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Golden Girl dealing with celebrity status King City’s MacLennan swamped with requests BY CHRIS TRABER

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The life of a trampoline gymnast has its ups and downs. Add an Olympic gold medal, as King’s Rosie MacLennan did at the 2012 London Games, and things start to go a little sideways. Since returning from the Olympiad, where she was Canada’s sole gold medallist, the 23-year-old athlete has had few moments to herself, swamped with print, radio and TV interviews and special appearance requests. “I can’t complain,” she said with a chuckle en route from a Toronto radio station Wednesday morning. “It’s manageable, as long as we keep it organized.” As Canada’s “Golden Girl”, the chant fellow athletes and fans shouted when Rosie’s 57.305 gold medal winning score was announced, the demands of celebrity began immediately. After stepping from the podium, a mandatory drug test was conSee MACLENNAN, page A10.

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More ER nurses Staffing levels contributed to deaths: Klees get EMS on road BY JOE FANTAUZZI

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York hospitals to split $1.2M from province BY AMANDA PERSICO

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With the province proposing funding for dedicated emergency room nurses, York Region EMS can get back on the road faster. York Region’s hospitals are to split $1.2 million for the 2012-2013 budget year, which is equivalent to the addition of more than 23,000 dedicated nursing hours. Emergency room dedicated nurses care for patients with nonlife threatening conditions who arrive by ambulance. That means, paramedics can spend less time in hospitals and more time saving lives. Providing immediate care to patients who arrive by ambulance will help reduce the time paramedics spend in emergency

rooms, or off-load time. “The care process starts right there,” Markham Stouffville Hospital emergency services and mental health director Sandy Marangos said. “This gets paramedics back on the road, where they need to be.” While funds haven’t been allocated, historically Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital takes the largest proportion in the region, as it has the highest number of ambulance arrivals, York Region EMS chief Norm Barrette said. Adding more emergency room or off-load nurses is a step in the right direction. “There are growing pressures in emergency rooms,” Mr. Barrette said. “These nurses help free paramedics up, who can go back into the community and respond to the next 911 call.” See SOUTHLAKE, page A9.

A York Region MPP expects a coroner’s probe will find problems such as staffing levels and the design of helicopters directly contributed to the deaths of patients carried by Ontario’s embattled air ambulance service. The remarks by NewmarketAurora’s Frank Klees, who has criticized the operations of Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance service, for

months, came on the heels of an announcement by the chief coroner’s office yesterday it will probe about six years of deaths involving transport by the agency. And while the exact number of deaths that will be reviewed has not been finalized, the death of cube van driver Richard Ribeiro, 28, of Oshawa, in a May 9 crash in Whitchurch-Stouffville does fit the probe’s parameters, deputy coroner Dr. Dan Cass said in an

interview. Ornge has two helicopters at the Toronto Island airport. At the time of the call to WhitchurchStouffville, a chopper was unavailable because one crew was on a call and another was scheduled to start later as it worked beyond its 12-hour shift, Ornge said at the time. The later start time was necesSee EXPERT, page A8.

York woman tests positive for West Nile A 54-year-old Markham woman has what is York Region’s first probable human case of West Nile virus this year. The woman has flu-like symptoms and is recovering at home, near Yonge and John streets in Thornhill, York health protection director Joe La Marca said Wednesday. While it was notified of her preliminary test results Aug. 11, the region is still trying to determine when and where she may have contracted the virus, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, Mr. La Marca said. — L.H. Tiffany Hsieh

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Aurora man charged after cap gun fired in East Gwillimbury theatre BY JOE FANTAUZZI

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A man faces a weapons charge after a cap gun was repeatedly fired inside a York Region theatre last weekend. Georgina resident Thomas Ormston, 33, was catching The Bourne Legacy at the SilverCity near Yonge Street and Green Lane Saturday night at about 10 p.m. From about two rows up, Mr. Ormston

heard yelling and then saw a man in one of the aisles pull out what appeared to be a handgun. “I’m staring at it,� he recalled. “It looked just like a .22 (calibre) revolver.� The weapon had no orange tip on it, which is standard for toys. The man holding the firearm then began squeezing the trigger repeatedly, Mr. Ormston said.

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As soon as he heard the crack of the caps, he knew it was a fake, but that didn’t placate him or several others in the theatre. “Even that ‘bang’ sound scared a lot of people,� he said. A woman just a few rows away was crying. “She was very upset,� he added. Gun violence — including a mass shooting at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado July 20 that left 12 dead and another 58 wounded and a block party shooting in Scarborough July 16 that left two dead and 23 injured — has been a high-profile issue across North America this summer. After the theatre incident, Mr. Ormston said he approached the building’s management and employees asked the man with cap gun to leave. Mr. Ormston said he found that response inadequate. York Regional Police were called and Mr. Ormston said he blocked the man, who was trying to leave. “He didn’t see any seriousness in it until I was in his face,� he added. Officers were sent to the theatre after a report a man inside had fired a cap gun twice, Const. Blair McQuillan said. They arrested a man exiting the building. “York Regional Police remains mindful of how global events impact the commu-

nity on a local level,� Const. McQuillan said in an e-mail. “As a result, when a major event occurs, our officers are directed to take proactive measures to ensure community safety. These measures could include simply speaking to members of the community to comfort them in a time of crisis or to increase patrols at specific venues or in specific locations in an effort to prevent similar incidents from occurring in our region.� York police has dealt with incidents involving objects that appear to be handguns on buses, in parks and on the street. Officers will deal with a firearm as if it is real and capable of firing deadly ammunition until they can prove otherwise, he warned. “Not everybody knows they are a toy and we won’t treat them as a toy,� Const. McQuillan added. The man with the cap gun was immediately removed, the police were called and the man is now banned from the theatre for two years, Pat Marshall, communications and investor relations vice-president for Cineplex, which operates the theatre, said in an e-mail. “The safety and security of our theatre staff and guests remain our number one priority,� Ms Marshall said. A 21-year-old Aurora man is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He was released and is to appear at the Newmarket courthouse Sept. 17.

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Members of the Newmarket Islamic Centre celebrate Ramadan with an evening meal at dusk Aug. 5 at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall.

Muslims set to mark end of Ramadan BY SIMON MARTIN

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The morning starts early for Zaid Rahaman. He sits down for his breakfast at 3:30 a.m. and eats a few dates, a peanut butter sandwich and a plum. That’s all he’ll eat until dusk. He drinks a bottle of water, which will be all he’ll drink until the sun sets. He leaves his Savage Road home, bathed in the light of the full moon and heads to the Newmarket Islamic Centre on Mulock Drive. Mr. Rahaman, along with more than one billion Muslims around the world, is in the midst of observing Ramadan. Their religion dictates Muslims must fast during Ramadan, which is the sacred month in the Islamic calendar. Fasting means abstaining from drinking, eating and sexual activity from dawn until dusk. The goal is to develop self-restraint. “(Ramadan) is like a training ground. It prepares us for the next

11 months,” Mr. Rahaman said. “This month, we practise self-restraint.” Mr. Rahaman moved to Newmarket four years ago from Grenada with his wife, Clearie. He could have gone to Mississauga or Brampton to live in a place with more immigrants, but said he wanted to live amongst established Canadians. “Newmarket it such a beautiful place,” he said. “We’re so happy. We wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

EXCITING TIME For Muslims in the Newmarket area, this is an exciting time. They gathered at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall the evening of Aug. 5 to break their fast together. Similar to Christmas for Christians, Ramadan is a time of many gatherings. “I look forward to Ramadan like a guest coming to our home,” Mr. Rahaman said. “There’s a feeling of elation and happiness. It’s here now, so we are going to enjoy it.” The hall was filled with of about

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but he gets used to it fairly quickly. “When it’s (close to the end), I don’t want it to finish,” he said. “I enjoy the sense of community.” The month also allows for reflection about people in the world who don’t have the basic necessities, Ziya said. Ramadan reminds him how blessed he is.

BREAKING THE FAST 140 members of the Newmarket Islamic Centre. Young people, such as Saim Irfan, 13, would go to the front of the room and recite passages from the Qur’an as the congregation waited for the sun to set. He memorized a verse about a page long, which took him three weeks. “I’m fasting, I can’t say bad words. I have to be good,” Saim said. “It makes me feel like I’m doing the right thing for my religion.” Despite fasting, Ramadan is a lot of fun, he said. Mr. Rahaman’s son, Ziya, said the first few days are always tough,

When the sun dipped below the horizon, there was a short prayer in the hall and the group broke the fast by consuming two dates and a bottle of water each. After another prayer, the group was ready to eat more, as the children dashed to be first in line at the buffet table. Heaps of hummus, rice, meat and sweet dessert were their reward for a long day without food. It’s best to resist the urge to overeat when you’re fasting because it’s easier on your body, Mr. Rahaman said. Habiba Mazouni and a troupe of women spent hours preparing the delicious food while they

were fasting. It might seem a little cruel, but Ms Mazouni said she doesn’t mind fasting in front of food. “I’m not hungry at all. I don’t eat when I cook,” she said. Another important thing about Ramadan is it is when most Muslims give to charity, Aurora’s Syed and Sadia Hussaini said. One of the five pillars of Islam is zaikai, where individuals are called to give 2.5 per cent of their net worth to the betterment of society, in particular, its neediest members. “It has to go to the poor so they can afford to eat,” Mr. Hussaini said. This year’s Ramadan ends this weekend. Its length is based on the lunar calendar. Eid is the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. “I look forward to Eid. It’s a big celebration. We invite our neighbours to come,” Mr. Rahaman said. Until then, the Rahamans will continue to rise before dawn to eat, drink and pray, then fast.

