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Invasive insect may wipe out tree species By Chris Traber

If you have an ash tree in your yard, it probably won’t be there in a decade. The emerald ash borer invasion in all of York’s nine municipalities will likely kill most the Region’s ash trees within 10 years, forestry program manager James Lane said. York Region confirmed the presence of the invasive insect in all of its local municipalities yesterday. Results of region’s emerald ash borer trap monitoring survey indicate the municipalities previously unaffected — Newmarket, Georgina, East Gwillimbury, and King — now shows signs of infestation. The infestation rates are lower further north in the region, but dead and dying ash trees will become more obvious throughout York over the next few years. Difficult to detect, fast moving and able to travel far, the wood-boring beetle, native to Asia, appeared in North America in 2002 and in York Region in 2008. The pest primarily kills trees and can’t be eradicated because of its unique biology, Mr. Lane said. The feisty metallic green insect has no natural enemies here, he said. Research is being conducted to determine if predators can be transferred from Asia. A pesticide, TreeAzin, exists, but treating one ash tree every two years costs between $200 and $500. Considering the large See OPTIONS, page 4.

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Markham’s Cody Hodgson (right), a centre with the Buffalo Sabres, puts the puck in play for Abigaelle Smith, 8, (from left) and Logan Palermo, 8, both of the Stouffville novice AE Clippers, Oak Ridges-Markham MP Paul Calandra and Markham Stouffville Hospital President and CEO Janet Beed at the hospital Thursday. They were promoting Mr. Calandra’s second annual charity game, Hockey Night in Stouffville, Aug. 23. Tickets are $10 from 905-642-2835. For more on the NHLers past and present playing, go to

Families struggle to fill back-to-school needs By Amanda Persico

For some, preparing to go back to school is a chore that signals the freedom days of summer are coming to a close. For others in the community, shopping for back to school items is a daunting financial struggle – a struggle between pencils and paper versus food and shelter.

For more than fives years, the Salvation Army has been giving students a jump start through the Backpacks for Kids program. The need is growing each year, said Terry Harney, community and family services co-ordinator for the Salvation Army in Markham. Last year, more than 35 backpacks were donated to local children and youth. This

year the goal is to donate about double that. “Families are still struggling,” Mr. Harney said. “This is a small jump start for the school year. There are families struggling to buy food in our community. One backpack is even a struggle.” See SALVATION, page 8 .



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Idea for book sprang from counselling session BY KIM ZARZOUR

child care.� This may be because women are better at multi-tasking or interrupted-tasking, or men are just driven by different motives. Men may not see what needs doing or be willfully blind, she says. “If there was a dead dog on the couch and my husband wanted to watch the football game, he would move the moldering mastiff to one end and sit down at the other.� While studies show men putting in more hours at their day jobs, women do more work at home. Because that’s where the husband and wife spend most of their time together, Ms Dimerman says, the imbalance hurts the marriage, creating “a tilt that makes love slide right out of the picture�.

The epiphany came to Sara Dimerman while she was counselling one of the couples seeking her marital help. The wife was describing her resentment over doing most of the household chores, family organizing, social co-ordinating and child rearing. Then she raised the issue of sex. Or lack of. The couple hadn’t hit the hay in years. “Well, of course you haven’t,� Ms Dimerman said. “How can you be his lover, when you’re too busy being his mother?� The wife burst out in laughter and later, tears of relief at the recognition of her role. The husband took a little longer to come around, but he soon realized that this dynamic wasn’t doing him any good either. He wanted his lover back. And Ms Dimerman, a Thornhill counsellor and parenting expert, realized she’d hit on the crux of the problem for a vast number of marriages in distress.

Markham parenting columnist Sara Dimerman and writing partner J. M Kearns have written a book on marriage and how becoming equal partners in domestic and child-rearing chores can put the fun back in the bedroom. She’s appearing this week on numerous radio and TV talk shows in advance of her book launch in Toronto next weekend.

‘Times have changed, but roles at home have not.’ While media plays up statistics showing men are doing more of the household duties than ever before, most research shows women are still stuck with the lion’s share of the work, even if they work outside their home and this, Ms Dimerman says, breeds resentment — and torpedoes romance. Parent of two girls, author, and columnist — her parenting columns are regularly featured in The Liberal — Ms Dimerman decided to write a book on the topic in collaboration with fellow author J. M. Kearns. She and Mr. Kearns will discuss their newly published book, How Can I Be Your Lover When I’m Too Busy Being Your Mother? The Answer to Becoming Partners Again, at the official launch next weekend at Indigo Yorkdale. The book is getting national

print exposure and she’s doing interviews this week on radio and morning TV shows. The book looks at the maternal roles women play in a marriage — including caregiver, cleaning lady, schedule keeper and cook — how those roles came to be (tradition, upbringing and gender stereotypes) and provides steps to help couples get back to being equal partners again. It also explains that statistics, showing modern men and women share household duties, don’t tell

the whole story. It was much simpler in the days of the popular TV show Leave it to Beaver, when men and women knew their roles, Ms Dimerman says. “Times have changed, but roles at home have not. “What the data tells us is that women are still doing two-thirds of the homemaking, and if you look at the ‘core tasks’, which are unrelenting and non-glamourous, the amount is three-quarters or more. They’re also doing two-thirds of the

