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No sign of city status bandwagon Although mayor of Richmond Hill, with population near 190,000, has polled residents on what they think BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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With much fanfare, Markham became York Region’s newest city last weekend.

Mayor Frank Scarpitti, in his Canada Day celebration speech, said a great city has a strong economy, sound fiscal management, diversity, environmental initiatives and a dynamic downtown.

That being said, Markham’s new status isn’t coveted by other municipalities in the region, interviews with neighbouring mayors show. “‘City’ has a connotation of pavement,” said Steve Pellegrini,

Mayor of the Township of King. “I can guarantee you not one person (in King) wants city status.” In part, the township’s populaSee YORK, page 3.

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Bill Crothers Secondary School students are showing their competitive spirit. Despite recent rulings at provincial and regional levels to restrict domination in high school sports by sports-themed schools, Crothers students say they plan to fight back to ensure future athletes at their school remain exposed to competitive opportunities in regional and provincial sports. Alarmed that sports-themed schools such as Crothers and others in the province have unfair competitive advantages, the Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association changed its constitution this spring concerning eligibility for students at these schools.

TOO DOMINANT For Crothers, the policy impacts students registering after Sept. 4. The York Region Athletic Association had no choice, but to follow suit and adopt the policy. Under the ruling, new students to the school after that date will not be permitted to compete in their declared primary sport. The main concern is sportsthemed schools are becoming too dominant on playing fields. Crothers students argue it is not a sports school, but a school See COLTS, page 2.

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Colts question ruling curtailing their right to play primary sport From page 1.

to which elite and high-performance athletes are attracted by a healthy living philosophy in addition to other factors, including academics and scheduling flexibility. Students, including those entering Grade 9 this year, will remain eligible to compete in their primary sport as members of Crothers teams until they graduate. But that isn’t sitting well with students at the four-year-old Unionville school. Their angst stems from the fact students at other schools are permitted to participate in their primary sports without restrictions related to their primary sport. “I feel the ruling OFSAA and

YRAA are trying to impose affects the overall culture of our school,” said Mary Beth Hemphill, a graduating high-performance alpine skier who played rugby for the school. “There’s nothing better than representing your school and being part of something. The reason I had so much fun at school is because of sports, but it’s important to have the opportunity to play the sport you want to play.” Hemphill, a resident of Uxbridge, benefits from the flexibility at Crothers, which permits her to travel extensively for skiing. “Lots of people just want to play sports, but there are lots of students here for the support. I’m hardly ever at the school, but if I could, I would like to ski for my school team.” Crothers athletics manager Derrick Stryker met with several stu-

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‘It could be right out the window for team sports. I think this will impact kids in future and school, for them, won’t be as interesting.’ dents June 29 to explain the ruling. “I think there is some misunderstanding of the rule,” he said. “It is very confusing. I think (the students) believe Crothers is getting targeted. We’re not. I think other schools in Ontario are being affected and we all have to stand up together. “Something needs to happen. But what happened wasn’t right.

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(OFSAA) never contacted any of the schools involved. “The primary concern is that these kids work hard as athletes and participation in the sport they love is being taken away from them.” Riley Carter is a softball player headed for Butler University on a scholarship in the fall. Softball is not on the YRAA agenda, so she competed in volleyball and was named to the YRAA all-star team.

Put in effort “I think with this rule, our school could have no teams,” said Carter, pointing out Crothers students hold their own academically among schools in Ontario. “It could be right out the window for team sports. I think this will impact kids in future and school, for them, won’t be as interesting. “It will affect the way our school is. We succeed in athletics and academics because we put the effort into it.” Cam McNeil said the lack of an alternative from OFSAA is disappointing. The Newmarket resident would like to see a premier level for schools that excel in sports. “Perhaps quad-A could be turned into a section for schools with a competitive advantage and wanting better competition,” said McNeil, a member of the school’s

