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Newmarket’s Justin Hines was among 25 people appointed to the Order of Ontario Thursday.

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Mrs. Rizzi also credits those with whom she has served for helping her get to where she is today. “It’s not just my success; it’s the success of the people who chose to mentor me and coach me and teach me how to be a better firefighter, how to be a better acting captain, how to be a better supervisor, so I could reach this place,” she said. “As much as the schooling and everything else helps, that is the most important.” Mrs. Rizzi, who grew up in Markham, earned bachelor’s and teaching degrees from Queen’s University. She began her career as a teacher in York Region, but, after a few years, decided it was time for a change. “I fell into teaching because both my parents were teachers; my older sister was a teacher. Not that it was expected, it was just that’s what I saw; that’s what I knew,” Mrs. Rizzi said. “When I was teaching, although I do love children and I do love teaching, I wanted something a little bit more physically active because at that time, I was an athlete.”

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Newmarket’s Deryn Rizzi became York Region’s first female deputy fire chief. She works in Vaughan. A former member of Canada’s triathlon team, Mrs. Rizzi competed at three world championships. She was also part of Ontario’s cycling team and competed at the

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organization was in our house,” he said. The 12-year veteran’s service and education speaks for itself, he added. “Academically, she’s exceptional and she brings skills from Emergency Management Ontario. Her organizational skills are just incredible also.” As deputy chief of support services, Mrs. Rizzi will be in charge of public education, fire prevention, training and communications. “When I was hired, the City of Vaughan Fire Rescue Service was known as the best fire department in Ontario,” she said. “So I look forward to maintaining that standard and that level of respect in the province.” Vaughan hired its first frontline female firefighter in 1991. There have been major strides since then, but firefighting remains a male-dominated profession.

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York’s first female deputy fire chief passionate about job

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES In Vaughan, however, everyone is treated equally, Mrs. Rizzi said. “We don’t look at this as a gender-based job as much as people from the outside looking in might,” she said. “There’s not a subgroup of female firefighters because, at the end of the day, it’s someone in bunker gear with a helmet on and a breathing apparatus. It doesn’t matter who it is. It’s just that person who is willing to put their life on the line for your life.” A self-described competitive person, Mrs. Rizzi aspires to someday reach the top rank. “I don’t believe that’s unattainable,” she said. “Eventually, I will be a fire chief.” To all those young girls out there considering their future careers, she offers this advice: “Educate yourself, work hard, follow your passion, have drive and determination and make yourself the best person you can be.”

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Can’t Miss Events

Valley View Alliance Church curling bonspiel, Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the York Curling Club, 220 Muriel St., Newmarket. Help raise money for inner city youth work. For registration or more information, call 905-758-5825.

Trail walk, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Brown Hill forest tract. Meet in the parking lot on McCowan Road, about 500 metres south of Ravenshoe Road. For more, visit eastgwillimbury.ca

Newmarket Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of every month, including Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. between January and November at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. For more information, visit gardenewmarket.ca

WEDNESDAY Woof Tales, 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. at the Holland Landing branch of the East Gwillimbury library. Read to a friendly dog. This program is for beginning readers or those who want some reading practice. Presented by the St. John Ambulance therapy dog program. Attendance deposit of $10 required upon registration. All attendees will be refunded in full. Must provide 24-hour cancellation notice. For more information, call 905-836-6492.

Church, 15186 Yonge St., from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting is for lyme patients and caregivers. However, anyone interested in learning about the disease is invited to attend. Come fragrance free. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or email yorknorth.lymegroup@gmail.com Newmarket prostate cancer support group meets at the Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place, 474 Davis Dr. Meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Meeting 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit newmarketprostatecancer. com or call 905-895-1975.

runs until Feb. 2. More than 300 Ontario gymnasts will attend the event, including 70 Pulsars athletes. A variety of skill levels will be on display, from beginner competitive to provincial qualifier. Daily admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $3 for children. The club is at 1206 Ringwell Dr., Unit 2, Newmarket. Visit pulsarsgymnastics.com or call 905-836-2209.

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Aurora’s Borealis, the annual LED lighting display, runs 5 to 11 p.m. daily at Town Park until Feb. 17. Coloured lights will adorn the park’s trees. For more information, email Shelley Ware at sware@ aurora.ca or call 905-726-4762. 15145 Yonge St. Visit library.aurora.on.ca or call 905-727-9494.

FEB. 20 Monthly Parkinson’s support group meeting for education and support for those with the disease and their caregivers at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. For more information, email karen. dowell@parkinson.ca or call 1-800-565-3000.

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Newmarket’s Peter Titanic died of complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93.

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Former Toronto Argonauts wide receiver and Newmarket resident Peter Titanic died Monday. Mr. Titanic, who played for three Grey Cup championship teams with the double blue in 1946, 1947 and 1950, died from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93. Growing up in Mimico, Mr. Titanic excelled at football, fastball and basketball. His first sports love was fastball and he once competed in the world championships as a catcher. He also won a city football championship while attending Mimico High School. He later suited up for Balmy Beach of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and was one of the original members of the Toronto Indians, which competed in the Ontario Rugby Football Union. Mr. Titanic is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret, his two sons, Peter and Paul, four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

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Re: Weather slows mail delivery: Canada Post, Jan. 16. Similar to Ron Cone, we have also had very few deliveries since the middle of December. For more than a week before Christmas, we received no mail. We called Canada Post Dec. 19 and were told the local depot would be notified and the situation investigated. Christmas Eve, we received a very large bundle of mail, some of which was bills that were past due. Since Christmas, we have had only one or two deliveries. We even received mail postmarked October. We again called Canada Post Jan 15 and, again, were told the local depot would be notified and the situation investigated. We know mail was sent to us Jan. 9 and Canada Post states it usually guarantees delivery within five days. I can also understand issues with weather and staffing, but only on isolated dates, not for such a long period of time. It will be interesting to see when we finally get our next batch of mail.

