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Guidelines should protect sex workers, Onyx Ronin says

BILL C-36 Bill C-36 was ushered in under the Tories in 2014 and considers the selling of sex as legal, but makes the buying of "sexual services" a criminal offence. It also makes it illegal for anyone to communicate for the purpose of prostitution and bans advertising the sexual services of others.

JEREMY GRIMALDI Onyx Ronin lives in the shadows when she’s at work. She and countless women like her occupy the grey areas of law, somewhere between legitimacy and criminality. Society at large might prefer to forget her profession exists, rather than admit it’s not only real, but a flourishing industry. She’s a "body rubber," as defined by the laws that govern her career. She has never been arrested and says she sees police "maybe once a year." People might think Ronin, her working name, and her peers destroy families and corrupt men. But she sees her job in a different light and believes you should, too. "I feel that I relieve a lot of road rage," she said during a recent interview. "People are stressed in this world; when they’re on the table, they are happy and relaxed. When I’m touching someone, I feel relaxed and comfortable and I’m sharing an experience with someone. "It’s about selling intimacy, the human touch, to feel connected to someone else." The 28-year-old employee of the female-owned MUSE Spa, which has locations in Vaughan and Toronto, is open about her work. She says "there’s nothing wrong with having sex for money," although that’s not what she does.

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Onyx Ronin is a body rubber (masseuse). She is standing up for the profession and saying the laws should be changed to better protect the women involved. "People do all sorts of things for money," she says. "I don’t understand why we are so stuck on this idea that sexuality can’t be commodified in this one particular way when people accept it being commodified in so many other ways." At the spa, she gives "full body erotic massages" largely to men aged 40 to 50. She says MUSE targets men at a higher price point, suggesting her clients are rarely, if ever, intoxicated, and very "respectful." But she says she can’t speak

generally about her profession: "As for other girls, I don’t know." Ronin studied classical music at the University of Toronto, before studying sex work as part of her master’s degree at York University. After graduation, she worked retail jobs. She entered the industry at 25 and immediately saw an extraordinary jump in pay, she says, explaining she now makes between $80 and $300 an hour. According to MUSE’s website, 30 minutes with an attendant costs $120, $40

for a "door fee" and $80 of which goes to the attendant. Ronin decided to share her story and opinions after MUSE’s Vaughan location was robbed on Dec. 28, 2016. At the time, York Regional Police Det. Sgt. Dave Noseworthy said many massage parlours don’t report robberies because neither employers nor employees want publicity. That, says Ronin, shows the law, in its current form, doesn’t properly protect workers in the sex trade. "I would like to see law-

makers looking through the lens that there’s nothing morally wrong with providing sexual services for money," she said. "I would like them to ask, ’How can we help people work without shame and afford them the same rights that everyone else is protected by law?’" The current law, a complicated set of guidelines, criminalizes the buying of sex and the advertising of "sexual services", York police Det. Sgt. Thai Truong explained. Ian McLeod, a spokes-

person for the Department of Justice, says any person who purchases sexual services, including manual masturbation, in any place, including a massage parlour, commits an offence. McLeod added that the Minister of Justice has committed to monitoring the impacts of Bill C-36, which regulates prostitution. Ronin, like others in her trade, needs a municipality-issued licence that has her name, photograph and home address to work as a "body rubber." She must also pass a communicable disease test.She suggests the federal government needs to draft new measures to ensure women and girls are not being forced into the profession and exploited. She envisions a society where all sex workers are in constant contact with the authorities, which would improve the chances of helping those that don’t want to be there. "It should be legal and protected, just like every other job," she said. Ronin says her job doesn’t suit everyone and businesses see a high turnover, but she insists that her experience has been positive. "As much as this job is not for everyone, it is for me," she said. "I’m a normal person, I am a happy person. I am choosing to do this."

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Law should protect sex workers While it may be a touchy subject, it’s high time the federal government revisited its laws governing the sale and purchase of sexual services. Bill C-36, or the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, was enacted in December 2014, after the Supreme Court had found a year earlier that sections of the previous laws governing prostitution were unconstitutional. It was touted by the federal government as targeting purchasers of sexual services, or johns, while protecting those engaged in sex work. Others, however, were critical of the new law and argued it not only made sex workers more vulnerable to becoming victims of crime, but contained many of the same issues that led to its predecessor being repealed. Two years later, the profession remains a risky business for many of those in it. That’s why people such as Onyx Ronin, who works as a "body rubber" at the female-run MUSE Spa, are speaking up about the law’s Prostitution is shortcomings. For example, the MUSE location in Vaughan was colloquially robbed late last year and, at the York Regional Police Det.referred to as time, Sgt. Dave Noseworthy noted "the world’s many similar establishments don’t report crimes for fear of oldest repercussions. Ronin, who has a licence for profession" what she does and must pass a communicable disease test, says that just goes to show how inadequate the laws are when it comes to protecting those providing sexual services. Rather than "shame" people, she’d prefer to see them extended the same rights workers in any other industry enjoy, including protection under the law. Prostitution is colloquially referred to as "the world’s oldest profession", which suggests, legal or not, it will continue to happen. However, by making it and other sexual services unlawful, or shunting them into a legal grey area, it drives this activity underground, thus inviting an element of criminality that can lead to human trafficking, assaults and murders against sex workers and a host of other ills. Instead of the status quo, Ronin would like to see the laws facilitate constant contact between those in the profession and the authorities. It would not only improve safety, but also ensure no one is forced into it. We agree. While regulations would be necessary - no one wants solicitation near a school for example - the law shouldn’t endanger sex workers or foster a breeding ground for dangerous criminality.

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• LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • Important for community to see message Re: York Region sends support to Muslim community after shooting at mosque, Jan. 31. Thank you, thank you, thank you for running the message of condolence to the Muslim community on the front page of the Georgina Advocate. As a Canadian and a human, I am appalled and brokenhearted over the tragedy at the Culturel Islamique de Quebec. I believe it is so important our entire community sees this message.


There is the possibility that some of the people who are inclined to be critical of Muslims might reconsider their position. Those people need to know they are not the majority. Julie Wright Georgina

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chosen to do. As an education psychologist she is well-qualified to be a member of the school board. She has always been very committed to her duties as trustee. I have known Nancy as a friend, bridge partner and confidante for many years. She has always impressed me with her integrity, total acceptance of everyone, regardless of faith, colour or creed. Never on any occasion have I heard her say anything derogatory about anyone. If you have had the benefit of knowing her you would agree. The unfortunate incident that has caused so much pain and suffering to all involved, including Nancy, must now be forgiven.



