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Reduced transit hike approved BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

York fatalities part of coroner’s investigation

Public transit riders in York Region will pay more starting January, but monthly passes for adults, students and senior citizens/children won’t go up as much as originally planned. Regional council voted Thursday to knock up to $5 off the proposed new monthly fares for three categories following concerns voiced by several members that the hike would drive potential riders away and hit those with fixed or limited incomes the hardest. “I’m really struggling with this,” Vaughan Regional Councillor Deb Schulte said, pointing out many transit users already pay fares for York Region Transit and TTC.


Pat Robinson was an 84-yearold wife, mother and grandmother who adored her family and loved life in equal measure. In 2010, her precious life was snuffed out in a split second after she was struck by a catering truck east of Main Street in Markham. Ms Robinson was one of 10 pedestrians killed on York Region’s roads that year. Throughout the province, there were 95 pedestrians killed in 2010, a statistic that prompted the Ontario Chief Coroner to complete The Pedestrian Death Review. In the document, Deputy Chief Coroner Dr. Bert Lauer points to data that shows 36 per cent of the deaths are senior citizens, even though they only make up 16 per cent of the population. It also showed 67 per cent of the deaths occurred on roads with posted speed limits beyond 50 km/h and charges were laid in 30 per cent of cases. In all, the report contains 26 recommendations, including See PEDESTRIAN, page 8.

‘We can’t continue to provide greater service by asking the taxpayers.’ Gord Landon

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York regional chairperson and CEO Bill Fisch, who announced he will retire at the end of this term, celebrates sinking a putt during the Markham Mayor’s Golf Tournament at Angus Glen Friday. For more on Mr. Fisch’s retirement, see page 7.

Richmond Hill Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora agreed, adding he didn’t think it would be onerous to hike the fare gradually. “I would prefer a more scaled-back increase for (students and seniors),” he said. Instead of $125 for an adult pass, $95 for a student pass and $59 for a senior/child pass, the new fares will be $120, $90 and $55, respectively. Georgina Mayor Robert Grossi made an earlier attempt to achieve the same reduction,but was voted down by the region’s transportation services committee. Passes currently cost $115 for adults, $85 for students and $50 for seniors/children. These lesser increases will shave about $340,000 off WE’RE ALL, page 8.

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Upper York Sewage site forced on East Gwillimbury: mayor BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

When it comes to the Upper York Sewage Solution project site, East Gwillimbury was voluntold. The dismay in the latest development of northern York Region’s new sewage treatment plant was rehashed by Mayor Virginia Hackson at Thursday’s regional council meeting. “We have not been asked — we’ve been told,” she said of the recommended site one kilometre north of Queensville Sideroad. Calling it “unfortunate”, Ms Hackson lamented the lack of detailed information related to the advanced technology proposed for treatment. While the proposed water reclamation centre will employ environmentally sustainable wastewater purification and water recycling technologies, Ms Hackson said residents have been told sewage plants can change the quality of their lives. Several questions including chemical use, odour control, truck traffic and overflow measure remain unanswered, she said. “How does it fit with the Official Plan?” Ms Hackson questioned. “We are not convinced this is right for the community without the technology information.” All designs to do with the project will adhere to requirements by the Environment Ministry, York’s environmental services commissioner Erin Mahoney reassured council. Regional chairperson Bill Fisch described

the site as a “top location”, selected based on the need for East Gwillimbury to grow. “Sewage plants are in many parts of the region,” he said. “I understand the concerns, but the reality is we’ve done better than most.”

Several questions including chemical use, odour control, truck traffic and overflow measure remain unanswered, she said. The region is committed to deal with issues “when they come”, Mr. Fisch said. That being said, “Once it’s built, it’s there and nobody cares about it,” he added. The region is undertaking the Upper York Sewage Solution environmental assessment to determine wastewater servicing for Aurora, East Gwillimbury and Newmarket to meet provincially approved growth to 2031. To learn more about the project, you can attend one of two public information forums: Oct. 3 at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. or Oct. 4 at the Holland Landing Community Centre, 19513 Yonge St. Each open house starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations and a question and answer period from 7 to 9 p.m.


Terry Grieveson had no qualms about hiring a welder who was deaf to work in his Bethesda shop. He’d seen the welding work Bradley O’Brien could do and knew he’d be great for the job at Bird Mechanical. But there was a lingering worry about safety. What if something happened? How would he know if an employee yelled “look out!”? He needn’t have worried. Mr. O’Brien has turned out to be an exemplary employee and well able to listen for vibrations, alert to what was happening on the shop floor. Mr. Grieveson no longer sees the Pefferlaw employee as disabled, but rather as a loyal, reliable employee and he wants others to know about this valuable untapped resource. It has been a learning experience for everyone on the shop floor, Mr. Grieveson said. He and other employees have picked up some sign language and he has discovered that people with disabilities have much to offer on the job. “They just need to be given the

chance to prove themselves.” Mark Wafer is deaf, too, but that isn’t why he thinks it’s good to hire the disabled. The Tim Hortons franchisee owner has employed 82 people with disabilities, including 33 in his workforce of 210 spread over six locations. He knows what he’s talking about when he says there is a very compelling business case for including people with disabilities in a company’s hiring practice and he will help spread that message Thursday at an event in Thornhill. Mr. Wafer will be speaking at EmployABILITY disability awareness event hosted by One Voice Network, a no-cost employment service that matches York Region employers with qualified job seekers. The one-day event invites job seekers with disabilities to make connections with services in the community to support them in their employment search. Students transitioning from high school to the world of work will also have the opportunity at the event to connect with local colleges and universities to discuss services for those who want to

MARK WAFER: The Tim Hortons franchisee has 82 people with disabilities on his payroll. pursue a post-secondary education and parents and teachers are invited to learn about services for students after high school. For employers and small business owners, accessibility planning workshops will be held throughout the day, featuring a keynote speaker, plus a two-hour workshop to help develop customer service plans to better reach customers with disabilities.

Mr. Wafer will speak about employers’ expectations of employees, not just because he is disabled himself and understands the barriers that can stand in the way of people with disabilities, but also because he believes hiring them makes good business sense. “Employees who have a disability bring a fresh perspective to the workforce,” he says, pointing to studies that show less absenteeism, higher productivity, greater innovation, much lower turnover and a safer workforce. “These are business benefits all companies should tap into.” Many companies don’t, though, because they buy into a series of myths and misperceptions, leading to unemployment rates as high as 70 per cent for people with disabilities, he says. “We have a huge worker shortage looming in the future,” he says. “Companies that don’t engage the disability community today will lose out later on, when it is too late.” Thursday’s event will also feature a special performance by Justine Hines, a musician with a congenital joint disorder, who will talk about overcoming adversity and

realizing dreams. Tina Stevens, One Voice Network secretary, says the disabled are often overlooked as a resource for skilled labour. Studies show 16 per cent of people in York Region live with a disability and, yet, many employers have never considered hiring someone with a disability. More than half of all workingage people with disabilities are unemployed, Statistics Canada says. Often they are overlooked due to incorrect assumptions about skills, performance or the costs of accommodations, increased insurance or workers compensation, Ms Stevens says. In reality, she says, there are many intelligent, skilled workers with disabilities who have as much desire to achieve their full potential as any non-disabled person. Mr. Grieveson can vouch for that. While Bird Mechanical took advantage of a government program that helped with wage subsidies when they hired Mr. O’Brien, the fabrication shop, which is being recognized Saturday as an equal opportunity employer, sees it different.

