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Sparks fly for couple’s unique spin on opera COVER PAGE: Ray Brazeau, Opera Luminato producer with his wife, Shoshana, opera singer. BY KIM ZARZOUR

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You may think you know what opera is: boring, pretentious, a lady in a hat with horns singing in a language you don’t understand. Ray Brazeau and Shoshana Friedman would like you to experience their kind of opera. Next week, the Newmarket couple bring their unique theatri-

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Cold temperatures put pressure on shelter BY SIMONE JOSEPH

The program is supported by nine faith communities in southern York: Jaffari Islamic Centre, Temple Har Zion, Thornhill United Church (a collaboration by Thornhill United Church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Thornhill Baptist Church), St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, Toronto Chinese Community Church, Vaughan Community Church, St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Richmond Hill and The Bridge Markham Community Church.

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This winter’s frigid temperatures caused York Region’s Out of the Cold program to be in such high demand, its executive director and volunteers were forced to bring in 21 extra air mattresses to supplement its bed supply. “We have never had to do that before,” said executive director Rehana Sumar. “We’ve been to Canadian Tire five times,” she said. “It has been a bit overwhelming. Our numbers have risen dramatically,” she said. “We’ve had to accommodate people. It is not possible to transfer people in the extreme weather.” Between 40 and 45 people have wanted warm, overnight shelter each night, but the shelter only has 30 beds. On a recent Tuesday night, Ms Sumar had to buy nine air mattresses. By 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday of last week, Temple Har Zion in Thornhill was already over capacity, serving 35 people and expecting more would show up looking for shelter, Ms Sumar said. So, the program had to buy more air-mattresses and look for blankets. YMCA volunteers offered to help out by supplying mattresses from the Y. The Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold Program is a central organization that co-ordinates the Out of the Cold shelters for the homeless

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Carolyn Stevens shows the sleeping area at the Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold in this file photo. Executive director Rehana Sumar said the shelter was forced to add more than 20 extra air mattresses to supplement its bed supply because of cold conditions.

within York Region. The program is supported by nine faith communities in southern York Region: Jaffari Islamic Centre,

YOU CAN HELP Mosaic needs three more organizations to join if it wants to expand to provide services seven nights per week. It also needs volunteers at its St. Mary’s Anglican Church site at Yonge and Major Mackenzie. Between Jan. 27 and March 31 (10 weeks), Mosaic needs helpers to set up in mid-afternoon, help with registration in late afternoon and early evening, people to clean, help with registration and also to help overnight from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Call 416-948-6682 or go to www.miotc.ca for more information.

Temple Har Zion, Thornhill United Church (a collaboration by Thornhill United Church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Thornhill Baptist Church), St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, Toronto Chinese Community Church, Vaughan Community Church, St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Richmond Hill and The Bridge Markham Community Church. Each faith group offers its building as an overnight shelter, using its volunteers to prepare and serve meals. The program provides each partner site with support services such as funding, mattresses, trans-

portation of guests, security and volunteer training. In addition to a rise in the number of homeless people visiting the program’s sites, the shelters have also seen an increase in the number of low-income people who come in for meals and clothing.

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any of you were without power for one day or several days during the December ice storm and had a small taste of what it’s like to survive with no heat in winter. Imagine those who have no homes at all, the homeless, who face the primal problem of staying warm every single winter night until spring. It’s not surprising that this winter’s extremes of temperature, ice and snow have brought more homeless people to York’s Out of the Cold shelters. Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold (MIOTC) is an exemplary and practical mission organizing the help and shelter of many faith groups and denominations. Across southern York Region — in Jewish synagogues, Christian churches and Muslim mosques — 1,000 volunteers provide emergency shelters, meals and support services to more than 500 people each year. And our extreme weather has brought even more people to its doors needing help. Several times in recent weeks, a shelter that normally holds 30 people found 40 or even 45 people needing a warm place to stay and a hot meal. MIOTC organizers have had to scramble to provide that help, even purchasing extra air mattresses when there weren’t enough beds. The Out of the Cold program is a wonderful example of community reaching out to those who need help — and reaching beyond typical boundaries of faith and culture. The program is supported by nine faith communities in southern York Region: Jaffari Islamic Centre, Temple Har Zion, Thornhill United Church (a collaboration by Thornhill United Church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Thornhill Baptist Church), St.

Luke’s Catholic Church, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, Toronto Chinese Community Church, Vaughan Community Church, St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Richmond Hill and The Bridge Markham Community Church. When someone comes for a warm bed, no one at Temple Har Zion asks if they are Jewish. When a man needs a warm coat, Jaffari Islamic Centre volunteers don’t ask what his faith is. When a woman needs a nourishing meal, no one inquires if she’s Catholic or Anglican. These faith groups and their volunteers simply provide the help that is needed. At the end of this month, the shelter will be housed at St. Mary’s Anglican Church at Yonge and Major Mackenzie. The church needs extra volunteers to pitch in and make the Out of the Cold program a welcoming success for the homeless. If you’re an early morning person, perhaps you can help out with breakfast from 5 to 7:30 a.m. Got a few hours to help in the afternoon? They need volunteers to set up in mid-afternoon, and others to help with registration starting at 4 p.m. Don’t mind driving? Help is needed in afternoon and evening transporting shelter users to their temporary beds. You handy with a broom and a mop? Cleaning help is needed from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. And if you’re a night owl, volunteers are needed for overnight shifts from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. If you are interested in volunteering — at St. Mary’s or in any other way — email Mosaic Inter faith Out of the Cold’s executive director Rehana Sumar at rsumar@rogers.com, or call 416948-6682. Whatever your religion or faith, whatever your circumstance in life, if you have a roof over your head and a warm bed, you can offer a little help for those who do not.

BOTTOM LINE: Exemplary interfaith organization needs more volunteers to help even more homeless.

Re: Perrelli aims for mayor’s seat; among 9 early candidates, Jan 9. Mr. Perrelli is quoted as saying, “In the past 20 years, taxes have risen 40 percent, while the rate of inflation has only gone up 19 percent”. If he had bothered to spend five minutes on the Statistics Canada website, he would have discovered that Canadian Consumer Price Index has risen from a base of 85.6 in 1993, to 123.0 in November 2013, an increase of 43.7 percent. So, over the past 20 years, council has actually kept tax increases somewhat less than the rate of inflation. Now, I realize this doesn’t sound nearly as sensational, nor does it help his cause, but maybe Mr. Perrelli should aim at being accurate before he aims at being mayor.

