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She’s 9, she enjoys swimming and karate, and Hannah Alper blogs. In fact, the online presence of this environmentally aware and techsavvy Richmond Hill girl has captivated national and international gurus, one dubbing her the “future of social media� and catapulting her into the media spotlight.

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Some York Region public school teachers and education workers will receive smaller paycheques next week. The change comes courtesy of Bill 115, the controversial legislation passed by the provincial government earlier this month to impose a collective agreement on Ontario teachers. Because the bill had not yet been passed, contracts between public school boards and members of Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation and Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario automatically rolled over Sept. 1. With that rollover came salary increases for some employees in recognition of increased training or experience. According to the high school teachers’ union, less than 40 per cent of teachers saw those raises in September. Bill 115 imposes a two-year freeze on the grid for older teachers and requires school boards to “claw back� those increments. Most staff will revert back to Aug. 31 pay scales for the Oct. 5 pay period, York Region District School Board spokesperson Licinio Miguelo said. Pulling back the extra money paid out this month will come later, he added. “Reconciliation is being worked through with our employee groups to find the best possible approach,� he said. York’s school board has been trying to find a way to put through the clawback “sometime in the future� in a way that is least onerous to the See SOCIAL MEDIA, page 2.

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When wordsmiths came up with the term “precocious�, they were quite likely thinking of Hannah Alper. Her feet may not yet reach the floor from her perch on the family room couch, but this diminutive diva still holds confident sway as she shares her views on the virtues of social media, the environment, animal conservation, time management, altruism and the importance of being tech savvy. She should know. Just two months after she started her own eco-blog, an online forum for her views on the environment, the Grade 4

student has gathered tens of thousands of website hits, invitations to appear on TV talk shows with personalities such as CBC’s George Strombolopolous and even shared the stage with anthropologist Jane Goodall. The youngster’s journey into journalling online started with a journey from Philadelphia in June. She’d been visiting that city for the Digital Family Summit and was hooked with a three-hour WordPress workshop. While her parents, Eric and Candace Alper, say attending the event was their idea, the passion that workshop inspired in their daughter was wholly her own. “She couldn’t wait to get into the car and

start the nine-hour drive home so she could write her first blog,� recalls her father. After that first enthusiastic post, the Richmond Hill girl was determined to stick with it and her parents offered to help her, provided she picked a focus (no gushing about Justin Bieber) and allowed them to moderate and approve her posts before they went live. She chose the environment as her focus, callmehannah.ca as her blog name, began typing and hasn’t stopped since. She describes her blog as an extension of the journal that she keeps at school — just with a few thousand more viewers. A See ‘I WILL’, page 7.

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lor Carmine Perrelli says they are nowhere to be found in town, and he has asked council to do something about it. The lack of full-service gas stations is an issue for many senior citizens in Richmond Hill, he said. Mr. Perrelli asked council Monday to refer the matter to the town’s accessibility advisory committee and the region’s accessibility advisory committee for consideration. Councillors also agreed to request the clerk’s staff to contact all current service stations and suggest full service be made available for residents. It’s not the first time Richmond Hill has tackled this issue. In 2006, town council sent a letter advising major oil companies of its support for provincial policies and guidelines to ensure all gas stations make provisions for full service to patrons with special needs.

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board and employees, according to elementary teachers’ union president David Clegg. Teachers had been advised by some unions to save the extra money so that it would be available when the time came. Mr. Clegg said a regionwide strike vote will be taken by his union members Monday at Markham Fairgrounds. The secondary school union local voted 94 per cent in favour of a strike mandate this past Monday. Under the new legislation, the minister of education can intervene to prevent or stop job action. Similar wage freezes are looming for about 481,000 public sector workers. The Liberal government unveiled a draft bill Wednesday, similar to Bill 115, that would impose a two-year freeze on publicly funded employees as opposition to Bill 115 continues to grow. Social media has played a big role in the battle. Students across the province have been using digital devices to organize school walk-outs and now a social media campaign has been launched by a group calling itself May Day Ottawa. The group encouraged

workers to post messages “often and frequently” on Facebook or Twitter yesterday, claiming workers’ rights are under attack. Meanwhile, the “pause” in extracurricular activity continues in some schools. Some teachers say they are conflicted over pressure to withdraw their volunteer services in protest and some schools are reportedly holding internal votes on extracurriculars. Catholic schools in York continue to offer extracurriculars as usual, but it’s anything but business-asusual behind the scenes. York Catholic board trustees passed a motion in August concerning an intention to sign the provincial memorandum of understanding between the Education Ministry and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association. Elizabeth Crowe, York Catholic District School Board chairperson, said the board and the local union are working out non-monetary details, such as school transfers. But not everyone in the Catholic system is happy with the deal, or the decision by the union’s executive to ratify without input by local membership. Other Catholic union locals have filed for conciliation.


