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While Dina Derocchis can see the merit of using gas tax to fund transit in large cities such as Toronto, she says that she and other York Region residents are reluctant to give up their cars.

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KIM ZARZOUR kzarzour@yrmg.com He was just an ordinary kid, a classmate at his son’s Markham high school, but the boy’s predicament troubled Sam Fronte. The teen had confided to Fronte that his father was angry he’d attended a local party and told him not to bother coming home. It was the middle of the night and the young man had nowhere to go. "He gets that way, sometimes," the boy shrugged.Fronte, who helped sponsor homeless youth through Markham Baptist Church for more than 10 years, was well aware of the risks the teen faced trying to find somewhere safe for the night - from frigid makeshift shelters to drop-ins where people are robbed for a few dollars. He couldn’t help the youth - "a good kid" who luckily managed to find a friend’s couch to sleep on for the night - but Fronte vowed he would do more to help other teens in similar predicaments. That’s why his family has signed on to be a host family with the new Nightstop program being launched in York Region. 360Kids has partnered with UK-based Depaul Charity to be the first Nightstop provider in North America, offering screened and trained volunteers with a spare bed to young people with nowhere else to go. The organization is seeking families who can help provide this safety net - for one night or several that keeps youth off the street or away from unsuitable accommodations where they would be at

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Sam and Stephanie Fronte stand in the spare bedroom they are offering to homeless youth. It’s part of a new 360Kids program and a first in North America where volunteer families play host to young people who don’t have a place to stay. risk of abuse. With help of federal funding, families who sign up to be Nightstop hosts receive remuneration to assist with expenses. Nicola Harwood, head of Depaul’s Nightstop, was in Richmond Hill this week helping launch the program in Canada. It’s been in operation there for more than 30 years she says, and now offers 630 homes across the UK. In 2015, those homes provided 13,500 "safe sleeps" to young people. Each youth spends an average seven to eight nights at a Nightstop while

the agency works with them to find long-term solutions to their housing troubles. The program has been tried and tested by the UK organization to ensure it’s safe for everyone, she says, adding York Region would be a good fit for its launch in Canada. Jacquie Hermans, 360Kids Nightstop program coordinator, estimates 300 youth are seeking a place to stay in the region every night. 360Kids provides 14 emergency beds at The Hub in Richmond Hill, but there have been no vacan-

cies since the facility opened in March 2016. "We are not going to build our way out of this problem," say Michael Braithwaite, 360Kids executive director. "We have to be innovative and think differently." The use of spare rooms in a positive environment makes a huge difference to young people in crisis, says Lesley Sims, 360Kids director of resource development. "It allows them to feel safe and cared for while receiving the continued support of services 360Kids provides." Fronte’s family is keen

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to play a role. As chair of his church’s mission team, he has helped raise cash donations, clothing and gift cards for homeless youth. Now he is ready to do more, especially in the south end of York Region where services are especially lacking. "The Hub is a great option but not nearly enough," he says. With no shelters for kids in crisis in the area, youth must make their way to Toronto or overcrowded shelters further north, in Newmarket or Sutton. "They can end up in places that are not safe.

Shelters can be risky." Most of the hidden homeless are good kids in bad circumstances, says 360Kids youth worker Christian Salgado. With space shortages at the Richmond Hill facility, they end up couch-surfing, sleeping in abandoned buildings or tents in vacant lots, he says. "They get a bad rap, but they’re not dangerous. These kids generally just can’t go home." That’s the situation Jessica faced when she left home several months ago. At 17, the youth already faced years of hardship growing up with two chronically ill parents, moving multiple times and regularly bullied at school. "My parents couldn’t afford me so at the end of the day, I just decided to do it on my own," the quiet teen says. She slept in shelters and empty stairwells until she found an emergency bed at 360Kids. Now she is in transition housing while she earns her high school diploma, but she knows it could have gone very badly - and she says she could have used a program like Nightstop. "When you’re that age, you’re supposed to be growing. But that’s hard to do you are on the streets trying to survive. "It would make such a difference if we had a home where we knew we were safe and cared about."

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Employment Opportunities The Town of Richmond Hill has the following employment opportunities currently available: • Fitness Instructor • Records Management Intern • Lifeguards & Swimming Instructors • Water Resources Intern • School Crossing Guards • Instructor II – Archery • Survey Assistant • Water Resources Coordinator For detailed information about these and other positions, including application instructions, deadlines and file numbers, please visit the Town’s website at RichmondHill.ca/Employment or view the public bulletin board at any one of the Town’s community centres.

