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

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Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow is dismissing Councillor Carmine Perrelli’s accusation that the town is stalling on his bid to challenge a town bylaw in court. Mr. Perrelli’s day in superior court to fight a residents meeting bylaw was initially scheduled to start yesterday, but he told The Liberal a court date has been pushed to Nov. 14. According to the first-term councillor — who has touted himself as the next mayor of Richmond Hill — the delay is due to the fact councillors never officially endorsed a court defence of the bylaw, despite some councillors stating publicly they approve. Mr. Barrow said Wednesday he’s not certain council will need to formally vote on the issue, saying councillors made their stance clear before the summer break. Until council reconvenes Sept. 4, CAO Joan Anderton is in charge. According to Mr. Perrelli, the court issue cannot be addressed formally before council until Sept. 4, unless an emergency meeting is called. Mr. Perrelli, who has been vocal in his belief the bylaw is illegal under the Ontario Municipal Act, is vehement that delaying court proceedings is simply a stall tactic and that many of his colleagues are afraid to make a decision whether or not the issue should be taken to court. Mr. Perrelli said he’s ashamed council didn’t See ‘SEE YOU IN COURT’, page 7.

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Be part of Queen for Day excitement BY MARNEY BECK

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The world premiere of Queen for a Day: The Musical comes to life in Richmond Hill next month and you can be part of the regal excitement. Not only can you snap up tickets to the Canadian production, which will feature ten performances by Alan Thicke in a central role, but you can nominate someone you know in Richmond Hill who deserves to be treated like a queen for an entire week. Based on the reality show of the 1950s

and 1960s, Queen for a Day is a musical comedy inspired by true stories and filled with songs, laughs and glamour. The show took place in the historic Moulin Rouge theatre, where hundreds of women lined up for a chance to become Queen for a Day. Mayor Dave Barrow knows he is dating himself, but he remembers the original show. “Some of us recall watching the show in black and white,” he said at the kickoff Tuesday for the musical theatre production opening Sept. 26 and for The Liberal-spon-

sored Queen Countdown Contest. “It’s a feather in our cap for this show to premiere at our theatre,” said Mr. Barrow inside the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Wearing his chain of office, he bestowed a sparkling tiara on the head of the first Queen for a Day in the contest, none other than 90-year-old Grace Bly. “Grace has served this community for many years through the seniors club and St. Paul’s church,” said the mayor, as she See ROSES, page 5.

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Suspect uses gun in Richmond Hill bank robbery Workers at a TD Canada Trust branch in northern Richmond Hill got the shock of their lives when they went to work Monday morning. As the workers opened the doors at 7:10 a.m., a man approached, pointed a handgun at them and demanded money, York Regional Police said. The man took one of the victim’s vehicles and fled, police said, adding the car was found just northwest of the bank. Police are looking for a Caucasian man who is five-feet, seveninches tall with a medium build.

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

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We hate to rain on your back yard party, but fresh-air cooking can be anything but wholesome. Whether it’s the carcinogens from charred meat, the fumes you inhale with chemical-laden charcoal lighter fluid or the truckloads of plastic cups and cutlery piling up in the landfill, lighting up the bar-bee can be toxic for you and the planet. But it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple changes to how you grill, you can still enjoy goodies outdoors and do good for the outdoors (and your family’s health) at the same time. Step one: Choose the greenest cooking method. Connie Wong, air quality coordinator with the Lung Association, says it’s especially important we cook conscientiously on hot days such as we’ve had this summer, when air quality impacts those with breathing difficulties. She recommends using natural gas or propane; it produces less air pollution compared to charcoal grills. Instant-light charcoal and lighter fluid can also add toxins to your food. A good alternative is the chimney starter, Ms Wong says. BIC has a new product, called FlameDisk, that is an alternative to charcoal. It uses ethanol — a renewable resource — as the main fuel ingredient, is recyclable in communities where aluminum products may be recycled and claims to burn cleaner with low volatile organic compound emissions. It can be found at Walmart, Home Hardware, Sobey’s and Mac’s for $5 to $7. If charcoal is your thing, Marwan Dib, executive chef at Newmarket’s Nature’s Emporium, recommends either pure lump wood charcoal or charcoal made with coconut husks. Produced from the Cocos-Nucifera tree, which is plentiful in Indonesia, the latter is available at Ontario Gas BBQ in Concord. Owner Duff Dixon says his store also sells Maple Leaf charcoal, which is made from government-sanctioned forestry cutting. You can also investigate cornburning grills, fueled by dried corn kernels, a renewable energy source, or the new hydrogen-powered grill (hionsolar.com/hyque.htm) produced by a California company sell-

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garlic, lemon/vinegar marinade). Mr. Dib also likes to cook platefree as they do in Thailand, wrapping food in banana leaves to hold the meal together and keep it moist. He also marinades his meat with antioxidant herbs, such as rosemary, to reduce the amount of chemical build-up on food. If you’re cooking fish or seafood, environmentalist David Suzuki offers this guide to more sustainable choices: davidsuzuki. org/what-you-can-do/eat-forhealthy-oceans/?gclid=CKP96_ j9srECFQ67Kgodq14AKw More eco-smart options: substitute firm tofu in recipes that call for meat (marinade first, then cook over low heat) and for dessert, pop baked goods on the still-warm grill and close the lid to reheat while you dine.

