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‘Shock’ after region ends help centre funding LIsa QuEEN A senior citizen who never had a chance to go far in school, Norma Smith has turned many times to the Identification Clinic at York Region's Housing Help Centre to help her understand government forms and to assist her filling out paperwork for needed documentation. "They are so handy and helpful to the community," she said. The former nanny and personal care worker is devastated to learn regional government will end its funding next month to the Richmond Hill centre, which helps more than 2,000 low- and moderate-income York Region residents a year. "Oh my God, I don't have the words to say," said Smith, a native of Jamaica, who said staff at the centre have encouraged to her to take adult learning classes. "I am very, very sad, deeply sad. They are like a family to me. It's going to be very difficult for the community." The region is cutting off the $204,230 it provides annually for the ID clinic and the $136,310 it gives for the housing help centre, executive director Mary Ann Proulx said. The region is the sole source of funding for the programs, other than a small amount the facility gets from PowerStream to help low-income residents strug-

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gling to pay their hydro bills. "I was in shock," said Proulx, adding the centre and clinic are the only services of their kind in the region. "We don't have operating funds to continue. It brings me to tears. I feel really bad for them (clients).


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Chris simon & AdAm mArtin-robbins The holidays can be a time to let loose on your wallet, trash bin and waistline. Once the calendar turns to December, there's a tendency to relax, exhale and be less stringent on the rules that guide us through most of the year. We've all done it. After working so hard for 11 months, the extra slice of pie or second helping of mashed potatoes is welldeserved, right? Then there's the gift shopping budget. We want to give our kids and spouses the happiest holiday season possible. Their dreams must become reality. However, those wishes come with a cost and often strain a family's budget, said Seneca College professor and certified financial planner Sam Albanese. "We know we have to spend and at this time of the year we tend to spend more. We need to take a look at disciplined spending. Santa Claus has a list and he sticks to that. He makes it clear this is his list and this is what everyone gets. Santa never goes overbudget. "But as humans, we don't make a list. We've got to try to get the emotions out of our spending and be more objective. Something may be two dollars, but when you start adding up all these $2 (items), suddenly that becomes $100 and on it goes." The Canadian government's healthy holiday food guide includes recommendations aimed at helping families eat well over the next month. It suggests families should try to eat together because that communal time encourages healthier habits. Cook and plan meals in advance for hectic days and make healthy snacks like pre-cut vegetables and fruit easily accessible. Also, create healthy food traditions by trying a new vegetable recipe or making food-based gifts like jars of dried fruit, nuts or soup mix. And start dessert off with a round of fruit, leaving room for a few bites of something richer. Aurora-based registered dietician Maria Fisher said holiday weight gain is common because, for many people, the indulgence doesn't last for just one day. There are multiple parties and gatherings and those gettogethers often force people off regular eating, exercising and sleeping habits. You can avoid packing on pounds by eating before heading to a social function and refraining from placing treats on counters


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don't lose it (afterward)," she said. "Eat your favourite foods that you can only get over the holidays and skimp on other tasty foods you can get any time of the year. Turkey stuffing is one of my favourites that I only make at Christmas so I'll pass on the creamy mashed potatoes that I can have anytime." Overindulging also takes a toll on the

environment. The Region of York typically sees a 10 per cent spike in waste - garbage, recycling and organics - compared to other winter months, according to Julie Hordowick, program manager of York's integrated waste management strategy. So the region encourages residents to wrap presents in reusable bags, scarves or fabric and consider giving gift cards or "experiences" rather than "purchasing a lot of stuff that maybe people don't necessarily need," she said. This year, the region is targeting "avoidable food waste" through its Good Food program. "That's all geared toward giving people tools to plan their meals, to manage leftovers and ideas for what to do around the holidays to reduce the amount of food waste that you're generating," Hordowick said. "We've found about 15 to 20 per cent of the green bin is what we would consider to be avoidable food waste. Things people have bought and forgot and thrown out: It's whole produce, leftover lettuce, the leftover casserole that you didn't finish eating." As part of the Good Food program, the region put out a list of 10 tips aimed at reducing food waste during the holidays. "We encourage people to stock up on reusable containers so that when they do have guests over and there's leftovers, they've got a really easy way to pack stuff up and share it with their guests rather than it ending up in the green bin," Hordowick said. "We have recipes you can make ahead and freeze so that you're spending more time with your guests and you've got a way to save the food and portion it out over time. And (we encourage people) to consider potluck as an approach to family occasions so everybody brings a little bit of something and everybody is able to bring it home so leftovers get used up. It's less work for one person and it's often less waste that way." Remember though, even the experts admit it's tough to stringently stick to a plan. "Throughout the whole year, you've been quite disciplined," Albanese said. "You did the best you could and you say 'I've sacrificed all year, my family deserves this'. We tend to use Christmastime as a way of rewarding ourselves for a year of hard work. How do you overcome all this? It's almost impossible. All we can say is be conscious of (spending), try to set money aside and be as close as possible to that budget."

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New stations under Fire’s $20M master plan Heidi RiedneR

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Future growth will drive an increase in call volumes and require new and additional stations across the board for Georgina's fire department, according to the authors of the fire service's master plan adopted in principle at council last week. Based on growth projections, the town should consider building a new headquarters to the northeast of the current Keswick hall's location and build a smaller station to the south where future commercial and industrial growth is anticipated. Construction and relocation of Georgina's aging station network within the next 10 years, as well as much needed repairs in the short term, form the bulk of 58 recommendations in a 203page report prepared by Emergency Management and Training Inc. projecting $20 million in future growth investment and $500,000 in immediate upgrades for the department. "The fire stations for the most part have been well located and have served the community as best as possible, but with the growth of the community and its fire department, along with increase in staffing and equipment, the three fire stations have become less efficient in meeting the growing demands of the fire service," the report states. "Council has the choice of spending more money on buildings that are showing their age and will need some major repairs to simply make them livable for the next five years or they can look at the long term, coupled with the anticipated growth projections, and prepare for this growth by building new facilities as funding allows."