Durham has 28 councillors, Peel has 24, York has 20; move would see five more added in 2014

‘WORKLOAD AND COMPLEXITY’ “It’s not about population,” Mr. Fisch said, calling the motion an unusual request. “It’s about workload and complexity of the issues.” However, the changing composition of council “dilutes the vote of everybody else and that’s the problem”, Mr. Fisch said, adding a solution would be to implement a weighted voting system, similar to one used in Simcoe County, where there’s a large variance in municipality population, allowing the opportunity for representation by population. York’s 21-member council is made up of 20 elected regional councillors and mayors from nine municipalities, plus one chairperson appointed by regional council. They oversee big-ticket issues such as social services, transit and police. Since 1970, the province has

L.H. Tiffany Hsieh Analysis approved four additional members for York’s regional council: two from Markham in 1978 and 1988 and two from Vaughan in 1988 and 2003. With one mayor and four regional councillors, Markham has the most members (5) on regional council, followed by Vaughan (4), Richmond Hill (3), Georgina (2) and Newmarket (2). Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Wayne Emmerson, who tabled the motion, said it’s not just about having representation on council, but on committees on which regional councillors and mayors sit. “I want to make sure I don’t miss anything,” he said. “I want someone else sitting there.”

EQUAL REPRESENTATION Mr. Emmerson said it’s not his intention to give northern municipalities more clout at the regional level. Instead, it is to even out council and give equal representation. That’s a stretch in the eyes of Markham Deputy Mayor Jack Heath, who believes an inequity already exists in that each regional councillor from larger municipalities serves about 60,000 to 75,000 people. By contrast, the lone regional council representative for King or East Gwillimbury — two of the smallest municipalities by population — serves less than 25,000 people. “It’s already disproportionate now,” Mr. Heath said, adding Markham should have 10 regional councillors if King has one for every 21,000 residents. That being said, “I don’t think we should try to stretch represen-

tation by population”, he said. “We can’t afford that. I don’t think we should be adding politicians at this time and it’s not doable to have less, either.” Mr. Heath said he would support one more regional councillor for Vaughan due to its comparable size to Markham. But, if the other four municipalities get their wishes, he believes Markham and Vaughan should each have six and Richmond Hill four regional representatives. If that happens, the region will end up with more costs and longer meetings, Mr. Heath said. On top of their municipal salaries, each regional councillor receives a salary of about $50,000 from the region. While the workload argument is a fair one, Mr. Heath said he would suggest Aurora, East Gwillimbury, King and Whitchurch-Stouffville be allowed to appoint a local councillor to regional committees instead. That doesn’t sit well with King Mayor Steve Pellegrini, who argued representation by population doesn’t work for municipalities such as King, which has a restricted population under the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act. Geographically, King is the largest municipality in York and also serves flow-through commuters, Mr. Pellegrini said. “It’s not fair that we don’t have a vote on all committees. It’s where it happens, where decisions are done and where the debates should occur,” he added. “We should all sit at the table equally. Give us a voice. We need some help.” Representation in regional governance in the GTA tends to revolve around a conflict between two principles, York University political science associate professor Robert MacDermid said. One is representation by population in that the number of voters per representative should be approximately equal. The other is principle partners in a federation should have equal representation. In the United States, for example, each state has two senators. If a compromise can’t be reached, some of the smaller municipalities in the region wouldn’t deserve any

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representation, while residents there would still be taxed for regional services, Mr. MacDermid said. In York, Markham residents send 50 cents of every municipal tax dollar collected to the region, while Georgina sends 36 cents. “I sympathize with workload — I think they do a lot and they are overwhelmed by the binder they get for each meeting,” Mr. MacDermid said. “But I’m not sure how far that argument would go.” Regional issues aren’t perceived by most residents, he explained. “That’s where the problem lies. It hasn’t reached the consciousness of most people who live in the suburbs.” Debates and discussions about representation on regional councils are indications the role of regional government is becoming increasingly important, Canadian Urban Institute education and research vicepresident Glenn Miller said.

