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Grin and bear it seems to be the overall consensus when it comes to the latest of three deep freezes to hit the area this month alone. Most workers can take a break from extreme cold weather through the comfort of their heated offices, but there are many who have to brave the cold weather to earn their paycheque.

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Jason Wright is one of them. He was out on St. John’s Sideroad in Aurora today. While backhoes and cranes dotted the horizon, there was no one in sight except for Mr. Wright’s earth-boring crew. “Ninety-nine per cent of construction companies will be closed today,” he said. Dealing with the elements is just part of the job. The key is to dress in layers Mr. Wright said, who resembled the Michelin Man with all the layers he was wearing. “I have long underwear, lined jeans, overalls, coveralls and a jacket,” he laughed. It’s all necessary as Mr. Wright and his crew work 10-hour days, STAFF PHOTO/HEIDI RIEDNER

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Elected office not in Klees’ plans After 18 years in politics, MPP will leave at end of term BY CHRIS SIMON, @csimonwrite

You won’t see Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees’ name on a ballot for public office again. After five terms and 18 years of public service, Mr. Klees will step away from provincial politics after this term. Until then, he’ll continue to serve the riding and fulfill Progressive Conservative Party critic responsibilities.


Linda Chadwick found an envelope addressed to a person named Melodie, from her “Nan and Pa”, that she is trying to return to her.

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Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees will step away from provincial politics at the end of this term. He also pledged to work to ensure the riding does its part to elect a PC government, with Tim Hudak as premier. “At the end of the day, it’s the work we’ve done for people in the constituency that has really been the most gratifying,” he said. “We’ve always done our best to advocate for constituents.” While some of his peers were surprised by the decision, several area elected officials said Mr. Klees’ time in office has been incredibly beneficial to local and provincial residents. Mr. Klees has been an advocate

Lois Brown said. “We’ve worked together on issues to ensure taxpayers’ dollars are spent well. He Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown has given his time and I know the amount of pressure that puts on weighs in on Mr. Klees’ announcement. family.” Visit for a video of her He has also been “incredibly comments. accommodating” to residents, Newmarket-Aurora PC provincial riding association president for the expansion of Southlake Derek Murray said, adding the Regional Health Centre and the announcement came as a disappassing of the Oak Ridges Moraine pointment, because Mr. Klees did Protection Act. “He’s done an amazing amount of work on behalf of conSee MPP, page A8. stituents,” Newmarket-Aurora MP


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marked with a shiny red bow. Ms Chadwick opened the envelope. Inside, there was a card addressed to “Melodie”, with the inscription “Merry Christmas and the very best for 2014! Love Nan and Pa, XOXO”. There was also a substantial amount of money enclosed. See I, page A8.

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A woman is fighting mad after being bilked out of $4,000 by two scammers who posed as her son with an elaborate story of drunk driving, whiplash and, eventually, prison. Barb Scollick, executive director of a non-profit organization in Markham, told she was put through one of the most frantic days of her life last week after a man — claiming to be

her 38-year-old son — called her and begged for quick cash to get out of a sticky situation. When the call first came last Thursday morning, showing as a private number, Ms Scollick was on the other line with a business contact. She answered the phone thinking it was her son, who also shows up as a private number when he calls. “All he said was ‘hi’ to start,� she said.

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before and was involved in an accident after deciding to drive a drunken friend home. En route, he said he was involved in an accident with a woman from Quebec. When police arrived, he said, he was asked to take a breathalyser and blew over the legal limit. “I shouldn’t have had that last glass of champagne,� he told her. “They had an answer for everything I questioned about the story,� she said. “When I said, ‘Where can I call you’, he told me, ‘I’m in jail, I’ll have to call you back’.� The man continued by asking Ms Scollick not to talk to his wife about the incident because he thought it would be better if she heard it from him. Before hanging up the phone, he said he needed $1,995 to get out of prison, however, she was to give it to his lawyer, who was to call her in the next few minutes. After fielding that call, she sent the money via Walmart’s Western Union location. Soon after, she received a second call from a phoney lawyer advising her of new charges stemming from one of the Quebec vehicle’s passengers. He then requested a further $1,995 to deal with those claims. It was only after sending the second transfer that she decided to text her daughter-in-law. When she finally discovered her son was not actually in trouble, she rushed back to Western Union to stop the transfer. Unfortunately, the money had gone through 30 seconds before she reached the counter. Moments later, she fielded a

third call from the scammer, in which she “let him have it�. “You son-of-a-*&%#, you just scammed me,� she managed to get out, before her victimizer hung up the phone. Instead of accepting her losses and getting back to normal life, as many do, Ms Scollick is speaking out about her ordeal in hopes others may avoid the same fate. Ms Scollick said she wants to speak to senior citizens and York Regional Police to ensure others know the dangers posed through telephone rip-offs and especially the story she fell for, dubbed the “grandparents scam�. “Most people will not speak up. Well, that’s wrong. If we all work together, we could catch these people,� she said. “We don’t need to take this lying down. I won’t do that. We all need to step up.� Statistics, by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, show that only between 1 and 5 per cent of victims actually call to report these types of crimes. In 2012, the centre received 2,240 complaints from across the GTA worth about $5 million. If the anti-fraud centre’s numbers are applied, the damage would look more like $475 million in one year in the GTA alone. Fraud, especially Internet fraud, is becoming a pandemic in which only 0.1 of 1 per cent of criminals actually get caught for their crimes. Ms Scollick said the saddest part of her story is that, while it may not be financially devastating to her family, it could be for others.


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Clown around at Newmarket circus school BY CHRIS SIMON, @csimonwrite

You can run off to join the circus school Sunday. Big Top School of Circus Arts hosts a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will include clowns, jugglers, stilt-walkers, face painting, balloons and circus treats. Big Top’s performance group will show off its skills and there will be children’s clowning classes and other hands-on, interactive activities. The event is free. Big Top offers weekly classes for children, teenagers and adults, summer camp, March break and Christmas holiday programs.

