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Region gathers support for photo radar Several municipalities on board with campaign BY JOE FANTAUZZI

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York region aims for 25% forest cover

More trees mean less crime: study BY JOE FANTAUZZI

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If a tree grows in the city, does the crime rate fall? It’s a question researchers at the University of Vermont hope they have answered with a ‘yes’. And it’s a topic on which York Region is keeping a close eye. If so, their research and the growing body of evidence that supports it, could have implications for urban areas all over the world — and certainly in a rapidly urbanizing community such as York Region, the population of which is expected to hit 1.8 million by 2051, from 1.1 million today. The researchers hope from their study the following conclusion can be drawn: in two neighbourhoods with the same demographics, including socio-economics and urban design, the neighbourhood with more wellmaintained trees will have a lower crime rate,

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said University of Vermont associate professor Austin Troy, who authored the study along with J. Morgan Grove and Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne. The Vermont study found a 10-per-cent increase in tree canopy was associated with about a 12-per-cent decrease in crime in the Baltimore, Md. area. Baltimore’s crime rate was the United States’ sixth highest last year, the Baltimore Sun reported earlier this month. The Vermont study authors embarked on the research because trees cost municipalities

money to install and it’s important to make a strong argument about their benefits, Mr. Troy said. York Region has placed a high priority on the relationship between the natural and built environment and is targeting a 25-per-cent forest coverage rate, up from the current rate, which has been hovering around 22.5 per cent for years, York Region forestry manager Ian Buchanan said. Healthy trees will ensure social benefits, including the offset of the crime rate, he said. “Healthy trees equal healthy communities,” he said. “This education and awareness of value-added social benefits of green infrastructure is huge.” Meanwhile, regional forest coverage fluctuates wildly across the region and drops as low as 10 per cent in some areas of highly urban municipalities. See TREES, page A15.

York Region’s police services board is slowly shoring up support for a provincial lobbying effort aimed at getting photo radar back on the streets. But as support for the plan grows in some communities, not everyone in York Region backs the idea. Letters of support, which include resolutions passed by several local councils, for the controversial speed enforcement program have been sent to the York police civilian governance agency. The letters were sent in response to a resolution passed by the board in April to pressure the province to allow municipalities to use photo radar.

‘Police can’t be everywhere at the same time.’ Virginia Hackson

East Gwillimbury mayor, speaking in favour of photo radar

The York police department faces increasing pressures on its budget and a need to maintain road safety, Deputy Chief Bruce Herridge said in April. Photo radar is missing from the force’s toolkit, he added. Georgina, Markham, East Gwillimbury and Richmond Hill have all passed resolutions in support of the board’s push to get photo radar back. However, the province must give the region the go-ahead. While noncommittal on the issue, Premier Dalton McGuinty’s office has told the board he has alerted Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli and See COUNCILLOR, page A11.

Wacky weather boosts invasive emerald ash borer Limited precipitation could hurt native insect numbers By Chris Traber

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Our mild fall and winter and unseasonably warm, dry spring are a one-two punch in favour of invasive insects. Tree-destroying critters, such as the emerald ash borer, went into the winter in great shape, while our forests are in a weakened state, York Region natural heritage and

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Trees leafed early and are now emitting natural chemicals called volatiles that attracts pests. “It’s as though the trees are calling out to the emerald ash borer and saying, ‘Come and get me’,” he said. It will be a challenging summer for trees, which cover 22.5 per cent of York Region, Mr. Buchanan said. While the nasty invasive bugs will benefit from the dramatic weather shift, chances are traditional nuisances, including black flies and mosquitoes, could suffer. These insects

forestry manager Ian Buchanan explained. Invasive insect larvae live under tree bark. With a mild fall to enjoy prolonged feeding, the larvae were more robust heading into the winter. With virtually no winter kill, there are more of the creatures. This all sets the stage for what promises to be a banner year for the emerald ash borer, which has already killed millions of ash trees in southwestern Ontario, Michigan and surrounding states. The lack of rain and early spring could have negative consequences on tree growth and their ability to ward off bug infestation, Mr. Buchanan said.

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You may want to rethink sneaking over to the park across the street to light fireworks this weekend, because it could cost you. Setting off fireworks on public property is against the law, unless you have a permit. In Aurora and King, you could be fined up to $5,000; in Newmarket, up to $2,000. In East Gwillimbury, violators who are caught are instructed to appear in court, with the fine to be determined there. York Regional Police responded to 20 calls related to fireworks across the region Victoria Day weekend. Newmarket residents can set off family fireworks, which are less powerful than those used in large public displays, on their own properties on Victoria Day and Canada Day, plus one day before and after each. In Aurora, family fireworks use is restricted to Victoria Day, Canada Day and one day immediately preceding each. In East Gwillimbury and King, fireworks are allowed on the same holidays, plus two days before and after. The Aurora bylaw goes further, restricting use to between sundown and 11 p.m. and mandating the operator ensure fire extinguishing equipment is nearby. Adriano Salvati operates the Twilight Fireworks Inc. trailer on the corner of William Roe Boulevard and Yonge Street. He deals with many people who are new to fireworks, he said as he put his products on display. “Fireworks can be fun for everyone if you use them properly,” he said. Customers, especially new ones, often have questions about use and safety. He tells each to ensure they have a bucket of water nearby and a five-gallon pail with about a foot of sand in the bottom in which to set the fireworks before lighting. This will protect you and your

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SPEAK OUT “They are asking for $15 million, yet just spent $300,000 on changing their signs? I think perhaps they need to get a new financial adviser.”

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Keswick’s Monica Lockie and her son, Dance, relax near the games area in this file photograph from a past Canada Day celebration in Georgina. Communities across the region have planned busy days to mark Canada’s 145th birthday Sunday.

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Canada gears up 145th birthday celebration By Amand Persico

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This Sunday, don the red and white and celebrate all that is Canada. Canada turns 145 and there will be plenty of celebrations, festivals and fireworks. This is the perfect day to spend with family and friends at one of many events. Watch a parade, catch an outdoor concert or wave your flag at a festival. Here are some places where you can celebrate Canada and a list of what’s open and closed over the weekend.

What’s Open • Vaughan Mills, Promenade Mall, Hillcrest Mall, Markville Shopping Centre, Upper Canada Mall and Pacific Mall are open regular Sunday hours July 1. • Vaughan Mills and Pacific Mall are open July 2. • Grocery stores, LCBO and Beer Stores are open July 1 and closed July 2. • Banks and Canada Post services are closed July 2.

Ignite the light and let it shine If you’re looking for a fireworks show, you don’t have to travel far. Bring a lawn chair and blanket and watch the skies light up: • Aurora: 9:45 p.m. at Lambert Willson Park. Visit aurora.ca • East Gwillimbury: 10 p.m. at Mount Albert Lions Park. Park opens at 7 p.m. Visit eastgwillimbury.ca • Georgina: 10 p.m. at the Recre-

ational Outdoor Campus. Free bus shuttles. Visit georgina.ca • King Township: 9:45 p.m. at Tyrwhitt Park, Kettleby. Visit king. ca • Markham: 10 p.m. at Milne Dam Conservation Park. Free bus shuttles. Visit markham.ca • Newmarket: 10 p.m. at George Richardson Park. Visit newmarket. ca • Richmond Hill: 10 p.m. at Richmond Green Park and Sports Complex. Visit richmondhill.ca • Whitchurch-Stouffville: Dusk at marquee area off Park Drive.

Celebrate good times, come on! It’s time to celebrate Canada. Aurora Celebrate Canada’s birthday in Canada’s Birthday Town at Lambert Willson Park. The two-day party kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. with the annual dance in the park and beer garden. The annual Canada Day parade starts at 10 a.m. Sunday and travels south along Yonge Street from Orchard Heights Boulevard to Murray Drive. Children are invited to the pre-parade sidewalk chalking at 8:30 a.m. at the Aurora Public Library. Enjoy a day at the park, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., featuring a free pancake breakfast, petting zoo, Canadian passport children’s activities, public swimming and skating and live bird and reptile shows. On stage, be sure to catch the Aurora Teen Idol competition, Glenn Marais and a Rolling Stones tribute.

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Newmarket The Kanata Celebration is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fairy Lake. Newmarket Car Club hosts a free pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall. Afterward, head over to Fairy Lake for a day of festivities, including inflatable bouncies, extreme bike demonstrations and live entertainment. The Newmarket Citizens Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., prior to the fireworks show at George Richardson Park. East Gwillimbury Celebrate Canada Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sharon Temple. Bring family and friends to celebrate with food, games and live entertainment. There will be puppet shows, a spelling bee, old-time fiddling and a reading tent hosted by the East Gwillimbury Public Library. There will also be heritage demonstrations including buttermaking, cooking, spinning, weaving, quiltmaking and gardening. Celebrate Canada Day with birthday cake at 2 p.m. Visit sharontemple.ca Georgina The Taking it to the Streets Canada Day Festival is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at five locations, including Home Hardware and the Wet Thumb in Keswick, Georgina Arts Centre, Jackson’s Point parkette and Pefferlaw Lions Hall. There will be face painting, balloons and a community barbecue. There will also be celebrations

at the Recreational Outdoor Campus and Georgina Pioneer Village from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit georgina.ca King Township A community barbecue is at 7 p.m. and Canada birthday cake will be served at 8 p.m. at Tyrwhitt Park, Kettleby. Visit king.ca Markham Canada Day Celebrations run 3 p.m. to midnight at Milne Dam Conservation Park. Enjoy a day of free children’s activities and live music featuring Christopher Dallo. The annual People’s Parade starts at 4 p.m. and travels along McCowan Road and Hwy. 7 to the park. There will also be a flag-raising ceremony at 6 p.m. Shuttle buses run from Markville Shopping Centre to the park, noon to midnight. Visit markham.ca Richmond Hill The Canada Day midway festival is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Richmond Green Park and Sports Complex. The day is filled with live entertainment, including performances by Marion Drexler Band, Unbound, Fathead Blues Band, Derek Christi, Gemini-award winner Tajja Isen and pop artist Aleesia. There will also be a children’s village, teen zone, petting zoo, Bavarian garden, multicultural food pavilion and local art exhibit and home show. You are asked to bring nonperishable food items to support the Richmond Hill Community

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Food Bank. You can also bring unwanted electronic items to the e-waste recycling booth. Visit richmondhill.ca Vaughan: A Canada Day concert is 3 to 8 p.m. at Mackenzie Glen District Park. The concert lineup includes local artists Bridge 6, Talk and Tamika Soul. Following the official town welcome, Canadian R&B artist JRDN takes the stage. The night ends with a free performance by ’80s rock band Platinum Blonde. There will also be inflatable bouncies and a new zipline attraction. There will be free shuttle buses running to the park from Vaughan City Hall and St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School from 2:30 to 10 p.m. Visit city.vaughan.on.ca

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York Region United Way committed to fundraising By Chris Traber