P. BENNETT RICHMOND HILL

Why are our roads worse in winter? Year after year Richmond Hill has the worst winter road maintenance of all the municipalities in York Region — and two weeks after the recent ice storm they remain so. The untreated side streets, mostly in the older part of town (the main roads are looked after by the region), has made my decision to shop in Vaughan an easy one, where most of the roadways have been cleared for days now. How can this be? Are they better prepared? Better staffed or just more organized? I suspect it has to do with cost cutting more than anything ... let’s just wait for the thaw. As an outside sales representative for 30 years, I can attest to my year after year comment.

I have lived in Richmond Hill for 50 years or so and have a sales territory in York Region and parts of Simcoe County. On most wintery days when I left for work my thoughts were to just get outside our borders and the roads would be in better shape — and they usually were. The mayor and the councillors live in this town, so they must see the same things as the rest of us. Enough is enough already! That said, considering the recent storm, this is not the fault of all the hard working, sacrificing men and women who did a terrific job under trying circumstances. I salute them.

ROY WILKIE RICHMOND HILL

Caring doctor, hospice staff wondeful The end of life, no matter how it is measured, is not one of life’s joyful times. The pain for all, however, can be made easier to endure. Thanks to Dr. Brian Berger, one of the most caring and skillful doctors in Richmond Hill, our mom, Margaret Quance, was blessed to be able to spend her final days at Hill House Hospice. It was five days of being cared for in ways every child — young and old — would want their parent to experience. My family would like to thank Anne-Marie Dean, executive director, the wonderful nursing staff and a host of volunteers for their tender care and compassionate attention given to our mom and our family. We knew what the immediate future had in store — our dear mom would surely pass very soon, but thankfully, her last few days would have her family surrounding her, right around the clock. What we did not know was the love, support and comfort that would fill the room at Hill House Hospice. What an amazing staff!

A Christmas blessing arrived early for our mother and her family. Hill House Hospice, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all that you do.

ELLIE MOORE RICHMOND HILL

Don’t let Liberals return to power Re: Canada Post announcement no Christmas present, letter by Elizabeth Wilfert, Dec. 26. Allowing Ms Wilfert to take shots at a federal government that is the envy of the fiscal world is inexcusable. I, for one, would not want the federal Liberals anywhere near the seat of power in Ottawa. One need only look at the disgusting mess the Ontario branch of the Liberals has made, to ruin the brand. The Liberal tax and spend policy has never worked ... does she really think that Trudeau Jr. can do better? Justin’s father, Pierre Elliott, almost ruined the country, and he, while misguided, at least had an admirable intellect. His son has yet to show anything but foot in mouth disease. The lady appears to be politicking early. It will be much more difficult when she has someone to answer to.

ROGER FARGUSON RICHMOND HILL

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The Regional Municipality of York is initiating a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study for a proposed road crossing of Highway 404 between 16th Avenue and Major Mackenzie Drive. This proposed crossing will better serve transit, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and will help manage increasing traffic resulting from continued growth in York Region. This Class EA Study is being conducted in accordance with Schedule C of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended). The Class EA Study process will include public and government agency consultation, identification and evaluation of alternative solutions, an assessment of the effects of the proposed improvements and identification of measures required to reduce potential impacts. At the end of the Class EA study, an Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be produced and provide information on the recommended solution, the Class EA Study process, the identified effects and proposed mitigation measures. The ESR will be available for a 30-day public review, a separate notice of the ESR will be provided at the end of the Class EA Study. Public consultation is important and will inform each phase of the Class EA Study. Two Public Consultations are planned and separate notices will be issued prior to each of these events.

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A controversial police hearing against a York Regional Police officer has been dropped only weeks after the constable launched a $15-million lawsuit against the force and those involved in the tribunal. The decision to halt the “unusual” hearing regarding charges of insubordination, discreditable conduct and neglect of duty was made Monday after it was found to be causing more damage than benefit to “members, citizens and taxpayers”, Chief Eric Jolliffe said. However, he insisted the lawsuit has nothing to do with his decision to scrap the proceedings. The case began in May 2011 after Const. Dameian Muirhead was called to a bush party in Aurora where there had been reports of violence against a woman. Once there, the officer was subjected to racial taunts by a party-goer. Three days later, Rheal Duguay, a local landscaper who was at the party, encountered Const. Muirhead at a gas station and was arrested and charged with uttering threats after a heated conversation. Mr. Duguay later complained to police about the incident, which triggered a police investigation into Const. Muirhead’s behaviour. After Const. Muirhead rejected a written reprimand, Chief Jolliffe said he had no option but to hold a tribunal, in accordance with the rules of the Police Services Act. Soon after it began, Chief Jolliffe admits the hearing “went off the rails”. Some reports that Const. Muirhead was being probed for failure to investigate racial taunts directed at him are incorrect, the chief stated in a release that lambasted media for inaccuracy. “This message is to correct misinformation that I, as chief of police, could not previously comment on ... and to prevent further misinformation regarding the proceedings involving Const. Dameian Muirhead,” reads the opening line of the chief’s statement. Instead, the issues related to Const. Muirhead’s hearing involved him not following appropriate search procedure, misleading the Crown and not taking responsibility for his actions that led to a public complaint, according to hearing documents. Chief Jolliffe also noted the force made repeated attempts to resolve the matter informally with a written reprimand to the officer. It then halted the internal proceedings and, instead, hired the services of an external mediator, with little success. “During the hearing, there were repeated attempts to disrupt (it) and bring discredit to the police discipline process. “A hearing that should have been completed in one or two days was stretched to seven hearing days over the span of several months,” the statement reads. Chief Jolliffe also said police brass was forced to remain silent while enduring “baseless accusations and attempts to tarnish” the force’s “exemplary record of racial and cultural inclusivity”. Throughout the hearing, Const. Muirhead went through a number of trials and tribulations, including losing funding from the police union, only to have it reinstated by a membership vote. At the time, he said his wife, Chantall Muirhead, also a York Regional Police officer, had a miscarriage. “This resulted in immense emotional, physical and mental distress and anguish for the plaintiffs”. The multi-million-dollar lawsuit claims that throughout the ordeal, the force caused “humiliation and embarrassment. — With files by Torstar News Service

