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Community mourns ‘Mr. Hydro’ Former publisher of The Liberal died Monday BY ADAM MC LEAN
Remembering their father, Sam Cook, Vickery Bowles and Alison Tkachuk first remark of his compassion toward others. “Dad was walking around town and a man once asked if dad could lend him $10 for a haircut. Dad gave it to him. That was dad; he wouldn’t hesitate or question; if someone needed something, dad would help,” Ms Tkachuk recalled yesterday. He would want to be remembered in Richmond Hill as “Mr. Hydro”, said longtime friend and former mayor Bill Bell. “He was a very dear friend of mine and to the community. He was a fatherly type and a leader; we all looked up to him,” added Mr. Bell of the man who served on the former Richmond Hill Hydro Commission for more than 40 years. A humanitarian, leader, volunteer, husband and father and former editor and publisher of The Richmond Hill Liberal, Mr. Cook passed away Monday at the age of 87. His tenure on the hydro commission was an impressive run, considering most of those 40 years were spent as chairperson — a position requiring Mr. Cook to seek regular reelection. Mr. Bell served on the hydro commission with Mr. Cook for 12 years and Ward 4 Councillor Lynn Foster also served on the comSee SAM, page 10.
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Executive board members of the Service Employees International Union of Canada Local 1, representing health care workers, sent a message of support for medicare yesterday to Prime Minister Steven Harper from the union’s headquarters on Mural Street in Richmond Hill. The message, spelled out on the umbrellas, is Secure the Future of Medicare.
Program takes aim at teen drownings By Kim Zarzour
It was a stain on an otherwise stellar summer in York Region: one year ago today, on a warm summer evening, two teenaged girls drowned while paddling in the waters of Musselman’s Lake. Now it appears similar troubles are brewing this year, with mid-summer statistics showing Ontario drownings, while swim-
ming or falling into water, on the increase and a disturbing spike in drowning among teenagers, something the Lifesaving Society hopes to tackle with a new program aimed at pre-teens. With warmer-than-normal temperatures this summer, more Canadians are turning to water for relief, leaving more people at risk of drowning — teenagers especially, according to Barbara Byers, the society’s public education director.
While the overall number of drownings nationwide decreased last year, the number of drownings among teenagers increased 18 per cent, many due to youths trying to help their friends and putting their own lives at risk, Ms Byers said. The society has developed a new program aimed at this particularly vulnerable group. Called Swim to Survive+ (Plus), the See NATIONAL, page 12.
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Overcoming adversity earns local student scholarship achieved ambitious academic goals while overcoming great adversity. The winners home towns ranged from Windsor to Thunder Bay and across southern Ontario. Ms. Tao, 18, will be studying commerce at Queen’s University this fall and hopes to one-day work in marketing or finance. But it hasn’t been an easy road to this point for the young woman. “In my past, there’s been financial instability in my house and my parents aren’t together anymore.”
BY STEPHEN KEARSE
A Richmond Hill teenager has been included on a list of 20 students to receive $5,000 from the Horatio Alger Association of Canada. Richmond Hill High School graduate Julia Tao will also receive financial guidance in selecting and preparing for postsecondary education, access to helpful association resources on its website and access to a toll-free line information line with program co-ordinators. Selected applicants were judged to have
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Despite the added stress, Ms. Tao maintained strong grades, kept her place on the school volleyball team and even found time to volunteer at her former school. In her application, Ms. Tao wrote at length about “how motivated I was to get to university and create a future for myself.” Ms Tao was also awarded the St. Vincent De Paul Scholarship, for students living in Oak Ridges. The Horatio Alger scholarship win is special, though, because it was her first
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By MICHAEL HAYAKAWA
I love to go fishing. At the same time, though not always, I also love to eat the fish I catch. Especially during the outings when I’m in pursuit of salmon or trout and am fortunate enough to land one. That’s when my thoughts turn to putting the fruits of hard labour onto the grill. While there are various ways to barbecue salmon or trout, one of the more popular recipes is to place a fillet or steak on a piece of wood and let it cook above the hot charcoals or gas grill. Not just any piece of lumber will do. Rather, it has to be one that is untreated and made of cedar. Based on a traditional recipe originally employed by native Indians on the Canadian west coast, there’s nothing complex about cooking salmon or trout in this way. Pieces of cedar for the purpose of grilling can be purchased at most grocery stores by going to the department where seafood is sold. Or, you can go to a store that sells lumber and purchase pieces of untreated cedar and custom cut them to fit inside your grill. Once you’ve got your cedar planks and fish (which can also be purchased at a grocery store if you’re not an avid angler) you can
Michael Hayakawa barbecues dinner using his cedar plank fish barbecue recipe. Check out his Outdoors blog at yorkregion.com begin the preparation process. For starters, the piece of cedar plank to be used must be waterlogged. Immerse the wood in a sink or tub of water by weighting it down with some form of heavy object. The thicker the piece of wood, the longer you want to immerse it so it won’t catch fire once you are grilling the fish. To be on the safe side, I prefer to keep the wood in water for at least 10 hours. In preparing the fish, whenever I use a trout or salmon that’s caught in fresh water, I like to marinade it in a salt brine solution for least
one day by applying three parts of water to one of salt. If the fish you will be using is from saltwater, then just proceed with the marinating process. While there are no rules as to what to use in a marinade, a simple one is to take a fillet, with the skin removed, and place it in a pan coated with extra virgin olive oil. Coat the top of the fillet with freshly squeezed lemon juice, crushed black pepper, pieces of chopped onion, fresh dill and taragon. Let the fish sit in the marinade for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
Once your piece of cedar is waterlogged, apply sea salt on to the top of the board. Place your marinaded piece of fish on top of the board. When your grill is fully heated, put the board inside and let it cook for around 20 minutes. You should be able to smell the aroma of the cedar as the fish is slowly cooking. If cooking steaks, which are thicker in nature, allow for an extra five to 10 minutes. As a safety precaution, be sure to have a water bottle near the grill in case the board accidently catches fire.