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Employment Opportunities THE TOWN OF RICHMOND HILL HAS THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: • Aquafit & Aerobic Instructors • Lifeguards & Swimming Instructors • School Crossing Guards • Natural Environment Intern For detailed information about these and other positions, including application instructions, deadlines and file numbers, please visit the Town’s Website at www.richmondhill.ca, or view the public bulletin board at any one of the Town’s community centres.

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Mayor Dave Barrow and first Queen for the Day, Grace Bly, stand in front of a painted YRT bus that will help promote the contest and the Queen for a Day musical as it drives around York.

Roses, cupcakes, tickets go to winners to be Queen for a Day. You can also e-mail editor Marney Beck at mbeck@yrmg.com or deliver your nominee’s name, contact information and description to our offices at 50 East Beaver Creek Rd. Best of all, anyone nominated throughout the next six weeks — and anyone living in York Region — can qualify for the grand prize worth more than $6,000, including a penthouse dinner for two, spa package, flower bouquets for a year, a diamond bracelet and yes, tickets to the VIP reception and show.

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It’s time for corner store liquor Booze is business. Big business in Ontario. The LCBO added $1.6 billion to Ontario’s coffers last year, so it’s no wonder the Liberal government has approved a 70-outlet expansion, costing $100 million, over the next two years. The Progressive Conservatives are, instead, calling on the Liberals to share the love and allow convenience stores to sell beer and wine. It’s a move to which most consumers would say cheers — more than 112,000 signed an Ontario Convenience Stores Association petition favouring the idea and a new Angus Reid poll indicates two of three Ontarians favour buying beer and wine at the corner store. Yet, despite the apparent support of consumers for change to the liquor laws that date back to the 1930s, Premier Dalton McGuinty was quick to put a cork in the idea, insisting the LCBO is doing a good job preventing minors from buying alcohol. As if our kids are going to become drooling, staggering alcoholics without the benevolent intervention of the LCBO and Premier Dad. The reality is a majority of our teenaged minors are drinking alcohol. The convenience stores group insists its owners do a better job of turning away

LETTER TO EDITOR I like Mackenzie Health name I’d like to offer my support to Mackenzie Health’s rebranding. Mackenzie Health is a quarter billion a year business that required a name change due to the addition of another hospital to the corporation. Re-branding a business of this size requires strategy development, ideation, public consultation and legal vetting. While the $300,000 price tag seems high, it is a reasonable investment given the importance of the hospital to our community’s health and economy. I work in marketing with many years of experience in branding. I like the new name and logo and always check it out as I drive down Trench Street. Last year, the hospital saved my life. I learned then that it is extremely well run. I have every confidence in the board’s decision to build the Mackenzie Health Network, starting with the new name. There has been some negative reaction to the name and sometimes change takes time to get used to. Besides the overwhelming support the rebranding received in the public consultation process, I’d like Mackenzie Health to know there are those of us in the community who are excited about the hospital’s new name and future.

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ineligible buyers of age-restricted products than do the LCBO or The Beer Store and has studies to back it up. But are Ontarians less responsible than the citizens of Alberta, Quebec, most of the United States, United Kingdom and many European countries, where wine and beer are available in grocery and convenience stores? Of course we’re not. The Ontarians who want the convenience of having liquor available at a local store will also want to see it sold responsibly, under the same stringent — or even stricter — rules followed by the LCBO, including proof of age for all purchases. It’s working in the 214 Ontario stores already selling alcohol in communities too small for a regular LCBO outlet or Beer Store. Bottom line, selling alcohol is a business and it’s wrong for the Liberals to be coy about its true motivation to maintain — and expand — the status quo. If beer and wine were sold in variety stores, it would not only be convenient, it would be a boon to small businesses. For all these reasons, it’s wrong for Premier McGuinty to simply brush aside the move to sell beer and wine in convenience stores, without at least renewing the debate, using social responsibility and public interest as essential parameters.

Deafening silence tells observatory story It takes a lot to surprise me, especially concerning an ongoing news story that has been developing for years — decades, even. But when I read a quote from a representative of the developer Corsica in our reporter’s story about continuing Ontario Municipal Board hearings, flashing lights went off inside my head. The quote from Michael Pozzebon, vice-president of the development company that owns the David Dunlap Observatory site, was this: “The remaining observatory lands are not for sale. We have had hundreds of inquiries from Richmond Hill residents interested in purchasing homes once the plan is approved.” That quote interests me on many levels and should interest many of you, as well. On one level, it’s a sales pitch from a builder who wants to build and sell new homes on a prime piece of greenspace in the heart of our community. Are there really “hundreds” of inquiries? Are the inquiries all really from Richmond Hill residents or others across the GTA? Either way, even if the company

