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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COUNCIL Markham Council, Standing Committee and several Advisory and Sub-Committee meetings take place at the Markham Civic Centre and are open to the public. Monday, December 5 9 a.m. Development Services Committee Meeting Tuesday, November 6 7 p.m. Development Services Committee Public Meeting Proclamations: There are no proclamations scheduled at this time. Contact the Clerk’s Office at 905.475.4744 for a complete listing of all meetings that residents are welcome to attend. For meeting agendas and live audio streaming for Council and Standing Committees, visit markham.ca

GET INVOLVED THE CITY OF MARKHAM IS FINALIZING ITS 2017 BUDGET Council Decision December 13 | 7 - 9 p.m. Council Chamber Press Conference to Announce Approved Budget December 14 | 10 a.m. Canada Room Watch a video to learn about how Markham develops its annual budget at markham.ca Agendas and materials are available online in advance of the meeting. Residents unable to attend can listen to a live audio stream online.

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If you do not have a will and are not sure where to start, our law firm Fish and Associates offers a free will planning consultation. During this consultation, we can address some of your will and power of attorney related questions. We can also guide you through the process of what is involved in having your will and powers of attorney prepared. Your will must reflect your particular life situation. There is no such thing as a one size fits all will. For example, single people with no children have different needs than couples with young children. During this will planning consultation, we will discuss your Wills Lawyers Les Kotzer and life situation and provide suggestions on his daughter Michelle Kotzer what wills should contain.

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DID YOU KNOW? • If you die without a will, Ontario law (not you) decides who gets the things you worked so hard for. • Marriage automatically revokes your will. This means that any will you made prior to your marriage is revoked, subject to some technical exceptions. • Separation does not revoke your will. If you are separated you should consider making a new will. Steve Somerville/Metroland

Gordon Bird smudges Mim Harder and other attendees. It is a purification tradition to cleanse the head, heart, body and spirit and is part of Markham Standing Rock Protesters and their stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline, in southern North Dakota. The event was held at the Markham Civic Centre.

• Without a will, your children will get their inheritance at 18, regardless of their level of maturity. If you make a will you can specify that your children have to wait until a later age such as 25. In your will you can set up an encroachable trust that allows your executor to take out money earlier if your children need it for medical care, education, etc.. • Many store bought will kits and internet forms are based on laws outside of Ontario and may not reflect Ontario law. Doing it yourself may lead to improper wording or overlooked details that could affect the outcome. • You can insert a special clause in your will to prevent your son-in-law or daughter-in-law from benefiting from your estate in case they separate or get divorced from your child after your death.

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• Without a will, there is no guardian appointed to look after your minor children. • There are strategies to minimize probate tax on your death. Your will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. It will protect your loved ones after you pass away. A properly planned will can help to minimize the possibility of a devastating family battle over your estate. A properly prepared power of attorney for property can keep the government out of your financial affairs if you lose your capacity due to an accident or illness. Our Thornhill law firm has been featured in media across North America, including Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, National Post, Toronto Star and Good Housekeeping. Les Kotzer has appeared on CNN, Fox News and Breakfast Television. Les was also featured as a Canadian success story on CTV National News. You can visit www.leskotzer.com to watch his television appearances. . Les was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for helping to educate the public and protecting families when it comes to wills and estates.

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

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

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Holidays can be recognized, celebrated by all On Halloween, I sat in our front porch enclosure to give treats to whomever came to our house. I kept the light on, my heater on and read the Economist and Sun, while listening to the radio. I also kept Christmas lights on as the previous day had been our Hindu festival of Diwali meaning Festival of Lights remove darkness from our mind of hatred, jealousy and misunderstanding toward others, may they be our relatives or friends, and to forgive them and start new relationships again. On our front porch door, I put Halloween and Diwali decorations which were admired by those who passed by. I enjoyed giving treats to the children