Your delectable delight will be ready once the flesh flakes off. Preparing and grilling cedar planked salmon or trout is fun and can be addictive. Especially during the summer months when grilling is a popular activity. It also has me looking forward to my next angling expedition for salmon or trout and visualizing the rewards that come with it — right on my dinner plate. Know a great fish marinade? E-mail it to email@example.com and we’ll include it in an upcoming issue.
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Upcoming Meetings Please note that the last meeting took place on July 9. Meetings will resume in September. Please check back here for upcoming meeting information.
Community Information relAying of bricK pAving STone SidewAlKS mAinTenAnce proJecTS in richmond hill The community Services department public works operations division will be undertaking the following maintenance projects this summer. relaying of brick paving Stones repair program Relaying of Brick Paving Stones is scheduled to commence from August 21, 2012 through to October 30, 2012, through its contractor Forest Contractors at various locations throughout the Town of Richmond Hill. during various phases of construction, there may be parking and lane restrictions. The Town through its contractor will make every effort to minimize any inconvenience to residents and businesses in undertaking these projects. your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated. we thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. Should you have any questions, please contact the public works operations division at (905)884-8013.
Tax Notice The 2012 Final Tax Bills for Residential taxpayers on the PreAuthorized Debit Plans were mailed June 22, 2012. The remaining withdrawal dates for the 2012 Final taxes for accounts currently on the Monthly Pre-Authorized Debit Plan are; August 1, September 4, October 1 and November 1, 2012. New applications to enroll in the Monthly Pre-Authorized Debit Plan received after July 10, 2012 may have to remit the installment due August 1, 2012 and will have a maximum of three withdrawals; September 4, October 1 and November 1, 2012.
If you wish to cancel a Pre-Authorized Debit Plan, you must notify Revenue Services in writing, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, at least ten business days prior to the next withdrawal. important information About penalties and interest Any amount of taxes due and unpaid will be charged a 1.25% penalty on the first day of default. There is no "grace period" for late payments. Interest will be added to any amount of taxes due and unpaid at a rate of 1.25% per month on the first day of each month for as long as the account is outstanding. Please be advised that Council and staff do not have the authority to waive or alter a penalty and/or interest charge for any reason. This policy is strictly applied to all tax accounts to maintain fairness to all property owners. Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from responsibility for payment nor relieve the owner of liability for penalty/interest due to late payment. Please ensure that Revenue Services has your correct mailing address.
If you have not received your 2012 Final Tax Bill please call Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8949.
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• Aquafit & Aerobic Instructors • Planner – Policy • Lifeguards & Swimming Instructors • Mechanic I • School Crossing Guards • Procurement Advisor • Temporary Operator III 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.
AnimAl ServiceS Survey And licenSing In an effort to improve the animal services we provide, Richmond Hill staff are collecting information about the town’s dog, cat, bird, reptile and other pet residents. Clearly identified Animal Services Representatives will be conducting door-to-door canvassing this summer surveying residents on the pets you may have. These representatives will also be offering you an opportunity to purchase a licence for your dog, should you not already have one. Licensing your dog is the fastest way to reunite you with your furry friend if he or she is lost. A dog licence lets us know that your pet is not stray or abandoned, but is trying to find a way back home. About seven dogs every month are reunited with their families because they were wearing licence tags. If your dog is spayed or neutered, the cost for a licence is as little as $10. The proceeds of dog licensing go directly toward the costs of animal services in our community. We thank you in advance for your participation in this door-to-door canvass about Richmond Hill’s pet population. If you have any questions about the Town’s animal services or would like to purchase a licence, go to RichmondHill.ca/Pets or call 905-771-8840.
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come ouT And enJoy richmond hill’S firST AnnuAl ribfeST! This free three-day family friendly outdoor event will feature six professional rib teams from across North America plus 12 additional food vendors to offer up a culinary experience like no other! Bring your family and friends and enjoy great food as well as live entertainment on the Wilson Niblett Motors Stage; the King Henry’s Arms Bavarian Gardens, a children’s and toddlers’ fun zone and inflatables. richmond green park 1300 Elgin Mills Road East (Northwest corner of Elgin Mills Road and Leslie Street) friday, July 27: noon – 11 p.m. Saturday, July 28: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, July 29: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. volunteer opportunities To learn more about becoming a volunteer, contact Tim Griffiths at email@example.com or (905) 884-0855, ext. 227 For additional Ribfest information please visit RichmondHill.ca/Ribfest or call (905) 771-8870.
