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Former landfill eyed as habitat Proposal could bring relief to area concerned by methane gas project BY KIM ZARZOUR

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Residents in the Settlers Park community are hopeful their cherished greenspace, slated for an aerobic bioreactor pilot project, will be preserved after a motion was tabled at Markham council Tuesday night. The motion, introduced by Thornhill Councillor Howard Shore, calls for the former Sabiston landfill site, near John and Leslie streets, to be recognized and preserved as a unique natural habitat. The motion, to be voted on by councillors June 26, makes several stipulations, including: • That the town no longer consider aerobic technology for the landfill; • The land formally be brought under Markham’s parks system; and, • Additional safety measures be put in place until confirmation has been received methane gas is no longer a concern at the site. Residents, who organized a petition and campaign to stop the project this spring, say they are relieved a solution may be in sight. “I believe this would be an extremely important legacy ... to give to our future generations ... to help protect this rare, sensitive green space, not only for these threatened species of birds, but to improve quality to life for the residents in Markham who use See MOWER, page 26.

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MILNE EYED AS PART OF ROUGE Town asks Ottawa to include town-managed conservation area as part of new national park

BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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Markham will officially ask Ottawa to include the Milne Dam Conservation Area and other val-

ley lands in the proposed Rouge national urban park concept. Milne, which has been the subject of much debate in Markham concerning its role with and with-

in Rouge park, was left out of the study area currently under review by Parks Canada for possible inclusions and exclusions to the national urban park.

“We say Milne is the crown jewel, so this is like showing them the jewel and have it taken out the crown,” said Tupper Wheatley of See FEDS, page 28.

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18-storey building proposed for east end BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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A high-density mixed use development with an 18-storey apartment building is coming to Hwy. 48 and Castlemore Avenue in Markham. The site plan for Phase 1, which the town’s development services committee OKd this week, is located north of the Mount Joy GO sta-

tion and south of the Brick furniture store. The site is within the intensification and future high density residential area in Markham. Applicant Cedardale Markham Inc. is proposing to construct an 18-storey, 252-unit apartment building with non-residential uses at grade with a portion of a fourstorey podium.

A total of 373 parking spaces will be provided in this phase, as well as a park and open space area of about 0.5 acre. Future phases will include a 20-storey apartment building with the remaining portion of the fourstorey podium to connect the two towers. Local Councillor Colin Campbell pointed out that with no resi-

dential dwellings in the immediate proposed site, shadowing from the tower will not be a problem. He also highlighted that the proposal is within three to four minutes of walking distance to the GO station. “We worked together to make this as attractive as possible ... it’s a very attractive site for transit users,” Mr. Campbell said.

Gas retrofit program OK’d We hope everyone enjoyed the festivities at this year’s Unionville Festival. The Leslie Benczik Team from RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc., raised a total of $1000.87 in support of The Centre for DREAMS. See you all next year at the Unionville Festival! Rain or Shine. From left to right: Alon Hillel, Meliza Pineda Munarriz, Leslie Benczik, Susan Taylor, Michelle Del Carmen and Rachel O’Hearn

BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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If you live in the L3P postal code in Markham, you will have the opportunity to participate in a natural gas conservation pilot. The area, roughly stretching from McCowan Road to Ninth Line and from Hwy. 407 to 16th Avenue, was selected by Enbridge Gas Distribution for a voluntary community retrofit program. Markham council voted this week in favour of partnering with Enbridge to make use of the ecoENERGY audit process that includes an inventory of the current heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, blower door test, calculated EnerGuide rating and recommended retrofits. The homeowners will make the retrofits that best fit their budget and interest. According to a staff report, since the discontinuation of the ecoENERGY incentives from the federal and provincial government,

incentives for energy conservation are left to utilities as part of their distribution licenses with the Ontario Energy Board. Enbridge is offering a performance incentive of $2 per cubic metre of natural gas to a maximum of $1,100 per household for retrofits completed. Additional incentives are available through PowerStream’s saveONenergy program if electricity savings are achieved. Enbridge will offset the $300 initial audit cost by 50 per cent or $150. In total, Enbridge has budgeted $525,000 for incentive, project management and marketing for this program. Markham will contribute $25,000 for marketing and promotion of the pilot to the community. Other partners of the pilot include Scotiabank, Direct Energy, Lowes and PowerStream. The pilot is part of Enbridge’s effort to achieve energy conservation and demand targets set by the Ontario Energy Board.

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Fundraising

FEVER

A three-part series on school fundraising practices

June 7:

Inequality in funding

June 9:

Feeling the pinch

June 14:

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he best way to end the Ontario school system’s reliance on fundraising is to pour more money into public education, parents, teachers and critics say. “We are getting increasingly (to be) a two-tiered education system,” NDP education critic Peter Tabuns said. “That speaks to the need for adequate funding of the education system so parents don’t feel compelled to raise money.” Fundraising Fever, a Metroland Special Report, shows that concerns about overuse of fundraising — and the disparities it creates — are growing provincewide. Potential solutions also include a proposal by the advocacy group, People for Education, which wants a provincial Equity in Education grant created to reduce inequities triggered by fundraising. School boards are pushing for an evaluation of provincial education funding to determine if the current model is fair to all students. “The pressure to fundraise will only grow as boards try to meet the austerity measures of provincial governments,” said Catherine Fife, president of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association. “We can’t go to our parent councils or school councils and keep asking for money.” There’s no question money is tight. The McGuinty government is starting consultations this fall to cut $10 million from school board administration budgets by 2013-14. There is a lot of waste in the system and boards don’t always spend their funding appropriately, Progressive Conservative education critic Lisa MacLeod said. “They’ll claim they have no money, but are they managing the

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A student uses an Apple iPad to do her schoolwork. Schools face challenges of staying on top of technology and many have to rely on donations from parents to buy technology such as tables and laptops for students. money effectively?” she said. Some groups, including Social Planning Toronto, believe fundraising should be banned outright, except for raising dollars for external charities. “I’d rather not have it,” said Chris Ellis, who sits on four school councils in Ottawa. “I’d like for schools to not be able to raise funds for their own use so then parents in those affluent areas might become involved and speak up for greater funding for the education system.” The Coalition Against Public School Inequality suggested a cap on

school fundraising. A percentage of each school’s profits, above and beyond the limit, would go into an equalization fund to help disadvantaged schools. But the Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations stated a limit would be too restrictive. “We actually don’t want somebody to say you have to stop here. It’s up to the parents to decide how much they want to do or whether they’ve had enough,” group president Lee Gowers said.

Raising property taxes is a controversial solution, but “that’s how you address inequity, unpopularly, through taxes,” said Annie Kidder, executive director of People for Education. “At some point, we have to bite the bullet and go, ‘That’s what taxes pay for.’ If we want kids to have books in their libraries, we have to pay taxes.” Critics say the province should outline exactly what materials, activities and programs should be available — at no cost to parents — in all Ontario schools. Currently, it is OK to raise funds for library books, gym equipment and musical instruments. “You need to start with the policy and the vision and laying out concretely what should be there in schools,” Ms Kidder said. “Then you start talking about how you fund it to ensure it’s fair and equitable.” There is also interest in a boardwide mentorship program where successful fundraising schools partner with those needing a hand, helping to reduce the gap in funds raised. “To me, that’s how successful fundraising can be done, really sharing best practices,” said parent Roxanne Horwitz, who sits on St. Bernadette Catholic School council in Ajax. Education foundations across the province continue to play a role,

helping to reduce inequities in opportunity between well-off and disadvantaged schools. There is no severe pressure on schools to raise funds for things such as field trips because many foundations will cover those costs. “Having a central education foundation completely changes the landscape for children in a city,” said Jane Fulton, executive director of the Education Foundation of Ottawa. “We make sure that no student is left out.” Small businesses and large corporations continue to work to bridge the gap by providing donations and incentive programs. “That’s what we are counting on, businesses in the community,” said Luce Paradis, principal at Assumption Catholic School in Ottawa. The school is in a low-income area and doesn’t usually host fundraisers. Without corporate donations, it wouldn’t reach its goal of $50,000 for a new play structure. “We have to outsource a little.” The Campbell’s Labels For Education program, for example, invites schools to collect labels from Campbell’s products such as soup cans and Goldfish crackers and redeem them for educational resources from books to gym equipment. Companies such as Chapters, Boston Pizza and McDonald’s host special events that encourage parents to purchase their products, then give a portion of sales back to schools. Others, such as the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, believe businesses don’t belong in public schools. “It’s a tempting road because it’s a quick fix to the funding situation,” said Kawartha Pine Ridge ETFO president David Wing. “Children are already bombarded enough with commercial messages.”

