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House assessments jump over next 4 years

Few residents commented on proposed time changes

Richmond Hill, Markham hit with highest rates

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BY L. H. TIFFANY HSIEH

Town councillors have backed off from a proposal to hold council committee meetings during the day. This summer, residents were asked for their input on changes to the town’s procedural bylaw regarding the timing of public meetings. Currently, full council meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and committee of the whole meetings — which all councillors attend but do not make final decisions on matters before them — start at 4:30 p.m. The change to meeting timing was proposed for this fall, starting full council meetings slightly earlier, at 7 p.m., and committee of the whole at 1 p.m. Donna McLarty, town clerk, said Richmond Hill is one of only two York Region municipalities — along with King Township — to stick with the later times, but Mayor Dave Barrow suggested it wasn’t necessary to “follow the pack”, that this was an opportunity to be a leader in making local government accessible to the public. The town asked residents for their opinion on the change, but received what Councillor Carmine Perrelli called “overwhelming under-response”. Just two comments from residents were submitted during the seven-week time period allotted for feedback. The Richmond Hill Liberal published one letter to the editor saying the change would be undemocratic and make council less accountable to residents. Councillor Godwin Chan said a 1 p.m. start for committee of the whole would limit

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BUTTERFL-EYES Carrie Code (above), a student in the face painting workshop lead by artist Lucia Lew (left) has her eyes transformed to butterflies Tuesday at the Bayview Watercolor Society show and sale on all this week and featuring workshops, too. For more details and photographs, see page 12 and go online at yorkregion.com

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Residential property assessment in York will jump by an average of 6.7 per cent per year for the next four years. That’s according to the latest Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessment. Since the last assessment update was delivered in 2008, residential property values have increased by an average of about 27.2 per cent in the region: 26.6 per cent in Vaughan, 31.6 per cent in Markham and Richmond Hill, 17 per cent in WhitchurchStouffville, 24 per cent in Aurora, 21.8 per cent in Newmarket, 18.9 percent in King, 15.3 per cent in East Gwillimbury and 13.6 per cent in Georgina. Waterfront property in Georgina has increased in value by about 19.5 per cent, while farmland went up by about 25.5 per cent. An increase in assessment does not necessarily mean an increase in property taxes. If the assessed value of a home has increased by the same percentage as the average in the municipality, there might be no increase in the property taxes paid by property owners. Property assessment notices are now being mailed to more than 328,000 area property owners as part of this fall’s provincewide assessment update. See ‘COMMITTED,’ page 7

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Richmond Hill man faces total of 73 mischief charges York Regional Police have laid more charges against a Richmond Hill man, 21, in connection to a series of tire slashings in Oak Ridges earlier this month. Initially, police charged the man with eight counts of mischief over $5,000 and have now increased the number of charges to 73. Police began an investigation Sept. 13 after many neighbours on Limerick Street, in the Yonge Street and Bloomington Road East area of Oak Ridges, complained their tires had been slashed. Police say 88 tires were damaged with an estimated value of $21,800.

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BRIEFS examining what caused the death of a man in Richmond Hill late last week. According the SIU’s initial information, York Regional Police were called to an incident Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Keele Street and Langstaff Road area of Vaughan after being told of an intoxicated man sitting in a vehicle. Police arrested the man and took him to 4 District, where he was placed in a cell.

SIU investigates death of man The Ontario Special Investigations Unit is

At about 2:45 a.m. Sept. 21, the 47-yearold man was released to a family member. He was found dead at his home at 6 a.m. The SIU has assigned three investigators and three forensic specialists to probe the circumstances of this incident. If you have information, contact the SIU at 416-622-1806 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1806.

Murder suspect nabbed in raid York Regional Police raided a Richmond Hill house early Friday morning and charged a man with first-degree murder in connection to a 2010 shooting at a clothing store in Montreal.

At about 4 a.m., officers from the gangs and guns unit, criminal bureau and the emergency response team searched the house on Queensway Drive in the Bayview Avenue and Major Mackenzie Drive area. Police arrested Kyle Gabriel, 28, without incident. In March 2010, gunmen went into an upscale clothing store in Montreal and opened fire, killing two men, one of whom was the store’s manager. Police believe Mr. Gabriel to be the third suspect in the shooting and believe he has managed to remain at large for more than two years. Mr. Gabriel was expected to be returned to Montreal Friday.

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Yard makeovers promote sustainable shrubs Two Oak Ridges homes were selected by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) to receive free front yard makeovers and were unveiled Saturday. Through a sustainable neighbourhood retrofit action plan, the two yards were made over with environmentally sustainable landscape designs and shrubs that help to reduce homeowners’ outdoor water use and protect nearby Lake Wilcox. “The front yard makeovers are about encouraging residents to transform their property through ecolandscaping ... aimed at building resiliency to climate change, helping the health of Lake Wilcox and [having] social, economic and health benefits,” said Deb MartinDowns, ecology director for TRCA. “The response we’ve gotten back about the Lake Wilcox action plan from residents is very positive.” The makeovers at 20 Wheatsheaf St. and 95 Wheelwright Dr., in the Old Colony Road and Bayview Avenue area, combine rain gardens, soakaways, high-capacity rain barrels, permeable interlocking paving, plus native and water-efficient plants and trees. Such features reduce the need for watering and also reduce the potential for pollutants, such as fertilizers, to reach Lake Wilcox. TRCA will monitor reductions in water use in the demonstration gardens for three years, aiming to show why residents should try similar landscaping. To encourage Lake Wilcox residents to start ecolandscaping projects this fall, TRCA is partnering with the LEAF organization — Local Enhancements and Appreciation of Forests — to help them plant a tree on their property. For between $150 and $250 per tree (a 50-per-cent discount), residents will receive a five- to eight-foot native tree, a 30-minute consultation and advice from a LEAF arborist, plus delivery, utility locating, mulch and a tree care guide.

WANT MORE? For more on this offer, download the notice at http://www.sustainableneighbourhoods.ca/dotAsset/141852.pdf. A video series on designing and maintaining an eco-landscaped garden will be available to all residents at www.sustainableneighborhoods.ca

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GREENING OUR COMMUNITY: Planting efforts flourish from Oak Ridges to Hwy. 7

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Manon Rivest (above, left) and Daniel O’Halloran listen to Tara Clayton of York Environmental Services (centre) extol features of this front yard makeover during a community fair in Oak Ridges Saturday, while Anita Alasvand, 13 (at left), and Nava Mauhri, 9, make seed balls from mud and flower seeds with advice from Laura Fanthome of the TRCA.

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Another community planting event will be held in Oak Ridges at Russell Tilt Park this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Join other participants and Evergreen representatives to plant native shrubs. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear; gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided. Look for an Evergreen representative on the east side of Blackforest Drive, between Regatta and Greyfriars avenues.

Mildred Ho (left), stewardship coordinator for Evergreen, demonstrates the proper techniques at a community tree-planting Sunday at Hunter’s Point Wildlife Park in southern Richmond Hill, while one of many enthusiastic volunteers, Lakshmi Menon, digs a spot for one of the numerous native trees and shrubs to be planted in.

