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You may think you know what opera is: boring, pretentious, a lady in a hat with horns singing in a language you don’t understand. Ray Brazeau and Shoshana Friedman would like you to experience their kind of opera. Next week, the Newmarket couple brings their unique theatrical production to Richmond Hill, featuring some of the world’s most loved classical songs, synchronized to special lighting, pyrotechnics and atmospheric effects. It’s a case of two very different worlds colliding and the effect is spectacular — sort of like the way this Newmarket couple came together in the first place. He was a professional pyrotechnician who worked with rock stars such as the Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Drake. She was a singer, a soprano in the opera. They met online and the sparks began to fly. Literally. He had never been to an opera. She thought his job was “amazingly cool”. He was producing a Canada Day fireworks show in Mississauga, an indoors one, and had been asked to include music. They decided to include opera. “We just kind of threw this thing together,” Mr. Brazeau says. “We put on a really short show and it went really well. We got three standing ovations that night and it was sold out. There was something magical there. It took us by surprise.” “There were people in the audience who’d never set foot in an opera house who were on their feet and they really liked it because it became fun, it became accessible. It wasn’t something that was in a foreign language that was 2-1/2 hours long,” Ms Friedman adds. They were told there was nothing like it anywhere in the world. They figured they were on to something and, so, last year, they made a bigger, better show in Richmond Hill and they were blown away by the response. They had warned performers that, with children in the audience, there may be giggles and running around “but just ignore them and do your thing. Much to our surprise,” Mr. Brazeau says, “you could have heard a pin drop. The kids, their eyes were this big!” By end of night, the audience was singing. “We decided to do the karaoke thing with the bouncing ball because after the second show it was like, this is un-frickin’-believable, they’re singing along! When have you ever heard that happening at an opera?” At the same time, Ms Friedman says, they’ve insisted on maintaining the integrity of the music. “We were not going to pop it up or rock it up.
Opera Luminata producer Ray Brazeau and his wife, singer Shoshana, offer a unique take on a classic art form.
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This was going to be opera as it was meant to be sung in its original format with orchestral backing but... it’s a theatrical presentation,” she says. The pyro is the hook. There is dry ice and firework geysers but, at the same time, an education component that helps the audience understand what opera is, its rich history and meaning. They view this as a chance to reach out to younger audiences, show them an art form that has struggled of late. There is not a lot of opportunity available to classical singers in Canada, Ms Friedman says. Opera Hamilton just announced it is closing, and Opera Kitchener recently closed. “I’m not an aficionado of classical music,” Mr. Brazeau says. “I’m Rolling Stones and AC/
DC all the way. But classical music is a part of our culture and we don’t even know it.” Last year’s show in Richmond Hill brought eight standing ovations. Of all the events and show’s he has created — including the largest municipal Canada Day fireworks display in Canada at Richmond Green — Mr. Brazeau said he has never seen an audience respond so enthusiastically. This year’s tour kicks off Jan. 23 and 24 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. It then moves to Burlington Feb. 8, Ottawa Feb. 14, Guelph April 25 and Windsor May 17. For this Newmarket couple, it has become a passion and a calling. Ms Friedman was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She has been through the wringer, but it has been, she says, life-altering. She realized life is short. Everything can change in a flash. She established her own children’s program in York Region, Broadway North Youth Theatre, to spread her love for opera. And now, with a clean bill of health, she says she is moving forward with both dreams. Mr. Brazeau, too, is following his. “With all the stuff that’s going on in the world, for the short time that we’re doing a fireworks display, there’s no arguing, no fighting, people become children again.They just stop what they’re doing and for that period of time, all you’re doing is making people happy. For me to become part of that is just awesome.”
