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Resting his arms on the boardroom table, Garry Styles grips a water bottle. “He was a family man,” he says of his son, York Regional Police Const. Garrett Styles, 32, killed while on duty in East Gwillimbury last year. “He was honourable and he loved his community.” More than a year after the incident, Mr. Styles’ grief is palpable. Now retired after more than three decades of policing York, the elder Styles no doubt saw a lot of what society can dish out during his career. But today, he weeps for his lost son; a son for whom he caught baseballs, who followed him into policing and, just like his dad, donated blood to help others get healthy — even though he didn’t like needles. The respect his son showed to adults, his modesty and his sense of knowing what needed to be done and doing it showed his true character, Mr. Styles says. So, it didn’t surprise the family when Garrett decided to serve his community. He attended Newmarket High School and, in 2001, graduated with honours from police foundations at Humber College. “I think he always wanted to be a policeman,” Mr. Styles said, recalling photographs of his boy wearing his old gear. Const. Styles joined York Regional Police as a cadet-in-training in 2003 and became a constable in May 2004. He worked uniform patrol in Richmond Hill before moving north to patrol Newmarket, Aurora and East Gwillimbury. Father and son even had the opportunity to work together on some paid duty assignments. But work wasn’t Const. Styles’ See STYLES, page A9.

As a boy, Const. Garrett Styles loved baseball. A pitcher, he played in Newmarket and the family regularly travelled around southern Ontario for sports, his father, Garry, said. As he got older, Const. Styles loved attending baseball games with his dad. Since the officer’s death June 28, 2011 during a traffic stop, the family has faced challenges anyone would find difficult. But instead of retreating into his grief, Mr. Styles is now a driving force in the second annual Garrett Styles Memorial Baseball Tournament. “It gives the community a way of See EVENT, page A9.

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Const. Garrett Styles’ father, Garry, holds a York Regional Police Blue Sox jersey featuring his son’s badge number. The Sox host a memorial tournament for Const. Styles (inset) next month. Const. Styles was killed in the line of duty last year.

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York Catholic school board trustees have signed on with the province’s deal reached with its teachers’ union. It’s the second Ontario board to buy in to the controversial wage freeze agreement hashed out by the Liberal government and Ontario’s Catholic teachers. Trustees passed a motion yesterday on an intention to sign the memorandum of understanding reached between the Education Ministry and Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, the board announced this morning. Toronto’s Catholic board was the first to reach an agreement. However, about a dozen other Catholic boards, mainly in the southwest portion of the province, have reached impasses and filed

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for conciliation, union spokesperson Michelle Despault said. The York agreement is a result of a good relationship between the board and its employees, York Catholic board chairperson Elizabeth Crowe said. “We recognize the high degree of uncertainty this issue has created for our employees, parents and students,” she said. “Adoption of the (memorandum) will help provide labour stability and peace See TORIES, page A7.

York Region’s fiscal health is strong, thanks, in no small part, to the province helping municipalities defray expenses, York chief administrative officer Bruce Macgregor said. The provincial-municipal fiscal and service delivery review initiated in 2006 is better known as the municipal uploading agreement. By 2018, when the uploading is complete, municipal budgets will see a net benefit of $1.5 billion each year. York Region’s share, from 2007 to 2018, will total $124 million, Mr. Macgregor said. That’s good news for York Region, which sent more than $90 million to Toronto as part of the GTA pooling program that is being phased out, concluding in 2013. The region is in good shape and moving in the right direction, Mr. Macgregor said. “Of course, the holy grail is sustainable government and there’s none on the planet. We’re still looking.” Still, the provincial initiative

BRUCE MACGREGOR: York Region CAO applauds Ontario uploading services from municipalities. designed to help shore up and maintain public services has made municipal administrators’ jobs a tad less stressful. “No question,” he said. “It’s made things easier. To the province’s credit, it’s a challenge. Taxes and services must be in balance.” This year, uploading translates into $5 million in Newmarket court security costs being picked up by

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Aurora’s Bill Frey makes his own bows and arrows, which he uses to hunt.

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Retired safecracker, part-time private school tutor, hunter, archery historian, marksman and weaponry crafter — the sum of Bill Frey’s eclectic life is greater than the 60 years he’s spent living it. Add musician, artist, student of karate and Zen, grower of exotic fungi, artful dodger of the Vietnam War and cancer survivor and you’ve got a man who’s cast a wide net on his world. The recent therapy that brought his throat cancer to remission melted 60 pounds from his six-foot, two-inch frame. He’s lanky and droll, serving up earthy anecdotes and pithy observations with a folksy style reminiscent of humourist-philosopher Will Rogers. Born in Sarasota, Florida and raised in Michigan, the Aurora resident is kin to American folklore royalty. His uncle, Don West, was a southern poet and coal mine labour organizer in the 1930s. His cousin, iconic folk singer Hedy West, famously penned the music and lyrics to 500 Miles. His mother’s family hails from Union County, Georgia, where Deliverance was filmed. Many locals were offended by how the movie stereotyped mountain folk, Mr. Frey said in his economical manner. “But, then again, there was a lot of inbreeding,” he added with wry

timing and a smile. This affable man was heavily influenced by his parents. His father, a trained sniper who served in the United States Army in the Korean War, gave him his first bow and arrow and a .22 rifle. Despite working 60-hour weeks, his dad made time, serving as his son’s cub and scout master and teaching him marksmanship, hunting and an appreciation for nature. His mother instilled a sense of pride in his heritage. Her family settled in rural Georgia in 1732, speaking Elizabethan English until residents opened their communities to the world in 1952. “The moonshiners are still there,” he said. “Most, though, have been replaced by pot growers.” He recalled the moment when his love of archery was forged. He was trying to rid the family chicken coop of rats. His child-sized arrow bounced off the rodent. It reared up and hissed. He needed more firepower. He wanted a Fred Bean brand 37-pound bow with 26-inch draw, he said. It cost $35. “I worked bailing hay until I earned the money, went to the store and put it on the counter,” he said. “The clerk said there would be 4 per cent Michigan sales tax. My dad paid the extra and that’s when I was first at cross purposes with my government.” The kid and his new weapon returned to the coop. “I pinned that rat to the floor-

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boards,” he said. The Vietnam War raged during his teenage years. Young men were being conscripted into service. Mr. Frey was a conscientious objector. He moved to Canada, working for Toronto “slum landlords” at $1 an hour when minimum wage was $2. With the 1975 fall of Saigon, the war ended, as did the U.S. government’s hunt for draft dodgers. Mr. Frey is proud of his legal landed immigrant status. “They won’t let me vote, but I’m allowed to pay taxes,” he said. He studied electrical contracting and was offered a job with a firm specializing in opening bank vaults that were broken, faulty or for which the combinations had been forgotten. Eventually, he bought the business. “I cracked safes,” he said with a grin. “People always asked if that was a day or night job.” He met and married Donna, a ballet teacher from Montreal. They raised two daughters, Kathryn, a teacher in Belgium, and Morgan, who teaches choreography despite having two prosthetic legs and one hand. The family moved to Aurora in mid 1990s.

Although Mr. Frey sold the vault repair company, the two men he trained continue to win vault opening competitions. A reformed smoker, he paints water colours to keep his hands busy. He is growing gourmet shiitake mushrooms in his garden and still plays guitar, as his ancestors did as entertainment. A purple belt, he assists his sensei at the Northern Karate School dojo in Aurora. He also teaches at Toronto Waldorf School in Thornhill. Archery, however, remains his passion. With properties in Claremont and Coboconk, he hunts bear and deer in season, often teaching archery history and skills at York County Bowmen Club. He researches ancient bows, proudly displaying a 200-year-old Chinese weapon crafted from water buffalo hide, ox sinew and wood. He crafts his own bows, using primitive methods, exotic woods and parts of animals he has hunted. His collection includes flat, long and recurve bows. He constructs the quivers that carry his arrows, many styled by hand, save some store-bought shafts. He is not a trophy hunter, he said. He complies with provincial laws requiring steel tip arrows for clean kills. Each part of the downed prey is used for its meat and hide. What he can’t freeze and store, he shares

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with locals at his hunt camps. He hunts ethically, foregoing high powered rifles, accurate from 800 yards. He stalks with bow and arrow, drawing on skill and a bow string, often close enough to allow a black bear to run him down should his shot be off. He regales with tales from the deep woods of angry bears climbing trees in an attempt to make him the meal. A follower of Zen philosophy, he has a reverence for nature. For 5,000 years, people hunted to survive. Crafting and using archery weapons is an ancient art and hunting is a science. He carries on the tradition. “If you can kill an animal without great elation or remorse, it’s a good kill,” he said. “I always have a bit of remorse, but I am grateful for the gift.” The hunt is not all about killing, he said. There’s an ethereal and mystic quality about nature, being in a forest before dawn, listening to the woods wake, coming to life. There’s also a bond between the purist and his bow. “It’s the magic of letting the arrow loose and watching it fly to its target,” he said. “Everyone should give it a shot. No pun intended.”

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This addendum to the Class EA Study describes the problem, the assessment of alternatives and the recommended improvements, as well as the public and agency consultation programs conducted. This notice places the ESR Addendum on public record for review beginning August 23, 2012, at the following locations during normal business hours: The Regional Municipality of York Clerk’s Department 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket

The Town of Aurora Clerk’s Department 100 John West Way, Aurora

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Clerk’s Department 111 Sandiford Drive, Whitchurch-Stouffville

Ministry of the Environment Central Region Office 775 Yonge Street, 8th Floor, North York

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During the public review period, those who have an interest in the project are encouraged to read the ESR and provide comments. Please direct written comments to the Project Manager at the address specified below. If concerns cannot be resolved through discussions with The Regional Municipality of York, you may request the Minister of the Environment to issue a Part II Order to this project. A Part II Order request must be received by the Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Jim Bradley, 77 Wellesley Street West, 11th floor, Ferguson Block, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2T5, no later than October 8, 2012. For further information please contact the Project Manager: Mr. Edward Chiu, P. Eng. Senior Project Manager The Regional Municipality of York Roads Branch Transportation & Community Planning Department 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, ON. L3Y 6Z1 Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 5908 Email: edward.chiu@york.ca Bill Fisch Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas

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One of York Region’s most prolific artists, Dorothy Clark McClure, died Sunday at the Southlake Regional Health Centre. The longtime Aurora resident was 77. For much of her life, Ms Clark McClure painted. Her first painting was created in 1954 in Muskoka. In particular, her artistic expression documented history. She sketched and painted old buildings before they were torn down, while using art to illustrate why our historical landmarks should be saved and cherished. The Guelph-born free spirit worked throughout North America and was honoured locally and provincially as an inspirational teacher, talented artist and conservationist. In her effort to reach out to the community, Ms Clark McClure also taught at the elementary and college levels. She was named Aurora’s citizen of the year in 2007. Reflecting on her life, Ms Clark McClure told York Region Media Group in an interview then that she was surprised to have won the award. “I’ve spent my time with living,” Ms Clark McClure joked at the time. “Now, I have to concentrate on dying. I have to change my focus. I think we should be buried standing up. Planting us like we’re in bed is a waste of space. I’d like to go into eternity in a vertical position.” Other awards Ms Clark McClure won included an arts and culture medal from the Town of Aurora, a visual arts In Celebration of Women award from York Region, a bicentennial medal from the province and a certificate of achievement from the Ontario Heritage Trust. As a leader, she took on such roles as president of Aurora’s historical society and the Artisans of York, was vice-president of the Willowdale Group of Artists and founded the Aurora Senior’s Art Group.