Re: 41,838 Canadians were medical tourists, column by Nadeem Esmile and Bacchus Barua, Jan. 2 Yes, there are shortcomings in the Canadian health care system, however, 41,000 Canadians going abroad for medical procedures each year is a low percentage of the population. About 1 million American patients go abroad, so ours is a much lower percentage. Mr. Esmile and Mr. Barua are both associates of the Fraser Institute. The purpose of the institute is to promote private enterprise and less government. It would seem to Mr. Esmile and Mr. Barua that only a state-run medical system has failings. Why don’t they ask themselves why so many Americans go abroad? Maybe some Americans don’t have

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Re: Weather slows mail delivery: Canada Post, Jan. 16. I am disgusted with the service and the attitude of the Newmarket post office. We used to have a wonderful mail carrier who provided reliable service in any weather, but that carrier retired last summer, which is when service took a nosedive. There is often no mail and other times we get mail for one of our neighbours on the street or

even the next street over. I have been in to the post office three times to complain — once I was even fortunate enough to speak with a supervisor. He treated me as if I was intruding and wasting his time. He said it could be a sorting or delivery problem and told me there are six supervisors in Newmarket. The post office, unilaterally and with no notice, changed the numerical designation of our suite and refuse to deliver anything to our original address, which has been used for 50 years. It is and has always been a multi-family dwelling, with suites A, B and C, changed by the postal service to 1, 3 and 2. We were Suite B, we are now Suite 3 – go figure. This has also affected our delivery. We used to receive an avalanche of mail at Christmas, but, this year, we got mail only on Dec. 19, and then again Jan. 3 and 8. We’ve received nothing since then. It appears there is a people problem, a money problem, a union problem or a management problem (or maybe all of the above ) at the formerly grand old Canada Post.

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$51,000 for a knee replacement? Maybe there is an inconsistency in pricing? A research team for the Journal of the American Medical Association found large price differences. The team called 100 hospitals and the range for a hip replacement was between $11,000 and $125,000. Employers in the United States are sending employees to places such Costa Rica for medical attention. It’s a lot cheaper than having it done in the United States. The drawback is if the patient gets infected or has complications, the foreign hospital can’t be sued. I can only speak for myself and my family. The Canadian system has served us well. I remember the days when we didn’t have it. Hopefully, in the near future, we will see a column entitled, “Why so many Americans are medical tourists”.

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A woman is fighting mad after being bilked out of $4,000 by two scammers who posed as her son with an elaborate story of drunk driving, whiplash and, eventually, prison. Barb Scollick, executive director of a non-profit organization in Markham, told York Region Media Group she was put through one of the most frantic days of her life last week after a man — claiming to be her 38-year-old son — called her and begged for quick cash to get out of a sticky situation. When the call first came last Thursday morning, showing as a private number, Ms Scollick was on the other line with a business contact. She answered the phone thinking it was her son, who also shows up as a private number when he calls. “All he said was ‘hi’ to start,” she said. “I assumed it was my son. When I said to him, ‘Are you OK? You sound funny’, he told me he had broken his nose.” What followed may seem like an unbelievable story, however, Ms Scollick insists that despite feeling “stupid” now for believing the details, she was emotionally involved at the time and fell for it, hook, line and sinker. Initially, the man on the phone told Ms Scollick he attended an acquaintance’s wedding the night before and was involved in an accident after deciding to drive a drunken friend home. En route, he said he was involved in an accident with a woman from Quebec. When police arrived, he said, he was asked to take a breathalyser and blew over the legal limit. “I shouldn’t have had that last glass of champagne,” he told her. “They had an answer for everything I questioned about the story,” she said. “When I said, ‘Where can I call you’, he told me, ‘I’m in jail, I’ll have to call you back’.” The man continued by asking Ms Scollick not to talk to his wife about the incident because he thought it would be better if she heard it from him. Before hanging up the phone, he said he needed $1,995 to get out of prison,

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Barb Scollick sits in her living room after a group of scammers, posing as her son, managed to get her to turn over $4,000. however, she was to give it to his lawyer, who was to call her in the next few minutes. After fielding that call, she sent the money via Walmart’s Western Union location. Soon after, she received a second call from a phoney lawyer advising her of new charges stemming from one of the Quebec vehicle’s passengers. He then requested a further $1,995 to deal with those claims. It was only after sending the second transfer that she decided to text her daughter-in-law. When she finally discovered her son was not actually in trouble, she rushed back to Western Union to stop the transfer. Unfortunately, the money had gone through 30 seconds before she reached the counter. Moments later, she fielded a third call from the scammer, in which she “let him have it”.

