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im Bolton’s love of literature stretches farther than his home library. On the main floor of his Newmarket home, his passion for literature is evident as classic and new novels line the shelves of multiple book cases in the living room and office. But Mr. Bolton’s love for the written word isn’t confined to his home as he has just been elected the new chairperson of the Words Alive Literary Festival, an annual celebration of literary arts at the Sharon Temple Historic Site. “It’s an honour to be the face of the festival,” he said, sipping from his coffee mug. “The whole thing is such a wonderful experience and a validation of my passion for literature.” His exposure to literature came at an early age. He claims to have had his first library card at the age of two and has always found himself surrounded by books. His first job was as a library page at the Pape and Danforth library, where he organized shelves, checked in and out books and answered customer questions. “I’m pretty sure I still have my first paperback somewhere in the house,” he laughed. “My house is probably insulated with cartons of books.” His passion for literature fed his love of history. He remembers, as a child, going on drives with his parents to visit various historical sites and museums. He is a former employee of Old Fort York, which is run by the Toronto Historical Board, where he was a member of the guard. He has fond memories of being a tour guide for a wide variety of groups, ranging from students to veterans, and was present for the Queen Mother’s visit. It wasn’t until his wife, Aggie, got her first job teaching at Huron Heights Secondary School that the family decided to relocate to Newmarket. He now lives only two blocks from the library. Through his employment as a book retailer at the local Chapters, he met Words Alive Literary Festival founder Vali Stone, who recognized his love for the written word. “She grabbed hold of me and that’s basically how I got involved in the festival,” he said. “It’s how I was introduced to the magic that


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PEOPLE: Chairperson had library card at age 2

The last thing I Googled was ... the Blue Ridge Festival that is happening soon in York Region. If stranded on an island, I couldn’t live without ... something to read, some music, probably jazz, and a paint brush since I would have the time to explore painting. My guilty pleasure is ... too much coffee, I suppose. People would be surprised to know ... when I worked at Old Fort York, I did blacksmithing. I actually have some coal left in the basement and am thinking about building a blacksmith shelter in the back yard. The music I listen to most is ... jazz and classical. The best flavour of ice cream is ... peach. It’s not easy to find these days. My favourite place in Newmarket is ... Main Street. It is unique and there is a sense of community there that is real.

When Jim Bolton’s nose isn’t in a novel, the self-proclaimed book worm enjoys tending to his gardens. His love of gardening started in the junior garden club in Grade 4. happens up there every year.” He was immediately attracted to the idea of helping bring the event to life. The lure of the ability to explore the grounds of the historic site, combined with the mix of talented authors who would read their works and offer local writers workshops, was something he just could not ignore. “There are so many things to enjoy, like storytellers, poets, music and workshops,” he said. “It is so encouraging for up-and-coming

For more information about the Words Alive Festival, visit authors and I’m proud to be a part of it.” For Mr. Bolton, it is a chance to be around new talent, faces and ideas, which only stokes the fire of his love of literature. It is a chance for him to bond with others over a common interest and get excited about a longtime passion. “I think what keeps me going is the smiles on the faces of people

who attend,” he said of his motivation to stay involved. “People arrive at 10 a.m. and, by the time they leave at 5 p.m., we have all become friends.” Throughout the year, he is also involved in many local initiatives that promote the arts and local talent in Newmarket. He had a hand in creating an open mic night at Books Cafe and Things on Main Street the third Thursday of every month. “Anyone who wants to read, can,” he said. “It encourages writ-

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ers and poets to do things in public in a large way.” When his nose isn’t in a novel, the self-proclaimed bookworm enjoys tending to his gardens and spending time creating delicious dishes in the kitchen. “Gardening is just something I have always done. I was in the junior garden club when I was in Grade 4 and have loved it ever since,” he said. “I’m not brilliant at it by any means, but I have fun.” As for his ability to cook, he credits his mother, who spent hours in the kitchen with him when he was young. His sense of adventure, possibly influenced by protagonists in some of his novels, leads him to take long drives in the country, which lets him discover small towns. “It’s a little sense of adventure,” he said. “There is nothing like getting lost on a country road.”

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Our Town...Our News! JOINT COMPLIANCE AUDIT COMMITTEE 2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION The Towns of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville and the Township of King are currently seeking interested applicants for appointment to a Joint Compliance Audit Committee for the 2010 Municipal Election. Applicants shall have: - Demonstrated knowledge and in depth understanding of the campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996; - Proven analytical and decision-making skills; - Experience working on committees, task forces or similar settings; - Demonstrated knowledge of quasi-judicial proceedings; - Availability and willingness to attend meetings (daytime and/or evening); and - Excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants with a background in accounting, auditing or law are encouraged to apply. Please note that those individuals who have run for office in Municipal Elections for any of the participating municipalities, or who have conducted audits or provided financial advice in respect of Municipal Elections for any of the participating municipalities will be disqualified. The purpose of the Joint Compliance Audit Committee is to: - Consider compliance audit applications made by electors and decide whether they should be granted or rejected; - Appoint an auditor if the application is granted; - Receive the auditor’s report; - Consider the auditor’s report and decide if legal proceedings should be commenced; and - Advise Council if the auditor’s report indicates that there were no apparent contraventions and if there appears to be no reasonable grounds for the application. The term of the Committee will commence in 2010 and continue through to 2014. Municipal Election Candidates have until March 25, 2011 to file their Financial Statements. Any requests for a Compliance Audit will occur after that date. While Compliance Audit requests for the 2010 Municipal Election must be submitted by June 23, 2011, a by-election could result in the need for the Joint Compliance Audit Committee to sit during the term of Council.

