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

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Mary Ann Proulx (right), executive director of the Housing Help Centre, confers with client Norma Smith of Richmond Hill, who is upset to hear York Region will cut funding to the centre next month. to pay their hydro bills. "I was in shock," said Proulx, adding the centre and clinic are the only services of their kind in the region. "We don't have operating funds to continue. It brings me to tears. I feel really bad for them (clients).

They're going to struggle, they're going to struggle even more so." Agencies are aware they must apply annually for funding under the Community Investment Strategy, the region's commissioner of community and health services, Adelina Urbanski, said.

"Annually, York Region provides targeted funding to not-forprofit agencies to help deliver projects to low- and moderateincome residents that address service gaps in the community,"

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

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Mary Ann Proulx (right), executive director of the Housing Help Centre, confers with client Norma Smith of Richmond Hill, who is upset to hear York Region will cut funding to the centre next month. to pay their hydro bills. "I was in shock," said Proulx, adding the centre and clinic are the only services of their kind in the region. "We don't have operating funds to continue. It brings me to tears. I feel really bad for them (clients).

They're going to struggle, they're going to struggle even more so." Agencies are aware they must apply annually for funding under the Community Investment Strategy, the region's commissioner of community and health services, Adelina Urbanski, said.

"Annually, York Region provides targeted funding to not-forprofit agencies to help deliver projects to low- and moderateincome residents that address service gaps in the community,"

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

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A Seneca College professor and certified financial planner says that we should follow Santa’s example and make a list and stick to it to avoid breaking the bank. and tabletops at home. Be careful when ordering coffeehouse specialty drinks and go easy on calorie-filled alcoholic beverages. It's OK to indulge, as long as your favourite holiday foods are consumed in moderate portions, she said. "The problem with gaining a pound or two over the holidays is that most people

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

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

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she said in an email. “We receive many more proposals than there is available funding and each application is carefully evaluated through an equitable process. All applicants are made aware that it is a competitive process and there is no guarantee of funding.” Proulx is surprised the housing help centre, which

has been operating since about 1993, and the ID clinic, which began in 2002, lost funding after so many years. “They said my proposal that I wrote did not score as high as other proposals they had received,” she said, adding the centre employs five people including her. “After I heard that we didn’t get funding, I really didn’t hear a lot after that

other than my proposals didn’t score as high.” The housing help centre helps low- and moderateincome York residents find housing and refers them to other services. “We can assist them in connecting them to food banks and clothing, resources and furniture and all those other services that they need to support themselves,” Proulx said.

“Even once they get housed, clients continue to rely on us because they call us and say ‘I’m behind on my rent or I can’t pay my hydro bill or I don’t have any food or I don’t have any clothing and where do I go?’” There are about 14,000 people on the region’s waiting list for subsidized housing. That leaves lower income residents scouring for a modestly priced place to live in a region where the average rent for a bachelor apartment is $815 a

month, compared to $1,036 for a one-bedroom, $1,194 for a two-bedroom and $1,357 for a three-bedroom. Even when clients find housing, the centre often works with them to ensure they remain housed, Proulx said. When a report on homelessness was released last month by the region and the United Way of Toronto and York Region, officials spoke about the importance of ensuring the marginally housed keep a roof over their heads. Meanwhile, the ID

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re road tolls an idea whose time has come? Toronto Mayor John Tory seems to think so, given his announcement he’d like to charge motorists $2 to drive the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. According to Tory’s arithmetic, the move could generate more than $200 million per year to invest in transit infrastructure. York Chair Wayne Emmerson acknowledged that charging a toll to make use of the DVP and the Gardiner could have a significant impact on those who rely on the routes. He hopes to meet with Tory to discuss the matter. As a concept, tolls aren’t necessarily a bad thing.