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In the face of tough economic times, service innovation, strength investments and the power of community will carry the day, attendees at United Way York Region’s 36th annual general meeting heard Tuesday at the Manor in Kettleby. Outgoing chairperson Charles Beer underscored the organization’s commitment to working hard and smart, a strategy that raised a record $8.18 million in 2011. Last year’s campaign underlined two simple facts, Mr. Beer told staff, board members and dignitaries. In a challenging fiscal climate, York Region residents and businesses continued to care and give. Meanwhile, in the face of complex and deepening social pressures, United Way must continue to seek new ways to solve community priorities. “This is your success — the spirit, drive and generosity of each of our 20,000 donors, 2,000 volunteers and 250 workplace campaigns,” Mr. Beer said. “And, at a time when more people were knocking on United Way funded agency doors, we not only maintained funding, but invested an additional $500,000 in eight new and expansion frontline programs.” United Way will focus on building civic muscle by devoting $150,000 to five new projects within its strength investments initiative, chief executive officer Daniele Zanotti said. “This catalytic funding invests in everyday people and groups already at work in their communities, creating shared solutions to complex social issues — moms and teens at a co-op coming together to start support groups and after-school activities or newcomers starting their own social enterprises to become self-sufficient,” he said. Adding momentum to the meeting’s theme was keynote speaker Ontario Social Assistance Review commissioner Frances Lankin. The commission is working on the largest review of social assistance programs in two decades. The former president and CEO of United Way Toronto and Ontario cabinet minister shared key issues emerging from public consultations throughout Ontario. Her report, due at Queen’s Park this fall, will provide ranging recommendations for the government to create a benefits structure that reduces bar-

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riers and supports transition into the labour market. Her over-arching mandate is a thorough examination of Ontario social supports, she said. Ms Lankin said the report will cover the social strata, including First Nations people and citizens with disabilities. It also looks at social assistance caseloads involving newcomers, identified as people who have been in Canada less than five years. This group represented 14 per cent of the Ontario Works caseload and 2 per cent of the Ontario Disability Support Program caseload. “Many people see social assistance as a safety net from which they’re not able to bounce back,” Ms Lankin said. “They see it as a trap. “The (current) system helps those who probably need help the least. Our system doesn’t do the job.” As such, she hopes the review will bring to fruition a 21st-century income security system that enables all Ontarians to live with dignity, participate in their communities and contribute to a prospering economy. The desired outcomes of the review include placing “reasonable expectations on, and providing supports for, people who rely on social assistance with respect to active engagement in the labour market and participation in treatment and rehabilitation”. Ultimately, and hopefully, as a result of the review, Ontario will simplify income and asset rules to improve equity and make it easier to understand and administer social assistance, while ensuring the long-term viability of the social assistance system, she said. “The system is broken,” she said. “The challenge is to strike a balance between adequacy, incentives and fairness in the benefits structure.” In summation, Ms. Lankin reiterated the findings of the Senate committee on social affairs: “There is increasing evidence that the cost of doing nothing to reduce or eliminate poverty is large enough that many remedies are probably less costly”. Mr. Zanotti said he and United Way are looking forward to the final report and its positive impact on the community. “We are confident and hopeful the process and findings from the report will be the catalyst for ongoing discussions, action and reform,” he said.

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Towns must attract high-paying jobs ISSUE: Council rejects plan to put retail jobs on land slated for business park.

Debora Kelly

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t has been seven years since Ontario passed its Places to Grow Act and since then, the mantra of the province and many municipalities has been to build communities where people can live, work and play. In northern York Region, that presents a particular challenge, since many people already commute south for work and there aren’t enough jobs locally to employ all of the area’s residents. Nonetheless, it’s important municipalities strive to draw as many good jobs as possible to the region, helping more people live and work locally. Aurora council upheld this principle Tuesday night when it shot down an official plan amendment request from SmartCentres. The developer wanted to build retail and office space on land the town has designated for higher quality employment, such as corporate head offices. Council made the right decision, as Aurora, and northern York Region in general, are rife with shopping malls and plazas and the primarily low-paying jobs they bring. There is little land left for development in York Region, so what is available needs to be directed toward creating jobs that pay enough to allow people to live and work in the same area. Newmarket has built to its borders, so new development there is now focused on intensification, such as the proposals to build more residences in the Glenway subdivision and 16-storey towers at Slessor Square, near the intersection of Yonge Street and Davis Drive. If Newmarket is to attract more major employers, those companies are going to have to redevelop land that’s already in use. East Gwillimbury has much more land for development and is scheduled to grow rapidly, with its population quadrupling by 2031. Development there will also include employment lands and, as a recent labour market study the town underwent in partnership with Georgina indicates, more high-paying jobs are needed. According to the study, conducted in partnership with Georgina Trades Training Inc., 49 per cent of East Gwillimbury residents commute to Toronto for work. Just 5 per cent travel within East Gwillimbury to get to work. All of northern York Region’s municipalities need to focus on attracting companies that bring highpaying jobs to the area to reduce the amount of time residents spend commuting. Along with the environmental benefit of less greenhouse gases emitted by vehicles, less time commuting means more time for family and volunteering in the community, making the community stronger

BOTTOM LINE: Towns need to draw high-paying jobs to help people live, work locally.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Statistics don’t always tell complete story Re: Our school boards buck provincial trend, June 14. Thanks to The Newmarket Era/Aurora Banner for publishing the results of the Ontario secondary school literacy test for Newmarket and Aurora high schools. It is very encouraging to see the success rate improving in our local public schools. Pickering College has long been an advocate for using data to drive decision making for school improvement and, in fact, publishes a school report card each year to track our success. However, the results in the Era-Banner also reveal the dangers of publishing statistics and making comparisons without the full story. Pickering College is an international day and boarding school welcoming students from Canada and some 20 countries around the world. Many of our international students come to Canada for the first time in high school, ready for an entirely immersive English experience. Fully 40 per cent of those students writing the OSSLT at Pickering College were defined as English language learners, considerably higher than the local or provincial average. When we compare the results on the literacy test taking into account English language learners, our success rate is 94 per cent. This is equal to or better than the school achieving the

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Aurora Hydro was sold so Aurora could establish a fund, but no one who works for the Town of Aurora has an idea how to ask residents, “How should we spend it?” Here’s an idea, why don’t we spend a chunk and hire Run Your Town For You Inc.? Then we can ditch council and most of the staff, save a ton of cash and turn town hall into low-cost housing. Giving this council control of more than $33 million of “free” money is like giving a teenager car keys and a case of beer.

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highest results in our local area. What statistics and rankings do not provide is a sense of the character of any school. Our parents and students will tell you our diversity is one of our great strengths, providing an international perspective and understanding so important for success in the global future. Our school prepares all students to ask tough questions, to solve societal issues and to stand up for what they believe. Having said that, here is other data we think is important. 88 per cent of our graduates this year were Ontario scholars; 98 per cent of our graduates were accepted to the university or college of their choice and; 100 per cent of graduates exceeded their community service requirements. These are the type of results that help define our school success.

Peter Sturrup Headmaster Pickering College

Tragedy doesn’t end with cycling accidents Re: Report sparks helmet debate, June 21. The tragedy is not always someone getting killed while riding a bicycle, but the aftermath of an accident where, through no fault of the rider, he ends up on the pavement with severe head trauma. We have a tragic scenario now with one of our club members, who, after being knocked off his bike by a dog six months ago, is still in the hospital and not aware of his surroundings and it is doubtful he will ever recover. This person was a personal trainer, very energetic and really believed in what he passed on to his clients. He was not wearing a helmet. It shows that it does not matter how competent you may be on a bike, you cannot be ready for every circumstance that may rear its ugly head. The parent riding with a child may get crossed up and go down. The child has a helmet on because it is the law, but the parent doesn’t. The bread winner of the fam-

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Restaurant closure hits close to home Anyone who grew up in the 1980s has heard the song Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. That’s how my kids and I felt last Saturday morning when we went to have breakfast at the Zellers restaurant. We knew Target was coming, but did not realize the “target” was going to be on our favorite breakfast place. We went in and to our disappointment, it was closed. My wife and I had pledged to make a conscious effort to have our children familiar with proper behavior while eating at restaurants. We were the adults, before having children, who would whisper to each other at how misbehaved “those” children were. So we decided we would start early and frequented the Zellers restaurant. We would go every so often, first visiting the strategically placed toy aisle and then have breakfast served by the always smiling and jovial Sue, who we will miss. We made sure the kids sat properly, ordered on their own and had a great time. Now we can go to any restaurant and only have two glasses spill, at least one major stain on someone’s shirt and notice only one other couple indiscreetly say “look how misbehaved those children are”. Yes, the Zellers restaurant has taught us a lot and we will miss it. Not sure if Target will open a new one, but it just wouldn’t be the same. Aurora

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ily might get concussed and cannot work for a couple of weeks, leaving the family stressed. I ride my bike on the road, follow the traffic laws, stop at stop lights, ride in the same direction as the traffic and wear a helmet, all of which doesn’t guarantee I won’t be hurt. I have broken two helmets, my collarbone and two ribs over the 30 years of riding in this area. I think the people who ride on sidewalks against the flow of traffic are waiting for an accident to happen. If you are going to ride on the sidewalk, make sure you ride on the same side as the flow of traffic.

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ave you watched the video of four seventhgrade boys tormenting their 68-year-old school bus monitor? In the 10-minute YouTube video that now has more than seven million views, a New York state grandmother of eight is the victim of a relentlessly cruel verbal assault that brings her to tears. The video, captured on a student’s cellphone, has launched an international fundraising campaign for Karen Klein and unleashed an onslaught of death threats and abuse against the bullies. Toronto’s Max Sidorov, a victim of bullying himself as a child, wanted to send Mrs. Klein on a vacation, only to raise enough to allow her to retire with donations topping $650,000. A range of emotions flooded me as I watched, everything from sympathy and sadness to outrage and disgust. Many people are pointing the finger of blame at the boys’ parents, believing when children do wrong, parents have failed in their duty. Sometimes, good kids do bad because, as much as parents influence the behaviour, values and character of their children, at some point, the approval of their peers becomes more important. That’s not a defence of bullying, but a suggestion the lesson to be learned from this video shouldn’t only be that bullying is wrong and wreaks devastation on its victims. Are not those who watch and do nothing equally to blame? That nobody on that bus spoke out for Mrs. Klein — even to alert the driver — is as appalling to me as four twisted, sadistic tween punks thinking they could get away with degrading and humiliating an adult for whom they should have respect, if not simple courtesy. If someone speaks up, bullies — who are cowards in their hearts — will typically back down. Our children must learn not only is bullying wrong, so, too, is being a silent bystander. For York Region anti-bullying advocate Karen Sebben, the video is an excruciating demonstration of the bullying that goes on every day in our schools — no less painful for the victims without the seven million views. “Unfortunately, when bullying happens to children, there isn’t the same kind of reaction,” she said. “As a society, we can no longer turn a blind eye. We can no longer minimize bullying as ‘kids being kids’.” Do we have the courage not to turn away in the face of the rampant bullying that seems ingrained in our society — everywhere from the floor of the House of Commons and our gridlocked roads to sports fields and now online, with social media unleashing bullies who ridicule and condemn under the veil of anonymity? But social media can work both ways, as this incident demonstrates. It gives me hope that millions watched and were compelled to act. It was too late to speak up on the bus, so they gave money. An act of kindness is always good — and I wish Mrs. Klein well in her retirement — but, in the end, too many bullies are still getting away with it. We need to do more than just express sympathy for victims or bully the bullies with our own condemnation. We can harness the power of the outrage and empathy that video engendered to take a stand against bullies. We can give our children the conviction to speak out against bullying and to know that simply not taking part isn’t enough — that alone will do more than all the anti-bullying legislation any government might pass. We can find and celebrate role models who do speak out. And we can find the courage within ourselves to tell the bullies we’re watching and that they’re not getting away with it any longer.