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Town joins funding queue for ice storm relief BY KIM ZARZOUR

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If you thought Richmond Hill was particularly hard hit during the recent ice storm, you’re right. More residents experienced a power outage here than other GTA municipalities, according to a presentation to council by PowerStream, Monday. Like most GTA municipalities impacted by the late-December storm, Richmond Hill council passed a resolution this week to declare a disaster area in order to seek funding relief from the province. While 35 per cent of PowerStream’s customers in York Region and 41 per cent of Toronto Hydro’s lost power after the Dec. 22 storm, Richmond Hill’s power loss reached 60 per cent. Overall, storm damage to the town is estimated at $6.4 million. Vaughan, Markham, Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville also declared disasters. Mayor Dave Barrow is meeting with GTA mayors in Mississauga tomorrow to discuss adopting a co-ordinated response to extreme weather events. The biggest problem experienced by residents, and one that the PowerStream says it’s working to overcome, appears to have been lack of communication. It was the worst storm ever seen in the service area, Brian Bentz, Powerstream presi-

dent and CEO, told council. In Richmond Hill, the most significant outages occurred in the Mill Pond area, followed by Richvale, Beverley Acres, an area east of Lake Wilcox and King Sideroad in Oak Ridges. PowerStream’s communication systems were overwhelmed, Mr. Bentz said. The website took almost 100 times the normal volume and the number of Twitter followers tripled. Council also heard a preliminary report from town staff indicating damage to 200,000 trees and an expected two-year long recovery. Initially, clean-up will focus on removal of hazards, followed by three “sweeps” through town to clean up general storm debris, said Shane Baker, the town commissioner of community services. Replacement tree planting and special yearly pruning to ensure the damaged trees grow back healthy will take place over the longer term. On the bright side, PowerStream said the town was back on the grid much faster than other municipalities; 93 per cent of Richmond Hill’s power was restored within 48 hours, compared to 85 per cent of customers regionwide. The town’s community emergency management coordinator, Bryan Burbridge, was a key partner and maintained excellent twoway communication throughout the incident, the PowerStream report said, while the vice-president of PowerStream operations

responded directly with Mayor Dave Barrow’s requests for information. “I think everyone in Richmond Hill stepped up to the plate,” PowerStream chairperson and Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti said. But not everyone agreed with Mr. Scarpitti’s assessment. Councillors Carmine Perrelli, Greg Beros and Nick Papa questioned if more could have been done by council to speed up response time, and several wondered on Twitter whether larger hydro stakeholders Markham and Vaughan received faster service. Mr. Scarpitti discounted that opinion, saying the percentage of customers who lost power was much higher in Richmond Hill than Markham and Vaughan. “There are no political boundaries,” he said. “They’re all our customers.” With more severe storms likely in the future, Mr. Bentz said PowerStream will work on improvements, such as a single phone number for customers to call and a process to let customers know their estimated restoration time. While the motion to have a disaster declared and seek provincial funding was passed unanimously, it was not without dispute. Joe DiPaola, a candidate in the upcoming Richmond Hill election, sparked tempers and calls for an apology after he blasted the mayor’s actions during the storm. Mr. Papa also criticized the mayor and argued the motion to declare a disaster was

a waste of time. “We don’t stand a chance,” he said. “The provincial government is going to look to this and say ‘you didn’t even declare a state of emergency and you want some relief? From what?’ There is no disaster here, there’s nothing.” Mr. Papa said the mayor should have acted on Mr. Perrelli’s call for an emergency meeting in the midst of the storm. “Nobody paid attention to what [Mr. Perrelli] said, but then here comes the 11th hour on the 11th day before the deadline and the mayor calls a meeting.” Mr. Barrow said he had responded to Mr. Perrelli after consulting with staff and learning the situation did not warrant a state of emergency. He said he advised council, in the days following, that the town was researching the disaster relief program and hoped to have information when provincial staff returned to work Dec. 30. He later informed councillors that the town was required to submit cost estimates by Jan. 14. On Jan. 8, the mayor, along with other muncipalities, called a special meeting for this week to present storm data and deal with the funding request. According to Mr. Baker, to qualify as state of emergency, the situation would have to overwhelm the resources of the town, which was not the case. To read the full story, go to yorkregion.com

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was singing. “We decided to do the karoake thing with the bouncing ball because after the second show it was like, this is unfrickenbelievable, they’re singing along! When have you ever heard that happening at an opera?” At the same time, ms Friedman says, they’ve insisted on maintaining the integrity of the music. “We were not going to pop it up or rock it up. This was going to be opera as it was meant to be sung in its original format with orchestral backing but... it’s a theatrical presentation,” she says. The pyro is the hook. There is dry ice and firework geysers, but at the same time, an education component that helps the audience understand what opera is, its rich history and meaning. They view this as a chance to reach out to younger audiences, show them an art form that has struggled of late. There is not a lot of opportunity available to classical singers in Canada, Ms Friedman says. Opera Hamiton just announced it is closing, and Opera Kitchener recently closed. “I’m not an aficionado of classical music,” Mr. Brazeau says. “I’m Rolling Stones and AC/ DC all the way. But classical music is a part of our culture and we don’t even know it.” Last year’s show in Richmond Hill brought eight standing ovations Of all the events and show’s he has created — including the the largest municipal Canada Day fireworks display in Canada at Richmond Green — Mr. Brazeau said he has never seen an audience respond so enthusiastically. This year’s tour kicks off Jan. 23 and 24 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Perform-

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Schedule C Class Environmental Assessment to Address Outfall Capacity Limitations at the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD EXTENSION Environmental Study Report Public Review Period Extended to February 18, 2014 On November 19, 2013, York and Durham Regions placed the Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Schedule C Class Environmental Assessment to address outfall capacity limitations at the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant on the public record. The Notice of Completion announced a 90-day public review period for the ESR ending on Family Day, February 17, 2014. In response to community requests, the review period has been extended by one (1) day, and will end at close of business on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to avoid closing on Family Day, a statutory holiday. The ESR and supporting studies are available on the project website www.durham.ca/outfallEA and at the following locations: The Regional Municipality of York Clerk’s Department 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1

Pickering Public Library Central Branch 1 The Esplanade South Pickering, ON L1V 6K5