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Bill to end wasteful ads good start ISSUE: Federal Conservative government advertises program not yet launched.

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Waste collection gripes go too far


he way the federal Conservative government seems to approach some of its advertising spending reminds us what it must feel like to pay for a meal after you lose your appetite. Canadians, including the people of York Region, need to know about national programs that promote, for instance, public health initiatives or changes to employment insurance. But spending millions to advertise a program that has yet to launch and has hit bump after bump in the road to negotiating said plan with the provinces and territories is a bit fresh. The proposed Canada Job Grant, touted by the Tories in last October’s throne speech, is meant to help the most vulnerable people in our communities, workers who don’t qualify for employment insurance, have few skills or are poorly educated. Problem is, while it is supposed to launch April 1, Ottawa and the provinces and territories are nowhere near an agreement on exactly how it will roll out. Why the rush in advertising it then, you ask? That’s a good question and one to which Liberal MP David McGuinty is seeking an answer. Mr. McGuinty last October introduced a bill based on Ontario’s system that would have the Auditor General appoint an independent advertising commission to oversee government spending on advertising and pre-screen all advertisements. It is called the Elimination of Partisan Government Advertising Act and, in Mr. McGuinty’s words, would help prevent the spending of millions of dollars to advertise a program (such as the one described above) that doesn’t even exist, which, he said, is like flushing tax dollars down the toilet. We think this is an idea whose time has come, particularly when you consider the Conservative government is projected to spend about $1 billion on advertising by the end of next year. Here’s how the program could, theoretically, work. All advertisements and marketing campaigns, whether it be to raise awareness or deliver important information, would be screened before being released to the public by a panel set up by the auditor general. One of the key mandates of the panel would be to flag any project that appears to be partisan waste. That is, if a particular ad campaign appears to bolster support for the government of the day, and nothing more, then it gets the axe. We would suggest taking it a step further in that even before mega-bucks are doled out to agencies for its creative work in the first place, a comprehensive and strategic communications plan be put forward to the panel for evaluation and approval. Then and only then should any cash change hands. There’s no sense in closing the barn door after the horse has left. We’re quite certain you won’t pop the cork on the champagne bottle when you read that this new ad panel put a stop to the airing of a commercial that already cost taxpayers $250,000 to create, for example. There have been reforms on this file since the dark days of the sponsorship scandal with regards to strengthening oversight, transparency and accountability on how our government advertises and markets what it does, but as a former prime minister once noted in a victory speech: “The Canadian dream is not complete, there is work to do”.

BOTTOM LINE: Liberal MP is on right track to cut wasteful spending, but don’t stop there.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Shovel your sidewalk, it’s the right thing to do The last time I checked, this was a town that receives its fair share of snow and ice in the winter. We should be used to it, yet I continually come across sidewalks that have not been cleared, even weeks after a snowfall. Now, I get that this year has been extreme — ice storms, snow, rain followed by deep freezes, which turns it all into ice. This winter has been brutal so far, there’s no doubt about it. But folks, it is winter and, extreme or not, this weather should not be a shock to any of us. I walk my two small children to school every day and although the sidewalk in front of my house is clear, I often have to hurdle ice and snow banks where others have decided to leave it. The alternative is to walk on the road and dodge traffic. Neither option is safe. I get that the ice has been a nightmare. It’s a pain to shovel, it’s heavy and it sucks. But I still do it. Why? Not because I’m some kind of hero, but because it’s common courtesy and it’s the law. I don’t want someone to slip and fall in front of my house or force a parent with a stroller or small children to walk on the road. And neither should you. As for the sidewalks for which the town is responsible, I’m not sure what has happened this year. The main sidewalks are covered in several inches of ice and I’m tired of being forced to walk on the road. Get it together, Newmarket. In case you’re unclear about the bylaw, visit the town of Newmarket website and look up bylaw 1996-38, and amendment 2001-100 snow removal, which tells you you have 24 hours after a snowfall/ice storm/hail to clear your path. Just do it. And if you can’t do it, hire someone who can.


Canada Post has more problems than Internet Re: Bad weather slows mail delivery, Jan. 15. We live in a gated community in Aurora and we have a community mail box for the 30 residences. None of the residents in our community have had any mail delivery for seven days.

I am expecting a package that Canada Post advised was delivered to me five days ago. It was not, but it can’t follow up because its “records show it has been delivered.” I went to the Canada Post office on Mulock Drive and was advised there has been no delivery for a week because the postal delivery employee has been off sick. “But there may be delivery today.” I then asked the clerk to investigate my package and gave her the tracking number. Several minutes later, she returned with a package that was not the one I was looking for, but another one that apparently had been sitting there for some time. There was no sign of the other package and apparently no way to follow up. I was advised by Canada Post to contact the sender and ask them to send it again. That’s their solution. Is it unreasonable to expect Canada Post to deliver mail regardless if an employee is off? Our carrier is “off sick” regularly on Fridays during the summer, especially if it is a long weekend. This has been going on for several years and all complaints have fallen on deaf ears at Canada Post. I believe Canada Post has much bigger problems than competition from the Internet. And it would appear it has no management interested in addressing those problems. So, who is accountable? Is anybody?


Better communication would ease mail issues Re: Bad weather slows mail delivery, Jan. 15. Canada Post spokesperson Eugene Knapik said, “Delivery is back to normal now.” Really? What’s normal for Canada Post these days? What’s the excuse in the summer, when the days are hot and it’s a Friday afternoon? We regularly get little or no mail on Fridays and yet a whack of mail arrives Mondays. Or no delivery for days without any reason.