PROVINCIAL CONSISTENCY A common agreement should exist between all regional governments across the province for consistency, Mr. Miller said. That isn’t the case now. In Peel, the entire 12-member Mississauga council sits on the 25-member regional council (including the chairperson), accounting for 50 per cent of the votes. The controversial decision from the province at the time left Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell disappointed that Peel’s second largest municipality is under-represented within Peel with only seven members. Durham, on the other hand, has half of the population of York or Peel, yet it boasts more representation, with 28 regional council members and a chairperson. Since it was incorporated in 1974, Durham was legislated to have at least two members from each of its eight municipalities due to size and workload. Its council went from 30 members (not including the chairperson) to 32 and back down to the current 28, eliminating three members from Oshawa and one from Clarington in 1998. Durham regional chairperson Roger Anderson recalled the contentious process, saying Oshawa understood why some people felt it had

GOOD TO KNOW York - 20 elected mayors and regional councillors Markham (pop. 312,135): 5 Vaughan (pop. 300,557): 4 Richmond Hill (pop. 189,551): 3 Newmarket (pop. 84,639): 2 Georgina (pop. 46,505): 2 Aurora (pop. 55,626): 1 Whitchurch-Stouffville (pop. 38,979): 1 East Gwillimbury (pop. 23,727): 1 King (pop. 21,439): 1

COMPARISON OF REGIONAL/COUNTY COUNCILS Simcoe (pop. 446,063): 32 elected members Niagara (pop. 431,346): 30 elected members Durham (pop.608,124):28 elected members Halton (pop. 501,669): 20 elected members Waterloo (pop.507,096):15 elected members York (pop. 1,073,158): 20 elected members Peel (pop. 1,327,000): 24 elected members

one too many seats on regional council. “There was a bit of an imbalance,” Mr. Anderson said. “Rural areas will always lose by population.” While the composition has worked out well for Durham council in his mind, Mr. Anderson said he expects representatives from urban areas to be asking for more members next year. “It’s a very fine line,” he said. “I’ve always thought some councils, such as Toronto, can operate with less councillors.” “I hope Markham doesn’t ask for more councillors,” Mr. Emmerson said, should his motion pass. “Markham has a lot of (regional council members). They have had a lot for a long time and a lot of their stuff is not regionwide.”



The battle over regional council representation isn’t new. Durham Region has seen politicians added and whittled during the years and Peel Region was legislated by the province to increase seats in Mississauga’s favour. Each process was contentious in its own way. In York Region, the fight to add five more regional councillors in the 2014 municipal election is about to boil down to representation by population versus representation by workload. A motion tabled before the summer break and deferred to next month for debate asked the region to request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation that would authorize the change in regional council composition. Aurora, East Gwillimbury, King, Whitchurch-Stouffville and Vaughan would each gain one new councillor, if the proposed restructuring gets local, regional and provincial approval. With the exception of Vaughan, which has its mayor and three regional councillors, the other municipalities being considered are currently represented on regional council by their mayors only. “Four mayors are on their own and they find it very difficult,” regional chairperson Bill Fisch said. Projects in York Region are huge and the commitment of each regional councillor or mayor is “onerous”, he added.

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Something wrong about letting home rot Re: Neglected house focus of heritage debate, Sept. 15. I have to admit that I’m a bit disappointed the house on Richmond Street is one step closer to being demolished. Not because I want to get into the debate over what is or isn’t a heritage building — at best that’s subjective without strict guidelines that some other municipalities have. No, I’m more upset there’s a “loophole” whereby it seems where if you turn your back on your own vacant property, you’re able to tear it down when it gets past a certain point [of disrepair]. Who thought this up? Just doesn’t seem right. Was there no complaint by anyone on the street before now? Was there no bylaw officer who came by and said to himself, “man, we really need to get this guy to fix up this eyesore”? I’m actually surprised we don’t see more of this, but I think I’ve figured it out. As long as the grass is cut or the snow is shovelled or there’s no sign placed too close to the road — all of which involve town bylaws — an owner can let the house rot through to the studs. Too bad this house doesn’t have one

huge tree in the front yard, because it would mess things up. “Yes, Ms Home Owner, you can tear down the building even though it’s old, but you can’t cut down the tree because of the trunk diameter.” I’m not saying the rest of council is wrong. I’m just saying that Councillor Lynn Foster is right.

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Maybe they really are American Geese Re: Geese beautiful, but sometimes from a distance, column, Sept. 13. I had to laugh at Bernie O’Neill’s column on Canada Geese. It brought back a memory of the time I was in car in Winnipeg with three Canadians and an American when we spotted some geese by the side of the road. Throwing caution to the wind I exclaimed that because they were belligerent, pushy, aggressive and s**t all over everything, they really should be called American Geese. Everyone laughed, and, luckily the American did, also.