Public Notice NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATIONS UNDER THE PLANNING ACT

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Monday, January 23 – Committee of the Whole – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 25 – Council Public Meeting – 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 30 – Council – 7:30 p.m. Agendas for all meetings are available on the Town’s website under Mayor and Council section – Council Calendar. Meetings will be held at the Municipal Offices, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, 1st floor For meetings held in the Council Chambers, the Town Richmond Hill offers an assistive listening system. Should you require the use of this system, please advise the Office of the Clerk in advance by sending an e-mail to clerks@richmondhill.ca or by speaking with Clerk’s Office staff before the start of the meeting.

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The Town of Richmond Hill has received the following applications under the Planning Act: Inquiries Refer To: Town Files: D02-16037 and D03-16011 Town Planner: Katherine Faria, Planner II – Subdivisions Telephone: 905-771-5543 Email: katherine.faria@richmondhill.ca A request from Fifth Avenue (King North) Inc. to amend the Zoning By-law for approval of a draft Plan of Subdivision for lands described as Lot 12 and Blocks B and C, Plan 484 and municipally known as 3, 5, and 7 McCachen Street and 300 King Road. The applications seek to permit a residential development consisting of 33 dwelling units and a common element condominium road on the subject lands. Inquiries Refer To: Town File: D02-16040 Town Planner: Katherine Faria, Planner II – Subdivisions Telephone: 905-771-5543 Email: katherine.faria@richmondhill.ca A request from Pedram Mahmoudian to amend the Zoning By-law for lands described as Part of Lots 12 and 13, Plan 2300 and municipally known as 79 Hunt Avenue. The application seeks to permit two semi-detached dwelling units to be constructed on the subject lands. The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that “complete” development applications have been received by the Town of Richmond Hill pursuant to the Planning Act. The applications have 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 these applications, 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 these applications is also available for inspection between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM during regular business days at the Town’s Planning & Regulatory Services Department, located at 225 East Beaver Creek Road, 4th Floor, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3P4 (Telephone: 905-771-8910). Dated this 12th day of January, 2017.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SIGN BY-LAW AMENDMENT A request from Colliers International to amend the Town’s Sign By-Law Number 52-09, as amended, for the lands described as Part of Block 2, Registered Plan 65M-2287 (Municipal Addresses: 157165 York Boulevard) will be considered by the Committee of the Whole at its meeting to be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Offices, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill, and at that time, the Committee will hear from interested persons who apply to be heard. The proposed Sign By-law Amendment would address site-specific standards for the installation of wall signage on the subject lands (Town File Number D22-16012). The staff report prepared by the Town’s Planning and Regulatory Services Department respecting this matter will be available at the Office of the Clerk, Ground Floor of the Municipal Offices on Wednesday, January 31, 2017. The Staff Report will also be available on RichmondHill.ca. To find it, choose the Calendar and the relevant meeting for a list of items. If you wish to address Committee of the Whole regarding this matter, you must submit your request in writing by no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, February 6, 2017. You may send an e-mail to clerks@ richmondhill.ca or fax your request to 905-771-2502. The personal information accompanying your submission will become part of the public record unless you expressly request the Town to remove it. Notice of Collection: Personal information collected as a result of this public meeting is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the Town of Richmond Hill’s Procedure By-law, and all other relevant legislation, and will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. All personal information (as defined by MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will be made available for public disclosure to members of the public, at the meeting, through requests, and through the website of The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill. Questions regarding the collection, use and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to the Town Clerk at the contact information provided below. Questions respecting the information and recommendations contained in the staff report should be directed to Kayla Apostolides, Planner I Subdivisions in the Planning and Regulatory Services Department at 225 East Beaver Creek Road, 4th Floor, Richmond Hill, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at 905-771-5563, Fax 905-771-2404 or e-mail kayla.apostolides@ richmondhill.ca. Town of Richmond Hill 225 East Beaver Creek Road Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3P4 Telephone: 905-771-8800 Fax: 905-771-2502 E-mail: clerks@richmondhill.ca Stephen M.A. Huycke, Town Clerk Dated this 12th Day of January, 2017

