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York Regional Police officers search properties on Baker Street last week, going door to door looking for clues, after Brian Morris, 39, went missing Dec. 16. He was found dead Sunday.

Man’s body found by passers-by BY JEREMY GRIMALDI

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The body of Brian Morris, 39, was found by pedestrians walking in a wooded ravine in the area of Major Mackenzie Drive East, west of Newkirk Road in Richmond Hill Sunday. Although the cause of death has not been determined, police can only guess it was either a suicide or simply a case of Mr. Morris stopping to rest in a wooded area despite the cold. Although no one would elaborate, police did say Mr. Morris had mental health issues and was on medication.

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A postmortem was to take place Tuesday. Mr. Morris was discovered by a pair of walkers at about 4:30 p.m. after a police search began Friday afternoon. He lived nearby and had been missing since Jan. 16. York Regional Police officers went door to door in the residential neighbourhood near Elgin Barrow Arena and also did a ground search, checking hazardous areas such as open water while looking for Mr. Morris.

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6QDPNJOH.FFUJOHT Monday, February 3 – Committee of the Whole – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 – Council Public Meeting – 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 10 – Council – 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.

$PNNVOJUZ*OGPSNBUJPO ARTISTS CALL FOR ENTRY! THE 2014 STUDIO TOUR APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE! Calling all local artists! Richmond Hill has so many talented artists and the Annual Studio Tour is a great way for the community to know. We are looking for talented artisans of all kinds. Fine artists, sculptors, glass artists, wood workers, fibre artists, potters. Any artists interested in applying to participate in our twelfth Annual Studio Tour & Art Sale can pick up an Application/Call for Entry form at any one of the Town of Richmond Hill’s Community Centres, Pools,Arenas and Head Office. The application can also be downloaded from the Town of Richmond Hill website at RichmondHill.ca/StudioTour. The twelfth annual Studio Tour is taking place throughout Richmond Hill on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday October 19, 2014. Deadline date for all applications is Friday, February 7, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. For further information please contact: Michelle Zikovitz – Arts Supervisor, Rouge Woods C.C. 905-787-1441 ext. 222 michelle.zikovitz@richmondhill.ca

ROAD CLOSURES Mill Street will be closed from the west side of Trench Street to the EASTSIDEOF,EISURE,ANEON&RIDAY&EBRUARY PM TO 3UNDAY&EBRUARY PM ANDTHECLOSUREOF7OOD,ANE from south side of Altamira to north side of Mill Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday February 8, 2014 only. ‘Emergency No Parking’ signs will be posted during the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival on Friday February 7, 2014 to Sunday February 9, 2014, from noon to 7:00 p.m. inclusive. Streets affected are: Temporary barricades with “Road Closedâ€? signs will be placed on Mill Street from the west side of Trench Street to the east side of ,EISURE,ANE$ETOURSIGNSWILLBEPOSTEDVIA2ICHMOND3TREETAND ,EISURE,ANEFORTHISEVENT No Parking “Both Sidesâ€?

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The Council of the Town of Richmond Hill hereby declare February 2nd to 9th be proclaimed as “Richmond Hill Winter Carnival Week�

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$PNNVOJUZ*OGPSNBUJPO 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.

2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE NOMINATION/REGISTRATION This notice is for anyone proposing to be a candidate in the Municipal Election to be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 within the Town of Richmond Hill. Candidates may complete and file a nomination form commencing Thursday, January 2, 2014 with the last day for filing being Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM. 0OSITIONSINCLUDETHEOFFICESOF-AYOR 2EGIONALAND,OCAL#OUNCILLOR (two positions), Ward Councillor (one for each of Wards 1 to 6) and Trustee for the English Public (two positions), English Separate, French Public and French Separate School Boards. The term of office is from December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2018. A prescribed filing fee in the amount of $200 for mayoral candidates and $100 for all other offices is payable by cash, certified cheque or money order. At the time of filing, all candidates must complete a nomination paper, a declaration of qualification and pay the prescribed filing fee. All candidates must provide proof of identity and qualifying address within the municipality when filing a nomination. If an agent is filing on behalf of a candidate, the agent must provide a copy of the candidate’s identification as well as their own. Nomination and declaration of qualification forms are available at the 4OWN #LERKS /FFICE LOCATED AT  %AST "EAVER #REEK 2OAD 'ROUND Floor during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). They are also available to download from the Town’s website at www. richmondhill.ca/2014election. No person who proposes to be a candidate may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes or incur campaign expenses until he or she has filed a nomination paper. Additional information respecting the 2014 Municipal Election may be obtained by calling the Town Clerk at 905-771-2529 or by email at donna.mclarty@richmondhill.ca. Ce document est Êgalement disponible en français au Bureau du SecrÊtaIre, Hôtel de Ville de votre municipalitÊ. $ONNA,-C,ARTY 4OWN#LERK

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ICE STORM CLEANUP DOWNED TREES & DEBRIS REMOVAL Public Property – Cleanup of downed or damaged Town trees that pose an immediate hazard is a priority and is ongoing. It is expected to continue until the end of February. To report downed trees on public property, call Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8800. A focused cleanup of tree debris along streets began on January 27. Staff are focusing on the hardest hit areas ďŹ rst. Please be advised that staff will return at a later date to remove any debris that is encased in ice and snow. It is expected that cleanup will take several weeks to complete. Residents can expect delays in tree cleanup areas such as parks, woodlots, open spaces and non-hazardous residential and commercial areas. Whenever possible, please avoid woodlots, trails, parks and open spaces until these areas have been fully addressed and any hazards removed. Private Property – Residents are asked to bring larger branches to the curb and the Town will take them away and/or chip the material. Please do not place yard waste in ditches as it could block culverts and impede drainage. Please place the chopped portion/cut edge of branches/limbs towards the road, as it will assist crews with the cleanup. TREE MAINTENANCE Residents and businesses with damaged trees on their private property are encouraged to consult with a professional arborist (found in the Yellow Pages and other business directories). 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. 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 clean up our community.

 

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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 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 'LORIA #OLLIER $EPUTY #LERK AT    OR BY E MAIL AT gloria.collier@richmondhill.ca.

CITIZEN VACANCIES COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL 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 THECITIZENAPPOINTMENTS PLEASECONTACT'LORIA#OLLIER $EPUTY#LERK AT (905) 747-6363 or by e-mail at gloria.collier@richmondhill.ca. $ONNA,-C,ARTY 4OWN#LERK 4OWNOF2ICHMOND(ILL Phone: 905-771-2529 225 East Beaver Creek Road Fax: 905-771-2502 Richmond Hill, Ontario % MAILCLERKS RICHMONDHILLCA ,"0

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t’s budget crunch time in many municipalities across York Region and the GTA. Monday night councillors and staff were prepared to consider, debate — and possibly vote on — the 2014 operating budget, as well as the related water and wastewater budget. But when the clock ticked past midnight and councillors finally had progressed through their agenda to the budget, the majority decided it was too late to focus properly on such an important issue and the budget should be deferred to another meeting. Our newest councillor, Ward 4’s David West, took to Facebook to share his embarrassment and offer an apology of sorts. “At midnight we were talking about a premium coffee machine for Oak Ridges while residents waited for the budget discussion,” he wrote, stating he felt the situation was “embarrasssing”. “I hope better teamwork and priority setting by council will happen soon,” he posted on the social media site. Others on social media commented that a fractious, divided council and councillors who seemed to deliberately slow down discussions at previous budget discussions were, in fact, costing taxpayers money. Paid staff in various department sit through important budget meetings and were in attendance for five long hours Monday night. There are, however, positive aspects to this year’s budget discussions. Every year, council stages public meetings to explain budget priorities and chart incoming revenues and expenses, so taxpayers are aware what budget realities are. One year, literally not one

resident showed up to the budget presentation. This year, however, the public budget meeting Jan. 11 attracted 30 residents wanting to learn how their tax dollars are being spent and what budget pressures Richmond Hill is facing. That’s a good sign. Also, through their newsletters, most council members encouraged residents to provide budget input and the town’s website and Bulletin Board pages in this newspaper repeatedly offered residents options to ask questions or obtain information on the 2014 budget through email, online suggestions or phone numbers to call. Hopefully, many more residents who care about municipal services such as snowplowing, recreation programs, sewer maintenance and parks creation and upkeep took advantage of many options to become informed about their taxes. Especially in this election year, your councillors are keenly aware no one likes higher taxes. Word went out to department heads that no new services would be added in this 2014 budget. Each budget committee meeting was open to the public, as was Monday night’s formal council meeting when the budget was expected to come to a vote. At this point in the monthslong budget process, the proposed budget increase is 2.04 per cent. That’s not final, councillors now need to find another meeting date to discuss and vote on the budget. But hopefully you agree the budget is not being formulated in secret, or behind closed doors, as some detractors or troublemakers have publicly stated. Your advice, comments and questions were — and still are — wanted by your councillors.