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Golf event spaces available You can tee-off for Belinda’s Place. The golf tournament at Pheasant Run Golf Club Monday still has room for people looking to hit the greens while supporting a good cause. The tournament begins at noon for 18 holes and 2:30 p.m. for nine holes. Registration is $175 for 18 holes and $135 for nine and includes dinner. Proceeds will benefit York Region’s first shelter for homeless single women. For more information or to register, call Steve Hinder at 905-726-3737 or e-mail golf@ newmarket.ca

Festival celebrates culture Celebrate Caribbean and South Asian culture in Newmarket next month. The Ranji Singh Foundation hosts the 2012 Caribbean and South Asian Showcase Sept. 8 from noon to 7 p.m. at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. The event focuses on the rich artistry, music, fashion and food of the Caribbean and South Asian cultures.

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The agenda includes live performances from Mon-T-Hama and George St. Kitts. The foundation, in partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, governments and local businesses, aims to increase social, cultural and recreational programming available to newcomers in northern York Region. For more information, visit ranjisinghfoundation.org

School board offers orientation Students who are new to Canada can get a head start to the school year. The York Region District School Board offers an intensive, three-day program through its Newcomer Orientation Week. The board acknowledges beginning high school in a new country can be challenging for students who are unfamiliar with the school system and don’t speak English as a first language. Sessions are at Unionville High School Aug. 21 to 23 and Alexander Mackenzie High School in Richmond Hill Aug. 28 to 30. For more, call the settlement and education partnership in York Region at 905-7318281.

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Cockburn, MacLennan share mutual admiration BY MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

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In what might have been her farewell Olympic appearance at the 2012 Summer Games in London, Karen Cockburn was hoping her high-flying routine on the trampoline would enable her to soar to the top of her class in the women’s competition. Unfortunately for the 31-year-old Stouffville resident, it wasn’t meant to be. Having won a medal in each of her first three Olympic appearances — two silver and one bronze — Cockburn was denied fulfilment of her dream after finishing fourth. But it wasn’t by much — a mere .09 of a point that prevented her fourth trip to the medal podium. At the same time, it did not come without a bit of controversy when He Wenna of China fell on the landing of her final routine, but recorded a score of 55.950 to claim the bronze. Executing a flawless routine, Cockburn was given a score of 55.860 by the judges. “I was very disappointed,” Cockburn conceded prior to returning to Stouffville Monday. “I was definitely happy with my routine and I did a great performance so when my score showed up, I was surprised at how low it was.” She said her scores from the judges were spread out dramatically. Because of that, Cockburn speculated the judges instituted a reserve score, which made her total much lower. In turn, that proved to be the difference after falling .09 of a point short for the bronze medal. Cockburn though, was quick to praise Wenna’s routine. “Without her fall at the end, she would have finished first,” Cockburn said. “The reason she edged me for the bronze was because (the judges) scored my routine too low. Not because they scored hers too high.” Cockburn said it can be confusing for spectators who aren’t well versed on the scoring system when watching the sport.

As a veteran performer, Cockburn felt some adjustments to the scoring system need to be taken into consideration when the 2016 Olympics take place in Brazil. “You can still win a medal with a fall, if the fall is after you finish your last skill, you only lose 1.5 off your total score,” Cockburn said. “It should be a bigger penalty and maybe they will change this rule for the future.” If there was any consolation for Cockburn at the Olympics, it was in seeing longtime Skyriders Trampoline Club and Canadian teammate Rosie MacLennan claim the coveted gold medal. It may have even represented a possible passing of the torch. After winning the gold, King City’s MacLennan was quick to praise her time learning the sport through Cockburn. Likewise, Cockburn was quick to point out she’s learned a lot from MacLennan in the time they’ve worked together at the Richmond Hill club. But in no way did Cockburn feel she was the main reason MacLennan won the gold. That was done on her own merit. “I was 16 when I met Rosie, she was just eight years old at that time,” Cockburn said. “Of course she has trained alongside me and learned from me. But I’ve also learned so much from her. “We pushed each other in training and worked as a team to qualify for these games and then worked hard in hopes that we would both be on the podium. I’ve always tried to give her the best advice and help her in any way that I could. But I do not want to take credit for her gold. She won that medal on her own and gave an amazing performance. “Rosie had been training great the two months leading up to the games. I knew she had a good shot at the gold. But you have to be perfect on that particular day. “When I saw her score come up, I knew it was good enough to win. I looked at the two athletes from China who still had to compete and they were feeling the pressure from seeing such a high score.”

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EDITORIAL

Time has come for convenience store liquor ISSUE: Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty expanding LCBO, but won’t put alcohol in corner stores.

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ooze is business. Big business in Ontario. The LCBO added $1.6 billion to Ontario’s coffers last year, so it’s no wonder the Liberal government has approved a 70-outlet expansion, costing $100 million, over the next two years. The Progressive Conservatives are, instead, calling on the Liberals to share the love and allow convenience stores to sell beer and wine. It’s a move to which most consumers would say cheers — more than 112,000 signed an Ontario Convenience Stores Association petition favouring the idea and a new Angus Reid poll indicates two of three Ontarians favour buying beer and wine at the corner store. Yet, despite the apparent support of consumers for change to the liquor laws that date back to the 1930s, Premier Dalton McGuinty was quick to put a cork in the idea, insisting the LCBO is doing a good job preventing minors from buying alcohol. “We believe it’s a system that enables us to provide greatest guarantee to moms and dads that when a 16-year-old or 17-year-old shows up to buy beer or some liquor, that we have the necessary measures in place to ferret them out and deny them access to alcoholic beverages,” Mr. McGuinty said. As if our kids are going to become drooling, staggering alcoholics without the benevolent intervention of the LCBO and Premier Dad. The reality is a majority of our teenaged minors are drinking alcohol. Alcohol is the No. 1 drug of choice for youth and is used by 55 per cent of grades 7 to 12 students, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s 2011 Ontario student drug use and health survey. The convenience stores association insists individual owners do a better job of turning away ineligible buyers of age-restricted products than do the LCBO or The Beer Store and has studies to back it up. But are Ontarians less responsible than the citizens of Alberta, Quebec, most of the United States, United Kingdom and many European countries, where wine and beer are available in grocery and convenience stores? Of course we’re not. The Ontarians who want the convenience of having beer and wine available at the local store will also want to see it sold responsibly, under the same stringent — or even stricter — rules followed by the LCBO, including proof of age for all purchases, It’s working in the 214 Ontario stores already selling alcohol in communities too small for a regular LCBO outlet or Beer Store. Bottom line, selling alcohol is a business and it’s wrong for the Liberals to be coy about its true motivation to maintain — and expand — the status quo. LCBO analysis estimates the new stores will have an economic spinoff of about $120 million and generate about 740 direct and indirect jobs. If beer and wine were sold in variety stores, it would not only be convenient, it would be a major boon to small businesses. Only 5 per cent of those polled in the Angus Reid survey were aware the Beer Store is not publicly owned like the LCBO, but operated by foreign multinational alcohol distributors. In today’s economy, why shouldn’t some of the profits of beer sales remain in our province? While not advocating the sale of the lucrative LCBO, according to Thornhill PC MPP Peter Shurman, his party is urging a review of the more than 600 provincial agencies, boards and commissions, including the LCBO. “We need to ensure the government focuses on core public services and gets out of other areas and the sale and distribution of alcohol needs to be part of that discussion.” For all these reasons, it’s wrong for Premier McGuinty to simply brush aside the proposal of selling beer and wine in convenience stores, without at least renewing the debate, using social responsibility and the public interest as essential parameters.

BOTTOM LINE: The government should consider putting beer and wine in convenience stores.