Marney Beck vice-president is exaggerating, the fact seems clear, many people are eager to buy homes on this site, a site that those on the other side of the fence seem just as eager to preserve from all development. It’s this all-or-nothing, this allowhousing-or-prohibit-all-development battle that has characterized the fight over the observatory for many years. On one side are the Richmond Hill Naturalists and many resident supporters — some still nurturing lawn signs declaring “it’s a park” — who want the site preserved as greenspace with nary a single house, allowing the

deer to roam and the birds to nest in the trees. As ongoing OMB testimony makes clear, the Naturalists even envisage a miniature Stonehenge, butterfly gardens and hiking trails winding across the site, not content with the fiveparty compromise settlement hammered out in April that would see 99 acres (about half) of the site gifted to Richmond Hill by owner Corsica, with about 77 acres slated for new homes. You can decide for yourself which side of the battle you are on, but one thing seems clear — there are definitely two sides; all Richmond Hill residents are not against housing on the observatory. While the conservationists decry any development at all, it’s clear there are many others out there quite happy to snap up a brand new home on the embattled observatory site. And I’m not just taking Mr. Pozzebon’s quote as proof. The deafening silence and lack of comments on our website or in this newspaper tell the story. If all residents are against houses being built on the observatory or against the compromise settlement, you sure aren’t saying so.


York’s first human case of West Nile from Thornhill BY L. H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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A Markham resident is York Region’s first probable human case of West Nile virus this year, the

region reported yesterday. Since 2008, there have been two reported human cases of West Nile virus in York Region. The latest one was reported in

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address the issue before the break and “take the bull by the horns”, as a way to avoid potential criticism, in a case he’s certain he will win. “As far as I’m concerned, they haven’t done their jobs,” said Mr. Perrelli of some of his council colleagues. Mr. Perrelli said he opposes the bylaw because its terms are vague and “it impairs my function as an elected representative”, he has said. Under the bylaw, councillors are required to invite all members of council and staff to residents meetings that concern development issues that could impact regional infrastructure. Mr. Perrelli’s lawyer served the town with the lawsuit July 6, on the Friday before council’s final Monday meeting prior to the summer break. A motion by Mr. Beros attempting to have the bylaw discussed in closed session was voted down during that final meeting, with only Mr. Papa in

favour of addressing the issue. Mr. Perrelli said this was done so staff and not council could take charge on this issue. However, Mr. Barrow said most councillors and the town solicitor had made up their minds to defend the bylaw in court. “The majority of us felt it wasn’t necessary to talk about it — a decision had been made. Not taking this to closed session was a way of saying ‘see you in court’,” Mr. Barrow added. “I need to confirm this with my colleagues, but whether it happens in August or November, we expect to defend,” he added. Legal counsel for the potential court case has already been hired by the town, though town corporate communications couldn’t confirm a hiring date or the lawyer(s) name. Town officials have stated the town would not use its own town solicitors to fight against Mr. Perrelli’s legal challenge to avoid conflict.

the Yonge and John streets area of Thornhill. So far this year, 20 mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms may include fever, muscle weakness, stiff neck, confusion, severe headache and a sudden sensitivity to light. In rare cases, the virus can cause serious neurological illness, including encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). If you experience symptoms, you should seek medical attention. There is increased West Nile virus activity across the province this summer ,York Region medical officer of health Dr. Karim Kurji said in a media release. Your best defence is prevention

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Paranormal activity at Oak Ridges business is focus of documentary BY ADAM MC LEAN

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Ghost hunters recently paid a visit to what is arguably Richmond Hill’s most popular and allegedly haunted locale. The old farmhouse that stands at the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Stouffville Road was investigated the first weekend of August by the Halton Paranormal Research Group, as part of a documentary being shot by Richmond Hill filmmaker Sean Cisterna. Following the investigation, evidence was compiled last week and revealed to The Liberal. The property itself consists of a main house and smaller carriage house. While both locations have housed different businesses over the years, the home’s original occupants are rumoured to have never left, even after death. Shadows, strange noises of voices and piano playing, the scent of cigar smoke and moving objects are just some of the alleged phenomena that researchers were hoping to experience and Mr. Cisterna was hoping to capture on film. The main building is now occupied by audio retailer, the American Sound of Canada, but was originally known as Oak Manor and then Legge’s Ice Cream Parlour, after original occupants and suspected haunters, the Legge family, vacated the premises.

