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‘Democracy’ bill passes 2nd reading While not supported in Markham council vote, Richmond Hill MPP’s motion getting support BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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York Region’s chairperson is inching closer to being an elected position. Second reading of a private

member’s bill in the legislature was debated and received unanimous support from all three parties Thursday. “York Region has a deficiency in democracy,” said Richmond Hill

MPP Reza Moridi, who tabled the bill. “It has nothing to do with the current chair(person, Bill Fisch); it has to do with bringing democracy to York Region.”

If a final reading is passed, Mr. Moridi’s bill would amend the Municipal Act to dictate that York’s chairperson be elected, as opposed See BILL, page 15.

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For some Markham students, Tuesday is not only back to school, but it will be the first day at a new school. The York Region District School Board has five public schools opening, including two in Markham: Sir John A. Macdonald Public School at 45 Murison Dr. in the Cathedraltown area and Black Walnut Public School at 30 John Allan Cameron St. near Donald Cousens Parkway and 16th Avenue. Elsewhere in York, the board will open Rick Hansen Public School in Aurora, Beynon Fields Public School in Richmond Hill and Wendat Village Public School in Stouffville. “We are looking forward to welcoming students and their families to our new schools and to another successful school year,” board chairperson Anna DeBartolo said. “Every day, our teachers, administrators and support staff work hard to give students the best education possible.” Under the York Catholic District School Board’s umbrella, St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School will welcome 500 students in Stouffville, while St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge will fill with 600 students. See NEW, page 9.

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Gardening expert Mark Cullen, volunteer chairperson of the Trees for Life, an urban tree coalition, espouses the use of Treeazin to save local ash trees from the emerald ash borer. Markham is piloting a project using injected Treeazin in ash trees in Ashton Meadows Park. See story, page 5.

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Council, committee meetings set to resume As students and parents gear up for back to school, Markham councillors head back to council chambers. September marks the start of a new council session. And things start up Sept. 10 with general committee meeting, 9 a.m. There will be a council meeting Sept. 12, 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Markham Civic Centre. City council is also hosting a special workshop Wednesday, Sept. 5 at noon in council chambers to discuss the merits of an integrity

commissioner, a lobbyist registry and council expenses policy. Establishing an integrity commissioner was first tabled more than two years ago by former councillor Erin Shapero. There will also be a Markham Sports, Entertainment and Cultural Centre working committee meeting Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. Reports and agendas can be found the Friday prior to the meeting by visiting markham.ca — Amanda Persico

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here is nothing quite like taking it back to the old school — by that I mean the real old school, so old school that you could almost call it medieval. I’m referring to cooking outdoors, as many of our forefathers did, over an open flame. Ideally, in this case, it should be done near a river, beside a lake, underneath a tree or close to a forest. If all of this natural luxury is not available, a back yard will do. It also helps to be surrounded by your closest friends and relatives with plenty of booze handy, to help everyone appropriately grasp and delve into the old-fashionedness of the event. This custom is almost unheard of in Canada, but in Hungary and much of Eastern Europe, the tradition of cooking outdoors remains common. On a number of occasions, I have partaken in these bogracs and it has remained in my consciousness ever since. When I called Ferenc Sarkozy, owner and head chef of Rhapsody Hungarian Restaurant in Richmond Hill, he laughed heartily — reminiscing about olden days in front of the cauldron the Magyar still use to make their goulash soup. “We used to do this all the time,” he said. “Now, my kid would look at me like I’m crazy if I asked him to do this or eat goulash cooked in this way. He is Canadianized and likes burgers and hot dogs on a barbecue. Even so, I still go out with my brother and closest friends once in a while, but not nearly enough.” For him, cooking outside is not only a great way to be surrounded by your friends, but also a much more interesting way to cook. “When you cook inside, you know exactly what’s going into your food,” he said. “It’s when you get outside that you really feel free and that things change and you create new things. “The recipe can change with the wind. It provides the freedom of choice.” For Mr. Sakozy, the tradition started in his early teens at his cottage in Velence, Balaton, one of the small villages surrounding Hungary’s most popular lake region. “Back in the day before I was a chef, at about 14, that’s what we loved to do,” the 38-year-old Vaughan resident said. “My dad and I would go fishing, catch and clean the fish and cook it all up, whether we barbecued it, made fish soup, fish stew, bean goulash or goulash.” According to Mr. Sarkozy, any good day out starts with some traditional peach palin-

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Cookouts have been part of Hungarian culture for centuries. Meats, fish, vegetables — and palinka — play a part in the majestic feasts. ka, Hungarian for peach schnapps. After that gets the “blood flowing”, the next step is to build a small fire surrounded by round stones. Then the soup, as any should, begins with olive oil and three large onions. Once the onions are sufficiently sautéed, three wooden spoons of dry Hungarian paprika, along with some salt and pepper, should be added. Next comes about two pounds of chopped cubes of beef, three white Hungarian paprika peppers, two tomatoes and two cups of water. The next step must be undertaken with caution, bearing in mind the amount of palinka or flavoured vodka your friends have already ingested. Although there is only one man (always a man in Hungary) who holds the spoon, tastes the soup, controls the ingredients and keeps the wolves from the door, there can be many vegetable choppers.

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Those interested and capable should be recruited to chop up an entire celery and three large carrots. Each should be congratulated with more palinka, according to Mr. Sarkozy. After 30 minutes of cooking, add 1-1/2 litres of water. Next, slow cook a cup of red wine, preferably Hungarian “bull’s blood”, and add it to the stew. The rest is immediately consumed around the fire. Those still able to do so are to cut five large potatoes into cubes.