The priority would be to focus on the construction of the south-end fire station, which could be built in conjunction with the Multi-Use Recreational Complex, first, within a one- to three-year timeline at an estimated cost of $3.9 million. That would provide a fourminute response time for current residents, as well as the planned growth of 6,000 new homes bringing 15,000 additional people plus additional commercial and industrial development in to the area, according to the consultants. Replacing the current hall with "numerous building repair and maintenance issues as a result of the age of the building" at five corners with a new, more central, northern location that would serve as the department's headquarters would follow within a seven- to 10-year time frame and at an estimated cost of $7.8 million. A $3.9-million firefighter training centre to be built at one of the two proposed Keswick stations was also recommended. Relocating the Sutton fire station to the area of Dalton Road and Black River within the next four to six years, at an estimated cost of $3.9 million, would offer "a more efficient response location and also put the fire station in an area that is more accessible by the public." The replacement or major upgrade to the tune of $3.9 million for the Pefferlaw hall "should be a priority and addressed within the short term," according to the consultants. The master plan is the culmination of three individual reports, including the fire station review, the fire underwriters review and the overarching fire master plan document.


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Council members were left "shell shocked" after a multi-million dollar price tag to bring town facilities up to standard was tabled by engineering consultants last week. Roughly $10 million in the short-term and $50 million over the next 20 years will be required for 24 major town buildings considered in need of most significant repair, according to the results of a building review presented by Brown and Beattie on Nov. 23. Ward 4 Councillor Frank Sebo echoed Mayor Margaret Quirk's "shell-shocked" sentiments after hearing "a whole lot of numbers flying out there". Reports for the remaining 19 town buildings covered by the $99,500 review, and considered to have less financial impact, will be completed and presented to council within the next month. The building condition assessment did not include "newer" buildings like The ROC - with the expectation that they would not be in need of significant investment - or facilities such as halls that the town is considering for divestiture. But, one of the town's largest portfolios in terms of its assets has "serious gap issues," infrastructure and engineering director Dan Pisani said. While some accessibility requirements and retrofits have been done, there are still "extensive" issues with some of the town's buildings, Pisani said, adding that "serious discussions" need to take place regarding the future expectations for some of the facilities before making further investments, or even "allowing people in some of these places". He added the life cycle review of buildings is just the capital cost side of the coin, which does not address operational costs such as utility fees and replacement values. Building code and accessibility issues are the two most significant factors that

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need to be addressed for most of the town's major facilities, according to Jeremy Nixon, who made the presentation to council. The single most significant dollar amount was tied to the Civic Centre, which needs $5 million right out of the gate to address "immediate" issues. Six-figure short-term fixes identified in the fire department master plan tabled last week at council were similarly raised by Nixon. They include a long list of repairs and upgrades totalling $275,000 for the Keswick fire hall, $175,000 for the Sutton station and $50,000 for Pefferlaw. Additional investments totalling $1.8 million for the three halls were estimated for the next 20-year period. The building conditions assessment is the latest of a number of comprehensive reviews and master plans that have been conducted during the past year with the intent of formulating an integrated, proactive, long-term approach for allocating budget and reserve dollars, according to town chief administrative officer Winanne Grant. She said the "infrastructure gap" Georgina is facing is not uncommon, but added that the town's 2017 budget process is the first time council will be taking a "longterm approach to decision-making". That will largely be framed by the town's long-term financial plan being compiled by Hemson Consulting and scheduled to be tabled next month. It will consolidate the results from the numerous studies and plans completed by consultants this year, as well as the growth-related capital costs associated with the development charges study. Two years into its term, council is "now at that stage where all the puzzle pieces are all fitting into place", Mayor Quirk said. "It may not be the picture we would all like to see, but it is the reality of how

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reviewing," however, will go into the draft budget being tabled Dec. 14. A modified strategy for the town's reserve funds, which currently sit at $45 million, is also in the queue for 2017 budget discussions. "We need to be reserving for the future," Mathewson said, adding that while there are several reserve funds for specific buildings, there is no current general reserve fund for replacement or rehabilitation. Brown and Beattie's 87-slide presentation to council, as well as separate reports for each facility in the review, are available on the town's website at

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re road tolls an idea whose time has come? Toronto Mayor John Tory seems to think so, given his announcement he’d like to charge motorists $2 to drive the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. According to Tory’s arithmetic, the move could generate more than $200 million per year to invest in transit infrastructure. York Chair Wayne Emmerson acknowledged that charging a toll to make use of the DVP and the Gardiner could have a significant impact on those who rely on the routes. He hopes to meet with Tory to discuss the matter. As a concept, tolls aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They were among the revenue tools the province bandied about when it floated various means through which to fund needed transit improvements. York Region has a number of projects on the go and remains hopeful the Yonge Street subway will eventually extend into Richmond Hill. That alone will cost billions, and the money will have to come from somewhere, be it tolls, new taxes or other user fees. @yorkregion


‘Our concern is how the money raise Raw milk poster will be allocated. Will the tolls be for offensive, misleading the good of all GTA commuters, or only Dear fellow citizens, York Region’s raw milk boost Toronto’s coffers?’ Our concern is how the money raised will be allocated. Will the tolls be for the good of all GTA commuters, or only boost Toronto’s coffers? According to the Toronto Star, the Gardiner alone needs $3.6 billion worth of repairs, and Toronto’s operating budget is facing a $516-million shortfall next year. Despite the fact Toronto’s own city manager, Peter Wallace, noted the 416 enjoys the lowest residential tax rate in Ontario, Tory has made it clear that raising taxes above the inflation rate is a non-starter. Other municipalities grapple with higher increases and their residents often receive considerably fewer services. Why is it Toronto can nix higher property taxes and jump right to tolls? Thankfully, the province would have to sign off on any new road tolls first. Again, the tolls aren’t the issue, per se, but rather how the money they raise would be used. If the plan is to set aside funds to improve the GTA’s transit network, so be it, but if it’s to help Toronto stave off a long overdue property tax increase or to help pay for pet projects of dubious benefit (i.e. the Scarborough subway), then they should be treated as, to quote Tory when he was PC leader, “highway robbery”.