Join us for an unforgettable outdoor musical experience at the 38th Annual Concerts in the Park Series. This free series features a dynamic lineup of musical talent catering to a wide variety of musical tastes. Thursday evening concerts at mill pond park Northwest corner of Mill Street and Trench Street concert: 7 – 9 p.m.* barbecue: Begins at 6 p.m. (while quantities last) FREE PARKING at the Mackenzie Richmond Hill East Staff Parking Lot after 5:30 p.m. – Compliments of Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital Thursday July 19, 2012 • Kim Stockwood (Folk/Pop) Well known for the songs Jerk and 12 Year Old, singer-songwriter Kim Stockwood will lead you on a musical trip through the heart of her native Newfoundland and Labrador with folk/pop stylings from her new album Back to the Water. Sunday Afternoon concerts at richmond green Amphitheatre 1300 Elgin Mills Road East concert: 1 – 2 p.m. * Sunday July 22, 2012, 2012 • Markus (Children’s) Juno Award nominee and children’s entertainer Markus will delight young children with his sweet and snappy songs! Visit RichmondHill.ca/Concerts for more information.
whAT did you ThinK of cAnAdA dAy in richmond hill? The 2012 Richmond Hill Canada Day Celebration dazzled thousands of residents with an exciting day that included live entertainment, a multicultural food pavilion and bavarian garden, a children’s village and teen zone, a home show and midway, and one of the largest municipal fireworks displays in the Region! And now the Canada Day Organizing Committee wants to hear from you! Things like what you thought about the event overall, what you enjoyed most and when you were there. To provide your input, complete a short http://www.surveymonkey.com/ s/2012CanadaDayPublicSurvey before August 1 at 4 p.m. The survey will only take 15 minutes to complete and your feedback (both positive and constructive) will definitely be considered in the planning of future Canada Day celebrations.
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Public Notice NOTICE OF THE PASSING OF ZONING BY-LAWS BY THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF RICHMOND HILL TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill passed By-laws Nos. 61-12 and 62-12 on the 9th day of July, 2012 under section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990. An explanation of the purpose and effect of the Zoning By-laws, and maps showing the location of the lands to which the amendments apply, is set out below. The amendments were processed under Town file numbers D02-11007 and D02-11027 respectively. AND TAKE NOTICE that an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the Zoning By-laws may be made by filing a written notice of appeal with the Town Clerk of The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the 8th day of August, 2012. A Notice of Appeal Will: (a) set out the reasons for the appeal; (b) be accompanied by the fee prescribed under the Ontario Municipal Board Act in the amount of $125.00 payable by certified cheque or money order in Canadian funds to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario. Certified cheques are not required when the cheque is from a law firm; (c) be accompanied by the processing fee prescribed under By-law No. 97-11 in the amount of $200.00 payable by certified cheque or money order in Canadian funds to the Town of Richmond Hill. Certified cheques are not required when the cheque is from a law firm; and (d) be addressed to the Town Clerk at the address noted below. Who Can File An Appeal: Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a Zoning By-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the By-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. Obtaining Additional Information: Additional information about the applications may be obtained by contacting the Planning and Regulatory Services Department: for By-law 61-12, Andy Karaiskakis, Planner II, at 905-771-2412 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and for By-law 62-12, Katie Pandey, Planner I, at 905-7771-2470 or e-mail Katie. email@example.com. Contact can also be made by fax at 905-771-2404. DATED THIS 19TH DAY OF JULY, 2012 Donna L. McLarty, Town Clerk The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill 225 East Beaver Creek Road Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3P4 Phone: (905) 771-2529 Fax: (905) 771-2502 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org EXPLANATORY NOTE TO BY-LAW NO. 61-12 By-law No. 61-12 affects lands described as Part of Lot 67, Concession 1, E.Y.S., municipally known as 13231 and 13265 Yonge Street. The lands are zoned “General Commercial One (GC1) Zone” under Zoning By-law No. 1703 of The Corporation of the former Township of Whitchurch as amended by By-law No. 365-86, as
Public Notice NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION UNDER THE PLANNING ACT
amended, of The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill. The purpose of By-law No. 61-12 is to rezone the lands to “Yonge Street Commercial (YSC) Zone” under the North Urban Area Zoning By-law No. 313-96 to permit a shopping centre development. The “YSC” Zone permits, among other uses, apartments, townhouses, supermarket, personal service shops, retail uses and financial institutions. The proposed commercial development is permitted within the “YSC” Zone. By-law No. 61-12 also contains site specific development standards for the proposed development with respect to front yard and side yard setback provisions. EXPLANATORY NOTE TO BY-LAW NO. 62-12 By-law No. 62-12 affects the lands known as Part of Lot 51, Concession 1, W.Y.S. designated as Part 2 on Reference Plan 65R13080 (78 Elgin Mills Road West). By-law No.2523, as amended of the former Township of Vaughan, now zones the subject lands as “Residential Third Density (R3) Zone” which permits single detached dwellings on lots having a minimum lot area of 557.42 square metres (6,000 square feet) and a minimum lot frontage of 15.24 metres (50 feet). By-law No. 62-12 rezones the subject lands to “Residential SemiDetached or Duplex Two (RD2) Zone” according to By-law No. 190-87, as amended, which permits semi- detached and duplex dwellings on lots having a minimum lot area of 603 square metres (6,490 square feet) and a minimum lot frontage of 18 metres (59 feet). By-law No. 62-12 will facilitate the creation of two lots on the north side of Elgin Mills Road West, within Part of Lot 51, Concession 1, W.Y.S. designated as Part 2 on Reference Plan 65R-13080.
