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Frustrated with backroom wheeling and dealing in advance of the appointment of York Region’s chairperson, Markham Councillor Joe Li wants to make the job an elected position. He will bring in a motion this fall asking regional council to advise the provincial government it wants the chair’s job to be elected in time for the next term of council following the 2018 municipal elections. “I’m working on that. When I was campaigning for re-election (last year), a lot of people asked me why the regional chair is not elected so I made a pledge if reelected, I will make sure it’s going to happen,” said Li, adding Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Justin Altmann has indicated he will second the motion. “The reason I’m doing it is (because) this is an important position. I believe in democratic (election of the chair). I believe it’s time the chair should be elected. When it’s appointed, there’s a lot of backroom deals. If it’s appointed, you have to make deals. If it’s elected, you go straight to the people.” The chair, who earns more than $200,000 a year, is now appointed to a four-year term by the region’s 20 mayors and regional councillors. Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard, who has introduced a private member’s bill at Queen’s Park to make the position elected, said he would welcome Li’s motion. “We don’t need a motion from the region. However, if regional council took it upon itself to request this change of the minister (of municipal affairs, Ted McMeekin), it would expedite the change,” he said. “Higher levels of government don’t always like to impose things on lower level governments. I think our minister, we all, would be much happier if the region See HOGG, page 23.

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Frustrated with backroom wheeling and dealing in advance of the appointment of York Region’s chairperson, Markham Councillor Joe Li wants to make the job an elected position. He will bring in a motion this fall asking regional council to advise the provincial government it wants the chair’s job to be elected in time for the next term of council following the 2018 municipal elections. “I’m working on that. When I was campaigning for re-election (last year), a lot of people asked me why the regional chair is not elected so I made a pledge if reelected, I will make sure it’s going to happen,” said Li, adding Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Justin Altmann has indicated he will second the motion. “The reason I’m doing it is (because) this is an important position. I believe in democratic (election of the chair). I believe it’s time the chair should be elected. When it’s appointed, there’s a lot of backroom deals. If it’s appointed, you have to make deals. If it’s elected, you go straight to the people.” The chair, who earns more than $200,000 a year, is now appointed to a four-year term by the region’s 20 mayors and regional councillors. Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard, who has introduced a private member’s bill at Queen’s Park to make the position elected, said he would welcome Li’s motion. “We don’t need a motion from the region. However, if regional council took it upon itself to request this change of the minister (of municipal affairs, Ted McMeekin), it would expedite the change,” he said. “Higher levels of government don’t always like to impose things on lower level governments. I think our minister, we all, would be much happier if the region See HOGG, page 23.

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If you ever find yourself in trouble in the water, this is the guy you want rushing to your rescue. Richmond Hill resident Dennis Cook, 23, took first place in competitions in Japan that highlight athletes’ life-saving skills. Cook, who is senior head coach of the Richmond Hill Lifesaving Club, was selected to be a member of Canada’s team in the 2015 Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup. The event took place in Japan from July 20 to 21 and Cook finished first in the Beach Flags event and fourth in the Beach Sprints event. Canada has been attending the international Lifesaving Cup, which features the 10 top-ranking countries in the world, since 2009. This year, Cook was the first Canadian ever to win an event at the competition, and he is elated. “I’ve been working really hard for this, training almost every day since I was 19, and it’s finally paying off,” he said.

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Dennis Cook competes with Masato Ueki, (foreground) a double lifesaving world champion silver medalist in beach flags, the two diving for the final flag to win the competition. Cook earned the win for Canada. Cook, who has worked as a lifeguard since age 16, said he often trained before and after work, racing through the sand at the volleyball court outside of Alexander Mackenzie High School and following a workout he designed to build the proper skills. The flag event begins with com-

petitors lying face down in the sand. When the starter pistol goes off, they quickly turn around and run 20 metres in the other direction to grab a flag. There are several rounds with one fewer flag than participants, gradually eliminating competitors similar to musical chairs. “It taps into decision-making

skills, because you get cut off and have to quickly decide to go in another direction,” he explained. Cook, who plans to pursue a career as a strength and conditioning coach, said he enjoys competing in lifesaving because it is one of the few sports with a “humanitarian aspect”, and there is a wide diversity of activities — from poolside events that include swimming races and simulated rescues, waterfront events with kayak and paddleboard races, and first aid competitions. Cook also won the Line Throw event at the 2015 Canadian National Pool Championships, which requires athletes to coil a rope in from the water and throw it to a teammate waiting in the pool. The teammate

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SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFT CLUb CHILDREN’S PROgRAM (AgES 7-12) Join for some old fashioned fun in an old fashioned setting. Children will explore a variety of heritage and environmental arts and crafts and will complete several projects to take home. Some projects will take place outdoors and include walking trips around the neighbourhood. Date: Every Wednesday until August 26 Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Location: The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre, 19 Church Street North Drop-in Fee: $15 Maximum 12 participants. For more information on this program please contact the Heritage Centre at 905-780-3802.


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RICHMOND HILL SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CENTRE The Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre Presents: The Monday Night Sales Clinic-The Joy of 6 Steps to Sales Mastery. Fall 2015 Seminar Series: Webinar - Monday night Sales clinic – 6 Steps to Sales Success Date: September 14 Time: 8 - 9pm Call 905-771-2546 or visit our website at BusinessRichmondHill.ca to register.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION UPDATE TO THE BOND CRESCENT NEIGHBOURHOOD INFILL DEVELOPMENT ARE The Town of Richmond Hill is undertaking an update to the Bond Crescent Neighbourhood Infill Development Area. The area is currently subject to the Infill Study for the Bond Crescent Neighbourhood. The lands affected by this Update generally includes the lands fronting onto the south side of King Road and those lands with frontage onto Bond Crescent, extending to the east of those lots with frontage on the west side of Bostwick Crescent (please refer to attached location map). As part of the development of this Update, a community information session is being held on Monday, September 14, 2015. The purpose of the Update is to guide development in the study area and to assess matters such as the location of required infrastructure (i.e. streets and sidewalks), the layout of development blocks and land uses (including the possibility of medium density residential uses), the location of parks and urban design considerations. The Town’s Official Plan requires that a Tertiary Plan be prepared and approved by Council prior to the consideration of medium density residential development on collector and local streets within the “Neighbourhood” designation. Once complete, the update to the Bond Crescent Neighbourhood Infill Development Area will provide direction for potential applications proposing medium density residential development in the study area. The Town’s Planning and Regulatory Services Department is coordinating this study with the assistance of the consulting firm, MHBC Planning. The Update is targeted for completion by the end of 2015. DATE: MONDAY, September 14, 2015 START TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Norm Taylor Room, Bond Lake Arena 70 Old Colony Road, Richmond Hill, ON For further information on this study, please contact: Melissa Morgan, Planner I, Melissa.morgan@richmondhill.ca, (905) 771-2413 Shelly Cham, Senior Planner, shelly.cham@richmondhill.ca, (905) 747-6470 Salvatore Aiello, Manager of Development – Subdivisions, Salvatore.aiello@richmondhill.ca, (905) 771-2471 More information on the update to the Bond Crescent Neighbourhood Infill Development Area and the existing Infill Study for the Bond Crescent Neighbourhood can be found on the Town’s website: Update to the Bond Crescent Neighbourhood Infill Development Area http://www.richmondhill.ca/documents/meetings/cow/3_2_2015_16_30/ Item%2005%20-%20Preparation%20of%20a%20Tertiary%20Plan%20 for%20the%20Weldrick%20Road%20West%20Study%20Area%20and%20 an%20update%20to%20Bond%20Cres%20Infill%20Dev%20Area.pdf? Infill Study for the Bond Crescent Neighbourhood http://www.richmondhill.ca/documents/bond_crescent_infill_study.pdf A copy of the Richmond Hill Official Plan can be viewed or downloaded from the Town’s website: http://www.richmondhill.ca/officialplan DATED THIS 20TH DAY of AUGUST 2015.