If you want your stew spicy, a spoonful of chilly paprika can be added. After about one more hour of cooking and testing the meat for preparedness, the stew is ready to serve along with a big loaf of white crusty bread and more wine. When you’re done the mouthwatering stew and all the alcohol in your belly has been soaked up, it is time once again to start drinking and making the ritual post-meal snack, called szalonnasütés, or bacon roasting. For this, a number of sticks are gathered and the tips sharpened to pierce thick bacon slices and a peeled onion. The drippings from this concoction are caught with bread. Once the bacon is slow roasted, it is sliced, placed onto the bread and, if done right, very heartily savored. Please enjoy responsibly and obey all local bylaws, where applicable. Jó étvágyat (Hungarian for bon appetit)!

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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• The emerald ash borer is a highly destructive invasive beetle that was found in Canada in 2002. Cases of emerald ash borer were confirmed in York Region in 2008 and in Markham in 2011; • The beetle is metallic green and its underside is bright emerald green. It is 8.5 to 14 millimetres (about 1/2 inch) long and features an elongated body, flat head and kidneyshaped, black eyes;

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It’s a fact, the emerald ash borer beetle has made its crawly way to Markham. Now, it’s up to the city to save its 16,000 ash trees. Earlier this week, the city launched a pilot project where 20 of the 35 ash trees in Ashton Meadows Park would be treated with TreeAzin, an insecticide that targets the invasive beetle. “Markham is behind the eight ball,” horticultural consultant and founder of Trees For Life, the Urban Tree Canopy Coalition, Mark Cullen said. “(Emerald ash borer) is an old story. But not all trees need to be cut and burned. Ash trees can be saved.” Through the pilot program, 20 trees were selected blindly and were injected with the insecticide. To be successful, affected trees need to be injected at the base every two years. Injections need to be made in July and August, Mr. Cullen said. The pilot project is costing the city about $18,000 over the next six years. Saving the ash trees is part of the city’s plan to double the tree canopy in Markham by 2050. “(Emerald ash borer) is a significant problem,” deputy mayor and Regional Councillor Jack Heath said. “We don’t want 16,000 trees to die. There are some trees on streets and some in parks.” City staff is currently working on an ash tree inventory and a draft emerald ash borer management and strategy plan, which will be presented to council in November. Ash wood is used to make furniture, hardwood floors, baseball bats, tool handles, electric guitars, hockey sticks and other materials that require high strength and resilience. “We need to elevate trees from the ‘nice to have’ idea,” Mr Cullen said. “Trees need to become part of the urban infrastructure.” While Markham establishes its own strategy, the region is ready to remove and replace dead or declining trees along regional roads in Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill later in the fall. For more information, visit markham.ca Join the Conversation. Follow @AmandaPersico on Twitter.

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Here’s a big bulletin and should be front page news: most citizens in this city do not want public money used or the city running this proposed mega-rink facility, period. Anyone to whom I talk — I volunteer and know many in Markham — doesn’t want this, plain and simple. It’s been said many times already, if it’s such a great deal, let Mr. Roustan and his corporate pals step up with all the cash. Fill your boots, boys. They pay for and build it, the city collects the property taxes as usual, no sweet deals. Referendum now.

Burying one’s head in asphalt on transit Re: News flash: villagers don’t ride TTC buses, letter to the editor, Aug. 25. My jaw literally dropped as I read D. Evans’ ill-informed screed against public transit in Markham. It’s amazing to me that in this era of massive congestion in Markham, when it can take a full hour or more to get from Ninth Line to the closest subway stop during a weekday morning, that there are still people out there opposed to reducing car traffic. The fact we see one empty TTC bus on our streets signals the beginning of “empty, filthy, tax-sucking transit” Torontonian encroachment into Markham? I ask D. Evans, what about the vast sea of one-occupant vehicles that flood the streets of our fair city? Have you spoken for all of us in Markham? Certainly not me. “This is our choice”? Not mine. I do not like having to drive my car to get to the bookstore. I do not like having to drive my car for at least 10 minutes to get to the nearest restaurant or grocery store. I do not enjoy suffering under plumes of exhaust from you or any other person’s car just because you claim citizens have “spoken”. You do not speak for me and a contingent of other Markhamites who see a smart, urban and transitpositive future. I am appalled The Economist & Sun would even publish a comment like “there are no poor people living in the Village of Markham”. Though I sense an attempt at satire in D. Evans’ letter (at least, I hope), it is a weak one and thus utterly insulting, especially considering how much time and space The Economist & Sun has spent on reporting about ever-growing food bank usage. Does the fact soaring house prices mean Markham is populated by rich families? No, in fact, it may mean the opposite: so many families are being crushed by impossible mortgages and an untenable housing market that they may have to turn to transit to cut costs and eke out a living. It’s sad to see people keep

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‘Tax-sucking’ buses don’t suck Re: News flash: villagers don’t ride TTC buses, letter to the editor, Aug. 25. I was disappointed to read D. Evans’ letter as it reflects misconceptions about transit and the people who use it. To suggest only “poor people” use public transit is not only wrong, but smacks of elitism. (Although based on the tone of the letter, it appears this is precisely what the letter writer was striving for.) There are many reasons why individuals choose public transit over driving. While affordability can factor into this decision, other reasons contribute as well, including convenience, efficiency and conscience. I am also unsure how a bus that can transport literally dozens of people at a time can be described as “filthy” compared

to the environmental impact of untold numbers of vehicles carting around “bubblewrapped children [who] are afraid of public transit”. I can understand longtime residents wishing the Markham they knew wouldn’t change, but this is unrealistic. Growth is happening and there are no signs it will abate any time soon. As a newer resident, I am heartened to hear more public transit options are being made available. While the buses the letter writer observed may be empty now, greater public awareness may result in improved ridership. I happily welcome more “tax-sucking” buses on our streets if it lessens gridlock, as this is the price I am willing to pay for a more liveable city.