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Courts may have the final say when it comes to liability on municipal roads. A recent appeal by Oshawa and Scugog was turned down by an Ontario court, ruling the municipalities were two-thirds responsible for a crash that left Port Perry sisters quadriplegic due to the state of the rural road on which it happened. It’s a ruling that could cost the municipalities tens of millions of dollars. When cases such as these are taken to court, the best defence for municipalities is to ensure it has followed the rules, specifically meeting provincial standards and keeping detailed records of all monitoring, maintenance and repairs it has completed, Georgina operations manager Bob Fortier said. The law is known as the minimum maintenance standards and provides municipalities with guidelines for winter and summer upkeep. Yet many municipalities strive to exceed these standards and keep everything from potholes to lighting in check when funds are available. The standards were established in 2002 and are revised annually. The most recent addition has been municipal liability when it comes to sidewalks. “These kinds of cases do make municipalities double-check their policies and procedures because the judge does have the power to assign liability, but we cover ourselves as best we can,” Mr. Fortier said. He remembers having to appear in court following a crash near Sutton High School at which time the safety of a curve in the road was challenged. In such instances, he pulls all documentation of road

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Councillor argues photo Aurora woman charged in coke bust radar unnecessary Four York Region residents are among 22 people charged Tuesday during a massive Toronto Police drug probe. Launched in September, Project DOMO was aimed at dismantling GTA cocaine distribution networks. Police searched 29 addresses in Toronto, York, Waterloo and Durham yesterday.

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Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur about the request. Police board chairperson and Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti wasn’t thrilled with the province’s response. “I hope the referral to the other ministers is not an indicator that we’re not going to see action on this,” Mr. Scarpitti said. York’s police board began its lobbying effort about five months after the Nottawasaga police board passed a similar resolution. Photo radar was introduced and then quickly killed off by Queen’s Park in the mid1990s. East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia Hackson, who also serves on the police board, sees photo radar as another tool for police to deal with speeders as traffic volume increases. “Police can’t be everywhere at the same time,” she added. Meanwhile, Newmarket plans to address the issue when politicians reconvene after the summer hiatus. Councillor Maddie Di Muccio opposes the move to bring photo radar back to the region’s streets. She pointed to statistics showing speeding offences in York have largely declined. Speeding offences have fallen each of the past three years, from 65,160 in 2009 to 64,116 in 2010 and 63,773 in 2011. Ms Di Muccio credited that drop to hardworking police officers and noted if there is to be investment into road safety, it should made on the police front lines. When a driver is pulled over by an officer, there is an opportunity for an emotional connection to be made — which can keep the driver from committing the offence again, she said. In a photo radar situation, however, the driver is not penalized, only the vehicle’s owner, who may not have been driving when the offence took place, she added. She also believes the region is seeking a money-making opportunity. Mayor Tony Van Bynen committed to

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Canadian veterans Ronald Moyes (from left) and John McLean look on as Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney announced Monday in Ottawa that 41 bomber command veterans, including Richmond Hill’s Albert Wallace, will be flown to Enlgand this week for the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in London.

Second World War veteran and Richmond Hill resident Albert Wallace is one of 41 Royal Canadian Air Force veterans in London, England this week, for a memorial unveiling by Queen Elizabeth II. During the war, Mr. Wallace was part of 15 bombing missions, before spending two years in a prisoner of war camp. Tomorrow, the grandfather, who will turn 92 in September, will be one of the many veterans honoured when the Queen unveils the new Bomber Command Memorial. Mr. Wallace, or “Wally” to his former crewmates, achieved the rank of flight lieutenant during his military career, which began

in 1938 as a member of the Queen’s York Rangers army reserve. After war broke out, a young Mr. Wallace obtained his reserve discharge, so he could enlist in the RCAF. Born and raised in Toronto, Mr. Wallace was called into active duty in 1941 and received his training at Bombing and Gunnery School, near Port Dover. Graduating in 1942, Mr. Wallace was promoted to pilot officer and joined a crew stationed in northeast England. There, he was part of 15 successful bombing missions over Germany, serving as second gunner, until his bomber was shot down over Duisburg, Germany the evening of May 12, 1943. Mr. Wallace parachuted to safety, but was soon captured. The pilot and wireless operator were killed. Surviving two years as a POW, Mr. Wallace was released at the end

of the war. He returned to Toronto and his former employment at Loblaws Groceterias, rising to the position of vice-president for the final 12 years. He retired after 34 years of employment. He met his wife, Mary, while she was shopping at the store he managed. They married in 1947 and raised four daughters. Mr. Wallace enjoys spending time with them and his three grandchildren. His wife passed away in 2009. Mr. Wallace enjoys weekly rounds of golf, travel and visits to his cottage. The Bomber Command Memorial will be unveiled in Green Park, near Buckingham Palace. Additional information on the veterans’ trip to London is available at veterans.gc.ca/eng/feature/ bomber_command

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Joy GO station and Finch GO bus terminal via McCowan Road, Hwy. 7, Kennedy Road and Hwy. 407; • Route 53 — Woodspring-Clearmeadow will be restructured. Former Route 53 service north of Davis Drive will be merged with Route 44 — Woodspring-Bristol and service south of Davis Drive will be merged with Route 57/57A — Clearmeadow-Mulock and; • Route 86 — Newkirk-Red Maple will be restructured to service central Richmond Hill between Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue. Route 86 will now operate along Red Maple Road to Richmond Hill Centre terminal. Additional routes and schedules will be adjusted.

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION FAIRY LAKE GARDENS CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT Town of Newmarket Project Background The Regional Municipality of York has examined options for the existing Fairy Lake Gardens Pond to reduce maintenance costs, improve aquatic habitat and improve water quality. A naturalized watercourse between Eagle Street and Fairy Lake will be created to replace the Fairy Lake Gardens Pond. The Fairy Lake Gardens Pond is located at the southeast corner of Eagle Street and William Street in the Town of Newmarket and discharges directly to Fairy Lake (see key map).

Construction The construction contract for the York Region Fairy Lake Gardens Creek Restoration Project has been awarded to R&M Construction. Construction will start on July 3rd, 2012 and is expected to be completed by September 2012. York Region’s consultant on this project, Cole Engineering Group Limited, will administer the contract and provide site inspection services. The project consists of creating a naturalized watercourse through Fairy Lake Gardens Pond by capping sediment in the pond with clean fill. Plants and stone will be placed in and around the constructed channel to create a more naturalized watercourse between Eagle Street and Fairy Lake. The quality of the natural environment will be improved by planting native shrubs and trees. Access along the gravel pathway between Fairy Lake and Fairy Lake Gardens Pond will remain open during construction. Jason Morris Environmental Specialist

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and their brethren, such as the common fly, have different life cycles. Low snow cover and subsequent minimal run off and dry spells mean the moisture and standing water in which they breed is low. While the region’s environmental services department doesn’t monitor mosquitoes and flies, it’s safe to say their populations may be diminished their year, he said. The battle is squarely against the emerald ash borer, Mr. Buchanan said. The Asian long-horned beetle is well controlled as a result of a campaign against the species, which was accidentally introduced to North America and first discovered in 1996. This beetle is believed to have spread from Asia in solid wood packaging material.

The region, working in tandem with federal agencies, including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, has likely successfully eradicated the beetle. The test of its elimination is a five-year monitoring program, ending in 2013, during which none are discovered. The region also has an emerald ash borer management program in place, Mr. Buchanan said. “You can’t stop it, but that doesn’t mean you run away,” he said. “We’re doing our best to control the spread.” Still, it’s a worry, considering about 10 to 15 per cent of our regional forest is ash trees. Ever the scientist, Mr. Buchanan takes the emerald ash borer in stride. “The borer is the latest in a long line of threats to the forest,” he said. “There’s always something around the corner. That’s the natural order of things.”

4For more information on vector-borne diseases, personal protection, reporting stagnant water or any other public health related topic, call York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit york. ca/westnile York Region began vector-borne disease program activities in May, focusing on West Nile virus and Lyme disease surveillance, education and mosquito control. Vector-borne diseases are transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected vector organism, such as a mosquito or tick. In 2011, four mosquito pools tested positive for West Nile virus, medical officer of health Dr. Karim Kurji said. Continued emphasis on awareness, sur-

Dry weather may keep mosquito populations low. veillance, self-protection and larviciding activities will ensure the risk and impact to York Region residents remains low, he added.

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Given our wacky winter weather, Royal Ontario Museum entomologists have fielded numerous enquiries about whether or not mild temperatures will result in more bugs this spring and summer. Unfortunately, there is no simple yes or no answer, entomology technician Antonia Guidotti said on the museum’s website. Her best response is,“It depends”. There are many variables affecting insect population size, including humidity and moisture, habitat suitability and food resources. What may be good for one species is not necessarily good for another and natural variation in population size occurs from year to year in most species. The museum has created a bug lineup and how species are expected to be impacted this year.

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4Black flies: According to museum entomology curator Dr. Doug Currie, the first black flies come out when trees begin to bud. Winter temperatures have little impact on black fly numbers, as most overwinter as eggs in stream beds. But if ice breakup occurs earlier than normal, the season is also likely to begin sooner. In terms of numbers, the reduced snowpack and lack of rain mean fewer eggs are likely to survive. As a result, there will be fewer adults on the wing and it’s likely the species will disappear long before cottagers begin their late spring or early summer vacations. 4Mosquitoes: People were swatting mosquitoes

early. Certain species overwinter as adults, which hibernate in protected spaces. These are the ones that come out earliest in the spring. However, most Ontario species lay winter-hardy eggs that hatch when conditions are right, typically after snowmelt. Given that mosquitoes breed in variously-sized pools of standing water, the lack of snow and dearth of early-season rain means conditions are less than ideal for these later-emerging populations. Of course, all of this could change, should we experience a period of extended heavy rainfall. Mosquitoes are on the wing from early spring until late fall and many species have multiple generations per year. The upshot is spring weather only affects the overwintering stages of mosquitoes and perhaps the first generation or so. 4Ticks: The black-legged deer ticks that carry Lyme disease are found in many places in Ontario. They have a greater survival rate with enhanced moisture conditions in late spring. 4Grasshoppers: A warm, dry winter enhances the survival of grasshopper eggs. We may see more of them this year. A possible increase in pests could be balanced by an increase in some of their predators. Perhaps more wasps that are insect predators and bee queens survived the winter. A mild winter has no impact on indoor arthropods, since temperature is pretty constant indoors year round.

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Research is under way to get a better understanding of the forestry in those communities (Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham) and to determine the associated economic, environmental and social benefits, Mr. Buchanan said. Small, thin trees, the likes of which can be seen in many neighbourhoods across York — especially in new communities — require stewardship but, if the research holds out, those trees will pay dividends, including social benefits, when they develop, Mr. Troy said. “Even that is positive because it is a cue to care,” he said, referencing the idea that well-maintained neighbourhoods may send messages to criminals that residents have a stronger social network and, thus, care about and are aware of what is happening in their community. The Vermont study authors noted other theories that may suggest why an increase in well-maintained greenery correlates to a lower crime rate. Among them are urban guru Jane Jacobs’ famous assertion communities with more “eyes on the street” can more effectively discourage crime. Studies that show people seeing each

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An Oak Ridges Trail Association hike is Monday, 9:30 a.m. through the Aurora Arboretum and Nokiidaa Trail. Meet at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. This six-kilometre, slow-pace hike loops around the arboretum. For more information, call 905-7373966 or visit oakridgestrail.org

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A rock and roll tribute show is Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St., Newmarket. The concert features the songs of The Beach Boys, Tom Jones, The Beatles and Elvis Presley. For tickets, call 905-751-9872.