Last year, her retrospective art show, Then and Now, was exhibited at the Aurora Cultural Centre. The show, which filled two galleries, captured the evolution of her style, centre executive director Laura Schembri said. “She had tremendous impact on this community and beyond,” she added. “I’m sure her retrospective will be a highlight in the years to come.” Describing Ms Clark McClure as having an “uncanny knack” at arriving at a scene just prior to demolition, capturing important scenes just ahead of the wrecking ball, Ms Schembri said the gifted and influential artist was a beloved member of the community and an important repository of Aurora’s architectural and environmental heritage. Ms Clark McClure was a special lady, former Aurora mayor Phyllis Morris said. “She was an unfailing advocate for protecting and preserving the environment and natural and built heritage, which she expressed passionately through her art; a passion she generously shared with her students,” Ms Morris said. “Her zest for life can serve as an inspiration to all.” Aurora Mayor Geoff Dawe agreed, pointing out everyone who knew Ms Clark McClure recognized her as more than just a prodigious talent. “I am saddened to hear of the passing of Dorothy Clark McClure and offer my condolences to her family,” he said. “I was fortunate enough to see her at the retrospective of her work at the cultural centre earlier this year and to enjoy her catalogue of work. “Aurora is proud that she made her home here. She will be missed.” A memorial service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home (530 Industrial Pkwy. South) in Aurora tomorrow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Aurora Historical Society would be appreciated.

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University not in cards for Queensville ISSUE: East Gwillimbury debating locations for proposed post-secondary school.

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ast Gwillimbury’s plan to attract a satellite university appears to have hit a bump in the road. It’s not the quest for the post-secondary institute that’s the problem. In fact, it appears there’s only support for the plan. The problem is location. East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia Hackson went into discussions prepared to pitch Queensville as the preferred site, which has been the plan for some time. However, it became apparent the Queensville site, which is primed for growth, wouldn’t be ready within the government’s time frame. Then came the message relayed by Ms Hackson that one of the universities wasn’t prepared to even consider Queensville as an option. “If it’s Queensville, we’re not interested,” was the message. Yet there are still some residents who aren’t prepared to give up on Queensville.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Arguments against a Green Lane site range from a university shouldn’t go on a major highway in the middle of a commercial area, to the town has championed the idea of Queensville for decades. Neither are good reasons to dismiss Green Lane. If the Queensville area is not ready for a university and potential schools aren’t interested in expanding there, why keep fighting for it? Under the right circumstances, Queensville likely would have been a fine spot for a university, but this isn’t the right time. There’s nothing wrong with investigating other sites, and it may be time to give up on the Queensville dream. Green Lane should be part of that investigation. Although some argue students wouldn’t want to learn in a brickand-mortar learning factory, location is a deciding factor for many students. Part of the university experience takes place away from the institution and Green Lane offers countless options for students. There are plenty of transit options, a theatre and several restaurants. These options will help distinguish East Gwillimbury from all other municipalities seeking a university.

BOTTOM LINE: Green Lane has to be part of any discussion regarding university.

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Don’t mess with LCBO success Re: Time has come for convenience store liquor, editorial, Aug. 16. I found your arguments for putting liquor and beer in corner stores to be short-sighted and narrowly conceived. Yes, you are correct, the province makes a profit from the LCBO. However, the province runs a $15-billion annual deficit. To kill the LCBO would add another $1.5 billion to that annually, leading to an increase in taxes for everyone in the province. Secondly, the argument corner stores are responsible is pretty weak. We have seen how responsible some citizens have been in scamming the lottery corporation for decades and now you want to give them alcohol as well? They can hardly police the sale of tobacco to minors and now we’re going to throw liquor and beer into that mix? That cannot end well for our youth. The LCBO is the one of the largest purchasers of alcohol in the world. As such, it can leverage suppliers for lower rates on the spirits that they purchase. They have some of the lowest purchasing costs in the world. Having individual stores and chains trying to negotiate with suppliers will lead to less choice at higher prices. You state there has been no increase in sales of alcohol to minors in Alberta. You fail to mention the increase in crime and the number of armed robberies of convenience stores selling alcohol. The Fraser Institute reports Calgary witnessed an increase in shoplifting and commercial robberies corresponding with the privatization of liquor stores along with an increase in drinking and driving offences and alcohol related domestic disputes. “The bulk of empirical studies generally support our hypothesis that unrestricted free markets increase alcohol consumption while public monopolies restrict consumption,” the institute noted. Finally, the LCBO does a fantastic job managing this business. Limiting the number of stores limits options for people with drinking problems and both Brewers and the LCBO have demonstrated an efficacy in this area. Their stores are clean, well stocked with a great variety of

products, good hours and, in my opinion, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Not exactly a recipe for blowing the whole system up. Privatization will lead to higher prices, less choice, more taxes, greater availability for people at risk, a probable increase in drinking and driving and domestic disputes and sketchy operators in charge of a potentially harmful drug. But we’ll be able to buy our potato chips at the same time.

MICHAEL ST. GEORGE RICHMOND HILL

We all win under LCBO Re: Time has come for convenience store liquor, editorial, Aug. 16. Your editorial encouraged consideration of the proposal to allow convenience stores to sell beer and wine, saying it would be a major boon to small businesses. It mentions Tim Hudak’s PCs’ endorsement of the idea. This is, I believe, the PC party that made no such change when it was in power. And the party, which, under Mike Harris, sold away 90 years of revenue from Hwy. 407, just to balance the books for one year. And the same one that tossed around the idea of selling the LCBO. Cause enough for some sombre reflection. The suggestion convenience store owners, whose revenue is based entirely on sales, would do a better job of restricting sales to minors than the LCBO is laughable. What’s wrong with maintaining and expanding the present system under which we, as taxpayers, are the big winners?

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Don’t have to register to donate organs Re: Bring positive thinking to organ donor search, editorial, Aug. 2. What’s with the push to shame, cajole and threaten people into “registering” as an organ donor? There are other ways to make one’s wishes known that don’t require adding one’s name to a digital database. Signing donor cards, instructions in living wills and discussion with relevant family members are other ways to ensure wishes are carried out. Just because some don’t want to be “registered” organ donors doesn’t mean they’ve not made arrangements to be donors. The options listed at the end of the editorial are absolutely abhorrent to me: forcing an optout system (automatic registration) and the threat that eligibility for organ receipt is available only if one is a “registered” donor. Are we moving just another step closer to being “chipped” so that all of our information is accessible by the powers that be?

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t’s not a Cinderella story. The Liberal government announced this week it would be “uploading more expenses” from our overburdened municipalities, “helping to reduce costs for municipalities and local families”. It’s not an invitation to the ball for our municipalities. The province has decided it will start picking up the tab for court security and prisoner transportation costs this year, phasing in the relief over seven years, for more than 100 municipalities. In York Region — where our $1-billion debt is the highest in the GTA — there is a regional courthouse, so we’ve been carrying this cost for cases outside of our own borders. Not to be rude in the face of this generosity, but let’s be clear, these are costs that are rightly the responsibility of the province. And they were until they were tossed into the municipalities’ laps in 1990 by the Bob Rae NDP government. Cinderella had no choice but to take out the trash on this one. According to the province, the security costs are as high as $125 million a year. This move is part of the Liberal government’s pledge to reverse the trend that has seen previous provincial governments give tax breaks and cut budgets on the backs of municipal taxpayers. The Mike Harris Conservative government — in this analogy, the ugliest stepsister — off-loaded costs of about $3 billion decades ago, including most social services, while maintaining it would be “revenue neutral” (uh-huh, as the McGuinty government did with the HST) by taking on the cost of other services. That golden carriage proved to be a pumpkin long before the clock struck midnight. The McGuinty government — the Fairy Godmother in this story — began setting the balance straight in 2003 by phasing in relief of the $1.2 billion in social pooling costs the municipalities had been paying since the Harris days, chipping in for critical infrastructure projects tallying $60 million over three years, sharing the cost of building affordable housing to the tune of $2.5 billion and opening up the gas tax treasure chest for transit-related initiatives. But there’s a long way to go. Our Cinderella municipalities are still waiting for an invitation to the ball, as they face a bleak future of limited tax revenue, aging infrastructure costs, growing debt and an increasing mandate for services. And, sadly, the trend of downloading continues unabated at the federal level, as the debt-plagued Stephen Harper government looks to turn its rats into coachmen by downloading costs that have included affordable housing, immigration settlement and integration and policing and crime prevention. In a speech to municipal leaders at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities last June, Now-Liberal Leader Rae called on the federal government to end its “cap in hand” relationship with municipalities and, instead, provide them with long-term, stable funding. Our municipalities — the source of economic growth — are the most underfunded among developed countries, he said, receiving only 8 cents of every tax dollar collected. So, our municipalities have yet to find their prince. That prince would give them not only their missing glass slipper, but funding on which they can rely and a source of revenue other than property taxes. At the end of the story are us taxpayers, who watch this shell game of shifting responsibilities between levels of government knowing full well the money with which to play comes from one pocket. “Local families” are provincial families are federal families. Uploading or downloading, the bill we pay remains the same or, most often, increases. Not everyone lives happily ever after in this story.

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The Banner/The Era, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

York Catholic District School Board, led by chairperson Elizabeth Crowe, voted to support the memorandum of understanding between the province and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association.

Tories may support bill: Hudak From page A1.

of mind for our Catholic partners.” The framework agreement, which Education Minister Laurel Broten calls a road map for the rest of the province, includes a salary freeze, loss of banked sick days and a reduction in sick days to 10 per year. Catholic teachers do not vote on the framework deal, but will spend the next few weeks “tweaking” non-monetary details, such as school transfers, with the board, Ms Crowe said. Trustees decided to “agree to agree” to the deal “because there was just too much uncertainty”, she said. “We want everyone to start the year off knowing everything’s been resolved... When there’s no anxiety, then students can learn in the classroom.” The agreement prevents the automatic rollover of teacher contracts set to expire Aug. 31. An automatic rollover would lead to sala-

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entire life. Far from it. He never tired of talking about his family — his wife, Melissa, and the couple’s children, Meredith and Nolan. “He was a top-notch husband and dad,” his father said, voice breaking. Life, as the Styles family knew it, halted at about 5 a.m. June 28, 2011. Const. Styles stopped a 2005 Dodge Caravan on Hwy. 48, south of Herald Road. Four people, including a now-16-year-old male youth, were in the vehicle. In the moments that followed, Const. Styles was dragged about 300 metres before the driver lost control and rolled the minivan, pinning the officer. East Gwillimbury firefighters freed Const.