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JEREMY GRIMALDI It was only after the woman had a suspicious white powder sent to her address that she finally called police. Once investigators arrived at the Georgina woman’s home, they found plenty more than the harmless white powder to investigate. The 59-year-old told the of-

ficers that she’d received the package as part of a four-year long romance and "painted money" scam. The victim told officers that she’d met a man in 2012 on the dating site Over the length of the "relationship", she told police the "man" needed money for a number of "emergencies" and convinced her to "invest" money, alleging she would

benefit financially. By the end, investigators believe the woman lost more than $200,000 to what the service called a criminal organization. Although the woman had contact with several suspects over the past four years, police have released the descriptions and photos of two suspects. The "painted money" scam

is a well-worn one involving fraudsters showing the victim black paper in the shape of cash money, suggesting the currency had to be painted black to bring it into the country. Money is then sought from the victim by suggesting a fluid needs to be purchased in order to return the money to its original appearance and given to the victim. "There are many types of

scams with a variety of tricks and tactics used by the suspects, but the goal is the same: suspects are looking to take as much money as they can from their victims," Const. Laura Nicolle said in a media release. "We urge our citizens to always consult with a trusted friend or family member, or call the police before sending any money to strangers." The first suspect is de-

scribed as a black man, between 30 and 40 years old, six feet tall and 185 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The second suspect is also described as a black man, between 30 and 40 years old. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6612 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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York Region lost one of its young artists this weekend. Nineteen year-old Keely Edwards was found dead Feb. 11 in a wooded area near her East Gwillimbury home after she had been missing for three days. Police do not consider her death suspicious. For Keely’s parents, Derek and Malee Edwards, the incident is still fresh. "It’s devastating," Derek said. "It’s not just us. It’s affected our church community. Everybody is devastated." The oldest child in the family of seven, Keely had four younger siblings: sisters Shea and Ara and brothers Morgan and Jadon. Her parents described Keely as an artist. "You almost never saw her without her sketchpad," Malee said. When she wasn’t drawing you could probably find Keely reading. Malee remembers taking her to the Georgina Public Library where Keely would check out the maximum 24 books and then, two weeks later, come back and check out another 24. "She was brilliant," Derek said. "She could do anything she put her mind to." Aside from her personal hobbies, Keely’s parents said she really cared about making a difference in people’s lives. She always loved helping with church outreach when they would serve meals in Regent Park in Toronto or soup kitchens in Keswick. A lot of people have reached out to the family since Keely’s death to tell them what a difference she made just by listening. She worked at Tim Hortons in Keswick and Sutton and really cared about the people she worked with. "She would come and ask if we could pray for her coworker who was having a hard time," Derek said. The family is involved in

the local church community and currently attends Hope for Today Fellowship in Keswick. Faith was also important to Keely. While she had questions about God, like a lot of teenagers, her parents

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Council meetings are open to the public, available on Rogers TV, and streamed online. For a full list of upcoming meetings, please visit *The Special Council will be held at The ROC and will not be live streamed or broadcast on Rogers TV

Closure Notice Family Day Holiday The Georgina Civic Centre will be CLOSED to the public on Monday, February 20 for the Family Day Holiday. The Stephen Leacock Theatre, all Club 55 locations, the Georgina Pioneer Village & Archives, The Link, The Georgina Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre and all Georgina Public Libraries will be CLOSED. The following will be OPEN to the public on Monday, February 20: The ROC, the Georgina Leisure Pool, the Georgina Ice Palace, the Sutton Arena and the Georgina Gym. They will be offering Family Day activities. Visit for more information. The Town of Georgina would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday!

Career Opportunities The Town of Georgina is currently hiring for the following position(s): Aquatics Positions: Ongoing Lead Recreation Facilitators 1-3 Programs: Ongoing Sports Instructors 1-4 Programs: Ongoing Challenge Course Facilitators 1-13: Ongoing Camp Coordinator: February 17 Camp Supervisors: February 17 Inclusion Camp Counsellors: February 17 Camp Counsellors: February 17 Capital Asset Accountant: February 20 Operations Road Assistant: February 20

Due to the Family Day Holiday on Monday, February 20, your waste collection has been shifted one day later.

At the Library The Dementia Umbrella: Alzheimer Society of York Region Wednesday, February 22 Keswick Library, 90 Wexford Drive 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Adults Learn about the most common types of dementia, how to get a diagnosis and ten warning signs. Please register. For more information, call 905-476-5762 or visit

Public Notices Notice of Public Meeting YOU ARE INVITED to attend a Public Meeting on Wednesday, March 22 at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Georgina Civic Centre at 26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick. Please note that this application, along with other matters, will be dealt with in the order that they appear on the agenda or as Council may determine. PROPOSAL: 710 Lake Drive North Part Lots 7, 8 & 9, Reg. Plan 110 Parts 1, 2 & 3, Ref. Plan 65R-20221 A Zoning By-law Amendment application has been submitted by Michael Smith Planning Consultants; Development Coordinators on behalf of Judith Winberg to permit the construction of a 2-storey detached accessory building containing a 2-car garage and Bunkie for sleeping accommodations on the abovenoted property. The Bunkie is proposed to contain 4 washrooms, 3 bedrooms and normal kitchen facilities save and except for a stove. A key map showing the location of the subject property is provided below. Town File: 03.1103; Direct Inquiries to Tolek A. Makarewicz, Planner, at ext. 2297 or tmakarewicz@ Please reference the File Number in all communications. KEY MAP

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Additional information and/or material related to this application is available for viewing at the Planning Division within the Civic Centre at 26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick, ON from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular business days. For more information, please contact the Planning Division, by phone at 905-4764305, ext. 2250, by fax at 905-476-4394, or by email to the Planning Division Secretary, Anna Geniole, at Copies of the staff report being considered by Council are available from the Planning Division on the Thursday preceding the scheduled Council Meeting. You may also view the full Council Agenda on-line at If you wish to be notified of the decision of Town Council on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to the Town of Georgina. PROVIDING COMMENT: i) Any person may attend the meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the application. Written comments should be mailed/faxed/emailed to the Planner noted above. Please ensure you include your name and address so that you may be contacted, if necessary; ii) If a person or public body does not make oral submission at a public meeting or make written submission to the Town of Georgina before the approval authority passes the by-law, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Georgina to the Ontario Municipal Board; and, iii) If a person or public body does not make oral submission at a public meeting or make written submission to the Town of Georgina before the approval authority passes the by-law, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. Personal information collected in response to this planning notice or in relation to this application will be used to assist Town Staff and Council to process the application and make a decision on this matter. Such personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Planning Act, and all other relevant legislation, and will become part of the public record, may be viewed by the general public, and may be published in a Planning Report and Council Agenda. Questions about this collection may be directed to the Town Clerk, John Espinosa, at 905-476-4305, ext. 2223, or by email to DATED AT THE TOWN OF GEROGINA THIS 16TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2017.