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y now I guess you are noticing the similarities between Canada’s federal election and the World Series pennant race in major league baseball. If not, let me fill you in. Both will play out over the next couple of months with the final contest in late October. Both feature teams that sport blue in their team colours and a maple leaf in their logo, that would desperately like to clinch it in the final, holding up the big trophy as the confetti rains down from above. Both have somewhat revamped lineups, although several core players are still there, with the same skipper they’ve had for a while. (Notice John Gibbons is always eating something? It’s as if the game is keeping him away from dinner. Meanwhile, Stephen Harper is not a bad looking fellow, he just looks like a guy who would be more comfortable wearing a tie, but his advisors have hidden them.) In the case of the Jays, it’s pretty clear they are Canada’s team, bandwagon jumpers and all. The federal Conservatives would love to think of themselves as Canada’s team, but they have so many critics these days, as well as serious competition for our hearts from the NDP (picture them in orange and black) or Liberals (wearing red), it promises to be a close race right to the bitter end. Like baseball, every once in a while one of the political parties is forced to deal with a team member over some dumb posting on their Twitter account. Likewise, sometimes veterans get the start over newcomers trying to break into the lineup. Sometimes a candidate is thrown a knuckleball of a question and swings wildly, making a fool of him or herself. Some generate interest because of hairstyle choice or who it is they hang out with on their off time and not by their performance in the batter’s box (aka media scrum). Once the baseball season is said and done, I’m sure we will have been all quite well entertained, and maybe had our hearts broken. But I’m not sure the Jays becoming champs would have the same impact as what direction we go

Bernie O’Neill with our federal government. Alas, if only the federal parties could generate the same kind of interest in their battle for ballots that the Jays have been able to generate with their ballfield battle for wins. Perhaps they can pick up a few tips from baseball to get the fans pumped up: Each party could have a mascot: Conservative Carl, Liberal Larry, NDP Pete. They’d race around the field between debates and maybe trip each other. Imagine Thomas Mulcair Bobblehead Day. Free Liberal batting helmet to the first 20,000 voters. Conservative towel day (their haters would love for it to be a simple white “I surrender” style of towel, but I doubt they are giving up that easily). When a politician steps up to the microphone his party could flash his stats from when he was on student council at university, who his favourite politician was growing up, votes batted in. We could all get to know the players a little better. Although that’s been the knock on politics these days, that the more we know the players, the less we seem to like them, and the more the party they play for is left open to criticism. So parties appoint candidates rather than allow them to be chosen, and when it comes to talking to voters, candidates aren’t all that candid. Which is why people, on the day before voting day, are searching around for the name of the candidate in their riding, even though they’ve learned the Jays starting lineup by heart. Politics is one of those games where not everyone loves a winner.

Many people of Richmond Hill are by now aware of the existence of the almost finished new Wilcox Lake Park, both a very inspired idea and a beautiful execution. As I do my regular walks along the shores of Lake Wilcox, I enjoy the superb scenery and the very original steel artwork of birds, wild animals, boats and heritage symbols decorating the pathways of the park. It’s a small paradise for walkers, joggers, roller bladers and cyclists of all ages. It’s also a place where you see the multicultural environment at its best, with joyful and relaxed people talking in at least 20 different languages that I was able to identify. The thing that impressed me the most is a giant turtle, a very detailed, elaborate execution in bronze casting. There is nothing cartoonish about the piece of superb artwork. The turtle is very serious and her claws look almost menacing (see front page photo). It attracts viewers and admirers like a magnet, because of its artistic beau-

ty. At any time of the day or evening, that “queen of all attractions” is surrounded by at least three to four picturetaking walkers. The one problem is that all children, and even some adults, cannot refrain from touching or petting the turtle, unsuspecting of the dire consequences. At 30 C or even less, on these hot summer days, the back of the turtle becomes a real stovetop and can burn the hands quite painfully. Recently I noticed two signs, one on each side of the turtle, with the clear warning: “Caution, Do Not Touch, Hot.” What an intelligent, caring initiative from the parks and recreation staff of Richmond Hill. I haven’t seen anything like that in other places in the world where such a sign would be extremely helpful. Next step? Maybe adding a few more languages to that sign.

George Kun Richmond Hill

Let’s be tolerant Re: Complaint forcing Vetmobile off driveway, July 23. I agree with whoever is complaining that this vehicle

SEND A LETTER: Email letters to mbeck@yrmg.com JOIN CONVERSATION: Be the first to comment at yorkregion.com is too big and it’s an eyesore. I wouldn’t want it parked near my house. However, Ms Winslow is leaving soon. I find it difficult to believe that people cannot tolerate it for a few more months. Grow up — she’s a veterinarian. And to the letter by Ms Coletta, who wrote about newcomers, I disagree. All the criticisms she listed had nothing to do with newcomers. Our bridges are falling apart, our roads are falling apart and our subway is falling apart. Are we going to blame newcomers for that? No. Let’s blame the shortages and deterioration of our economy and society to the overpopulation of politicians!

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By Rob Beintema Metroland Wheels The thing about split personalities is that while Mr. Hyde gets to have all the fun, making mayhem and running amok, good ‘ol Dr. Jekyll has to quietly go about doing the groceries, feeding the cat and making sure the rent gets paid on time. And so it also goes with the bipolar lineups of some car companies. Take Subaru, for instance. The high horsepower halo cars - the WRX and STI - get all the glory, the rally car fan following and all of the press hype, while the Impreza compacts that they are based on plod steadily along, quietly unassuming, selling a more subtle appeal that was made for the masses. But it’s the Impreza that brings in the bulk of sales, supporting the company bottom line, even allowing for the very existence of their halo car siblings. In some ways, those standard-issue Subarus have become Japanese Volvos, offering security of performance and safety over flash and dazzle designs.

It’s function over form; substance instead of style. The Subaru Impreza did, however, undergo a minor cosmetic and content makeover for a little extra pizzazz in 2015. This was a normal mid-cycle revision to freshen up the fourth generation model before its eventual replacement in a year or two. The changes include fuel economy improvements, reduced emissions, new styling tweaks inside and out, and a longer list of standard and available features and technologies. Even with those additions, as my colleague Jim Robinson noted at the 2015 model year launch, the Impreza remains the lowest-priced all-wheel-drive entry vehicle in Canada, starting at just $19,995. There are two models to choose from, a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback ($900 more), along with plenty of other choices to expand upon as you move up from the base model through Touring, Sport and Limited Packages, topping out in the $30K range. The Impreza comes standard with a five-speed manual or is available with a CVT automatic ($1,300).

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The Subaru Impreza, refreshed for 2015 inside and out, is seen here in a Crystal Black Silica and in top-of-the-line Limited Package trim with Technology Option. More importantly, like our Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde example, it shares some of the same performance bones with its WRX/STI alter ego siblings, namely, the same sturdy chassis and suspension beginnings, the horizontally-opposed boxer engine with its low-centre-of-gravity and Subaru’s trademark Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system.

New for 2015, the Subaru Impreza exterior adds a new chrome grille, new fog lights, new WRX-style side mirrors and a new rear bumper. A now standard lip spoiler was probably included to jolt the ho-hum factor of Impreza’s fairly anonymous design. And there are new alloy wheels

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Compact Impreza gets more pizzazz for 2015 Continued from page 7 for some of the upscale trim levels. Inside, Subaru’s infotainment suite of technologies includes a new 6.2-inch multi-function touch screen, STARLINK connectivity with Aha smartphone integration, Bluetooth hands-free system and all the usual audio availabilities. Subaru has made backup cameras universal throughout the lineup, a good move ahead of a tide of inevitability throughout the industry. Although the interior offers little in the way of novelty for a new audience, my leather-appointed Limited trim was handsome enough and the Impreza’s doors open to a comfortable cabin with surprising room in the backseat and plenty of useable trunk space.

AT A GLANCE BODY STYLE: Compact four-door sedan DRIVE METHOD: Symmetrical full-time all-wheeldrive ENGINE: 2.0-litre DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder boxer (148 hp, 145 lb/ft), five-speed manual or CVT transmission (as tested) FUEL ECONOMY: CVT 8.5/6.4L/100 km (city/hwy); As tested 8.3L/100km (comb) PRICE: Base, $19,995; as tested Limited Package with Technology Option, $29,395 WEBSITE: www.subaru.ca

Under the hood, the one-choice 2.0-litre fourcylinder boxer engine makes 148 hp and 145 lb/ft of torque. Not exactly the kind of rally-bred oomph rating of its WRX/STI siblings, but the motor makes enough muscle to get the job done. The 2.0-litre has also been rated as a PZEV engine with zero evaporative emissions and a bump up in fuel efficiency, rated at 8.5/6.4L/100km (city/hwy). My real world results worked out to 8.3L/100km (comb), still excellent for an all-wheel-drive configuration. Tested here, we have a 2015 Subaru Impreza four-door sedan in a subtle shade of Crystal Black Silica and in Limited Package trim level with the CVT tranny and a Technology option. The Limited Package includes all the expected bells and whistles - 17-inch high luster alloy wheels, side mirrors with integrated LED signals, interior leather with silver stitching, dual-zone automatic climate, chrome trim touches, a seven-inch high resolution capacitive touch screen with navigation instead of the 6.2-inch version and numerous other infotainment upgrades. The Technology Option ($1,200) adds a proximity key with push-button start, steering-responsive fog lights and Subaru’s EyeSight system - a stereo camera system aimed forward from either side of the rear view mirror, monitoring for pre-collision braking and brake assist, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warn-

ing, lane sway warning and lead vehicle start alert. It’s a very comprehensive package for its segment.