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Or the carrier arrives at 6 p.m., giving us the feeling he is working overtime, covering for someone who has gone on holiday. The receptionist in my doctor’s office tells me there are times when she doesn’t receive any mail for three days in a week even though they are waiting for important test results, legal papers all the time and expect them every day. You can complain until the cows come home, but the post office doesn’t care because it makes the rules, leaving us all at its mercy. My father lives for his mail. His window overlooks the mailbox and he watches for delivery every day. With the price of stamps always rising and service on the decline, why isn’t there a serious independent investigation into what is really going on with delivery? They can say snail mail is on the decline all they want, but my elderly dad mails three to four letters a week and people in similar situations are the ones who will be the most impacted by the price increase. The bottom line is we need an independent inquiry on the ongoing delivery shenanigans. And for goodness’ sake, communicate with us. If, in fact, a carrier is on vacation for two weeks and no one is covering his route or if our mail will be delayed and delivered after 6 p.m., why can’t we be advised with a simple letter from the post office? If we are kept in the loop and know what’s going on, maybe we wouldn’t be so negative toward the post office.


Angels arrived when needed Christmas afternoon, our dogs jumped up and unlatched our barn door, allowing our 30-year-old thoroughbred horse to make a run for it. Out the laneway, then a sharp turn to the north up McCowan Road. Here’s where two angels came in. When they spotted the horse, they jumped from their southbound vehicle and encouraged him off the road. Thank you so much. These angels showed up at the exact moment they were needed.


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eople love to complain. Even in a place like Canada, where so many things run right, people love to complain when things don’t run just exactly quite right. Their Big Mac takes four minutes to be prepared. What’s going on! “Isn’t the motto ‘3 minutes or it’s free’?” Or was that the pizza place?” the little voice in your head is saying. They ask for a variety of Timbits in their box of 20, but when they have a closer look, there seems to be a couple more of the jelly-filled ones than they really would have liked. Obviously, a conspiracy to get rid of mini jelly doughnut type things that are not selling well by systematically putting more mini jelly doughnut type things in the boxes of people who look like they won’t complain. Arghh! I hate that. They order something online promising delivery in three days but it doesn’t get there until the fourth day. What the...! And now, sadly, your spouse’s birthday will be celebrated without a gift. :( The plow plows my street, but now there’s snow at the end of my driveway. Oh, great! Meanwhile, the street is not scraped down to bare pavement within an hour of the first flakes hitting the ground. What’s up with that?! Oh, the many little outrages of our terribly difficult lives here in Canada. But somehow we manage. And then, out of the blue, an ice storm strikes (a rare event) followed by a “polar vortex” — which doesn’t just sound like cold air but cold, evil, bad attitude air. So what happens? Well, suddenly some of us think we have something to really complain about. As in, my trash has not been picked up! Sure, the streets were a mess. Temperatures have plunged to the point where no one should be working outdoors for more than an hour or so. Machines that work in normal conditions are not working. Before that, people who were supposed to go to work couldn’t get there, had no power, had to stay home with family. Some have called in sick because they are allergic to working in -25C. The resulting travesty? Some people’s garbage did not get picked up on time. Some people’s Christmas trees sat out on the curb for more than a week. It’s not as if the garbage is piling up in their homes, heaps and mountains of food waste and wrappings and you name it and there are rats and cockroaches and any number of untold diseases running rampant. No, their trash is at the curb. In the cold. And if left there would be preserved for a century. Oh, the horror. One councillor up north called it a “trash crisis”, I guess, because people are complaining to him. Meanwhile, cities and towns are applying to the province for financial help from the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP). (I think a more memorable name would be Ontario Catastrophe Relief Assistance Program – OCRAP.) Why they should get this money, I am not certain. Trees were knocked down. Branches need to be removed. New trees ought to be planted. But it’s something we can do over time and 90 per cent of trees were left standing. Is it such a problem if branches sit in the park until spring? Have we really lost so many trees the city looks like a wasteland? (We have new subdivisions with virtually no trees — are these disaster zones?) Just as the snow will melt, spring will come, the song birds will return, the grass will spring to life, the deep freeze will eventually end, the crews will catch up and your garbage will be collected. So relax and enjoy the fireplace channel, if you happened to PVR it over the holidays (if your power was on). And get ready for the next storm. We’ve got months of winter left to go.

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The Era, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

‘It’s been pretty tough winter’ From page A1.

with the majority spent in the elements. They do get a break, hopping into the truck from time to time. “It’s been a pretty tough winter so far,” Mr. Wright said. In East Gwillimbury, Gesse Gallant and Adam Youens were busy stringing cable wires along 2nd Concession. The key to being an outdoor worker is checking The Weather Network the night before, Mr. Gallant said. “You gotta know what to expect,” he said. When it’s really cold, there’s not much more you can do than bundle up. Mr. Gallant wears multiple layers of pants, socks and gloves. Working between eight to 14 hours outside can be onerous when it’s cold, but that’s just part of the job, he said, adding they have been busy repairing cable lines ever since the ice storm. “Really, having layers is the key,” Mr. Youens said. But the ever-present small gestures of community spirit are a warming blanket to outside workers already bundled up against the cold. Cheryl Corcoran said the mornings with wind chill warnings in the minus 20s, such as yesterday, are the ones when she most dreads getting out of bed. But she gladly, if somewhat reluctantly, does so to head off to work as a crossing guard at the corner of The Queensway South and Simcoe Avenue in Keswick, just as she has been doing for the past 15 years. “I own this corner,” she said with a laugh, despite risking her smile being permanently frozen to her face. Similar fates could be envisioned every time the iconic whistle of the crossing guard goes to her lips. Her usual smile and jovial attitude, however, couldn’t be wiped away, despite the low temperature and wind chill.