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is over half a mlllion dollars” and “we all have cars”. Notwithstanding the fact in the last week of August most people are on vacation and school is still out, I take offence at his generalization all people who live in his “sleepy little suburb” are too wealthy to require transit. No doubt his parents are spinning in their graves, as D. Evans puts it, but I might wonder if it’s more at his narrowminded, self-centred stance. Who serves your coffee, D. Evans? Who stocks the shelves of the grocery stores? Who fixes your car? Are all these people living in expensive homes in your “village”? If D. Evans wants a sleepy village with no transit, he’s going to have to look alot farther than 35 kilometres from the heart of Toronto. Wake up and smell the coffee.

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Re: News flash: villagers don’t ride TTC buses, letter to the editor, Aug. 25. D. Evans was apalled that Markham has wasted money on local transit as “there are no poor people in Markham”; “the average house price here

Re: Report in sync with arena plans, Aug. 25. How about not publishing a fluffy, well-placed article about a great government study report document, and report the overwhelming reality of public opinion in this city.

Re: Report in sync with arena plans, Aug. 25. I am delighted to read this report “supports all we have been saying about the arena”, according to Mayor Frank Scarpitti. Why should all the many readers who have written negatively about the proposed financial structure cheer? Because, if indeed the many risks involved in running an NHL hockey team, including acquiring a franchise, U.S. dollar currency risks and a supportive and well-heeled population base, have all abated, there is clearly no need for taxpayers to be involved at all. Surely if the esteemed Conference Board of Canada thinks there will be sufficient demand to support an NHL team, the private sector will soon be lining up at the civic centre to finance, build and operate it. Markham staff may have to give out tickets for a place in line. We are constantly told by city staff and our councillors “there is no deal as yet”, so let’s have a bidding war. Please, turn this thing over to the private sector where it belongs Frank, and get Markham taxpayers off the hook for the myriad risks involved. With this report, the timing is right.

Mike Gannon MARKHAM

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continued to rise, particularly in single-family homes, RBC senior economist Robert Hogue said. These increases have contributed to the erosion of housing affordability so far this year, Mr. Hogue concluded. The share of household income needed to cover the costs of owning a two-storey home at market prices in the GTA rose to 63.9 per cent in the second quarter this year, from 62.8 per cent in the first quarter, he said.

INTEREST RATES TO ‘NORMALIZE’ Similarly, the measure for standard detached bungalows rose 0.9 percentage points, to 54.5 per cent, and the measure for standard condominiums inched up by 0.3 percentage points, to 34.8 per cent. Vancouver remains the least affordable market in Canada, the report stated. The main factor threatening affordability is an increase in mortgage interest rates, Mr. Hogue said. RBC expects the Bank of Canada to start normalizing its interest rate policy early next year, assuming the European crisis remains contained and United States fiscal challenges are addressed, he said. RBC anticipates the central bank will proceed at a gradual pace and household income will continue to grow, he said.

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You could face hefty fines starting this week if you are caught breaking traffic laws in one of the region’s 57 community safety zones. The newly implemented zones are designated on regional roadways near schools, day-care centres, retirement residences and other high collision locations. While laws and speed limits remain the same, fines are increased for motorists. In general, fines will double, said Steve Kemp, York’s director of traffic management

and intelligent transportation systems. For example, a regular speeding ticket for going 20 km/h over the speed limit is $95 (not including victim fine surcharge for the court). In a community safety zone, the same offence will be fined $180, Mr. Kemp said. He said the program is permanent and will be enforced 24/7, 365 days a year, even when school is not in operation. It’s part of the region’s pedestrian safety campaign — “I need to feel safe” — to improve pedestrian safety in places where children and young people frequently walk.

Road signs are currently being installed and are covered with garbage bags. They will be uncovered Tuesday, when changes are effective as most students return to school.

Ecole secondaire Richmond Hill will also open. The regional Ontario French school board facility at the site of the former Richmond Hill High School will serve students from Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, King, Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury and Whitchurch-Stouffville. While it won’t be the first day of lessons at St. Michael Catholic Academy in Thornhill and Holy Name Catholic Elementary School in King City, students will be returning to

newly reconstructed facilities. St. Michael’s new state-of-the-art facility on Simonston Boulevard in MarkhamThornhill, features academic and arts wings and offers the board’s only elementary regional arts program. Holy Name’s expansion will be used to host the full-day kindergarten program being introduced this year. The French immersion program will also be at St. Elizabeth Seton in Newmarket, St. Brendan in Stouffville and St. Anthony in Thornhill.

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Sutton Group Town & Country Realty Ltd. Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

Have a Safe and Happy Labour Day Weekend

Beautiful Vinegar Hill, end unit, Freehold Townhouse. 407 and Markham Road. Extra large corner lot with huge wrap around backyard. Prime location across from park. Fresh paint T/O. Brand new high efficiency furnace and A/C. Central Vac. Beautiful hardwood T/O 2 floors. 3 bedrooms and large den on second floor. 3 bath. Finished basement with wet bar.

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Uxbridge location, gorgeous pool area, 3+1 Bedroom. W/o to Deck & patio. New central air, main flr. laundry, interlocking patio, newer shingles, direct access from garage to house.