‘Our concern is how the money raised will be allocated. Will the tolls be for the good of all GTA commuters, or only boost Toronto’s coffers?’ They were among the revenue tools the province bandied about when it floated various means through which to fund needed transit improvements. York Region has a number of projects on the go and remains hopeful the Yonge Street subway will eventually extend into Richmond Hill. That alone will cost billions, and the money will have to come from somewhere, be it tolls, new taxes or other user fees. Our concern is how the money raised will be allocated. Will the tolls be for the good of all GTA commuters, or only boost Toronto’s coffers? According to the Toronto Star, the Gardiner alone needs $3.6 billion worth of repairs, and Toronto’s operating budget is facing a $516-million shortfall next year. Despite the fact Toronto’s own city manager, Peter Wallace, noted the 416 enjoys the lowest residential tax rate in Ontario, Tory has made it clear that raising taxes above the inflation rate is a non-starter. Other municipalities grapple with higher increases and their residents often receive considerably fewer services. Why is it Toronto can nix higher property taxes and jump right to tolls? Thankfully, the province would have to sign off on any new road tolls first. Again, the tolls aren’t the issue, per se, but rather how the money they raise would be used. If the plan is to set aside funds to improve the GTA’s transit network, so be it, but if it’s to help Toronto stave off a long overdue property tax increase or to help pay for pet projects of dubious benefit (i.e. the Scarborough subway), then they should be treated as, to quote Tory when he was PC leader, “highway robbery”.

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• LETTERS • Response to Canada Day shopping petition letters Ross Carson and Rolf Ehrat react to two letters to the editor published in the Nov. 17 issue of the Newmarket Era, Metroland Media Re: Petition urges York Region to ban Canada Day shopping, Oct. 31 1. Re: comments by C. Wallace: Your observation is important when you note that “businesses on Main Street are open during Canada Day celebrations in Newmarket and that floods of people spill into the street.” If those businesses are restaurants or antique shops or convenience stores, then they already have a provincial statutory exemption to be open. Our

● GET CONNECTED Have a comment on these or any other community issues? Email us at newsroom@yrmg.com petition seeks to close on Canada Day those larger retail businesses which justify being open by broadly interpreting the meaning of the phrase, “tourist attraction.” 2. Re: comments by B. Dwyer - Your sharp reaction to our desire to limit retail shopping on Canada Day makes several points. You assert the importance of personal freedom in deciding how you want to celebrate your country; you feel we will foster resentment if people are banned from “doing business when they want to;” you feel it is a social benefit when your Canada Day shopping supports employees’ retirement

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tee led by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef including an all-party committee of MPs, the seven-part bill introduced last week to Parliament includes nothing about changing the way we actually elect our MPs as far as eliminating first-past-thepost. Unless another bill getting rid of it follows very quickly, it appears it’s here to stay for 2019. And that’s disappointing. There is a report coming today from the committee and it’s likely to recommend a way forward for electing our MPs in the next election. It may suggest proportional representation, it may not. It may recommend ranked ballot. It could also put the question to a referendum which would rule out 2019 as the last election for first-pastthe-post as the referendum question would presumably be asked at the same time as the election takes place. Not a great idea. Trudeau was clear on this promise. And he had the support of the NDP too, which wants proportional representation, a voting system that guarantees some 85-90 per cent of the voters have a say in which MP represents them. In first-past-the-post, the number of voters who pick the winner in each riding is typically under 50 per cent of the electorate, hardly representative. It’s the least truly democratic system there is, which is why only the United Kingdom, United States and Canada still use it among major democracies around the world. It seemed Trudeau was truly ready to change with the times. Perhaps, given firstpast-the-post delivered a nice majority for him, maybe not so much.

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King Township council to look at rebates TIM KellY tkelly@yrmg.com What price democracy? King Township councillors will try to find out. At their Monday council meeting, councillors discussed changes on tap for the 2018 municipal election. They decided they won't change the first past-the-post election system despite having the choice of going to ranked-ballot voting. Coun. Debbie Schaefer said she would like to see other councils try ranked-ballot

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voting, in which voters get to rate their candidates on a first-second-third preference. The winning candidate must get at least 50 per cent plus one to win the seat. In first-past-the-post, the winner can win with well under 50 per cent; the only thing that counts is finishing ahead of all competitors; in some multi-candidate races, some winners have topped the polls with as little as 33 per cent of the votes. "That (ranked ballots) is certainly not something I want my colleagues to do. I really hope a couple of municipalities take that up in 2018 so we have the oppor-