BOTTOM LINE: Residents have had numerous options for providing input into this year’s budget.

Open letter to Councillor Nick Papa and Mayor Dave Barrow: Thank you for your follow-up, concern and advice regarding the actions you have been able to facilitate to ensure my mother receives the service to which she is entitled. I stopped in to Richmond Hill for a visit with her last night and also to clear her driveway and lay down some more ice melt. She made a point of mentioning the snowplow had passed by and scooped out the windrow off her driveway. Both my mother and I are very pleased with the efforts you have undertaken. Mr. Papa, thank you for your kind attention and the depth of your last few communications. Mr. Mayor, our thanks to Mr. Papa also applies to your efforts and response. When I spoke with my mother after opening your emails, she mentioned she remembers your father from

her school class in 1938 with Miss Shaw as the teacher. I mention this as it is a coincidental connection that seems oddly serendipitous. You have all worked hard at this concern and deserve our gratitude. You have given us reassurance in the benevolence of our local government and elected officials. Deepest thanks.

SCOTT SUTER NEWMARKET

Iceman fun brightened sad scene Our street, Centre Street West in the Mill Pond area, was devastated by the ice storm. We are extremely saddened to see all of our trees destroyed, as well as many bushes and plants. The storm brought together neighbours, helping each other remove the debris, and in conversation, we all realized that our beautiful canopy of trees will no longer exist. However, my daughter, 7, and I decided there had to be some joy to find in the blocks of ice that covered

our back yard. Mr. Ice-y, the snowman, is made of blocks of ice, most of which were one to two-feet long and some as thick as two inches. Pictures of Mr. Ice-y — perhaps York Region’s only Ice-Man? — will forever remind us of Christmas 2013, but also the fun my daughter and I found one evening of the new year.

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More candidates continue to register for this fall’s municipal election, including another this week for the mayor’s post. Anastasios Baxevanidis joins current Ward 2 Councillor Carmine Perrelli in the race for the mayor’s job. Mr. Baxevanidis ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2006, one of four candidates in the race that election for the top spot. He captured 8 per cent of the vote that election, with Dave Barrow elected as mayor with 79 per cent of the votes. Mr. Baxevanidis also was one of about 40 candidates who applied for the Ward 4 vacancy appointment last fall. Another candidate joins Stan Daneman in the race for Ward 2, with Marjan Moridi-Arcuri throwing her name in the hat. She is the daughter of Richmond Hill MPP Reza Moridi. Two candidates are currently vying for Ward 4: Angel Freedman and Ted Schneider. Ward 6 also has two candidates in the race: Frank Mastroianni and current Ward 6 Councillor Godwin Chan. Current Ward 1 Councillor Greg Beros and Trifon Haitas are seeking the Oak Ridges council seat, with Karen Cilevitz the lone candidate at press time for Ward 5 and Joe DiPaola the lone name for regional council. There are currently no official candidates for Ward 3. Current school trustee Carol Chan is seeking to recapture her seat on the York Region public school board, while Nazy Miradbolbaghi is a candidate for that same Richmond Hill seat. - Marney Beck

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Elementary School Hockey Medal Presentation The Backroom Therapy Band Wing Eating Contest In The Tent sponsored by King Henry’s Arms Carnival Bed Races Ookpik Portrait Studio In The Tent With The RH Camera Club

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SPECIAL Jungle Cat World Make sure you‛re at the Carnival for a fantastic opportunity to see some amazing animals in real life. You‛ll learn about their fascinating lives: where they live, how they survive, their role in the ecosystem, and what we can do to protect them from extinction. On stage Saturday at 2:30 and Sunday at 1:30.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL TO EXPROPRIATE LAND THIS NOTICE IS PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 6(1) OF THE EXPROPRIATIONS ACT AS REGARDS ALL OWNERS OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED LANDS. THIS NOTICE IS PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 1(2) OF THE EXPROPRIATIONS ACT AS REGARDS J. IAN REID, AS DESCRIBED IN INSTRUMENT NO. B13996B, AS LESSEE OF THE LANDS COMPRISING THAT PART OF LOT 5, CONCESSION 2, IN THE TOWN OF RICHMOND HILL IN THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK, DESIGNATED AS PART 1 ON PLAN 65R-34228. IN THE MATTER OF an application by The Regional Municipality of York for approval to expropriate lands described in Schedule “A”, hereto, in the Town of Richmond Hill in The Regional Municipality of York, for the purpose of the reconstruction of Leslie Street (YR 12) from Bethesda Sideroad to Bloomington Road (YR 40), which includes a jog elimination at the Bethesda Sideroad and Leslie Street (YR 12) intersection, and a realignment of Leslie Street (YR 12), around Haynes Lake, to address traffic operations and safety improvements. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application has been made for approval to expropriate the lands described in Schedule “A”, hereto. Any owner of lands in respect of which notice is given who desires an inquiry into whether the taking of such land is fair, sound and reasonably necessary in the achievement of the objectives of the expropriating authority shall so notify the approving authority in writing, (a) in the case of a registered owner, served personally or by registered mail within thirty days after the registered owner is served with the notice, or, when the registered owner is served by publication, within thirty days after the first publication of the notice; (b) in the case of an owner who is not a registered owner, within thirty days after the first publication of the notice. The approving authority is: The Council of The Regional Municipality of York 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 The expropriating authority is: The Regional Municipality of York 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK Jim Davidson, Commissioner of Corporate Services This notice first published on the 30th day of January, 2014. SCHEDULE “A”

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forget to cover your ears when the muskets are fired! 46th Annual Pancake Breakfast Feast Join us for our traditional pancake breakfast. Enjoy pancakes, sausages, peameal bacon, hot chocolate and coffee served in the Carnival tent. Come on out, last call is 11:30 so don‛t miss out.

The War of 1812 - 202 Years Later

Leash Free Park At The Pond!

1814 marked the second and final year of the War of 1812. Two hundred years later, our 1812 re-enactors help to bring history to life as they show us what life was like both for the settlers who supported the militia and the militia who fought to defend British North America… don‛t

Come to Carnival and bring the WHOLE family including your pooch – no need to leave your four legged friend at home. Tru Pet Richmond Hill will provide a leash free park at the north end of the pond on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Beer Tasting New this year! Our Ontario Craft Brewery Beer Tasting event will include four Ontario Craft Breweries: King Brewery Grand River Brewing Lake of Bays Brewing Company Stouffville Brewing Company The breweries will be selling samples of their brews in the Carnival Tent on Saturday from 6 to 9 pm. Sponsored by Fraticelli‛s Restaurant, Richmond Hill, the event will include live entertainment in the tent. So come and join us for some Winter Carnival fun on Saturday night.

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Re: Town represented on PM’s Israel trip, Jan. 23 A story about Richmond Hill representatives on the prime minister’s trip to Israel incorrectly referred to David Cohen’s past position as an elected official. He is a former Ward 3 councillor. The Liberal regrets the error.

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Collision numbers pile up after week of bad roads, poor visibility

Two vehicles collided on King Road yesterday morning. York Regional Police say the number of fatalities on our roads has dropped, down from 28 in 2012 to 19 in 2013.