Building Attendant/Security: February 22

Georgina Hall Board 2017 Annual General Meeting & Elections For Belhaven Hall Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Seasonal Park & Crew Lead Attendants: March 6 Seasonal, Gardener, Forestry & Horticulture Attendants: March 6

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Georgina’s 2017 Budget Georgina Council recently adopted the 2017 Budget which represents a 4.5% increase for the Town’s share of the property tax bill. After blending the increase with rates set by The Region of York and the school boards, property taxes for an average home in Georgina will increase by 3.4%, translating to about $126 per household valued at $327,140. Developing a municipal budget involves months of research and analysis. Following direction from Council, staff examine not only what the current needs are, but also the pressures that will be coming in the future and how to prepare for it. In the end, the budget is a financial blueprint that aligns the resources that are necessary to deliver the many services to residents.

Breaking Down 1 Municipal Dollar Fire & Rescue Services 20¢

Operations & Infrastructure 36¢

Administrative Services 10¢

Now that the budget is approved, what does it mean? Municipal Law Enforcement 4¢

» Concept drawings for two key projects will move forward. Completing the design for

the Multi-Use Recreation Complex (MURC) will ensure the project is shovel ready in anticipation for potential funding opportunities. Design work will also be getting underway for the new Fire Hall in Pefferlaw.

» Asphalt re-surfacing will be hitting the road on some key routes in town. As part of

the roads program, asphalt re-surfacing for Weir’s Sideroad and Civic Centre Road will get underway, with rehabilitation and re-surfacing occurring on Morning Glory Road. Road crack sealing will also be taking place on various roads.

Human Resources 2¢ Council & Chief Administrative Office 3¢

» Building on successful children’s programming, the library will be increasing staff hours for Children’s/Youth Programs for greater outreach to meet the growing demand.

» On the water, Sheppard’s Dock in Island Grove will undergo repairs including the

replacement of glancer boards and deck supports thus extending the life of the dock. And farther along the shoreline, beach goers at Holmes Point Beach will notice an increase in service to the restrooms.

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The construction of Georgina’s first Customer Service Hub at the Civic Centre will be taking shape, providing a centralized 1-stop approach for residents to access service. The hub is set to open this Spring and is transferable to any potential future location.


The Emerald Ash Borer Management Program will continue with the identification, removal and replanting of trees to ensure protection for future generations.


The green light has been given for some lighting upgrades. As part of the Town’s energy retrofit program, lighting improvements will be occurring at the Georgina Leisure Pool and Peter Gzowski Library. This will help to reduce operating costs as well as the carbon footprint from both facilities in addition to receiving a rebate for energy reduction.


Roof work to four Town facilities will be performed in an effort to mitigate against any water damage and to ensure business continuity. The buildings include: Georgina Trades Training Inc. (GTTI), Georgina Ice Palace, Stephen Leacock Theatre and De La Salle Chapel.


Georgina’s 2017 budgeted tax levy supported expenditures are $55,989,920 before consideration of revenues and contributions to reserves. This includes $40,738,010 for Town operations and services and $15,251,910 for capital investment. Funding sources for the tax levy supported expenditures are derived in part by revenues generated by user fees, permits and licences, Federal and Provincial grants, Federal Gas Tax and development charges. This year, Georgina will receive $1,323,060 in Gas Tax funding.

Council also adopted the 2017 budget for water and wastewater services resulting in an average increase of 7.9% for residents who receive both services.

Where Your Water/Sewer Dollars are Spent Repairs 7¢ York Region 71¢

*Note - Excludes Reserve Contributions and Debt

Operations & Maintenance 22¢

Development Services 5¢ Public Library Board 6¢


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Recreation & Culture 9¢

Capital Investment 5¢

New to this year’s budget, the tax levy increase includes almost 1% for the purpose of increasing the Town’s annual capital investment to address the estimated infrastructure funding gap as recommended in the Town’s first Long Range Financial Strategy.

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said in an unsuccessful attempt to get an estimated $1.1 million major "fix" of Duclos Point Road added to the budget. The situation will only get worse, in Harding’s opinion, with more new subdivision roads coming online as well as numerous "crumbling" bridges and culverts in need of repair. "To say we’ve got no money is a poor excuse." Bridging the gap, however, between the $1.7 million budgeted for roads maintenance and an annual contribution of $3.2 million identified by consultants as necessary in-

"We’ve got a plan to maintain the roads but we need to have a plan for how we are going to fix the broken roads.” - Mayor Margaret Quirk vestment to maintain Georgina’s roads would have ballooned the overall town budget this year by another 4.1 per cent, according to the town’s treasurer. Reallocating up to $500,000 of the $1.1 million of the federal gas tax reserve specifically earmarked for a pedestrian bridge over the Maskinonge River in Keswick to help close the funding gap

and add to the overall roads budget was suggested by Ward 4 Coun Frank Sebo. Both the town’s CAO and Mayor Margaret Quirk were quick to point out, however, throwing an additional $500,000 toward road maintenance wouldn’t address the issue of broken roads. In addition, Quirk was hesitant to take any funds


away from the bridge project with yet to be determined costs regarding issues such as land acquisition, environmental assessments and geotechnical analysis. The bigger question remains the number of roads that are broken, how they are going to be fixed, with what funds and when. "We’ve got a plan to maintain the roads but we need to have a plan for how we are going to fix the broken roads," Quirk said, adding both she and Coun Harding sit down every year with the members of the Duclos Point Association over the issue. "They remind us every

year they pay taxes and they pay high taxes and they have a road that we readily admit is broken and needs to be repaired and their question every year is what are you going to do. And I think we need to be prepared to answer that to them, plus Smith Boulevard, the people on Church Street and the people on all the other broken roads." While there was no reallocation of funds, town


staff have been directed to come back to council with a report identifying potential plans and funding sources to address the town’s broken roads moving forward. Of the $1.1 million in gas tax assigned to the bridge project, $112,000 was approved for use in the 2017 budget for land acquisition. "This year, we may have some answers regarding the bridge," Quirk said.