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Divine evening planned to help support Alzheimer Society BY TERESA LATCHFORD

Let your inner diva run free for a day. The Alzheimer Society of York Region is calling all divas to come out and enjoy a night of pampering and indulgence in support of a great cause. It will be the organization’s first event that will raise funds for its $5-million campaign to build a North American first-of-itskind centre of excellence serving STAFF PHOTO/MIKE BARRETT Alzheimer patients and their families in York Region, society fundAnna Ottaviani (clockwise from front), Fiona Lawson, Jan Daly and raising co-ordinator Joanne Witt Joanne Witt are set to throw a pamper party in support of the Alzheimer said. “We wanted to do something Society of York Region. a little different and have a blast

doing it,” she added. Since recent statistics show 75 per cent of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are female and 80 per cent of Alzheimer caregivers are female, it only made sense to plan an event fostering women supporting women. If you seek a little time for yourself or with a girlfriend, you will get the royal treatment. Each $50 ticket holder will receive massages, salon and spa services, mini manicures and the chance to sample wine, chocolate and specialty teas. There will be Zumba demonstrations and mini lessons that will let you express yourself. The silent auction will have a

little something for every diva, with gift certificates and baskets donated by local businesses, golf items and a gift card for a spa at Blue Mountain. “It is just going to be a really fun night, a real ladies night,” Ms Witt said. Thanks to the generosity of the community and businesses, the event will cost the organization nothing to host, allowing it to donate every dollar raised to the cause. Diva Day is at Madsen’s Greenhouse in Newmarket, Oct. 11, 6:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit alzheimer-york. com

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Stakes remain high in global warming game Re: Thoughts on global warming continue to evolve, letter to the editor by Jim McKenzie, Sept. 16. Here at the poker table of public opinion, your bet is James Lovelock, a 92-year-old British scientist/inventor who admits his previously held views were alarmist. My bet is Richard A. Muller, 68-year-old professor of physics at UC Berkeley, MacArthur Fellow and co-founder of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, a longtime climate change sceptic. Now, Mr. Muller says, “Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded global warming was real and the prior estimates of the rate of warming were correct. I’m now going a step further: Humans are almost entirely the cause.” Care to raise your bet? I suggest a careful reading of Mr.

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ne of the joys of being a grandparent is getting to see the world again through the eyes of a child. Recently, I found my three-year-old grandson picking at a scab on his arm. It brought a flood of memories because I used to do the same thing. It was amazing to watch the blood from an injury dry and, over days, form a scab. Before that scab was ready to fall off, I would pick at it to see what was underneath, and, wonder of wonders , it was fresh, pink skin. It’s amazing how our bodies regenerate. We get hit and bruises form as blood leaks into tissues. Over time, the dark blue colour is diluted and may move before disappearing. Even broken bones will heal. And skin, our largest organ, is a miracle layer. It keeps the rest of us inside and everything else outside. It wards off infections, sheds water, cools us in hot weather and repairs itself. Still, viruses, bacteria and parasites are ever-alert for opportunities to penetrate our protective layer. As well as frequent nicks and cuts, we have natural openings like mouths, ears and noses, each with its own protective mechanisms. If an invading organism

David Suzuki gets inside, we have an incredible barrier, our immune system, constantly generating new proteins to fight off infections we’ve never even encountered. We have a defence system that recognizes and fights against any cell with a genetic makeup different from our own — which is why it’s so difficult to transplant organs, tissues or cells. Yet, pregnant women support a fetus that is genetically different for nine months. Thanks to evolution, our bodies have powerful ways to ward off illness and infection and enable us to live long and healthy lives. Why, then, do health costs climb at unsustainable and frightening rates? Part of it is medical care has become

so sophisticated that doctors are able to treat more problems. Another part is the ever-increasing cost of drugs. And with a medical system, people are more likely to seek help. Still, health care costs can’t continue to rise forever. Governments are always looking for ways to reduce costs, often by offloading a greater share of the burden to patients. We must pay greater attention to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and able to heal. Yet we are making it difficult for our defences to work. We allow things to be sold that should not be called food. Many have no nutritive value and lead to obesity, salt imbalance and allergies. We spew chemicals into the environment by the millions of tonnes. Molecules pour into us through air, water and food, overwhelming or weakening our protective immune systems. “Our behaviour is the result of a basic failure to recognize that human beings are an inseparable part of nature and that we cannot damage it severely without severely damaging ourselves,” Harvard University doctors Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein said. Medical literature tells us the most

effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and many more problems are though healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work. Environmental factors contribute to 36,000 deaths and 13 per cent of the disease burden in Canada annually, the World Health Organization concluded in 2007. The Canadian Medical Association claims air pollution causes more than 20,000 premature deaths a year. And scientists estimate environmental factors affecting heart and respiratory disease, cancer and birth problems contribute to anywhere from 10,000 to 25,000 deaths, according to author and environmental lawyer David R. Boyd. It’s easier, more effective and cheaper to let healthy bodies fight off disease and infections than to weaken those defence mechanisms and then compensate for them medically. If we want a stable health system, we must put more resources into reducing pollution and environmental degradation and creating a way of life that keeps bodies and minds happy and in good health.


After five terms as York regional chairperson, Bill Fisch has announced he will retire from the post when this term ends in 2014.

York’s regional chairperson set to retire in 2014 BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

York Region chairperson Bill Fisch will retire in 2014. Mr. Fisch, who announced his intention to retire Thursday, is serving his fifth consecutive term as chairperson and CEO of the region. He is the longest-serving chairperson appointed by regional council in York’s history. “My decision to retire is based on the right reason: my family,” Mr. Fisch said in a media release. “It is no cliché when I say I have enjoyed

the best job I could ever imagine, surrounded by great people on regional council and skilled and dedicated regional staff.” By the end of the council term in 2014, he will be almost 66 years old, Mr. Fisch said. “It is time to devote my energy to my wife, Tova, my children and three grandchildren.” York Region, in the meantime, is moving slowly toward electing a chairperson. A second reading of Richmond Hill MPP Reza Moridi’s private members bill in the legislature calling for an elected chairperson was debated recently and received unanimous support from all three parties.


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We’re car-oriented: Fisch Pedestrian survival rates increase FARE HIKES

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YRT’s projected revenue of $3 million from the overall hike. All other fare categories will go up as proposed, by 25 cents for cash fares and 20 cents for tickets. While some councillors saw the need to lower bus fares for students and seniors, others warned the current subsidy level of about $120 million a year isn’t sustainable. “That’s not acceptable,” Markham Regional Councillor Gord Landon said. “We can’t continue to provide greater service by asking the taxpayers.” Newmarket Regional Councillor John Taylor echoed similar thoughts, adding council also needs to think about a property tax hike. “It’s not an easy balance to make,” he said. However, regional chairperson Bill Fisch said a fare hike alone won’t reduce ridership, but will increase the transit’s cost-recovery ratio. The region saw a mere 7-per-cent increase in riders during a two-month free-ride period after the lengthy transit strike. “We are a car-oriented region still and

Cash - from $3.50 to $3.75 Express cash - from $4 to $4.25 Adult ticket - from $2.80 to $3 Student ticket - from $2.10 to $2.30 Senior/child ticket - from $1.65 to $1.85 probably will be for some time,” Mr. Fisch said. “People didn’t take advantage of free rides.” In addition to hiking fares, regional council approved the 2013 YRT/Viva annual service plan to restructure 41 bus routes. The plan includes the elimination of eight GO shuttles and special high school routes. In a recorded vote, Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow, East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia Hackson, King Mayor Steve Pellegrini, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti and regional councillors Mr. Landon, Jim Jones and Mr. Taylor voted against the $5 fare increase reduction. Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Wayne Emmerson, Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen were absent.