BY JEREMY GRIMALDI

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There are countless measures municipalities can put into place to make our roads safer, from speed limits to red-light cameras. Regardless of these changes, though, car crashes, along with the resulting death and injury, will likely remain a problem as long as there’s human error, York Regional Police say. This past weekend after towns and cities were pelted with snow, York Region drivers suffered through more than 100 collisions, GTA motorists saw more than 600 and Ontario drivers witnessed more than 1,600. Numbers like these may leave you wondering where in the region you are most likely to be involved in a car crash. Go online to yorkregion.com for a York Regional Police map of fatal crashes in 2013. A top 10 collision rate and frequency list is kept by the region to better understand the movement of traffic and whether sites can be made safer for motorists. The numbers and locations may surprise you. In 2012, the top offenders in terms of collisions were located in Vaughan, which has five out of the 10 worst crash intersections. Hwy. 7 and Weston Road tops the list, with 73 collisions that year; the most by a large

margin. Next comes Yonge Street and Green Lane in East Gwillimbury with 60 collisions, Hwy. 7 and McCowan Road in Markham with 58 crashes and Yonge and 16th Avenue in Richmond Hill with 57. Four out of the next six intersections on the list are in Vaughan. The reason for the high number of crashes at these sites does not necessarily mean they’re unsafe, rather, these are often the intersections with the most traffic. For example, the top 10 list is made up of intersections that log between 25 and 35 million cars annually. Despite this volume though, these intersections only contribute a fraction of the annual crash statistics around the region. In 2012, there were 18,624 collisions in York Region, up about 1,000 from 2008 but down about 1,000 from 2011. Steve Kemp, the region’s director of traffic management, said when the region sees a higher than normal rate of certain types of crashes, it can take action. One of those safety measures has included a move to place red-light cameras at 20 intersections dotted around the region. See YORK, page 9.

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A number of those sites are also listed in the top 10 list, including the top two, Weston and Hwy. 7 and Yonge Street and Green Lane. “The red-light cameras were brought in because we wanted to reduce T-bone collisions at intersections,� he said. “In order for those to happen, one vehicle needs to run a red light.� The cameras act as a deterrent to drivers prone to take that chance. Although statistics are not yet in for York Region, intersections in Toronto have witnessed a drop of right-angle collisions by 40 per cent since the cameras were erected. “They saw reductions even in places where there were no cameras,� he said, adding that once motorists realized cameras might be watching, they took fewer chances. The region can also alter traffic light timing at intersections that experience higher-thanaverage rear-end collisions. This can ensure fewer cars approach amber lights in unison, reducing the number of instances where some cars stop in anticipation of a red light and others speed up to make the light. Other measures can include limiting left turn signals so cars can no longer complete the turns when there is oncoming traffic, similar to many Hwy. 7 intersections, beside the Rapidway.

At those sites, cars can only turn left when there is a green-arrow indicator. However, unlike standard intersections, when that arrow expires so does the opportunity to turn. Others in the business of road safety focus solely on driver behaviour, something Mr. Kemp says is the municipality’s greatest challenge. Elliott Silverstein, manager of government relations at CAA, said many motorists make similar mistakes while on the road. “People are not giving themselves enough time, speeding in the wrong weather conditions and talking on the phone,â€? he said. Sgt. Jason McIlveen, from York Regional Police’s traffic unit, echoed his statements, saying many drivers need to learn how to better conduct themselves when behind the wheel. “People are impatient‌if they’re late they feel compelled to make that light,â€? he said. “It’s not about one intersection being more dangerous than another, it’s about driving behaviour, excessive speed and distracted driving when you’re on the road. When we identify the locations where this is happening, we highlight them, do enforcement and look for those infractions.â€? The number of fatalities on York Region roads has dropped, down from 28 in 2012 to 19 in 2013.

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Elizabeth Wilfert is a candidate for the federal Liberal riding nomination of Richmond Hill, and is presenting a fun event Feb. 11 to both raise funds and meet those in the community who don’t know her. Ms Wilfert has been involved in this community for 30 years, volunteering with many organizations. Her interests and involvement are diverse: as a member of the library board, the former arena association board and 23 years on the Helpmate Community Information and Volunteer Bureau Board. The wife of former Liberal MP Bryon Wilfert, she has given her skills and her time to annual events such as the Terry Fox Run, Communities in Bloom, Canada Day, Winter Carnival and the Santa Claus Parade. “Richmond Hill is a vibrant, thriving community with a good reputation,” said Ms Wilfert. “I want to ensure it stays that way. While we have a lot of good things to talk about, we are also facing some daunting challenges ... challenges that in many instances

Elizabeth Wilfert require tough decisions.” In 1997 she was appointed the Ward 6 councillor when her husband left council after being elected MP. She was an elected commissioner to the former Richmond Hill Hydro Commission from 1997 to 2000. “I understand how government works, and how to get things done,” she said. “I understand the needs of the community and have championed the issues of seniors and veterans for many years.” She is also involved in the wider world, especially with the University Women Helping Afghan Women organization, whose goals are to raise

awareness about ongoing challenges affecting Afghan women and raise funds for 10 scholarships for Afghan women for schooling in Kabul. A teacher by profession, she taught for 25 years at Havergal College, and has also been occasional teacher with the York Region District School Board. Currently, she is president of the College of Dietitians of Ontario. With new riding boundaries coming into play in the next federal election, it’s appropriate that the Feb. 11 fundraiser for Ms Wilfert, starring comic duo Debra McGrath (who is a cousin of Ms Wilfert) and Colin Mochrie, is called: Whose Riding is it Anyway? The show runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Plaza Suite, 10268 Yonge St. Tickets are $50 for adults; $40 for students.

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You can help feathered friends survive winter BY KIM ZARZOUR

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So you think it’s been a harsh winter? Try being a bird. You just got accustomed to Ontario’s mild winters, maybe decided to hang around the GTA instead of flying south, then suddenly, you’re walloped by snows squalls, an ice storm freezes up your food sources and yanks down your tree shelters and now, this relentless cold snap has you quivering and waiting for spring. Actually, it’s not all that bad. “The good news is that all the birds we see around here survived the last glaciation. They’re set up for these kinds of conditions,” says Paul Harpley, a scientist and president of the South Lake Simcoe Naturalists Club. While the polar vortex has not been kind to our local avian population, Mr. Harpley said it has not been devastating, and there are things we humans can do to help. Here’s what birds can do for themselves: Their feathers are extremely efficient insulators — layers of light, fine fibres that trap the air, like a portable duvet — and they tend to be waterproof, so they don’t freeze when they get wet, he says. Their legs and feet are protected with special scales that minimize heat loss. They are also able to build fat reserves in summer and fall that they can convert

to energy. Shivering is another way they survive, by raising their metabolic rate, he says. Birds’ behaviour also changes in bad weather. They can puff up their feathers to allow more air to be trapped, and many “tuck” – stand on one leg to keep the other warm, or crouch on the ice or branch to conserve heat. At the same time, they try to seek out sunny places, avoiding windy ones. They also turn to roosting – finding tight spaces out of the wind – or occasionally go into a state of torpor to reduce their metabolism on cold winter nights. Most birds probably got through the recent ice storm by roosting in tree trunks or other sheltered hideaways, he says. “A few likely decided it didn’t look too good here and flew somewhere else.” Andy Neale, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Thornhill, said it’s not so much the cold — they’re not likely to die of hypothermia — but finding enough food to keep themselves warm. The ice storm may have caused trouble for birds by sealing up their natural food sources in thick ice, but based on the bird feeder activity in his Richmond Hill back yard and anecdotes from other birders, most birds came through just fine, he said. “Northern birds are set up for this,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of mild winters lately, but the occasional cold snap can be dif-

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ficult – the weaker birds really struggle.” Keeping the feeder full is key, said Mr. Harpley said. Often people start feeders at Christmas when everyone’s home, but when they return to work again, they forget to keep it topped up, leaving birds that became dependent suddenly without their food source. It’s also good to monitor the feeder, he said, because predators, such as hawks and foxes may set themselves up nearby and ambush vulnerable birds. Locate your feeder in a sunny spot, and leave larger trees to provide a wind break – the best place is south or southeast side of house away from prevailing winds, he said With the extreme cold temperatures, the food should be high-calorie, Mr. Neale said. Black-oil sunflowers, safflower, peanuts and suet are good choices. You can also supply water – not just to drink but place for birds to bathe all winter long; it helps them keep their feathers fresh and free from a build-up of oils. Mr. Neale said some birds find water in springs that don’t freeze over along the Oak Ridges Moraine, near his home at Bayview and Elgin Mills area of Richmond Hill, but it’s also possible to purchase heated bird baths.