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World without cars? Maybe on my island “Resolved: That the running of horseless carriages be prohibited within the limits of the village of Mackinac.” — Mackinac Island, Michigan, Village Council, July 6, 1898. o you ever wonder what it would really be like to live in a place where there are no cars? Just bicycles, people on foot and maybe a better use of boats along the shoreline to get around? It’s this kind of utopian ideal many envision for pockets of downtown Toronto or main streets in the towns that surround the big city (minus the boats, of course, although the way it’s been raining, you never know). You’d like to get an idea of how this would work but examples — short of going to a continent where the car is not ubiquitous thanks to basic poverty — are few and far between. I was lucky enough to go to a place where cars aren’t king over my summer vacation. It was fun for this tourist and fascinating from the perspective of the car-less society. Mackinac Island, which is in Lake Huron, has lived apparently quite happily under an automobile ban since the early 1900s. The only acceptable modes of transportation other than good old shoe power are bicycles — of which there are hundreds for rent — and horses, whose calling cards add a certain odiferous quality to the air in the town core. (Just think of it as “horse exhaust”, which clears your sinuses.) The horses, which are raised on the island, are pretty hard working, pulling everything from carriages filled with people to UPS courier wagons to big wagons collecting the garbage along the main streets, which are lined with fudge shops, restaurants and retail stores. The day we were there, after arriving by passenger ferry from St. Ignace, the temperatures were definitely on the warm side, so the horses were getting plenty of water and moving at a pretty slow pace. The real way to get around, though, was by bicycle. We rented bikes for just $6 an hour. Mine was a Trek, one of the most comfortable two-wheelers I’ve ever ridden. It was an upright thing with padded seat that the rental guy picked out, no doubt using a mental checklist. (Old guy? Check. Doesn’t ride bikes much? Check. Back problems every six months? Check). It took us an hour-and-a-half to ride around the paved road on the perimeter of the island, which includes a state park, and my legs, back and behind hardly felt a thing. The funny thing was that it took me a while to relax and realize that no, a car was not coming up behind me on my left. No need to keep looking over my shoulder. No need to keep listening for that infernal combustion engine that never came. I can enjoy the scenery: trees, pebble beaches, clear water, fresh, horsefree air and beautiful old homes. Meanwhile, there was much civility among us cyclists, who made way for each other and passed with care. Maybe it’s because we were tourists. But maybe it was because the bicycle is more human in scale and, without cars around, everyone was relaxed and not in fear for their lives. Could this type of thing be replicated here in York Region? I know it’s unlikely. The advantage of the island is that it’s cut off from the world of cars by a sizable body of water, meaning an automobile ban can be enforced. But there is a beauty to the whole place that seems worth trying to replicate, even in an urban setting. To me, it’s not bike lanes beside roadways but rather bicycle paths through parks and forests, completely separated from cars, that are our best hope — something our towns and cities are working on now, at great cost and with sometimes mixed results. Although perhaps, after 100 years of automobiles, the horse is already out of the barn, so to speak, and only digging a moat around an entire town could keep the cars away.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Glenway more than bricks, mortar Re: Demolition of Glenway sad day for community, letter to the editor by Kelly Vanhemert, Aug. 12. It is indeed a sad day for the community to witness Glenway’s demolition. Glenway represented much more than bricks and mortar. It represented community and civilized recreation. It’s where we introduced our children to golf, tennis or squash. It’s where we went to meet and be with friends, to share a laugh or to just catch up. It’s where we took our families for a Mother’s Day brunch or a quiet dinner. It was a place where we could take our kids to a great sports camp in the summer or just relax by the pool. It was the fantastic people who worked there, from the tennis pros to the girls in the restaurant. It was a place that tested your mettle with the many yearly club championships, during which you formed lasting friendships. The thing is a county club similar to Glenway is not something you start one day and decide to tear down the next. By doing so, you are tearing down part of the very fabric that makes up a great community and this community is now worse off because of it. But that’s progress, right?

DAVID E. BUDER NEWMARKET

Staff still upset about Glenway’s closure Re: Demolition of Glenway sad day for community, letter to the editor by Kelly Vanhemert, Aug. 12. Thank you for publishing Ms Vanhemert’s letter. If it wasn’t printed, Newmarket residents might not be aware of what has been happening regarding Glenway. I would like to add another part of the community that was even more upset about the closure at the end of 201: the staff. For some of us, Glenway was our career for life. I wish Glenway was the last job I had before I retired and there were many more like me at Glenway. Some had even been working there since it opened. After reading Ms Vanhemert’s letter, I took the time to visit the demolition site to see what was left of the place at which I worked 15 years.

Two thirds of the building was already gone, including the kitchen in which I used to work. If I was to invite some of my former co-workers to see it now, we’d all be crying. I would like to suggest something to the developers who now own the Glenway property. Please rebuild what is now being demolished, only larger than the original and keep the 18-hole course. There is no doubt many in the Newmarket community would support your vision for the Glenway community if you decided to rebuild what was a great part of Newmarket. I am certain our town council would endorse a plan like that if it was presented to them.

JAMES PETERS NEWMARKET

Government rules cut into cottage fun As the long weekend arrived, I realized it just isn’t the same as when I was young. Insidious and effective government regulation has changed the experience The government passed regulations to protect us from ourselves. What they’ve accomplished is a level of control to the point where cottage life isn’t quite the barrel of laughs it used to be. I’ll preface this with the fact I don’t disagree with all of the regulation, just most of it. Weekends now begin with jacked-up prices for gasoline, raised suspiciously on the Friday. The prices are accompanied by punitive government tax to ensure a miserable start. A trip to the beer or liquor store yields no bargains as regulation precludes competition, bargain prices or any decent sales. Graduated licensing regulates young drivers to certain times and with a regulated number of passengers. The long weekend police blitz ensures police are everywhere. Don’t even think of using a radar unit. It’s regulated and illegal. If you do manage to get the new Shelby or Corvette really rolling, the police now have regulations to actually impound it. The fines are enough to finance even more punishing surveillance.

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Existing home sales are expected to decrease for the rest of the year.

Housing market expected to cool BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

Housing activities in York Region and much of southern Ontario will cool over the rest of this year and into 2013, according to a housing outlook report released Tuesday. Existing home sales will decrease for the rest of the year as tighter mortgage market conditions dampen consumer demand, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation predicted. In the resale housing market, CMHC forecasted the number of real estate transactions in the GTA will drop to 88,000 in 2013, from

this year’s 91,500. That being said, the average sold price is expected to rise to $502,000 in 2013, from this year’s $499,000. The report also indicated a declining trend in new construction of single-detached homes and condos in the GTA. Highrise construction activity is predicted to drop by about 27 per cent, from 35,000 units this year to 25,600 in 2013. An improving job market and low interest rates should help existing home sales remain near recent annual highs in 2013, the report said.

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The East Gwillimbury classic car show is about more than motors and Mustangs. Throughout the year, the weekly summer show raises funds for local organizations. Last year, the show raised about $2,000 to be shared between the Mount Albert Lions Club and East Gwillimbury Minor Hockey Association. This year, the show is raising money to support Holland Landing resident Cyndi Desjardins, who was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease in early 2011. For more information, visit eastgwillimbury.ca

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Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital is to receive equivalent funding for two full-time emergency room nurses over the course of a year. For Markham Stouffville Hospital, that amounts to an additional nurse 12 hours a day, seven days a week, which is already in place, Ms Marangos said. Last year, the province dolled

out close to $11.7 million, which amounted to more than 227,000 nursing hours, of which about $150,000 allowed Markham Stouffville Hospital to hire a new off-load nurse. Southlake Regional Heath Centre is to receive the equivalent of about 20 dedicated nursing hours per day. Rather than have dedicated offload nurses, Southlake has regular nurses trained in off-load care, which allows the hospital to be

more flexible with nurse allocations, Southlake’s quality, emergency, ICU, medicine and surgery vice-president Helena Hutton said. “Southlake matches these hours to the hours we typically have the highest traffic of ambulances,” she said. “We can be more flexible in matching the nursing staff needed for ambulance offload with the actual arrival of ambulances.” Without an off-load nurse, para-

medics are required to wait with a patient until a doctor or nurse can take over care. Previously, paramedics could be waiting for hours with a patient, Ms Marangos said, noting the average off-load time is about 30 minutes. “Success is cutting that off-load time down.” An emergency room nurse differs from a triage nurse in that through triage, a patient would be assessed and still have to wait, Ms Marangos

said. Emergency room nurses can start to provide immediate care. The province is working with regional municipalities and will provide more than $16 million for dedicated nursing hours in emergency rooms. That is about 305,000 hours in 2012-2013 provincewide. Since 2009, the province has provided funding for more than 915,000 nursing hours dedicated to emergency rooms and off-loading ambulance patients.

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Expropriations Act

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL TO EXPROPRIATE LAND IN THE MATTER OF an application by The Regional Municipality of York for approval to expropriate lands and interest in lands described in Schedules “A”, “B” and “C”, hereto, in the Town of East Gwillimbury in The Regional Municipality of York, for the purposes of the widening and reconstruction of 2nd Concession Road (YR 34) from Green Lane East (YR 19) to Doane Road (YR 45). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application has been made for approval to expropriate the lands and interest in lands described in Schedules “A”, “B” and “C”, hereto. Any owner of lands in respect of which notice is given who desires an inquiry into whether the taking of such land is fair, sound and reasonably necessary in the achievement of the objectives of the expropriating authority shall so notify the approving authority in writing,

PERMANENT EASEMENT A permanent easement or rights in the nature of a permanent easement, in, under, over, along and upon the following lands for the purpose of entering upon and occupying the lands with all necessary vehicles, machinery, equipment, material and supplies for the following purposes, namely, to construct, install, maintain, alter, remove, replace, reconstruct, enlarge, inspect, repair and operate drainage ditches, sideslopes and all grading necessary in connection with the widening and reconstruction of 2nd Concession Road.

