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As a family run business, The Garden Basket hasn’t forgotten how nice it used to be to go to the store and select your own fresh produce, meats, bakery and deli items with the help and warm smile of friendly staff, bakers, butchers, grocery clerks and those produce guys... because they still do it today. These departments along with the wide variety of imported, domestic and organic groceries, Gourmet to Go, organic produce and meats, even fresh flowers, salad bar and sushi bar make this a one stop shopping excursion.

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The Garden Basket sources fresh meats raised on a diet free of any animal by-products and without the use of hormones and antibiotics. They started with one product, whole chickens. Today, The Garden Basket carries over 46 cuts of traditionally raised Chicken, Beef, & Pork under their “100% Brand” and the selection keeps growing. All of their meats are cut fresh on the premises (just like the good old days) and they are able to offer more variety, better quality, and custom cuts for whatever your needs require. From boneless stuffed chicken thighs to their famous in store sausages, or unique cuts such as a flat iron steak, their butchers are always willing and ready to service you. With over 100 years of combined butcher experience, the meat department is definitely a cut above the rest.

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Chaos looms in teacher dispute

Minister of education encourages boards to post information about status of extracurriculars for parents BY KIM ZARZOUR

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The president of York Region’s public elementary teacher federation is predicting a record setting vote in two weeks in favour of strike

action. David Clegg said records are being set across the province as teachers go to the polls to express their anger over the Liberals’ antistrike wage-freeze legislation.

The lowest result was 97 per cent in support of strike and York’s 4,800 elementary teachers, set to vote for the first time in the federation’s history at the same local meeting Oct. 4, are expected to come out

similarly strong, he said. York Region’s high school teachers take their strike votes Monday. It will be up to the unions to See ‘MADE’, page 34.

UP AND OVER FOR TERRY

They say a picture is worth a thousand words — and then some. When James Greenhalgh occupies his regular seat directly above the Toronto Blue Jays’ dugout at the Rogers Centre, he loves to take photographs of the action on the field, purely as a hobby. He has shot close to 10,000 photographs so far this season — although one stands out from the rest. Using his recently purchased Nikon D60 camera equipped with a 55/200 lens, the 37-year-old Markham resident took a photo of Blue Jays’ second baseman Yunel Escobar during last Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox — a photograph that created a whirlwind of controversy earlier this week.

LOVE FOR TEAM The close-up photo of Escobar revealed words in Spanish inscribed on the black anti-glare tape placed under his eyes which read “tu ere maricon”. After doing a Google search and confirming the meaning with a friend who is fluent in Spanish, Greenhalgh was angered to find the words (which translate into English as “you are a faggot”) distasteful and homophobic. He said he struggled with

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A fallen tree branch across the path proves no obstruction for Andy and Yumei Peng and son Aiden, 2, at the Unionville Terry Fox Run Sunday morning. See more photographs inside or check out a gallery of photographs from the event online at yorkregion.com

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Your community. Your choice. The Markham Economist & Sun is on the lookout for the top businesses in Markham, and once again, you’re going to help us find them. Every year, our readers cast their votes for their favourite businesses. From restaurants to travel agencies, pet grooming to private schools, grocery stores to landscaping companies, and everything in between, this is your opportunity to let Markham’s diverse business community — as well as every household — know which local retailers and service providers are leading the pack. Our annual roster of winners will be showcased in a special edition of the newspaper in January, 2013.

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2 more cases of West Nile virus in York Region Two more confirmed human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in York Region. This brings the total number to three as of last Friday. Two men, 45 and 75, in Vaughan and one man, 76, in Newmarket are recovering at home, York associate medical officer of health Dr. Lilian Yuan said Monday. The region no longer discloses specific locations of probable or confirmed cases. “It’s all over York Region,” Dr. Yuan said. In August, a 54-year-old Markham woman was reported as the region’s first probable human case. She is recovering at home in Thornhill and her case has not been confirmed as West Nile virus. Hers is one of six probable human cases in Vaughan, Newmarket and Markham, pending lab testing. Due to an increase in mosquitoes this year caused by hot and humid temperatures that create better breeding conditions, labs are extremely busy and testing time can vary from case to case, Dr. Yuan said. The total number of mosquito pools testing positive for West Nile virus in the region

Flower show Tuesday Enjoy an open house at Markham Horticultural Society’s monthly meeting and Flower Show at 8 p.m. at the Markham Village

Three people are resting at home after contracting West Nile Virus. has doubled to more than 40 in the last month. It’s the highest rate experienced since 2006. “We know the risk is widespread,” Dr. Yuan said. “The pools just confirm that.” Previously, York had two confirmed human cases of West Nile virus, one in 2011 in Vaughan, the other in 2008 in Markham. — L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

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Markham Fair 2012 president Phil Redshaw (left) and general manager John Peco welcome visitors to the Markham Fair on next week Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 27 to 30. Events this year include a high tea pavilion in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and a concert Saturday by popular band Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS). The fun takes place at the Markham Fairgrounds, on McCowan Road at Elgin Mills Road.

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COMMUNITY: 168-year tradition continues Sept. 27

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Old-time favourites return with fair By Amanda Persico

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It’s that time again. Time to gear up for the annual Markham Fair, which is Sept. 27 to 30. In keeping with the 168-year tradition, the fair features old-time favourites such as farm animals, handmade crafts, preserves and baked goods, monster truck demonstrations and farm competitions. That’s the fair’s staple, fair general manager John Peco said. “Those events are why people come out,”

he said. “That’s why we’re here, to celebrate agriculture.” This is your chance to thank a farmer for your meal, he said. “Many don’t have that connection with the land,” Mr. Peco said. “Everyone is so concerned with food security. Local farms is where our food comes from.” This year proved to be both rewarding and challenging for farmers. Due to the warm weather followed by a drop in temperature early in the year, many fruit and orchard farmers lost their crops, Mr. Peco said. The opposite is true for many grain farmers.

4 For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit markhamfair.ca “Climate change brings new weather patterns,” he said. “Every season is a challenge. But a farmer is the eternal optimist.” While tried and true is key, there are some new events taking place this year. In honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, there will be a high tea pavilion featuring traditional British crumpets served on fine china.

There will also be demonstrations by the Canadian Armed Forces and a military tattoo featuring several marching bands and the Governor General’s horse guard. Thursday is York Region school day where hundreds of schools from across the region will have a chance to enjoy the traditional fair as well as special pep rally in the morning. On Saturday, popular band Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS) will take the stage pumping out dance floor beats mixed with ska and jungle music. The band features the sounds of Markham’s Ash Buchultz and Whitchurch-Stouffville’s Jason Parsons.

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COUNCIL Markham Council

Markham Council and Standing Committee meetings take place at the Markham Civic Centre and are open to the public.

COLAB: A Change Lab for Markham

Monday, September 23, 2012 9 a.m. - General Committee 7 p.m. - Planning Committee Public Meeting

20 September to 14 October, 2012

Tuesday, September 24, 2012 9 a.m. – Development Services Committee

OPENING PARTY - All are welcome

Organized by the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College Thursday, 20 September 7 - 9 p.m.

Markham Council has proclaimed September 2012: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

DOORS OPEN MARKHAM

Saturday, 22 September 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Varley Art Gallery of Markham (216 Main Street Unionville) 905.477.9511 • www.varleygallery.ca

September 17 - 23, 2012: Prostate Cancer Week September 25, 2012: Franco-Ontarian Day

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION This notice advises you that construction of the Highway 7 Storm Sewer andSheridanStormwater Management Pond, is scheduled to begin in September and to be completed by November 2012.