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Municipalities seek options in trash company contract BY HEIDI RIEDNER
The private waste and recycling company responsible for picking up your trash may be the one left at the curb if politicians decide their level of service hasn’t been up to par. But if penalties are levelled against the company for not meeting contractual obligations, residents won’t see direct compensation. Apologies and assurances from GFL Environmental Corp.’s district manager Craig Nelson for delays in garbage and recycling pick up in recent weeks may not be enough to stave off penalties or a cancellation of the private company’s contract with the northern six municipalities. The mayors and CAOs of Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Whitchurch-Stouffille, Newmarket,
Aurora and King met Thursday to take a closer look at the contract and pool their collective concerns. Excuses issued on behalf of the company — including malfunctioning trucks and decreased staff due to the weather — didn’t carry much weight with Georgina Mayor Rob Grossi. “Our constituents have great compassion for outside workers and the kind of work that they do on a daily basis … and this has nothing to do with their performance of their duties on those kind of days,” he said during a review of the matter at council Wednesday. “To try to use that as a crutch relative to these discussions and the contract is not acceptable,” he added. The mayors and CAOs will have to make decisions moving forward regarding penalties, restitution
and a potential cancellation of the company’s contract if it is determined GFL has not lived up to its terms. “They have broken many of the conditions of the contract and the ball is now in our court,” Mr. Grossi said, adding GFL has been playing a “juggling game” regarding service capability. The review by council follows suit in neighbouring municipalities after special meetings were called by councils in Aurora, Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville after residents flooded customer service departments with complaints their garbage wasn’t picked up. GFL representatives apologized for the recent service delays earlier in the week at Newmarket council and told members it had taken several steps to address the issues, such as hiring several mechanics and placing more efficient collec-
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Winanne Grant, in response to Ward 1 Councillor Phil Craig, who asked if residents would receive a reduction in property taxes or financial compensation. Financial compensation would be incorporated in the overall tax levy, Ms Grant said. Recent collection delays aren’t the first issue to crop up with GFL since it took over the 10-year service contract negotiated with Turtle Island Recycling Corporation in 2011. Aurora councillors expressed concerns not only with delays, but also GFL’s overall performance. The Township of King has frequently voiced its displeasure with the level of service from GF, prompting Ward 4 Councillor Bill Cober to call the waste management situation “a crisis” in November. — with files from Simon Martin
“They have broken many of the conditions of the contract and the ball is now in our court,” Mr. Grossi said, adding GFL has been playing a “juggling game” regarding service capability. Waste collection in Georgina, however, wasn’t back on schedule as promised for this week despite assurances from GFL, said Ward 3 Councillor Dave Szollosy. While financial penalties may be imposed against GFL, those won’t translate to any direct reimbursement to residents, said CAO
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Three-term school board trustee Loralea Carruthers has been nominated as the Ontario Liberal candidate for York-Simcoe. Ms Carruthers was nominated at a campaign kickoff event in the Temperance Hall of the Sharon Temple National Historic Site in East Gwillimbury Wednesday in front of more than 100 supporters. Ms Carruthers is a three-term trustee with York Region District School Board and a past vice-president of the Ontario Public School Boards Association. “Our campaign will be about the future of our communities and the message we will take door-to-door in the next election is simple: only the Ontario Liberals will make daily life easier,” Ms Carruthers said in a media release. “We have an economic plan that will invest in people, build important infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate, right here in York-Simcoe and all across Ontario.” The new Liberal candidate pledged to focus on three priorities: • providing high-quality education, from full-day kindergarten through to affordable post-secondary options; • ensuring reliable pensions, health care and long-term care for seniors and; • Investing in highways, roads and public transit to alleviate traffic congestion and
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Peterson seeks federal nod A familiar face hopes to represent the Liberal Party locally in the next federal election. Kyle Peterson, who ran as the party’s Newmarket-Aurora riding candidate in the 2011 campaign, wants another shot. He plans to seek the party’s nomination for candidate in the 2015 election. The election should focus on health care, the economy, environment and transparency, Mr. Peterson said. Mr. Peterson graduated from Huron Heights Secondary School in Newmarket. He has attended several universities and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Liberal riding association has yet to set a date for its nomination meeting. — Chris Simon