poster is offensive and misleading. There are more kinds of milk than this. Raw milk, like any ‘raw’ or ‘pasteurized’ food, can make you sick if contaminated. People who drink unpasteurized milk do so mostly because they wish to have whole organic or biodynamic foods, support sustainable farming and consume food from local farmers. Thousands are drinking milk from goats, sheep, buffalo and cows. Canadians are free under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to eat and drink what they wish, follow their own conscience, and pursue happiness and

health. Canada is the only G8 country where unpasteurized milk is not regulated and sold in stores. Why not regulate milk here too? The Queen of England drinks raw milk and so do all of her children and grandchildren. If you want to understand the bigger picture and find out where our current milk laws originated, see the documentary Farmageddon. Thousands are dying from cigarette-related diseases and other things. Let’s put the focus where it really is needed. Lois Banks Richmond Hill

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offensive to local readers, Nov. 24, 2016. Wayne Arsenault seems to think that since Georgina tends to vote Conservative, liberal opinions should not be tolerated in the local paper. What a chilling attitude. He somehow conflates an affiliation with the Toronto Star to be evidence of an editorial lack of objectivity. A lack of objectivity is not listening to both sides of an issue. As a Georgina resident who has had many letters published in the Toronto Star and has been lucky to get one or two published in the local Advocate, I’ve got news for him. Some of his neighbours voted Liberal and others voted NDP in the last election. Also, my Conservative friends in Keswick are not afraid to hear a contrary opinion

from someone who voted for Justin Trudeau. Who knows, maybe in our discussions one of them will convince me to vote for a Conservative candidate. Then again - and this must give Mr. Arsenault nightmares - maybe a well-reasoned argument or letter to the editor will convert a few Conservatives to vote for what he considers the dark side in the next election. Seriously, I don’t think of my Conservative friends as idiots, and the demographic of our community is changing as this region becomes more urbanized. Russell Pangborn Keswick

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Calling all fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival! Don’t miss “Green River Revival”, the worlds’ undisputed, #1 international tribute to the legendary CCR, coming live to the intimate Stephen Leacock Theatre on Saturday January 28th at 8pm. “Green River Revival” presents the music of CCR with a historical storyline that incorporates several costume changes including the “chain gang prison uniforms” right out of the song “Midnight Special”, those plaid flannel shirts made famous by CCR in the 60’s, and of course, army fatigues depicting the era of John Fogerty’s Vietnam protest songs. This talented troupe of worldclass musicians truly captures the passion and soul of John Fogerty and CCR, performing timeless hits including “Proud Mary”, “Lodi ”, “ Bad Moon Rising ”,

“Have You Ever Seen The Rain”, “Fortunate Son”, “Up Around The Bend” and “Travellin’ Band” amongst the many audience favourites. “Green River Revival has toured all over the globe, and their world-class experience is demonstrated in every jawdropping performance” notes show producer Bill Culp. Tickets to see this one of kind show at the Stephen Leacock Theatre on Saturday January 28th at 8pm are on sale now, value priced at only $32 / $35 +HST/SC, available at the theatre box office located at 130 Gwendolyn Blvd in Keswick, or by calling 905-476-0193 or purchase your seats online at Get your tickets early for the best Christmas presents and seats in the house! Creedence fans have to see this phenomenal CCR show in Keswick!




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Georgina Cares auction raises record $39K

Heidi RiedneR The 20th running of the Georgina Cares live auction this past weekend smashed all records, according to organizers. A total of $39,010 was raised from a combination of financial contributions and the live auction Sunday, which had its start time bumped a half-hour earlier to accommodate the more than 300 items up for bid. Last year's auction and donations raised $27,000. On behalf of the Georgina Cares board of directors, president Rob Grossi thanked all the donors, buyers, volunteers and everyone else who helped make this year's 20th anniversary auction "the best ever". "We are, once again, overwhelmed by the gen-

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Jenn Anderson and Rob Grossi drum up bids for volunteers taking calls during Georgina Cares 20th live auction Nov. 27. erosity of our community," afford to do so. he said. Georgina Cares also The money raised goes helps local families expeto support the Georgian riencing a significant, Cares fund which provides unforeseen or catastrophic funding to children up to occurrence (such as medithe age of 15 and who live cal, accidental or death) in the Town of Georgina, via its Compassion Fund to take part in extracurthat provides a one-time ricular activities or for donation to help families special needs when their deal with some of the assoparents/guardians cannot ciated financial stress.

Weather and construction issues are being blamed for bumping the completion deadlines for the Blue Bridge in Jackson's Point and the Station Road sidewalk in Pefferlaw. Both projects, however, should be completed by the end of December, according to the town's capital projects manager Bob Fortier. Fortier admitted construction of the sidewalk has been slower than anticipated, but with the contractor back on site as of Nov. 23, all three portions of the sidewalk are

expected to be completed "before winter". Property conveyances, ownership matters, conservation authority approval, Canada Post issues and having to build a retaining wall with poor soil conditions were all cited as contributing to the delay. While he admitted construction has been slow, Fortier added it's been a long haul to get to this point, referring to the 10-year process in total from when the original requests and petitions were made from area residents for the sidewalk. "It's been a long haul ... People have been using the sidewalk now and I

think it is going to provide a great safe route for pedestrians (on) Station Road," he added. Environmental requirements and the weather are being blamed for bumping the completion of the Blue Bridge rehabilitation to Dec. 18. The weather has "been a challenge" on top of a containment strategy to deal with the bridge's lead paint during the sandblasting process. On-site construction also identified four additional steel bridge supports required replacement. These type of delays "can be anticipated from a 100+ year-old structure," Fortier said.

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Even when clients find housing, the centre often works with them to ensure they remain housed, Proulx said. When a report on homelessness was released last month by the region and the United Way of Toronto and York Region, officials spoke about the importance of ensuring the marginally housed keep a roof over their heads. Meanwhile, the ID clinic pays the processing fees for lower income residents to obtain necessary documentation such as birth, marriage and death certificates, social insurance numbers, Canadian citizenship certificates, health cards, immigration papers and Ontario photo ID cards. Identification is necessary for a variety of services, from applying for social assistance and accessing food banks to getting health care and registering children for school, said Proulx.