September 27 – 30, 2012: Markham Fair Week

NOTICE 2012 COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND MULTI-RESIDENTIAL FINAL TAX BILLS DUE DATES Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Residential Final Tax bills have now been mailed. Payment Due Dates for the Final Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Residential Tax Bills are:

In order to provide for the safe and efficient installation of the sewers, it will be necessary to restrict traffic through the use of temporary road/lane closures within the construction zone, which may result in traffic delays. For further information or clarification about this project, please contact:

October 5, 2012; November 5, 2012; December 5, 2012 PAYMENT OF TAXES may be made by mail, in person at the Markham Civic Centre, and at most financial institutions, bank machines, by telephone or online. Banking fees may apply. After hours tax payments may be made in the drop box at the Thornhill entrance of the Civic Centre, 101 City Centre Boulevard, northwest corner of Warden Avenue and Highway 7. Haven’t received your 2012 tax bill? Want more information? Contact the Markham Tax Office at 905-475-4864 or visit www.markham.ca. Failure to receive a tax bill does not eliminate your responsibility for payment of taxes or the penalty charges in the event of late payment.

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NOTICE OF STUDY The City of Markham has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to identify and prioritize opportunities to improve the management of stormwater within the City. Improvements may be achieved through the retrofit of existing stormwater management (SWM) facilities and/or through the construction of new SWM facilities in areas that are currently lacking appropriate controls. Once the problem is fully documented, a set of alternative solutions will be evaluated and presented to the public and agencies for comment at various points throughout the study. A prioritized list of SWM facilities retrofit and new construction opportunities will be developed. The study will also identify mitigative measures to reduce impacts of the resulting proposed work. A key component of the study will be consultation with interested stakeholders (public, landowners and regulatory agencies). Two Public Information Centres (PIC’s) will be held to provide interested parties with an opportunity to review and discuss issues related to the study. The first PIC is scheduled for the winter of 2012. Details regarding the forthcoming PIC will be advertised in local newspapers and on the City’s website as the study progresses. The study will be conducted as a ‘Schedule B’ project in compliance with the Municipal Engineers Association document “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment,” (October 2000, amended in 2007 & 2011) that will address Phases 1 and 2 of the Class EA Process. We are interested in hearing any comments or input that you may have about this study. Comments and information regarding the study are being collected to assist the City of Markham in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. This material will be maintained on file for use during the study and may be included in study documentation. If you require further information, would like to be added to the mailing list, or have specific comments related to this study, please email your comments to MarkhamPondRetrofitEA@coleengineering.ca or contact: Ms. Cynthia Tam, M. Eng., P. Eng., PMP Environmental Engineer City of Markham Tel: (905) 477-7000 Ext. 2357 E-mail: ctam@markham.ca

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OLDER ADULT WATERCOLOUR PROGRAM Reveal your hidden painting talent. Instructor will assist and help develop painting techniques. Please speak with staff regarding materials. Angus Glen C.C. (Older Adults Centre) Start Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30 | 5 week program: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 10 am - Noon | Ages 55+ | $31.25 Call Dan Lock to register: 905-944-3777 ext. 7127


Police are investigating after a home invasion in Markham Monday afternoon on Clarke Avenue. At about 3 p.m., a woman knocked on an apartment door and waved a piece of paper, which was seen through the peephole by one of the victims. When the door was open, five men forced their way in and assaulted two men. Police are looking for a black man and a Persian man. Both were wearing black-hooded sweatshirts and shorts. There is no description of the other intruders. Call police at 1-866-876-5423.

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Sunday Sept. 23 8am to 3pm at Canine Campus 1 Laidlaw Blvd, Unit 3, Markham Please no pets at this event as it is indoors!

Sponsored by: Shake A Leg Petcare & Canine Campus

Support our Main St. businesses! Please remember to keep visiting Main St. restaurants, shops and services while the area is under construction. These local businesses — which are owned by and employ our neighbours — are vital to the vibrancy of our Markham Village. Let’s show them our support! Colin Campbell, Ward 5 Councillor

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You just know from the bit of chill in the morning air that a few things are a happening. Firstly, it won't be long tiill by baseball wraps up. Not just at Crosb Field, but even for the big guys. Second thing is that pumpkins materialize; lots of them! Third thing is the onset of falll vegetables. And fourth, our men's hockey season gets going. Fifth, Kulam startts nd making his butternut squash soup, an the produce boys (and girl) are peeling and cutting squash for you. Now it's Fall!

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We’ve sold these amazing turkeys now for 23 years. Although the farm has changed hands from father to son, it’s the same growing and processing technique that produces what we — and others — feel are the best turkeys available. What makes them so good? It’s simple, really. Firstly, they eat lots of grain and corn — as much or as little as they want, because they run loose. Add to this a gentler de-feathering process which leaves more of the natural flavour (and the odd feather) with the turkey, and you’ll have a bird which exceeds your expectations without the aid OFF of the artificial enhancements that Butterballs THIS WEEK e-basted turkeys receive. Ours are moist and pre-basted (naturally), tender and full of flavour — and they cook a bit quicker as well. The turkey sizes this year will be a bit larger than most other seasons. Our small Turkeys usually start off at about 14 lbs, but this year it’s looking like 16 lbs. So ... we’ll have them from 16 to 21 lbs, and then some Toms in the 2527 lb range. If it were left entirely up Among our lunch choices this week, we'll have to me, I’d pick the 17-20 lb size. They prime rib sandwiches available for Thursday, just seem to be the most enjoyable at Friday and Saturday. We slow cook our prime the table. Ready to roast! ~ Also, should rib, slice it thin, make mounds of caramelized you wish parts of the turkey, including onion and beauty gravy, and make these 1/3 breasts which are boneless (either plain br lb. size on warm ciabatta buns. stuffed), they’ll be available. or stuf

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WHAT'S BAKING THIS WEEK This week our baking has a bit of a 'fall' accent, and it will be with fresh Pears and Cranberries especially. We'll be making . . .

PEAR AND GINGER MUFFINS Made with candied ginger and diced pears. Regular $1.89 each

PEAR AND GINGER CAKE - This is a divine, moist, spice cake with chunks of pear, candied ginger, toasted pecans and a layer of cooked custard in the middle, then topped with candied ginger and pecan streusel. Regular $24.95 each.

. . . and lastly, we'll have two types of cookies, both of them in individual size and "containers".

RUSTIC PEAR AND CRANBERRY FLAN - This is made in our deep flan pans with a shortbread crust filled with spiced apples, brandied cranberries, pears which have been jacked up with port, and a creamy cheese background. Regular $20.95 each.

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Counting crossing guards

Is it right for the City of Markham to examine whether or not crossing guards are needed during the lunch hour at 37 schools? Yes it is, as long as the review is done with care and with the students’ safety and parents’ wishes in mind. There really should be no sacred cows when it comes to the spending of taxpayers’ money. Money and people can be reallocated elsewhere to make the best use of what we have, rather than having crossing guards where there are no children to guard. Some might argue that if even one child is coming home for lunch and crossing at an intersection near the school, a crossing guard should be there to help them. But is this reasonable? Is it fair for parents and students and some 45 other schools in Markham where crossing guards are only on duty in the morning before school and the afternoon when school lets out? These schools seem to be managing. According to a report presented to city councillors last week, there is a set of criteria that spells out how many children would need to cross

at a given intersection to warrant having a crossing guard. In some of the older areas of town, a different criteria was used. The result is there are some locations where, with a change in demographics as well as fewer students in the younger grades, guards are guarding very few, or in some instances, no children at lunch. This seems to be the norm in many parts of Markham as it is, with both parents working and the days of a stay-at-home parent serving up a hot lunch long gone. If a school is down to just one or two kids heading home for lunch and a TV or video game session, it would make sense to inform all families that there will no longer be a lunch-hour crossing guard with children expected to remain at school for a supervised lunch. Of course, if there are more children crossing at lunch hour, guards are still needed. Let’s let the study be done, consult parents and then try to abide by the findings. Our kids are seeing enough upheaval in their school lives when it comes to their education. Let’s hope we can get it right when it comes to crossing guards.