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or those returning home after the holidays, here’s a question you might have pondered: Why does it cost so much to travel? Answer: government policy. Consider two examples, starting first with taxi fares. Across Canada, cities limit the number of taxi licences available. This, we are told, allows drivers to make a decent living and consumers to know the cabs they step into are safe. Nonsense. An open market in taxicabs, where anyone or any company that wants a licence can get one (subject to reasonable safety requirements of course), would not only reduce fares, but wouldn’t automatically mean drivers make less. Those who choose to drive solo or form co-ops or start a smaller cab company, might well make more money even while passenger fares were reduced. When cities limit the number of taxi licences, the price of such licences increases to levels that only a select few can afford. In turn, a high price for a taxi licence means drivers are forced to pay substantial rents to the licence owners. The last time I talked to a cab driver about his costs, drivers paid several hundred dollars per week (one fellow paid close to $400 weekly) to the cab company, plus fuel, for the privilege of driving a taxi. In other words, cut out the middlemen and drivers could make more even as fares are reduced for the public. As for quality and safety, a competitive taxicab market need not sacrifice security. Drivers and their vehicles could still be licenced and regulated by cities with requirements that address the driver’s character, safety of the vehicle and so on. That’s one example of how governments artificially inflate travel costs. Here’s another: airline fares. In 2012, I compared European countries, Canada and the United States on kilometre-for-kilometre
Mark Milke flights costs. I compared five return domestic flights of roughly similar kilometres. The five European tickets cost $689.68 with taxes and fees at 36 per cent of the total fare price; the U.S. total was $841.10 with taxes and fees at 16 per cent; the Canadian five fares cost $1,815.14, including taxes and fees at 28 per cent. Given that taxes and fees are higher in Europe, there must be another factor to help explain the lower European fares: competition. Europe’s pro-consumer ticket prices exist because European airlines and even airports have fiercely competed for passengers ever since the European Union air travel market was opened up to full competition in 1997. Any carrier from any member country can pick up and drop off passengers anywhere, regardless of the airline’s home country. That policy, known as “cabotage” or open skies, is in distinct contrast to North America, where U.S. and Canadian governments still prohibit “foreign-owned” airlines from offering wholly domestic flights in our markets. If governments embraced competition more robustly, consumers would have nothing to lose but their overpriced taxi fares and high-priced airline tickets. Mark Milke is a Troy Media columnist and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute @milke.mark
They say if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Will solutions in the wake of the ice storm come forth now from PowerStream and city hall or will we still want to blame the trees for their growth and digress from the “lack of regular trimming” root cause? It is always easy to say we should bury all wires underground (like sweeping dirt under the carpet). In reality, it is not easy. Take it from someone who was in the power industry for two decades. There are technical issues on top of monetary ones. As for communicating with those without computers and social media access, a distribution of fridge magnets with phone numbers, radio stations and warming centre names and addresses twice a year would go a long way. I understand only 100 or so people used
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any of the warming centres at their peak. No, building an arena of 20,000 capacity would not have solved the problem as suggested by one aspiring politician on Facebook: “Do you recall some people made fun during arena debates, emergency situation would never arise where an arena could be used as an emergency shelter. This ice storm proves we definitely could have used an arena.” Just imagine, with an arena, the couple hundred residents coming in can be kept entertained with the Taste of Arctic festival while they wait out the emergency. They will enjoy popsicles and maple syrup made nearby and the arena owners would be compensated by the city for providing the refreshments and shelter. In addition, they can report four or five extra events on their yearly operations report to make it more than 39 events for the year.
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Know someone who exemplifies good character? Then consider nominating them for a York Region Character Community Award. The character awards celebration is the Character Community Foundations signature event and serves to recognize individuals, schools, organizations and businesses across the region that demonstrate several exemplary character attributes including compassion, courage, fairness, honesty, inclusiveness, initiative, integrity, optimism, perseverance, respect and responsibility. The celebration will be held at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts April 30. Nominations will be accepted in the following categories: • business person of character; • organization of character; • citizens of character; • educator of character; • school of character; • character through the arts; • character through sports; • change our world – environmental and; • change our world – community. To find out more or to obtain a nomination package, visit charactercommunity. com. Completed nomination packages can be submitted online, by mail to Character Community Foundation of York Region, 17250 Yonge St., Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 or faxed to the attention of Nikki Gauci at 905-8957480.