Styles and he was rushed to Southlake Regional Health Centre, where he died. The 16-year-old, who can’t be identified, is charged with murder. Garrett Styles was the second York police officer killed on the job in four years. Det.Const. Robert Plunkett died in 2007. In his own career, the elder Styles served during an era that saw the death of two other colleagues — Consts. William Grant and Douglas Tribbling, both in 1984. “I’ve lost four friends on the job,” Mr. Styles lamented. “One was my son.” Drawing a breath, Mr. Styles admits the last year has been incredibly hard. “It’s just something I never thought would happen, but it did,” he says. “I don’t think there’s a moment in the day that I don’t think about him and what happened. He left a lasting impression on all of us.”

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healing,” Mr. Styles said during an interview at Summer 365, a Newmarket indoor recreation complex that has made a donation to the tournament. The Sept. 21 to 23 tournament will feature several senior men’s teams, including police teams from York Region, Toronto and New York City and teams from Newmarket. Const. Styles’ brother, Brent, will pitch York’s first game Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. “They were pretty inseparable when they were younger,” Mr. Styles said. Tournament organizers have made sponsorship and support partnerships with companies and organizations big and small. After costs such as field fees, insurance and food are covered, proceeds raised will go to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program, said Jon Carson, also a constable with York Regional Police and the tournament’s primary organizer. He stressed the tournament is not a policeonly event. The community is welcome and there is no gate fee for games. All the same, it is important for police officers to remember their fallen colleagues, Mr. Carson noted.

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“We need to do things like this,” he said. Mr. Carson and Const. Styles often chatted about baseball and their families when they encountered each other. Jumpstart is a registered charity that helps financially disadvantaged young people participate in organized sport and recreation by covering registration, equipment and/or transportation costs, according to its website. While the time some busy parents get with their children may not be lengthy, it’s the quality of that time that counts, Mr. Styles said. “I hope everyone comes (to the tournament) and has a great time and thinks about how important their children are to them,” he said. “If you don’t bond with your children, there are going to be problems. If you love them, they will love you back.” That the funds raised in the tournament are redistributed in York Region is very important to tournament organizers.

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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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in the case of a registered owner, served personally or by registered mail within thirty days after the registered owner is served with the notice, or, when the registered owner is served by publication, within thirty days after the first publication of the notice;

Lands in the Town of East Gwillimbury in The Regional Municipality of York, being composed of those lands designated as Parts on Plans deposited in the Land Registry Office for the Land Titles Division of York Region more particularly described as follows: Part of Lot(s)

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More than 70 YRT and Viva routes will have some service adjustments starting Sept. 2. The changes include: • Route 50 Queensway will expand to operate all day between Sutton and Newmarket, with limited trips to and from Pefferlaw. Customers from Beaverton can use GO Transit services to connect with Route 50 in Pefferlaw. Travel

between Keswick and Newmarket will require a two-zone fare; • High school specials will be reinstated for back-to-school travel; • Viva purple and orange will offer improved service frequency. Additional Viva purple service to York University will be reinstated for the school year. • Route 22/22A King City will

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yorkregion.com HEADING BACK Check out our Back to School hot topic for tips, deals and lots more. http://bit.ly/OTbs98

FRESHLY BLOGGED Read David Budo’s review of the DVD release of the film Chimpanzee. http://bit.ly/R0DQ8X

POLL RESULTS WE ASKED: How much will you spend on back-to-school gear this year? YOU SAID: $0-$300: 69%; $300-$600: 12%; $600-$1,000: 7%; More than $1,000: 12%. This week’s question: Should the province freeze teachers’ salaries?

SPEAK OUT “(Markham) knows where to send our property tax bills, therefore it knows where to mail the business plan for the arena. Let us learn, study it and vote.” — MarkhamConnect on arena plan

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Region receives award at Ottawa conference York Region received the Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award at the 2012 Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa Tuesday. The award was jointly given to York, Waterloo Region, Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville and the London Transit Commission for the transit inventory management services project, which reduces costs by consolidating parts procurement for multiple transit authorities through a single supplier in North America.

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Program helps those with ADHD An eight-week social skills program designed for children with a learning disability or ADHD will start soon in Richmond Hill and Newmarket. Presented by the Learning Disabilities Association of York Region to start mid-September, there will be separate parent information sessions Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. to outline the program for participants, ages 5 to 16. For parents in Richmond Hill and southern York Region, the session will be held at the Loyal True Blue and Orange Home, 11181 Yonge St. For those living in northern York, the session will be held at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. Registration for the program at either location will be Sept. 10 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. only in Richmond

Hill, at 11181 Yonge St. First-time participants must bring their child’s IEP (individual education plan) or IPRC. Classes in Richmond Hill will be held Monday or Wednesday evenings at 11181 Yonge St. starting Sept. 17 or Sept. 19. Classes will run Tuesday evenings in Newmarket, starting Sept. 18. Skills to be taught in small groups through games, stories, role playing and videos include making friends, anger management, showing respect, bullying and communication. Cost is $200 for members, $250 for non-members (includes program supplies and tax). For more information, call 905-884-7933 ext. 21 or visit www.ldayr.org

Support For Depression If you: • feel alone or depressed • experience feelings of hopelessness • have thoughts of suicide

Attend Support for Depression Weekly groups in York Region Call CMHA, York Region for more information 905-841-3977 1-866-345-0183 www.cmha-yr.on.ca a member of

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Olympian Karen Cockburn will join a host of other celebrities for Hockey Night in Stouffville Friday at the Stouffville Arena. Proceeds benefit the Markham Stouffville Hospital and the WhitchurchStouffville Minor Hockey Association.

Olympian Cockburn set for Hockey Night in Stouffville Olympian Karen Cockburn will drop the puck to open Hockey Night in Stouffville tonight. Oak Ridges-Markham MP Paul Calandra is hosting the second annual event in support of Markham Stouffville Hospital and the Whitchurch-Stouffville Minor Hockey Association. Organizers are expecting a crowd of about 1,000. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at the Stouffville Arena. A Stouffville resident, Ms Cockburn is a three-time Olympic medallist. She finished fourth in the trampoline competition at the London Games this summer. Added to the lineup of players is CBC TV’s George Stroumboulopoulos, the host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. NHLers previously confirmed

are Markham natives Stephen Weiss (Florida Panthers), Raffi Torres (Phoenix Coyotes) and Cody Hodgson (Buffalo Sabres). Markham brothers and NHL draft picks Cameron (Colorado) and Brendan Gaunce (Vancouver) have confirmed. So has Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Gartner of Richmond Hill. Stouffville recording artist Quisha Wint will sing the national anthem. Tickets are $10 and being sold by members of the Stouffville Clippers novice AA, AE and atom AE teams and through the minor hockey office. Call 905-642-2835 or e-mail info@wsmha.com For more information on the event, call Mr. Calandra’s office at 905-640-1125.

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You tell us August is nearing an end, but there is still time to get outside with your family to enjoy summer. What are your favourite summer activities in York Region? Let us know at tmcfadden@yrmg.com

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Yoga in the Park is Saturday, 8:45 to 11:15 a.m at Fairy Lake Park, Newmarket. Proceeds go toward the purchase of a functional electrical stimulation bike for the non-profit Walk it Off Recovery. The minimum donation to participate is $20 for adults, $5 for children or $30 for a family. Visit walkitoffrecovery.org

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Spirit Walk Aurora is Saturday, 8 p.m. Join host David Heard and get in touch with the spirits that roam the peaceful streets. All proceeds go to charity. For more, call 905-717-6447 or visit astepintime. posterous.com

See a movie Moonlight movies starts tomorrow at dusk (about 8:15 p.m.), at Maple Leaf Public School and Recreation Centre, 155 Longford Dr., Newmarket. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy The Lorax under the stars. Visit newmarket. ca

Women walk to water to support charity BY TERESA LATCHFORD

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Two local women’s goals go far beyond the finish line. Newmarket’s Ruth Corpuz and Aurora’s Jacquie Lewin will lace up once again for the annual Walk or Roll to the Water, which brings together volunteer walkers and cyclists who push themselves to the limit to raise funds and awareness for the AIDS Committee of York Region. Last year, the duo trekked the 35-kilometre route from Aurora to Georgina, a journey they admit was trying at times, but also inspirational, as the community came together for a single cause. “I call it the 35-kilometre walk and crawl,” Ms Lewin joked. “It is gruelling and physically challenging, but when you hear the stories and see the dialogue happening right in front of your eyes, it makes you dig a little deeper and push a little harder.” While Ms Lewin has participated for three years, Ms Corpuz took part in the event for the first time last year. She remembers bonding with others who were enduring the challenge and conversations sparked along the way. “It just goes to show you one group of people can make a difference,” she said. Both women got involved in the event to break down the stigma and provide supports for people living with HIV/AIDS in York Region and their families. This year, the event offers you three See WALK, page B5.

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Check out cars The Cool Country Cruise In is Saturday, 6 p.m. at the Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St., Sharon. Incredible vintage, muscle and collector cars to see will be on display. Visit eastgwillimbury.ca

Crunch some corn The council corn roast is Saturday at the Aurora farmers market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aurora Town Park. The market runs every Saturday until Oct. 27. Visit theaurorafarmersmarket.com

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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Newmarket’s Ruth Corpuz (left) and Aurora’s Jacquie Lewin will once again participate in the Walk or Roll to the Water is support of the AIDS Committee of York Region next month.

Local competition for university grows BY SIMON MARTIN

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As the Town of East Gwillimbury gets set to discuss the finer points of bidding for a university, many key players in the region are watching closely. While a university in East Gwillimbury has been a long-held goal of the town, other municipalities in the area are also showing interest. “I think we are ideally poised to pursue a post-secondary institution,” Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen said. “It’s time for a significant post-secondary institution to come to central York Region.” Access to public transportation and Southlake Regional Health Centre’s teaching capacity are reasons Newmarket is attractive to prospective universities, Mr. Van Bynen said.

‘It’s time for a significant post-secondary institution to come to central York Region.’ Tony Van Bynen

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“A lot of the groundwork is well established,” he said, noting Southlake has partnered with the University of Toronto’s academic family health team program and York University, which has embedded researchers at the hospital. Mr Van Bynen also mentioned the work going on along Davis Drive offers the kind of growth opportunities needed for a university.