‘Women are still doing two-thirds of the homemaking, and also two-thirds of the child care. ... It is the heart of a lot of crises in a lot of marriages today.’ As the wife shoulders the load and struggles to get her husband on board, hubby feels disrespected, bossed around and out of the loop. Soon, all the fun and passion has slipped away. “It is the heart of a lot of crises in a lot of marriages today,� she says. Once men make the connection between domestic tension and trouble in the bedroom, they realize there’s a huge reward in getting their partners back, she says. Women, too, have work to do. Sometimes, they have to let go of their role as “gatekeeper� and give up control over household standards because getting the results you want just isn’t worth the price. The final section of the book provides a guide to negotiate, in a blame-free way, a re-balancing

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of spousal contributions and a return to team partnership. Writing the book was a twoyear labour of love, Ms Dimerman says. While she and her co-author, who lives in New Jersey, have only met once, they used e-mail and phone calls to share “edgy, honest and sometimes hilarious conversations� and in the process, helped their own marriages. Mr. Kearns says he learned how to become a better spouse. “Every marriage is a work in progress,� he says. “It can easily slip off course, but people can steer it back if they see the way.� Ms Dimerman dedicated the book to her mother, Sue Freeman, who passed away while she was writing it. Her mother was a huge inspiration, she says, and her marriage with Ms Dimerman’s father a clear example of the lover-mother theme. “I had seen my mother in the role of mother to my father for their 50 years of marriage.� Aside from its crippling effects on their relationship, she also saw the devastating effects that losing a wife/mother had on her father and his struggle to “grow up� now that she’s gone. While many of the anecdotes in the book come from her own 26-year marriage to her husband Joey, Ms Dimerman says she knows now, more than ever, how to grow their partnership so they can always feel like equals. The book is available at Indigo via and also on amazon. com


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number of ash trees in York’s regional forests, that’s not a practical solution, Mr. Lane said. The removal and replacement of dead or declining regional street trees will begin this fall in Vaughan, Markham and Richmond Hill. Affected ash trees on private property are

the responsibility of the property owner and the region encourages you to speak with a qualified arborist or tree care professional to determine the best course of action. There are options for residential tree protection or removal and replacement. York Region initiated a technical working group in 2011 to co-ordinate efforts and share best practices with municipalities, agencies and stakeholders.

Most municipalities have emerald ash borer management plans to help guide decisions on managing the invasive species on municipal property. “The emerald ash borer is a serious threat being dealt with by municipalities across North America,” York Region environmental services committee chairperson and Richmond Hill Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora said. “We can’t stop it, but it is important

to continue to manage and invest in the urban forest. Efforts to slow the spread will help, including not moving firewood, as the emerald ash borer can be spread through the movement of infested wood.” York council supports the emerald ash borer management plan, which focuses on timely tree removal and replacement and strategic tree protection, regional chairperson Bill Fisch said.



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GTA mega-rink’s public process sham

It’s interesting that Markham chose to hold a public meeting on the GTA mega-rink during the peak summer vacation period when many residents were out of town. However, I guess that should come as no surprise, considering the formal decision to burden Markham taxpayers with a $350-million loan was, for all intents and purposes, made behind closed doors. After previously being told the private consortium would be putting up 50 per cent of the cost of the development, we now learn Markham taxpayers will actually be holding the bag for the full $350-million debt with the consortium only agreeing to pay back its share over an as-yet-unspecified time period — provided, of course, the consortium never encounters financial problems in future that could cause it to default or renege on terms of agreement. We also learn that, even though the plan is based on unrealistically high transit use assumptions, the development must still rely on the availability of parking from other properties throughout the area simply to accommodate the inadequate amount of parking being proposed. Apparently

multi-level underground parking structures could be built, but only at great expense, thereby increasing the cost of the project and, presumably, the potential amount of taxpayer-funded debt. Given the level of transit service planned to provide access to Markham from Toronto and from within the rest of the GTA, any comparison to Air Canada Centre’s transit figures is ridiculous. There are no immediate or future plans for an integrated north-south and east-west transit equivalent to the TTC subway system. No, the breath-taking transportation strategy being devised to deter people from following their natural and rational inclination to drive to events at Markham’s GTA Centre is apparently not to provide sufficient parking, while making driving egregiously inconvenient and parking prohibitively expensive. If Markham residents had actually been given a say over how $350 million in taxpayer-financed debt would be spent, would they have chosen a privately run hockey rink over other valuable and more critically needed public services? Likely not.