volleyball OFSAA silver medal team and ultimate player. OFSAA has four categories, ranging from single- to quad-A based on school population. Some observers feel it would be feasible to enter Colts’ teams only in quad-A events or the formation of an open or elite category would be appropriate. “If they do create a new competitive stream, it would be possible to field a second team to play at the York Region level,” said Sean Nishimura, a double-A hockey player who lives in Aurora. “That would give more kids an opportunity to play high school sports.” He does not compete for the school in hockey, but he plays ultimate. “My main concern is for athletes who only play one sport and not necessarily at a high level. A house league hockey player could come here, but if it his only sport, he can’t play (on the school team).” YRAA athletic co-ordinator Steve Shantz points out tennis and swimming are sports that separate clubtrained and school-trained athletes for competition. Under YRAA rules, Crothers students can still win medals in individual sports such as track and field, but cannot proceed to the levels beyond their association.

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It comes as no surprise to social service agencies, food bank use across the nation remains high with close to 900,000 Canadians turning to them for assistance. According to Food Banks Canada’s annual 2012 report, food bank use remains about 26 per cent higher than before the recession started in 2008. And that trend is reflected in York Region, with food bank use slightly higher in 2011 compared to 2010. Food bank use in the region has increased by more than 20 per cent since 2008. There’s no indication the trend will change in the near future, York Region Food Network executive director Joan Stonehocker said. “It is the same story,” she said. “Nothing dramatic has changed. The numbers keep going up. Nothing is changing and that is the problem.” This year’s report focused on the improvements to healthy eating. Food banks are working hard to get healthy food options to their

BY THE NUMBERS 52,000 – York Region residents assisted by York Region Food Network in 2010. That is a 20-per-cent increase compared to 2008; 41 per cent – adults who used a local food bank who went hungry at least once per week; 17 per cent – children whose family used a local food bank who went hungry at least once per week; Source: Hunger Report 2011, York Region Food Network

users. The York Region Food Network has several programs to foster healthy eating, including community gardens to grow fresh vegetables, food box programs, community kitchens and outreach programs. “But healthy food needs a distribution system,” she said. “There is a system already in place at the grocery store, but people can’t

afford it.” There is an increase in users on special diets who can’t be accommodated, Ms Stonehocker said. The report pointed out the need for long-term solutions, such as affordable housing, because having a job isn’t an automatic ticket out of poverty. “Food banks are a Band-Aid solution. It is scary to think politicians hosting a food drive will help solve the problem.” A strong economy and affordable housing go hand in hand. “We have some of the cheapest food in the world,” Ms Stonehocker said. “But we also have some of the most expensive housing.” While requests to host food drives increase, bringing in more food won’t solve the long-term problem, Ms Stonehocker said. “People have become complacent,” she said. “There is a food drive every spring and fall and during the holidays. We need to do better.” For more information or to download the full report, visit foodbankscanada.ca

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tion isn’t expected to exceed 35,000 by 2031 from its current 20,000, Mr. Pellegrini said, adding 99 per cent of the municipality is protected under the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation and Greenbelt acts. “We are not even doubling,” he said. “So we will remain a town, we’ll remain a community of communities. Plus, what would we call ourselves? King City? We already have a village called King City.” While it was appropriate for Markham to become a city, Mr. Pellegrini said it’s “definitely not” appropriate for King. “We are not transit supported,” he explained. “A chunk of us live on septic and wells and we are quite happy with it. That’s very rural and people fight to keep their well water.” Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Wayne Emmerson echoed similar sentiments in that his town can only grow to about 60,000 people by 2031. “We will not be changing our sta-

tus,” Mr. Emmerson said. “We will always be the Town of WhitchurchStouffville — Country Close to the City (of Toronto).” In Aurora, Mayor Geoffrey Dawe said there is no change on the horizon, adding Aurora recently completed a strategic plan and one of the common themes from the focus groups was the small-town feel. “So, it’s Town of Aurora for the foreseeable future,” Mr. Dawe said. “The perception is town is more friendly, it’s more folksy and homey.” Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen cited a population cap of 98,000 by 2031 by the province’s Places to Grow Act, but added city status isn’t a matter of population. “The word ‘city’ infers a business or commercial tone, while ‘town’ has a community and neighbourhood sense,” he said. “I don’t want to change that tone of our community.” Mr. Van Bynen also expressed uncertainty about the potential business opportunities that come with city status.