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PASS A LOCAL IMPROVEMENT CHARGES BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE THAT: 1. The Council of The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill intends to reconstruct Doncrest Road, 57 metres south of Palace Court to Highway 7 to urban standards with asphalt pavement, curbs, gutters and storm sewers as a local improvement and intends to specially assess a part of the cost upon the land abutting directly on the work. 2.Theestimatedcostofthework is $1,124,300 and the estimated life cycle for the proposed improvements is 20 years. A contribution of $1,057,564.00 will be borne by the municipality. The estimated cost per metre frontage is $154.05. The special assessment is to be paid in ten (10) annual installments with interest or one lump sum payment without interest. 3. Persons desiring to petition against undertaking the work must do so in writing on or before February 13, 2017. Stephen M.A. Huycke, Town Clerk Town of Richmond Hill

225 East Beaver Creek Road Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4 Telephone: 905-771-8800 Fax: 905-771-2502 E-mail: clerks@richmondhill.ca Dated this 12th day of January, 2017 Note: If you wish to petition against the above project, the submission must include your name and the address of the land owned by you and must be signed by all owners of the property. The proposed project will be heard at the Committee of the Whole Meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 225 East Beaver Creek Road. The Staff Report prepared in conjunction with this matter will be available from the Office of the Clerk on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 after 3:00 p.m. or can be accessed through our website at https://calendar.richmondhill.ca/Council. Requests to address Committee of the Whole on this matter must be received in writing prior to 12:00 noon on Tuesday March 21, 2017. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact: John Thompson, Project Manager – Design & Construction at 905-771-5461 Laura King, Revenue Services at 905-747-6401 Helen Arsenault, Office of the Clerk at 905-771-2463

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO LICENSING PERTAINING TO THE ACQUISITION, KEEPING AND SALE OF ANIMALS WITHIN THE TOWN OF RICHMOND HILL TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Richmond Hill Committee of the Whole meeting will consider and receive input from the public on a staff report proposing certain requirements to Regulate the Acquisition, Keeping and Sale of Animals within the Town of Richmond Hill. The Committee of the Whole Meeting will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 225 East Beaver Creek Road. The Staff Report will be available for pick-up at the Office of the Clerk, Ground Floor of the Municipal Offices on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the end of the business day. The Staff Report will also be available on the Town’s website www.RichmondHill.ca/meetings. If approved by Committee, the proposed requirements will be presented for adoption at the Council meeting of January 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. If you wish to address Committee of the Whole regarding this matter, you must submit your request in writing by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may send an e-mail to clerks@richmondhill.ca or fax your request to (905) 771-2502. The personal information accompanying your submission will become part of the public record. This Notice is provided in accordance with the Town of Richmond Hill’s Notice By-law No. 170-07. Questions respecting the information and recommendations contained in the staff report should be directed to Jeff Baker, Acting Manager of By-law, Licensing and Enforcement, at 905-7476491 or e-mail jeff.baker@richmondhill.ca. Stephen M.A. Huycke, Town Clerk Town of Richmond Hill Fax: 905-771-2502 225 East Beaver Creek Road E-mail: clerks@richmondhill.ca Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4 DATED THIS 12TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2017

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ATTENTION COMMUNITY FESTIVAL/EVENT PLANNERS: We would like to hear from you! We will soon be holding information session/workshops to help you plan your events. To better understand your needs, please complete the survey on our website by January 27, 2017. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions. Visit RichmondHill.ca/EventServices to complete the survey and to view additional resources such as Festival and Event Resource Manual, Community Planning Guide and an Event Planning Tool Kit.