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t the beginning of this year, I wrote a column stating the MADD York Region chapter was fighting for its existence and needed new volunteers to stay active. At that time, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter had only two positions filled on its executive and was on “life support”. I asked readers “is MADD relevant in our community?” and you responded very positively. The meeting room at the York Regional Police station in Richmond Hill was filled to capacity at the next meeting, with people eager to sign on to participate and ensure the anti-drinking and driving message was heard, loud and clear, across York Region communities. I felt a personal need to help support this group and have been attending monthly meetings to publicize their community events and activities. MADD York Region needs our help again. As chance would have it, the woman who agreed to lead the group

Marney Beck and assume the president role, Dayna Switzer of Richmond Hill, went back to school this fall and can not continue her volunteer duties. Another member of the executive, Paolo Pecchia of Maple, has stepped up to the plate and agreed to take on the president’s job. Other members of the executive are grateful he has agreed to fill this key role. They include Jessica Seymour, a passionate young woman who handles public speaking engagements

with schools and other organizations; Micheline Cassidy, the treasurer; and Margaret Williams, who handles public education and victim support and sits on the national board. Each of these women has had her own tragic interaction with a drunk driver. Jessica lost her leg; Micheline her daughter and Margaret her younger sister. For these women and all other members of the MADD chapter, working to fight drinking driving in the community is more than a cause, it’s a personal fight; a painful passion. And don’t think because of the name Mothers Against Drunk Driving that there are no men backing this group. Navid Afsharian is vice president, Nathan McMillan provides computer and web support and Doug Strong has agreed to assume the court watchdog role, keeping the chapter and national body updated on court proceedings as charged drivers face justice for the mayhem they commit on our roads.

4If you’d like to contact chapter president Paolo Pecchia,e-mail paolopecchia@sympatico.ca But the chapter needs more committed volunteers to make activities and events happen. People such as Allstate Insurance agency manager from Markham, Antoinetta Zambri, who has agreed to be the chapter secretary. In my opinion, the group also needs new blood to ensure the small group of committed members don’t burn out trying to do and be everything. If you can help with office support duties, can volunteer a few hours at public events, would like to participate in a holiday safe ride home project in December or would like to come to a meeting and find out what MADD York Region is all about, consider this your invitation. The next meeting is Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the York Regional Police station in Richmond Hill (on Major Mackenzie, just west of Yonge Street).


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By Janice Lee All end of the world jokes aside, the 2012 Markham Fair certainly has something for everyone, so do your planning accordingly, as you, your family, and friends do not want to miss out! There are four action-packed days of the Markham Fair, and surely there is something here for you to take part in, whether being a child, teen, adult, or senior! Markham Fair is thrilled to welcome back the Motorsports Mania Monster Truck Show. This highoctane show will not only be on Thursday night, but will be also ripping up the race track on Sunday. Be sure to get there early to ensure a seat in the stands, and be ready to cheer on Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, After Shock, and Krazy Train! Thursday will be a great night for local bands, at the Indie Night, follow your ears to Markham’s very own Future History. Everyone looks forward to Friday, the start of the weekend, and the day of some great attractions at the Markham Fair. New this year, if you are in need of some gardening tips, drop by the Agri Food Tent, as Mark Cullen will be there educating Markham Fair goers. The Friday Night Show is back with all its splendour with the President’s Choice Super Dogs. There are 3 chances to catch this tail wagging show! Remember, if you like to dance, check out the Mega Video Screen Dance! Just thinking about Saturday makes you want to get there early! The Baby Contest, and the night belongs to the Demolition Derby! The Crow’s Corral will be off the hook with USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker), be sure to get there early, and have your ID! Markham Fair will also be trying to make a record. Not the scratching kind, but a Guinness World Record, and all to do with the speed of husking corn! The final day at Markham Fair has two special guests, Dreamworks Shrek and Fiona will be meet-

ing and greeting with fans, just follow the odour, I mean ogre! Live music by With the Dudes will be for all ears Sunday afternoon in the Crow’s Corral. Enjoy the sights of the Royal Air Force Marching Band, and if you are one to be stumped with words, check out the children’s spelling bee! You will not have to worry, because there are some events that happen all four days of the Markham Fair, just make sure to check out the schedule to see when and where they may be taking place. From miniature to enormous working breeds, be sure to watch the Cavalcade of Horses trot before your eyes. New this year, Elephant Thoughts is a creative hands on experience where you get to learn the ins and outs of a polar bear, leatherback turtle, or harlequin duck! Looking for some excitement, head over to the Jump action show, where dance crews take stage, and Parkour leaps to limitless bounds. Going strong all four days to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee is the Diamond Jubilee Tea Room which will feature scones, finger sandwiches, and fruit! Be sure to dress according to Fair weather, but do bring your dress hat or fascinator if you desire. Be sure to check out the Make your Own Fascinator/ Crown area in the Tea Room to create your own royal moment! On the weekend, free face painting by the fantastically talented Picasso and friends in the Entertainment Tent. Also on the weekend, if you are between the ages of 6 and 106 check out the Body Zorbs area where you can flip and flop, and not feel a thing! At dusk, be sure to raise your eyes to the sky where you will be amazed by fireworks (Thursday, Friday, & Saturday only)! Of course, there is more to see and do at the Markham Fair, so be sure to check out www. markhamfair.ca or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!


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698 1.9% $691 3.0% $0 †

AT

PER MONTH TAXES, FEES & PDI INCL.

APR 60 MONTHS

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PER MONTH TAXES, FEES & PDI INCL.

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10 reasons to visit Markham Fair in 2012 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2011 Memories

Midway Rides by World’s Finest Shows Monster Truck Madness on Thursday and Sunday Demolition Derby on Saturday Night Old MacDonald’s Farm and Petting Zoo President’s Choice Superdogs Show Homecraft Exhibits – Pies, Quilts, Photography and more Children’s Entertainers – Clowns, Jugglers and more Live Bands Great Food! Free Parking

TEEN TALENT CONTEST

Sept 27, 28, 29 & 30

36th Annual Fiddle Contest

Friday, September 28th Entertainment Tent - 7pm

Dance, Music & Variety

2012

2012

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Cash Prizes & Trophies

Sept 27, 28, 29 & 30

Rules: 1. Must be pre-registered by September 24, 2012. 2. Limited number of entries accepted 3. One performance per entry 4. Must be 13 to 19 years of age as of September 28, 2012.

Saturday, Sept. 29th • Entertainment Tent - 7pm Age Class, Duets, & Championship • Cash Prizes & Trophies

You can Register at fiddlecontest@markhamfair.ca or the day of the Fiddle Contest!

To register or for information only, call Cathy Lee at 905-294-3179 or email teentalent@markhamfair.ca

Each contestant must play a Waltz, Jig and Reel, Breakdown or Hornpipe. An accompanist will be provided for anyone who does not have one. For further information & rules, go to www.markhamfair.ca & look in the Competitions and Contests Section

For Information on Ride All Day Passes, event times & locations visit: www.markhamfair.ca

For information on Ride All Day Passes, event times & locations visit: www.markhamfair.ca

AMBASSADOR CONTEST CHILDREN’S PET SHOW 2012

2012 Sept 27, 28, 29 & 30 The Markham Fair is excited to announce the 2012 Markham Fair Ambassador Competition. The 2012 Ambassador Contest will be held on Thursday September 27. All contestants will be active at the fair on Thursday from 9 am with formal judging occuring at 4 pm and the new team will be chosen at about 7 pm. This is your opportunity to serve your community, receive fabulous prizes, WHICH INCLUDES $2,000.00 to be shared by the winning team, DONATED BY UPPER UNIONVILLE INC. Anyone aged 17-24 (18-25 at time of CNE in Aug 2013) is invited to enter the competition. Ambassadors represent the fair from September 27 to September 30, 2012. As well all entrants must be willing to represent the fair at different community events throughout the year. Please direct all inquires about being a contestant to: Markham Fair Office 905-642-3247.