“I understand the benefits, but I think we can compete just as much in the international market (as a town),” he said. East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia Hackson agrees, pointing out business and employment opportunities along the Hwy. 404 corridor and across the greenspace in her town. “We have a unique opportunity. We’ll have a new urban feel in a rural, green community,” she said. But while there is no community support for East Gwillimbury to become a city now, Ms Hackson said she suspects there will be discussions about it in the future as the town is expected to grow to the size of Aurora in 10 years and reach about 100,000 people in 20 years. “We’ll quadruple in size,” she said. While some might argue Richmond Hill is of a city size, Mayor Dave Barrow said he hopes the town doesn’t change to a city. “Being a town is more community sounding,” he said. “With Markham now a city, we can call ourselves the largest town in Ontario by population.”

With a population of about 189,000, Richmond Hill is expected to hit 230,000 by 2031. In light of Markham’s status change, Mr. Barrow said he recently posted an informal poll on Facebook, asking people if they’d support a change to city status. He said twice as many people want too keep town status, compared to those who seek change. Richmond Hill is also putting together a survey this summer on the town’s website for more feedback. He said he would entertain a status change if the majority of residents support it. “There’s no difference. It’s what you call yourself,” he said. “It’s a perception.” Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua has a different view. “A city makes a statement about your future, where you want to go. You have a grander vision,” he said. “The town of Vaughan had no choice but to grow up to a city,” he said, adding city status is often driven by a desire to bring about

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ry sport and then disallowing such elite athletes to participate in their passion.

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Why are we building an NHL-sized arena without securing a team first? Isn’t this backwards? Hamilton has an NHL-sized arena and it failed to get a team, so what makes us different? There are two possible outcomes; with the NHL or without. If, by some miracle or back room dealing, we actually end up with an NHL team, I would applaud council and give kudos to anyone who contributed to this amazing outcome. The Markham sports arena would be a huge success. Without the NHL, this arena would become a severe liability and council would wind up selling it at a huge discount just like the Rogers Centre. They say that they could fill the arena with non-hockey shows and events all year round. I question that. How often can you sell out an arena-sized event, day after day; year after year? There are only so many times Springsteen, Madonna or Cirque Du Soleil or even Justin Beiber can come to town and sell out. When talking about sustainability, I’d really like to know what their game plan is if the NHL does not arrive. Yes, you can put on wonderful plays and shows, but are people willing to pay the amount big enough to pay the rent? I hear there’s a recession?

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Patios are way to go Re: Patio vs. parking debate leads to controversy, June 23. I personally don’t like the idea of allowing parking on the west side of Main Street Unionville. It takes away from the beauty of the street. The patios make the street more people centred instead of car centred. I honestly don’t think people have become so lazy that they can’t park at Crosby Arena, Parkview school or at Toogood Pond on Carlton and walk to Main Street. There is plenty of parking within walking distance of Main Street Unionville.

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Readers questions arena’s future without NHL team. Also, Regional Councillor Jim Jones is 100-per-cent right calling the bid to remove Unionville BIA chairperson Rob Kadlovski from his position without him even being present to defend himself “unethical, tacky and ruthless”.