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Requests for a Part II Order must be received by the Ministry of the Environment by Tuesday February 18, 2014 and can be submitted through a written request to the Minister at the following address: The Honourable Jim Bradley Minister of the Environment 12th Floor, 135 St. Clair Avenue West Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5 Copies of any Part II Order requests should also be sent to: Mr. Barry Laverick, P.Eng. Project Manager The Regional Municipality of Durham 605 Rossland Road East, Box 623 Whitby, ON L1N 6A3 Phone: 905 668-7711, ext. 3840 Toll Free: 1-800-372-1102 Fax: 905 668-2051 Email: info@OutfallEA.com

Mr. Wayne Green, P.Eng. Project Manager The Regional Municipality of York 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 Phone: 905 830-4444, ext. 75049 Toll Free: 1-877-464-9675 Fax: 905 836-4590 Email: info@OutfallEA.com

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ing Arts. It then moves to Burlington Feb. 8, Ottawa Feb. 14, Guelph April 25 and Windsor May 17. For this Newmarket couple, it has become a passion and a calling. Ms Friedman was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She has been through the wringer, but it has been, she says, life-altering. She realized life is short. Everything can change in a flash. She established her own children’s program in York Region, Broadway North Youth Theatre, to spread her love for opera. And now, with a clean bill of health, she says she is moving forward with both dreams.

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BULLETIN 225 East Beaver Creek Road

  Monday, January 20 – Committee of the Whole – 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 27 – Council – 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 3 – Committee of the Whole – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 – Council Public Meeting – 7:30 p.m. Agendas for all meetings are available at RichmondHill.ca under the Council section “Meetings and Agendas� tab. Council meetings will be held at the Municipal Offices, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, 1st floor. ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEM For meetings held in the Council Chambers, the Town of 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.

    OCTOBER 27, 2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014. Election Contributions The Town of Richmond Hill does not participate in a contribution rebate program. Unlike contributions to candidates in federal and provincial elections, contributions to municipal and school board candidates are not tax deductible. Contributions greater than $25 may not be made in cash. The maximum contribution one can make to any one candidate is $750. Contributions may only be made to a person that has registered as a candidate with the Office of the Clerk. Election Signs Election signs are not permitted before Nomination Day (September 12, 2014). Method of Voting Electors in Richmond Hill will be voting using optical scan tabulators. Richmond Hill will not be using internet voting in 2014. Voter Identification Voter ID will be required in order to vote. A list of the acceptable documents for voter identification is listed on the Town’s election website under “Voter Information�. Please watch this page and our website for regular election updates throughout 2014. Election inquiries can be emailed to election@ richmondhill.ca or by calling the Election Office at 905-771-5488.

Celebrate Family Literacy Day Family Literacy Event with MPP Reza Moridi

All ages welcome Join MPP Reza Moridi for a special family storytime at the library. The Honourable Mr. Moridi will share his love of reading with stories for families beginning at 7 p.m. Central Library Thursday, January 23 7 - 8 p.m.

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    NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WHO COMPLETED THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM FOR CITIZEN VACANCIES FROM NOVEMBER 28, 2013 TO JANUARY 9, 2014

ICE STORM CLEANUP

Due to a technical problem, the on-line application forms for citizen vacancies on the Town of Richmond Hill’s website that were completed from November 28, 2013 to January 9, 2014 were not received by the Clerk’s Office. The forwarding of the application form to the Clerk’s Office was not operational (sending function) and as a result the application form was not retained electronically. This programming error has been corrected and any on-line application forms submitted after January 9, 2014 have been received and processed. If you submitted an on-line application form prior to January 10, 2014, please re-submit your application directly to the Clerk’s Office, by e-mail to clerks@richmondhill.ca or by using the on-line application form. I apologize for this error to our application process and for the additional time and work associated with having to re-submit the application form. The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to January 31, 2014. For more information respecting this matter, please contact Gloria Collier, Deputy Clerk, at (905) 747-6363 or by e-mail at gloria.collier@richmondhill.ca.

TREE DEBRIS Public Property – To report downed trees on public property, call Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8800. Please continue to avoid woodlots, trails, parks and open spaces until hazards are removed.

CITIZEN VACANCIES – COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL

The Tree Preservation By-law requires a permit be obtained to cut down trees on private property with a diameter of 20 cm or more. If you believe your tree is a hazard, please photograph the damaged parts and send the images with your permit application to access@richmondhill.ca, or bring them to the 8th oor, Main Municipal OfďŹ ces. Staff will respond in priority sequence. Permit fees are not required for extensive ice storm damage.

The Mayor and Members of Richmond Hill Council are now accepting applications to fill a citizen vacancy on the Heritage Richmond Hill Committee, Road Watch Committee and C ommittee of Adjustment and invite you to volunteer your time and experience to participate. Heritage Richmond Hill Committee (one vacancy) The membership of the Heritage Richmond Hill Committee includes one citizen member from each ward of the Town, and there is currently a vacancy for a citizen member who would represent Ward 2 (Ward 2 is bound by Stouffville Road to the north, Bayview Avenue to the east, Major Mackenzie Drive East to the south, and Yonge Street to the west.) Road Watch Committee (one vacancy) The Road Watch Committee works as a community-based Committee of appointed citizens and business representatives, with the assistance of the York Regional Police and staff from the Environment and Infrastructure Services Department, to undertake various information initiatives to help make Richmond Hill a safer place to work and live in respect of public highways and other similar roadways. Committee of Adjustment (one vacancy) The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the Zoning By-law, to permit extensions, enlargements or variations of existing legal nonconforming uses and give consent to an owner of land who wishes to sell, convey or transfer an interest "part" of their land (i.e. creation of a new lot, lot addition, easement). The Committee's consent is also required when the terms of an agreement, such as a lease, easement or mortgage commits the land to a use for a period in excess of 21 years. In addition to Consent, the Committee of Adjustment has also been delegated the power to issue a "Certificate of Validation". Application Process Application forms are available at the Town of Richmond Hill, Clerk’s Office, and on the Town’s website at www.richmondhill.ca and are due by Friday, January 31, 2014. Information regarding the mandate and meeting time of each committee is available on our website. To be eligible you must be a Richmond Hill resident and/or a property owner, a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older, and not employed by the municipality or local board. For more information respecting the citizen appointments, please contact Gloria Collier, Deputy Clerk, at (905) 747-6363 or by e-mail at gloria.collier@richmondhill.ca. Donna L. McLarty, Town Clerk Town of Richmond Hill Phone: 905-771-2529 225 East Beaver Creek Road Fax: 905-771-2502 Richmond Hill, Ontario E-mail: clerks@richmondhill.ca L4B 3P4

Private Property – Branches from trees on private property are the responsibility of homeowners. Small branches: Bundles will be picked up January 20, along with Christmas trees. Please follow the guidelines found at RichmondHill.ca/YardWaste or the Waste Collection calendar. Large branches: The Town will remove them from curbs when possible. Please place the cut edge of branches toward the road and do not place yard waste in ditches. TREE REMOVAL Residents and businesses with damaged trees are encouraged to consult with a professional arborist (found in the Yellow Pages and other business directories).