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Markham Council and Standing Committee meetings take place at the Markham Civic Centre and are open to the public. Log on to www.markham.ca to view the agendas and listen live by audio stream. Monday, June 18, 2012 9 a.m. – General Committee Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9 a.m. – Development Services Committee 7 p.m. – Development Services Committee – Public Mtg. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7 p.m. – Council Markham Council has proclaimed: June 15 as Swan Lake Day and June 16-24, 2012 as Pride Week For more information please contact the Clerk’s Office at 905-475-4744 or visit www.markham.ca

You Are Invited To Attend:

Annual General Meeting

Information Markham & Volunteer Centre

Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 7:00pm Ontario Room, Markham Civic Centre 101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham

Concert Sundays MILLENNIUM BANDSTAND • 7 PM JUNE 10 to SEPTEMBER 2 JUNE 17 – Metro Big Band JUNE 24 – Markham Concert Band JULY 1 – Cobra Kings JULY 8 – Thornhill Community Band Supported through Celebrate Markham Supported through Celebrate Markham

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NOTICE 2012 RESIDENTIAL FINAL TAX BILLS DUE DATES Residential Final Tax bills have been mailed. Details of Markham’s 1.5% Tax Rate Increase – lowest in the GTA for 2012 – and how Markham’s tax dollars are spent are included with your bill and on our website (www.markham.ca). If you did not receive your 2012 tax bill or would like more information, contact Markham Tax Office, 905-475-4864. Failure to receive a tax bill does not eliminate your responsibility for payment of taxes or the penalty charges in the event of late payment. Payment Due Dates For Final Residential Tax Bills are: July 5, 2012; August 5, 2012; September 6, 2012. Monthly pre-authorized payment plan due dates are: July 1, August 1, September 1, October 1, November 1 and December 1. PAYMENT OF TAXES may be made by mail, in person at the Markham Civic Centre, and at most financial institutions, bank machines, by telephone or online. Banking fees may apply. After hours tax payments may be made in the drop box at the Thornhill entrance of the Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd., northwest corner of Warden Ave. and Hwy. 7. Payments must be received by the Markham Tax Office or paid at the bank on or before the due date to avoid penalty/interest charges. For your payment to arrive by the due date, allow 7 days for mailing. The postmark does not qualify as proof of the date of receipt. Markham Council approved moving to four payments per year for those who opt to pay their taxes in instalments. Beginning in January 2013, tax instalments will be due on the following proposed due dates: 2013 Interim Residential and Commercial/Industrial – Feb. 5 & Mar. 5 2013 Final Residential – Jul. 5 & Aug. 6 2013 Final Commercial/Industrial Oct. 8 & Nov 5. PROPERTY ASSESSMENT: The Town of Markham does not determine property values. To discuss your property’s current assessment, contact Municipal Property Assessment Corp. at 1-866-296-6722.

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MARKHAM SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURAL CENTRE PUBLIC MEETING

Markham Council has approved a proposal for f a sports, entertainment & cultural centre, including a financial and partnership framework. The proposed 20,000 seat centre is to be located in Markham Centre on about 6 acres of land west of the Unionville GO Station and north of Highway 407. It is intended to be a world-class venue for concerts, cultural celebrations, sporting events, conventions and community uses. Council is holding public meetings to provide residents with additional information. All residents are invited to participate in a public meeting on June 27 for information on: • Overview of the site plan and facility • Integration into the Markham Centre Plan • Transportation/transit analysis

Wednesday, June 27 | 7:00 p.m. Markham Civic Centre, Council Chamber 101 Town Centre Blvd. For more details on the proposal visit www.markham.ca

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July 1, 2012

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Milne Park (East side of McCowan Rd, south of Hwy 7) FREE Shuttle buses from Markville Shopping Centre to Milne Park. (Pick-up at the SE corner bus stop.) 12:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | 4:30 p.m. - midnight NO public parking at Milne Park Visit www.markham.ca for more info.

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Lyme crusaders deserve praise The courage and outspokenness of a small group of Richmond Hill activists deserve commendation this spring, especially as their issue is poised to be raised on Parliament Hill next week. Lyme disease is a tick-bourne illness that has left sufferers dealing with confusing, mysterious, but serious effects and a health system that barely recognizes the disease symptoms and offers few treatment solutions. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May plans to introduce a private members bill June 20 calling for development of a national strategy to ensure timely diagnosis of Lyme disease and its symptoms. It was just last fall when a Richmond Hill lyme sufferer, Bruce Shilton, who became housebound and had to give up his job as a judge, spoke out in an article in this newspaper about his personal plight. As well as courageously allowing himself to be publicly exposed as one of the faces of Lyme disease, he bemoaned the amount of money and publicity devoted to West Nile disease, wishing that at least some attention were paid to the tiny tick that made him and others acutely ill. He must be pleased that the Region of York has just embarked on an awareness campaign with full-page newspaper ads

LETTER TO EDITOR Maybe MPPs should be getting pay cut, too? Re: Eye surgeon sounds alarm on OHIP cuts, June 7. It seems that MPPs Helena Jaczek, Deb Matthews and the McGuinty government’s main justification for cutting the specialists’ fees is that technology has made their job easier. If that were the case then logically since physicians are clearly not the exclusive beneficiaries of technology improvements, everyone’s pay should be reduced including those of our MPPs. Has this happened? Obviously not. The overwhelming fees and prices of the majority of services and products (except maybe flat screen TVs) have not gone down in spite of technology. Not to mention the $16,000 to $49,000 (please Google) raise the Liberal caucus quietly gave to themselves on Remembrance Day, November 2011. Lest we forget.

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and website warnings on recognizing and avoiding Lyme disease. The region also started a vector-borne disease program in May, focusing on both West Nile virus and Lyme disease surveillance, education and mosquito control. These tangible actions are welcome responses to groups such as the Richmond Hill lyme support group and the new York Region Lyme Alliance. Community crusader Josephine Vaccaro-Chang especially deserves commendation for her personal, public work to spread the word about the lyme group, its fundraisers and monthly meetings. These groups have sprung up after the death of Vaughan winery owner Gabe Magnotta due to Lyme disease and the sad tales of many other children and adult sufferers have come to light. His wife Rossana carries on the fight. Richmond Hill council, among 100 other municipalities, endorsed a call last fall for the Ontario government to promote more awareness and help provide better testing and therapies for sufferers. All these voices raised together will help lyme sufferers feel they are “lyme leppers” no longer and encourage families to take precautions against the tiny tick that spreads huge suffering in York and beyond.

Responsible pet owners are creative By now everyone in the GTA has heard about the horrible incident where a young dog died after being left in a vehicle at Vaughan Mills last Sunday, a searingly hot and humid day. I’ll not dwell on the sad, senseless details, but do want to offer a story that illustrates the opposite side of the coin — a very caring and responsible dog owner. The owner is my daughter and right up front I must confess that neither my husband nor I were pleased when she announced that she was the proud owner of a dog. This is the young graduate — many of you readers will recall previous columns — who can barely put food in her own mouth, much less take care of the food, shots, vet bills and all the expenses that are part of responsible dog ownership. But as with many things in life, we’ve been told it’s all her parents’ fault, as she says we uncaring, stubborn parents refused to give in to her childhood entreaties for a pet, so as soon as she was out on her own, of course, she got a dog. But back to the story. One day last month — after an unseasonable string of very hot May days — my daughter had a job interview in Toronto. She lined up two friends in London,

Marney Beck where she lives, to take care of her dog for the day, as the interview was for 9 a.m. in downtown and she didn’t know how long it would take her to complete the interview and drive back to London. So very early the day of the interview, she called her girlfriend to say she was bringing over her dog, Bruno. No answer. She tried the girl’s boyfriend. No answer. So she drove over to their place with her dog, thinking they were asleep. She found, to her horror, their apartment was on fire. They were standing outside crying as their possessions were burning inside. (I swear, I’m not making this up.)