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For Syrian refugees who have come to Canada, 2016 was no doubt a year of adjustment and discovery. And for those who came in the first wave, a new reality is setting in with the start of a new year, when their federal living allowance came to an end. After 12 months, families stop receiving what could amount to $1,400 per month from the government. Many more refugees who settled in our communities will reach that milestone over the course of 2017. For those who have not secured employment, this year may bring some serious financial hardship. In a country that has openly embraced more than 35,500 Syrian refugees since November 2015, we can feel good about living in a place so willing to help those desperate and in need. Local groups, including Stouffville Cares, Bradford’s Refugee Inter-Denominational Group (BRIDG) and Georgina-East Gwillimbury Refugee Welcome, sponsored families. And many more residents, businesses, community organizations and churches offered their support to those families and other refugees who have begun to make their home in our towns and cities. The North American Shia Ithna Asheri Muslim Community Organization (NASIMCO) and the Jaffari Community Centre (JCC), for example, have organized and delivered hygiene kits to families awaiting permanent housing, prepared backpacks for 300 children going to school, delivered donated household items to families upon settlement and hosted a free dental screening and informative workshop session These people’s journey settling in our communities needs to stay front and centre for more than just the exciting first few months - particularly as that financial assistance reaches its expiration date. It has been inspiring to witness our communities step up to support and welcome their new neighbours and hear how refugees are adapting to living in a new country. We need to continue to offer support in various ways. Learning English is a major barrier for many. Perhaps people could offer English conversation clubs in their neighbourhood. Syrian children in new schools no doubt face an intimidating integration into their peers’ social circles. How can we help them make new friends? Many of the new families have spoken of the wonder and appreciation they felt being accepted so readily into this country. As time presses on, let’s not disappoint them now.

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• LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • Bureaucracy also has productivity problem Re: York taxpayer group welcomes study showing inflated government wages, Dec. 13. I find the comments of the president of the Newmarket Taxpayers Advocacy Group on the study by the Fraser Institute is enlightening to shed light on public employees compensation in relationship to the private sector. It is so true, I am not including the police, fire departments and the paramedics which is well appreciated and justified. But the real issue is not the gold-plated compensation only. The problem lies with productivity. I find the public sector are far less productive than in the private sector. That

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present "first past the post" system of voting. In three referendums around the country in recent years, the current method has been the big majority winner time after time. The parliamentary committee in Ottawa has just recommended that a referendum be held including the current system as a choice. Minister Maryam Monsef has insulted this committee and has further muddied the waters by mailing out a question-

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Richmond Hill stabbing to occur in one week Xavier Greaves, 19, from Richmond Hill, was arrested on Jan. 4. JEREMY GRIMALDI jgrimaldi@yrmg.com

York Regional Police have charged a teenager with the stabbing of a 21-year-old male in Richmond Hill. The incident, the second stabbing in a week in the town, took place on Jan. 1 at about 9:15 p.m. at a home on Silver Linden Drive, near

Yonge Street and 16th Avenue. The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Xavier Greaves, 19, of Richmond Hill, was arrested on Jan. 4 and was charged with aggravated assault, robbery and fail to comply with recognizance. He is set to appear in Newmarket court on

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Jan. 9. The other incident occurred at around 1 a.m. on Jan. 1 when a 20-year-old man was stabbed near Hwy. 7 and Yonge Street. Police are looking for four suspects between the ages of 16 and 20. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222tips.

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ON NOW AT THE BRICK! Unique, creative, curious and capable – eager to learn and make friends.Your child deserves a quality program to support the early years and meet the needs of all our children. In York Region, that means attending a York Region District School Board kindergarten program. Kindergarten registration begins January 20th, 2017. Children born in 2013 are eligible for junior kindergarten this September. Children born in 2012, and currently not attending public school, are eligible for senior kindergarten. Documents required for kindergarten registration include: • Proof of child’s age (Birth Certificate/Passport) • Proof of residency Where space is limited, children may be required to attend a school outside their neighbourhood.

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Debate: Does naming and shaming work? York police weigh benefits, detriments of strategy as impaired driving numbers mount JEREMY GRIMALDI jgrimaldi@yrmg.com Does naming and shaming work? The jury remains out, but York Regional Police is considering implementing the long-debated strategy to help lower the number of drunk drivers arrested on our roads each year. The force started kicking around the idea of publicly releasing the names of those charged with drunk driving after putting out statistics that leave many wishing for a more aggressive strategies in combating impaired driving.

Besides the number of drunk drivers charged every year rising by more than 30 per cent to 1,625 since 2013 in the region, nine people died as a result and weekly updates from the force show just how bad the problem is. A York police tweet about last weekend read: "9 more drunk drivers taken off our roads this weekend. One of them was passed out at the wheel in the middle of Clark/Dufferin." Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League, said there might be no evidence showing the strategy works, but there is anecdotal proof from Durham police, who have been naming and shaming for years, indicating that releasing names publicly does encourage people to warn police when a convicted impaired driver continues to drive without a license. "We know of people who

courages a sort of extra-judicial vigilantism. "I’m not talking about pitchforks, but the Internet equivalent, which is to say slinging mud on social media, employers (firing employees), Twitter trolls, that’s the only thing people would seek via this mechanism," Prutschi said. "Naming and shaming appears to be to get someone who is presumed innocent to be punished outside the justice system, which is the opposite of what a court system is intended to do." York police Const. Andy Pattenden said from the number of messages he receives from the community, it appears people do want the strategy put in place.