“You son-of-a-*&%#, you just scammed me,” she managed to get out, before her victimizer hung up the phone. Instead of accepting her losses and getting back to normal life, as many do, Ms Scollick is speaking out about her ordeal in hopes others may avoid the same fate. Ms Scollick said she wants to speak to senior citizens and York Regional Police to ensure others know the dangers posed through telephone rip-offs and especially the story she fell for, dubbed the “grandparents scam”. “Most people will not speak up. Well, that’s wrong. If we all work together, we could catch these people,” she said. “We don’t need to take this lying down. I won’t do that. We all need to step up.” Statistics, by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, show that only between 1 and 5 per cent of victims actually call to report these types of crimes. In 2012, the centre received 2,240 complaints from across the GTA worth about $5 million.

York Regional Police are aware of the grandparents scam, noting this version has taken place in the region at least 15 times over the past year. Det.-Const. Paul Jodoin said even though Ms Scollick was able to subvert the scam before the final phase, most people end up losing $6,000. If she had not called her daughter-in-law, the criminals would have likely requested a further $2,000 to get their car out of police possession. “All the money in these scams ends up in Laval,” he said. “It’s always the lawyer, who sounds East African.” It often happens late on a Friday so there is a sense of urgency and usually involves someone saying they have a broken nose or split lip to explain the difference in their voice, Det.-Const. Jodoin said. “This is a script that someone’s reading,” he added. “They know all the Western Union rules and how to get around them. It’s incredible. They don’t care who they scam or who they hurt. This is all done without any remorse.” This is not the only con York police deal with on a regular basis. Other consistent frauds include the merchant scam, during which a stolen credit card will be used to buy an array of goods over the phone. Fraudsters then hire someone to pick up the goods and deliver them. It’s only once the payment has been processed that merchants discover it has been declined and they are stuck with the loss. Another popular rip-off involves someone calling residents claiming to be a Microsoft employed repairman. Once the scammers gain access to your computer, they can install malicious software and gather sensitive information, including banking and credit card data, for phoney billing.

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As widespread speculation and the search for Jeffrey Boucher — the Whitby teacher who went missing during a jog Jan. 13 — intensifies, questions persist about York Region’s own missing persons and if they’ll ever be found. Thoughts also remain with those who were put through the emotional torment of vanished family members, only to find out they were already dead. Over the past few years, each York Region municipality has dealt with its own stories, ranging in circumstances from baffling to tragic. In Newmarket, Tammy Lamondin, 20, has been missing since a night out with friends on Main Street in 1999. She remained in the group’s company until after midnight. She was last seen near Fairy Lake May 29 of that year. Ms Lamondin’s body has never been found. Most recently, Markham suffered through the agonizing details of George Opasinis, a well-known real estate agent who was found dead after going through a painful divorce with his wife and the mother of his two daughters. He had been missing for months, putting his friends and family through hell, before his remains were eventually discov-

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ered in Toronto. Mr. Opasinis was committed to hospital with mental issues several times before his death, his father said days before the funeral. Details of Fang Lin’s disappearance still resonate with people after the Markham resident went missing without a trace in 2011 and her Porsche Cayenne was found abandoned two days later in Richmond Hill. Police found no activity in her bank accounts or credit cards and forensic evidence turned up no blood or evidence she met with foul play. Evidence that she was a loan shark continues to muddy the investigation, which remains open, police said. Police are so keen on finding out more information about Cheryl Rowe’s disappearance, the force raised her $10,000 reward to $50,000 only months ago. She went missing from her Richmond Hill home three days before Christmas in 2011 after promising her daughter they would meet up at a nearby alleyway. Her family continues to hold vigil for her on a Facbook page, which is constantly being updated

Markham mayor re-appointed to police board Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti was appointed for a third term as chairperson of the York Police Services Board Wednesday. The longtime Markham politician said he was looking forward to a continued relationship with the board and York Regional Police. At the same meeting, Barbara Bartlett was re-appointed as vice-chairperson for 2014. Ms Bartlett has held several positions on committees across York Region, including Community Living Newmarket/Aurora president.

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Considering York Region’s recent deep freeze, 360°kids’ Raising the Roof toque campaign couldn’t be more timely. Until National Toque Tuesday, which is Feb. 4, toques are being offered for a $10 donation to help end youth homelessness in York Region. All proceeds raised go to pro-

grams and services that benefit York Region’s homeless youths. York Region council is on board, with members donning the headgear as endorsement Jan. 23. If you think youth homelessness isn’t a problem in York Region, 360°kids, formerly known as Pathways for Children, Youth and Families of York Region, said you may be surprised by the facts. There are 300 homeless youths

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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 750word short story that begins with the sentence, “I couldn’t believe it really happened.” Susan Lennard, one of the cochairpersons of the contest com-

mittee, 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. The top 10 finalists will be invited to a celebration reception. To see contest rules and download an entry form, visit cfuw auroranewmarket.com — Julia Le

Relay campaign kicks off You can escape the cold by thinking about warm evenings outdoors at the kickoff of the Newmarket and Aurora Relay For Life campaign. The kickoff is Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the warm confines of Upper Canada Mall. The event features mini relays and the announcement of campaign goals. There will be a tent, track, luminaries and cancer survivors, team captains and sponsors showing

their support as part of a global movement against cancer. Relay For Life events take place in 20 countries, including more than 500 communities across Canada Newmarket’s is June 20 and Aurora’s June 6. The 12-hour overnight events bring communities together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay For Life has a festival-like atmosphere and welcomes everyone to participate, regardless of age or fitness level. Visit relayforlife.ca to register a team, raise funds as a participant or donate.

