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Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner recommends enhancing the Oak Ridges Moraine’s conservation plan. For Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation executive director Kim Gavine, that’s the good news. The bad news is this morning, the foundation’s board is meeting to determine if the group will be around to see if the commission’s advice comes to fruition. “The foundation is broke,” she said. The foundation started in 2002 with provincial funding of $15 million. That money will be gone at the end of the year and the foundation needs $1.5 million to survive through to 2015, when the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan will be reviewed. The review was initially planned for last year, but the province pushed it back. Ontario opted not to reinvest in the foundation, Ms Gavine said, and the money committed a decade ago has all been allocated to partners of the moraine. Without new funding, the non-profit organization, mandated to preserve and enhance the moraine, will have to fold this year. Since opening its doors, the foundation has granted $14.1 million to 177 projects and leveraged an additional $35.8 million, meaning the original $15 million grew into $50 million worth of projects. The foundation hasn’t approached York Region council specifically for help. Subject to what strategies are adopted by the board, the foundation may solicit Peel, Durham and York collectively, since the moraine spans those regions. See PROVINCE, page A13.

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Paralegal seeks respect for profession BY TERESA LATCHFORD

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Marian Lippa wants the right to sit past the bar. Later this month, the longtime paralegal and director of the Paralegal Society of Ontario will argue why she and other paralegals should be able to sit past the separation between the gallery and front of the courtroom. Her application challenges a Newmarket justice of the peace’s ban on paralegals sitting past the bar, a decision she feels discredits her profession. “The court is telling the public that we, as paralegals, are garbage,” she said. The specific event dates back

‘The court is telling the public that we, as paralegals, are garbage.’ Marian Lippa

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to June 2010, when Ms Lippa appeared on behalf of criminal lawyers Nicholas Charitsis and Rudi Covre. When her matter was called, she took one of the empty seats past the bar. This is when justice of the peace Grainne Forrest allegedly told her she was to sit in the

body of the court and that counsel took precedence over paralegals. Insult aside, Ms Lippa is more concerned about the impact the decision has on the public’s view of paralegals. “Members of the public who are before the courts may feel that, somehow, their interests are not being protected as well as or with the same diligence as counsel when they appear with a paralegal,” she said. At the same proceeding, she hopes to deal with a matter falling under the Barristers Act that gives lawyer matters priority over mat-

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MARIAN LIPPA: Paralegal says Newmarket justice of the peace’s rule discredits her profession.

Mayors discuss strategies for doing business with China Southern Ontario leaders share ideas, promote communities BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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Robert Grossi, Aurora Mayor Geoffrey Dawe, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow, Vaughan Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco and WhitchurchStouffville Mayor Wayne Emmerson. Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua was in Italy on a trade mission. Mayor Scarpitti couldn’t stay for the panel discussion and was represented by Councillor Carolina Moretti. Other mayors in attendance included those from Barrie, Chatham-Kent, London, Niagara Falls, Parry Sound, Pickering and Waterloo. Developable greenfield, the largest vacant employment lands in the GTA, a future downtown at Jane Street and Hwy. 7, York University and its location as an economic gateway are some of the attributes Vaughan has to attract Chinese investments, Ms Yeung Racco said. However, London Mayor Joe Fontana


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Schomberg woman helps caregivers online BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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Mary Bart has been there and done that. The Schomberg resident was her parents’ principal caregiver for 10 years. Her father died of cancer in 2005. Her mother died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. Her mother-inlaw died in 2011. “After my dad died, I was so upset,� Ms Bart said. “I loved him so much I couldn’t imagine living without him.� Ms Bart knew she had to pick herself up and move on. “My dad wouldn’t want to see me being so sad,� she said. To share her experience with others, Ms Bart founded an Internet charity to educate and support caregivers, who may be dealing with poor health and/or the death of a parent or family member. “It’s often a lonely job and stressful,� she said. “I was going out of my mind on some days.� Her volunteer charity, which recently changed its name to Caregiving Matters from its registered name of Losing Our Parents, offers first-hand experience in helping aging parents, dealing with family dynamics, protecting parents from elder abuse and working with public and private organizations. “The website is a beacon of

For more information, call 905-939 2931 or visit caregiving matters.ca hope and resources,� Ms Bart said. “It would have given me some place to look for information and made me feel that I wasn’t alone in isolation.� While 90 per cent of the charity’s efforts are done online with visitors from around the world, the other 10 per cent involves producing local educational events, such as the Passport to Wellness for Family Caregivers Workshops in King Oct. 21. The workshop, at the Kingcrafts Studio, 12936 Keele St. from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m., will focus on dealing with complex issues, including caregiver burnout, protecting yourself, substance abuse awareness and caring for the dying. Also on the agenda is the presentation of the charity’s ongoing caregiver heroes awards, something launched recently to honour, appreciate and thank family and friends who are caregivers. “Caregiving is full of guilt, that we are not doing as much as we should,� Ms Bart said. “But caregiving doesn’t care about what the disease or the issue is, it comes down to caregiving.�

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After his wife benefitted from services at Doane House Hospice, Brett Richards was inspired to develop an online hope tree so people who have been diagnosed with or affected by cancer can find support by sharing their stories, reading other people’s contributions, raising awareness and fundraising for the hospice.

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Community partnerships are bringing hope to York Region. Lois Richards didn’t know about the Doane House Hospice or the services it offered until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She discovered the services, such as art therapy, yoga and wellness sessions, after hearing about them while receiving treatment. “My family was my rock, the hospital staff and doctors were exceptional and the emotional support I received in the community at Doane House Hospice all helped me pick up the pieces of my life,” Ms Richards said. “We are not on this cancer journey alone.” Through his wife’s use of the

hospice, Brett Richards realized there is a large amount of government funding allocated to cover the physical treatment and healing process when diagnosed, but not much earmarked for the social and emotional healing aspect. “It is such an important part of a person’s wellness when recovering,” he said. Upon hearing the hospice only receives 20 per cent of the funding needed to provide its services, leaving the remaining 80 per cent to be raised in the community, he funded two of the programs for a year. But he felt it wasn’t enough. Mr. Richards ran a focus group consisting of hospice clients, where a common message emerged; there is hope and healing through connection.

For more, visit doanehospice.org From this phrase, the hope tree initiative was born. “We want to raise awareness in the community around the hospice as well as funding for programs and provide a place for those affected by cancer to connect,” he said. “Knowing they are not alone goes a long way on the path to healing.” Thehopetree.ca, created by Mr. Richards’ company, Connective Intelligence Inc., allows you to share and read stories from people who are in similar situations. Personal connections can be made through the social media links, including groups for people living with cancer, husbands,

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wives, children, friends, events and memorials. A video also puts a face to the disease and speaks volumes about the support individuals have received from the hospice. There is also a donations link. The launch of the initiative comes at the same time as the relaunch of the hospice’s website. The design and concept was donated by Tree Frog Interactive, which also trained hospice staff so they would be able to keep the online information fresh. “As a small charity, we wouldn’t be able to afford to do any of this,” hospice executive director Juliet Irish said. “It is through these partnerships and the generosity of individuals we are able to offer these services to

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We must make best of development ISSUE: There’s an inherent risk to owning property near undeveloped land.