Mayor James R. Young

NOTICE OF PASSING - REFERENDUM BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Town of East Gwillimbury has passed By-law Number 2010-050 at the Council Meeting held on April 19, 2010, authorizing the following question to be placed on the ballot in the municipal election to be held on Monday October 25, 2010: Do you support the current electoral system of electing four (4) Councillors at large in East Gwillimbury? YES


In accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, the referendum results will be binding on the municipality, subject to some exceptions, if at least 50 per cent of eligible electors vote on the question.

Councillor Virginia Hackson

Councillor Marlene Johnston

Councillor Jack Hauseman

PUBLIC NOTICE TO STOP-UP, CLOSE AND CONVEY PART OF FARR AVENUE, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS PART OF LOT 11, CONCESSION 3 EAST GWILLIMBURY (TRAVELLED ROAD) BEING FARR AVENUE (AKA GIVEN ROAD) BETWEEN LESLIE STREET AND WOODBINE AVENUE, TOWN OF EAST GWILLIMBURY, REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK, DESIGNATED AS PART 1 ON PLAN 65R31872, BEING PART OF PIN 03420-0194 Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of East Gwillimbury proposes to stop-up, close and convey part of Farr Avenue designated as Part 1, Plan 65R31872, Town of East Gwillimbury, Regional Municipality of York, being part of PIN 03420-0194.

If the question received a binding “NO” result, East Gwillimbury Council will between 14 and 180 days after voting day take action to proceed with the review of the existing at large electoral system. In this case, the costs of proceeding with a review of the existing at large electoral system would be in the range of $10,000 to $20,000. If the question received a binding “YES” result, East Gwillimbury Council will take no further action. In this case, there would be no costs associated with implementing the results. APPEAL PROCESS The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and any other person or entity may appeal to the Chief Electoral Officer of the Province of Ontario on the grounds that the question: i) is not clear, concise or neutral, and/or ii) is not capable of being answered by either the YES or NO options provided Appeals must be filed with the Municipal Clerk no later than May 17, 2010. A Notice of Appeal must set out the objections to the by-law and question, and the reasons in support of the objections. Dated at the Town of East Gwillimbury this 27th day of April, 2010

RFP NO. PR 2010-06 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL/QUOTATION FOR THE PROVISION OF DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FOR THE RENOVATION OF 19040 LESLIE STREET, SHARON, ON The Corporation of the Town of East Gwillimbury is calling for the provision of Architectural Services for the preparation of design/construction documents and construction contract administration for the renovation of 19040 Leslie Street within the Community of Sharon, Ontario. SEALED RFP’s, properly identified as to contents, will be received by the Community Programs & Infrastructure Department at the Town of East Gwillimbury Municipal Offices, 19000 Leslie Street Sharon, Ontario, until 12:00 noon local time, on: TUESDAY MAY 11, 2010

The remuneration will be a $400 retainer fee (which includes compensation for review of any background materials) and a $350 per diem rate (plus mileage).

RFP documents and specifications may be obtained from the Office of the General Manager, Community Programs & Infrastructure, and will be available on or after: TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010 The lowest or any RFP will not necessarily be accepted.

Last date for submission of applications: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. If you require further information, please contact: Fernando Lamanna, Deputy Clerk at (905) 478-4282 Ext 1240;


Please submit your application in writing to: Donna McLarty, Clerk, Town of Richmond Hill, P.O. Box 300, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4Y5

Councillor Cathy Morton

The Town of East Gwillimbury would like to congratulate the students of Holland Landing Public School on their efforts to promote the Town’s Anti-Idling Education Campaign. The Mayor and Council presented the school with a Certificate of Recognition. Congratulations Holland Landing Public School!

COMMUNITY EVENTS The Town of East Gwillimbury will be lowering the Town flags to half-mast on Wednesday, April 28th to commemorate the nationally recognized “Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.” Denison Eco-Ethical Group’s 5th Annual “Fairly Bazaar” is being held on the evening of Thursday, April 29th. The purpose of this event is to educate the community about responsible consumer choices, such as supporting organizations that embrace fair trade and environmentally friendly practices. This year the event will feature a fashion show and a silent auction. Come out on Sunday, May 30th for the Easter Seals Run/Walkathon founded by Joe Persechini. The run’s home base is Upper Canada Mall (Yonge Street & Davis Drive, Newmarket) and spans 10 kilometres. Participants of all ages and abilities are called to take part, – kids and their parents, grandparents, neighbours and co-workers! The Sunday morning fundraiser for Easter Seals kids is known for its upbeat warm-up and energizing atmosphere. It’s a great time for all! Registration/race kits are available at Upper Canada Mall on May 27—29 and on event day, Sunday, May 30th from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. For more information, please visit the events website:

If you require further information please contact: Hajnalka Hartwick, Law Clerk 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario L0G 1V0 Phone: (905) 478-4282 ext. 1289 Fax: (905) 478-2808

MUNICIPAL ENUMERATION FORMS Voting Day is October 25 – Get on the list! The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for preparing the preliminary voters’ list based on their property owners and tenants’ database. Over the next few weeks MPAC will be mailing the 2010 Municipal Enumeration Forms to specific households where the occupant information currently on file needs to be confirmed or updated. If you receive a form, confirm or make the changes or additions necessary, sign it and return it to MPAC prior to June 1 in the envelope that will be provided. You can also contact MPAC directly just to confirm that the information they have on file is correct. Call: 1-866-296-6722 or 1-877-889-6722 TTY Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm Make a Note to Vote on October 25

THINKING GREEN Keep the spirit of Earth Day alive and think of the environment year round. By adjusting some of your daily habits, you can make a difference in the environment and your community. For example, creating a litter-less lunch each day for you and your family is a simple and easy way to cut down on the amount of waste you produce. Reusable food and beverage containers are a great way to package a lunch. They reduce unnecessary waste created by plastic bags, drink containers, aluminum foil and other wrappers.

