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4You can provide feedback on the proposed changes online at 4Public hearings on the proposed boundaries take place at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites in Richmond Hill Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. and Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. 4You can also weigh in through our poll at

By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

York Region could be better represented in Ottawa with three additional members of Parliament proposed this week. However, some critics are concerned with the cost of adding 30 MPs across the country and the mix of rural and urban areas within ridings. Markham-Unionville Liberal MP John McCallum praised the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario for doing a good job redistributing the ridings to reflect the shifting and increasing population. “What they’ve done doesn’t strike me as unreasonable,” Mr. McCallum said. “My preliminary reaction is I’m not complaining.” Ontario will gain 15 electoral districts as a result of population growth. Alberta and British Columbia will each get six more and Quebec, three. Every riding in York Region will be affected by the shifting boundaries. Four of the region’s seven existing ridings — York-Simcoe, Newmarket-Aurora, Richmond Hill and Markham-Unionville — will keep the same names, but have different boundaries. The other six ridings proposed are Markham, Markham-Stouffville, Oak Ridges, Vaughan-Thornhill, Vaughan-Woodbridge and Aurora-Richmond Hill. The Markham-Unionville riding will stretch north of 19th Avenue and lose part

of south and southeast Markham to the proposed Markham and Markham-Stouffville ridings. These changes are “fairly neutral”, Mr. McCallum said. However, he suggested the rejigging could be done without increasing the current 308 MPs by taking seats from some slower-growing provinces and moving them to provinces experiencing faster growth. “Let’s do it in a way that does not impact the taxpayers,” Mr. McCallum said, pointing out each MP is estimated to cost taxpayers about $600,000, including salaries, office and travel budgets. “The idea is to preserve the community as the foundation of our ridings,” he said. “I’m being cautious because there’s a domino effect, but it’s good for York Region.” Under the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, the commission’s main aim in See CONSERVATIVE, page A10.

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Teachers drop strike vote plans By Teresa Latchford


York Region teacher Laurie Provenzano waves a flag during a protest against the provincial Liberals’ move to enforce contract terms through legislation at Queen’s Park Tuesday.






The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation will forgo strike votes in all bargaining units in Ontario, except those in which school boards are seeking conciliation. The strike votes were planned as part of the regular negotiation process, not due to a breakdown in local bargaining, York Region District 16 federation president Colleen Ireland said. “We have said all along that we had not planned job action and that staff would be in schools as expected on the first day,” she added. Local units, including York Region, continue to negotiate in local bargaining to achieve collective agreements to be ratified locally, provincial federation president Ken Coran explained. Since the units are making progress with school boards, the strike vote is no longer needed. Many developments related to bargaining have come about since the federation announced strike votes at the end of June and members are adjusting their actions according to the progress. “The start of the school year is not in jeopardy,” Mr. Coran said. Teachers rallied at Queen’s Park Tuesday to encourage Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals to withdraw proposed legislation that removes workers’ bargaining rights and, instead, allow local bargaining to continue.

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Warm weather keeps rolling Experts predict more warmer-than-average months ahead

‘That’s 17 months in a row that are warmer than normal. We’re on a roll here.’ Dave Phillips

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Environment Canada senior climatologist on the recent trend of warm weather

There’s no reason for you to wave goodbye to the balmy temperatures that have blessed us all summer, just yet. The above-average temperatures will continue into fall, which could put into question the tried and true fashion rule of no white after Labour Day, according to weather experts. “If your muscle shirts and tank tops are off-white, go for it,” Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips said. September will get off to a scorching start, with temperatures pushing the low 30s on the weekend, Mr. Phillips said. He’s predicting temperatures in September, October and November will be above average in York Region, which would add to a record streak. Since March 2011, every month has seen above-average temperatures. “That’s 17 months in a row that are warmer than normal,” Mr. Phillips said. “We’re on a roll here.” Temperatures in the fall should continue to be a few degrees above normal, Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese agreed, noting Labour Day weekend will be nice and hot.

“I wouldn’t pack away the T-shirts or shorts,” she said, adding it will get cool at night, so sweaters and pants may be necessary. Looking back at the summer and the intense sun, Ms Vettese said York Region was lucky to twin record high temperatures with significant rainfall. “The heat of the summer was relentless. It started early and didn’t go away,” Mr. Phillips said. The average temperature from May through August was 20.1 C, which is the highest average record for the region, according to Mr. Phillips. The previous highs were in 2010 and 1991. There have been 26 days during which temperatures have broken 30 C and Mr. Phillips expects a few more days to be added to that tally. What’s remarkable for the area is while Niagara and southern Ontario were stricken with drought-like conditions, York Region received above average rainfall. The readSee WINTER, page A11.

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POLL RESULTS WE ASKED: Should the province freeze teachers’ salaries? YOU SAID: Yes - 68%; No - 32%. This week’s question: The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing new ridings for York Region. Is this a good move?

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Aurora’s Kayla Lanzillotta is ecstatic. After about seven weeks of tireless networking and help from friends and York Regional Police, Ms Lanzillotta has been reunited with her Circle A Western roping saddle. After filing a report with police, Ms Lanzillotta, 28, approached the York Region Media Group with a public plea for the return of the saddle, which was stolen last month. She bought it 15 years ago. “I’m so thrilled,” she said, noting she received a call from York police Thursday night after the saddle was located as part of an investigation into a break-in at a barn. “I really have to thank everybody.” July 9, Ms Lanzillotta, who has ridden horses for 20 years, made her way up to an East Gwillimbury barn to ride her horse, Lucy. But when she got to her storage space, she learned the saddle, along with bridles, navajos, draw reins, side reins, spurs and several other pieces of equipment had vanished. In addition to contacting York police and the media, Ms Lanzillotta posted a plea for the return of the equipment to Kijiji. Feed and tack stores were notified and the owner of her barn worked diligently to chase down leads. A man and a woman, both Keswick residents, are charged with possession of stolen property in connection with the investigation that resulted in York police recovering the saddle, Sgt. Gary Phillips said. — Joe Fantauzzi

Keswick man charged in bank robbery A man has been arrested in connection with last week’s CIBC robbery in Keswick. The bank was robbed at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, just as the branch was about to close. One day earlier, a lone male suspect made off with cash from the CIBC on Brock Street West in Uxbridge. Durham Regional Police arrested a 28-year-old man of no fixed address at an Uxbridge apartment Saturday and he was subsequently connected to the Keswick robbery. He is charged with two counts of robbery and disguise with intent and was held for a bail hearing. Information from the public helped lead police to the suspect. If you have information, call police at 1-888-5791520. ext. 5355. You can also pass on a tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at — Heidi Riedner




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Volunteer tutors desperately needed By Kim Zarzour

It may be all backpacks, binders and ambition this week as families prepare for back to school, but for many students with learning disabilities, it’s less anticipation, more apprehension. That’s because these students know what’s ahead for them will be more of a struggle than for their classmates and the one-on-one help they need to get through the school year is hard to come by. Learning Disabilities Association of York Region is calling for volunteers to help shorten the lengthy waiting lists for tutors for students with special needs.

About 150 students are currently on the waiting list. Often, they are students who have been flagged at-risk by teachers and their families may not be able to afford to pay for tutoring. About 250 students have signed on for extra assistance from the association, but with only 80 active volunteers, the wait list can be up to one year, Helga Sirola, community development and program volunteer co-ordinator, said. About 150 students are currently on the waiting list. Often, they are students who have been flagged atrisk by teachers and their families may not be able to afford to pay for tutoring. That extra boost in learning is crucial, she says. “Early intervention is key because the more behind you get, the more

4To learn more, contact Learning Disabilities Association of York Region, 11181 Yonge St., Unit 221, Richmond Hill, call 905-884-7933, e-mail or visit difficult it becomes. It affects students’ self esteem, can lead to anxiety and depression.” Studies show learning disabilites can also be tied to high drop-out rates, leaving students who don’t get assistance more prone to homelessness or low incomes down the road, she said. “Tutors provide the support teachers can’t give and can mean the difference between school success and failure.” For more than eight years, the association has co-ordinated a free tutoring program, linking volunteers with students needing extra help in math and literacy. Stan Rosenblum, 66, is one of them. He has been helping students with the association since 2006 at the Newmarket Public Library. Each week he brings his “bag of tricks” — games like Cribbage, Set and Quiddler — to meet with a student for one hour. “I talk with them about what they’re doing in school. Sometimes, they’re not too good at communicating or they’re shy, but I like to develop a kind of rapport with them. “It’s mainly a confidence thing. They don’t think they’re as smart as others. Their grades may be lower on report cards, but that doesn’t

reflect the reality. Some are very intelligent, some even gifted.” Volunteer tutors, aged 16 and older, receive monthly training, resources and support in exchange for a nine-month commitment to spend an hour each week in the local library with a needy student between kindergarten and Grade 8. Volunteers range from real estate agents to high school students and retired teachers. Jessica Di Meo, 21, signed on for the role three years ago, when she was in her graduating year at her Richmond Hill high school. Now a resident of Maple and a kinesiology major at York University, she has plans for graduate studies in behavioural science, but still looks forward to her weekly tutoring session. “I thought it would be a challenge, but it has been a blessing. “You need to be open-minded and patient,” she says. “It’s about finding different ways to explain things and never giving up because there’s always a way to teach it.” Most rewarding, she says, is when a student who has been struggling, finally gets it. “Their faces light up like Christmas. They are so grateful that someone has put the time and resources out for them.” Elaine Atcheson, a tutor in Mount Albert the past three years, agrees. “It’s just so satisfying when you Volunteering with the Learning Disabilities Association of York Region see that lightbulb go on.” has been a blessing, says Jessica Di Meo.


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Owning a home in the GTA is becoming increasingly difficult, according to a report released by RBC Economics Monday. Despite a cooling housing market in recent months that saw home resales fall 1.4 per cent, homes listed for sale increased notably in the past few months and prices continued to rise, particularly in single-family homes, RBC senior economist Robert Hogue said. These increases have contributed to the erosion of housing affordability so far this year, Mr. Hogue concluded. The share of household income needed to cover the costs of owning a two-storey home at market prices in the GTA rose to 63.9 per cent in the second quarter this year, from 62.8 per cent in the first quarter, he said. Similarly, the measure for standard detached bungalows rose 0.9 percentage points, to 54.5 per cent, and the measure for standard condominiums inched up by 0.3 percentage points, to 34.8 per cent. Vancouver remains the least affordable market in Canada, the report stated.