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Bill Crothers will still dominate sports scene Re: YRAA moves to rein in Colts powerhouse, June 28. Staff writer John Cudmore shares with us the collective sigh of relief coming from York

Region high school gymnasiums from a motion passed at the York Region Athletic Association annual general meeting. Starting after Sept. 4, students attending Bill Crothers Secondary School will be required to declare their primary sport and will not be permitted to play at a high school level in that activity. Is this truly the optimum solution to a reality forthcoming ever since BCSS opened? It wouldn’t be unusual for an elite basketball player to also be an elite cross-country runner, high jumper and soccer player. How is such an athlete to decide what her/his “declared” sport is? Is this fair to the athlete, to make this decision at 14 years of age? Bottom line, this ruling will do little to change the landscape of York Region sports. BCSS athletes and sports teams will continue to dominate. Further, it is absolutely ludicrous to establish a sports high school and then not allow students to participate in the sports in which they excel. You wouldn’t establish a school for the arts and tell

students they can’t take art because their paintings are superior, which would demean the value of students taking art at other high schools. I believe the solution takes a more creative response than forbidding players to play their primary sport. BCSS athletic manager Derrick Stryker is on the right path when he speaks of establishing another level beyond York Region for the most competitive teams. Only through such outside strong competition can the competitive level of BCSS athletes rise and truly become the “very best they can be”. Of course, this takes considerable vision, conviction, fortitude and, of course, money. Perhaps with such marvelous state-of-the-art facilities, inviting competitive teams to Unionville for tournaments is a solution. If this model is successful, other boards in the GTA will also establish sports high schools and a natural competitive playing field will exist. Until then, creative “outside-of-the-box” thinking will be necessary, not forcing BCSS athletes to declare their prima-

Re: Lyme crusaders deserve praise, editorial, June 14. Thank you for recognizing the efforts of local citizens who are attempting to bring lyme disease issues to the forefront of the public eye. While great strides have been made recently in terms of awareness, I regret to report no real progress is being made on two very important related issues. First, despite repeated requests to both federal and provincial health authorities, it would appear no one politically in power is prepared to review, let alone change, blood testing protocols. Ontario continues to utilize the two-tier Elisa testing protocol which has and continues to fail Ontarians. Why we continue to use the least reliable test as the frontline lyme test is beyond me. When this system fails to identify lyme infection, as it most often does, patients miss the opportunity for quick, effective treatment and quite apart from their personal loss of health and employment, often undergo endless alternative testing that must cost the already seriously taxed health system dearly. Second, it would appear treatment options for the chronic lyme patient are still non-existent in the public health system with the result Ontarians either travel to the U.S., seek alternate care remedies, all at their own expense or suffer in silence awaiting the day for the system to “get it”. It remains so disappointing to me that despite all of the recent “awareness” initiatives, these latter two issues remain untouched and unresolved. Perhaps the Green Party’s Elizabeth May can achieve what we in the lyme community cannot. Our most sincere thanks to her for stepping up and trying.

Bruce Shilton RICHMOND HILL

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Catholic teachers’ union may have reached a deal with the province, but that doesn’t mean it’s back to school as usual for students in the fall. The two-year agreement announced Thursday was praised by Education Minister Laurel Broten and union head Kevin O’Dwyer, but few others have lined up behind a contract that calls for a two-year wage freeze, three unpaid days and loss of sick days. Union leaders in the public school system yesterday blasted their Catholic counterparts for “selling out” to the cash-strapped government by making a “secret” deal that could strip their contracts — and they are planning strike votes in the fall.

Roadmap or roadblock? And with the Catholic board trustees association expressing dismay at the deal, and CUPE and public high school unions — who represent some workers in Catholic schools — remaining staunchly opposed, there’s still a chance separate schools won’t see labour

dian Union of Public Employees Ontario, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario and l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens — is not good enough. At a joint news conference Friday, they blasted the McGuinty government for reaching a “back-room deal” with Catholic teachers, one they say will demoralize the workforce. Shocked, dismayed, disheartened, upset and angry LAUREL BROTEN: Education minwere words being used by the ister announces two-year deal with leaders of Ontario’s elemenCatholic teachers that includes tary and secondary public wage freeze, cut to sick days. school teachers unions who said they have “tremendous peace anytime soon, either. concerns” about the deal Ontario English Catho- hammered out for the provlic Teachers Association ince’s 45,000 Catholic teachrevealed Thursday they ers. reached an agreement with What Ms Broten said the province that includes yesterday was a roadmap a wage freeze, three unpaid for other unions is better “professional development described as a roadblock to days” (something that would local bargaining, said elealso apply to principals and mentary union head Sam vice-principals) in the sec- Hammond. ond year of the contract, sick Ken Coran, head of the days cut in half from 20 to 10 secondary teachers, said his per year and loss of the abil- members are demoralized ity to bank unused sick time. and upset and they don’t That deal, say the other school staff unions — CanaSee UNIONS, page 8.