Name Address Tel #

Contestant Entry Deadline September 25th, 2012

Age

For Information on Ride All Day Passes, event times & locations visit: www.markhamfair.ca

Sept 27, 28, 29 & 30

Friday, Sept. 28th

Entertainment Tent Open to Children 14 years & under

Markham Fair

‘Street Beat’ 18 and under? We want your Markham Fair stories for our new “Street Beat” section in next year’s Official Fair Guide. “Street Beat” is where we hear from you!! If you are 18 and under and are interested in submitting your own Markham Fair related story/pictures to be considered for publication in the 2013 Markham Fair Official Guide then send them to ldonahoe@markhamfair.ca no later than October 31, 2012. Be sure to leave us your name, phone number and email address and indicate whether you would like your name published along with your story. The top 3 stories chosen will be included in the 2013 Official Fair Guide’s new “Street Beat” section and those selected will receive one day free admission to the 2013 Markham Fair including an all day ride pass!! Girls Incorporated® of York Region

Registration - 4:00 - 4:30 pm Judging - 4:30 pm (Pets must be on a leash or in a pet carrier)

Classes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

10. Rabbit With Twitchiest Nose 11. Rabbit With Silkiest Coat Dog With Most Waggly Tail 12. Best Farm Pet - not entered in Dog With Longest Hair classes 1-11 Dog With Curliest Hair 13. Most Unique Pet - not entered in Dog With the Most Spots classes 1-12 Cat With Fluffiest Tail 14. Pet Most Resembling It’s Owner Cat With Softest Coat open to all Cat With Most Interesting Markings 15. Best Dressed Pet - open to all Guinea Pig - Most Attractive 16. Pet With Best Trick - open to all Hamster - One the judge would like to take home 17. Best in Show - Special Award Visit www.markhamfair.ca to print your entry form and bring it to the fair on September 28, 2012 after 3:30 pm. For information on Ride All Day Passes, event times & locations visit: www.markhamfair.ca

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Volunteer Today! Call 905-830-0776 www.girlsincyork.org

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Quality, Service & Value…

®

Just Like The Good Old Days!

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Prices In Effect Thursday, Sept. 20th Until Closing Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 2012

Ontario Fresh

Broccoli

.99

Established 1929

1/2 E PRIC

100% Pork • Traditionally Ra ised

Boneless Pork Leg Roasts

2

$ 88

Bunch

“Fresh From The Tropics!” Super Sweet

2

Passata Sauce

10

4

$ 99

SAVE $2.00

AN LESS THCE I R P 1/2 SAVEB Per lb. 80/L 11.00 /kg $5.

Limit 4 Packages • While Supplies Last

Fresh • Family Pack

Italy

Pork Tenderloins

2

$ 88

HAN LESS T ICE 1/2 PR

$ 99

Case 12x720ml

Product of Italy • Vitale

N LESS THAE IC R 1/2 P

3

$ 49

HAN LESS T ICE 1/2 PR

1L

SAVE $5.10/LB

Per lb. 6.35 /kg

Beretta Farms biotic Free *Hormone & Anti n Free te * Nitrate Free *Glu a * Raised in Canad

Peach, Pear or Apricot Nectar

.99

Per lb. 6.35 /kg

Atlantic Salmon Fillets

Each

t Of **CASE SALE** Produc Pastore

SAVE B $2.50/L

Fresh • Family Pack

Golden Ripe Pineapples

$ 99

• Antibiotic Free • Vege table Grain Fed

E SAV /KG 0 $15.0

Limit 6 Packages

Organic Roast Beef i Organic All Beef Salam en Organic Smoked Chick Italian Turkey Black Forest Ham

/100g

WEDNESDAY 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

THURSDAY 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Hwy. 7

Garden Basket

9th Line

TUESDAY 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

16th Ave.

Markham Rd.

MONDAY 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

McCowan Rd.

REGULAR HOURS:

Kennedy Rd.

9275 Markham Road (at 16th Ave.) • 905-471-0777 • www.thegardenbasket.ca


.69

Royal Gala Apples

1

SAVE .60/LB

$ 49

Per lb. 1.52 /kg

.99

Each

Sunmaid

Raisin Snack Packs

2

$ 49

Per lb. 2.18 /kg

1/2 PRICE

$ 49

14 Packs

Per lb. 3.29 /kg

6

LESS THAN 1/2 PRICE

Hass Avocados

SAVE .50/LB

3

(Back attached)

SAVE $2.00

Organic Kiwi Fruit

1

$ 49 1 lb. Bag

1/2 PRICE

Ontario Fresh Sweet

Grape Cherry Tomatoes

1

SAVE $1.00

$ 99

$ 99

Sweet ’N Juicy

All Natural

Each

Seedless Oranges

2

SAVE $1.00

$ 99 4 lb Bag

Organic Produce... Just Like The Good Old Days! Fresh • Sweet

$ 88

?

Watermelon

Organic White Potatoes

1

SAVE $1.10/LB

Heaping Pint

100% Pork, Traditionally Raised

Beretta • Certified Organic

Pork Cutlets

• Antibiotic Free • Vegetable Grain Fed

5

$ 99

2

$ 99 3 lb Bag

LESS THAN 1/2 PRICE

$ 99

8kg Bag

One Bag Does An Average Yard

400g Bag

5

SAVE $2.00/LB

• Antibiotic Free • Vegetable Grain Fed • Air Chilled

• Antibiotic Free • Hormone Free • Vegetable Grain Fed

4

$ 99

Bone-In Beef Shanks Centre Cut

3

SAVE $2.60/LB

$ 33 Per lb. 7.34 /kg

SAVE UP TO $4.00/LB

$ 99

SAVE $2.00/LB

Per lb. 13.21 /kg

Per lb. 11.00 /kg

Aged For 28 Days Cut From Canada AA Or USDA Select Beef

100% Beef • Traditionally Raised

Per lb. 4.14 /kg

• Antibiotic Free • Hormone Free • Vegetable Grain Fed

Strip Loin Grilling Steaks

6

SAVE $5.00/LB

$ 99

DF GE O

Per lb. 15.41 /kg

D

AY

Deli Meats Sliced To Order... Just Like The Good Old Days!

Schneiders 1890

Baked Ham

1

$ 99

1/2 PRICE

125g Pkg

Ace Bakery • Olive, Red Pepper/Sundried Tomato

Ciabatta Breads

1

SAVE UP TO $1.00

Product of Italy

Buffalo Milk Mozzarella

3

$ 49

Product of Italy • Ferrarini

Dry Cured Prosciutto

1

1/2 PRICE

1/2 PRICE

$ 99

125g

LESS THAN 1/2 PRICE

$ 49 Bunch

Sourdough Breads

2

/100g

In Store

In Store Baked

Each

Premium Bagels SAVE $1.00

Made Fresh Several Times Daily • *Honey Garlic *BBQ

St. Louis Style Pork Ribs

9

$ 99

SAVE $5.00

Extra Large Rack

Maple Danishes

1

1/2 PRICE

Sushi

8 pc California Rolls & 8 pc Salmon

8

SAVE $1.00

450600g

Compliments or Homestyle Premium Cupcakes or Two-Bite Brownies

2

SAVE UP TO $2.00

$ 99

4 Pack

$ 99

Crostata Tortes

$ 99

550g Loaf

$ 99

Homestyle

4

SAVE $1.00

$ 49

1

Leeks

Stonemill Bakehouse

$ 69

5/$ 95

Ontario Fresh

1

$3.00

Lean Ground Beef

Per lb. 13.21 /kg

Gourmet-To-Go® SAVE $2.00

6

$ 99

Per lb. 7.69 /kg

Boneless Sirloin Tip or Cross Rib Roasts

Freshly Baked From Our Own Ovens Daily... Just Like The Good Old Days!