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MacLennan family wrapped up in gold medal circus From page A1.

ducted, she said. Then it was off to the media centre and a barrage of international questions. The whirlwind of the Olympiad has followed the entire MacLennan family, mother Jane said. Since she, husband John and Rosie’s siblings, Matt, Mike and Kate, returned from London, Jane has been gatekeeper to the throng of well-wishers and media wanting time from her daughter. “Rosie’s inundated, overwhelmed with the coverage and we’re trying to help her find some time and space,� she said. A Gymnastics Canada media relations person has been assisting with the media interviews, sometimes five per day. Still, Rosie has been handling the spotlight with stamina, style and good humour. “Interviews on the phone are OK,� she said. “I don’t have a car, so if they want me in person, the stations have to send a car for me.� She’s endured a plethora of questions, serious and silly. What was her self-indulgent meal after winning? Pizza. How tall is she?



Five-feet, two-inches. Where does she keep the medal? In the accompanied box. How did she feel winning gold? Proud and happy. Did she have a trampoline growing up? Yes, in her back yard. Back home in King City, she’s taking it all in stride, ever mindful of all the encouragement local folks offered from the beginning through to being the world’s best. “The support has been unbelievable, amazing,� she said. “The well-wishers, the people rooting for me was — and is — very meaningful.� Leading up to Sunday’s closing ceremonies, Rosie’s name was bandied about in discussions about who would be Canada’s flag bearer. Canadian women’s bronze medal soccer team captain Christine Sinclair was given the nod. “No, I wasn’t slighted at all,� Rosie said. “Yes, I would have taken it if it was offered. It’s a huge honour. Christine was the right choice. She’s a role model. She handled the stress and overcame. She’s a strong woman.� With only a few weeks before she begins her exercise science masters degree at the University of Toronto, Rosie is taking stock. She’s

                

   

   

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Olympic gold medallist and King City resident Rosie MacLennan was greeted by a media horde at Toronto Pearson International Airport Monday. auditioning agents, will continue training at Skyriders Trampoline Place in Richmond Hill with coach David Ross and competing. The 2016 Olympiad in Rio is on her radar. So, too, finally, is a quiet family celebration. She and her mom have August birthdays. “Right now, it’s hard to plan ahead,� she said. “When it’s less hectic, we’re going to the cottage. King Mayor Steve Pellegrini has followed his constituent’s career and her recent Olympic competitions in particular. Along with several members of King council, he joined the MacLennan family at Toronto Pearson Airport Monday to greet the returning hero. “We’re so proud of her as Canadians and

King residents,� he said. “We’re very happy for her and her family.� It’s no secret the mayor is planning a celebration in honour of Ms MacLennan’s astounding feat. The location, he said, will be the Kingbridge Conference Centre. There’s a good chance a parade is in store, a reception and the keys to the city, too. Timing and the availability of King’s favourite daughter is the issue, he said. “We’d like to roll out the red carpet,� Mr. Pellegrini said. “We’re hoping Rosie’s schedule will settle by September.� She will make time, Rosie said. “I’m excited,� she said. “I’m looking forward to celebrating with the community.�

   

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Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow crowns Grace Bly, 90, the first Queen for a Day, Tuesday at the launch of the Queen Countdown Contest and start of ticket sales for the musical premiere of Queen for the Day: The Musical at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts in September. You can nominate deserving recipients for the contest.

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Nominate your queen for contest BY MARNEY BECK

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The world premiere of Queen for a Day: The Musical comes to life in Richmond Hill next month and you can be part of the regal excitement. Not only can you snap up tickets to the Canadian production, which will feature eight performances by Alan Thicke in a central role, but you can nominate someone you know in York Region who deserves to be treated like a queen for an entire week. Based on the reality show of the 1950s and 1960s, Queen for a Day is a musical comedy inspired by true stories and filled with songs, laughs and glamour. The show took place in the historic Moulin Rouge theatre, where hundreds of women lined up for a chance to become Queen for a Day. Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow knows he is dating himself, but he remembers the original show. “Some of us recall watching the show in black and white,� he said at the kickoff Tuesday for the musical theatre production and for the York Region Media Group-sponsored Queen Countdown Contest.

“It’s a feather in our cap for this show to premiere at our theatre,� said Mr. Barrow inside the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Wearing his chain of office, he bestowed a sparkling tiara on the head of the contest’s first Queen for a Day, none other than 90-year-old Grace Bly. Grace has served the community for many years through the seniors club and St. Paul’s church, said the mayor, as she was presented with two dozen red roses, a box of designer cupcakes and, of course, tickets to the show, which will run Sept. 26 to Oct. 7. The musical is directed by producers Jeffrey Latimer and Natalie Bartello. To get in on the fun and nominate someone you feel deserves to be treated like a queen and feted for a week, go to bit.ly/ NC8TJe and describe in 100 words or less why your nominee deserves to be Queen for a Day. Everyone nominated throughout the next six weeks qualifies for the grand prize worth more than $6,000, including a penthouse dinner for two, spa package, flower bouquets for a year, a diamond bracelet and tickets to the VIP reception and show.

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A butterflies, bugs and forest friends hike is Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon at the York Regional Forest Eldred King Tract, 16232 Hwy. 48, Whitchurch-Stouffville. Look for and learn about all sorts of forest creatures on a hike with a naturalist. Visit york.ca

Check out a concert Music in the park is Sunday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. After Hours Big Band will perform jazz and swing. Weather permitting. Visit newmarket.ca

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Shadowpath Theatre presents three Plays in Cafes events this weekend. The first is Friday, 7 p.m., at Chatters Cafe, 79 Davis Dr., Newmarket. The second is Saturday, 7 p.m., at Bonsai Hill Cafe, 15263 Yonge St., Aurora. The third is Sunday, 4 p.m., at Covernotes Cafe, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. Tickets are pay what you can. Visit shadowpaththeatre.ca

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Family storytime is Saturday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Aurora Public Library. The event is for caregivers with children up to five years old. Visit library.aurora. on.ca

Connie Berenguer is proud to be queen of the goobers. The Newmarket mom founded the local play group that calls itself the Goober Gang. Like most first-time moms who suddenly find themselves out of the corporate world and staying at home with a new child, she began to yearn for some sort of social life outside of her home. When her son, Jonathan, turned four months old and she was comfortable having worked out all the first-time motherhood kinks, she thought it would be comforting to know she wasn’t alone. She started to visit local daycare centres and pay for programs just to have contact with other adults and ask those with slightly older children about different tips and tricks. “Then I suddenly had this idea in my head that we could be arranging these things ourselves for zero cost,� she said. Not that the programs she was attending weren’t useful or educational — she still attends some — but most mothers just wanted to chit-chat with each other while the children played. Ms Berenguer gathered a few of her friends and moms she had already met through the other programs and convinced them this would be successful. They took the bait and the Goober Gang has had 50 moms become members in less than two years. See MOTHERS, page B6.

LOCAL HERO What is a local hero? It’s our way of recognizing someone, a “regular� person, who has inspired you, be it with one small, selfless act or by living a life that makes a positive impact on others. Nominate your local hero by e-mailing Teresa Latchford at tlatchford@yrmg.com

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Connie Berenguer, who founded the Goober Gang, plays with her son, Jonathan.

Get some garlic The Garlic is Great festival is Saturday at the Newmarket Main Street farmers market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Visit newmarketfarmersmarket.com

Power lifter sets sights on world championships BY TERESA LATCHFORD

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For Chris Goodman, sometimes winning gold isn’t enough. The Newmarket resident and soon-tobe father of two began competing as a raw power lifter this year and is already ranked 10th in the world in his weight category. Standing six feet tall and weighing more than 250 pounds, he is training for the national competition in Scarborough next month. His overly competitive nature gives him a leg up against the competition, he said. “I don’t go to competitions to beat my personal best. I go to win,� he said. But the self-proclaimed “meathead� with a kinesiology degree admits his attitude sometimes gets in the way of enjoying his accomplishments.

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He just returned from a competition in New York in which he took gold for his efforts, but despite coming out on top, Mr. Goodman was disappointed he wasn’t able to break the dead lift record. While he aims to qualify for the world championships in Las Vegas in October at the national meet, he won’t be able to participate in the world event no matter

what because it is too close to his second child’s due date. Although athletics and competition are his passion, his family always comes first. As a young athlete, he would have never considered being a power lifter, but when a knee injury took him out of the semiprofessional football he was playing, he had to find a sport that didn’t require as much agility. He used to train five days a week and is able to squat 510 lbs., bench press 415 lbs. and dead lift 630 lbs. He has cut back to training three days a week after having a minor stroke, but is still confident he will be victorious at his next competition. “I’m nervous all day when I go to a See WIFE, page B7.

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OUT COUNCIL MEETINGS ))) Council Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

))) Committee of the Whole Monday, August 27, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

))) Joint Council Committee (Central York Fire Services) Meetings will be held at the call of the Chair

))) Site Plan Review Committee Site Plan Review Committee meetings will only proceed if an application has been received. Contact the Planning Department at 905-895-5193.

))) Small Business Information Session at Newmarket Library

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RECREATION

Presented by the Canada Revenue Agency staff on September 11 from 1 to 4 p.m., this seminar covers record keeping, fiscal periods, accounting methods, payroll deduction, GST/HST, and income and expenses that can be claimed by small businesses. Admission is free. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 905-953-5110 for information.