The Town of Richmond Hill has received the following application under the Planning Act:
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INQUIRIES REFER TO TOWN FILE NO.: D05-12004 Katie Pandey, Planner I 905-771-2470, email@example.com A request from 2148991 ONTARIO LTD., for approval of a Plan of Condominium, for lands described as Lot 1 and Part of Lot 2, Plan M-807 and municipally known as 76 Rossini Drive. The application seeks to permit a common element condominium development consisting of 40 townhouses and 8 semi-detached dwellings. The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that a “complete” development application has been received by the Town of Richmond Hill pursuant to the Planning Act. The application has been circulated to Town departments and external agencies for review and comment. A Council Public Meeting will be scheduled and held at a later date, with formal notice being provided pursuant to the statutory requirements of the Planning Act. If you wish to express your views with respect to this application, please forward your comments in writing to the assigned Planner noted above. The personal information accompanying your submission will become part of the public record. Additional information related to this application is also available for inspection between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during regular business days at the Town’s Planning & Regulatory Services Department, located at 225 East Beaver Creek Road, 4th Floor (Telephone: 905-771-8910). DATED THIS 19TH DAY OF JULY, 2012.
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NEXT YARD WASTE COLLECTION IS JULY 23 Yard waste is collected on designated Mondays throughout the spring, summer and fall. Please put yard waste in reusable containers, brown paper bags, cardboard boxes or tied in bundles. Remember that yard waste in plastic bags will NOT be accepted. The maximum weight is 40 lbs. per item and bag limits do not apply to yard waste collection. Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. and may not be placed there at any time other than collection days. For more information, call Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8800.
Please be reminded of the following parking regulations: • Parking is not permitted between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. • From December 1st to March 31st Parking is not permitted between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. • All year round there is a three (3) hour Parking limit in effect between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Information signs are posted at all boundary road entry points advising of these regulations. Further information regarding the Town’s parking regulation can be found on the Town’s website at www.richmondhill.ca/Parking. Or, contact the Town of Richmond Hill parking at 905-771-8860.
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Ward meeting bylaw just adds bureaucracy Re: Perrelli suit court date established, July 12. I can’t believe council would agree to support this bylaw whereby staff and council must be invited to a ward meeting concerning a particular neighborhood. Let’s remember, these meetings are usually information sessions in which the ward councillor updates his constituents about issues concerning the immediate neighbourhood. Deals are not struck and laws are not made at these meetings. In my experience, information is shared and concerns aired. A councillor informs himself at these private meetings as to how the people in his ward feel about specific topics. This bylaw just adds bureaucracy where none is needed. The logistics just don’t make sense. We have public council meetings and committee of the whole meetings that address such concerns and have the required personnel present. This bylaw can potentially produce nine extra meetings a week over and above the meetings we now have. I would hope the town’s legal department has given an appropriate opinion to council. If it becomes evident the legal department advised the bylaw would be quashed in court and that it is unenforceable, yet council ignored the advice, then those who voted for the bylaw should be financially accountable for the costs and those of Councillor Carmine Perrelli. I commend Councillor Perrelli for putting his money where his mouth is and for defending all residents’ rights to freely have discussions and opinions without the presence of a whole council and staff. Tony DiLorenzo Richmond Hill
Councillor Perrelli should step down Re: Perrelli suit court date established, July 12. So let me get this straight, my ward councillor is suing the town for passing a law that
ensures me access to public meetings. And now the town will have to use public funds (my money) to defend itself. This councillor claims he is representing his constituents. Not me. In fact, not only is he failing to fulfill his mandate of representing his ward’s voting taxpayers, he has placed himself in a position of conflict of interest by suing us. Councillor Carmine Perrelli should step down until this matter is resolved. Derek Christie RICHMOND HILL
Councillor should drop lawsuit, resign Re: Perrelli suit court date established, July 12. I’ve just read, with a touch of dismay and sadness, the article on the latest antics of town jester Carmen Perrelli and his ridiculous lawsuit against the town. It’s incomprehensible a councillor would take such great umbrage with council’s democratically arrived at decision that he would initiate a lawsuit in protest. The antics of our council-
lors, such as Nick Papa and Mr. Perrelli walking out of a council meeting and Mr. Papa referring to himself, Mr. Perrelli and Greg Beros as the three stooges of council — oh, excuse me, Mr. Papa referred to his triumvirate as the three musketeers — were so ridiculous, they were kind of funny. But this latest bit of Perrilliism is serious. Last time I looked, this is still a democracy. Of what is he afraid? What are these “private”, invitation-only meetings? Does he want to hold private sessions with developers or favoured residents who support his positions, to the exclusion of the rest of us? Sorry, Mr. Perrelli, your lame contentions are non-starters. Council holds far too many private, in-camera meetings already and this is not the way I want the town run. The latest foolishness of a lawsuit is a waste of our money, as the town will use my and your tax dollars defending a democratic decision. His total inability to comprehend the fiscal responsibility of administering public funds is astounding, but nothing new, as evidenced by his previous attempt to buy golf clubs on the public purse.