The main factor threatening affordability is an increase in mortgage interest rates, Mr. Hogue said. RBC expects the Bank of Canada to start normalizing its interest rate policy early next year, assuming the European crisis remains contained and United States fiscal challenges are addressed, he said. RBC anticipates the central bank will proceed at a gradual pace and household income will continue to grow, he said.

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Two years to the day after Sonia Varaschin went missing — her blood smeared car found abandoned in downtown Orangeville — police were searching the area where her body was found. Based on information received from the public, officers will be in the area of Beechgrove Sideroad in Caledon, just east of Orangeville,yesterday combing through a wooded area for clues to the former Southlake Regional Health Centre nurse’s murder. However, police remain adamant progress continues to move forward in the case. “Investigations like this are not like television. It’s very complex,” said OPP Det. Insp. Andy Karski, the lead investigator in the case. “It does not get solved in 44 minutes without commercials.” Ms Varaschin, 42, disappeared Aug. 29, 2010. Following days of searching for the former paediatric nurse, her body was discovered in a wooded area near Beech Grove Sideroad Sept. 5. Since the woman’s disappearance, police have interviewed “well over 2,000” people in search of clues. “In general, the amount that this investigative team has done is just staggering, the detail we’ve gone to,” Det. Insp. Karski said. Evidence found early in the investigation pointed police to a men’s size 10 or 11 Dakota or Wind River brand boot — sold exclusively at Mark’s Work Wearhouse — as a key to the killer’s identity. Det. Insp. Karski said the investigative team has looked into “thousands” of similar boot purchases since. “It’s just another ongoing aspect of the investigation,” he said. In May 2011, police held a news conference announcing they had the killer’s DNA. During the announcement, police said they would begin asking a select group of men who knew Ms Varaschin to provide voluntary DNA samples in search of a match. Now, nearly 700 people have provided police with their DNA. Testing of the samples continues at The Centre for Forensic Sciences and private forensic laboratories. “The testing process is ongoing. The collection of DNA is a very key part of the investigation,” Det. Insp. Karski said. “We’re dividing the DNA canvass into various categories based on the relationship to the victim or the


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Ontarians deserve stronger voice in Ottawa ISSUE: Proposal in works to add 30 MP across Canada, including 15 in Ontario and three in York.

Bernie O’Neill


s an Ontarian, you have less representation in the House of Commons than residents of several other provinces. That may come as a surprise, considering Ontario has the most seats in the House. However, Ontario members of Parliament represent more people than MPs in several other provinces and each of the territories, effectively giving Ontarians less say than they deserve. The Conservative government is trying to remedy the situation by adding 30 seats to the House, bringing the total to 338. Ontario will get 15 of those seats, bringing its share to 121. York Region will get three additional seats and all of its ridings will be altered, if the proposed boundary changes released this week are approved. However, the very idea of adding seats is flawed. Adding 30 MPs will cost taxpayers about $18 million more per year and $11.5 million more for each election. The annual cost for an average MP is $590,668.90, including a base salary of $157,731, office expenses, employee salaries, travel and accommodations. At a time when our government is running a deficit of more than $20 billion, spending more money on politicians doesn’t make sense. Instead, the government should change the way the current 308 seats are distributed. The formula for deciding how many seats each province and territory gets is included in the Constitution and is outdated. It features clauses that allow several provinces to be over-represented in the House. The senatorial clause ensures no province can have fewer seats than it has senators, while the grandfather clause states no province can have fewer seats than it had in 1986. As a result, the only way to make representation more fair without changing the Constitution is to add seats as the population grows. Simply put, the government needs to open talks to change the Constitution. The population of the Labrador riding in 2006 was 26,364. The Charlottetown riding had 32,174 people. Miramichi in New Brunswick had 53,844. By contrast, York-Simcoe had 120,371 people; Newmarket-Aurora, 121,924 and Oak Ridges-Markham, 169,642. It’s unjust your voice doesn’t count as much as someone in Atlantic Canada, Manitoba or Saskatchewan. A better formula would be to simply distribute seats based on each province’s proportion of the national population. Assuming each province and territory deserves at least one seat (which itself is debatable, considering the combined population of the territories is about that of an average Ontario riding), the division of the 308 seats in the House should be much simpler than it is now. If each territory is allocated one seat, that leaves 305 to go around. Canada’s population as of the 2011 census was 33,476,688. That number, divided by 305 and rounded to the nearest person, is 109,408. That should be the average riding size across the country. Yes, that means several provinces would lose seats, but it’s only fair. You should not have less representation in Parliament than someone in another province simply because you live in Ontario. The government should not spend more tax dollars on politicians when there is a way to make representation in the House fairer while keeping the number of seats the same.

BOTTOM LINE: Government should re-distribute existing seats, rather than add more.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR More must be done for youth athletics Re: Grassroots funding should be Olympic legacy, column by John Cudmore, Aug. 23. I would like to say you are exactly right. We relocated to Newmarket in June 2011, when my husband became the head football coach at York University. We have five children, ranging in age from 15 months to 16 years. This week, we are sending our 16-year-old back to live in Montreal for more than one reason, but the tipping point was her sport is simply beyond our financial reach in this province. We sought advice from her coaches at Dollard Synchro as to where Madison should continue to train at a comparably competitive national stream club in the Greater Toronto Area. We joined what was considered the best program in Ontario. As you might imagine, this relocation was difficult for our teenage daughter. However, when we gave her the choice to return to Montreal and billet with a synchro family, she chose to stay here with us. Unfortunately, we received word from the aquatics director at the new club that her “special membership” was not approved for this coming season due to our inability to pay our account in a timely manner. Now without giving some financial comparisons of the costs at a private athletic club versus the non-profit Dollard Synchro, I am going to give some apples-to-apples ones: Our daughter was selected for the 2012 Junior Provincial Team that competed at the U.S. Open in Henderson, Nevada in July. The cost to us for her to be a part of that team was $3,000. Three of Madison’s former teammates from Dollard Synchro were on the Quebec team that competed at the same international competition in Nevada, but their cost for competing was $1,500. The Quebec team won the gold and Ontario placed third behind Mexico. There is some sort of funding here in Ontario called Quest for Gold, but Madison was not eligible because the athlete must have resided in the province for at least one year before applying.


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Furthermore, if we would have refused her participation on Team Ontario (which cost us $3,000) because we couldn’t afford it, that would have made her ineligible to apply for Quest for Gold this coming season. It was a catch-22 situation for us, which is now moot because we are sending her back to Quebec. This cost difference between the provinces can also be seen in the hockey and football my sons play. Just ask my husband, who is also defensive co-ordinator for the U19 Canadian team, about the disparity between the provinces at the youth football level. This summer, his team competed in Austin, Texas at the International Bowl and won gold. For the kids who made the team from Quebec, their fee was covered by Football Quebec. Ontario players each had to come up with $3,500. It truly is unbelievable that in a province so densely populated and with what appears to be so many with so much, more can’t be done for youth athletics.

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Police officer showed compassion, kindness In today’s busy world, we often do not take the time to give thanks. Last week, my little boy and his friend went missing. We called 911 and, within minutes, two police officers arrived at my front door. Seconds later, plain clothed and uniformed officers, a K-9 unit and the force’s helicopter all had my little boy as their priority. My family will be forever grateful to Const. Kerry Clark for his compassion, understanding and kind words in my hour of panic.

Re: Provincial uploads will save York $124M, Aug. 23. York Region CAO Bruce Macgregor is quoted as saying York Region is “in good shape and moving in the right direction”. That statement would lead me to believe his calculator is Traci Rawlinson broken. Newmarket As written in The Toronto Star, July 6, 2012, York Region is further in debt than any other region in Ontario and, quite possibly, the country. At $1.95 billion, that equates It sure is a sad day for the to $1,840.00 per person. The next community that Glenway golf closest is Peel, with $883.00 per course in Newmarket is being person. demolished. This beautiful facility was a great venue where my husband and I attended many functions and we still remember them with great fondness. It’s sad to see it go to the Send your comments wrecking ball: there will never be and letters to the editor another place like it.

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o you ever wonder if the summer break is, in fact, too long? As in, after two and a half months of seeing our children around the house, it’s the parents who are the ones considering going back to school, taking a trip around the world, or maybe enquiring about the costs of a one-way ticket with that new space tourism service because, well, we’d really like to see a lot less of the little darlings by this point, not a lot more. It surprises me I can even think that sort of thing. I used to bristle at suggestions year-round schooling was the way to go for our kids, who were having fun in the sun and enjoying their freedom, I thought, despite some pretty good arguments. Arguments such as kids retained more of what they learned if the break wasn’t so long. It was easier on families that only had to find babysitters or summer camps for a few weeks at a time instead of a few months. It offered the opportunity to open up vacations at other interesting times of the year. Which all sounds very nice, but what about tradition? It’s a Canadian tradition that students stop learning anything new in early June and spend much of September reviewing everything they learned (or didn’t learn) last year. It’s a tradition to have a couple of fun weeks at a camp or cottage or on a roadtrip, visiting family and friends, but then the other nine or 10 weeks of summer can get intensely boring and, these days, your household Internet usage is somewhere around the point where, not only is your service provider sending you warnings, so is your bank. Of course it was a tradition that we let all the young folks out of school to help harvest the crops on the family farm, get the hay in, fix the fences and repair the barn roof, since 95 per cent of our population lived on farms a century ago. But, again, that was a century ago. Now it turns out five York Region high schools are using an altered schedule that supporters argue has kids retaining more and being more involved in school because they haven’t been out of class for so long. The idea is that high school is divided up into more manageable blocks, theoretically meaning vacation is divided into more manageable blocks, too. Some say the tricky part about this approach is that, if it’s done at the local high school but not at grade schools, it can be difficult for families with more than one child to set up a schedule or get away together on vacation. Many of us already need to jostle with our co-workers to secure vacation time. If you can’t wrangle the same time off as your spouse is taking, vacations can be hard enough. Add to this the possibility that your high-school aged child now has a shorter summer vacation and you can see how summers can get complicated (although, at a certain point, high school kids don’t want to go on “family vacations” anyway — eww). As it stands, it would be difficult to extend this alternative to many of our grade schools because, unfortunately, the typical grade school in York Region is not air-conditioned — not even the brand-new ones. Say what? Out of fairness, one would imagine the board can’t very well build new schools with air conditioning without having teachers and parents from all schools demand the same via retrofit. And, at least for now, when classes are not in session in July or August, a big savings can be had by forgoing artificially cooled air. New high schools, however, do have air conditioning. Even though the young people aren’t needed to help out on the family farm, I still think that in a country where the winters can be tough, we still cherish time off in lovely weather and time together as a family, so we will still champion the long summer break, even if some of its glories are a myth.