Still time to enter story contest Young adults are being challenged to put pen to paper. The Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora-Newmarket, along with The Era and The Banner, encourage writers 22 years and younger to submit a 750-word short story that begins with the sentence, “I couldn’t believe it really happened.” Susan Lennard, one of the co-chairpersons of the contest committee, explains the contest, now in its fourth year, is dedicated to promoting learning and literacy. She said young writers across York Region and Bradford West Gwillimbury are encouraged to be creative for a chance to win one of three cash prizes of $200, $200 and $400. The winner’s short story will also be published in the Era and the Banner and posted on the federation’s website. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the federation who will select the top 10 finalists. The winners will be selected from the top 10 by three judges, including the federation president, a representative from the newspapers and a professional author. There’s a fee of $5 to enter with entries accepted until Feb. 14, 2014. The winner and two runners-up will be announced in April, 2014. The top 10 finalists will be invited to a celebration reception. To see contest rules and download an entry form, visit cfuwauroranewmarket. com. — Julia Le
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The second and fourth Wednesday of each month, euchre night occurs at the North Union Community Recreation Centre, 2624 Boag Rd., Queensville at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 905-478-4582. St., Newmarket. Evening of music and laughter as singer/comedian Wendy Farha shares how she overcame life’s obstacles (depression, cancer, etc.) with faith and courage. Advance tickets: $15. At the door: $20. Includes refreshments and dessert. For more information, call 905-853-3418. Community Bible study, 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. Come for a 12-week series of readings and discussions with people from many different churches to explore Jesus’ teaching on prayer using the book The Lord’s Prayer for Today by William J. Carl III. For more information, call 905-836-0370.
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Fireplaces provide warmth, comfort
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing holiday season. I found the “holidays” more exhausting than usual with the power outage kicking our schedule into chaos for several days and then into overdrive for several additional days when the lights came on in our home before our extended family’s homes, designating us the de facto and unexpected hosts for Christmas dinner. As expected, during the power outage we all huddled in the family room around the fireplace to keep our fingers and toes warm during some very cold days. As such, I thought it appropriate to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the fireplace options available to homeowners when the lights go out. A wood-burning fireplace is my favourite, but having one in my own home probably makes me biased. From a purely aesthetic perspective, I love the ambiance and glow it emits. During the colder months, particularly the holidays, it lends an old world charm to our home. I love the smells and the sounds it produces and it reminds me of family and brings me comfort. That said, it’s messy. But for me, the benefits of having this type of fireplace far outweigh having to scoop out the firebox on
and in your home to store the wood, so if you don’t have the room, this might not be a good option for you. There are several good “long-burning” eco-friendly log options available at a reasonable price at grocery and hardware stores should you decide ordering and storing wood is not for you. They’re easy to burn and don’t require you to be an
experienced Boy Scout to start them. If a full fireplace and mantel are not your thing, you may find you can still dedicate some space in your home to a woodburning stove. A self-contained decorative unit will generate a great deal of heat and as such will require a non-combustible hearth to protect surrounding surfaces Continued on page 13
a fairly regular basis—and, who’s kidding who, my husband does the scooping, the emptying and the maintenance, though I think he would agree that it’s worth the effort. To us, the mess in the firebox isn’t a big deal, but I admit to being somewhat aggravated by wood chips on the floor and around the hearth. Certainly you need to be careful about carbon monoxide output and keeping the flume clean and clear of any obstructions. An annual chimney cleaning is a must. Know that if you’re ordering wood, logs need time to dry out before using, so plan ahead and order your wood in the summer or early fall to give it time to dry. You will also need to allocate space both outside
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from the high temperatures these units produce. Contact a fireplace specialist to discuss code requirements for this type of stove. Gas fireplaces are perhaps the most convenient and popular option for homeowners. Commonly built into newer homes, they provide warmth and ambiance at the flip of a switch. Vented directly through an exterior wall or the roof of your home, gas fireplaces do not emit smoke or create ashes and because they run on natural gas, homeowners don’t have to worry about negative effects on the environment. There are numerous designs and styles available and log set options to suit every taste, allowing for the creation a natural-wood-fireplace feel. Since gas fireplaces are not electrically operated, they are a real asset in your home when the power goes out. I dare say many rooms were kept warm in the icy, electricity-starved days leading up to the holidays. The warmth generated by this type of fireplace is largely a result of the
unit’s BTUs, so check with a supplier such as Summers and Smith to ensure you’re getting the unit that meets your needs (summersandsmith.com). If you have space limitations, you may want to consider an ethanol fireplace, which, in its smallest form, can be hung on a wall like a piece of art. This type of fireplace generates some heat (not as much as a gas fireplace) but requires no venting. Liquid ethanol, which is a natural plant-derived combustible, is poured into a container in the fireplace and burns clean, producing carbon dioxide and water steam. An ethanol fireplace is an eco- and small space-friendly solution for any home and is particularly ideal for modern spaces that call for a sleek look. Have a design question that needs answering? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Janice Clements is a certified interior decorator and a member of CDECA. Visit her at clementsinteriors.com or facebook. com/clementsinteriors.