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Premier Kathleen Wynne’s minimum wage advisory panel dodged the question — or at least avoided recommending a controversial figure. And her government’s middle-of-theroad action to possibly make minimum wage $11, is, at best, better than nothing. I recall my first reaction when I heard last August that York Region activists were holding rallies at various Tim Hortons outlets to raise the minimum wage to $14. I personally thought a hike that dramatic, from $10.25, was pretty unrealistic. My first thought went to my own son, toiling in a small grocery store in Richmond Hill at a rate just above minimum wage. He’d love to see his wage bumped to $14 an hour, but he’d also be wary that his employers might have to employ fewer workers if they had to hike minimum wage by that much. And there’s the paradox — the problem — with hiking the minimum wage. Our news stories and editorial published in August pointed out that workers earning only $10.25 an hour make a weekly salary that’s 19 per cent below the poverty line. It means they can’t afford both shelter and food, and with the high cost of housing in York Region, many are forced to turn to food banks or go

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Marney Beck deeply in debt. Ontario’s minimum wage has been frozen for four years, in the face of rising costs for transit, shelter and food. No wonder young people especially, such as my son, are forced to live with parents. But predictably and understandably, small business owners quoted in our articles and ensuing letters and comments from the other side of the debate, said struggling businesses can’t afford to pay $3.75 an hour increases to all minimum wage employees. Small business owners and local chambers of commerce said a 36-per-cent pay hike was too dramatic a hit to companies’ bottom lines. One Aurora sandwich shop owner said instead of hiring

two workers at minimum wage, she’d only be able to afford to hire one. Even large companies say they would be forced to pass on such wage increases to consumers, a higher-price spiral no one wants to see. Ontario established an advisory panel last year to advise the Wynne government on a possible minimum wage hike. The York Region Labour Council was among the groups participating and the panel released their recommendations Monday. It did not make a monetary recommendation as to what the rate should be, but did suggest an annual increase should be made law and approved by any government of the day, with reminders about the impending wage hike made public for businesses to prepare months ahead of the change in the rate. The $11 minimum wage compromise will not allow wage earners to escape poverty, but even the miniscule 75 cents an hour hike will help buy an extra bag of groceries each month. One Richmond Hill letter writer offered a rather

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cruel suggestion last August in response to our stories. “The last generation overcame minimum wage by working maximum hours. Working 80 hours doubles a 40-hour weekly paycheque — it’s simple math,” suggested the writer. Is that the stark truth or a cruel taunt?

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2014 budget deferred after midnight vote BY KIM ZARZOUR

kzarzour@yrmg.com

Your property tax increase – a possible 2.04 per cent – hasn’t been set just yet. A marathon meeting of council Monday night, when councillors had a prolonged discussion over development off Jefferson Sideroad – meant the tax rate decision did not come up until after midnight. That, for a majority of councillors, was too late for debate. Council has put the entire 2014 draft operating and waste and wastewater budgets on hold while the clerk’s office finds an alternative meeting date starting at 4 p.m. in the next few weeks. “I agree this was a very long meeting [with] two very important items,” Mayor Dave Barrow said. “We did set this meeting for the budget process ... I’m sensing, though, that it is midnight, it is now tomorrow, and we’ve seen how we’re dealing with each other. Maybe we are beyond our best-before date.” The mayor was referring to frayed tempers among his council colleagues, (see sidebar transcript), and accusations of delay tactics and filibustering. The meeting, which started at 7:30 p.m., focused primarily on an infill study for the Harris-Beech neighbourhood (see story facing page). Ward 2 councillor Carmine Perrelli presented several amendments related to that issue which did not pass, but as a result,

the budget was not dealt with until several hours later. Two residents waited until 11:45 p.m. to address council on the budget.

RESIDENTS HAD QUESTIONS Igor Bily asked councillors to improve the quality of budget documents posted on the town’s website. He questioned several items, including the cost of watermain construction – he said a Google search showed lower rates being paid by a Michigan community – and inadequate information about money set aside for parks. “There is no number of trees, stones, nothing — it’s a black hole, and you want me to be educated?” he said. “Sorry, but I think it’s complete BS.” Jon Priestly also raised budget concerns. The Richvale resident said he was still seeking answers to questions he raised at the recent public budget session held at the library. In 2013, he said, council voted in a 2-per-cent tax increase “and my tax bill, and most of those in the south Richvale area, came in at 7.5-per-cent increase”. That, he said, was because the MPAC assessment of 2012 called for a four-year increase on every residential property in Richmond Hill, an average of 7.8-per-cent per year. If the finance department doesn’t lower the mill rate at an equivalent amount, he said, taxes will be higher again this year, he suggested.

Last year the town did so, but only by about 4 per cent, which resulted in a “completely hidden tax grab. Council must look at this and stop this.” But councillors decided it was just too late for focused discussion. Ward 1 Councillor Greg Beros said he had several motions on the budget outstanding and others to come, “but in the best interest of the public, we should be fresh while we’re doing this”. Mr. Perrelli agreed. “If we really want to engage the public we should start at 7 and spread it out over two or three nights so they come out to each one and talk to each issue.” But budget chairperson, Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg said there were already several attempts to engage the public, other delays and failed amendments and attempts to set additional meeting times. Similar frustrations were voiced last year, after more than 30 amendments were introduced by Mr. Beros and Mr. Perrelli with “line-by-line” discussion of every item in the budget. At this week’s meeting, about a dozen town staff members remained until nearly 1 a.m. Tuesday, in addition to several other members of staff who usually attend council meetings, in order to answer any more detailed questions about budget. To hear what was said, visit: bit.ly/1nk0Zqj

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HERE’S WHAT WAS SAID The following is a condensed transcript from Monday night’s council meeting: Brenda Hogg: “As budget chair, I really think we have done yeoman’s service to try to go through all the various departments and isn’t it odd that when two members of this committee weren’t available for one afternoon/evening, we managed to get through the department budgets at a rate that would never be heard of ... and I think we did good business.” Carmine Perrelli: “Point of order... When are you going to stop her from berating us, Councillor Beros and I?” Hogg: “Your name was never mentioned.” Perrelli: “Point of order. The records are clear which councillors left at 4 o’clock. This is a sneaky, underhanded way of trying to malign us.” Dave Barrow: “If you’re going to use the same tactics in your point of order that you’re accusing Councillor Hogg of, then please...” Perrelli: “You should have stopped her.” Hogg: “The fact is, we did not have all of committee or council available and now we’re going to get into another mix-up over who can attend when and where. We’re here now, we’re available, this is our job. Attracting more people from the public — we have tried everything — they are not coming.” Vito Spatafora: “Dates were established. Dates were also offered as optional dates to accommodate councillors who wanted additional dates, but they were rejected. The concern I have here is that ... always there’s a desire to extend the date into March, April, May, June, with what intent and what purpose? We dealt with presentations from each department, we’ve dealt with amendments... I don’t understand why we have to continually delay the process. This is another delay tactic as we’ve seen time and time again.” Perrelli: “I disagree.”

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Was it the lateness of the hour that prompted a surreal discussion in council chambers about coffee Monday night? Some were left scratching heads after a 12:40 a.m. debate about which town facilities should be allowed to sell â&#x20AC;&#x153;premiumâ&#x20AC;? coffee. This, after a sometimes heated discussion over whether it was too late to deal with the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operating budget. The motion was put forward by Ward 1 Councillor Greg Beros, seconded by Ward 2 Councillor Carmine Perrelli, asking that staff work with a vendor to have a premium coffee machine installed at Oak Ridges Community Centre. That prompted Ward 5 Councillor Castro Liu, seconded by Ward 6 Councillor Godwin Chan, to ask that premium coffee machines be considered for all community centres, and staff to report back on the cost. This led to further questions from Mr. Perrelli if the amendment was appropriate. And it led Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg to shake her head in amazement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is after midnight. We decided we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deal with an $81-million budget, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re down to what, 50, 60, 80 bucks, 100 bucks, this community centre, maybe another. I honestly donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe, wake me up, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nightmare, right? This is micromanagement at its worst. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ridiculous. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to participate and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to refer it to the council meeting where we deal with the budget so the public can come out and see the big decisions we make.â&#x20AC;? This led to several calls of â&#x20AC;&#x153;point of orderâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not part of the budget. This is a separate, independent piece of business that was in the agenda,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Beros said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I find it insulting. I waited, I brought it forward and now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m being told itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nickel-and-diming.â&#x20AC;? In the end, the motion carried. There are currently coffee vending machines at McConaghy Seniors Centre, the wave pool, Richvale and Bayview community centres, part of an original three-year agreement being renewed for one more year. - Kim Zarzour