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Naomi Davison to fill vacant regional council seat Council weighed three available options to deal with the sad, yet necessary, task of filling the position after Wheeler's death Nov. 1. Under the Municipal Act, either an appointment had to be made or a byelection declared by Jan. 8, 2017, after the seat was officially declared vacant Nov. 9. At its Nov. 23 meeting, Georgina council unanimously voted in favour of appointing a current council member over a member from the public deemed qualified for the position, a

Heidi RiedneR Georgina Ward 1 Councillor Naomi Davison will fill the town's vacant seat at regional council. "I am humbled to have been selected to represent Georgina residents and businesses at the regional level," said Davison, who is serving her second term on town council. "While no one can ever replace Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler, I will make every attempt to follow the excellent example that he set for us all."

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recruitment and interview process, or holding a byelection. "We are elected to make decisions and, sometimes, those are tough decisions," Mayor Margaret Quirk said, after raising her concerns surrounding the other options, including the costs and time lag associated with a by-election. An additional $145,000 would have to be added to the 2017 budget to top up the $130,000 in reserves to hold a town-wide by-election, which would also leave the regional seat vacant until the process concluded by

the end of April. While prepared to pay the "costs of democracy", Quirk favoured appointing from within current council members over the additional costs to the tax levy, plus potential cuts to services and capital projects, to absorb by-election costs. A decision boiling down to a few council members "doesn't outweigh the concerns I have of where do we find the money, how do

we budget that, and what impact that will have on our tax levy", Quirk said. "If we were concerned three weeks ago to want to try and get that seat filled on a temporary basis when Councillor Wheeler was ill, then that concern is still there and even increased by the fact we will not have a person down at the region until potentially the end of April," she added. Council agreed.


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Have Your Say on the Town’s 2017 Budget & Property Taxes! IMPORTANT DATES! Town of Georgina staff are actively preparing the Town’s Draft 2017 Budget. Your input is an important part of the process and you are encouraged to send your comments and suggestions to be included in Council’s Budget package for consideration. You are invited and welcome to speak directly to Council at any of the noted meetings for their consideration in budget deliberations. Voice Your Views and Concerns to Council Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 9 a.m. Staff Presentation to Council Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. Proposed Adoption Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7 p.m.

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Get Your 2017 Calendar & Support Your Local Animal Shelter Support the animals of the Georgina Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre by purchasing your copy of ‘Tails About The Town’ 2017 Calendar for only $20. This year, Jen from Gotcha Studios featured our very own shelter dog alumni at various locations around Town. Proceeds from the calendar sales will support the Georgina Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre. Purchase yours today! The 2017 Calendars are available for purchase at the Georgina Civic Centre, the Georgina Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre, the Georgina Leisure Pool, Georgina Ice Palace gym, Stephen Leacock Theatre, all three Library branches (Keswick, Sutton, Pefferlaw) and at The ROC (when it officially opens). In addition you can also purchase the calendar at the following locations: Bodley’s Furniture

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WARD 1 Proposal: Gas Station, Convenience Store and Commercial Building Location: 263 The Queensway South, Keswick, Part Lots 1, 2, 3, Plan 397 Municipal Contact: Darren Dunphy, Development Engineering Technologist, Ext. 2441 Report: DS-2016-0102 WARD 4 Proposal: Freehold Townhouse/Condominium/ Commercial Development Location: 8 and 12 O’Connor Drive, Lake Drive East, Grew Boulevard, Jackson’s Point Municipal Contact: Barb Antic, Development Engineering Technologist, Ext. 2226 Report: DS-2016-0101 OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE COMMENT: ANY PERSON may attend the meeting, and/or make oral or written submissions either in support of or in opposition to the matter to be considered at the meeting. Reports for Site Plan Approval will be available on-line Friday, December 2, 2016.

Road Closures Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights There will be temporary road closures on Saturday, December 3 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights. The parade starts at the intersection of Lake Drive East and Dalton Road, proceeds south on Dalton Road to High Street, goes East on High Street to Snooks Road ending at the Sutton Fairgrounds.

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Georgina Town Council has appointed Ward 1 Councillor Naomi Davison to fill the York Regional Council seat declared vacant following the passing of Danny Wheeler earlier this month. Councillor Davison will fill the Regional Council seat for the remainder of the 2014 to 2018 municipal term. Read more on


Consulting Services - Professional Engineering Services Request for Proposal No. OID2016-066 Closing: Thursday, December 2, 2016 Tenant Solicitation for ‘The Link’ Facility Expression of Interest No. RC2016-068 Closing: Thursday, December 15, 2016 For full tender and proposal information, please visit the Town’s website or contact Stirling Munro, Purchasing Manager at 905-476-4301 or fax 905-476-8100.


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Parking Residents Required to Remove all Parked Vehicles from Town Roads When a ‘Winter Maintenance Event’ is Declared Amended bylaw allows Town snow plow operators to clear Town roads more efficiently As a result of a significant winter storm, the Town of Georgina may declare a ‘Winter Maintenance Event’ which requires all parked vehicles to be removed from Town roads immediately and kept off until the declaration has been rescinded. This will allow the Town to perform snow removal, sanding and salting operations. A ‘Winter Maintenance Event’ can be declared from November 15 of each year to April 15 of the following year, when the Town’s regular winter parking restrictions are in effect. The amended bylaw supersedes the Town’s regular Winter Parking Bylaw. When a ‘Winter Maintenance Event’ is declared and/ or rescinded, a notice will be placed in the News Alert section on the Town’s website (, on the Town’s electronic signs (located beside The ROC and The Georgina Ice Palace), on the Town’s Facebook page (Town of Georgina) and Twitter account (@georginatown), or residents can listen for the announcement on 680 news and 1010 CFRB Radio. Residents are asked to check these sources during a significant winter storm similar to the way you would for school bus cancellations. The Town will be conducting an education campaign to inform residents about the new changes. The Town is committed to providing a constant level of snow removal service throughout the winter season and the amended bylaw (Bylaw 2002-0046) will help the Town’s Operations Department provide more efficient and quicker snow removal services for the residents of Georgina. This will also provide quicker and safer road access for emergency vehicles. For more information, please visit the Winter Maintenance webpage on or call the Town’s Operations Department at 905-476-4301 ext. 2232.