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Replacement refs’ woes show officiating ain’t easy ave you followed the saga of the National Football League replacement officials and their struggles to make the right call in the pressure cooker that is America’s biggest sports stage? The poor guys in the pinstripes were at the mercy of instant replay as the broadcasters showed us the calls that should have been made and shouldn’t have been made — and maybe would have been made correctly by the everyday officials with whom the league had trouble settling. Thank goodness we have a deal, now. Of course, all of us arm-chair quarterbacks view ourselves as experts on the game, believing we could make those split second calls with our eyes closed and our brains tied behind our backs. Oddly, instead of us being humbled by this spectacle of semi-pro refs struggling to get it right, we seem to be more convinced than ever that we regular guys at home could do better. Where thousands of us were yelling at the TV screen about the blown calls in years past, now there seem to be millions yelling at more blown calls. Even when these call-up rule enforcers view the instant replay in those

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Bernie O’Neill instances where, mercifully, video review is allowed — you’d think this glorious second chance to see what the rest of the world saw on their TV screens would be all that’s needed — they incredibly still can’t seem to get it right. You’d almost think they were doing it on purpose — as in, they’d been passed over by the big league and now, when there’s trouble with the “real” refs, the big league comes calling. Well, we’ll show them. Touchdown Seattle. It makes me glad we don’t have to deal with this phenomenon in our everyday lives: replacement airline pilots (“Hey,

what does this button do?”) replacement brain surgeons (“Oops! I think I dropped something.”), replacement police officers (“Freeze! You’re under arrest for parking in...” Boom! “Darn, my gun went off again!”), replacement pharmacists (“Sore arse and sciatica? Try this, umm, let’s see, arsenic and cyanide! Sounds right, no?”) I don’t even watch a lot of football. But this whole new element of curious rules interpretation, of officials changing the outcome of the game by calling a player for holding when he was in fact scratching himself or gesturing skyward in thanks to the Lord almighty or telephoning his agent about that energy drink endorsement deal or all the other things football players do with their hands — in addition to holding on to their opponent, which seems to be what they do a lot of — has added an exciting randomness to the games that I intend to enjoy for as long as it lasts. But while professional football is big business and fans may have a right to be aghast at how shoddy officiating is affecting the credibility of a great game, I must say something I don’t miss now that my own kids are less involved in competitive sports, as seems to happen as kids get older, is the abuse of people who offici-

ate at our children’s sports contests and, in the case of hockey especially, seem to take a type of verbal abuse from the coaches and parents that, if it were me, no amount of compensation could ever make up for. People walk into a house of worship and are on their best behaviour — peaceful, thoughtful, caring. Later that afternoon, they walk into a house of hockey worship somewhere in the York-Simcoe league and lose their minds — they are screaming at the officials in a flurry they wouldn’t unleash on a person who had stolen their life savings or set their house on fire. (As a coach I’ve tried to limit my own comments to “bad call, ref”, not yelled but stated clearly and firmly, when really I should have kept my mouth shut.) Let’s take this NFL situation as a lesson that officiating at sports events is not as easy as we might think. Screaming at a minor hockey referee, especially a teenage ref, is really not cool. You wouldn’t scream at the teenager serving you at the coffee shop or ringing up your groceries, would you? You wouldn’t want that caught on video, either, replayed for the nation. Your children would soon be looking for a replacement parent.


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member of the Eco Team at her school the past two years, she has blogged on topics ranging from surviving her first overnight camp to going back to school “eco-style�. “The ideas I have are simple and fast and anyone can do them,� she says. “A lot of people doing little things can make a big difference for the environment.� Hannah’s precociousness caught national and now international attention, earned her an invitation to yesterday’s Me to We Toronto event (something normally reserved for those in Grades 7 and older), interviews with a variety of media seeking her opinions on eco-consumerism and a column in Prevention magazine in the U.S., which has a circulation of three million. “I’ve seen the future of social media and her name is Hannah,� commented Stephanie Schwab, Digital Family Summit founder. “She’s nine and already blogs better than you. And me,� chimed in Scott Stratten, author of the best-seller Unmarketing. Hannah stresses that she’s not just spending her days tapping on

She may be a pint-sized Grade 4 student, but Richmond Hill’s Hannah Alper can make big things happen. Here she shows off some of the bags of garbage she and others picked up last weekend along the Richvale Greenway during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup — this photo posted on her blog callmehannah.ca, of course.