What to do? Our quick-thinking daughter drove back to her apartment, snapped on her computer, found a website of a Toronto woman who dogsits, and called her ... and remember, this was not yet 7 a.m. The woman answered, my daughter explained her predicament. Bring the dog to Toronto, says the dogsitter, promising to meet her and her dog outside the Eaton Centre. It’s a huge mall, how to recognize each other? No problem, just as people hold signs at airports to greet people they don’t know, the dogsitter stood out on some corner with a large sign “Bruno” to help my daughter find her. So while my daughter completed her interview, this kind woman watched over the dog, then returned him, all for the incredible sum of $15. It’s amazing on so many levels. (I’ve told my daughter to put a testimonial on the woman’s website, hopefully she did.) The point is, my daughter would never, EVER leave her beloved dog in her hot vehicle for any reason, even an important job interview. Thank goodness there are many responsible, creative and caring dog owners like her.


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New ward? Maybe The review won’t necessarily result in a recommendation for a new ward, as it will also look at the possibility of adjusting the current ward boundaries to ensure effective representation. “At the end of the process, two or three councillors are not gonna be happy that their workload could double,” Mayor Frank Scarpitti said. Markham’s current system of eight wards was adopted in 1997 and realigned in 2005. Since then, growth has created inequalities in terms of population in each ward, said Stephen Huycke, the town’s public services and records co-ordinator. The difference between the smallest ward

(Ward 2) and biggest ward (Ward 5) by population is close to 90 per cent, Mr. Huycke said. With less than 30,000 in population in each of Ward 1 and 2, the two Thornhill wards are the smallest, each with less than 10 per cent of Markham residents. The largest wards are 4 and 5 in central, east and north Markham, each has about 50,000 in population, or close to 17 per cent. By eligible voters, Thornhill’s Ward 1 is the smallest with less than 17,000 voters in 2010.

Equal numbers That’s 72 per cent less than Ward 4, which had more than 28,000 voters in the same year. Mr. Huycke said the variances in population and eligible voters indicate a realignment of ward boundaries is warranted prior to the 2014 municipal election. He said it’s generally accepted in Canada that the variance between electoral districts or wards should be no greater than 25 per cent. It’s ideal to have equal number of voters in each ward, he added. Possible changes to ward boundaries sparked a variety of comments from councillors at the meeting. Among them, Ward 1 Councillor Valerie Burke noted heritage areas add to the workload. That being said, “I’d like to see Markham expand into Vaughan and take Yonge Street back,” Ms Burke said.

Young local boy gives from the heart! In a Town where it seems there are always hands outstretched asking for your hard-earned money to support many worthy charities, along comes one that literally tugs at your heart. In 2007 a young Markham boy was saved from a life threatening heart disease by the efforts of doctors at Sick Kid’s Hospital and to show his gratitude he created his own charity called: “Austin’s Cardiac Kids”. All proceeds from this charity go directly to their Cardiac Care Division. The story starts when12-year-old Austin Mansz was admitted with a severe fever. Doctors began chest x-rays and blood cultures and diagnosed Austin with Bacterial Endocarditis, a type of super bug that was destroying his heart. Austin wasn’t responding to the antibiotics and an Echocardiogram was ordered. The results showed that Austin’s condition had deteriorated to a point where he was given just a 50 per cent chance of survival. It took hours for Sick Kids Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Caldarone, to rebuild his heart and a lengthy recovery period followed, but survive he did. He is quoted as saying: “Sick Kid’s is the reason I am still here and the reason I am healthy. I saw all the children and babies in the hospital and realized even though I had survived, many of them would not.” He wanted to do something to help increase the survival rate of the others... So the charity was born and it has continued to grow thanks to the generous support of local residents, businesses and especially “Hockey with Heart”. One of the many ways that funds are raised for this worthy cause is through his annual “Austin’s Cardiac Kids” golf tournament. Now in its fourth year, hopes are high to raise even more for the Cardiac Division of Sick Kids Hospital. This year’s tournament is at Glen Cedars Golf Club on Friday, June 22. For $150 dollars the tournament includes: 18 holes of golf with power cart, lunch, dinner and a silent auction. If you want to be a part of this tournament or find out more information on how you can support Austin in his quest to help the children at Sick Kid’s, visit www.austinscardiackids.com (From an interview with Austin by Amanda Sherwood)


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While York police officers are keeping their eyes open for an an emerging drug nicknamed “bath salts”, widely speculated to be behind a horrific faceeating attack, the drug hasn’t shown up here. But the ease of getting the drug, the active ingredient of which is not yet illegal in Canada, means there is the potential it could show up here, Det.Sgt. Henry deRuiter said. Some believe Rudy Eugene, 31, was high on bath salts, when he

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grand opening with a barbecue and open house. Said Charles Fleury, CUPE’s national secretary-treasurer: “From the materials, furniture and equipment inside, which were manufactured locally to support the regional economy and reduce environmen-

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staff who provide legal, bargaining, education, communications and administrative support to CUPE Locals and field staff that assist Ontario’s 210,000 CUPE members. The political wing of CUPE in the province also has its offices within the new regional office.

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tal impacts, to the ergonomical work stations, to the efficient lighting design and plumbing fixtures, our new regional office is a statement of the world we know is possible.” The facility includes meeting and education rooms with video-

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION FORUM # 2 The Regional Municipalities of Durham and York have jointly initiated a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study (Class EA) to identify the preferred solution for addressing the future capacity limitations of the existing outfall at the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The first Public Information Forum held in May 2011, provided information on the Class EA process and background information on the study. In order to provide further information on the initial screening of alternatives, the evaluation criteria being considered for the impact assessment and to receive input from interested persons, Durham and York Regions will be holding Public Information Forum (PIF) #2 as follows: Date: Time: Location:

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Public and agency consultation is a key component of the Municipal Class EA process. All those with an interest in the project are encouraged to attend the Public Information Forum to provide input into this important study. Comments are welcome at any time during the Class EA, at all Public Information Forums, via the project website, via email or by contacting either of the Regions’ Project Managers. Details have been given below.

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As part of the consultation initiative, the Regions are compiling a Project Contact List of parties interested in receiving further information during the Class EA process. If you are interested in being added to the Project Contact List, please submit your contact information. Project documents will also be posted to the project website, and reference copies will be available at the Central Branch of the Pickering Public Library and the Main Branch of the Ajax Public Library. Please note that comments will be maintained for reference throughout the project and will become part of the public record. Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the Environmental Assessment Act, any personal information such as name, address and telephone number included in a submission will become part of the public record unless the commenter specifically requests that such personal details not be included in the public record. Thank you for your participation in this study.

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The project is being conducted in accordance with the Ontario Energy Board’s Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 6th Ed., 2011. The proposed work will also meet the requirements of the Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Process for Realty Activities Other Than Electricity Projects, as amended September 2008. Once the study is

complete, Enbridge may apply to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct the project. If approved, construction is proposed for 2014 and 2015.

Invitation to Participate and Comment Public and agency consultation is a key component of this project. Enbridge is hosting a second round of Open Houses to provide you with an opportunity to review the project and provide input. Drop in to one of our Open Houses between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - City of Mississauga Radisson Plaza Mississauga Toronto Airport, Dorothy Room, 175 Derry Rd. E., Mississauga Wednesday, June 27, 2012 – Town of Markham St. Robert Catholic High School Cafeteria, 8101 Leslie St.,Thornhill

Construction planning and mitigation will be discussed at the Open Houses. Enbridge recognizes that there are potential construction impacts and is committed to discussing these concerns with the community. The Open Houses will also provide information on the schedule for completion of the environmental assessment and further opportunities for stakeholder engagement prior to and during construction.

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Segment B Map – approximately 22 kilometre pipeline.

Comments & Questions? Contact Us Website: www.enbridgegas.com/gtaproject Lisa-Marie Dumond, Environmental Specialist Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., 500 Consumers Rd, Toronto, ON, M2J 1P8 Toll Free: 1-855 1-855-801-2303 Email: gtaproject@enbridge.com Joe Muraca, Environmental Assessment Project Manager Dillon Consulting Limited, 235 Yorkland Blvd., Suite 800 Toronto, ON, M2J 4Y8 Tel: 416 416-229-4646 Email: gtaproject@dillon.ca

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War of 1812 revisited Yonge St. played key role in battle By Amanda Persico

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Along Yonge Street in York Region, you can see the hustle and bustle of urban living. But 200 years ago, the narrow country road ran through thick forests, with a smattering of one-room log houses. However rugged, the road played an important role during the War of 1812 — moving militia, arms and ammunition. The war was between the United States of America and the British Empire, with the Americans trying to take control of the British colonies that would one day form Canada. There are remnants of the time period all along Yonge Street: the Cairn in Richmond Hill, a farmhouse in Aurora, a religious house in Newmarket and evidence of naval efforts in Holland Landing. Prior to the start of the war, it was up to settlers to maintain Yonge. As many settlers were busy clearing the area to create farmland, one of the world’s longest roads was left unkept. That was one of the challenges at the beginning of the war, Sharon Temple museum director and curator John McIntyre said. “Some of the landowners were not doing what they were supposed to be doing,” he said. “But when war was declared, it became vital to the military.”