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In our ongoing efforts to ensure that we continue to meet the growing needs of the community we serve, the Georgina Fire Department created a 10year Draft Fire Master Plan to help guide operational improvements and enhance our service. The Draft Fire Master Plan is available for review at the Georgina Civic Centre, our three fire stations located in Keswick, Sutton and Pefferlaw; our Georgina Public Libraries and Club 55’s located in Keswick, Sutton and Pefferlaw. It is also available for review on

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The Georgina Fire Department has a proud tradition of assisting residents and businesses by effectively responding to emergencies. We are comprised of both full-time and volunteer fire fighters, plus an administrative staff complement that includes training and fire prevention officers. Our Department responds to approximately 2,100 emergency calls annually from our three fire stations including structural fires, water/ice rescues, motor vehicle collisions and medical incidents.

Product Recall Alert

Health Canada has issued a recall of two models of the Kidde Nighthawk hard-wired combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms: model KN-COSM_IBCA (with battery backup) and model KN-COSM-ICA (without battery backup). The recalled alarms were manufactured between June 1, 2004 and March 2011. The Georgina Fire Department is asking everyone to check your smoke alarms and replace it if you own one of the recalled products. For more information about product recalls, visit Health Canada’s website.

Holiday Fire Safety Tip

WATER REAL TREES DAILY – If you’re using a real tree, buy a fresh one and keep the base of the trunk in water at all times and keep your tree away from any ignition sources such as a fireplace, heater or candles.

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Saturday, December 3 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prelude to the Sutton Parade of Lights. The Sutton BIA is hosting a free event for children and families in Mill Pond Park in Sutton. Free hot chocolate, free horse drawn wagon rides and a free Christmas craft ornament for children to decorate. Fresh FM will be there with Christmas music. Get your free triptic memento photo taken at the Fresh FM photo booth. Official tree lighting at noon. Call 905-722-3771 ext. 228 for details.

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Recreation & Culture

Saturday, December 3 | 5 p.m. start

Holiday Market

Saturday, December 3 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clear Water Farm, 481 Lake Drive East Free admission. There will be crafts, activities, food and more. Come enjoy winter on the farm.

Georgina’s Holiday Toy Drive

Ends Sunday, December 18 Drop-off your new, unwrapped gifts to our Holiday Toy Drive and make this holiday season special for children in our community! Bring your gift to the Georgina Ice Palace, Pefferlaw Library or Sutton Library. Visit for details.

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Tuesday, December 27 | 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Georgina Ice Palace, 90 Wexford Drive 100 donors needed. Register at

ROC’N New Years Eve Family Bash

Saturday, December 31 | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The ROC, 26479 Civic Centre Road Looking for a place to ring in the New Year with your family and little ones? Spend the evening of New Year’s Eve at The ROC. There will be games, live entertainment, tasty treats, noise maker workstations, face painting and a kid friendly countdown (8 p.m.) with a hot chocolate toast. This will definitely be an evening you do not want to miss! *Admission to this event is FREE but regular prices are in effect for tube/lift tickets as well as chalet menu items.

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Saturday, December 31 | 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. Club 55 Keswick, 130 Gwendolyn Blvd Admission is $15 per person Finger Food Buffet at 10 p.m. Casual dress code | 19+ years welcome Join us for cards, billiards, board games, darts and dancing. Cash bar. Door Prizes. 50-50 Draw. Author Visit & Reading: Kim Echlin Sunday, December 4, 1:30 p.m. Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Library For more information call, 905-722-5702

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Christmas in Georgina Smart ways to budget for holiday gifting

Shoppers across the country routinely make the holiday season one of the biggest spending periods of the year. According to the Accenture Canada Holiday Shopping Survey, Canadians expect to spend $873, on average, on holiday shopping this year, an increase of 17 per cent over the $744 they expected to spend in 2015. Many holiday shoppers worry about whether or not they will have enough money for gifts, while others anticipate using credit cards or other financing methods to stretch their abilities to spend on gifts even further. This can make the holiday season more stressful than it needs to be while affecting finances into the new year. Budgeting for the holidays is a

great way to keep spending in check. With these suggestions and shopping strategies, holiday shoppers can better manage their spending. • Look at spending from last year. The first step to establishing a budget is to review spending from last year. See how much you allotted to each person and how much you actually ended up spending on those people. Did you go over or under? Think about the other ways you spent money,

including on decorations, entertaining, etc. Once you have a clear picture of how you spent your money last year,

you can start building a budget for this year. • Set limits on spending. You may want to be generous with ev-

eryone and go above and beyond, but overspending is impractical and can have some grave consequences on your financial future. Many financial planners recommend shoppers spend no more than 1.5 per cent of annual income on holiday expenses, so establish realistic spending limits that won’t break the bank. • Make lists of high-priority gifts. Select the gifts that have the most importance or those you want to buy the most, and budget with them in mind. Resist the temptation to buy extra items in an effort to make gifts look more impressive. • Keep track of spending. Be sure to keep receipts and maintain a log of all your holiday spending. You will not know if you

are sticking to your budget if you do not keep a running tab of all your spending. Those receipts and spending records also will be handy to keep for next year when you have to establish a new budget. • Correct mistakes promptly. If you spend a little more than intended on one gift, make the proper adjustments the next time you go out shopping. Otherwise, those few extra dollars here and there can really add up. Holiday shopping can be expensive if shoppers let things get out of hand. However, by establishing a budget based on prior purchases, and keeping track of spending, it’s much easier to stay afloat this holiday season.