Lawn Fertilizer

4

SAVE $1.90/LB

$ 49

Chicken Thighs

Seedless

2

Per lb. 8.80 /kg

3

100% Beef • Traditionally Raised

Large Cooked Shrimp SAVE

Extra Lean Ground Pork

• Antibiotic Free • Vegetable Grain Fed

100% Chicken • Traditionally Raised

SAVE $3.50

Case 20-22 size

SAVE $2.50/LB

$ 99

Andy Boy Cactus Pears

Red Sheppard or Yellow Bell Peppers

Extra Large Size

• Antibiotic Free • Vegetable Grain Fed

Sweet

Ontario Sweet

.99

Pork Sausages

Thai Gold • 31/40 Size

100% Pork • Traditionally Raised

S

Red, White, Yukon Gold or Baking Potatoes

100% Pork • Traditionally Raised

A

Washington Crisp ’N Sweet

R

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Beef, Chicken & Pork, Traditionally Raised... Just Like The Good Old Days!

4 Pack/ 300g Bag

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THURSDAY, 20TH TO 22ND THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 20TH TO SATURDAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 22ND

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EARLY LEASE TERMINATION HEADQUARTERS

SALE LOCATION

Canada’s Greenest Dealership L O C A L LY O W N E D A N D O P E R AT E D

Getting There. Starts Here.

1288 Millard Street (at Hwy 48), Stouffville, Ontario www.stouffvilletoyota.net

MILLARD ST. GOLF COURSE STOUFFVILLE RD.

HWY 48

905-642-6688 (905) 642-6688

CONVENIENT SERVICE HOURS Monday - Thursday . . 7 am to 8 pm Friday . . . . . . . . 7 am to 6 pm Saturday . . . . . . . 8 am to 4 pm

CONVENIENT SALES HOURS MAIN ST.

Monday - Thursday 9 am to 9 pm Friday . . . . . . . 9 am to 6 pm Saturday . . . . . . 9 am to 6 pm

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INTEREST RATES


SALE EVENT

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH TO SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

all-in lease

191 2.9 0.9 $ 1,000

$

*@

%

%

APR

up to

up to

APR

per month for 60 months when you apply the $750 incentive and $0 down payment. Includes freight and fees. HST extra.

2013 Matrix

AND

750

$

Purchase financing for to 60 months.

Cash Incentive

HWY 5.6L/100 KM (50 MPG)

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

OR

Total Cash Incentives

16,200

ALL-IN $ PRICE FROM

all-in lease

212 212 2.9 0.9 $ 1,000

$

*@

%

APR

per month for 60 months when you apply the $750 incentive and $0 down payment. Includes freight and fees. HST extra.

up to

APR

up to

O R T Y N R E E V D N I

L L

Total Cash Incentives

ALL-IN PRICE FROM

7750 50

AND

Purchase financing for to 48 months.

Lease & Finance Rates

Cash Incentive

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

17,545

$

INC. CASH REBATES +HST

2012 Prius

2012 Prius V

2012 Yaris HB

UC

$

HWY 6.1L/100 KM (46 MPG)

OR

INC. CASH REBATES +HST

%

A

2013 Corolla

Ask About TOYOTA LOYALTY PROGRAM all-in lease

194 2.9 0.9

AS LOW AS

0

%

all-in lease

361*@1.9% $ 2,000

$

%

APR

APR

Purchase financing for to 48 months.

up to

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

OR

Total Cash Incentives

15,415

ALL-IN $ PRICE FROM

APR

+HST

Purchase financing for up to 72 months.

HWY 7.5L/100 KM (38 MPG)

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

29,855

ALL-IN $ PRICE FROM

2013 Venza

AS HIGH AS

0.9%

APR

per month for 60 months. $0 down payment. Includes freight and fees. HST extra.

HWY 5.2L/100 KM (54 MPG)

UP TO 72 MONTHS

Rebates

*@

$

per month for 60 months with $0 Down. Freight and Fees included. HST extra.

%

2012 Sienna

INC. FREIGHT & FEES + HST

2012 Rav4

$8,000

all-in allin lease lease

330 2.9 0.9 all-in lease

344 2.9 0.9

$

*@

%

APR

per month for 60 months with $0 Down. Freight and Fees included. HST extra.

ALL-IN PRICE FROM

APR

Purchase financing for to 36 months.

HWY 3.7L/100 KM (76 MPG)

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

28,865

$

+HST

ALL-IN PRICE FROM

*@

%

APR

per month for 60 months with $0 Down. Freight and Fees included. HST extra.

up to OR

ALL-IN PRICE FROM

all-in allin lease lease

EXTRA

+HST

APR

*@

%

APR

per month for 60 months with $0 Down. Freight and Fees included. HST extra.

Purchase financing up to 60 months.

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

up to OR

%

all-in lease

Purchase financing for 48 months.

*@

%

APR

per month for 60 months. Includes freight and fees. HST extra.

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

38,670

ALL-IN $ PRICE FROM

315 3.9 0.9 $ 1,000

$

APR

HWY 9.2L/100 KM (31 MPG)

Total Cash Incentives

+HST

2012 Camry LE

384 3.9 0.9 $ 1,000 $

*@

%

APR

per month for 60 months. Includes freight and fees. HST extra.

up to

VALUE

OR

APR

Purchase financing up to 48 months.

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

29,460

ALL-IN $ PRICE FROM

270 270*@0.9 0 $ 4,000

$

%

APR

+HST

up to

APR

up to

APR

Purchase financing for to 48 months.

up to AND

1,000

$

Cash Incentive

all-in allin lease lease

362 3.9 1.9

$

Total Cash Incentives

ALL-IN PRICE FROM

+HST

%

APR

APR

28,655

$

*@

%

APR

per month for 60 months with $0 Down. Freight and Fees included. HST extra.

Purchase financing up to 36 months.

Total Cash Incentives

+HST

7750 50

$

Cash Incentive

Total Cash Incentives

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

25,835

ALL-IN $ PRICE FROM

INC. CASH REBATES +HST

Vehicle not exactly as shown

%

all-in allin lease l

3323 23*@0.9% 0% $ 8,000 $

APR

Purchase financing for to 48 months.

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

23,835

ALL-IN $ PRICE FROM

AND

2012 Tundra

HWY 7.7L/100 KM (37 MPG)

OR

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

ALL-IN PRICE FROM

299 3.9 0.9 $ 1,500 $

%

HWY 4.5L/100 KM (63 MPG)

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

25,365

$

*@

per month for 60 months with $0 Down. Freight and Fees included. HST extra.

HWY 5.6L/100 KM (50 MPG)

OR

+HST

%

all-in allin lease lease

up to

HWY 6.9L/100 KM (41 MPG)

OR

2012 Tacoma

2012 Camryy Hybrid y

%

per month for 60 months when you apply the $750 incentive and Purchase financing $0 down payment. Includes freight and fees. HST extra. for to 72 months.

HWY 6.8L/100 KM (42 MPG)

Total Cash Incentives

PACKAGES

all-in lease

%

Ask About TOYOTA LOYALTY PROGRAM

4497 97 3.9 0.9 $ 1,500 $

%

33,410

$

27,660

$

2012 4Runner

HWY 7.3L/100 KM (39 MPG)

Total Cash Incentives

APR

Purchase financing for to 48 months.

HWY 4.3L/100 KM (66 MPG)

435 3.9 0.9 $ 1,500 $

APR

all-in lease

CHOOSE FROM 1 OF 3 IN-DEALERSHIP BIRTHDAY

%

%

per month for 60 months with $0 Down. Freight and Fees included. HST extra.

2012 Highlander

all-in lease

*@

$

%

THURS, FRI AND SAT ONLY

up to OR

APR

Purchase financing uo to 72 months.