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tunity to learn from that ... so we can easily adapt it if we so choose," Schaefer said. But Schaefer said following the money would make the system better. She wants to bring in a rebate system for those who donate to municipal elections. It would mirror what exists for provincial and federal elections where donors receive tax rebates for their political donations. "I believe this is a way to increase citizen engagement and get them involved with the election campaign, because if we could have more people making donations to the candidates running, people tend to follow where they put their money," Schaefer said. Schaefer estimated such a rebate program, if it provided a one-third rebate to contributors, would cost the municipality about $20,000 annually. "I don't consider this to be onerous. I see the benefits," she said. Coun. Bill Cober did not agree. "Based on the telephone call I got this morning on a sidewalk issue, I would find it very difficult to direct very, very critical taxpayer money away from that sidewalk to the election process," said Cober. As a compromise, council will review a previous report on the rebate program before making a final decision on whether to install a program in King for the 2018 election.

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Council sides with Snowball residents, against staff advice Tim Kelly tkelly@yrmg.com

It took a lot of time, a lot of talk and a lot of handwringing, but King Township council decided to deny a staff recommendation to approve a building expansion at a controversial Snowball aggregates company Monday night. After impassioned arguments from Snowball residents against the actions of Brock Aggregates, located on Wellington Road West, council appeared to side with them instead of Township planners who said with strict conditions the aggregates company could go ahead with a new, large storage building. The conditions would have included measures to prevent banging of tail gaites, restriction of operation hours and dust-control mitigation such as the installation of sprinklers, which have been promised in the past. But residents and coun-

cillors, like local Councillor Cleve Mortelliti, weren't convinced the measures would have enough of an impact on the business. "I've received so many concerns about this," said Mortelliti. "They (residents) don't think (the restrictions) are going to have an impact... I'm not convinced the dust will stop flying. When I see recommendations about limiting the sound of tailgates hitting trucks, well that's what those things do," he said. Sher St. Kitts, who lives near the aggregates plant, was blunt in her assessment of the impact of the company. "There is noise every day, there are trucks every day. This is bad," she said. And perhaps referencing the staff report but speaking before council voted on the report, St. Kitts said: "Snowball's in the cold when it comes to King Township. We don't matter.

You should rename it to Dustball and be done with it," she said. Mortelliti wondered if council should look at its future development decisions with a more critical idea for the hamlet. "What are we going to do next? Is Snowball going to be industrial or is it going to be residential," said Mortelliti. "Does it make sense to add more residential and to continue to expand more residential (in Snowball)," he said. "I don't think it does. I would try to see us work toward one way or the other. I don't see how it makes sense to add more industrial in this area." It's possible Brock Aggregates may appeal council's decision to the Ontario Municipal Board using King Township's staff report recommending approval as evidence it should have council's decision overturned on appeal by the OMB.

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for long-term solutions. Proceeds bought in a community stay in that community. If animals are your thing, you can symbolically adopt your favourite species with a gift of a stuffed animal from WWF-Canada. Check out your favourite charity to see if they have gift options. ● Give your time. Purchase tickets to attend a local theatre production together, or a season’s family pass to Scanlon Creek Conservation Area. Bake a cake or cookies, or make a handmade gift. Alternatively, give your time to those who are in need. For more volunteer opportunities, visit civicyork.ca

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In October, I had the pleasure of attending the first October fair in the town of WhitchurchStouffville. I visited with some very talented artists on the WhitchurchStouffville Studio Tour and had the honour of joining in the opening ceremonies of the Markham Fair as it marked its incredible 172nd year. I also celebrated Diwali at both the Sanatan Mandir and the Vedic Cultural Centre and attended a wonderful performance by the Kindred Spirits Orchestra, where I announced a $138,900 grant they will be receiving through the Ontario Trillium Fund. In November, I had the privilege of attending Remembrance Day ceremonies in Kettleby and Stouffville and, like

so many of you, I shared in honouring the men and women who gave their lives for our country and the many who are serving today. I am excited to announce that two new schools will be built in our riding. In Stouffville, a new Catholic elementary school will be built to accommodate 1,400 junior kindergarten to grade 12 students. In Markham, a new public elementary school will be built to accommodate 615 students. Also, I recently attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Seneca King Campus expansion. Ontario is investing $59 million to help build a 200,000 square foot expansion that includes a facility to house new classrooms, state-ofthe-art labs, a library, a learning centre and additional study spaces. This

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

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York Region Holiday Craft and Gift Sale WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge St. CONTACT: Maria Gallo, 1-877-464-9675, unitedwaycampaign@york.ca COST: Free The Regional Municipality of York and YRP host the Holiday Craft and Gift Sale in support of United Way Toronto and York Region.