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The St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs senior boys hockey team is a perfect 10. The trick moving forward is extending a successful regular season run into the playoffs. The Mustangs wrapped up the York Region Athletic Association regular season’s only spotless record with their 10th win in as many games Thursday afternoon — a 6-1 victory over the Dr. J.M. Denison Huskies. The Mustangs had already clinched the North Division title before the game, but putting the finishing touches on the regular season was a hard target. “We’ve worked hard all season,” Mustangs head coach Adriano Crupi said. “It’s tough to put up the numbers we’ve put up. Our goal differential has been ridiculous.” The Mustangs will return from exams in early February to an opening-round playoff bye before seeking to claim a YRAA crown and the region’s triple-A berth for OFSAA championships in March. They will hold the top seed in the region based on their record. The landscape may look familiar for the Mustangs who, as juniors two years ago, put together an undefeated season in York Region play, which ended with a league championship. “We feel really good about it and proud,” said Mustangs captain Spencer Green, who chipped in with a goal in Thursday’s win. “Some years we’ve not been as serious, but since a lot of us graduate, we wanted to take a run at OFSAA this season.” The Huskies stayed within range of the
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Wild race awaits after exams The suspense is on simmer over the next two weeks as senior girls volleyball teams await the fallout in the chase for playoff spots in the YRAA senior girls Tier 1 North Division standings. As all activities make way for first-term exams starting Monday, the top five teams in the division are separated by just one point after the Newmarket Raiders swept the Sacred Heart Crusaders (25-17, 25-21) and host St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs (26-24, 25-21) to breathe life into their playoff hopes as part of a four-way log jam atop the six-team division. The Raiders, who completed their regular season schedule with a 5-5 record, are tied with Sacred Heart, St. Max and the Sir William Mulock Ravens, who all have two matches to play when the schedule resumes Feb. 4. Sitting only one point back are the Aurora Eagles, who return from exams with four matches remaining, including doubleheaders Tuesday and Wednesday against each of the division members aside from Newmarket.
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RYAN, Terrance (Terry) October 24, 1932 - January 15, 2014 Passed away suddenly at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the age of 81. Terry was born and raised in Montreal ( Ve r d u n ) , Q u e b e c a n d m o v e d t o Toronto in 1952, and then to Mount Albert, ON in 1989. He will be missed by his best-friend and soul-mate of 61 years, Margaret Ryan (nee Menzies), his children Deborah (Joe) Bugeja of Queensville, ON and Gary (Paula) Ryan of Gilford, ON, his grandchildren Kristen and Daniel Bugeja and Erik, Curtis & Kevin Ryan and his brother-in-law and sister's-in-law Stanley & Betty McLean, Helen & Bert Beaudin, Pat and Wanda Menzies, Ron and Nicole Menzies. Terry will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by his first son, Terry Ryan, mother Edith Ryan, Lawrence Ryan, brothers Larry, Henry, sisters Edith and Shirley. Special thanks to the caring nurses a n d s t a f f a t B r a d f o r d Va l l e y L o n g - Te r m C a r e a n d S o u t h l a k e Regional Health Care Centre. A celebration of Terry's life will be held at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Saturday, January 25th at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southlake Regional Health Care Centre. On-line condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com
COATES, William Gulston of Queensville, in his 88th year.