Trail training series, 7 p.m. off Bathurst Street, north of Keith Avenue, Newmarket. Look for the GetRecD trail running sign. This is free training along Newmarket’s trails. Visit getrecd.org

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))) 2012 Memorial Butterfly Release On September 22, Bereaved Families of York Region invites you to Fairy Lake Park at 9 a.m. for the 5th Annual Memorial Butterfly release in memory of cherished loved ones. The Aurora Optimist Club’s Picnic in the Park follows the release. Butterfly orders must be made prior to August 31. Call 905-898-6265 or email bfoyr_info@bellnet.ca for information.

Newmarket Aurora French language meetup group, 7 p.m. at Heavenly Bite European Cafe Bakery, 1100 Davis Dr., Newmarket. This group is for anyone who wants to learn or practise French at any level in a fun and friendly environment. Visit Newmarket French Language on meetup.com

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WHAT’S ON ))) Moonlight Movies Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars. •August 21 at Crossland Public School & Recreation Centre, 255 Brimson Dr. (inclement weather: gym). •August 24 at Maple Leaf Public School & Recreation Centre, 155 Longford Dr. (inclement weather: gym). •August 28 at St. John Chrysostom School, 800 Joe Persechini Dr. (inclement weather: Rink #2, Ray Twinney Complex, 100 Eagle St. W.) •August 30 Audrie Sanderson Park, McBean Ave. (inclement weather in Newmarket Youth Recreation Centre, 56 Charles St.) Outdoor movies begin approx. 8:15 p.m. and are shown on a huge inflatable screen. Admission is free. Call 905-895-5193 for information.

))) Mayor in the Square Join Mayor Tony Van Bynen on August 25 from 10 a.m. until noon for Mayor in the Square at the Newmarket Farmers’ Market (200 Doug Duncan Drive). He invites residents to come by and chat. For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 905-895-5193 ext. 2000.

))) Computers 101 Register today to attend an introduction to computers at the Newmarket Public Library (438 Park Avenue) on August 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. This program is designed for the complete beginner to learn about the components of a PC computer, the difference between software and hardware, popular computer programs, as well as basic mouse and keyboarding skills that will make you feel like a pro in no time. Cost is $2 per person. Call 905-953-5110 for information.

))) ABLE Day Program The Adult Base Lifestyle Enriched Day Program, will be offered 3 days per week from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning September 10. This program for adults with special needs, will promote a balance of fitness, lifeskill development, literacy, crafts and games, with special guests and outings. Cost is dependent on support requirements. Call Pat McIntosh at 905-953-5300, press 2, then 2710 or email pmcintosh@newmarket.ca for information.

))) Bus trips for Seniors The Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place hosts two upcoming bus trips. On August 29, head to Casino Rama; cost is $5 for members and $6 for guests. Trip includes: coach bus and buffet voucher. Bus departs the Seniors’ Meeting Place 8:15 a.m. sharp (for those who take public transit and taxis) and 8:45 a.m. from the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street W., west parking lot). On September 29, visit The Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Fest. Cost is $34 for members and $39 for guests. Trip includes coach bus only. Bus departs the Seniors’ Meeting Place 8:30 a.m. (for those who take public transit and taxis) and 8:45 a.m. from the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street W., west parking lot). Trips return approx. 5 p.m. Call 905-953-5325 for more information.

PUBLIC NOTICES

))) 2012 Final Tax Bills due

))) Notice of Intention to Change User Fees and Charges

The Final Residential Tax due dates are August 23, and September 20. You may pay your taxes by cash, cheque, post-dated cheque, Direct Debit, or pre-authorized payment (monthly, installment, or 12 month arrears plan). For your convenience, there is also a drop-box located at the entrance to the Town Offices, 395 Mulock Drive). Residents currently on certain Government Assistance Programs may also qualify for a water/sanitary sewer rebate. For further information on how to apply for this rebate, or for information on your tax payments, please visit www.newmarket.ca or contact the Finance Department at 905-895-5193.

Council will be reviewing revised fees and charges and accompanying staff reports for Recreation and Culture Services and Legislative Services – Licensing at the Committee of the Whole meeting on August 27, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Town of Newmarket Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive). For additional information, please visit the Town of Newmarket’s website at www.newmarket.ca, contact the Financial Services Department at 905-895-5193 or email at info@newmarket.ca.

))) West Nile Virus Prevention and Protection A West Nile Virus mosquito pool has been reported in Newmarket. A control plan is in place with traps set in various locations throughout the Town. Here are some ways residents can guard themselves and family from West Nile Virus: •Clean up standing water around your home where mosquitoes are likely to breed •Make sure screens on your home are tight-fitting and in good repair •Cover up and use insect repellent when outdoors •Minimize outdoor activities when mosquitoes are most active such as dusk and dawn Call 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.york.ca/westnile for more information.

))) Hydrant Flushing underway in Newmarket As part of the Town’s ongoing water maintenance program, Public Works Services operators are flushing watermains (via fire hydrants) throughout Newmarket and will continue to do so over the course of the summer and fall. Ongoing maintenance programs such as flushing and swabbing assist in maintaining water quality. Although water conservation efforts are in effect for York Region, water quality challenges often amplified by the warmer temperatures in the summer months can increase the requirement for additional maintenance programs such as flushing and swabbing. Due to the high velocity flow created when flushing hydrants, residents may notice some discolouration in their cold water. If this happens, not clear within 20 minutes, or if you experience a significant drop in water pressure, please notify the Town immediately. Should you have any questions, please contact Public Works Services at 905-895-5193 ext. 2550.

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Social media peer group, noon to 1 p.m. at the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, 470 Davis Dr. Learn how business leaders use social media tools. Bring a lunch and laptop. Visit newmarketchamber.ca

ENVIRONMENT Newmarket environmental advisory committee green series, 7 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. A talk concerning local environmental issues. Visit newmarket.ca

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HIKE Oak Ridges Trail Association hike, 9:30 a.m. in the York Regional Forest Eldred King and Hall tracts. Meet at parking area on the east side of McCowan Road, one kilometre north of Aurora Road. This will be a two-hour, fast-paced hike. For more information, call 905-477-2161 or visit oakridgestrail.org

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES ))) Town of Newmarket The Town of Newmarket requires the following positions: •Systems Business Analyst, File # 12-80, Closing Date: August 20, 2012 •Commissioner, Community Services, File # 12-74, Closing Date: August 24, 2012 •Manager, Capital Projects, File # 12-76, Closing Date: September 7, 2012 For full details and how to apply please go to www.newmarket.ca.

PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITIES

More information on the PIC noted below is available online at www.newmarket.ca. Click on “Town Hall” then click on “Public Notices & Input Opportunities.”

))) Summerhill Woods Remediation Work Attention Summerhill Woods residents! The Town of Newmarket will host a Public Information Centre at the Town of Newmarket Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive) on August 29 at 6 p.m. to provide update and information regarding the remediation plan and work schedule for the Summerhill Woods area. For further information, please visit www.newmarket.ca and click on “I’d like to… view Summerhill Woods Remediation” or call 905-895-5193.

RECREATION Roller skating, 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Dr., Newmarket. Bring your own skates and have fun while exercising. Visit newmarket.ca

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ENTERTAINMENT Moonlight movies, beginning at dusk, Crossland Public School and Recreation Centre, 255 Brimson Dr., Newmarket. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars. Visit newmarket.ca

MEETING Newmarket Horticultural Society meeting, 8 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. The guest speaker is Ken Brown. There will be refreshments and raffle draws. New members are welcome. Visit gardenewmarket.ca

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CAR SHOW Summer barbecue cruise night, 6 p.m. to dusk at the Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St., Newmarket. Enjoy this car show and barbecue that runs every Wednesday until Sept. 19, weather permitting. Visit newmarketcarclub.com

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ENTERTAINMENT Moonlight movies, beginning at dusk, Maple Leaf Public School and Recreation Centre, 155 Longford Dr., Newmarket. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars. Visit newmarket.ca

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Newmarket boasts 2 $100K lottery winners within month Robert Hill has never been so glad for saying yes to Encore. The Newmarket resident won $100,000 on his June 29 Lotto Max ticket. The 77-year-old retired service manager described his win as unbelievable when claiming his prize at the Ontario Lottery Gaming prize centre in Toronto this week. With his wife waiting for him in the car, Mr. Hill scanned his ticket at the self-check machine and misread the prize amount. He went

to the cashier to double check his ticket and the big win alarm bells sounded. He couldn’t get back to the car quick enough to share the good news. “This is going straight in the bank,” he said when asked how he plans to spend his winnings. Mr. Hill has been playing the lottery for more than 30 years. The winning ticket was purchased at the Real Canadian Superstore on Yonge Street in Newmarket.

Mr. Hill was the second big lottery winner from Newmarket this month. Bradley Miller also won $100,000 playing Instant Crossword Tripler at the E-Z Mart on Davis Drive.

Community garden growing Have a green thumb but nowhere to garden? The Newmarket Community Garden gives you the space to grow your own fruits and vegetables. In 2011, 65 residents were using

the garden, but this year, the program serves 85 families and organizations. The garden is at 800 Mulock Dr., just east of the Magna Centre soccer fields. For more, visit yrfn.ca or contact Catherine Cook at catherinec@yrfn. ca or 905-841-3101.