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Before you head south for a sunny holiday, take precautions to make sure illness doesn’t ruin the trip, pharmacist Tommy Cheung advised. The health professional at Enhanced Care addressed dreaded and potentially dangerous travellers’ diarrhea, a respite-robbing malady that befalls nearly half of those travelling to developing countries. An ounce of prevention can prevent a pound of cure, Mr. Cheung said about simple strategies against common vacation perils. There remains much misunderstanding and misinformation about health and safety while travelling, he said, referring to a recent Ipsos Reid study entitled Unpacking the Truth About Travel Myths. Eight out of 10 Canadians believe drinking bottled water is always safe and 59 per cent believe all-inclusive resort food, ice and drinks are innocuous, he said, echoing the survey. It is not true, he said. Bacteria and viruses can lurk everywhere, including in resort pools, hut tubs and spas. Vacationing in developing areas, such as Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, exposes you. Resort cuisine is better than eating from street vendors, he said, adding you should still be vigilant. Food should be boiled, cooked or peeled or forget about it, Mr. Cheung said. Ask the resort management how they make their ice. Don’t drink bottled water that wasn’t sealed. It could be tap water. Stick with bottled or canned beverages. Travellers’ diarrhea is most commonly caused by a bacteria called E. coli. Human or animal feces are the primary source of contamination. Travellers’ diarrhea can also spread very

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Newmarket’s Avianna Chao aims to win a medal close to home in the 2015 Pan Am Games. An estimated 250 men and women will compete in shooting events — air pistol, air rifle, trap and skeet — in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games at the Toronto International Trap & Skeet Club near Cookstown. Ms Chao is thrilled with the choice of venue. “It’s always awesome to be able to represent your country,” the former Pan Am Games champion (2007) and Olympian (2008) said. “Hopefully, I’ll qualify for the 2015 Games and then train here for the next Olympics and the next Pan Am Games. It was wonderful standing on top of the podium in 2007.” The Pan Am competition is also an Olympic qualifier event. “I’m planning on grabbing one of the 20 spots,” she said. “The 2015 games are a shot in the arm for my sport,” said Chao’s coach and husband, Patrick Haynes. “It will be amazing to see the spectators cheering on our athletes and it will leave a legacy for the Toronto International Trap & Skeet Club. Many shooters hope this event in Innisfil will help propel them to the podium at the 2016 Olympics.” The club will be renamed the Pan Am Shooting Centre during the games, York-Simcoe MP Peter

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Van Loan said. “Residents will be able to share in the excitement of the Pan Am Games and the event will bring lasting benefits to our community,” he said. The club, founded in 1970, will be the beneficiary of federal funding that will make the facility a world-class venue for the sport. The investment will be used to build a new, permanent combined 25-metre and 50-metre range, a new separate 10-metre air rifle range and improvements to two existing trap and skeet ranges. “For the first time in 20 years, athletes will have a facility that offers much needed training in all three disciplines of their sport,” games chief operating officer Saad Rafi said. “Canada has produced many champion shooting stars over the years, but this investment will take the sport to the next level.”

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Sales Opportunities

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JOB POSTING Job Title: Machine Strapper, Casual Part Time Location: Aurora THE OPPORTUNITY York Region Media Group, a division of Metroland Media Group, is currently looking to fill a Casual Part- Time Machine Strapper position for the following shifts: Mondays 4pm-2am and Tuesday 4pm-2am. Reporting to the Machine Operator, the Machine Strapper is responsible for removing skids from the line, relocating them to the appropriate slots using the pump truck and wrapping finished product. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Remove skids from line, relocate them to the appropriate slots using pump truck and wrap finished product • Follow the job list assigned to count, insert flyers and stacking • Retrieve flyers from surrounding skids • Hours fluctuate seasonally based on insert/flyer volume • Work in a safety-conscious manner as outlined in the Company and department safety policies • Perform physical material handling • To perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR • Ability to remain alert and maintain a high level of concentration • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment, an asset • Attention to detail • Have their own transportation Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume to Erin Smyth at esmyth@yrmg.com by February 5, 2014. Please reference "Machine Strapper" in the subject line. Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please

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BRADFORD (WEST), large 3 bedroom, fenced yard, laundry, parking. $995+. Tony Mendes. 905-715-4951. Century 21. HOLLAND LANDINGClean 2 bedroom apartment, in upper duplex. Suits professional. No smoking/ pets. $900+. Excellent references only. Immediately. 416-287-1093

KESWICK Big bright 3 bedroom basement near park. Lots of big windows, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, parking, appliances. $1300 inclusive. 905-960-9119 leave message KESWICK- MODERN, bright 1 bedroom above ground basement, separate entrance, storage, laundry, cable, internet, hydro, gas $1100 inclusive. Non-smoking. 289-383-2984

KESWICK SOUTH Central- bachelor selfcontained. Close to amenities, Suits mature single. Non-smoking/ pets. $750 inclusive. Now available. AURORA- NEWLY reno- (905)476-6876. vated bachelor basement. Walkout. $800 MT. ALBERT, Royal Oak inclusive. Laundry, park- C o u r t . 6 0 + S e n i o r ' s i n g , f i r e p l a c e , A / C . building, 1 bed apt. $891 Available immediately. inclusive. No smoking, N o s m o k i n g / p e t s . available immediately. 905-473-2567. 905-841-8097 AURORA- 2 2 bedrooms, hot water, heating and parking included. Hydro extra. Laundr y. First/ last. No pets. $895/ $890. 905-478-4486