For more information, visit RichmondHill.ca or contact Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8800. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to cleanup our community.

       

The Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre is a one-stop source of resources, services and programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: THE POWER OF A NICHE MARKET Join David Cohen, Boomer Business Coach and host of the Small Business Big Ideas Radio Show as he shares his marketing tips that will help you generate revenue, differentiate you from your competitors and help you stand out from an overcrowded marketplace. Cost: $20 + H.S.T. When:            Location: Richmond Hill Main Municipal Offices, 1st Floor 225 East Beaver Creek Road (Corner of Highway 7 and East Beaver Creek Road) In this seminar, you will learn how to:     !  # #  %#  # !# !& #   *  #  ;& #   <= #   ;& & # !#! # # #  customer  <= #   &! #  !   ;&   Pre-payment and registration is required and seating is limited. Please call Access Richmond Hill to register at 905-771-8800


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COUNCIL TO ADOPT THE 2014 OPERATING AND WATER & WASTEWATER BUDGETS

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RICHMOND HILL CULTURAL SUMMIT CALL FOR LOCAL PERFORMERS AND VISUAL ARTISTS!

Council intends to adopt the 2014 Operating and Water & Wastewater Budgets at the January 27th, 2014 Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Offices. The proposed By-laws and supporting staff reports will be available for review in the office of the Clerk during regular business hours and on the Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Website under the Council section â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Meeting & Agendasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tab after 3 p.m. on the Fridays before each meeting. Should you wish to speak to Council regarding the 2014 Operating and Water & Wastewater Budgets at the above Council meeting, please apply to the Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at the information below by noon on the day of the meeting to be included on the agenda. Questions and comments can also be submitted prior to the meeting in writing to the address below or via e-mail at budget@richmondhill.ca. Complete budget information will be available on the Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Website at www.richmondhill.ca/budget within 24 hours following the adoption of the 2014 Budget and also be posted in the Bulletin Board in the Liberal newspaper the following week. Donna L. McLarty, Town Clerk Phone: 905-771-2529 Fax: 905-771-2502 E-mail: clerks@richmondhill.ca

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PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - NEW PARK (Proposed name Rocking Horse Ranch) You're invited to a Public Open House to review the proposed design of a new park located on Hunting Ridges Drive off of Jefferson Forest Drive (see map). Town staff held a public open house on Tuesday, September 24 to discuss the proposed design with the neighbourhood. We received feedback from residents and the proposed design has been revised to include an unlit double tennis court (instead of a mini soccer field), full basketball court (replacing the multi-sports court), and space for passive recreation. The design still includes a senior play area with swings, adult fitness equipment, shade structure, and a walking loop. Town staff will be on-hand for informal discussions. Date: Tuesday, January 21 Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Bond Lake Arena, 70 Old Colony Road, Norm Taylor Room The proposed design can be viewed online at RichmondHill.ca/ParksDesign. For more information, please contact Kristina White at 905-747-6397 or kristina.white@richmondhill.ca.

      P.A. DAY RECREATIONAL SWIMS & SKATES Richmond Hill will be hosting recreational swims and skates on the P.A. Day on Friday, January 17. Bring your family and spend an afternoon promoting a healthy active lifestyle.

SWIMS Elgin West Pool: Wave Pool:

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1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 11 am - 12:30 p.m. 1 - 3 p.m.

For the Richmond Hill fee and swim admissions standards please refer to page 117-120 of the current Community Recreation Guide.

      CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION Monday, January 20, 2014 Remember to remove all decorations, tinsel, stands and nails. Christmas trees set out in plastic or in tree bags will not be collected.           

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               Collection crews are not permitted to climb snow banks to retrieve trees          !"#$             If you miss the collection date, trees can be dropped off at the Yard Waste Drop-off located at 1351 Bloomington Road. Trees will not be picked up as part of your regular garbage collection. Please call 905-771-8800 if you have any questions. Note: January 13 is not a pick-up date We regret the error in the Jan. 2 Liberal

Richmond Hill is seeking submissions from local visual artists and performers of all ages interested in showcasing their works at the first annual Richmond Hill Cultural Summit. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 31, 2014. To apply please send an email with the required submission information to culturalplan@richmondhill.ca using Cultural Summit Visual Artist and Performer Call in the subject line. Required submission information can be found online at www.richmondhillculturalplan.com/cultural-summit. The Richmond Hill Cultural Summit brings together artists, creative industry professionals, cultural not-for-profit organizations, students, volunteers and culture lovers to network and to learn more about the vibrant cultural happenings in Richmond Hill. The Cultural Summit will take place on Wednesday, March 26 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information about the Richmond Hill Annual Summit contact the Cultural Services Coordinator at 905-508-7012, ext. 228, or gillian.hards@richmondhill.ca.

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PRESENTATION BY YORK REGIONAL POLICE The York Regional Police Services Board invites everyone to its meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 for a presentation by Chief Eric Jolliffe and his team on Organized Crime and Gangs in York Region. Location: York Region Administrative Centre, Committee Room A, 17250 Yonge St., Newmarket. RSVP by Monday, January 20, 2014 with Jaclyn Kogan, Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director, at jkogan@yrp.ca or 905-830-4444 ext. 77736. Please join us and indicate if you have accessibility requirements.