To All Residents/Property Owners: Maskinonge River Pedestrian Bridge Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) We invite you to attend the third and final Public Information Centre regarding the Class EA study for the Maskinonge Pedestrian Bridge by the Town. Date: Wednesday September 26, 2012 Location: Keswick High School Large Gymnasium, 100 Biscayne Boulevard, Keswick Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Background The Town of Georgina, through their consultant Planmac Inc., has undertaken an Environmental Assessment to review and assess the need for a new pedestrian bridge over the Maskinonge River, between Woodbine Avenue and The Queensway S, in the Town of Georgina, Ontario. As part of the Class EA process, the Town will be hosting the third Public Information Centre on the project to present engineering and environmental information on the study, including existing conditions, an evaluation of alternative solutions and the recommended solution, to engage residents and stakeholders

when speed limits reduced From page 1.

reducing traffic speeds around Ontario, creating roads that better accommodate all users — drivers, riders and walkers — and creating walking strategies to reduce fatalities by half by 2022. It added 40 km/h, instead of 50 km/h, should be the default speed limit and municipalities should have the power to reduce limits. Mr. Lauer even suggested lowering areas heavily populated with children from 40 to 30 km/h. His motivation may have been data recently published by the World Health Organization that shows pedestrians have a 90-per-cent chance of survival when struck by a car travelling at 30 km/h, but less than a 50-per-cent chance when struck at 45 km/h. The report comes only months after York Region completed its own review of speed limits in which feeder roads, such as Hwy. 7, Major Mackenzie Drive and Bathurst Street had their speed limits dropped to 60 km/h in urban areas, while maintaining 70 km/h limits on border roads and 80 km/h in rural areas. Not everyone agrees with the report’s findings, including Staff-Sgt. Brad Bulmer, the head of York Region Police’s traffic bureau. Of the 385 pedestrians struck in 2011, the majority were the result of pedestrian mistakes rather than those of the driver, he said. “When we look at collisions, usually it’s a case of pedestrians crossing against the signal or crossing mid-block,” he said. “I am not saying they (speed limits) should not be changed, in some cases lowering might be justified, but not in all.” Some of the other causes of pedestrian accidents include pedestrians wearing dark clothing at night, using handheld devices or walking on the road. As for drivers, he said problems usually

occur during “turning” movements. He went on to reiterate the health organization’s statistics, saying the main premise behind lowering speed limits is reducing victim injuries. “But how low do we go?” he asked “Lowering speed limits from 40 to 30 km/h would make a difference, but lowering rural roads from 80 to 70 would not, for example,” he added. Although he admitted to not having read the report, he said arbitrarily lowering all speed limits across York Region would not be a good idea. Newmarket Regional Councillor John Taylor, meanwhile, said, in government, risk and risk tolerance need to be weighed along with any economic detriments that might come along with lowering speed limits. “In government, it’s not always as easy as if one life is saved then (lowering all speed limits) is worth it. It’s not that simple.” Despite this, he is in favour of doing “plenty of research” on the recommendations in the report, he said, adding he would be more open to the idea if he had statistics and results from other areas around the world that have tried a similar strategy. Although the transportation committee, on which he sits, has yet to look at the report, Vaughan Regional Councillor Gino Rosati agreed “in principle” with the idea of reducing default 50 km/h zones to 40 km/h and some residential neighbourhoods to 30 km/h. However, any lowering of speed limits would need to be done in conjunction with pedestrian and driver strategies. “Pedestrians need to be educated about the dangers of traffic and drivers need to be more alert,” he said. He said drivers getting frustrated by the low rate of speed they are being asked to travel. “People could be distracted even more because they feel they are going too slow,” he said. “Items still need to move on our roads and people still need to get to work.”

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If you enjoy watching and sampling culinary wizardry, you’ll want to be at the Aurora farmers market and artisan fair Saturday. In celebration of National Culture Day, the iconic market featuring local vendors will host Seven Chefs, Seven Courses, an exhibition of fine food preparation and dining. Gabriel Schacher, Gabriel’s Cafe’s chef and owner, is one of the featured artisans. The Aurora-based chef has been entrusted to prepare and share the salad course. What, exactly, he’ll serve up is a mystery, he said with a Swiss accented laugh. “We have to work with what we pick up at the market,” he said. “I’ll shop early and see what is there. That’s part of the fun.” A mainstay at the outdoor market that runs Saturdays, May through the end of October, Mr. Schacher serves up peameal bacon, quiche and eggs for visitors at his booth. During Seven Chefs, Seven Courses, he

and six other resident chefs will demonstrate meal preparation, offer tastes and recipes, market manager Catherine Cook said. The chefs will each showcase one course and their talents. In addition to the chefs, local vendors will sell produce, meat products, plants, homemade baking and preserves, crafts and more, she said. Jazz musician Paul Neufeld will entertain at the Town Park bandshell. Joining Mr. Schacher are Matt Orr and Andrew Evan of Cookery Catering in Newmarket, Family Kitchen’s Nick Vannan and Pascal Poilbout. Other chefs will be confirmed closer to the event. The market and fair is at Aurora Town Park on Wells Street, between Mosley and Metcalfe streets Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can park at the GO train parking lot if legal street parking is full.

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Blood donor clinic, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge St., Newmarket. To book an appointment, call 1-888-2-DONATE or visit



French Language Meet-up Group, 7 p.m. at Heavenly Bite European Café Bakery, 1100 Davis Dr. This group if for people who want to use their French in conversation and for those who want to study French. The meetings are fun, informal and oriented toward self-help. For more information, visit


Southlake Cinemania, 7 p.m. at SilverCity on Yonge and Green Lane. Beasts of the Southern Wild is the staggeringly ambitious and stylistically bold feature that has taken the film festival circuit by storm. It’s a magical realist tale of a young girl who embarks on an increasingly bizarre odyssey through a flooded, post-apocalyptic American South. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit

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A musical tour of Europe, 2 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 70 Victoria St., Aurora. Listen to host and singer Jean-Paul Reymont takes you on a musical tour of France, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Italy, Austria, Holland and China. Special musical guests include Richard Heinzie, Jolanda Nel and Ryan Wang. It is a benefit concert for Marylake Shrine and Monastery. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 905-898-5686.



Crafty Kids, 10:30 a.m. at the East Gwillimbury Public Library, Holland Landing branch, 19513 Yonge St. Craft it up at the library. Join us for messy morning of fun. For children ages 3 to 8. For more information, call 905-836-6492 or visit

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Spirit Walk Aurora, 7 p.m. Join host David Heard for a walk to get in touch with the spirits the roam the peaceful streets. For more information, call 905-717-6447 or visit


Charity barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Royal Bank, 16591 Yonge St. Enjoy one last barbecue before the days get a little colder. Proceeds from the event will go to help Belinda’s Place.




SALE Bradford Mom 2 Mom fall sale, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre, 125 Simcoe Rd. More vendors welcome. Sell your gently used baby/child items, such as toys, books and clothes and make money. For more information, go to


Culture Days, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aurora Public Library. Join writer/instructor Marnie Maguire for Intuitive Writing: a Guided Tour into Your Own Imagination. Must be 18 years of age or over.

FARMERS MARKETS Newmarket Main Street farmers market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Purchase farm fresh and local produce. The market runs every Saturday until Oct. 27. Visit Aurora farmers market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aurora Town Park. Runs every Saturday until Oct. 27. Purchase local farmers’produce. For more information, visit East Gwillimbury farmers market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St. Runs every Saturday until Oct. 6. Purchase local farmers’ produce. For more information, visit

Shred-it for charity, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 431Timothy St., Newmarket. You are invited to shred personal documents while enjoying refreshments and expert advice. All contributions are welcome and will be donated to The Life Centre of Newmarket. For more information, call 905-954-4060.




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CONCERT Newmarket Citizens’ Band 140th anniversary concert, 2 p.m. at Riverwalk Commons. Take a musical journey through time and help celebrate 140 years of service in the community. There will be great music, balloons and birthday cake. For more information, visit

AUCTION Quilt auction, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 333 Davis Dr. There are a number of quilts and smaller quilted items, such as table runners, bags and cards, on which you can bid. Funds raised go to purchasing material for quilts for cancer patients in the community.

