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Goodbye town, hello city of Markham Ceremonies at Milne park usher in switch in municipal status Markham’s Canada Day celebrations tomorrow will take on special meaning as the municipality marks our country’s 145th birthday along with Markham’s change in status from town to city. As usual, there are events all day including a citizenship ceremony, seniors luncheon, people’s parade and Milne Park party and fireworks. The park offers free children’s activities and live entertainment starting at 3 p.m. The people’s parade starts at 4 p.m. and makes its way from Markville Shopping Centre down to the park. The opening ceremonies will be at 6 p.m. featuring the singing of O Canada and greetings from the mayor and dignitaries. Co-masters of ceremony at the park celebrations will be Ward 4 councillor Carolina Moretti and the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation’s Allan Bell. The featured entertainer is singer Christopher Dallo. The fireworks will take flight at dusk, around 10 p.m. Milne Park is on McCowan Road south of Hwy. 7. Look inside today’s paper for more on the celebrations.



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‘What’s there to hide?’ Jim Jones asks in wake of being muzzled at meeting By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

A deal for Markham’s NHL-ready arena has not been inked officially, but Regional Councillor Jim Jones said he shares the public perception the project is a done deal. “I still feel that,” he said Friday. In a move typically not seen at public meetings, Mayor Frank Scarpitti put the lid on Markham councillors at Wednesday night’s special public meeting for the proposed arena. “This is the first time I’ve been muzzled in my political career,” Mr. Jones said. Councillors were told by the mayor they weren’t allowed to speak or ask questions at the meeting. Mr. Scarpitti explained it was a special public information meeting for the residents to ask questions of consultants behind the arena project.

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Sporting her Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, Marga van den Hogen promotes Canada Day by handing out Canadian flags yesterday at the Thornhill Farmers Market on Yonge Street. She also reminds folks through her group, the Flag Flyers, of Flag Day celebrations every Feb. 15.

Despite residents’ protests that they want to hear from their elected representatives, the mayor said councillors have lots of other opportunities to speak their minds. Mr. Jones said the recently formed arena committee hasn’t met once and should be meeting every two weeks in open session. “I don’t know what’s going on,” he said, adding Wednesday night’s meeting was not what he had expected. “I don’t need to see Graeme Roustan (the private group’s frontman) and his team again. He didn’t tell me anything new, he just jabbers on.” Mr. Jones said councillors were already muzzled for the greater part of last year over the arena project and now that the project is out in the open, people need to be informed of the ramifications about the biggest expenSee RESIDENTS, page 7.

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Sonia Chisholm and her 13-year-old daughter, Hamdia Zekeria, are again enjoying electric light in their Markham home. The family had been without electricity for three months during an ongoing legal battle with PowerStream. The court ordered this week that PowerStream turn their power back on. That was done Tuesday.

Court orders electricity be restored for mom, daughter Family told to pay $270 to get bill up to date; other litigation continues By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

A Superior Court in Toronto has ordered an injunction against PowerStream to restore electricity services for a Markham woman. Sonia Chisholm has been in an ongoing legal battle with the local utility company jointly owned by Markham, Vaughan and Barrie. Nearly three months after PowerStream disconnected her service over alleged outstanding payments, Ms Chisholm filed for injunction relief which was granted by the court to have her service restored as soon as reasonably possible. Lights were on at Ms Chisholm’s condo unit the same day the court ordered was issued Tuesday.

The order also required Ms Chisholm to make payments in the sum of $272, representing amounts from her current residential account PowerStream claimed are in arrears. Ms Chisholm is also required to keep her account in good standing to avoid another disconnection. The terms of the order don’t impact the wider litigation between Ms Chisholm and PowerStream that’s still before the court. Ms Chisholm is seeking $200,000 from PowerStream in damages, claiming intimidation, harassment, business interruption and the denial of vital essential services. PowerStream is counter-suing her for unpaid debts, prejudgment and postjudgment interest and costs.

Bid to unseat chair leads to resignations By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

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A proposed Taoist temple from the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism will be built in Markham, the Ontario Municipal Board ruled this week. The institute’s application for a rezoning and site plan approval to permit a place of worship was rejected by Markham council last fall based on a built form many area residents said would be incompatible with the neighbouring residential area. However, OMB member MaryAnne Sills outlined in her decision that the proposal is “sensitive” to the surrounding neighbourhood and will not result in the creation of unacceptable impacts. The building has been designed by award-winning architect Brigitte Shim in a “tasteful manner” that’s considerate of the abutting properties and the neighbourhood as a whole, Ms Sills stated. While the town-hired lawyer argued at the OMB hearing that more parking is needed than what was approved under to the flawed bylaw, “It is worthy to note that at the time of this hearing, the impugned bylaw remained in force,” the ruling stated.