Mr. Perrelli, do the right thing. Stop wasting my money and withdraw the lawsuit and immediately resign. The town appears out of control, a few examples of which are uncontrolled and unfetterred development, the unnecessary and frivilous rebranding of York Central Hospital at a cost of more than $200,000, the hospital asking council for $50 million and the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre wasting $200,000 on a bronze statue instead of putting money into youth or seniors programs. Madness! This is not how I want my tax dollars spent and this group of councillors are not the people I want spending it. Tom Kulesh Richmond Hill
Hospital request adds insult to injury I sat quietly, stupefied by what I was hearing. That was my reaction to the shiny Powerpoint presentation at the June 25 town council meeting. It featured images of gowned and masked physicians using high-tech equip-
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ment interspersed with graphs and charts that echoed the message being brought forth by the Mackenzie Health bigwigs: “We need more money”. The hospital rebranding cost $200,000 to $300,000. On the heels of a two-year wage freeze for non-unionized staff, I am appalled by the optics. The real issue isn’t the rebranding, however. Ms Beck’s July 5 column touched on this when she addressed the questionable choice of timing for the rebranding. The 800-pound gorilla at the June 25 council meeting was Mackenzie Health’s request to Richmond Hill for $15 million in funding over the next 10 years for new equipment. This is in addition to a similar town donation of $10 million in 2003 to assist with the York Central Hospital expansion. I sat in bewilderment as respected members of my council, one after another, waxed poetic over how important it was to have a hospital we could be proud of — saving lives and standing like a beacon at the vanguard of modern technology. The federal and provincial governments have done an abysmal job of safeguarding the future of our health care program by undermining access to services and systematically destroying morale. They have ultimately passed the buck to local hospitals, which have been pressed to make up the shortfall through direct contributions from the community. In the end, it isn’t a building or equipment that saves lives — it’s people. Hospital staff, many of whom are tax-paying residents of Richmond Hill, have shouldered the historical burden of cuts to health care spending through wage freezes, staff cutbacks and deflated morale, all the while paying property taxes into the very same public coffers that would be used to fulfill this request. Those same people go to work every day to serve the people of Richmond Hill. Adriana Pisano Beaumont Richmond Hill
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The case of a York Regional Police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a ride back to a police station has been pushed into November. The Special Investigations Unit announced a sexual assault charge against Const. Noor Khan in May 2011. A four-day trial was to begin Monday at the Newmarket courthouse, but was delayed until Nov. 27.
No details as to why the request was made public in the courtroom, except that issues in another forum needed to be addressed. York Regional Police contacted the province’s Special Investigations Unit Feb. 1 after a 28-yearold woman complained about sexual behaviour by a York officer, the SIU said. The SIU, which investigates allegations of sexual assault, serious injury and death involving police, was told an incident took place Jan. 27, 2011 in a cruiser on the way to a
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Having just completed the first episode of her new talk show, Richmond Hill activist Angel Freedman was still giddy with excitement. “I was a little bit nervous at the beginning, but I thought it went very well,” she said Monday afternoon. I brought in a vase of flowers and my laptop to spruce up the
desk a bit. Next I will need to get some coffee mugs with the Angel Freedman Show logo on them,” she added with a laugh. While, she may not yet be taking on the likes of Jay Leno or Dr. Phil in popularity, the mother and former Richmond Hill council candidate is taking to the web to tackle everyday issues on her The Angel Freedman Show. Issues such as parenting, mar-
riage, divorce, community, love and social justice are topics Ms Freedman, who also works as a public speaker, counsellor and social justice activist, will bring to the forefront with her show. Ms Freedman’s first show featured Toronto Police Services social media officer Scott Mills and the two discussed the good, the bad and the ugly of social media, for about 30 minutes.
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Sam Cook remembered as ‘real newspaper man’ From page 1.
-mission with Mr. Cook for a time. She was the first woman elected to the post. She recalls Mr. Cook’s courtesy when helping her settle in to her new role. “Sam showed me every kindness and was generous in helping me, as a rookie, learn the ropes, meet the personalities that were the rest of the commission and all the staff of Richmond Hill Hydro,” said Ms Foster. “Sam was a proud resident and though
he was too humble to admit it, his legacy is enormous,” she added. His legacy continues at what was once the Richmond Hill Hydro building, now the town operations centre, following the sale of Richmond Hill Hydro in 2001. A boardroom in the town operations centre was named in Mr. Cook’s honour in 2010. Mr. Cook’s community involvement reached even further, with The Richmond Hill Liberal newspaper during the 1960s and ’70s.
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Mr. Cook took over The Liberal publishing duties not long after the death of his fatherin-law, John Eachern “Jack” Smith, in 1967. Mr. Smith had operated The Liberal, since 1926. Daughter Vickery Bowles remembers her father as a real newspaper man. “He loved everything about newspapers, from the current events, right down to examining the type font and width of columns,” recalls Ms Bowles. “He passed that love for newspapers, politics and current events on to his kids. That and his indomitable spirit,” said Ms Bowles, adding that as a baby, her father had pneumonia and wasn’t expected to survive. Mr. Cook was also on the York Central Hospital board of trustees and was chairperson when the $14-million Langstaff wing opened in 1974. With so much service over the years and a keen interest in local politics, Mr. Bell reminisces he would regularly and gladly spend long stretches in conversation with Mr. Cook. “I loved to speak with him about politics and the good old days. Sam had insight. No matter what the issue was, he had been through it. He was a fascinating man to speak with,” added Mr. Bell. Current Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow has been asked to speak at Mr. Cook’s funeral and said the man had a volunteer spirit all residents can look up to. “He was one of those guys who did so much, but kind of flew under the radar. He
SAM COOK: Longtime Richmond Hill resident had volunteer spirit everyone could look up to.
did what he did for the right reasons and for the betterment of our community — not for medals or applause,” added Mr. Barrow. Mr. Cook was born and raised in Ottawa, but moved to Richmond Hill with his wife, Betty, in 1951. Mr. Cook is survived by his wife Betty of 61 years, their three children, nine grandchildren and two sisters. Visitation is today at Marshall Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held tomorrow at Richmond Hill United Church at 11 a.m.