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Heroes and Monsters - A Holiday Concert WHEN: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria St. CONTACT: aurroacommunityband@gmail.com COST: Adults $10, seniors/students $5 The Aurora Community Band presents holiday entertainment like no other. Join a musical journey to celebrate indomitable human spirit Free Employment Workshops WHEN: 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: The Tannery Mall, 465 Davis Drive CONTACT: Nancy Ben

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Local Holiday Market - Shopping in Pottageville WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Intentions Yoga Studio, 4515 Lloydtown-Aurora Rd. CONTACT: Susanne Munroe, 647-224-8154, http://www.intentionsyoga.com/ events, s.munroe@rogers.com COST: Free Shop local. Meet local women with their own businesses, and women that create their own amazing products. Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria St. CONTACT: 905-7276101, COST: $25 This Christmas Concert, with audience carols, is in aid of Welcome Table, a weekly free meal event for people in need.

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

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Upper Canada Christmas WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum, 18974 Leslie St. CONTACT: info@sharontemple. ca COST: $10 per child (one accompanying adult is free) Learn about the traditions of the holiday season, make Victorian paper crafts, sing traditional carols and more. Cocoa and Cookies with Santa WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St. S. CONTACT: 905-9535314 COST: Free Drop-in afternoon of hot cocoa and cookies. Photo opportunity with Santa. Please bring a donation for

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Full-time Controller/ Bookkeeper/ Office Manager

Self starter with 10+ years experience in general accountiing duties including: financial reporting, working with complete GL, invoicing, payables, receivables, bank reconciliation, payroll, government remittances, T-4’s. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience is required. Experience working with PC law an asset.

SNOW PLOW DRIVERS JAMES DICK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED Experienced snow plow drivers required immediately to plow municipal roads in York Region. Must have DZ Licence. Must live within 30 minute drive of Vaughan/Maple Please call Henry 905-417-3644 or 416-997-5302

Wood Working Manufacturer is looking for

GENERAL LABOURER Carpentry skills needed Please send resumes to: resume@gtamail.com or call (905) 694-9556

Window Assemblers and General Helpers Needed full time & part time, for Window factory in Concord / Vaughan area. Willing to train. Please call 416-514-0733 or e-mail resume to: gta_jobs@yahoo.com

Part time Receptionist/ Optical Assistant

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Please submit resume with references:

efarrell@bolandhowe.com or fax to: 905 841-7128

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RESPITE SUPPORT WORKERS

Needed for Respite Registry that supports Individuals of all ages with special needs (developmental disability, physical disability and Autism) within York Region.

Part time variable hours, contract basis, (before/afterschool, days, evenings, weekends). Experience working with special needs desirable, access to a vehicle an asset. Fax/email resume with cover letter: CHAP Program Fax: 905 898 1171 Email: York@respiteservices.com OR Apply online: www.respiteservices.com/york

Community of Maple Child Care Services requires

RECEs and PT Assistants

to work 7-9 am & 3-6 pm

Email resumes to: talk2us@comccs.com KIDS CONNECTION CARE AND EDUCATION Part-time RECEs

in Richmond Hill and Vaughan.

Part-time Assistants

in Vaughan. All interested applicants should email their resume to mtawadros@kidsconnectionce.com

Snow Plowing Truck Operators

(min. 2 years experience) and Sidewalk Crew Personnel required Email resume to: danico@bellnet.ca or call 416-688-3667

AMONG FRIENDS BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE

is looking for: • Registered Early Childhood Educators • Child care quality control staff • OCT Certified Teachers • Primary/ Junior Division • Child & Youth Workers Part time split shift Monday - Friday. Please email resume to:

amongfriendsdaycarecentres@hotmail.com

Italian Bakery

Hwy 7 & Weston Rd. area requires General Labourers Day/Night Shift. Please call 905-856-6205

req’d for optometrist office in Maple. Approx. 20 hrs./week including evenings/Saturdays. Optical and sales experience preferred. Email resume to: opt16job@outlook.com

Wood Stair Assemblers\ Installers

Experience preferred, in Woodbridge. Email resume to lg@oakstair.com ph. 905-851-1122 fx. 905-851-1124.