All-Stars Realtly Inc., Brokerage

www.johnpollard.ca

OHN POLLARD Sale Representative

905 477-0011

1.800 618-1614

$1,070,000

YOUR CHANCE TO MOVE TO STOUFFVILLE FOR ONLY $299,000

8.56 Acres good workable land with pond, large workshop with Hydro, loft & lean to. Great for mechanic, trucker or hobby farm. 3 bedroom home move in condition. Fireplace, central air & in ground pool. Asking only

ALAN ELSON

www.homesforsalebuylena.com

Detached Home, All Brick, 2910 Sq Ft. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Ensuite, Hardwood Floors, Crown Moldings, Main Floor Office, Main Floor Laundry, Two Separate Staircase down to Unspoiled Basement, Irregular Lot with Big Yard, Interlocked Driveway and much more. You won’t be disappointed. It’s A Must See Immaculate House Ready to Move In

3 Bedrooms, separate dining room, large kitchen with oak cupboards, living room with wood burning airtight stove, attached garage currently used as workshop.

$299,000

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

905.640.3131

Gorgeous custom built exec raised bungalow in highly sought - after Honey Harbour Heights on 1.9 acres overlooking Lake Scugog. Features included circular drive, over 4000 sq ft of finished living space, open concept dream kitchen, huge greatroom with fireplace and dining room, hardwood flooring, double French doors, wonderful natural light and so much more. Asking

SA OPE TU N RA HO Y 1 US -4 E PM

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CORI HOWIE**

**Broker *Sales Representative

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE!! ~ $589,000

53 CAWKERS COVE RD., PORT PERRY

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MARKHAM Real Estate

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2012


NEW LISTING

#3 in Canada January to June 2012 for Century 21 HAVE A SAFE LABOUR DAY WEEKEND!

905-477-7785

www.sylviamorris.com

50 FIRBANK LANE, STOUFFVILLE

Leading Edge Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF UNIONVILLE IN NIAGARA ON THE LAKE

5 Yrs New Totally Upgraded Fieldgate Townhome Linked By Garage Only. Approx 1587 Sqft. Large Master Ensuite, Large Family Rm Overlooking Kitchen. Professionaly Landscaped. Mins To GO Train To Downtown. $439,800

FOR LEASE & FOR SALE

28 COTTONTAIL AVE, MARKHAM

GIGI XU 普通話和廣東話 Sales Representative

CAROLYN PANNELL Sales Representative

14 EUREKA ST, UNIONVILLE Walk to Main St Unionville, century home, newer kitchen, great lot, 2 bdrms could be converted to 3, lots of upgrds, suitable for 1st $577,990 time buyers.

Beautiful home in Legacy, built by Wycliff, approx. 4105 sqft of luxury. Wrap around verandah, solid oak staircase, 9’ ceilings on main floor, huge gourmet kitchen with walkout. Walk to shopping, schools & parks. $899,000 Minutes to 407 to Toronto.

30 DICKSON HILL RD RD., MARKHAM

1/2 acre property, absolutely gorgeous, 6 yrs new, bungaloft, approx 5,000 sqft of living space, walk-out bsmt finished for in-law/nanny, approx $380,000 spent on upgrds. $1,298,000

NEW LISTING

206 MAIN ST, UNIONVILLE

Landmark property, The Stiver House, one of the oldest buildings on historic Main St, Unionville with huge addition, built 1829, approx 0.5 acre of property. Could run 6 businesses $2,895,000 from bldg, lots of parking.

144 MAIN ST, UNIONVILLE

Fantastic investment! Historic Main St Unionville, 3 flrs - all have separate entrances, totally reno’d, 12 parking spots, income generating bldg, 1st & 2nd flr - total 2400 sqft, could live on 2nd flr - 2 bdrms. $1,198,000

NEW LISTING

61 TOWN CENTRE BLVD, STE 208, TORONTO

1st Time Buyers Dream. Mins To Subway and Scarborough Town Centre. Fantastic Condo. 2 Bdrs, 2 Baths. Tons Of Upgrades, Shows Like A Model. $274,800

81 MAIN ST MARKHAM SOUTH

Fantastic Investment, Hwy 48 South Of Hwy 7, Lrg Deck, Note Lot Size, Sides To Rouge St, Small In-Law Apt In Bsmt, 3 Bdrms, Eat-In Kitchen, Very Private, Ideal For Investor Or 1st Time Buyer, Mins To 407 & Main St Markham. $468,000

FOR LEASE

NEW PRICE

9 YORKTON BLVD, UNIONVILLE

Kylemore built, luxury 2-storey family home w/computer loft, mins to the prestigious York Downs Golf & Country Club, walking distance to Historic Main Street, Unionville. $1,139,000

14 SNOWCREEK ST, MARKHAM

Stunning Detached Home In Cornell, Approx 2,700 Sq ft, $$$ Spent In Upgrds, 9’ Ceilings, Kitchen: Upgraded Cabinets W/42’ Uppers,Full Depth Pantry, Upgraded Ceramic Flrs & S/S Appliances, Oak Flrs In Living/Dining & Family Rms, Prof Landscaped Backyard W/Stone Patio. Just Move In & Enjoy! $675,000 OR $2,100/MTH

NEW PRICE

7635 HIGHWAY 7 E, MARKHAM 2 Acre Property Mins East Of Markham - Locust Hill. One Of A Kind With Unbelievable Home + Workshops, Sep. Building With Apartment. Fantastic Investment, Must See! $849,900

EUREKACRES, ST, UNIONVILLE 214 BURWELL MARKHAM

?? Definitely one-of-a-kind, totally updated, 1st flr & bsmt addition, $50,000 kitchen, sep entrance to potential in-law/nanny quarters, walk to Main St Markham, upgrades galore. $599,000

14MAIN EUREKA ST, UNIONVILLE 157 ST UNIONVILLE, #101

?? Fantastic Space On Historic Main St Unionville, Very Desirable Location, Walk To Restaurants, Toogood Pond, Etc., 1st Flr Space, Retail Only, In Brand New Bldg, Avail Immed, Approx 835 Sqft, Balcony, Parking At Back Of Bldg. Call L/A For Other Info. Price + Hst + Utilities. $3,000/MTH

19 JAMES MCCULLOUGH RD, STOUFFVILLE Totally updated, semi, approx 1,500 sqft, approx 6 months new, built by Starlane Homes, prof landscaped. For your fussiest buyer. $449,900 NEW PRICE

EUREKA CRT, ST, UNIONVILLE 914 WILCLIFF MARKHAM

?? Fantastic family home, great location, perfect for children, 9’ ceilings, hardwood main floor, lower level perfect for in-law/nanny, lots of upgrds, mins to schools & parks. $569,000

Moving up or down?

