de-activation to automatically tune the driving dynamics. A five-position dial allows driv-

The Grand Cherokee SRT8 looks menacing, but not over the top.

ers to choose the appropriate setting, with Auto, which provides the smoothest, most compliant ride (thanks to the adaptive suspension), probably the best choice for daily driving. Auto even upshifts automatically with the paddles and autostick, so if you want more control, choose the Sport or Track settings. In manual mode, neither of these will upshift until you do, gear changes are delayed and noticeably quicker. Sport also tightens the suspension for more body control, and Track takes that a step further, disabling traction control and locking down body motion for even better handling. Like Sport, this setting provides a rear bias in the 4x4 system, with torque split 35/65 between front and rear. Tow mode reduces pitch and bounce for safer hauling, and modifies the shift schedule for less “busyness” in the transmission. And Snow mode provides gentler starts, as it begins in second gear, with the system programmed for reduced wheelspin. Unlike the six-speed 5.7-litre Cherokee, the SRT8’s transmission gets one less cog. But no matter, with all that 6.4-litre Hemi torque, you’ll not miss it. Step on the throttle and the big P295/45ZR20 Pirelli Scorpion Verde all-season run-flat tires really dig in for a launch that’s on par with many performance cars. There’s no hesitaPlease see Grand Cherokee, page W7

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The weather was looking bleak Saturday morning, but mother nature came through for the Highway 11 Cruisers Car Club who held their season finale show & shine for SickKids Hospital. The event attracted more than 800 vehicles, which included trucks, motorcycles, classics, modern muscle, military vehicles, tuners, Junior Dragsters, Transformer cars (Bumblebee and Barricade), Kitt (Knight Rider) and the General Lee) to wow the crowds and support the fundraiser. Also included were numerous vendors, a DJ and live entertainment. More than 20 plaques were awarded for various categories, and there were numerous door prizes and raffles. Overall, it was a successful day with over $1,000 raised. The Cruisers would like to thank the volunteers who for their hard work, and for helping the day run smoothly.

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Highway 11 Cruisers C.C. weekly cruise nights take place at Harvey’s (17860 Yonge Street, Newmarket. North of Davis Drive in front of Home Depot), and will continue to run Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. to dusk until October 9th.

This 1931 Ford, owned by John and Mary Louise Bull was one of several antiques that drew considerable attention. With a uniquely designed interior and personal touches on the body, there was definitely no other like it .

This vintage bike was one of the many unique offerings at the Highway 11 Cruisers Car Show held on Sept. 22. Older models drew quite a crowd and their owners were more than happy to share their history.

Brian Jones, owner of the 1943 Dodge pickup truck, basks in the sun during the Highway 11 Cruisers fundraiser for Sick Kids Hospital.

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Santa Fe more efficient, more refined for 2013 Neil Moore York Region Media Group Wheelstalk.com It’s no secret that Hyundai has been riding high the past few years, with August marking 44 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains. Such success is reflected in a 3.4 per cent market share increase since 2008, putting the Korean manufacturer in number five spot, behind Toyota. Hyundai didn’t get there on price alone, although after putting clunkers like the Pony and Stellar behind them, they were still recognized for a lineup that was largely ‘cheap and cheerful.’ But that was then and this is now, and after winning Canadian and North American Car of the Year (COTY) in 2009 with the luxury Genesis Sedan, and more recently scooping three 2012 Canadian COTY category wins for the Accent, Veloster and Elantra, the company has surged up the pecking order. And so has the Santa Fe within its segment, as the all-new 2013 model has improved in nearly every way. It also now comes in two body styles. The five-passenger ‘Sport’ is on sale now with FWD or AWD, and is available with two engines: a 2.4-litre four cylinder with gasoline direct injection (GDI), and a 2.0-litre turbocharged four, also with GDI. All Sport models get a six-speed automatic with Shiftronic manual shift. The sevenpassenger, long-wheelbase version is simply named the Santa Fe, and will replace the Veracruz sometime during in early 2013. More upscale exterior Last week, our group of journalists had an opportunity to drive the Sport, and I’ll admit that although having seen the photos, I didn’t expect something quite so refined. This starts with the exterior. At first it doesn’t seem a huge leap from the outgoing model, but incremental changes in the grille, headlights, taillights, roofline, belt line, character lines and other areas combine for an effect that is significantly more upscale. Like the Tucson, it employs Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ styling, but in a way that appears more purposeful. Along the sides are character lines that pierce each door handle, along with sculpting that provides dimension and depth. This seamlessly flows into the protruding wheel arches, which house standard-equipped 17-inch Euroflange alloy wheels. The bold front end with hexagonal front grille is flanked by modern swept-back projector headlamps and black-accented fog lamps. The two-tone lower fascia projects a rugged, SUV appearance.