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It took a 4.5 per cent tax increase this year for the town to deliver what it says is a sustainable plan for maintaining service levels while accommodating growth. After blending the increase with rates set by The Region of York and the school boards, property taxes for an average home in Georgina will increase by 3.4 per cent, translating to about $126 per household valued at $327,140. "Council doesn’t take any increase lightly but we’re at a point where status-quo isn’t an option and we need to plan accordingly," Mayor Margaret Quirk said after council passed the 2017 budget Feb. 8 with tax levy supported expenditures of $55,989,920 split between a $40,738,010 operating budget and a $15,251,910 capital budget. New to this year’s budget, the tax levy increase includes almost 1 per cent for the purpose of increasing the town’s annual capital investment to address the estimated infrastructure funding gap. In addition, council had the benefit of a long range financial strategy, which "allowed council to examine not only our position today, but what pressures are coming down the road and how we need to prepare," Quirk said. The approval of some big ticket items on the town budget, including a $2 million design for an estimated $30 million MURC, a $240,000 design for a new $3.2 million Pefferlaw fire station and close to $1 million in long-term debt to finish phases 2 and 3 at The Link, however, led at least one resident to publicly ask council "when enough is enough". "We have so many unfinished projects on the go. All of these projects require large infusions of cash. At what point do we say enough is enough to the endless building we cannot afford? Time to slow down and regroup," Willow Beach resident Joanne Henderson said. The town needs to free up some capital prior to taking on any new long-term pro-

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York police to hire 100 new recruits in 2017 as veteran ranks retire JEREMY GRIMALDI York police have decided to do something about the more than 300 veteran police officers expected to retire from the force by 2020. While Toronto police has a hiring freeze in place, York is going on a hiring spree, looking for 100 new recruits to fill the

void left by the mass retirement the force is expecting to see over the next few years as officers hired in the lead up to the 1990s retire The service has produced a slick video to attract the record number of recruits over the next few years. "Our organization will experience a significant increase in officers eligi-

ble for retirement in the next four years and we are actively seeking to hire close to 100 new officers this year alone," the release said. Police union president Todd Sepkowski said he was happy to see that the police services board and the police executive recognize the need for new officers. "I think that will suf-

fice for this year," he said. "My concern continues to be for the next two or three years." In regards to those hoping the service will streamline to make policing in the region more affordable, he said anyone concerned with funding dollars will be happy with the move. "It takes a police officer 23 years to get to the

maximum pay grade," said Sepkowski, inferring new recruits will begin at the bottom-level pay grade. "We are growing one of the fastest in Canada in population, we need officers on the road." Although his view is on policing numbers remains unclear, police services board chair Frank Scarpitti has said he wants to keep police sala-

ries in line with inflation and voiced his dislike for arbitrated settlements. Potential recruits must be at least 18 and physically and mentally able to perform policing duties. Four years of high school or equivalent are required and post-secondary education is a bonus. Visit York police’s website for more details.

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BREA BARTHOLET Who says you shouldn’t fish in the middle of winter? You and your entire family won’t want to miss out on the second annual Lake Simcoe Championship Ice Fishing Derby coming up on Feb. 19 in Georgina. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants will try to lure in the heaviest combined weight of up to 12 perch, to capture the first-place prize of $10,000. Official weigh-in of each team’s perch will take place between 1 and 2 p.m. In the odd case of a tie, the firstprize winnings will be split between both winning teams. As it will be held on Family Day weekend, Canadian residents will not

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The Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Derby will be back on Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. To 1 p.m. in Georgina. First place winner will take home $10,000. need a fishing license to take part. The first 200 teams to register will receive a loot bag with minnows, lottery tickets and more. Cost is $250 for a team of two fishers. All teams must sign in on the morning of the event. The derby is held

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l SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Georgina Minor Baseball registration day WHEN: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHERE: Georgina Ice Palace, 90 Wexford Dr., Georgina CONTACT: 905960-0662,, http:// COST: Varies, starts at $90 for T-Ball The Georgina Minor Baseball 2017 season registration is open. Register online or come to a face to face registration day at the Ice Palace lobby. Open House WHEN: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. WHERE: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 20858 Dalton Rd., Georgina CONTACT: Bruce Curtis, 905-8834368, Sutton and District Lions Club invites you to come out and learn about Lionism and how much fun giving to your community can be.

l TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Blood Donor Clinic WHEN: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. WHERE: Georgina Ice Palace, 90 Wexford Dr., Georgina CONTACT: Canadian Blood Services, 1-888-236-6283,, You have the power to Give Life. Book your appointment to donate



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l THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Tween Team drop-in WHEN: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. WHERE: Georgina Public Library - Keswick Branch, 90 Wexford Dr., Georgina CONTACT: Joel Sutherland, 905476-5762, For ages 10 and older. Want to help out at the library? Talk about new books? Join the Tween Team.

l FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 CHATS Keswick Caregiver Support Group WHEN: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. WHERE: Keswick United Church, 177 Church Street, Georgina CONTACT: Christina Liorti, Caregiver Education Counsellor, 905-7133373,, Are you caring for an aging parent, spouse, relative or friend? Take some time for you.

l SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Buck MacLeod Hypnotist Show WHEN: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. WHERE: Egypt Community Hall, 6756 Smith Blvd., Georgina CONTACT: Freda, 905-596-0667 COST: $10 Comedy, music, card tricks and hypnosis.

l FRIDAY, MARCH 3 World Day of Prayer WHEN: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. WHERE: Knox United Church - Sutton, 34 Market St., Georgina CONTACT: Marvia Beetham, 905-722-3483, World Day of Prayer written by the women of the Philippines.

l SATURDAY, MARCH 4 Parent to Parent Sale WHEN: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. WHERE: Kin Community Hall, 15 Fairpark Ln., Georgina CONTACT: Christina, Come and get a great deal on new and gently used maternity items, baby gear, toys, clothing for children of all ages.