vealed next year as a 2017 model. There’s talk of new styles, new engines with di-

The leather-appointed two-tone interior of the Limited Package adds dual-zone automatic climate, chrome trim, and a seven-inch high-resolution capacitive touch screen. Some industry watchers have wondered about the possible “Toyotification” of Subaru and the potential loss of the company’s individual sense of mission and philosophy, especially as it tries to become appeal to a wider audience. But I can only hope that they are wrong and that the WRX concept that I kept coming back to at this spring’s New York Auto Show will offer at least a little trickle-down styling for the next fifth generation Impreza, a new model that will probably be re-

rect injection and cylinder deactivation, even a possible plug-in hybrid. For today’s driving needs though, the 2015 Subaru Impreza offers reliability, steering and handling traits superior to almost any vehicle in the segment, a wide range of trim and configurative choices to fit any customer need and, as tested here, a full suite of leading edge technologies that bolster the solid performance of this still unique all-wheel-drive entry in the compact car market.

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BMW concept M4 GTS premiered during Monterey Car Week At this year’s Monterey Car Week, BMW staged the initial preview of a high-performance model for use on the road and on the racetrack: the BMW Concept M4 GTS – the first M3/M4 special production vehicle to be sold in the US. The BMW Concept M4 GTS showcases new technologies which will debut in production vehicles later this year. The BMW Concept M4 GTS features the innovative water injection system that has already provided a significant output and torque boost in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. In addition, the BMW Concept M4 GTS has rear lights with OLED (organic light-emitting diode)

technology for an unmistakable appearance. The engine powering the BMW Concept M4 GTS is equipped with the same innovative water injection system that has endowed the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car with a noticeable increase in output and torque. The water injection system introduced by BMW M GmbH sees the engineers using the physical effect of water when vaporizing to draw the required energy from the ambient medium. The water is injected into the plenums of the intake manifold as a fine spray. When water vaporizes and goes through its phase transition absorbs heat, cooling the air intake

significantly. As a result, the final compression temperature in the combustion chamber – and therefore the engine’s tendency to “knock” – is reduced, enabling the turbocharged engine to use higher boost pressure and earlier injection timing. The BMW Concept M4 GTS is fitted with innovative rear lights featuring OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) technology, a new type of light source producing full-surface and homogenous illumination. Their low installation height of just 1.4 millimeters and the ability to actuate individual light modules which emit light to a single point provide flex-

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VISIT CHOOSENISSAN.CA OR YOUR LOCAL RETAILER • ENDS AUGUST 31ST Offers valid August 1 – 31, 2015. *Cash discount is $2,500//$5,604//$3,733//$3,000//$5,000//$2,500//$8,500 available on 2015 Micra (1.6 SR Trims)//Altima Sedan 2.5 (T4LG15 AA00)//Sentra 1.8 S M6 (C4LG55 AA00)//Rogue (except S FWD (Y6RG15 AA00))//Pathfinder Platinum 4x4 (5XEG15 AA00/AA10)//Juke (except Nismo RS AWD (N5YT15 AE00)//Armada Platinum models (7CTG75 AA10/CC10/CR10). Cash discount is applicable to the cash purchase. Not applicable with NCF STANDARD rates. Cash discount is comprised of non stackable cash and NCI clearout cash. Not applicable to lease and finance offers. The offers are exclusive and can be modified, extended or canceled without notice, and can not be combined with any other offer, except stackable dollars. These offers have no cash exchange value. Dealers may set their own prices. An order or dealer trade may be required. ††The Nissan Loyalty Offer (“Offer”) is available only to eligible customers who (as of May, 1, 2015) lease/leased, finance/financed or own/owned a 2009 or newer Nissan brand vehicle (an “Existing Vehicle”). Eligibility for the Offer will be determined by Nissan Canada Inc. (“NCI”) in its sole discretion. Proof of current or previous ownership/lease/finance contract will be required. Offer is not transferrable or assignable, except to a co-owner/co-leasee of the Existing Vehicle who resides within the same household as the intended recipient of the Offer. If the eligible customer elects to lease or finance a new and previously unregistered Nissan brand vehicle (excluding NV, Fleet and daily rentals) (an “Eligible New Vehicle”) through NCI and Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc. (collectively “NCF”), then he/she will receive a specified amount of stackable loyalty dollars (“Loyalty Dollars”), as follows: (i) Micra/Versa/Sentra ($500); (ii) Juke/Altima/Rogue ($600); (iii) Frontier/Xterra/Leaf/Murano/Pathfinder ($800); and (iv) Maxima/Z/Titan, Armada/GT-R ($1000). Loyalty Dollars will be applied before taxes which means they are inclusive of all applicable taxes. Alternatively, if the eligible customer elects to purchase or lease/finance an Eligible New Vehicle (excluding GT-R and Leaf) other than through NCF, then he/she will receive a three-year/48,000 kilometers (whichever comes first) Oil Change and Tire Rotation Plan which consists of a maximum of 6 service visits, each consisting of 1 oil change (using conventional 5W30 motor oil) and 1 tire rotation. For complete details on the Oil Change and Tire Rotation Plan, ask your dealer. Offer has no cash redemption value and can be combined with other offers. Offer valid on Eligible New Vehicles purchased/leased/financed and delivered between August 1 – 31st, 2015. Conditions apply. Model(s) shown for illustration purposes only. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice. While quantities last. Ask your dealer or visit www.nissan.ca for complete details. Nissan names, logos and slogans are trademarks owned by or licensed to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and/or its North American subsidiaries. ©2015 Nissan Canada Inc. All rights reserved.

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Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for lease. Limited time offers. Offers only valid at participating dealers. Retail offers may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. See your Lincoln Dealer for complete details or call the Lincoln Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-387-9333. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible raincheckable Lincoln retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental Incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). XXXLincoln Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is in effect from July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 (the “Program Period”), on the purchase or lease of a new 2015/2016 Lincoln Vehicle (excluding 2015-2016 MKT Limo/Livery). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford of Canada employees (excluding any Unifor/CAW-negotiated programs). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered from your participating Lincoln Dealer during the Program Period. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/DF-Plan programs. XXXReceive a Lincoln Maintenance Protection Plan (“LMPP”) with the purchase or lease of a new 2015/2016 Lincoln model at participating Lincoln dealerships. LMPP includes all required scheduled maintenance (as per each vehicle’s Owner’s Guide) for 2 years or 40,000 km for 2014 and 2015 Lincoln models, whichever occurs first (the “Term”); plus coverage for 6 wear items (Brake pads and linings, Brake rotors, Engine belts, hoses and hose clamps, Shock absorbers, Spark plugs, Wiper blades) for the same Term, as required, due to normal wear or defect. Limit five (5) required scheduled maintenance service visits over the Term, based on a 6-month/8,000 km interval. LMPP offer balance is transferable at a cost if the vehicle is sold. Offer is not raincheckable. ^Offer only valid from June 2, 2015 to September 30, 2015 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before May 31, 2015. Use the $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new and available 2015/2016 Lincoln vehicle, excluding Limo and Livery models (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. **2015 Lincoln MKZ FWD Gas Equipment Group 100A or Hybrid Equipment Group 200A with MSRP of $XX,XXX. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price only and excludes options, freight, AC Tax, Green Levy (if applicable), license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI, PPSA (if financed or leased) (a maximum RDPRM fee of $44 and third party service fee of $4 for Quebec, if leased), administration fees, and any other applicable environmental charges/fees and taxes. Dealers may sell or lease for less. See your local dealer for details. *Bridge of Weir is a trademark of Bridge of Weir Leather Company Limited. ~Figure(s) achieved using premium unleaded gasoline. ©2015 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.


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Personal injury law

29,402 injuries that did not require admission to a hospital and could be dealt with in the emergency room or by a family doctor.

Darcy Darcy is a lawyer with Boland Howe LLP, Trial Lawyers for the Injured, and can be reached at 905.841.5717 www.bolandhowe.com Canadian Lawyer Magazine has recognized BolandHowe as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury law firms in Canada.