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

Hear music Rick Mauti performs a benefit concert Saturday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Trinity Church, 79 Victoria St., Aurora. Come out and hear some original music. Bring a nonperishable food item to help the Aurora Food Pantry. Visit trinityaurora.ca

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Local farmers markets run Saturday. Aurora’s is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Town Park, Newmarket’s is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverwalk Commons and East Gwillimbury’s is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Centre. Visit theaurorafarmersmarket. com, newmarketfarmersmarket. com or eastgwillimburyfarmersmarket.ca

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Tom Reid was honoured on the Southlake Regional Health Centre donor wall for organizing a golf tournament in memory of his late sister, Patricia Ann, who died of cancer in 1991. In five years, the tournament has raised more than $125,000

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Every donor plaque at Southlake Regional Health Centre has a story, including that of Tom Reid. The Newmarket resident was one of many local heroes celebrated at the most recent donor wall unveiling at Southlake Regional Health Centre. While standing among other donors with values similar to his own, Mr. Reid felt a sense of satisfaction. “You can’t help but feel like a part of something larger than yourself — so many

people coming together for a good cause,” he said of the ceremony. His story begins in 1991 when his sister, Patricia Ann, was diagnosed with kidney cancer, which spread to the rest of her body. Only months after her diagnosis, she died, leaving behind her husband, Dr. William Featherston, four children, parents and 10 siblings. While his sister had no choice but to travel to Toronto for treatment, Mr. Reid and See GOLF, page B3.

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

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You might get more opportunity to enhance your neighbourhood next year. At a 2013 budget workshop featuring town staff and council members, Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen suggested the town consider creating a community or neighbourhood fund providing $5,000 to $10,000 annually to each ward for projects such as outdoor rinks in the winter or developing pick-up activities rather than organized sports. “I think it will engage the community, make neighbours come together and get things done they would like to see done,” he said. The model would have to specify the funds be handled by a community group of five to seven members who are well

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to speak their minds when it came time to share what they felt should be the focus of next year’s budget. There was much discussion about maintaining and expanding the trails system. The town has a trail capital plan that will take a decade to carry out, Regional Councillor John Taylor said. Instead of waiting, he would like to explore potential funding options to get those projects rolling sooner. “These are exciting projects, but we have to wait to be excited because of the availability of funding,” he said. “Just imagine if we could achieve, in a couple of years, what we set out to do in 10.” With construction costs low and the community already enjoying the trail system, it would make sense to try to speed up See WEED, page B3.

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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.

))) Proclamations

The Town of Newmarket proclaims the following: •June 2012 as “Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month”

WHAT’S ON ))) Mayor in the Square

Join Mayor Van Bynen on June 30 from 10 a.m. to 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.

))) Rock ‘n Roll Tribute

Plan to attend a Rock ‘n Roll Tribute to Dick Clark and American Bandstand on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion (707 Srigley St.). Ticket cost is $20 with proceeds going to Outreach Newmarket. Call 905-751-9872 for information.

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))) Kids Around Town

Join us for free family entertainment on July 3 at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Dr.). If inclement weather, inside the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy Kids Yoga BlissKids from 7 to 7:30 p.m. followed by Kids Interactive Music from 7:30 to 8 p.m On July 10 enjoy Sing along with Russ from 7 to 7:30 p.m. followed by the Irish Dance Studio from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Call 905-895-5193 for information.

))) Ward 5 Meeting Cancellation

The Ward 5 Residents Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m on July 4 at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall (200 Doug Duncan Dr.) has been cancelled. Call 905-895-5193 ext. 2029 for information.

))) Music In The Park 2012

Join us at Fairy Lake Park (Water Street) on Wednesday evenings from July 4 to August 15 and at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons on Sunday evenings from July 8 to August 19, (excluding August 5) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a free evening of music by local entertainers. For a complete list of performers visit www.newmarket.ca. All performances are weather permitting. Call 1-877-PLAY936 for weather cancellation updates.

))) Bus trip for Seniors

The Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place is hosting a bus trip on August 14 to the Hamilton Trolley Train. Cost is $75 for members and $80 for guests. Trip includes: Visit to Market, waterfront trolley excursion, lunch, guided tour of Royal Botanical Gardens, visit to Picard Peanuts and coach bus. Bus departs Seniors’ Meeting Place 7:15 a.m. (for those who take public transit and taxis) and 7:30 a.m. from the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street W., west parking lot). Returns approx. 6:15 p.m. Booking deadline is July 23. Call 905-953-5325 for more information.

))) Newmarket Kanata Festival

Come out to some of the following family events taking place at Newmarket’s annual Kanata Festival on Canada Day, Sunday, July 1: Pancake Breakfast – Hosted by the Newmarket Car Club, breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Community Centre and Lions Hall (200 Doug Duncan Dr.) Cost is $4 per serving. Family Activities – Come to Fairy Lake Park between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for loads of food, fun and games for the whole family to enjoy. Take a pony ride, enjoy Upjuggling and Firebirds demonstrations, or relax in the refreshment area featuring Reunion on stage. Fireworks – Watch a dazzling display of fireworks at George Richardson Park. The Newmarket Citizen Band plays at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks start at dusk (approx. 10 p.m.) Call 905-895-5193 for more information on any of the above noted events.

))) Canada Day Open House at the Museum

Come to the Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street, S.) for our Canada Day Open House on July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and visit the A Few of our Favourite Things and Newmarket Citizens Band displays. Free Admission. For more information, please call 905-953-5314 or email elmanmuseum@ rogers.com.

))) Canada Day Celebration on Main Street Join us on Main Street on July 1 as we celebrate Canada Day! Lots of festivities for the entire family. Bouncing castles, face painting, balloons, crafters, entertainment and more! Visit the shops and cafes and make it a celebration to remember. Please visit www.newmarketmainstreet.com for more information.

PUBLIC NOTICES ))) Road Closure on Water Street - July 1

To ensure the safety of all those attending the July 1st Canada Day celebrations on Main Street and Fairy Lake Park, Water Street, from Prospect Street to Main Street, will be closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 1. Emergency services vehicles will have full access to the area. Please join us as we celebrate Canada’s 145th birthday!

))) Facility closure - Seniors’ Meeting Place

Please be advised that the Seniors’ Meeting Place (474 Davis Dr.) will be closed for annual maintenance from noon on June 30 to July 15 and will reopen on July 16. For more information, please call 905-953-5325.

))) Citizen Participation Needed

The Council of the Town of Newmarket is seeking Volunteers for the Newmarket Public Library Board. The term for this Board will end November 30, 2014.Please note the deadline for receiving applications is July 6, 2012. Applicants must be: At least 18 years of age; A Canadian citizen; A resident of Newmarket. Meetings are generally held at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (July and August excluded). Applications for appointment are available at www.newmarket.ca or by contacting Janice Bondi at 905-953-5300 ext. 2207. Submit completed applications to Legislative Services, 395 Mulock Drive or to jbondi@newmarket.ca or 905-953-5100 via fax.

))) Get on the GO!

Go Transit has introduced a summer train service pilot on the Barrie line. Every Saturday, Sunday and holiday, train service will include six southbound and six northbound trips that can get you to and from downtown Toronto. This service will be offered from June 23 to September 3. For more information and the complete train schedule please visit www.gotransit.com.

))) Be fireworks conscious this Canada Day!

With Canada Day celebrations around the corner, Central York Fire Services (CYFS) reminds residents to be safe with the use, handling and disposal of fireworks. Please remember that fireworks are not to be ignited on public property, including parks and open fields/spaces in the Town of Newmarket. Help protect yourself and others with these fireworks safety tips: • Always have a water source such as a garden hose or bucket handy • Always read and follow labeled directions • Light only one firework at a time • Never re-light a dud firework. Wait 15 to 20 minutes, then soak the dud in a bucket of water • Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in a trash can • Never give fireworks to small children and always have an adult present Visit www.cyfs.ca for additional safety tips.

BID OPPORTUNITIES To view a complete list of Town of Newmarket tenders, quotations and proposals or to register as a bidder with the Town, visit www.newmarket.ca. Bid Number

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))) Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to take part in the Around The World Multicultural Event on July 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Fairy Lake Park (Water Street). Volunteers will assist with set up/take down, stage performers, food vendors, crafts, parking, children’s activities, handing out flyers and more. Please Note: Volunteers must pre-register at www.newmarket.ca, click on “Lifestyle”, then “Register to Volunteer” or call 905-895-5193 for information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES ))) Recreation & Culture Programs

The Town of Newmarket Recreation & Culture has the following employment opportunities for Fall 2012/, Winter /Spring 2013 Casual staff. •Gym Monitors •Public Skating Cruisers •Birthday Party Attendants •Inclusion Facilitators – assist persons with special needs •Lifeguards, Swim/Aquatic Fitness Instructors, Head Instructor/Guards •Specialized Program Instructors – sports, crafts, hockey, scuba diving and more •Youth Centre – monitors, skatepark attendants, activity leaders •Kiosk Cashier/Reception •Administrative Coordinators Application Deadline is June 29. For information on positions and to apply, please visit www.newmarket.ca, Employment Opportunities.

The program is back this summer to serve Newmarket and Aurora residents. Service includes the installation and replacement of smoke alarms, batteries, as well as providing household fire safety knowledge. For more information, or to arrange an appointment, please call 905-895-9222.

French conversations, 7 p.m. at Starbucks, 17130 Leslie St., 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

RECREATION 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

ORIENTATION Newmarket Chamber of Commerce member orientation, 8 to 9 a.m. at the chamber office, 470 Davis Dr. If you are a new or prospective member, take this opportunity to speak to board and other business members. To register, visit newmarketchamber.com

TOMORROW

WORKSHOP Multicultural service workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St. York Region Arts Council, York Region Tourism and Central Counties host a presentation on how organizations can better serve and meet the needs and expectations of a growing, culturally diverse community. To register, e-mail artscouncil@yorkscene.com

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Rock and roll tribute, 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St., Newmarket. The concert features the sounds of The Beach Boys, Tom Jones, The Beatles and Elvis. For tickets, call 905-7519872. Simcoe County Ramblers, 9 p.m. at Good Times Cafe, 17080 Bathurst St., Newmarket. Enjoy an evening of traditional bluegrass favourites and original tunes. Visit simcoecountyramblers.com

FARMERS MARKET Newmarket Main Street farmers market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Purchase farm fresh local produce. The market runs every Saturday until Oct. 24. Visit newmarketfarmersmarket.com

MONDAY

HIKE Oak Ridges Trail Association hike, 9:30 a.m. through the Aurora Arboretum and along the Nokiidaa Trail. Meet at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. This sixkilometre slow-pace hike loops around the Arboretum. For more information, call 905737-3966 or visit oakridgestrail.org

TUESDAY

SOCIAL MEDIA Newmarket Tweetup, 7 p.m. at Mr. Greek Mediterranean Bar and Grill, 17725 Yonge St., Newmarket. The first official Newmarket Tweetup. Learn how to effectively use Twitter and meet others Tweeting from Newmarket. For more information, visit yrsbiz.ca

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

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the rest of the family wanted to help bring cancer treatment closer to home for people in northern York Region and Simcoe County. With friend Paul Lo Presti, whose father died from cancer in 1986, the decision was made to stop talking about organizing something and take action to raise funds for the cancer centre at the hospital. The duo organized the annual Shoot for Par golf tournament in the memory of Mr. Reid’s sister. “It quickly became a family and friend event,” he said. What began as an event with 35 golfers in 2007, is now 135 participants strong. The annual event, which just celebrated its sixth anniversary, continues to gain more supporters every year. The tournament has gone from raising $15,000 in the first year to $35,000 last year, for an overall total of more than $125,000 raised. Organizers hope to bump past the $150,000 mark this year. “We just love seeing everyone out and

Newmarket Regional Councillor John Taylor wants service levels increased to address weeds growing near baseball diamonds and at Gorham pool.

participating for such a good cause,” he said. “Paul and I don’t even play. We drive around in a cart and thank everyone for coming.” He admits it is a lot of work to put together the schedule, organize prizes and plan dinner, but also said it is the most rewarding day of the year for him and his family. His parents, Betty and Bob, both 81, also don’t play in the tournament, but joined the crowd for dinner. While Paul’s mother, Norma, played for five years, this year, she was only be a dinner guest. Although the event is fairly new, there are already traditions that have formed, Mr. Reid said. Every year, Ms Lo Presti baked 400 cookies, half in the shape of a breast cancer ribbon. Although she didn’t do the baking this year, she has started the legacy that has been carried on by Mr. Reid’s daughter, Katie, who baked for the week leading up to the event. The Reid family and friends gather at Mr. Reid’s home the night before the tournament to pack the goodie bags that contain golf paraphernalia and the cookies.