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5 things to do this weekend l SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Family Day Fun at Kortright WHEN: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. WHERE: Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Dr., Vaughan CONTACT: Kortright Centre, 905-832-2289, COST: Regular admission applies. Admission FREE age 15 and under Get outdoors and spend a fun-filled day with your family with selfguided tours, games and activities. Cupcake Day Party WHEN: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHERE: Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Ave., Thornhill CONTACT: Hailey Osborne, 905762-1300, OSPCA Markham Cat Adoption and Education Centre is hosting a party to help animals in need within the community. Snowflakes and Starlight Winter Carnival WHEN: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. WHERE: Memorial Park, Memorial Park Whtichurch-Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville CONTACT: Julia Jackson, 905-640-1910,

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Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Championship Derby takes place this weekend.

The winter carnival features fireworks, music and other events and activities for visitors.

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Newmarket Folk Society presents Sultans of String WHEN: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley Street, Newmarket CONTACT: Graham Bonesteel, 905 895-4977, COST: $25 Newmarket Folk Society presents

Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Championship Derby WHEN: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. WHERE: Rayner’s Park, 50 Park Dr. N., Georgina CONTACT: Elizabeth Johnston, COST: contact for info Check-in and weigh-in will be at Rayner’s Park.


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Sunday School 9am Church Service 10:30am. Community Assistance Ministry Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Call (905) 722-3059 x 1 To make a private appointment

Knox United Church

34 Market Street, Sutton 10 am Sunday Service Sunday School & Supervised Nursery

Rev. Ted Grady 905-722-3742

All Are Welcome St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 20858 Dalton Rd., Sutton

Sunday Service at 10 am Parking at the Link

Fellowship & Refreshments Follow

Sunday Worship/Sunday School • 11:15am

Rev. Johanna VanderSpek “A Warm Welcome Awaits You” Home of the Community Meal every Thursday 4:30 - 6:30 pm

“… to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” Eph. 3:19

‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. Zech 4:6

Pastor Ronald Gosse 905-476-9155

10:30 a.m. Reverend Annette M. Gillies - Incumbent Sunday School will resume Sept 11, 2016

All are welcome. Church Office: (905) 476-3491 Website:


(905) 476-4548

Sunday School/Bible Class: Sundays 9:30a.m.; Memorial Meeting: Sundays 11:00a.m. Telephone: 905 - 967-1819 * Website:

Corner of Woodbine and Old Homestead Road


6779 Smith Blvd • 905-722-7783 Engaging Family Spirituality in Egypt’s Historic Country Church!

The Reverend MacIvan Rogers presiding

Sunday Morning Church Time 11am


Pastors Doug & Jeannie Neufeld Cedardale Church Of The Nazarene 471 Pefferlaw Rd., Pefferlaw

Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm • Sunday: 8:30am

Sunday 10 am Worship

Our Lady of the Lake

Rev. Grant Verdoold BTh, MDiv, SSW

For Daily Mass times call the church office at 905-476-0097 Pastor: Rev. Fr. Sherwin Holandez WELCOME

Sunday Services: Prayer Meeting 10:30am Worship Service 11:00am Tuesday Service 7:00pm

Sunday Service

Pastor Hal Arthurs • Pastor Bob Tsisko

St. James’ Church, 31 River Street Sutton

Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4pm • Sunday: 11am

2435 Glenwoods Rd., East of Woodbine, Keswick

Anglican Worship Christ Church Roches Point

Senior Pastor ALL WELCOME Contact Me! Phone & Fax: 705-437-2170 Email:

THE GOLDILOCKS PLANET In the story of “Goldilocks and The Three Bears” everything had to be “just right”. You will remember the chair, the porridge and the bed were all “just right” for Goldilocks”. Our Scientific Community has adopted that term “Goldilocks” to describe our planet. For example, the “Goldilocks Zone” is that critical area around our sun where the planet Earth orbits in an area “just right” for life to flourish – not too hot and not too cold – where water can exist in its liquid form and not boil off or freeze solid. Scientists have identified this as the single most critical feature to enable life to survive. Our Earth then is called the “Goldilocks Planet”. The unique mix of oxygen, nitrogen and other gases in our atmosphere, the earth’s magnetic field, the ozone layer and the position of Earth in our Solar System are other features of our “Goldilocks Planet” which have to be “just right “ for life to exist. Scientists have at last admitted what believers in creation have been telling them for years: our Earth is very special, carefully designed and positioned to support life. “thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it a chaos, he formed it to be inhabited!): I am the LORD and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:18RSV). Write for a FREE DVD: “The Privileged Planet – the Search for Purpose in the Universe”. P.O. Box 931, Sutton West, On L0E 1R0

25152 Warden just north of Old Homestead Rd.

Friday Night 7:00-8:30pm

Sunday Services

129 Metro Road North, Keswick

Georgina Gospel Assembly

All are welcome!

All Are Welcome

20916 Dalton Road, Sutton

For other services please phone for times.

Anglican Parish of Georgina

CHURCH Immaculate Conception

TO ADVERTISE ON THIS PAGE CALL CARRIE @ 905-853-8888 ext 254 or email

MIERCOLES ESTUDIO BIBLICO 7:15-8:30PM LLAMENOS (905)252-4776 • Church Office (905)722-3726

We warmly invite you to worship with us For more information on all our church ministries please call 905-722-3059

English - walking through the book of John

Kids Club ages 6-10yrs • Youth Club ages 10+yrs

Meeting at Belhaven Hall

Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Junior Church: ages 4-11 yrs. Pastor Michael Gibney 905-476-7692

Fellowship time after service

Please join us on Sunday’s @ 10:45am Pastor Lynn Ironside 85 Osbourne St., Roches Point 905 476 8875

Service at 6:00 pm

Belhaven Free Methodist Church

Sunday Morning Service 10:30am - noon

Wednesday Bible Study 7:15pm - 8:30pm

All are Welcome

A Christian community of faith celebrating the power of God to heal and deliver. It has been our experience that to rely on God wholeheartedly is to live the miracle daily!