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Josh Mauceri braves the weather. “You deal with it,” said Ms Corcoran, who, like any hardy resident, is used to winter. Just ask any ice anglers who gladly take to the ice, and a slightly warmer hut, to enjoy one of many outside recreational activities combining freezing temperatures, ice and snow. That’s not to say Ms Corcoran doesn’t appreciate how the cold can have its drawbacks for people in occupations that keep them in the cold for long hours at a time. Health officials advise extreme cold, coupled with wind chill, can cause frostbite on skin within minutes of exposure to the elements. Ms Corcoran follows a winter mantra of layers, layers and more layers when it comes to dressing appropriately for the cold. But her longest stretch in sub-zero temperatures is the hour-long lunch school break. Plenty of neighbourly good spirit also helps keep her warm and warms her heart at the same time. “Everyone in Georgina has a really good sense of community and looks out for one another,” she said. “People bring me hot chocolate,” she added with a smile at the same time she asked a student under her charge where his mitts were. Neighbouring businesses, such as the CIBC, Indivisuals and Petal Pushers, always offer a little shelter from the cold storm, Ms Corcoran added.

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Form 2 Expropriations Act

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL TO EXPROPRIATE LAND IN THE MATTER OF an application by the Minister of Transportation for approval to expropriate land being in the:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application has been made for approval to expropriate the land described in the schedule attached hereto.

Township: Province:

Any owner of lands in respect of which notice is given who desires an inquiry into whether the taking of such land is fair, sound and reasonably necessary in the achievement of the objectives of the expropriating authority shall so notify the approving authority in writing,

King Ontario

Regional Municipality:


For the purpose of: Property is required to accommodate the proposed widening of Highway 400 and interchange improvements at South Canal bridge and Highway 9 (King Road to South Canal – PR1 for Contract 1) and works related thereto.

a) in the case of a registered owner, served personally or by registered mail within thirty days after the registered owner is served with the notice, or, when the registered owner is served by publication, within thirty days after the first publication of the notice; b) in the case of an owner who is not a registered owner, within thirty days after the first publication of the notice.

The approving authority is the

Minister of Transportation 3rd Floor, Ferguson Block 77 Wellesley Street West Toronto, ON M7A 1Z8

Minister of Transportation Per: c/o

Lydia Harrison Conveyancing Supervisor Property Section (A) Building D, 3rd Floor 1201 Wilson Avenue Downsview, ON M3M 1J8

SCHEDULE All right, title and interest in the following lands: Lot: Township: Part(s): PIN: Registry Office: Property No.:

Part of the West ¾ of 32 King 5 03403-0208(LT) York 3770T

Concession: Regional Municipality: Ministry Plan: Registration No.: Registry Division:

5 York P-2752-0138 65R34029 Land Titles

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Part of 33 and 34 King 1 and 6

Concession: Regional Municipality: Ministry Plan:



Registration No.:

Lot: Township: Part(s): PIN: Registry Office: Property No.:

Part of 9 King 1, 2, 3 and 4 03411-0120 (LT) York 3772T

Concession: Regional Municipality: Ministry Plan: Registration No.: Registry Division: Subject to:

1, New Survey York P-2752-0136 65R33981 Land Titles Easement over Part 2 as in K126630

Lot: Township: Part(s): PIN: Registry Office: Property No.:

Part of 31 King 2 03403-0061(LT) York 3773T

Concession: Regional Municipality: Ministry Plan: Registration No.: Registry Division:

5 York P-2752-0138 65R34029 Land Titles

Registry Office: York Property No.: 3779T

Registry Division:

5 York P-2752-0137 and 0138 65R33980 and 65R34029 Land Titles

Lot: Township: Part(s): PIN: Registry Office: Property No.:

Part of the West ¾ of 32 King 4 03403-0072(LT) York 3777T

Concession: Regional Municipality: Ministry Plan: Registration No.: Registry Division:

5 York P-2752-0138 65R34029 Land Titles

Lot: Township: Part(s): PIN: Registry Office: Property No.:

Part of 9 King 3 03412-0037(LT) York 3778T

Concession: Regional Municipality: Ministry Plan: Registration No.: Registry Division:

1, New Survey York P-2752-0139 65R34053 Land Titles

Lot: Township: Part(s): PIN: Registry Office: Property No.:

Part 34 and 35 King 3 and 4 03403-0199(LT) York 3769T

Concession: Regional Municipality: Ministry Plan: Registration No.: Registry Division:

5 York P-2752-0137 65R33980 Land Titles

Lot: Township: Part(s): PIN: Registry Office: Property No.:

Part of 31 King 1 03403-006-0(LT) York 3775T

Concession: Regional Municipality: Ministry Plan: Registration No.: Registry Division:

5 York P-2752-0138 65R34029 Land Titles

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The Era, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Waste pickup on track, despite complaints ‘I know they BY CHRIS SIMON

regular collection route was missed along Riddell Court in Newmarket Friday. The Riddell waste was picked up Monday afternoon. “It’s totally unacceptable,” Riddell resident John Kamin said, noting his green bin and blue boxes were placed curbside early Friday morning. “We haven’t had a regular pick up in three or four weeks. I’ve lived in Newmarket for 17 years and I’ve never had garbage service on this level.” But the situation is definitely improving.

Waste collection is back on track across northern York Region. Green For Life, the waste collection contractor for the area, reports its regular pick up service is fully restored following a month of weatherrelated service disruptions, but not everyone agrees. There were a few more service blips. Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville extended their Christmas tree collection periods, while a

“From time to time, things can get missed,” Mr. Van Bynen said, noting there are 26,000 households in Newmarket. “It’s how well we respond. It’s good to see these items have been resolved.” There’s a commitment on behalf of GFL to provide an action plan that will bring the service levels back to the level we can rightfully expect, he added. The mayors and CAOs of Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Whitchurch-Stouffille, Newmarket, Aurora and King met last week to take a closer look at the GFL contract.