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program teaches Grade 7 students how to survive an unexpected fall into deep water while wearing clothes and teaches the basic skills to help a friend in deep water. The idea for a teen-oriented program was mobilized by last year’s drownings in Stouffville. Sabrina Alibhai, 15, and Gift Diji, 16, were paddling in a dinghy on Musselman’s Lake when one of the girls, a weaker swimmer, apparently went into the water and her friend tried to save her. “That incident really resonated with us,”
Ms Byers said. “A lot went wrong.” Witnesses said the girls were not wearing life jackets, did not have proper boating equipment or training and were without supervision, a scenario Ms Byers said is common among teenagers. A recent coroner’s report lists a disturbing number of similar incidents, from the young female immigrant, a non-swimmer, who drowned while swimming with friends at a public beach at night, to the 18-year-old male who ignored rough water signs at a provincial park and disappeared under the waves and the 19-year-old female who, though a strong swimmer, drowned after drinking on a boat.
Swim to Survive+ follows the 2010 Chief Coroner’s Drowning Review recommendation for advanced water safety programs before children reach high school. Michael McGee, who teaches swimming in his backyard Aurora pool, thinks it’s a good idea. “It’s an age where they’re influenced by friends, and spending time at cottages.” Yorick Tong, aquatic supervisor in Whitchurch-Stouffville, thinks it’s a good idea. “We want to reach kids before they start high school and start partying and going to friends at the cottage,” he said. “The instinct, when a friend is in distress, is to go in after them, but they’re not prepared for what can happen. Even an adult is not as strong as they think, especially when someone’s panicking in the water and climb on you to get above water to breathe. It’s not like the rescues you see on TV.” A similar drowning prevention program, Swim to Survive, has been successful with Grade 3 students, he said and reduced drownings among children in that age group. The Plus program would help older children with more realistic scenarios, including the experience of falling into water wearing clothes. “It’s quite dramatic, the difference between wearing a jeans and hoodie versus a bathing
suit,” said Brook Beatty, aquatic co-ordinator at Vaughan’s Garnet A Williams Centre outdoor pool in Thornhill. It’s a skill taught in the bronze swimming level, but is valuable to everyone, especially newcomers to Canada, said Ms Byers. Immigrants often have different knowledge or experiences around issues of water safety and a family that isn’t comfortable with swimming may choose to simply avoid water, she said. “That strategy may be effective (although not advisable) when kids are young, but not when they’re older ... There’s so much water in Ontario, it’s not possible to stay away, which is why you need to know what to do if someone gets into difficulty.” Adrian Wong, Markham’s community recreation co-ordinator, said this summer’s warm weather and beckoning lakes can be deceptive because hypothermia can still occur in water that is 20 C. A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital with hypothermia after being rescued in Lake Ontario Sunday. The challenge with any water safety program will be to get pre-teens to “buy in”, Mr. Wong said. “We need to find a way to market it or build a rapport with schools.” Peer pressure is a big factor, agreed Stouffville lifeguard Aleena Dipede, 19, “but even if swimming is not your thing, it’s an important life skill”.
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Local environmentalist continues creek cleanup BY ADAM MC LEAN
Its been another summer spent wading through weeds, water and waste, as Richmond Hill Naturalist Joe Agg continues to fight for the town’s creeks. Unfortunately, the work of Mr. Agg and other volunteers is still needed, even after they cleaned areas of the German Mills Creek multiple times last year. Spending most of his weekends in rubber boots and slogging around town-maintained greenways, the shores of German Mills Creek have become like a second home for Mr. Agg, a Richmond Hill naturalist, the past two summers. Last year, he started cleaning the creek he used to play in as a child. That year, his cleanup produced 380 large garbage bags of litter, 70 bags of recyclables, 27 shopping carts, seven bicycles, a barbecue, a can of kerosene, a suitcase and even snowmobile tracks. Still, from Hwy. 7, travelling north to the creek’s headwaters, north of Gamble Road, you will typically find Mr. Agg, 70, on a Saturday or Sunday, accompanied by volunteers, cleaning the stream.
He and a team of about 20 volunteers spent Sunday collecting 26 garbage bags of litter and recycling found in and around the creek at Crosby Avenue. Unfortunately, as he witnessed during last year’s cleanup, Mr. Agg describes the Crosby area of German Mills, as a dump site. What ends up in the creek at Crosby isn’t simply a result of carelessness and wind. Much of what Mr. Agg found Sunday appeared to be deliberately dumped, he said. “Crosby was a heavy day; one of the biggest we’ve had in a while,” Mr. Agg said. “We could see that landscapers dump a lot of their twigs and brush into the creek and when you go down a little path from the road to the water, it looked like a landfill site. It’s sad,” he added. He spent hundreds of volunteer hours at the creek, only for another 26 bags of litter to come out of an area he repeatedly cleaned last year. Mr. Agg’s efforts and helping raise awareness for the health of local streams garnered the naturalist a volunteer recognition award from Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow in December. Despite the disappointment of the Crosby
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discovery, Mr. Agg’s efforts appear to be paying off in some areas that appear cleaner than last year. “I’m not sure if it’s our efforts or if more people are getting the message, but there has been improvement,” he added. However, along with thousands of plastic bottles, Mr. Agg and volunteers have also recovered a shower chair, car seat, skis and even a chesterfield, from the creek, this summer. Mr. Agg plans to tackle the creek at the it’s Canyon Hill Road crossing, northwest of Yonge and Elgin Mills Road, Saturday and plans to complete his annual German Mills cleanup, within three weeks. He then plans to shift focus to other Richmond Hill creeks in need of a clean up, including the East Don and Rouge rivers. Along with his physical effort, Mr. Agg said he’s also recently crafted a package, containing 40 suggestions, to combat the litter issue, which he will present to the town. Step one, begins with garbage days, said Mr. Agg, particularly the windy garbage days. While Mr. Agg is all for recycling, he’s not a fan of the current blue box set up, which can create litter, following spills on windy days.