a keyboard; she gets outside, too, to walk the talk — most recently, last Sunday’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, where she volunteered to be a Richvale neighbourhood site co-ordinator — and to do other more average childhood activities. “Blogging doesn’t come first,� she explains. “School and karate and swimming come first.� Hannah’s parents say their daughter’s interest is a product of nature and nurture. The Alpers are known as the social media power couple, having built businesses, relationships and opportunities with digital technology. In fact, they found each other on a dating website. Hannah’s father is director of media relations and label acquisitions with eOne Music Canada and Candace is creator of Name Your Tune Personalized CDs and Baby Name Expert. The secret, says Hannah’s mom, is letting children find their passion and helping them pursue it — while keeping a close eye on safety. “Most people think a nineyear-old is just a nine-year-old but it showed I’m someone who’s good at blogging and cares about

something so deeply and I’m so passionate,� Hannah says. “I would never think I could do this and I think that’s just amazing ... I think people think I’m making a difference in the world.� She looks to her heroes, such as Me to We’s Kielburger brothers, Ms Goodall and Terry Fox for inspiration, “but I will be following my own path. I’ll be being me.�

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WALKING FOR TERRY Students at Kettle Lake Public School in northern Richmond Hill participated in a fundraising Terry Fox Run/Walk Thursday afternoon along the trails in nearby Grovewood Park. Thursday was national Terry Fox Day for schools, with many schools across the community raising money to fight cancer in honour of Terry Fox. At Kettle Lakes, students also enjoyed a Canada Games sporting event in the morning, similar to an Olympic Games, involving students in all grades divided into teams representing various provinces.

September 2012

Carrier of the Month – Clare –

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Today marks the end of an era for a longtime restaurant in Richmond Hill. Mr. Sub, located at 10447 Yonge St., just south of Richmond Heights Plaza, closes its doors for good Saturday. The eatery was opened in May of 1974 by owners Steve and Evangelia Sofianidis as a stand-alone store before it became part of a small plaza in 1988. “My parents raised two girls while running the store, Yota and myself,” said daughter Nancy Sofianidis. “Dad worked every single day except the one day off a year, Christmas Day, the only day Mr. Sub was closed.” “They always cared about the customers and would go above and beyond what other fast food stores would ever do.” They consulted with customers about healthy alternatives when ordering and, in fact, many regulars didn’t even have to place their orders. “Mom would know exactly what they would want, including all the toppings they love — she was like a second mom to so many customers,” said their proud daughter. The two will now enjoy a welldeserved break.


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Carrier of the Month – Melanie –

A longtime resident of Aurora, with a longtime connection to the Richmond Hill Liberal and Aurora Banner newspapers, has died. Norman John Stunden died Sept. 23 at a long-term care centre in Bradford, in his 83rd year. His funeral service was held Thursday at Aurora United Church, followed by interment at Aurora Cemetery. His is mourned by wife Shirley Marie (nee Holman), children Terry Smith (Bob) and Trudy Stunden, plus grandchildren Jennifer, Ryan, Erin, Jason (Stefanie) and Jamie and great-grandchild Jackson. Mr. Stunden was a newspaper compositor for The Banner and The Liberal for decades, pasting the news stories and advertisements together on pages before they went on the printing presses.

NORM STUNDEN: Aurora resident had longtime connection to The Richmond Hill Liberal. He worked in the days of lead type and typewriters and progressed to word processors and, later, computers, rising through the ranks to becoming a department supervisor. Despite the stress of deadlines, he was calm,

capable and kind, words many co-workers would use to describe him upon his retirement from Metroland Printing and Publishing in February 1992. He was equally known and admired in the sports arena. He was a lefthanded fastball player with the Buttonville Sluggers, and an outstanding goaltender with the Markham Millionaires hockey team before becoming goalie with the Ontario-champion Stouffville Clippers. He inspired many players as a coach of ladies softball in Aurora and on other teams, online tributes at Roadhouse and Rose mentioned “he was a fixture at Fleury Park” in Aurora. Donations in Mr. Stunden’s memory to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family; online condolences may be made at www. roadhouseandrose.com - Marney Beck

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T 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, The our readers cast their votes for their favourite businesses. From restaurants to travel agencies, pet grooming to private schools, grocery stores o 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 e sspecial edition of the newspaper in January, 2013.