To sign up, contact Mildred Ho at Evergreen, at mho@evergreen.ca or 416-596-1495 ext. 303.

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Your community. Your choice. The Richmond Hill Liberal is on the lookout for the top businesses in Richmond Hill, and once again, you’re going to help us find them. Every year, our readers cast their votes for their favourite businesses. From restaurants to travel agencies, pet grooming to private schools, grocery stores to landscaping companies, and everything in between, this is your opportunity to let Richmond Hill’s diverse business community — as well as every household — know which local retailers and service providers are leading the pack. Our annual roster of winners will be showcased in a special edition of the newspaper in January, 2013.

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�������� �������� Monday, October 1 – Committee of the Whole – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 – Council Public Meeting – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 – Council– 7:30 p.m. Agendas for all meetings are available on the Town’s Website www.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.

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���������� ������������� THE TOWN OF RICHMOND HILL HAS THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: � ������� � ������� ����������� � ������� ���� ����������� ���� � ������ �������� ������ � ������� ���������� ���� � ���������� ��������� � ����� � � ��������� ���������� For detailed information about these and other positions, including application instructions, deadlines and file numbers, please visit the Town’s Website at www.richmondhill.ca, or view the public bulletin board at any one of the Town’s community centres.

��������� ����������� CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS The Mayor and Members of Richmond Hill Council are now accepting applications to fill a citizen vacancy on the Heritage Richmond Hill Committee and invite you to volunteer your time and experience to participate. 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.) 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, September 28, 2012. Information regarding the mandate and meeting time of the 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 about the citizen appointments, please contact Gloria Collier, Deputy Clerk, at (905) 747-6363 or by e-mail at gloria.collier@richmondhill.ca Donna L. McLarty, Town Clerk Tel: (905) 771-2529 Fax: (905) 771-2502 E-mail: clerks@richmondhill.ca

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FREE SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR: 5 STEPS TO DOMINATE GOOGLE PLACES 97% of consumers search for local business online. In this seminar, Social Media expert Matt Kostanecki will teach you how to put your business on the map with Google Places – a free local platform from Google. Date: Thursday, October 4 Cost: FREE! Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Location: Richmond Hill Main Municipal Offices 225 East Beaver Creek Road, 1st Floor (Corner of Highway 7 and East Beaver Creek Road) Topics for the Seminar include, but are not limited to: � �������� �� ������� ���� �������� �� ������ ���� � ��� ���������� ������� ���� ��� ������ ������� ���� � ����� �� ������ ���� ���� ������ ������� Registration is required and seating is limited. The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 4th by 4 p.m. *Please provide a minimum of 48 hours for cancellation notice. To register for the seminar or for more information, contact the Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre at ecdev@richmondhill.ca or 905-771-8800.

������ ������ COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012 CONCERNING COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO REMOVE A HOLDING SYMBOL FROM A ZONING BY-LAW At the Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Offices, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, Council intends to pass an amending by-law to remove a Holding (H) symbol from certain lands, described below, which are subject to Zoning By-law No. 190-87, as amended. The removal of the Holding (H) symbol is requested by YORKWOOD HOMES (RH) LIMITED, the owner of lands known as Part of Lots 26, 27, 28 and 29, Plan 4667 (Municipal Addresses: 103, 125, 149 and 171 Gamble Road). The subject lands are located on the south side of Gamble Road, west of Lacewood Drive. The removal of the Holding (H) symbol is subject to the provision that the Town of Richmond Hill, in consultation with the Region of York, is satisfied that there is sufficient servicing capacity for water and/or sanitary sewer services, and Council has allocated the sanitary sewer and/or water capacity to allow such development to proceed. As Council has allocated servicing capacity to the development, it is appropriate to remove the Holding (H) symbol from the zoning of the subject lands. If a person wishes to appear as a delegation and to speak to this item, he or she must submit a mailed/faxed/e-mailed request to the Town Clerk, The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill, in writing no later than noon on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Please ensure that you include your name and address so that you may be contacted if

Inquiries refer to Town File No. D02-12021, Andy Karaiskakis, Planner II, 905-771-2412. The by-law prepared in respect of this item will be available from the Office of the Clerk on Friday, October 5, 2012 after 3:00 p.m. Donna L. McLarty, Town Clerk Town of Richmond Hill Tel: (905) 771-2529 225 East Beaver Creek Road Fax: (905) 771-2502 Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4 E-mail: clerks@richmondhill.ca DATED THIS 27TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2012

��������� ����������� HILLCREST MALL PREVIEW EVENT FOR THE RICHMOND HILL 10TH ANNUAL STUDIO TOUR AND ART SALE 2012 Join us September 28, 29 and 30 for the annual preview show to launch the 10th Annual Richmond Hill Studio Tour and Art Sale. Centre Court at Hillcrest will once again feature samples of the artwork of this year’s Studio Tour artists. Come out to view the exceptional artwork and watch a variety of demonstrations throughout the weekend! Enjoy the opportunity to meet with some of the most outstanding and talented local artisans. Hillcrest Mall – Centre Court 9350 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill Friday, September 28 Saturday, September 29 Sunday, September 30

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The 10th Annual Studio Tour and Art Sale takes place Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14. The Brochure and Map is available online at RichmondHill.ca/Studiotour or at any Richmond Hill Community Centre, pool, arena or library. Admission is free to all venues. Call 905-787-1441, ext. 222 for more information.

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��������� ����������� ETIQUETTE 101 FOR TEENS (13-17YRS) It’s like Etiquette University for today's teens. Join us for an entertaining and educational program in manners, poise and style that will empower teenagers to achieve their maximum potential by providing knowledge, skills and values they need to deal effectively with the demands of their everyday lives. This program teaches first impressions, introductions, conversations, telephone/cell phone, dining skills, thank-you notes and interview skills thru interactive exercises. Please note: Food items are used in this program, participants with dietary concerns will be asked to bring substitutions. Date: Saturday, October 13 (6 weeks) Cost: $100 Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Registration Code: 368426 Location: Elgin West Community Centre, 11099 Bathurst Street, Richmond Hill Register for this programs through Touch Tone Registration at 905-771-7545, online at RichmondHill.ca or at any Town of Richmond Hill Community Centre. For more information on this program please contact the Heritage Centre at 905-780-3802

������ �� ������������ The Council of the Town of Richmond Hill hereby declares The Month of October be proclaimed as “Autism Month” and “Lupus Awareness Month” and That October 1st be proclaimed as “National Seniors Day”

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Province ignores public input Dangerous. Deliberate. Undermining. Scathing. Those are just a few choice words hurled at the province this past week after a report found it is blatantly ignoring our rights on important and possibly life-changing environmental decisions being made in our communities. Instead of seeing green on provincial eco initiatives — in which, apparently, we have little or no say — we should all be seeing red. “It astounds me to report on the degree of disregard and contempt that is shown to statutory requirements of the Environmental Bill of Rights,” Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller said last week when he released part one of his annual report, aptly entitled Losing Touch. Not only are the Ontario Liberals flouting our right to know about and comment on green matters, policies and initiatives paid for by the public purse, they are hiding significant decisions being made, says Mr. Miller, Ontario’s independent environmental advocate. As reported by York Region Media last week, the worst culprit is the Natural Resources Ministry, which Mr. Miller calls a chronic offender that ignores requirements of the law and develops policies and programs without consulting the

LETTER TO EDITOR Teachers should protest on their own time Students at Stephen Lewis Secondary School got a great civics lesson by walking out in protest after finding out teachers had decided to withdraw their voluntary services. No sports, no music, no tutoring and no yearbook. The students interviewed were knowledgable and articulate. This teacher action does have a negative impact on the culture of a school and the community. When teachers, especially the union executive, have a grievance with the government that sets policy and working conditions, then they have the right to protest — on their time — at an MPP’s office or the legislature. They can also stop funding political parties as a special interest group, as the unions have become. Bill 115 is now law. Local agreements must now be negotiated. Actions of teachers can destroy atmospheres in schools. The students demonstrated with integrity that they are upset. These high school students are required to complete volunteer hours for graduation. Perhaps teachers should set an example and be required to vounteer as part of their terms of employment.