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The Newmarket Studio Tour seeks local artists to showcase their work. The second annual tour, hosted by the Newmarket Group of Artists, is in October. Last year, more than 25 local artists opened their studios to the public, creating a townwide open gallery. The group seeks all types of artists, from painters to sculptors, photographers to quilters and everything in between. If you are interested in showcasing your work and being part of the annual studio tour, e-mail newmarketstudiotour@gmail. com — Amanda Persico

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Newmarket goes tropical


Everyone hits the conga line (clockwise from top) with Town of Newmarket recreation programmer Deanna Smith at a Luau Party at the Ray Twinney Complex Saturday; Alec Gable, 10, sees how low he can go under the limbo bar; Lisa Acatrinei, 6, (left) passes the hot coconut to her friend, Alexandria Samuel, in a game of musical coconuts; and Michelle Deak, 6, works a hula hoop.

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Long-time friends open impressive shop Highly sought-after Driveline Specialists in the Newmarket area, and very good long-time friends, Joe Ferrante and David Torrieri opened their own transmission shop last Oct. 1 and haven’t looked back. The two local automotive professionals worked at other shops in the Newmarket area, before opening up the impressive Newmarket Transmission, conveniently located at 1251 Gorham Street, Unit 1. Business has been booming for the two since opening their doors of their stateof-the art facility, with eight bays and five lifts. In fact, Newmarket Transmission is the largest transmission shop in Newmarket and surrounding area.

With the motto ‘We add years to your gears,’ as mentioned they offer diesel performance transmissions and are affiliated with Auto Glass Plus. They do the tuning and Newmarket Transmission do the transmissions. “Nick and Larry hooked us up,” explains the personable David.

8 bays in shop providing same service in most cases

As David, the transmission rebuilder, says, “We are new to business, not new to Newmarket!” David and Joe invite all their former and new customers to come in, check out the impressive facilities, say Hi and have a complimentary coffee. They have 25 units in stock so they offer same day service in most cases and their performance diesel transmissions in three days from start to finish (they are custom built!). Home of the “Torque Tamer” diesel transmission, Newmarket Transmission is a member of ATRA (Automotive Transmission Rebuilders Association) and offer free towing and 24-hour emergency service. With over 35 years of experience between them,

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Canada needs healthier food and a stronger farm economy. So said Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff after touring Holland Acres farm in the Holland Marsh yesterday, during which he announced his party’s plan to enact Canada’s first national food policy if elected. “Urban Canada takes rural Canada for granted,” he said, while third-generation farmer Doug Van Luyk stood by his side. “We plan on bridging the gap with initiatives like this national food policy.” Not only are food producers feeding the country, but the agricultural food sector is the cornerstone of the country’s economy, he said. This sector provides one out of every eight jobs and generates $42 billion annually, accounting for 8 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product. “There is a sense that rural Canada is being left behind and that is not a good Canada for me,” he added. “Most industrial jobs in my riding depend on what is going on here.” The policy focuses on five specific principles: healthy living, safe food, sustainable farm incomes, environmental farmland stewardship and international leadership. Health promotion and education would mean more homegrown food on Canadian tables and improved health issues, including diabetes and obesity to reduce health care costs. The policy calls for a new healthy choices program to teach people to eat healthy, make nutritional value clear and simple through progressive labelling regulations and implement a new regulatory standard on trans fats. The Liberals would spend $40 million over four years on a new federal healthy start program to help 250,000 children from low-income families access healthy, homegrown foods and $80 million to create a “buy local fund” to encourage consumers to buy local and support a farmers markets development program. Strengthening inspection and enforcement will ensure minimal risks and assure residents food on their dinner tables is safe. The plan also calls for a $50-million investment over four years to ensure the same food safety standards that apply for Canadian suppliers do so for imported food.

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Windfall to develop new projects BY SEAN PEARCE

Windfall Ecology Centre is forging ahead with plans to play a more active role in the emerging green economy. Much of Windfall’s work to date has focused on awareness and education programs relating to energy conservation, renewable power and environmental protection, founding executive director Brent Kopperson said Friday. But it’s time for the agency to take its work to the next level. As such, Windfall will go from being a centre for advice and information to a leader in a number of new and exciting environmental areas, he said. “This is an important time for the development of the green economy in Ontario,” he said. “Windfall is excited to be shifting from piloting programs to direct social innovation. ” At Friday’s Windfall open house, Mr. Kopperson announced the organization’s plans to continue the development of the Pukwis Community Wind Park in Georgina, which is expected to feed up to 20 megawatts of green electricity directly into the power grid by the latter part of 2011, while also moving toward creating new community power projects

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Former GO riders push for better transit plan BY SEAN PEARCE

With GO Transit route 64 permanently out of service, transit users are calling on York Region Transit to come up with an alternative to get them to and from York University — and fast. Among those pushing YRT to work quickly is York University senior lecturer and King resident Paul Delaney. It’s difficult to comprehend why GO Transit would cancel its route 64 York University service, he said, especially when YRT is telling displaced transit users it probably won’t have any new options in place until fall. Given the school’s staff, faculty and student population during the summer months, that’s just not good enough, he added. “As of today, no replacement service to the loss of this route is being proposed by YRT, or anyone, until at least September,” Mr. Delaney said via e-mail. “As a resident of King City, I find this lack of planning by the transit authorities disheartening. At a time when we are being urged to consider greener options, the current discontinuation of service by GO, with no well-defined alternatives from YRT, is very disappointing.” Alternatives suggested by YRT and others are far from satisfactory, Mr. Delaney said. Taking YRT route 22 and jumping on TTC route 107 is the most commonly cited option, but transit users know such a trip takes considerably longer, is more expensive, requires

one, if not two, bus changes and, therefore, falls well short of the level of service before the GO route cancellation, he said. Many will also lose out on the transit pass tax credits, he added. The other obvious problem is the YRT route 22-TTC route 107 combo doesn’t run after 6:49 p.m., Mr. Delaney said.

and faculty and look at (route) 22 and (route) 107 and try to find out what’s right for them,” he said. “I want to make sure that nobody gets left behind.” Aside from YRT route 22 and TTC route 107 in King, Newmarket and Aurora residents can also use Viva Blue and Purple to get back and forth to York for the time being, he added.