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BY L. H. TIFFANY HSIEH

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The number of people who have tested positive for West Nile virus in York Region has increased to six, according to the latest statistics released by York’s public health office. That’s double the number of cases from last week. Four cases in Vaughan include a woman, 52, and three men, 47, 72 and 75. Two in Newmarket are a woman, 60 and a man, 76. All are recovering at home, York associate medical officer of health Dr. Lilian Yuan said. On the other hand, the number of probable human cases have dropped to five from six. However, a woman, 54, who has been recovering at home in Thornhill for more than a month, is still awaiting blood test results, Dr. Yuan said. Public health officials in the province have confirmed two deaths from West Nile, a 71-year-old man in southwest Ontario and a 74-year-old man in Toronto. The number of cases and mosquito pools testing positive for West Nile virus will likely drop as the weather gets colder, Dr. Yuan said. “The weather is in our favour... if we get seasonal weather or frost,” she said. “Mosquitoes don’t survive in the cold.” However, patients testing positive for the virus now may have been infected weeks ago, so a decrease in cases likely won’t happen immediately, but perhaps in about a month, Dr. Yuan said. For more information, go to york.ca - with files from Torstar News Service

Workers in the automotive, construction, finance, insurance and real estate sectors have some of the better paid and value-added jobs in York Region. “They are the key economic drivers in York Region,” York Region senior planner Michael Skelly said. These industries account for 86,000 jobs, which is 19 per cent of total employment in York, according to the region’s annual employment survey released this month. They are followed by the information and communications technology, life sciences and business and professional services sectors, which account for about 71,000 jobs in the region. Most jobs in these sectors are full-time positions that experience low unemployment and higherthan-average incomes, Mr. Skelly said. Depending on people’s interests, it’s a “good news story” for someone who lives in the region and wants to work in the region, York growth management, economy and information research manager Paul Bottomley said. “These are the fastest-growing sectors in York Region and we want to see continued growth in these sectors,” he said.

• 2011 employment: 21,726 people

• Transportation equipment manufacturing: 43.7 per cent • Motor vehicle and parts dealers: 29.8 per cent • Repair and maintenance: 16.3 per cent

• Motor vehicle and parts wholesaler-distributors: 10.2 per cent

More than 350 firms involved in green construction and development are located within York. Nearly two thirds of the region’s employment in the construction sector is located within Vaughan, with 17 per cent in Markham.

FINANCE, INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Big players include Magna International Inc., Honda, BMW, Hyundai, Mazda, Suzuki and Volvo.

• 2011 employment: 33,924

More than 40 per cent of the total automotive sector employment base is located in Vaughan, with additional concentrations in Markham, Newmarket and Richmond Hill.

• Credit intermediation and related activities: 28.5 per cent

Vaughan, Newmarket and Aurora collectively account for about 80 per cent of the region’s automotive sector manufacturing 2011 employment.

CONSTRUCTION • 2011 employment: 30,296 people • Specialty trade contractors: 60.2 per cent • Construction of buildings: 23.1 per cent • Heavy civil engineering construction: 16.7 per cent Big players include the Toronto Construction Association, the Construction Institute of Canada and Canada’s leading construction, development and property management firms. York is home to Canada’s third highest residential construction volume and fourth largest overall construction

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West Nile virus cases Value-added jobs fastest growing in York AUTOMOTIVE rise to 6 across region

• Real estate: 30.4 per cent

• Insurance carriers and related activities: 24.7 per cent • Securities, commodity contracts and other: 15.9 per cent • Funds and other financial vehicles: 0.3 per cent • Monetary authorities - Central Bank: 0.2 per cent Big players include AMEX Canada, TD Waterhouse Inc., Allstate Insurance and State Farm Insurance. Over the last 10 years, this sector has been one of the fastest-growing sectors in York. More than half of total finance, insurance and real estate employment in the region is located in Markham. When Richmond Hill is added, nearly two thirds of the jobs in this sector is concentrated in the Hwy. 404 and Hwy. 7 area. Source: The Regional Municipality of York

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Signature Retirement Living is seeking an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for The Oak Ridges Retirement Community located in the Town of Richmond Hill, Ontario. This is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic, motivated leader with management experience in a similar setting. The Executive Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for all aspects of the Community's daily operations, ensuring resident satisfaction and providing strong leadership to community staff members. Qualifications: • 3-5 years of experience in a senior leadership role preferably in a Seniors' Housing or Hospitality setting • Proven management experience including leading multidisciplinary teams • Practical knowledge and experience in human resources and financial management, project management and facilities operations • Demonstrated skills in the area of sales and marketing • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills are essential • Knowledge of the surrounding areas and communities is required If you are passionate about making a difference in peoples' lives and being part of an organization that is raising the bar for retirement living in Canada, then we look forward to meeting you! Please forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to: Steven Strong, Chief Operating Officer Email: careers@signatureretirementliving.com We thank all applicants for their interest in Signature Retirement Living. Please be advised that only those invited to an interview will be contacted. Technical/ Skilled Trades

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Real Estate Accountant (Intermediate) Diverse real estate group requires a detail oriented individual to join our corporate accounting team. Candidates should possess 3 years experience in the preparation of working papers, variance analysis and the drafting of ASPE notes to the financial statements. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills combined with solid grasp of Excel and Word. Experience with Newstar accounting system and Caseware is beneficial. Further exposure to dividend planning and general income tax concepts would be an asset. Apply to Steve at srobertson@sorbaragroup.com.