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The finishing touches are being done to Ecole secondaire Richmond Hill, a new French language school in York Region. The school, expected to open Tuesday, will take in students from across the region.


New French school opens next week A new regional French high school is on track to open next week. Ecole secondaire Richmond Hill is under construction on Wright Street in the downtown core on the site of the former Richmond Hill High School. Portions of the heritage building are being incorporated into the new facility, which will open to French-speaking students in grades 7 through 9. Under the regional Ontario French school board — Conseil Scolaire Viamonde — the school will take in students from Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, King, Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury and WhitchurchStouffville. It will be fed by two York Region elementary schools, Académie de la Moraine in Oak Ridges and Vaughan’s École élémentaire La Fontaine. Doors will open Tuesday, French school

4To register, call 905-637-5695 or visit ecole board spokesperson Jonathan Bouchard said. The $12-million, three-storey facility will also boast environmentally conscious technology, including the reduction of electricity consumption, heating and ventilation by placing sensors in offices and classes. In the past week, the front entrance has been paved and finishing touches are being done inside and outside the facility. The former Richmond Hill High School opened its Wright Street doors in 1922. In 2000, students and teachers moved north to its current location. The principal of the new French high school is Joanne Shank.

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Larry Ketcheson shovels snow in this January 2010 photograph. Weather experts expect we will get more snow this winter than last.

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An Oak Ridges Trail Association hike on the Eldred King and Hall side trails is Sunday at 10 a.m. Meet at the parking lot west of Hwy. 48, 1/2 kilometre south of Cherry Street. This is a threehour, moderately paced hike. Visit

Check out cars The Cool Country Cruise In is Saturday, 6 p.m. at the Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St., Sharon. Incredible vintage, muscle and collector cars will be on display. Visit

Spend time with the kids Baby and toddler storytime is Saturday, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. at the Newmarket Public Library. The event is for children ages five months to two years. Registration is required. Visit


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Sebben honoured for bully fight BY SIMON MARTIN

Karen Sebben is not one to rest on her laurels. In 2009, the Holland Landing resident founded the York Region Anti-bullying Coalition after she couldn’t find help for her son, Daniel, who was being tormented at school. Now it’s a fledgling organization that is partnering with York Region District School Board to help develop an anti-bullying strategy. Ms Sebben has devoted her time away from her job as a law clerk in Newmarket to tackling the bullying epidemic head-on. She launched a website, spoke everywhere she could and lobbied all levels of government to raise awareness for this issue. For her hard work, she will receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. “I didn’t want the attention,” she said. “But my husband told me this is what it is all about; bringing attention to the issue.” Bullying is right up there with drunk driving as an issue that society needs to confront, Ms Sebben said. Parents always try to do their best for their kids, but, sometimes, there are situations at school that arise that are difficult to deal with. “You like to think you have raised your children with proper social and emotional skills,” she said. “But it just comes out of nowhere and you’re not equipped.” The amount of damage that occurs when

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Karen Sebben, with her son, Daniel, will receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

Sharon Temple set for annual illumination BY SIMON MARTIN

‘It’s such a spectacular sight to see a building entirely lit by candles. There is something quite magical about it.’

Every September, at the beginning of harvest season, it’s tradition to turn the historic Sharon Temple into a shining beacon. With candles lit in every one of the 40 windows and lanterns at every corner, illumination is a unique evening that harkens back to the days when the Children of Peace would congregate in the temple. “It’s such a spectacular sight to see a building entirely lit by candles,” temple curator John McIntyre said. “There is something quite magical about it.” Originally, the event was an early Thanksgiving celebration for the Children of Peace. If it was held any later, they would have been too busy with the harvest, Mr. McIntyre said. The Children of Peace ceased to exist in the late 19th century, but

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Mr. McIntyre said the museum wanted to carry forward some of the group’s traditions. “It’s an opportunity for people to connect with something from the past. A lot of people find it peaceful,” he said, noting the event ends with a brief period of silence.



“There are very few opportunities to do that in our life.” Meeting in silence was a tradition the Children of Peace practised. The entertainment for the evening will be provided by Canadian folk star Tannis Slimmon and scenes from the play Hope Eternal. The play focuses on the real-life drama the Children of Peace experienced and tells the story of David Willson’s dream and much of the difficulty experienced. One scene depicts the difficulties surrounding the Children of Peace and the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, during which some people wanted to fight and some didn’t. “What will (Willson) do to keep these See HURON, page B5.




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Council and Committee meetings take place at the Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon and are open to the public. To view the agendas, visit, click on Council and follow the links. The next meetings are: Tuesday, September 4 10 a.m. Committee of the Whole 3 p.m. Council

Job opportunities The following positions are available at the Library: � Casual Relief Library Assistant (Contract) � Circulation Desk Assistant (Sunday contract) � Sunday Library Assistant (contract) � Branch Manager, Mount Albert Branch For details, including application instructions and deadlines please check the library website at The following seasonal program positions are available at the Town: � �������� ������� ����������� ���� ����� � ���� � Program Staff (Babysitter Training, Pre-School Programs, Birthday Party Hosts, Pre-Teen Dances) � Various Sports (Basketball, Soccer, Pre-School Programs) � Program Supervisors (for non-instructional programs) We welcome applications until September 7. For details, including application instructions please visit the Town website at

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RECREATION Trail training series, 7 p.m. off Bathurst Street, north of Keith Avenue, Newmarket. Look for the GetRecD trail running sign. This is free training along Newmarket’s trails. Visit

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. Visit Newmarket French Language on

FOOD Wild edible food tour, 2 to 4 p.m. at Lore Gardens, 22379 Warden Ave., Queensville. Learn to identify wild plants and use them in the kitchen. Lorrie Mackness will provide a tour among his breathtaking gardens. Admission is $10 and children get in free. For more information, call 905-775-9495.


���� �� ��������� — Ages 0-5 years (with adult). Holland Landing: Wednesdays, September 5,12 & 19 at 10:30 a.m. Mount Albert: Thursdays, September 6, 13 & 20 at10:30 a.m.

CARS Summer barbecue cruise night, 6 p.m. to dusk at the Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St., Newmarket. Enjoy this car show and barbecue that runs every Wednesday until Sept. 19, weather permitting. Visit

Bedtime Storytime — Ages 0-5 years (with adult). Mount Albert: Wednesdays, September 5 & 19 at 7 pm Teen Advisory Board — Earn volunteer hours at the Library! Hol���� �������� �������� ��������� �� ���� � � � �� Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. Please visit your local branch or contact the library at 905-836-6492 to register. Visit us on the web at

CHILDREN Drop-in storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Holland Landing library, 19513 Yonge St. Come for songs, stories and rhymes. For children up to five years old.

Car seat clinic The volunteers of the EG Community Police Centre are hosting a car seat clinic on Saturday, September 8 from 9am to 1pm at the Mount Albert Fire Hall, l22 Princess Street. Bring your vehicle ���� ��� ���� ��������� � �������� ���������� ���� ������� ��� ������� educate drivers about proper installation and if necessary remove ��� ��������� ���������� ����� ���� ���� ������ �� � ������� �� 50 car seats, rain or shine. For further information contact Liaison ������ ����� �������� �� ���������� �� ������������ ��� �����


Community events Sharon Co-operative Playgroup — Caregivers and their children (newborn to 6 years) participate in a stay and play program in a co-operative setting. Weekly from Sept - June at the Sharon Hope United Church, located at 18648 Leslie Street. First session begins ����� �� �� ���� ���� ������������ ����� �������� �� ������������ �� �� �������������������� Mount Albert Knitting Guild — Free open house to celebrate our ���� ������������ ����� ���� ������� ��� ���� �� �� ���� �� ��� ��freshments and see what we have been working on this year! There will be a draw for a knitting basket of goodies from Gemini Fibers and The Yarn Store. Public Library, Mount Albert Branch, Sept. 13, ������ ���� ������������ �������������

UYSS project The following is a message from the communication specialist from The Regional Municipality of York who works two days a week in ��� ������ ����� ������ ������ �� ������� ����������� �� ��� ����dents on the Upper York Sewage Solutions project. The Ministry of the Environment’s regulatory review of the proposed Lake Simcoe Water Reclamation Centre will be informed partly through the performance of the advanced treatment demonstration facility (Demonstration Facility) located at The Regional Municipality of York Mount Albert Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP).


CHILDREN Drop-in storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Albert library, 19300 Centre St. Come for songs, stories and rhymes. For children up to five years old.


CULTURE Caribbean and South Asian showcase, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Admission is free. Visit


Newmarket Car Club annual Graffiti Night, 5 p.m. to dusk at the North York Drive In, 893 Mount Albert Rd. One hundred classic cars will be on display. Visit ����� ��������� ������� ���� ��� ����� ������ ���� ��������Cool Country Cruise In, 6 p.m. at the ��� ������� ���� ��� ��������� ��� ��������� ������ � ������� ��� secondary processes which are typical of Ontario wastewater treat- Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St., Sharon. ment facilities), the fully-operating Demonstration Facility uses low Incredible vintage, muscle and collector �������� ��������� ��������������� � � ���� �� �������� ���������� cars will be on display. Visit and reverse osmosis (a form of quaternary treatment) to demonstrate performance of this advanced technology. The purpose of the technology is to remove phosphorous to very low concentrations ���� ��� ��� ������ �� ��������� � ���� ������� �������� To measure the operation and performance of these technologies and processes, York Region is operating the Demonstration Facility for a period of one year to allow for the facility to function under fall, winter, spring and summer conditions.