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        departmental budgets (Communication Services, Corporate &          of the CAO and Planning & Regulatory Services Department) along with the budgets for Water & Wastewater, Library Services, Village of Richmond Hill Business Improvement Association and Corporate Accounts. We are currently at the stage in the 2014 Budget process where all these departments and services are presenting their draft budgets to the Budget Committee of the Whole for consideration (visit RichmondHill.ca/Budget for meeting dates). Each sectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget will be accompanied by a presentation to provide an overview of the key points (to view all the draft budgets and presentations as well as a more detailed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Stages of the Budget Processâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; visit the Budget site below). Each sectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anticipated expenses for 2014 consist of three main levels:

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SKATES Elvis Stojko Arena: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The P.A. Day Skates Admission Fee is $2 per person per skate. Please see page 94 of the Community Recreation Guide for more information.

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The Liberal welcomes submissions of upcoming events from non-profit community organizations. While 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/

THURSDAY, JAN. 16 A GriefShare program will start Jan. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Oak Ridges BIC Church, 8 Aubrey Ave., and continue every Thursday evening until April. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people helping you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. No charge; for details, call 905-773-3904 or e-mail keith@mybic.ca

FRIDAY, JAN. 17 Register in advance to reserve your spot for Temple Har Zion’s Kol Bo Shabbat service and dinner, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m.; Cost $18 per person. Call Mary Anne at 905-889-2252 ext. 5. The temple is located at 7360 Bayview Ave., Thornhill. For more, visit templeharzion.com Enjoy free Afternoon at the Movies Jan. 17 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Mosaic Home Care Services and Resource Centre, 2900 Steeles Ave. E., second floor of Shops on Steeles and 404, Thornhill. Watch Robot and Frank, the story of a retired cat burglar with two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone and who buy him a humanoid robot to improve his care. For details, visit mosaichomecare.com or call 905-597-7000.

SATURDAY, JAN. 18 PJ Library celebrates Tu B’Shevat Jan. 18, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat, celebrating our connection to the earth and marking the beginning of a new year for trees

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in Israel emerging from their winter sleep. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst St. Thornhill, children can enjoy free arts and crafts, music and story time. Register at pjlibrary.eventbrite.ca

You are invited to the sixth Richmond Hill Community Spaghetti Dinner Jan. 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Enjoy meal of spaghetti, salad, bread, treats at the McConaghy Seniors’ Centre, 10100 Yonge St. for $1 suggested donation. Come and get to know your neighbours; for details, e-mail: richmondhill@compassion. themee5nghouse.com

MONDAY, JAN. 20 A Kadampa Buddhist meditation series starts Jan. 20 at the Richmond Hill Central Library, 1 Atkinson St. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Each Monday evening class consists of two guided meditations and a teaching to help participants solve daily problems, let go of negative thoughts and discover happiness within. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. For details, visit the non-profit organization at kadampa.ca or call 416-762-8033. Complimentary Zumba Open House, Jan. 20 from 7:30 to 8:40 p.m. at Richland Academy, 11570 Yonge St. (west side of Yonge; north of Lexus dealership). Doors open at 7:10 p.m. Can/Dry food donations will support the Richmond Hill Food Bank.

Where are all the Jews going? A three-session adult learning series with Rabbi Micah Streiffer will start Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Kol Ami, 36 Atkinson Ave. in Thornhill. Come address crucial issues: affiliation, interfaith marriage and religious engagement. Call 905709-2620 or visit kolami.ca for details.

York Region Separation & Divorce Self Help Group will meet Jan. 22 at Richmond Hill Central Library, 1 Atkinson St., room C (Yonge and Major Mackenzie) from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; cost $15. RSVP to Angel Freedman at 905-780-8119.

TUESDAY, JAN. 21

All are invited to An Inspirations Chat by Dr. Timothy Starr at Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre, 2900 Steeles Ave. E., Suite 218, Thornhill (Shops on Steeles at 404) Jan 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Author of the book Aging Challenges, he will discuss issues such as helping a parent or friend handle loneliness, being prepared for an emergency visit to hospital and communicating with elderly parents. Free; call 905-597-7000 or visit mosaichomecare.com for details.

York Region Parrot Club invites everyone to its Jan. 21 meeting at 7 p.m. at Lake Wilcox Community Centre, 81 Wildwood Ave, in Oak Ridges. Focus is on open forum; for more, visit yorkregionparrotclub.ca or e-mail Linda at merengue@primus.ca A two-day workshop for newcomers settling in Ontario — Orientation to Ontario — will be offered at the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services-Markham North, 8400 Woodbine Ave., Ste 102-103 in Markham Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and continuing Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For details, call 289-846-3605 or visit welcomecentre.ca

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22 Enjoy Lunch and Learn at St. Matthew’s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill Jan. 22 at noon — Heads up for a Healthier Brain — with guest speakers from the Alzheimer Society of York Region and Mosiac Home Care Service and Community Resource Centre. Freewill offering. Call the church office to register at 905-884-3606.

THURSDAY, JAN. 23

Richmond Hill Public Library celebrates Family Literacy Day Jan. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. with a special literary event hosted by MPP Reza Moridi in children’s department of the Central Library, 1 Atkinson St. (Major Mackenzie & Yonge). MPP will host a family story time and share his love of reading. Free; tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before program begins.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24 St. Volodymyr’s Parish, 15 Church Lane, Old Thornhill, invites everyone to a pierogy dinner

Jan. 24 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. of hot pierogies, sausages, soup, sauerkraut, fried onions, sour cream, homemade desserts and beverages. Adults $10; students $7; children 7 and under free; no reservations needed. All proceeds to upkeep of heritage Ukranian church; for details, call 905-889-0187. Join SHTYX, Temple Kol Ami’s Rock Shabbat band, to sing and dance your way into Shabbat Jan. 24 at 6 p.m., with community dinner to follow. RSVP to Jay Kowal at jaykowal@gmail.com; Kol Ami is located at 36 Atkinson Ave. in Thornhill; visit kolami.ca for details.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25 Enjoy Robbie Burns’ Night at St. Matthew’s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Celebrating the birthday of Scottish poet Robbie Burn and enjoy roast beef dinner served with haggis, neeps and taters and dessert, plus lively entertainment, featuring the Fitzgerald School of Highland Dance and a piper. Tickets $20 adults; $10 children 12 and under. Call 905-884-1059 or 905-884-3606 for tickets. Enjoy an Acoustic Town Hall at Archie’s Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at 8950 Yonge St., Richmond Hill with Derek Christie and Friends bringing the tunes, Ward 5 candidate Karen Cilevitz bringing municipal issues and election campaign news. Special guests Greenway Blvd., Greg Swain and Steffi G. For more, visit derekchristie.com or karencilevitzward5.ca Richmond Hill Centennial Pipe Band’s annual Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance is Jan. 25 at the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 375, 233 Centre St. E., Richmond Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m., Scottish dinner begins at 7 p.m. with entertainment and dancing to follow. Tickets $35, available from Legion at 905-884-7030 or from band, email admin@rhcpb.com.