During the war, the military took over the route and Yonge was in better shape than when it was first constructed almost two decades prior. Many settlers living along the route opposed the war. The Quaker settlers who came to Newmarket from the United States after suffering religious persecution once again faced hefty fines and their lands were confiscated because they did not support the war effort. “(Quaker) members were imprisoned if fines were not paid,” Mr. McIntyre said. “And that was during peace time. It was much worse during the war.”

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Regional Municipality of York passed Bylaw No. 2012-36 (the “Bylaw”) on Thursday, May 17, 2012, under the Development Charges Act, 1997 (“the Act”), which will come into effect on June 18, 2012 and which will also repeal Bylaw No. DC-0007-2007-040 at the end of day on June 17, 2012. AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal the Bylaw to the Ontario Municipal Board under Section 14 of the Act by filing with the Clerk of the Regional Municipality of York, no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 26, 2012, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the Bylaw and the reasons supporting the objection. A copy of the Bylaw with the background study and supporting staff reports is available for examination at the Office of the Regional Clerk during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Christopher Raynor Deputy Regional Clerk The Regional Municipality of York, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket ON L3Y 6Z1 OVERVIEW Development charges are levied against new development and are the primary source for funding growth-related capital expenditures. Regional capital services include water, wastewater, road, transit and Toronto-York Subway Extension and general services (police, emergency medical services, public health, long term care, public works, growth studies and social housing). Development charges are levied against the new development (residential and nonresidential lands) at the time of development approvals in accordance with the Act. LANDS AFFECTED The Bylaw levies the residential and non-residential development charges against all lands, buildings or structures within The Regional Municipality of York. As the Bylaw applies to all lands within The Regional Municipality of York, a key map has not been included in this notice. NOTES: • In general, development charges are payable upon building permit issuance, except in the case of residential subdivisions where the water, wastewater and roads components of the charge are collected upon subdivision agreement. • The Bylaw authorizes annual indexing of the development charges on July 1 of each and every year for the term of the Bylaw commencing July 1, 2013 in accordance with the Statistics Canada Quarterly Construction Price index. • In accordance with the Act and the Bylaw, certain forms of development are exempt from the payment of regional development charges. • The Bylaw expires June 16, 2017 unless it is repealed at an earlier date.

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CHARGES Residential development charges levied pursuant to the Bylaw shall be the amounts applicable in the amount of payment as set out in the following schedules:

Schedule of per unit Residential Development Charge by Service Category Effective June 18, 2012 Hard Services Water Wastewater ** Roads Subtotal - Hard Transit Toronto - York Subway Extension General Services Police Emergency Medical Services Public Health Long Term Care Public Works Growth Studies Social Housing Subtotal General GO Transit Total

Single and Multiple Unit Semi - Detached Dwelling

Apartments <700 sq.ft.* > 700 sq.ft.*

$9,313 $16,339 $11,487 $37,139

$8,172 $14,336 $10,079 $32,587

$3,917 $6,872 $4,832 $15,621

$5,785 $10,149 $7,135 $23,069

$761 $947

$624 $831

$329 $398

$444 $588

$490 $92 $74 $17 $222 $23 $342 $1,260 $314 $40,421

$430 $76 $60 $13 $195 $19 $281 $1,074 $247 $35,363

$206 $40 $32 $7 $93 $10 $148 $536 $114 $16,998

$304 $54 $43 $10 $138 $13 $200 $762 $182 $25,045

* The large apartment threshold will be reduced to 650 square feet or greater on June 19, 2014. ** The Nobleton Community has a separate rate for the wastewater component.

NON-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CHARGES Non-residential development charges levied pursuant to the Bylaw shall be the amounts applicable at the date of payment as set out in the following schedules:

Schedule of Non-Residential Development Charge by Service Category Effective June 18, 2012

Hard Services Water Wastewater * Roads Subtotal - Hard Transit Toronto -York Subway Extension General Services Police Emergency Medical Services Public Health Long Term Care Public Works Growth Studies Social Housing Subtotal General Total

Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area Industrial / Office / Retail Institutional

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$5.84 $10.26 $18.51 $34.61

$50.44 $88.55 $56.12 $195.11

$62.91 $110.45 $199.23 $372.59

$0.29 $0.43

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$0.26 $0.02 $0.01 $0.11 $0.01 $0.41 $19.26

$0.32 $0.02 $0.01 $0.14 $0.02 $0.51 $37.69

$2.77 $0.16 $0.10 $1.25 $0.13 $4.41 $207.29

$3.45 $0.22 $0.13 $1.54 $0.16 $5.50 $405.67

* The Nobleton Community has a separate rate for the wastewater component. ** Label corrected from original notice published on May 31 and June 1, 2012 to reflect use of metric measurement. All rates remain the same.

With Development Charges increasing effective June 18, 2012, there are several deferral and prepayment options currently available. For more information, please visit: www.york.ca/dcbylaw2012

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Bid to bury power lines turned down By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

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A multimillion-dollar pilot project to bury existing power and utility lines on Hwy. 7 between Rodick and Sciberras roads will not go ahead at this time due to lack of funding. Markham’s development services committee deferred the 2.7-kilometre, $30-million project Tuesday after hearing from the town’s director of engineering Alan Brown that financial assistance from PowerStream by way of approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for a rate increase is unlikely. Mr. Brown said OEB will very likely not approve cost-sharing of undergrounding projects that are for beautification or urban design purposes. There needs to be a technical safety component, he said. Markham council endorsed the pilot project for the purpose of beautification in January, despite a staff recommendation at the time to put the project on hold due to the “enormously high” estimated cost of $23 million and lack of funding. The decision received support from more than 200 residents of the Circa2 Condominium at the corner of Hwy. 7 and Town Centre Boulevard, with a petition submitted in March calling for the burying of hydro lines on Hwy. 7 to beautify

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Funding options Funding options outlined by Mr. Brown included funding by PowerStream, through the tax base, by stakeholders benefitting from the project, through development charges and gas tax funding. Deputy Mayor Jack Heath said the cost is “intimidating beyond belief”. “Those numbers are way beyond the ability of the municipality to handle,” he said. “The word pilot wouldn’t apply.” However, Mr. Heath said something should move forward, perhaps by starting a fund for the project. Regional Councillor Jim Jones, who is a PowerStream board of director and a big supporter of the pilot, said Markham should pass a bylaw to say certain areas in town need to have hydro lines buried, period. Mr. Jones said it’s “sad” to have hydro poles towering over people’s balconies. “At this day and age, they should be buried,” he said. “I don’t think we should let it (the pilot) die.” While the project has been put off at this time, a working group consisting of Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Mr. Jones was struck to look into the matter further. OPEN

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Councillors split on filling vacancies By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

thsieh@yrmg.com

Regional Councillor Joe Li, who rallied to be appointed to Markham’s vacant regional council seat in 2009, changed his tune this week in the name of democracy. “I don’t want to see any more appointments,” Mr. Li said following a committee decision Monday to have staff report back on filling all council vacancies by election. The first runner-up in Markham’s 2006 regional council election, Mr. Li said he was disappointed with the 2009 process that saw former ward councillor Joe Virgilio appointed to regional council. The vacancy was left by the death of regional councillor Tony Wong and Mr. Li publicly announced at the time he was ready to step up to the role. He said he did that because he was told by the town the cost to hold a byelection for a regional councillor — about $500,000 — was an issue. If somebody had to be appointed, it should have been the person who received the next majority of votes in the race, not somebody who didn’t even run, Mr. Li said. “But they don’t want the first runner-up, because in their minds you are defeated,” he said of Markham council. “If you feel that way, then the citizens of Markham should get the choice.” Mr. Li argued the cost to run a byelection — $90,000 for a ward race — should not be a deciding factor when it comes to democracy. He said Canada is well known as a nation that defends and promotes democracy. “We never question the costs when it comes to democracy around the world,” he added. Markham has in the past appointed a

lower ranked councillor to fill the vacancy left by a regional councillor or the mayor. In 1992 following former mayor Tony Roman’s death, then regional councillor Frank Scarpitti was appointed to head up council and a ward councillor was appointed to fill Mr. Scarpitti’s seat. Similarly in 1998, Mr. Wong, then a ward councillor, was appointed a regional councillor after his colleague Bill Fisch was appointed as regional chairperson. Historically, Markham has only held byelections for ward councillor vacancies. In the eyes of Deputy Mayor Jack Heath, the town has been consistent with how council vacancies are filled. Mr. Heath said he doesn’t agree with appointing the runner-up and added the $500,000 cost to run a byelection for regional council can’t be dismissed. Mr. Landon said Markham should adopt a policy for all council vacancies to be filled by election, if the position becomes available in the first three years of the four-year term. Mayor Scarpitti said he’d prefer to limit the timeframe for a townwide election for a regional councillor to the first two years. “There is no doubt people fought for democracy,” Mr. Scarpitti said, but added they also fought to have democratic representations that will be fiscally responsible. Voter turnout in Markham ward byelections has been 18 to 23.7 per cent, compared to 30 per cent for municipal elections, said town clerk Kimberley Kitteringham. Mr. Scarpitti boasted voter turnout for Markham’s general election is higher at 38 per cent. In fact, Markham’s voter turnout in the last election was 35.5 per cent, a drop from 37.6 in 2006.