Public notices The Town has contracted work to repair sidewalks in various locations, to construct new sidewalks on Yonge St. and on Mount Albert Road, and to repair curbs, catchbasins and retaining walls. Since these are located in pedestrian areas, we ask that you exercise caution in construction areas. The Town attempts to control weed growth along sidewalks and curbs with the application of commercial grade vinegar. This kills the plants for a short period but does not damage the roots, so the weeds recover. Pesticides can only be used on noxious weeds.

Public tours of the facility are available by appointment. Please call 905-830-5656 to book your time. Please note: � ������� ����� ���� ��� ������� �� ����� ������ � ������� ��� �� �� ����� ��� � ����������� �������� �������� ����������� ������ � �� ����������� �� ��������� � �������� �� ��� ����������� ���������� � �� ���� �� ��������� ��� ��������� � �� �������� ���������� ��� ��������� ���� ������ ����� ���� ��� �� �� ��� ���� ������ ��� ���� �� ������ 27. Beginning the week of September 4, Genevieve Singh will be ������� �� ��� ���� ����������� ���� ����� �� ��������� ��� Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents are invited to with meet with Genevieve personally, contact her by phone at (905)478-3809, or email her at To avoid disappointment, please call ahead at 905-478-3809 to ensure Genevieve’s availability to meet with you.

PETS Newbarket, 424 D’Arcy Rd., Newmarket. Ultimate Air Dogs Canada hosts this dock diving competition, which continues Sept. 9. Visit

CHILDREN Crafty kids, 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Albert library, 19300 Centre St. Come in for a messy morning of fun. For children ages three to eight. For more information, call 905-473-2472 or visit

ACTIVITIES Back to the grind, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Hillside Church, 1 Don Rose Blvd., Mount Albert. Bid farewell to summer with a bouncy castle, balloon artist, carnival games, yard sale prizes and outdoor showing of Ice Age 3 at 7 p.m.

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East Gwillimbury author tells Angela James’ story By Simon Martin

Most of us are familiar with the typical hockey prodigy narratives Canadians bestow on their biggest superstars. Take Wayne Gretzky: his father, Walter, makes a back yard rink in Brantford, drives him to every game and watches as Wayne becomes the greatest player ever through hard work. Angela James’ story is quite different: a mixed-race girl from the projects of Toronto with no father, who played with make-shift equipment, took the TTC to games and became the best female hockey player in the world. “It’s not your typical hockey pedigree,” Corey Long said. The East Gwillimbury resident aims to tell this fascinating story with co-author Tom Bartsiokas in their new book Angela James: The First Superstar of Canadian Women’s Hockey, which was published Aug. 25. “I thought Tom and Corey did an amazing job,” Ms James said. “I am really comfortable with the end result.” Writing his first book was a enjoyable experience, Mr. Long said, noting the writing process took about a year. Every Monday night, he or Mr. Bartsiokas would call Ms James after her kids went to bed and have her relay stories. “I was really surprised how forthcoming people were with their stories,” Mr. Long said. “There was a lot of family drama growing up for Angela.” Ms James recently became one of the first women inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, along with Cammi Granato, There are a lot more black hockey players than there use to be, but Ms James said hockey has to continue making inroads in urban immigrant communities. “If they don’t start looking at the cultural differences, our sport could become a dying sport,” she said. Ms James was also the first openly gay player to be inducted. Mr. Long, Mr. Bartsiokas and Ms James are colleagues at Seneca College and that’s how they got in touch to write the book. There are so many interesting aspects to Ms James’ story, Mr. Long said. While chronicling her childhood in Flemingdon Park was interesting, he said the controversy surrounding Ms James being left off the 1998 Olympic team is a must-read. “Why on Earth would you cut arguably the

best player in the world,” Mr. Long said. “Certainly there were some politics involved.” The book is an inspirational story for young female readers, who don’t have many books such as this aimed at them, Mr. Long said. Key secondary figures interviewed for the

book include Hayley Wickenheiser, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Bob Nicholson, Melody Davidson and Ms Granato. Mr. Long and Mr. Bartsiokas tried to track down as many records as they could from Ms James playing career, but some record keeping was sketchy at best. “It’s not your normal situation. There are a lot of levels to her situation,” Mr. Long said. “Whether you’re a hockey fan or not, it’s a

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If you’re thinking about throwing an endof-summer barbecue bash for a big crowd, you might want to forget about grilling burgers or hotdogs and go whole hog with a pig roast. It’s less work for the cook, more interesting for the guests and, if cooked properly, you end up with moist meat that is bursting with flavour, local aficionados say. This Little Piggy Went to Market owner Wayne Hubbert roasted his first pig 30 years ago. “I started as a young man wanting to have a bush party,” he says. “A gentleman I was borrowing a barbecue from reneged and I was determined to have the party go through, so I built a barbecue and, ever since, I’ve been invited to many great parties.” Nine years ago, Mr. Hubbert turned his passion for grilling meat into a catering company that operates from May until midOctober. “We now have 10 barbecues and there’s really no place we can’t go or won’t go,” says Mr. Hubbert, whose company is based out of Stroud and services anywhere within a twohour drive. There are a couple of things that make pig roasts popular for people hosting a big bash, he says. First off, you only need one person to take care of the cooking, he says. Then there’s the presentation. There’s something fascinating about seeing a whole animal splayed out on the table just waiting to be sliced into, he says, although he admits some people get a little squeamish about having their dinner staring back at them and ask for the head to be removed. Ease of cooking and great taste are among the major reasons for choosing to serve roasted pig at a party, Vincentina Fine Foods in Concord owner Mike Mannara agrees. He’s been cooking pigs in his “special ovens” for nearly two decades. People love a pig roast because it’s an easy

way feed a large group and it tastes incredible, he says. “It’s very juicy, not dry,” he says. There are many approaches to roasting a pig and everyone believes their way is best. “Among all the people who do barbecues, some butterfly and put them in a cage and flip them back and forth,” Mr. Hubbert says. “Some insist that they’re turned, so you wrap them in wire and poke them full of holes to try and get everything to stay solid.” His approach is to skewer the pig, tie its feet up so they don’t get burned and cook it at 350 to 375 F. A 60-pound pig takes about 4-1/2 to five hours to cook. “He comes out of there golden brown and looks like a pig, 100 per cent,” Mr. Hubbert says. Just as there is little agreement about the best way to roast a pig, there is little agreement on how to get the best flavour. Some people like to stuff the pig with bread, apples, onions and spices. Others insist on tucking garlic cloves under the skin or rubbing it down with salt. Mr. Hubbert prefers his plain. “We try not to break the skin and the fat boils under it,” he says. “At a lot of parties (we do), there are always a few suggestions as to how we should be doing our pigs. And at the end of the night, their comment usually is ‘Best damn pig I’ve ever had.’ … The crackling is crisp and the meat is moist.” Over at Vincentina, Mr. Mannara’s specialty is his porchetta recipe, but if his customers want it done some other way, he’s happy to oblige. “Everybody likes it done differently,” he says “Ninety-nine per cent, they like the way I do it — Mike style.” To make his special porchetta, the bones are removed and it is stuffed with the “best parts” of the pig, such as the filets and pork loin, he explains.


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a child is bullied should not be underestimated, Ms Sebben said. The issue can break families apart if they don’t have the proper support. “It’s been seven years since it started and this is the first year I have really seen smiley goof Daniel and he’s going to be 22 in January,” she said. “He’s finally getting past it and moving forward.” Bullying victims are not the only ones who need help. Ms Sebben said there needs to be programs

implemented for the aggressors as well. “If we don’t get them the support they need early on, we are paying for their jail cells when they are 25.” The number of parents who have come to her in recent years has been shocking. They usually have no idea what to do next, Ms Sebben said. That’s where her coalition steps in and helps parents navigate various problems. Partnering with the York Region District School Board has been a welcome change. Ms Sebben started working with the board on its anti-bullying strategy this year. “A few years ago, I truly felt like I was just

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Watson earns classic victory Charlie Watson of Toronto shot an evenpar 71 Tuesday to claim top spot in his age category at the Canadian Junior Golf Association Summer Classic tournament at Cardinal Golf Club’s West Wing course. Competing in the boys 14-and-under category, Watson finished with a 36-hole total of 147 and a six-stroke margin of victory over Markham’s Paul Sung (153). First-round leader Liam Hallis of Aurora shot 81 to finish at 156 and nine strokes off

the pace. Michael Von Schalburg carded an 80 to finish at 161. In the boys 15 to 19 category, James Reitzel of Milton shot a two-over par 73 for a two-day score of 147 to edge Haileybury’s Christian Ethier by one stroke. Katelyn McMahon of Brampton won the girls division with a 36-hole total of 163. — John Cudmore

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Pond hockey program caters to rookies by john cudmore

4Registration information is available by contacting Newmarket’s recreation department online at newThe Newmarket Minor Hockey Associa- or by telephone at 905-895-5193. Registration and Town of Newmarket are teaming up tion forms are also available at Town of Newmarket on the hockey rink. The product of the combined effort is a facilities.

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pond hockey program intended to introduce youths to the sport, according to association president Murray Taylor. “We are targeting anyone who wants to try the game or can’t afford to play the game,” Taylor said. “I think a lot of kids want to play hockey, but can’t. We’re definitely excited about it.” Initially, the goal is for 30 participants in each pond hockey session. He said the instructional model will follow Hockey Canada’s CHIP program, which is designed to teach the basics of the sport to new players. The association will provide the technical aspects for the program. Sessions are available from October to December and January to March at a cost of $90. Players will be divided into age groups

ranging from eight to 10 and 11 to 13 years for weekly 90-minute sessions combining instruction and games at Hollingsworth Arena Saturday afternoon and evenings. “It will be very fundamental instruction at the beginning,” Taylor said. “It’s not for rep players looking to get in a bit of added ice time.” The program is a good fit for the municipality, recreation programmer David Sheridan said. There are people out there not aware they have a choice, so they ignore hockey altogether, Sheridan said.