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55 FA CH LL RI S ST W IN AY A

NEW LISTING - SWAN LAKE BUNGALOFT W FIN BSMT

Justmovein-beautifulENDUNITMeadowlarkwloft&mostlyfinishedbasement.Bigextra Scan for more info window in dining room - this is a bright bungalow w soaring cathedral ceilings & skylights! 2 main flr br, 2 full baths on main, main flr lndry. Loft has fam rm + bath. Basement has pictures at great rec room or guest quarters. Next to visitor parking. Natural gas bbq hookup. Private deck w awning.All ext maint done for you, 24 hr security, resort like amenities!

www.TeamParker.ca

ST . 87 CO DL IN

PREMIUM LOT, PREMIUM HOUSE - BACKS TO PARK

Ultimate privacy, spend lazy days in a hammock listening to the wind in the trees on this quiet street in prestigious Rouge River Estates - minutes from 407, walking distance to shops & transit. Beautifully maintained 4 br home, formal living & dining rms, bright-eat in kit w huge pantry, adjoining fam rm w gas fp overlooks yard. Large master w w/i closet & ensuite w corner tub & sep shower stall. Partly fin bsmt has ‘look out’ above grade windows - very bright. Great curb appeal - parks 4 cars, interlocked walk. Huge yard w deck, trees & private green views.

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The ease of condo living, but with your own basement, garage, and walk-out to patio Approx 2200 sf of luxury living. Main flr master, office, living/dining & kit. 2nd flr guest br/bath & fam rm. Granite, hrdwd & more. All exterior maint done for you!

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NEW LISTING - 2 RAYMERVILLE SLEEK,STYLISH BUNGALOFT IN SWAN LAKE

Bright & spacious 2 br, 2 bath apartment. West facing, walls of windows, nestled in the treeline w garden & sunset views.Sunny balcony. Parquet & ceramic floor in ‘house sized’ principal rooms. Locker + Parking. Great building in heart of Markham - walk to GO, Mall, Schools, Loblaws!

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To list or purchase a home, call a local realtor who advertises in Markham/Stouffville Real Estate... and get fast, professional service!

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Real Estate Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, 2

SYLVIA MORRIS*

LIKE A BUNGALOW IN THE SKY W TREETOP VIEWS!

Feels like a house w the convenience of condo living - within Markham’s most luxurious building, sought after ‘Hunt Club’ - hotel-like amenities including concierge, indr & outdr pools, tennis, exercise, billiards, squash & more. Eat-in kitchen, large living & dining rooms, 2 br (each w own ensuite) + den, powder room & big laundry rm. Big balcony w spectacular south views. Parking & locker incl. Walk to Mall & GO!


4 Acre Estate, Custom Built 4 Bedrm 4,000+, Designer Kitchen W/Built In Appliances, Centre Island, Granite Counters, Pot Lights. Ext Family Rm W/Gas Fireplace,Huge Master Br W/Sitting Area , Marble Floors,Skylight . Small Business/Daycare zoned

PRAVISHA NAGARETNAM* Off: (416) 987-8000 Dir: (416) 727-7686

FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE REQUIREMENTS

COMMERCIAL LEA LEASE/SALE EASE EA SE/SALE SE

15 Karachi Dr #2 Markham ~ Location! Location! Location! Amazing Visibilty From Markham Rd. Strategic Ground Floor for Walk In Traffic in Busy Commercial Plaza. Great Opportunity for Small Business, Lots of Parking. Close to Steeles & Hwy 407. For all Office & Retail Related Use. Can be Combined with Unit 1.

PRAVISHA NAGARETNAM* Off: (416) 987-8000 Dir: (416) 727-7686

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Karen Harvey Broker

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ANIL SIKKA* Off: (905) 477-5200 Dir: (416) 871-0388 anil@TechnoflowCanada.com

HomeLife Dreams Realty Inc., Brokerage

Independently Owned and Operated

ANITA WOO** (905)300.3000 (416)399.8089 Cell

cityplusrealty.ca

43 CHURCH STREET

Sales Representative

Derek Houghton

Broker of Record

SCAN FOR MORE INFO

46 JOHN LYONS

OPEN HOUSE TUES SEPT 4, 11-1

OPEN HOUSE THURS SEPT 6, 11-1

END UN UNIT IT EXE EXECUT CUTIVE IVE TO TOWNH WNHOME OME UN UNION EXECUTIVE TOWNHOME UNIONVILLE ~ $798,000 On premium lot, 2365 sq ft of luxury, 3 bedrooms, hardwood floors and quality broadloom, w/o to balcony from dining room, granite counter in kitchen. 2 fireplaces & w/o to exquisite garden from media room. Approx $150,000 in upgrades. See this stunning home with Sylvia Houghton*, 905-947-9300. www.SylviaHoughton.ca P.S. Walk to Village Grocer!!! 14 GRUBIN AVE

SHOWN TO PERFECTION ~ STOUFFVILLE ~ $638,800

Just move in and enjoy! Great family home features 4 bdrms, 5 washrms, hdwd flrs on main and 2nd level, hdwd staircase, open concept kit/ family rm, B/I cabinetry in Fam Rm, bright and spacious prof. fin bsmt, Cal. shutters. See it today with Sylvia Houghton* or Karen Harvey**, 905-947-9300. www.SylviaHoughton.ca RE/MAX CLASSIC PROPERTIES INC., Brokerage shought@rogers.com • www.sylviahoughton.ca