Flawed bylaw still in force “Despite the error having been identified in about August or September of 2011, it was not until February 2012 that council approved a resolution to go forward with changing/correcting the bylaw.” Because the temple doesn’t expect to have more than 15 to 20 people attend at the site at any given time, the OMB is satisfied that 30 parking spaces are sufficient to accommodate a maximum capacity of 120 persons. In terms of transportation and traffic issues, the board cited that both Markham and Toronto transportation experts have evaluated the site and concluded the location is satisfactory from a traffic functioning perspective. “The traffic impact is benign, the access onto Steeles Avenue is satisfactory, and a second access is neither warranted nor desirable,” the ruling states. Chris Farano, who manages the Fung Loy Kok Institute’s greater Toronto locations, said Friday they are “delighted” with the OMB decision. “We expected this decision all along,” he said. Mr. Farano said they hope to start construction as soon as possible once a building permit is issued by the town.


Canadian singing legend Anne Murray, whose first big hit was the 1970 song Snowbird, takes off in her Caddie golf cart with golf partner Christine Shannon at the 4th annual Anne Murray Charity Golf Classic at Angus Glen Golf Club. Funds raised support Colon Cancer Canada.

Fire staffing costs alarm councillor By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

Markham’s fire department is “overstaffed” with administrative personnel, according to Councillor Don Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton, who voted against three new proposed staff positions with Markham Fire and Emergency Services this week, raised an issue with the fire department’s request for a new deputy fire chief and two additional fire prevention/education officers. “These are not the guys on the trucks,” Mr. Hamilton said. “This isn’t the guy that’s going to save your life on a day-to-day basis — you call 911 and he’s not the guy coming to your house.” As part of the fire department’s master fire plan for the next five to 10 years, a third deputy fire chief has been identified for 2015 for the management team to implement the strategic priority of increasing public education and fire prevention activities. The deputy fire chief comes at a cost of more than $170,000 in salary and benefits. The position also comes with a $50,000 vehicle, to be funded by development charges. Also proposed is a new fire prevention/education officer for Station 99 in Cornell for 2013. According to a staff report, this position is required to imple-

DON HAMILTON: Councillor questions fire department hiring plans. ment a formal “Community-based Fire Protection Model”. Once hired, each fire station area will have one fire prevention/ educaton officer. This job comes at a cost of about $114,000 in salary and benefits, plus one $25,000 vehicle to be funded by development charges. A separate senior fire prevention/education officer is proposed for 2015 for the same fire-protection project as an additional supervisory staff. This position comes at a cost of about $130,000 in salary and benefits, with one $25,000 vehicle to be funded by development

charges. Mr. Hamilton questioned the need for the “perks” that come with them. “Why are we doing this? I don’t get a town vehicle to drive me. This is blatantly ridiculous,” he said. “I resign today and take any one of those three jobs. They are not front-line workers. There’s enough of them right now.” Fire chief Bill Snowball said Friday he was at a meeting and would not be able to return calls. However, he provided comments via e-mail, saying the master fire plan is benchmarked against fire and emergency service practices across Ontario. He said the recommendations, totaling 42, reflect findings by an independent consultant in the field of fire and emergency services. “Public safety is first and foremost for the residents of Markham,” Mr. Snowball said. He also said each of the positions will be addressed in the budget process accordingly. All positions are related to past and future growth, he added. They include the recruitment of 20 firefighters in 2014 and are part of key priority projects estimated at a total capital cost of $12.6 million and operating cost of $5.5 million after full implementation.