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June 12, 2012

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The Study The Regional Municipality of Durham is currently undertaking a study for the provision of Regional services, including water, wastewater, transportation, transit and service facility infrastructure, to service the lands identified as the Central Pickering Development Plan (CPDP) Area. The CPDP was completed by the Province in May 2006 and requires the Region to proceed with planning the infrastructure works required for the area. In order to meet this requirement, a study is underway to meet the environmental assessment (EA) requirements, by developing a servicing plan based on environmental considerations, as well as technical and financial efficiencies. The Study consists of three projects: 1. Water and Wastewater Infrastructure (e.g. watermains, sewers, pumping stations, reservoirs); 2. Transportation (e.g. roads, bridges, cycling paths/lanes and sidewalks in Regional road rights-of-way) and Transit Infrastructure; and 3. Service facilities (e.g. works yard). The study is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Engineer s Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2007). The Environmental Assessment for the Study will also be fulfilling the requirements of both the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).

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Hadi Bahiraei of the Newcomers team kicks at a high ball at the first Community Cup soccer event in Markham Saturday. The game was organized and hosted by the Catholic Community Services of York Region and York Regional Police.

The three projects that form part of the Study must meet different Schedules under the Class EA process, as follows: 1. Schedule B – Water and wastewater infrastructure 2. & 3. Schedule C – Transportation infrastructure, and service facilities Ontario Infrastructure & Lands Corporation (OILC) Class EA OILC, formerly Ontario Realty Corp. (ORC), has landholdings within the study area; these landholdings are identified on the key map (locations are approximate). These lands may be considered for disposition (e.g., easements or transfers for the construction of infrastructure) based on the preferred solution(s) recommended in the Class EA Study. The portion of the projects proposed within OILC lands are also being assessed in accordance with the requirements of the OILC Class EA Process for Realty (Non-Electricity Projects). Public Information Centre (PIC) No. 2 All interested stakeholders are invited to provide input pertaining to the three projects. PIC No. 2 will provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to review an evaluation of the alternatives, the recommended alternatives (alignments, sites), and next steps, and to provide feedback concerning the study. The PIC will consist of an informal drop-in centre with display boards. Representatives from both the Region of Durham and the consultant, GENIVAR, will be present to answer questions and discuss the study progression to date. Project information can be viewed on the Durham Region website, www.durham.ca/cdeap, or the City of Pickering’s Seaton Community website, www.pickering.ca/en/cityhall/services.asp. DATE: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 TIME: 4 to 8 p.m. LOCATION: The Pickering Recreation Complex (Banquet Hall - West Salon), 1867 Valley Farm Rd., Pickering We are interested in hearing any comments or concerns you may have related to this Class EA. Comments will be maintained for reference throughout the project and will become part of the public record. Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person. For further information, or if you are unable to attend the public information centre and wish to provide your comments, please contact one of the following:

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Mr. John Bourrie, P. Eng. Project Manager, GENIVAR 600 Cochrane Dr., Suite 500 Markham, ON L3R 5K3 Phone: 905-475-8727 ext. 18232 Fax: 905-475-5994 E-mail: john.bourrie@genivar.com

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GOVERNMENT: Markham councillors vote against change some say would be more democratic

Town says no to electing regional chairperson By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

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Markham will not support the election of the regional chairperson to make him or her a super mayor. “This is the chair of council, not election of a mayor of an amalgamated city, if you will,” Mayor Frank Scarpitti said Tuesday night. Markham council voted 6-5 against Regional Councillor Jim Jones’ motion for

the province to pass enabling legislation requiring the head of the region be elected. The defeat saw a split between council and residents in the role of the regional chairperson, currently served by former Markham councillor Bill Fisch, who is now in his fifth consecutive term. While residents such as Karen Rea and Annette Cacorovski spoke in sup-

port of the motion, arguing that “everything should be transparent and above board”, Thornhill resident Leon Brumer said he doesn’t believe York Region should have an elected chairperson whose role is to bring together all municipal representatives. “He’s a senior administrator, not a mayor at the regional level,” Mr. Brumer said, adding the role has

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traditionally been that of a mediator or a conciliator. “The question is what role do you expect this person to play?” he asked. Councillor Howard Shore echoed similar sentiments, saying he’s “conflicted” about the issue. “Are we electing a super mayor? Then there’s a whole different conversation,” he said. “It’s a slippery slope. Do you support the continuation of Markham in York Region? What do you do when the super mayor disagrees with JIM JONES: Regional councillor’s the mayor of Markham?” motion loses in 6-5 vote. Several councillors followed suit. Deputy Mayor Jack Heath the wrong tree with this said the concept of a super motion.” However, Mr. Jones mainmayor would jeopardize the tained it’s not democratic to existence of Markham. “We should be careful appoint a “powerful politiwhat we wish for,” Council- cian” who puts many items lor Valerie Burke concurred. on the agenda. “There’s no mayor or “We are kind of barking up

super mayor,” he said. “He’s the CEO of the region ... he controls everything.” Mr. Jones said an elected chairperson wouldn’t have any special powers, because he or she will have to work with 20 members of council. “We are all equal up there,” he said. Councillor Don Hamilton, who supported the motion, expressed concern about the region’s debt and said every member on the regional council, including the chairperson, needs to be held responsible and accountable. “If now isn’t the time, when is the time?” he asked. Mr. Scarpitti commented it is an elected process with elected mayors and regional councillors on regional council. “We are the region,” he said.

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Children’s Wellness Expo The Children’s Wellness Expo and Fundraiser for Angel Hair for Kids is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Varley Art Gallery at 216 Main St., Unionville June 16. Admission is free. The expo will include a talk titled “Why My Children Don’t Listen”. Stella Partheniou Grasso will read from an advance copy of her second book, Over at the Rink: A Hockey Counting Book. The day will also include a yoga for kids demonstration by Be Well! Yoga and Music as well as hair cutting by Rita from Charm Salon and jewelry making. Go to ChildrensWellnessExpo.ca for more information.

Neighbourhood barbecue The Cachet Estates Community Ratepayers Association (a.k.a. Devil’s Elbow Ratepayers Association) hosts an annual barbecue for neighbourhood residents from noon to 4 p.m. June 16 at the back yard of 57 Richard Person Dr. (at the home of Alison and Ted Jackson). E-mail CachetEstatesRA@

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gmail.com to rsvp. Cost is $10 per person (for those 10 years old and older) and $5 each for children five to 10 years old. Children younger than five are free. Payment can be made at the admissions tent by the garage. Ratepayers association memberships can be bought at the door for $10 per household. Refreshments will be provided. Children can enjoy the children’s entertainment or the volleyball for adults and children. Go to http://cachetcommunity.blogspot.com/ to check out the The Cachet Estates Community Web site or you can e-mail CachetEstatesRA@gmail.com

June 21 bandstand concert series The free music series Thursday Nights at the Bandstand continues. Enjoy the sounds June 14 of Community Soul Project which brings together 13 musicians who turn their

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talents to community-based events and fund-raising projects. R&B singer Jeanine Mackie and her band perform June 21 and the month culminates with a return visit by the Chicago tribute band Brass Transit June 28. Enjoy the music at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand on Main Street. The series is organized by community-based Union-