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hen you own a property, you have most of the control over what happens on it. Granted, you can’t go against zoning bylaws or the Ontario Building Code, but, except in extreme cases (government expropriation, for example), no one can take your property or direct you to build or tear anything down. However, the land next to your property is another story. Unless you live next to a protected nature area, such as a national park, you might, one day, live next to someone or something you don’t want to. That’s an inherent risk of property ownership. That’s why, as distressing as development near your property might be — be it the Upper York Sewage Solution treatment plant coming to East Gwillimbury, the proposed housing developments on the Glenway golf course in Newmarket or residential construction in northeast Aurora — you can’t expect it to go away. If you buy a home surrounded by other houses in a typical suburban subdivision, you probably don’t expect any major disturbances. However, your neighbours could tear down their house and re-build, decorate the exterior in a way you don’t approve of or just be jerks. Provided they’re not breaking the law, there’s nothing you can do. It’s the same principle with any large-scale development. You don’t own the property, so you can’t control what happens to it. You’re going to have to get used to large developments if you want to keep living in York Region. The proposed sewage plant in East Gwillimbury is necessary to accommodate population growth. Newmarket and Aurora need developments such as those at Glenway, Slessor Square and northeast Aurora to meet provincial intensification targets. They also need large employment developments, such as the Bulk Barn headquarters being constructed near Hwy. 404 in Aurora, to meet the provincial goal of developing communities in which people can live, work and play. The reality is, development and intensification are going to continue in the GTA — and some of it might happen near you. Rather than dwelling on the negatives, consider the benefits the developments provide. Intensification means urban sprawl will be contained, preserving natural and agricultural areas outside of towns and cities. Sewage needs to go somewhere, and the new treatment plant proposed for East Gwillimbury is set to be one of the best in North America in terms of making the water that comes out safe for the environment. Large commercial developments mean more commercial property taxes flowing into municipalities, which will decrease the need to increase residential taxes to maintain infrastructure. Development will continue in York Region and we all must make the best of it.

BOTTOM LINE: Development going to continue in region and some might occur near you.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Province going after all public sector workers Re: Unions fight for bargaining rights, Sept. 27. Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario York president David Clegg claims teachers have been “picked on and targeted”. I fail to see that considering hospital employees recently had a two-year wage freeze. Plus, I don’t know of any other profession where sick days are “bankable”.

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No excuse not to ban youth from tan beds Re: Proposed youth tanning bed ban fires up teens, Sept. 20. The Canadian Cancer Society is renewing its call for the province to support Bill 74, the Skin Cancer Prevention Act, which aims to restrict youth under 18 years of age from using indoor tanning equipment. In 2009, the world’s foremost authority in identifying the causes of cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified ultraviolet radiation (UVR)-emitting devices, including tanning beds, as a known carcinogen proven to cause cancer. The skin damage caused by UVR is cumulative over a person’s life, meaning the earlier you start tanning, the greater your risk of developing skin cancer later in life. In July, an expert review of current research published in the British Medical Journal showed people who first started using indoor tanning equipment before the age of 35 have an 87-per-cent increased risk of melanoma skin cancer. There is no excuse for the Ontario government not to pass Bill 74. In other parts of Canada, the governments of Quebec, Nova Scotia and British Columbia, are all taking pro-active steps to address this pressing issue by introducing legislation to restrict youth from indoor tanning salons. In August, the Town of Oakville became the first municipality to enact such legislation in Ontario. The indoor tanning industry continues to misrepresent its

product to the public. No tan is a safe tan. Melanoma skin cancer is one of the most common forms of skin cancer in young Ontarians aged 15 to 29 and is one of the most preventable. Indoor tanning equipment can emit ultraviolet radiation at levels that are five times stronger than the mid-day summer sun. We know that voluntary guidelines do not work. Investigative reports by media and audits conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society and Public Health, show that those in the indoor tanning industry are not consistently following Health Canada’s voluntary safety guidelines. We also know parental consent does not work as many parents are introducing their kids to indoor tanning and paying for their tanning sessions. Regulating the indoor tanning industry will save lives and help reverse the rising cost of skin cancer on our already exhausted health care system. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer estimates the total economic burden of skin cancer in the country will rise to $922 million annually by 2032. We already have age-specific laws related to smoking, drinking, gambling and bike helmets. We need to take action now. I encourage residents to join the fight against skin cancer and send a letter to your MPP Julia Munro by visiting www.takeaction.cancer.ca or join the conversation on Twitter via #tanbedban.

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More garbage pickup would keep bins cleaner Re: Clean up collection bins: Newmarket councillor, Sept. 27. I just read most “charity” collection boxes have no connection to charities. The article also stated they are usually just dropped off in plazas

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and wherever no one complains about them being there. If you look closely at them, they generally have no actual message about who owns the bin or where the collected goods are destined. These bins should be confiscated by the town and used for storage or put to use in the Garfield Wright recycling facility. If nothing else, they have scrap metal value. As far as people shopping at them, that is correct. I have sat in my car at a grocery store, waiting for my wife shopping, and have watched people rummage through the bins. I also see people going through recycling bins on garbage day, retrieving wine/liquor bottles. This is, in my opinion, a sign of the times. The bins are almost a direct result of restricted garbage pickups. I suggest, like other municipalities that surround us, we need at least a couple of weeks a year of unrestricted garbage pickups. Peel does it three times a year and Bradford does it twice a year.

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f the blatant and deliberate abuse and misuse of billions of taxpayer dollars — I’ll just say here Ornge, eHealth and Samsung, to start the ball rolling — hasn’t yet slowed down Ontario’s Liberal government, why would the latest scandalous disregard for public funds involved in cancelling plans for two GTA gas plants? The amount of money involved — anywhere from $40 million to $640 million, depending on which party you’re listening to — is a drop in the bucket compared to the trail of waste and profligacy in which the McGuinty government’s legacy is entwined. And the stalling, obfuscation and outright refusal to be accountable to the legislature and public by revealing details and documents is certainly standard procedure for our Liberal government. Is it the vulgarly obvious political nature of the decisions to shelve plans for gas-fired power plants in Oakville in 2010 and in Mississauga just before the 2011 election that has many people fired up? From the beginning, the Liberals weren’t kidding anybody that the change in plans had anything to do with the province’s long-term energy needs and everything to do with saving Liberal seats. Is it Premier Dalton McGuinty’s easy ability to throw Energy Ministry Chris Bentley under the wheels of the bus — gosh, the guy wasn’t even energy minister when the cancellations occurred, yet now he faces contempt of the legislature for his role in the fiasco? We all would have had heart attacks if Mr. McGuinty had done the right thing and shouldered the blame that rightly sits on his shoulders, right? While the opposition is trying as hard as always to ramp up the outrage to high-frequency levels, this latest fiasco won’t likely increase the public’s contempt and cynicism for politics and politicians. I mean, if you’re at the bottom, can you sink any lower? Well, perhaps in King Township, where the cancellations were especially hard to swallow, they can begin to burrow. Residents there took one for the team, when, adrift in a Liberal-less wasteland, they were helpless to prevent a power plant being built on prime agricultural land. Helpless due to more McGuinty government political manipulation, including an amendment to the planning act to prevent residents from making official protests. “The committee process will ensure the Liberals answer to the public — to the hard-working taxpayers who already have to deal with skyrocketing energy prices as many struggle daily to pay their bills or to even find a job,” Progressive Conservative MPP Rob Leone said when the legislature voted in favour of re-striking the finance committee to investigate the Liberals’ latest scandal. We don’t need the ruling of a legislative committee to tell us the Liberals’ actions are worthy of our contempt. But then what? Will anything change? As long as there are voters who also continue to put their own selfish interests first — like those in Oakville and Mississauga — who line up to be pandered to and allow their votes to be so easily manipulated, nothing will change. That’s the hypocrisy of this latest outrageous Liberal scandal: there are far too many of us with our hands out, willing to have our votes bought, to the detriment of the majority of taxpayers. Until voters send a clear message that our integrity isn’t for sale and that we expect more of our politicians, all the contempt rulings in the world won’t stop them from putting their own partisan, selfish interests before those of the general public.