MPP Klees elected in 3 ridings since 1995 As a member of the Official Opposition, he has been critic on three portfolios: education, transportation and infrastructure. “After almost two decades of public service, the time is right for me to move on to the next chapter of my life,” Mr. Klees said. “There are a number of areas where I’ve been able to have an influence in improving our community and province. When you have a sense that your job is done, it’s time to move on. As far as elected office is concerned, that is behind me.”

From page A1.

a good job and most people like him as a friend and MPP. Mr. Klees was elected in three different York Region ridings — York Mackenzie (1995), Oak Ridges (1999 and 2003) and Newmarket-Aurora (2007 and 2011). He held chief government whip and tourism and transportation minister posts in the cabinets of premiers Mike Harris and Ernie Eves.

A return to the private sector is likely. However, Mr. Klees has no specific plan in place at this time. Aurora Mayor Geoff Dawe praised Mr. Klees’ efforts. “After two decades of public life, Frank has earned a break,” he said. “I have the utmost respect for Frank, his commitment to public life and his dedication to improving the quality of life for the residents of Aurora and Newmarket.”

would want it back’ From page A1.

“I sometimes lose things and appreciate when people bring them back,” Ms Chadwick said. “If my grandkids lost something, I know they would want it back. I know I should give it to somebody, if it’s theirs. It’s a lot of money.” Over the last few weeks, she has attempted to track down the envelope’s rightful owner. Ms Chadwick posted a sign near the school and contacted neighbours and Denison staff and students. “I got frustrated,” she said. “I don’t want to get Melodie in trouble for dropping this, but she can handle it. I’m optimistic we can find her.”

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Can’t Miss Events

Newmarket Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of every month, including Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. between January and November at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. For more information, visit

Valley View Alliance Church curling bonspiel, Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the York Curling Club 220 Muriel St., Newmarket. Come out for this fun day and help raise money for inner city youth work. For registration or more information, call 905-758-5825. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Newmarket resident Brandon Flacco has earned a Royal Conservatory gold medal in his speech arts and drama communication program.

Teenager earns top marks from Conservatory BY CHRIS SIMON, @csimonwrite


Ladies Night Out, today, 7 p.m. atVictory Baptist Church, 18408Yonge St., Newmarket. Evening of music and laughter as singer/comedian Wendy Farha shares how she overcame life’s obstacles. Advance tickets: $15. At the door: $20. Includes refreshments and dessert. For more information, call 905-853-3418.

Brandon Flacco loves drama. The Newmarket resident earned a Royal Conservatory gold medal this month for scoring the top mark in Ontario and QuĂŠbec on the Grade 4 speech arts and drama examination. The medals are awarded to conservatory exam candidates who achieve the highest mark in their respective province or designated region. Brandon, 17, has taken performing arts lessons for the past two years. The conservatory is one of the largest music and arts education institutions in

For more, visit the world. Last year, 100,000 examinations were conducted in 300 communities across North America. More than 47,000 took place in Ontario and QuĂŠbec. “I knew he was good, but I didn’t realize where it could lead him,â€? Brandon’s mother, Luana, said. “As a mom, you feel really proud.â€? Ms Flacco said she hopes Brandon considers pursuing a performing arts career, but Brandon is undecided.

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Thursday February 13th 11:30am-2:00pm Silver Lakes Golf & Conference Centre 21114 Yonge St., East Gwillimbury Sponsorship and vendor opportunities available. Tickets are $49 +tax for members and $55 +tax for non-members. Call or e-mail the chamber office for tickets.






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The Era, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014


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))) Committee of the Whole

))) Notice to residents: door to door sales

February 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

))) Joint Council Committee – Central York Fire Services February 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at (Town of Newmarket)

))) Council February 10, 2014 at 7 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.

The Town of Newmarket has had a number of recent inquiries from residents regarding door-todoor sales (i.e. water filters, water heaters). Please be advised that the Town of Newmarket does not conduct door-to-door sales. If Town staff visit your home for various reasons, they will have proper identification and will typically be in an official Town of Newmarket vehicle. If you have had a similar experience or suspect impersonation of Town staff members, please contact the York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423.

))) Beware of ice on sidewalks The Town of Newmarket reminds residents to take extra caution when walking on sidewalks, walkways and recreational trails in Newmarket due to ice buildup from the unfavourable weather conditions. The Town also reminds homeowners to clear snow and ice from their walkways and driveway and ensure these areas are free of ice within 24 hours of the end of the snowfall in accordance to the Town’s By-law 1996-38.

Those looking to apply for ‘Newmarket Celebrates the Arts’ grants are invited to attend a grant writing workshop on January 29 at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall (Hall #4) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. For more information please email For more information on ‘Newmarket Celebrates the Arts’, visit

))) Rebel Heartland Logo Design Contest Open to anyone in Upper York Region Time is running out! The ARCH (Architecture, Recreation, Culture, Heritage) Committee is still accepting submissions for a logo commemorating events in Newmarket in 1837. Submit entries in person to Elman W. Campbell Museum, Attention: Curatorial Assistant (134 Main Street, South, Newmarket L3Y 3Y7) by 4 p.m., on January 24, 2014. Winners will be announced in the February 6, 2014 Town Page. Prizes: 1st: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100. Design parameters are available at

WHAT’S ON ))) Summer Sports Fair Ready for some warmer weather and a chance for your kids to get active and play? Attend the Newmarket minor sport organizations - Summer Sports Fair on January 25 and February 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Magna Centre Sports Lounge (800 Mulock Drive). Representatives from Newmarket minor sport organizations will be on site to answer your questions and get you registered on the spot. Get out and play this summer!

))) Tech Time for Kids Tech Time for Kids has arrived at the Newmarket Public Library (438 Park Avenue). Beginning January 29 from 4 to 5 p.m., these bi-weekly sessions will focus on digital learning and are targeted to children and parents. The first presentation is on Makey Makey, a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between. Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome. Call 905-953-5110 for more information or to register.