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hat does that number represent to you? Allow me to put it into perspective. It is about as many people as the entire complement of the Canadian Reserve Force. It is about as many people as the population of Bradford. It is approximately the total number of days the average Canadian lives. It is also the estimated number of Ontarians, who, one year after a car accident, will still be in pain. The Ministry of Transportation’s most recent published statistics show that in 2012, there were 61,001 people injured in car accidents. More than 96 percent. 58,805 of them suffered

This year, a research team commissioned by the Ministry of Finance published research papers that reviewed the findings of what the team considered to be the most reliable clinical studies relating to these 58,805 Ontarians injured in automobile collisions with injuries not requiring admission to hospital. According to one of their research papers, published in Journal of Manipulative and Psychological Therapeutics, Volume 32, Number 2S, “the preponderance of evidence indicates that, in adults, recovery of wh iplash-associated disorders is prolonged, with approximately half of those affected reporting neck pain symptoms one year after the accident. Perhaps, you may think that there must be something unique about the 50 percent who don’t get better in the first six months or who never get better. The research team reviewed all the red flags, like pre-existing conditions, age, percentage of body in pain, baseline neck pain and headache intensity and disability. Researchers concluded they could not reasonably predict who would recover and who

would not. So, you and I are as likely to recover after one year as we are to not recover after one year. And we have the same odds of being one of the unfortunate 1,311 to 1,836 Ontarians who suffer prolonged severe symptoms. With 58,805 Ontarians suffering from such injuries each year, and half not recovering after one year, you would assume that your auto policy would afford ample funding for treatment to cope, wouldn’t you? Formerly, motorists had coverage for $100,000 of treatment if they needed it. Then, in 2010, the government reduced it to $3,500 for those who have injuries like we have been discussing. Now the government is contemplating reducing it even further, and limiting the duration of treatment to just six months. On behalf of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, I attended the Financial Services Commission August 17 to implore the Ministry of Finance and the Financial Services Commission to afford greater care to Ontarians whose soft-tissue injuries persist beyond six months. There should be more funding available through Ontarian’s automobile policies. Let us hope they listen to reason 29,402 Ontarians are too many to ignore.

The advice offered in this column is intended for informational purposes only. Use of this column is not intended to replace or substitute any professional, financial, medical, legal, or other professional advice.

Sunday, August 23

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Richmond Green Park 1300 Elgin Mills Road East Tastes of the Hill celebrates Richmond Hill’s diverse, multicultural community while supporting a worthy cause. This year’s festival will offer a great variety of activities to enjoy, including live entertainment and a showcase of culture, food, fashion, film, arts and crafts, sports and animals from around the world. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind cultural celebration!

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Landscaper from Richmond Hill charged with more sex assaults

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A landscaper from Richmond Hill, who was already in jail for three alleged sexual assaults, has been re-arrested for three more, which occurred in May. The man, 36, was arrested on Monday by Toronto police and charged with three counts of sexual assault. They involve three separate women, assaulted while walking on a pathway in High Park on May 3 between 7 and 9 p.m. and then

the following day at 9 p.m. He had already been in jail charged with similar offences, including an alleged sex assault in October of 2014 near Finch Avenue West and Yonge Street, when police say he approached a woman from behind and sexually assaulted her. He is charged with two more incidents, including one on June 6 in Beltline Trail Park and June 30 near Kay Gardner Beltline pathway. Police said the victims are between 25 and 45, adding that the

man charged is unmarried and has no children and had been living with his father. After being denied bail, Mark James Towell will be appearing in court by video remand at College Park today, Thursday. Police have released his photograph and believe there may be more victims. They are asking anyone with information to contact police at 416-808-8500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Our Water: Clean and Safe How is our water made clean and safe to drink? It starts with protection at the source. Water protection requires constant care and monitoring. York Region works with governments, businesses, farms and residents to make sure our groundwater is protected. We also make sure the used water going down our drains and toilets is thoroughly treated before it safely re-enters the environment. As Lake Ontario, Lake Simcoe, and groundwater provide drinking water to York Region residents, it is vital that this water continue to be protected. Our drinking water undergoes many treatment processes to make it safe. At the Georgina Water Treatment Plant,

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contaminants are removed as lake water passes through membranes and ultra-violet light. Chlorine is added to protect our water as it moves through the distribution pipes before it arrives at your taps. The monitoring of water quality never stops. Last year, York Region performed 36,817 drinking water quality tests. These tests confirm the 285 million litres of water delivered each day to an estimated 1.1 million residents is clean and safe. The York Region water system is massive, integrated and fascinating. Yet, it is rarely seen. We’ve taken videos that will open the door to our underground world. We think you’ll be amazed. Visit york.ca/wateris

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Another free summer Thursday Concert in the Park is Aug. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mill Pond Park, corner of Mill and Trench streets. Enjoy an evening with Cher and Rod Stewart Tribute Band, as they perform the best of Cher and Rod Stewart. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy outdoor concert. Extra parking available at east lot of Mackenzie Health Hospital. In the event of rain, cancellation sign will be posted at park.

Friday, Aug. 21 Fifth annual Caribbean North 2015 gala concert is Aug. 21 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., with a mix and mingle starting at 6:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. The concert features Smokey Burke, Bill ‘The Crooner’ Newman, George St. Kitts (see photo), dancer Reshmi Chetram and many others. Tickets are $50 (with charitable tax receipt of $25 provided) or for balcony seat $45 (tax receipt of $20). Funds raised support the Guyana Burn and Healthcare Charitable Foundation. For details and tickets, call Pam at 905-737-3368. Yvonne Pearson is an artist living and working in Richmond Hill for 50 years and a member of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists. A varied collection of her paintings will be featured Aug. 21 through 27 at the Mill Pond Gallery, 314 Mill St. During the art exhibition, viewers can fill out a questionnaire and at the end of the show a name will be drawn for a free painting. For more, visit rhga.ca or call 905-770-7449. Pipe down the Sun event will be held at the Oak Ridges Community Centre, 12895 Bayview Ave., Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Oak

Ridges Councillor Greg Beros, it features live music by the Richmond Hill Centennial Pipe Band and free refreshments while you watch the sun go down. For info, call 905-771-2530 or email greg@gregberos.com

Saturday, Aug. 22 Bronstine family’s sixth annual Charity Yard Sale for Just Paws Animal Rescue is Aug. 22 at 259 Cedar Ave., Richmond Hill from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., (south of Major Mackenzie Drive East near Palmer Ave). 100 per cent of proceeds go to the animal rescue organization. For more, visit www. facebook.com/events/1067323279964474 or text Robyn at 416-817-9443. Stargazing and song making returns to Richmond Hill with Songs Under The Stars Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in courtyard of the Richmond Hill Centre For The Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St. Evening outdoor concert and stargazing party features singer-songwriter Derek Christie and his band, plus musical guests Laurelle Augustyn and Greenway Blvd. David Dunlap Observatory Defender Astro team will have telescopes on hand to stargaze. Refreshments available for sale; show is free (or pay what you can) and all ages. Please bring non-perishable food item for food bank. For more, visit derekchristie.com

Sunday, Aug. 23 Celebrate diversity and culture at Richmond Hill’s Tastes of the Hill, a multicultural festival Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that provides opportunities to learn about cultures from

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Wednesday, Sept. 2 The last summer Moonlight Movie is Sept. 2 at Rouge Woods Community Center on Shirley Drive, when Big Hero 6 will be shown on giant screen under the stars at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.) Come early with your blanket or lawn chairs, enjoy refreshments (for a nominal fee); pre-movie activities start at 7 p.m. In event of rain, movie moves indoors. For more, go to richmondhill.ca and click on Moonlight Movies. The Liberal welcomes submissions of upcoming events from non-profit community organizations. Every effort is made to include all submissions; there is no guarantee of publication. E-mail items to mbeck@yrmg.com Did you know you can add your own items to our online calendar? Visit: www.yorkregion.com/yorkregion-events/

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Another free summer Thursday Concert in the Park is Aug. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mill Pond Park, corner of Mill and Trench streets. Enjoy an evening with Cher and Rod Stewart Tribute Band, as they perform the best of Cher and Rod Stewart. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy outdoor concert. Extra parking available at east lot of Mackenzie Health Hospital. In the event of rain, cancellation sign will be posted at park.