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MP to lead human trafficking conference St. Paul- Winnipeg MP Joy Smith, one of Canada’s leading anti-trafficking champions, will address the issues and implications of human trafficking at Northridge Community Church in Newmarket today. Her leadership in Ottawa has contributed to changes in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. You are invited to an informative evening to learn about human trafficking — nationally and locally — and how young Canadian and immigrant females are lured into a horrific life of sexual slavery. The event is hosted by True City Southlake and the Northridge Salvation Army Church, in co-operation with Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown, Belinda’s Place, the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, Teen Challenge GTA, TLC Pregnancy Centre and York Region Police Victim’s Services. Introductions and speakers are 5 to 7 p.m., followed by questions and answers, refreshments and information booths until 8 p.m. Northridge Community Church is at 415 Pickering Cres., Newmarket.



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After more thann 30 years in bu business, we have to say that it’s customer loyalty. We also value and respect consumers who know their rights. Rather than allow insurance companies to make the decision, these customers decide for themselves who will fix their car after a collision. We appreciate the many customers who continue to return to us, even after moving away from the area, and we’re proud to be serving the next generation. We also thank the clients who vote for us as ‘favourite collision centre’ year after year in the Era Banner’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Thank you! National Written Lifetime Warranty


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Why should I fix my dripping faucet?

A dripping faucet is the most common plumbing problem as well as one of the easiest to repair. Yet many people ignore it and leave the dripping faucet unrepaired, that costs money. A steady drip can waste $20 or more in water in a short time. Multiply that figure by the number of faucet drips in your home, and you can calculate how much of your money is literally going down the drain. The waste from a dripping hot water faucet is even more because you’re also paying to heat the water before it goes down the drain. Water conservation is also a big issue, every drop of water used must be filtered, purified and treated before it can be used again. | | 289-319-0403

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I am an adult with crooked teeth who would like them straightened but I’m not willing to wear braces. Is there an alternative? Yes, there is an alternative. In the last several years new technologies have arisen that allow the dentist to straighten teeth without the use of unsightly, bulky wires and brackets. These new methods rely on the use of clear plastic aligners that are custom fabricated to produce the alignment of the teeth.. With these clear aligners, the teeth are straightened through a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you are wearing. They are comfortable, and convenient, and you can smile more during treatment (as well as after treatment, of course). If you are interested in knowing more about these invisible braces call our office for a free consult to find out more about this technology and whether you are a good candidate for it.


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Will the seams in my carpeting installation be i invisible? While carpet seams are sometimes “invisible”, you cannot guarantee that they will be every time.The installer is taking two or more pieces of carpet and putting them together. On long, loose piled carpets such as shags it would be much easier to disguise a seam than it would be on a short piled carpet. What you should expect every time is for the carpet seam to be cut straight, leaving as many carpet tufts as possible in the seam area. The seam should be sealed to prevent delamination, then seamed flat using a good quality hot melt tape. Once cooled, the carpet installation can continue. There is no substitute for experience.


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When should I replace myy g garage door(s)?

Original builders ders doors may need replacing anywhere from 8 - 15 years depending on use and upkeep. Every time a door is painted it becomes heavier and puts added stress on the motor and spring and if manually operated the door could come down unexpectedly. The bottom panel deteriorates the quickest and with it being under tension there is the potential for serious injury if not maintained.A new insulated garage door from Newmarket Garage Doors will give you many years of trouble free operation. Our doors are strong, the safest available in North America, come with a lifetime warranty and designed for our harsh climate. NEWMARKET GARAGE DOORS INC. Showroom: 160 Pony Drive, Unit 2

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Heating & Air NANCY Conditioning McKERAGHAN Why should I have my heating equipment maintained every m year? Ontario’s fuel safety ty regulatory body (T (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) as well as equipment manufacturers strongly recommend that all fossil fuel equipment be maintained annually. The number 1 reason is to ensure that the equipment is operating safely and to ensure that its safety mechanisms are working correctly. Servicing can also reduce fuel costs and improve efficiencies by ensuring that that the equipment is operating to manufacturer’s specifications. Quite often future costly repairs can be avoided. Regular servicing can also prolong the life of the equipment. It provides the homeowner with peace of mind and some assurance that there will be no inconvenient breakdown in the middle of the night. All service is not the same; however, and costs need to be compared. Is the equipment being ‘vacuumed’ or actually ‘cleaned and serviced’? Is it being done by qualified, licensed technicians or not? This is an excellent time to arrange for an appointment to ensure that your family will be comfortable when your equipment is turned on this fall.

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FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Come out and enjoy a GREAT day for the whole family. Kids will be well entertained in our Kidz Korner. New this year, Extreme Force Obstacle Course and so much more. Grandparents and parents get your pies and preserves for the fall at Grandma’s Country Store, enjoy a delicious lunch at our Heritage Café and scout out all the great items up for auction at our live and silent auctions. Just before you leave, get your fruits and veggies at our Farmers’ Market. Hope to see you all there!




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Legal Services


Does a criminal conviction remain on my record for the rest of my life?

Unless you requestt a PPardon, the criminal conviction will stay on your record. You can request a Pardon for most criminal convictions after three years if you meet the requirements. When requesting a Pardon, you should also request a “U.S. Entry Waiver” to ensure your eligibility to travel to the United States. Call X-Copper for help with a Pardon and/or a “U.S. Entry Waiver”. 16995 Yonge Street, Unit 8, Newmarket

905-954-1148 • 1-888-XCOPPER

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Is your website mobile friendly?

Our website has always been mobile friendly. Recently, however, we launched our new mobile website. It will open automatically when visiting on your mobile device. It displays crucial information conveniently to deliver you the information you desire in a friendly manner. Let us know what you think!

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I lost my job … I’m bitter, I’m mad – but why?

Whatt should Wh h ld I look for in a hhearing aid? You are having trouble rouble hearing but are not sure what to do. First, look for a reputable audiologist to have your hearing tested and to discuss possible treatment options. You find out you need hearing aids. But which ones are right for you? Do you need one hearing aid or two? You almost always hear better with two. It is difficult to be part of a group conversation with only one hearing aid. You may want to consider a remote control to make adjustments to the volume. It is much easier to adjust a remote than a tiny volume control on your aid. Consider the style of hearing aids. There are many styles to choose from. The small in-the-ear styles are more likely to block the ear canal making your own voice sound funny. The newer over-the-ear styles leave the ear canal more open and are much smaller and less visible today. Hearing aids vary in cost. More advanced aids, which function better in noisy environments, are typically more expensive. Call us so we can help find hearing aids to suit your needs and price range.

Hearing someone say “they lost their job” is a common statement. The unemployed person may find themselves not understanding why they feel the sadness and anger that accompanies it. This is known as the Job Loss Cycle and everyone will go through this. The Job Loss Cycle: • Shock & Disbelief: “All I remember is hearing we were being laid off.” • Anger & Resentment: “How could they do this to me?” • Denial & Bargaining: “I will just wait for them to call me back.” • Self-doubt & Put Downs: Start questioning your abilities and skills. • Withdrawal & Depression: Begin to avoid others. • Acceptance & Affirmation: “I was laid off but I have a lot to contribute elsewhere.” If you have lost your job, contact Job Skills to meet with an Employment Consultant, and set a course of positive action planning.

Dixon Medical Centre, 531 Davis Dr., Suite 409

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Auto Service


Should I have my battery checked before the colder weather? My vehicle starts fine right now.

The upcoming cold weather is hard on a vehicle. The two components on a vehicle that are affected most by cold climate are your charging and starting systems. A yearly inspection and test of your battery, starter and alternator are a great idea right now to make sure your vehicle has trouble free starting throughout the colder months.