Edith Legge and her son Homer are said to still startle the living from time to time. Various unusual activities at the Richmond Hill site were documented in the book Mysteries of Ontario by John Robert Colombo. According to Mr. Colombo’s book, there have been past reports of pictures flying off walls, footsteps, the sound of keys jingling and even the sight of a man racing across the third floor loft and vanish into the wall. According to paranormal re–searcher Kim Hadfield, the ghostbuster group captured photographs of shadows and orbs, heard footsteps along a staircase and Ms Hadfield said she repeatedly felt as if an unseen being tapped her on the shoulder during their overnight stay Aug. 3. In Ms Hadfield’s opinion, the carriage house at Yonge Street and Stouffville Road is haunted and said she wasn’t surprised that it seemed as though an unseen someone was trying to get her attention. “Spirits like to communicate; they are lonely,� Ms Hadfield. “But most people are mentally closed off to that communication, so it doesn’t happen,� she added. Ms Hadfield has investigated roughly 150 locations since she started the paranormal group more than 18 months ago. Despite the footsteps, strange noises and touches on the back, Ms Hadfield said it isn’t the ghosts that freak her out, but often

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the living things that she encounters. “The spookier and scarier the better for us; as long as it’s ghosts. One time we were investigating a graveyard and were chased out by coyotes that kept circling us,� she said. “I have had a house growl, telling me to ‘get out’, but the coyotes were the scariest thing yet,� she said with a laugh. Mr. Cisterna’s documentary will focus on Ms Hadfield, her investigative research and its impact on her life. He plans to film 400 hours of footage and condense that into 80 minutes of edited material. Having received funding from Richmond Hill’s Mayor’s Endowment for the Arts Fund, Ms Cisterna convinced Ms Hadfield and Co. to investigate the Richmond Hill location as an unusual thank you.

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OMB hearing adjourned due to lawyer’s illness BY ADAM MC LEAN

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With Corsica lawyer David Bronskill being admitted to hospital Tuesday morning, the ongoing Ontario Municipal Board hearing on the observatory has been temporarily adjourned. When town legal counsel Bruce Ketcheson informed OMB participants about Mr. Bronskill’s illness, board chairperson Karlene Hussey adjourned proceedings until Thursday. According to various mediation parties, Mr. Bronskill was admitted to Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital due to stomach issues. Depending on Mr. Bronskill’s improved health, proceedings are expected to continue today at 9:30 a.m. at town hall, committee room 2.

The Richmond Hill Naturalists are expected to call their final two witnesses in opposition to the observatory settlement deal agreed to in April by landowners Corsica, the Town of Richmond Hill and the DDO Defenders Inc. Jack Radecki, an arborist, and former observatory scientist Dr. Tom Bolton are expected to be the two final Naturalists witnesses. The testimony of Richmond Hill Naturalists witness and hydrogeologist Gary Hunter stretched from Friday into Monday. As his testimony continued, it became evident the patience of opposing lawyers was starting to fade. With more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Hunter was deemed qualified to explain his concerns regarding the proposed stormwater management pond on the observa-

tory site, its proposed location and the Oak Ridges Moraine aquifer which runs below it. Mr. Hunter said he wouldn’t endorse the proposed settlement plan before issues surrounding the storm pond, potential runoff and flooding threats to the south were addressed. In his testimony of the area’s water table, he referenced the health of the area’s tree canopy. Mr. Ketcheson complained that Mr. Hunter was not qualified on the subject of trees, which was a specific area of expertise of ecologist Robert Willson, who had already testified. Richmond Hill Naturalists lawyer Virginia MacLean defended Mr. Hunter’s expertise and said it had not been previously challenged. “Approaching one day and a half of testi-

mony, this is becoming a waste of time,” said Mr. Bronskill, Monday. DDO Defenders Inc. lawyer Jason Cherniak took his objection a step further. “We are past the point of this becoming a waste of time,” said Mr. Cherniak. Richmond Hill Naturalists are objecting to the mediated settlement — which would gift 99 acres of green space to the town, but allow for development on 77 acres of property. The Naturalists witnesses have been pressing their case, saying the deal does not comply with provincial conservation and heritage policies and the site should be preserved in its entirety. The OMB hearing began last week and is expected to last for 13 days.

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Resident wants to organize Bond Lake cleanup Fears of fires, garbage harming lake, surrounding park BY ADAM MC LEAN

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Richmond Hill resident Carolyn Endacott fears for the health of Bond Lake and the surrounding green space. Regularly visiting the banks of the small lake, which is part of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) Oak Ridges Corridor Park, Ms Endacott has started to singlehandedly clean up the area. She brings along garbage bags to collect the mess of beer bottles, tin cans, clothing, diapers, paper garbage, furniture and food that she often finds scattered around the moraine kettle lake in the south end of Oak Ridges, visible from busy Yonge Street. It’s not only the litter and broken glass that has Ms Endacott worried about spoiling the fragile parkland, but the very dangerous reality that open fires have brought to the park. “The area is amazing, it feels like Muskoka around there,” Ms Endacott said of the Bond Lake shoreline. “A month ago someone had left a smoldering fire on the other side of the lake (away from the park trail). The fire department came with rakes; they had to walk half way around the lake to put it out. We have an exceptional

fire department, but what if this fire spread?” she added. With more garbage seemingly piling up around the wooded shores of Bond Lake and more development bringing more residents to the surrounding area, Ms Endacott said she’s hopeful council and the residents of Richmond Hill can organize a mass cleanup of Bond Lake. According to Ms Endacott, there is no garbage pickup being done along the lakefront. While funding for trail construction has been a joint effort between the Town of Richmond Hill and TRCA, litter pickup is the responsibility of the conservation authority, according to the town’s corporate communications. According to the TRCA, staff work to clean up the corridor lands three times a week.