Residents urge delay for infill study approval BY KIM ZARZOUR

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Residents in the Harris-Beech area have been given additional time to consult on the future of their neighbourhood, but not as much time as some had hoped. The recommended infill study for the community located in the north end of Ward 4 was put on hold Monday for another month. Just a handful of homes remain in what was once a neighbourhood of wooded, wide lots south of Jefferson Sideroad. Several development applications have been submitted to further develop the area. Town staff has presented an infill study to act as a guide for any development, but those remaining residents say they still have concerns and appeared at Monday night council to ask for more time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This process been going on for 11 years, and this infill study has been before council for just two months. In that time weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had holidays, an ice storm, blackouts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; people in Harris-Beech were without power for over a week,â&#x20AC;? said Jason Cherniak, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newly hired lawyer, at Monday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s council meeting. Residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns include questions about sewer hookups and water services and compensation for a change in property value due to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority determining nat-

ural heritage features on some property cannot be developed. While the issue has been deferred several times since the recommended infill study was released, Mr. Cherniak asked council for an additional 90 more days. Karen Cilevitz, who advises residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; groups and is a candidate for Ward 5, said the residents need more time to meet with staff and attempt to complete an environmental study. She appealed to developers with an interest in the area to also meet with residents and staff and to hold off on any possible action before the Ontario Municipal Board.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;FEEL KICKED OUT OF OWN HOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re residents of the town, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not business people,â&#x20AC;? said Harris Avenue resident Gary McWhirter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not here to make a fast buck. This is our life, this is our future, this is where we live. From Day 1 Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said it feels like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been kicked out of my own house by the town.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ask you to be careful,â&#x20AC;? Jefferson Road resident Teresa Doria warned councillors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once this wooded enclave of Richmond Hill starts to be destroyed, there will be no turning back.â&#x20AC;? After hearing from several delegations, Ward 4 Councillor David West put forward a motion to defer the matter until Feb. 24. Ward 2 Councillor Carmine Perrelli attempted to have the date set back further, to the last council meeting in March,

then again attempted to have it delayed for four months. Both his motions failed. Council heard that there are already several applications for the landâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development that are in a position to appeal to the OMB and should that happen before the infill study is passed, the town would be at a disadvantage, and the area vulnerable to unwanted development. Mr. Perrelli suggested his motion could include a provision that should the applications be appealed to the OMB, the infill study could be brought to council for quick passage. But planning commissioner Ana Bassios said the OMB could give the infill study less weight if wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t approved until after an OMB appeal was launched. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any ambivalence about the validity of the study weakens it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The problem is, we lose control of this if it goes to the board,â&#x20AC;? Mr. West said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could put the entire area at risk of having development that is not what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking for.â&#x20AC;? Ward 1 Councillor Greg Beros compared it to buying insurance for your home after a tree falls on it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;hoping no one will look at ...the date when you actually got the insurance. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to have my insurance paid for and in my hand before anything happens.â&#x20AC;? After several hours of debate, councillors passed a motion to put off a decision until Feb. 24.

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Combatting the cold ... one layer at a time BY KIM ZARZOUR

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It’s beautiful out here, no arguing that. The rolling white fields behind Richmond Green lie under a shroud of wind-smoothed snow, the cold sun is beaming in a sky of pale blue. Also blue: a reporter’s lips and the ends of her fingers and her pen won’t work. Ink’s turned to ice. It’s bleeping cold out here! How do they do this? In the operations centre on Elgin Mills, public works employees for the Town of Richmond Hill chuckle

about city-slickers’ wimpiness as they ready their vehicles for clearing snow, hoping to get ahead of the weekend’s predicted snowfall. They move a little stiffly under the many layers of clothing, heavy boots and gloves, but conversation is chipper, coming out in puffs of breath in the frigid air. Just another day’s work for outside workers, despite the cold. “We’re a resilient bunch,” says Ian Price, road operator for the town. About 30 of his colleagues were sent out for the day to clear paths through

A lineman balances on a bar as he works on a hydro line along Hwy. 7 near the 404 — one of many outdoor workers having to brave the elements during, what has so far been a chilly winter.

the built-up snow, ensuring the few pedestrians who brave the elements are able to reach the crosswalk buttons at intersections. “We’re out when everyone else wants to be in,” he says cheerily. He’s been doing this job for 10 years and it never gets easier. “Everyone would like to be home in front of a warm fireplace, but we’ve got a really good bunch of guys here who just hunker down and get the job done.”

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“Winners of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Readers’ Choice Award” The Richmond Hill Gymnastics Club would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who voted our club as being the Best Gymnastics Club. We take great pride as recipients of The Readers’ Choice Award. Founded in 1984, we offer Recreational programs to boys and girls aged 1 year, to adult classes. Our young adult gymnasts aged 16 plus can begin in our coaches training programs, graduating through the National Coaching Certification Program to become fully certified gymnastics coaches. We also have girls and boys competitive programs, beginning with Interclub or Recreational Competitive to Provincial and National teams. Levels 2 to 10 for girls and 1 to 10 for boys. We run exciting holiday camps, just tumbling, and co-ed open gym/parkour/tumbling- ages 14+. Tues and Thurs evenings 8:30-10:00. Our motto is“Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals”. We believe gymnastics should be a fun and positive experience, building life skills such as confidence, friendship, and striving to attain personal goals. Every child, whether they be a beginner, recreational or top competitive gymnast, is equally important to our club. Special needs gymnasts are always welcome. All our coaches are Nationally Certified. We keep class ratios small and strive to keep our members active, busy and fit while learning gymnastics skills – skills which are so important to any sport the child may pursue in their future.

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RICHMOND HILL GYMNASTICS CLUB Winner of the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Readers’ Choice Award

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Accountant............................................................................................... Ed Girardi CA Accounting Firm............................ Brodeur Dennis Chartered Accountants Acupuncture................. Yonge Street Physiotherapy + Wellness Institute All Around Restaurant..............................................................King Henry’s Arms Animal Hospital/Veterinarian................ Arnold Crescent Animal Hospital Appliance Store...................................................................................................... Sears Auto Body Shop....................................................................................Canadian Tire Auto Parts Store....................................................................................Canadian Tire Auto Service............................................................................................Canadian Tire Bakery Shop .......................................................................................... Old Bread Mill Bank/Trust Company ...................................................................TD Canada Trust Banquet Facility............................................................Le Parc Dining & Banquet Bath Store ................................................................................... Bed Bath & Beyond Bedding Store ........................................................................... Bed Bath & Beyond Bicycle Shop ...........................................................................................Canadian Tire Billiards/Pool Hall............................................................................ Archibald’s Pub Book Store............................................................................................................... Indigo Bowling.................................................................................Richmond Hill Pro Bowl Breakfast.......................................................................................................................Cora Brew Your Own Wine/Beer ........................................................ The Brew Kettle ..................................................................................................................................... Vin Bon Brunch............................................................................................................................Cora Buffet/All You Can Eat.................................................................. Mandarin Buffet Bulk Food Store ............................................................................................ Bulk Barn Butcher Shop.........................................................................................................Costco Camera Store/Photography Equipment................................................Henry’s Camping Equipment Store..............................................................Canadian Tire Car Rental...................................................................................... Budget Rent A Car Car Wash....................................................................................................................ESSO Carpet/ Flooring Retailer ................................................................... Home Depot Casual Dining ...............................................................................King Henry’s Arms Cell Phone Centre .............................................................................................. Rogers Chicken Restaurant/Chicken wings.................................King Henry’s Arms Children’s Clothing Store...................................................The Children’s Place Children’s Entertainment..................................................................... Laser Quest Chinese Restaurant............................................................. Choice Of The Orient Chiropractor ................. Yonge Street Physiotherapy + Wellness Institute Chocolate/Candy Store ........................................................Purdy’s Chocolates Cinema Complex ............................................................SilverCity Richmond Hill Cleaning Company ..............................................Ecosparkle Cleaning Service Coffee Shop/Doughnuts/Pastries ................................................ Tim Hortons Computer Repair .....................................................................................Future Shop Contractor....................................................................................... Vision Contracting Courier Service...................................................................................................... FedEx ............................................................................................................................................UPS Craft Shop...........................................................................................................Michaels Dance Studio ................................................................................... JCB Danceworks ........................................................................................Soul In Motion Dance Studio Day Camp..........................................................Camp Chimo (City of Markham) Daycare Centre ..........................................................................................Reggio Kids .............................................................................................. Upper Canada Child Care Dental Hygienist....................Michelle Cortes @ Expressions Dental Care Dentist.......................................Dr. Jack Bengall @ Expressions Dental Care Denturist....................................Monzer Monzer @ Expressions Dental Care Department Store...........................................................................The Hudson Bay Domestic Car Dealership.............................................. Twin Hills Ford Lincoln Driving Range............................................................. Bathurst Glen Golf Course Driving School................................................................Young Drivers of Canada Drug Store..................................................................................Shoppers Drug Mart Dry Cleaners ......................................................................................... Cozy Cleaners Educational Supplies ...................................................................................... Staples Electronic Store........................................................................................Future Shop Esthetician .........................................Olga @ Sensations Salon and Day Spa Fabric Store .................................................................................................... Fabricland