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Mower inadvertently chops up nests, saplings, stirs up debris From page 1.

this amazing park,” said Kimberly Seymour, whose home backs onto the 20 acres. This is the second time in six years aerobic technology has been considered for the site and Mr. Shore said it’s time to trash the idea. Markham, along with Ontario Centres of Excellence, Seneca College and SPL Beatty, a groundwater consulting firm, were interested in partnering to implement a pilot test of aerobic technology designed to speed up landfill decomposition. The town hoped the project will eliminate leachate, reduce methane gas and show that Markham is an environmental leader. But residents provided research showing

The Garden Basket owners (pictured from left to right): ella Joseph Comella, Robert Comella ed and Paul Comella have opened nd their authentic Italian café and coffee bar, espressamente illy, on June 11th in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Stop in and enjoy the espressamente illy experience on your next trip to Yorkdale.

the landfill too old to have any significant methane emission and asked for the space to be left as is, designated as a natural preserve for endangered species. In his motion, Mr. Shore suggests calling the area, now used for bike and walking trails, the German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat. It would indicate, he said, “this area is fundamentally different today than when the landfill closed (37 years ago). This is lush, green grass, beautiful trees. Let’s call this what it is.” Because the town is still obliged, by the Ministry of Environment and for the sake of the community, to ensure safety of local residents, Mr. Shore’s motion calls for additional measures, including adding more

methane monitors, increasing the frequency of reading checks by staff, consideration of a leachate collection system to protect the local creek from “garbage juice” seeping into the ground and an annual report on the testing of water quality. Funding for these extra measures could come from the almost $500,000 budgeted for the pilot project six years ago, he said, “so we won’t need to spend one new red cent of taxpayer dollars for this”. While some council members wanted to hold off on the matter until September, Mr. Shore pushed for the issue to be dealt with at the last meeting before the summer break. Artem Pozdnyakov, president of the community’s newly formed Settlers Park Residents Association, said his group believes the motion represents a “balanced and responsible approach” to the issue and called on residents to familiarize themselves with the motion and to provide their input to the association and local council. “We expect open public participation in the discussion because this way only can we ensure that council has an unbiased approach and makes a decision that benefits the community and the town.” Residents were in an uproar last weekend after discovering the meadow land had been suddenly, inexplicably, mowed flat. The town blamed a new parks operator who didn’t follow the supervisor’s instructions, but residents were skeptical and concerned for the wildlife whose habitat was disrupted. Theresa Moore, a local resident and member of the Toronto Federation of Naturalists, said the land provides a valuable nesting site for two threatened species of birds.

Last Friday’s surprise mowing by parks maintenance workers “not only caused disturbance, killed any nestlings and destroyed eggs, it has also removed food and egg-laying sources for butterflies and greatly reduced the chances that any butterfly eggs/caterpillars will be viable,” she said. Markham spokesperson Dennis Flaherty said the mowing of such an extensive area was an accident. The town has been cutting the grass there — 15 feet on either side of the pathway — four times a year for the past 25 years. This mowing provides access for Markham operations staff and consultants to monitor the methane gas probes and settlement of the landfill, he said. Last week, a new operator, unfamiliar with the limits, did not follow supervisor’s instructions, he said. While residents questioned the coincidental timing of the surprise razing, coming on the heels of the dispute over the future of the land, they were prepared to give the town the benefit of the doubt while holding out hope the land could be preserved. In addition to the destroying nests and saplings, Markham’s lawn mower chopped up whatever else was in its path, including signs and an old sleeping bag, but Mr. Pozdnyakov said the community saw it as an opportunity for community action. Residents organized a one-hour Sunday morning clean-up that netted eight green garbage bags filled with debris. Mr. Flaherty said the town will take steps to ensure it won’t happen again. “In the future, the cutting limits will be staked to ensure the normal cutting limit boundaries are followed,” he said.

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The Chief Scout Award ceremony was hosted by the 1st Thornhill troop and Scouts Canada Sunday at Thornhill United Church on Elgin Street in Markham. The award is a scouting award of excellence for third year Scouts who have earned a challenge badge in each of the seven challenge badge categories, researched on world scouting, given a major presentation and demonstrated leadership. Award recipients from Thornhill included Andrew Chen (left), John Fekete and Paul Miller.

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L-R : Markham 2012 United Way Campaign Chair Dennis Flaherty and Markham CAO Andy Taylor present $50,000 cheque to Daniele Zanotti, CEO of the York Region United Way.

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Feds asked to make Milne park part of new Rouge park From page 1.

the Milne Park Conservation Association. Mr. Wheatley was one of several residents at Tuesday’s council meeting, urging the adoption of Councillor Carolina Moretti’s motion for Ottawa to include Milne in its Rouge national park study area. Following a lengthy discussion about the pros and cons of feeding the Milne to the feds, Markham council voted 8-4 in favour of the motion, including an 11thhour amendment to include in the concept plan valley lands connecting Milne to the southeast, down to Steeles Avenue. The valley lands run through the Remington Parkview Golf and Country Club and the Markham Green Golf Club. Regional Councillor Jim Jones, who said no commercial or residential development is permitted on valley lands, asked for the existing use of both golf courses to be preserved. Ms Moretti agreed to the suggestion, saying adding valley lands would provide a

stronger connectivity for Milne. Or “Milne’s Dam”, as it was affectionately called by resident Joyce Ramer, the conservation area is tucked away amidst traffic congestion at McCowan Road and Hwy. 7. “Leave it natural,” said Ms Ramer, who supported the motion. “Let the geese and the people enjoy it as a natural place and not a Wonderland.” Those who want to see Milne included in the Rouge national park expressed confidence in Parks Canada’s reputation to preserve green space. “Conservation area will be treated differently by Parks Canada,” said Maureen Cowan of the Sherwood South Ratepayers Community Group. “They have the experience, they have the money and they are for the environment.” Perhaps a Kortright Centre for Conservation can be established in Milne, said Shelley Bourne of the Boyington Heights Ratepayers Association. Ms Bourne pointed out Milne has had issues with naked men running around,

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drunk people and Peeping Toms in the park. One resident who spoke at the meeting wasn’t as enthusiastic when it comes to giving up control of Milne, which is owned by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and operated by Markham. Gord Walter of the Sherwood-Amber Glen Ratepayers Association said Milne is “one isolated segment” separated from the main park by a 10-kilometre stretch with connectivity. With the government’s recent decision to slash $29 million from Parks Canada’s budget over the next three years, “I’m not sure if they have the money or resources”, he said, adding Markham can control Milne better. “Giving up this piece of our park is like the City of Vancouver asking Parks Canada to take over Stanley Park, because it’s so important to us,” he said. Deputy Mayor Jack Heath, who some residents held responsible for a “deceptive tactic” presented to the feds to leave Milne out, said he doesn’t agree with the perception that Milne is under threat if it’s not included in the Rouge national park. “If development were to come to Milne, I’d oppose it,” said Mr. Heath, who didn’t support the motion. He said he’s not sure if adding Milne to the national park plan would be good for residents as Parks Canada is proposing a people’s park that will attract a lot of visitors. “If we put Milne in this park — with it being in the heart of Markham — more people will be coming here and there’ll be more parking on the street,” he said. But Ms Moretti disagrees. “Milne has it all,” she said. “What better way to protect it than to include it in a

national park? Parks Canada is the missing link to hearing the voice of wildlife.” Jim Robb of the Friends of the Rouge Watershed went further to ask Markham council to take additional steps, including supporting the inclusion of all federal green space preserve lands within the Rouge nation park study area and the expansion of the greenbelt in Markham to permanently protect additional farmland and green space. Mr. Robb said the addition of the public land will not only link Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine, but will create a 100-square kilometre Rouge national park to celebrate the recent 100th anniversary of Parks Canada.

Contrary to discussion Meanwhile, conservation authority CAO Brian Denney said Markham council’s resolution is contrary to a discussion they had with the Rouge Park Alliance in 2010 that dealt with the park’s boundary. Mr. Denney said Markham can ask the federal government if they would be interested to include Milne, but the final decision needs both TRCA and provincial approval. He said while he couldn’t speak for the board on whether or not TRCA would be in favour of Milne’s inclusion, they weren’t asked by Markham one way or another. In a recorded vote, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, regional councillors Jim Jones, Gord Landon and Joe Li, councillors Valerie Burke, Don Hamilton, Carolina Moretti and Colin Campbell voted in favour of the inclusion of Milne. Deputy Mayor Jack Heath, councillors Howard Shore, Alan Ho and Alex Chiu voted against. Councillor Logan Kanapathi was absent.