Numerous incremental changes throughout the exterior make the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport look significantly more upscale. There are two sizes for 2013: the five-passenger Sport (as shown) and the long-wheel base, seven-passenger model to be released in the first quarter of 2013. For 2013, the Santa Fe is longer and lower, and has more interior space – besting pretty much all the competition except for the Toyota RAV4. Along with an increase in capacity is a cut in weight. This new model is 120 kg lighter than the 2012 (and 16 per cent stiffer), much of this due to a greater use of high-tensile steel from Hyundai’s own steel plant. A more rigid body, better aerodynamics, improvements in damping and bushings, a double-layered windshield, and more insulation in the dash and floor, add up to a cabin that’s surprisingly hushed. Nearly what you’d expect from Infiniti or Lexus. I’m not saying fit and finish are quite at that level, but the lighting, instruments, controls and seating wouldn’t look out of place in a more expensive vehicle. The boomer buyers that Hyundai is targeting want more than utility, and the company has responded with a pile of premium features for those wanting to upfit their Santa Fe: dual zone climate control, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, rear door sunshades, heated steering wheel, rear park assist, rear camera, push button start, navigation, panoramic sunroof and 19-inch alloy wheels. Of course, these are higher trim options, but even the base, at $26,499, offers a healthy list of standard amenities. The Santa Fe 2.4-litre FWD includes air conditioning, heated front seats, power windows with driver’s auto up/down and pinch protection, tilt/ telescopic steering with audio and cruise controls,

power lumbar support, Bluetooth and six-speaker AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with iPod/ USB/aux inputs. Also standard are second-row 40/20/40 split fold reclineable seats that drop to double the 1,002-litre rear cargo hold to 2,025 litres. And there’s ample under-floor storage. This entry model also gets a rear spoiler, roofrack side rails and the previously mentioned 17-inch alloys. Next in line, with the 2.4-litre engine, is the Premium FWD ($28,299), followed by Premium AWD ($30,299) and Luxury AWD ($33,899). Turbocharged 4 cylinder The base turbo model comes in Premium trim, which will set you back $30,499 for FWD or $32,499 for AWD. However Hyundai expects the SE AWD, to be their overall volume seller, which at $35,299 includes pretty much everything but navigation, power passenger seat and upgraded audio system. If you want these, opt for the Limited AWD at $38,499. Indeed, there’s a hefty premium for going with the turbo ($2,200) and AWD ($2,000), but Hyundai expects roughly two-thirds of their sales to be turbocharged models, and more than 70 per cent to be AWD. The turbo may be top dog, but the 2.4-litre is no wimp, producing 190 hp and 181 lb/ft of torque – 15 hp and 12 lb/ft more than the 2.4-litre engine it replaces. And with 12 percent better fuel economy. Acceleration is smooth, and the engine doesn’t

drone noticeably, but there isn’t much kick when you plant the pedal. Which is to be expected, as the Santa Fe still tips the scales at 1,569 kg (FWD) and 1,640 kg (AWD). The 2.0T, on the other hand is considerably more robust. Replacing last year’s V6, it gives up a few horses (four percent), but delivers eight percent more torque and the same percentage in added fuel economy. Numbers are 264 hp and 269 lb/ft, with torque coming in at a low 1,750 rpm. As a result, it’s significantly quicker off the line than the 2.4-litre, and far better at highway passing. With the MacPherson strut/multilink front/ rear suspension setup, ride is smooth, and as you’d expect in a tall vehicle, there’s a bit of lean in hard cornering. Steering, however, is taut and precise. Mind you, I had the Santa Fe’s driver selectable steering mode (DSSM) set to ‘Sport’ most of the time. This dials back the power assist, which increases accordingly with ‘normal’ or ‘comfort’ settings. There’s much more to be said about the all-new Santa Fe, and I hope to do a longer test – probably once the snow flies. Hyundai believes this is their most important new vehicle launch since the Elantra, and I would agree. Demand for this kind of vehicle shows no sign of slowing down, and the company points out that 21 per cent of new vehicle buyers are intending to purchase a compact or intermediate CUV. And I’ll bet a lot of them will now be putting the 2013 Santa Fe on their shopping list.

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WE RAISED THE BAR, JUST SO WE COULD BEAT IT It’s not hard to see just how much we’ve grown. From our grass roots on Yonge Street, to our brand new facility at the corner of Leslie and Mulock, H.J. Pfaff Audi is setting the standard in customer service. Two cafe lounges, a 14-car showroom, and an Audi Boutique are just some of the features that await you.

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