It wouldn’t be appropriate to talk specifics just yet, Mr. Leary said, but the hope is to come up with a replacement for the former GO Transit service by the end of summer. Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees intends to remain in contact with YRT during the process to ensure the service lives up to promises its staff made after he waded into the issue.

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TRANSIT: University riders seek options

‘At a time when we are being urged to consider greener options, the current discontinuation of service by GO, with no well-defined alternatives from YRT, is very disappointing.’ And while Mr. Delaney suggested a scaled back version of GO Transit route 64 may help those affected, it’s not likely to happen. GO Transit isn’t involved in the discussions any longer, GO spokesperson Robin Alam said. However, that’s not to say YRT isn’t working to come up with some new alternatives, general manager Rick Leary said. YRT staff is in discussions with York, he said, adding a web survey will be sent out in the next few weeks to students, staff and faculty in the hope of getting some input to address existing concerns. “What we want to do is talk to students

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In the past 50 years, there have been several breakthroughs in the battle against cancer and Doreen Carson has been a part of that success. The Newmarket resident has knocked on doors for more than 50 years, asking for donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. “I didn’t think I would still be here,� Mrs. Carson, 75, said. “I thought they would have found a cure by now. I’m going to keep knocking on doors until they find a cure.� Each knock is progress, Holland Landing unit manager Alex Reil said. “Back then, cancer was a word that was whispered and treatments were done in a dark basement,� Mr. Reil said. “Back then, most people died of cancer. Now, many more people are surviving.� Mrs. Carson started canvassing on behalf of the society with her mother in East York when she was 17. She has spent more than 40 years with the Holland River Unit in Newmarket, which services northern York Region. “My mother didn’t have enough canvassers. She said, ‘You’re 17. That’s close enough’,� Mrs. Carson said. “I’ve been going for more than 50 years, but records don’t go back that far back.� Day in and day out, Mrs. Carson asks friends and neighbours to dig deep and help. “Cancer has touched everyone,� she said. “I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been touched by this devastating disease.� When one event ends, the next one starts and you’re sure to find Mrs. Carson helping out. She was out selling daffodils last month and her next campaign is the Relay for Life in June, followed by the Terry Fox Run in September and October’s pink ribbon campaign. “It’s like she has a beef with cancer,� Mr. Riel said. Although no cure has been found, that’s doesn’t discourage this veteran volunteer. Hearing stories of a neighbour’s mother or child who died of cancer keeps Mrs. Carson going. “Knocking on doors, you hear stories, more stories than before. I’m determined to help find something for these people,� she said. “I’m not a doctor or a nurse or have special qualifications, but I am a lady with lots of energy and can knock on doors.� Not only is Mrs. Carson recognized around the Relay for Life track or at the local LCBO, where she sells daffodils, she is also a friendly face for new volunteers. “New, younger volunteers come in and we point them to (Mrs. Carson). She started when she was (their) age,� Mr. Reil said. “(Mrs. Carson) smiles and tells them to keep going. This new volunteer can be our next 50year volunteer.� This month, Mrs. Carson will knock on doors to raise funds for the Relay for Life event. “People say, ‘Thanks, see you next year’,� Mrs. Carson said. “No, I’m doing the next run, too. See you then.� For more information or to make a donation, visit



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Natalya Whitla, of Newmarket, finishes the 5K race with her dad, Rob, during Sunday’s A&B Courier Run for Southlake (formerly the Hartwell Challenge). The event supports urgent priorities for 2010, including equipping the regional cardiac care program and the new cancer program at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

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Transit in the region is doing well, but there is room for improvement.

Room to improve York transit: report BY DAVID FLEISCHER

Transit providers are doing a good job, but have room for improvement, according to a report card reviewed by regional council. York Regional Transit service is contracted out to First Canada, Tokmakjian and Miller, as well as Veolia, which operates Viva routes. First Canada, operating routes in the northern parts of the region, came out on top, exceeding benchmarks such as signage, having in-service wheelchair lifts and not missing trips. Tokmakjian ranked second for its service in Vaughan and Richmond Hill. Coming in third was Miller, operating YRT services in Markham and Richmond Hill. Because its services differ, Veolia is rated separately, but exceeded standard benchmarks in many areas. Each provider had trouble maintaining standards of interior and exterior cleanliness and running ahead of schedule.

‘It (has) been a challenge, over the past couple of years, to get up to a standard we find acceptable.’ “It (has) been a challenge, over the past couple of years, to get up to a standard we find acceptable,” YRT operations manager Ann-Marie Caroll told the transportation committee earlier this month. Most buses are stored outside, creating difficulties in the winter, she said. That should be less of a problem when the region opens a new, indoor storage facility. The region provides financial incentives and disincentives for its operators to meet performance standards. After tallying both credits and debits, the region handed out $177,200 of a possible $432,000 to the three main contractors in 2009. That was down from $186,500 in 2008. Penalties could be raised, regional chairperson Bill Fisch said, pointed out one operator was having troubles a few years ago, but is now the best they have. If troubles persist, that will be a factor when contracts come up for renewal, he added. Extra buses are already filling gaps and troublesome routes have been singled out, YRT general manager Richard Leary told councillors. Those should be back on schedule by June and the region want to hear from riders if they’re not, he added. Staff is also looking at customer complaints and actively working to remedy them, Mr. Leary said.


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Sarah Peirce was just being Sarah Peirce. Along the way, someone must have taken notice of the benefits to that status. The Aurora resident will be recognized as one the province’s top female collegiate student-athletes at the Ontario Universities Association’s seventh annual Women of Influence luncheon Friday in Toronto. A sprinter for the University of Guelph track and field team, Peirce was somewhat taken aback by the news of the recognition, which puts her among top female student-athletes from each of Ontario’s universities for the honour, based on performances in the 2008-09 season.