Plastic bags aren’t necessary, harm planet


national newspaper columnist wrote that “banning plastic bags will do exactly nothing to save the planet.” She went on to argue that they’re even environmentally friendly. Outright bans may not be the best solution, but plastic bags pose a big problem that must be addressed. The columnist appeared to be more interested in contrarianism for its own sake than in acknowledging the environmental harm these products cause. Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary. Many of us older folks remember a time, only a few decades ago, when we didn’t have them. Sure, they’re convenient, but is that an excuse to damage the environment and the life it supports? A University of British Columbia study found that 93 per cent of beached northern fulmars (migratory seabirds related to the albatross) had bellies full of plastic — a substantial increase from the last time they were tested, in 1980. Head researcher Stephanie AveryGomm said one bird had 454 pieces of plastic in its stomach. Eating plastic can severely harm or kill birds, as well as the 260 other marine species, including turtles and fish, that we know eat or get entangled in the stuff.

David Suzuki It’s not just bags, of course. We humans have become dependent on plastic for a range of uses, from packaging to products. Reducing our use of plastic bags is an easy place to start getting our addiction under control. Canadians use between 9 billion and 15 billion plastic bags a year, enough to circle the Earth more than 55 times, according to the Greener Footprints website. (American citizens use about 100 billion a year!) Few plastic bags are recycled. Most are used for a short time to carry groceries, and then maybe re-used as garbage bags or to wrap dog poop before ending up in the landfill or the ocean. Some people argue because they

make up about 1 per cent of the volume of waste in landfills, we shouldn’t worry. But 1 per cent of the massive amounts of what’s in landfills is a lot, especially since plastic doesn’t biodegrade. Because they’re lightweight, plastic bags are easily carried by wind and water. Besides accumulating in the ocean, they litter our streets and natural areas, often clogging drainage systems and contributing to flooding. They take at least 1,000 years to break down, and even then, they don’t biodegrade; rather, they fragment into smaller and smaller pieces, making them more likely to be eaten by marine and land animals. Plastic is also a petroleum product, so continued and increasing use of it accelerates the depletion of valuable fossil fuels. According to Greener Footprint, 8.7 plastic shopping bags contain enough embodied petroleum energy to drive a car one kilometre. Finding something to carry your groceries in is easy; inexpensive reusable bags come in a variety of materials and sizes. Many are small and light and can be carried in a purse or daypack. I carry one in my back pocket and have refused dozens of plastic

bags as a result. Some people worry about bacteria and other contaminants that may accumulate in the bags, but you just need to wash them regularly. One of the bigger issues is what to put garbage in. Before the 1980s, no one used plastic bags for groceries or garbage, nor did we have composting or recycling programs, so we know that plastic garbage bags aren’t entirely necessary. The first step is to reduce the amount of garbage we produce. In fact, there’s really no such thing as garbage. It’s all resources, so we should more accurately refer to it as “waste”. Buying products with less packaging and reducing overall consumption of unnecessary goods is a start. Reusing, recycling, and composting also help you cut down what you send to the landfill. For unavoidable waste, and dog poop, use bio-compostable bags. Outright bans on plastic bags may not be the best solution, but education and incentives to get people to stop using them are necessary. If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on a planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. Plastic bags are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly.

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But this year, the local Salvation Army is struggling, too, as a major sponsor backed out of the backpack program. To help fulfill its commitment to local students, Mr. Harney is turning to the community for help. “We have so much support during our Christmas and food drive campaigns,” he said. “Let’s help lift this burden off some of these families in need.” The program supports children from kindergarten to Grade 12 who can’t afford new school supplies. Each backpack is stuffed with school essentials, such as paper, pencils, crayons and calculators. “It is a sad feeling when a child looks around the classroom and sees his classmates already have things,” Mr. Harney said. “And (the child) doesn’t have even the basics.” For more information or to donate, call 905-472-3009 or e-mail terry_harney@can.


Markham’s Salvation Army community and family services co-ordinator, Terry Harney, expects about 70 backpacks to be donated to local children.