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Christmas in Georgina No holiday celebration is complete until eggnog has been served The holiday season is rife with tradition, from Christmas trees to lighting displays to visits with Santa Claus at the local mall. Families reunite come the holiday season to exchange gifts, enjoy meals together and do a little catching up along the way. But the holiday season also is synonymous with parties. Whether it’s to enjoy an office holiday party, a gathering with family and friends or a more intimate gathering at home, such celebrations are a big part of the holiday season and a main reason why this is such a festive and beloved time of year. As this is a season of celebrating, it’s good to remember that no holiday party is truly complete until eggnog has been served. Enjoyed almost exclusively during the holiday season, eggnog is as much a staple of holiday celebrations as stockings hung by the chimney with care. This year, impress your holiday guests with the following recipe for “Excellent Eggnog” from A.J. Rathbun’s “Good Spirits” (Harvard Common Press).

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Hosting a holiday meal for loved ones provides an exciting opportunity to bring family and friends together during a special time of year. First-time hosts may be a little nervous and put pressure on themselves to make the meal just right. But there are a few tricks of the trade novices can employ to calm their nerves and enjoy their first foray into holiday hosting. • Go with what you know. Experimenting in the kitchen can be fun, but such experimentation should be avoided when hosting for the holidays. When planning the menu for your holiday dinner, choose a main course that you have prepared in the past. Familiarity can calm your nerves, and you’re less likely to forget key ingredients when preparing a meal you have made sev-

eral times in the past. If you want to experiment a little, do so with desserts that you can prepare and test for taste several days in advance. If the desserts don’t pan out, you will still have a few days to find an alternative. • Get a head start wherever possible. The day friends and family are coming to visit figures to be hectic. In addition to preparing the meal, hosts must also ready their homes so they can create a welcoming environment for their guests. Once you have chosen the menu, look for items that can be prepared in advance of the big day. Desserts can often be made several days in advance, as can certain side dishes. Do as much prep work for the main course the night before

the meal as possible. • Double check your pantry. Even if you’re making a meal you have made a dozen times in the past, peruse your pantry to make sure you have every ingredient you’re going to need. If you’re used to making the meal for four people but will now be making the meal for 12 of them, make sure you have enough of each ingredient to make the meal in bulk. To make things easier, update your recipe to reflect the additional guests before going to the grocery store. Doing so guarantees you won’t run out of ingredients once you start preparing the meal. • Ask guests to bring nonessential items. Guests will likely offer to bring something to the holiday dinner, and there’s

nothing wrong with accepting help. But don’t ask guests to bring items that are essential to the meal, as that can delay the meal if guests get stuck in traffic or show up late. Instead, ask guests to bring a bottle of wine, a small dessert or even some snacks guests can eat while waiting for the main course. • Ask about food allergies. While hosts don’t need to cater to every food allergy under the sun, ask each guest if there is any particular food or ingredient they absolutely must avoid. If enough guests admit they must avoid a particular dish, you then know not to prepare it. In addition, have plenty of vegetables on hand for guests who are vegan or vegetarian. Holiday hosting is fun, and

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Find more than a smooth ride at Tom’s Spring Service going to cost just depends on what the vehicle needs, but we let the customer know up front what it’s going to cost and why.” Some people mistakenly believe the suspension is mainly about having a smooth ride and therefore these repairs aren’t as important as other maintenance issues like oil changes or brakes. But having a bad suspension can greatly affect your ability to control the vehicle, especially when stopping or turning, so it’s in your best interest not to ignore this part of auto maintenance. It all has to do with your vehicle’s handling, ride and performance. So whether your vehicle needs service or you want to transport heavy loads and need a hitch, are looking to upgrade from conventional springs to air springs or need a new car, drop by Tom’s for one-on-one, expert and friendly service. Tom’s Spring Service is located at 24707 Woodbine Ave., Unit 4A, in Keswick. Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., it can be reached by calling 905-476-2845.

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Tom’s Spring Service in Keswick specializes in suspension work - offering everything from springs, shocks and struts to a wide assortment of trailer hitches. It has also been offering a great selection of used vehicles for sale during the past few years. “It’s been a nice surprise to see how that arm of the business has taken off,” says owner Tom Ostertag, who has been in the suspension business for the past three decades. “My bosses are my customers,” says Tom. “Without them, you don’t last in business”. Since setting up shop in 1984 at Ravenshoe Road and Woodbine Avenue, Tom’s moved to Church Street before finally settling at its present location in the City Business Mall on Woodbine Avenue, just south of Church. After 31 years, Tom knows his business inside and out, and that means he is able to fit your vehicle with expertise and minimal wait times. In addition, a fully stocked service bay usually means same-day service, depending upon what’s required. “We can do just about anything,” says Tom. “How long it is going to take and how much it is

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EVENTS ● Sunday, November 13

Georgina’s Holiday Toy Drive WHEN: Ongoing WHERE: Georgina Ice Palace, 90 Wexford Dr. CONTACT: 9054764301 Ext.2354, COST: Free Make this holiday season special for a child in your community by dropping off a new, unwrapped present at a Toy Drive Holiday Display.

● Friday, December 2

Simple Gifts with the Newmarket Citizens Band and Special Guests Take Note WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 10:01 p.m. WHERE: Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford Street CONTACT: Linda Guenther, 9057262641, COST: Adults $15, seniors and students $10 Join the Newmarket Citizens Band and Take Note for some classical and seasonal favourites. We have prepared a very special holiday musical treat.

● Saturday, December 3

9th Annual Food Drive for the Georgina Food Pantry WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Zehrs Food Market - Keswick, 24018 Woodbine Ave CONTACT: Margaret Blotnicky, 905-230-1237, COST: Free YRP and Keswick Community Polic-

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● GET CONNECTED Visit to submit your own community events for online publishing. ing Volunteers are having their 9th Annual Food Drive for the Georgina Food Pantry.