HWY 11.0L/100 KM (26 MPG)

Total Cash Incentives

+HST

APR

per month for 60 months. Includes freight and fees. HST extra.

$0 DOWN PAYMENT $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT

27,945

ALL-IN $ PRICE FROM

INC. CASH REBATES +HST

The following lease restrictions apply for each vehicle:100,000 km allowance.2012 Yaris, lease end value $5316, upfront cents per excess km of $.05, at lease end cents per excess km of $.07; 2013 Corolla, lease end value $6334, upfront cents per excess km of $.05, at lease end cents per excess km of $.07; 2013 Matrix, lease end value $6550, upfront cents per excess km of $.05, at lease end cents per excess km of $.07; 2012 Prius, lease end value $10658, upfront cents per excess km of $.07, at lease end cents per excess km of $.10; 2012 Prius V, lease end value $11,151, upfront cents per excess km of $.07, at lease end cents per excess km of $.10; 2012 Camry LE, lease end value $9953, upfront cents per excess km of $.07, at lease end cents per excess km of $.10; 2012 Camry Hybrid, lease end value $10,796, upfront cents per excess km of $.07, at lease end cents per excess km of $.10, ; 2013 Venza, lease end value $11,476, upfront cents per excess km of $.10, at lease end cents per excess km of $.15; 2012 Sienna, lease end value $10,122, upfront cents per excess km of $.07, at lease end cents per excess km of $.10; 2012 Rav4, lease end value $10,442, upfront cents per excess km of $.07, at lease end cents per excess km of $.10; ; 2012 Highlander, lease end value $12036, upfront cents per excess km of $.10, at lease end cents per excess km of $.15; 2012 Tacoma, lease end value $9060, upfront cents per excess km of $.07, at lease end cents per excess km of $.10; 2012 Tundra, lease end value $9435, upfront cents per excess km of $.10, at lease end cents per excess km of $.15; 2012 4Runner , lease end value $14,035, upfront cents per excess km of $.10, at lease end cents per excess km of $.15; Offers valid until October 1st ,2012.Please see Stouffville Toyota for complete details.

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PRE-OWNED

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11,799km • STK#12294 Factory Warranty

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34,600km • STK#P263 Factory Warranty

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$

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Tundra pickup to tow space shuttle on last journey

Metroland Media/Wheelstalk.com Toyota has announced its Tundra full-size pickup truck will tow the space shuttle Endeavour during its final journey to the California Science Center. The Endeavour is to travel a total of 12 miles on October 12 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on city streets to the Science Center, with the Tundra towing the last quarter mile. Tested extensively prior to the announcement, the 2012 Tundra was slated to safely tow the 300,000 pound historic artifact down Bill Robertson Lane in Exposition Park, near downtown Los Angeles, on the final leg of its journey.

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Metroland Media/Wheelstalk.com The third member of the New Generation i30 family makes its world debut next week at the Paris Motor Show. The three-door joins the five-door hatchback and the Tourer to extend the broad appeal of Hyundai’s ‘made for Europe’ C-segment range to an even wider audience. Central to the appeal of the three-door is its distinctive, sporty styling. Incorporating Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ form language, the new model’s sharply-raked beltline, more angular glasshouse silhouette and longer front doors provide it with a more dynamic profile, and the effect is enhanced by changes to front and rear styling. A new, black-finished mesh insert and central bar accentuate Hyundai’s hexagonal grille, which is flanked by new, sportier fog lamp clusters consisting of round spots connected to LED daytime running light strips. The mesh treatment is continued in the clusters, and the front end design is completed by a newly profiled lower bumper. The New Generation i30 three-door retains the positive characteristics of the five-door, providing high standards of quality, equipment and comfort. Drivers will experience European-tuned ride and handling, and can alter the settings of the FLEX STEER system to change steering assistance depending on their preference and prevailing conditions.

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Julia Gartha is a finalist in the CBC’s new reality TV Show, Over the Rainbow, which airs Sundays. She is competing for the chance to play Dorothy in the Canadian stage production of the Wizard of Oz.

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Ms Fitzpatrick has started to gather support for her homegrown Dorothy. Previous to the show beginning, she couldn’t reveal Ms Gartha was a finalist, she said, emphasizing that it is important now to garner support. Ms Fitzpatrick visited the Markham mayor’s office Monday to see if the city will support her bid for the title of Dorothy and is waiting to hear back. With one more year to complete high school, theatre has been a big part of Ms Gartha’s life, performing in productions of Peter Pan, Willy Wonka, Cats and Fame as part of the Unionville Theatre Company. Her biggest inspiration, she says, is her older sister, Isabelle, who was born deaf and attends Alexander Mackenzie High School in Richmond Hill. The musical, starring the winning Dorothy, opens at the Ed Mirvish Theatre this December. The show airs on CBC Sundays. Canadian viewers will be asked to vote for their favourite Dorothy and on Mondays, the two contestants with the least votes will battle it out in a sing-off. The judges will save one and send one home.

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The International Festival of Authors has chosen Markham for the second year in a row as one of its two touring event locations in the GTA. Award-winning Dr. Vincent Lam will be the headlining author for this year’s gathering and will be joined by Marjorie Celona, Ayesha Chatterjee and Chan Koonchung. All are planning to read from their latest releases, accompanied by an informal audience discussion and

book signing. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Another opportunity is being hosted by Mayor Frank Scarpitti dubbed The Mayor’s Hour: “World Cuisine and Wine” Reception where festival-goers who have purchased VIP tickets have the chance to take part in a meet and greet with the authors. The reception will include cuisine with an international theme courtesy of the IFOA 2012 Present-

ing Sponsor: Whole Foods Unionville, and a showcase featuring a visual arts exhibit and performances by YorkSlam performers. The IFOA will hold its exclusive function at the Flato Markham Theatre. It is hosted by the City of Markham in partnership with the Markham Arts Council. Advance tickets are being sold through the arts council at 905947-9054 or by email at info@ markhamartscouncil.com, or from

the Flato Markham Theatre box office at 905-305-SHOW (7469). The Mayor’s Hour and VIP Authors Reception will start at 6 p.m. and includes premium seat-

ing for author readings. Tickets are $65, while the cost is $18 for a ticket to just the author readings. — Jasmine Law

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Notice of Liquor Licence Application The following establishment has applied to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for a liquor licence under the Liquor Licence Act: Application for a Sales Licence WHOLE FOODS MARKET 3997 HIGHWAY #7 MARKHAM (Indoor and outdoor area) Any resident of the municipality may make a written submission as to whether the issuance of the licence is in the public interest having regard to the needs and wishes of the residents. Submissions must be received no later than October 11, 2012. Please include your name, address and telephone number. If a petition is submitted to the Commission, please identify the designated contact person. Note: The AGCO gives the applicant copies of any objections. Anonymous objections are not considered. The personal information gathered is collected under the authority of the Liquor Licence Act. The principal purpose of the collection is to assess eligibility for the issuance of a liquor sales licence. Copies of all objections are given to the applicant. The information may also be disclosed pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Licensing and Registration, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario at the address, telephone numbers or e-mail address listed below. Submissions to be sent to: Licensing and Registration, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, 90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M2N 0A4. Tel: 416-326-8700 OR Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-522-2876. Fax: 416-326-5555. E-mail: licensing@agco.on.ca

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The Markham Economist & Sun is on the lookout for the top businesses in Markham, and once again, you’re going to help us find them. Every year, our readers cast their votes for their favourite businesses. From restaurants to travel agencies, pet grooming to private schools, grocery stores to landscaping companies, and everything in between, this is your opportunity to let Markham’s diverse business community — as well as every household — know which local retailers and service providers are leading the pack. Our annual roster of winners will be showcased in a special edition of the newspaper in January, 2013.