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Aurora artists to host tour BY SIMON MARTIN

Free wall space at Deborah Campo’s house is hard to come by. Swaths of paintings occupy every nook and cranny of her place on James Henry Drive. She will open her doors to you next Saturday and Sunday as part of the Aurora Artists Studio Tour. You will have the chance to visit 28 artists at eight studios around town. Artwork will be on sale at each sight, Ms Campo said. During the tour, you will see watercolour, photography, mixed media, acrylics, oil and scuplture. There is a prize to help keep you motivated to visit all eight sites, Ms Campo said. You collect a passport at your first stop and then collect signa-

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tures from each artist. Winning passports will be up for one of three artist gift baskets. Christine Valentini is another host. “It will be a great chance for people in the community to get a taste of the local art scene,” she said, adding the show is interactive, in all media forms and diverse. This year, some of the studio’s will host events as part of Culture Days, Eva Folks said. At her place, there will be a group painting on canvas that will be raffled off in support of KC’s Cancer Cushion Fund. Studio locations are: 7 Urquhart Crt., 24 Kennedy St. W., 7 Anderson Pl., 97 James Henry Dr., 57 McLeod Dr., 41 Delayne Dr., 22 Tilston, Gr. and 94 Old Yonge St. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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BOYS & GIRLS - MEN & WOMEN Sun., Sept. 23 & Sat., Oct. 6 9am - 12 noon Bradford Leisure Centre Register online at: All Games Played At Bradford District Community Centre

• Only 6 players in a group lesson. • Qualified, experienced instructors. • Many of our top juniors have been awarded tennis scholarships. • Space still available for all ages & levels. • Non-members welcome. • New season starts October 1st

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Welcome to the 2012 Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe Country.You will find a wide selection of paintings, pottery, sculptures, jewellery, photography, turned wood, clothing and accessories. This self guided Tour proceeds through the scenic Horseshoe Valley region, along the shores of Lake Simcoe to Orilla. Studio locations, GPS coordinates and driving map are located on centre page of this brochure

All studios are open daily from Friday October 5 to Monday October 8 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

LOOK FOR OUR NEW STUDIO SIGNS Look for these signs along the road that mark the way to our studio stops. The blue arrow shows the direction the studio is in and the large letter(s) on the bottom tell you which studio is in that direction

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Put your garden to bed for the winter

Trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs all need care as winter approaches.

BULBS Many gardeners g are never quite sure what to do with bulbs. In fact, some bulbs and tubers cannot be left in the garden over the winter and have to be lifted

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PERENNIALS AND ANNUALS Don’t be afraid to divide perennials or plant new varieties in the fall, depending on which hardiness zone you live in. The foliage of exi existing plants should be pruned and then the plants protected with a layer of prote mulch. Annuals will mu hhave to be brought insside in the fall if you want to keep them over the winter. This is also the time to take cuttings and colllect the seeds of some of your favourite annuals for next spring.

from the soil and stored inside in a dark, dry place until it is time to replant them. Fall is, however, the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. Don’t hesitate to ask your local garden centre staff for suggestions and tips on which bulbs will need this kind of care.

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TREES AND SHRUBS HRUBS The dead wood on trees rees and shrubs should be cut back during the fall. If this is done while there aree still some leaves on the branches it will be easier to distinguish what needs pruning. Spread mulch at the base of your trees and shrubs to protect the roots, and if there is a chance that at animals will gnaw at the bark, wrap the trunkss with metal or plastic trellisess or plastic tubes. Protect your trees and shrubs with burlap or geotextile wraps in November. If you want to transplant a tree, the best time

for most species is when the leaves have started to change colour.

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With winter fast approaching it is time to say a sad farewell to your garden until next spring. Here are a few jobs to do that will help you to protect your plants from cold winter weather and give yourself a head start next spring.

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30 Years of Beautifying Homes

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Aurora Au ora iiss kn Auro know known ownn fo forr mi mile miles less ar arou around ound nd aass ho home me tto o Th The R Royal Wood Shop -– that’s if you are an experienced builder, contractor or just a homerenovator do-it-yourselfer. Conveniently located in the north-east corner of Industrial Parkway and Wellington Street in Aurora, The Royal Wood Shop is known for its extensive selection of furniture grade mouldings and dimensional lumber. There are over 200 profiles in their huge showroom in Maple, Oak, Cherry, Paintable Poplar and MDF. They also stock interior doors, columns, stair components, veneers and much more. Custom orders are also a big part of the business. But the big news is that The Royal Wood Shop, with its professional, qualified and dedicated staff of 18, are celebrating their 30th anniversary. Yes, that’s right folks, this summer marked the 30th anniversary of this ‘niche’ business that has been making a name for itself since it opened back in 1982 by the Gerrits and the Rowe families. If that isn’t enough, in celebration of their anniversary, The Royal Wood Shop is offering a one-day Pay NO HST Sale this Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are thinking of upgrading that old trim or moulding, now is the time! John and Frank have retired, but Frank Gerrits, current owner of the company, brought in his son Brad from university 10 years ago to become the General Manager after Betsy Rowe retired. Brad hasn’t looked back since arriving and says “business is thriving” for this family-owned and operated company. Brad reported that The Royal Wood Shop, in recognition of their 30th anniversary, held a massive BBQ at their location, with more than dropping in for a burger and refreshment, say250 people droppi and offering their congratulations for 30 ing hello, an years in business – a true milestone in today’s market! market Brad Br said this BBQ was just for their good customers, loyal contractors, builders and cus some so family and close friends. He said it was the company’s way of saying “thank w yyou” and to mark the fabulous 30th annniversary of this specialty shop. In fact, a strong commitment to their customers hhas allowed the company to grow over the past 30 years. th You can hand pick your lumber at The Royal Roy Wood Shop and they deliver all over York R Region and the GTA. They stock lengths random up to 16 feet long. They recently intronew line of pre-primed paint grade wood duced a ne mouldings. This Thi bustling b li retail il outlet sells “to crafts people, do-it-yourself and smaller clients” as well. “We sell everything from doors to Hand Railings.” They feature a variety of mouldings and furniture grade lumber, which is sold by the foot, as well as cabinet doors, decorative columns, and anything else that you might need to get the job done. You are always welcome to visit 220 Wellington Street East or call 905-727-1387. For The Royal Wood Shop, the proof is in the moulding.

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Everything you need for home preserving You’ve finally decided to try your hand at home preserving, taking advantage of all the fresh seasonal produce available directly from the farm or at the grocery store? That’s great! Now all you have to do before embarking on this wonderful adventure is to equip your kitchen with a few essential tools and pick up a few tricks that will ensure your success. Here is a list of what you’ll need in order to make delicious relishes, ketchups, jams, and jellies: jars of various sizes with lids and rings; magnetic pliers for metal lids; a funnel especially designed for canning; a jar lifter for placing or removing the jars from boiling water; a plastic or silicone utensil for removing air bubbles; and a deep water bath canner or a pressure canner for preserving low-acid foods. Complete canning kits

are available that can provide beginners with everything they need in one package. Your local hardware store is the place to pick up all the equipment you’ll need. The freshness of produce must always be taken into consideration when home preserving: if it tastes overripe going into the jar, the preserves will taste overripe too. Also be sure to follow sterilization instructions for the jars you will be using. This will ensure that contaminating bacteria are destroyed and that a hermetic seal will be created to prevent spoilage on the shelf. By carefully following all the steps, you should be able to produce some delicious results without too much worry. Don’t forget to clearly mark your jars once they are filled so that you can easily identify the fruits of your labour!