“I’m definitely honoured,” said the 22-year-old Peirce, a two-time sprint team captain for the Gryphons, which is typically among the top track and field programs in the province in recent seasons. “It’s exciting to be nominated. (The category) speaks for itself in some ways. It was a bit unexpected, but an honour. “I don’t think of myself as a role model. I just try to do what I’m supposed to do.” During the 2008-09 season, Peirce claimed a silver medal in the 60 metres at the Ontario championships, finished sixth at the Canadian national championships and was named to the OUA all-star team. She will return to Guelph to pursue a master’s degree. Peirce is also a President’s Award


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winner for 2008-09. On the field of play, she is a converted high jumper who switched to sprints during Grade 10 at Cardinal Carter Catholic High School.

Peirce is also a President’s Award winner for 2008-09. “I was told by my coaches (Chris Deighan and Peter Dajia) I should give up the high jump and just do sprints,” recalls Peirce, who finished third in the 100 metres at the 2005 OFSAA high school championships as a Grade 12 student. “I love sprinting. The 4x100 relay was my favourite. I think the transi-

Wasps 10 7 2 1 22 Beetles 11 6 5 0 18 Dragonflies 11 5 6 0 15 Ants 9 3 5 1 10 Hornets 10 3 6 1 10 Bees 10 0 10 0 0 Hornets 21 (Evan Fraccaro 11 pts.) d. Dragonflies 19 (Ammar Alfatwa 10 pts.) Stingers 60 (Logan Kidder 26 pts.) d. Bees 1 (Jayden Spuria 1 pts.) Beetles 20 (Alexander Ko 10 pts.) d. Hornets 13 (Evan Fraccaro 4 pts.) Boys 8-9 Boxers 11 11 0 0 33 Bloodhounds 11 8 3 0 24 Bulldogs 10 7 2 1 22 Foxhounds 11 7 3 1 22 Labradors 12 7 4 1 22 Pinschers 9 4 4 1 13 Greyhounds 8 4 4 0 12 Beagles 11 4 7 0 12 Dalmatians 9 1 8 0 3 Rotweilers 11 1 10 0 3 Huskies 11 1 10 0 3 Boys 10-11 Vultures 15 14 1 0 42 Peregrines 14 11 3 0 33 Condors 15 11 4 0 33 Kestrels 14 9 5 0 27 Buzzards 15 8 7 0 24 Hawks 14 7 6 1 22 Eagles 13 7 6 0 21 Raptors 15 7 8 0 21 Falcons 13 4 8 1 13 Harriers 12 4 8 0 12 Owls 15 1 14 0 3 Osprey 13 0 13 0 0 Condors 53 (James Thompson 19 pts.) Osprey 37 (Aidan Ewart 17 pts.) Vultures 81 (Emerson Duarte 32 pts.) Kestrels 49 (Andrew Currie 16 pts.) Buzzards 54 (Randall Toussaint 35 pts.) Peregrines 46 (Tristan

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tion was a natural for me. “It’s the adrenalin of the relay. Track is such an individual sport, but the relay has a team aspect to it.” She claimed silver in the 60metre sprint at the OUA indoor championships and took silver at the CIS national championships. “I was very happy with how the season went,” Peirce said. This summer, she will return to the Czech Republic for a second straight year along with Gryphons sprints and hurdles coach Zuzana Mares to train with a club team in that country for two months. Athlete of the Week is a regular feature highlighting local athletes and their accomplishments. If you know of a nominee, contact The Era at or call 905853-8888.


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Ladies Introductory A Freeskate (Group 5) — Julia Bianco (Hilltop Skating Club), 2nd; (Group 8) — Maya Gorodnitsky (Hilltop), 1st, Nicole Krasner (Hilltop), 2nd. Ladies Pre-preliminary (Group 3) — Hannah Lang (Aurora Skating Club), 1st. Ladies Preliminary B (Group 2) — Geneva Bailey (Aurora), 3rd. Ladies Preliminary A (Group 4) — Erin Forster (Aurora), 3rd. Ladies Pre-Juvenile — Michelle Lifshitz (Hilltop), 2nd. Ladies Novice Freeskate — Gabrielle Daleman (Hilltop), 2nd. Ladies Junior Silver (Group 1) — Hailey Riggs (Aurora), 2nd. Mixed Introductory Elements — Kate Beswick (Hilltop), 3rd. Mixed Introductory Elements — Mollie McLaughlin (Hilltop), 3rd. Men’s Introductory A Freeskate — Anthony Lepteva (Hilltop), 2nd. Men’s Pre-Juvenile — Zachary Daleman (Hilltop), 2nd. Men’s Novice Short Program — Michael Zusev (Hilltop), 2nd. Men’s Novice Freeskate — Michael Zusev (Hilltop), 3rd. Men’s Junior Bronze B — Matthew Warner (Aurora), 2nd. Competitive Junior Women (Group 2F) — Michelle Long (Newmarket Skating Club), 3rd.

FIGURE SKATING Results for the Aurora Skating Club, Newmarket Skating Club and Hilltop Skating Club from the 2010 Ursula Lehming Scarboro Skate competition held on

STARskate Ladies Preliminary A Freeskate (Group 5) — Yasmine Arshad (Newmarket), 2nd. Ladies Pre-Preliminary Freeskate (Group 5) — Alannah Miller (Hilltop), 3rd. Men’s Pre-Preliminary B Freeskate — Taylor Getty (Newmarket), 1st.

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Teacher Allie Zlepnig (background) works with rider Katherine Schatzler on jumps during a jumper clinic Sunday, hosted by Wendigo Farms, to raise money for The Canadian Cancer Society.

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THE HAIR COMPANY Now hiring mature RECEPTIONIST EXTRAORDINAIRE! Good customer service skills required.