Participants will be in the skies over York Region and on the roads Sunday, Aug 26, in the third annual Rally for the Cure. Presented by the Ewing’s Cancer Foundation of Canada, the fun airplane and car rally which starts at Buttonville Airport in Markham, raises funds for Ewing’s Sarcoma research. The event consists of a rally with a treasure hunt theme followed by a barbecue, silent auction, entertainment and awards ceremony at the airport on 16th Avenue at Hwy. 404. Organizer Tina Pernica promises “the rally is designed with safety in mind and fun for the entire family; think The Amazing Race, without the race.” The event — and the foundation — was started to honour her son, Reid Pernica. In 2007, then a 19-year-old pilot who worked at Buttonville and was a student at Bayview Secondary School in Richmond Hill, he lost his life to a deadly, obscure bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. It was his wish that his parents, and other families devastated by this cancer, find a way to discover an early detection and eventually a cure for the cancer that hits young people. They organized the first Rally for the Cure in 2010, an air rally, car rally, barbecue, silent

Rally for the Cure, held in honour of Richmond Hill’s Reid Pernica, is at Buttonville. auction and concert fundraiser at Buttonville, where their son worked and earned his flying licence. Along with fundraisers such as the June 23 car wash at Bayview Secondary which raised a $1,870, the foundation has been able to fund a two-year research project into the causes of Ewing’s cancer and treatments to improve the lives of those with these aggressive cancers. To register for the Aug. 26 rally or purchase tickets to the barbecue and silent auction, visit

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York teachers, school boards don’t expect work action By Teresa Latchford

As summer holidays wind down, you may wonder if you need to make alternate care arrangements for your children in case of work action by some teachers. But the York Region District School Board and Elementary Teachers Federation remain optimistic. “The only job action that would be taken in September is if (Premier Dalton) McGuinty tries to pass legislation overturning our collective agreements,” Elementary Teachers

tion have dates set in September to continue negotiations regarding the collective agreement. Negotiations have been positive and productive, Mr. Clegg said. This week, the province reached a deal with Franco-Ontarian teachers on a two-year agreement similar to the one signed by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association earlier this summer.

Federation president David Clegg said. “If he thinks he can legislate good will, he is mistaken.” The federation has publicly stated it will protest such legislation. The Liberal government is urging all Ontario school boards to reach agreements with local teachers and support staff before Sept. 1 to comply with the province’s fiscal plan. However, the province is prepared to introduce legislation if school board trustees are unwilling or unable to negotiate and sign local agreements. The school board and federa-

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Welcome to the 15th Anniversary edition of The Markham Jazz Festival. Significant anniversaries are often great opportunities to look back and marvel at what can happen when one or two people get an idea to do something for their community, which was the case in 1997 when Hal Hill and his late wife Chris started our festival. Our committee works very hard to present an array of music reflecting the many sounds that fall under the jazz umbrella, and to contribute to the cultural heritage of Markham. We definitely have no reason to be blue at turning a mere 15, but this year seems a good one to throw a blues party and put five great acts on one stage to launch our festival at the Flato Markham Theatre, and to present a few blue notes throughout the weekend on our three free outdoor stages.. We’re welcoming back an old friend in Don Byron, who will pay tribute to r&b great Junior Walker, and also perform with NOJO. Barry Elmes is marking his group’s 20th Anniversary, and groups such as Mike Murley, MAZ, Harrison Kennedy, Fern Lindzon, and Monkey Junk are celebrating much deserved JUNO nominations and JUNO Awards. I can’t wait to see what we’ll be doing when we’re 25, but meanwhile, 15 and getting better is a pretty good reason to get out on the street and chase the blues. Michael Occhipinti, Artistic Director

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Dr. Leslie Brangers is thrilled to announce that Dr. Carmen Chui has joined the staff of Village Animal Clinic. Dr. Chui is a recent graduate of the OVC at the University of Guelph and is excited to begin practicing at The Village. Dr. Chui is also fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese and her special interests lie in preventive health care, ophthalmology, nutrition and ultrasonography. To book an appointment with Dr. Chui, please call 905-294-9395. NS

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& Community Partners • Canadian Heritage • Ontario Arts Council • Town of Markham • Celebrate Ontario • artsVest (Business for the Arts) • Socan • Markham Subaru • Source Office Furnishings • Remington Group • Sun Life Financial • Alice Fazooli’s • KPMG • Angus Glen Golf Club • Markville Mall • Kylemore Communities • Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa • Monte Carlo Inns • Unionville BIA • Mill St. Brewery

• Willow Springs Winery • Capstone Communication Group • Varley Art Gallery • Flato Markham Theatre • Markham Economist & Sun • Markham Board of Trade • Healthy Living Magazine • Jazz FM • Nestle Waters • Frontier Sound and Light • Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs • Yamaha • Long & McQuade Musical Instruments • Discount Car & Truck Rental • Wincon Security • Markham-Unionville Rotary Club • Elaine Cooledge