● Sunday, December 4

Royal Canadian Legion’s Annual Breakfast with Santa WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 356, 21 East St CONTACT: Laura Sears, 905-722-8171, laura102@rogers. com COST: $7 Breakfast with Santa. Full breakfast, coffee, tea, juice included for $7. Have Your Picture Taken With Santa. Patsy Cline & the Queens of Country: Christmas & Hits WHEN: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Stephen Leacock Theatre, 130 Gwendolyn Boulevard CONTACT: Stephen Leacock Theatre, 905-476-0193 COST: $35 adults / $32 seniors +HST/SC An exciting, new musical theatre show that celebrates the greatest hits of Patsy Cline, alongside timeless treasures from the legendary ladies of country music, including Dolly Parton, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, Tammy Wynette, Crystal Gayle and more.

● Monday, December 5

Georgina - A Community Who Cares Alliance WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Boston Pizza - Keswick, 253 The Queensway South CONTACT: Nathalie Gallant, 289-2644339, COST: Free We gather every three months to jointly select a local charity or notfor-profit organization and donate a minimum of $35 each.

● Tuesday, December 6

Georgina Pins and Needles Guild WHEN: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Knox United Church - Sutton, 34 Market Street CONTACT: Judith Ferguson, 905-722-5800, Chezhiltz@ COST: Membership $30 - Visitor $5 All quilters, knitters, crocheters and stitchers are welcome.

● Wednesday, December 7

York Region Holiday Craft and Gift Sale WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge St. CONTACT: Maria Gallo, 1-877-464-9675,

Maddi is a 4 month old Grey Female kitten. Maddi is a very sweet and loving kitten with tons of personality. Maddi would be a perfect companion for any family. ...providing care for your animal companion Dr. Caren Norman & Associates

● Friday, December 2

Unionville Olde Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Parade WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Unionville Main Street CONTACT: COST: Free Candlelight Parade on Main Street, followed by the tree lighting at the Millennium Bandstand. Christmas carollers, entertainment, moonlight shopping.

● Saturday, December 3

Upper Canada Christmas WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum, 18974 Leslie St. CONTACT: COST: $10 per child (one accompanying adult is free) Learn about the traditions of the holiday season, make Victorian paper crafts, sing traditional carols and more. Cocoa and Cookies with Santa WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St. S. CONTACT: 905-953-5314 COST: Free Drop-in afternoon of hot cocoa and cookies. Photo opportunity with Santa. Please bring a donation for the Newmarket Food Pantry.

Richmond Hill Community Food Bank Music Marathon Benefit Concert WHEN: 2 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. WHERE: Archibald’s Neighbourhood Pub, 8950 Yonge St. CONTACT: COST: Cash donation or non-perishable food item Acelebration of local original music with 22 performers. Raffles, prizes, great food and beverage.

Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights 2016 WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights, Dalton Rd. CONTACT: Town of Georgina, 905-476-4301, discover-georgina/calendar, COST: Free Starts in Jackson’s Point, travels down Dalton Road to High Street, along High Street to the fairgrounds.

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If you would like to become one of Santa’s special elves and help a family in need during this holiday season please contact, Courtney Atherton at 905-943-2452 or email her at

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Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd during last year’s Sutton Santa Claus Parade.

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For information on flyer distribution, call us at 905-476-7753

Please note: Not all flyers are booked for all areas.


York Region Rotary TV Auction broadcasts Dec. 3, 4 The 37th Annual York Region Rotary TV Auction will be broadcast live on Rogers TV York on Saturday December 3rd, and Sunday December 4th, 2016. Some of the auction advantages: · Get really great deals · Enjoy the excitement of competing with others in a live auction · Shop from the comfort of your home · Find many unique gift ideas

- such as autographed sports memorabilia - that are simply not available in stores · All purchases are FREE of HST, as all proceeds go to charity · Support worthy York Region charities Check out the list of items for auction at Some of the items available this year: · Group of Sevens’ Tom Thomson numbered print - The Canoe · Semi-precious Amethyst Silver Chain · Platinum Hockey Tickets Leafs vs. Sabres, January 17

· Mike Tyson autographed boxing glove · Tim Hortons Gift Basket · Exclusive lunch with MP Majid Jowhari · Spa Package - Sanctuary Day Spa · Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2-Tool Combo Kit · Simple Elegance Swarovski Crystals Ring · Doug Gilmour autographed jersey with certificate of authenticity · Golf Foursome with carts at Bathurst Glen Golf Course · Restaurant Gift Certificates to Frankie Tomattos

· Jervis Guitar · Made to measure suits · Radio Control Ferrari FX · Toronto Raptors vs. Spurs Basketball tickets, January 24 · 3-month membership to Watson’s Family Karate · Indoor rock climbing at Of Rock & Chalk Watch the auction live on Rogers TV York on Rogers Cable 10 in Newmarket, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Bradford and West Gwillimbury, and on Rogers Cable 63 in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, WhitchurchStouffville and King Township. Charities participating this

year: 1. Canadian Spinal Research Organization 2. Eva’s Initiatives 3. Sunshine Foundation 4. My House: Rainbow Resources of York Region 5. Caribbean North Charities Foundation 6. 360Kids 7. High Notes Avante 8. Ontario Lung Association 9. Rotary Club of MarkhamUnionville 10. Rotary Club of Richmond Hill

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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 former Sutton Public School

Fellowship & Refreshments Follow

Home of the Community Meal Every Tuesday 5 pm Everyone Welcome


Harvest Family Community Church DOVE Christian Fellowship Canada

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

Lakeshore Community Fellowship Sunday Potluck at 5:00 pm Service at 6:00 pm

Meeting at Belhaven Hall 25184 Warden Ave. Keswick

Belhaven Free Methodist Church 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!

25152 Warden just north of Old Homestead Rd. ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. Zech 4:6

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

Anglican Parish of Georgina • Church Office (905)722-3726

Sunday Services St. James’ Church, 31 River Street Sutton 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion (Said) 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Choral) All are Welcome Rector: Captain, the Reverend Greg Bailey

ROMANCATHOLIC CHURCH Immaculate Conception 20916 Dalton Rd., Sutton


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Keswick Christian Church A Family Church Est. 1821

Loving God and Others through Jesus Christ Couldn’t you use a little faith right now? 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)

Sunday Morning Service 10:30am - noon

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Georgina Gospel Assembly 2435 Glenwoods Rd., East of Woodbine, Keswick

English - walking through the book of John

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All are welcome!