SECURITY GUARDS SERVICE Advisor (Cars and Light Trucks) Create work orders, build estimates. Communicate with both customers and team technicians. Must be organized and responsible. Looking for experienced individuals with past customer experience. Email resume to Ross Merrow:

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Finishing Carpenter This full time position includes cabinet installing, renovation work in a team environment where all employees are respected. Fax Resume: 905-729-4068 or email:


RECEPTIONIST/ Optometric assistant required for growing eyecare clinic. Must be friendly, computer-literate and available evenings & Saturdays. Please e-mail resume to:

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• Acrylic Fabricators/ Skilled Gluers • Assembly Team Leaders/ Lead Hands • CNC Machining Lead Hand • Table Saw / Table Router Operators • CNC Panel Saw Operator/ Programmer • Spray Painter / Screen Printers • CNC Programmer/ Coordinator • Industrial Electrician/ Mechanic • Production Clerks • Project Managers/ PM Assistant These are the positions we are currently seeking to fill.

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Construction Company looking for HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR with minimum 10 years experience operating excavators, bulldozers, backhoes and driving gravel/dump trucks. Must have Heavy Equipment Operator Trade Certification and valid Ontario AZ Licence with no suspensions. Duties include operating heavy equipment (including clean and lubricate equipment, refill equipment tanks, conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, and secure special attachments to equipment), driving gravel/dump trucks with trailer, utilize material safety data sheets. Must be willing to travel and have own transportation.

Please fax resume to 416-431-6098 Drywallers & Finishers Required Requirements: valid driver’s license, experience required. Wages: $22.00 to $24.00/hr depending on experience Please respond by mail to: Primary Construction Inc. 2968 Vivian Road Newmarket, ON L3Y 4W1 By Fax: (9005) 830-5527 By Email: WANTED 1st, 2nd and 3rd yr Apprentices. MUST already be registered. Also looking for Licenced Electricians. Must have fall arrest and WHMIS certificates. Please fax or email. NO calls. fax: 705-549-3706



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JEWELLERY RETAIL/ SALES Experience a must Full/part time. Email resume newmarket jewellers@

RECEPTIONIST- Part-time Busy R.E. office has an opening for a professional Receptionist. Must be able to work flexible shifts including day, evening and weekend hrs (as req'd). Computer proficiency/accuracy a must. Real Estate experience an asset. Email:

Have you been downsized? Are you looking for something to build for your future? We are looking for people to speak in front of small groups. Must have own car and be on line. CALL TOLL FREE 1-866-238-5051

SUNSHADES Window Fashions requires full-time SALESPERSON Experience preferred, but will train. SALARY + comm. Email resume to:

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DENTAL ASSISTANT. Fantastic career opportunity. Established practice just north of Toronto seeking a highly skilled dental assistant. Must love dentistry and connecting with people. If you are an organized, self driven leader, come interview us. Come join our business family. Experience necessary. Please call 905-251-8188.

PART TIME PROPERTY MANAGER The successful candidate will manage a 106 unit condo building in Newmarket. Must have excellent communication skills, sound knowledge of residential building systems, working knowledge of the condominium Act, and a minimum of five years experience in property management. Send resume to:Management Office York North Condominium No.3 40 William Roe Blvd., Newmarket ON L3Y 5N4

Magna Golf Club has a few openings on its grounds maintenance staff for seasonal & summer positions.

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MAINTENANCE/HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR required for Long Term Care Facility in Newmarket. The successful applicant will be responsible for the hands-on maintenance of the facility as well as supervision of the Housekeeping and Laundry Departments. Starting salary $36K to start for a 35 hour work week plus benefits. Fax resume to: 905-669-6724 Attn: K. Weese

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AURORA- 1 bedroom apartment w/balcony, Yonge St., hardwood floors. $800+ hydro. Near amenities. 905-751-0977. AURORA- 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Available immediately. Great location. Call Dianne 905-727-0142 AURORA- 1 bdrm basement. Cable, internet, parking, pool. No smoking/ dogs. Immediately. $875 incl. 905-726-1655 AURORA- coach house, junior 1 bedroom, suits professional. Non-smoking/ pets. Appliances, laundry, $900 inclusive. 416346-2880 AURORA- Lovely 1 bedroom, great view. Groundfloor, private, garden, fireplace, parking. Many extras. $1100. 416-569-7458 AURORA- new, bright 1 bedroom. Separate entrance, laundry, parking. Near GO, Yonge, parks. Immediately. (416)7866144 AURORAWellington, near Yonge. 3 bedroom main, a/c, parking, appliances. $1350 inclusive. June 1. 416-526-6865

KESWICK- Large Exclusive 1 bedroom. Separate entrance, a/c, cable, appliances, parking. New carpet. Non-smoking/ pets $900. inclusive. May 31/10 References (905)4763210.

NEWMARKET- Lundy's Lane, clean, recently renovated 2 bedroom basement, appliances, a/c, laundry. Non-smoking/ pets. Parking. $1095. inclusive. May 1st. 416-9938199

BEAUTIFUL central Newmarket- 2 bedroom upper bungalow, great, bright kitchen w/large adjoining deck, 5 appliances, separate laundry, parking. 1st, last, references. $1250+. May 1st. 905-853-2654

LAKEVIEW- 2+1 bedroom, finished basement, 2 baths, open concept, all appliances, utilities not included, gas heat. Nonsmoking/ pets. References. Available May 1. $1250. 905-476-5259, 905-476-2383.