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Metroland Central division reaches almost 1 million homes Metroland Media Group’s Metroland Central division has been expanded this week to include the regions of Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound and North Bay under the leadership of vicepresident and regional publisher Ian Proudfoot. The division, previously comprised of York Region Media Group and Toronto Community News, now reaches a readership of more than 900,000 homes on a weekly basis, stretching from the heart of Toronto to North Bay in Ontario’s near north.

NEW OPPORTUNITIES The expansion offers exciting new opportunities and relationships for readers, clients, community partners and the more than 800 talented employees in Metroland Central, Mr. Proudfoot said. Acknowledged as a passionate advocate of the newspaper industry, both print and online,

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After threats to cancel this year’s Holland Marsh Soupfest, the event will go ahead Oct. 13.

Full steam ahead for Holland Marsh Soupfest BY SIMON MARTIN

people attended, Mr. Bell said. The soup competition sees entrants from local restaurants and the community battle to see whose broth reigns supreme. Local ingredients from the Holland Marsh are donated so chefs can make their 60-litre creations. “A lot of people don’t know anything about the marsh. It’s a good way to generate some interest,” Mr. Bell said. You can register to make a soup at king.ca and click on the Soupfest link. The event is hosted by King Township, Bradford West Gwillimbury and the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association.

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YRT ridership increases About 120,000 more people took public transit in York in August, compared the same month a year ago. That translates to a 7.4-per-cent increase. In July, York Region Transit and Viva implemented schedule adjustments throughout the system to accommodate summer travel patterns, reflect actual travel times and improve service reliability during the summer months. Those adjustments resulted in an increase in ridership on some routes, a staff report to York Region council said.

Other factors cited in the report include the unemployment rate in the GTA, which was 8.5 per cent in August. That’s an increase of 0.2 per cent from last year. Also, gas prices in August averaged $1.29 per litre (taxes included), up from last August’s $1.28 per litre. Mobility Plus also saw an increase of about 1,800 passengers, 6.5 per cent more than last August. This increase is primarily attributed to the warmer and dryer weather and an increase in midday trips.

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ters being tabled by a paralegal. It’s a practice she and the paralegal society have deemed “archaic and discriminatory”. It isn’t about creating a turf war between lawyers and paralegals, but rather about giving people the choice of representation in some matters that is more affordable. For something such as a traffic ticket, many people choose to hire a paralegal since the cost is about one-third of a lawyer.

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Province needs more rules on moraine: report From page A1.

Regarding the report from the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s independent environmental watchdog, Ms Gavine was magnanimous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think (environmental commissioner) Gord Miller is correct in all his statements,â&#x20AC;? she said. Appointed by the legislative assembly, the commissioner is tasked with monitoring and reporting on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights and the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving greater energy conservation. In Mr. Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preamble, he reinforces the moraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s importance to Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ecosystem. Often referred to as southern Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rain barrel, the moraine has groundwater aquifers and headwater streams that collect and provide baseflow to more than 30 major streams and rivers, providing drinking water to many GTA residents. The moraines woodlands, wetlands, grassland prairies, rivers and lakes support

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many plant and animal species, including endangered and threatened species such as redside dace, Jefferson salamanders and butternut trees. The report chides the Municipal Affairs and Housing, Natural Resources and Environment ministries for foot dragging, particularly on the decision to move a major environmental review to 2015. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The government has neglected to see the benefits of the environment portfolio and how they can reduce issues and costs in the health sector,â&#x20AC;? Ms Gavine said. Without adequate people and resources, environmental issues are falling through the cracks, she added. Ms Gavine endorsed the reportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendations for the moraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future wellbeing. Legal protections must remain in place and moraine stakeholdersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns should be addressed well before the planned 2015 review, Mr. Miller said in the report. First, bodies responsible for the moraine need to deliver on-the-ground results and technical and local rules need to conform to

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and reflect the protective philosophy of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, the report said. Provincial ministries need to develop technical guidelines regarding municipal roads in the moraine, the report noted. Secondly, the Municipal Affairs and Housing Ministry should use its powers under the 2001 Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act to ensure all municipalities on the moraine enact tree conservation and site alteration by-laws, Mr. Miller said, adding tree cutting and site alteration can degrade the moraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural habitat and water resources. To ensure protection of the moraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hydrological integrity, one of the main objectives of the plan, the Environment Ministry should require permits to take water conform to the plan, the report said, adding the

province should also consider the cumulative effects of water taking from the moraine when issuing all permits to take water. The report also noted the importation of commercial fill into the Oak Ridges Moraine and other areas surrounding the Greater Toronto Area has become a contentious issue because the rules guiding its management are confusing and sometimes ineffective. With the increase in construction of highdensity residential developments, the need for sites to deposit fill from re-development is also increasing. Often, former aggregate pits in rural areas become the final destination of this compromised fill, which is not suitable for certain land uses, but not considered waste. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A reduction in commitment to the environment has the potential for detrimental impacts,â&#x20AC;? Ms Gavine said. Between 2005 and 2009, the foundation has planted more than 430,000 trees over an area of 289 hectares, restored 310 hectares of prairie and almost 17,890 metres of streams, created 22.15 hectares of wetland and enhanced an additional two hectares.

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argued southwestern Ontario has the same or more to offer. Georgina is “above it all” and the “next horizon”, Mr. Grossi said. “I’ve got the best of both worlds,” he said, adding the town may receive one of three new universities the province is offering. “(Chinese people) not only want to have access to the 400series highways, they also want leisure options,” he said. Markham’s diversity, pro-business environment and the bygone three-year zero tax increase are some of the traits Chinese investors would find attractive, Ms Moretti said. “We live, work and play in Markham. That’s our motto,” she said. “Traffic is a way of life, communities that don’t have it, you don’t know what you are missing.” Markham’s relationship with China didn’t happen overnight, she said. “It evolved over 20 years,” she said. “Personally, I think the pie in China is so big, we can each get a large piece, not a small piece.” Before digging in, people should make an effort to understand Chinese culture and customs and learn Mandarin, Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati said. “You don’t say, ‘Here’s your chicken ball. Welcome to Niagara Falls,’” he said. Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran has gone further, even though she doesn’t speak the language. She is the first Canadian mayor to have an account on Sina Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, where she’s popularly dubbed “Auntie Mayor”. “It’s wonderful. It’s breathtaking,” Ms Halloran said. “Who would have heard of Waterloo in China? But now they have.”

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Conductor Denis Mastromonaco earned Vaughan’s outstanding citizen award in 2005.

Two York Symphony Orchestra concerts next weekend will showcase the talent of conductor Denis Mastromonaco and principal horn player, Elke Eble. It is fitting the musical theme is “influential beginnings” for the Oct. 13 and 14 concerts in Aurora and Richmond Hill. To start its 51st season, the orchestra will welcome back one of its former associate conductors, Mr. Mastromonaco. The York Region resident has been very busy in the eight years since he last led the orchestra. Mr. Mastromonaco earned Vaughan’s outstanding citizen award in 2005, among other honours. He held posts with Opera Mississauga, the National Academy Orchestra and the State University of New York, among others. He has been a regular guest conductor for the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic and has conducted a variety of ensembles, including the Camerata Strumetale di Prato, Orchestra dell’Accademia di San Giorgio, Opera York, The National Arts Centre Orchestra and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The concerts at Trinity Anglican Church in Aurora Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. and the Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. will feature Ms Eble playing Franz Strauss’ Horn Concerto. Ms Eble is a Toronto native who studied at the Royal Conservatory

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and University of Toronto, then went on to post-graduate horn studies in Germany and Switzerland. She holds a master of teaching degree and is currently teaching music full-time in Scarborough, while maintaining a career as a freelance horn player. Three audience favorites will be featured at the dual concerts: Rossini’s overture to the opera The Thieving Magpie, Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocative Russian Easter Festival overture and Beethoven’s brilliant Seventh Symphony. They all illustrate the theme of influential beginnings, as each had a profound impact on the content, form, style or national character of the music that followed.