Pumpkins are annual vines from the cucurbitaceous family, which also includes cucumbers, zucchinis, and eggplants. They are harvested in the fall, towards the end of September and especially throughout the month of October. Many producers allow you to pick your own pumpkins in the fields, a much-loved family activity before Halloween. Piles of pumpkins with their varying shades of orange and crazy shapes are a beautiful sight and make a perfect backdrop for great fall photos. In the kitchen, pumpkins offer a more pronounced flavour than other members of the squash family.

Even though they are particularly popular in pies, cookies, and muffins, they can also be used to flavour mashed potatoes or cream-based sauces. When used in this way, the flesh of the pumpkin should be cut into cubes before sautéing them in garlic-flavoured olive oil. After simmering them in some chicken stock, the pumpkin can then be pureed and added to favourite recipes. Don’t forget that pumpkin seeds make a great snack, so don’t just throw them away. Simply mix them with a bit of oil and salt and then bake them for around ten minutes in a 350° F oven. Enjoy!

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Georgina Blaze grab tourney title Matthew Smyth’s second goal of the game sparked a three-goal flurry in a span of less than four minutes in the third period as the Georgina Ice defeated the Whitby Wildcats 4-2 in the minor peewee AE final of the Markham Waxers Early Bird tournament last Sunday. Smyth broke a 1-1 tie in the third minute of the period as Liam Irwin and Tyler Koyan followed with goals in a 57-second span to put the game out of reach. The victory avenged Georgina’s loss to Whitby by a 4-2 count, its lone loss in three round-robin games. It was also a rematch of the 2011 final won by the Wildcats. — John Cudmore

It’s down to the final four today as semifinals and the championship game are scheduled in the second Garrett Styles Memorial Baseball’s Angel baseball tournament. Semifinals are at 10 a.m. at McKnight

Field in Newmarket and Stewart Burnett Park in Aurora. The final for the eight-team tournament is at McKnight Field at 1 p.m. The tournament is played in memory of York Regional Police Const. Garrett Styles, who was killed in the line of duty in June 2011. — John Cudmore

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Shootout goals by Ludlow Harris and Alex Tonge lifted the Kingston Voyageurs to a 2-1 victory over the Aurora Tigers in Ontario Junior Hockey League action Thursday night. Despite the outcome, Aurora earned a single point as Nick Izgerean scored in the second period to provide the Tigers offence. That goal stood up until Kingston’s Brett DuPuy notched the tying goal six minutes into the third period. Robert Angiolella was the lone scorer among three Tigers to participate in the shootout. The Tigers host the Whitby Fury Saturday night. Game time at the Aurora Community Centre is 7:30 p.m.

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here are nine positions on a baseball field and countless more outside of the white lines. There are few Don McKnight has not played during more than 60 years of involvement with baseball in Newmarket and Ontario. Fittingly, McKnight is part of the 2012 class of Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame’s inductees. It is a group that includes the late Keith Davis in the builders category and a Newmarket women’s intermediate softball team that claimed three Ontario championships during the 1950s. In his roles as player, coach or president, or his duties ranging from umpire or equipment manager, there is little that has eluded the 75-year-old McKnight, a lifelong Newmarket resident with an unwavering passion for the grand old game. “I played baseball from 1948 with Newmarket Baseball (Association) right through junior and then, because there was no senior team, we took the whole team and formed a fastball team,” said McKnight. “Then we went on to play in the George Haskett men’s softball league.” It is the third year of inductions to recognize contributions and achievement in Newmarket sport. McKnight, for whom the marquee diamond at Newmarket fairgrounds is named, may have started the love affair with baseball as a player in his youth. However, after coaching two sons, he remained in coaching and moved into the administra-

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Here is a list of who will become a part of the Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame. Don McKnight Keith Davies Newmarket 1950s intermediate women’s softball team


Longtime Newmarket resident Don McKnight has been synonymous with baseball, not only in this town, but across the province. He will be inducted into the Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame in November. tion end, still holding the title of past-president for Baseball Ontario. In all, his involvement spans eight decades. “I guess it was just a natural progression. I just tried to help out where ever I could over the years,” he said. “I think it is great to be recognized.” This season, he served as the

chef de mission of the Ontario youth team that won gold at the Canada Cup. He also was the Baseball Ontario rep at the Ontario Summer Games in Toronto. The late Keith Davis also enters the hall on the builders’ side. An avid all-around athlete, Davis was best known for his involvement with tennis in communities from Thornhill to Mount

Albert, but most prominently in Newmarket and his native Aurora. It was common for Davis to provide lessons to youths on weekends and adults on weeknights in surrounding communities. “He was good at many other sports, especially hockey and badminton,” his daughter, Heather Burling, said. “He was still playing tennis and golf at 88.”


Davis died in 1999 on Valentine’s Day at age 89. He is credited with reviving the Newmarket tennis club in 1946 — he was named president in 1947 — and the club’s base facility bears his name. After leaving the Air Force following the Second World War, Davis resumed providing tennis lessons and was an expert tennis racket stringer. In fact, he helped finance a family-run sporting goods store he opened in Newmarket in the mid-1950s by stringing rackets by hand. “After he died, we received all kinds of letters, hundreds of letters, from people way, way back,” Burling said. The softball champions competed in the Barrie & District league winning its title in 1954. The team ended its three-title run by claiming its final Ontario championship in Fort Erie in 1956. The induction ceremony is in November at the Hall of Fame wall in the Magna Centre. The date has yet to be announced. RICHMOND HILL SUBARU

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NEWMARKET- CUTE 1 bedroom, 1 living room walkout. 1 parking, separate laundry/ kitchen. Newly renovated. $750.+. 647-216-6868, 416-833-8523 NEWMARKET- NEWLY renovated 1 bedroom basement, separate entrance/ patio, hardwood, 3 appliances, shared laundry, no smoking/ pets, References. $975. 905-235-1948 NEWMARKETQUIET building, private balcony new kitchen, 2 bedroom, near hospital. Parking, laundry on premises. No dogs. $1100. 905-953-9683. NEWMARKET- (SUNNYPOINT) 3 bedroom, upper. New flooring, freshly painted. Near schools, transit. Laundry, parking, yard. $1450 inclusive. Oct. 1st. 289-231-0937 SHARON- SPACIOUS, 2 bedroom walkout, executive area. October. Nonsmoking/ pets, a/c, 5 appliances, wifi, separate entrance, indoor parking. $1200. inclusive. 905-473-9125 YONGE/ WELLINGTON- 2 bedroom, 4th floor, a/c, fridge, stove, 1 free parking, $1000+ utilities. No pets. 416-743-5601

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AURORA- YONGE/ Wellington, 1 bedroom condo, en-suite laundry, underground parking, locker. No pets/ smoking. Available NEWMARKETQuiet, Oct. 1st. $1050+ utilities. spacious building, newly 416-478-6736 renovated, new kitchen, 1 bedroom, near hospital. Parking, laundry facilities. No dogs. $975. inclusive. Townhouses for Rent 905-953-9683. NEWMARKETBANEWMARKET- 2 bedroom THURST/ Mulock. 2 bedbasement. Appliances, room, freshly painted, cable, backyard. Separate friendly neighbourhood, full entrance. Parking. No basement, private yard, smoking/ pets. 1st/last. garage, $1151.+ utilities. References. December Immediate. 905-898-1007, 1st, $900+. 905-830-6625 ext.2712 NEWMARKET- bright 1 bedroom walkout, parking, BAlaundry, separate en- NEWMARKETtrance, non-smokers/ no THURST/ Mulock. 3 bedpets. References, $925. room, freshly painted, friendly neighbourhood, full inclusive. 416-937-6146 basement, private yard, Unregistered apartments garage, $1207.+ utilities. could be unsafe. Immediate. 905-898-1007, Ask to see your landlord’s ext.2712 registration certificate. Town of East Gwillimbury.