A controversial attempt from the Unionville BIA board of directors to unseat its chairperson has resulted in four resignations and mumbles of dissolving the BIA. Rob Kadlovski of the Old Firehall Confectionery remains the chairperson of the board following a special board meeting Thursday afternoon called to discuss his removal. Markham council is the only authority that can remove a BIA director. However, the board can elect a new chairperson to replace the current one. Nine out of 11 board directors attended the meeting. Eddie Mariani of Mariani’s Custom Clothier and Mario Tiano of Unionville Co. Restaurant submitted their resignations before the meeting. “I’m sorry to see them go ... for reasons other than ‘I just can’t’,” Mr. Kadlovski told the board. Mr. Kadlovski lambasted the “fiasco” that took place at a BIA meeting last week, when he was away sitting shiva for his father’s death, as “unhealthy” for the street. A motion to remove him from the board over a boulevard patio vs. parking issue was tabled by board director Sharon Taylor Wood, owner of What Girls Want, and signed by four others. While some merchants blamed Mr. Kadlovski for not informing them of the issues, Mr. Kadlovski has maintained that while he spoke publicly in support of boulevard patios as a private business owner, he had no knowledge of the boulevard parking issue, which operations staff had recommend to prohibit due to safety reasons. Markham council voted earlier this week to keep both patios and parking on the street in the meantime, with encroachment conditions for patios and realignment of parking spaces to be implemented. But on Thursday, Ms Taylor Wood and Tony Lamanna of VIP Hair Salon quit the board and walked out of the meeting. Ms Taylor Wood nominated herself as the new chairperson, but did not receive any support from fellow directors. Both her and Mr. Lamanna are still on the board until they submit formal resignations to the town clerk. A few directors who spoke to The Economist & Sun after the meeting said they would support dissolving the BIA altogether. The Unionville BIA recently expanded its board by adding six new directors in a hotly contested vote in February that revealed a divide among merchants over strategies to attract more business.

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Tenants don’t have right of way: solicitor By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

Tenants of a rental apartment building in Markham Village don’t have the right to a roadway they used to have access to, according to the town solicitor. “I’ve been in here for nine years, I’ve never run across people claiming they had a right to a street,” Catherine Conrad said. In legal terms, the “right of way” tenants at 56 Main St. Markham said they used to access Robinson Street and Main Street Markham for years is not registered on title, Ms Conrad said. “It’s not something you can just assert,” she explained. The roadway was part of the rear parking of the former building. “It was a route through the parking lot,” Ms Conrad said. Since the property, which situates directly in front of 56 Main St.,

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was purchased by Sierra Homes for a condominium development, the “right of way” has been buried, tenants said. However, Ms Conrad said at the time of amending conditions to the condo project’s site plan approval last year, the owner of 56 Main St. who lives in Germany was unwilling to grant any vehicular easements over his property to the future residents of the condo. According to a staff report, the owner of 56 Main St. claimed he doesn’t require an easement to permit vehicles to travel over the Sierra property, because he can access Dublin Street by creating a vehicular connection between the parking lots of 56 Main St. and the 10-storey apartment building located at 14 Dublin St., which he also owns. A main driveway off Main Street is shared by both the future condo residents and tenants at 56 Main St. However, some are worried about the loss of access from the apartment building, especially when both Main Street Markham and Robinson Street are to be closed off for reconstruction. One southbound lane will remain open on Main Street. Ms Conrad advised that concerned residents can reach out to their local councillor for assistance during street closures, whether it’s due to construction or events, to make additional arrangements they’d like to see put in place. “Any time you close a street, you’ll

deprive somebody of access,” Ms Conrad said, adding it happens frequently on Main Street Unionville for merchants. “It’s unusual here because these are residents, but it’s not unheard of.” Frank Hermanns is the vice-president of Colonia Treuhand Management Inc., which manages 56 Main St. Contacted Friday, he denied there was any issue with the loss of the “right of way”. He said the ramp between the two parking lots was inspected by the fire department and tenants can still use it to access Robinson Street. “There’s no loss of access,” he said. Tenant Joyce Ramer responded the management company has “no idea” about the amount of traffic in the area and how the road closures will impact residents. Some residents are not concerned, she admitted. Still, she said all tenants should have been notified of the situation and the building owner’s claim that there’s no need for an easement to permit vehicles to travel over the Sierra property. “He doesn’t need it, he lives in Germany,” she said. Ms Ramer said she hopes local Councillor Carolina Moretti will call a meeting to include representatives from the town, the management company, Sierra and the tenants to discuss options. The Economist & Sun contacted Ms Moretti last week for the story. She has not responded. Despite repeated requests, Sierra also didn’t respond.

Teachers facing strike vote BY KIM ZARZOUR

Ontario teachers left their classrooms this week facing a strike vote at the end of their summer break. Provincewide votes are set for between Aug. 28 and Sept. 7 by high school teachers. Other teacher unions have yet to announce their specific dates but are expected to vote in the fall, according to Laurie Foote, spokesperson for Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF). In a video address released today, OSSTF president Ken Coran asked all teachers to “stand united” and vote in favour of a strike. Teacher contracts expire August 31. Wishing his members a happy, relaxed summer with “the respite that we all deserve”, Mr. Coran advised them to return to challenges ahead “united, together and strong.” Elementary teachers recently voted 93 per cent in favour of a one-day political protest. York Region’s District 16 of the secondary school union was not available for comment, but the local unit has been gaining praise on Twitter and YouTube for its commercial depicting Premier Dalton McGuinty asking teachers to shoulder the blame for his government’s mistakes.