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including the asset replacement fund that holds money earmarked for the replacement of sewers, roads, bridges and more, was also discussed. Online streaming of council and committee meetings, at least internally, could save employees time, as staff would be able to listen and attend the meeting when needed to respond to questions. Reaching out to the public was also discussed. Public input will be collected through surveys, offered online and at various events, including the local farmers market. The town is also looking at allowing residents to build their own budget online as a tool to provide feedback during the process. Having budget input sessions in each ward was also suggested. Public consultation will happen from now until September and the draft budget is expected to be presented at general committee’s Oct. 22 meeting. The draft will go on newmarket.ca Oct. 29 and a public meeting will be held Nov. 12 for more input. Final approval is expected before the beginning of the new year.

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Former York Simceo Express Chris Tierney was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the second round of last Saturday’s NHL draft in Pittsburgh, Pa.

San Jose Sharks put bite on Express grad Tierney by john cudmore

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It was considered likely to be a draft full of surprises from the outset. It lived up to its billing. Count Chris Tierney among those players whose draft ranking prognosticators widely missed the mark on after he was selected in the second round by the San Jose Sharks at the National Hockey League draft Saturday in Pittsburgh. It could pass as a bit of an early birthday present for Tierney, who turns 18 Canada Day, but it was pleasant surprise for the Keswick resident to be chosen 55th overall. “I didn’t have any idea where I was going, so to be selected that early, I’m thrilled,” said Tierney, who opted not to attend the proceedings in Pittsburgh, choosing instead to watch on his computer in his room. “I was sitting at home, just hoping to go in maybe the fourth or fifth round. I had talked with a few teams, but had no indication one way or the other from any team. For San Jose to pick me there is amazing.” When the draft resumed bright and early the morning after Friday night’s prime time exercise dedicated to first-round selections, Tierney was biding time until closer to the point he guessed his name might be called. “I think I was the only one at home watching,” said Tierney, who within minutes was taking telephone calls from his agent and then the Sharks. “I didn’t think it would be Round 2, so I was waiting for the later rounds. I ran in and told my dad. We had to doublecheck to make sure it was right.” As a former first-round pick of the London Knights in the OHL, who had 11 goals and 34 points in his second season with the Memorial Cup finalists, Tierney is no stranger to draft proceedings.

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“The NHL is a lot bigger,” said the six-foot, 180-pounder, who added five goals and two assists in the playoffs. “Going in the first round to London was great, but that was for Ontario. We’re talking for the whole world now and to be selected that high in my age group is an honour and taken with great pride.” Tierney, who models his playing style after the New Jersey Devils’ Zach Parise and Chicago Blackhawks’ Dave Bolland, has a new favourite team. “I guess it’s San Jose now,” he said. “I haven’t really had a favourite team for the past few years.” Tierney centered a checking line as part of the Knights’ run for the Memorial Cup, which ended with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes in the title game. He feels the long playoff drive increased his profile in the eyes of scouts. “Coach Mark (Hunter) gave us more opportunities and showed increased trust in our line,” said Tierney, who started playing hockey for the Georgina Blaze before joining the York Simcoe Express triple-A program at the atom level. “He put us into more critical situations. “I was more of a one-way player in minor hockey. The Hunters taught me to play defence.” He will attend the Sharks’ development camp starting July 8, where he will strive to make a good first impression ahead of the main camp in September. “The plan now is to come back (to London) next season, but I’m definitely going into camp with the mentality to make it,” he said. “I might as well go in and do what I can to make the team.” Good plan. There is always the chance for a surprise ending

David Sheman of Newmarket calmed windy conditions to shoot a two-under par 70 in a 2012 RBC Canadian Open regional qualifier held Monday at Kings Forest Golf Club in Hamilton. Sheman finished tied with Josh Anderson of Murrieta, Ca., for the third best score of the day to advance in a field of 26 players to the final qualifying stage for the tournament July 23 at Heron Point Golf Links in Ancaster. Sheman, a graduate of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, is one of five York Region players to advance to the final qualifying stage. That total includes Concord’s Ben Silverman who shot even-par 72 to share eighth place with four other players. Michael Resciniti (Maple), Keir Smith (Aurora) and Daniel Payton (Markham) also advanced after carding two-over par 74. The Canadian Open is scheduled to be held July 26 to 29 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Hamilton.

Mark down these dates for Sport Aurora events Sport Aurora has announced dates for two important fall events intended to celebrate

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FILES Looking for a tournament to play? Need players to fill out your tournament? Check out these 2012 events at York Region golf courses. 12th Annual Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity Golf Classic ... July 11 ... DiamondBack Golf Club ... Starts 10 a.m. ... $500 per golfer; $1,800 per foursome ... Contact Kristi Leore Sage at kleoresage@ jenash.org or 905-852-1799 ext 25 ... Proceeds to Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity for seriously ill children and their families. Annual King Township mayor’s golf tournament ... July 12 ... Cardinal Golf Club ... $225 per golfer ... Starts 12:30 p.m. ... Proceeds toward funding the development of parks, recreation and culture initiatives in King Township ... Contact Teresa Barresi at tbarresi@king.ca Pitch in for a Cure golf tournament ... July 14 ... Orchard Beach Golf and Country Club ... $55 per golfer ... Starts 3 p.m. ... $20 donation to cancer society from each entry is included ... Contact Gavin James at 905-806-3284 or gavijam@gmail.com Caldwell Securities Ltd./Alzheimer Society of York Region annual golf classic ... July 19 ... Copper Creek Golf Club ... $325 per golfer; $1,200 per team ... Starts 7:30 a.m. ... Register online at alzheimer-york. com or contact Elaine Ross at 905-895-1337 or eross@alzheimer-york.com

the profile of athletes and volunteers. The sports advocacy group’s Breakfast of Champions salutes top performers during the past year and is slated for Oct. 21 at the Mansion Events Centre. Cost is $20 per ticket. Sport Aurora also announced Volunteer Recognition Night set for Nov. 4. The group has also announced the appointment of a nine-member panel for the fledgling Aurora Sports Hall of Fame with a target date in 2013 for its first inductees.

Bulldogs’ Malone double threat against Hawks Righthander Jack Malone tossed a fourhitter and struck out 12 batters leading the East York Bulldogs to an 8-3 victory over the Newmarket Hawks Tuesday night in Greater Toronto Baseball League action at McKnight Field. Malone also homered and drove in three runs as the Bulldogs improved to 5-9 in league play. Newmarket fell to 7-8. Adam Kallio took the pitching loss for Newmarket, allowing four unearned runs over eight innings. — John Cudmore

9th annual GetRecD golf tournament ... July 21 ... Angus Glen Golf & Country Club ... $190 per golfer ... Starts 1:30 p.m. ... Funds raised go to cancer patients ... E-mail Laura Daly at spor_tee_44@yahoo.ca RedCrest Cardinal Golf Club/Edge Benefits 4th annual golf tournament ... Sept. 6 ... RedCrest & Cardinal Golf Club ... $250 per golfer ... Starts 7:30 a.m. ... Proceeds to Southlake Regional Health Centre interventional radiology suite ... Phone Carol Leitch at 905-710-1262 or Anne-Marie Million-Osborne at 905841-7378, ext. 242. Golf 2 Remember golf tournament ... Sept. 18 ... Silver Lakes Golf Club ... Starts 1:30 p.m. ... $150 per golfer ... In support of Alzheimer Society of Canada ... Contact Betsy Sumner at betsysumner@gmail.com or 905-478-2068. 2nd Georgina Trades Training Inc. golf tournament ... Sept. 20 ... Briars Golf & Country Club ... Starts 1 p.m. ... $150 per golfer ... Proceeds toward Georgina Trades Training ... Contact Mike Baskerville at mbaskerville@georgina.ca or at 905-4764301 ext. 235. Commport Communications 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament ... Sept. 20 ... Station Creek Golf Club ... Starts noon ... $150 per golfer; $550 per foursome ... Proceeds to Stronach Regional Cancer Centre ... Further information, e-mail Michael Page michaelp@ commport.com or phone 905-727-6782 ext. 2212.

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Saints’ backs to wall in lacrosse playoffs by john cudmore

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The Newmarket Saints are looking for a foothold. After losses in the first two games of their Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League East Conference quarter-final series, there is no question the Saints need some traction to prolong the best-of-five series beyond the minimum. The Oakville Buzz got a firm grip on the series Tuesday night, scoring a 13-7 victory at the Magna Centre for a 2-0 series advantage when play resumes Friday night in Oakville. “We don’t like doing anything the easy way,” Saints head coach Luke Ringler said. “We have enough talent that we can win three straight games, no problem. It’s a matter if we want to do it enough. I think we’re beating ourselves. “I give credit to Oakville, too. They’re playing a playoff style that you need to play.” The loss Tuesday was the 10th in a row to teams that finished the regular season with winning

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East Conference Quarter-final (Best-of-5) Newmarket Saints (5) vs. Oakville Buzz (4) Game 1 — Oakville 13, Newmarket 9 ... Game 2 — Oakville 13, Newmarket 7 ... Game 3 — Friday at Oakville, 8 p.m. ... Game 4 — Saturday at Newmarket, Magna Centre, 3 p.m. ... Game 5 — Tuesday July 3 at Oakville. Oakville leads series, 2-0.

records. It is a fact that is a sore spot for Ringler. “We just have to step up to the plate,” said Ringler, whose squad is now 0-4 against the Buzz in playoffs and regular season play. “We have to find a way to beat a team with a record above .500. When we do, I think the floodgates will open. “Right now, we have to get over the first hurdle and get them back to our big floor.”

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Newmarket Saints Anthony Caputo looks for a pass in front of an Oakville Buzz player during Junior B lacrosse playoff action Tuesday at the Magna Centre. Oakville won the game 13-7 to take a 2-0 series lead back to Oakville. Game 3 is Friday night.

On the ball Vann Kulba (right) of Portgual in the U7 minis division is chased by several members of the French team during soccer action at soccerfest at George Richardson Park in Newmarket Saturday.