Financial Planner ........................................ Jonathan Rivard @ Edward Jones Fine Dining........................................................................The Octagon Restaurant Fireplace Store...........................................................................Napoleon Fireplace Fish & Chips..................................................................................King Henry’s Arms Fitness Centre.................................................................................................Good Life Florist Shop.......................................................................................... Hillcrest Florist Foot Specialist ............ Yonge Street Physiotherapy + Wellness Institute Funeral Home.................................................................... Marshall Funeral Home Furniture Store..................................................................................Leon’s Furniture Gardening/Outdoor Store ................................................................. Home Depot Gas Station...............................................................................................................ESSO General Practitioner ....................................................................... Dr. Anu Kaushal .............................................................................................................................Dr. Evan Ko Gift Shop............................................................................................................. Hallmark Golf Store ......................................................................................................... Golf Town Greek Restaurant ..........................................................................................Mr. Greek Grocery Store ......................................................................................................Longo’s Gymnastics Club............................................ Richmond Hill Gymnastics Club Hair Salon..................................................................................................Framar Salon Hairstylist/Barber............................Lisa @ Sensations Salon and Day Spa Hamburger............................................................................Hero Certified Burgers Health & Beauty Products..................................................Shoppers Drug Mart Hobby/Collectables Store..........................................................................Michaels Home Decorating/Accessories Store .......................................... HomeSence Home Improvement/ Hardware Store ........................................ Home Depot Homeopathic Medicine .......................................Yonge Street Physiotherapy ...........................................................................................................+ Wellness Institute Hotel/Motel ....................................................Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Ice Cream .............................................................................................Baskin Robbins Import Car Dealership .......................................................Richmond Hill Toyota Indian Restaurant................................................ The Host Fine Indian Cuisine Insurance Company................................................................... Sun Life Financial Investment/Financial Company...................................................................... CIBC Italian Restaurant .......................................... Fraticelli’s Italian Grill & Lounge .................................................................................................... Oregano Pizza & Pasta Japanese Restaurant/Sushi.............................................................. Mi-Ne Sushi Jewelry Store .....................................................................................Dynes Jewellers Kitchen Supplies Store.............................................................Kitchen Stuff Plus Ladies’ Formal Wear Store.................................................................................Laura Landscape Company/Lawn Service ................................. Leuschner’s Lawn .....................................................................................................................and Landscape ..................................................................... The Gilded Garden Property Services Lawyer .................................................................................................... SBMB Lawyers Legal Services..............................................................................................SBMB Law Lighting Centre .................................................................................... Living Lighting .......................................................................................................................... Home Depot Lingerie Store...................................................................................................La Senza Live Entertainment/Music Hall......................................Richmond Hill Centre ....................................................................................................for the Performing Arts Live Theatre .............................................................................Richmond Hill Centre ....................................................................................................for the Performing Arts Local Golf Course...............................Richmond Hill Golf and Country Club Local Strip Plaza/ Mall.........................................................................Hillcrest Mall Manicure/Pedicure .................................................................. Bobo’s Spa & Nails Marine Store.................................................................... Central Outboard Marine Martial Arts Club ....................................................Northern Karate Martial Arts Massage Therapist ................................................Yonge Street Physiotherapy ...........................................................................................................+ Wellness Institute Mattress Store.....................................................................Sleep Country Canada Men’s Formal Wear Store ........................................Moores Clothing For Men Montessori School................................................................................. TMS School Moving Company.................................................................................AMJ Campbell ....................................................................................................... Two Men And A Truck Muffler Shop ............................................................................................................Midas

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The people of Richmond Hill have spoken! This year’s Readers’ Choice Poll was our most popular ever! The votes have been counted...

Music and Instruments Store......................................................... Cosmo Music Music Instruction/School................................................................. Cosmo Music Naturopathic Doctor..............................................Yonge Street Physiotherapy ...........................................................................................................+ Wellness Institute Newspaper.....................................................................................................The Liberal Office Supply Store .......................................................................................... Staples Oil Change/Lube..................................................................................Canadian Tire Optical Store..........................................................................................Hakim Optical Optometrist ......................................................................................... Dr. Sharon Woo Organic Food Store/ Health Food Store........... Ambrosia Natural Foods Outdoor Patio...............................................................................King Henry’s Arms Paint & Wallpaper Store .................................................. Benjamin Moore & Co Party Supply Store........................................................................................ Party City Pet Groomer......................................................................................................PetSmart Pet Store ............................................................................................................... Pet Valu Pet Training......................................................................................My Obedient Dog Pharmacist.......................Andrea @ Rexall Pharmacy (Yonge & Weldrick) .............................................................Shani-Abbas Kara @ Uptown Apothecary Photography Studio................................................................................. West Photo Physiotherapist........... Yonge Street Physiotherapy + Wellness Institute Picture Framing Store ...................................................................................Michaels Pilates Studio ......................................................................Pilates Bodies by Dina Pizza................................................................................................................. Pizza Pizza Pool & Spa Supply Company..................................The Pool Craft Company Print Shop.............................................................................................................. Staples Pub.....................................................................................................King Henry’s Arms Reflexologist ................................... Dan McKenna @ Hot Stone Reflexology Retirement Home ......................................... Delmanor Seniors Communities Roofing Company.............................................. Bishop Roofing & Contracting Seafood Restaurant................................................................................Red Lobster Shoe Store - Adults.................................................................................................Aldo Shoe Store Children .........................................................................Kiddie Kobbler Spa Salon & Esthetics ..................................Sensations Salon and Day Spa Sporting Goods Store...........................................................................Sport Check Sports Bar ......................................................................................King Henry’s Arms Steak Restaurant..................................................... The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Storage ....................................................................................................Public Storage Tailor Shop............................................................................................. Cozy Cleaners Tanning Salon...................................................................................California Waves Taxi Service.........................Advance - Unique Taxi and Limousine Service Tea Room..................................................... Covernotes Tea and Coffee House Thai Restaurant ................................................ Sweet Basil Pan Asian Cuisine Tire Store ..................................................................................................Canadian Tire Toy Store ........................................................................................................Toys “R” Us Transmission Shop................................................................ Mister Transmission Travel Agency ............................................................................................Marlin Travel Upholsterer.....................................................................Mike Interiors Upholstery Used Car Salesperson ...............Tom Prepos @ Don Valley North Toyota Vacuum Store..................................................................................................VacWorks Walk-in Clinic ....................... Oak Ridges Medical And Urgent Care Centre Weight Loss Clinic..........................................Dr. Poon’s Metabolic Diet Clinic Window Coverings Store .................................................................... Blinds To Go Women’s Accessories Store................................................... Aldo Accessories .....................................................................................................................................Winners Yoga Studio ..........................................................................Pilates Bodies by Dina

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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/

FRIDAY, JAN. 31 Enjoy Music for a Winter’s Night concert Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge St. at Centre Street, featuring two guest artists from New York City: Allison Leyton-Brown (piano) and Sanford Leff (baritone), as well as Barry Peters (piano and organ) and the church’s chancel choir. Tickets: adults $20, seniors $15, students/children free, available at 905-884-1301, ext. 5. For info, visit rhuc.org

SATURDAY, FEB. 1 The ninth annual Ciao Bella Dance Studio Masquerade Gala will be held Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at Da Vinci Banquet Hall, 5732 Hwy. 7 (at Martingrove Rd.) Woodbridge, with all proceeds to Hospital For Sick Children in honour of Tomas Espinosa. Tickets for adults of $100 and children $50 include full dinner, open bar, door prizes, live band Sensations and DJ, silent and live auctions, plus performers, call Dana at 905-856-4438. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion in Richmond Hill present an evening euchre Feb. 1 at 233 Centre St. E. All are welcome, cost is $5, light refreshments served. Naturopath Anca Martalog offers a free healthy weight loss challenge starting Feb. 1 at her ProMedCentre clinic in Richmond Hill. For details, call 905-884-7965 or visit DoctorAnca.com

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TUESDAY, FEB. 4 The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society meets at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the gym of McConaghy Seniors’ Centre, 10100 Yonge St. With the society celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and as the rose is its emblem, it is fitting that master gardener and international rose judge, Shari-Lyn Safir, will offer tips for successful rose growing. Free for members; $5 for non-members. Annual membership is $25 for individual; $30 for family. Visit RichmondHillGardenSociety.org for more.