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Will naming and shaming people charged with impaired driving work to help cut down on the offence? have been convicted in the courthouse, walked to their car and attempted to drive home," he said. "My belief is that the community is at a greater risk by the actions

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JEREMY GRIMALDI jgrimaldi@yrmg.com In May 2012 posts showed up on Richmond HIll’s Darya Selinevich’s Facebook page showing her seated in the passenger side of a car, breathing into a breathalyzer test. Below the message read: "The designated passenger LMAO". A few months earlier an image was posted showing a police safety message asking "Who are you going to RIDE with tonight?" and displaying a number of vehicles including a police car, taxi, ambulance and transit bus. A message underneath read: "How about option #5: my car." These images would come back to haunt Selinevich today, Jan. 4, 2017, when a judge sentenced her to seven years in prison for a 2015 incident, in which she admitted to hitting and killing Zhi Yong Kang, 44, near Finch Avenue West and Tobermory Drive in Toronto. Selinevich left the scene only to be caught a short while later by police. This incident happened a mere month after Selinevich lost her licence when police stopped her on the Don Valley Parkway. Selinevich was given credit for time served and had her sentence reduced to 4-1/2 years. Her sentence comes one day after Marcello Fracassi of Alliston was sentenced to six years for hitting and killing Geoff Gaston, an Alliston worker painting traffic lines in 2014.

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O Saturday, January 14 Richmond Hill Community Spaghetti Dinner WHEN: 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. WHERE: McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge St. CONTACT: RHspaghetti@yahoo.ca COST: $1 suggested donation Everyone is invited to join us for a delicious meal where neighbours can get to know each other without cost being a limiting factor.

O Tuesday, January 17 York Region Parrot Club WHEN: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Richmond Hill Royal Canadian Legion, 233 Centre St. E. CONTACT: Bonnie Kuehl, bkoehl3387@ rogers.com COST: Guests $5 Monthly meeting.

O Thursday, January 19 PCCN - Newmarket Prostate Cancer Support Group WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place, 474 Davis Dr. CONTACT: Walt Klywak, 905-8951975, www.newmarketprostatecancer.com, wklywak1@gmail.com COST: Free Dr. Baguio will speak on palliative care and how to access its many services. Everyone is welcome.

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O Saturday, January 21 White Heather Pipes and Drums presents its annual Robbie Burns Dinner WHEN: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion - Aurora, 105 Industrial Pkwy. N. CONTACT: Katherine McManus, tomkatbrowne@yahoo.ca COST: $50 Evening of bagpipes, Scottish music, and dancing. Enjoy haggis, roast beef, and Yorkshire pudding.

O Sunday, January 22 Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception and Artist Talk WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main St.

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O Wednesday, January 25 Enterprising Careers - A Career Exploration Program for Women WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Women’s Centre of York Region Program, 171 Major Mackenzie Dr. W. CONTACT: Iara, 905853-9270, ext. 104, , iencinas@ wcyr.ca COST: Free Enterprising Careers is a career exploration program to assist women with their search for meaningful and sustainable employment.

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Built with the highest level of craftsmanship in prestigious South Richvale neighborhood in Richmond Hill. Spectacular modern features for comfort and luxurious living in the city. Must see – call us today!

Well-maintained and spacious 4 bedroom home with finished walk-out basement.Very private pool size lot backing onto Romfield Park in Markham.Excellent area with amenities at your doorstep:shopping,transit,schools,etc.Talk to us today!

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3,000SFcustombuiltstonehomeon2+acresinaquietcul-de-saconprestigiousNobletonLakesGolfCourse.9ftceilings and stunning Oakwood hardwood throughout.Additional work-shop space with large lot.Must see.Talk to us today!