ESSO Rebecca Run WHEN: July 7 WHY: In support of Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada and its research efforts. SMA destroys the nerves that control voluntary movement such as crawling, walking, head and neck control and swallowing. WHAT: 1 km kids scamper starts at 8:45 a.m., 3 km walk/run starts at 9 a.m. and 5 km chip timed walk/run starts at 10 a.m. WHERE: Fairy Lake, Newmarket MORE: rebeccarun.com Angus Glen Half Marathon WHEN: Nov. 4 WHY: In support of the Markham Stouffville Hospital. WHAT: This event is chip timed. Half marathon run starts at 10 a.m., 5 km run/walk starts at 8:45 a.m. and 10 km run/walk starts at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Angus Glen Golf Course, Markham MORE: angusglenhalfmarathon.com E-mail your events to Amanda Persico at apersico@yrmg.com

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over Tomorrow’s Game, a realignment process intended to overhaul junior hockey in Ontrario. Ladds marvels at the passion the sport creates in both its scrutiny and ability to evoke emotion, lauding the media for its role. “A lot of people can go to work, make a decision and live with it in a contained area,” he said. “Ours are always public and often high profile. You have to be able to justify and rationalize what you are doing. Then, once it’s over and people understand, they’re able to get on with it. That consistency is what you need to deal with the next incident.”

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times and there was a lot of tradition involved,” recalls the 60-year-old Orangeville resident, who still finds time to play oldtimers hockey up to three times per week. “But it was a culture that had to change.” That goal was achieved by educating coaches that hockey could be played without goon tactics. Soon to follow were initiatives such as certification programs for coaches. All along, he has been a leading voice in safety reform for junior hockey and is pleased to see other organizations follow the OHA lead. More recently, he has presided

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“It was a resturcturing period and, really, the position was to take pressure off the volunteers who ran hockey at the time,” recalled Ladds, a native of RouynNoranda, Que., who came to Ontario to work at a summer hockey camp in Wasaga Beach and never left. “When I first started, there was a very distinct time period between the seasons. Now, there (are) camps, side-training and the preparation side.” The McMurtry Report on hockey violence was completed when Ladds stepped into the role. It was a cue. “It was rough and challenging

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rent Ladds cannot be accused of leaving the office in the same order as the day he first walked through the door. That’s a good thing. A guy sees a lot of ice chips over 32 years hanging out at rinks. Ladds, who ends a tenure Friday few can challenge in amateur sport as president of the Ontario Hockey Association, has been a constant factor in the evolution and growth of junior hockey in this province. Since Laddssucceeded Canadian Hockey League president David Branch as secretary-manager in 1977, the OHA has grown to become one of the beacons for hockey in so many areas, it is difficult to list them all. From safety innovations relating to areas such as concussions, fighting and head shots to an array of on-ice issues, the OHA, with Ladds as its tireless leader, has evolved into an enlightened and progressive commodity. “At the time, it was a very administrative position in nature,” Ladds said earlier this week in a telephone interview from the OHA offices in Cambridge. “It needed some vision. It was the start of changing times and part of what it demanded was openness of communication through the media. I knew it wasn’t a popularity contest coming in, but that the position needed a fair and consistent hand and a good listener.” Listen he did. Over the years, countless hockey debates ended at Ladds’ desk with rulings that rarely left opposing sides of any debate satisfied. “They were often controversial and tough to balance,” said Ladds, who will mentor his replacement for an unspecified length of time. “Discipline often was balanced on referees’ reports without video. Today, it is almost instantaneous. “Referees were painting a picture through story. It wasn’t a science. You had to rely a lot on your gut. “It was always about simply

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We Are Touch Of Elegance By Elise, and we are looking to grow our design team in the Georgina area. Do you love to...? * Develop your hairdressing and other skills? * Be part of a self-motivated, high performing team? * Work in a fun-oriented professional salon? * Go "the extra mile" for your guests? * Make your guests look and feel truly amazing? * Have your best efforts recognized and appreciated? * Make a real difference in your life and career? How did you score? Six or more "yes" responses and we should meet! Let's talk about some of the exciting opportunities within our salon group. Whether you are an experienced hairstylist or recently licensed, find out how the Touch of Elegance journey will both excite and reward you. Email info@touchofelegancebyelise.com Please visit http://www.touchofelegancebyelise.com Leave your information and explain why you'd be the right choice for this position. Technical/Skilled Trades

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An established Bradford manufacturer has 2 full time positions with competitive wages and benefits for the Afternoon Shift.

FINISHER • Adapt to company sanding techniques • Apply stains and finishes • Maintain finishing and sanding equipment • Assist in hinge assembly, drawer slides, cabinet cleaning • Assure quality of finished product To be considered for our team forward resume to: HR Department: Fax 905.775.4232 or Email: jlucas@arraymarketing.com

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Established Bradford manufacturer is offering full-time positions with competitive rates and benefits.

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LICENSED PLUMBERS Well established plumbing company in the Newmarket area requires licensed plumbers with a minimum of 10 years experience in commercial plumbing service. Backflow license is an asset. We offer competitive wages and a benefit plan. Must be able to work independently and as a team player. Email resume to: hiring.bsi@aol.com Help wanted for filling various general labourer and machinery operating positions in hardwood flooring manufacturing plant. Email resume to: shawn@northernwideplank.ca or fax resume to: 905-939-0646

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CABINET MAKER Minimum 20 years experience for a busy custom millwork shop. Resumes can be sent to pat@thebirkshiregroup.com

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Busy AURORA ORTHODONTIC Practice seeking EXPERIENCED FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR Must have Sage Software exp. 3 days/week Email: adminortho @bellnet.ca or fax 905-727-5497

F/T Dental Receptionist with dental exp. Some evenings & Saturdays apply. Aurora & Newmarket.

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Experienced & Licensed AUTO TECH. & LUBE TECH. Call 905-775-3422 or email resume bmidas@bellnet.ca

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Required for medium sized firm in the Newmarket area. Computer skills required with accounting programs and be proficient in Microsoft Office. Written and spoken English a necessity. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment. Email resume to: hiring.bsi@aol.com

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required immediately for real estate land company. Must be proficient in Quickbooks, Excel & Word. Meeting deadlines is crucial. Must be fluent in English, written & spoken. Must be able to prepare year end files for external accountants in a multicompany environment. Vehicle necessary. Non-smoking offices. Email detailed resume & salary expectations to: ontarioworkforce@gmail.com and quote Job Position 12-6 Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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AQUA GRILL requires full and part-time LINE COOK with 2 yrs. dining exp. ALSO, part-time SERVER required Please call 905-751-0778 or come in with resume to 15150 Yonge St., Aurora Teaching Opportunities

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Kids Connection Care and Education Currently hiring RECEs, RECE Designates & Assistant Teachers for Full time, Part time Split shift and Maternity Leave positions in Richmond Hill, Markham, and Vaughan starting Sept. 2012 Forward resumes to Human Resources jbrown@kidsconnectionce.com Fax: 905-887-5985 Only those selected will be contacted Deadline for submission is July 6, 2012


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GRASS CUTTING FOREMAN (M/F)

Responsible, punctual, hold G License, must provide a clean abstract. Experience backing up trailers. Min. 2 yr. grass cutting experience. To start immediately. Fax resume to: 905-649-1415 or email to: sales@colpacinc.ca

TRANSMISSION REBUILDER Experienced. Top wages. Keswick location. Apply in person/ fax/call resume: Dale's Transmission

Fax: 905-476-2750 Tel: 905-476-4563

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CLASSIFIED/ INSIDE ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE York Region Media Group, a division of Metroland Media Group (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation), is a dynamic media company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With over 100 newspapers, countless advertising venues, numerous distribution networks, and the Internet and web publishing, no target is unreachable. The Classified/ Inside Advertising Sales Representative is responsible for servicing and growing our client base and will increase sales revenue through new business development. This is an inside sales position that is responsible for taking incoming sales calls and making outbound sales calls for our numerous advertising opportunities. Position Accountabilities: • Provide our valued customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • Responsible for ongoing sales with clients and able to concurrently manage both sales and administrative processes • Handle incoming sales calls • Prospect for new accounts including researching advertisers in competing publications and reviewing new businesses in the area • Create proposals for prospective advertisers through compelling business cases • Assist clients in ad designs and co-ordinate the execution of these ads with the Production department • Attain and/or surpass sales targets • Address client concerns in a timely and professional manner Competencies, Skills and Experience: We are looking for someone who is action-oriented, driven for results, able to learn on the fly, customer-focused, composed and creative. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the following skills: • Excellent product and industry knowledge • Superior customer service skills • Ability to build and develop effective relationships within the team and with clients • Strong sales and telephone skills • A proven history of achieving and surpassing sales targets, with an unprecedented drive for results • Solid organizational and time-management skills with the ability to multi-task • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment • Ability to concurrently manage both sales and administrative responsibilities • Previous experience in a sales position would be an asset What We Offer: • Development and opportunities for advancement • Base rate plus commission structure, unlimited earning potential, sales incentives & contests • Benefit program, including pension and competitive vacation/paid time off provisions

Join a winning team with unprecedented success! If working with a highly-energized, competitive team and market is your ideal environment, please email your resume to: ahughes@yrmg.com no later than June 29, 2012. Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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TERRACE YOUTH RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC. IS SEEKING FOSTER PARENTS IN GTA AND SURROUNDING REGION TYRS is dedicated to providing at risk children and youth a family like setting in which they can thrive and grow; helping children to reach their full potential. TYRS provides foster care services to children from newborn to eighteen years of age. As a company, we serve a diverse client base. Potential foster parents will provide a safe, nurturing, professional home setting for children and youth. Foster parents will receive a generous remuneration package. We are strongly committed to providing foster parents with both professional development and ongoing support. Please send letters of intent to admin@terraceyouth.ca.

Yard Person

Fabco Plastics is currently looking for a full time Yard Person for our Maple Ontario Facility. Duties to include:

• Work in our pipe yard to pick and pack pipe orders • Load & unload transport trucks with pipe • Light framing work • Safely operate propane lift truck as req'd.