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Marketing Committee/Editor: Paula Baynes Friends/Workshops: Solveig Barber UBIA Representative: Judi McIntyre Finance: Jadwiga Henczel Silent Auction: Janna Peker Artistic Asst/Site Manager: Frank Rooney Volunteer Coordinator: Nick Fok Sponsorship/Friends/Social Media: David Cohen General Committee: Bob Roustaeian Marketing/Social Media: Anthony Abbatangeli Marketing/Social Media: Todd Miller Mobile Website/Social Media: Susan Banks Social Media: Samantha Malcolm Social Media: Shannon Mandel *Denotes Director

Box Grove Family Fun Festival

The second annual Box Grove Family Fun Festival runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Box Grove Community Centre, 7651 9th Line, south of 14th Avenue. The day includes a barbecue, music and games (including “Bricks 4 kidz”). Volunteers are needed and high school community hours are available. E-mail Tom Farrar at if you want to lend a hand. Enjoy this event rain or shine. Go to to register for the event. Contact with general inquiries.

TOMORROW MP John McCallum and MPP Michael Chan Barbecue This event will run from noon to 3 p.m. The barbecue includes games for children. This is an opportunity to meet others in your community and talk to your federal MP and provincial MPP. The event will be at Armadale Community Center at 2401 Denison St., near McCowan Road.

Aug. 15 Movies at the Bandstand

Check out these Wednesday outdoor movies which start at 8:30 p.m. in the park behind Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand. Admission is free. Presented by the Unionville BIA and Markham at the Movies. On Aug. 15, you can see The Adventures of Tintin. On Aug. 29, watch Hugo. Bring your lawn chair. For more information, go to www.unionvilleinfo. com or call 905-477-0117.

community barbecue Car House Auto Service is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a community barbecue. You are invited to celebrate with the familyowned business. Along with a barbecue, there will also be a ribbon-cutting ceremony as well as a lucky draw.The event is Aug. 15, 11 a.m. at Car House Auto Service, 10 Laidlaw, Markham. Visit for more information.

Markham roadwork to last through November If you use 16th Avenue between Warden and Kennedy avenues, you may experience delays until November. Beginning Monday, one lane will be closed to allow for watermain construction.


Councillor Alan Ho’s Community Picnic This picnic will run from 12 to 2 p.m. at Ashton Meadows Park (northeast corner of Woodbine Avenue and Carvert Road) and includes prizes, food, games and live entertainment. E-mail for details.

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Aug. 16 Music at the Bandstand

The free music series Thursday Nights at the Bandstand continues. Enjoy the music at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand on Main Street. This series is organized by Unionville Presents, in co-operation with the merchants of Main Street, Unionville. Markham’s The Tone Dogs performs Aug. 16 and singer Brian Roman Aug. 23. Toronto’s Blackboard Blues Band performs Aug. 30. A range of businesses, including the Town of Markham and media partner Markham Economist & Sun, have sponsored this event. Performers play from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Go to unionvillepresents. com for more details.

Aug. 18 Yee Hong Markham Centre Open House Everyone is invited to the Yee Hong Markham Centre open house to experience the interactive and fun-filled daily lives of Yee Hong’s seniors. You can take home information on physical health and abuse prevention for your seniors. The open house runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yee Hong Ho Lai Oi Wan Centre in Markham, 2780 Bur Oak Ave. Experience the centre’s innovative seniors Montessori program, exercises for you to try with your seniors at home, receive free blood pressure testing, have a tour of the centre’s facilities (including the physiotherapy centre and the centre’s culturally appropriate

kitchen), attend information sessions and participate in quizzes with prizes, get souvenirs and snacks. The open house features free admission and free street parking. Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation raises funds each year to support the four centres’ operations. The Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care is a non-profit organization

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serving seniors in the Greater Toronto Area. Officially opened in October 1994, the Yee Hong Centre now operates four long-term care centres in Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Markham and Mississauga. Go to for more information.

All Markham girls age 3 to 17 are invited to the fifth annual Markham Giro Bike Race. This event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delta Markham, 50 East Valhalla Dr. (Hwy. 7 & 404). Open races are free to enter; you must bring your helmet and bicycle. To register, visit or call 905-477-5530. E-mail to include an event in this column. Write “event” in subject line. We cannot guarantee each submission will be included.