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Roll back one year on the calendar. At that time, the Aurora Tigers had a ton of question marks. In fact, general manager and head coach James Richmond had roster spots left to fill when the Tigers began the regular season. As the 2012-13 season fast approaches, Richmond, now in his third season with the Tigers, is pretty much set on the roster that will start the regular season in Tiger stripes Sept. 14 in Trenton against the Golden Hawks. “We’re there for all intents and purposes,” said Richmond, whose team swept a pair of pre-season games against the Orangeville Flyers on the weekend to kick off an eightgame pre-season schedule. “We’ve got everybody we’re going to start the season with now. A year ago, we had several openings because, after the first year, there were big changes. The first year, we were kind of scrambling to get people to come in and play.” Indeed, the first couple of months to the season a year ago were marked with heavy traffic flow in and out of the Tigers’ den. This time, Richmond, like other GMs, has plucked at the carcasses of departed teams, such as the Huntsville Otters (high scoring forward Daniel Clairmont) and Markham

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Waxers via Hamilton Red Wings (defencemen Tyler Shaw and Mihkel Poldma and forward Robert Angiolella) to complement a roster steeped in returnees. “We didn’t bring in role players this time, but guys that will be at the top end of our lineup,” Richmond said. “I think we were OK last year, but we’ll be better. I’m really impressed by how much speed we’ve got. We were fast last year, but we’ll be even faster and a year older.” Anchored by returning goaltenders Brett Sinclair and Kevin Entmaa among a dozen returnees, Richmond has strengthened his forward ranks with 31-goal scorer Clairmont, a prize catch from the Otters. He has also renovated a defence that includes Tanner Shaw as the lone holdover.

“I think we’re deeper now, but there are only 22 teams (compared to 27 last season), so we should be deeper.” All of which is not to say there won’t be changes between mid-September and the Jan. 10 trading deadline. To go wire to wire without changes at any level of hockey is a rare achievement. “You always go into the season with high hopes,” Richmond said. “You have to give (players) time to gel together. The big thing is to have the (dressing) room in harmony. If you have the talent and harmony, you have a

4The Tigers’ home opener is Sept. 15 against the Lindsay Muskies. pretty good chance to be successful.” The Tigers play a home-and-home series against the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots starting tomorrow night at the Aurora Community Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Then it is off to the Woodchuck Classic showcase tournament in Burlington, Vermont the following weekend.

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The Newmarket Hurricanes resume their Ontario Junior Hockey League pre-season schedule tonight when the Mississauga Chargers visit the Magna Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The Hurricanes have split two pre-season games against the North York Rangers after claiming a 4-3 overtime victory Tuesday night in North York. Calvin Higley led the Hurricanes with two goals, including the game-winner, and two assists against the Rangers. The Hurricanes are also playing an intersquad game Friday at the Magna Centre. Admission for the noon game is free. Newmarket opens the regular season Sept. 7 at the Pickering Panthers. Meanwhile, the Aurora Tigers return to action seeking a their third straight win Friday night when the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots visit the Aurora Community Centre to open a weekend series. Game time is 7 p.m.


BRIEFS Campbell scores winner for Flyers Newmarket Soccer Club graduate Ashley Campbell scored off a corner kick in the final minute of double overtime to help University of Dayton Flyers to a 2-1 victory over No. 19-ranked Boston University Terriers in NSCAA women’s soccer Thursday night. Campbell, a freshman midfielder, gave Dayton its victory in front of a school record soccer crowd of 2,763 spectators and FOX Soccer Channel Game of the Week viewing audience. The Bradford resident was a member of the Newmarket United 1994-born girls team that won three consecutive Ontario Cup titles and sent nine players to United States schools this year on partial and full scholarships.

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hen, earlier this month, the Ontario Junior Hockey League suspended the circus that had become the Markham Waxers for the 2012-13 season, it merely underscored one of the fundamental issues the league faces in the struggle to establish its credibility in junior hockey circles. The messy issue surrounding the end of Bruce Jackson’s owner-

good or bad. In the OJHL, it just seems that way. There once was a time when ownership of a junior hockey team was a community-minded undertaking, perhaps a great way to advertise a business or gain a tax writeoff. In the case of consistent, longterm ownership, the kid of the boss might pass through the team at some point. Not to vilify all current owners, but it has become the rule rather than the exception in the OJHL for there to be a dinner table relationship between owner and player. Junior league operators across the country must surely have trouble keeping a straight face when looking at the OJHL, which, to its credit, has trimmed the fat from 37 to 22 teams in three years. That aside, that the OJHL found itself required to take action on an owner who was unable to make good on financial obligations or sell to a prospective buyer, illustrates the risks related to any prospective ownership. As it happens, it was an ownership in which league interests took a back seat to personal agenda. Some will argue without such owners, there would be far fewer teams at the junior A level. They note such ownership is a necessary evil, required to ensure the survival of the league. Others contend fewer teams, but with solid, non-partisan ownership, would strengthen the product. Meanwhile, over in the sideshow gallery, the OJHL comes off looking poorly in light of off-season player transactions between the Waxers and Hamilton Red Wings, owned by Stu Hyman, a member of the league’s board of directors. Some going-out-of-business monkey business by a Waxers team facing suspension? Onlookers can’t say for certain, but they sure have had their hackles on high alert.

ship for the storied Waxers franchise clearly illustrates how things can go sideways when a personal agenda clashes with the best interests of a franchise and league. That this is the case of another owner with a conflict of interest — read: son — occupying a roster spot, must leave observers in junior hockey across Canada bemused. To be fair, it doesn’t require a family connection to be an owner,




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League commissioner Marty Savoy defends the legitimacy of the deals as conducted while the Waxers were OJHL members in good standing. From the sidelines, it appears the deals were made while the Markham franchise’s status was murky at best. Again, the optics are bad and the defence not terribly convincing. The league should know appearances are of utmost import.

Hurry up and wait It is a sign of hurting times on public courses that golf etiquette is being increasingly chunked. There is no shortage of casual golfers lacking knowledge of do’s and don’t’s on a golf course. Granted, golf is a sport full of obscure and finicky rules, but as long as it doesn’t interfere with another player’s game, most are willing to let certain indiscretions slide. For instance, it is becoming increasingly common for dress codes to be given a blind eye. Golf facilities do need to be more inclusive and expand their clientele to survive. Yet, you can’t help but wonder if, as a trade-off for traffic, golf facilities aren’t perilously gambling on the coveted pace-of-play issue at the risk of alienating regular customers. Mess with the flow of play and have golfers standing around on the tee for five or 10 minutes each hole waiting to hit, well, that’s out of bounds. Being subjected to rounds of more than five hours because of slow play is not acceptable and can’t be good for business in the long term for an industry already prone to time and cost issues. Play a five-hour round once and a golfer chalks it up to bad luck. Twice and the course loses business. Course marshals are expected to monitor pace of play. Turning a blind eye to time violators risks alienating regular players and future business.

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CALL (905) 722-5671. ASK FOR GERRY Ready To Serve LAWN MAINTENANCE / LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION Mastercut is a full service landscape maintenance company in York Region for 20 years. We are looking for motivated, energetic individuals with at least 3 years experience, clean record and your own transportation. Call Kevin at 905-727-7102 or email: REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY F/T CARPET, WINDOW & DUCT CLEANERS Experience preferred Earn between $800-$12000 weekly Call Michelle between 12pm - 3pm Monday - Friday (905)898-3758 or fax resume to (905)898-0266 SALES COUNTER/FLOOR HELP for busy retail lumber store. We require enthusiastic individuals with a willingness to learn. We provide a friendly work environment. Related experience an asset. Permanent, full-time. Please apply in person with resume to: The Royal Wood Shop 220 Wellington St. E. Aurora

NEWMARKETMAIN Street. 2 bedroom 2nd floor, 5 appliances, air conditioning, common deck, telephone entry system. $1275+. September 1st. (905)955-0136

MT. ALBERT- 3600sq.ft. executive house, laundry, A/C, internet, cable, hardwood, non-smoking/ pets; 2 bedrooms, private bathroom, $950. Available imediately. 416-707-4038

NEWMARKETMUST see! 2 bedrooms, deck, 3 appliances,shared laundry, General Help garage, yard. Non-smoking/ pets. Suits professionHAWKINS CONTRACTING, al. $1200+. October 1st. Markham seeking: Experi- 905-898-0882 enced Foreman, 3+ yrs exp. Machine Operator NEWMARKET near (hos(Excavator and Dozer), 5 pital)- 2 bedroom baseyrs exp. Labourer, 3 yrs ment. Separate entrance, exp. All req. "G" license, laundry, 1 parking. Nongood driving record, verbal smoking/ pets. $1000. incomm. Skills. Growth clusive. Available immediopp's, competitive wages. ately. 905-535-3436, after Send resume: 6pm. careers@ NEWMARKET- NEWLY renovated: 3 bedroom For more info: upper, laundry, deck, $1495. inclusive. Available PRODUCTION POSITION Sept. 1st (647)291-6130, for Cesaroni Technology Inc. in Gormley. Required to carry out different plas- NEWMARKET- QUEEN tics production processes. Street. 3 bedroom main Good work habits required. floor, huge yard, parking, Entry level position. Train- laundry, near park and ing will be provided. Send school. $1450+ utilities. Available immediately. resume to: or 416-845-6363 fax 905-887-2375 NEWMARKET- SUMMERHILL. 1 bedroom baseapartment, separate Apartments for Rent ment entrance, clean. Nonsmoking/ pets. $800 inclu$650+ BACHELOR. $850 sive. Available immediate2 bedroom. Keswick lake- ly. 905-716-9850 evenings. front. 1st/ security. No pets. Immediately NEWMARKET- Warden/ Vivian. 2 bedroom upper905-989-2469 level, newly renovated, AURORA CENTRAL- parking. Non-smoking/ bachelor, $650 inclusive. pets. $1050 inclusive. Sept. 1st. a/c, parking, no Sept. 15th. First/ last. Refsmoking/ pets. erences. 905-895-0001 905-841-1060 Unregistered apartments AURORA- EXECUTIVE, could be unsafe. basement, own entrance, 5 Ask to see your landlord’s appliances. 11/2 bedroom. registration certificate. Non-smoking/ pets. park- Town of East Gwillimbury. ing. Suits single professional $1000 inclusive. WOODBINE/ AURORA Rd.- New 1 bedroom, main Oct. 1st. 416-786-2728 floor. Front yard. First/ last. AURORA TOWERS- 90 $950. Immediately. NonTemperance. 1 bedroom. smoking. Near shopping/ Small building. $1000. in- 404. 905-751-1755 clusive. Parking. September/ October 1st. No dogs. 647-321-5930 Houses for Rent

NEWMARKET- ROOM for rent- Bayview/ Mulock. $600+ 1/4 gas/ hydro. Available immediately. 416-822-6615

AURORA VILLAGE- 5 bedroom garden home, 3 bathrooms. Nov. 1st, $1373 includes heat, hydro, cable. Call (905)841-7125. www. BRADFORD- 1 bedroom, ground floor, shared backyard, 2 appliances, no parking/ laundry, clean & bright. Oct. 1st. $650+ hydro. 905-960-5788

BRADFORD 3 bedroom, spacious 1-yr old semi, ensuite bath, 6 appliances, c/air, upgrades, parking for 2 cars, walk to shopping, 5 min. to Hwy 400 or GO Train, no smoking/pets. $1495+ Call Linde Black, Re/Max Omega Realty 905-898-1211.