• LETTERS • ● GET CONNECTED Have a comment on these or any other community issues? Email us at newsroom@yrmg.com and seeing their happy and innocent faces and wishing them happy Halloween. In return, they wished me the same. After a while, another group of children came who were of Chinese origin. I gave them a treat and wished them happy Halloween and they wished me the same and, to my surprise, a happy Diwali too. That really made my day/ night brighter. They also told me that in their school there was a Diwali celebration. I always put up decorations for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Canada Day, Christmas and the New Year. Diwali wishes from innocent girls send a strong message to those so-called

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language of Gujarat state. He explained the significance of Christmas and I still vividly remember that on Christmas Eve Jesus was born. Since then, for us, Christmas is Christmas and nothing else. In India, everyone wishes each other merry Christmas irrespective of their religion and it is widely celebrated by all. Here also in our Hindu Sanatan temple in Markham and other temples they celebrate Christmas, the New Year, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Canada Day, Halloween and at Remembrance Day there is a special prayer to our fallen soldiers and to honour those who are living to protect us; we get nightly good sleep because they are awake. God bless all. Suresh and Bhavna Patel Markham

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Kim ZarZour kzarzour@yrmg.com The Black Friday weekend kicked off the annual stampede for holiday gifts - but there may be a way to avoid the mall crowds and feel good about your gift-giving, too. This year, why not pick a theme for your holiday sharing and focus on meaningful gifts? Here are some ideas for gifts that give back: ● Look for sustainable gifts that are good for the environment. Choose products with fair trade certification. This represents products that support fair wages, fair working conditions and fair terms for trade. You can also look for the bluesign label to find textiles that are produced with minimal environmental impact. Stores like Mountain Equipment Co-op stock bluesign products that are manufactured responsibly, with lower water and air emissions and a reduced eco footprint. ● Shop local. Try following Danna Schaubel’s lead. The York Region mom posted her vow to buy as many holiday gifts as she can from Facebook friends who own small businesses, and she invited her friends to post links to her page and share on theirs,

too. ● Support your community’s creative industries. Seek out gifts at local wineries, craft breweries, local art studios, or check out the Holiday Artisan Pop-Up Market at the Aurora Cultural Centre, on Saturday Dec. 10. ● Consider gifts that give twice. L’Arche Daybreak’s craft studio, for example, sells high-quality artisan gifts such as candles, ornaments and prewrapped hostess gifts that are handmade by adults with intellectual disabilities. Raising the Roof is a national charity to fight homelessness and sells tuques and mittens each year to raise money for long-term solutions. Proceeds bought in a community stay in that community. If animals are your thing, you can symbolically adopt your favourite species with a gift of a stuffed animal from WWF-Canada. Check out your favourite charity to see if they have gift options. ● Give your time. Purchase tickets to attend a local theatre production together, or a season’s family pass to Scanlon Creek Conservation Area. Bake a cake or cookies, or make a handmade gift. Alternatively, give your time to those who are in need. For more volunteer opportunities, visit civicyork.ca

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We will be doing our annual Food Drive starting Sunday, December 6th. How it works is that we come Saturday and leave a bag at your door, with a note of explanation, and we'll be back for pickup the next day. Food is for the Markham Food Bank and the Alliance Church Christmas Project. Watch for our ad and website to let you know what streets we'll be prowling on the particular day. The Unionville Men's Hockey Club and Hockey with Heart thank you in advance for your amazing generosity as in the past, and we look forward to a very successful Food Drive this December!