MARKHAM THE ‘ART SHOPPE’ ON JOHN LYONS ~ 60’X110’ LOT ~ $848,000 ~ A “10” Fabulous Home, Fabulous Location, 4 bedrooms, main floor library. Marble entranceway, hdwd floors, capped doorways. Main floor family room, 2 fireplaces, California shutters. French doors, pot lights, hdwd floors, fenced yard with pond, gazebo. See this fine home with Sylvia Houghton*, 905-947-9300. www.SylviaHoughton.ca 1 CAMPBELL COURT

WANT SPACE? PRIVACY? BUT CLOSE TO EVERYTHING? ~ $1,888,000 ~ 3 ACRES

2 properties, one to live in, one for a business/studio or extended family or rent out for extra income. Main house has 4 bedrooms and three washrooms. A classy home too. Second dwelling has 2 bedrooms. Pretty treed ravine setting. Call Sylvia Houghton* to view, 905-947-9300. www.SylviaHoughton.ca

* Sales Representative ** Broker Some Conditions Apply Not intended to solicit properties already listed for sale

HOTListings *SALES REPRESENTATIVE SENTATIVE **BROKER 135 SUNNYRIDGE AVE., STOUFFVILLE SECLUDED 10 AC. PROPERTY O SA PEN T H 2- OU 4 S PM E

14 ISABELLA GARDEN LANE

$1,750,000 •Located at Woodbine & Stouffville Road. 5 Minutes to Highway 404. •Impressive 4 Bdrms Masterpiece, + finished lower level with Theatre Room & Sauna •Brand New Top Of The Line Appliances in Kitchen and heated floor bath •Over $500K renovation & improvement. Must See!

Sales Representative

Sylvia Houghton

53 KYLEMORE WAY

REALTOR

PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY:

David Houghton

$525,000

$529,000

• All brick 4 bedroom & 4 washroom • Finished basement with 2nd kitchen • Hardwood thru-out entire home • California shutters & upgraded light fixtures

RHONDA HAZLEWOOD* Off: (905) 471-2121 Dir: (416) 908-3255 www.rhondahelps.ca

LEADING EDGE REALTY INC., Brokerage

A *WOW* IN WISMER

$759,800 • Stunning 4 Bedroom home in Wismer Commons • Close to great schools/many amenities • Plenty of gleaming Hardwood to enjoy • Main Floor Laundry/Indoor Garage Access • Premium 50í Lot (Covered Porch) fronting to Greenspace

SEBASTIAN COPPA* (905) 471-2121 scoppa@trebnet.com

CENTURY 21 LEADING EDGE REALTY INC., Brokerage

NOT A ‘COOKIE CUTTER’ HOUSE! • Loaded with charm and character in the heart of old Markham • Stunning “Chef’s” kitchen, main floor family room • Walk to Main St., schools and the GO Train... absolute perfection!

KAREN MACDONALD* MURRAY MACFARLANE** CENTURY 21 LEADING EDGE REALTY INC., Brokerage (905) 471-2121 816 CORNELL ROUGE BLVD, MARKHAM

$457,900

$739,900

$539,000 • Popular “Country Lane” Tenth & Hoover Park • 4 Bdrm W/9’ ceilings & Hardwood thru Main Flr. • Gourmet Style Kitchen & Appliances • Sides to Green Space, Gotta see this one!!!!

LINDA DAVIS* Off: (905) 477-0011 Dir: (416) 895-8113 linda_davis@rogers.com

All-StarsRealtyInc., Brokerage

SECLUDED 2 ACRE EXECUTIVE

• Bright Sun Filled 3 Bedroom/3Wr all brick 3 Storey SemiDetached • Madison Homes 2000Sq. “Stonefield” Model with Main Floor Laundry • Oak Strip Hardwood Floors, Two Sided Fireplace, Breakfast Area • Entrance from Single Car Garage, W/O to deck from Breakfast Area

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www.corapeirson.com

CORA PEIRSON* (905) 852-3050 TOLL FREE 1-877-852-3050

Long winding treed driveway, 2 manicured ponds + stream, 3000 sq ft house, 4 beds, 3 baths, Large eat-in kitchen, Main floor office and laundry. Walkout basement. Oversized 2 car garage.12mins from Uxbridge.

CORA PEIRSON* (905) 852-3050 TOLL FREE 1-877-852-3050 www.corapeirson.com

RoyalLePageFrank RealEstate,Brokerage

PRESTIGIOUS FOXFIRE ESTATES, UXBRIDGE

$999,900

$729,900 * Imposing home in S/W Uxbridge, Separate Cottage/workshop. Paved circular Driveway, on 2 acres, minutes to town. * 4 beds, 3 baths, finished lower walkout level with 5th bedroom, rec room and office. * Large living room w/ 9ft ceilings, separate elegant dining room. Spacious eat-in country kitchen with w/o.N2342414

TREVOR JOHNSTON*, ABR, SRES (416) 882-2056

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RoyalLePageFrank RealEstate,Brokerage

* Fabulous 4 bed, executive home (3930sq ft) on treed 3.5 acres * 2 storey vaulted ceiling in living rm, mn flr family rm w/ solarium * Fabulous Kitchen with granite, centre island, porcelain floors, etc. Large master w/ensuite and walk-in closet. * Oversized 3 car garage.