The Newmarket father of two recently went to Toronto as part of a final multi-province draw conducted by Pizza Pizza and was one of four of the 37 participants selected to take home a free car. “I can’t believe I just won a brand new car,” Mr. Richard said. “I never win anything and this is extra special.” The draw was part of the pizza chain’s Euro pizza and Fiat 500 giveaway. More than 200,000 people participated online.

Newmarket father wins car Mike Richard will spend the rest of his summer cruising in his new Fiat 500.

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Keep it clean after grilling this summer BY TERESA LATCHFORD

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Part of the attraction of barbecuing is the minimal cleaning required when your meal is finished. Flipping, grilling, basting and saucing for 20 guests would destroy a kitchen, but when contained to a barbecue, there is little to do but turn up the heat and brush the grill. Or so most of us thought. This laid-back attitude is shortening the life span of your grill, according to Gasbellys barbecue cleaning specialist Martin Turner. While it is true you don’t have to scrub the grill after every use, as you would a pot or pan, it is a good idea to give your barbecue a thorough cleaning at least once a year. There are two things to contend with when

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cleaning your barbecue – grease and carbon build up. “You might as well boil your meat if you have carbon build up,” he said. “You won’t get that searing or barbecue flavor because carbon actually insulates the grill plates.” To prevent build up, clean grill plates after each use with a wire brush if you have stainless steel plates or a crunched up piece of tinfoil for any other surface. A wire brush STAFF PHOTO/SJOERD WITTEVEEN

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will damage the finish of non-stainless plates causing food to stick and the grill to rust. If you’re not a fan of leaving the barbecue running for 10 to 15 minutes after you have finished cooking for fear of forgetting to turn it off, just shut it down. The next time you barbecue, let it heat for 10 minutes and then run a block of hardwood or a wooden paint stir stick along the grill to rid it of carbon and grease. It is also a good idea to flip and switch or turn grill plates for even wear, since most cooks use the same hot spots on their barbecues. After cooking, barbecue handles and shelves should be wiped down with a mild soap and water solution to prevent the breeding of bacteria after being touched by hands that have handled raw food. A spray bottle, filled with water and one

tablespoon of dish soap, should be kept near the grill. While regular upkeep throughout the summer is important, the key to prolonging a barbecue’s life is annual top-to-bottom cleaning. While cleaning chemicals seem to make the job easier, Mr. Turner doesn’t recommend their use. Something similar to oven cleaner will create an unpleasant smell as it eats into the aluminum of your grill, not to mention the chance of your food absorbing fumes or tasting like the cleaner once you heat it.

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Newmarket Aurora The Ornge Vortex Over the past few months, the legislative hearings into the Ornge air ambulance scandal have been making headlines on a regular basis...PCs Push Liberals for New Ornge Probe...Questions of Political Influence Swirl Over Ornge...Sex, Money and Helicopters... Whistle-blower Suspended After Testifying at Probe... A few weeks into the hearings, a friend warned me that my work on this file may bring unwelcome consequences. “These are powerful people” he said, “ And you’re getting uncomfortably close to exposing the underbelly of this scandal. Watch yourself.” He was right, and I admit that even after being on the forefront of many contentious issues during my seventeen years in the legislature, I was not prepared for what was to come. A culture of fear and intimidation at Ornge It didn’t take long for the committee to get a glimpse into what life was like for the front line staff at Ornge. Witness after witness testified that they feared the consequences of speaking out against the mismanagement that they knew was putting patients at risk and abusing scarce healthcare dollars. So intense was the intimidation, that one former senior executive testified

he developed a serious drug dependency and suffered a mental and physical breakdown. This was the culture, in an organization that was entrusted to deliver our province’s air ambulance service.

plans for Ornge. It seems that selective memory is a condition shared by the entire McGuinty cabinet. The intimidation of witnesses. It’s a criminal offence. More disturbing than the refusal of the Minister and the Premier to accept responsibility for the scandal that was allowed to fester under their watch, is the ongoing intimidation of witnesses who have mustered the courage to come forward to testify. One former Ornge executive who had the courage to appear at the hearings, received threatening phone calls and emails in the days leading up to his testimony.

A question: Where was the Minister of Health and her ministry? The Auditor General of Ontario chastised the ministry of health for failing in its oversight responsibilities of Ornge. Numerous witnesses confirmed that the Minister of Health and her bureaucracy were kept apprised of developments at Ornge - right down to the spawning of a complex scheme of for-profit companies that were siphoning tax dollars into international business ventures. All the while, front line staff were told that there wasn’t enough money to properly staff Ontario air and ground ambulance bases with qualified medics and pilots.

A well-respected veteran helicopter pilot for Ornge in Thunder Bay was suspended within hours of testifying at the committee. And this, under the Minister’s so-called new management team. Ornge claims the suspension is not related to his testimony. Just a coincidence?

A more important question: Where was the Premier? The Premier denied knowing anything about what was going on at Ornge when I questioned him in the legislature in April of 2011. He insisted that he had only met Chris Mazza briefly on a whirlwind tour of Northern Ontario. Yet, the committee heard sworn testimony that there was more than one occasion at which the Premier heard from Chris Mazza about his

Back to my friend’s warning. Two weeks ago, I became the subject of a ruthless smear campaign. A lengthy unsigned letter was delivered to media outlets, MPPs and an undetermined number of other destinations. It misrepresents everything from my education to business experience and relationships, and is clearly meant to intimidate me as a member of the legislative committee probing the Ornge scandal. It won’t work.

In fact, I will be asking the Speaker of the House and the OPP to launch an investigation to determine the cowardly source behind this illegal activity. It’s a criminal offence to intimidate participants in a parliamentary hearing, whether that be a witness or a Member of Parliament. These intimidation tactics have only strengthened my resolve to get to the bottom of the Ornge scandal; and now, just as important, is finding out who is behind this intimidation campaign. Any thoughts? Would it surprise you to learn that the Liberal members of the committee probing the Ornge scandal put forward a motion to end the hearings? They insisted we had heard enough. The NDP joined with us to defeat that motion. There are too many questions yet unanswered. Among those questions...Why did the Premier and the Minister choose to ignore the warnings about the questionable business practices at Ornge? Why did they stand by and allow the waste of millions of tax dollars and more important, allow patient care to be compromised? The legislature resumes in September... As always, I look forward to your comments and advice. I can be reached at my constituency office at 905-750- 0019 or through my website at www.frankklees.com

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You may be discouraged from ordering cappuccino at three York Region cafes for a couple of hours this weekend. While there could still be some grinding, gurgling and whistling in the background as six actors dish out romantic comedies in front of a live audience, “We don’t want to be competing with the espresso machine,” Shadowpath Theatre Productions artistic producer and founder Alex Karolyi said, chuckling.

Ms Karolyi’s no-cappuccino request aside, the three cafes in Newmarket, Aurora and Richmond Hill will be fully operational while she and fellow actors perform three short plays in a series called Plays in Cafes. The series began in 2006, when Ms Karolyi wanted to try alternative venues for plays and was drawn to casual independent cafes. “Everybody goes there and it has a more intimate setting,” she said. This weekend’s events will feature three short plays by American

playwrights, with a romantic comedy theme. Sure Thing by David Ives is about the emergence of romance. The Scary Question by Wayne Rawley is about two characters who find themselves facing a serious and scary discussion about their relationship. The Rental by Mark Harvey Levine tells the story of a woman who receives a professional, rental boyfriend for one day as a present. Each play runs about 15 to 20 minutes and Andrew Mech will perform live music between plays.

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Metroland Media Wheelstalk.com AFFALTERBACH, Germany: Fire breathing, hubris-spitting performance is one way of thinking about AMG. Maker of the most fuel-efficient, enviro-responsible gasoline V8 engines in the world is another. In 45 years AMG has grown from just an idea by two German engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher who decided they could put some fire into the Mercedes-Benz sedans of the day and maybe make a living out of it. They did more than that. From special accessories to whole engines and a bunch of international racing championships later, AMG is now a whollyowned subsidiary of MercedesBenz and employs more than 1,000 at its plant in Affalterbach, near Stuttgart. Today, AMG is more than just a supplier of very special engines but a manufacturer in its own right as well. The first tangible proof of this was the all in-house SLS AMG and now, for 2012, the improved SLS AMG GT with twin-turbo V8 producing 591 hp with a 0-100 km/h time of 3.7 seconds. But for all that power, combined fuel consumption is 13.2L/100 km with CO2 emissions pegged at 308 grams/km. Greenhouse gas reduction is an area of which AMG is very proud. The best example is the SLK 55 AMG that incorporates AMG’s newly-developed AMG Cylinder Management cylinder shut-off system using technology gaining in Formula One racing. It allows the SLK 55 AMG to achieve 33.6 mpg, which is a 30 per cent Please see AMG, page W2