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After spending two weeks in Tanzania, Cheryl Pitchford has a renewed sense of hope. The Markham resident is a World Vision child sponsorship ambassador, having sponsored about a dozen children since the late 1970s - something her three children have incorporated into their own family traditions as well. “We are very blessed in this country,” said Pitchford, who has eight grandchildren. “Children here are given so many opportunities to flourish and have dreams. Other children would not have that if not helped.” The World Vision motto is For Children. For Change. For Life. “That’s exactly what I saw,” she said. During her trip with World Vision Canada, they visited public schools, health clinics, a fish farm, beekeeper and a community market. Small steps such as teacher training, supplying school sup-

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

expansion will increase the range of programs offered at Seneca’s King Campus and will provide space for an additional 1,450 students. When complete, the new facility will provide learning opportunities for more than 5,000 full-time students, helping to meet the growing needs of the region. The government is also investing $140 million that will help patients receive better care and access to services at hospitals across the province, including the MarkhamStouffville Hospital. We are also providing $22.2 million for 2016 and $31.7 million in each of the next two years to help improve access to primary care by helping recruit and retain more nurse practitioners, social workers and registered dieticians.

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The province is giving York Region hospitals a financial boost. Markham Stouffville Hospital, Mackenzie Health Centre and Southlake Regional Health Centre are receiving $5.4 million to help improve access to care and reduce the length of hospital stays. The funding boost is part of the province’s $140 million investment in hospitals across the province to help meet the needs of their growing local community. “(This) announcement is helping to ensure Ontarians are able to receive essential health care services where they need them, when they need them while helping to improve our system’s responsiveness and efficiency,” said Oak-Ridges Markham MPP Helena Jaczek, who was at Markham Stouffville Hospital to make the announcement. “This additional financial support recognizes the challenges faced by hospitals in fast-growing communities,”

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Markham Stouffville Hospital, along with Mackenzie Health Centre and Southlake Regional Health Centre are getting a $5.4 million boost from the provincial government. said Markham-Unionville MPP Michael Chan. The new investment amounts to about a 2 per cent increase

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The city's council and committee meetings are getting a makeover. Over the past few general committee meetings, Markham councillors have been debating how meetings are organized. The debate will continue at the next general committee meeting, Nov. 28. City staff have put forward a number of changes to the city's procedural bylaw in the name of better clarity, plain language and more efficient meetings. Some recommendations hit at the heart of democracy for some residents - changing evening council meeting times to first thing in the morning, limiting in-person delegations and prohibiting councillors from reading from emails. "Democracy is messy at the best of times," said Unionville resident Reid McAlpine. He also noted changing council meeting times is an accessibility issue. But Mayor Frank Scarpitti argued how residents share their opinions is changing. "Now, we have more tools. Feedback is by the minute," he said of social media. "Back then if you couldn't make it in you had to write a letter and wait for a response." He also argued with video streaming options on the horizon, council and committee meetings would be even more accessible.

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How to make your home safe for pets

Pets require certain comforts to live long and healthy lives. In addition to adequate nutrition, exercise, medical care, and mental stimulation, pets need a safe place to live. The average home is filled with various items that can be harmful to pets. Just as parents baby-proof their homes when welcoming new children into their families, pet owners can take inventory of potential hazards to pets and take steps to safeguard their pets from home-related injuries. A few simple adjustments around the house could prevent many pet emergencies. • Invest in cabinet locks. Cats and dogs can be curious animals, gaining access to areas of a home pet owners never would have imagined possible. If you can’t store everything beyond pets’ reach, then use cabinet and drawer latches to prevent access to areas that are off limits. Lock doors to basements, garages and storage sheds as well. • Cover all garbage cans. Animals have extraordinary senses of smell, and they may be attracted to trash cans around the house. Pets rooting around in the garbage can be messy, but this can also make pets vulnerable to illness. Invest in garbage cans with locks or tight lids to prevent food poisoning or choking.