Instead, Mr. Agg said he would like to see clear plastic bags used for recycling pick-up or blue bins equipped with caps. Mr. Agg said he’s mentioned these solutions to the town and told blue box alternatives will have to wait until new curbside pick-up contract talks take place between the town and Miller Waste. The current contract expires April 1, 2014. With two more creeks to clean on his list, residents will likely see Mr. Agg and his team, cleaning up to and beyond that date. Mr. Agg said residents and passers-by often take notice of his work and just last weekend, a residents dropped off a case of water for the group to thank them. “That was really nice,” said Mr. Agg. “It’s nice that people appreciate our work, but this intentional dumping is something we need to change. It’s a way of thinking that we see each day and is not acceptable,” he added. While he attracts many student volunteers, Mr. Agg said he is searching for some more adult volunteers. For more information or to contact Mr. Agg, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Should York Region’s chairperson be elected? Markham council has said no. Newmarket council determined an elected chairperson in the region is worth investigating. You can join the discussion July 25 about a recently tabled bill that calls on the province to amend the Ontario Municipal Act and allow the York regional chairperson to be elected. Organized by the volunteer-run Social Planning Council of York Region, the panel discussion will feature Richmond Hill MPP Reza Moridi, who introduced the bill, Community Development Council Durham manager Benjamin Earle and York University political science associate professor Robert MacDermid. The meeting is 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Palisade Room of the Elgin West Community Centre, 11099 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill. — L.H. Tiffany Hsieh
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“Too hot, too dry, for too long”, was the cry of Environment Canada climatologist, Dave Phillips, yesterday, reflecting on this week’s weather. As he predicted, Tuesday was Richmond Hill’s hottest day yet in what has been an already scorching summer. The mercury climbed to a steamy 36.6C, Tuesday, eclipsing daily temperature records, in the process.
It was the sixth new daily record high for Richmond Hill in the past two months. With added humidity, the air felt as if the temperature was well beyond 40C and Mr. Phillips said that with a minimum temperature online dropping to 21C, the daily average was 29.4C, Tuesday. So far, Richmond Hill has experienced 18 days where temperatures have reached higher than 30C, compared to only seven of those days, this time last year. “And last year was considered to
be a hot summer, too,” remarked Mr. Phillips. While the extra hot days are uncomfortable, it’s the lack of rain in recent weeks that makes things seem ever hotter. Mr. Phillips said the normal amount of precipitation for July at this point is more than 40 mm. As of today, Richmond Hill had experienced only 22 mm of rain; 12 of which fell Sunday, with what Mr. Phillips called a “trace”, falling at 10 p.m., Tuesday.. “Sunday was a nice and neces-
sary drink of water, but the ground is concrete-like,” said Mr. Phillips. “Of course, no one will say ‘no’ to rain at this point, but that 12 mm will have only a minimal impact and Tuesday’s trace was little more than a cruel tease,” he added with a laugh, saying that psychologically, a trace is often worse than nothing. Environment Canada forecasts a 30 per cent chance of rain, Sunday, but Mr. Phillips isn’t too hopeful of anything significant. “I wouldn’t even bring my umbrella. At this point I expect just
enough to keep the dust down, if anything”. “It’s been a real downer, because often we can see thunder and lightning in the distance, but Richmond Hill experiences a dry thunderstorm,” added Mr. Phillips. Temperatures are expected to hover around 30C for the rest of the week, when the seasonal average is 26C. Richmond Hill offers 11 outdoor splash pads and six community pools. Use of the splash pads is free.
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Richmond Hill Honda, at 77 16th Ave. just east of Yonge Street, will present a charity car wash July 21 in support of Eating Disorders of York Region. Friendly Honda employees will work their car-cleaning magic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $5 a car and $3 from every wash will benefit the non-profit organization’s programs. For info visit edoyr.com or call 905-886-6632.
Sunday, July 22 Enjoy a free outdoor Sunday afternoon concert at Richmond Green Park amphitheatre, presented by Tim Hortons, July 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. featuring children’s entertainer and Juno award nominee Markus. Bring lawn chairs, blankets or cushions to the park at the northwest corner of
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Enjoy free Jazz in the Plaza every Tuesday all summer presented by and at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Yonge at Wright streets. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 24 enjoy the music of Heather Bambrick in the outdoor plaza at 10268 Yonge St. at Wright.
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Eating Disorders of York Region will present a benefit Second City Comedy Night July 24, with the mainstage Toronto cast previewing their fall show with original sketches and songs. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 +HST; $10 from every
Wednesday, July 25 Cool Summer Praise service will take place in the Wallace Hall of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St., just north of Major Mackenzie July 25 at 7:30 p.m. and every
Enjoy free summer Concert in the Park at Mill Pond Park July 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the park at the corner of Mill Street and Trench. Enjoy the country rock sounds of Juno award-winning group, The Good Brothers, returning to their stomping grounds of Richmond Hill. You can purchase barbecued hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, sausages, drinks, freezies and ice cream treats (in limited quantities) with all proceeds supporting the concert series.