The Town is currently working towards removing ice and snow on arterial, primary and minor collector roads and certain local sidewalks where schools and Town parks and facilities exist. The following sidewalks and walkways are closed due to unsafe conditions: Sidewalks: Millard Avenue – between Queen Street to Lorne Avenue Sandford Street (west side) - between Eagle Street to Hodgson Drive Brammer St. – between Peevers Crescent to Millard Avenue Lemar Road – between Leslie Street to Carlson Drive Walkways: Patterson Street to George Richardson Park The Town would like to thank residents for their continued patience and understanding during this time. For more information on Newmarket’s snow and ice removal procedures, or up to date information on closed sidewalks or walkways, please visit or call 905-895-5193.

))) Stop the silent killer – protect against carbon monoxide Carbon monoxide is an invisible odourless gas that can quickly kill you. Central York Fire Services (CYFS) reminds residents to have your furnace and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a registered technician. It is mandatory to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed in your residence. Remember to install and regularly test your carbon monoxide and smoke alarm and ensure your appliance vent is not blocked by snow or ice. For more information, and other safety tips, visit

))) Carpool Week February 3 to 9 Carpool Week is February 3 to 9. If driving is the best option for your commute, try carpooling to save money, time and reduce your impact on the environment. Carpool Zone makes it easy to find a ride match and to track the impact of your commuting habits. Find your carpool match and register or log in to win prizes at

))) Adopt a cat Share the love this Valentine’s Day. Adopt a cat for only $50 at the Georgina Animal Control (26815 Civic Centre Road, Keswick) until February 18. All cats have been spayed/ neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped. Call 1-800-898-8606 or visit for more information.

Curbside Collection Reminder To the curb by

7 a.m.

BIBLE STUDY Green For Life (GFL) has advised the Town they will be adding extra waste and recycling trucks to ensure pick up is completed in a timely manner. Newmarket residents are reminded to place garbage, green bins and blue bins at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled day. Residents are also reminded to place their items by the curb and not on snow banks to ensure collection. For more information, please call 905-895-5193.

))) Reminder - 2014 Animal Tags The 2014 animal tags are available now at the Town of Newmarket Offices and at the following locations: • Town Office Customer Service Centre (395 Mulock Drive) • Animal Control, 1-800-898-8606 • Armitage Animal Clinic (18025 Yonge Street) • College Manor Veterinary Hospital (869 Mulock Drive) • Hillside Veterinary Clinic (17095 Yonge Street) • K9 to 5 Doggie Daycare (38 Parkside Drive) • North Yonge Veterinary Hospital (17725 Yonge Street) • Pet Paradise (1111 Davis Drive) • Quaker Hill Veterinary Hospital (16925 Yonge Street) Both dogs and cats are required to have an annual licence. If your cat was registered with the Town prior to May 15, 2003, you are not required to obtain an annual licence. The 2014 prices for each dog or cat over the age of sixteen weeks are as follows: Tags purchased at the Town Offices prior to March 1st


Tags purchased at the Town Offices after March 1st


Tags purchased at a location listed above $30.00 at anytime Replacement for lost tag for dog or cat

$ 5.00

For Service Animal/Guide Dogs/Police No fee Enforcement Animal

Visit or call 905-895-5193 for further information.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ))) Crossing Guard (spares) The Town of Newmarket is currently hiring individuals who are available during the day over the school year and would like to be considered for Crossing Guards opportunities as spares. Work schedules will be random for spares in order to cover full time Crossing Guards when they cannot attend their regular postings. The Crossing Guard will be responsible for the provision of traffic control services at designated locations and times through the Municipality to ensure pedestrians (in particular school children) are crossing safely on roadways. Interested individuals are invited to apply online by February 14, 2014, by the end of day, at under ‘Employment Opportunities’. For more information, please call 905-895-5193.

Sat. Feb. 1st, 2014

Winter games, hot food, family fun, outdoor stage shows, pancake breakfast, kid’s crafts, pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides and more! Newmarket Riverwalk Commons Fairy Lake Park Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall Various Downtown Locations


Hosted by the Town of Newmarket and over 35 non-profit organizations




LADIES NIGHT Ladies Night Out, 7 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 18408 Yonge St., Newmarket. Evening of music and laughter as singer/comedian Wendy Farha shares how she overcame life’s obstacles (depression, cancer, etc.) with faith and courage. Advance tickets: $15. At the door: $20. Includes refreshments and dessert. For more information, call 905-853-3418.

))) Artspeaks Artspeaks invites performance artists, acoustic musicians, writers, spoken word poets and poets to take part in a free, open mic, drop-in at the Newmarket Public Library (438 Park Avenue, Multi-purpose Room) on February 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome! Email to be added to the program schedule or for further information.


Download the Winterfest App from your Apple/Android Smartphone from the app store. For full event details visit or call 905-953-5300

Community Bible study, 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. Come for a 12-week series of readings and discussions with people from many different churches to explore Jesus’ teaching on prayer using the book The Lord’s Prayer for Today by William J. Carl III. For more information, call 905-836-0370.


MUSIC Pianist John Sheard and guitarist Wendell Ferguson play The Great Reunion at the Aurora Cultural Centre from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the concert. A cash bar is available. The centre is at 22 Church St. For more information, visit auroraculturalcentre. ca or call 905-713-1818.


LITERACY DAY Family Literacy Day celebration, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Holland Landing and Mount Albert branches of the East Gwillimbury Public Library. Activities include games, art and story writing. For more information, call 905-836-6492.


READING Woof Tales, 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. at the Holland Landing branch of the East Gwillimbury library. Read to a friendly dog. This program is for beginning readers or those who want some reading practice. Presented by the St. John Ambulance therapy dog program. Attendance deposit of $10 required upon registration. All attendees will be refunded in full. Must provide 24-hour cancellation notice. For more information, call 905-836-6492.