The teachers are unhappy that McGuinty has asked them to accept a “real two-year wage freeze” and cuts to benefits as part of austerity members. He has said that he aims for a contract with all public and Catholic teachers before Sept. 1. There are, however, rumours of a secret deal between the Catholic teachers and the province, something Mr. Coran said, in his video address, would be detrimental to his union members. “We have been told by the government that if any affiliate or any union in the education sector were to reach a deal with the government, it is quite likely those details could then become part of any bargaining process the other affiliates will have to deal with.” There are worries, among some teachers, that the Catholic teachers are viewed by Mr. McGuinty as a weak link, that he is using uncertainty over separate school funding in a divide-and-conquer strategy. Kevin O’Dwyer, president of Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association representing 43,000 members, insisted in a statement this week that’s not true. “At this point in time, OECTA continues to engage in discussions with the government and trustee representatives, but no agreement has been reached.”

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York Region’s 21-member council could grow by five members by December 2014. A notice of motion made by WhitchurchStouffville Mayor Wayne Emmerson Thursday would provide increased and equitable representation as our region’s population grows exponentially, members heard. The motion, deferred until council reconvenes Sept. 20, asks the region to request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing enact a regulation that would authorize it to add five members — one from each of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, King, WhitchurchStouffville and Vaughan. The change in the council size would be in place for the 2014 election. It’s time for the region’s six northern municipalities and southern three to have enhanced representation, Mr. Emmerson said. “It’s time to stand up to the plate because regional council is where the rubber meets the road,” he said promoting his submission. While the costs of adding to council have

yet to be determined, Georgina Mayor Robert Grossi suggested the approximate $300,000 in yearly salaries is warranted given the region’s $1-billion-plus budget. Vaughan resident Anthony Niro pressed council for the details on the motion, suggesting it be delayed until a public consultation be conducted. Part of a team performing a review of municipal ward boundaries in Vaughan, Mr. Niro said he was not aware of previous committee reports and believed further debate would be beneficial. With regards to adding members to council, it seems counter-intuitive that such a major decision could be made with a small motion and no public consultation, he said. “We are not saying no, but the public just needs to understand why,” Mr. Niro said. “What is the basis and justification? What are terms of reference? Should there be more than five? Maybe six, seven? Maybe less?” Regional chairperson Bill Fisch allayed Mr. Niro’s concerns, informing him the motion is merely the beginning of the process. Regional council sets policies, direction and the region’s budget. Members are chosen

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Re: Town to offer more info on NHL arena, June 21. As Markham council enters the home stretch to cuddle and cosy up to the hockey arena owners — who are about to pick the pockets of Markham taxpayers — the New York Times this week reports more and more American cities are facing the crunch of paying the tab for facilities that did not succeed. There should be a law that forbids the mayor, councillors, city staff and their immediate family members from being employed by the arena holding company or developer. No five-year cooling off period; the ban should be forever. I don’t want to see some members of this council rewarded with plum positions or contracts with the group foisting the arena on the community.

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Re: Seniors say they’re ‘stuck’ without emergency exit, June 23. I don’t know who has been feeding stories to the residents at 56 Main St. Markham, however, someone has it wrong. The Markham Village Music Festival organizing committee had been working on a way for vehicles to come and go from that address for at least two weeks prior to hearing any complaints from residents. We were well aware of the importance of maintaining access to the apartment. We were working with the management of Sierra Group to re-open the back lane where an unofficial shortcut used to exist. However, at the last minute, the demolition contractors would not allow the route, citing insurance reasons. We immediately contacted the apartment owners and worked out a solution. The apartment owner suggested he was going to install a permanent access route between 56 Main St. and the apartment to the north, allowing secondary access at all times, no matter what the condition of Main Street. As for the overblown state-

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hence the term “pedestrian sidewalk”. Quite often, a cyclist comes up behind me and wants to pass me without slowing down. So he/she would ring the warning bell or shout a verbal warning for me to get out of their way, and fast. Not being able to see behind me, I have only a split second to decide which side to move in order to let him pass. On more than one occasion, I moved the wrong direction which caused the cyclist to stop (I was hit by a cyclist once) and became the object of his verbal abuse. Mr. Miasek, when you and your fellow cyclists use the sidewalk while riding, slow down, and show some considerations to the pedestrians, especially the elderly.