“We are in active discussions with postsecondary institutions,” he said. “It makes sense from an economic development priorities view.” There is growing sentiment the next step for York Region is to get a university. “One anywhere in the region would make a significant difference,” York Region economic strategy director Doug Lindeblom said. His office is working on a new action plan update that will go before regional council later in the fall. The first goal in the plan is to develop a greater post-secondary and research presence, he said, adding it’s a goal considered transformational. One of the actions is to develop a strategy See YORK, page B5.

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))) West Nile Virus Prevention and Protection

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The first West Nile Virus mosquito pool has been (Central York Fire Services) reported in Newmarket. A control plan is in place Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the with traps set in various locations throughout the Town of Aurora Town.

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

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

))) 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.

))) Moonlight Movies Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars. •August 24 at Maple Leaf Public School & Recreation Centre, 155 Longford Dr. (inclement weather in 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. Visit www.newmarket.ca or 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.

))) 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.

PUBLIC NOTICES ))) Newmarket to begin treating ash trees for Emerald Ash Borer According to recent test results reported by the Regional Municipality of York, Newmarket has tested positive for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that attacks and kills all types of ash trees. As part of the Town’s short-term EAB management strategy, the Town will begin injecting trees on public property with TreeAzin™ (a biological insecticide) in the coming weeks. Residents who have ash trees on their private property and are interested in treating their trees to protect against EAB, are encouraged to consult with a professional arborist. For more information on EAB, please see the attached Frequently Asked Question, visit www. newmarket.ca or contact the Town of Newmarket at 905-895-5193.

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

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

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.

LANGUAGE 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

Call 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.york.ca/ westnile for more information.

))) Waste not, Want not!

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Don’t forget to compost… Although compostable items are accepted in the green bin program, the Town of Newmarket encourages all residents to continue to use backyard composters. Compost produces an excellent soil conditioner and is a less costly way to divert organic waste from landfill. Here are some easy to follow composting tips: •Always keep your compost material as moist as a damp sponge •Chop waste into smaller bits for faster decomposition •Mix similar quantities of brown and green materials in your composter Composters are available year round at the Town of Newmarket Operations Centre (1275 Maple Hill Ct.). Cost is $20 each (cash or cheque only). Visit www.newmarket.ca to learn more about Newmarket’s waste diversion initiatives.

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.”

))) Proposed amendments to the comprehensive Town-wide Zoning By-Law The Town of Newmarket invites you to a Public Meeting on August 27, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers (395 Mulock Drive), to review proposed amendments to the comprehensive Town-wide Zoning By-Law under Sections 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. P.13 as amended. 1. The purpose of this proposal is to make minor technical amendments to the comprehensive zoning by-law. The amendments are considered to be general in nature, and apply to all lands in the Town of Newmarket. In addition, site specific amendments that were not carried forward to the new by-law are to be added, specifically 849 Gorham Street, 407 Eagle Street and 417 Oak Street 2. The purpose of this proposal is to rezone as strip of land approximately 0.013 hectares of land located immediately north of, and adjacent to, 497 Timothy Street from the existing Open Space Zone to the Historic Downtown Urban Centre Zone to accommodate a proposed restaurant and accessory uses.

PUBLIC NOTICE ))) Temporary changes to water distribution system Beginning on August 26, the Town of Newmarket, in conjunction with the Region of York, will be temporarily changing to a free chlorine disinfection method in the water distribution system in the area shown in the map below. This temporary change in the treatment system is to facilitate a long term maintenance program on the system that will culminate with a swabbing and flushing program. It is anticipated that the conversion should be complete in 4 to 6 weeks. The Town’s drinking water will remain safe to consume throughout the temporary conversion process. If you have any questions or concerns with the temporary free chlorine treatment, or

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))) 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 on 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.

if you are experiencing persistent water discolouration or a significant reduction in water pressure to your home, please contact the Town of Newmarket at 905-895-5193, or email info@newmarket.ca. For health-related questions, call York Region Community Health Services at 1-800-361-5653.

Newmarket Main Street Farmers market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Purchase farm fresh, local produce. The market runs every Saturday until Oct. 27. Visit newmarketfarmersmarket.com

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ENTERTAINMENT Moonlight movies, dusk (about 8:15 p.m.), at St. John Chrysostom School, 800 Joe Persechini Dr., Newmarket. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars. Visit newmarket.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, dusk (about 8:15 p.m.), at Audrie Sanderson Park, McBean Avenue. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars. Visit newmarket.ca

BUSINESS Newmarket Chamber of Commerce member orientation, 8 to 9 a.m. at the chamber, 470 Davis Dr. If you are a new or prospective member, take this opportunity to speak to directors and other members. You must register in advance. Visit newmarketchamber.com

FOOD Wild edible food tour, 2 to 4 p.m. at Lore Gardens, 22379 Warden Ave., Queensville. Learn to identify wild plants and use them in the kitchen. Lorrie Mackness will provide a tour among his breathtaking gardens. Admission is $10 and children get in free. For more information, call 905-775-9495.

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Hungarian cookout back to basics BY JEREMY GRIMALDI

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There is nothing quite like taking it back to the old school — by that I mean the real old school, so old school 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, 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/her 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.”

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Cookouts have been part of Hungarian culture for centuries. Meats, fish and vegetables play a part in the majestic feasts. 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, that things change and you create new things. “The recipe can change with the wind. It provides the freedom of choice.” For Mr. Sarkozy, 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

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York would benefit from university From page B1.

and business case to attract one of the provincially proposed major undergraduate campuses. “We are probably one of the largest regions in the province that doesn’t have this kind of facility,” he said. The economic benefits of attracting a major university would be felt throughout the region, he said. One of the major benefits would be giving businesses access to skilled labour from universities. A university would also create a number of high-value jobs, which is what the region is trying to attract, Mr. Lindeblom said. South Lake Community Development Corporation general manager Peter Budreo said the development of a post-secondary institution in East Gwillimbury has been on its list of things to do for some time. The corporation is helping fund the East Gwillimbury university planning/design charette Sept. 24 by giving $18,500 toward the estimated $40,000 cost.

“It’s important we keep young people engaged in the community,” he said. “They leave to go get an eduction and don’t come back because there is no opportunity for them.” East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia Hackson said the planning meeting is when things really get started, noting it will be a very exciting day and there will be an awful lot to bring back to the community. It’s important students in East Gwillimbury and Georgina have a campus reasonably close to them so they have the option of commuting to school, Mr. Budreo said. If East Gwillimbury is able to land a university, he said the location doesn’t matter. “We’re indifferent about whether it ends up in Queensville or Green Lane,” he said. The province has committed to building three new universities by 2016 and will announce how it will choose the prospective campuses in the fall. Some of the criteria include: land should be a minimum of 100 acres, can be serviced by 2016 and has established public transit connections.

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Walk starts dialogue about AIDS From page B1.

choices: a 10 or 35-kilometre walk or a 100kilometre bicycle ride. All participants will begin at George Richardson Park in Newmarket, with the cyclists looping around Jackson’s Point and the walkers and runners looping around Rogers Reservoir in East Gwillimbury. The seven-hour walk not only comes with a great sense of accomplishment, but also makes volunteers, such as Ms Lewin, feel they played a role in a larger cause. “When others see a gaggle of people walking in matching T-shirts, they are naturally curious and that’s what starts the dialogue,” she said. She and Ms Corpuz participate because each has a friend or family member affected by HIV/AIDS.

For more information or to register for the event, visit acyr.org The women agreed it filled them with pride to see the community come together to support a small organization that is supporting a large region, with little financial help from the government. “It’s almost like we heal each other through supporting one another,” Ms Lewin said. Combating HIV/AIDS goes beyond people with the illness, she said, noting everyone must join forces to advocate for the supports people with the illness need to survive. Ms Lewin, a mother and yoga instructor, and Ms Corpuz, a mother-of-two and chartered accountant, have been training for the Sept. 15 event and challenge other residents to join them for a day of activity, adventure and friendship.

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Junior Hawks tame Bulldogs, collar Toronto title Centre fielder Ryan Fedrigo capped his Newmarket Hawks junior career in style. The lone graduating member of the Hawks drilled a two-run double to break a tie in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Hawks to a 6-4 victory over the East York Bulldogs in the championship game of the Toronto Baseball Association’s three-team, double-knockout playoff tournament Sunday at Stan Wadlow Park. Fedrigo, who had three hits, including a solo home run in the fifth inning, doubled into the left field corner to break a 4-4 tie as the Hawks claimed their first playoff title in their nine seasons as TBA members. Newmarket has reached the tournament phase of the league playoffs in an unprecedented eight straight seasons. Newmarket, which finished second in the 12-team league with a 19-7 record, broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning as first baseman Mateo Perone keyed a two-run rally with a run-scoring double. Fedrigo made it 4-1 with his second homer of the tournament leading off the fifth. However, the Bulldogs bounced back to tie the score in the top of the sixth with three runs. Lefthander Dan Torrence picked up his second win of the tournament in support of starter Jordan Abram by pitching out of a sixth-inning jam and adding a scoreless seventh. After posting two wins Saturday in the tournament, Newmarket required just one win over the Bulldogs, thanks to an 11-9 win, highlighted by a 10-run second inning featuring back-to-back homers from Fedrigo and Patrick O’Sullivan. Newmarket also edged the Pickering Red Sox 3-2 in 13 innings as a Dan Nicoletta squeeze bunt decided the issue.

Eastern Ontario teams with a 17-2-1 record and is 40-4-3 overall. The Hawks return to action at the Baseball Ontario triple-A championships Labour Day weekend in Windsor.

Hawks, Jays sidelined at CNE tournament Jacob Martins belted a three-run home run for the go-ahead runs in the second inning as the Richmond Hill Phoenix overcame an early deficit to defeat the Newmarket Hawks 9-3 in opening-round action Monday at the 56th Lions-CNE Peewee Baseball Tournament. Martins, who finished with two hits and five RBI in the contest, gave Richmond Hill a 4-3 lead with his homer in the second inning. The victory sends Richmond Hill on to a second-round game this afternoon. Newmarket grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a three-run homer by Keenan Dalton. In other Monday action, Adam Cipollone’s home run provided the Aurora Jays’ offence in an 8-1 setback to the Hamilton Cardinals.