Fellowship time after service

Friday Night 7:00-8:30pm Kids Club ages 6-10yrs • Youth Club ages 10+yrs

Pastor Ronald Gosse 905-476-9155

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Anglican Worship Christ Church Roches Point Sunday Service

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Church Office: (905) 476-3491 Website:


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

Sunday Morning Church Time 11am

The Prophet Zechariah in chapters 13 and 14 prophesied of “a day of the LORD is coming”. It will be a day like no other but it will symbolize the transition between the rule of the kingdom of men on the earth and the kingdom of God. The day of the LORD is coming and that day will be a defining point when the trend away from righteousness is reversed and evil is not tolerated any more. It will be the day when Jesus returns to reign as king over Israel and over the whole world. It will be the beginning of the time when all people will turn to one world religion and will go up to Jerusalem every year to worship the LORD.

Pastors Doug & Jeannie Neufeld

The day of the LORD is coming and it will be a time when God will directly intervene in world affairs to direct them in a right way.

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You will be affected by these changes. Will you submit to them or resist them? Are you prepared to turn your whole life around to become God centred or is this life too valuable to you?

Our Lady of the Lake

Rev. Grant Verdoold BTh, MDiv, SSW

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

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Those who give their lives to God now will take the change much easier. Now is the day to consider all of this and be ready for that day of the LORD. To help you with your Bible study and to learn more about the Bible message of salvation, write for a FREE Bible magazine: “Light on a New World”. Email:; Canada Post: P.O. Box 931, Sutton West, On L0E 1R0

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

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BUNGALOW FOR rent in Keswick South, Completely renovated, 3 bedrooms, brand new kitchen appliances & bath, brand new flooring & walls, great window space, 2 car parking private backyard short walk to lake. Minutes to 404. $1600 + utilities. Call Michael Mealia ReMax Hallmark 416-617-7998

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BONDARENKO, Stephen Gary Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the age of 60 years. Steve Bondarenko, beloved husband of Marilyn of Sutton. Dear father of Cindy-Jo Nesbitt (Wyatt), Jeffery Bondarenko, Leanne Joly (Gary), Ian Kennedy (Desreena), Jason Arkwell and a special “pops” to Rachel Reimer. Loving grandpa of Savannah, Sterling, Walker, Nathan, Madison, and Hailey. Survived by his mother Kathleen Wood, his siblings; David Wood (Joan), Brenda Reid (Walter), Tammy Reynolds (Steven), Lorelei Prout, and Pamela Klodnicki (Frank). Fondly remembered by his extended family and many friends. Resting at the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 29th. Funeral Service in the chapel, Wednesday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society ( or the Canadian Tire Jump Start Program (, would be appreciated.

FLYNN, Hilda (nee Hart) Passed away suddenly at her home in Keswick on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the age of 58 years. Hilda, beloved wife of Gary Audrain. Dear sister of Edgar, Dulcie, Vivian, Claude, Wavey, Carol, Royele, Roger, Debra, Joan and predeceased by her siblings Verlie and Emmily. Hilda will be greatly missed by her many friends and relatives. Visitation was held at the M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick on Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the chapel at 12:00 p.m. Cremation. Sign an online book of condolences at BANKS, Mildred Dear Gran, a year has passed already. Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Love, Tisha, Kenny, Cameron, Stacia and Kids XO

GEORGE, Chris Of Jackson’s Point, passed away at the age of 57 of cancer, peacefully, at Southlake Hospital on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 surrounded by friends and his sister Liz. Son of Esther and Harold, brother to Sheila and Elizabeth. Chris will always be remembered for being a caring and helpful person. He will be missed by so many! Please join us at Sutton Legion on Sunday, December 4, 2016 for a Celebration of Life between 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. GIASSON, Jerry August 4, 1946 - November 28, 2012 The tears in our eyes we can wipe away, The aches in our hearts will always stay. - Love always, Bobbi and family

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ROBINSON, Gordon Charles “Gus” Suddenly at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto on Monday, November 28, 2016. Gord “Guv” Robinson, in his 56th year, husband of the late Brenda (York). Loving father of Justin and Patricia (Brandon). Dear brother of Betty (Bob) DeCaire, Bonnie, Ross (Sharon), Cathy (Garrie) Bulman, Jim, Fred (Dawn), Susie (Ernest) Rogers, Sandy (Bob) Moran, and the late Paul (Pinky) and Barb. Sadly missed by his father-in-law Murray York and brother-in-law Steve York. Fondly remembered by his extended family and close friends. The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until time of memorial service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. EDGECOMB, Gordon Charles Peacefully with his beloved wife Lorraine and his niece Tammy by his side at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the age of 76 years. Gord, loving uncle of Cherrie, Tammy (Lloyd French) and Marlene White. Cherished great uncle of Lamar, Triston, Elijah, and Nikki French and Michael, Chad, and Jarrad White, and great-great uncle of La’Nayia, Jazmine and Kieran. He will be missed by friends and by his half brother and sister. A private family service has taken place. In memory of Gordon, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at



The simple act of recycling has more impact on the environment than the average Canadian thinks. The amount of wood and paper North Americans throw away each year is enough to heat five million homes for 200 years.

| The Georgina Advocate| Thursday, December 1, 2016



Vivian MOIR and Thomas KRISTEK December 4th, marks one year since the passing of our mother, Vivian Moir and our uncle, Thomas Kristek. Our family expresses love and gratitude to our mother’s friends, patients, and our community for sharing their grief with us and for helping us to carry ours. We know you walk with us every day, Mah and Uncle Tom. We miss you. ~The Moir family

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the estate of Vernon Wayne LaChapelle, late of the Town of Georgina in the Regional Municipality of York, who died on or about the 29th day of July, 2016, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before January 9, 2017; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Georgina November, 2016.





Ella Mae Schmidt Estate Trustee, by their Solicitor, SOPHIE MORRIS, 185A The Queensway South, Keswick, ON L4P 2A3. 905-476-6663

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Georgina Advocate, December 1, 2016  
Georgina Advocate, December 1, 2016