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Plenty of work remains from ice storm The last few weeks have been a whirlwind we’ll not soon forget – most of us were busy preparing for some quality time with friends and family during Christmas and New Year’s when the ice storm hit! And now, four weeks later, we’re still cleaning up and executing our recovery strategy to get the town back to normal. As you know, the ice storm impacted our community in several ways: loss of power, transportation, food, regular contact with family and friends; Mayor Dave Barrow physical damage; and a loss of tree canopy. And while it was devastating, it also brought the community closer together... I know from the many stories you’ve shared with me that you checked on each other, especially elderly and disabled friends and family. You helped clear snow and picked up debris where you could. And you were patient. Your trust that we were on the job and that PowerStream crews would have your power restored as soon as possible, was encouraging. In dealing with this extraordinary event, we used as many of the town’s resources as possible and we called in help. Contractors

travelled from Ottawa, Sault Sainte Marie, Cornwall, Sudbury and Niagara to assist with power restoration and cleanup. Neighbouring municipalities also pitched in. In addition to our outside workers, many other staff worked through their holidays to get the news out, regularly meeting to discuss strategy and action plans; updating social media and our website (RichmondHill.ca); sending news releases and updates; and responding to calls, emails and tweets. They also staffed Richmond Hill’s two warming centres 24-7 over nine days. At this stage, we are estimating that the cost of the recovery efforts will be $6M over two years. We expect to finish clearing the priority areas that pose potential health and safety hazards by the end of February. Additional work will continue into the summer months with replanting planned into next year. As the dust – or in this case snow! – settles, we’ll are looking at and addressing lessons learned. Every situation like this provides a great opportunity to learn what we did well and what we could have done better, so we are better prepared next time. So, if you haven’t done so yet, please purchase a 72-Hour Emergency Kit or items to create your own. You can learn more about them online at RichmondHill.ca Thank you for your resilience and patience during this time.

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DENISON- FURNISHED Clean 2 bedroom basement, separate entrance. Free laundry/ parking/ cable. Non-smoking, no pets. $800. February 1st. 416-827-1581 DENISON/ MCCOWAN- 2 bedroom basement. Livingroom and kitchen. Separate entrance. Cable. Parking. Near school. $800 inclusive. Av a i l a b l e n o w. R a v i 416-358-6539 HWY.7/ MCCOWAN 2 bedroom basement, appliances, laundry, internet, parking. Near bus, school. Separate entrance. Non-smoking/ pets. 647-893-7900

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THORNHILL- IN building, 1 bedroom, $1075 including discount. +Parking +hydro. Heat, water included. January 15th. 905-707-9862 before 7pm. H W Y # 7 / M C C O W A N - www.viewit.ca Spacious 2 bedroom apartment. Near park/ bus stop. Separate en- T H O R N H I L L - S U N trance. 1 parking space. FILLED 1 bedroom, full O w n l a u n d r y. N o n - bath, full kitchen, launs m o k i n g / p e t s . dry, gas fireplace, parking. Near amenities. No 905-201-5807 p e t s . M o v e - i n r e a d y. ISLINGTON/ RUTHER- Kathy 416-225-6661. FORD- 1 large bedroom of main floor bungalow. UNIONVILLE- SEPARPrivate entrance. Park- ATE entrance, separate ing. Separate bathroom unit, roomy, second stoand laundry. $950 inclu- rey 1 bedroom, lovely s i v e . 4 1 6 - 5 2 0 - 1 1 9 0 / baths, tv, utilities, in905-893-1243 cluded. Parking, immediate, no-smokers/ pets. KEELE/ MAJOR Mack- 416-948-3169. enzie- bachelor apartment in house, separate entrance, parking, appli- WESTON RD./ Rutherances. Can be used as ford- 1 bedroom baseo f f i c e o r r e s i d e n t i a l . ment, separate entrance, Available immediately. appliances, cable, laun$600. 416-737-7400 d r y, p a r k i n g , n e a r amenities. Immediately. K E N N E DY / S T E E L E S - $800. 416-873-1416 Spacious 1 bedroom basement, separate entrance, laundry, $775. inclusive. YONGE/ 16TH- 2 bedNon-smoker/ pets. Suits room, 2 bath, laundry professional. Near Pacific room, appliances, parkMall. I m m e d i a t e . ing & locker. No smoking/ pets. Available (905)475-1709 Februar y 1st. $1600. 416-553-2738 MARKHAM, 1 Bedroom basement apartment, 1 parking, non-smoking/pets. High speed internet/ cable. $700 inclusive. Available immediately. 905-294-7568.

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Death Notices

STEWART, Edward James Eldest son of the late Jim and Dorothy Stewart died suddenly, on Christmas Day 2013. He was at his home, and after four days without heat or power was looking forward to Christmas dinner with his daughter Kelly, her husband Jason and his three grandchildren, Tralee, Teagan and Joey. The stress and cold were too much for him and it appears that he died of a heart attack. He will be remembered and missed by all of us, including; his brother John and his wife Rhonda and three nephews JJ, Andrew and Christopher h i s b r o t h e r Te r r y, a n d h i s n i e c e Tr a c e y, h e r h u s b a n d M i k e t h e i r children Jake, Sydney and AJ along with cousins and nieces and nephews. Jim was 67 years old; we are all sorry with his passing, he was a good friend and interesting character. Friends may join us at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill for visitation at 1 p.m. on January 22nd, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. For those who wish, donations can be made in Jim's name to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. www.marshallfuneralhome.com

DOWELL, Sylvia Rosetta (nee Vokes) Peacefully at Mackenzie Health Hospital on January 12th, 2014, in her 89th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Wentworth, proud mother of Peter (Donna), Timothy, the late Wendy (Scott), and Michael. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Shannon, Dylan (Stephanie), Kayla and Brydon; great-grandmother to Michael, Andrew and Jordan. Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of Sylvia's life on S a t u r d a y J a n u a r y 1 8 th, 2 0 1 4 , a t Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, Ont., for a gathering at 12:30 p.m., ceremony at 1:30 p.m., and refreshments following. In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Living York South would be greatly appreciated.