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understand why the government is attacking them. While the union leaders have assured parents there will be classes in September, the high school teachers will be taking strike votes at the end of August and similar votes are planned for elementary teachers in midSeptember. In an interview yesterday afternoon, Mr. Coran said his union’s executive is meeting Monday morning and a town hall-style meeting with local presidents is set for noon to ensure everyone is clear on what the OECTA deal entails. “The ball is in the government’s court. If they are truly interested in a deal, maybe they should officially invite us back to the table,” he said. The more contentious issue, he said, is the loss of banked sick leave, something he says his members do not abuse. Asked if he thought the public was on their side in hard economic times, he said “unfortunately for the public, it’s difficult to explain a complex situation in very precise form. “They can easily be misinformed because of the fact that government has greater access to the media than we do, and their

spin is easier to state than ours.” He said his union is not ignoring economic realities; the federation proposed a four-year deal with a wage freeze in the first two years, but it was not accepted. Meanwhile, the Twitterverse and chat rooms were abuzz with angry teachers denouncing the deal. Some Catholic teachers voiced feelings of betrayal and called for a “no” vote when it comes time to ratify.

GIVING RISE TO SPECULATION Some say they viewed the deal long before it was announced — and before OECTA said, in a public statement, they were “nowhere near close” to an agreement — giving rise to speculation this deal was announced after school let out on purpose, when teachers were away. Others say they didn’t cause Ontario’s fiscal mess and resent being called upon to fix it. That sentiment has spawned a petition with about 6,000 names claiming “greedy financiers”, not teachers or other public sector workers, should bear the responsibility for the worldwide financial crisis. York Region’s Catholic teachers unit has not commented, deferring to the union’s provincial office until more details are made available.


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Tears that were held back throughout the hour-long funeral mass for Sara Girard yesterday, flowed freely when the 17-yearold’s body was escorted out of St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church to a soloist singing Sarah McLaughlin’s In The Arms of an Angel. Her parents, Joanne and Wayne, clung to each other as they followed their daughter’s casket, which was draped in a white and gold cloth, out of the church as hundreds of other mourners openly wept. “It’s hard to put words into such SARA GIRARD: Teen was killed in crash a loss, tragedy,” said Stouffville Monday on her way home from cottage country.

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Councillor Richard Bartley, who attended Sara’s funeral on behalf of the town. “We still have a great, great community. Unfortunately, it takes tragedies to remind us,” he said of those who attended the funeral mass. Those who couldn’t fit into the auditorium watch on closed-circuit TV from the church basement.

‘WORST NIGHTMARE’ Immediately following the service, Mr. Bartley, who has three daughters, called one of them to tell her he loved her. “As a parent, of course this is your worst nightmare. You think

about it every day,” he said. “Appreciate what you have because in a blink of an eye, your life changes.” Sara, 17, who had just graduated from St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham, died Monday afternoon when the van she was riding in was involved in a single-vehicle rollover on Hwy. 11 north of Huntsville. Sara, along with fellow students Meghan Timewell, 18, of Stouffville and Allison Neville, 17, of Markham, were on their way home from a post-graduation weekend at a family friend’s cottage. Sara died at the scene, while Ms Neville and Ms Timewell remain in hospital.

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“She touched a lot of hearts, especially mine. I loved her like a sister,” said Jody Martin, Sara’s cousin, through tears as Sara’s mother held her. “It’s going to be hard on everyone,” she said noting Sara loved children, animals and nature. Ms Martin was the only member of Sara’s family to speak during the service. For the past two summers, Sara volunteered at local day camps for autistic children, according to Father Michael Hughes, who conducted the service. “She was a quiet, laid back girl by nature who was growing in confidence,” he said.