Friday, Aug. 21 Fifth annual Caribbean North 2015 gala concert is Aug. 21 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., with a mix and mingle starting at 6:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. The concert features Smokey Burke, Bill ‘The Crooner’ Newman, George St. Kitts (see photo), dancer Reshmi Chetram and many others. Tickets are $50 (with charitable tax receipt of $25 provided) or for balcony seat $45 (tax receipt of $20). Funds raised support the Guyana Burn and Healthcare Charitable Foundation. For details and tickets, call Pam at 905-737-3368. Yvonne Pearson is an artist living and working in Richmond Hill for 50 years and a member of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists. A varied collection of her paintings will be featured Aug. 21 through 27 at the Mill Pond Gallery, 314 Mill St. During the art exhibition, viewers can fill out a questionnaire and at the end of the show a name will be drawn for a free painting. For more, visit rhga.ca or call 905-770-7449. Pipe down the Sun event will be held at the Oak Ridges Community Centre, 12895 Bayview Ave., Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Oak

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Saturday, Aug. 22 Bronstine family’s sixth annual Charity Yard Sale for Just Paws Animal Rescue is Aug. 22 at 259 Cedar Ave., Richmond Hill from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., (south of Major Mackenzie Drive East near Palmer Ave). 100 per cent of proceeds go to the animal rescue organization. For more, visit www. facebook.com/events/1067323279964474 or text Robyn at 416-817-9443. Stargazing and song making returns to Richmond Hill with Songs Under The Stars Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in courtyard of the Richmond Hill Centre For The Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St. Evening outdoor concert and stargazing party features singer-songwriter Derek Christie and his band, plus musical guests Laurelle Augustyn and Greenway Blvd. David Dunlap Observatory Defender Astro team will have telescopes on hand to stargaze. Refreshments available for sale; show is free (or pay what you can) and all ages. Please bring non-perishable food item for food bank. For more, visit derekchristie.com

Sunday, Aug. 23 Celebrate diversity and culture at Richmond Hill’s Tastes of the Hill, a multicultural festival Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that provides opportunities to learn about cultures from

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around the world. Try international foods, make crafts from different places, visit animals from far away lands, experience entertainment and discover new sports at Richmond Green Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Rd. E. Free admission; funds raised support Autism Ontario, York Region. The Richmond Hill Philosophy & Storytelling Club will meet Aug. 23 from 1 to 3 at Archibald’s Pub, 8950 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. The topic is forgiveness. All welcome; for details, call Mora Campbell at 647-608-5273.

Tuesday, Aug. 25 The last free Jazz in the Plaza concert for the summer is Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in the outdoor courtyard of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St. Enjoy the music of jazz artist Joseph Callender. In the event of rain, concert moves indoors. Councillor David West invites residents to a free Ward 4 Family Barbecue Aug. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mill Pond Park, Mill and Trench streets, rain or shine. Enjoy hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, cold drinks (while quantities last), entertainment by Flyball Governor, community booths, on-site ice cream truck, face painting and more. For details, call 905-7712480 or email councilevents@richmondhill.ca. Travel Talks, a free, informative evening with Debbie Ross and Womens Travel Network tour leaders will be held Aug. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Richmond Hill Central Library, 1 Atkinson St., Room B on second floor. Find out about solo

travel and travel destinations and experiences. Limited space; RSVP at 905-771-8338 or email debbie@womenstravelnetwork.ca

Wednesday, Aug. 26 Another Richmond Hill summer Moonlight Movie will be held Aug. 26 outside Langstaff Community Center, at Red Maple and Bantry, when families can enjoy Finding Nemo on giant screen under the stars, shown at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.). Come early with blankets or lawn chairs for good spot, enjoy refreshments (for a nominal fee); pre-movie activities start at 7 p.m. In event of rain, movie will move indoors. For more, go to richmondhill.ca and click on Moonlight Movies.

Thursday, Aug. 27 The final free summer Thursday Concert in the Park is Aug. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mill Pond Park, corner of Mill and Trench streets, featuring a Bee Gees tribute band, Night Fever, with an allCanadian cast taking you through five decades of one of the greatest bands in pop history. Bring chairs, blankets to enjoy outdoor concert. Extra parking available at east lot of Mackenzie Health Hospital. In the event of inclement weather, cancellation sign will be posted at park.

Sunday, Aug. 30 Enjoy free Vishnu Mandir Yoga in Peace Park Aug. 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the temple located at 8640 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, just north of Hwy. 7. Register at 8:15 a.m.; bring your yoga mat and come find the peace within you. In the event of rain, class will run inside Temple Hall. For details, contact Deepa Nathwani at deepanathwani@rogers.com or Rani Sethi at 416-930-8853.

TuesDAY, Sept. 1 Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society holds its monthly meeting Sept. 1 at the McConaghy Seniors Centre, 10100 Yonge St., at 8 p.m. Guest speaker Hank Thiessen of Credit Valley Horticultural Society will discuss how gardening practices contribute to climate change, and how to create beautiful gardens, regardless of changes in temperature moisture patterns. Cost: $5 for non-members. Annual membership $25 individual; $30 family. For more, visit richmondhillgardensociety.org

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Wednesday, Sept. 2 The last summer Moonlight Movie is Sept. 2 at Rouge Woods Community Center on Shirley Drive, when Big Hero 6 will be shown on giant screen under the stars at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.) Come early with your blanket or lawn chairs, enjoy refreshments (for a nominal fee); pre-movie activities start at 7 p.m. In event of rain, movie moves indoors. For more, go to richmondhill.ca and click on Moonlight Movies. The Liberal welcomes submissions of upcoming events from non-profit community organizations. Every effort is made to include all submissions; there is no guarantee of publication. E-mail items to mbeck@yrmg.com Did you know you can add your own items to our online calendar? Visit: www.yorkregion.com/yorkregion-events/

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NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT AND PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STUDY FOR THE LESLIE ELGIN DEVELOPMENT LANDS STREET ‘BB’ WATER CROSSING The Study Leslie Elgin Developments Inc. has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment for a water crossing to connect Street ‘BB’ to John Birchall Road/future Street ‘A’ near the intersection of Leslie Street and Elgin Mills Road East in the Town of Richmond Hill. The approximate limits of the project study area are illustrated on the enclosed map.

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The study will evaluate water crossing alignment alternatives to accommodate subdivision egress requirements and future traffic demands. The Process The study is being conducted in accordance with the approved requirements for a Schedule “B” project as described in the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2007 & 2011). The Class EA process will include public review and agency consultation, an evaluation of alternatives and selection of the preferred solution taking into account public and agency input. Public Consultation Public consultation is an important component of the EA process. The project team will be hosting a Public Information Centre (PIC) on the project to present engineering and environmental information from the study, including existing conditions, an evaluation of alternatives and a recommended solution, while engaging residents and stakeholders regarding key issues. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend. Upon completion of the study, a Project File Report will be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and made available for public review for a period of 30 days. Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, Leslie Elgin Developments Inc. intends to proceed with the detailed design and construction of this project. The Public Information Centre will be held on: September 1, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Rouge Woods Community Centre 110 Shirley Drive, Richmond Hill (Room - Aspen A) The PIC will consist of an informal drop-in session for attendees to review project information and ask questions. Written comments are also invited for further consideration and for incorporation into the project record. If you wish to receive further information about this project, submit a comment or be added to the mailing list, please contact either of the following individuals: Mr. John Chadwick, P.Geo. Consultant Project Manager Cole Engineering Group Ltd. 70 Valleywood Drive Markham, ON L3R 4T5 P: 905-940-6161 x445 F: 905-940-2064 E: jchadwick@coleengineering.ca

Mr. David Stewart, MES, MCIP, RPP Vice President TACC Developments 600 Applewood Crescent Vaughan, ON L4K 4B4 P: 905-760-7300 F: 905-669-9600 E: dstewart@tacc.com

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Mark your calendar for Terry Tribute Richmond Hill will honour Canadian hero Terry Fox and the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope with the unveiling of the Terry Fox Tribute Sept. 12, at Ransom Park on Yonge Street, north of Major Mackenzie at 2 p.m. The official unveiling ceremony will feature Mayor Dave Barrow and members of council, Premier Kathleen Wynne, members of the Fox family and the artists, Radoslaw Kudlinski and Anna Passakas. For more, visit richmondhill.ca/TerryFox.