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AURORA- YONGE/ Murray. 3 bedroom, main level, clean, parking, laundry. Available Februar y 1st. No smoking/ pets. $1400 inclusive. 416-453-9040 AURORA- YONGE Street. 2 bedroom, second floor. Near amenities. Freshly painted. Hardwood. $985.+ hydro. No pets. Available immediately. (905)841-0576, 905-727-9150 BLOOMINGTON/ LESLIE- Large 2 bedroom walkout, completely renovated. Secure building. Available immediately. No smoking/ pets. A p p o i n t m e n t o n l y. 905-888-9889 BRADFORD- 2 bedroom lower apartment, laundry, separate entrance, a/c. February 1st. $1000 all inclusive. Non-smoking/ pets. Phone 905-830-2555 BRADFORD- 3 bedroom excellent condition/ garage/ laundry. $1450 inclusive. Tony Mendes 905-715-4951 Century 21 HOLLAND LANDINGspacious 2 bedroom upper level. Private entrance, appliances, parking. $900+. No smoking, no dogs. Immediate. (905)830-4151

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NEWMARKET, CLOSE to hospital, large, clean, bright 1 bedroom walkout basement. Private entrance, laundry, AC, parking, non-smoking. $ 8 0 0 + . I m m e d i a t e l y. 416-803-5661. NEWMARKET- LARGE 1 bedroom, hardwood flooring, $875+ hydro. No smoking, no pets. Av a i l a b l e M a rc h 1 s t . 905-898-3282 NEWMARKET- LONDON/ Yonge- renovated, spacious 2 bedroom basement, appliances, laundry, a/c, non-smoking/ pets. Feb 1st/ March 1st. $1000 inclusive. 905-898-9156. NEWMARKET- PROSPECT/ Water. Large 1 bedroom walk-out with sunroom and covered patio, walk-in closet, walk to Fairy Lake, shops, restaurants and hospital. $900+ hydro. 416-822-5908 N E W M A R K E T- Q U I E T building, private balcony new kitchen/ floors, 1 bedroom, near hospital. Parking, laundry on premises, No dogs. $1075. 905-953-9683. N E W M A R K E T- Q U I E T building. Heating, parking included. Large 1 bedrooms apt. Nonsmoking/ pets. 647-704-0220. NEWMARKET- (SUNNYPOINT) 3 bedroom, upper. New flooring, freshly painted. Near schools, transit. Laund r y, p a r k i n g , y a r d . $1395 inclusive. Immediate. 289-231-0937

N E W M A R K E T- 1 1 / 2 bedroom basement. Available February 1st. $895 inclusive. Parking, l a u n d r y. P l e a s e c a l l NEWMARKET, WILLIAM 289-221-7785 Roe/ Yonge, 1 bedroom, gas fireplace, parking, NEWMARKET- 2 bed- laundry, non-smoking/ room basement, separ- pets. Available immediate entrance, parking, ately. $800 all inclusive. shared laundry. $1200 905-954-1294. inclusive. No smoking/ YONGE/ WELLINGTONpets. Available March 1 b e d r o o m , $ 9 0 0 + 1st. 416-576-5257 utilities. No pets allowed. Also, 2 bedroom: NEWMARKET- 3 bed- $1000+ utilities. 1 parkroom main floor bunga- i n g . N o p e t s . low. Newly renovated. 1 416-743-5601, Tony. bathroom. Eat-in kitchen. 1 car parking. $1500 Townhouses for Rent inclusive. 647-831-5868 KESWICK- 3 bedroom townhouse open conNEWMARKET- 2 bed- cept, 2 car garage, walkr o o m l o w e r, c l e a n , out balcony, minutes bright, freshly painted. f r o m L a k e S i m c o e . Parking, laundry. Close $1450 plus. March 1st. to schools, transporta- 289-380-0872 tion, shopping. Available immediately. $995 inclu- NEWMARKET- BEAUTIFUL 2/3 bedroom townsive. 905-252-7424 home $1,140.00/ $1,221.00 +utilities. NEWMARKET- 2 bed- H.O.P.E. Co-op, familyroom main floor $1200+. o r i e n t e d c o m m u n i t y, Available February 1st. steps to amenities. NO 905-836-0962 SUBSIDY AVAILABLE. Visit www.hopecoop.ca NEWMARKET- 2 level 2 for further info/ to downb e d r o o m a p a r t m e n t . load application. View$1050+ hydro. Laminate ings arranged for preflooring upstairs/ down- qualified applicants only. stairs. Parking. Non- move-in incentive insmoking/ pets. March cludes free basic cable 1st. For appointment f o r 1 y r . I n f o : 905-898-3282 905-853-0049.