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public. “Perhaps it is understandable that the ministries are no longer referred to as the civil service because there is nothing civil about the way citizens are often treated when they exercise their legislated right to file a request for investigation or review,” he said. For many residents — especially those intrinsically involved in local environmental matters — this report likely comes as no big surprise. That’s because, along with ignoring our input and demands for change, another delinquent, the Environment Ministry, keeps us in the dark. It even goes as far as to deny any commitments the province made in the first place to rehabilitate a Georgina smelter site that was under its watch for decades. Appalling, to say the least. Trampling on citizens’ rights and flouting laws that demand we have a say in matters is unacceptable, untrustworthy and contemptible. Immediate steps must be taken to ensure the public is aware of and understands any and all issues that affect our communities and the Liberals have to stop assuming they can run the show behind closed doors and under a veil of secrecy.

Why not step up your fitness routine? We all know that keeping fit and healthy is an ongoing, every day and every week pursuit. Regular readers will recall I’ve tried short-term boot camp fitness programs, long-term recreational running three seasons of the year and enjoy one-time events such as Fit for Heart. And being in the public eye through this column has its healthy living rewards and drawbacks. I was happy to be seen participating in the Terry Fox Run earlier this month, but not so happy to be recognized at a local fast food restaurant. Last Friday, my son eagerly accepted my offer to pick up fish and chips dinner for both of us from a local Richmond Hill eatery. I was too tired to cook and I knew the fridge was pretty bare. (Familiar excuses I’m sure, for many of you.) As I waited for my greasy but delicious fish to be cooked to order, I realized several waitresses were huddled near the kitchen discussing something. One came over and asked me, “Are you the lady from the newspaper?”. (She may have even mentioned my name, but I had Friday Fried Brain

Marney Beck Syndrome and wasn’t too alert.) I admitted that I was, indeed, from the newspaper and joked about being busted for my unhealthy eating choice, muttering something about how my son had suggested this dinner choice — another excuse for unhealthy eating, blame your kids! We had a friendly chat and, of course, dinner was delicious, but feeling guilty about the fat hitting my arteries, I went out for an after-dinner walk. The other reason I felt I could indulge in less-than-healthy food Friday night was that I knew that I’d

signed up for a step class at Bayview Hill Community Centre, one of many town recreation and fitness programs starting up this past weekend. So Sunday morning found me attempting to keep up with the rest of the class and the headphone-amplified instructor, trying not to twist my ankle or do a face plant off my raised step platform. Here again I was recognized, luckily by a friend who served with me on an elementary school council years ago. She filled me in on what to expect and was encouraging and welcoming, as were the instructor and several other participants. There were quite a few of us putting up our hands as first-timers, so I was in good company. I was concentrating so hard on figuring out all the moves, I hardly realized I was working up a sweat. But it felt good and, for the next few months, this step class will be another way to get healthy and stay in shape. There are pages and pages of fun, interesting fitness programs in the town’s fall recreation guide. It’s not too late to pick one and join me in the pursuit of staying healthy.


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the number of people able to make presentations, as most work during the day, possibly giving the public the impression that local government does not welcome input. Mr. Perrelli suggested a deferral of the decision until two absent councillors, Nick Papa and Castro Liu, could add their votes. His motion was supported by Councillor Greg Beros and Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg, but was defeated. At a committee of the whole meeting last week, Mr. Barrow proposed a motion to continue having both meetings start at the current late afternoon or evening times. In a recorded vote, three were

opposed: Ms Hogg, Mr. Beros and Mr. Perrelli. However, the motion to stick with current meeting times passed 6-3. The start time of meetings is part of a new procedural bylaw required under the Municipal Act that governs the calling, place and proceedings of council and its committees. It spells out meeting proceedings and how members of the public address councillors. It has not been amended since 2007, said Ms McLarty. The new bylaw provides greater clarity on how the public can get involved in the decision-making process and will be posted beginning tomorrow on the town’s website, richmondhill.ca - with files by Marney Beck

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MPAC’s role is to accurately assess every property in Ontario. “Property owners should ask themselves if they could have sold their property for its assessed value on January 1, 2012. If the answer is yes, then their assessment is accurate. If not, we are committed to working with them to get it right,”

Residents travelling along Bayview Avenue may notice field workers digging on the David Dunlap Observatory lands this week. Two crews of up to six people will be doing archeological assessments on the eastern side of the Corsica-owned lands as part of the master environmental servicing plan for the Town of Richmond Hill. This has been confirmed by the Dunlap Observatory Defenders

group and Councillor Lynn Foster. The results of the excavations, to discover any possible artifacts, will be documented and photographed, and a full report will be provided both to the town and the Ministry of Culture, the provincial body responsible for all archeological field work. Land that is dug up will be refilled with soil. No work can begin on any housing on the disputed site until a

decision is rendered by the Ontario Municipal Board, after 13 days of hearings during August and September over the multi-party settlement hammered out in April. If the settlement is approved by the OMB, approximately half the site would be given to the town as parkland, while the eastern half would feature 530 homes built by Corsica. - Marney Beck

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the government will do what it has to do,” Ms Ireland said. The votes are part of an escalating protest against the provincial deal that freezes wages — except for grid movement for newer teachers — cuts sick days in half to 10 and prevents teachers from banking sick days and cashing them out at retirement. Some teachers are withdrawing from voluntary duties in protest, leading to random cancellations of curriculum nights, sports teams and extracurricular clubs across York Region. Ms Ireland said her members are now waiting for advice from provincial union leaders as talks continue at the local level to determine what the provincial Memorandum of Agreement means.

Bargaining units provincewide have been voting in record numbers in support of a strike, according to York’s Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario president David Clegg. Contracts between the teachers and public school board expired Aug. 31. The provincial government passed legislation imposing a deal on Ontario public teachers and allowing the minister of education to prevent or prohibit teacher strikes, but teacher unions are still allowed strike votes under the Ontario Labour Relations Act. “We’re just going to follow the steps and

York Region’s teacher unions, like many across the province, have a good relationship with the local public school board “but this legislation has forced us into adversarial steps and we don’t want to be there. “You can’t just impose legislation and then say, ‘Let’s all play nice in the sandbox’. This is a multi-faceted process ... a monumental undertaking.” Students, meanwhile, plan a provincewide rally at Queen’s Park Saturday. They will be, according to the online flyer: “standing in support of Ontario teachers”.