Cans, bottles and plastic bags litter the shoreline of Bond Lake in Oak Ridges. One resident suggests organizing a mass cleanup effort.

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OLYMPIC MEMORIES Hearing the ‘ooohs’ and ‘aahs’ of a huge crowd at the Olympic Horse Guards Palace playing field as Josh Binstock and his partner played host Great Britain was an Olympic highlight, along with cruising down the River Thames. TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO

No time to rest for Olympian Binstock BY ADAM MC LEAN

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Twenty-four hours after landing in Toronto, fresh off his Olympic Games adventure, Richmond Hill beach volleyballer Josh Binstock returned to Pearson International Airport to board a flight for Vancouver. The Canadian Beach Volleyball championships are scheduled for this weekend in British Columbia. Binstock and his bewildered internal clock will be there. “This weekend might be rough,” said Binstock from his home in Richmond Hill Tuesday night, before flying though another three time zones to the west coast. “It’ll take a couple days to get used to another time change, but the nationals are more of a fun tournament at this stage of my career. It’s a chance to play with and against old friends,” he added. Binstock, 31, and his playing partner, Martin Reader, 28, finished the Olympics with one win and three loses, narrowly missing out on a play-off seeding. Reader won’t accompany Binstock to Vancouver this weekend. Instead, Binstock will be paired with indoor national team member Steve Gotch, while Reader nurses an elbow injury. Reader “tweaked his elbow” during the Olympic win over Great Britain, playing the rest of the way injured, said Binstock. With two big cash tournaments next month in the United States, Canada’s top duo decided Reader should skip nationals and rest up. With only hours to spend in Richmond Hill between the Olympics and leaving for nationals, there was little opportunity to relax. Aside from calling a couple of friends, Binstock spent Tuesday at Markham’s Camp Robin Hood, which he attended as a child. The camp serves as one of his sponsors. It features a beach volleyball court and Binstock shared playing tips with the lucky campers. Only two days after his participation in the closing ceremonies, Binstock was still in awe of his overall Olympic experience.

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‘SUPERSTAR’ TREATMENT “It was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before,” he said of the treatment athletes enjoyed from both the Canadian and International Olympic committees. “I felt like an NHL or NBA superstar,” he said, noting volunteers fetched balls, towels and water during training sessions. The free food and drinks on hand at Canada House, as well as throughout the athletes village, also appealed to the six-foot, five-inch Binstock. “Reader and I had to stay away from

McDonalds while we were still playing, but once we were done; we killed it,” he said, with a laugh. Another perk was Binstock’s ability to secure a front-row seat at Wimbledon for the men’s tennis semi-final matches. Binstock was particularly pumped that his seats were better than those of global sports giant Kobe Bryant. “Kobe was a couple rows behind me. I kept telling people, I couldn’t believe I had better seats than Kobe!” And then there’s the Olympian partying, which took place in and around the athletes village. “Yeah, there were a lot of those parties. It was like once the athletes finish competing, everyone just lets go and they do the opposite of what they normally do. You break from eating right, proper sleep — you can have a couple drinks and unwind.”

HIGH POINT AGAINST HOST TEAM On the court, his high point was beating host nation Great Britain in front of 15,000 people at Horse Guards Palace arena. Binstock said the players could often feel a pulsating energy from the crowd, with each gasp and collective inhale. “I’ve never experienced that before,” he said. Off the court, Binstock said a yacht trip down the River Thames with other Canadian athletes, provided by Canadian businessman Craig Cohon, was a highlight. “Free drinks, free food; we had the entire river to ourselves — it was crazy,” he said. Following nationals and the upcoming United States tournaments, Binstock admits he would like to keep the partnership with Reader, possibly representing Canada in Toronto at the 2015 Pan Am Games and then in Brazil, for the 2016 Olympics. “Now that we’ve experienced the Olympics, I think there will be that much more drive to get back there in four years,” he said. Considering himself “an old guy,” he said with age also comes experience. Binstock aims to tailor his training regimen so he can focus more on his chiropractic career during winter months. The trained chiropractor said he finds that one month’s worth of outdoor training is equivalent to six months inside, during the non-beach months. “Playing outside and dealing with the elements, like the sun, wind or rain; you develop a certain touch that you can’t replicate indoors. As we’ve matured, I think Reader and I realize this and we know we can train smarter,” he said. It’s tough to argue with a guy who is both an Olympian and a health professional.