THURSDAY, FEB. 6 An Eating Disorders Awareness Week presentation by psychologist Dr. Tiffany RushWilson will be offered Feb. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Richmond Hill Central Library, Yonge and Major Mackenzie. Question and answer will follow talk. Free; all welcome. To register, call 905-886-6632; for more, visit edoyr.com Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Group of York Region meets Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 10295 Yonge St. at Dunlop in Richmond Hill. Guest speaker is holistic nutritionist Marsha Fenwick providing information about good food. Share your expe-

riences in this proactive support group that is fragrance free and confidential.

FRIDAY, FEB. 7 PFLAG Canada-York Region (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) hosts its first LGBTQ Charity Gala Stand Proud Feb. 7 starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Heintzman House in Thornhill, 135 Bay Thorn Dr. LGBTQ people, friends and families invited; all proceeds go to PFLAG York Region’s outreach, support and educational services. Tickets $65 (ages 16+), includes dinner, 1 drink ticket, non-alcoholic beverages, dancing and entertainment. Order tickets at Eventbrite.ca, email events@pflagyork. ca or call 1-888-905-5428 ext. 73. Open Doors, Open Minds lecture is presented Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Shabbat services at Temple Kol Ami, 36 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill. Once a year, the sanctuary welcomes a teacher of another faith for members to learn the beliefs and practices of neighbours. Dr. Bahram Jam, of the Zoroastrian religious community and a physiotherapist in York Region, is guest speaker. Choir will sing, dessert oneg will follow. Call 905-709-2620 or visit www.kolami. ca for details. Richmond Hill’s annual Winter Carnival will offer family fun Friday through Sunday, Feb. 7 through 9 at the Mill Pond, corner of Trench and Mill streets. Enjoy hockey tournaments for children and adults, bed races, amateur band

contest Friday evening, wing-eating contest, midway rides and games for children, Scouts and military demonstrations, skydivers, ice carvings and more; visit wintercarnival.net. Your $2 button purchase could win you a prize.

SATURDAY, FEB. 8 From 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 8, enjoy English High Tea served at St. Matthew’s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill. Sip tea from china cups and enjoy a selection of homemade scones, finger sandwiches and desserts. Invite friends and family; proceeds support worthwhile local projects. Tickets $13 available at door or call 905-884-3606. Everyone is invited to a Community Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 8 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the McConaghy Seniors Centre, 10100 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. For a suggested $1 donation, enjoy spaghetti, salad, bread and treats and get to know your neighbours without cost being a limiting factor. For details, email richmondhill@ compassion.themeetinghouse.com You’re invited to a free Total Food Makeover at York Family Chirpractic, 7670 Yonge St., unit 10, Thornhill Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn about quality nutrition that makes sense and how small lifestyle changes can prevent or reverse disease. Register online at info@yorkfamilychiropractic.com or call 905695-2291.

SUNDAY, FEB. 9 St. Volodymyr’s women’s group presents a Valentine Tea & Bake Sale Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Church, 15 Church Lane, Thornhill (Yonge and John streets). Home baking, gifts, raffle and more — all proceeds to children’s charities. All welcome, also to divine liturgy at 10 a.m. For details, call 905-889-0187. Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents Chai Tea & A Movie Feb. 9 at City Playhouse theatre, 1000 New Westminster Dr., at Bathurst St. in Thornhill. Enjoy Igor And The Cranes’ Journey (Igor VeMasa Ha’agurim), directed by Evgeny Ruman. Doors open for tea at 4 p.m., film shown at 5 p.m. Tickets of $15 can be purchased in advance at tjff.com or call 416324-9121 and leave message. Temple Kol Ami presents its first Texas Hold’em charity poker tournament Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at 36 Atkinson Ave. in Thornhill. Tickets $40, purchase at Kol Ami office. Large prize pool, invite your friends; proceeds go to Kol Ami. Call 905709-2620 or visit kolami.ca for details.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 The first meeting of a new group, Menoclawsal Mavens, for women in menopause, will be held at Panera Bread, 9350 Yonge St. in Hillcrest Mall parking lot Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Geared to those about to have menopause or those who wish they didn’t; for more visit meetup.com/Menoclawsal-Mavens/ Richmond Hill Senior Citizens’ Club 35 meets Feb. 12 at the McConaghy Seniors’ Centre, 10100 Yonge St. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., meeting starts at 1 p.m. Mayor David Barrow is guest speaker about what’s going on in Richmond Hill. Bring a friend. For details, call 905-770-1448.

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Swimmers make golden splashes at meet BY MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

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Competitors representing the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club were a splash hit when they took to the Richvale Community Centre and Centennial pools for their annual Winter Invitational meet after claiming 121 medals, including 38 gold, last weekend. Among the boys’ contingent, Alexandra Ferrari, 15, won seven medals, including gold in the 50-metre, 100m and 200m backstroke races and the 100m and 200m freestyle. Elbert Chuang, 14, hauled in six medals, including gold in 50m and 100m freestyle and 50m and 100m breaststroke. Justin Wang, 11, claimed five medals, including gold in the 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 200m butterfly. Evan Holtby, 12, swam

his way to three medals, including a gold in the 100m backstroke. Erich Lai, 10, earned six medals, including gold in the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley. Highlighting the girls’ contingent was Olivia Regan, 13, who finished with seven medals including gold in the 200m and 400m individual medley. Cindy Chui, 12, won four medals in the butterfly, backstroke and individual medley events. A total of 650 swimmers representing 10 clubs from across Southern Ontario took part in the four-day event. It was also the largest event hosted by the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club. Richmond Hill competitors next head to Central Region championships, then Ontario provincial championships.

800 ringette players descend on town this weekend BY MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

mhayakawa@yrmg.com STAFF PHOTOS/STEVE SOMERVILLE

Richmond Hill Aquatic Club’s Misha Gubatan-Behi (above) competes in the girls 11-13 backstroke at the winter invitational meet, while Richmond Hill Predators’ Bianca Marchetti churns up her lane in the same heat.

check out more photos from the meet at yorkregion.com

Ringette teams from across the province, along with entries from Quebec and Nova Scotia, will converge on Richmond Hill this weekend when the Richmond Hill Ringette Association prepares to host its 27th annual Ringette Tournament. Scheduled to start Thursday and conclude Sunday, the tournament will include 61 teams competing in 12 different divisions at various arenas, including Tom Graham, Ed Sackfield, the Magna Centre in Newmarket, Milliken Mills in Markham and Clatworthy in Thornhill. As a part of the four-day festivities, two National Ringette League games are slated to played between the host Richmond Hill Lightning and Edmonton WAM!. With the tournament playing host to more than 850 players,

the event should provide an economic boost to local stores, restaurants and hotels, association media relations director Scott Thompson said. The NRL games will be played at the Tom Graham Arena, Sunday. The first game is at 8:35 a.m., followed by a rematch at 1:50 p.m. Admission is free to all divisional tournament games, including the championship finals. Admissions to the NRL games is $5 and free for ringette players wearing their team jersey. The Tom Graham Arena will host the main events, including medal award presentations. Various vendors will also be on site with merchandise ranging from on and off-ice sports products and apparel.