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ments about their need for a special “right of way” into their building, apart from their own driveway, there are plenty of other buildings that only have access to one street that do just fine. The tenants of this apartment have simply had access to an unofficial shortcut through other property owners’ back yards. They don’t have any special rights to cut through other people’s property. They simply have a convenient shortcut to avoid Main Street traffic. Fire trucks and ambulances don’t cut through back yards to get to addresses. They go to the front door like anyone else.

Keith Thirgood Member, Markham Village Music Festival Organizing Committee

Ramp constructed for EMS vehicles Re: Seniors say they’re ‘stuck’ without emergency exit, June 23. I read with interest the article about the residents of 56 Main St., Markham Village being “stuck” without

emergency access during the Markham Village Music Festival weekend. The music festival committee respects that The Economist & Sun is in the business of selling newpapers and sensational headlines are attention grabbers. We suspect by quoting the word “stuck”, you are absolved of any legal need to verify facts. In point of fact, the ramp spoken about and shown in the corner of the picture was constructed specifically for EMS vehicles to be able to access 56 Main St. during the festival. The music festival was a tremendous success and although the committee understands some additonal challenges were added to the menu this year, we are very grateful to Ms Ramer, Ms Burke and the other residents of 56 Main St. for their patience during the festival. As a resident of the village myself, I think we are going to need a great deal of that in the coming months.

Ardy Reid Markham Village Music Festival Organizing Committee

As an old and experienced licensed driver, I am concerned with the number of accidents caused by heavy and articulated vehicles. I have noticed that in many states in the United States, the speed limit for large commerRe: Patio vs. parking debate cial vehicles on their highways is reduced from 70 mph to 55. results in controversy, June 23. Our biggest problem here We suggest no cars or traffic in Ontario is these large and to be allowed from the mill to especially articulated vehicles Carlton Road on weekends for at high speed are unable to three months of the summer stop in an emergency. just like the festival weekends. I have noticed on the 400 This will solve many trafhighways here, it is not unusufic safety, patio and pollution al when travelling at the speed problems that we had on our limit to be passed by these beautiful Main Street Unionheavy commercial vehicles at ville way above the speed limit. This, by the way, is a perI would like to suggest the menant use in other towns of speed limit for these large comCanada, the United States and mercial vehicles be reduced by many other cities in Europe. say 15 km/h on all highways. Chris & Vena Misketi Another suggestion is for MARKHAM fines for commercial vehicles exceeding the speed limit to be levied on the size or weight of the vehicle. The larger the vehicle, the greater the fine. My ideas are to try and Re: Stop legislating common reduce both the accident rate sense, editorial; Helmet laws and number of deaths on our discourage adults from cycling, highways. locals say, news, June 21. Basil Zive No doubt Mr. Miasek Thornhill believes cyclists have the right to ride on pedestrian sidewalks whenever and wherever they choose to. What he doesn’t realize or 4E-mail your letter to the editor not wanting to know is that to sidewalks are for pedestrians,

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION COMMENCEMENT The Town of Markham will be commencing construction of three projects: • Main Street Markham from Highway 7 to Bullock Drive, (July 3, 2012) • Markham Road (Highway 48) from 16th Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive, (Mid July, 2012) and • The Rehabilitation of the Robinson Street Bridge (Mid July, 2012). PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL BUSINESSES WITHIN MAIN STREET MARKHAM WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION During construction the Town of Markham will take all reasonable steps to avoid any inconvenience caused by the construction. Residents and businesses will be given notices prior to work proceeding that may inconvenience them. Restoration works to all affected sites will be completed as soon as the construction work has been finished. Main Street Markham (Highway 48) – Highway 7 to Bullock Drive The construction of underground servicing ONLY is to begin on Tuesday July 3, 2012. The underground servicing includes watermain, storm sewers and associated service connections. The remaining road works and landscaping is scheduled to occur in 2013 subject to funding. Traffic will be restricted to one south bound lane only during SITE 2 the construction period. This phase of the project is expected to be completed by October 31, 2012. Markham Road (Highway 48) – 16th Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive Construction is to commence in mid July and will include underground servicing and the full urbanization (installation of curb and gutters) and widening of the roadway. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013. North and southbound traffic lanes will be maintained during the construction period.