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Olympians can spend thousands pursuing their dreams BY CHRIS TRABER

Consider the $14.5-billion price tag to stage the 2012 London Olympics and the cost of competing in them may seem a bargain. However, the Olympic dream can be a financial nightmare. Being an Olympian doesn’t come cheap. Aside from the years of training, coaching, travel, lost income and personal sacrifice, there’s also the steady expense of equipment. Sure, you can go for diving and swimming glory for the price of $365 aqua-dynamic Speedo Fastskin3 trunks and $100 mirrored goggles, but for some sports, such as equestrian dressage and jumping, you can dole out hundreds of thousands and more. Although the coveted medals themselves are surprisingly inexpensive, the cost associated with earning the prize can be, well, Olympian. Deep pockets help when it comes to cycling, be it road racing, time trials or on the oval track. Newmarket BikeSports owner Tom Zieniski recently sold a new Specialized brand McLaren road bike for $19,000. Electronic geared, carbon-framed bikes have a base sticker price in the

$10,000 range, he said. Custom wheel sets go as high as $5,500. Helmets are $400 and shoes and pedals are $450 each. Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal competed aboard a Toronto-made Cervélo P5 valued in the $15,000 range. Archery, surprisingly, is a big ticket sport, Aurora archery historian and bow maker Bill Frey said. A competition bow starts at $1,200 and each arrow runs around $10. “Add all kinds of sighting and stabilizing systems and you can make it as expensive as you want,” he said. A Forbes study on the cost of becoming an Olympian said the annual expense for an archer is $25,000 for equipment, travel to competitions, coaching at $100 per hour and range time at $9 an hour. The survey estimates a table tennis competitor lays out $20,000-plus annually. Top-flight players train for a dozen years with coaches and sparring partners costing more than $10,000 a year. A quality paddle runs $300. Fencing rings in at $20,000 per year and gymnastics at $15,000. Perhaps the priciest sports are Olympic equestrian dressage and show jumping. The Canadian team, comprising



A pair of S-Works cycling shoes such as this costs $429. four horse and rider combinations, features Ian Millar, 65, appearing in his 10th Olympic Games. Internet site reported the costs begin with good, strong horse stock, anywhere from $60,000 to $500,000. Training, groomers, registration, stabling, veterinarians and a farrier cost about $5,000 per month. Health certificates, fuel and maintenance for the $100,000 rig one needs to get from competition to competition simply add to the

bill, which also includes $500 entry fee per horse. Just to transport a Canadian horse to London for the 2012 Games cost $10,000. What of the medals thousands spend billions to acquire? Priceless to the recipients, each medal weighs 14.1 ounces. The gold medal is 92.5 per cent silver and 1.34 per cent gold, with the remainder being copper. The value of the materials in the gold medal is about $644.

$1,695 for a shooting competition Feinwerkbau P44 Match Air Pistol $2,689 for a Feinwerkbau 700 Aluminum, Blue Air rifle $2,599 for a Valley Sea kayak $250 for a LI-NING Lin Dan Woods N90-2 badminton racket $129 for Yonex SHB-102 LTD limited edition badminton shoes $125 for Nike LunarSpider R 3 track shoes $5,000 — annual cost to train for weightlifting $20,000 — annual cost to train for fencing $61,350 — annual cost to support an Olympic-level horse — sources:,, Forbes,

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20 still sought in staged crash investigation ‘Victims are all of us honest Ontario drivers’ BY SIMON MARTIN

The York Regional Police major fraud unit has made major inroads in a staged collision operation in York Region. As part of Project Sideswipe, investigators made 46 arrests and are still tracking 20 other suspects. Charges include conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, fraud under $5,000, fraud over $5,000 and obstruct police officer. The police service launched the investigation in March after the Insurance Bureau of Canada conducted an investigation into nine staged collisions in Vaughan. In two years of investigating insurance fraud, Det.-Const. Kim Tanczos said she hasn’t seen anything of this magnitude. People were recruited by an orchestrater to either be a driver or passenger in staged collisions, she said. The cars used were often old and some were in an irreparable state. When the drivers went to the police, they would say they were the only occupant in the car to avoid investigation, but would tell the insurance company the next day there were five passengers or, in one case, seven,

she said. The drivers and passengers would then file false injury claims, police said. All injury claims related to soft tissue, Det.Const. Tanczos said. The claims were made for services never rendered through rehabilitation facilities, where doctors’ signatures and information were fraudulently used, according to police. “We applaud York Regional Police’s commitment to the case,” insurance bureau investigative services vice-president Richard Dubin said. “(The victims) are all of us honest Ontario drivers.” The operation is typical of the massive insurance fraud that exists in Ontario, Mr. Dubin said, adding a conservative estimate from KPMG has insurance fraud costing Ontarians from $700 million to $1.3 billion every year. The next step in the investigation is to more deeply probe the people responsible at the second level, where the suspects sought treatment and people actual directed the insurance claims, Insp. Keith Merith said. “We expect to have good results,” he added.