B AY V I E W / S T. J o h n , New Semi, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, finished basement. 5 appliances. February 1st. Non-smoking/ pets $2100+ utilities. (905)-868-7085. BRADFORD- CLEAN, spacious 3 bedroom, freshly painted. $1500 inclusive. New floors, central air, separate laundry. No smoking. Pets negotiable. 905-716-8554 KESWICK- 3 bedroom, Tampa Dr. Newly renovated, 2 full baths, new furnace, a/c, laundry, garage, non-smoking/pets. Available. $1500+. 647-282-9004 KESWICK, NEWLY renovated 3 bedroom farm house. $1300 per month + u t i l i t i e s . Av a i l a b l e M a r c h 1 s t . 905-251-8461. KING CITY- 3 bedroom, living room/ den: main floor, finished basement. Appointment, Gerry (416)789-2163, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri., leave 416-789-2163ext24 after 5pm

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LEE, Doreen Mary Passed away with her husband at her side at Newmarket Health Centre on W e d n e s d a y, J a n u a r y 2 2 , 2 0 1 4 . Doreen Lee (nee Cotterill) of Mt. Albert in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Kenneth for 61 years. Loving mum of Kim (Denzil) Miao, Kerry Burnett and Christopher (Sue) Lee. Proud grandma of Athena (Dan), Danni, Adrea (Cam), Amber, Zack (Jessie), Sasha (Dave), Josh, Courtney (Claudio), Connor and Caitlynn. Doreen will be lovingly remembered by her 12 great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Shelagh (Frank) Dowling and John Cotterill (Bob). A s p e c i a l t h a n k s t o t h e s t a ff a t Newmarket Health Centre for their compassionate care for Doreen. Friends may call at the Mt. Albert United Church, 41 Alice St., Mt. Albert for visitation on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the celebration of her life at 11 a.m. In Doreen's memory, donations may be made to the Newmarket Health Centre. Arrangements entrusted to SKWARCHUK FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Albert.

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KITCHEN, Freda Irene (nee Smeathers)

On January 21st, 2014, Freda completed her time here and has gone on to be with her family members who predeceased her. She will be welcomed in Heaven by her husband Ross, her daughter Shirley and her son Paul, as well as many other loving family members. Freda, lovingly known to many as Tootsie or Nanny, leaves behind a legacy of unconditional love. Born in Possfield, England October 10th, 1919, Nan made it to the ripe old age of 94. She will be greatly missed by her only surviving son, Allan. Her love will live on in her seven grandchildren who were her pride and joy: Racine Hyatt (Frank Auld), Laurie McDonald (Brian Dollin), Liana Kerzner (Steven), Tamara Morrison (Karol), Darren Kitchen (Toni), Cameron Merrill (Amanda) and Whitney Merrill (Cory). She was very proud of her six great grandchildren. Nanny will be greatly missed by Laurie and Brian's children, Shannon (Todd), Anthony, Devin and Daniel as well as Darren's children Angel and Christopher. She will also be missed by her sister's Jean Brim and Peggy McCordick. Freda's easy going nature and love of life will be cherished by all who knew her. Although the last few years of her life were somewhat challenging, she soldiered on with a brave face and a smile. She was always looking for the next laugh or opportunity for a little mischief. Freda's celebration of life was held Saturday, January 25th at Taylor Funeral Home in Newmarket. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the great staff at Sunrise Aurora for their professional understanding, and best efforts towards Freda. Although Freda loved flowers, she lived a frugal life. If you wish to make a donation, Freda would have been thankful for a donation to the ALS Society of Canada in memory of her daughter, Shirley Merrill. "What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." Helen Keller


ZEIGER, Elly (nee Verstappen) (December 12, 1933 January 22, 2014) Elly died peacefully at home with her beloved husband, Bill, by her side on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by Bill, her loving husband of 53 years, her devoted children Judy (Win); Karen, and Will (Mark) and her three grandchildren Win, Cam and Carly. Elly is also survived by her s i s t e r s M i e s F e i t s m a , Tw a n Langenhuizen and Magriet Verstappen and nieces, nephews and family in Canada, the U.S., and the Netherlands. A celebration of Elly's life will be held Monday, January 27, 2014 at The Mansion, 400 Industrial Pkwy S., Aurora, Ontario, L4G 5V3 from 11am to 2pm. We welcome messages of condolences in the guestbook on the Thompson Funeral Home website, www.thompsonfh-aurora.com, or in the Guest book at the celebration. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Odette Cancer Centre. What is this death but negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.

PIERSON, John (Jack) William Peacefully passed away on January 22nd, 2014, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, at the age of 86 with family by his side. Loving husband for 59 years to Margaret Anne (Torgis)Beloved father of Catherine (Randy) Nealon, John (Andrea) Pierson, Laurie (Mark) Pettes. Fondly remembered by his sister Elinore (Joe) Guest, sister-in-law Doris Pierson, pre-deceased by his brother Gord. Cherished grandfather of Tyler, Michael, Katie, Brittany and David. Jack will be missed by family and friends. A private memorial service will be held at Thompson Funeral Home. Donations in Jack's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation Online condolences at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com

Memoriam

Memoriam

Helen Kristiansen (Kowalchuk) January 14, 1942 ~ January 26, 2013 A thousand times we needed you a thousand times we cried if love alone could have saved you you would have never died A heart of gold stopped beating two twinkling eyes closed to rest God broke our hearts to prove he took the best. Never a day goes by that your not in my heart and soul We love you Helen so much A loving wife of Wayne A loving mother of Kristine, Shelley [Lennie], Wayne Jr. [Franca] A loving Nana of Joshua, Jessica, Jennifer, Tessa and Ella We miss you so much.

Jim Connors Sep. 16, 1955 - Jan. 14, 2012.