This is a year round outdoor position Please apply in Person to Jim Dunn (Warehouse Manager) at 2175-A Teston Road (Door 11), Maple Ontario ( Keele St & Teston Road) Mon - Fri between 10:am - 3pm

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required for weekend position. Call Randy 905-722-0019 www.newmarketequipment.com Superintendent Couple for excellent senior style 63 ste bldg. in Barrie Handyman skills with knowledge of simple electrical & plumbing repairs. 2-BR apartment, all amenities + salary. Suit (semi) retired couple. Send complete CV for both husband & wife to anett.bauer@hasseyrealty.com or fax to 705-739-8816 Magna Golf Club has a few openings for

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SALES Amico Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Medical Equipment. With a track record of exceeding expectations, Amico is dedicated to developing and manufacturing the most advanced medical equipment for the global Health Care Industry. Reporting to the Director of Sales, the responsibilities will include: • Working out of the Richmond Hill Office you will sell our products with a Sales Team of Direct and Independent Reps in a 10 state area located in the US. • Selling directly to Distributors, Contractors, Architects, Engineers and Equipment Planners to prospect, qualify and close sales opportunities • Growing market share from an existing base of clients and expanding into new accounts • Traveling to the U.S. 1-2 times a month

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Full-time Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Staff. All applicants MUST be able to work through the Fall. Please fax resumes to: (905) 713-2958 or email: grounds@magnagolf.com

$$ INDEPENDENT CARRIER CONTRACTORS $$ to deliver Canada's largest newspaper door to door, early mornings, 7 days/week on established routes in Newmarket & Aurora. Must have reliable vehicle. Excellent delivery credit earned. For details: Mr. Alden 1-888-521-1711

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We are a growing, dynamic, 20+ year old company, with 5 locations across Canada. We attribute our continued success to the commitment of our people and the high quality of our products and service. We are looking for the following positions within our organization:

• Shipper / Receiver - Newmarket facility We offer a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits! Interested applicants should submit their application to Denis Filion @ denis.filion@hitechseals.com. Visit our website at www.hitechseals.com

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Full time for Modern Salvage in Newmarket. Must have warehouse experience. Email resume: astrojny@modern salvage.com Small graphic office in Aurora looking for help. Photoshop an asset. Fax resume to: 905-841-1751 or email: bobwspoon@ aol.com

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Homes for Sale

PRIVATE SALE - Open House House, 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Open House: Sunday July 1st 2 - 5 pm. 33 Meadowview Drive, Bradford. Six year old home located on cul-desac. Professionally finished walk out basement, backyard oasis with salt water pool. Upgrades galore. 905-775-7783. $639,000 905-775-7783

Apartments for Rent AURORA1 bedroom basement. Full kitchen, living, dining, hardwood floors, satellite, parking, separate entrance. Nonsmoking/ pets. $750 inclusive. (416)856-4371 AURORA- 1 bedroom, upper level, separate entrance, Yonge/ Wellington, near GO. Hardwood flooring. Suits 1-2 persons. Non-smoking/pets. $700+utilities. 905-727-6763 AURORA- (BATHURST/ Kennedy) Large 1 bedroom basement apartment. Separate entrance. Complete kitchen. $1000. utilities included. Parking. August 1. Call 416-460-4642

Apartments for Rent NEWMARKET- 1 bedroom, bright, spacious, private entrance. Parking, non-smoking. Laundry hook-up. From $825+ utilities. July 1st. 905-778-8228, 416-751-3368 NEWMARKET- 1 bedroom, bright walk-out basement. Livingroom, diningroom, separate entrance, 4 appliances, separate laundry, private backyard, 2 parking. $875+. (416)721-6001.

BRADFORDBRIGHT, clean, spacious 1 bedroom, A/C, driveway parking, separate entrance, fireplace, own laundry, non-smoker. Available July 1st. $800+. 905-715-2961 BRADFORDDOWNTOWN. 1 bedroom apartment, fully renovated, gas fireplace, walking distance to GO Train. First/ last/ references. (705)456-6447 HOLLAND LANDINGJust renovated, 2 bedroom apartment, in upper duplex. No smoking/ pets. $800+ Excellent references only. July 1. 905-898-1646

AURORA- 2 bedroom bungalow, large yard, laundry, appliances, a/c, across from Town Park. Walk to GO. $1500+. July 1st. 416-856-4208

NEWMARKET- 2 bedroom basement, $950 inclusive. Laundry, parking, a/c. Nonsmoking/ pets. Available July 1st. Gail: (905)853-2621

JACKSON'S POINTsemi-detached, 2 bedroom, large fenced yard, lap pet, non-smoking, quiet neighbourhood, parking, $920+ hydro. First/ last. August. 905-722-6730

NEWMARKET- 2 bedroom in historical building downtown Main Street, $1050 inclusive. First/ last/ references required. Immediately 905-715-2574

KESWICK- 2 bedroom home, recently renovated, large yard, parking. $1,000+ utilities. Call John 905-722-7561 NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom 2 storey house, with in-law 1 bedroom apt., garage. Laundry, all appliances. $2000+. September 1st. Wendy, 416-432-6508

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Rooms for Rent and Wanted BRADFORDFURNISHED room. Mature male only. Own entrance. Bus route out front. $475. Immediate. (905)775-2237 Call after 2. DAVIS/ YONGE- bright, large rooms. Non-smoking/ pets. $450/ $550. inclusive. July First/ last. 289-716-3373, 647-290-6464 KESWICKROOM available. Share kitchen, bath. Parking, laundry. Mature non-smoking professional male only. $450. (905)989-0496.

AUCTION SALE Monday, July 2 at 10 am.

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NEWMARKET- YONGE and Davis. Share 2 bedroom apartment w/one older gentleman. 1st/ last. July 1st. $475 inclusive. Non-smoking/ pets. (905)954-0596

Shared Accommodations AURORA- LARGE, furnished room, 4 bedroom home, share facilities with couple. Cable. Parking. Non-smoking. $550. inclusive. Female preferred. Immediate. 905-841-5565 MT. ALBERT- 3600sq.ft. executive house, laundry, A/C, internet, cable, hardwood, non-smoking/ pets; 2 bedrooms, private bathroom, $950. July 1st. 416-707-4038 NEWMARKETDAVIS/ Patterson. Bright, newly painted, unfurnished room. Shared kitchen, dining & bathroom. No smoking, no pets. $450 inclusive. 289-221-5686 NEWMARKET- SHARE new large 4 bedroom house. Laundry. Available immediately. No pets. First/ last. From $525. inclusive. 289-231-2650

NEWMARKETNEW, bright 2 bedroom walkout, laundry, $1075. inclusive. Articles for Sale Yonge/ Aspenwood. Nonsmoking/ pets. ImmediateCARPETS- I have several ly. (905)392-2231 thousand yards of new NEWMARKET- NEWLY stainmaster & 100% nylon designed private, bright carpet. Will do living room open 1 bedroom lower. & hall for $389.00. InA/C. Satellite, laundry, cludes: carpet, pad, instalparking, backyard, $925. lation (25 yards). Steve Quiet, mature. Non-smok- 289-464-6049 www.carpetdeals.ca ing/ pet. 905-895-5379 NEWMARKETQUIET building. Heating, parking included. Large 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Non-smoking/ pets. 647-930-6347

FORMAL DININGROOM table/ 6 chairs, buffet/ hutch, 2 side tables, leather loveseat/ sofa. Bed/ chest. 416-845-4349

NEWMARKET- RELISTED 3 bedroom, main floor, shared laundry, marble vanity, ceramics, oak kitchen, attic storage, 2 parking. $1250+ 1/2, (905)830-0573

HOT TUB/SPA 2012 model, fully loaded, full warranty. New in plastic. Cost $8,000 Sacrifice $3,900. Call: 416-779-0563 STATIONARY BIKE for sale- Weslo. Never used. Reasonable reduction from original price. 905-953-1243

TWO DAY AUCTION SALE Wed. July 4th & Thurs. July 5th @ 6:30pm

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Complete line of household furniture, Antique pcs. collectibles & tools. Check the web site, www.pollardsauctions.com for photos & additions

905-722-3112 SUTTON 905-476-5160 Vehicles Wanted/ Wrecking Metrowide Auto Parts CERTIFIED RECYCLER $300 to $1000 Dead/ Alive. Cars/Trucks/Vans Fast Free towing We sell parts 905-722-3223 905-960-5546

BASEMENTS, BATHROOMS, Trims, Hardwood Floors, Ceramic Tile, Kitchens, Stone Work, Stairs. Fully Insured, Alan Jacobs Home Renovations Inc. 416-576-0177 or arjacobs@rogers.com

CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucA BLOG by Mrs. Dorothy co.ca 905-554-0825 Goodwyn! www.Goodwynand Moving & Storage Geezer.com

Registration & Lessons AURORASWIMMING Lessons available. Qualified instructor. Flexible hours. Safe, fun, affordable. Ages 4+. Call Andrew, 905-751-7790

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

A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, residential/ condos/ commercial. Quality service. Affordable/ reliable. 905-758-2848, 416-677-2848 www. parrishomesolutions.com CITY MOVERS: Two men, 16' truck. $40/hr. No hidden fees. Flat rate available. (416)816-4132 citymover@rogers.com

Painting & Decorating

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING painters at bargain prices! Spring special $100/ DOWN AND Dirty Clean- room. Quick, clean, Free estimates! 32" PANASONIC TV for ers. 2 reliable, responsible reliable. toll-free sale- $99. negotiable. Call women. You name it, we'll Call 1-866-325-7359. 647-539-1717.

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

EXCELLENT HOUSEKEEPING By Rita/ Lindsay. 20yrs. experience. Residential. Thorough dusting, vacuuming, bathroom/ kitchen sanitizing. (905)252-8610

Wrecking Handy Person

A FREE TOW for your scrap car or truck and cash paid. (905)775-1018 or (905)836-2100 A1 SERVICE. We pay top dollar. Wanted: Cars & Trucks. Your responsible auto recycler, 905-954-0002 CASH PAID $0-$2,500. Scrap & repairable. Cars, trucks, trailers. Will pick-up. (905)775-4935. Toll-free: 1-888-484-4887. Anytime.

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1/2 Price Junk Removal. Cheap. Fast Service. All loading/ cleanup. Free Estimates. John, 905-310-5865 (local)

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DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ Stone walkway. 2007 KIA Rio 5 SX Auto- Hardwood/ Laminate floors matic, set of 4 winter tires 25 years experience. A/C P/W H/S 123,000km 416-522-8034, $6,700 cert 905-806-0588 905-787-0236 http://fifieldconstruction. wikispaces.com/ Vehicles Wanted/ $300 TO $1000Dead/ Alive. Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050

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ASIAN BEAUTIES- Escort service. Busty, sexy. Great deals, 24/7. Out calls only. 905-695-9089 INDEPENDENT ESCORT, Incalls / Outcalls. Jasmine 289.221.6211

Massages 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 CONTRACTOR- INTERLOCKING, stamped concrete, walkways, patios, Competitive pricing. Quality work. Insured. Joe 905-953-6974, free estimates.

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BRADFORD- 3 bedroom Lovely home with in-law suite, closed back porch, deck, large driveway, backyard. $1450+ Call Ryis Properties 905-727-1102.

NEWMARKETRENOVATED upper two levels/ duplex. 4 bdrms, large yard, double garage, 5 appliances, hardwood, large deck, more!! $1700+65%. KESWICK- BRIGHT 1 905-936-4941 bedroom walkout basement. Laundry. $900. Au- PEFFERLAW- 2 bedroom, gust 1st. Non-smoking/ with yard, appliances, pets. First/ last. laundry, no smoking. no pets. 1st/ last/ references. 905-989-1657 $1050 inclusive. Available KESWICK- LARGE 2 bed- August 1st. 705-437-1757 room apt. parking, laundry. First/ last, references. PROFESSIONAL 2 bed$1200. inclusive. Aug. 1st. room, heart of Newmarket. No pets 905-251-0204 Open concept: kitchen, livingroom/ dining. 4pc bathKESWICK- NEWLY reno- room. Own balcony. vated 3 bedroom base- Hospital, walking trails+ ment near park. Lots of restaurants. Laundry. big windows, kitchen, laun- Parking. Non-smoking/ dry, bathroom, parking, ap- pets. August 1st. $1150+ pliances. $1300 inclusive hydro. 905-715-5106 905-960-9119 leave message QUEENSVILLE- STUDIO KESWICK- SPACIOUS, apt. main floor. Laundry, clean, 2 bedroom+ den, parking, $700 inclusive. No cable, parking, non-smok- pets/ smoking. Available. ing/ pets. Shared laundry, 9 0 5 - 2 5 2 - 9 4 0 5 , separate entrance, back- 905-830-9428 yard access. Immediately. $950+ utilities. SUTTON- 2 bedroom apartment in house. Front 905-252-5586 porch, lots of parking. $1,120. inclusive. July 1st. Call Edmond, LESLIE/ DAVIS bsmt 2 6 4 7 - 2 8 0 - 8 2 0 7 , bdrm, 1 bth, 1 Parking *no 416-856-2493 smoking, no pets $950.00+ aaproperty2@rogers.com utilities. 1st & last ready Unregistered apartments Aug. 15/12 could be unsafe. 647-678-4151 Ask to see your landlord’s 647-828-3350 registration certificate. NEWMARKETFUR- Town of East Gwillimbury. NISHED, basement bachelor $795. inclusive YONGE/ DAVIS- 3 bedLaundry, parking, internet, room main floor, fenced pool. Suits single student/ backyard, dishwasher, miprofessional. Non-smoker/ crowave, nice appliances, pets. Room (female), new windows/ kitchen. $525. 289-803-2378 $1350. inclusive. Available NEWMARKET- 1 bed- i m m e d i a t e l y . room, ground level (town- 416-832-1608 house), parking. $900+ hydro. Nice neighbour- YONGE/ WELLINGTON- 2 hood. No smoking. No bedroom, a/c, fridge, pets. Available immediate- stove, 1 parking, $1000+ utilities. 416-743-5601 ly. 647-242-6650 KESWICK- 2 bedroom spacious split-level. Parking. No smoking, no pets. $1000. inclusive. 416-558-1514