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Local paddlers compete at world dragon boat races BY MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

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The York Region Dragon Boat Club has only been in existence since 2013. But during that relatively short time frame, the Richmond Hill-based club has churned out some pretty adept paddlers. Good enough to the point that 10 club members were recently chosen to be on the Canadian national junior team taking to the Welland International Flatwater Centre for the 12th Worlds Dragon Boat Racing Championships this week, Aug. 18 through 23. Some 2,000 paddlers from 20 countries will compete and Canada is the first-time host of the championship. Alexandra Marshall was chosen to be on the under-24 team. Another nine members were named to the under-18 team, including Aurora resident Amanda Coleman, 17; Markham resident Julianne Yu, 18; and Chelsea Hanoun, 17, of Newmarket, who will paddle for the 24-member women’s vessel. Among those named for the 25-member under-18 open team were: Aurora resident Christian Strilchuk, 17; Hayden Gunraj, 16, of Schomberg; Auston Chhor, 17, and Bob Long, 16, of Richmond Hill; Elliott Choi, 17, from Richmond Hill; and Leeyan Haw, 17, of neighbouring Scarborough. “I am very honoured to have been chosen to represent Canada at the world championships,” Coleman, who is just in her third year as a dragon boat paddler, said. “I never thought when I originally joined dragon boating it would become such a large part of my life. “It is neat to see that hard work and dedication towards a goal really can pay off. We have been trying out since August 2014 and have needed to put in hours of time in the gym and at the paddling pool.” “Indescribable,” added Chhor. “When my friends and I got the email at school, we didn’t know what to do or say, we were just running around screaming.” Making her debut at the upcoming championships, Coleman

noted to earn a spot on the team was a long process that began last August. During that initial session, candidates paddled in two boating practices comprised of drills with a strong emphasis on technique. “We took videos and were able to review them later with the coaches so they could give us feedback,” she recalled. Two more indoor training camps were held last November and March at the Afterburn Fitness Centre in Scarborough. A final camp was held in May at the Sunnyside Paddling Club in Toronto when candidates were tested on their physical fitness and paddling speed and strength. Along with the camp in Ontario, similar ones were conducted in British Columbia and Quebec to choose paddlers from those provinces that comprised Canada’s entries. From there, Coleman said the coaches selected the final candidates based on their strength under the following criteria: physical fitness, paddling technique, ability to adapt, mental strength and well-being, and their ability to be a good teammate. To be chosen for the under-18 women’s team along with seeing several other York Region Dragon Boat Club teammates join her or be named to the other national team boats entered in other categories, Coleman was elated. “We have all trained exceptionally hard and everyone has been really committed to improving their performance in the boat,” said Coleman. “To have members from my own team on Team Canada is the cherry on top. Our York team has truly bonded over the years, and they’re like family to me,” Chhor added. The paddlers credit their club coaches Kelly Leong and Johnny Cheong, with Chhor stating a big factor was the character that was instilled by Leong and Cheong. “I feel we were chosen because of our heart. Sure, we can do a lot of pushups and have pretty decent paddling technique, but that all came with months of training, dedication, and our two amazing coaches,” he said.

More labour unrest ahead By Lisa Queen

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Move over teachers, now it’s education workers embroiled in labour strife with the province. The union representing 55,000 educational assistants, custodians, secretaries, lunch supervisors, library technicians, early childhood educators, student support workers and others was to bargain with the province Wednesday and Thursday (today). But the situation doesn’t look promising, Elena Di Nardo, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2331 in York Region, said. Negotiations are not moving well, she said, adding the ministry is dragging its heels on bargaining dates. A central bargaining committee is negotiating provincially for education workers with 101 Catholic and public union locals across Ontario. A conciliator is now involved in the bargaining process, with conciliation being the final step before the union enters a legal strike position, the union said. But with just a couple of weeks before school starts, “we’re not even close to negotiating to getting a contract,” Di Nardo said. Di Nardo, who said workers have been without a contract since Aug. 31, 2014, said she is not able to discuss the issues being negotiated. “There are many issues. A lot of people think it’s about the wages. It’s not about the wages. It’s about treating educational workers, school support workers, clerical in a way that they are to be respected.” Meanwhile, as of Monday, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association is in a legal strike position. After bargaining last week did not result in a deal, the union announced this week that teachers at a school in Moosonee in Northern Ontario will be the first to begin work-to-rule job action. Other schools are expected to follow in the coming weeks if a deal is not reached.

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NATIONAL BRIDAL COMPANY seeking reliable and energetic people with a courteous phone manner to set appointments. Part time evenings and weekends. Call Rose 905-761-8750 between 9am-5pm

Sherwood Electromotion Inc. (SEI) manufactures and repairs AC and DC electrical motors, generators, and traction drive units for major rail and transit and industrial authorities throughout Canada and the United States. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Machinist • Electrical/PLC Tech • QA Insp/Eng Apply Online http://www.sherwoodelectromotion.com/careers Apply By Email hr@sherwoodelectromotion.com Apply In Person (reception) 20 Barnes Court, Units A-E, Concord, ON L4K 4L4

SUPERINTENDENT COUPLE

Thornhill - St. Luke’s Seniors Home is seeking a live-in couple to be super-intendents for a 96 unit senior’s apartment building. Applicants must have excellent inter personal and communication skills. The ability to prioritize, organize and decisive problem solving is required. Building care and maintenance experience is an asset.

Job overview:

The duties include cleaning, preservation, inspections and minor maintenance of both the building and its equipment. Responsible for a shared on-call service schedule, safety/security monitoring and work closely with the administrator, residents and contractual workers. Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview and a police back ground check is mandatory.

To apply, email or fax a resume to: Patricia McLeod - Administrator stlukes.lodge@rogers.com OR Fax: 905-886-9120 Submissions must be received by: Monday August 31, 2015


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It’s Almost Back to School Time & We Still Have Openings for School Bus Drivers FREE TRAINING NOW for September routes. Be part of a world-class company, perform a great community service and get paid for it! Ideal steady part-time job. You won’t have to work weekends, nights, school holidays or even the summers. Ask about our special limited-time hiring & training incentives (and more incentives if you already have a Class B licence). Also ask about child ride along.

Call 1-877-914-KIDS or email canadajobs@firstgroup.com www.firststudentinc.ca An equal opportunity employer that values diversity.

Angus Glen Golf Club has immediate openings for the following positions: Greens Maintenance Workers, Servers, Bartenders, Dishwashers, Cooks & F&B Supervisor. For further information and to apply please visit Angusglen.com/employment

JANITOR/HANDYPERSON/ DELIVERY PERSON Full time 8am -5pm, Monday to Friday. Concord area. Please forward resumes to: rcorso@accucut.ca Further job details to be provided. Love Working With Children?

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required for local school aged child care P/T Split shifts, Mon- Fri. Must be available for Sept. 8

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LICENSED AUTO MECHANIC to join our growing team. The position requires an outgoing, organized, team working mechanic with; own tools, 3+ years experience, valid G driver’s license, 310 S license. Emission test license preferred. We pay competitive rates.

Please email your resume to: iliasservice@bellnet.ca

DENTAL ASSISTANT Certified full time level I or II for Aurora practice. Minimum 2 years experience. 2 evenings and alternate Saturday’s required. Email resume to reception@auroradentists.ca or fax 905-727-2225 FULL-TIME EXPERIENCED LANDSCAPERS REQUIRED for lawn maintenance company. Valid drivers license an asset. Call 905-773-8970 or email: richmondgreenlandscaping@ gmail.com

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RECE and Assistant Teachers Full Time and Before and After School positions for Thornhill & Richmond Hill centres. Strong programming, leadership, and communication skills required. Commitment to working in a child care setting. Recent police screening and up-to-date immunizations required. Please submit your resume to Sari Connell Manager, Staffing and Employee Relations By email: hr@uppercanadachildcare.com By fax: 289.982.1116 Thank you for your interest, only applicants who may be interviewed will be contacted. Upper Canada Child Care is a non-profit, government licensed organization operating centres in communities throughout Toronto, York Region, and Simcoe County.

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Screen test $20 includes Photo Shoot, if not accepted money refunded.