We do not need a special day To bring you to our minds The days we do not think of you Are very hard to find Each morning when we awake We know that you are gone And no one knows the heartache As we try to carry on Our hearts still ache in sadness And secret tears still flow What it meant to lose you No one will ever know Our thoughts are always with you Your place no one can fill In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still Lovingly remembered by your sister Eileen and family

Celebration of Life for

Legals

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 Industrial/Commercial for Rent/Wanted NEWMARKET/ 404 Lease Industrial space. Clean 1100sq.ft., shop/ office, 10' overhead door. For light manufacturing, distribution, etc. (905)830-1409

Articles for Sale (Misc.) HOT TUB (SPA) Covers Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837. www.thecoverguy.com/sale

Building Equipment/ Materials STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS UP TO 60% OFF! 30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteel buildings.ca

Dave Stuart Please join us on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm as we celebrate Dave in his honour. We are suggesting for everyone to come dressed in either a Blue Jay, Toronto Maple Leaf, NASCAR or Molson Canadian shirt or hat. Come share your stories and good times. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Aurora Soccer Club 510 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, Ontario

Pets/Other PET LOSS Support, Registered Social worker and trained grief support worker offers emotional support. Newmarket area. Lisa Pace 289-383-0417.

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

In Memory of my brave daughter

Jessica Nichole Gough Memoriam

Memoriam

In loving memory

Doris Scholl

on January 27, 2009, at the young age of only 19, gave the ultimate sacrifice in her life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Life will never be the same without you. I miss you every day. Love Dad

$150-$1000 for dead/ alive cars, trucks, vans. Fast, free towing. New & used tires available. 1-866-726-0222 905-722-0222

May 23, 1932 ~ Jan 27, 2013

Houses for Rent

NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom main floor, laund r y, r e n o v a t e d , n e a r school/ amenities. $1475 includes heat/ hydro. Non-smoking/ pets. Available immediately. 416-580-0852

NEWMARKET- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, centrally located, 1.5 acres, pool, quiet, family friendly, Clean. Huge heated workshop. Immediate. 289-221-1743

NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom semi, near schools and all amenities $1190.+ utilities. 905-830-2915

NEWMARKET- LONDON Rd. lower floors, newly renovated, 3 bedrooms, 4 appliances, a/c. Nonsmoking/ pets. $1300. inclusive. Available immediately. (905)893-8538.

A FREE TOW for your scrap car or truck and cash paid. (905)775-1018 or (905)836-2100

Mortgages/Loans

$$MONEY$$

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

CASH PAID $0-$2,500. Scrap & repairable. Cars, trucks, trailers. Will pick-up. (905)775-4935. Toll-free: 1-888-484-4887. Anytime.

Child Care Available

Home Renovations

Waste Removal

A U R O R A D AY C A R E Experienced ECE teacher. Full/ part-time. Before/ after school program. Homemade meals. Age 1+. CPR. Bayview/ Wellington. (905)726-9380

ABBA CONSTRUCTIONBasement finishing from $7000. Fences & Decks. Tiles, flooring, electric, plumbing. Call Alex 905-252-0804, 905-252-0388 Office.

1/2 PRICE Junk Removal. Cheap. Fast Service. All loading/ cleanup. Free Estimates. John, 905-310-5865 (local)

Adult Personals Seniors Services

Astrology/Psychics

TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers, CALL NOW 24/7 T o l l F R E E 1-877-342-3032 Mobile: #4486 www.truepsychics.ca

CHOREBUSTERS: HOME Services. We do cleaning, cooking, laundry, domestic chores, errands, organizing etc.. York Region. Certificates and References. Lisa 289-383-0417.

HOME RENO. 25 years exp. Basement. Kitchen. Bathroom. Drywall. Painting. Call Cam 647-388-1866 www.hongfu construction.com

We blow the competition away. 705-719-1004

Moving & Storage

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

Support Services

A1 SERVICE. We pay top Tutoring dollar. Wanted: Cars, Trucks & Equipment. Used parts also available. Your respon- C A R I N G , U N D E R s i b l e a u t o r e c y c l e r, STANDING, experienced 905-954-0002 teacher available to tutor Grades 1-8, ESL, Special Ed. (905)898-1624 teakup@rogers.com

NAUGHTY HOTTIES

ARE YOU looking for a way to forgive, that allows you to feel happier and healthier, without guilt, anger or regrets? Call Lisa Pace, R.S.S.W. for appointment, 289-383-0417.

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, residential/ condos/ commercial. Quality service. Affordable/ reliable. 905-758-2848, 416-677-2848 www. parrishomesolutions. com

LOCAL HOOKUPS BROWSE4FREE 1-888-628-6790 or #7878 Mobile HOT LOCAL CHAT 1-877-290-0553 Mobile: #5015 Find Your Favourite CALL NOW 1-866-732-0070 1-888-544-0199 18+

PAINTING & DECORATING FOUR SEASONS PAINTING ...and Home Improvements 2 professional, hard working guys

New Year Painting Specials Book now and save on the hst...Senior's specials!