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Get hooked during fishing week By MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

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Fishing is often portrayed as a recreational activity in which an individual wishing to wet a line must travel numerous miles away from home, sometimes by plane, to a secluded body of water. That doesn’t need to be the case, though. Especially for those wishing to get indoctrinated into this activity. In many cases, the Ministry of Natural Resources is quick to point out there are bodies of water which are inhabited by sport fish and located within a relatively short driving distance or even a few blocks from home for aspiring anglers to catch. In an effort to create this awareness and to encourage individuals of all ages and families to try their hand in this time-honoured recreational activity, the ministry has instituted a Family Fishing Week program. Receiving full support from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association and Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation, as well as many local sponsors and dedicated volunteers, this year’s program runs from July 7-15. As a part of the program, Canadian residents can fish any body of water in Ontario without an angling licence providing they follow the conservation licence limits set out in the 2012 Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. For those seeking to acquire some basic knowledge of the sport, opportunities exist through Urban Fishing Festivals held throughout the Greater Toronto Area this weekend.

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Elise Kendall inspects a bass during last year’s family fishing day. There’s an urban fishing festival today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Toogood Pond. Among those in York Region include one at the Toogood Pond pavillion area off Carlton Road in Unionville today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives of the Ontario Chinese Anglers Association, Town of Markham, Hawgtown Bassmasters and ministry’s Aurora District Office will be on hand to provide demonstrations and field questions. A limited number of rods and reels available to take home on first come, first served basis. “So many people don’t know that their local waterbody can provide some fine fishing and we hope their first fishing experience there won’t be their last,” the ministry said.

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Canadian Mental Health Association chairperson Stephen Brooks (left), speaker and host of TSN’s Off the Record Michael Landsberg and CMHA CEO Rebecca Shields share a smile recently at the annual general meeting of CMHA York and South Simcoe at Markham Theatre.

Kevin Huhn has made the game of hockey his daily living. At the same time, the Markham resident and co-founder of a company he runs in The Hockey Source - The Ultimate Resource for Minor Hockey, wants to parlay his passion for the game with something a little more serious in nature — the dreaded disease known as cancer. Dubbed as a “hockey-ologist” in which he’s authored books on the subject and talks about minor hockey for XM Radio’s The War Room, Rogers Television’s “hockey expert”, and host of the television show, The Hockey Source, which airs across Canada and the United States, Huhn wants to do his part to help find a cure for cancer. For Huhn, the disease has hit pretty close to home. “I lost my aunt to cancer in 1990 and since then, my other aunt, my brother-in-law, a dear friend and a business partner, have all been affected by it,” he said. In attempting to combine his love for hockey and concern about cancer, Huhn intends to participate in the second annual Princess Margaret’s Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event, to be held in

KEVIN HUHN: Hockey-ologist is teaming up with GTA mayors in Princess Margaret road hockey event. Toronto Sept. 29, by registering a team. But it won’t just be any team, he said. Huhn’s entry will consist of mayors from across the GTA including Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Orangeville, King Township, Halton Hills, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Brampton, Uxbridge and and the Deputy Mayor from Clarington. The team will be named Council for a Cure. While Huhn said part of his challenge was in coercing the GTA’s mayors to don their sneakers

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Two Markham residents who earned berths on Canada’s 2012 Summer Olympic track team are expected to compete in their final events in Toronto Wednesday before heading to London, England. Justyn Warner and Phylicia George are scheduled to take part in the Toronto International Track and Field Games at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium. The competition also serves as the final event for the National Track League series. Warner, 25, will run in the men’s 100 metres. George, 24, is scheduled to race in the women’s 100m hurdles. Also scheduled to compete is Tremaine Harris, a former Bur Oak Secondary School and Markham District High School student, in the men’s 400m. Harris was recently named to Canada’s under-23 track team that will compete at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain next week. The competition is scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m.