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CONTEST RULES: No purchase necessary. Contest open to Ontario Residents 18 years of age or older. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. One (1) grand prize will be awarded. Approximate retail value of the grand prize is $250.00. Entrants must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question to be declared a winner. Contest closes November 2, 2012 at 5 pm. To enter and for complete contest rules visit the Markham Economist office at 50 McIntosh Drive, Unit 115 in Markham, or visit www.yorkregion.com

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York Region Transit is the first transit agency in Canada to offer riders real-time trip planning on Google Maps. YRT/Viva real-time technology tracks buses by GPS so riders will know when their buses will arrive in changing traffic and

weather conditions. Riders can access the Google Maps trip planner by visiting google.ca/maps and clicking the public transit icon under “get directions”. By entering a starting address and destination, you will receive a trip plan, complete with transfers, walking directions and map. — L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

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SOCCER UMSC REP TRYOUTS Girls Fall/Winter 2012/13 Competitive Tryouts GU18 (born ‘95) - Contact Mark Hoyte @ 416-992-5296 GU17 (born ‘96) - Sept. 20 & 24, 8pm @ Milliken E & Sept. 29, 4pm @ Milliken E GU16 (born ‘97) - Sept. 20 & 24, , 8pm & Sept. 29, 4pm @ Milliken E GU15 (born ‘98) - Sept. 26, 6pm @ Berczy East GU14 R (born ‘99) - Sept. 24 & 26, 6pm @ Milliken E GU14 W (born ‘99) - Sept. 27, 6pm & Sept. 29, 11am @ Berczy W GU13 (born ‘00) - Sept. 26, 6pm @ Milliken E GU12 (born ‘01) - Sept. 25 & 26, 6pm @ Berczy E GU11 (born ‘02) - Sept. 25 & 27, 6pm @ Bill Crothers GU10 (born ‘03) - Sept. 22, 9:30am @ Bill Crothers Sept. 24 & Sept. 27, 6pm @ Bill Crothers GU9 (born ‘04) - Sept. 21 & 25, 6pm @ Bill Crothers Sept. 29, 9:30am @ Bill Crothers GU8 (born ‘05) - Contact Paul Omoghan @ 416-996-0445

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decide what form that strike will take, said Mr. Clegg, the former head of the provincial union. Teachers could walk off the job, he said, leaving it to cabinet to intervene directly, something the recently passed legislation gives it power to do. Should that happen, he said, teachers’ current haphazard withdrawal of volunteer work will intensify, he said, and “chaos will ensue”. Until those votes are taken, the labour dispute is in limbo and teachers are making individual choices whether to continue with sports teams, extracurricular clubs and other extra duties, he said. “McGuinty completely underestimated the damage being inflicted on public education in the province,” he said. “It speaks to the fundamental lack of understanding that it’s the goodwill of teachers that makes the system work.” The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation encouraged its members to wear black this past Tuesday in protest, and on Monday members of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario were urged not to take part in board meetings or anything outside of their classroom duties to mark “McGuinty Mondays”. Students, meanwhile, are mobilizing on social media to protest the loss of their extracurriculars. Students at Stephen Lewis Secondary in Vaughan, Maple High School and Bramalae Secondary spent afternoons chanting outside their schools last week. Richmond Green Secondary School students in Richmond Hill protested yesterday.

“We want the unions and the government to talk. We do not want to be caught in between this political battle,” a Richmond Green Facebook page said. “I don’t want them to be caught in the middle either,” Education Minister Laurel Broten said in an interview Tuesday, “which is why on many occasions I said to the teachers to come directly to me and leave them out of it.” She encouraged students to ask questions and inform themselves on the issues. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there ... and if I can do anything to help I’d be pleased to do that.” At the same time, she suggests school boards post information on the status of extracurricular activities at their schools, to help clear up any confusion parents are feeling. Ms Broten said she is proud of students who are taking a stand. “It’s critically important that they inform themselves of the issues and raise their voice.” “It’s also important, for those just paying attention now, to realize we did make every effort to reach agreement,” she said, pointing to the francophone and Catholic teachers who were able to reach a deal. Teachers need to take a pause on salary increases and end the practice of banking sick days to allow other programs like full-day kindergarten, she said. “We can’t have these expenditures grow year after year.” The legislation passed by the Liberals earlier this month, with help from the Progressive Conservatives, imposes a wage freeze, cuts sick days in half, prevents the banking of sick days and blocks teachers from striking.

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A proposed ban on food waste grinders has been postponed after York Region’s environmental services committee met with strong opposition from industry representatives Wednesday. Plumbers, manufacturers and developers said they were surprised and alarmed to learn York council approved a ban on the installation of new and replacement food waste grinders that was to take effect in November. Council approved a one-year, phased-in implementation plan last November, but many industry insiders claimed they were left in the dark until recently. “We are York-based and we were not consulted,” said David Coffey, general manager of InSinkErator, which is manufactured by the Markham-based Emerson Canada. The company found out from customers about the ban, Mr. Coffey said, adding it was approved based on a misunderstanding of the product. “We are asking for consumer choice,” he said.

The region’s regulatory compliance and policy manager for environmental issues said regional staff’s No. 1 concern about food waste grinders is the potential impact to the sewage collection system. York spends $1 million annually to address fats, oil and grease issues there, Michele Samuels said. Food waste comprises 70 per cent water, Mr. Coffey said, adding his company’s product grinds food waste to particles. “It’s no different than human waste,” he explained. “If the sewage (system) can handle human waste, it can handle food waste, too.” Ms Samuels pointed out the regionwide 84-per-cent participation rate in the green bin program is “the envy of many municipalities”. According to a report, staff have not identified significant benefits to the region or sewage operations at the Duffin Creek plant from permitting food waste grinders. However, high concentrations of organic waste and solids in the sewage collection system can contribute to blocked pipelines, corrosion, odour issues and increased capital and operational costs, Ms Samuels said. A food waste grinder ban is a best prac-

tice to protect York’s sewage infrastructure, she added. Such bans are already in place in Markham, Vaughan and East Gwillimbury, with other York municipalities to follow suit. A similar ban in Durham is expected later this year, Ms Samuels said. The grinders are a convenient and sanitary solution to food waste management, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers technical services director Bruce Rebel argued. “It’s a viable alternative,” Mr. Rebel said. “It’s a tool you need to keep in your arsenal.” Modern dishwashers include the same technology used in these grinders, so people don’t have to pre-rinse dishes, he said. Despite staff citing multiple studies about the efficiency and usefulness of the grinders, including operating cost comparison estimates between wastewater treatSlug Information: Lastman’s Bad Boy STAFF PHOTO/SJOERD WITTEVEEN ment and the green bin program, some Project : Sept WK3 Teaser Ad Ad Size : 5.145 in x 3.062 in regional councillors questioned the ambiInSinkErator general manager David Coffey says Client Lastman’s Bad Boy Publication : Community Teaser guity in:staff’s recommendation of the ban. rather than York Region’s proposed ban, consumFile Name : BB_Community_Teaser Sept 20 Insertion Date : September 20, 2012 The issue was deferredNoMoney to early next year to allow more consultation with the ers should choose whether or not to use food waste grinders in their homes. industry.