Bulldogs blank Hawks Newmarket Hawks’ Adam Kallio slides under the tag of Thornhill Reds third baseman Peter in senior finale STAFF PHOTO/SJOERD WITTEVEEN

Westlake during Greater Toronto Baseball League play Monday night at McKnight Field. The Newmarket Hawks closed out regular Newmarket won 16-0. season play in the Greater Toronto Baseball

Mosquito Hawks secure third straight YSBA title The Newmarket Hawks slammed the Vaughan Vikings 9-1 Sunday to claim their third straight York Simcoe Baseball Association championship. The victory capped a three-game run for

the Hawks, who did not surrender an earned run in defeating the Barrie Red Sox 12-2 and blanking Vaughan 10-0 in earlier contests. Juan Camargo had two doubles to back the combined efforts of starting pitcher Aaron Livingstone and reliever Jason Stott. Newmarket finished atop the regular season combined standings for Toronto and

League with an 8-0 loss to the visiting East York Bulldogs Tuesday night at McKnight Field. The loss was the sixth in the last seven games for Newmarket, which awaits its opponent for a best-of-three league quarter-final playoff series. — John Cudmore

Tiemens, Harper bounce to gold at Ontario games Cara Tiemens went from hoping to be in the starting lineup to high scorer in the final. The 16-year-old Newmarket resident scored a team-high 12 points to help Central East to a 58-33 victory over Huron Region in the final of the Ontario Summer Games girls basketball tournament Saturday at York University. Newmarket’s Linnaea Harper added six points as Central East completed a sweep of its six games in the 12-team tournament, including a 51-38 victory over Capital Region in the

semifinal round. The tournament brought together all-star teams from a dozen regions across Ontario as part of the games, hosted in Toronto. “I’m not surprised I made the final 15,” Tiemens said, reflecting on the tryout process. “But all the girls on this team are really good. I wasn’t sure if I’d be an alternate.” The gold-medal match easily was her favourite on-floor moment in a tournament, which saw few teams challenge the Central East side,

despite the loss of two of its taller players, including Newmarket’s Thalia Ranjibar, who suffered a knee injury just prior to the tournament.

Fencer wins silver Cecily McDonnell settled for a silver lining. The Newmarket Fencing Club member claimed a silver medal in fencing after bowing 15-7 to Hannah Beach of the Toronto Fencing Club in the gold-medal match for cadet

women’s epee at the Ontario Summer Games last weekend. McDonnell gained a measure of revenge in the team competition by combining with Sabrina Cruz and Hillary Elliott to edge Beach’s top-seeded Toronto side by a 45-43 margin. Meanwhile, Sebastian Faudemer and Mykola Paskaruk of the Newmarket club teamed with David Eliot (Kingston Fencing Club) to slash top-ranked Toronto 45-40 to win gold in the cadet men’s category.

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ny great event, such as the Olympics, is supposed to create a legacy. Defining precisely what that means, although â&#x20AC;&#x153;lasting impressionâ&#x20AC;? kind of covers it in the broad sense, is a tricky matter. Is it the future impact of venues left behind for future generations to occupy? Maybe legacy is viewed as inspiring future athletes to take their first step on a balance beam or swimming lesson. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible, too, legacy is the notion governments of all levels recognize those heartstirring, proud moments when a Canadian athlete stands upon a podium step, preferably the top one, with a medal dangling around his or her neck, and realize the need to pour more funding into supporting sport. Any of the above can be somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notion of legacy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a floating target, although used invariably as a standard hot button when bids for major events are tendered. Few promises match the expectations of persons seeking a legacy moment from the gathering of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nations and athletes for two-plus weeks. Occasionally, specially constructed venues are a lasting legacy, although, in the case of the recently completed Games in London, several facilities were in a ready-to-use state and others were temporary constructs, such as the rowing course built along the hills adorned by grazing sheep for that quaint

Huskies duo good as gold The Newmarket Huskies are howling about a pair of national champions in their pack. Jessica Armstrong and Alex Freemantle claimed gold medals in their respective events as members of the club captured five medals on the weekend at the Legion Canadian national youth track and field championships in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Armstrong won the midget girls 2,000metre race in a time of six minutes, 32.79 seconds, while clubmate Kate Stewart placed third. Freemantle bested the field in the youth boys 800 with a 1:53.18 clocking. Keaton Smee earned a bronze medal in the youth boys 2,000-metre steeplechase. Armstrong and Stewart combined with Alyssa Stewart and Hannah Carley to finish second in the youth girls sprint medley relay.

Canada captures ultimate bronze Team Canada rebounded from an 11-8 semifinal loss to the United States to capture a bronze medal at the world ultimate menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior championships in Ireland Saturday with a 12-8 victory over Germany. Canada compiled six wins in seven matches during pool play. The lone loss in pool play was an 11-9 verdict against finalist Colombia in a driving rainstorm.

John Cudmore Cuddy Shark English countryside look. More commonly, venues are disassembled barely before the dust of the departing circus has settled or sit as white elephants for years to follow. On that note, it will be interesting to see what the legacy is of the 2015 Pan Am Games to be staged around the GTA. One can argue that legacy will be determined by the performances of enraptured youths four, eight, 12, 16 or even 20 years down the road somewhere in the world, inspired to take up sport, whether it be track and field, trampoline or some other sport. There is no way now of knowing. Interestingly, federal Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal popped in at the Newmarket Soccer Centre Tuesday afternoon, offering a pep talk to the under-nine girls rep team. Sure, each one of the youngsters on hand now dreams of one day competing on the world stage, inspired obviously by the performance of the Canadian womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer

team in London. It would be difficult not to be inspired by the gritty, gutsy performance of Christine Sinclair and friends, after all. Keeping the flame burning is the key and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always easy to do. While a few world-class training facilities exist across our nation from past Olympics in Montreal, Calgary and, most recently, Vancouver, the best legacy in these parts would be for more funding and world-class facilities in which Ontario athletes can train. That is an area to which the minister could direct his colleagues. As the most populous part of Canada, Ontario has a shameful lack of training facilities. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure where a cyclist presently finds a velodrome to train. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reason most of the diving community is from Quebec: thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the facilities exist. Every Canadian swells with pride when one of our athletes wins a medal. It is evidence the Own the Podium strategy is viable and worthwhile. Just as important, though, is getting funds

 

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to the other end of the spectrum, where youths enter sport. In a day when athletic funding cuts in schools are considered and kids are increasingly not participating in sports, you wonder how municipalities can justify ever-increasing user fees for facilities, an irritating pox on sport society that are certainly not weighed against the free services and expertise provided by volunteers. If they were, municipalities would be in the red on that ledger. The reality is community clubs are at the mercy of their municipalities and ill-equipped to deal with increasing costs. Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be a terrific legacy for future generations of athletes to have the London Games spark governments at all levels to put more money into the coffers, not only to enhance Own the Podium, but also to encourage young people to take up a sport, rather than grow up not having experienced playing games? Finding a way to ensure success at both ends of the spectrum would be a legacy worth crowing about.

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BRADFORD- 3 bedroom, main-floor bungalow, 3 parking, laundry, fenced yard, a/c, non-smoking/pets $1,250+ utilities. First/ last. Immediately. 905-895-9019

NEWMARKETCENTRAL, 1 bedroom basement, separate entrance, parking, no laundry. First/ last. $875 inclusive. No dogs. Available immediately. 905-967-1261

NEWMARKETDAVIS/ Patterson. Renovated large 1 bedroom legal basement. Separate entrance, laundry. Parking. A/C. Non-smoking/ pets. References. Immediate. DOWNTOWN NEWMAR- $950. 416-433-8104 KET- Newly renovated 1 MAIN bedroom walkout base- NEWMARKETment. Laundry, cable, in- Street. 2 bedroom 2nd ternet, parking. $1000 floor, 5 appliances, air coninclusive. Sept. 1st. ditioning, common deck, telephone entry system. 416-709-9803 $1275+. September 1st. HOLLAND LANDING– (905)955-0136 Clean, bright, 2 bedroom, MUST private laundry, applianc- NEWMARKETes, a/c, parking, private see! 2 bedrooms, deck, 3 backyard/ patio, mins to appliances,shared laundry, GO, $975 inclusive, non- garage, yard. Non-smoksmoker/ pets, Available ing/ pets. Suits professional. $1200+. October 1st. Oct. 14th. 905-853-9559 905-898-0882 KESWICK- 1 bedroom, NEWLY main floor, backyard ac- NEWMARKETcess, 1 parking. Conven- renovated: 3 bedroom laundry, deck, ient location. $760 all upper, inclusive. Available Sep- $1495. inclusive. Available Sept. 1st (647)291-6130, tember 1st. 905-726-5965 tmnholdings@rogers.com MOUNT ALBERT- 1200', 2 bedroom walkout. Laun- NEWMARKETQUIET dry, separate entrance. building. Heating, parking Non-smoking/ pets. Suits included. Large 1 & 2 single or couple, $985. in- bedroom apts. Non-smokclusive. (905)955-1320 ing/ pets. 647-930-6347 BRADFORD- 3 bedroom upper. Close to all amenities. Laundry facilities. Non-smoking/ pets. $1200 inclusive. September 1st. 905-953-6937