Swimmers ride wave in Etobicoke Several members of the Markham Aquatic Club made waves at the recent Age Group International Meet at the Etobicoke Olympium. Highlighting the club’s performance was Jersey Bishop, who was first in the girls’ 12 year old 100-metre freestyle, second 100m and 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley, fourth 50m freestyle and sixth 800m freestyle. In addition to that, Bishop rewrote two

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THE PIANO STUDIO Is seeking Piano & Guitar Instructors for September 2012. Offering excellent salary plus bonuses. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, professional and career-oriented. Experience an asset. Send resumes to: jeanne@thepianostudio.com or drop off at 69 Davis Drive, Newmarket

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the Estate of James Stephen, late of the Town of Markham, in the Regional Municipality of York, who died on March 20, 2009, must be filed with the undersigned on or before July 31, 2012 after which the Estate will be distributed based on filed claims. DATED the 30th day of June, 2012 Helmut Mitic, Estate Trustee By his solicitor, KATHLEEN A. HOWES C.A.W. Legal Services Plan 2-23 Regan Road Brampton, Ontario L7A 1B2

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Passed away after a brief illness on June 24, 2012 in her 86th year. Born September 24, 1926 in Sajo Petri, Borshod County, Hungary as Gizella Boriska Kanyuk, her name was changed to Isabel Barbara when she immigrated to Canada in 1929. She was raised with brothers Albert and William (predeceased) on a tobacco farm near Rodney, Ontario. Isabel was a resident of Markham, Ontario since 1965. Her loving husband Kenneth of 62 years survives her, as do her children David and his wife Janice, Kenneth Jr., Christopher and his wife Coline, Patricia RodgersDeeks and her husband Michael and grand-daughters Sara and Holly. She was a dedicated, generous and loving mother. Isabel was active in the St. Patrick's choir in Markham since its inception in 1980, serving as librarian and singing for over twenty years. Isabel loved gardening, flowers and sewing. She had tremendous faith in God and valued her family above all else. A memorial service will take place in September, details TBA.

ABERNETHY, John (Jack) Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Joining his beloved wife Margaret (2008). Loving children Susan Taylor (Bob, pre deceased) and David Ian (Lynn). Proud grandpa of Robyn (Shawn), Karen, Craig (Laine), Jacqueline (Dave) and Melanie (Mat). Survived by his siblings May, Grace, Betty, Alec (Irene), brother-in-law Jim Hunter and pre-deceased by sister Nancy. A private family service will take place. Donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society or to a charity of your choice. On line condolences may be made to: www.chapelridgefh.com

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Those who act quickly can take advantage of our special launch promotions which for a limited time include a 2% price discount, reduced parking price, free locker, and several upgrades.

The luxuriously appointed and outfitted suites, boast gracious European exteriors, balconies with panorama views, a great amenity center, LEED® Gold energy-efficient design throughout and your 50 acre park with hiking and biking trails along the Rouge River banks. Riverwalk-East offers exceptional value

Riverwalk-East is only 1km from beautiful Main Street Unionville. With easy access to Highways 407 and 404 and the new Birchmount Rd. extension bridge it will provide from end 2013 access (walking distance) to Unionville GO Train Station, VIVA & YRT at your door plus both a new proposed Cineplex Theatre and the

The Best of Markham

proposed 20,000-seat sports arena that are planned for 2014/2015 in the area. Markham is one of the fastest growing regions in the GTA – and Ontario. A thriving “City” with a rapidly growing strong and stable local economy. It is home to 900 of Canada’s leading high tech and life science companies. Now Markham is the 16th largest city in the country. The transformation of Highway 7 is in progress and new Rapid Transit lines and subway extension lines are in planning. Markham is where the smart money lives. Now, with Riverwalk-East, the greatest location and the City’s best investment opportunity is yours for the asking.

Luxury Condominium Suites from the mid $200’s plus parking

UptownMarkham.com PRESENTATION CENTRE • 60 South Town Centre Blvd., Markham • 905. 471. 5557 Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. E. & O.E. Rendering is artist’s concept.


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