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The Markham Thunder intermediates saved their best for last by scoring a pair of goals within the final minute to edge Milton 6-5 in the championship final of the 23rd annual Milton Invitational Lacrosse Tournament last weekend. Trailing 5-4, the Thunder tied the game on a goal by Mike Hergott with 27 seconds remaining and then took the lead for good just eight seconds later on a goal by Chris Duffy; his second of the game. Damon Williamson, Adam Darche and Nick Uden added the other goals for the Thunder, who are the defending Ontario B intermediate champions. Hergott, Darche, Tyler Garel, goalkeeper Michal Bialy, Uden and Hunter Phillips each earned assists. In reaching the final, the Thunder recorded victories over Fort Erie 3-2, Nepean 5-3 and Uxbridge 4-2.

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prior when they advanced to the final of the recent Tillsonburg Tournament before coming up short in an 11-6 loss to Glanbrook. Jason Graham smacked a home run for the Mariners in a losing effort. Mark Cheeseman was the losing pitcher. In reaching the final, the Mariners won their opening game over Burlington 8-3. Brad Binns was the winning pitcher. Buoyed by a solid pitching effort from Kyle Lawrence, the Mariners won their second game over Courtright 10-0. The win enabled the Mariners to advance to the semifinal where they downed Riverside 4-1. Reg Sarne belted a home run for the Mariners and Mike Arseneault was the winning pitcher. Currently occupying first place in the Greater Toronto Baseball League regular sea-

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McLaughlin earns return visit to US Kids World golf championships Hailey McLaughlin will make a return trip to Pinehurst, N.C. to represent Canada at the U.S. Kids World golf championships from Aug. 2-4. The 10-year-old Markham native earned the right to compete for the second consecutive year based on her scores from last year and from results early this season while competing on the Canadian Junior Golf Association linksters’ tour in the 10-13 year-old division.

Mariners busy in tourney action The Markham Mariners had a short stay at the Strathroy Baseball Tournament after losing a pair of games to the host Royals 4-2 and Ilderton Red Army 18-8 last weekend. The losses by the Mariners came on the heels of a solid performance the weekend

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The strategy to return savings realized from a three-month strike via two months of free public transit netted the desired results, York Region Transit/Viva general manager Richard Leary told the region’s Transportation Services Committee Wednesday. Ridership for April, the first month when customers were required to resume paying fares, reached 1.76 million, a 1.4 per cent increase compared to April 2011. The committee, which in

December authorized the free ride strategy to repay taxpayers, was encouraged with the extra 24,400 fare paying riders in April. Mr. Leary, while “very pleased,” was guarded, suggesting last year’s strike-free ridership projections for the same period was an 8 per cent hike. “Typically, when a transit organization experiences a strike, you lose about 10 per cent of ridership,” he said. “We took progressive steps by offering two months of free transit. It was very successful.” The exercise worked on key lev-

els, he said. It was a responsible reinvestment to taxpayers and drew back customers who changed their transportation habits during the stoppage of services. The free rides also enticed residents, many for the first time, to try public transport. “We projected an 8 per cent increase for April and were limited to 1.4 per cent,” he said. “We didn’t lose our (ridership) base, but our growth was reduced,” he said. To counter the growth slide there’s the potential for fare increases in future, Mr. Leary hinted, adding he has been working with cor-

porate finance to “see what might be necessary in 2013”. YRT/Viva’s challenges are not any different from that of any other North American transportation supplier, he said. “Our biggest challenge is getting ridership back to where it should be,” he said. “What do we want to look like in the future?” Some tough decisions await, Mr. Leary admitted. “I don’t use the words reduce or cut,” he said. “I prefer the term modify.” As such, on the drawing board

are balancing subsidized fares which range from $40 to zero per rider. YRT/Viva’s 122 routes and varying schedules will be reviewed to make sure more fare boxes actually pay for service. Forty-foot buses may replace the more costly 60 footers on certain roads. An antiidling program will save $250,000 in fuel next year. Also planned as part of $3 million savings in 2013 are route integration and fewer deadhead community and Mobility Plus bus hours where vehicles travel empty from a service yard to the start of routes.

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It’s no longer just a dream. The Centre for Dreams has moved into its new home in Markham and is ready to deliver more programs specifically designed for adults living with a developmental disability. “This is the biggest thing since sliced bread,” president and founder Elaine Vollett said. Located in the plaza on the northeast corner of McCowan Road and Hwy. 7, Ms Vollett and her team unveiled their new home to the public Friday. The fully accessible facility features a multimedia library, teaching kitchen, fitness room, Snoezelen room, classroom with computers and an official Daydream store. While adults with developmental disabilities, especially those with autism, don’t like change, Ms Vollett said they brought members to the new home before renovation took place and there were no problems. “They went, ‘Oh, oh, oh’ — that was really something for them,” she said. One of them, Ryan Quartarome, is happy all of his friends are at the new home together. “It’s beautiful, I like coming here to spend time with my friends,” he said. The Centre for Dreams was founded 20 years ago when Ms Vollett’s intellectually challenged son, Johnny, was unable to stay in the school system after he turned 21. Ms Vollett ran the program out of her home for 15 years before moving to Main Street Markham, where the centre operated out of for the last five and a half years.

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Falynn Murphy came home one day and told her parents she wanted to set up a lemonade stand to help boys and girls fight cancer. The six-year-old had this all thought out. On the days she was at camp, her mother and father could run the stand. Her father, Patrick Murphy, steered her in a direction he thought more suited for his hockeyloving daughter — the Minor Hockey Fights Cancer event June 16 (Saturday). Boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 16 involved in all levels of minor hockey can register for the event at Canlan Ice Sports York at York University. The first 300 registered players to raise $250 in sponsorship get to participate in the event. Professional hockey players will host the day and run 12 pro-like practices. Each participant will experience hockey drills with pros. Falynn, now 7, has played hockey for a year. She plays hockey with the Markham Stouffville Stars and has been playing ringette with the Markham Bears for two years. Before she played hockey, she would ask her dad, “When can I play hockey?“ on the way home from playing ringette every day. Falynn is now so fast on skates, no one else in her family can catch her on the ice and her parents agree she is the best skater in the family. She explains what she likes so much about hockey. “You sweat a lot and it makes you stronger”, she said. Falynn attends Markham’s James Robinson

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STOUFFVILLE- Hoover Park 3 bedroom, 3 baths, fin. basement $ 1,600+. July 15th. WOOTTEN WAY - TH/condo 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, $ 1,200+ parking Aug. 1st

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LAUNDRY ORGANIZER Exp.- for Ballantrae home. 5 hrs x 2 days wkly @ $12/hr. Machine wash, iron (manual & rotary), fold, put away & maintain closets. Must have car. Resume to: bobing25@rogers.com or fax 905-642-2658

Apartments for Rent

Houses for Rent

Decks & Fences

MIDLAND AND Steeles- DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ House for rent. $1200 + Stone walkway. utilities. Close to all Hardwood/ Laminate floors utilities. Call 416-574-4579 25 years experience. 416-522-8034, 905-787-0236 Articles Wanted http://fifieldconstruction. wikispaces.com/

HOT TUB/SPA 2012 model, fully loaded, full warranty. New in plastic. Cost $8,000 Sacrifice $3,900. Call: 416-779-0563

HIGHWAY #7/ #48 Markham- Clean, bright, large 1 bedroom basement Parking. Separate entrance. Pools, Hot Tubs, Gas fireplace. Non-smok- Supplies ing/ pets. $775 inclusive. HOT TUB, Delux Cabinet, 905-472-3149. must sell, warranty, $2,495 – 905-409-5285 KENNEDY/ HIGHGLEN- 2 bedroom+ study basement, separate entrance, 4 Auto Parts & appliances, 1 parking. No Accessories pets. $1000 inclusive. July 1st. 647-897-5383 YOKOHAMA S-DRIVE 215/55 16 with 5000km in MARKHAMAPART- excellent condition off my MENT building- bachelor Audi asking $450 set of 4, apt. Laundry room, outdoor great deal! Email Chris at parking included. No dogs. chris.golding@ Available Aug. 1st. $840. americas.bnpparibas.com 905-472-0287 MCCOWAN/ 7- Bright, Tutoring spacious 1 bedroom basement apartment, separate entrance, appliances, parkIMPROVE ing, A/C. cable, non-smok- Math/ Science/ Business ing/ pets. Immediately. Get tutored by experienced $749. 647-893-7900 professor/ teacher. Special exam MCCOWAN/ DENNISONreview package! Newly renovated, 2 bed416-726-5327 room basement, separate entrance, laundry, parking, $900. inclusive. No smok- Mortgages/ Loans ing/ pets. Available immediately. 905-294-3990, 416-804-1781 $$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to STOUFFVILLE- APART- 90% No income, Bad credMENTS in quiet 4-storey it OK! Better Option Mortbuilding. Suitable for non- gage #10969 smoking individual/ couple. 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 8 2 - 1 1 6 9 No pets. Near amenities. www.mortgageontario.com $1075/ $1235. Available i m m e d i a t e l y . 905-640-4727 Cleaning/Janitorial