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NEWMARKETQUEEN Street. 3 bedroom main Shared floor, huge yard, parking, Accommodations laundry, near park and school. $1450+ utilities. AURORA- LARGE room upscale, executive Available immediately. in home. All utilities, laundry, 416-845-6363 cable, parking, internet. NEWMARKETWarden/ Non-smoking professional. Vivian. 2 bedroom upper- $600. 905-751-7515 level, newly renovated, ROOMMATE parking. Non-smoking/ AURORApets. $1050 inclusive. wanted for elderly Italian lady (retired female preSept. 15th. First/ last. Refferred) 1200sqft. condo. erences. 905-895-0001 Yonge. Underground RAVENSHOE- CLEAN 1 parking. Light housekeeprequired. $495. bedroom basement, near ing amenities. Suits singe/ 1-905-468-3427 couple. Available September 1st. Non-smoking/ KESWICK- Share large pets. References. $450 in- lakefront house in Island clusive bi-weekly. Grove. Cable, internet, laundry, parking. GO bus. 905-478-4530 Immediate. 2 rooms RAVENSHOE/ THE available. 905-476-4065, Queensway- 1 bedroom 905-252-0560 apartment. Hardwood floor, close to amenities/ MT. ALBERT- 3600sq.ft. public transit. Parking, executive house, laundry, laundry. $750+. Available A/C, internet, cable, hardi m m e d i a t e l y . wood, non-smoking/ pets; 9 0 5 - 2 9 4 - 2 3 8 9 , 2 bedrooms, private bath416-886-2368 room, $950. Available imediately. 416-707-4038 WARDEN/ GREEN LaneNewly renovated 1 & 2 NEWMARKET- ROOM for bedrooms, large yard, rent- Bayview/ Mulock. parking, non-smoking/ $600+ 1/4 gas/ hydro. pets. $900/ $950 inclusive. Available immediately. September 1st. 416-822-6615 (905)478-2382 YONGE/ WOODBINE/ AURORA NEWMARKETRd.- New 1 bedroom, main Davis- bright bedrooms floor. Front yard. First/ last. with patio, all inclusive. $1200. Immediately. Non- Near amenities. No smoksmoking. Near shopping/ ing. No pets. Available immediately. $500-$650. 404. 905-751-1755 289-716-3373, YONGE/ WELLINGTON- 2 647-290-6464 bedroom, 4th floor, a/c, fridge, stove, 1 free park- Office/ Business Space ing, $1000+ utilities. No for Rent/ Wanted pets. 416-743-5601 KESWICK131 the Queensway. 1000sq.ft., Condos for Rent $900/ month TMI included + hydro. Available immediPlease call KESWICK- 1 bedroom ately. condo. Appliances, c/air. 905-955-9502 Elevator, solarium, laundry in building. Quiet building. $975 inclusive. Available Articles Wanted i m m e d i a t e l y . 416-399-3173. SERIOUS COLLECTOR looking for old toys. Single Townhouses for pieces or large collections. Rent Please call Vern 905-535-0385 AURORA GROVE- 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhome, walkout bsmt, overlooking Appliances conservation. 5 appliances, yard. $1950/mo. inclusive. Immediate. Lori BOSCH FRONT loading Washer/ dryer. 3 years old. 416-433-7424. EnergyStar. Multi programmable. White/ gray. $850. Houses for Rent 905-589-6970 AURORA- LARGE older home, 3-bedrooms, diningroom, hardwood. 4 appliances. Near shopping, schools, GO. Non-smoking/ pets. October 1st. $1300.+. 905-727-6763 gottarent.com Building ID 2424229 AURORA (YONGE/ Murray)- Main floor 3 bedroom 1 plus bath laundry, parking, a/c. Renovated bathroom. $1450. Available i m m e d i a t e l y . 416-526-6865, 416-919-6865 BRADFORD- Under new management! Beautiful newly renovated Large 1 & 2 bedroom suites. $875+ hydro & $995+ hydro. No pets. Laundry onsite. Close to all amenities. Ryis Properties 905-727-1102. KESWICK- EXECUTIVE home, basement granny flat, 4 bedroom, near lake. Suits 2 families. (905)478-4590, 905-252-2624 KETTLEBY- 3 bedrooms. Completely renovated. Close to 400. 3 parking. Laundry. $1100+ utilities. Available now. George 905-853-3026 NEWMARKETBRAND new, 2 storey semi, 3 bedroom, appliances, 2.5 washrooms. Garage. $1550+. Non-smoking/ pets. Sept. 1st. 905-235-3926 Gottarent.com NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom, 2-storey semi with full basement, laundry. $1350+ utilities. No pets. Available September 1st. Call after 1pm (905)715-3105 NEWMARKETBAYVIEW/ Stonehaven. 2 storey semi, 4 large bedrooms, 3 washrooms, hardwood, finished basement, 3 car parking. $1750. Rahim, 416-553-7587

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NEWMARKETFURNISHED basement room. Fridge, microwave, toaster oven. Yonge/ Davis. No parking. First, last, references. Prefer 40+ male. $450. 905-853-7091 Newmarket- rent walk out basement, behind mall, parking, appliances, etc. Only 1 mature person. No smoking/ pets. $830. 647-728-1999, 647-466-0998

Accommodations

Child Care Available CENTRAL AURORA daycare available. Colourful, packed playrooms. Weekend/ evening care also available. Excellent references. 905-841-4116 ECE MOM Yonge/ Mulock. Loving, nurturing environment. 12 years experience. Reference, receipts. 905-953-0341 EXPERIENCED DAYCARE (former nurse) Healthy meals, fun activities, fenced yard. Before/ after school. References. (905)898-4531. RELIABLE- REFERENCES, receipts. Providing Aurora with affordable childcare services for 20yrs. Ages 6mos+. Light of Christ/ Highview school location. Beverley (905)841-7583

Nannies/ Live In/ Out LIVE-OUT NANNY required 20 hours/ week, 7am start, Aurora. 3 children. Experienced. Own vehicle. Housekeeping, references required. 416-786-7786

Mortgages/ Loans $$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com

Cleaning/Janitorial

HOUSEKEEPING By Lindsay. Residential/ Office. Thorough dusting, vacuuming, bathroom/ kitchen sanitizing. Great rates. (905)252-8610, Rita

PAY L E S S 4 C L E A N I N G RESIDENTIAL & Commercial, bonded, insured, reHOT TUB (Spa) Covers- liable, references. Free Best Price, Best estimate, affordable. LudQuality. All Shapes & Col- mila 647-267-2340 ours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 Decks & Fences www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ HOT TUB/SPA Stone walkway. 2012 model, fully loaded, Hardwood/ Laminate floors full warranty. 25 years experience. New in plastic. 416-522-8034, Cost $8,000 905-787-0236 Sacrifice $3,900. http://fifieldconstruction. Call: 416-779-0563 wikispaces.com/

PIANOS- 2 apartment size, $500. each. Upright school house, $300. Must sell, make offer. 905-478-4590

Firewood FIREWOOD Available in face cords & bush cords. Delivery available. Call (905)836-7600

Cars 2002 MERCEDES BenzC230K. 170,000kms. 4cyl. New brakes. One owner. Lady driven. Certified. $4,800. 905-251-3846 2007 CHEVY Cobalt SF5spd, Supercharge, P/W, P/L, A/C, cruise, sunroof. 156,000KM, certified, etest. $6895. Dealer (905)895-9919/ cell (905)252-5304.

Vehicles Wanted/ Wrecking $200 TO $1000Dead/ Alive. Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050 A FREE TOW for your scrap car or truck and cash paid. (905)775-1018 or (905)836-2100

NEWMARKET- ROOM for rent, shared apartment. $500. inclusive. First/ last. A1 SERVICE. We pay top Available immediately. dollar. Wanted: Cars & 905-836-0962 Trucks. Your responsible auto recycler, 905-954-0002 Shared AURORA- HENDERSON/ Yonge. Bedroom furnished, townhouse near amenities. Shared kitchen/ bathroom. Clean. Cable TV/ internet. First/ last. $530. Call 416-301-6938

PRIVATE GUITAR Lessons 1-hour private lessons in Aurora starting September 2012. Beginner to advanced. All ages. All styles. Contact Andy. 647-237-2260

CLEANING+ ORGANIZING Service- Family business. Residential, offices. High quality. Affordable prices. Bonded, insured. References. Regular, onetime, weekly, bi-weekly. 647-287-1964, 289-466-5419 www.goodstylebyolga.com

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NEWMARKET1 room available in nice home. Non-smoking female preferred. Walk to GO train/ hospital. $500 inclusive. I m m e d i a t e l y . 905-868-6864

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CARPETS- I have several thousand yards of new stainmaster & 100% nylon carpet. Will do living room & hall for $389.00. Includes: carpet, pad, installation (25 yards). Steve 289-464-6049 www.carpetdeals.ca

NEWMARKETNEWLY Pet Supplies/ renovated 3 bedroom main Boarding/Service floor, parking, laundry, near hospital, park. HORSE BOARD available. $1400+ utilities. Available Indoor arena. Sutton area. or immediately 289-231-2650 905-960-4311 705-341-3268 www. Rooms for Rent and pharaohriver.weebly.com KESWICK- WOODBINE/ Arlington. 1000sq.ft. walkout basement, furnished room w/tv. Walk to bus. $450 inclusive First/ last. I m m e d i a t e l y . (905)898-7680

Metrowide Auto Parts CERTIFIED RECYCLER $100 to $1000 Cars/Trucks/Vans Fast Free towing We sell parts 905-722-3223 905-960-5546

CLEANING LADY available- 10 years experience. Excellent references. Please call (905)936-5273

MOVING- UPRIGHT Piano $940. Baby Grand, $2,900. Excellent condition. Help with delivery. Call Robert, 905-709-4753

CASH PAID $0-$2,500. Scrap & repairable. Cars, trucks, trailers. Will pick-up. (905)775-4935. Toll-free: 1-888-484-4887. Anytime.

Thank You Notes

Handy Person HUMBLE HANDYMAN. Quality painting, small repairs and eavestrough cleaning. Call Steve: (905)751-8590 humblehandyman@ hotmail.com

Home Renovations AFFORDABLE WINDOW and Eavestrough Cleaning Power Washing and Painting. Professionally Done. Free Estimates! Local: 289-264-7492

Deaths

Deaths

ZANETTE, Marilyn Grace Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Monday, August 20th, 2012 in her 54th year; beloved wife of John; loving mother of Carlo and Marco; dear daughter of John (2002) and Mary Dol of Aurora; cherished sister of Ellen, Deborah (Jim), Robert (Pat), David (Janet) and Carolyn; dearest sister-in-law of Mary, Linda (Jim-2002) and Sandra; remembered by her mother-in-law Pierina and Valentino (2000) of Toronto. Marilyn will be greatly missed by nieces, nephews and friends. The family received friends at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel, 21 First St., Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, August 23th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com) LLOYD, Marie Susan (nee Oswald) Peacefully after a short illness on August 21, 2012 at Bradford Valley Nursing Home at the age of 94. Marie, beloved wife of the late Neil (James) Lloyd. Loving mother of Doris Brunotte (the late Jerry), Jim (Sue) and David (Marg). Cherished grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 14. Dear sister of Anne (the late Ed), the late Elizabeth (the late Ralph), the late Willie, the late Auto (Viola), the late John and Melvin (Vivian). She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Monday, August 27 at 3 p.m. Inurnment King City Cemetery. Donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences and information at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com

SCOTT, Douglas John 1930-2012 Passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at Headwaters Hospital in Orangeville. Douglas, beloved husband to Margaret Caroline (predeceased), loving father to Brad, Beth, Brenda, his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Cindy. Proud grandfather to Alex, Jordan and Erin. Douglas was a long time resident of King City, who had recently moved to Orangeville. He was a 60 plus year member of the Robertson Masonic Lodge in King City and a retired Owner/Operator for Canadian Tire Corporation. If desired, donations in Douglasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; memory may be made to either Southlake or Headwaters Hospitals. Service will be held at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Saturday, August 25th, visitation at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Service at noon. JOLLY, Norman Thomas (Veteran RCNVR WWII) December 23, 1923 - August 18, 2012 Passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Fuller). Loving father of Donna (Martin Blackwell) of England and Norman William (Bill) Jolly of Newmarket. Son of the late Thomas and May Jolly of Exeter, ON. Brother of the late Don Jolly of Exeter, ON, the late Harold Jolly of Simi Valley, California, and survived by sister Jenny (Cecil Kipfer) of Hensall, ON. A Memorial Service was held at the Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Wednesday, August 22nd at 1 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Online condolences at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com

LYNN, Kathleen "Kay"

Peacefully passed away at Mackenzie Place, Newmarket on Saturday, A-PARRIS MOVERSAugust 18, 2012. Kay Lynn (nee Long/short, big/small, Maynard) of Hamilton Place, residential/ condos/ Newmarket and formerly of Bradford in commercial. Quality st service. Affordable/ her 91 year. Beloved wife of the late reliable. 905-758-2848, Robert "Bob" Lynn. Loving mother of 416-677-2848 John (Susanne) of Newmarket and www. James of Edmonton. Proud parrishomesolutions.com grandmother of Michael and Katie; Kathy, Christine, Eric, late Justin, Painting & Sean and Elizabeth. Great Decorating grandmother of Jacen and Abigail. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Predeceased by her parents John and painters at bargain prices! Summer special $100/ Jean Maynard. Dear sister of late Ruth Brant, late John, late Ross, late room. Quick, clean, reliable. Free estimates! Noreen Draper and Doris Call toll-free MacCrimmon. Dear sister-in-law of 1-866-325-7359. late Madge Belleghem. Beloved friend of June Batten and Fay DaCoste. At Coming Events Kay's request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to GUN SHOW- Sunday, SKWARCHUK FUNERAL HOME, August 26th. 7:30am-1pm. Bradford (905-775-3335). Pickering Recreation Centre. 1867 Valleyfarm Drive. Admission $5. 905-623-1778

Escort Services ASIAN BEAUTIES- Escort service. Busty, sexy. Great deals, 24/7. Out calls only. 905-695-9089

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Deaths

Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on Sunday August 19th, 2012 in her 78th year.