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OLYMPIC MEMORIES Golden Olympian Rosie MacLennan is swarmed by media upon her arrival at Pearson International Airport Monday, asking her about her Olympic experience. ROB BEINTEMA/ METROLAND MEDIA

King plans to celebrate gold medallist BY TERESA LATCHFORD

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Rosie MacLennan is coming home to a celebration, King Township-style. While King Mayor Steve Pellegrini remains tight-lipped about the details of how the town will honour the trampolinist’s Olympic gold medal, he admits something is in the works. “Rosie is a true local hero,” he said. “She went to school here and her parents are known around town. How could we not celebrate such an accomplishment?” Since Ms MacLennan captured Canada’s first gold medal at the London Games, Mr. Pellegrini’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Some callers are eager to get involved in whatever celebration is planned, while others are offering suggestions, such as giving her the

key to King City or holding a parade, Mr. Pellegrini said. Homeowners and businesses have posted congratulatory messages on lawn signs and digital billboards around town. “I can just imagine how elated her parents are, considering how excited the rest of us are,” Mr. Pellegrini said. “It is truly cause for celebration.” Politicians in Richmond Hill are equally proud of the athlete, who trains at the Skyriders Trampoline Club with teammate Karen Cockburn, who just missed out on an Olympic medal with her fourth-place effort. Ms MacLennan was swarmed by well-wishers Monday when she returned with other Canadian athletes to the Toronto airport.

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Teachers, board don’t expect job action BY TERESA LATCHFORD

The school board and federation have dates set in September to continue negotiations regarding the collective agreement. Negotiations have been positive and productive, Mr. Clegg said. Last week, the province reached a deal with Franco-Ontarian teachers on a twoyear agreement similar to the one signed by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association earlier this summer.

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THURSDAY, AUG. 16 Enjoy free summer Concert in the Park at Mill Pond Park Aug. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the park at the corner of Mill Street and Trench. Enjoy the blues music of Matt Andersen. Bring a blanket, chairs and your own picnic, or purchase barbecued hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, sausages, drinks, freezies and ice cream treats (in limited quantities) with all proceeds supporting the concert series.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17 A special version of Moonlight Movies will be offered Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Eyer Youth Centre Homestead, 1045 Elgin Mills Rd. E. in Richmond Hill, screening the winners of the Hollywood in the Hill Youth Film Festival followed by Mirror, Mirror, starring Julia Roberts as the evil queen and Lily Collins. In case of rain, the screening will move indoors to Rouge Woods Community Centre, 110 Shirley Dr. The Village of Richmond Hill BIA presents the 5Senses Festival, starting Aug. 17 and continuing all day and into the evening Aug. 18 in the downtown core of Richmond Hill. Opening ceremonies Friday evening will be held at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., with first entertainment group taking to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy arts, culture, music, children’s crafts, wine tastings and more; visit www.5sensesfestival.org

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Enjoy a free walk in the forest, Butterflies, Bugs And Forest Friends, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Eldred King Tract of the York Regional Forest, 16232 Hwy. 48 in WhitchurchStouffville. Look for butterflies, cicadas and salamanders on hike with a naturalist. Learn about Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer. Register in advance at york.ca/ Departments/Transportation+Services/Forestry/Forest+Events.htm or call 1-877-464-9675. Al-Anon offers weekly meetings for families of alcoholics, every Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Richmond Hill, corner of Major Mackenzie and Yonge St. Enter off Major Mackenzie, just west of Yonge on McLatchy Lane, enter doorway with ramp. Anonymity is respected. For details, call 888-325-2666. Teens and adults are invited to enjoy the movie Bride and Prejudice, Aug. 18 at Richmond Hill Public Library, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Focusing on a clash of cultures, this film is a modern musical retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice. Join Geetika, a popular television personality in Ontario’s South Asian community, for lively post-film discussion. Register online at rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca

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PJ Library will hold a free story time event Aug. 19 in Thornhill at the Schwartz Reisman Centre’s Wood Valley Park, on Marc Santi Blvd, just off Bathurst, north of Rutherford. Enjoy stories fresh from the garden at 10 a.m. in a special story time with optional tour of Kavanah Garden. Please register at pjlibrary905.ca. PJ Library distributes Jewish-themed books and music to families, for details, call 416-621-5675.

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The Separation & Divorce Self-Help Group will meet Aug. 20 at Richmond Hill Public Library, 1 Atkinson St., Room C (Yonge & Major Mackenzie) Richmond Hill from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For details, call Angel Freedman at 905780-8119 or visit www.angelfreedman.com

Enjoy a Moonlight Movie, Happy Feet 2, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at Russell Tilt Park, Regatta Avenue and Blackforest Drive (north of King Road and Yonge) in Oak Ridges. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free outdoor movie at dusk, under the stars (moves indoors to Oak Ridges Community Centre in event of rain). Come early for pre-movie children’s activities. Refreshments and snacks available for nominal fee.