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NEWMARKET- 2 bedroom lower level, fridge, stove, $950.+ Available July 1st. AURORA- BEAUTIFUL, 905-836-0962 bright, spacious 1 bedroom renovated basement, sep- NEWMARKET- 2 bedroom arate entrance, parking, main level. Parking for one laundry, SatTV, Non-smok- vehicle. Quiet building. 1st/ er/dogs. $925 inclusive. last. $950 inclusive. NonMust see! Suits couple/ smoking/ pets. July 1st. single. July 5. 905-836-6288 905-726-8000. NEWMARKET- 2 single AURORA- Bright spacious bedroom apartments 1 bedroom basement. All available at 20 Hill Street. appliances. Shared laun- $900-$1000+ hydro. dry. Parking. Non-smoking/ Available July 1st. pets.. Suits single/ couple. 9 0 5 - 8 3 2 - 1 2 1 7 e x t 6 9 1 , $950 inclusive. Steven Julya. Email: (905)505-6967 jkhalilova@kemflocanada. com AURORACENTRALbachelor, $675 inclusive. NEWMARKETBAYAvailable August 1st. a/c, VIEW/ Mulock- Bachelor parking, no smoking/ pets. apartment, open concept. 905-841-1060 Laundry, parking, a/c, sepAURORA- DOWNTOWN arate entrance. Non-smokYonge upper bright 1 bed- ing/ pets. $800 inclusive. room with heat, applianc- August 1st. 905-235-4295, es, no smoking, no pets, 416-420-0325 no parking. Immediate. BAY$1050+ hydro. NEWMARKETVIEW/ Mulock, bright 1 416-605-7457 bedroom walkout, parking, AURORA- SPACIOUS, 1+ laundry, separate enbedroom basement, separ- trance, non-smokers/ no ate entrance, new carpet. pets. References, $950 inSuit professional. Non- clusive. 905-898-2003 smoking/ pets. $925. 289-221-6910 NEWMARKET- BRIGHT, quaint 1 bedroom, comAURORA- YONGE/ Or- pletely separate building. chard Heights. Renovated Freshly painted, storage, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, parking, nice neighbour1100sq.ft. split (2/3 main hood. $925. inclusive. level), appliances, 1 park- Suitable for single. ing, $1200 inclusive. 905-853-5132 905-717-5793 BALDWIN MOTEL- NEWMARKET CENTRAL Efficiency units, starting at -Steps from Main Street, weekly $200 or monthly Fairy Lake/ Southlake. 2 bedroom upper $1125+. $700. (905)722-9066 August 1st. Parking. No BRADFORDLARGE smoking/ pets. Legal 1 bedroom, separate 416-992-5674 entrance, laundry. Fridge, stove. August 1st. $800. NEWMARKET- LARGE 3 inclusive. (905)898-1446 bedroom, walk- hospital. New kitchen, paint. ParkBRADFORD- 1 bedroom, ing. $1270 inclusive. Also bright, spacious, private 2 bedroom, $1150. No entrance. C/A, walk-up, 2 dogs/ smoking. parking, non-smoking./ 905-836-6328 dogs. From $750+ utilities. Immediate 416-751-3368, NEWMARKET MINUTES/ 905-778-8228 hospital. Large 1 bedroom BRADFORD- 1300SQ.FT. walkout, private deck, 3 bedroom, $1500 all inclu- large backyard. Separate sive, no pets, no smoking, entrance, parking, laundry, fireplace. (905)715-8945 July 1st. 416-419-2469 BRADFORDAPARTMENTS in building, 1 & 2 bedrooms, newly renovated, laundry, parking available. Competitively priced. Call Joan. 905-775-5666.

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ROSS, Ruby Madeline (nee Gregory) Passed away peacefully, at Bradford Valley Specialty Care in Bradford, on Friday, June 22, 2012 in her 95th year. Beloved mother of Shirley and her husband Tom Stephenson, David and his wife June, Charlene Ross and Reg Handley, and Daniel and his wife Vicky. Proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Marion and Winifred, predeceased by her husband Isidore Ross, sister Eleanor, and brothers Bill, Roy and Sid. Daughter of the late William and Ruby Gregory. Ruby was born on January 3, 1917. The family would like to thank all the staff at Bradford Valley for their kindness and comfort provided to Ruby and her family during the past few years. The family will receive friends at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket, Ontario (905-895-6631) on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Interment to take place at Newmarket Cemetery. Donations, in Ruby's memory, may be made to The Salvation Army or The Canadian Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.roadhouseandrose.com MERCER, Loraine Passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in her 61st year. Loving wife of Andrew Mercer. Beloved mother of Bryan Curran and his wife Julie, Virginia Curran and Gemma Mercer. Proud Nana of Tayla, Alexander and Marcus. Sister of Laverne Fitchett. Daughter of Eveline Andrews (nee Browne) and the late Walter Andrews. Loraine fought a long courageous battle with cancer. Her spirit and strength came from her children and grandchildren who always brought her hope and happiness. The family would like to thank the staff at York Community Care Access Centre. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Church Street, Newmarket on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations in Loraine's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.roadhouseandrose.com

LANG, Janet Elaine (nee Clayton) Mom and Dad, Veronica and Bruce wish to share with you the passing of our Jan. Janet wanted you all to know how sorry she was to have to leave but she was tired and it was time. On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, Janet Elaine passed, surrounded by love. She showed great strength and dignity. Leaving behind mom and dad, Robert and Jessica Clayton, her sister and brother-in-law, Veronica and Bruce Edey. She was the cherished and fun loving aunt of Christine, Lance and Jennifer. She was a special niece to Harley and Helen Clayton, Shirley and John Kloosterbour and Lorne Clayton. Janet truly knew the meaning of friendship and knew many good people she called friend. The staff of Oak Terrace who loved and cared for Janet are truly the best. Thank you for your special love and support those last few days. As to Janet's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. God speed kid fly, fly high. Arrangements entrusted to the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com MORTON, Dorothy (Dot) Evelyn (W.W.II Veteran, Canadian Women's Army Corps) Peacefully at the Grove Park Home in Barrie on Friday, June 22nd, 2012. Dot Morton (nee Lowry) of Barrie in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Ken Morton. Dear sister of Grace Mason & her husband Carl of Barrie and the late Cassandra Bowen. Loving Aunt of Douglas Mason & his wife Janet of London & their children Sarah & Cameron and Kimberley Drury & her husband Jim of Barrie & their children Sam & Joey. Friends were called at the Jennett Chapel of the McCLELLAND & SLESSOR Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie on Tuesday, June 26th. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Grove Park Home. A very special thank you to the staff at Grove Park Home for their wonderful care over the past 8 years. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca

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SPEK, Robert (Bob) Alexander

Peacefully passed away after a short illness at North Bay Regional Health Centre on Friday, June 22, 2012. Bob Spek of North Bay and formerly of Bradford, Newmarket and Norwich in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Siu-Yin Leung. Loving father of Jane (Don) Slessor and Brian (Tammy) Spek. Dear grandpa of Lily, Jeremy and Angela Slessor; Cameron, Madison and Brittney Spek. Dear brother of Helen (Ed) Gres and Gertie (Mike) Spatafora and their families. Friends may call at SKWARCHUK FUNERAL HOME, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at North Bay Regional Health Centre or the Sunnybrook War Veterans Centre c/o Sunnybrook Foundation would be appreciated.

LAURENCE, Isabel Mildred

(nee Adams) has left us peacefully on June 21, 2012 at Southlake Hospital with her family by her side. Isabel was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and dear friend. Izzy's quick witted sense of humor, artistic flair and clever conversations will be dearly missed. Graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design, Isabel worked for many years at the University of Toronto and was very active in local politics. She was also a volunteer Art Teacher with Community Living Newmarket/Aurora District. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Stronach Cancer Centre at Southlake Hospital. A private service will be held with close family and friends. In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Jason James Shewell In loving memory of our wonderful son who passed away June 27, 2009 Wherever we go, whatever we do, Memories keep us near to you. Your presence we miss, Your memory we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Forever remembered, forever missed Mom, Dad & Lucky xoxoxo In loving memory of Brendan Macken Jr. January 23, 1961 - June 30, 2005 7 years have now passed us by, Since we had to say good bye, We miss you each and every day, Since the day you slipped away . Your memory is our keepsake , With which we'll never part, God has you in his keeping , We have you in our heart . Sadly missed & forever remembered by Maddie & Mom (Robin) GASKO, John July 2nd, 1931- May 6th, 2010 GASKO, Sue October 31st, 1957 - June 28th, 2006 Gone yet not forgotten, Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within us, Forever in our hearts. Your loving family Legals

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With pure dedication, Mitch graduated from Huron Heights Secondary School in June 2010 after completing a 2 year Co-operative program in Construction. A "special thank you" to Doug Greenwood of D&D Greenwood Construction for allowing Mitch such a wonderful opportunity to work alongside such an elite crew. Since graduating from HHSS, Mitch has been fortunate to be able to enjoy his passion for operating excavation equipment; installing septic beds, digging foundations & ponds, doing road work, landscaping with stone and fencing. Recently, at 19, Mitch made the decision to better his education and further his career by enrolling with the Transport Training Centers of Canada. On February 17th, 2012 Mitch received his Heavy Equipment Operator Diploma graduating with honours! And, on April 20th, 2012 Mitch received his AZ license! A "special thank you" to our friend Peter Hillar of Greyfield Construction Co. Ltd. for answering so many of Mitch's questions as he prepares his business plan to start his own Construction Company! We are very proud of you Mitch! Cheers to an awesome future! Love always and forever; Mom, Scott and Kyle

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TURTURICI, Eleanor (nee Rinella) Passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2012 at the age of 76. Loving remembered by her husband of 55 years Joe. Forever loved by her children Joe Jr., (Nancy), Anthony (deceased 1963), Mary and Vince (Lisa). The greatest Nona to Daniela, Anthony, David, Stephanie, Carmie, Patrick, Cassandra, Brittany, Hillary, Joseph, Vince Jr., Samantha, Danielle and Cassandra. Great Grandmother to Michael. Dearly missed by her siblings Sam (Mimma), Angelina, Fred (Tuula) and Rose. Eleanor will be missed by many other nephews, nieces, family and friends. Family and friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial from St. John's Chrysostom on Friday, June 29 at 10 am. Interment Newmarket Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at taylorfurneralhomenewmarket.com

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