Please inquire : trim installation specials...crown moulding, coiffured waffle ceiling ,wainscoting and baseboards. Call Claudio: 416-723-4860 or 905-727-0862

PRO PAINTING ~ Painting Upgrades, Drywall Repairs, Stipple Ceiling Removal ~

Peter 416-878-1806 or 905-751-3612

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION Eco-Limo now has a new ecofriendly Lincoln hybrid for your airport transportation: from: $79 Aurora/$85 Newmarket to Pearson Airport Call Alan @ 416-992-3811 (mobile talk or text) 905-727-8600 (office) 1-844-ECO-LIMO (toll-free) e-mail: eco.limo@icloud.com Website: eco-limo.ca

PLUMBING Neil the Plumber Licensed Plumber

Installations, Repairs, Rough-ins & Service, Drain Clearing Porch Enclosures Complete•Bathroom Renovations • Screened Water Softeners, PurificationRooms Systems FREE • Four Season SunRoblin Rooms Neil ES AT ESTIM Cell# 416-414-7313 • 905-778-9832

905-778-8311

E-mail: neiltheplumber@rogers.com

PLUMBING/COOLING/HEATING

select3p@gmail.com

January Special! 1 Room $179 with Trim Paint Included

PKD Painting • 905.836.4347 Serving York Region since 1985 We carry Benjamin Moore Paints

COMPUTER/INTERNET IN-HOUSE/OFFICE COMPUTER DOCTOR ☛ Trouble shooting/ Virus repair ☛ Software/ Hardware Upgrades ☛ Network Implementing ☛ Computer Training

Day or Evening 905-252-1300 www.computerdr.ca

APPLIANCE REPAIR/INSTALLATION

B&W PLUMBING, HEATING AND AIR •Furnaces 95% Efficient Installed from $1699 • Central Air Installed from $1599 • Complete Washroom Renovations • New installations • Renovations, • Repairs • Emergency Calls Free estimates ~ Call 416-899-5040 Licensed & insured-Best prices guaranteed! C

No words can tell, no flowers repay, The loss we had one year today Till memories fail and life departs, You will live forever in our hearts. Miss you Mom! Bruce & Terry-Lea, Wayne & Mary Ann, Janis & Martin, and families.

Houses for Rent

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

Legals

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

Death Notices

19, The Advocate/The Banner/The Era Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Death Notices


The Advocate/The Banner/The Era Sunday, , Jan. 26, 2014, 20

HISTORIC MAIN STREET NEWMARKET www.newmarketmainstreet.com BEAUTY FITNESS PROFESSIONAL • Cycle Studio • Childcare Centre & FASHION Visit our Specialty shops for the perfect gift • Karate • Yoga • Funeral Home • Barbers • Personal Training • Graphic Design for your Valentine! • Children’s Wear • Sportswear • Banks • Consignment • Massage • Hair Stylists • Ladies Wear • Vintage • Jewellery & Fashion • Day Spas

COMMUNITY • Library • Museum • Churches • Synagogue • Miles of Walking • Cycling Trails • Fairy Lake

• Dance

SPECIALTY • Pharmacy • Book & Comic Store • Craft Studio • Wool Shop • Interior Design • Florist • Travel • Upholsterer • Video Store • Computer Sales and Service • Custom T-Shirts & Novelty Items

• Investments • Insurance • Lawyer • Optical • Seniors Residence

DINING • Coffee House • Sushi • Chinese • Sweet Shop • Delicatessen • Tea Room • Greek • Hungarian

Craft Studio

DROP IN & PAINT POTTERY - FOR ALL AGES

• Ice Cream • Mexican • Patios • Pizza

DOWNTOWN EVENTS WINTERFEST 2014 February 1, 2014

www.europatravel.ca 163 Main St S

228 Main St S. Newmarket

905-853-5843

www.whatnotscrafts.com

252 Main Street S., Newmarket 905.895.0606 www.goodvibesonmain.ca

www.hempenjewellers.com Experienced Registered Dental Hygienist Affordable Dental Hygiene Services Including: • Professional Teeth Cleaning • In-Office Teeth Whitening • Polishing and Stain Removal • Scaling and Root Planing No Referral Necessary Standard Dental Hygiene Insurance Forms Available Social Assistance Plans and Ontario Disability Are Accepted We Offer Discounts to Seniors and Students

905-868-8110 www.dentalhygienecare.ca 22 Main Street North, Suite 1, Newmarket ON

Paprika Euro Deli

200 Main St S. Newmarket 905-235-2200

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134 Main Street, South Toyland at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. Enjoy our old-fashioned wooden toys and activities involving our antique toys. See our model train, Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale displays. Have fun in our dress up area, discover the toys in our play area, have your picture taken with our pioneer board and go on a Museum scavenger hunt! Suitable for ages 4-10. $3.00 per participant with donation of nonperishable food item for the Newmarket Food Pantry. For more information, please call 905-953-5314.

SAVOUR DOWNTOWN Restaurant & Heritage Walking Tour - February 22, 2014 The Restaurant Tour is sold out, but another tour will be planned for later in the year.

289-470-5444

Teeth Cleaning & Whitening

Newmarket Community & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Fairy Lake Park at Water and Main St. Come join in the fun at the annual Winterfest event! Includes pancake breakfast, family bingo, children’s activities and more. Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, Doug Duncan Dr., Fairy Lake Park, Water St. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. includes wagon rides, pony rides, children’s games, train rides and hot food. Free Admission (nominal fee for some activities). Take a walk down Main Street and see what our shops and restaurants have to offer. For more information visit www.newmarket.ca

FAMILY DAY FUN February 17, 2014

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Whatnot’s

Shop

DRY CLEANING REDEFINED. 218 Main St. South Newmarket

(905)235-8810

flaircleaners.ca

www.roadhouseandrose.com 157 Main St S • 905-895-6631

Play Experience

220 Main St South • 905-895-6141

www.imagineartsinc.com

289.340.0320

Robins PHARMACY 191 MAIN ST., NEWMARKET 895-2411

Robins Your Independent Prescription Centre

93 Main Street South luesbymemo@gmail.com

905-895-4931


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