We would like to thank our friends & neighbours for the beautiful cards and good wishes sent to us for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We would like to thank our wonderful family for making this day so very special. Del and Margaret Madeley

CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucco.ca 905-554-0825

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Deaths

Deaths

Dorothy Clark McClure

Vehicles Wanted/ Wrecking

3 PIECE green sectional couch. Pick up only. Must go quick! $150 OBO. 905-251-1221

CHINA CABINET- Magnificent polished mahogany; 2 large glass doors, 3 shelves, illuminated interior, 2 small doors at bottom (storage). New 3 years ago, $4200. Will sell for $2000. 905-853-0800 after 5pm.

Thank You Notes

WILSON, Hazel Peacefully at Newmarket Health Centre with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Leslie Wilson. Loving mother of Ian Wilson (Kim), Patricia Wilson and Alan Wilson (Lori). Adoring Nana and Grandma of Ken, Jan and Les Wilson; Shannon and Samantha Price; Megan and Taylor Wilson. Hazel will also be missed by her great grandchildren. At her request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket.

Dorothy Clark McClure-always looking for the next landscape - circa 1958

Loving wife of late Richard (Dick) Illingworth, beloved mother of Kelly, Chris and Andrew, mother-in-law to Maria, and loving stepmother to Suzanne Bassett (Roger) and Rick Illingworth (Bernice). She was the phenomenal grandmother of Megan, Kaya and Emma McClure. She was one of Aurora's and York Region's most respected artists. She was honoured locally and provincially as an inspirational teacher, talented artist, and conservationist. Her work graces the homes of people here in Canada and across the globe. Over the years, Dorothy has appeared in hundreds of individual and group shows in the United States and Canada. She has been acknowledged in architectural books, and has been written about or helped write numerous publications. Her list of local, provincial and national awards and accolades are a testament to the way she always pursued her craft. In 1999, she was elected a signature member of the Colour and Form society. Other awards include many jury prizes; the Curtis Award of Excellence; the Arts and Culture Medal from the town of Aurora; the visual arts "In Celebration of Women" award from York Region; the Bicentennial Medal from the province of Ontario; and a Certificate of Achievement from the Ontario Heritage Trust. She was even named the Citizen of the Year for Aurora in 2008. As a leader, she took on such roles as President of the Historical Society and the Artisans of York, and was the Vice-President of the Willowdale Group of Artists. She was an art teacher for the York Region Board of Education, the Town of Aurora, Seneca College, the Haliburton School of the Arts, Georgina School of Fine Arts, Georgian Bay school of the Arts, the Senior's Centre, and at workshops all over the Greater Toronto Area. She founded the Aurora Senior's Art Group and its yearly show has been a source of great pride. She always believed in using and giving back the gifts she was blessed with. Her life, through her work, her students, her family and its own incandescent spark continues to touch the lives of all who knew her. Special thanks for all those caring people who visited, helped, loved and healed mom until the end. A memorial service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (north east corner of Yonge St. & Industrial Pkwy. S.), Aurora, on Friday, August 24 at 2 p.m. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Aurora Historical Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com de VRIES, Clayton Bruce Passed away suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 63 years of age. Beloved husband of Theresa. Loving father of Jennifer and Holly. Dear son of Gerry and the late Hazel de Vries and stepson of Loyis de Vries. Sadly missed by his cousins Robert de Vries and his wife Joan and Peter de Vries and his wife Sue. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Sunday, August 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Christ Church Kettleby on Monday August 27th at 11 a.m. followed by interment at the Kettleby Cemetery. Donations to Christ Church Kettleby would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com In Memoriam

ANTIQUES ON HWY 48

2 Floors of ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Fri Sat Sun & Mon 10am - 6pm 23906 Hwy 48

MOUNT ALBERT United Church- Foodland parking lot (Hwy #48) August 23rd, 24th, 25th. 9am KESWICK- 704 Lake Dr. S. Sat. Aug. 25th. 8amnoon. Furniture, paddleboat, washer, sports equipment, housewares.

Just South of BALDWIN North of Ravenshoe Rd

MOVINGANTIQUES, baby/ kid items (Pottery Barn), quilt-sets, pictures, decorations, more! August AURORA- 113 Tyler St. 25, 8am-1pm. 303 Silken Sat. Aug. 25th. 8am-noon. Laumann, Newmarket Children's toys, hockey bags, etc. MULTI FAMILY garage sale - Primeau Dr., Aurora Crib, strollers, housewares, books 08/25/20128am-1 AURORA 243 Stone Road NEWMARKET- 765+ 745 Sat., August 25th, Quantra Cres. Aug. 25th, 8am-1pm. 8am-1pm. Household Furniture, household items, toys, kids' books. items, etc. Much more! AURORA251 Willis Drive, Aug. 25+ 26th, AUG. 25th. 9am-2pm. Moving Sale. SAT. Everything must go! Huge 8am-2pm. 117 Grant Blight Cres. Newmarket. Diningvariety. room set, antiques and more. Everything must go! AURORA: ANNUAL Street Sale! Mosaics Ave. behind Canadian Tire SHARON- 2203 Farr Ave. (Yonge/ Murray) August (off Woodbine). Fri. Aug. 24th, 3pm-8pm. Sat. Aug. 25, 8am-12noon 25th, 7am-3pm. Contents, beauty products, cow colHOLLAND LANDING- 41 lector's dream! Sherwood Glen. Saturday, August 25, 8am-1pm. Clearing out for fall. Exer- SHARON- 27 Maple Way, cise equipment, books & Aug. 25th, 8am-2pm. Huge Sale! Antiques, furniture. sofa. Too much to list.

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Birthdays

100th Birthday Open House for RUSSELL POLLOCK Sunday, September 9th, 2-4pm at North Union Community Centre ( Boag & Catering Rd.) Anniversaries

In Memoriam

Anniversaries

In loving memory of

John Hackson a loving husband,father, poppa, son-in-law and friend who passed away August 24, 2009. Wherever we go, what ever we do, Memories keep us near to you. Your presence we miss, Your memories we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Forever in our hearts, Virginia, Graham & Marlene, Brent & Tanya, Shane,Julia,Izabelle, Hunter and Meryl.

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Gord & Dorothy Lytle August 30, 2012

Lots of love from Judy & Greg, Gord & Cathy, Chris & Bob, Amanda & Becky

In loving memory of John MacDougall, who left us 25 years ago, August 25th, 1987. We miss you and we will never forget. Love, your family.

Legals

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE ESTATE OF ANNA MARIA BECKER, LATE OF THE TOWN OF NEWMARKET, IN THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK, CLEANER, DECEASED. Creditors of the above-named deceased, who died at the Town of Newmarket, in the Regional Municipality of York, on or about the 4th day of May, 2012, are hereby notified pursuant to The Trustee Act to send to the Estate Trustees proof of their claim on or before the 30th day of September, 2012, after which date the assets of the Estate will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which the undersigned will then have notice. Dirk Karl Becker and Nora Christina MacDonald, Estate Trustees, by their Solicitors STIVER VALE 195 Main Street South, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3Y9 905-895-4571

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The Mazda3 lineup offers a variety of engines, including a 2.0-litre four cylinder incorporating the company’s fuel-saving Skyactiv technologies, as tested.

gets fuel-saving

Lorne Drury Metroland Media Wheelstalk.com Could I live with the car on a daily basis? That was the key question I had before a recent weeklong road test of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, a car that Chevrolet touts as a “breakthrough” and a “gamechanger” in the automotive world. Yet during my week with the car, I was amazed at how little many people actually know about it despite all the publicity it has garnered. People I ran into think of the Volt as purely an electric car and are surprised when I tell them it also has a gasoline engine to generate power. “Oh, so it’s a hybrid,” they say. “No, not really,” I reply, getting that funny look as if I have two heads. I explain that the Volt is an “extended range” car that melds together features of both gaselectric hybrids and all-electric vehicles. It is similar to an electric car in that it has a l6 kWh lithium-ion battery that can be recharged in 10 hours when plugged into a normal 120-volt household outlet. Special charging stations using 240-volt outlets are available for installation in household garages and they cut charge times to four hours. On a complete charge, the Volt will have a range of up to 80 km in all-electric mode. Unlike gas-electric hybrids, the gasoline engine doesn’t kick in when the vehicle exceeds a certain speed— the car runs solely on battery power at any speed until the battery charge is depleted. I recharged the battery several times during the test period and was able to get 62 km on average Please see No range, page W3

Skyactiv technology Neil Moore York Region Media Group Wheelstalk.com Four doors have always been a design challenge for automakers. Not that sedans are necessarily stodgy or bland, but they somehow lack the panache of their two-door counterparts. A few mid-size cars come to mind: Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Infiniti G. All are handsome enough as sedans, but absolute knockouts as coupes. Same goes for several compacts. Honda Civic, Kia Forte and even the fashionably redesigned Hyundai Elantra turn more heads with fewer doors – especially the Civic. Mazda doesn’t offer a two-door model in its popular Mazda3 lineup – and that’s fine with me. Designers nailed it the first time when they launched this replacement for the tired Protege in the 2004 model year. And after a redesign in 2010 and some fine-tuning this year, the Mazda3 – both in sedan and hatchback forms – is one of the most attractive cars in the compact segment.