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SUPPORT GROUP York North Lyme hosts a support group meeting at Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge St., from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting is for lyme patients and caregivers. However, anyone interested in learning about the disease is invited to attend. Come fragrance free. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or email

SUPPORT GROUP Newmarket prostate cancer support group meets at the Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place, 474 Davis Dr. Meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Meeting 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit or call 905-895-1975.

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BONSPIEL Valley View Alliance Church curling bonspiel, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the York Curling Club, 220 Muriel St., Newmarket. Come out for this fun day and help raise money for inner city youth work. A foursome is $120 and spectator tickets cost $10. Lunch and drink included. For registration or more information, call 905-758-5825.

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GARDENING Newmarket Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. between January and November at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Members enjoy an annual summer garden tour, bus trip and potluck dinner. For more information, visit

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SUPPORT GROUP Monthly Parkinson’s support group meeting for education and support for those with the disease and their caregivers at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. For more information, email karen.dowell@ or call 1-800-565-3000.

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Ex-Hurricanes goalie in mix for Hobey Baker Aurora resident Jimmy Sarjeant is one of three members of the Mercyhurst Lakers to appear on the national ballot for the initial phase of fan voting for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award. The award goes to the NCAA Division I hockey player of the year. The junior goaltender took over starter duties for the Atlantic Hockey Association team this season and has put up impressive numbers in the process. A former member of the Newmarket Hurricanes, Sarjeant has a 13-4-4 record, with a 2.41 goals against average and .930 save percentage. He recorded his first shutout Jan. 10 in a 51-save 1-0 victory over Holy Cross. The Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School graduate is the second former Hurricane in three years to appear on the national ballot, following in the footsteps of Tyler Sikura (Dartmouth) in the 2012 selection process. The initial round of fan voting ends March 9. Visit for more information

Saints’ Joel Wright scooped up in 1st round of lacrosse draft The Mississauga Tomahawks dipped into the Newmarket Saints talent pool Sunday to claim a first-round prize in the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s Junior A series midget draft. The Tomahawks snapped up Saints forward Joel Wright with the eighth pick of the draft. Wright was the second player chosen by the Tomahawks, which finished last in the 11-team league last year with a single win in 20 contests.

After opting to forgo his final season of midget eligibility, Wright had eight goals and 10 assists last season as a rookie with the Saints, playing alongside his brothers, Alex and Corey. He also had a team-high 69 penalty minutes. The Tomahawks have missed the playoffs the past 13 years and will be playing for their first winning season since 2000. Last year, the draft created controversy when four midget-age players within the Saints’ protected area were selected in the two-round draft process. Rules permit an organization to lose no more than one player to the drafting teams. The Saints later were successful in launching an appeal seeking compensation.

Keswick’s Tierney named London Knights captain Chris Tierney was given some added responsibilities by the London Knights. The 19-year-old Keswick native and fourth-year forward with the Knights was named club captain for the Ontario Hockey League club, the club announced Tuesday. A first round draft pick of the Knights in the 2009 OHL priority selection and second round draft pick by the San Jose Sharks in the 2012 National Hockey League entry draft, Tierney takes over the captaincy role from Scott Harrington. Playing in 45 games this season, Tierney leads the Knights in scoring with 26 goals and 37 assists. During his time with the Knights, Tierney played an integral role in helping the club win back-to-back OHL championships.

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WRIGHT, Hazel Irene (née Stokes) Passed away peacefully at River Glen Haven nursing home in Sutton on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 92 years of age. She was the loving mother of Faye Kearns and Dennis (Marlene) Wright. Beloved and cherished "Nana" of Carolyn (Jeff) Butterworth, Crystal (Tim) Ellis, Sarah Wright (Adam) and Kristen Wright. Proud great grandmother of Zachary and Lauren Butterworth, Paige, Campbell and Bronte Ellis, and Brooklynn Vito. Predeceased by her brothers, Harry and Don. Hazel was born in Reist, Alberta on November 12, 1921 and then moved to Ontario in her mid teens. She raised her family on a farm at the Doane Road and 2nd Concession in East Gwillimbury. She worked at Sears for many years in both the customer accounts and catalogue departments. While there, she developed life-long friendships with many of her co-workers. She was also a life time m e m b e r o f t h e S h a r o n Wo m e n ' s Institute and thoroughly enjoyed their get-togethers. Once retired from Sears, she moved to her little log cabin in Keswick where she could focus on her hobbies, go to garage sales, plant her flower gardens, enjoy the birds, work on her photo albums, watch Blue Jays games, write letters to friends in Florida and Alberta and host card games, lunches and dinners with her friends. More than anything though, Hazel loved being with her f a m i l y. B i r t h d a y p a r t i e s , h o l i d a y dinners and just going out to Tim Horton's for coffee and a Boston cream doughnut were events that she greatly cherished. As per her wishes, there will be no funeral service or visitation. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place in the spring at Newmarket Cemetery. Thank you to Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home for making these arrangements. Her family would also like to thank the nurses, PSWs and all of the other staff on the 3rd floor at River Glen Haven for their exemplary care, compassion and thoughtfulness. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the CNIB or CHATS. On-line condolences may be made at

BELLMAN, Douglas Cyril - 59 January 28, 1954 ~ January 22, 2014 Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre with his family by his side after a brave fight. He is survived by his loving wife Betty (Schilbach). Beloved son-in-law to Christina Hatch, beloved father to Cody Bellman and Shirol Bellman, Katie Schilbach and Justin Schilbach. He will be missed dearly by his brother Larry (Norah) Bellman from Beaconsfield, QC, sister Judy Strugeon (the late Ken Sturgeon) from Newmarket, sister Linda (Bob) Foster from Brockville. Predeceased by his parents Cyril and Doris Bellman and brother Harvey Bellman. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He will live in our hearts forever as the lovable Uncle Doug. He was a great friend to all and will be especially missed by Tom & Cathy Stephens and Dave "Rabbit" & Heather Hare. As per Doug's request cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life has been planned for Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 1-7 p.m. at 270 Davis Drive, Newmarket in the Meeting Room. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket. A special thank you to the staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre, ICU unit. He will be remembered in the memories of all those he touched. On-line condolences may be made at