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JOB TITLE: Machine Operator, Full Time BUSINESS UNIT: Aurora, ON THE OPPORTUNITY • York Region Media Group is currently seeking an individual to fill the position of Machine Operator for our Alphaliner Insertion Equipment. This is a full-time position at our Aurora warehouse location. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Independently oversee general operation of machine and equipment to ensure production and performance of staff. • Properly manage products through material handling and ensure correct versions of flyers are used for insertion. • Address mechanical needs of machinery including maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of equipment while maintaining good housekeeping practices. • Communicate production status reports to Senior Operator and log all service activity and production output. • Complete and enforce all duties in accordance with our Health and Safety policies and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Ability to excel and make quality decisions in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment with strong attention to detail. • Ability to lift minimum 35 lbs and stand for an extend period of time with ease. • Capable of taking initiative and can work with minimal supervision in a team environment. • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with team members and management. • Strong leadership skills with the ability to guide a productive team. • Strong written and verbal communication and competent listener. • Comfortable working with Microsoft Work, Excel and Outlook. • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately. • Open-minded with a willingness to be trained and developed into a Senior Operator. If working for a highly energized, competitive team is your ideal environment, please email your resume to dlong@yrmg.com by September 4, 2015. Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview. Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Miller Group is a diversified Canadian company servicing North America. We provide both public and private sectors with road construction, paving, road rehabilitation, engineering construction, waste management and recycling services, transit operations, winter maintenance services, aggregate-based materials, cement and ready-mix concrete. Our Miller Waste divisions located in Pickering and Markham, Ontario are looking for full-time:

Residential Waste Collection - DZ Drivers These are PERMANENT positions for residential curb side Blue Box, Green Bin and waste collection. If you have the ability to provide excellent service to residents, good communication skills as well as a clean drivers abstract we want to hear from you. Interested applicants are invited to forward your resume, CVOR and current driver’s abstract to: Human Resources, 8050 Woodbine Ave., Markham, ON L3R 2N8 Fax: (905) 475-6396 Email: david.freemantle@millergroup.ca

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Apartments for Rent

Apartments for Rent

DUFFERIN/ CENTRE1 bedroom basement apartment, separate entrance. Parking. No smoking. $800 inclusive. 905-761-9909/ 647-625-3208 RICHMOND HILL Apts. - 15 Baif Blvd. FANTASTIC 3 BDRM suites, GOING FAST! Dishwashers, in-suite storage, seasonal pool, social rm w/ events, car wash. OFFICE OPEN DAILY, DROP IN! (905)883-4994 richmondhillapts.com

BAYVIEW/ ELGIN Mills - 3 bedroom main floor, 4pc bath, backyard, 2 parking, laundry, A/C. Close to amenities & schools. $1400+. Available Sept. 15th 905-883-5990 WARDEN/ HWY#7- Near Toogood Pond & William Bercy. 2 bedroom walkout, big windows, separate entrance, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, parking. Non-smoking/ pets. $990+ utilities Available immediately. 647-930-7867

UNIONVILLE - BRIGHT 2 bedroom basement, separate entrance, parking, laundry. Near Main St., Viva, GO train. No smoking/ pets. $1200 inclusive. 905-474-2155 before 3pm RICHMOND HILL- Yonge/ Major MacKenzie2 bedroom main floor apartment. Parking. $1050. Available immediately. No smoking, no pets. 416-749-4502 RUTHERFORD/ISLINGTON, BEAUTIFUL 1 bedroom basement. Separate entrance, laundry, fridge, stove, full bathroom, 1 parking space, no smoking or pets. Available immediately. 647-965-8074.

BATHURST/ RUTHERFORD- 2 bedroom basement, 1 bath. Would suit single or student. Access to laundry, parking. Close to buses. $1100 inclusive. No smoking/ pets. August 15th. Call or text 416-881-7937

ELGIN MILLS/ Yonge- 1 lovely bedroom basement apartment. Cable. Laundry. Parking. No smoking/ pets. Separate entrance. $775. 905-737-8824

Apartments for Rent

Apartments for Rent

McCOWAN/ 16TH- Spacious 2 bedroom basement, separate entrance,separate laundry. 1 parking. September 1st. $1150 inclusive. No smoking/ pets. 905-940-2511

WOODBINE/ 16TH- Very bright beautiful 2400sqft. 4 bedroom. Double garage. 5 appliances. Water softener. No smoking or pets. Available immediately. $2500+ utilities. 416-888-7352

STOUFFVILLE, MAIN Street Renovated 2 bedroom walk up, hardwood, new appliances, windows. Parking, $1250+ utilities. Walk to GO station. Available October 1st. 416-705-7065. BUR OAK/ Ninth Line- Large two bedroom corner townhouse. Separate entrance, own laundry, parking, steps to shops and bus, walking distance to community centre, library, hospital. September 1st. $1525+ negotiable. 416-970-9774

MARKHAM- MIDDLEFIELD/ DenisonHuge 1 bedroom basement, appliances, separate entrance/ laundry, parking. Cable. Viva access. Non-smoking/ pets. 416-949-6541 MCCOWAN/ HWY7 - 3 bedroom basement, separate entrance. $1200, first/ last. 2 min walk to GO station. Close to high school & elementary school. Laundry, parking. No pets. 905-470-5929/ 647-760-1816

Townhouses for Rent

Townhouses for Rent

BUR OAK/ Ninth Line - 4 bedroom townhouse, 2 1/2 bath, big kitchen, laundry, 1 parking. Non-smoking/ pets. $1900 negotiable. Immediately. 905-201-2254, 647-406-0332.

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

HIGHWAY 7/ Martingrove, 1 bedroom basement. Separate entrance, laundry, parking, close to transit. $900. Non-smoking/ pets. September 1st. 905-264-3935, 647-500-6544.

MAPLE- LARGE 1 bedroom 2nd floor apartment, a/c, gas heating, fridge, stove, full bath, parking. $1025. Available October 1st. 416-806-1984

MIDDLEFIELD/DENNISON, Renovated 3 bedroom house, 2.5 baths, close to all amenities. $1550+ utilities. Available immediately. 647-477-4070.

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Houses for Rent

WARDEN/ HWY#7 4 bedroom house, walk to Toogood Pond & William Bercy. Newly renovated. Parking, laundry. Non-smoking/ pets. $2000+ utilities. Available immediately. 647-930-7867

MCCOWAN/ DENISON- Newly renovated 1 bedroom basement apartment, separate entrance, 1 parking, laundry. Non-smoking/pets. Near public transit. Available immediately. (905)940-2442

Articles for Sale

Articles for Sale

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BAYVIEW AND Major Mackenzie, three bedrooms bungalow, finished basement +two bedrooms, two bathrooms, main floor hardwood, appliances, parking +utilities, $2150, 647-632-8218.

Room & Board

Room & Board

DUFFERIN/ MAJOR Mac- Furnished room. $650 inclusive. Parking. Non-smoking/ pets. Immediately. Suits professional female. Short or long term. Close to York University/ hospital. 416-937-2355

Rooms for Rent and Wanted

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MARKHAM & Dennison- 1 bedroom basement, separate entrance & laundry. Close to everything. Available immediately. Please phone 905-201-8272

YONGE/ MAJOR Mackenzie- 2 bedroom house on a big lot. All appliances. Near GO Train. Available Immediately Tony 416-219-8660, 416-817-3269

Real Estate Misc./Services

Houses for Rent

Classifieds

Rooms for Rent and Wanted

THORNHILL- 1 bedroom basement, bright, a/c, separate kitchen, fridge. Washer/ dryer. Cable/ internet. No smoking or pets. Parking. Separate entrance. Suitable for student. $550. 905-881-7780

GARAGE SALE

Sat., August 22nd 10am-4pm 24 Parklawn Cres. (Leslie/Hwy#407) Thornhill Books, games, household items, clothes, shoes, more.

MARAGE SALE

High quality organic cosmetics/ skincare. Custom stainless steel lockets. 9am - 5pm 124 Franklin Ave., Thornhill Sun., Aug 23rd

ANNUAL MULTIFAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., August 22nd 8am-12pm Stephenson Cres. (Yonge/ Crosby) Amazing Sale! Something for

GARAGE SALE Sat., August 22nd Sun, August 23rd 9am-3pm 355 Elgin Mills Road West, Richmond Hill

Cars for Sale

Cottages for Rent

LAKEFRONT 3 BEDROOM PET FRIENDLY COTTAGE (sleeps 6) available for weekly or weekend rental from Sept. 7th through the end of Oct. at reduced Fall rates. Situated in Haliburton Highlands, with 4 piece bath, living/dining area, well equipped kitchen and attached screened-in Muskoka room. Well looked after grassy grounds on a gentle slope down to a 400 sq ft dock on a very peaceful NO MOTOR lake. Great swimming, fishing, with 1 canoe, 3 kayaks, a peddalo, life vests, firepit and games. Available now from Sept. 7th through Oct. at Fall rates. Please call Patrick 416-564-4511 or email patrick@nemms.ca for rates and full photos.

Building Equipment/ Materials

Building Equipment/ Materials

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS UP TO 60% OFF! 30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Fri., Aug. 21st Sat., Aug. 22nd 8am - 5pm 103 May Ave. (Major Mac/ Yonge) Baby furniture, kitchen cupboards & more. Multi-Family Yard Sale 329 Gells Road, Richmond Hill Sat., August 22

GIANT STREET SALE Over 10 Families Sat., August 22 8am ~ 4pm Eleanor Circle (Yonge/ Hwy #7) Rain Date: Sat., August 29

YARD SALE

Ping golf clubs, much more. Something for everyone.

Craft supplies, clothing, household, tools, electronics, drapes, BBQ, renovation supplies.