My tester for the week, in a striking shade of ‘sky blue mica’, was the Mazda3 Sport GS SKY, which in Mazdaspeak means hatchback with the new fuel-saving Skyactiv technologies. Skyactiv isn’t about electric and hybrid systems, but involves improving, in nearly every way, the kind of vehicles most of us drive. This includes their body architecture, chassis, transmission – and the internal combustion engine. Yes folks, that means gas and diesel. Even if the most optimistic prediction that 12 per cent of all passenger cars here will be battery-powered by 2020, the vast majority will still be making regular visits to the fuel pump. This presents a welcome challenge to engineers, as today’s engines, despite being exponentially cleaner and more efficient than a few short decades ago, still only harness 10 to 30 percent of our fuel’s available energy. That leaves a lot of room for improvement, and an opportunity to exploit. The company wisely chose to apply this new tech to the Mazda3, as it’s their top-seller worldwide and

accounts for nearly half of all Mazda sales in Canada and the U.S. Skyactiv is available in GS trim, which falls between the base GX (starting MSRP $16,895) and top trim GT (starting MSRP $24,845), and adds only $850 to the regular 2.0-litre GS models for a starting list of $20,345 with six-speed manual. For starters, the all-new, directinjection Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre gas engine delivers more power (155 vs 148 hp) and greater torque (148 vs 135 lb/ft) than the standard 2.0-litre engine. Better fuel economy too, thanks in large part to the substantially higher compression ratio of 12:1 versus 10:1. The point of higher compression is to extract more energy from the same amount of fuel, which, thankfully here, is regular 87 octane. But like any good thing, there are limits, and with compression that’s around 11:1 before knock sets in. Mazda has overcome this with some finessing of components. An example is putting a small dip in the top of each piston to stabilize combustion. Looks a bit like a volcano, as the tops are also dome-shaped to increase compression. Skyactiv also uses extremely high fuel pressure through its six-hole

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injector to more quickly deliver the air/fuel mix, and with better vaporization and cooling. Aside from combustion, engineers examined nearly every component to trim weight and reduce friction. This includes refinements like pistons that are 20 per cent lighter, and valves with 50 per cent less friction. Although there’s far more to Skyactiv, suffice to say these changes result in a thriftier engine – in particular with the six-speed SkyactivDrive automatic. This power combination is rated at 7.1/4.9 litres/100 km (city/hwy) compared to 8.7/6.0 for the regular 2.0-litre engine. My tester included the six-speed manual, which is up a little at 7.7/5.0 litres/100 km (city/hwy) – which I suppose is achievable if you have a gentle touch. My own result was a slightly thirstier 8.0 litres/100 km combined. Much of my driving, however, was in town and the car’s nice, light clutch, smooth takeup and shortthrow shifter that nicely ‘snicks’ into place, made it a joy rowing through the gears. I won’t say it got my heart pumping, as the tall gearing wasn’t conducive to neck-snapping acceleration, but it was brisk enough for highway merging and for decisively passing any slowpokes along the way. Inside, the Mazda3 is well put together. Abundant soft touch materials, chrome and silver finishes, and Please see Skyactiv, page W2

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A roof-mounted spoiler and bobbed rear end add to the Mazda3 Sport’s athletic stance. Despite a rear-sloping roofline, it provides plenty of cargo room with 481 litres behind the second-row seats.

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fabric inserts in the doors create a smart, modern look. Seats are upholstered in a grippy fabric combination, with checked inserts and pronounced side bolsters. Five-position seat heating comes standard for both front seats. Opt for the Luxury package (GS, GS-SKY $1,300) and you get leather seating (along with 8-way power adjust), as well as faux leather in the doors and console lid. The only option that came with my tester, however, was the power moonroof for $895. Although the GS is only mid-trim, it comes with plenty of standard features like 16-inch alloy wheels, side sill extensions, roof-mounted spoiler, rain-sensing wipers, and on the inside, leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering with audio and cruise controls, Bluetooth, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with auxiliary input, and the usual power locks, keyless entry and air conditioning you’d expect at this level. What I like in this model is the simplicity of its instruments and controls. HVAC, for example, is handled by three rotary dials – a nice break from touch screens that take your

eyes off the road. Seats in back are raised for better visibility, both forward and to the side, where the high beltline creates a narrow side window. I was comfortable in rear, but kneeroom may be tight for taller folks – headroom as well. An armrest drops down from the middle position, which like many today, includes cupholders. Despite the Mazda3’s compact footprint, it has a surprisingly large cargo hold behind the rear seats. At 481 litres, it’s larger than many mid-size sedans, and the 60/40 seatbacks drop for a 1,212-litre capacity. My take on the Mazda3 remains that the company hasn’t so much knocked it out of the park in any one area, but that Mazda has done so many little things so well. Skyactiv is the latest of these, and without adding significant cost, it has given buyers yet another reason to consider this popular family car. For more reviews, videos and industry news, be sure to visit Wheelstalk.com. And please follow us on Twitter @wheelstalk.

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So, limit your driving to about 60 km or less a day and you’ll never have to pay for gasoline, just the cost of electricity for a recharge, which is estimated at under $1.50 for a full charge. The Volt is a good-looking vehicle, not spectacularly styled but sleek and aerodynamic allowing it to slice through the air as efficiently as possible. With 273 lb/ft of instantaneous torque, it gets up to speed in a hurry, covering 0-96 km/h in less than nine seconds. This is no slug, like some green cars, with a top speed of 160 km/h. You have the option of selecting one of Normal, Sport or Mountain drive modes. Inside, the Volt has a modernistic look, but a bit too much plastic for my liking. There is seating for four with limited legroom in the rear, meaning two adults with two younger children would find this an acceptable family vehicle. Cargo capacity is a decent 300 litres (10.6 cu ft). It is extremely quiet inside; like hybrids when they are in electric mode, you don’t even know the car is running. I often found myself checking the screen on the dashboard to confirm that the car was in fact ready to roll. The T-shaped battery system runs between the front seats with the top of the T situated just in front of the rear bucket seats. Instrumentation is high-tech indeed with a two interactive LCD screens loaded with information. In front of the driver is a reconfigurable digital screen that displays everything from range to driving efficiency and driving mode.

Both are 178 mm (7 in) touchscreen displays that give real-time information and even allow the driver to program battery charging to take advantage of off-peak utility rates. This technology is great, but it’s not inexpensive. The Volt is priced at $41,545, but mine had options that took the as tested price to $44,135 plus $1,450 for destination charges. Ontario residents are eligible for an $8,230 government rebate and in Quebec, the rebate is $7,769. For those worrying about battery life, the Voltec system comes with a warranty of eight years or 160,000 km. GM executives have told me they expect the battery to last a lot longer than the warranty period.

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So far in 2012, the Canadian retail auto sector has been treated to solid double-digit sales growth as supply lines recovered from the 2011 tsunami and as previously penny-pinching consumers reacquainted themselves with the habit of opening their wallets. The combination of a number of positive factors has seen total sales increase this year by a degree most (me included) had not predicted even six months ago. As the sales have jumped, so has production. It bears reminding that for every car that is sold off a dealerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lot, one must be cranked off the manufacturerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line. In the first half of 2012, total Canadian automotive production was up a very impressive 18.9 per

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BERLIN, Germany: Lance Armstrong may never worry but travelling at 25 km/h on a bicycle in heavy city traffic gives you a whole new understanding of what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to go fast. Something like 30 years ago I used to cycle a lot, but going up to 100 km in one stretch was something I never could have completed. Until now! Starting in July, smart dealers across Canada received their first supplies of the new smart ebike that can hit 25 km/h with a range (depend-

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power. This is based on a 240-volt service. Brabus, the performance partner of smart, makes a hot rod version of the ebike with a 500watt electric motor and a top speed of 45 km/h thanks to four power levels. The Brabus wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be offered in Canada. With a Canadian price starting at $3,240, the ebike comes in what I would call English White with green accents or matt grey with flame orange accents. Besides being very stylish in the spirit of the smart car, the ebike is also very ergonomic. During the press ride of the ebike, nearly ever shape, size and gender rode it and all that was needed was an adjustment of the seat post. As urban streets become ever more clogged and gridlock a growing concern, hopping on the ebike to go to work or shopping, makes increasing sense. For more information on the smart ebike visit www.thesmart.ca

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Rhys Millen claimed yet another world record and overall victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb recently. Millen set a blazing pace to the summit in his hillclimb-prepared Hyundai Genesis Coupe racecar, needing only 9:46.164 to make international motorsports’ most challenging ascent over 14,000 feet. For 2012, Millen’s own race team, Rhys Millen Racing (RMR), made additional performance enhancements to the current worldrecord-setting Genesis Coupe, the very same car that set the Time Attack 2WD record last year with Rhys’ father, Rod Millen, at the wheel. Not content to rest on their laurels from

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Chrysler Canada announced the new 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo, touting a 135-horsepower 1.4litre MultiAir Turbo engine, sport-tuned suspension, track-proven brakes, dynamic exterior design and sport-styled interior. The new Fiat 500 Turbo answers the call for enthusiasts who are drawn to the Italian style of the Fiat 500 but want more power and performance for their daily drive. Behind its performance-designed front fascia, the new model features a single turbocharger, twin intercoolers and sport-tuned exhaust to deliver 34 per cent more power (135 vs.101 horsepower) and 53 per cent more torque (150 vs. 98 lb.-ft.) compared to the Fiat 500’s naturally aspirated 1.4-litre MultiAir engine. Developed for high-output applications, the Fiat 500 Turbo is paired to the track-proven C510 five-speed manual transmission with a 3.35 final-drive gear ratio for quick acceleration and faster top speed, while achieving up to 5.7 L /100 km (50 mpg) highway. In addition, the beefed-up powertrain features an intermediate shaft with equal-length and 23 per cent larger (28.1 mm vs. 22.8 mm diameter in the Fiat 500) half shafts to mitigate torque steer. To handle the increased power and torque of the new 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine, larger constant velocity (CV) joints with 53 per cent greater torsional strength deliver added dura-

bility and refinement. For a more aggressive appearance, the new 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo features a pronounced front fascia to accommodate the new 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine. Below, larger openings provide greater engine cooling, while twin “nostrils” are precisely positioned on both sides of the front fascia to maximize airflow in and out of the two intercoolers (both intercoolers are visible through the “nostril” inlets). Finishing off the front are new Gloss Black headlamps and parking lamp bezels for a more menacing look. The Fiat 500 Turbo features bolder sideskirts to create a more vertical body-side profile, while also enhancing its iconic Cinquecento shape. Behind the unique 16-inch aluminum wheels with Nero (black) painted pockets, it features a high-performance brake system with semi-metallic brake linings at all four corners, larger 11.1-inch ventilated front rotors for greater stopping power (up from 10.1-inch) and brake calipers lacquered in Rosso (red) paint. To make sure this Cinquecento properly handles the more powerful engine, the Fiat 500 Turbo features a unique lower control arm and the 500 Sport model’s sport-tuned spring rates, shock tuning and steering calibration. The 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo arrives at dealerships this fall with a MSRP of $20,995 excluding destination charge.


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