NEWMARKET- YONGE/ Davis- bright bedrooms with patio, all inclusive. Near amenities. No smoking. No pets. Available immediately. $500-$650. 289-716-3373, 647-290-6464 YONGE/ DAVIS- 1 upper room available in house. Share washroom/ kitchen. Laundry. A/C. Non-smoking/ pets. Parking. $500 Immediately 647-853-0838

Articles Wanted SERIOUS COLLECTOR looking for old toys. Single pieces or large collections. Please call Vern 905-535-0385

Appliances FURNITURE & Washer/ Dryer. Stackable Frigidaire W&D $250, china cab $200, table & chairs $50, dresser $25. 416-420-2733

Articles for Sale (Misc.) 3 PIECE green sectional couch. Pick up only. Must go quick! $150 OBO. 905-251-1221 CARPETS- I have several thousand yards of new stainmaster & 100% nylon carpet. Will do living room & hall for $389.00. Includes: carpet, pad, installation (25 yards). Steve 289-464-6049 HOT TUB (Spa) CoversBest Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 newspaper HOT TUB/SPA 2012 model, fully loaded, full warranty. New in plastic. Cost $8,000 Sacrifice $3,900. Call: 416-779-0563

Small Engine Mechanic.

HOLLAND LANDING- 1 bedroom apt, kitchen, livingroom, parking space, laundry, no smoking/ pets, $900 inclusive. first/ last. 905-853-6676

KESWICK- EXECUTIVE home, basement granny flat, 4 bedroom, near lake. Suits 2 families. (905)478-4590, 905-252-2624

HOLLAND LANDING- 1 bedroom main floor/ upper. Non-smoking/ pets. Separate entrance/ laundry. $780 inclusive. Suits one. I m m e d i a t e l y . (905)478-4124 after 6pm

KETTLEBY- 3 bedrooms. Completely renovated. Close to 400. 3 parking. Laundry. $1100+ utilities. Available now. George 905-853-3026

Must have own transportation. Drop off resume to: ESSO STATION Davis Drive & Woodbine Ave.

17551 Woodbine Ave. Fax to 905-898-7867 Rental & Repair shop looking for a full-time junior position:

WANTED IMMEDIATELY Subcontractor with cube van, large pick-up truck, or flatbed for weekly runs from Newmarket to Brampton. Steady, year-round with potential for more work. Rates negotiable.


Fax:905-770-8158 Email: joe@detson

Private School in Aurora requires Lunch Supervisors, After School Staff and Supply Teachers. Contact Suzie at 905-841-0065, ext 406, or at 416-494-7447.

Direct Sales Job NO Door to Door! Apply Online

TOOL & Die Tool & Die Shop in Markham looking for 1st-4th Year Apprentices Days or Afternoon Shifts Available. Send resume to or fax 905-472-1485

Competitive wages depending on experience with full benefits package Apply in person to: Corrpar Industries 17775 Leslie Street, Newmarket

Must be flexible. Morning/ Afternoons/ Midnights or Weekends.

to deliver Canada's largest newspaper door to door, early mornings, 7 & 6 days/week on established routes in Newmarket, Aurora & surrounding areas. Must have reliable vehicle. Excellent delivery credit earned.

Up to $1500 CASH Weekly

Shared Accommodations

BRADFORD- GROUND level 1+ bedroom, private walk-out, furnished, A/C, TV. Parking. $825.95. References. End of Sept. Non-smoking/ pets. (416)805-5628, 905-775-4900


Exp. preferred with security, CCTV & Access Control or related cabling/ communication field. Clean driving record/ valid driver's license.

Barton Retirement Residence Dietary Aides Part time. Cooks Part time & on call. Positions suit mature, responsible individuals. Fax resume to: 905-853-5538

Apartments for Rent

MOVING- Loveseat, $200. Coffee/end tables, $175. Patio set, $100. Bed & $50. More. AURORA- 3 bedroom frame house, 2 parking. Close to 905-853-5995 shopping. Available immediately. $1500+ utilities. PIANOS- 2 apartment size, $500. each. Upright 647-898-1347 school house, $300. Must make offer. BRADFORD- Under new sell, management! Beautiful 905-478-4590 newly renovated Large 1 & 2 bedroom suites. $875+ Firewood hydro & $995+ hydro. No pets. Laundry onsite. Close to all amenities. Ryis FIREWOOD Properties 905-727-1102. Available in face cords & bush cords. BRADFORD- 3 bedroom, Delivery available. double garage, 5 appliancCall (905)836-7600 es, $1475+ utilities. First/ last. Oct. lst. Maria 905-832-3826 Cars

Call Supreme Door (905) 953-8490 SECURITY ALARM INSTALLER

Holy Spirit Child Care Centre


Technical/ Skilled Trades

For details: Mr. Alden 1-888-521-1711

FULL-TIME CAR WASH/LOT PERSON Valid driver's license, clean record. An eye for detail. Apply in person: STERNE ACURA 15795 Yonge St., Aurora (905)841-1400

RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS P/T. Tues.-Fri. Experience preferred. Reliable, mature. Own car an asset for work in York Region.

Call 289-221-8242

General Help

NOW HIRING • Full Time Sales Clerk • Part Time Cashiers Princess Auto is a Canadian, family owned retailer with 34 stores coast to coast. We specialize in unique hard goods for the farm, shop, and light industrial markets. The Newmarket store has been growing since 2007. We credit our successes to our loyal customers and royal service from our team members. Our team members focus on customer service. We are looking for people who have a royal service attitude and enjoy helping others. Duties include serving customers, till operations, merchandising, and general store maintenance. Applicants must be able to work a variety of shifts including evenings and weekends. We believe in promoting within our company creating great opportunities for advancement. Our full time team members enjoy a full benefit package and all team members become eligible for profit sharing after 6 months of employment. The starting wage for these positions is $11.00/hr. We are looking for people who have a positive attitude and who have fun working with others. You may apply in person at Princess Auto 18195 Leslie St, Newmarket Ont. or e-mail your resume to or you may fax your resume to (905) 952-2159


CARPENTER'S HELPER. Own transportation needed. Call Shawn at 905-727-4743. Concrete wall forming company seeking experience WALL FORMERS. Must have at least 2yrs. experience, own license/ vehicle and references. Wages based on experience. Call 905-955-3016

CAR WASHER Saturdays BAKERS AUTO 76 Mulock Dr. Newmarket 905-853-6162

SHINGLERS/ LABOURERS WANTED Start immediately for re-roofing. Local work. Good pay. Pls. call 905-473-1718

BRADFORD- 2 bedroom, main floor, 4 appliances, newly renovated, laundry, no parking. $850+ hydro. Available Oct. 1st. 905-960-5788 BRADFORD- 3 bedroom, main-floor bungalow, 3 parking, laundry, fenced yard, a/c, non-smoking/pets $1,195+ utilities. First/ last. Immediately. 905-895-9019

HOLLAND LANDING– Clean, bright, 2 bedroom, private laundry, appliances, a/c, parking, private backyard/ patio, mins to GO, $975 inclusive, nonsmoker/ pets, Available Oct. 14th. 905-853-9559 KESWICK- 1 bedroom, main floor, backyard access, 1 parking. Convenient location. $760 all inclusive. Available September 1st. 905-726-5965

KING CITY (Bathurst/ King), 3 bedroom house, livingroom/ den. 3-pc washroom. New fridge/ stove. Newly renovated. Gerry (416)789-2163, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. NEWMARKET- BRAND new, 2 storey semi, 3 bedroom, appliances, 2.5 washrooms. Garage. $1550+. Non-smoking/ pets. Sept. 1st. 905-235-3926