Did you know that... God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” and - “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)

Harvest Family Community Church

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Choral)

Couldn’t you use a little faith right now?

Nursery / Children’s Church Provided

Lakeshore Community Fellowship

25184 Warden Ave. Keswick

A Family Church Est. 1821

Loving God and Others through Jesus Christ


DOVE Christian Fellowship Canada

Keswick United Church 177 Church St. • 905-476-5532

Keswick Christian Church

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Monday, March 27, 2017 Advanced Vote Locations Eligible electors in Ward 1 will be able to vote on the following dates: Saturday, February 25, 2017 Keswick High School, 100 Biscayne Boulevard, Keswick 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017 Lake Simcoe Public School, 38 Thornlodge Drive, Keswick 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Keswick High School, 100 Biscayne Boulevard, Keswick 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. is an online platform to raise money through crowdfunding: an opportunity for a collection of individuals to make donations in support of a cause. Create your fundraising campaign or help fund local initiatives at

You can vote if you are • A Canadian citizen • At least 18 years old • A resident of Ward 1 • A non-resident who is, or has a spouse who is, an owner or tenant of land in Ward 1 • Not prohibited from voting by law Note: You may vote only once, no matter how many voting days there are or how many properties you own or rent.

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How to Vote A Voter Notification Card will be mailed to eligible voters advising where to vote. If there are any mistakes on the card or if you have not received a card by early March, please contact the Clerks Division at the Town. Please note: Acceptable identification is required to vote. Identification with your name and qualifying address must be shown in order to receive a ballot. For a complete list of acceptable forms of identification, please visit

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Voter’s List Ensuring that your information is accurate on the Voter’s List is necessary so that you are able to cast your ballot in the 2017 Ward 1 By-Election. To find out if you are on the Voters’ List or if your information is not accurate, you may: • •

Call the Clerk’s office at 905-476-4301 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Visit the Clerk’s office at 26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick during regular business hours

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FIND THE RIGHT CANDIDATE TODAY ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS Ministry of Labour Information Session: Know Your Rights & Responsibilities

Are you an employer and looking to hire?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 Employers: Meet & Greet at 8:30 am, Presentation at 9 am Job Seekers: Presentation at 1 pm Attend this FREE informative presentation and learn all about the Rights and Responsibilities under the Employment Standards Act such as overtime pay, leave of absence, vacation time and reprisals. Have your questions answered by the experts!

yorkworks Employment Services is having a Job Fair on Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at The Link 20849 Dalton Road, Sutton Call 905.722.1480 to reserve a booth today, all at no cost to you! Ask us about wage incentives, Youth Job Link and the Canada Ontario Job Grant!

Possible float moves, experience loading, unloading & operating equipment. 5 years experience. Clean abstract. Call 905-955-1157 or 905-722-5106

Green Machine Now Hiring: EQUIPMENT OPERATORS - Bobcat and Backhoe Operators. Must have: experience, own transportation and cell phone. Serving the Newmarket/Aurora and Georgian areas. Please call 416-807-4033

Visual Verification Representative,

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Landscape Maintenance Foreman

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Required PT for school aged child care split shift Monday to Friday. Oct teacher, Child & youth worker or ECE students welcome

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AURORA RECE SUPERVISOR Required Part-time split shift exible Please email resume to

Casual part-time

All interested candidates should forward their resume to:

Seating Limited. Call (905) 722-1480.

yorkworks Employment Services 20887 Dalton Rd. Sutton

RECE Teachers required for child care centre in Sutton Strong programming, leadership, and communication skills required. Commitment to working in a child care setting. Recent police screening, CPR, and up-to-date immunizations required. Please submit your resume to: Sari Connell, Manager, Staffing and Employee Relations

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Apartments for Rent

Apartments for Rent

NEWMARKET LARGE apartment, 1 & 2 bedroom units. Quiet building. Laundry, parking facilities. No smoking. From $1000. Please call 647-704-0220.

KESWICK - Upper level duplex. 3 bedrooms, 4 appliances, separate yard, 2 parking spaces, great location, bright and clean. $1000 plus utilities. 705-516-0216

KESWICK SOUTH Central - self-contained unit (bachelor). Close to amenities, Suits mature single. Non-smoking / no pets. $775. Now a v a i l a b l e . (905)476-6876.

Houses for Rent 3 BEDROOM bungalow, full bath, kitchen, living, family room. Freshly painted, friendly Willow Beach neighborhood, Georgina. Walk to lake & park. $1350, available now. 416-303-1011

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Rooms for Rent and Wanted

BALDWIN MOTEL Rooms for rent

23721 Hwy #48 ~ 905-722-9066 1 and 2 bedrooms with kitchen. Available daily, weekly, monthly No pets. Industrial/Commercial for Rent/Wanted

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NEWMARKET and 404, industrial space, very clean, office / shop,1100 - 2200sq ft, 10ft o/h door, for light manufacturing, distribution, etc. 905-830-1409

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY for rent or lease to own. Approx. 1000 sqft. Ample parking. Call 905-476-2933 for further information.



BOYNTON, William James (Jim) Of Jackson’s Point, Ontario. Jim took his ďŹ nal journey on February 11, 2017, age of 88. He will be forever remembered and missed by his wife Ruth, step-children, Kathryn and Courtice (Suzan) Armstrong, grandchildren Jack, Charlie, Lucas, Danielle and Rachel and great-grandson, Patrick. Jim is survived by his brother Don (Dorothy) Boynton and their family. Jim was born in Markham, attended school in Richmond Hill and furthered his education at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, receiving a Bachelor of Science. He worked in the laboratory at Canada Packers in Toronto, later moving to their plant in Calgary, Alberta. He and his brother Don then took over their father’s abattoir business in Victoria Square and eventually Jim ran the business alone. After retirement, CESO (Canadian Executive Services Oversees) beckoned and allowed Jim to combine travel and business mentoring in Brazil, Cosa Rica, Tuvalu and Iqaluit. After serving with CESO, he drove a school bus in York Region for 10 years, and cared for his passengers with patience and kindness. Jim and Ruth met in Uxbridge in 1980 on a blind date orchestrated by their mutual friend, Marlene Noble. They wed in Stouffville on June 14, 1995 and resided in their lovely home on Elm Road for 18 years, often entertaining friends and family with gracious hospitality. Jim was a good cook and spoiled Ruth with wonderful meals when she was working and he had retired. Together, they travelled to Fiji, Hawaii, England, Ireland, winter jaunts to Texas, Mexico and Florida and a cruise to Alaska. Always avid travellers, they took the Rocky Mountaineer train trip from Toronto to BC. A newspaper ad and a drive led them to move to Jackson’s Point, ďŹ rst in a townhouse and when stairs presented a challenge, a condominium, both close to Lake Simcoe. Jim loved the sun and they spent many afternoons at the beach, Ruth swimming, Jim soaking up the sun. Jim was a member of the Markham Union Masonic Lodge and a Rameses Shriner. He was an avid reader and enjoyed playing pool at Club 55 in Keswick. This past June, Jim faced some health issues and received excellent treatment at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. He remained strong and outgoing following treatment and continued to live at home with Ruth. Cremation has taken place. A memorial and celebration of life service will be held at Knox United Church, 34 Market Street in Sutton, on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. Arrangements are entrusted to Forrest and Taylor. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Knox United Church.