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REGION: Pair joins group initiating transportation talks
2 representatives named to transportation champions team By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh
Two representatives of York Region are among 27 leaders named regional transportation champions in Toronto Friday. Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario government relations specialist Faye Lyons, whose office is based in Thornhill, and IBM Canada vice-president Graeme McKay, who works in Markham, will be part of a group to represent millions of people across the greater Toronto and Hamilton area. Ms Lyons and Mr. McKay are the only members representing York Region to join the first wave of champions assembled by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, a coalition of senior and rising business, non-profit, government, academic and community leadersSlug in the Golden Horseshoe area. Information: Lastman’s Bad Boy Other champions announced include Project : July WK3 FP Ad leaders from Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Client : Lastman’s Bad Boy Oshawa and Oakville. File Name : BB_Community_Teaser_MajorPurchase_July 19 Each will reach out to people in their area to get the conversation going about transpor-
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tation funding, Ms Lyons said. “It’s about regional infrastructure ... It’s not a new subject,” she said. “You can live in York Region, but you might drive in to Hamilton every day. That’s how people travel.” CAA has participated in the discussion for quite some time and will reach out to its 1.8 million members in south-central Ontario, Ms Lyons said. “It’s part of an education process to inform our members, to educate them and get feedback from them about moving forward,” she said. The campaign will kick off in the fall and invite people to share why transportation is important to them and what they are willing to do about it. Everyone in the Golden Horseshoe area is Ad Size : 5.145 in x 3.062 in invited to take part in the discussion. Publication : Community In the meantime, CivicAction is calling for Insertion Date : July 19, 2012 other leaders to join the campaign when it launches.
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Sam leaves behind his bride of 61 years, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Smith, his three "productions" Vickery Bowles (Wayne), Andrew Cook (Susan) and Alison Tkachuk (Corey); his adoring grandchildren, Lauren, Connor, Madelyn, Georgia, Matthew, Mackenzie, Andrew, Samantha and Aimee; his loving sisters, Catherine Robertson and Mitford Fowler; his many nieces and nephews; and his special friends and in-laws, the late Leigh Robertson, the late William Fowler, Harry and Alverna Hill and Bruce and Eleanor Lloyd. Born on October 26, 1924, Sam was raised in Ottawa, the only son of Ethel Beatrice and Walter Samuel Cook. Sam's life-long passion for politics and community building began when he was elected President of the Canadian University Liberal Federation. In that capacity, he marched in the funeral procession for Prime Minister Mackenzie King. Sam's marriage to Betty led him to Richmond Hill where he began his service to the community by joining the staff of the weekly newspaper, The Liberal, where he eventually became editor and publisher. His imprint on the Town of Richmond Hill is also marked by his 40 years of service on the Hydro Commission, most of those years as Chair. He was a long-term member of York Central Hospital's Board of Trustees, where he was Chair during the opening of the Langstaff Wing in 1975. His natural entrepreneurial spirit motivated him to purchase Peel Graphics, a commercial printing company, where in future years he worked side by side with son Andrew. Sam's indomitable spirit, his genuine enthusiasm for life, his natural curiosity and his keen interest in and compassion for his fellow man endeared him to many. He will be missed more than words can say. Visitation is taking place Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Marshall Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m and 7-9 p.m. in Richmond Hill (www.marshallfuneralhome.com). A service is being held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Richmond Hill United Church at 11 a.m. Cremation and interment will occur on a later date at Elgin Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Richmond Hill United Church (www.rhuc.org/) or Hill House Hospice (www.hillhousehospice.com) would be appreciated. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Dwosh and the ICU staff at York Central Hospital for their compassionate care.
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^$14,000 Cash Discount is based on non-stackable trading dollars and is only applicable to 2012 Titan Crew Cab models. Cash Discount value varies by model. †0% purchase ﬁnancing for up to 84/72 months available on 2012 Altima Sedan/Rogue models. Representative ﬁnance example based on Selling Price of $25,162 for 2012 Rogue FWD S (W6RG12 AA00), CVT transmission, ﬁnanced at 0% APR for 72 months equals $349 per month with $0 down payment. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $25,162. *Lease offer available on new 2012 Sentra models (C4LG52 AA00), manual transmission. 0% lease rate for a 60 month term. Monthly payment is $148 with $995 down payment or equivalent trade-in and includes freight and fees ($1,567). Lease based on a maximum of 16,000 km per year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $9,848. ◆The $1,000/$500 Cash Credit applies to the purchase of new 2012 Altima Sedan/Rogue models. These discounts are based on stackable trading dollars and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Conditions apply. See your Nissan retailer for details. The $1,350 Cash Credit applies to the lease of a new 2012 Sentra. This discounts is based on lease cash and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Conditions apply. See your Nissan retailer for details. ^†*◆Freight and PDE charges ($1,695/$1,567/$1,750/$1,730), air-conditioning tax ($100), certain fees where applicable (ON: $5 OMVIC fee and $29 tire stewardship fee) are included. License, registration, insurance and applicable taxes (including excise tax and fuel conservation tax, where applicable) are extra. Finance offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between July 4th and July 31st, 2012. Make No Monthly Payments ‘Til Fall interest starts after 30 days and ﬁrst payment after 60 days. Some conditions apply. See dealer for details.
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