Robinson Street Bridge Rehabilitation The Robinson Street Bridge is located 200m west of Main Street Markham and due to safety concerns construction is to commence in mid July and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. Robinson Street will be closed to traffic during construction; however, pedestrian access will be maintained. More information regarding these projects is available online at our Town web site effective Monday June 25th, 2012.

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diture Markham has undertaken and surrounding expenditures such as road improvement and parking structures. “What’s there to hide?” he asked. While the public meeting didn’t attract a full house as it did in April, when Markham council OK’d the business proposal with the private group, some residents continue to express concerns to do with the financial framework previously described as “innovative” by the mayor. The town has repeatedly said the project will have zero tax impact, but a few residents swore they will not pay one penny for the $325-million project and any of its associated costs. “I don’t like this current financial option,” said Annette Cacorovski. Ms Cacorovski said she would be proud of the project if it were 100-per-cent privately owned. Instead, the proposed 20,000seat facility will be built on town-owned land and owned by Markham, which is responsible for footing $162.5 million through centre revenues and special development levies. The other $162.5 million is financially backed by developer Rudy Bratty of The Remington Group.

NHL ARENA: Architects, traffic consultants called ‘best in the world’. A large portion of Markham’s development contributions will come from the so-called “voluntary contribution”, which Ms Cacorovski questioned as possibly illegal and unethical. “The town should not be in the professional sports business,” she said, adding councillors would be making a big mistake by putting residents at risk for this “empty, expensive” centre in future years. For Donna Bush, “I think it’s going to be a wonderful building, but my concern is who’s going to be paying for it”. Ms Bush cited Hamilton’s Copps

Coliseum as a failed example of a facility that was built to attract an NHL franchise. Everybody hopes an NHL team will come to Markham, “because we don’t want to pay for it (the building)”, she said. She told the mayor residents don’t have faith or the confidence that due diligence has been done on the project and “You are going to sink our ship”. Mr. Jones, who spoke against Mayor Scarpitti’s rule, asked why is the arena being labelled as the GTA Centre. “We are going to be a city in three days ... change it to Markham and you can have a brand name down the road,” he said. Deputy Mayor Jack Heath, who also spoke briefly against the mayor’s wishes, gave residents his word that council will bring forward whatever information it can regarding the financial agreement before the final signing. On the eve of the public meeting, Mr. Heath expressed frustration that the recently formed arena committee did not meet once. He said he didn’t know what progress the public meeting was going to address. However, Mr. Heath noted after the meeting the content presented was “as expected” and that information on transportation and

parking was “excellent”. Mr. Roustan, chairman and CEO of GTA Sports and Entertainment, called his team of architects and traffic consultants whom he brought to the meeting “the best team in the world”. A site plan application is expected to be submitted later this summer. Mr. Roustan said he has been on the road extensively since the last meeting in April, “And the buzz about the arena in Markham is all over North America”. That being said, he told The Economist & Sun after the meeting that no private investors have expressed any interest in partnering with his group on the project since April. “I didn’t get any calls,” he said.


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Markham teen joins brother as NHL draft pick Prior to going to Pittsburgh for last weekend’s National Hockey League entry draft, Cameron Gaunce had one word of advice for his younger brother Brendan, who was eligible to be taken in this year’s annual lottery of amateur players. As the younger Gaunce recalled, his older brother, currently toiling as a defenceman with the Colorado Avalanche’s American Hockey League affiliate Lake Erie Monsters, told him to have fun at the draft, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The 18-year-old Markham native, who just finished his second year with the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League, did just that. In fact, he did not have that long a wait to hear which NHL

team would select him. During Friday’s first round, the six-foot, two-inch, 205-pound centre was selected by the Vancouver Canucks. With two first round picks, the Canucks chose Gaunce with their second selection and 26th overall. “It’s a relief that it’s over,” an elated Gaunce said of the drama that unfolded during Friday’s first round. Amassing 28 goals and 40 assists this past season with the Bulls, the second overall pick in the 2010 OHL priority selection, Gaunce acknowledged his objective entering the NHL entry draft was to be taken early. Citing the work he’s done on and off the ice to be the best that he can be and with his resume, which included being on Canada’s entry at the 2012 Under-18 World Junior



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Championships, Gaunce felt his selection in that elite group was warranted. Gaunce won’t have that long a wait to make an impression on the Canucks’ brass as he will be in Vancouver this week for their development camp.