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Enjoy artist demonstrations at Mill Pond Gallery and mall Culture Days is unfolding in some 800 communities across Canada this weekend, and the Richmond Hill Group of Artists wants you to be part of the fun. From Friday evening through Sunday, Sept. 28 to 30, the artists headquartered in the Mill Pond Gallery will throw open their doors to share their passion and interact directly with residents. The Richmond Hill Group of Artists opened The Mill Pond Gallery in June 1994 as a location for local artists to exhibit their work. A key goal of the group is to provide educational opportunities for both members and the community at large. Regular demonstrations, workshops and critiques by visiting artists are held for members (and non members at a nominal fee). Lessons in all media for adults and children are also offered. During the weekend, come and admire original artwork in a variety of medium, styles and themes. There will have ongoing demonstrations by members and opportunities to meet instructors and see adult and children’s classes in progress. Instructor Olga Senyk invites children to participate in her class Saturday between noon and 2 p.m. Culture Days runs at the Mill Pond Gallery from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For details on the Mill Pond Gallery event, visit www. rhga.ca

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Preview of studio tour and sale A preview for another artistic display will be on this weekend at Hillcrest Mall. Artists will present the tenth annual Studio Tour and Art Sale Oct. 13 and 14, but will offer a sneak peek in the mall’s centre court. All day and evening this Friday, and continuing Saturday and Sunday, you can admire porcelain, pottery, sculpture, fibre art and paintings, and watch artistic demonstrations. For more on the Studio Tour and Sale visit www.richmondhill.ca/studiotour

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Richmond Hill councillors have resolved their dispute with a private condominium complex that was using town land for parking, but some councillors think the town was too generous with taxpayers’ money. Earlier this year, the Town of Richmond Hill discovered a townhouse complex near Baif Park had been using a parcel of townowned parkland for 13 parking spaces. In 1979, the condo board at 189 Springhead Gardens leased the parcel of land from the town for 10 years. The lease was overlooked during the ensuing years and the condo continued to use it unnoticed until old parkland documents were examined this year and the town realized the 220-square-metre parcel was once part of the adjacent Baif Park. Rather than demand the property be returned, councillors agreed to a land swap.

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‘IRRESPONSIBLE’ “That’s $7,500 that doesn’t need to be spent ... It’s totally irresponsible,” she said, adding that once word gets out, others may try seeking money from the town, too. Mr. Chan also questioned if it would set a precedent and in a recorded vote, he, Ms Foster and Ms Hogg voted against the motion, while councillors Greg Beros, Carmine Perrelli, Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora and Mayor Barrow voted in favour. Councillors Nick Papa and Castro Liu were absent.


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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

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 David Dunlap Observatory Defenders (DDOD) present a free one-hour astronomy talk Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. for the entire family called Martians, Goddesses and the End of the World. Join astronomer Dr. Ian Shelton for a discussion about the nighttime sky, the latest news on the robot that landed on Mars and a free star chart at Richmond Hill Central Library, Room B, (southwest corner of Yonge Street and Major Mackenzie). Light refreshments included. For details, call 905-762-0072 or visit ddod.ca

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 St. Volodymyr’s Parish, 15 Church Lane, Thornhill (John & Yonge Street) invites everyone to a Ukrainian pierogy dinner Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy meal of borscht, (beet soup) pierogies, sauerkraut, sausage, dessert and beverage. Containers for take-out may brought to reduce waste. Cost: adults $10, students $5, children 7 and under free. Take-out orders $9. Frozen pierogies also available. All funds go to repairs and maintenance of heritage church. Call 905-889-0187 for details.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 Annual Beef or Salmon Dinner presented at St. Matthew’s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill Sept. 29; seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Choice of beef or fresh salmon with all the trimmings, homemade pie, coffee/tea/juice. Tickets: adults $17; children under 12 $7; prepaid by reservation only. Call church office for tickets at 905-884-3606. The Ladies Auxilary to the Royal Canadian Legion branch, Richmond Hill presents a euchre night Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m., at 233 Centre St. E. All welcome; $5 cost includes refreshments. Fire Prevention Week free open house runs Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire sta-

tion at 191 Major Mackenzie Dr. W., just west of Yonge Street in Richmond Hill. Enjoy pancake breakfast or barbecue lunch, equipment displays, a fire safety house, live entertainment, video game trailer and prizes. For info, visit richmondhill.ca/fire or call 905-780-2893. Al-Anon welcomes families of alcoholics to weekly meetings, every Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Richmond Hill, corner of Major Mackenzie and Yonge St. Enter off Major Mackenzie on McLatchy Lane, enter doorway with ramp. Anonymity always respected. For information, call 888-325-2666.

Bargains galore await at the Fall Rummage Sale Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Wallace Hall of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St., just north of Major Mackenzie. Clothing in all sizes, shoes, jewelry, books, games, puzzles, bedding, household treasures, small electrical appliances, dishes, glassware and other treasures. Ample parking. The Shops on Steeles & 404 with Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre host a Community Fall Fair Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with bake tables, games, prizes, face painting, shopping and community group booths. The Shops on Steeles is at Steeles and Don Mills, 2900 Steeles Ave. E., Thornhill. Call 905-597-7000 for details. Everyone is invited to a Fall Fun Fair Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Loyal True Blue & Orange Home, 11181 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. Admission is free with games, music, face painting, pumpkin decorating, barbecue and

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 Join Temple Kol Ami as we pray, sing, eat, and wave the lulav under the stars at Erev Sukkot family program and community dinner Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Bring the whole family. Kol Ami is located at 36 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill. For details, visit templekolami.ca

MONDAY, OCT. 1 Enjoy laughtercise and meditation techniques with Richmond Hill Laughter Club Oct. 1 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at McConaghy Seniors Centre, 10100 Yonge St., room 201. $5 charge to cover costs. For info, visit www.freewebs.com/rhlaughterclub or e-mail rhlaughterclub@gmail.com Feel alone and depressed, or hopeless? Canadian Mental Health Association offers Support for Depression group in Richmond Hill, meets weekly Monday nights 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge St., enter off Major Mackenzie onto McLatchey Lane. No fee or registration required. Trained facilitators; new members are always welcome. For details call CMHA York Region at 905-853-8477 or visit www.cmha-yr.on.ca

TUESDAY, OCT. 2 The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society meets at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the gym of the McConaghy Seniors’ Centre, 10100 Yonge St. In his presentation on house plants, Ken Browne will show that knowledge of a

plant’s natural habitat outdoors is beneficial in helping plants live in our homes. Topics include the influence of light, water and pests. Free for members; $5 for non-members. Annual membership is $20 for individual; $25 family. For info, visit RichmondHillGardenSociety.org Separation and Divorce Self-Help group meets Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Richmond Hill Central Library, 1 Atkinson St., room C, Yonge and Major Mackenzie. Angel Freedman is group facilitator; for info, visit angelfreedman.com or call 905-780-8119.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 A Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea plus desserts will be presented Oct. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Delmanor Elgin Mills, 80 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill (parking off Yorkland north of Elgin Mills). Presented by the Richmond Heights branch of Mackenzie Health Volunteer Association; all proceeds go to the hospital. Association members (ages 60 to 86) model the latest fashions provided by Peach Tree Originals; door prizes included. To purchase tickets of $15, call 905-887-5627.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4 The Richmond Hill VIP Alumni Group (visually impaired) meets Oct. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. at Langstaff Community Centre, 155 Red Maple Rd. in Richmond Hill. Guest speaker will be John M. Rafferty, president and CEO of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, concerning CNIB plans for York Region. Come out and be informed. For details, call Alberta at 905-294-2245 or Bess at 905-508-2892.