LEAROYD, John Crozier Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the age of 85 years. John Learoyd of Sutton, predeceased by his parents Dr. Harold Learoyd and Elizabeth Learoyd (nee Crozier). Fondly remembered by his cousins Marguerite Clark, Margaret Mitchell, Harry Learoyd and his wife Patricia and their children David Learoyd, James Learoyd (Anne Marie) and Kent Learoyd (Wendy), Mary Alexander and her husband Douglas and their children Philip Alexander (Anita) and Bruce Alexander (Jennifer). Fondly remembered by members of Knox United Church. Visitation was held at the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service in Knox United Church, 34 Market Street, Sutton, today, Thursday, February 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Visitation in the church from 12:30 p.m. Interment, Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. Memorial donations to Knox United Church or Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.

LEAROYD, John Crozier Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the age of 85 years. John Learoyd of Sutton, predeceased by his parents Dr. Harold Learoyd and Elizabeth Learoyd (nee Crozier). Fondly remembered by his cousins Marguerite Clark, Margaret Mitchell, Harry Learoyd and his wife Patricia and their children David Learoyd, James Learoyd (Anne Marie) and Kent Learoyd (Wendy). Fondly remembered by members of Knox United Church. Visitation was held at the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service in Knox United Church, 34 Market Street, Sutton today, Thursday, February 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Visitation in the church from 12:30 p.m. Interment, Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. Memorial donations to Knox United Church or Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.

ELLIS, George David Peacefully at River Glen Haven Nursing Home, Sutton, on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the age of 67 years. George Ellis of Sutton, beloved father of David Ellis (Jen Holborn) of Sutton. Predeceased by his son Robert Ellis. Loving grandfather of David, Shelly, Rebecca and Tanya and great-grandfather of Emma, Noah and Aidan. Dear brother of Ken Ellis (Dorothy), Daniel Ellis and Mary Avery (Steve). Predeceased by his brother Wayne Ellis. Fondly remembered by Linda Ellis and his extended family and many friends. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements in care of the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, Sutton, 905-722-3274. Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Memorial condolences may be made at

Memorial condolences may be made at

Memorial condolences may be made at

SALTER, Belle 1943 - 2017 The family of the late Belle Salter (nee Gordon) of 37 North Street, Sutton, would like for all her family and many friends to join them at the Sutton Legion, 21 East Street, Sutton, from 2:00 till 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 for a Celebration of her life. Arrangements in care of the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, Sutton, 905-722-3274

Births, Birthdays, Anniversaries and Obituaries. Life’s milestones



SMITH, Mary February 17, 2016 Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts you are always there, The gates of memory will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows, With tender love and deep regret, We who love you will never forget. ~ In loving memory Don, Susan and Brian

DEROUIN, Kevin In loving memory of a cherished son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend that passed away so suddenly on February 15, 2014. We once had something special That money couldn’t buy. We had a special person but We had to say goodbye. If we were asked one question Why we thought the world of you We could give a million answers And they all would be true. The heartache and the sadness May not always show. People say it lessons, But little do they know. Meet us in our dreams And talk to us once more And ease this everlasting pain That makes our hearts so sore. The road without you is so long A tear for every mile But we know one day when our time ends You’ll be waiting with a smile. We miss you and your quick wit, laughter, and smile. You are forever in our hearts Kev, We love you. Sadly missed by Dad, Mark, Laura & Chris, Traci & Lawrence, Pam & Eric, Matthew, Michael, Ashley, Nicholas, Kate, Sarah, Caden & Caileigh.

BEAUDROW, Karen Marie In loving memory of our dear mother who passed away February 14, 1986. In my heart your memory lingers, Always tender, fond and true. There’s not a day, dear mother, We do not think of you. ~Love you always, Nicole, John and Luke

In loving Memory of Heather Hasenclever (Brinks) Gone are the days we used to share But in our hearts you’re always there. Never more than a thought away Loved and remembered every day. Miss you like crazy. ~Cyndy Metherall

WRIGHT, Willie So sadly missed and so dearly loved.

WATSON, Gordon William Our sincere appreciation to all the caring people who attended the celebration of life for Gordon Watson. Despite the weather, it was a wonderful turnout of families, neighbours and friends. The donations to his charity were a tribute to Gordon and the people he met and cared for. Special thanks to M.W. Becker Funeral Home for all their assistance at such a trying time. - Shirley Lawson and family

Frog Street Firewood

Anniversaries HASENSLEVER, Heather (formerly Brinks) (nee McNaught) Dear Mom,

Life’s milestones Call: 1-800-263-6480 Fax: 1-866-299-1499 classiďŹ

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of DANIEL JOHN MORENCY, late of the Town of Georgina, in the Regional Municipality of York, who died on or about the 1st day of December, 2016 must be ďŹ led with the undersigned on or before the 27th day of February, 2017 after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims then ďŹ led.

SEDORE’S FIREWOOD All seasoned hardwood. $375 local delivery. Please 1st. 1-905-955-3016 or 705-344-3598

DATED at the Town of Georgina this 9th day of February, 2017.

FIREWOOD, ALL hardwood, $135. a face cord, $335. a bush cord. Local delivery. Call 905-478-2680.