NEWMARKETMain Street, 2 & 3 bedrooms, appliances, laundry facilities. $950 & $1150. +hydro. (647)929-4416

BRADFORD- 3 bedrooms, 5 appliances, 2 bathrooms. A/C. Non-smoking/ pets. $1300 inclusive. 905-8689169

NEWMARKET- Near hospital. Newly renovated 2 bedroom main level. Laundry, parking. Non-smoking/ MOUNT Albert- 3 bedroom pets. $1400 inclusive. 905main floor apartment. 2 895-7455 parking indoor/ outdoor. Quiet $1150. +utilities. 416-432- NEWMARKETbuilding, bachelor apart0018 ment near hospital. $780. NEWMARKET - Yonge/ May 1st. No dogs. 905Millard -just renovated! 3 953-9683. bedrooms. Hardwood floor, a/c, laundry, 5 appliances, NEWMARKET- Yonge/ magnificent large backyard, double Bonshaw, parking. No smoking. May walkout 1 bedroom apt., separate entrance, over1st. $1250+ 60% utilities. sized windows. Included 905-716-5900 free: all utilities, laundry, NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom internet, Bell Satellite, main, $1250+ and 2 bed- c/vac, garage parking, room basement, $850+. patio. Walking distance to Large, clean, laundry, ap- all amenities. No pets/ pliances, parking. No smoking. First/ last. Must smoking/ pets. 905-841- see! May 1st. (905)8534665 5707 after 6pm.

JACKSON'S Point- 5 bedroom, 2 bath, deck, beside lake. Storage/ studio/ workshop at rear. 416-5354141.

BALDWIN Motel- efficiency units, starting at weekly NEWMARKET central$200 or monthly $700. bright bachelor, self contained, parking. Non-smok(905)722-9066 ing/ pets. Suits mature inBLOOMINGTON/ Wood- dividual. $700. inclusive. bine- 1 bedroom walkout, Evenings (905)476-8464 sunroom, big kitchen/ livingroom. Garden $1,000 NEWMARKET Yonge/ DaImmediate Parking and vis- Brand new 2 bedroom walk-out basement. Launstorage. (905)888-1059 dry. Non-smoking. Pets alBRADFORD -1 bedroom lowed. $1000 inclusive. walk-out to large yard. Pri- 905-235-2145 vate entrance, laundry, parking. $850 inclusive. NEWMARKET- (downJune 1st. Joe. 647-267- town) 1 bedroom main, small building, parking, no 1971 laundry. $950. inclusive. BRADFORD- Bright 2 First/ last. 905-967-1261 bedroom upper, balcony, hardwood, transit, parking. NEWMARKET- 3 bed$800+ utilities. June 1. room. Spacious. 5 appli(905)478-1614, 416-898- ances, own laundry, 2 3580. parking, garage. Nonsmokers/ pets. $1150 BRADFORD- 1 bdrm unit (905)967-0689 available with parking, balcony,on-site laundry - $850 NEWMARKET- 1 bedroom inclusive. Also, 2 bdrm., basement, clean, bright, $975 . 905-936-4941 Wifi cable. Separate entrance, no pets. $725 inBRADFORD- 1 bedroom, clusive. (905)836-1388 ground floor, large 2 car parking, no pets/ smoking, NEWMARKET- 1 bedroom $880. inclusive. (905)775- main level. First/ last. $750 2206 +hydro. Parking. May 15th. (905)836-6288 evenings BRADFORD- 2 bedroom only upper 2-plex $850+. 3 bedroom main floor bungalow NEWMARKET- 1 bed$1200. inclusive. Both room, bright, quiet, basehave parking, appliances. ment. College Manor. SepNon-smoking/ pets. arate entrance, parking, (905)830-2555, 416-527- laundry, a/c. Non-smoking/ 0564 pets. Inclusive. (905)836BRADFORD- Bright, sun- 1420 ny large 2 bedroom, laun- NEWMARKET- 2 bedroom dry. May 1st. No pets. walkout basement. Suits $1150. inclusive. First/ last. professional. $1250 incluMust see. Joe, (705)791- sive. No pets. Call 9051881 716-7180 BRADFORD- large 3 bedroom upper, with garage, NEWMARKET- 3 bdrm $1150+. Tony Mendes, upper unit with shared laundry, pet friendly, avail. (905)715-4951 June 1, $1349 inclusive. BRADFORD- Luxurious 905-936-4941 quiet 2 bedroom upper, laundry, parking, appliances, hardwood, yard. Non- NEWMARKET- beautiful smoking/ pets. $800+ 905- new bachelor, main floor, own entrance, parking, 715-8020. utilities, laundry. Near hosDUFFERIN/ Finch- Large pital $750. May 1st. clean 1 bedroom base- (905)952-0555 ment apartment, laundry, TTC, utilities included. Im- NEWMARKET- Bright 1 mediately. (416)638-2251, bedroom mainfloor, $890 inclusive, parking, laundry. 416-846-3639. Timothy St. First & last. HOLLAND Landing - Ba- (647)892-1571 thurst St. -Newly renovated 3 bedroom. Large yard. NEWMARKET- Cozy 1 Country setting. Immedi- bedroom basement. Launate. $1150 inclusive. First/ dry, parking. All amenities. last. Appointment only. $700 inclusive. Immediate. Call from 9am- 8pm. Ref- First/ last. 905-836-6599 erences. (905)836-6189 NEWMARKET- Leslie/ LEGAL apt.- sunny, pri- Mulock- 2 bedroom basevate entrance, deck, stor- ment, laundry, parking. age, parking, no smoking/ $850. inclusive. No pets. (905)758pets. First/ security, $800. Immediately. 1902 (905)898-0785

NEWMARKET- Yonge/ Bonshaw. 1 bedroom walkout, bright basement. Nonsmoking/ pets. $730 inclusive. 905-953-8069 ORCHARD Heights- Walkout 1 bedroom basement, clean, cute, $750 inclusive. Suits single. Non-smoking/ pets. (905)841-8798