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Ceremonial flag flap unfurls at council By Kim Zarzour

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It was supposed to be a goodwill gesture for the Chinese community, but Richmond Hill’s planned celebration of China’s independence unfurled into a flap over flag-raising at Monday’s council meeting. Mayor Dave Barrow invited town councillors to join in a ceremony and reception hosted by the town to mark National Day, the 63rd anniversary of the Republic of China. The ceremonial event, set for this Saturday at 10 a.m., involves temporarily raising the Chinese flag in place of Richmond Hill’s — something one councillor, at least, believes is inappropriate. A group of residents who tried to speak to council Monday night agreed.

Councillor Carmine Perrelli criticized the mayor’s decision to raise the flag, saying there are 180 countries represented by residents living in the town whose flags could also be raised on their national holidays. “There was no debate, no discussion or agreement sought,” he said. “There should be wholesome debate about whether all countries should get this. How can we discriminate against other nations?” His arguments were supported by Armond Martin, a resident who brought with him a group of men he said had roots in several countries including Israel, Jamaica, Iran, Ireland and Russia. “I want to know, will the town raise our flags on our national holidays?” Mr. Martin asked during the 15-minute question-andanswer period at the start of the meeting. “Did

you know about this? Were you notified?” he asked residents sitting in the visitors gallery. “Oh, come on! This is so staged it isn’t funny,” said Mr. Barrow. “How is this staged?” Mr. Martin said later, after his comments to council were cut short. Under procedural bylaws, there is a fiveminute time restriction given to any resident wishing to address councillors at the start of meetings. “All these people here could have stayed home tonight with our families, but we came out here tonight because this is important,” said Mr. Martin. Mr. Barrow suggested anyone who wanted a similar flag display was welcome to speak to their local councillor about it. A policy to handle such requests is coming forward and a community flagpole is

in the planning stages, town clerk Donna McLarty said. Neighbouring municipalities vary in their treatment of such flag requests. Dennis Flaherty, spokesperson for the City of Markham, said the city offers flag raisings “for a large number of communities and embraces the opportunity to celebrate all the cultures and nations represented within Markham”. On a separate flagpole, the city has paid homage to Jamaica’s 50th anniversary, Trinidad Tobago’s anniversary, Pakistan, Philippines, and India, to name a few. Ken Neale, spokesperson for Town of East Gwillimbury, said: “It’s the position of town council we don’t fly other flags.” Poles on municipal property display either the town or Canada’s flag, not of other countries or organizations, he said.

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A Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea with Desserts will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 3 to benefit Mackenzie Health. Presented by the Richmond Heights branch of the Mackenzie Health Volunteer Association, all proceeds will go to Mackenzie Health. Enjoy watching members of the volunteer association (ages 60 to 86) as they model the latest fashions (casual, easy-care travel, multi-use elegant) provided by Peach Tree Originals. The event will be held between 2 and 4 p.m. at Delmamor Elgin Mills. After the fashion show, enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea and desserts plus door prizes. Tickets are now on sale for $15. To purchase your tickets, call 905-887-5627. Delmanor is located at 80 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill (parking off Yorkland north of Elgin Mills).

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“My daughter was so excited. She quickly called me over to tell me I won!” she said. Ms Phelan has played the lottery for many years and this is her biggest win to date. She plans to continue to play “for as long as I live!”. She has yet to decide how she will spend her windfall. The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Major Mackenzie Drive in Richmond Hill.

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Join Run for the Cure this Sunday Join CIBC and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in Sunday’s Run for the Cure in Richmond Hill. Complete either a 1 kilometre or 5 k walk or run with the start and finish at Richmond Green High School, located at 1 William F. Bell Pkwy, near Elgin Mills East

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TOP TEAMS: The top online teams include Jazzercise with $21,907, Tara’s Troop with $10,811 and team CIBC - York Region with $7,535. Some top online fundraisers include Leona Fields with $11,245, Catriona King $4,525 and Saeeda Foss with $4,345 pledged so far.

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Richmond Hill dancer living out her dream BY DAVID LI

After earning a second-place finish on So You Think You Can Dance Canada last year, Melissa Mitro has made the most of the experience and is today living out her childhood dream. In the year since her appearance in the dance show, the Richmond Hill dancer has enjoyed a hectic schedule working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Now 24, she credits the show’s exposure and her runner-up result for opening many doors in her career. “Of course every week is different, but usually I’ve been working 12 hours or more each day,” said Ms Mitro, who recently returned home from a five-month stint touring with up-and-coming American recording artist, Guinevere. Ms Mitro has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry but points to a Canadian comedian as the most high-profile personality she’s enjoyed working with, so far. “It’s a tough one, but I would have to say Russell Peters,” said Ms Mitro in response to the question about her most interesting celebrity encounter. “I met him when we were doing a Christmas special. He was just hilarious and very real.” Currently, she is working with popular young Canadian recording artists Victoria Duffield and Tyler Medeiros. “The biggest change would have to be the amount of work,” added the former winner of York Region Media Group’s Celebration of the Arts award. “I’ve been teaching workshops, doing rehearsals, music videos, touring. It’s just been crazy busy, but that’s definitely a good thing.” Ms Mitro clearly remembers the feedback she received about her efforts on the dance show. “There were some people who were a little shocked because they knew that I danced but didn’t know how serious I was about it,” said Ms Mitro, who credits her mother and older sister — both dancers themselves — for inspiring her to become a dancer when she was still a young child. “My family and close friends were just so unbelievably proud.” “Since she was 3, she’s always wanted to be involved in dance,” recalled her father, Stephen Mitro, still with visions of his youngest

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Richmond Hill’s Melissa Mitro danced her way to second place a year ago and is now working in her dream career. daughter in a little flower pink pedals outfit when she first started out. “She has dedicated a lot of hours and hard work into it and we’re just so proud of her.” Although the dance show in Canada was cancelled for financial reasons after last season, the American version remains extremely popular. “Whenever I have a chance, I Google results from the show to keep up to date,” said Ms Mitro about the American competition. “I know some of the contestants and think they’re all amazingly talented and fun to watch.” In future, the talented Richmond Hill dancer aims to seek a position with an established contemporary dance company in New York or Los Angeles; and also has the goal of one day becoming world Salsa champion. For now, she is happy to focus on the present work opportunities. “I’m just grateful to be doing something I’m passionate about and being able to work with so many amazing people,” she said. “I’m just going to continue working hard and take it day by day and see where it takes me.”