Feel alone and depressed, or hopeless? The Canadian Mental Health Association offers Support for Depression groups. A Richmond Hill group meets weekly Monday nights 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at new location, St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge St., enter off Major Mackenzie onto McLatchey Lane. No fee or registration required. Trained facilitators have experience with depression. New members are always welcome. For details, call CMHA York Region at 905-853-8477 or visit www.cmha-yr.on.ca

Al-Anon is a group which focuses on helping the friends and family of alcoholics. A group meets in Richmond Hill at St. Mary’s Anglican Church at 10030 Yonge St. at Major Mackenzie, entrance off McLatchey Lane, just west of Yonge, every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call 416-410-3809, or visit the website www.al-anon.alateen.org

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Lance Krasman Memorial Centre presents family drop-in night third Tuesday of each month, Aug. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 10121 Yonge St., at Lorne Ave. in Richmond Hill, for family and friends of loved ones with mental health issues, for support and to share experiences. Refresh-

Enjoy free summer Concert in the Park at Mill Pond Park Aug. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the park at corner of Mill Street and Trench. Enjoy the folk music of Sheesham and Lotus. Bring a blanket or chair; purchase barbecued dinner with all proceeds supporting the concert series.

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Enjoy Caribbean North 2012 in Richmond Hill Friday, Aug. 24, a benefit show for the Guyana Burn and Healthcare Charitable Foundation Inc., treating burn victims in the Caribbean. York Region’s own George St. Kitts, Dave Martins, Bill ‘The Crooner’ Newman,‘Calypso Queen of Canada’ Macomere FiFi, Indian dancer Reshmi Chetram and guitarist Andy Niccols headine the show, which also features Mike Marks Soprano Steel Pan Band, Mon-T-Hama, Roger Gibbs & musicians, Maurice Serrao and Itah Sadu. The musical show takes place at Richmond Hill Centre for The Performing Arts, with mix and mingle from 6 to 7:30 p.m., entertainment starting at 8 p.m. Tickets in advance are $45; $50 at the door. The theatre is located at 10268 Yonge St. in downtown Richmond Hill. For tickets, call 905-737-3368 or 416-4388289. For more on the registered charity foundation, visit www.GuyanaBurnCareUnit.com

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Junior golfers tearing up links BY MIKE HAYAKAWA

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Grace Chung captured the girls’ title at the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship at Grey Silo Golf Club near Waterloo Friday. The Richmond Hill resident and Bayview Secondary School graduate, who will be enrolling at Penn State University this fall on a golf scholarship, finished the gruelling four-round competition at 10-over par 294 (77-73-72-72). Chung won the title by five strokes over her nearest rivals in Rachel Pollock of Guelph and Rachel Shi of Vancouver, who each finished at 15-over par 299.

BOYS DIVISION In the Boys 14 and Under Division, David Tae Ho Yoon of Richmond Hill finished second with a three-over par 287 (68-71-71-77) and was just one shot behind winner Kyle Gorospe of Mississauga.

Richmond Hill golfer heads to Canadian tour event Adam Shaw was among four junior competitors who earned an exemption to the Canadian Tour Championship to be held at the Scarborough Golf and Country Club from Aug. 23 to 27. The Richmond Hill resident shot a round of one-under 70 during Sunday’s Canadian Junior Golf Association’s junior qualifier held

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Grace Chung, a Bayview Secondary School graduate who is heading for Penn State this fall on a golf scholarship, captured the girls’ junior golf title last weekend.

at Bethesda Grange Golf Club in Stouffville. Shaw felt a good start, coupled with a strong finish in which he made a couple of birdies, paved the way for his success In looking ahead to the championships, Shaw said he will have to focus on his putting as he anticipated the greens are expected to be fast. The other competitors who earned exemptions were Drew Nesbitt of Horseshoe Valley, Uno Cho of Ancaster and Joseph Kremer of Don Mills.

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Adverse weather was a key factor for all teams in last weekend’s provincial softball tournament in Richmond Hill. The Stouffville Storm mites brought home the bronze medals from the Ontario Amateur Softball Association championships after edging Woodbridge 15-14 in their consolation final at Richmond Green Sunday. The Storm advanced to the bronzemedal game after compiling three wins in four outings. The Storm’s lone loss was to eventual champion, Topham Park, who routed Bramalea 18-0 in the gold-medal tilt. Coaches Kim Lewis, Steve Smith and Harrison Roy were elated with the Stouffville club’s performance during the tournament, which was conducted under wet conditions. “They worked hard through the season, showed a lot of improvement and have a bronze medal to show for their efforts,” Lewis said. “We had a strong showing on the mound, solid defence and every player contributed at bat. At times the rain was so heavy it was hard to see our batter from the third-base coaching box.” Despite at one point holding the lead over Woodbridge, Richmond Hill narrowly missed the consolation game, running out of steam in their third game Sunday. - with files by Mike Hayakawa

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Most children want new supplies to start the school year: it gives them the confidence to do well and cool stuff to show off. For some families, however, purchasing school supplies can be a luxury that’s out of reach. In recognition of this difficulty, Staples Canada, headquartered in Richmond Hill, is running its seventh annual School Supply Drive on now until Sept. 9. Each Staples Canada store partners with a local charity or school. Customers of each store will be encouraged to purchase paper, pens, knapsacks and other supplies for families that can’t afford such items. The school supplies or financial donations will be transferred to the charity or school partner. Richmond Hill and Markham store donations will be distributed by the United Way of York Region, with

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS Thornhill supplies given out by the Kiwanis service club. This will ensure that the money raised by the customers of each store will be returned into the local community. Since its inception in 2006, the Staples School Supply Drive has raised more than $5 million for Canadian children in need. This year, the goal is to raise a total of $1.5 million nationwide. Donations may be made at any of the 330 Staples stores, including the two in Richmond Hill and two in Thornhill.