Saturday, August 22nd 8am ~ 2pm 82 Fern Valley Crescent, Richmond Hill

Cars for Sale

Nannies/Live In/Out

Nannies/Live In/Out

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER for 6yr old twins. Email to: lgmanalo71@yahoo.ca 2008 HONDA CIVIC LX SEDAN. Silver, 5-speed manual transmission, inside like new, original owner, rust protection, accident free, alloy wheels, winter tires with rims, new front breaks. AC, PW, PL, PM, ABS-PB, PS, CC, CD player, front air bags, keyless entry. 148000 km. $7600. 647-400-4114

HWY#7/ MCCOWAN Large room, TTC, shopping, laundry. Cable, internet. $550. utilities included. 1st/ last. No parking. Suit single professional. 647-722-2285.

Cottages for Rent

MOVING SALE

Domestic Help Available

ABSOLUTELY BEST cleaning ladies available. Honest & hard working, insured/ bonded. 416-897-6782. www.maidforyoutorontoltd.com Domestic Help Wanted

2007 HYUNDAI Tucson GL V6 2.7L Automatic, FWD, Ex. Asking $6000 One owner, non-smoker, well maintained, market value more than $8000, 137,800KM. 416-856-3728 Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking

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Plumbing

Plumbing

SEMI-RETIRED MASTER PLUMBER. Experienced. Courteous. No job too small! Licensed and insured. Reasonable rates. 416-948-6536

Domestic Help Available

Domestic Help Wanted

FULL TIME, permanent caregiver required for elderly woman. Yonge & Elgin Mills area, Richmond Hill. $11.25/hr. 40 hours a week. Must have high school diploma. Provide care and companionship, assist with dressing, toileting, mobility, make appointments, prepare healthy & nutritious meals, light housekeeping including laundry, dishes. Must have at least 1yr. related experience or 6 months caregiver training. Live-in or live-out. Accommodation available at no charge. Must speak fluent English. Knowledge of Hindi or Urdu an asset. Email resume: amandan2014@yahoo.ca or call 416-414-2119

FEMALE PERSONAL Care Attendant In York Region to assist disabled person. Salary: $12.50-$15 Email: hf_attendantjobs@yahoo.ca

Mortgages/Loans

Mortgages/Loans

TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. CALL ANYTIME 1-800-814-2578 or 905-361-1153. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca


Decks & Fences

DECKS, PERGOLAS, Sheds, Pool Sheds, Staining, Tree Removal. 30 years experience. 416-522-8034

Flooring & Carpeting

Flooring & Carpeting

HARDWOOD FLOOR & Tile. Experienced. Professional. Low prices. Free Estimates. We supply and install hardwood, laminate, tile, stairs, sand floors & painting. 647-786-6484 CARPET, LAMINATELinoleum. A1, sales, installation, repair, restretch. Seniors discount. For expert workmanship/ low rates, free estimate call (416)569-5606

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concrete & paving

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plumbing

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Peacefully at Mackenzie Health you joined your beloved husband Jack Green; we know you two are dancing in Heaven together at last. Best Mum ever to Jaye & Joe. Best Grandma ever to Taylor & Mackenzie. Best of friends to all she loved. Strong & Stubborn to the end, we love you Mum & will miss you for ever. Celebration of Joan’s life, Saturday August 22, 2015 @ her house 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Donations, on behalf of Joan, can be made to Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 1H7

Landscaping, Lawn Care, Supplies

Landscaping, Lawn Care, Supplies

PROFESSIONAL GARDENER: NO GRASS CUTTING Create a garden. Garden clean up. Hedge trimming, pruning, edging, weeding, planting. SEASONAL CONTRACTS. 905-989-0578, 905-806-4457(C) henna@hennasgarden.com

Moving & Storage

Moving & Storage

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Handy Person

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Home Renovations

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Home Renovations

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Painting & Decorating

Painting & Decorating

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YONGE ST.

ALTA NISSAN

JANE ST.

MAPLE NISSAN

HWY 400

ALTA NISSAN WOODBRIDGE

4 locations to serve you Best. MARTINGROVE

www.altagroup.ca

offers valid august 1 – 31, 2015. *cash discount is $2,500//$5,604//$3,733//$3,000//$5,000//$2,500//$8,500 available on 2015 Micra (1.6 sr trims)//altima sedan 2.5 (t4lG15 aa00)//sentra 1.8 s M6 (c4lG55 aa00)//rogue (except s FWD (y6rG15 aa00))//Pathfinder Platinum 4x4 (5XeG15 aa00/aa10)//Juke (except nismo rs aWD (n5yt15 ae00)//armada Platinum models (7ctG75 aa10/cc10/cr10). cash discount is applicable to the cash purchase. not applicable with ncF stanDarD rates. cash discount is comprised of non stackable cash and nci clearout cash. not applicable to lease and finance offers. the offers are exclusive and can be modified, extended or canceled without notice, and can not be combined with any other offer, except stackable dollars. these offers have no cash exchange value. Dealers may set their own prices. an order or dealer trade may be required. ††the nissan loyalty offer (“offer”) is available only to eligible customers who (as of May, 1, 2015) lease/leased, finance/financed or own/owned a 2009 or newer nissan brand vehicle (an “existing vehicle”). eligibility for the offer will be determined by nissan canada inc. (“nci”) in its sole discretion. Proof of current or previous ownership/lease/finance contract will be required. offer is not transferrable or assignable, except to a co-owner/co-leasee of the existing vehicle who resides within the same household as the intended recipient of the offer. if the eligible customer elects to lease or finance a new and previously unregistered nissan brand vehicle (excluding nv, Fleet and daily rentals) (an “eligible new vehicle”) through nci and nissan canada Financial services inc. (collectively “ncF”), then he/she will receive a specified amount of stackable loyalty dollars (“loyalty Dollars”), as follows: (i) Micra/versa/sentra ($500); (ii) Juke/altima/rogue ($600); (iii) Frontier/Xterra/leaf/Murano/Pathfinder ($800); and (iv) Maxima/Z/titan, armada/Gt-r ($1000). loyalty Dollars will be applied before taxes which means they are inclusive of all applicable taxes. alternatively, if the eligible customer elects to purchase or lease/finance an eligible new vehicle (excluding Gt-r and leaf) other than through ncF, then he/she will receive a three-year/48,000 kilometers (whichever comes first) oil change and tire rotation Plan which consists of a maximum of 6 service visits, each consisting of 1 oil change (using conventional 5W30 motor oil) and 1 tire rotation. For complete details on the oil change and tire rotation Plan, ask your dealer. offer has no cash redemption value and can be combined with other offers. offer valid on eligible new vehicles purchased/leased/financed and delivered between august 1 – 31st, 2015. conditions apply. Model(s) shown for illustration purposes only. offer subject to change or cancellation without notice. While quantities last. ask your dealer or visit www.nissan.ca for complete details. nissan names, logos and slogans are trademarks owned by or licensed to nissan Motor co. ltd. and/or its north american subsidiaries. ©2015 nissan canada inc. all rights reserved. alta GrouP’s KicK oFF to suMMer nissan Micra GiveaWay (the “contest”) is open to any individual (the “contestant”) who purchases or leases, and takes delivery of a new or used vehicle from alta nissan Woodbridge, alta nissan richmond Hill, Maple nissan or stouffville nissan (collectively the “alta Group”) between august 1, 2015 and august 31, 2015 (the “contest Period”). each contestant will be automatically entered into the contest by the alta Group with a chance to win one of two Brand new 2015 nissan Micras (s5lG55 aa00)(the “Prizes”). one entry per contestant. odds of winning are based on the number of vehicles sold during the contest Period. each contestant shall have one ballot entered into a draw (the “initial Draw”) from which six (6) contestants shall be selected for the Final Draw. the initial Draw shall take place on september 9, 2015. each of the contestants selected in the initial Draw shall be notified via email that they have been selected to participate in the Final Draw. the Final Draw will take place at Maple nissan, at 2:00 pm on september 21, 2015. to participate in the Final Draw, contestants selected in the initial Draw must be present at Maple nissan at or before 1:45 pm on september 21, 2015 (the “check in time”) to sign in. only those contestants who arrive at or before the check in time, will be entered into the Final Draw. two of the contestants present for the Final Draw will each win one of the Prizes (the “Winners”). the Winners will not be able to substitute the Prizes for cash or trade in, and the Winners will be required to take delivery of the Prizes within two weeks of the Final Draw or will forfeit their Prize. all fleet vehicle purchases or leases are excluded from the contest. employees of nissan, the alta Group and the Zanchin automotive Group and its affiliated entities (the “excluded individuals”) are excluded from participation in the contest. immediate family members of excluded individuals are also excluded from participation in the contest.

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