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Oak Ridges peewee team earns gold The Oak Ridges peewee 3s skated off with the gold medal from a tournament they played host to after edging their archrival Oak Ridges Peewee 1s 2-1 in the recent championship final. In reaching the final, the peewee 3s won their first game over the Oak Ridges peewee 4 team 6-1. The lone setback the peewee 3s incurred was a 3-0 loss to Oak Ridges peewee 1s. But the peewee 3s rebounded to edge Woolwich 3-2 to set up a rematch against the peewee 1s in the championship final. Coached by Dan Hjelholt, Toby McHale and Chris Stylianou, other team members contributing to the club’s tournament title run included netminder Chris Palermo, Steve Stylianou, Luciano Baglione, Parsa FaniMolky, Sebastian Giannotti, Tommy Green, Joshua Hagler, Justin Hamilton, Ben Hjelholt, Jake Lindo, Thomas Love, Owen Lovegrove, Zach McHale, Matteo Onorati, Julian Perry, Mateo Piliero and Justin Waxman. Jim Hamilton served as team manager and Randy Palermo, trainer.

Kings win tourney The Oak Ridges atom 2 Kings skated off with the hardware from the 19th annual Richmond Hill Local League Tournament that was capped off with a hard-fought 3-2 win over the Oak Ridges three entry in the championship final earlier this month. In reaching the final, the Kings went undefeated in three games, clinching first place

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Stars atom select win gold Richmond Hill Stars atom selects won gold at the 16th annual Carl Gordaneer Memorial Tournament held at the MasterCard Centre. The Stars went undefeated in four games, clinching first place overall in the division and outscoring their opponents 20 – 4. The team is coached by John D’Alessandro, Bill Carlyle, David Plaxton and John Mills. Players include Evan Welburn, Adam Carlyle, Daniel Badali, Matthew Halasz, Brandon Chan, Matthew Lamanna, Cole Plaxton, Charleston Chen, Justin Ryoji, Robert Mills, Gregory Faclaris, Scott Love, Ethan Attias, Julian D’Alessandro, Lucas DeGregorio, Charlie Webster, Andrew Lee and Thomas Sarra.

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M a i n t e n a n c e Te c h n i c i a n s w i t h Injection Molding experience required. Packers/Operators and Material Handlers and Quality Technicians are needed. Must be able to work 12 hr continental shifts.

Customer Service/Admin. Asst. · Excellent communication skills - phone, email, in person · Proficient on computer - MS Office · Quick learner & takes initiative · Work independently & manage tight timelines Delivery drivers & distributors · 2-3 hours per day around 10:30-1:30 · Must have a car (van is preferred) · Good communication skills · Organized & detail oriented

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DARCON INC. is seeking a key runner to open and securely close suite doors for trade repairs during construction of a high rise building. Email resume to: info@darconinc.ca

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CHATS is growing with the expansion of our Assisted Living Programs! We are looking for dedicated PSWs to provide personal care, essential homemaking, security checks and urgent response 24/7 to seniors with high care needs at various sites in York Region. Requirements • PSW Certificate • Experience working with frail seniors with high care needs • Able to perform the essential physical demands associated with high care needs • Demonstrated crisis intervention and problem solving skills • Experience working with limited supervision and as part of a team • Experience with household management • Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal and written) • Strong customer service skills • Vehicle and valid Ontario driver's license • Current TB & valid police check (within 12 months) required • Additional language(s) are an asset (Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Arabic preferred) Benefits include: gas allowance, group benefits plan, paid training and development Email resume to hiring@chats.on.ca or fax 905-713-1705 & 1-877-613-6111 We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Include 14-002 in the subject line. CHATS is an equal opportunity employer. www.chats.on.ca

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CleanMark is Hiring Cleaners in Richmond Hill Prof. cleaners needed for FT & PT Mon– Fri shifts. Office cleaning & auto scrubber exp. required. Quality & Customer service oriented a must. Email resume to careers@cleanmark.com or fax to 416-364-5299

Assistant Shipper/Receiver We are a small distributor located in Concord, Ontario. Must be able to lift 50lbs, loading and unloading delivery trucks. Packing orders to meet delivery deadlines and general warehouse work. Fork lift license is preferred but willing to train. Good communications skills. Please email resume to: jmichele@bosscanadainc.ca We require School Crossing Guards in Thornhill. •Baythorn & Baythorn P.S. •Kirk Dr. & Shieldmark Cres. • Don Mills & Simonston South Please call us today at: (905)737-1600

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JOB POSTING Job Title: Machine Strapper, Casual Part Time Location: Aurora THE OPPORTUNITY York Region Media Group, a division of Metroland Media Group, is currently looking to fill a Casual Part- Time Machine Strapper position for the following shifts: Mondays 4pm-2am and Tuesday 4pm-2am. Reporting to the Machine Operator, the Machine Strapper is responsible for removing skids from the line, relocating them to the appropriate slots using the pump truck and wrapping finished product. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Remove skids from line, relocate them to the appropriate slots using pump truck and wrap finished product • Follow the job list assigned to count, insert flyers and stacking • Retrieve flyers from surrounding skids • Hours fluctuate seasonally based on insert/flyer volume • Work in a safety-conscious manner as outlined in the Company and department safety policies • Perform physical material handling • To perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR • Ability to remain alert and maintain a high level of concentration • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment, an asset • Attention to detail • Have their own transportation Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume to Erin Smyth at esmyth@yrmg.com by February 5, 2014. Please reference "Machine Strapper" in the subject line. Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please

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GREAT

MY NISSAN

LEASES ONLY AT CANADA’S LARGEST NISSAN GROUP

2014 Nissan Altima 2.5S Includes • Factory Alloy Wheels • Factory Rear Spoiler • Special Badging • Centre Caps • Installation

• CVT Transmission • Air Conditioning • Remote Starter

LEASE FOR

$

298

• Intelligent Key • Rear View Monitor

*/mth

Only

2 3 remaining

$999 Down 2.9 % Lease Rate 60 Months

2013 2013 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S

2013 Nissan Rogue S FWD

Cruise Control, Bluetooth, Continually Variable Transmission

CASH SPECIAL WWW.ALTAGROUP.CA

NS

100 AUTO VAUGHAN DR.

(IN #7 AUTO BLVD.)

(JANE N. OF RUTHERFORD)

(905) 417-7211

STOUFFVILLE

11667 YONGE ST.

95 AUTO MALL BLVD.

(JUST N. OF ELGIN MILLS)

(JUST N. OF STOUFFVILLE RD)

RICHMOND HILL (905) 780-7771

NISSAN

(905)-201-6006

STOUFFVILLE RD / MAIN

RUTHERFORD

ELGIN MILLS

HWY 7

HWY 7

HWY 407

HWY 407

9TH LINE

7625 MARTIN GROVE RD.

ALTA NISSAN

HWY 404

MAPLE NISSAN

*HST Extra

HWY 48

ALTA NISSAN WOODBRIDGE (905) 851-1279

+HST

YONGE ST.

VISIT

19854

2014 ROGUE HAS ARRIVED MARTINGROVE

CASH PRICE

%

$

JANE ST.

and

HWY 400

15998 Financing at 0 for 24 Months

$

OFFERS ARE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AND MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OFFERS ARE ON 2014 ALTIMA 2.5S (T4RG14 DA00) IN STOCK ONLY. LEASE PAYMENTS ARE MONTHLY(MTH) $298.00 FOR 60 MONTHS AT A LEASE RATE OF 2.9% WITH $999.00 DOWNPAYMENT FOR A LEASE OBLIGATION OF $17,880.00 FREIGHT AND FEES INCLUDED. LEASES ARE BASED ON 20,000 KMS PER YEAR WITH EXCESS CHARGED AT .10/KMS. TAXES, INSURANCE, REGISTRATION AND LICENSE FEE ARE EXTRA AND ARE DUE AT SIGNING. 2013 SENTRA (C4LG13 AE00) PRICE OF 15998 IS PLUS TAXES AND IS TO BE FINANCED AT 0% FOR 24 MTHS. FINANCE EXAMPLE $16,000 @0% FOR 24 MTHS EQUALS 666.66/MTH FOR AN OBLIGATION OF $16,000.00, Lien registration($28) TAXES, INSURANCE ARE EXTRA .FINANCE/ LEASE OFFERS ARE THROUGH NISSANCANADA FINANCE OAC. 2013 Rogue (W6RG13 AA00) PLUS HST CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS . VEHICLES MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS SHOWN AND ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY.

Richmond Hill Liberal January 30, 2014  

Richmond Hill Liberal January 30, 2014

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