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2 BDRM Coach House FREE PICK-UP for fridges, Apt. incl. gas/ hydro, a/c, washers, BBQ's. Call laundry, parking- Cornell 416-543-8317 $1,200/ mnth 416-301-6745 BRIMLEY/ DENISON- 1 bedroom basement. Near amenities. Parking. Available immediately. $750. No smoking (647)402-4987 or (905)477-0648

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ABSOLUTELY amazing painters at bargain prices! Spring special $100/ room. Quick, clean, reliable. Free estimates! Second to None Painting 905-265-7738

GARDENER/ LAWN Maintenance For private Ballantrae home. 6 hours x 3 days (flex) wkly @ $15. Maintain gardens & lawn on 1 acre property. Submit resume, references & why you are suitable- only those qualified will be contacted. Email: bobing25@rogers.com / Fax: 905-642-2658

Articles for Sale

Busy Landscaping company is looking for Full-time Help immediately. Candidate must be strong and reliable and must have a valid G driver's license with a clean record and their own transportation. Experience an asset. Job description includes Grass cutting, cleanups, sod installing, interlock, trimming, seeding, snow removal etc. Please email your resume to blueoak@rogers.com.

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Required for local school aged childcare centres. Part-time Split shifts, Mon- Fri. Must be available to work Sept to June. Email: amongfriendsdaycarecentres @hotmail.com

Technical/Skilled Trades

A CRYSTAL Cleaning experience- Homes, Offices. CORNELL- 3 bedrooms, 3 Insured/ bonded. Supplies washrooms, garage+ park- provided. 15% discount. ing, 2 ensuites, deck (647)500-2260 for details. w/gas. Cats ok, no dogs. All Green Immediately. $1550+ Cleaning Services. utilities. 416-871-2472 We clean with green. Safe for family Houses for Rent Insured/ Bonded. Discount. (647)295-4485 16TH/ WOODBINE- 2400 sq.ft. spacious, detached 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, w/fin- PROFESSIONAL RESIished basement. Non- DENTIAL and office cleansmoking/ pets. July 1st. ing. Call Diann for a free $2400 +utilities. Thomas estimate 289-812-0902 or 416-895-2978 647-693-2150

Handy Person A HUMBLE HANDYMAN. Quality painting, small repairs and eavestrough cleaning. Call Steve: (905)591-8621 humblehandyman@ hotmail.com

Home Renovations CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucco.ca 905-554-0825

COMPLETE RENOVATIONS- Additions. Basements. Medical Clinics: Dentistry; Vet Clinic; Chiropractic. Professional. Low price. (416)427-2308 Sean.

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1/2 Price Junk Removal. Cheap. Fast Service. All loading/ cleanup. Free Estimates. John, 905-310-5865 (local) MR. KING'S JUNK REMOVAL- Fast, reliable, same day pick up. Why spend more somewhere else? Seniors Discounts! Call Vincent 647-216-KING (5464)

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PRAYER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power, Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (three times). Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Grateful thanks, E.W.

ST. JUDE'S NOVENA May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world. Now and forever, Sacred heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer nine times a day by the eighth day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be made. Thank You, L.D.


LAPP, Rick On Monday, June 11, 2012 (Robert) Ricky Lapp died peacefully in the loving presence of his family at home. Rick was the true life-partner of Mary (nee Goad) and the completely proud and loving father of sons Dennis (Jenn) and Jason (Brittany), stepdaughters Amanda, Betsy and Catherine and grandson Gavin. Most beloved son of Joyce (nee Carr) and the late Bobby and predeceased by sister Sharon. He will be missed by his nephew Jody (Natalie). Rick's true grit and courage carried him through this past month and with his constant (if not bad) humour he held our family together. A gentle man of integrity, Rick has left an enormous void in our lives, but our hearts are completely full. Visitation will be held at the DIXONGARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main Street North, Markham (Markham Road) on Thursday June 14, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of Rick's life will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 11:00 am. We thank the entire team at Markham Stouffville Hospital for their expertise and compassion and would request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Markham Stouffville Hospital. www.dixongarland.com

Happy 90th Birthday! Friends and family of EILEEN RUBY CHADWICK will be celebrating her ~ 90th Birthday ~ at her home Saturday, June 16th 11 Maple Lane, Unionville All Well Wishers are invited to stop by between 2-4 p.m. for refreshments.

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WHITE, Helen (nee Peters) (April 23, 1932 - June 11, 2012) Helen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Best friend and beloved wife for 56 years of Jack (Dr. John F). Devoted mother of Peter (Tracy Hawkins), Sandra (Rocco Cantalini), Leslie (Dave Shearer), and John (Shawna). Loving Granny of Nick, Chris, Katie, Clare, Jacob and Hannah. Helen was an active member in the Markham community for over 50 years. She was one of the original members of the Markham Group of Artists and was actively involved in many organizations in the community. Visitation will be held at the DIXONGARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Rd), Markham on Wednesday June 13th from 7-9 pm, and on Thursday, June 14th from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held at Grace Anglican Church, 19 Parkway Ave., Markham on Friday, June 15th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Markham Stouffville Hospital, Grace Anglican Church, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Announcements

Announcements

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED! Friendly families needed to host visiting foreign teens while attending English classes in Markham this summer! For more information, please contact Red Leaf Student Programs at 905-472-3430 or mary.kooymans@rogers. com. Families are paid $672/ month for expenses.

Births

Birthdays

Our new Baby Brother! BILKAS/ PANIZOVSKI- Big Brother Jake and Big Sisters Brooke and Leah are proud to announce the arrival of their new baby brother, BRADY JAMES BILKAS, born on Friday, March 18, 2012 at 2:27 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. Daddy Bill and Mommy Christie celebrate the arrival of their son with much love and happiness. Blessed Dedos and Babas: Jim and Susan Bilkas, Bill and Lily Panizovski and Great Dedo and Babas: Milka Panizovski, Pavle and Lena Temelkovski. A loving welcome from Cheeche Jordan and Lalla (Aunt Daniella), Teta Jenny and Cheecho Andy! Very special thanks to the MSH staff for their excellent care.

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MARKHAM-Downsizing 50 & 51 Garnish Green (off Fincham) Sat. June 16th 8am -2pm Treadmill, antique table, desks, chairs + office fishing, china, glassware, LP'S, CD collection, VHS movies, seasonal, craft supplies, books, much more

Social Services

Social Services

BIG GARAGE sale- 294 Raymerville Dr., Markham Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17, 8am-2pm. GARAGE/ STREET Sale Sat June 16, 8am to noon 1 Harpers Croft, Unionville L3R 6L1. MARKHAM- 284 Roy Rainey, June 16th, 9amnoon. Huge Sale! Furniture, antiques, electronics, telescope, household items. MARKHAM - 50 Eastwood Cres Saturday, June 16th 8:00am-2:00pm MARKHAM- 147, 149, 159 Fincham Ave. Sat. June 16th. 8am-1pm. Antiques, furniture, dishware, kids stuff! MARKHAM- 29 Standish Cres. Sat. June 16th, 8am. Antiques, books, collectibles, oil paintings and more!

MARKHAM 57, 59 Golden Meadow Dr. Sat. June 16, 8-2pm, toys, bikes, electronics, housewares, more.

STREET SALE! Spanhouse Cres. Eclectic goodies. 06/16/2012 9am-2pm Rain date: 06/17

UNIONVILLE- 6 Ashglen Way (Sciberas/ Hwy.#7). Large sale. June 16/ 17, 8am-1pm. Arts, crafts, original art. Lots of stuff. Must see!

UNIONVILLE- 17 Gainsville Ave. Saturday, June 16, 8am-2pm. Large variety of household items and more. Bargains galore!

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