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Theatre Aurora, 150 Henderson Dr., presents Raymond Storey’s The Glorious 12th tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. There are various other performances until Oct. 20. The play follows a family in 1927 as religious extremists prey on citizens’ fears. Visit theatreaurora.com

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

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Crafty kids is Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Albert library, 19300 Centre St. Children ages three to seven are invited for a free crafting session. To register, call the library at 905-473-2472. For more information, visit egpl.ca

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The Aurora, Newmarket and East Gwillimbury farmers markets are Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aurora’s is at Town Park, Newmarket’s is at Riverwalk Commons and East Gwillimbury’s is at the Civic Centre in Sharon. Visit theaurorafarmersmarket.com, newmarketfarmersmarket.com or eastgwillimburyfarmersmarket.ca

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The Aurora Tigers host the Cobourg Cougars Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Aurora Community Centre. The Newmarket Hurricanes host the Pickering Panthers Sunday, 2:30 p.m. at the Ray Twinney Complex. Visit auroratigers. pointstreaksites.com or newmarkethurricanes.com

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Ann and Bill Potts have volunteered in East Gwillimbury for 43 years.

Slippery start doesn’t dissuade couple BY SIMON MARTIN

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The first time Bill and Ann Potts went to visit their house on Boag Road more than 40 years ago, they ended up in a ditch in a snow storm. Fortunately for the community, the adventure didn’t make them reconsider moving out to the country from Scarborough. The two have been married 52 years and have served East Gwillimbury for 43 years. The walls of their study can attest to their volunteer spirit, as award after award wind a labyrinth around the walls.

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“I enjoy helping people,” Mr. Potts said. Most of their volunteer work has centred around the North Union Community Recreation Centre, which is just up the road from their house. One of them has been chairperson of the community centre advisory

LOCAL HERO What is a local hero? It’s our way of recognizing someone, a “regular” person, who has inspired you, be it with one small, selfless act or by living a life that makes a positive impact on others. Nominate your local hero by e-mailing Simon Martin at smartin@yrmg.com

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Region espouses sewage project benefits BY SIMON MARTIN

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York Region representatives continue to repeat the refrain the Upper York Sewage Solutions project will be the first of its kind in the province. The project will be state of the art, capital planning and delivery director Daniel Kostopoulos told East Gwillimbury council Monday. “This is raising the bar significantly over anything else in the province,” he said.

For more information on the project or today’s public information session, go to uyssolutions.ca Mr. Kostopoulos responded to many of the concerns Mayor Virginia Hackson recently raised at regional council, including chemical use, odour control and truck traffic. The treated water flowing into the East Holland River from the water reclamation

centre will provide a positive net benefit to all aspects of the river, he said, noting the water pollution control in Mount Albert has done an excellent job at removing phosphorus from the water. Odour from the sewage plant shouldn’t be noticeable for local residents and truck traffic shouldn’t be a problem either, Mr. Kostopoulos said, estimating that by 2031,

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Trees in subdivision development won’t make it through winter BY SIMON MARTIN

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Forest Edge Crescent in Holland Landing has a very appropriate street name. As advertised, the tiny crescent with four houses is right next to a forest. But the cluster of pines in neat rows on hilly terrain are enjoying their final fall before the they tumble down this winter. Winged Foot Development is ready to go forward with phase 1 of its development this winter after East Gwillimbury council gave its approval to move forward with topsoil stripping. The development consists of 195 units south of Doane Road and east of Beckett Avenue. According to Metrus Developments, the schedule for development includes clearing operations in January and topsoil stripping in May. Site servicing and road construction commence in March 2014 and house construction, in October 2014. “It will be sad to see them go,” local resi-

dent Sandra Rennie said of the trees. “But we’re not complaining.” When Ms Rennie and her husband, Robert, bought their home on Forest Edge, they knew about the planned development that would see their street lengthened. “The town has been very up front with everything,” she said. “The worst part is going to be the dust and noise.” The Rennies would often go for walks in the forest and hoped the development would keep getting delayed, but they knew the day would eventually come. “We will wait it out. We love the neighbourhood,” she said. Across the road, lifelong Holland Landing resident Connie Johnson said she will miss the pines and solitude of her tiny street. “I’m not surprised. We understood they were going to get started soon,” she said. “The forest was nice to have.” With East Gwillimbury set to see a plethora of development in the next decade, Coun-

Pass fill bylaw: company BY SIMON MARTIN

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Mount Albert Pit Inc. wants East Gwillimbury to show some urgency to pass a proposed amended fill bylaw. While there are exciting plans for growth in East Gwillimbury, for the growth to happen, the town must allow for it, Elise Yaghdjian said, adding if the amended bylaw is not passed, the previous bylaw, which is lacking in safeguards, remains in place. The town is doing its due-diligence to make sure the right bylaw is implemented, Mayor Virginia Hackson said. “It’s a complicated issue,” she said. “We’ll take as long as it takes to do it right.”

Last month, council agreed there would be another public meeting held to review amendments to the proposed bylaw. By delaying the passing of the bylaw, Ms Yaghdjian said the town’s risk of illegal dumping is increased. While Ms Hackson understands the frustration from Mount Albert Pit Inc., she said the company will have to be patient. Mount Albert Pit Inc. was the first commercial fill operation within East Gwillimbury. It has had an application for phase 2 operations with the town since January 2011 and there was a public meeting about it in March 2012.

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committee for more than 20 years and they go full bore raising money to improve the centre and donate to charity. “A lot of people don’t know about it in East Gwillimbury,” Ms Potts said. “It’s a nice little hall for family get-togethers.” Most notably, the hall hosts five functions a year that have become staples on the East Gwillimbury calendar. The beef dinner, pancake breakfast, strawberry supper, corn roast and Christmas carol sing are must-attend events for many residents. Where else can you get pancakes and sausage for $5? “We don’t advertise,” Mr. Potts said. During his time as committee chairperson, Mr. Potts said they have raised more than $80,000 for the hall. The committee also has given nearly $20,000 to worthy causes. There are also euchre games held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. The community centre has undergone some serious renovations that were supported in large part through the Potts’ tireless fundraising efforts. Originally a school house, the community centre was purchased by the local women’s institute chapter as a recreation centre. Ms Potts, who is a longtime member of

the women’s institute, said her husband was better at getting support from the town than she was. “I don’t think they listened to me at the town office,” she said. Mr. Potts took over as chairperson of the committee in 1993. In recent years, the money raised has paid for a complete renovation of the kitchen, installing air-conditioning and paving the parking lot. “It’s not just me up at the hall. A lot of people deserve recognition,” he said, noting it’s the committee as a whole. While other committee members are very involved in events such as the strawberry supper and the pancake breakfast, Mayor Virginia Hackson said the events have the Potts’ fingerprints all over them. “First and foremost, they work as a team for the betterment of the community. They are truly there for all the right reasons,” she said. “They are wonderful people. They are passionate about what they do and organize events that make a difference.” It seems others agree with Ms Hackson. Mr. Potts recently received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his service to the community from York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan. “He deserves it,” Ms Potts said. “We both enjoy the community.”