• Use medications wisely. Be mindful of medications, making sure none of your pills fall on the floor where they can be gobbled up by pets. • Protect belongings. Cats can scale

many objects in the house, gaining access to areas of the house that dogs cannot reach. Cats also can be attracted to small shiny objects, such as jewelry or glass items, that are chok-

ing hazards. Store potential choking hazards out of sight of curious cats. • Clean the furnace. Allergens and poor indoor air quality is not just a concern for humans. Pets also can be affected

by allergies and health issues that result from exposure to mould or dirt in a home. Have your HVAC system routinely serviced and routinely change indoor air filters to maintain healthy air quality. When possible, open windows to let fresh air inside. • Secure windows and doors. Cats and dogs may be distracted by something outdoors and feel compelled to chase after it. Dogs and cats can suffer serious injuries if they fall from windows. Make sure window screens are secure and install guards if your pet likes to hang out by the windows. Exercise caution when entering and leaving your home so pets don’t scurry outside. • Keep cords and electronic outlets secure. Teething puppies or curious cats may bite or pull on power cords. Use cord keepers to cover up electric lines and outlet locks to keep plugs where they should be. • Provide a comfortable indoor climate. Many pets spend the majority of their days indoors where climate and temperature can be controlled. However, if yours is an outside pet or requires a brief stint in the garage or an uninsulated area, make sure the temperature in such areas is comfortable and safe. Take precautions around the house to keep pets safe, comfortable and secure.

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How to save enough for a down payment a down payment. Deciding when to buy can help buyers develop a saving strategy. If buyers decide they want to buy in five years away, they will have more time to build their savings. If buyers want to buy within a year, they will need to save more each month, and those whose existing savings fall far short of the 20 per cent threshold may have to accept paying mortgage insurance. • Pre-qualify for a mortgage. Before buyers even look for their new homes, they should first sit down with a mortgage lender to determine how much a mortgage they will qualify for. Prequalifying for a mortgage can make the home buying process a lot easier, and it also can give first-time buyers an idea of how much they can spend. Once lenders prequalify prospective buyers, the buyers can then do the simple math to determine how much they will need to put down. For example, pre-approval for a $300,000 loan means buyers will have to put down $60,000 to meet the 20 per cent down payment threshold. In that example, buyers can put down less than $60,000, but they will then have to pay mortgage insurance. It's important for buyers to understand that a down payment is not the only costs

A home is the most costly thing many people will ever buy. The process of buying a home can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. One way to make the process of buying a home go more smoothly is to save enough money to put down a substantial down payment. Saving for a down payment on a home is similar to saving for other items, only on a far grander scale. Many financial planners and real estate professionals recommend prospective home buyers put down no less than 20 per cent of the total cost of the home they're buying. Down payments short of 20 per cent will require mortgage insurance. The cost of mortgage insurance depends on a host of variables, but is generally between 1.8 to 3.6 per cent of the purchase price. While plenty of homeowners pay mortgage insurance, buyers who can afford to put down 20 per cent can save themselves a considerable amount of money by doing so. Down payments on a home tend to be substantial, but the following are a few strategies prospective home buyers can employ to grow their savings with an eye toward making a down payment on their next home. • Decide when you want to buy. The first step to buying a home begins when buyers save their first dollar for

they will have to come up with when buying a home. Closing costs and other fees will also need to be paid by the buyers. • Examine monthly expenses. Once buyers learn how much mortgage they will qualify for, they will then see how close they are to buying a home. But prospective buyers of all means can save more each month by examining their monthly expenses and looking for ways to save. Buyers can begin by looking over their recent spending habits and then seeing where they can spend less. Cutting back on luxuries and other unnecessary spending can help buyers get closer to buying their next home. • Avoid risky investments. Some times it's great to take risks when investing, but risk should be avoided when saving for a down payment on a home. Traditional vehicles like RRSPs and TSFAs, and savings accounts can ensure the money buyers are saving for their homes is protected and not subject to market fluctuations. Saving enough to make a down payment on a home can be accomplished if buyers stay disciplined with regard to saving and make sound financial decisions.