Richmond Hill Public Library offers a variety of programs for children and their families from birth through to Grade 8 at all four branch locations. Registration opens Aug. 20 for all fall children’s programs and is done online. Whether it’s board games, chess for beginners or intermediates, computer keyboarding for beginners or advanced, exploring science, Creature Quest animal shows or lego building programs, many activities start up in September for children wanting to explore all kinds of interests. There are a variety of schoolrelated programs such as math fun, reading buddies, social skills for children with autism, French classes and much more. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up due to security concerns. For full details on all programs and dates, visit rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca No purchase necessary. Contest open to all residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, aged 18 years of age or older. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. One (1) grand prize will be awarded. Approximate retail value of the grand prize is $600. Entrants must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question to be declared a winner. Contest closes August 31st 11:59pm EST. To enter and for complete rules visit www.save.ca

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required for Richmond Hill office. Dental experience preferred. Good communication and organizational skills necessary. Must be available evenings. Email resume: upperyongedental@yahoo.ca or fax: 905-737-9760 Teaching Opportunities

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Join York Professional Care & Education 4 RECE & Assistants for before and after school programs Applicants must: • Have a recent vulnerable sector screening • Have experience with children 4 -12 yrs old • Be available to work split shift 4 On Call Supply RECE & Assistants for child care centre/before & after school. Applicants must: • Have recent VSS & First Aid/CPR certificate • Have exp. with children 18 months - 6 years • Be able to work flexible days and shifts Please specify in your covering letter which position you are applying for. Email cover letter and resume to: rita@ypce.com www.ypce.com

BAYVIEW/ MAJOR Mackenzie- large 2 bedroom basement, separate entrance, laundry, parking. Non-smoking/ pets. Near GO. $950 inclusive. Immediate. (416)605-0243 DOWNTOWN R. Hill – Yonge/ Centre St. new building 2 bdrm apt, available October 1st. central air, 5 appliances $1,400 monthly including heat, water and 1 parking. 905-224-3264.

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MAJOR MACKENZIE/ Bayview- 1 bedroom basement. Parking, laundry Near GO bus/ train/ amenities. Sept. 1st. $750.+ 1/3. 647-774-1627, 416-498-0718

Among Friends Daycare is looking to fill the following positions: • RECE'S • Assistants for local school aged childcare centres. P/T Split shifts, Mon- Fri. Must be available Sept to June.

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Silver Birch Contracting Ltd. is a rapidly growing new, but experienced, general contracting company located in Schomberg, ON. Working in mainly commercial and industrial construction we pursue work from Toronto to Huntsville, Bowmanville to Oakville, and we are currently looking to hire for the following positions: RECEPTIONIST/PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR Young computer savvy individual who is willing to learn; knowledge of construction is not required but would be an asset. SITE SUPERINTENDENT Must have 3 years experience in ICI with knowledge of computers. Own transportation required and must have completed safety training. JR. ESTIMATOR Must have 1 year experience estimating in the ICI sector, computer skills (comfortable working with Excel worksheets). CARPENTER/WORKING FOREMAN (M/F) Minimum 3 years experience in ICI sector, must have completed safety training and have own transportation. LABOURER Must have own transportation and be willing to carry out various construction tasks which will include, but not be limited to, some lifting. Safety training is required, but will be provided if needed. We provide competitive industry wages based on your experience. Please send resume to admin@birchcon.ca or fax to 905-952-3857

Vaughan based Construction/ Maintenance company is seeking a qualified maintenance/dispatch coordinator to manage province-wide network of technicians and related service orders. HVAC/Refrigeration maintenance knowledge is necessary. Restaurant equipment maintenance knowledge an asset. Computer & communication skills essential. Please forward resume to info@sfdemelis.ca

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WHELAN, Kathleen (Kitty) Peacefully on August 10, 2012 at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

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Beloved wife of Terence. Loving mother of Terry (deceased), Liam (Anne), Rosaleen Bernard (André), Dorothy Bernard (Marcel), Deirdre Hardy (Russell), Tim (Verylene), and Gerard Brady (Annette). Dear grandma of Garnett, Lisa, Derek, Deirdre, Bridget, Siobhan, Katera, Henry, Marcel, Darrell, Danielle, Terry, Kayla, Nick & Michelle, and 16 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister of Bridie Quirke, the late Marie Byrne, and the late Timothy Quirke. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephew and their families. Visitation and services have been held. To the doctors and nurses at Southlake Regional Health Centre, 5th Floor, the Cardiac ward, the Whelan family would like to say thank you (you know who you are) for your attentiveness, your compassion, your caring of our mom Kathleen. In lieu of flowers, donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com

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