KESWICK- 2 bedroom Rooms for Rent basement. $1100+ 50% heat/ hydro. Stove/ fridge/ and Wanted laundry. No pets, nonROOM smoking. Available Octo- KESWICKber1st. 1st & last. available. Share kitchen, bath. Parking, laundry. Ma905-476-5299 ture non-smoking profesKESWICK LAKEFRONT- sional male only. Sept. 1st. Large bachelor, cable, in- $450. (905)989-0496. ternet, laundry, parking, GO bus. Immediate. $850 KESWICK- Share large inclusive. 905-476-4065, lakefront house in Island Grove. Cable, internet, 905-252-0560 laundry, parking. GO bus. KESWICK- ONE bedroom Immediate. 1 room, $600. basement apartment, 9 0 5 - 4 7 6 - 4 0 6 5 , 1300sqft. Parking included. 905-252-0560 $900+ utilities. No smoking, no pets. 905-955-5071 KESWICK- WOODBINE/ Arlington. 1000sq.ft. walkMOUNT ALBERT- 1 bed- out basement, furnished room, includes hydro, room w/tv. Walk to bus. water, heat, parking. New $450 inclusive First/ last. kitchen. $850 inclusive. I m m e d i a t e l y . 416-557-6488 (905)898-7680 MOUNT ALBERT- 1200', NEWMARKET- 1 room 2 bedroom walkout. Laun- available in nice home. dry, separate entrance. Non-smoking female preNon-smoking/ pets. Suits ferred. Walk to GO train/ single or couple, $985. in- hospital. $500 inclusive. clusive. (905)955-1320 I m m e d i a t e l y . NEWMARKET- 3 bed- 905-868-6864 room main floor, laundry, parking, a/c. Near NEWMARKET- CONDO amenities. No pets/ smok- room. $550.+. Davis/ ing. References. Available Lorne, bus/ GO train. NonOct. 1st. $1275 inclusive. smoking/ pets. Occasional cooking and visiting. (905)727-6727 Lease. Mature male. quiet. NEWMARKETQuiet, Clean, spacious building, newly 905-895-6759 renovated, new kitchen, 1 FURbedroom, near hospital. NEWMARKETParking, laundry facilities. NISHED basement room. Fridge, microwave, toaster No dogs. $975. inclusive. oven. Yonge/ Davis. No 905-953-9683. parking. First, last, referNEWMARKET- 1 bedroom ences. Prefer 40+ male. basement, open concept, 1 $450. 905-853-7091 parking, spot, near hospital, non-smoking/ pets. NEWMARKET- LONDON First/ last. September 1, Rd. area. Furnished room. $875 inclusive. Shared washroom/ kitchen/ laundry. $500 inclu905-898-2675. sive. Female only. NEWMARKET- 2 bed- Available September 1 room, 2 bath apartment. (905)955-5783. Excellent location. $1450+ hydro. Available immedi- Newmarket- rent walk out ately. 416-986-1644, basement, behind mall, parking, appliances, etc. 416-948-4670 Only 1 mature person. No NEWMARKET- bright 1 smoking/ pets. $830. bedroom walkout, parking, 6 4 7 - 7 2 8 - 1 9 9 9 , laundry, separate en- 647-466-0998 trance, non-smokers/ no pets. References, $950 in- SUTTON- ROOM for rent clusive. 416-937-6146 in spacious townhouse, finished basement, close to NEWMARKET- DOWN- YRT route/ Hwy#48. $500. TOWN. Newly renovated 1 References required. bedroom walkout base- Available immediately. ment. Laundry, cable, in- 905-722-7642 ternet, parking. $1000 inclusive. Sept. 1st. Shared 416-709-9803 NEWMARKET- LARGE, clean 1 bedroom apartment above shop. Appliances, parking, air conditioned. No pets. October 1st. $800 inclusive. 9 0 5 - 8 9 5 - 7 3 3 3 905-841-1664


AURORA- HENDERSON/ Yonge. Bedroom furnished, townhouse near amenities. Shared kitchen/ bathroom. Clean. Cable TV/ internet. First/ last. $530. Call 416-301-6938

2001 Nissan Sentra 191,000 km., one owner, 5 speed manual transmission, runs well, (extra snow tires not on rims) emission test done but not certified – $1500 or best offer 289-264-1567 Newmarket 2002 MERCEDES BenzC230K. 170,000kms. 4cyl. New brakes. One owner. Lady driven. Certified. $4,800. 905-251-3846 2007 CHEVY Cobalt SS5spd, Supercharge, P/W, P/L, A/C, cruise, sunroof. 156,000KM, certified, etest. $6595. Dealer (905)895-9919/ cell (905)252-5304.

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking $200 TO $1000Dead/ 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

Music and Dancing Instruction

Auctions & Sales

AUCTION SALE of work shop equipment, tractors, tools, plus household items. Saturday September 15th, 10 am The estate of the late Vern & Kay Mikkelsen #355 Ashworth Road From Sandford go North to Ashworth Rd. , then West. See Signs!! Sale includes a # 770 J.D. compact diesel tractor with a J.D. # 70 front end loader with 5' material bucket, Horst 3' manure fork (has turf tires, 811 Hrs, 23 hp), # 35 M.F. deluxe gas tractor, # 1541 Cub Cadet gas riding lawn mower 449 hrs with 8 hp rear tyne tiller & 4' snowblower attachments, Agri-Fad 44" lawn sweeper (new), Buhler 4' rotary mower, J.D. L130 riding lawn mower, M.F. 7' sickle mower, Craftsman 13 hp riding lawn mower, Craftsman 10/29 snowblower, Muratorium 3 pth pto driven tiller, 7' scraper blade, 5' finishing 3 pth mower, Greenline 12" post hole auger, lawn roller, 3 section diamond harrow, Farm Hand upright 3.2 hp. 60 gal air compressor (new), 4 hp. air compressor, Lincoln MigPak 180 welder, Homelite LR5500 11 hp gas generator, small garden tiller, Husqvarna # 61 chain saw, CRT 50 Husqvarna rear tyne tiller, J.D. 6.75 hp. push mower, Yardman, other assorted push mowers, gas weed eaters, aluminum and wood extension ladders, 1/6 yard cement mixer, DP15501 Rigid floor model drill press, Craftsman 10" h.d. radial arm saw, Beaver band saw, wood lathe and table saw, King 6" grinder, work bench & vise, acetylene torch set, tool chests, Snap On MT539 circuit tester, professional moving cart, spools of rope, cedar post & rails, large assortment of hand & power tools, 2005 grey Montana Pontiac SV6 van certified & E-tested (168,000 km's) Household & Collectibles: 3 pc pine bedroom suite with 4 post double bed, chest of drawers, old trunks, china cabinet, Teak style china cabinet, Heintzman upright piano, old post office desk top, office desk, chair & equipment, leather chairs, lawn furniture, Technics electric organ, small sail boat, 1960's metal baby carriage, small inflatable boat, assorted good bicycles, oak barrel, old wooden wheels, leather horse harness, sets of small horse sleighs, old cutter (as is), old wet stone & stand, horned anvil, old saws, leaded glass panes, old sealers, assortment of wooden boards, cross country skis, old dump hay rake on steel, Plus much more. Plan to attend. Terms: Cash, Known Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Interac. Lunch Available No Reserve NO BUYER'S PREMIUM! 705

Sale Managed & Sold by Kevin Barker Auctions Ltd.

-374-4478 (office) or 705-878-2947 (cell) Visit: for pictures of sale items.

LABOUR DAY ANTIQUE SPECIAL MONDAY, SEPT. 3 @ 10 AM POLLARDS AUCTION BARN 2.5 mi. E. of Keswick, 24190 Kennedy Rd. 15 mi. N. of Newmarket, off Woodbine Ave. ( Watch for signs)

ANNUAL “CREAM OF THE CROP” ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE SALE 7’ Flat to the wall cupboard, 2pc. Flat back kitchen cupboard, Flaming Mahogany mirrored front wardrobe, oak buffets & rd. ok dining table, Victorian settee & fainting couch, pump organ, oak princess dresser, walnut bonnet chest pine blanket trunks, washstands, Victorian parlour tables & chairs, advertising pcs, collectable pcs., carpets, A.J. Casson pcs, ltd edition art work, Inuit stone carvings, Nautical pcs, Estate jewellery, coins & paper money, many pcs finished and ready for your home & in as found condition, collection of china, Flo blue, glassware, carnival glass, silver, assortment of clocks, RR items, collectable train pcs, Many interesting items yet to be uncovered. Please check the web site frequently for many updates, full listing & photos: Note: Antiques starting at 10 AM sharp. This is an outstanding sale, a must to attend. Lunch booth available. POLLARDS AUCTIONS & APPRAISAL SERVICES 905-722-3112 SUTTON 905-476-5160 *Over 45 yrs. exp., certified personal property appraisers*

AUCTION SALE On site for third generation farm The Estate of Robert English Sold Saturday September 8 10: 00 am 2012 Manilla, Located Hwy 7 1.5 Km West of Simcoe St 5.5 Km East Of Hwy 12 Green Emergency #C2170 GARY HILL AUCTIONS 905-852-9538, 800-654-4647 416-518-6401 Details & photos

Child Care Available


QUALITY DAY NURSERY Program. Before/ After. Pick-up: Rick Hansen P.S./ St. Jerome. E.C.E. Bilborough St. 905-841-2187

CLEANING+ ORGANIZING Service- Family business. Residential, offices. High quality. Affordable prices. Bonded, insured. References. Regular, onetime, weekly, bi-weekly. 647-287-1964, 289-466-5419

Nannies/Live In/Out FILIPINO NANNY need for household help for young family in Holland Landing. 3 days/ week, 8am-2pm, flexible. 905-853-0039

Child Care Available CENTRAL AURORA daycare available. Colourful, packed playrooms. Weekend/ evening care also available. Excellent references. 905-841-4116 EXPERIENCED DAYCARE (former nurse) Healthy meals, fun activities, fenced yard. Before/ after school. References. (905)898-4531. LOTS OF TLC!-Any age welcome. Full-time/ PartTime. Before/ After school. Nutritious lunches, snacks. (905)895-6952

CUSTOM CLEANINGAiming to be the last service you hire. Keswick to Aurora. Reliable. Residential/ Commercial. $24./hr. (905)955-8840.

PAYLESS4CLEANINGRESIDENTIAL & Commercial, bonded, insured, reliable, references. Free estimate, affordable. LudCAREGIVER WANTED- mila 647-267-2340 live-in, full time, $10.56/ hr. Newmarket. 1+ yrs. experience. High school or RELIABLE CLEANING equivalent. Room & board service. Call for a free esti$85.25/ week. Lisa mate today! 647-381-1658, 905-726-8413. 5-8pm. Andrea.

Domestic Help Wanted


Decks & Fences

$$MONEY$$ CONSOLI- DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ Stone walkway. DATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad cred- Hardwood/ Laminate floors 25 years experience. it OK! Better Option Mort416-522-8034, gage #10969 905-787-0236 1-800-282-1169 http://fifieldconstruction.

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

The family of the late Gerhard Tews would like to thank everyone that sent messages of condolences and attended the memorial service. Special thanks to Ruth Routlege & Bill, Jim Soares, and Sandra & family and everyone that visited Gerhard while he was in the hospital.