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Full-time & Part-time shifts GUARANTEED HOURS No weekends Providing cleaning for seniors in the community. Location: Vaughan, Richmond Hill to Markham areas Requirements: O Vehicle and valid Ontario driver’s license O Ability to perform housecleaning tasks O Experience working with seniors O Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal/ written) Other: O Paid travel time and gas allowance O Additional language(s) an asset We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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You hear well, but other people speak too fast? Many people feel frustrated because others speak too quickly. This results in missed words and it can be hard to understand what’s being said. This is why we often have to ask people to repeat what they just said. Even mild cases of hearing loss can lead to difficulties with processing speech. Hearing loss can develop so gradually people do not even realize they have it. Fortunately, modern hearing aids can help by stimulating the auditory centers of the brain responsible for speech understanding. Hearing better will seem like the sounds “slow down” when a person is speaking so we hear all the words. You may be relying on visual cues (e.g. reading lips) or are applying more effort to listen. Maybe you are completely avoiding difficult listening situations all together? If so, these are common signs of hearing loss and it is important to understand the potential impact of leaving it untreated. Did you know that untreated hearing loss can cause the auditory nerves and auditory cortex of the brain to not be stimulated properly? The technical term for this is “auditory deprivation.” People who suffer from auditory deprivation often have difficulty processing speech. Research shows that the longer an ear goes without hearing, the greater the effect of auditory deprivation can be. Hearing aids may prevent auditory deprivation as they provide stimulation to the auditory nerves and auditory cortex. Further, the speech understanding abilities of some people improve with hearing aids (recovery from auditory deprivation). However, if hearing aids are put off for too long, it can cause longlasting speech understanding difficulties. Auditory deprivation may be prevented for some clients through

The Unitron MoxiTM Now hearing aid helps stimulate the auditory centers of the brain that are important for processing speech. the new Unitron MoxiTM Now hearing aids. These virtually invisible hearing aids are the smallest‡ wireless hearing aids in their class and automatically adapt to any listening environment, making it easier to understand speech while providing appropriate amplification needed to stimulate the brain. Connect Hearing is currently looking to not only improve hearing, but also to enhance the clarity of speech. We are particularly interested in candidates who find understanding speech to be difficult and can benefit from a free trial to see whether they notice an improvement. Interested people can register for a free hearing test* and a no-obligation trial† of the new Unitron MoxiTM Now hearing aids by calling 1.888.771.7459 or visiting connecthearing.ca

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ventional buses and 123 Viva rapid transit buses, Emmerson said. The region is also phasing in new services such as dial-a-ride in rural areas and more frequent bus service, adopting new fare incentives, modernizing facilities and introducing technological advancements, he added. Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen and East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia Hackson praised the gas tax funding. The money will help enhance and expand transit, reduce congestion, shorten commute times and help commuters reach their destinations quicker, Van Bynen said. Better transit is needed to accommodate growth, Hackson said. The region’s population of 1.1 million will increase to 1.8 million by 2041, while East Gwillimbury will grow by 125,000 by 2051. "The more options our residents have to leave their car at home, the better it is for our communities and the environment," Hackson said.

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the provincial government’s new cap-and-trade program, which increased gas prices by 4.3 cents a litre, as long as it is used specifically to improve the environment. "It (getting drivers to choose public transit) is not going to happen. No, I don’t think so. It won’t happen to me. No, no, no, no." Derocchis’s comments came the same day Queen’s Park announced Jan. 10 that York Region’s public transit system is getting a $15.3 million boost this year from the provincial gas tax. Better transit is not only a convenience for riders but helps improve the region’s economy, Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard said at a press conference at the Newmarket Transit Garage on Yonge Street south of Green Lane in East Gwillimbury. Municipalities across Ontario have received $3.8 billion in gas tax funding since 2004, including $334 million this year.

"York Region and York Region Transit will be able to use this funding to make critical improvements to our local transit network," Ballard said. "In the past, municipalities have used gas tax funding to upgrade transit infrastructure, increase accessibility, purchase transit vehicles, add more routes and extend hours of service." Although the region’s transit improvement to-do list is long and the gas tax funding represents less than 1 per cent of this year’s $197,221 million transit operating budget, regional chair Wayne Emmerson stressed the funding is not drop in the bucket. "We appreciate every dollar we get from the province and the feds and we need more for us to enhance our transit system," he said. The funding will cover some of the costs of operating the YRT Viva Transit system, which is expanding. Currently, the system provides about 140 transit routes served by 396 con-

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