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking


Legal Notices

Robin Wendy Morency Estate Trustee for the Estate of the late DANIEL JOHN MORENCY c/o James R. Crate Fahey Crate Law Professional Corporation Barristers and Solicitors 100 High Street, Box 487, Sutton, Ontario L0E 1R0 Tel: 905-722-3771 Fax: 905-722-9852

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

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Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm & Sat. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

SCRAP CARS CALL ME!!! 7 days a week! Open Sat. & Sundays Mini vans ~ Autos ~ Trucks Picked up.



Tender for Bid Bid information is now being accepted for: Bundle drop drivers for the Barrie Advance & Innisfil Journal Applicants must have suitable Van/ Truck for delivering the following to our carrier force: Pre-inserted flyer packages and loose flyers Papers and sections Catalogues and other products Deliveries for the pre-inserted packages and loose flyers are to start on Tuesday’s each week and MUST be completed by 3 p.m. on Wednesday to your dedicated route list. Papers and sections are available to be picked up Thursday a.m. and MUST be delivered to your dedicated route list by 3p.m. * Some heavy lifting involved * Must have adequate space to prepare loose flyers for delivery * Flexible hours as long as the deadlines are meet Bid packages are available for pick up at 21 Patterson St. Barrie Completed Bids MUST be returned no later than February 28, 2017 by 12 noon

Top scrap prices paid!!!

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Dead or alive Same day Fast FREE Towing 647-642-6187 Personals/Companion


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Keswick, 289-663-0088 Sutton, 905-722-3799 Mortgages/Loans

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CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169

PROPELLER REPAIR EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Inboard-Outboard Call Doug Leitch @ Simcoe Prop Repair 905-722-7767

HIRING? For all your recruitment needs please call our Recruitment Specialists:

1-800-263-6480 or email:

Although it has already been a year since you were taken from us, it feels like only yesterday. Your strength, love and humour are greatly missed. With your passing there is a massive void that can never be ďŹ lled. Your two boys lost their rock, the woman who they knew would move heaven and earth to make their path easier. ~ Love you always.

and Obituaries.

HANDYMAN / CHIMNEY SWEEP Chimney repairs, cleaning. Handyman: Home renovations, repairs, roofing, flooring, decks, finished basements, etc. Opening / Closing cottages. Free estimates. Gord 905-476-7481

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Births, Birthdays,

Handy Person



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| Georgina Advocate | Thursday, February 16, 2017


Georgina Advocate | Thursday, February 16, 2017 |


VAN-ARAMA!!! 2016 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE PLUS 3.6 litree V6, 3rd 3r row ow stow n go seating, aluminum wheels, roof racks, sunscreen glass, satellite radio, cruise, tilt/ telescopic steering wheel, bluetooth hands-free, power window group, power heated mirrors.

Stock # 16081

25,388 25 388


or $142 bi-weekly + tax

2017 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT Bluetooth hands-free, power window group, full stow ‘n go seating seating, trailer tow group group, load levelling suspension, suspension sunscreen glass, roof rails with integrated crossbars, satellite radio, centre console. Eligible for $1,000 loyalty/conquest bonus cash!

2017 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN PREMIUM PLUS Leather therette seats with suede inserts, rear seat DVD, trailer er tow, tow power sliding doors, doors power liftgate, liftgate touchscreen display, power seat, full stow ‘n go, power window group, fog lights, parkview camera. Eligible g for $1,000 loyalty/conquest y y q bonus cash!

Stock # 17040

38,388 38 388


or $213 bi-weekly y + tax

Eligible for $1,000 loyalty/conquest bonus cash!

Stock # 17118

49,488 49 488


or $254 bi-weekly + tax

or $187 bi-weekly + tax

2017 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN BLACKTOP Blacked out grille and wheels wheels, rear DVD, DVD trailer tow, tow bluetooth hands-free, touchscreen, super console, parkview camera, sunscreen glass, power window group, oup, full stow ‘nn go seats roof racks, splash guards. Eligible ble for $1,000 loyalty/conquest bonus cash!

2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING “L” Luxury uxury van. 3.6 litre V6, 9-speed automatic, heated leather, GPS, Alpine sound, safety tec group, tripane sunroof, power sliding doors & liftgate, heated steering wheel, 8 passenger, parkview camera.

Stock # 17039

33,688 33 688


Stock # 17111

36,888 36 888


or $205 bi-weekly + tax

2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING 8-passenger, assenger 8.4” 8 4” touchscreen, touchscreen parkview camera, camera full stow ‘n go seating, remote start, heated/ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, trailer tow, bluetooth, power sliding doors & liftgate, power seats. Eligible for $1,000 loyalty/conquest bonus cash!

Stock # 17144

43,988 43 988


or $226 bi-weekly + tax

2017 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE Remote emote keyless entry, entry bluetooth hands-free, roof racks, satellite atellite radio, 3rd row stow ‘n go seats, power heated mirrors, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power front windows, cruise control, splash guards.

Stock # 17041



or $157 bi-weekly + tax

2017 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN GT High igh end vehicle. Heated leather seats, trailer tow tow, rear DVD, power sliding l d ddoors andd lliftgate, f bl blindd spot/cross / path detection, parkview camera, touchscreen, remote start, rear heat & air, park sense. Eligible for $1,000 loyalty/conquest bonus cash!

Stock # 17109

41,988 41 988


or $233 bi-weekly + tax

2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING 3 6 lit 3.6 litre V6 V6, 99-speedd automatic, t ti 88.4” 4” ttouchscreen, h parkview camera, full stow ‘n go, remote start, security alarm, heated & ventilated seats, bluetooth, power sliding doors & liftgate, power seat. Eligible for $1,000 loyalty/conquest bonus cash! Stock # 17071



or $216 bi-weekly + tax

All prices and payments do not include tax and license. All factory incentives have been applied to the prices where applicable. All of the above bi-weekly payments are based on a term of 96 months. The Dodge Grand Caravan models are based on an APR of 3.49% OAC. The Chrysler Pacifica models are based on an APR of 1.49% OAC. The Loyalty/Conquest $1,000 bonus cash rebates on the indicated vehicles are available to purchasers who currently own a minivan (including competitive models). These rebates have not been included in the prices and payments shown. See dealer for more details.

475 Queensway South (at Glenwoods) Keswick Sales • Service • Parts • Leasing

(905) 476-3111 1-800-263-3235 FAX (905) 476-8104

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