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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

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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

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

NOW HIRING • Class A Technicians • Apprentice Technicians • Drive Clean Repair an asset • Top wages, benefits & RRSP program • Licensed techs earn up to $37.74/hour Call Greg @ 416-553-0332 or email resume to: greglawrence@activegreenross.com

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Looking for mature person for sanding & some assembly work for woodworking shop. Please call Ken 905-761-5556 Office/ Administration

Twin Hills Ford Lincoln Ltd. requires Full time

Receptionist Typing required. Willing to train.

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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.

OFFICE ASSISTANT\BOOKKEEPER 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.

Email resume with salary expectations to: financial261@gmail.com WAREHOUSE HELP WANTED Markham based medical distributor requires a well spoken, organized individual with previous exp in shipping/ receiving. Raymond Reach certified. some computer skills, written and oral English. Competitive salary & full benefits.

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Restaurant PANERA BREAD Now Hiring: Catering Coordinator Panera Bread is seeking a Catering Coordinator to take and process catering orders, maintain customer database to track and call on existing clients for repeat business at our bakery-cafe. Must have car and valid driver’s license. No grease, no alcohol service. Competitive pay and benefits. Apply in person: 9350 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ont. L4C 5G2. EOE General Help

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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

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Customer Service Representative - Direct Mail Transcontinental PLM, located in Aurora is in need of an experienced Direct Mail Customer Service Representative. You are responsible to implement and manage direct mail (DM) orders through all phases of manufacturing. • Key client contact daily for production issues; • Create and distribute production instructions, data processing specifications, documents and proofs as required; • Verify client's product at various stages, i.e. review proofs, data reports, signoffs, and samples; • Work within the Quality Management System and the Health, Safety and Environmental Management System Qualifications: • Minimum three (3) years experience in direct mail; • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills; • Solid understanding of data processing, forms composition, Canada Post and the manufacturing of Direct Mail projects (in-line and offline inkjet, laser personalization, lettershop); • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities simultaneously. Individuals interested should send their résumé to attention: Renee McFarland, Human Resources Manager Transcontinental PLM, 275 Wellington Street East, Aurora, Ontario L4G 6J9 Sales Opportunities

Sales Opportunities

NEEDED

New Automobile Sales People.

Upon Employment Start you will Receive a Base Pay, with potential for Commissions, Monthly Bonuses, A Car Allowance, Medical & Dental Benefits and More.

Call 416-398-7889 to Set an Interview. You can also Email your Interest to: hr@visitasc.com

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ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT This is a temporary position. Candidate must be experienced, English speaking, have the ability to read electronic schematic diagrams, with mechanical assembly and soldering skills. Other required skills • Knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in the construction and repair of electrical and electronic equipment. • Mechanical assembly & metal working skills. Location: Kennedy & Steeles Email resumes: jobs@new-sense.com

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Imagine the Possibilities

Part-Time Receptionist Required immediately, Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternate Saturdays Also Part-Time Parts Delivery Person Seniors welcome to apply Please call 905-883-3555

Maitre D', Part-time Cook, Part-time For further information on this and other opportunities, please visit our website. Please submit your resume to: Elaine Hishon, Director of Culinary Services elaine.hishon@reveraliving.com Fax: 905-881-9490 Glynnwood Retirement Residence, 7700 Bayview Ave., Thornhill, ON L3T 5W1

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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 Apartments, Condos For Sale

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MARVELOUS RICHMOND Hill- 2 bedroom+, 2 full baths+, 2 parking. $320,000. Century 21 Heritage Group. Bill McKnight, 905-883-8300 ext. 1152

Resumes are Not Required at this Time

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Helen Eileen Graham

THORNHILL WOODSRutherford/ Dufferin. New 2 bedroom basement apt., 1 bathroom, living & kitchen, separate entrance, includes utilities. Immediate. 905-882-5267

who passed away on September 30, 2011 It's been one year but not a day goes by without thinking of you. Sadly missed by Beth, Jim and Graham

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is Contracted by Toyota, Honda, Ford, KIA, Cadillac, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Fiat and Nissan New Car Dealerships to Immediately Employ and Train