Egi makes the cut Chris Egi was one of 12 players officially named to Canada’s cadet men’s roster that will compete at the upcoming FIBA Under-17 World Championships in Lithuania, Canada Basketball announced. A Markham resident, the sixfoot, eight-inch Egi plays forward and attends St. Andrews College in Aurora and was a member of Ontario’s gold-medal winning under-15 team from last season’s national championships. Canada has been placed into a Group B pool with Argentina, Croatia, Korea, Lithuania and Spain. Canada was scheduled to open the tournament against host Lithuania yesterday and then face Croatia today, Argentina Sunday, Spain Tuesday before closing preliminary play against South Korea Wednesday. The top four finishing teams from each group will advance to the medal round with the quarterfinals staged July 6, semifinals July 7 and finals July 8.

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Markham track trio on under-23 national team Three Markham residents were named to the 41-member Canadian track and field team that will compete at the 2012 North American, Central America and Caribbean Under-23 Championships in Guanajuato, Mexico July 6 to 8 and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain July 10 to 15, Athletics Canada announced Friday. Tremaine Harris, Ian Warner and Andrew Wells are among 21 male competitors in the Canadian entry. A former student at Bur Oak and

Markham District high schools, Harris will represent Canada in the 200m. Last season, Harris won the 200m and 400m Canadian junior titles and was the senior winner in the 400m. Warner, a recent graduate of Iowa State University, will run the 100m for Canada. This past season, Warner, 22, earned All Big 12 honours in the indoor season after finishing third in the 60m and seventh in the 200m at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. He also ran personal best times in the 60m and 200m at the Bill Bergan Invitational finishing first in both events. He also won the 60m at the Iowa State University Classic. During the outdoor season, Warner was fifth at the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 10.37 in the 100m. Wells, a Unionville High School graduate who just completed his freshman year at Texas A&M Kingsville University, will throw the discus. During this past college season, Wells finished fifth at the national meet and earned All-America honours. He took home all-South Central Region honours in the discus and earned all-Lone Star Conference honours after taking second place in the discus and hammer throw.

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The Bill Crothers Secondary School Colts claimed the bronze medal from the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAAA girls’ soccer playdowns with a resounding 7-0 win over Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Misssissauga) in their consolation final in Oakville. The Colts had faced St. Mary (Pickering) in their semifinal game earlier in the day only to suffer a heartbreaking 2-1 extra time loss that relegated them to the bronze medal match. “Obviously we wanted to win the gold medal, and recognize how close we got by competing in the semi-finals,” Colts’ head coach Allison Fox said. “However, finishing third in the province is amazing! Our goal was to improve upon last year’s performance, which we did, immensely.” Ocean Parr and Taylor Pryce each scored twice for the York Region Athletic Association champions, who held a commanding 5-0 lead at the half. Jessie Faber, Courtney Hawkins and Jordane Carvery each added singles. Devon Kerr and Cassandra Rea split time in net to record the shutout. In their game against St. Mary, the Colts drew first blood on a goal by Jessie Faber. But with regulation time winding down, St. Mary tied the game. Despite the loss, Fox was pleased



to see her charges put that disappointment quickly behind them and remain focused to play for a provincial bronze medal. “When they realized they still had the opportunity to compete for the chance to finish third best in the province, they took it,” she said. “They played an absolutely amazing game in the bronze medal match, possessing the ball, moving around a lot, communicating and scoring gorgeous goals — it really was amazing soccer.”

Golden day for javelin thrower Wilson-Bennett Breanne Wilson-Bennett won gold at last year’s Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships after winning the girls’ javelin competition. Returning to the OFSAA championships in Brockville, only this time competing as a junior, the 16-year-old, Grade 10 Bill Crothers Secondary School Colts student and Markham resident with the golden arm proved what she did a year ago was no fluke as she captured her second javelin title with a toss of 40.13 metres. Colts’ throwing coach Michael Kuch noted the hours spent in working closely with Wilson-Bennett to refine her throwing technique in time for the outdoor track