AURORA (YONGE/ Murray)- Main floor 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 baths, laundry, parking, a/c. Renovated bathroom. $1450 inclusive. Available immediately. Newmarket Main Level House, Must be seen. 416-526-6865, 1000 + sq feet, 2 Bedroom 416-919-6865 plus Den, Dining Room, Great Room and Large BRADFORD- 3 bedroom Kitchen with 3 appliances, upper, 2 parking, applilaundry facilities with ances, garage, no pets, washer and dryer. Large laundry. Near schools/ pet friendly lot, close to shopping. Nov. 1st. parks, shopping, restau$1150+ 60%. rants, schools, hospital 9 0 5 - 7 7 5 - 3 2 1 3 , and easy access to major 905-252-3714. highways. Gas, Hydro and 2 parking space included. BRADFORD- Under new $1,650.00 Per Month management! Beautiful 647-801-7917 newly renovated Large 1 & 2 bedroom suites. $895+ PORT BOLSTER areahydro & $995+ hydro. No Renovated 3 bedroom, 2 pets. Laundry onsite. story, propane heat, nonClose to all amenities. Ryis smoking/ pets. First/ last. Properties 905-727-1102. $1,000. Oct. 1st./ sooner. 416-417-0921 BRADFORD large 3 bedroom nearly new semi, 2 Rooms for Rent full baths, appliances, c/air, 2-parking, non-smoking/ and Wanted pets. $1495+. Linde Black, KESWICKROOM ReMax 905-898-1211 available. Share kitchen, CLOSE TO lake. 3 bed- bath. Parking, laundry. Marooms, 1.5 baths bunga- ture non-smoking profeslow, private w/beach sional male only. October access, marina. Applianc- 1st. $450. (905)989-0496. es, a/c. $1200.+ hydro/ SIMCOE gas. Rocky Madsen KESWICKLanding. New house, fur905-722-5425 nished room w/tv. WalkKESWICKWATER- bus. $450 inclusive. Male FRONT, 2 bedroom, appli- preferred. 1st/ last. Immeances, gas fireplace, diately (905)898-7680 parking, $1,100+ utilities, non-smoking/ pets. Nov. SUTTON- ROOM for rent 1st. First/ last. in shared, spacious townhouse, parking, wireless (905)476-4137 internet. Near YRT route/ KESWICKWATER- Hwy#48. $500. References Immediate. FRONT, cozy 2 bedroom, required. fireplace, boathouse, 905-722-7642 parking, first/ last, References/ background check. Shared Suits working single/ Accommodations couple, $1,250+, 9 0 5 - 4 7 6 - 8 3 2 5 , MT. ALBERT- 3600sq.ft. 905-868-0116 executive house, laundry, A/C, internet, cable, nonKING CITY (Bathurst/ smoking/ pets; 2 bedKing), 3 bedroom house, rooms, private bathroom, livingroom/ den. 3-pc garage parking, $950. Imwashroom. New fridge/ mediately. 416-707-4038 stove. Newly renovated. Gerry (416)789-2163, NEWMARKET- ROOM for 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. rent- Bayview/ Mulock. $550+ 1/4 gas/ hydro. LESLIE/ MULOCK- brand Available immediately. new house, 4 bedroom, 3 416-822-6615 bathrooms, 2 storey, 2680 sq.ft. Non-smoking/ pets. ROOMMATE NEEDED. $2200. Available Oct. 19th. Share 1000sq.ft. 2 bed905-853-3606 room walk-out basement. Fireplace, parking, cable/ NEWMARKET- 237 Flag- internet, deck, $550. per stone Way. 3 bedroom bedroom, Musselman's house. Parking, 5 appli- Lake area. Female preances, 2.5 bathrooms, fin- ferred 416-908-8796 ished basement. $1795.+. No pets. Nov. 1st. Rentals Outside 905-727-1102


NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom bungalow, main floor, bright kitchen, renovated bathroom, near hospital. Shared laundry. Nonsmoking. $1400+ utilities. First/ last. 905-836-1434 NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom upper, clean, bright. Shared laundry. Fenced yard. $1375 inclusive, with appliances. Nov. 1st. 905-478-4280

ST. PETE'S, Florida- 1 bedroom condo, 2 baths, sleeps 4, beach-front, pool, weekly/ monthly.

Articles for Sale (Misc.)

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

BRANDNEW QUEENSIZE 4"Eurotop mattress and boxspring. Still in plastic. Cost $800., Sell $375. Delivered. 905-252-6563

A1 SERVICE. We pay top dollar. Wanted: Cars & Trucks. Your responsible auto recycler, 905-954-0002

CARPETS- I have several thousand yards of new stainmaster & 100% nylon carpet. Will do living room & hall for $389.00. Includes: carpet, pad, installation (25 yards). Steve 289-464-6049

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

FUTON with metal frame, blue mattress cover and mattress. Excellent condition $100. 905-715-8313 HOT TUB covers- All shapes/ sizes, top quality, $375. We come & measure. 905-259-4514 HOT TUB for sale- 6 person. In good condition. Make me an offer! 905-476-1734 HOT TUB (Spa) CoversBest Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 newspaper HOT TUB/SPA 2012 model, fully loaded, full warranty. New in plastic. Cost $8,000 Sacrifice $3,900. Call: 416-779-0563

Metrowide Auto Parts CERTIFIED RECYCLER $100 to $1000 Cars/Trucks/Vans Fast Free towing We sell parts 905-722-3223 905-960-5546

Moving & Storage A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, residential/ condos/ commercial. Quality service. Affordable/ reliable. 905-758-2848, 416-677-2848 www. X-PRESS TRANS' Canada Inc. Delivery/ Moving . Residential/ Apartment/ Commercial. Long/ Short. Insured. 647-261-2060, 647-982-2060

Waste Removal

1/2 PRICE Junk Removal. Cheap. Fast Service. All loading/ cleanup. Free Estimates. John, STORAGE FOR any vehi- 905-310-5865 (local) cle. Location Newmarket. Inside $50/ month; Outside $20/ month. Call Escort Services (905)836-6321

Garages/ Parking/Storage

STORAGE, INDOOR/ outdoor. Heated. Secured. Newmarket area. Carl 905-716-6217

Domestic Help Wanted HOUSEKEEPER required immediately in Newmarket area. 2 days a week. Please call Lee, 416-200-8854

NEW DOUBLE 4" Eurotop mattress set. Still factory Tax/Financial packaged. Mattress & boxspring. $350. $$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do Delivered. 905-252-6563 you have a pension plan PANASONIC MICRO- from an ex-employer? (LIWAVE Range hood. RA) or (locked in RRSP). NOW! White. Excellent condition Call 1-416-357-9585 $100. 905-715-8313

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Cleaning/Janitorial USED KITCHENS for sale. Oak, painted, white lacquer, etc. Different sizes, RETIRED POLICE officer starting at $700. on duty to clean your 905-473-1600 house. References available. Call Annette at 905-841-8361 Firewood

Decks & Fences FIREWOOD- SEASONED, cut/ split. $75.-$95./ face cord, O.B.O. Must go. DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ Stone walkway. Farm is sold. Hardwood/ Laminate floors 905-476-4479 25 years experience. SEDORE'S SEASONED 416-522-8034, Firewood- All hard wood: 905-787-0236 maple+ beech. $320 bush http://fifieldconstruction. cord. Free local delivery. 905-955-3016

Office/Business Space for Rent/Wanted

$200 TO $1000Dead/ Alive. Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050

1330 SQ.FT. central Newmarket location. Also: 900 sq.ft. finished basement. Please call 905-235-3373 or 905-960-7737

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

FIKE, Tracy Anne Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at the age of 50 years.

(705) 719-1004 A NEW black beauty- Super busty hottie. Amazing skills. 905-392-7300, Newmarket area.