Memoriam PIANO LESSONS- a qualified teacher (Moscow, Russia)with 28 years of experience(including 10 years in Canada) offers private piano lessons for children of all levels from 5 years of age. Also teach music theory and ear training. Preparing for the exams for all levels. Larisa 416-844-1499, 416-844-1499

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Stephen WALLACE July 29, 1957 ~ August 31, 2011 One year ago today you were taken from us too suddenly and not a day goes by without you in our thoughts. We miss you and love you so much. We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds. The days we do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when we wake we know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on. Our heart still aches with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. Our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life we loved you dearly; in death we love you still. Mom & Dad Diana, Rick, Kyle & Alanna Janine, Trevor, Alicia & Kendra


The Banner/ The Era, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 Death Notices

ROBERTSON, Helen T. Peacefully passed away with family at her side at St. Andrews Terrace, Cambridge on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Helen Robertson (nee Oliver) formerly of Zephyr, Mount Albert and Toronto in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Robertson. Loving mother of Lynda (Vern) Platt of Cambridge. Proud grandmother of Stacey Platt of Oakville. Helen will be sadly missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Helen is predeceased by her parents John and Kate Oliver, sisters Mina Armstrong and Kay Smith and brothers John Oliver and Sam Leithead. Beloved friend of Robin, Sheila, Joshua and Trinity Platt; Melanie and Blake Marshall. Friends may call at Mount Albert United Church, 41 Alice St. for a visitation on Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 1 p.m. until time of a funeral service in the Church at 2 p.m. Interment Mount Albert Cemetery. In Helen's memory, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Society or to the Mount Albert United Church. Arrangements entrusted to SKWARCHUK FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Albert. (905-895-8062) "Mom, you are my hero." LAMBIER, Doug Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 72 years of age. Loving husband of almost 50 years of Lynne. Dear father of Nancy and her husband Frank Scuglia and Rob and his fiancée Paula Greco. Loving Papa to Maria, Francesco and Cooper. He is survived by his brother Bob Lambier of London, ON. Friends and family may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Thursday, August 30th, 2012 from 10 a.m. - noon and 2-4 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 4 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at MacFADDEN, John T. (Jack) Peacefully passed away in his sleep at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Jack MacFadden of Bradford at 65 years of age. Beloved husband of Josie for 40 years. Loving father of Phillip (Courtney), Johnny (Mandy) and Daniel (Natalie). Jack will be sadly missed by his dog Mackenzie King. Dear brother of Gord (Donna). Dear son-in-law of Caterina Pappano. Dear brother-in-law of Vito (Carm), Rosie (Steve) Evans and Ina (Geoff) Gunter. Jack will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends called at SKWARCHUK FUNERAL HOME, Bradford for visitation. A Masonic Service was held under the auspices of Simcoe Lodge, A.F. & A.M. No 79 G.R.C. on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m Funeral Mass was held at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, Bradford on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Martyrs Cemetery, Bradford. In Jack's memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Southlake Regional Health Centre. LYNN, Kathleen "Kay" Peacefully passed away at Mackenzie Place, Newmarket on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Kay Lynn (nee Maynard) of Hamilton Place, Newmarket and formerly of Bradford, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Bob" Lynn. Loving mother of John (Susanne) of Newmarket, and James of Edmonton. Proud grandmother of Michael and Katie; Kathy, Christine, Eric, late Justin, Sean and Elizabeth. Great grandmother of Jacen and Abigail. Predeceased by her parents John and Jean Maynard. Dear sister of late Ruth Brant, late John, late Ross, late Noreen Draper and Doris MacCrimmon. Dear sister-in-law of late Madge Belleghem. Beloved friend of June Batten and Fay DaCoste. A graveside service will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bradford on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Kay's Life at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bradford from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to SKWARCHUK FUNERAL HOME, Bradford.

SIRCELJ, Simon Passed away suddenly at home on August 27, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Carol and his companion of many years Ann Ludman. Simon will be missed more than words can say by his son Stephen who were much more than father and son they were also "best friends" along with his partner Carol Lumsden. Simon's daughter Debbie "Daddy's Girl", will cherish all of her wonderful memories with him every day along with her husband Philip Leaman. Simon has 5 beautiful grandchildren who love him so much Amanda, Holly, Olivia, Stephanie and Troy. He will be missed by his abundance of friends and family members. Visitation will be held at The Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Thursday, August 30th from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Service will be on Friday, August 31st at 10 a.m. Online condolences can be made at

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Death Notices

STENTIFORD, Merlyn "Moe" Suddenly, but peacefully, passed away at his home on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Moe Stentiford, of Zephyr, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Zelda (nee Culbert) for 43 years. Dear brother of Ron (Ila), Albert (Barb), Marg (Sam) Catania, Paul (Linda), Wayne (Janet), Shirley (Bill) DeJong and Sheila (Andrew) Holt. Moe will be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Dear brother-in-law of Gordon, Leslie and Donald Culbert. Friends may call at the Zephyr United Church, 12990 Durham Regional Rd. No. 39, Zephyr on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 12 noon until time of a Memorial Service in the Church at 1:00 p.m. In Moe's memory, donations may be made to the Zephyr United Church or to the Cardiac Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket. Arrangements entrusted to SKWARCHUK FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Albert (905-895-8065) PHILLIPS, William Albert Born November 28, 1926, died peacefully on August 28, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Jean. Dear father of Laverne Marceau (Brenda), and Ron (Robin). Loving grandfather of Jessica and Emily Marceau, Jennifer (Colin Behan), Katie (Justin Hems), and great grandfather of 4. Sadly missed by his brother Mike (Hazel). A Visitation will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora (905 727-5421) on Friday, August 31, 2012 from 1- 3 p.m. Service in chapel at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at

ROBERTS, Dale Gerald Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in his 57th year from complications of cancer. Loving son of the late Gerald and late Marguerite. Survived by his brothers Jim (Linda), Barry (Trudy), David (Joanne), and sister Jane (Jon). Dale will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of Dale's life at the Royal Canadian Legion, 115 Back St., Bradford on September 1, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.




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Closing Date


Tree removal, stumping and Tues., Sept. 18, 2012 disposal of emerald ash borer 1:00 p.m. affected trees and Site restoration on Regional road allowances at various locations within the Regional Municipality of York The Region is inviting bids from qualified firms to provide services as stated in the above heading. The tender documents are available for download from the Region's Bids & Tenders website at for a non-refundable fee of forty-one dollars ($41.00) including H.S.T. or a hard copy may be obtained for sixty-four dollars ($64.00) including H.S.T. per set at the Regional Municipality of York, Administrative Center, 17250 Yonge Street, Supplies & Services, 1st Floor, Newmarket, Ontario on or after 11:00am Friday, August 31, 2012. All Bidders must log into their account and register for the RFT before they can download the bid documents. There is no cost to set up an account in the Region's Bids and Tenders System. All Addenda will be issued on the Bids & Tenders website. A bid deposit in the form of a certified cheque for $75,000.00 is required for this tender. In lieu of a certified cheque, bidders may submit a Bid Bond or a Letter of Credit in the approved forms within the bid document as Schedule "E" and "F" respectively to the Bid Form. Bidders' Meeting Bidders are advised that a pre-tender submission meeting for all potential bidders will be held on September 11, 2012 at 90 Bales Drive, East Gwillimbury, Ontario, starting at 1:00 p.m. in Boardroom 169. All Queries regarding the tender documents shall be directed to Sarah Power, B.A. (Hons), CSCMP, Senior Purchasing Analyst, Supplies and Services Email:, Tel: (905) 830-4444 ext. 1651. Please state the document number when inquiring about this contract. Bidders are advised that, unless otherwise permitted by the Region's Purchasing By-Law, no bid shall be accepted from, nor shall any contract be awarded to, any Bidder with whom the Region is engaged in unresolved litigation. All of the Regional Municipality of York's advertisements for RFPQ's, RFP's, RFT's, RFQ's and RFI's may be viewed on the Region's Bids and Tender website at Tenders will be opened publicly at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, in Committee Room "A", located on the main floor, next to the Council Chambers. Sealed Tenders, clearly marked with the Tender Number, Description of the Project, and the Legal Company Name of the Bidder will be received by the Regional Clerk at the address below. Late bids will NOT be accepted. The Regional Municipality of York Office of the Clerk, Information Kiosk Great Hall, Ground Floor 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z1 THE LOWEST OR ANY TENDER NOT NECESSARILY ACCEPTED

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Closing Date


Tues., Sept. 18, 2012 1:00 p.m.

The supply and delivery of a quantity of Twenty (20) current model pick up trucks


The Region is inviting bids from qualified firms to provide services as stated in the above heading. The tender documents are available for download from the Region’s Bids & Tenders website at for a non-refundable fee of forty-one dollars ($41.00) including H.S.T. or a hard copy may be obtained for sixty-four dollars ($64.00) including H.S.T. per set at the Regional Municipality of York, Administrative Center, 17250 Yonge Street, Supplies & Services, 1st Floor, Newmarket, Ontario on or after Thursday, August 30, 2012. All Bidders must log into their account and register for the RFT before they can download the bid documents. There is no cost to set up an account in the Region’s Bids and Tenders System. All Addenda will be issued on the Bids & Tenders website. Bidders’ Meeting Bidders are advised that a pre-tender submission meeting for all potential bidders will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 90 Bales Drive, East Gwillimbury, Ontario, starting at 10:00 a.m. in Boardroom 237. All Queries regarding the tender documents shall be directed to Sarah Power, B.A. (Hons), CSCMP, Senior Purchasing Analyst, Supplies and Services Email:, Tel: (905) 830-4444 ext. 1651. Please state the document number when inquiring about this contract. Bidders are advised that, unless otherwise permitted by the Region’s Purchasing By-Law, no bid shall be accepted from, nor shall any contract be awarded to, any Bidder with whom the Region is engaged in unresolved litigation. All of the Regional Municipality of York’s advertisements for RFPQ’s, RFP’s, RFT’s, RFQ’s and RFI’s may be viewed on the Region’s Bids and Tender website at Tenders will be opened publicly at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, in Committee Room “A”, located on the main floor, next to the Council Chambers. Sealed Tenders, clearly marked with the Tender Number, Description of the Project, and the Legal Company Name of the Bidder will be received by the Regional Clerk at the address below. Late bids will NOT be accepted. The Regional Municipality of York Office of the Clerk, Information Kiosk Great Hall, Ground Floor 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z1 THE LOWEST OR ANY TENDER NOT NECESSARILY ACCEPTED

BILL FISCH, Regional Chair and CEO


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