Bill was called home on January 15th after a long life of serving his Lord. Beloved husband of Laura (nee Joyce); dear father of Stan (Judi), Susan (Len) Wight, Patty (Keith) Clapperton. Loving Grandpa of Josh, P e t e r, A d a m ( B r e n d a ) & N a o m i Coates, Kevin (Anthea-Lea) Mengers, Mark (Jennifer) Mengers, Laurie (Phil) Ramsay, Becky (James) Buck, Lisa (Keegan) Larson, Christine (Randy) Stewart, Matthew Wight & Stephen Wight, Megan, Kaitlyn & Alex Clapperton. Proud great-grandfather of Isaac, Kiera, Ben, Ethan, Nolan, Peyton, Zachary, Halleigh, Kate, Liam, Reagan & Jayce. Cherished brother of Fred (Dorothy), Murray (Doris) & pre-deceased by Grace (Gord) Relf. Visitation at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St S, Newmarket, on Sunday Jan 19th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Service at 11am at Victory Baptist Church, followed by interment at Queensville Cemetery. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Bethany Lodge for their excellent and compassionate care. On-line condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com
COUSINS, Shirley Irene Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in her 82nd year. Shirley is the beloved wife of Hugh. Dear mother of Vicki, Don and his wife Carole, Lisa and Steven. Loving grandmother of Brian, Carrie, Jennie, Laura, Diane, Dean, Jesse, Ashley and Melissa. Great grandmother of Taylor. Dear sister of Marion and her husband Jim Stephenson. Predeceased by her sister Marguerite MacDonald. Visitation at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway S., Aurora (905 727-5421) on Sunday, January 19 from 6- 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home on Monday, January 20 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society. Online condolences may be made at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com
MARTIN, Caroline Jane
Passed away suddenly at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre in Newmarket, on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 79 years of age, surrounded by family. Loving wife of the late James (Jim). Beloved mother of Annette (Gary), Jim and Karen (Tom). Proud grandma of Jamie (Carrie), Nicole (Curtis), Andrew (Claire), Ryan (Ashley) and Brandon (Mackenzie). Special thanks to Joanne, Tracey, Karen, Dr. Taremi and Dr. Baguio at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre. A celebration of Caroline's life will be held at later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre.
KAROFF, Sylvia Mary Surrounded by her family, Sylvia passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 in her 77th year. Loving wife of 45 years of Donald. Much beloved mother of Deborah and her partner Don Bell and Pat and her husband Peter McDowell. Proud grandmother of Shona, Ryan, Grant, Brendon and Jeremy. Survived by her brother Rolland Dennis and predeceased by her sisters Doris and Mabel and brothers Les and Al. Sadly missed by her loving Yorkie, Dixie. A remembrance and celebration of Sylvia's life will be held on Tuesday, January 21st from 11:00am until 1:00pm at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket. If desired, donations in memory of Sylvia can be made to the Canadian Lung Association. On-line condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com
McLELLAN, Charles (Chuck) William Edward The family of Charles (Chuck) McLellan would like to announce his passing on Friday January 17th 2014. Charles passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and support of his family. Charles leaves behind his wife Grace, of 62 years. His sons Steve (Alix), Dave (Pam) and Bruce (Cara) and his loving daughter Susan (Tom). Charles also leaves behind his loving grandchildren Matthew (Susan), Liza (Geoff), Amanda, Nicole, Samantha, Derrick (Amber), Curtis, Brad and Tessa. Charles also leaves his love in the hearts of his Great Grandchildren Catherine, Nathan and Violet. A memorial will be held for Charles at a later date.
GOULD, John Charles Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday January 14, 2014 at 79 years of age. Loving husband of the late Jean Gould. A funeral service will be held at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street, South, Newmarket on Monday January 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. with one hour of visitation prior. Interment at Aurora Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. www.roadhouseandrose.com
Gail Lesley Boston (nee) Eastwood Jan. 20, 1969 July 30, 2002
Birthday memories of our beautiful daughter Gail. She touched the lives of everyone she met with passion, joy & friendship. Your loving family, The Eastwoods.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the Estate of EARL EMIL JOHNSON, late of the Town of Aurora, Ontario, who died on or about the 11th day of August, 2013, must be filed with the undersigned personal representatives on or before the 21st day of February, 2014, thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED this 9th day of January, 2014 William D. Johnson c/o Counter & Mitchell Barristers & Solicitors P.O. Box 2939 Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 1A8
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HWY: 9.0L/100 KM CITY: 12.6L/100 KMΔ
LEASE BI-WEEKLY FOR 36 MONTHS▼. $650 DOWN PAYMENT. $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT. INCLUDES FREIGHT, PDI, LEVIES & $4,000 CREDIT♦. TAXES NOT INCLUDED.
SILVERADO LTZ CREW CAB 4X4 SHOWN††
PLUS WE MAKE YOUR FIRST MONTH’S LEASE PAYMENT TO GUARANTEE OUR QUALITY, WE BACK IT
160,000-KM/5-YEAR POWERTRAIN WARRANTY ▲
Whichever comes first. See dealer for limited warranty details.