CORA PEIRSON* (905) 852-3050 TOLL FREE 1-877-852-3050 www.corapeirson.com

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HOT Listings

VISIT US AT www.sylviahoughton.ca | 905-947-9300


Independently Owned and Operated Brokerage

Markham/Unionville (905)

Stouffville

940-4180

(905)

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MICHELE & FRANK JAGO* STOUFFVILLE (905) 642 6333 UNIONVILLE (905) 940 4180 mjago@trebnet.com Proud to be part of Your Community

HOME FEATURED AT WWW.JAGOHOMES.COM WITH A LINK TO ALL MLS LISTINGS NEW PRICE!!! $304,800 (ALSO FOR LEASE)

Hugh Barnsley*, B.Sc. for a GOOD DEAL MORE Direct: 416.464.5623 Off: 905.940.4180 30+ Years Property Related Experience

www.hughbarnsley.com

2163 sq. ft. ground floor condo minutes to 400 series highways, walking distance of TTC. 100% executive office. Inviting reception, timeless interior design with 6 perimeter windowed private offices + impressive vaulted ceiling open area. Buy for yourself or as investment – current occupant willing to remain with 3 yr lease paying purchaser over 6% net return. Asking $379,000 Call now!

91 ANDERSON AVE. #12 ~ ATTN: INVESTORS OR USERS Versatile feature packed indust/office unit flexibly designed of interest to owner user, or owner+tenant or investor.Allocate office bias dnstairs/upstairs to suit! Base area 1343 sq ft. + legal 2nd flr 1085 sq. ft . 3 sep. entrances/3 wshrms/3 subplns. Call Hugh for floor plans. photos, … your viewing! DEAL READY!

LEM

A HOUSE SOLD NAME 905-940-4180 "Award of Excellence Lifetime 2011"

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL UNIT FOR SALE

OPPORTUNITY REMAINS!!! FOR LEASE

305 Renfrew Dr. #101A Woodbine/#7. Ideal for business professional - 1600 sq. ft. office in unique “residentially styled” commercial complex. Renovated, open plan, windowed panorama with courtyard + main entry access. Good parking. Great price! $9.90/ft. net. DEAL READY!

Prime Location Birchmount & 14th Ave!! Approx. 1100 Square feet!! *Upgraded Hydro – 225 Amp* Features Two Private Offices/ Work Areas, Reception Area, Large Open Work Space (Lab) and 2 Washrooms. Easy Access to Hwy 407 & 404!! Call Michelle Gerrard or Anne Cairns for more info today!!

MICHELLE GERRARD* & ANNE CAIRNS* Sales Representatives

905-940-4180

or Toronto Line 416-502-2866

For Lease - 3026 Bur Oak Ave lower. Open plan, garage. Perfect for senior/ singles.Asking $985 +. Sorry LEASED in 6 days.

16 RAE CRES., UNIONVILLE $9 98 ,9 00

Sought After Quiet Unionville Cres. Prestigious & Unique 5 Bedrm Executive House. 3067 Sq. Ft., Large Spacious Rooms. Thruout. Spectacular Premium Mature Treed Lot with Inground Pool/Cabana. New Roof, Furnace, Air, Front Windows, Patio Dr. Close to Wm. Berczy School, Toogood Pond/ Park, Main Street. Call and Ask for Donna Lincoln!

DONNA LINCOLN*

905.940.4180 Selling Real Estate for Over 35 Years

SUCCESS

TODD A. GERRARD*

905-940-4180 TOR: 416-502-2866

Karen Gerrard Broker/Manager

Rita Chemilian Broker

905-940-4180 PLATINUM AWARD 2008-2011

4367 BETHESDA ROAD

Call Rita Chemilian** 905.940.4180 Visit ReliableRealEstate.com for more info and photos

CALL US TODAY! WE WANT YOU ON OUR WINNING TEAM!

905.940.4180 Unionville 905.642.6333 Stouffville $1 ,8 99 ,0 00

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MARIO COLANGELO** Broker

One Of a Kind Finishes; Cul De Sac, South Exp back yard , Custom Built (Approx 3500 Sq Ft main floor) with 2-Car Garage, Fully Finished Basement – walk-out, Exquisite Top to Bottom, Fantastic Layout. Granite, Marble, Limestone & Hrdwd Floors on all Rooms/Levels for the Most Discriminating Buyers. See The Virtual Tour Or Video Presentation To See The Incredible Finishes. Includes: Skylights, Fridge, B/I Stove/Oven, info@mariocolangelo.com Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Furnaces, Central Air Units, Security System Intercom, Marley Roof, All Window www.mariocolangelo.com Coverings, Central Vacuum, Computerized Sprinkler Sys. Back Side Verandah With Heated Green House.

905-940-4180 (Cell) 416-587-3318

JUST LISTED - 25 AUSTIN DR. $4 49 ,0 00

$889,000

The Sky's the Limit!

Royal LePage Your Community Realty

BUNGALOW ON 12+ PRIVATE ACRES LEMONVILLE COMMUNITY STOUFFVILLE Located minutes to Town and Hwy 404. Great location. 200 ft driveway leading to approx. 3,000 sq ft house with walk-out basement. Private wooded acres for enjoyment. Priced to sell. Property needs TLC.

WITH ROYAL LEPAGE YOUR COMMUNITY REALTY

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88 EDWARD STREET ~ STOUFFVILLE Beautiful spacious Upgraded Century Home in Sought After Neighbourhood. Large Open Concept Rooms, close to Downtown Stouffville, Pool, Library & Arenas, 2 min. Walk to GO Train. Mature Private Backyard, Addition has In-floor Radiant Heating, Roughed-in Theatre Room, 10 Ft Ceilings.