OFFICIAL WELCOME Sept. 9, members of the community and Gormley Missionary Church officially welcomed Pastor Paul Pascoal to Richmond Hill. He and his family arrived on Canada Day weekend and have been adjusting to life here, vastly different from their homeland of Portugal. Councillor Greg Beros (left) welcomed Pastor Paul on behalf of the Town of Richmond Hill, presenting him with a town lapel pin. Daughters Rebecca, Salome (or Sally) and Priscilla have all settled into schools and universities, while Ruth Pascoal is attending ESL classes in Richmond Hill. Pastor Paul said he was very grateful for the love and support shown to his family.

David Li is a freelance writer.

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York Region’s Francophone association (Association des francophones de la region de York) has introduced monthly dinners for its members, who enjoyed a meal at Il Fornello restaurant in Richmond Hill Monday and a visit from special guest, MPP Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Francophones in Ontario (above, at right). She’s seen with association president Alain Beaudoin (at left) and Richmond Hill MPP Reza Moridi (far right). The aim of the association is to promote the French language and culture of those living in York. To learn more about its activities, visit www.afry.ca or call 905-727-4631.

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Mayor Dave Barrow catches a ball presented by Richmond Hill U-17 Raiders Danielle Lauzon (centre) and Robyn Novorolsky. The ball and a cheque for $250,000 were presented to the town on behalf of the Richmond Hill Soccer Club towards the $1.3 million artificial turf field being laid down at the Richmond Green east soccer field and to challenge the mayor and council to a friendly match this spring. Artificial turf extends the playing season from 21 to 38 weeks and eliminates down time for maintenance.

Soccer team tosses money and challenge to council council presentation, said the turf has made the “countless unglamorous hours” spent Richmond Hill council received a cheque training on the pitch more enjoyable. Before the turf fields, she said, the players and a soccer ball Monday from Richmond trained on less-than-ideal surfaces that someHill Soccer Club. The cheque, for $250,000, is intended to times led to injuries. The flat and manageable surface is fanhelp with construction of the new Richmond tastic, she said, because it reduces injury and Green East artificial turf field. A soccer ball was also presented to encour- extends the season. “We take pride in the fields. We make sure age councillors to practise; they’ve been challenged by the club to a friendly soccer match that no team comes and steals points away from us on our home turf.” when the field opens in May. The U-17 Girls Richmond Hill Raiders will Construction is under way on the new field that will meet the requirements of FIFA 1- and represent Ontario at the U-18 National Club Championship Oct. 3 to 8 in Nova Scotia. 2-star tests. Slug Information: Lastman’s Bad Boy In May, the team will face town councillors It’s the third artificial turf to be constructed Project : Sept WK3 Teaser Ad Ad Size : 5.145 in x 3.062 in by the town, with Richmond Green West and who accepted the challenge with humour and Client : Lastman’s Bad Boy Publication : Community Teaser Crosby Park fields completed in 2010 under some humility. File Name : BB_Community_Teaser NoMoney Sept 20 Insertion Date : September 20, 2012 “Can we recruit?” Mayor Dave Barrow the Recreational Infrastructure Canada fundjoked, suggesting the spring match between ing program. Danielle Lauzon, one of two members teens and politicians could be turned into a of the U-17 Richmond Hill girls team at the fundraiser. By Kim Zarzour

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Ontario Blue Jays pitcher aiming for U.S. scholarship BY MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

mhayakawa@yrmg.com

Richmond Hill’s Joseph Rositano is pitching for the Ontario Blue Jays and working towards a ball scholarship.

When Joseph Rositano takes to the pitching mound, he does it with a purpose in mind. While the 17-year-old Richmond Hill resident likes nothing better than to foil an opposing batter as a member of the Ontario Blue Jays, he also has his sights set on a bigger picture down the road. For the Grade 12 Jean Vanier Catholic High School student that means continuing his baseball career and education by earning a scholarship south of the border. Embarking on his third year with the Blue Jays organization and currently toiling with its under-18 fall team, Rositano appears to be headed in the right direction. In July, Rositano tossed a complete game, three-hit shutout and was the winning pitcher for the Blue Jays in a 9-0 win in the AABC North Atlantic Regional championship game. With the victory, the Blue Jays gained a berth in the AABC World Series. Over the last two weeks, the six-foot, 180pound right-handed hurler worked in two games at tournaments in Houston, Texas and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During his stint in Houston at the World Wood Bat South qualifier, Rositano pitched five innings and allowed just two hits while striking out seven batters to earn the win for

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the Blue Jays in a 4-1 decision over the Houston Select Black team. During that stint, in which he threw 76 pitches, 52 were called strikes. Rositano was chosen to the All Tournament Team. At the Perfect Game Kernels Foundation Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Rositano tossed six scoreless innings in the Blue Jays’ 6-0 win over Iowa Select Navy. On the mound, he fanned four batters while allowing just two hits and two walks. Rositano is quick to credit the Blue Jays organization for providing him the opportunity to showcase his talents before a variety of U.S. coaches and to pursue his dream. “It’s been great to play with the Blue Jays,” he said. “With the help of my coaches, I’ve been able to improve my pitching. They have a clubhouse that allows me to practise year round and in playing with them, it’s allowed me to travel to different tournaments in the U.S. and to cities that I probably would never get a chance to see, like Vero Beach, Fla., Memphis, Tenn. and Houston, Texas.” Launching his baseball career when he was just four years old, where he played in the Parent and Tots league and following in the footsteps of his older sister, Rose, who at that time played baseball, Rositano worked his way up the competitive ladder with the Richmond Hill Phoenix organization.

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At the conclusion of his bantam year, Rositano elected to attend an Ontario Blue Jays open tryout camp. A good decision, as he was chosen to join their elite travelling team, which competes against some of the top U.S. amateur teams, many of which have players who also earn collegiate scholarships or get drafted by Major League teams. Revealing he has a fastball, curve ball and change up in his pitching repertoire, Rositano said the key to his recent success can be attributed to several factors. Along with a strong work ethic, he continues to fine-tune his mechanics and pick up on some of the nuances of the game, plus he said his ability to react to specific game situations has been a major factor. “I try to stay calm and focused during games and especially during tough situations,” he said. Although he doesn’t have any favourite pitchers in the major leagues, Rositano said he’s picked up some valuable pointers by watching strong hurlers, such as Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Brandon Morrow of the Toronto Blue Jays. What Rositano has accomplished certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Canadian Baseball Network, which has added him to its unranked draft list for 2013. He aims to keep building on this success.

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Full-time Clinical Coordinator For a busy rehab firm. Member of the Quality Assurance Team, who will review file documentation in preparation for assessments. Qualifications Needed: University Degree, working knowledge of the SABS (including MIG), and a minimum of 3 years experience in the Auto Insurance industry. E-mail CV to msamaniego@herroldandvernon.com

Accounts Payable Clerk for utility contractor located at Hwy. 7 & Dufferin area. • Mandatory 5 years Canadian A/P exp. • Skilled in Microsoft, Excel & Word • Must have own car Email: jobs-ap@con-elco.com

Drivers

Drivers

Student Choice Transit Corp. is a young and rapidly growing company. We currently have an opening for a Dispatcher/ Charter Administrator. Basic Microsoft Office and a pleasant telephone manner required. Please fax resume to 905-660-9216 or email tilly@studentchoicetransit.com

Technical/ Skilled Trades

Technical/ Skilled Trades

LICENSED TECHNICIAN

Office/ Administration

Full Time AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN wanted for busy auto shop in Richmond Hill area. Please call 416-727-5222

ORDER PROCESSING We are looking for a full time Order Processor. Provide daily processing orders. Knowledge of basic accounting. Exceptional organization, prioritization, and multitasking skills. Customer service skills essential. Data entry accuracy and attention to detail a must. Work independently and with a team. Computer literate and internet savvy. Business Vision an asset. Email resume to: bonnie@iserveinc.com.