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the site on 2nd Concession was preferred. There were some concern residents in Balmoral Heights would be able to see the facility from their back yards, but Mr. Kostopoulos said a ridgeline will act as a visual barrier. The project’s environmental assessment report will be submitted to the Environment Minister for approval in the third quarter of 2013. If the recommended site is not approved through the environmental assessment study, it was noted the existing Holland Landing lagoon property remains a viable site for the water reclamation centre. The region’s contingency plan didn’t go over well with Ms Hackson and other members of council. “I’m not happy it’s there,” she said. “They seem to be of the mind the site they have selected is the best site. The ultimate decision will be made by the Environment Ministry.” You will have the chance to learn and voice your concerns about the project at the second of two public information sessions. A meeting today at the Holland Landing Community Centre from 6:30 to 9 p.m. follows yesterday’s meeting in Newmarket. Ms Hackson urged residents to come to the meeting to learn about the proposal. “I understand not everybody is going to be happy with every answer,” she said.


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he image of the 2012-13 Ontario Junior Hockey League season is still taking shape before our eyes. But at this early juncture of the season, there is a pleasant vision emerging if you happen to be a fan of competitive hockey, games decided in the waning moments and an apparent overall shift toward parity. It is a picture that should be pleasing to the senses of junior hockey fans and especially so in the backdrop of a lockout of players by National Hockey League owners. What a concept. It seems, more and more, the games, at least the ones in the conference home to the North and East divisions, are producing those on-any-givennight scenarios on a regular basis. Granted, someone is going to have to lose more games than others and somebody has to finish out of the playoff money, but you get the drift. It goes to figure these early signs of parity result from a slashing the glut of teams over the past couple or three seasons, whether by contraction buyouts or merging franchises. The bottom line is since four seasons ago when 37 franchises existed, the league has shed a ton of excess, now skating with 22 teams. That’s a 15-team haircut. Based on 23-player rosters, that is nearly 350 player positions eliminated. The upside? Tons of fringe players have been reassigned to levels where they belong, further enhancing the levels at which they are now playing. All teams in the OJHL are suddenly much stronger through their third lines at least and the fourths can play a lick, too. That adds up to depth across the board, rather than teams possessing two, maybe one, solid line with a bunch of interchangeable parts filling out the third and fourth lines. The Newmarket Hurricanes, who tonight face off against the Trenton Golden Hawks at the Ray Twinney Complex, have bolted from the gate, despite a youngish roster. Captain Chris Chiste is in his final year of eligibility as defined by age. Perhaps this is the new way of doing business in the OJHL. Go young, develop hungry players and move on to the next crop. Until you scan the roster of Jerome Dupont’s Golden Hawks — who, by the way, won a national championship in 2007 with the Aurora Tigers, employing a relatively young, hungry roster — and note the presence of 10 final-year players. To each his own. But so far, so good based on the entertainment measuring stick. “I can only talk for the North-East (Conference), but I look at all this depth and

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teams that can play,” Aurora Tigers general manager and head coach James Richmond said. “We always say any team can beat another, but it’s true this year. I don’t think there’s a weak team in the North-East, so all the games are going to be close.” Not every match is going to be a one-goal affair decided in the final seconds, of course, but you catch the drift. There seem to be a lot more 3-2 and 4-2 results with empty netters in the first month of the season. Perhaps that will change a month down the road, as the usual suspects adjust and reset their rosters. We shall see. Mind you, the current state of flux at the top of the food chain, where players remain locked out by NHL owners, does have a bearing on what happens through many levels of hockey. Blue-chip prospects with eligibility are returning to their OHL teams in some cases to wait out the storm. “The OHL teams are hanging on to their players due to the uncertainty,” Richmond said. “If they let guys sign with the Jr. A teams and the NHL players suddenly go back, then it costs them big money to get those players back. “For our team, we’re not necessarily looking for an OHL guy to come down. We’re more looking at adding one or two pieces.” In the meantime, staying with the pack is Richmond’s objective. To lose ground now could be a downfall later in the season when playoff spots are divvied up. “I think to get out to a great start so everyone else has to play catchup is important,” he said. “You don’t want to fall too far behind. If you’re a .500 team, you don’t want to be too jumpy because maybe you had one or two bad nights. In a lot of our games, a lot of those scores could have been flipflopped. Every night is just a battle.” That, finally, is some good news for hockey fans. Check out your local rink.

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For details: Mr. Alden 1-888-521-1711 JR. PRODUCTION ARTIST WANTED Leading Promotional Company is seeking a graphic artist for production-type work. Primarily setting up art proofs, no creative work involved. Must have experience on PC platforms and Adobe Illustrator. Langstaff/Dufferin area. Email resume to: careers@debcobag.com

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AURORA- YONGE/ Wellington. 3 bedroom lower. Unregistered apartments could be unsafe. 2-parking. 2 entrances. Laundry. Non-smoking/ Ask to see your landlordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s registration certificate. pets. $1225+ hydro. (heating/ water included) No- Town of East Gwillimbury. vember 1st. 905-727-4040 BRADFORD- BRIGHT 2 Townhouses for Rent bedroom upper, balcony, hardwood, transit, parking. $850+. Available Decem- AURORA- EXECUTIVE 3 ber 1st. 905-478-1614, bedroom, 2 bath, high end finishes. $1500.+. First/ 416-898-3580 last. Non-smoking/ pets. BRADFORD- GROUND Credit check, references. immediately. level 1+ bedroom, private Available walk-out, furnished, A/C, 1-705-727-2184 TV. Parking. $850. ReferBAences. End of September. NEWMARKETNon-smoking/ pets. THURST/ Mulock. 2 bedroom, freshly painted, (416)805-5628, friendly neighbourhood, full 905-775-4900 basement, private yard, BRADFORD- LOVELY 1 garage, $1151.+ utilities. bedroom apt., century Immediate. 905-898-1007, home, 5 minutes north of ext.2712 Bradford $650. Suits sin- kerri.klywak@york.ca gle professional. NonBAsmoking/ pets. Immediate- NEWMARKETTHURST/ Mulock. 3 bedly. (905)775-7983 room, freshly painted, HOLLAND LANDING- friendly neighbourhood, full Great location, backyard, basement, private yard, beautiful, newly renovated garage, $1207.+ utilities. 2 bedroom apt., hardwood Immediate. 905-898-1007, floors, new appliances, ext.2712 parking. No dogs. $950. kerri.klywak@york.ca (905)715-1430

General Help

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FULL-TIME & PART TIME CAR WASH/LOT PERSON

ROOFERS/ SHINGLERS

Valid driver's license, clean record. An eye for detail. Apply in person: STERNE ACURA 15795 Yonge St., Aurora (905)841-1400 millband@sterneacura.com

with 3+ years experience required for work in Newmarket and GTA.

General Help

GENERAL FARM HELP REQUIRED AZ/ DZ Licence. Large equipment experience, dozer, excavator, etc. Competitive wages. Call: 905-775-2889 Fax 905-775-8135 or e-mail info@gwillimdalefarms.com

Articles for Sale (Misc.)

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Telemarketing Ontario's largest community broadcasting agency seeking phone pros selling radio commercial airtime! Top commission + bonuses Call now 905-967-1193 Parker Cleaners P/T SALES CLERK Great secondary income potential!!! Evenings & weekends. Benefits. Competitive wages. Flexible hours.