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Five ways to give gifts with meaning Kim ZarZour kzarzour@yrmg.com The Black Friday weekend kicked off the annual stampede for holiday gifts - but there may be a way to avoid the mall crowds and feel good about your giftgiving, too. This year, why not pick a theme for your holiday sharing and focus on meaningful gifts? Here are some ideas for gifts that give back: ● Look for sustainable gifts that are good for the environment. Choose products with fair trade certification. This represents products that support fair wages, fair working conditions and fair terms for trade. You can also look for the bluesign label to find textiles that are produced with minimal environmental impact. Stores like Mountain Equipment Co-op stock bluesign products that are manufactured responsibly, with lower water and air emissions and a reduced eco footprint. ● Shop local. Try following Danna Schaubel’s lead. The York Region mom posted her vow to buy as many holiday gifts as she can from Facebook friends who own small businesses, and she invited her friends to post links to her page and share on theirs, too.

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● Support your community’s creative industries. Seek out gifts at local wineries, craft breweries, local art studios, or check out the Holiday Artisan Pop-Up Market at the Aurora Cultural Centre, on Saturday Dec. 10. ● Consider gifts that give twice. L’Arche Daybreak’s craft studio, for example, sells high-quality artisan gifts such as candles, ornaments and prewrapped hostess gifts that are handmade by adults with intellectual disabilities. Raising the Roof is a national charity to fight homelessness and sells tuques and mittens each year to raise

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Holiday Concert with the Choir WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St. N. CONTACT: standrews1@bellnet.ca COST: Free Please join us for a musical celebration of the season with choirs and soloists from our community. Sounds of Christmas 2016 - a celebration WHEN: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd. CONTACT: Solveig Barber, 905-201-6687, www. onstageproductions.org, solveigbarber@sympatico.ca COST: $28

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Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Stiver Mill, 9 Station Lane CONTACT: http://www.unionvillestivermillmarket.com, stivermillmarket@ hotmail.com COST: Free Come and pick up fruit, veggies, meats, baking, plus one-of-a-kind crafts and more. Pre-Teen and Teen Holiday Card Making WHEN: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road CONTACT: Lindsay Bontoft, 9053055970, markhammuseum. ca, museuminfo@markham.ca COST: $20 Get ready for the holidays by making your own cards using a combination of modern materials and historic methods.

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CRAFTSMAN SNOWBLOWER runs excellent! 23” 5hp Sears Craftsman Snowblower.Winter is almost here.... Stop shoveling! 6 speed forward, 2 speed reverse. Dual stage throws the snow! Easy pull start, usually first pull! Comes with tire chains, tires do not leak. Always well maintained and put away with carb drained and oil sprayed. Fresh oil change 11/11/2016 Great working condition. Perfect size for in town driveway $250 905-830-6690 Newmarket TWO QUALITY powered Lay-Z-Boy brown recliners, with warranty, new, hardly used, $500 obo. each. Please leave message @ 905-591-0867

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Hand-knit socks, scarves, hats and headbands, Fabulous handmade gnomes and lots ofholiday decorations, Acrylic and Oil Paintings by local artists, and more. For more information, see our facebook group “Handmade Christmas Craft Sale”

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Our Mother of Perpetual Help Holy Spirit Thou make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideal. You who give the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue, want to thank You for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in Your perpetual glory. Amen. Person must pray this 3 consecutive days without stating one’s wish. After the 3rd day your wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to publish this as soon as your favor has been granted. - P.B.

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BOS, Eileen Isabel July 16, 1928 - November 25, 2016 Passed at Sunrise of Unionville on November 25, 2016 in her 88th year. Loving wife to Cornelius for 59 years. Beloved mother to Susan (Jeff) and Andrew (Bonnie). Will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Jessica, Jackie, Travis, and Brandon. Remembered by her sister Angela (Alan) Beck, her nephew Steven, sister-in-law Carol Brooking, and her niece Kathryn. Predeceased by her brother Robert Brooking. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Sunrise of Unionville. Eileen was a Markham resident for 52 years and touched the lives of many students in her teaching years at Franklin Street and James Robinson Public Schools. Private family memorial will be held at the Grace Church Cemetery Scattering Path at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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