FULL TIME OFFICE RECEPTIONIST

ORDER ENTRY/RECEPTIONIST req'd for distribution company in Concord. Ideal candidate has an outgoing personality and is detail oriented with excellent communication skills (oral & written), familiar with Excel & Word. Business Visions exp. an asset. Must be a multi-tasker willing to take on other tasks when required. Own transportation necessary. Email/fax resume: marilenaf@gemsen.com 905-660-3108

Technical/ Skilled Trades

Acura/Honda experience an asset. 15795 Yonge St., Aurora (905)841-1400 millband@sterneacura.com

Office/ Administration

Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm. Good telephone manner & computer knowledge is a must.

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Restaurants/ Hospitality

Restaurants/ Hospitality

Restaurants/ Hospitality

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JR. PRODUCTION ARTIST WANTED Leading Promotional Company is seeking a graphic artist for production-type work. Primarily setting up art proofs, no creative work involved. Must have experience on PC platforms and Adobe Illustrator. Langstaff/Dufferin area. Email resume to: careers@debcobag.com Office/ Administration

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required by small Chartered Accountant's office located in Vaughan to assist in servicing clients. 2-3 years Canadian work experience with strong Microsoft Word, Excel & QuickBooks skills. 4-5 days/week.

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Auctions & Sales

Auctions & Sales

39th Annual Fall Municipal AUCTION for Region of DURHAM & others to be held at 825 CONLIN Rd., WHITBY

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10+ Municipalities-Turf, Snow & Construction Equipment 6-00/04 IHC/Sterling TA/SA Dump S/P & W 20-08 GMC 3500 4x4 Plow/Sanders 98 GMC 6500 Diesel Dump 2-07 Ford F150XL Pickups 2-03/04 Ford Crew Pickups 5-02/06 Ford/Chev Cargo Vans 2004 Chev Bucket Truck 3-02/04 ASTRO Cargo Vans * 2005 Optra 2001 Saturn Wgn * 2004 CASE 621-D Loader 3- Bombardier SW48A S/W Plows 3-EPOKE Slidein Sander Units Wood Chipper * 3-J D Gators * 27+ Stihl Concrete & Chainsaws * Garage Equipment & Parts 5+ Generators *Welder * Mowers * Raglan Roller 2way Radios * Desks * Cash Registers * Chairs Computers & Electronics * Restaurant Office Furniture & Equip.

Two Auction Rings * No BUYERS Premium! VIEWING: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, 4pm-6pm TERMS: $500.00 cash deposit on major items or as announced.

M. R. Jutzi & Co

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Furniture, Glass & China, Figurines, Sterling & Silverplate, Artworks, Lighting, Coins, Military & Police, Collectibles & Misc. Preview: 9 am. 5% Buyers Premium TERMS: Visa, M/C, Debit,Cash AUCTIONEER: David Beasley, ICCA, CPPA Phone/Fax (905) 727-6585 Full Details & Photos at:

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Apartments for Rent

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CARRIERS NEEDED Door to door delivery Flexible hours while working in your community Interested Candidates Call (905)660-9887 Richmond Hill ext.305 Thornhill ext. 311 School crossing guards required in Thornhill. •Baythorn & Royal Orchard •Simonston & Bucks Green •John & Henderson *We also require paid stand-by guards* Please call us today at: (905)737-1600

BATHURST/ RUTHERFORD- new, large 1 bedroom, walkout backyard level, separate entrance, 1 parking, laundry, nonsmoking/ pets. Suits single. $1000. 905-237-3709 BAYVIEW/ ELGIN MillsTwo renovated 1 bedroom basement apartments. $650. inclusive (suit single). $750. inclusive (suit couple) separate entrances. 905-237-1103 BAYVIEW/ MAJOR Mackenzie- bright, clean, openconcept, spacious 1 bedroom +den basement, a/c, separate entrance/ laundry, parking. Non-smoking/ pets. $750+. (416)894-7347 BAYVIEW/ STEELESFurnished basement apartment. Very spacious, clean, quiet. Private entrance. Cable, internet, laundry, parking included. No pets. $875. 905-889-7338 DUFFERIN/ CLARKBright 1 bedroom basement. Separate entrance. Non-smoking/ pets. $750 inclusive. Oct. 1st. 905-804-3984, 647-302-7001

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BUNGALOW- 2 bedroom, full basement, big yard, close to Bathurst/ Rutherford. available immediately. $1200+ utilities. 905-737-4441

MATH, SCIENCE, ENGLISH, FRENCH. Private lessons. Qualified teachers. Highschool credits 905-787-9720 www.quantumacademy.ca

YONGE/ WELDRICK- 2 bedroom condo. Parking. 2 Furniture washrooms. $1700. info: 905-884-4102 leave mes- ITALIAN DININGROOM & sage. livingroom set. Great condition. Paid $9000. Asking $2500. 905-780-8189

Townhouses for Rent

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THORNHILL WOODSArticles for Sale Rutherford/ Dufferin. New 2 bedroom basement apt., (Misc.) 1 bathroom, living & kitchen, separate entrance, in- HOT TUB covers- All cludes utilities. Immediate. shapes/ sizes, top quality, $375. We come & 905-882-5267 measure. 905-259-4514 YONGE/ 16TH- furnished www.gtacovers.com 1 bedroom basement, separate entrance, laundry, HOT TUB (Spa) Coversparking. $950. inclusive. Best Price, Best Suits one. Available imme- Quality. All Shapes & Coldiately. Non-smoking/ pets. ours Available. Call 416-828-4268 Moe 1-866-652-6837 YONGE/ ELGIN Mills- 2 www.thecoverguy.com/ bedroom large, walkout newspaper basement. Appliances, HOT TUB/SPA separate laundry, walk-in closet. 2 parking. $1250. 2012 model, fully loaded, full warranty. Non-smoking/ pets. ImmeNew in plastic. diate. 905-883-6087 Cost $8,000 Sacrifice $3,900. Call: 416-779-0563 Condos for Rent

RICHMOND HILL, Bathurst/ Jefferson Sideroad. 4 bedroom townhouse, 1yr. old. Near French school. Available immediately. $1950.+ utilities. MAJOR MACKENZIE/ 647-271-7020 Bayview- 1 bedroom in YONGE/ apt. building. Reference a Sideroad- newJEFFERSON bedroom must. Available November townhouse, 3 3bathrooms, 1st. 905-883-0544 new appliances, phone, cable, internet. OAK RIDGES- Nice 1 bed- VIP immediately. room walk-out. Laundry, Available $1900+ utilities. parking. No pets. No smoking. $850 inclusive. 416-931-7049 Available October 15. 905-773-4481. RICHMOND HILL- North Lake Road. 1 bedroom walkout basement apartment Near park, bus stop, schools. Available October 31. $900. 905-773-4447