You Must be able to Start within 2 weeks

RICHMOND HILL- North Lake Road. 1 bedroom walkout basement apartment Near park, bus stop, schools. Available October 31. $900. 905-773-4447

HOUSE FOR Rent- Thornhill 2 bdrm., 1 bathroom, parking, big yard, walking distance to transit/ TTC, Bathurst/ Steeles. Avail. Oct. 1st. No pets allowed. $1200+ utilities. 416-576-1748

ASC Dealership Staffing

Male or Female at least 19 years of age; You Must have a minimum of a G2 Drivers License; You Must have Good Communication Skills;

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In loving memory of

RICHMOND HILL, Bathurst/ Jefferson Sideroad. Tax/Financial 4 bedroom townhouse, 1yr. old. Near French school. Available immedi- $$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do ately. $1950.+ utilities. you have a pension plan from an ex-employer? (LI647-271-7020 RA) or (locked in RRSP). Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585 Houses for Rent

New Sales People

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YONGE/ ELGIN Mills- 2 bedroom large, walkout Tutoring basement. Appliances, separate laundry, walk-in HIGH closet. 2 parking. $1250. MATHEMATICSNon-smoking/ pets. Imme- school mathematics teacher, PhD. tutoring all levels. diate. 905-883-6087 (905)770-8296, Nicholas (56 Queensway Dr.) Townhouses for Rent alyokhin@rogers.com

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BAYVIEW/ STEELESFurnished basement apartment. Very spacious, clean, quiet. Private entrance. Cable, internet, laundry, parking included. No pets. $875. TRIDEL BUILT near Hill- 905-889-7338 crest Mall. 1400sq.ft. 3 CLARKbedroom. Luxury facilities. DUFFERIN/ $385,000. Century 21 Bright 1 bedroom basement. Separate entrance. Heritage Group. Bill McKnight, 905-883-8300 Non-smoking/ pets. $750 inclusive. Oct. 1st. ext. 1152 905-804-3984, 647-302-7001

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ELGIN MILLS/ YongeBright 1 bedroom basement. Wide livingroom. Private washer & dryer, own entrance, parking. $850. Oct. 1st. (416)321-8036

BATHURST/ RUTHERFORD- new, large 1 bedroom, walkout backyard level, separate entrance, 1 parking, laundry, nonMACKENZIE/ smoking/ pets. Suits sin- MAJOR gle. $1000. 905-237-3709 Bayview- 1 bedroom in apt. building. Reference a must. Available November BAYVIEW/ MAJOR Mack- 1st. 905-883-0544 enzie- bright, clean, openconcept, spacious 1 bed- OAK RIDGES- Nice 1 bedroom +den basement, a/c, room walk-out. Laundry, separate entrance/ laun- parking. No pets. No dry, parking. Non-smoking/ smoking. $850 inclusive. pets. $750+. Available October 15. (416)894-7347 905-773-4481.

Mortgages/Loans $$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com

HOT TUB covers- All Cleaning/Janitorial shapes/ sizes, top quality, $375. We come & measure. 905-259-4514 A CRYSTAL Cleaning experience- Homes, Offices. www.gtacovers.com Insured/ bonded. Supplies HOT TUB (Spa) Covers- provided. 15% discount. Best Price, Best (647)500-2260 for details. Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call ABSOLUTELY BEST 1-866-652-6837 cleaning ladies available. www.thecoverguy.com/ Honest & hard working, atnewspaper tention to detail, insured/ bonded. 416-897-6782. HOT TUB/SPA 2012 model, fully loaded, MASTER IMMACULATE full warranty. Cleaning Services has New in plastic. openings in your area. Call Cost $8,000 today for free estimate. Sacrifice $3,900. 647-283-9783 Call: 416-779-0563

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ITALIAN DININGROOM & DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ livingroom set. Great conStone walkway. dition. Paid $9000. Asking Hardwood/ Laminate floors $2500. 905-780-8189 25 years experience. 416-522-8034, 905-787-0236 Trucks & SUVs http://fifieldconstruction. wikispaces.com/ 2012 HONDA Pilot, automatic, keyless entry, PS/PW, alloy wheels, Moving & Storage 8,000 miles. Certified, etested $37,900. 905-597-2019 A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, residential/ condos/ Vehicles commercial. Quality Wanted/Wrecking service. Affordable/ reliable. 905-758-2848, $300 TO $2000416-677-2848 Dead/ Alive. www. Cars/ trucks/ vans. parrishomesolutions.com Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050

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

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

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Stunning Ready To Move In Family Home

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16 Kingsmead Court

$599,000

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$699,000

$1,381,381

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$1,299,000

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