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The Chinese Canadian Table Tennis Association has played host to numerous invitational international all-star tournaments in the past. But when the Markham non-profit sport association welcomes the Scotiabank World Junior Circuit Canadian Open to its recently expanded 24,000-squre foot facility Oct. 2 to 6, it promises to be a truly international event. Especially when some of the top under-18 and under-15 year-old players from more than 14 countries are slated to showcase their skills with the paddle. Not to mention it also represents the first time this yearly competition will take place in Canada, said Jeff Lau, association vicepresident. “We’re definitely excited to have this event,” he said. “There will be over 100 players from 14 different countries coming to Markham. Players from South Korea, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, the Czech Republic, Trinidad, Canada and the United States. “It’s a true international event because it’s the World Junior Circuit.” In describing the five-day competition, Lau said it will be divided into two categories with one for juniors 18 years of age and under. The other will be for cadet — those 15 and younger. Within the two age group categories, there will be competitions for boys and girls in team, doubles and singles’ format. The Markham organization earned the right to host the event following discussions

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UNIONVILLE WOMEN’S COFFEE HOUR Well known harpist Eduard Klassen is the special guest musician to launch the new season for the Unionville Women’s Coffee Hour, next Tuesday, September 25th. At the same time, is there anything you ever wanted to know about cucumbers but was

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Seven teams will break the huddle when the York Region Athletic Association’s senior/varsity football program begins next weekend. Seven survivors. Lucky seven. Point of view counts. It is not unusual for the number of participating teams to rise and fall like a cork on the sea from one season to the next. At the junior level, eight teams will suit up for the opening kickoffs. Meanwhile, the senior season is set to kickoff with a Kickoff Classic senior tripleheader on Saturday at Saint Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham.

• Bill Crothers Colts vs. King City Lions, 3 p.m. • Newmarket Raiders vs. Brother Andre Cardinals, 5:30 p.m. • Huron Heights vs. Markham Marauders, 8 p.m. Here’s a brief look at some of the competing senior teams in YRAA this season:

SAINT BROTHER ANDRE CARDINALS Head coach: Trevor Weir. Outlook: “The outlook for the 2012 seniors will be a learning and developing year for them,� Weir said. Burning question: Can a team made up of almost entirely Grade 11 players compete with teams with many older, more experi-

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BILL CROTHERS COLTS Head coach: Kevin Velinore. Outlook: “It should be a good season,� an optimistic Velinore said. “We have members of last year’s junior team moving up to senior, as well as some experienced players from last year’s senior team. As always we look forward to the challenge that is playing in the YRAA, and always look forward to gauging our development as a football program.� Burning question: “When or if we’ll get a chance to play at home this season. As some heavy rain damaged our home field, we will be playing some games at the new field built behind Mount Joy. The excitement

generated by our student population and from the players themselves always helps to bring that extra edge, so we hopefully get a chance to play in front of our home crowd,� Velinore said.

MARKHAM MARAUDERS Head coach: Greg Pritty. Outlook: We are optimistic we can compete for YRAA title. Burning question: Will the permanent transition to a true senior varsity program strengthen as opposed to weaken us, as last year with both teams running we lacked the necessary depth to withstand injuries to our key players especially come playoff time. — with files from Mike Hayakawa

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ST. JOHN, Ruth Isabelle (nee Abernethy) Passed away peacefully at St Joseph's Villa in Dundas on September 16, 2012 at age 85. Loving wife of 58 years to the late Harold St. John who passed away December 2006. Born in Bowmanville, Ontario to James Hogg Abernethy and Emma Pearl (Metcalf) Abernethy. Ruth attended Teachers College (Normal School) in Peterborough where she met Harold and married in 1948. She taught at Ritson Road School for seven years before staying home to raise her three children. Left to celebrate her life, with love and great admiration are her children, Lloyd St. John (Markham), Lorraine (St. John) and Stephen Krawetz (Michigan), Lynne St. John-Peirce and Brian Peirce (Dundas) and her four granddaughters Rhochelle and Alexandra Krawetz and Meghan and Mackenzie Peirce who treasure memories of their Grandma and her quiet wisdom, love of music and laughter. Ruth will be missed by her brother Rae and sister-in-law Muriel Abernethy (Bowmanville), brother/ sister-in-law Max and Reta St. John (Etobicoke), sister-in-law Helen St. John (Sunderland), and her many nieces, nephews and life-long friends. She was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law Harold and Joy Abernethy and brother-in-law Royce St. John. We have been blessed to have Ruth in our lives. She was known for her radiant smile, quick wit, positive attitude, courage and grace. Visitation will take place Monday September 24, 2012 from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. at DIXONGARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main St. North, Markham. Following the service, Ruth will be laid to rest at the St. John Cemetery, Lakeridge Rd, Durham 23, Sunderland. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Hearing Society, the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Cleaning/Janitorial

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YARD/ TENT Sale. September 22nd. 9am-3pm. Rain/ shine. 57 Marion Crescent, Markham. Movies, books, toys, paintings, wool.

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Please join us for an 80th Birthday Celebration in honor of our Mother JESSIE CLARRY Open House Sunday, September 23, 2012 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m Markham District Veteran`s Hall 7 Washington Street, Markham, Ontario L3P 2R3 Best Wishes Only Please

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CONCRETE & PAVING

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INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2013

XV

CROSSTREK

Limited Package shown.

LEASE PAYMENT

298

$

FOR 24 MONTHS*

starting from $26,423*

2,882

$

DOWN*

3.9%

LEASE RATE

GREAT

INCENTIVES EL 12 MODEL IN ON 2012 EMAIN REM

S

2.5XT Limited shown.

3.6R 3.6R Limited L imi t e d Pac k age shown. shown. Package

2013

2.5X

starting from $27,923*

2,611

$

DOWN*

0.9%

LEASE RATE

LEASE PAYMENT

$288 FOR 24 MONTHS*

2013

convenience package

starting from $30,423*

3,808

1.9%

$

DOWN*

JAPANESE ENGINEERED VEHICLES STANDARD WITH

LEASE RATE

Best Mainstream Brand◆

All prices include freight and fees. Excludes HST and licensing. ▲

2013

2.5i LEASE PAYMENT

$338

2.5i

starting from $25,423*

2,932

$

DOWN*

FOR 24 MONTHS*

1.9%

LEASE RATE

LEASE PAYMENT

$268 FOR 24 MONTHS*

Top Safety Pick: 2012 Subaru Lineup.▲ Subaru is the only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety Picks for all models, for the third year in a row.

| www.ontario.subarudealer.ca

Ratings of “Good” are the highest rating awarded for 40-mph frontal offset, 31-mph side-impact and 20-mph rear-impact crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (www.iihs.org). A “Good” rating obtained in all three crash tests plus a “Good” rating in new roof strength testing and the availability of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (Vehicle Dynamics Control) achieves a 2012 Top Safety Pick. ◆Based on ALG’s 2012 Residual Value Award for Best Mainstream Brand. *MSRP of $24,495/$25,995/$23,495/$28,495 on 2013 XV Crosstrek Touring Package (DX1 TP)/Forester 2.5X (DJ1 X0)/Legacy 2.5i (DA1 BP)/Outback 2.5i Convenience Package (DD1 CP). Lease rate of 3.9%/0.9%/1.9%/1.9% for 24/24/24/24 months. Monthly payment is $298/$288/$268/$338 with $2,882/$2,611/$2,932/$3,808 down payment. Option to purchase at end of lease is $17,999/$18,795/$16,802/$19,371. Advertised pricing consists of MSRP plus charges for Freight/PDI ($1,595), Air Tax ($100), Tire Stewardship Levy ($29.20), OMVIC Fee ($5), Dealer Admin ($199). Freight/PDI charge includes a full tank of gas. Taxes, licence, registration and insurance are extra. $0 security deposit. Models shown: 2013 XV Crosstrek Limited Package (DX1 LP) with an MSRP of $28,995. 2013 Forester 2.5XT Limited (DJ2 XTN) with an MSRP of $35,895. 2013 Outback 3.6R Limited Package (DD2 LN6) with an MSRP of $38,495. Dealers may sell or lease for less or may have to order or trade. Offers applicable on approved credit at participating dealers only. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km per year, with excess charged at $0.10/km. Leasing and financing programs available through Subaru Financial Services by TCCI. Other lease and finance rates and terms available; down payment or equivalent trade-in may be required. Vehicles shown solely for purposes of illustration, and may not be equipped exactly as shown. Offers available until September 30, 2012. See your local Subaru dealer for complete program details.

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