RILEY, Douglas Howard

Passed away peacefully with family at his side, at Southlake Regional Health Centre on January 19, 2014 in his 89th year. Loving husband of 62 years if Doreen (nee Millar). Beloved father of Glenn, Paul and Bruce. Beloved father in law o f P a m e l a S l a v i n R i l e y. P r o u d grandfather of Tyler, Christopher and Colleen. Great grandfather to Emma. Brother of the late Elva (Campbell). Son of the late Lillie May Riley. Douglas worked at Birks Jewellers for 27 years in contract sales. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street S., Newmarket on Friday January 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Doug's life will be held at St. Andrew's P r e s b y t e r i a n , 4 8 4 Wa t e r S t r e e t , Newmarket on Saturday January 25, at 11 a.m. The family would like to thank the compassionate medical staff at Southlake. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Doug's name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at ..His eye is on the sparrow

CRAGG, Garnet Passed away peacefully on January 13th, 2014 in his 66th year. He will be missed by loving wife Linda, son Tim (Stephanie), grandchildren Jessica & Cayden, mother Margaret, Christine and many friends and extended family. His spirit will live on in all of us.

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LONSDALE, Lylla Jean February 1st, 1921 January 20th, 2014 Passed away peacefully, surrounded b y f a m i l y, a t M a c k e n z i e P l a c e , Newmarket. Loving mother to Bob, Jean, Bertha, P e g g y, B u c k i e ( We n d y ) , D a n n y, Wendy (Al), Vera and the late Bill. To o m a n y g r a n d c h i l d r e n , g r e a t grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren to mention. Visitation to take place at the Church of the Nazarene, 79 Main St. S., Newmarket on Thursday January 23rd, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and on Friday January 24th, 2014 from 10-11 am. Funeral service to take place at t h e c h u r c h o n F r i d a y a t 11 a m , followed by cremation. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Mackenzie Place for taking such good care of mom, to Pastor Taylor for his kind words and support, to the Egypt Church Family and Pastor Neufeld. Our family also extends a special thanks to Lylla's church family for their continued support. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Newmarket Church of the Nazarene. On-line condolences may be made at

GILMOUR, Rhoda (nee Coalter)

Peacefully at York Region Newmarket Health Centre in Newmarket on Sunday January 19, 2014 in her 94th year. Loving mother of Bob, Bill and Cathy G i l m o u r. S h e w i l l b e l o v i n g l y remembered by her grandson Rob and wife Dayana, and great grandchildren Shania, Robbie and Giselle. A funeral service was held on W e d n e s d a y, J a n u a r y 2 2 a t t h e TAY L O R F U N E R A L H O M E , Newmarket Chapel, 524 Davis Drive 905-898-2100. In memory of Rhoda, donations to the Yo r k R e g i o n N e w m a r k e t H e a l t h Centre, 194 Eagle Street, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 1J6 would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made at

MIHOLIC, Frank Passed away peacefully at River Glen Haven Nursing Home on January 19, 2014 in his 84th year. Beloved father of Veronica Farrugia and the late Helen Kirec. Proud grandfather of Kathleen, Joseph and Paul Farrugia, and the late Ludvik Jr., Christopher, Suzy and Nancy Kirec. Beloved brother of many siblings. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street S., Newmarket on Thursday January 23, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral mass at St. Elizabeth Seton, 17955 Leslie Street, Newmarket on Friday January 24 at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family would like to thank all family members and friends who gave their support during this difficult time, as well as the staff at River Glen Haven for their dedication. Memorial donations in Frank's name may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. On-line condolences may be made at

MacDONELL, Isabel Doreen Doreen passed away peacefully on F r i d a y, J a n u a r y 1 7 t h , 2 0 1 4 , a t Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket at the age of 83. Loving sister of John Francis, Charles, Angus and Jerome MacDonell. Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy, Evelyn, Eileen Hughes, Inez MacRae, brother Donald MacDonell and loving friend Mary Sherritt. Doreen will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on F r i d a y, J a n u a r y 2 4 t h , 2 0 1 4 f r o m 11:00am to 1:00pm, with a funeral service to follow at 1:00pm, in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home. Donations in Doreen's memory to charity of choice. Online condolences and information at

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MULLIN, Jeffrey Dean November 27, 1967 January 20, 2014 Passed away in Newmarket, Ontario on Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 46 years of age. Loving husband of Sophia (nee Macaranas). Proud tatay "dad" of J a y z e n , D a y v i d a n d R o s e m a r y. Beloved brother of Eric, Timothy and Mary Jane. Predeceased by his parents Mary Elizabeth (nee Street) and Peter and his brother Peter John. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket on Saturday, January 25th from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Sunday, January 26th at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. On-line condolences may be made at



Morton, Doug In loving memory of a dear brother, brother-in-law, and uncle who passed away January 23, 1994. He left us quietly, His thoughts unknown, But left us a memory We are proud to own; So treasure him Lord, In your garden of rest; For when on earth, He was one of the best. Sadly missed and never forgotten; sister Carol, brother-in-law Larry, and niece Cheryl

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YOUNG, George Edward Born September 21, 1929 passed away on December 15, 2013 at the Clocktower Senior Residence in Newmarket. Father to Darlene Watson, Debra Munro and Nancy Hicks. Grandfather to Michael, Aaron, David, Aaron, Joshua and Brooklyn. Funeral and cremation have taken place. The world will miss your worldly stories and sense of humour.

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