PAID TRAINING. Call Joe 905-727-8122

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Car required. Small friendly cleaning company needs honest RELIABLE F/T people with a strong work ethic who love to clean (days). Newmarket, Keswick, Aurora $11.50/ hr. (905)955-8840

Please call 289-231-4894 or email ryan_sullivan@ rogers.com

Restaurants/ Hospitality 1ST COOK/PANTRY Cook/Retail Market Clerk for Chinook Express Restaurant in Aurora. Must be hard working and well organized. Only experienced need apply. Send resume to: info@chinookrestaurant.ca

Drivers INDEPENDENT COURIER Driver Busy Courier Company requires full-time Independent Brokers with their own vehicle (car, wagon, minivan or 5 tonne truck (part-time or fulltime). Must have a minimum of 12 months experience. Email: info@ bossexpress.ca or Call: 905-884-3999

Professional SALES MANAGER Looking for a passionate, hard working individual to join the Gabie's family and be the face of Gabie's Boutique. This career opportunity is great for someone from the big box retail management world who's looking to grow into a career position. Send resume to: info@gabiesboutique.com

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KESWICK- 2 bedroom basement. $1100+ 50% hydro. Stove/ fridge/ laundry. No pets, non-smoking. Available immediately. Suits professional couple. 905-476-5299 KESWICK- 3 bedroom ground floor $1200+. Also, 1 bedroom basement, $900+. Both: +1/2 utlilities & 1300sqft. Non-smoking/ pets. 905-955-5071

BAYVIEW/ MULOCK 3 bedroom, newly renovated, semi, entire house, parking, 5 appliances, a/c. Non-smoking/ pets. KESWICK CENTRAL- $1600+. November 15th Bright, spacious 2 bed- 289-221-2355 room. Parking. $950. inclusive. Non-smoking/ pets. BRADFORD- Under new Beautiful Available immediately. management! newly renovated Large 1 & 905-989-1084 2 bedroom suites. $895+ KESWICK LAKEFRONT. hydro & $995+ hydro. No $650+ bachelor. $850 2 pets. Laundry onsite. bedroom. 1st/ security. Ba- Close to all amenities. Ryis sic cable. No pets. Imme- Properties 905-727-1102. diately 416-497-9246 BRADFORD- NEW 3 bedKESWICK- SPACIOUS, room bungalow, 2 bathnewly renovated 2 bed- rooms, walk-out room, dead-end street, basement. 1700+. First/ steps to lake, transit. last/ references. NonCable, 2 parking. Non- smoking/ pets. December smoking/ pets. $1200 in- 1st. Kathy 905-717-3014 . clusive. 905-476-5266 KESWICK- NEW 4 bedKETTLEBY- 1 bedroom, room house. $1600. main floor, $950. first/ last. Available immediately. Non-smoking/ pets. Woodbine/ Arlington. (905)727-7790 647-349-0788, 416-821-1213 KING CITY- Jane/ 16th Ave. 1 bedroom walk-out NEWMARKET- 4 bedbasement. Parking, cable, rooms, 5 appliances, launextra storage. Non-smok- dry room, garage, parking, ing/ pets. $850. all inclu- $1650+. Immediately. sive. (416)856-4371 905-967-0425, 289-500-9911 MOUNT ALBERT- 1 bedroom, includes hydro, water, heat, parking. New NEWMARKET- BEAUTIkitchen. $825 inclusive. FUL 2-storey century house, 3 bedrooms, appli416-557-6488 ances, garden, 2 car parkNEWMARKET- 1 bed- ing, non-smoking/ pets. room main floor house, no October 20th. $1350+. pets/ smoking. Available 9 0 5 - 7 2 6 - 0 3 5 0 , Nov. 1st. $895+ heat. 705-456-6993 after-7pm (905)895-6317 NEWMARKET- SEMI, 3 NEWMARKET- 2 bdrm. bedrooms, close to transit bsmnt. - Davis/ Longford. and shopping, $1195+ Laundry, A/C $1100 incl., utilities. 905-830-2915 No pets/ smoking. November 1st, 2012 $1,100 incl. Rooms for Rent F&L 905-235-4497

AN EXPERIENCED cleaning lady- excellent references & rates. Many years experience. Newmarket/ Aurora area. Erika (905)235-2522 CHRISTIAN HOUSECLEANER available. Weekly/ bi-weekly. Honest, trustworthy. Newmarket and surrounding area. References available. Jean 905-953-1263 DO YOU want a clean house? Hard working ladies available. Experienced, honest, references. (416)909-2647. HOUSEKEEPING By Rita. 21yrs. Residential/ Office. Thorough dusting, vacuuming, bathroom/ kitchen sanitizing. Great rates. (905)252-8610

PAYLESS4CLEANINGRESIDENTIAL & Commercial, bonded, insured, reliable, references. Free SOFA BED and love seat, estimate, affordable. Ludblack with design. Good mila 647-267-2340 condition, sofa bed needs new mattress. $350 or BO, WE CLEAN with love, Tony Little Gazelle exer- care. Satisfaction is guarcise machine never used anteed. Professional, well experienced. You'll be $75.00. 905-252-6736 happy! (416)704-4586

Firewood

FIREWOOD CUT SPLIT & DELIVERED 16" bush cord $300 12" face cord $150 Call: 905-836-9656 FIREWOOD Available in face cords & bush cords. Delivery available. Call (905)836-7600 FIREWOOD FOR SaleSeasoned for 2.5 years. 12" lengths, $350.+ delivery per bush cord. 416-677-3294 QUALITY SEASONED firewood for sale. Pick-up or delivery available. Call Canal Farmers Market 905-775-0046. SEDORE'S SEASONED Firewood- All hard wood: maple+ beech. $320 bush cord. Free local delivery. 905-955-3016

Pet Supplies/ Boarding/Service

AFFORDABLE DOG & Cat Grooming/ Boarding. Houses for Rent Back in Business after AURORA- 4 bedrooms, 1 family illness. $35. Large welcome. bathroom, central location, dogs steps to Yonge. Available (905)836-4366 Oct. 15th. $1200+ utilities. Leave message Dogs (905)727-1935 ext. 23 AMERICAN COCKER Spaniel puppies for sale. $600. First shots. Ready in 6 weeks. 905-836-4366

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

$300-$3000 Cash 4 Cars Dead or alive Same day Fast Free Towing

Home Renovations CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucco.ca 905-554-0825 HARDWOOD/ LAMINATE flooring. Washrooms, Ceramic tile. Basements, sheds/ decks. 25 years experience. 416-522-8034, 905-787-0236 http://fifieldconstruction. wikispaces.com/

Moving & Storage A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, residential/ condos/ commercial. Quality service. Affordable/ reliable. 905-758-2848, 416-677-2848 www. parrishomesolutions.com CITY MOVERS: Two men, 16' truck. $40/hr. No hidden fees. Flat rate available. (416)816-4132 citymover@rogers.com

Business Opportunities ATTENTION: LOCAL People Needed. Work From Home Online. 5 second commute to your office! Full Training Provided. Call Terri 1-877-439-6520

Escort Services

Naughty Hotties We blow the competition away.

(705) 719-1004

416-312-1269 416-490-9199 1-888-989-5865 $300 TO $2000Dead/ Alive. Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050 A FREE TOW for your scrap car or truck and cash paid. (905)775-1018 or (905)836-2100 CASH PAID $0-$2,500. Scrap & repairable. Cars, trucks, trailers. Will pick-up. (905)775-4935. Toll-free: 1-888-484-4887. Anytime.