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When York Regional Police Const. Matthew D’Sousa received a dispatch call that a Markham woman was in labour, he didn’t expect her to have the baby right there and then. Const. D’Sousa, along with constables Graham Leibold and Matthew Negrazia, responded to an early morning call Aug. 3, when Markham’s Alysa Baker, 23, was in labour. After gaining access to the basement apartment with help from the homeowner upstairs, the trio walked in to find Ms Baker on the floor, her 22-month-old daughter, Mallory, trying to soothe her. “We found the mother screaming, a baby’s head coming out and her daughter saying ‘It’s OK’,� Const. D’Sousa said. “Neither of us have kids or have been around new borns. We’re not trained on how to help give birth. There was no time to mentally prepare. It was all instinct.� For Ms Baker, the experience was surreal. She started feeling contraction pain and woke up Mallory to get her dressed to go to the hospital. “I bent down and that’s when I felt the huge urge to push,� Ms Baker said. “I said, ‘Oh God, Alysa just wait’ out loud. But at that point, you can’t control what happens. You can’t put a baby ready to come out on hold.� Whether the officers or Ms Baker were prepared, the baby was eager and ready and was born in a matter of minutes. “I was gloving my hands, and (Ms Baker) gave one last push,� Const. D’Sousa said. “And

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Vaughan based Construction/ Maintenance company is seeking a qualified maintenance/dispatch coordinator to manage province-wide network of technicians and related service orders. HVAC/Refrigeration maintenance knowledge is necessary. Restaurant equipment maintenance knowledge an asset. Computer & communication skills essential. Please forward resume to

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED York Region Media Group seeks talented freelance photographers for magazine work. Successful candidates will have experience in photographing people in all environments and be able to produce wellcomposed and captivating photographs that tell a story. Photographers must be available for assignments at various times and locations throughout York Region. Interested and qualified candidates should forward resumes and photography samples to: Erin Smyth, Human Resources, York Region Media Group, Computer/IT FT & PT Cooks for GOLFZON Park in Markham. Requirements: High school diploma or GED, minimum 1 year experience, have Smart Serve certification and ability to work day or night shifts. Send resume to


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Computer/IT PHARMACY TECHNICIAN for Heritage Pharmacy in Markham. Responsible for inputting and processing prescriptions using Nexxys, delivering superb customer service at all times. Experience is mandatory. Pharmacy Technicians only. Send resumes to Steve Mistry or fax 905-471-6085

Booking Deadline: Monday, August 20, 2012 *YRMG newspapers on August 23 include: Aurora Banner/Newmarket Era, Richmond Hill/Thornhill Liberal, Markham Economist & Sun, Stouffville Sun-Tribune, Vaughan Citizen

Call 1-800-743-3353 to speak with a Classified representative

9TH LINE/ 14th AvenueNewly finished 2 bedroom, separate entrance, separate laundry, cable, new appliances, 1 parking. Nonsmoking/ pets. (905)201-6931

HOT TUB (Spa) CoversBest Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 newspaper

BRIMLEY/ DENISON- 2 bedroom basement, separate entrance, $750. Nonsmoking/ pets. (905)946-1496, 416-875-5252

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

BUR OAK/ McCowan Bright spacious one bedroom basement. Separate Pools, Hot Tubs, entrance, cable, parking, Supplies laundry. Near schools. BEST YRT. No pets. $950. POOL-LINERS! prices! Largest selection! 416-759-0154 Quality work! Warranty! DENISON/ FEATHER- Free estimates! Glenn: STONE- Bright, spacious 1 1-800-379-3827 or visit: bedroom basement. Sep- arate entrance, laundry, parking, internet, cable. Pet Supplies/ Near all amenities. $825. Boarding/Service Sept. 1st. 416-856-6474 AGILITY FOR fun, beginMARKHAM- DENISON/ ner obedience and puppy Middlefield- 1 bedroom starter classes. Register basement, appliances, now. K9's In Kahoots, separate entrance/ laun- 905-642-8289, dry, a/c, internet/ cable, non-smoking/ pets. $750 negotiable. Immediately. Vehicles Wanted/ (416)358-1707


MARKHAMHWY.7/ McCowan, 1 bedroom basement. Separate entrance, YRT/ shopping. Non-smoking/ pets. Available September 1st. $800. inclusive. (905)554-2112

$300 TO $1000Dead/ Alive. Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050