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These ratings assume you’re will- before you even crack a smile. ing to pony up the extra for premium Stage two provides a little brakfuel, but if you’re thrifty like me and ing if the back end steps too far out, willing to give up a few points, the but otherwise allows enough wheelLambda will run just fine on regular spin for those who enjoy that kind – thanks to its anti-knock technol- of thing. ogy. In a safe, controlled environment, However impressive the num- of course. bers, it is still more a question of And for those who want to push it power-to-weight, and that’s where a little harder on the track, stage three the Genesis shines. The Coupe beats disables the works, allowing you to not only high-priced import com- drift at will. Believe me, the 3.8-litre petitors such as Infiniti G37 and Coupe has no problem lighting up BMW 335i, but also domestics like the tires and going sideways around the V6-powered Mustang, Camaro a corner, I just wouldn’t recommend and Challenger. it on our public roadways. The Genesis 3.8 will Another tweak to the also sprint from zero Lambda V6 is an acousto 100 km/h in just tically-tuned pathover five seconds, way that pipes but keep in engine sound ...it is still mind that any from the intake tire slippage to the passenger more a question will wake up cabin. I enjoy of power-to-weight, the traction the snarl, but if control and you’re looking and that’s where cut power for a quiet ride, to the rear this ain’t it. the Genesis shines. wheels. Indeed, the Fortunately, V6 is potent, but the 2013 Coupe the turbocharged now offers three2.0-litre engine is no stage driver-selectable slouch either. Especially electronic stability control, now that it has an exhaust so you need not completely aban- manifold-integrated twin-scroll turdon the safety nannies to have a bocharger and a larger intercooler. little fun. This serves to reduce turbo lag and In stage one, everything is full- improve combustion efficiency. on: both traction control and stabilThis Theta II DOHC inline fourity control. Stomp the throttle while cylinder now puts out a robust 274 going around a corner and the sys- hp and 275 lb/ft of torque (on pretem will shut down the rear wheels mium fuel), up from 210 and 223 in

the current model. Even the latter specs, at least when the Coupe debuted, seemed pretty good when compared to the Tiburon it replaced. In its last model year, the 2008 Tib’s little 2.7-litre V6 only managed 172 hp and 181 lb/ft, and the 2.0-litre four only 138 and 136. Like its V6 sibling, the new 2.0T can take regular fuel. Its anti-knock sensors automatically adjust ignition timing and engine mapping to run smoothly, and with only a slight drop in performance. It’s obviously not as quick as the 3.8 Coupe, and launch is a bit soft until the turbo spools up to around 2,000 rpm. But that’s to be expected with an automatic transmission – even the new eight-speed (an $1,800 option) as fitted to my tester. If you want a sportier experience, order the six-speed manual – or better yet, the 2.0T R-Spec that, like the 3.8 GT, also includes a firmer track-tuned suspension and Torsen limited-slip differential. In these performance-oriented models, front and rear spring rates are higher, and stabilizer bars are thicker for less body roll in hard cornering. I hadn’t yet driven the R-Spec at time of writing, but my 3.8 GT was noticeably firmer than the 2.0 Premium I had tested earlier, yet its ride was not harsh. Two transmissions are now shared, with the six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic with Shiftronic available for all, except the Please see GT Coupe, page W9

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improvement in efficiency over the previous version with CO2 emissions of 195 grams per kilometre. At a recent international press briefing at the AMG plant, Ola Kallenius, chairman of the board of management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said this was just the beginning as he revealed where the firm plans to be in five years as part of what he called the “AMG Performance 50” growth strategy. “We have decided to expand our model range from its current level of 22 vehicles to around 30 vehicles in the future,” he said. “We are looking to increase our global sales, which today stand at around 20,000 vehicles, to more than 30,000 vehicles by the time of our 50th anniversary, and thereby assert our leading position in this exclusive segment. “By the 50th anniversary of AMG, we want to achieve CO2 emissions of around 200 grams per kilometre for the entire AMG model range.” In addition to a new A 45 AMG performance compact car based on the next generation Mercedes-Benz A Class, the SLS AMG GT and the upcoming GL 63 AMG show where AMG is headed. It was also noted the S-Class segment will play an even greater role at AMG in the near future. The recent plant visit started with journalists being met at the AMG Private Lounge, which was opened in 2011 followed by a tour of the plant that included a visit to the AMG Performance Studio, where individual and oneoff AMG vehicles are developed and produced in limited numbers. This was followed by a tour of the AMG engine

production facility where customers have the unique opportunity to meet the engineers who have produced the engine of their high-performance vehicle by hand in accordance with the traditional philosophy “one man, one engine”. For Canadians, one of the highlights was a glimpse of the new CLS Shooting Brake, a unique take on the CLS four-door coupe that, with a rear liftgate becomes a station wagon in a class by itself. The rear cargo area is lined with high-quality carpet, and the hand-stitched material is also incorporated into the sideliners in conjunction with leather appointments. Optional designer loading rails made of aluminum give an even more exclusive look. And looking to the greening of supercars, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell shows clearly where AMG is headed in its quest to lower greenhouse gases while keeping the joy of performance motoring alive. It features a drivetrain with high-voltage lithium-ion and is slated for a series production run of what AMG claims is the first purely electric driven super sports car with customers expected to take delivery of this gullwing model with electric drive in 2013. In summing up, Kallenius said while AMG is branching out in a number of new directions, one thing won’t change. “At AMG, it’s all about the driving experience,” he said. For more reviews, videos and industry news, be sure to visit Wheelstalk.com. And please follow us on Twitter @ wheelstalk.

The newest model in the AMG lineup is the SLS AMG GT in Roadster and Gullwing (shown) forms with a 591 hp engine that has a fuel consumption rating of 13.2L/100 km combined.

The wholly owned AMG division of Mercedes-Benz is marking its 45th year. In the next five years it plans to add to the 22 AMG vehicles shown with eight more shown covered.

One of the first new AMG models Canada might be getting is the CLS Shooting Brake wagon.

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Mazda’s flagship model, the Mazda6, will have its world premiere at the Moscow Motor Show at the end of August.

Mazda will celebrate the world premiere of its all-new Mazda6 sedan during the Moscow Motor Show on August 29. The new Mazda6 sedan is the second model in Mazda’s ‘new generation’ of products which incorporate both the full range of SKYACTIV technologies and the new KODO ‘Soul of Motion’ design language. It will also be the first Mazda equipped with the company’s new brake energy regeneration, i-ELOOP. The introduction of i-ELOOP marks stage two of Mazda’s Building Block Strategy for environmental technology development.

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Let’s get ready to rumble! There’s nothing quite like the sound of a North American V8 and it can be found in its purist form in the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302. Using a proper ignition key, not one of these start buttons, the 5.0-litre engine hesitates for a millisecond then bursts into life with a grunt followed by a hollow sounding blat before settling down to an oh-so-sweet fruity burble at idle. And this is all before the fun begins. This car is not for boulevardiers, you can get that with a Mustang GT coupe or convertible. The throwback round ball shifter is a quick throw to the first gear upper left. The shifter for all six forward gears is small, almost dainty, like that in a Mazda Miata. But start to let out the clutch and you can feel 380 lb/ ft of torque flowing through the clutch as it bites in to the pressure plate. The next decision is a big one. Do you motor off sedately with a deep, low revving rumble or do you floor it and alert everyone within a block that this ain’t no econobox. Actually, they will probably already know because the Boss 302 comes in a palate of eye-grabbing colours such as the day-glo green tester featured this week. The colours aren’t some kind of whim, but a very real part of the Boss 302 legacy and that includes the “hockey stick” graphics which date back to the Parnelli Jones’ 1970 Trans-Am championship car. The reflective stripes on the Boss come to life when lights hit them, similar to how they did in 1970 on the Mustang Boss 302. The new stripe follows the classic hockey stick motif by going over the fender and extending down the body panel. The front end, especially the louvered hood, is more powerful in appearance augmented by a more aggressive grille.

MASSIVE AIR INTAKE Those louvers are functional, extracting heat from the engine bay. The front splitter is bigger and the Boss 302 features signature lighting with standard HID headlamps and LED-surround taillamps. The heart of the Boss 302 is its 5.0-litre V8 engine with four cams and variable valve timing. In the standard 5.0litre Mustang, it produces 400 hp and 380 lb/ft of torque. The Boss 302 enhances that with a very large air intake box over the engine with thick inlet runners to improve breathing that raises output to 444 hp. The Boss 302 uses carbon fibre plates in the limited-slip rear axle. The suspension on the Mustang GT is already pretty beefy but the Boss gets higher rate coil springs at all four corners, five-way adjustable shocks and thicker stabilizer cars plus the body is lowered 11 mm at the front and 1 mm at the rear.