Garages/ Parking/Storage STORAGE FOR any vehicle. Location Newmarket. Inside $50/ month; Outside $20/ month. Call (905)836-6321

STORAGE, INDOOR/ outdoor. Heated. Secured. LESLIE/ DAVIS. Quiet fur- Newmarket area. Carl nished room, fireplace, 905-716-6217 cable/ internet, parking, laundry. No pets/ smoking. Tutoring Mature professional female. $475. Available immediately. (905)853-7328 CARING, understanding, experienced teacher NEWMARKET- CONDO available to tutor Grades room. $550. Davis/ Lorne, 1-8, ESL, Special Ed. bus/ GO train. Non-smok- (905)898-1624 ing/ pets. Occasional cook- teakup@rogers.com ing and visiting. Lease. Mature male. Clean, quiet. 905-895-6759 Tax/Financial

and Wanted

NEWMARKET- 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. Excellent location. $1450+ hydro. Available immediately. 416-986-1644, 416-948-4670 NEWMARKET: BEAUTIFUL, spacious, legal 1 bedroom basement, great location. Private entrance, patio, parking, 4 pc bath, a/c, laundry, storage. Suits quiet single or couple, nonsmokers, no dogs, references. $975.00 incl. Must see! October 21. 905-726-8000. NEWMARKET- BRIGHT, 1 bedroom basement, furnished, separate entrance, parking, deck. Non-smoking/ pets. $900+. Suits mature single. Short/ long term. (416)540-5137

Shared Accommodations

$$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan from an ex-employer? (LIKING CITY- Jane/ 16th RA) or (locked in RRSP). NOW! Ave. Share 4000sq.ft ex- Call ecutive estate home. 1-416-357-9585 Non-smoking/ pets. $550. inclusive. Share facilities Mortgages/Loans on 3 floors. (416)856-4371

NEWMARKET CENTRALbright bachelor, self contained, parking. Non-smoking/ pets. Suits mature individual. $700. inclusive. 905-830-4829

MT. ALBERT- 3600sq.ft. executive house, laundry, A/C, internet, cable, nonsmoking/ pets; 2 bedrooms, private bathroom, garage parking, $925. ImNEWMARKET- LARGE 1 mediately. 416-707-4038 bedroom basement, walkout, share laundry, park- ROOMMATE NEEDED. ing, cable. $1050 inclusive. Share 1000sq.ft. 2 bedNon-smoking/ pets/ Suits room walk-out basement. professional. Available Fireplace, parking, cable/ internet, deck, $550. per now. 289-264-0496, cell. bedroom, Musselman's NEWMARKET- LARGE 4 Lake area. Female prebedroom, main/ upper lev- ferred 416-908-8796 els 3 bathrooms, living room/ dining room. Appli- SUTTON- ROOM for rent ances. Laundry room. Gar- in shared, spacious townage, parking. $1600.+ house, parking, wireless internet. Near YRT route/ (416)721-6001. Hwy#48. $450. ImmediNEWMARKET- LOVELY 2 ate. 905-722-7642 bedroom basement, $975+. 2 parking. Laundry on-site. Laminate flooring. Retirement Living A/C. Near all amenities. November 1st. PRIVATE RETIREMENT 905-727-1102, Ryis Prop- home with rooms erties. available in Holland Landing.

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Auctions & Sales

Thanksgiving Antique Auction!

Sat., Oct 6th - 10am Pottageville Community Centre Details/On-Line Map/Over 350 Photos www. robsageauctions.com

Toll Free 1-877-797-2135

Auctions & Sales

Thanksgiving Week-End AUCTION SALE Saturday, October 6th at 10 am An Exceptional Collection for this Holiday WeekEnd Auction from area homes, estates and private collections, including Antiques, Furniture, Original Art, Figurines, Persian Rugs, Lighting, Collectibles, some First Nation & Inuit items. Full Details Online www.clarksonauctions.com Held at the Ballantrae Community Centre 5592 Aurora Rd., 1 km east of Hwy 48, Stouffville No Buyers Premium ~ Visa ~ MasterCard ~ Interac/Debit

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Death Notices

Death Notices

WAINWRIGHT, Elizabeth Helen Passed away between one breath and another at Toronto General Hospital on Friday, September 28th, 2012 in the company of loving friends at the age of 64 years. Sister of Andrew Wainwright of Halifax and predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth Wadsworth also of Halifax and Toronto. Elizabeth was born on September 20, 1948 in Toronto. Her education was accomplished in Toronto and Newmarket and after completing her bachelor's degree at York University and her Master's at OISE she taught in the public school system in Scarborough and in York Region. After teaching from 1972 until 1993 she finished as a specialist in Special Education and then retired due to ill health. She waged a long and determined battle against severe health problems for most of her adult life having had a kidney transplant in 1979 which lasted with various attendant health complications until 2004. After spending 3 years on home dialysis she received another kidney donated by a friend in 2007. A life-long animal lover, Elizabeth had many great days with her beloved cats and enjoyed the company of many treasured friends. A fan of old movies, mysteries, and Coronation Street, she was also a long-time member of MENSA. Throughout her difficult times her courage was always evident and she kept her wonderful sense of humour. Friends called at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Wednesday, October 3rd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, October 4th at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery. If desired, donations in memory of Elizabeth can be made to any animal welfare or environmental group of the donor's choice.

PEGG, John Ellwood (Sharon, Ontario) John passed away peacefully on September 29, 2012, in his 59th year. We were on the Explorer of the Seas. It was our last evening of our 7 day cruise to Bermuda from New Jersey. John was a loving husband and best friend for 33 years to Diane (LeFort). He was the absolute best father to daughters Melissa and her partner Ryan, Angela and her husband Eric, and son Ryan and his girlfriend Olivia. John was a very proud Papa to his grandson Lucas (3 yrs. old) who was attached to his hip every single day at the barn, and his granddaughter Megan (6 months old) whom he adored to pieces and held on to every single day. He was also very proud when Angela and Eric told him they were going to give him a grandchild in March, 2013. This child will be cherished and loved by Papa from above. John is survived by his brother, David and his daughters' Jocelyn and husband Kai, and son Ben (3 yrs. old) and Jennifer and husband Derek, and son Liam (3 yrs. old). John was predeceased by his father John (Jack) and mother Norma. As per John's wishes, a Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Albert Lion's Community Centre, 5057 Mount Albert Road, Mount Albert, Ontario. Family, neighbors and friends are welcome to join us for the service, and fellowship and a light lunch following the service. John also requested that YOU COME CASUALLY DRESSED, as you would if you were visiting him at the farm. The family will not have visitation before the service but looks forward to visiting with everyone after the service and listening to all the lovely stories about John. Please make sure you take time to sign the guest book before leaving the hall on Saturday. The family asks that you refrain from sending flowers and if you wish to make a donation, please make one to your favorite charity in John's memory. Online condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com

Death Notices

Death Notices

ROBINSON, Richard Charles (Dick) Passed away peacefully in his 83rd year while surrounded by his family on September 30, 2012 at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Dick Robinson, beloved husband of Joyce for almost sixty years. Dick was a loving father to Rick (Maxine) Robinson, Bonnie (Don) Holledge, Robert (Patricia) Robinson, Rusty (Louise) Robinson, Roger (Allison) Robinson and Barbara (Greg) Sutton. He was also a proud grandfather of eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Joan (John) Anstead and their daughters Linda and Wendy of Roebuck, and niece Linda Willett of Sudbury. Dick was employed for forty-three years at Ontario Hydro throughout the province. He was proud to serve as a volunteer fire fighter for twenty-five years in both Cobourg and Newmarket. He was honoured to receive the Sportsman of the Year Award in Cobourg and the 1994 Citizen of the Year Award in Newmarket. Dick was an active community volunteer being involved over the years in Kanata, minor hockey, junior hockey, men's league hockey and fastball. Dick was a loyal member of Branch 426 Newmarket Legion and a proud member of their colour party. At Dick's request, a cremation and private family service will take place. Those interested in donations, in memory of Dick, are encouraged to give to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Toronto Hospital for Sick Children or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com