PELLETIER, Mary Elizabeth (nee Green) Peacefully on January 4, 2014 at Mackenzie Health Long Term Care, in her 87th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Donald (2006) and loving mother of Susan. Survived by her brothers Jim, Ken and Carl, and predeceased by Art and Bob. Friends may visit at MARSHALL F U N E R A L H O M E 1 0 3 6 6 Yo n g e Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Saturday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Cremation. Donations may be made to Thornhill Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.

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BOWER, Richard William Bill died Jan. 11 at Southlake Regional Health Centre with his wife and children at his side. For the past year, pancreatic cancer ravaged his body, but his wit remained sharp and his spirit true. He was 67. For close to 30 years, Bill served the people of Toronto as a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Service. He served the broader community as a Freemason. He was twice Master of Richardson Lodge No. 136 in Stouffville and was recently appointed a Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Bill loved people, plain and simple. He was the neighbour you went to when you needed a drill bit, a cold beer or a shoulder on which to cry. An avid sports fan, he played and coached baseball and hockey. He cheered for the home team, including the Argos, the Jays and even those bums in blue and white the Maple Leafs. He loved Christmas and liked his steak rare, his cigars Cuban and his Scotch single malt. He loved his bagpipes, though his neighbours â&#x20AC;Ś. not so much. He disliked basketball, the squirrels that stole the seed from his bird feeder and pretty much every other driver on the road. And peanut butter. Oh, how he despised peanut butter. Above all, Bill loved his family. You could literally see the joy on his face at our weekly dinners and other functions. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he embodied love. He is survived by his beloved wife, Peggy, children Patti and Jeff and Michelle and Kevin, and his grandchildren, Evan, Madeleine and Alicia. Fondly remembered by Shelby and Jack, he was predeceased by his constant companion, Scampy. You can celebrate Bill's life Sat., Jan. 18 at Low and Low, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge. Visitation is at 1 p.m. and service at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. For more details, visit lowandlow.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity or the action clinic at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre. You can also seek out the next blood donor clinic in your community and make a donation in Bill's memory. Bill gave 87 units to the blood bank during his life and, in the past year, "made a few withdrawals." There are many other people just like him who need your blood. For details on how and where to give, visit blood.ca Townhouses for Rent

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BY DAVID LI

A day after she skated to a second place finish at the Canadian national championships in Ottawa, Gabby Daleman was officially named to the Canadian Olympic team. “I’ve been dreaming about going to the Olympics for such a long time, I’m still trying to process it,” Daleman said excitedly after the official announcement Tuesday by Skate Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee. The idea of making the Olympic team alongside superstars such as Patrick Chan, Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue has still not fully sunk in, said Daleman, who celebrated her 16th birthday earlier this week. “I still can’t believe it, but it’s just the best feeling in the world,” the Richmond Green Secondary student said. One person not surprised by Daleman’s results during the weekend was figure skating insider and three-time Olympian, Kurt Browning. “She’s really focused and she had a plan and she seemed to know how to execute that plan,” the fourtime world champion said. “And that’s exactly what she did and she

got the result that she deserved.” Another figure skating insider impressed by the skater’s performance was Joannie Rochette, Daleman’s childhood idol. “I did some shows with her last season and I thought she was a great then, but she is so much better this year,” the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist said about Daleman. “It’s amazing to see how fast these young skaters can improve with just one year of maturity. “She was consistent in her jumps and the way she attacked that triple lutz/triple toe loop (combination) at the beginning was overwhelming and fun to watch. I was so impressed by her.” Another skater who enjoyed an impressive performance was Richmond Hill’s Roman Sadovsky, 14, who finished eighth in the senior men’s competition. Sadovsky’s teammate from the York Region Skating Academy, Alexandra Najarro, 20, recorded a solid seventh place in the senior women’s competition. The Canadian national championship continues until Wednesday with the junior and novice skaters set to compete. Among the competitors over the

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Gabrielle Daleman (on left) placed second at the national figure skating championships in Ottawa. next three days will be Daleman’s younger brother, Zack, who will compete in the novice category. Having realized her Olympic dream, Daleman was asked what advice she would offer the talented up-and-coming skaters eager to do the same one day. “Just work hard and never give up on your dreams,” replied the newly announced Olympian with a smile.

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Lightning teams get results The medal detector went off as several Richmond Hill Lightning ringette teams came home from recent tournaments with gold and silver draped around their necks. In Whitby, the Lightning under-16AA team overcame a third-place finish through round-robin play to reach the final, during which they edged West Ottawa 4-3 in the championship final. Also playing in Whitby, the Lightning under-14A entry reached the final before suffering a 7-6 loss to Timmins to claim the silver medal. In reaching the final, the Lightning went undefeated during round robin play, beating Timmins 4-2, Mitchell 5-3 and West Ferris 9-3 before facing Forest in a hard fought semifinal, which the Lightning won in double overtime 3-2 to set up their rematch with Timmins. In Waterloo, the Lightning under-19A team went undefeated during round robin play to advance to the final, during which they battled Ajax through regulation and into the first overtime period before falling 7-6 to claim the silver medal. In advancing to the final, the Lightning overcame a 5-3 deficit against host Waterloo in the final five minutes of their round robin game to secure a 6-5 win. At the end of round robin play, they finished tied atop the standings with Ajax who posted an identical 3-0-1 record with the

lone tie occurring when these two teams played each other. In other Waterloo tournament action, the Lightning under-19AA team played in a tough division, posting two wins against three losses to finish fourth. In Whitby, the Lightning under-10 Harling team played well posting two wins against one loss, which came against a strong Forest team that claimed the gold medal. The Lightning under-12P Zanon team was unable to get their offence going, with Gaby Damien and Madeline Angaran being the only players to find the back of the net during tournament play. The Lightning under-14B team battled hard in posting one win against two losses and a tie to finish tied for third in their division. The Lightning under-16B team was competitive in their division, where they only gave up one more goal than they scored in posting two ties and a loss. In a tournament held in Burlington, the Lightning under-14A Thompson team put two lopsided losses from Friday’s matchups out of their minds when they took to the ice Saturday, competing hard in dropping a 2-1 loss to a strong Markham team before garnering a 3-3 tie against Niagara Falls.

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