Houses for Rent

BUNGALOW- 3 bedroom, garage, full basement, nice front & back yards, available Oct. 1st. $1800+. 905-737-4441

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PRIMARY SPECIALIST, certified teacher, provides enriched, creative programs. Your child will learn to excel. 905-883-1459

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Cleaning/Janitorial WE CLEAN with love, care. Satisfaction is guaranteed. Professional, well experienced. You'll be happy! (416)704-4586

Decks & Fences DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ Stone walkway. Hardwood/ Laminate floors 25 years experience. 416-522-8034, 905-787-0236 http://fifieldconstruction. wikispaces.com/

Handy Person M.K. HANDYMAN Renovations. Painting. Flooring. Fencing. Kitchens. Washrooms. Basements+++. Good prices. Free estimates. Mehdi 416-300-7071

Home Renovations A-HANDYMANKitchen & Bathroom renovations, plumbing, electrical, hardwood/ laminate flooring. Excellent quality. Reasonable price. 416-845-1556. HOME RENO. 25 years exp. Basement. Kitchen. Bathroom. Drywall. Painting. Call Cam 647-388-1866

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Painting & Decorating PAINTINGRESIDENTIAL, Commercial, interior/ exterior renovations, reasonable price. Job satisfaction. Bonded/ Insured. Free estimate. (416)616-9577

$$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan from an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (locked in RRSP). Plumbing Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585 SEMI-RETIRED MASTER plumber. Experienced. Courteous. No job too Mortgages/Loans small! Licensed and in$$MONEY$$ CONSOLI- sured. Reasonable rates. DATE Debts Mortgages to 416-948-6536 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option MortTree/Stump Service gage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com QUALITY TREE care service. Specializing: cedar hedge trimming, tree/ shrub pruning, mulching. Cleaning/Janitorial Certified Arborist. A CRYSTAL Cleaning ex- (647)297-8559 perience- Homes, Offices. Insured/ bonded. Supplies Waste Removal provided. 15% discount. (647)500-2260 for details. ALL JUNK RemovalCLEANING LADY with ex- Basements, yards, garagperience willing to clean es. General cleanups, lawn your house on weekdays cutting, small moves, odd and weekends. Proper ser- jobs. (905)832-9655 vice guaranteed. 416-856-1410

2012 HONDA Pilot, automatic, keyless entry, PS/PW, alloy wheels, 8,000 miles. Certified, etested $37,900. 905-597-2019 MASTER IMMACULATE Cleaning Services has openings in your area. Call Vehicles today for free estimate. Wanted/Wrecking 647-283-9783 $300 TO $2000PAY L E S S 4 C L E A N I N G Dead/ Alive. RESIDENTIAL & CommerCars/ trucks/ vans. cial, bonded, insured, reFast Free towing. liable, references. Free We sell parts. estimate, affordable. Lud416-500-5050 mila 647-267-2340

Garages Sales

286 KERRYBROOK Dr. Richmond Hill. Sat. Sept. 29th. 8am. 5 families. Raindate: Sunday. AMAZING YARD sale 133 Arnold Cres. Yonge/ Major Mackenzie 09/29/2012

ANTIQUE SALE- 165 East Beaver Creek, Unit 11. FriCASH PAID for scrap cars TINA'S HOUSE Cleaning day/ Saturday, September and trucks. We also sell Services- Experienced and 28/ 29, 10am-3pm. All parts. Don Mills Steel reliable. Satisfaction guar- porcelaine dolls & mirrors 50% off. anteed. 416-200-1328. (905)887-5821


PETERS, George and Helen

A BIG THANK YOU to all our family and friends for all the beautiful cards, gifts and good wishes extended to us on the occasion of our 60th Wedding Anniversary on September 22nd, 2012. We would also like to extend a special Thank-you to our dear friend Gail Widomski for hosting the event and to Mayor Barrow for taking time out of his busy schedule to drop by and wish us well. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful and loving family and friends.

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Open Every Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon 10am - 6pm 2 Floors of Eclectic & Interesting Items 23906 Hwy 48 Just South of BALDWIN North of Ravenshoe Rd

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Death Notices

Death Notices

DINNING, Eileen (Bridport) Gone home from Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill on September 23, 2012 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Dinning. Loving mother of Lincoln (Laurie) and Kent (Lori). Proud Grandma of Matthew (killed in Afghanistan in 2006), Brendon (presently serving in Kabul), Steadman (Queen’s University) and Emma (last year of high school). Sister of Sheila (Ray) of Nottingham, England. Friends called at MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. 7-9 p.m. Service was held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill L4C 4A1. This world is not conclusion A sequel stands beyond Invisible as music But positive as sound.

Coming Events

Coming Events

REP TRYOUTS The Thornhill Thunder, proudly supporting Kids Sports Celebration in Markham, is hosting rep soccer try-outs on Saturday, September 29th at the St. Roberts turf (8101 Leslie Street – behind the high school) for the following age groups: 9:00am to 10:00am 2002/2003 Boys 2003/2004 Girls and Boys 10:00am to 11:00am 1999 Boys 2001 Girls 11:00am to 12:00pm 2000 Girls 2001 Boys Our Technical Director Danny Dichio will be there to help assess the new talent. Each session is one hour. Please ensure you are wearing shin pads and bring enough water. For any questions, please email:mazensoccer@gmail.com

ESTATE SALE- Lots of antique furniture, Persian rugs, oil paintings, silver, bronze. 5347 Aurora Road, Stouffville, 200m. east of 48, Sat. 9am-3pm. 4 1 6 - 8 4 3 - 0 8 8 4 ; 416-670-5843 GARAGE SALE Collectables Etc Richmond Hill: 38 Scott Drive 0 9 / 2 9 / 2 0 1 2 9:00am-2:00pm HOME CONTENTS Sale: Thursday, September 27th 9am-7pm, Friday, September 28th 9am-3pm. 57 Thornridge Drive (Centre/ Yonge) Visit: www.sellmytreasures.ca

RICHMOND HILLNeighbourhood Sale. Inverhuron, Bel Canto, Laconia, English Oak, Nantucket. Sept. 29th, 8am-4pm. Rain/ Shine. Follow signs from Yonge/ Sunset Beach. RICHMOND HILL- 47 Callowhill Avenue (Bayview/ Bantry). Saturday, September 29th, 8am-3pm. Housewares, kids, books, bike.

RICHMOND HILL. September 29th. 9am-4pm. 90 Romance Drive. Furniture, accessories and much more. THORNHILL- 140 Rockwood Cres. Moving Sale. Sept. 29th+ 30th, 8am-4pm. Furniture, housewares, much more

THORNHILL- 15 Zahavy Drive, 8am-2pm, Sept. 29th. Furniture, clothes, kitchenware, toys, jewellery. Huge selection!

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From the ground up to the roof top. Renovates under city licence. Interior / Exterior. Finishing basements, interlocking, painting, flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, lighting, and roofing.

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