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Almost new luxury town home in west end Stouffville! Spacious bright design, over 2200 sq.ft, Juliette balcony with French doors, open concept Kitchen & Family rm with Fireplace, 3 bedrooms & 3 ½ bathrms. Above grade fully finished Lower Level with huge windows, 4 pce & walkout to double car garage plus two car parking in the driveway! Walk to parks, conservation and shopping – great location! Call Ruth Klem today 905-940-4180.

$2 48 ,0 00

FOR SALE! USERS/ INVESTORS! #27/ STEELES AVE.

UTH

*Sales Representative **Broker

TURN KEY – NO MAINTENANCE!

$4 89 ,0 00

Beautiful executive family home on quiet street. 4+1 bdrms, 4 bathrooms. Lovely spacious main floor family rm with fireplace. Renovated kitchen/ bathrooms. Fully finished basement. New windows on main and 2nd floors, newer shingles/ air/furnace. Beautiful inground pool. Walk to schools, Main street. $514,900

642-6333

markham@royallepage.ca

STOUFFVILLE ~ CALL FOR A PRIVATE SHOWING

$7 49 ,0 00

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YOUR COMMUNITY REALTY

DEBBIE LEN POWELL

Sales Representatives

905.940.4180 905.642.6333

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INTRODUCING A NEW PIANO PROGRAM FOR 4-6 YEAR OLDS! Play-a-story is a delightful musical journey in which you and your child travel through a storybook world. Children create their own musical soundtrack using the piano to create sounds, melodies, rhythms and harmonies to express the story. We interpret mood, colour, and nuance as the story unfolds. Play-a-story teaches this by providing a joyful, foundational, systematic and creative experience that harnesses children’s intuitive, musical appreciation and interpretation.

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Yorkers and other historical militia will reenact battle scenes from the 1800s. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the past; reenactments take place at 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. The community parade will start at 10:30 a.m. and work its way north on Dudley, west on Elgin Street, then north on Yonge to Centre Street then to Thornhill Public School. There will be 150 vendors, an art show, dog costume contest, a variety of food, beer gardens, music, rides and events for kids. The festival is a project of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill with support from the Region of York and the cities of Markham and Vaughan.

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to being appointed by regional council. Mr. Fisch is a “good politician, a good man and he’s done a good job”, but the lengthy transit strike served as an illustration for Thornhill MPP Peter Shurman as to why York should have had an elected chairperson. It’s a tall order to govern York Region effectively and the chairperson has “incredible” and “sweeping” powers, with not much accountability to the taxpayers, he said. “It’s almost like a tsar,” Mr. Shurman added. The bill is contentious and some York politicians have a vested interest in keeping things they way they are, Beaches-East York MPP Michael Prue said. Markham recently voted against Regional Councillor Jim Jones’ motion to support the election of a regional chairperson. Mr. Prue has known Mr. Fisch for more than 20 years and if Mr. Fisch decided to run for election as regional chairperson, many people would vote for him, Mr. Prue said. “It’s about giving people the ultimate power to make decisions,” he said. “If you are afraid of the people as a politician, you are not to be in the game.” Representative democracy is absent in the current system, Oak Ridges-Markham MPP Helena Jaczek said. The average person in York is unaware of the chairperson’s role and an election would provide an opportunity for the candidates to put forward their plans, she said. Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees went further, saying Mr. Fisch’s title of chairperson and CEO is a conflict, as the two functions are different. The two roles should be separated in the best interest of the region, Mr. Klees said.

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Two Markham golfers led the field in their respective divisions when they took to the fairways at the recent Canadian Junior Golf Association Junior Linkster Series at Beaverdale Golf Club in Cambridge. Carlito Reyes won the Boys 9-10 Division after recording a nine-over par 76. Reyes won the title by one stroke over Kavith Rachagoda and Jeffrey Fang, both of Richmond Hill, who each finished at 10-over through 36 holes.

In the Girls 10-13 grouping, Hailey McLaughlin led the pack with a 14-over par 81. McLaughlin won the title by four shots over Emily Zhu of Richmond Hill. At the CJGA Summer Classic at the Cardinal Golf Club’s West Wind Course near Kettleby, Paul Sung finished second in the Boys 14 and Under Division. Sung was 11-over par through the two-round competition at 153 (81-72). Sung finished six strokes behind winner Charlie Watson of Toronto at five-over par 147. For more on the CJGA, log on to: www.cjga.com

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Former Waxers find new jobs It did not take long for a couple of former front office people who were with the Markham Waxers junior A team to settle in with other teams for the upcoming 2012-13 season. With the Waxers ceasing operations for the 2012-13 Ontario Junior Hockey League season, former general manager Chris Vanstone

will be working with the Hamilton Red Wings and serve as their senior vice-president of hockey operations. Jason Nobili, who was hired upon completion of the 2011-12 OJHL season to replace Mark Jooris as head coach, was recently named as assistant general manager and associate coach of the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM ALLAN RAYNER, DECEASED All claims against the Estate of WILLIAM ALLAN RAYNER, late of the Town of Markham, in the Regional Municipality of York, deceased, who died on or about the 20th day of November, 2011, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative of the Estate on or before the 1st day of October, 2012. thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Markham, this 8th day of August, 2012.

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DIMMA- Doug & Rhonda (nee Weber) are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter Victoria Ashley, 7 lbs. 10 oz. on August 31st, 2012 at 6:02 am. A sister for Ava and Aidan. Third grandchild for Bryan & Sandra Dimma and Doug & Barb Weber.

Marriages

Balthasar and Diane van der Pol of Markham are thrilled to announce the recent marriage of their son, Christian Balthasar van der Pol to Jennifer Maria Nelli, daughter of Robert and the late Angela Nelli of Sault Ste. Marie. The wedding took place on June 30, 2012 in Sault Ste. Marie. The couple currently reside in Ottawa where they are pursuing their medical residencies. We wish you a lifetime of health and happiness!

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