Home Renovations CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! 905-554-0825 HOME RENO. 25 years exp. Basement. Kitchen. Bathroom. Drywall. Painting. Call Cam 647-388-1866

Death Notices

PORTER, Charles Bruce Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 with his family by his side. Predeceased by his loving wife Pat. Dear Dad of Kim and Les Beattie and Jill and Ron Keizerwaard. Devoted Grandpa to Sean, Eric, Megan and Dylan. Many thanks for the comfort and care provided by the Palliative Care Team at Southlake. Family and friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 1 p.m. In Bruce's memory and lifelong passion for music, donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care Program, Music Therapy would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at

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PURSUIT MOBILITY Mortgages/Loans Scooter- 14 kms/ hr. Pneumatic tires. List: $4494. Sell: $2950. Will deliver. $$MONEY$$ CONSOLI905-478-2737 DATE Debts Mortgages to SOLARIS RE- 90% No income, Bad credCHARGEABLE lawnmow- it OK! Better Option Mort#10969 er, rear bag mulch, self gage propelled, hardly used, like 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 8 2 - 1 1 6 9 new, excellent condition $200. 905-715-8313

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

Death Notices

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Houses for Sale

Tracy Fike of Jackson's Point, beloved mother of Sarah Fike-Jollimore of Jackson's Point. Loving daughter of the late Janice Jones. Tracy will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations to Southlake Foundation, Stronach Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Memorial Condolences may be made at

CORMAN, Myrna Gertrude (Green) Peacefully, at the home of her son Brian, on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the age of 93 years. Myrna Corman (nee Nelson), of Brown Hill, beloved wife of the late Leo Corman. Dear mother of Les (Sharon) of Alberta, Brian (Gail) of Brown Hill, Bill Green (Bubs) of Keswick and Earl Green (Evelyn) of Island Grove. Loving grandmother of 10 and greatgrandmother of 14. Resting at the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in the chapel Monday at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Queensville Cemetery, Queensville. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Memorial condolences may be made at

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In loving memory of my brother Wayne Boss. Gone, but not forgotten. RIP Wayne Cards of Thanks

Business Opportunities

Janis Macaskill & Drew Macaskill are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter

Ashleigh Macaskill to Matt Hughes son of Christine & Ken Hughes. Wedding to take place on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Cards of Thanks

On behalf of my children, we wish to extend our sincere thanks to the Paramedics, Emergency staff, all Doctors and Nursing Staff on floors 5 and 6 at Southlake Regional Health Centre for their dedicated care given to Clay Stones (Tuff) during his stay in hospital. To all District "E" Comrades and Newmarket Veteran Association Members, Zone E 2 Padre Don Baker who honoured Clay with dignity and respect. To the Sea Cadets, Navy League, Air Cadets, your attendance was very much appreciated. To York Regional Police Chief Eric Joliffe, Sergeant Andrew Graham #1 District Platoon Division and Police Officers for the awesome Honour Guard #1 District Platoon Division and Police Officers for the awesome Honour Guard shown to Clay. To Father Bob Ouellette, organist David Jafelice, soloist Julie Goncalves, for their moving Service. To Nunnu's pallbearers, Greg, Tyler, Kevin, Jason Ray and Louis. To St. John Chrysostom 3rd & 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Honour Guard. To Mayor Tony Van Bynen, Town Council, M.P. Lois Brown and Piper Lorne Tingile. To Wes Playter and staff from Roadhouse & Rose for all their professional assistance. LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST TO ALL OUR RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS for the beautiful floral arrangements, many Mass cards, condolence cards, donations cards. Along with the grateful support given to us and still continue to do so. WE WILL REMEMBER TUFF GOD BLESS Rita, Robert & Debbie Stones, Joanne Silva, Donna & Garry Dixon.

Business Opportunities

Mini-Bin Company For Sale Well-known and established mini-bin company for Sale. Good customer base throughout Newmarket, Aurora, and Bradford. This Mini-Bin company primarily serves north York Region. Business to be sold with welladvertised Phone number, Website, Delivery Truck, 40 bins ranging from 4 to 18 yards, along with full customer base and business coming in from the first day. A significant business opportunity. $225,000. Priced to sell.

For details call Craig at 905 760-0086 or email


Forthcoming Marriages

SMART, A. Yvonne In loving memory of a wife, mother and nannie who passed away September 25, 2001. To some you may be forgotten To others a part of the past To us who loved and lost you Your memory will always last. Always loved and sadly missed, Norman, Susan, Lori, Maureen, Louise and Families.

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Health & Wellness D i r e c t o r y For more information or to book your ad in this monthly feature call Sue at 905-853-2527, 416-798-7284, 1-800-743-3353 ext. 206





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Decks and fences Plumbing/ Electrical Painting Installations Handy Man Jobs Soffit, Siding, Fascia

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• Four Season SunRoblin Rooms Neil Cell# 416-414-7313 • 905-778-9832 E-mail:


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AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION Hire an eco-friendly Lincoln or Prius hybrid for your next airport or downtown transportation Examples: $75.00 (Aurora) $79.00 (Newmarket) Call Alan @ 905-727-8600 or 416-992-3811 e-mail: Website:


Your attic insulation specialist. FALL SPECIAL ~ SAVE 15% 194 Earl Stewart Dr., Aurora, Ontario L4G 6V7 John Campagna Cell: 416-881-6312


Repairs Renovations Kitchens ~ Bathrooms ~ Basements Electrical, Plumbing, Crown Moulding Wood Flooring, Decks, Fences, Ceramics

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George @ cell 416-564-7942


2" Horizontal Blinds 20 years experience. Custom Drapes. All kinds of repairs. Call Brian (905)770-9363

Specializing in high-quality masonry & natural stone The brick stops here!

window sill replacement parging • chimneys • repointing • fireplaces brick & block work • stone walls & flatwork mortar colour matching • cultured stone brick tinting • glass block • wall openings & closures historical restoration a specialty

TILE INSTALLATION CERAMIC TILE Expert Installations! Granite, Marble and Backsplashes

Call Nino 647-233-3304 ~ 905-936-6001



Furnace start-ups $85. incl. Filter!

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Colin 416-302-2210 or 905-503-0353

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

Fall Painting Specials Exterior Painting & Deck Staining Don't be fooled by low prices , we're all about quality & efficiency with FAIR PRICING! Call Claudio: 416-723-4860 or 905-727-0862

September Special! 2 Rooms with trim from $349 3rd room from $125. using Benjamin Moore paints

We also do exteriors PKD Painting 905-836-4347 Local Newmarket company serving Newmarket, Aurora, Bradford since 1985

A BETTER FINISH By a guy who comes to your house and scrapes, sands, primes and paints. No sloppy crews or messy kids. Just a professional who cares about quality.

Dave 905-713-7831



Window and door installations. Fall Discounts or Book for Spring and SAVE. Best warranties. For free estimate call Ron B. 647-454-0137



First class work done by master tradesmen. Cell: 416-526-1980 Email:

CARPET SERVICES REPAIRS, SALES & INSTALLATION • Carpet Burns ~ Buckles ~ Stains, etc

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Driveways ~ Patios Walkways & more Free estimates Competitive rates Nick 416-347-5062 local

Don Park Landscaping Ltd. • Landscape Design • Natural Stone • Interlocking Driveways & Patios • Sodding, Planting • Carpentry • Fences You call today ~ We start tomorrow! 905-473-9100 416-896-1467

Interlock, Retaining Walls, Patios, Decks and Fences Bobcat & Mini-Ex for hire

POOLS, HOT TUBS, SUPPLIES AQUATECH POOLS $200. Pool Closing Special Service & Repair Specialists Over 20 yrs. exp. 905-392-POOL (7665)


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