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THROATY EXHAUST NOTE One of the options ($1,900) was the Torsen limited slip rear differential which, of all things, includes Recaro sport seats with the Boss 302 logo embossed on the head rests. Heading up country to where a car like this can still be fully enjoyed, the Boss and I covered a bunch of miles over every kind of road surface you can think of including urban and rural roads. The radio was never turned on, the sound of the throaty exhaust going up and down through the gears, that little snap of late burning gas on the down shift; it was all the music I needed. On one 166.4-km run it used 20.2 litres of gasoline for an average of 17.3L/100 km. I did get it down to 14.2L/100 km at one point, but ruined it all on a lonely, long stretch I know, but all at the speed limit of course. I found the Recaro seats grippy but firm to the point they would probably get to you on a 500 km plus drive. Passenger volume is 2,359 litres (83.3 cu ft) and you can get two in the back in a pinch. Cargo volume is 379 litres (13.4 cu ft). Other than that, the iconic Mustang design cues such as the two section dash and the high cowl are all there. But this is a modern Mustang and that means buyers can take advantage of the SYNC connectivity system, which is standard on Mustang. Besides 911 Assist that is free for the life of the car, Mustang buyers get hands-free, voice-activated calling via a Bluetooth-connected mobile phone and control of a USB-connected digital music player. The Boss starts out as a GT Premium with a base price of $39,299. Add in $9,500 for the Boss 302 stuff, the Recaro sports seats plus other charges and the as tested price was $53,429 including a $1,500 shipping fee. This Mustang, like its even more powerful big brother the GT 500, is not for everyone. But for those who really enjoy the thought of true motoring, not just driving around, the Boss Mustang with the wonderful sound is music to the ears and satisfaction for the soul.

The rear view of the Boss 302 Mustang shows the blacked out taillight array and the diffuser under the bumper to help extract airflow beneath the car.

The 2013 Mustang Boss 302 produces the most marvelous V8 sounds through the twin exhausts which are more like saxophones.

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2.0T R-Spec. Last year’s autoboxes had only five gears with the four cylinder and six gears with the V6. As a four-cylinder model, the Genesis Coupe can be ordered five ways: the base 2.0T or Premium with manual or automatic, and the 2.0T R-Spec available only with manual. The V6-powered Coupe comes in one fully-loaded trim level with both transmissions. The base, six-speed 2.0T, which starts at $26,499, has a decent list of standard equipment. In addition to its new, upgraded powertrain, you get keyless entry and power windows (with auto up/down in front), along with automatic climate control, manual tilt/telescopic steering, Bluetooth, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, and six-speaker AM/FM/XM/CD/ MP3 system with USB and aux inputs. The stitched-seam dashboard now features electroluminescent gauges, and the revised centre stack includes a tri-gauge cluster with instant fuel economy and oil temperature, along with torque (on V6 models) or turbo boost pressure. There are also more soft-touch surfaces, with a lower sheen for a premium look and feel. The 2.0T Premium ($29,899/$31,699, manual/auto)

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From the rear, the 2013 Genesis Coupe’s wide track, sloping roofline and flared wheel arches combine for a look that is sleek and purposeful.

In GT or R-Spec trim, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe gets big 19-inch alloys and a Brembo braking package with red four-piston callipers and 13.4-inch ventilated rotors in front and 13.0-inchers in rear.

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (3.8 GT model shown) is a true performance car, aimed at the driving enthusiast. Styling has been tweaked for 2013 with faux hood intakes, redesigned grille, LED daytime running lights and taillights. But the big news is the boost in power from 306 to 348 hp.

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ZERO DOWN $69

Plus Tax & Licensing

Biweekly starting Aug. 2013

Not exactly as shown

2011 VL800T

2012 VL800SEL2

00 $8,395 73

ZERO DOWN $81

Plus Tax & Licensing

Biweekly starting Aug. 2013

00 $7,988 36

ZERO DOWN $77

2011 VLR1800TL1 Plus Tax & Licensing

Biweekly starting Aug. 2013

00 $14,495 14

ZERO DOWN $109

2011 SUZUKI BURGMAN 650 AN650ALI EXECUTIVE Plus Tax & Licensing

Biweekly starting Aug. 2013

00 $8,995 78

ZERO DOWN $86

Plus Tax & Licensing

Biweekly starting Aug. 2013

SUZUKI OF NEWMARKET Thinking Suzuki? Good thinking!

toll free 1-888-376-7779 80 Harry Walker Parkway, Newmarket

905-898-1081 suzukiofnewmarket.com

Sales event has two components. Great sale prices which have freight , pdi , and admin all included and prices are plus taxes and license only. Financing are bi weekly payments and payments would begin in August 2013. The deferral cost for no payments for a year are calculated and included in the payments quoted. All taxes are included in the payments quoted and all payments require credit approval. Motorcycles with a value over 12500.00 including tax have finance payments quoted over 120 months, Motorcycles with a value of $12500.00 or less the payment examples are based on a 84 month term. Example borrow $10,000.00 for 84 months at 9.19 % your biweekly payment would be 74.70 and your c.o.b. would be 3596.24 if you did not pay it off early. The no payment until August 2013 program on $10,000.00 would cost 919.00 interest which would add to your bi weekly payment for a total bi weekly payment of 82.46 ant a total cob of 4515.24 if the loan was not paid early. All finance deals are subject to credit approval. C

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2011 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S

2011 NISSAN MAXIMA SV

4 door , power windows, power locks, tilt steering, air and so much more. only 48,441 KMS.

WAS

NOW

2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

WAS

13,888

NOW

$

17,999

NOW

$

14,999

STK# EC447528

11,499

16,488

WAS

NOW

$

14,999*

2006 NISSAN X-TRAIL

Bonavista Edition, 4 door SUV, 2.5L, 4 cylinder stk AU211674

$

14,999*

$

WAS

13,999

NOW

$

10,999*

$

25,999

$

*

$

*

2003 NISSAN 350Z V6

$

16,466

Auto, MP3 Decoder, Power Windows & More!

Navigation! New tires, new brakes, remote start. stk AU106627A

WAS

WAS

$

FROM

2011 MAZDA 3 GX

Former daily rental. Fully loaded, p/w, air, p/group and more! STK# EC035126

$

Automatic CVT, 3.5L, 6 cylinder. Loaded!

2009 TOYOTA CAMRY LE

5 speed automatic, 2.4L., 4 cylinder, with all Toyota luxuries. stk 12QX13B

$

16,388

WAS

NOW

$

13,999*

2008 HONDA CIVIC LX

4 door sedan, 1.8L, 4 cylinder, 5 speed automatic stk U2724A

$

14,999

WAS

2011 TOYOTA COROLLA

Auto, 1.8L, 4 cylinder, Great on Gas! Only 28,969kms!

23,999*

NOW

$

13,999*

2007 NISSAN SENTRA 2.0

Automatic, one owner off lease, in great shape!

STK# AU592489

$

WAS

16,999

NOW

$

13,999*

$

WAS

13,999

NOW

$

9,999*

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60 Months

2012 Buick Enclave 2012 Chevrolet Traverse 2012 GMC Acadia

72 Months

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche 2012 GMC Sierra 1500

6 Speed Automatic Transmission, Remote Start, 1.4L Turbo, Power Windows, Locks, Heated Mirrors, XM Satellite Radio, 10 Standard Airbags, 5/160,000km Powertrain Warranty with Roadside Assistance, and More.

125

$

+HST

Bi-Weekly at 0% over 84 Months

2012 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 4X4 Nevada package, Locking Diff, Block Heater, All Terrain Tires, HD Trailering, Power Features, 5 Year/160000km Powertrain Warranty w/Roadside Assistance and MORE! PURCHASE FOR

211+HST Bi-Weekly at 0% over 72 Months

$

PURCHASE FOR

187+HST Bi-Weekly at .99% over 84 Months

$

6 Speed Automatic, Air Conditioning, Stability and Traction Controls, ON-Star, Power Windows and Locks, Lots of Leg Room, 5 Year/160000km Power Train Warranty $ with Roadside Assistance and Way More!

23,495

129

+HST

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT/LTZ 2012 GMC Terrain SLE2/SLT 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT/LTZ 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT/LTZ 2012 Chevrolet Orlando 2LT/LTZ

0% LEASE 36 Months

2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS $

84 Months

PURCHASE FOR

2012 Buick Enclave 2012 Buick Regal 2012 Buick LaCrosse

+HST

PURCHASE FOR

48 Months

Bi-Weekly at 0% over 84 Months

Lease any 2012 Buick for 36 Months and receive: The Experience Buick Program

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT/LTZ 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT/LTZ

++3 Year On-Star Subscription ++3 Year XM Radio Subscription (on equipped vehicles) ++3 Year 60,000 km Goodwrench Scheduled Maintenance Package

2011 BLOWOUT

NEW

2011 GMC

2011 Chevrolet

Yukon SLT

Silverado 2500

Loaded, Nav, Etc! MSRP $75,160 STK#333726

Plow Truck, 4X4, LT MSRP $47,220 STK#197133

SALE $54,415

+HST

SALE $31,853

+HST

2012 CLEARANCE

NEW

2012 Chevrolet

Camaro

Convertible, 2LT,Auto,Crystal Red 2 AVAILABLE!

2012 Chevrolet

Equinox LS GOOD SELECTION!

All Payments based on $0 Down Payment and OAC. Payments include all fees and are plus HST only. The Experience Buick Program is only available on 36 Month GM Financial Leases. Financing based on 0.99% interest - Ex.:$17,024 financed over 84 months @ 0.99% = $603.40 cost of borrowing. Sale Prices are plus HST, $45 fuel and licensing. Payments and Programs are subject to change. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown.

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Orlando 1LT Auto, Starter, Stock Only 5 LEFT!

+HST $ SALE $41,968+HST SALE 26,483 SALE $23,998+HST

18100 Yonge Street, Newmarket (Between Davis Drive and Green Lane)

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