KESWICK- 3 bedroom, 4 appliances. Large lot, shed. First/ last. $1250.+. Immediate. (905)853-1383 KESWICK- 3 bedroom semi-detached, 3 storey, walkout, fully finished basement. $1350+. No smoking/ pets. (905)9551320 KESWICK- Roomy, luxury 1 bedroom apt. $800 inclusive. Bachelor apartment $500+ utilities. (905)4784590, 905-252-2624. LESLIE/ Gorham- 3 bedrooms, 21/2 baths, 1 parking, $1700 inclusive. Nonsmoking/ pets. Available immediately. (905)3921480. NEWMARKET- (Eagle St.) 2 bedroom house, big backyard. $1200+ utilities. May 30th. 416-616-0214 or 905-773-7126

QUEENSVILLE north- 1 bedroom ground floor, country setting, fully equipped, laundry. Nonsmoking/ pets. $825 inclusive. 905-473-2357

NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom upper, 2.5 washrooms, main floor, laundry, garage, parking, non-smoking/ pets. $1400 +70%. June 1st. (905)952-0525, 905251-3081

QUEENSVILLE- studio apt., laundry, parking, $675 inclusive. No pets/ smoking. 905-252-9405, 905-830-9428

NEWMARKET- Semis. 3 bedrooms with fenced yard. Near transit and shopping. $1105-1150+ utilities. (905)830-2915

QUEENSVILLE-Executive renovated 6 bedroom sidesplit. 2.5 baths. Triple garage. 2 acre lot. Appliances. Non-smoker/ pets. References. May 1st. After 6pm. SUTTON- 2 bedroom, $1800.+. $850. All inclusive. In apt. (905)478-2909 building. Joseph 905-717WILLOW BEACH- 4 bed3213 room, renovated, laundry SUTTON- good location, 3 room, includes fridge/ bedrooms, $775+. Parking, stove. Near lake. $1400. Immediately. (416)388references. (905)722-8051 3818 YONGE/ Mulock- Large basement apt., fireplace, own laundry, 1 parking, Non-smoking/ pets. $1050. Immediately. (905)716- NEWMARKET Co-op 1776 Homes Inc. 65 Emmerson Way- Apply for 3 and 4 bedroom units. No subsidy available. From $983. includes water, cable. Next BRADFORD- 1 bedroom meeting Wednesday,April +den condo, main floor, 28th. Doors open 6:45pm self-contained laundry- 905-853-1517 or email: room, appliances, parking. newmarketcoop@ Non-smoking/ pets. (905)715-5159 NEWMARKET- Yonge/ Bonshaw. 4 bedroom executive townhouse, 1825sqft., 5 appliances. June 1st. $1,575+. NonAURORA central- renovat- smoker. 416-577-2428 ed 3 bedroom semi. Main floor, hardwood, $1485. inclusive. 4 appliances, fenced backyard, a/c. Nonsmoking/ pets. June 1st. CENTRAL Aurora- Fur(905)836-4196 nished room, share faAURORA- 3 bedroom bun- cilities. Suits quiet profesgalow, main-floor. $1200 sional. Must like cats. No inclusive. Non-smoking/ pets. No parking. pets. 905-731-1507, after (905)727-5995 6pm. KESWICK- Share kitchen, AURORA- 3 bedroom new bath. Parking, laundry. Mahouse, 2.5 baths. Steps to ture non-smoking profesYonge & amenities. sional male only. $420. $1450+. (905)989-0496. 416-731-2879 NEWMARKET- Bright AURORA- Luxury 1 bed- room Green Lane/ Yonge/ room walkout to lake, 2 Davis. Laundry. Nonbaths, laundry. Profession- smoking/ no pets. $430. inal. No pets. $1100. Anna clusive. Immediately. 416-564-4330 (416)303-8908 QUEENSVILLE- Woodbine. Newly renovated 1 bedroom walkout, $850 all inclusive. Ryis Properties 905-727-1102.

NEWMARKET- Room for rent, share facilities. Furnished or unfurnished. Green Lane/ Leslie. $600. First/ last. ODSP ok. Available immediately. 905-967-2085 NEWMARKET- Yonge/ Davis. Room, share kitchen/ washroom. Parking, separate entrance, cable, internet, laundry. $550. 905-716-8285 SHARED kitchen, bathroom, laundry, cable, internet. Mount Albert, $500. 905-868-0606. Newmarket, $470. First/ last. 905954-0596. STOUFFVILLE'S # 1 Mansion- Beautiful, clean, quiet, luxurious. Amenities. Furnished. $699 all inclusive. 647-402-0800

NEWMARKET- 1 person to share townhouse, parking, own bathroom/ bedroom. $575. immediate. Non-smoking/ pets. 905836-0499 NEWMARKET- Share brand new large 4 bedroom house. Available immediately. First/ last. $500 inclusive. 289-231-2650


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2005 John Deere Buck 650 ATV, like new, stored winters, only 1,238km. $6,000 obo. 416-453-0094

WRIGHT, Edith "Doreen" (WWII Veteran, Legion Branch 385 Aurora) Suddenly, at St. Michael's Hospital, on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in her 89th year. Doreen, beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of David; Ann Flanagan (Gordon); Brenda Bellar (Art). Nanny will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great granddaughter. Dear sister of Eileen, Dennis, and the late Frank. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (northeast corner of Industrial Pkwy. S. and Yonge), Aurora, 905-727-5421 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Service and committal in the chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Cremation. In memory of Doreen, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. On line tributes may be left at

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KAYAK pool- 20'x12', you 12000LB. 4 post drive-on dismantle, you remove. hoist. $3,000. O.B.O. Pump, filter, cover, needs liner, $995. 905-478-1567 (905)830-2976 BRAND new diningroom KITCHEN for sale- includsuite, solid oak, 6 chairs, ing all working appliances. hutch/ buffet, table, exten- White w/dark granite top. sion (seats up to 16) Paid Excellent condition. Best Call for appt. $6,199. Sell $2,500. offer, (905)713-0805 (905)830-1864 CARPETS- I have several thousand yards of new stainmaster & 100% nylon carpet. Will do living room & hall for $389.00. Includes: carpet, pad, installation (30 yards). Steve 905-890-5552

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