Sunset Grill Now Hiring:

Experienced Breakfast Line Cooks FT & PT positions available

Experienced PT Server Call 416-471-3381

** NOW HIRING ** RN’s, RPN’s and

PSW’s

Full & Part-time positions Please send resume to: resume@spartanhealthcare.com or fax 416-488-7260

Gotta rent.com Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm Toll Free Phone 1-800-263-6480 Toll Free Fax 1-866-299-1499 Email classifieds@metroland.com For delivery questions, please contact 1-855-853-5613

Apartments for Rent ONE BEDROOM in Woodbridge, newly renovated basement with separate entrance, large eat-in kitchen, ideal for working single or couple, no smoking/ pets, includes parking, wifi, cable, utilities. Shared laundry, $1100 single, $1200 couple, 416-219-5620 Susete BASEMENT APARTMENT, Weston Rd and Ashbury area, one bedroom, kitchen, parking spot, no pets, utilities included, price is negotiable Available Dec. 1st 416-873-1416 and 647-530-7835 W O O D B R I D G E BASEMENT apartment for rent, close to Piazza del Sole and public transportation. Enzo 905 264 3162

Houses for Rent NOBLETON BUNGALOW, 3 bedroom character home, eat-in kitchen, 24’x14’ loft. Work & Live. Detached garage. Flexible availability. Rent $1995. + utilities. Flexible term. Call 647-469-2222. BEAUTIFUL BRAND new bright, spacious one bedroom basement apartment, eat-in kitchen, family room and own laundry facilities in Maple. Walking distance to all amenities. 416-500-6341

Articles for Sale

WINTER WHEELS & TIRES 4 - Polar Trax Snows 225x70 16’s on Chrysler Rims, $250. 4 - Euro Winter snows 225x50 17’s, $250. on GM wheels 4 - Nord Frost snows 205 5516 $175. on Volvo Rims 4 - Hankook snows 235 60 18 $175. on GM rims 4 - Dunlop snows 225 5517, $125. 4 - Perelli snows 155x55x18 $300. on BMW rims 4 - Michelin All Season 235 4517 tires, $125. Call 416-617-2624 or 905-939-8222

Firewood THE WOOD GUY FIREWOOD Quality, mixed, seasoned hardwood. 12” & 16” pick up or delivery. Call or text 905-955-5044

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Remember the Reason for the Season...

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Reach out to your community and extend an invitation to join your church family. Advertise your church service times and special events in this December’s Centres of Worship.

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Always remembered and sadly missed by husband Lawrence, daughter Amanda, granddaughter Bella, grandson Anthony, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

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Articles for Sale (Misc.) CRAFTSMAN SNOWBLOWER runs excellent! 23” 5hp Sears Craftsman Snowblower.Winter is almost here.... Stop shoveling! 6 speed forward, 2 speed reverse. Dual stage throws the snow! Easy pull start, usually first pull! Comes with tire chains, tires do not leak. Always well maintained and put away with carb drained and oil sprayed. Fresh oil change 11/11/2016 Great working condition. Perfect size for in town driveway $250 905-830-6690 Newmarket

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Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

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Domestic Help Available

LUBA’S CLEANING SERVICE for all your residential and commercial cleaning needs. Call 647-464-1034 or email: lubamolodovets @live.ca

Moving & Storage CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL movers and storage, flat rate, affordable/professional. Small/big trucks, clean, equipped with blankets/dollies. Local /long distance. Senior discount. 647-705-7704 289-946-0041 safemovers@ rocketmail.com

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Plumbing A LICENSED and Insured Plumber. Camera Drain Line Service and Snake Drain Unblocking. Repairs and Renovation, 30+ years family run business. References available. 416-876-8700.

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