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SPORTS season. As well, he was quick to point out her naturally gifted athletic abilities, in which she’s also a strong baseball and hockey player. “Baseball actually works against the javelin throw as it is a completely different technique to throw,” her coach said. “The only good thing coming from baseball is her ‘gun’ as an arm.  She is one strong girl for her size.” Among other noteable performances by York Region participants, Omar Anglin of Bill Crothers Secondary School won gold in the senior boys’ triple jump with a leap of 14.42m. Sade McCreath of Bill Crothers won a pair of silver medals in the junior girls’ 100m and 200m. Nicole Skimming, also of Bill Crothers, earned a silver in the midget girls’ 300m hurdles and pair of bronze medals in the 80m hurdles and 400m. Emma Li of Bill Crothers took silver in the junior girls’ pole vault. Jenysis Gordon of Bill Crothers claimed bronze in the midget girls’ 200m. A bronze was also earned by Simone Wark of Bill Crothers in the



midget girls’ 300m hurdles. Khadijah Valentine of Markham District High School was the bronze medallist in the senior girls’ 200m. In the midget girls’ long jump, Taliyah Campbell of Milliken Mills was fourth. Monique Slowley of Markville Secondary School was fourth in the senior girls’ triple jump. Cyerra Cassell of Bill Crothers was fourth in midget girls’ discus. The Colts’ relay teams claimed four medals with the midget girls’ entry of Ola Ehirim, Altaya Abbiglavo, Gordon and Wark winning the 4 x 100m event in an OFSAA record time of 49.36 seconds. The junior girls’ 4 x 100m entry won silver while the junior and senior boys’ earned bronze in the 4 x 100m. Mark Arseneault, Colts’ head track coach, was elated with the effort given by his students. “Everyone basically performed where we expected or better,” he said.

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OPEN HOUSE - SAT. & SUN. 2 -4 pm 46 Barrinton Cres., Markham 3 bedroom. Finished Basement. Totally renovated. Fresh paint, laminate floors, cornice molding, new doors & windows, new Roof & More. 3 washrooms. In-Law Suite with separate entrance and separate deck** Master Bedroom with own deck facing park. Brand new S/S appliances New high efficient furnace. Pot lights galore. Cherry trees & blueberries. Too many things to list.

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GROVE, Mary Peacefully, in her 91st year, Mary passed away at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Friday, June 29, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Roy Grove. She will be lovingly remembered by children Larry and Julia (Dennis Rice) and grandchildren Stacy and Spencer Rice. She will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. The family wishes to thank all the Caregivers and the staff at MarkhamStouffville Hospital. Friends will be received at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main St., North (Markham Road), Markham on Monday, July 2, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held at Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham, on Tuesday, July 3rd at 1p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Markham-Stouffville Hospital or the charity of choice.

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In Memoriam

Scott John Robertson February 10, 1985 - July 2, 2005 In Elmwood Cemetery where the gentle breezes blow, Lies my only son who died seven years ago. He left us quietly His thoughts unknown, But left us a memory We are proud to own. So treasure him Lord In Your garden of rest, For when on earth He was one of the best. Always in my thoughts, Forever in my heart. Love Mom Dear 'Scottie' wish you were here ... Love & miss you ~ Clare & husband Keith Love from your family in Heywood, England. Aunt Rosemary, Uncle Steve & family. Love today & always ~ Glen P (Penny)

Mary Rose Slater In loving memory of dear mother and wife who passed away on July 3, 2010. Beautiful memories are wonderful things They last till the longest day, They never wear out, they never get lost And can never be given way. To some you may be forgotten, To others a part of the past. But to us who loved and lost you Your memory will always last. Love Maureen & Jim Slater

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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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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS In the Estate of Iris Bell (also known as Iris Muriel Bell), deceased. All claims against the Estate of Iris Bell (also known as Iris Muriel Bell), late of the Town of Markham, in the Regional Municipality of York, in the Province of Ontario, who died on our about the 29th day of March, 2012, must be filed with the undersigned personal representatives on or before the 3rd day of August, 2012; thereafter the undersigned will distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims then filed. Dated at Markham this 30th day of June, 2012 Robert Rowan Bell, Estate Trustee by his Solicitor, JAY. I. BERNHOLTZ, Barrister & Solicitor, 5762 Highway No. 7, Suite 202, Markham, Ontario L3P 1A8 Tel: (905) 294-9955 Fax: (905) 294-4004 Email:



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Steven Page September 6, 2012, 8 p.m. Flato Markham Theatre TICKETS: Prime $59, Regular $54, VIP $100 Steven page was a founding member, lead singer, guitarist, and a primary songwriter of the music group Barenaked Ladies. He left the band in 2009 to pursue a solo career, beginning with A Singer Must Die, a collaboration with the Toronto chamber music group Art of Time Ensemble and continuing with his latest solo release, Page One, with a sound that is immediately familiar but undeniably fresh. Page has also scored three plays for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in the last 5 years. Over his 10-album career with Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page has been blessed with myriad international awards and nominations while in the process selling over 12 million albums.

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