GARAGE SALES GIANT LIQUIDATION SALE OPTIMIST CLUB NEWMARKET 56 Forhan Dr. (E of Hwy 404 S of Davis Dr) Monday Morning Oct 8th Open 9:15am to 2 pm PARTIAL LIST: Truck Load of Merchandise, Home Decor Accents, Giftware, Porcelain. Electronics SAVE 75% TO 90%. Lots of XMAS GIFT ITEMS at least 4000 items. DOOR CRASHER partial list: LG TV Cheap Cookware $499 Now $115, 3 Hand Set Cordless Phones $119 NOW $33, Sheet sets $119 Now $15/$25, TV Brackets $90 Now $32. Hamilton Beach Appliances from $17, Sports Socks $36 Now $7, Hair Straightener $200 Now $35, Vacuum w/Power Head $249 Now $55, Steam Mop $129 Now $35

More Door Crashers Visit: WWW.BARGAINBUYS.CA PAYMENTS: CASH ONLY

ANTIQUES ON HWY 48 Open Every Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon 10am - 6pm 2 Floors of Eclectic & Interesting Items 23906 Hwy 48

BIG GARAGE Sale- Large variety of items. 56 Petch Cres., Aurora. Saturday, October 6, 7am-11am, Monday, October 8, 11am-3pm.

HUGE SALE- Sat. Oct. 6th. 9am-3pm. 2481 Mount Just South of BALDWIN Albert Rd. Queensville. antiques, furniture, cars, North of Ravenshoe Rd knickknacks, tools, 647-281-8496 quilts, appliances, glassware and NEWMARKET- 431 Silken lots more! Laumann Drive (off Bayview). Saturday, October MULTI6, 8am-2pm. Something NEWMARKETFAMILY sale. Clothes (Infor everyone! fant- Adult), toys, decoraHOLLAND LANDING- 128 tions, dishes. 610 Walpole Sand Road. Saturday, Oc- Cres. (Bayview/ Mulock). tober 6, 8am-12:30pm. All Saturday, October 6, 8am-12noon. household items.

MILLER, Lois Elizabeth Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 85 years of age. Beloved mother of Mary Miller, Rick (Marilyn) Miller and David Miller. Proud grandmother of Christopher (Stephanie) and Brad (Stephanie). Great grandmother of Michael, Travis and Ella. Predeceased by brother Bill Grant and sister Evelyn Hadcock (Grant). A Memorial Service will be held at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. with one hour of visitation prior. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. Online condolences at www.roadhouseandrose.com BARBER, Joan Ethel (née Stamp) of Bobcaygeon, peacefully passed away at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Monday, October 1, 2012 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Clifford for 51 years. Loving mother of Laurie (Mike), and Rob (Paula). Dear grandmother of Meagan, Evan and Cameron. Dear sister of Eveline and Cathie. Family and friends will be received at MONK FUNERAL HOME, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (705-738-3222 or 866-393-0063) for a Memorial Service in the Monk Chapel on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to Heart & Stoke Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence, donations, memories and photos may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com

Memoriam

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

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FUNERAL HOMES

Presented by The Aurora Banner and the Newmarket Era

905-853-2527 Ask for Debbie

Anniversaries Happy 50th Anniversary Stan and Helma Magrath!

Sharing and Caring, Loving and Laughing Since October 6th, 1962 Lots of Love Mom and Dad! Your sons and “daughters” Rick (Stacey), Paul (Judy), Dale (Lisa) and all the grandkids, Kirsten, Declan, Gabi, Josh, Alex, Ryan & Brianna.

Birthdays

Thank You Notes

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On October 4

Graham McCullough is 60!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our family and friends for attending our 50th Wedding Anniversary open house. Each and every one of you helped to make this milestone in our life so memorable and special for us. Sincerely, Ed and Donna Martin

Memoriam

ROSE, Anne In loving memory of a dear sister, aunt and great aunt who passed away October 10, 2008 Sad was the parting, no one call tell, So sudden on earth, the sorrow fell; The blow was hard, The shock severe, To part with one we loved so dear, Dearer still as years depart, Her memory lives forever, in our hearts. Always remembered, never forgotten, Phil, Beth and family.

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! Love your family and friends A fitting quote for the retired postman: Forget the block, when you're sixty, you've been around the entire neighbourhood a few times. - Dane Peddigrew

Thanks a million to all my friends who celebrated my 80th birthday with me. It was a blast! Thank you from my heart to my wonderful family. They made my day so special.

God Bless, Alice.

Engagements

RUBY, Laird J. BALL, Mary Elizabeth (nee Uhryonwich) Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, September 28, 2012 in her 100th year. Mary Ball, formerly of Bradford and Baldwin, beloved wife for 71 years to the late Arthur Ball. Dear mother of William Ingles and his wife Mary of Innisfil, Margo Danby and her husband Ted Footitt of Bracebridge, Arva Link and her husband John of Sutton, and Sharon Seaman and her husband Laurent Pieau of Lefroy. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memorial condolences may be made at www.forrestandtaylor.ca

THOMPSON, Shirley Elizabeth Peacefully at Champlain Manor, Orillia, on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Shirley, nee Cousins, beloved wife of the late Bill. Loving mother of Paul and his wife Penny of Prescott, Gini and her husband David Harrington of Orillia, Jamie and his wife Lynne of Aurora and Steve and his wife Laura Lee of Hillsdale. Gramma will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jay, Lee, Daniel, Jared, Scott, Christian, Brier and Aundrea. Will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Dr. Lowry and the staff of Champlain Manor for their excellent care and compassion. Funeral Service was held at the Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge Street, Aurora on Tuesday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Private family interment Aurora Cemetery. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, 905-727-5421, www.thompsonfh-aurora.com

In loving memory of a much loved husband, father& grandfather, who passed away six years ago on October 6, 2006. Life is not forever but love is. Forever loved & missed by Wanda, Michael, Steven & their families & Bonnie.

Cards of Thanks

Cathy & Paul Climpson of Sharon, are proud to announce the engagement of their eldest daughter Cara to Aaron Lee, son of Cathy Lee and Raymon Lee of Napanee. A small country wedding will be held next summer. Congratulations to you both!

Cards of Thanks

The family of the late Wilma Ethel Young would like to take this opportunity to thank Skwarchuk Funeral Home in Bradford for their help and services, Rev. Nicola Skinner for the lovely service and the staff of King City Lodge Nursing Home for your years of caring.

Coming Events

WORSHIP DIRECTORY

Coming Events

You are invited to attend a meeting of the

YBE - (York Business Exchange) Networking Group Get to know your local business community and come for a complimentary breakfast on

Thursday morning. For further details visit www.ybe.ca or contact Javed at 416-889-6069 or email: info@ybe.ca

TAKE TIME FOR GOD

With us at St. Paul‛s Anglican Church 227 Church St. Newmarket 905-853-7285 Service times Sunday – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Wednesday – 10:00 a.m.

Sunday October 7, Worship Services at 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. With Sunday School at 9:00am

Sermon: "Strange Words Indeed"


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