VEHICLE PRICING IS NOW EASIER TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE ALL OUR PRICES INCLUDE FREIGHT, PDI AND MANDATORY GOVERNMENT LEVIES. Prices do not include applicable taxes and PPSA. Consumers may be required to pay up to $799 for Dealer fees.***
For the latest information, visit us at chevrolet.ca, drop by your local Chevrolet Dealer or call us at 1-800-GM-DRIVE. *Offer applies to the purchase of 2014 Chevrolet (Cruze LS 1SA/Equinox LS FWD 1LS). ▼Based on a 60/48/36 month lease for 2014 Chevrolet (Cruze LS 1SA/Equinox LS FWD 1LS/Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4WD 1WT+G80+B30). Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. OAC by GM Financial. Monthly/Bi-Weekly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. A down payment or trade of $0/$375/$650 and/or $0 security deposit is required. Total obligation is $11,026/$16,866/$15,369. Option to purchase at lease end is $6,510/$10,949/$19,155. Excess wear and tear and km charges not included. Other lease options available. ‡0% purchase financing offered by GMCL for 84/72 months on 2014 Chevrolet (Cruze LS 1SA/Equinox LS FWD 1LS). O.A.C by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Finance Services/Scotiabank. Rates from other lenders will vary. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, monthly payment is $119.05/$138.89 for 84/72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly/Bi-weekly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Monthly/Bi-weekly payments based on a purchase price of $17,536/$27,815 with $2,050/$2,995 down payment. ♦$4,000 is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext. & Crew Cab and is reflected in offers in this advertisement. Other cash credits available on most models. See dealer for details. */▼/‡/♦/***Freight & PDI ($1,600/$1,600/$1,650), registration, air and tire levies and OMVIC fees included. Insurance, licence, PPSA, dealer fees and applicable taxes not included. Offers apply as indicated to 2014 new or demonstrator models of the vehicle equipped as described. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the Ontario Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only (including Outaouais). Dealers are free to set individual prices. Quantities limited; dealer order or trade may be required. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. +Based on WardsAuto.com 2012 Upper Small segment, excluding Hybrid and Diesel powertrains. Standard 10 airbags, ABS, traction control and StabiliTrak®. ®Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. ♠Comparison based on 2013 Polk segmentation: Compact SUV and latest competitive data available and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ∆2014 Cruze equipped with standard 1.8L EcoTec engine and 6-speed manual transmission. 2014 Equinox equipped with standard 2.4L EcoTec engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. 2014 Silverado 1500 equipped with standard 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel consumption based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ∆∆2014 Silverado 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city, 8.7L/100 km highway and 11.0L/100 km combined 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city, 9.0L/100 km highway and 11.4L/100/km combined 4WD. Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine has a fuel consumption rating of 12.9L/100 km city, 9.0L/100 km highway and 11.1L/100 km combined 2WD and 14.1L/100 km city, 9.6L/100 km highway and 12.1L/100 km combined 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Comparison based on wardsauto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. ♣When equipped with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine (available to order fall 2013). Class is Light-Duty Full-Size Pickups. ∞Requires 2WD Double or Crew Cab with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Maximum trailer weight ratios are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. Comparison based on wardsauto.com 2013 Light-Duty Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. Class is Light-Duty Full-Size Pickups. ◊U.S. government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (safercar.gov). ††2014 Cruze LTZ, MSRP with freight, PDI & levies $28,489. 2014 Equinox LTZ FWD, MSRP with freight, PDI & levies $37,539. 2014 Traverse LTZ FWD, MSRP with freight, PDI & levies $48,289. 2014 Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD, MSRP $51,379. Dealers are free to set individual prices. **The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased, leased or financed a new eligible 2014 MY Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle (excluding Spark EV), with an ACDelco oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 kms, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM Dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ‡‡Participating lenders are subject to change. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Finance Services/Scotiabank for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS 1SA, Sonic 5-door, Cruze. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $25,595 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $304.70 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $25,595. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ¥Offer valid only to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by GM Financial, have entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from January 3, 2014 through February 28, 2014 of a new eligible 2014 model. General Motors of Canada will pay the first month’s lease payment, or first 2 bi-weekly lease payments (inclusive of taxes). After the first month, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details.