CASH PAID for scrap cars MCCOWAN/ HIGHGLEN- and trucks. We also sell Newly painted spacious, 1 parts. Don Mills Steel bedroom, hardwood, base- (905)887-5821 ment. Separate entrance. $745. inclusive. Sept. 1st. Child Care Available Non-smoking/ pets. 647-801-3455, 416-262-1392 MARRA'S MINI SchoolMCCOWAN/ RAYMER- Excellent care. All ages. VILLE- large, bright, newly Phonics program, nutrirenovated 1 bedroom tious meals, transportation, CPR basement, separate en- receipts, trance, storage. Non- 4 1 6 - 6 2 7 - 7 6 4 6 , 905-305-7646 smoking/ pets. $850. inclusive. Available SeptemNannies/ Live In/ ber 4. (905)201-9011



LEFEVRE, Michael Remy Passed away peacefully on August 1st, 2012. Father to Mike, and Stacey Diamond. In keeping with his wishes, no service will be taking place. Qu'il repose en paix.

DAWSON CEMETERY MONUMENTS All arrangements made in your home. No Sales people to increase price. We install at Elmwood & all Markham/ Stouffville area cemeteries.

Payment plans available at 0% interest Call Philip Dawson (owner) at (905)579-1116 Visit our Website:

Public Notices

Noise By-Law Exemption MARKHAM FAIRGROUNDS 10801 McCowan Road AUGUST 18 & 19 2012 Global Tamil Radio has applied to the City of Markham for an exemption to Noise By-Law 2003-137. The exemption location is Markham Fairgrounds (10801 McCowan Road) and allows for amplified music and sound past the time permitted in the by-law . The exemption will permit amplified music and sound related to Natshathra Vizha on Saturday August 18 & Sunday August 19 . The exemption period permits amplified music and sound to 11 p.m. on Saturday August 18 and Sunday August 19. For information or comments on the Noise Exemption contact the Town of Markham at the following number: 905.477 5530. By-Law Enforcement & Licensing Division Town of Markham Moving & Storage

Out STOUFFVILLE- 1 bedroom apartment in quiet 4-storey building. Suits non-smoking individual/ couple. No pets. Near amenities. $1075. Available immediately. 905-640-4727

Townhouses for Rent CORNELL- NEWLY renovated 1500 sq.ft. spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse. $1550 inclusive. Available immediately. 416-419-3702

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SHARE OUR Nanny. English/ French speaking. Unionville Angus Glen neighbourhood, starting in Sept. 905-887-3393.

Mortgages/ Loans $$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169


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

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

A CRYSTAL Cleaning ex- Waste Removal perience- Homes, Offices. Insured/ bonded. Supplies provided. 15% discount. 1/2 Price Junk Removal. (647)500-2260 for details. Cheap. Fast Service. All loading/ cleanup. Free EsPROFESSIONAL RESI- timates. John, DENTIAL and office clean- 905-310-5865 (local) HWY#7/ MCCOWAN- ing. Call Diann for a free renovated 3 bedrooms, 2 estimate 647-693-2150 Lost & Found bathrooms, upper backsplit, parking. $1300 Handy Person +70%. Non-smoking/ pets. LOST- MEN'S wedding September 1st. band, gold with platinum 416-419-5835, HUMBLE HANDYMAN. centre band with engraved 416-269-2385 after 6pm. Celtic knot. Lost someQuality painting, small MARKHAMIMMACU- repairs and eavestrough where along 9th Line/ 16th Ave/ McCowan Rd. If cleaning. Call Steve: LATE 3 bedroom. Hardfound please call (905)591-8621 wood, beautiful kitchen, 905-903-6102 humblehandyman@ fenced-in backyard a/c, all appliances. No pets! $1695. Available immediatBusiness ley. Ryis Properties Home Renovations Opportunities 905-727-1102. HIGH COMMISSIONS or Rooms for Rent and CEILINGS repaired. Spray Hair Stylist chair for rent in Wanted textures, plaster designs, busy beauty Salon. Please stucco, drywall, paint. We call 905-471-7650 UNIONVILLE ESTATE- fix them all! www.mrstucEscort Services Tranquil setting. Quiet 905-554-0825 home. High speed. Nonsmoking/ pets. Profes- HOME BUILDERS Group sional person $595. inclu- Additions, basements, ASIAN BEAUTIES- Essive. Suits motiviated bathrooms and all your cort service. Busty, sexy. individual. Available imme- renovation needs. Free es- Great deals, 24/7. Out diately. 416-677-1035 timates. Call 647-625-4435 calls only. 905-695-9089



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BRUCE CLARK & SON Plumbing & Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, Basements, Service (Licensed/ Insured) Since 1968 (905)472-4845 PAINTING AND DECORATING

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Bill’s Painting

Take the pain out of painting I can paint your aluminum: siding, troughs & downspouts. Professional Interior & Exterior Painting for over 30 years

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