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

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"I can see Toronto needing it more. Up here, I think most people drive. You kind of need a car up here," said Derocchis, who isn’t opposed to contributing to the provincial government’s new cap-and-trade program, which

increased gas prices by 4.3 cents a litre, as long as it is used specifically to improve the environment. "It (getting drivers to choose

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WHITCHURCH- STOUFFVILLE 111 Sandiford Drive, Stouffville, Ontario L4A 0Z8 • 905-640-1900 or 1-855-642-TOWN (8696) • www.townofws.ca

PUBLIC NOTICE At the Council meeting scheduled for January 17, 2017, consideration will be given to the proposed amendment to By-law 2008-114-PR (Consolidated Parking By-law), regarding ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the east side of Gladys Clarkson Road, Hoover Park Drive to Fernglen Crescent, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., September 1st to June 30th. Inquiries should be directed to Peter Wyllie, C.E.T., Manager of Operations, Public Works, at 905-640-1910 ext. 4245 or peter.wyllie@townofws.ca.

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION STUDY – COMMUNITIES OF STOUFFVILLE & BALLANTRAE-MUSSELMAN’S LAKE The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has initiated public consultation and investigation as part of the Active Transportation Servicing Plan (ATSP). A Public Information Centre is planned to provide further information to the public and to receive input and comments from residents.

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

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Sam and Stephanie Fronte stand in the spare bedroom they are offering to homeless youth. It’s part of a new 360Kids program and a first in North America where volunteer families play host to young people who don’t have a place to stay. sign up to be Nightstop hosts receive remuneration to assist with expenses. Nicola Harwood, head of Depaul’s Nightstop, was in Richmond Hill this week helping launch the program in Canada. It’s been in operation there for more than 30 years she says, and now offers 630 homes across the UK. In 2015, those homes provided 13,500 "safe sleeps" to young people. Each youth spends an average seven to eight nights at a Nightstop while the agency works with them to find long-term solutions to their housing troubles. The program has been tried and tested by the UK organization to ensure it’s safe for everyone, she says, adding York Region would be a good fit for its launch in

Canada. Jacquie Hermans, 360Kids Nightstop program coordinator, estimates 300 youth are seeking a place to stay in the region every night. 360Kids provides 14 emergency beds at The Hub in Richmond Hill, but there have been no vacancies since the facility opened in March 2016. "We are not going to build our way out of this problem," say Michael Braithwaite, 360Kids executive director. "We have to be innovative and think differently." The use of spare rooms in a positive environment makes a huge difference to young people in crisis, says Lesley Sims, 360Kids director of resource development. "It allows them to feel safe and cared for while re-

ceiving the continued support of services 360Kids provides." Fronte’s family is keen to play a role. As chair of his church’s mission team, he has helped raise cash donations, clothing and gift cards for homeless youth. Now he is ready to do more, especially in the south end of York Region where services are especially lacking. "The Hub is a great option but not nearly enough," he says. With no shelters for kids in crisis in the area, youth must make their way to Toronto or overcrowded shelters further north, in Newmarket or Sutton. "They can end up in places that are not safe. Shelters can be risky." Most of the hidden homeless are good kids in

bad circumstances, says 360Kids youth worker Christian Salgado. With space shortages at the Richmond Hill facility, they end up couch-surfing, sleeping in abandoned buildings or tents in vacant lots, he says. "They get a bad rap, but they’re not dangerous. These kids generally just can’t go home." That’s the situation Jessica faced when she left home several months ago. At 17, the youth already faced years of hardship growing up with two chronically ill parents, moving multiple times and regularly bullied at school. "My parents couldn’t afford me so at the end of the day, I just decided to do it on my own," the quiet teen says. She slept in shelters and empty stairwells until she

found an emergency bed at 360Kids. Now she is in transition housing while she earns her high school diploma, but she knows it could have gone very badly - and she says she could have used a program like Nightstop. "When you’re that age, you’re supposed to be growing. But that’s hard to do you are on the streets trying to survive. "It would make such a difference if we had a home where we knew we were safe and cared about."

Want to know more? 360Kids is holding an information session this weekend, Jan. 15 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Richmond Hill at 360kids Hub, 10415 Yonge St. For more information, call 416-795-5279 or email Jacquie.hermans@360kids.ca.

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Cyclists make their way long the 90km Hell of the North course, combining rail trails, dirt and road sections, during the annual spring race starting and ending at the Ballantrae Community Center Sunday.

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What would it take to set up a cycling network in Stouffville? That question will be discussed at a public information centre hosted by the town on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Part of the town-initiated Active Transportation Servicing Plan, the info session invites all residents for consultation to determine the infrastructure requirements of a pedestrian and cycling network. The network could cover communities of Stouffville and Ballantrae-Musselman’s Lake. The town says infrastructure needs for such a project are dependent on active transportation needs, integration with town capital works and regional transportation plans, compatibility between cycling infrastructure and vehicle parking requirements, and financial considerations. The public information centre will run in a dropin format at 6240 Main St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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We'll start off with one of my personal favourites, our Spicy Bean Salad. We mix kidney and black beans with corn, diced peppers, barley and rice in our homemade spicy vinaigrette. Reg. $1.49/100g.

Next up, we have our Curried Squash and Apple Soup. Without a doubt, this perfectly-balanced soup is one the more underrated items at the store. We use a combination of hubbard and butternut squash, and round it out with apples, carrot, celery, garlic and brown sugar, using chicken stock. Reg. $8.95/900mL Next up we'll have homemade Chicken Cacciatore using white meat, Roma tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and garlic, simmered in white wine, chicken stock and olive oil. Reg. $9.95/500g Cheese Tortellini in a Parmesan Cream Sauce Reg. $9.95/4x5 container

If you haven't had the chance to try any of our sous vide entrees, you've certainly been missing out. We take a premium cut of meat, cook it perfectly, marinate it in a sauce and vac-pack it. All you have to do is boil a pot of water, pop the bag in the water, wait 10 minutes, cut the bag open, and enjoy a restaurant-quality piece of meat at home with no mess and no hassle. If you're still skeptical, we'll be sampling them on Friday and Saturday afternoon. Both our Jack Daniels' Smoked Ribs (Reg. $2.99/100g) and our Chicken Breast in a Porcini Mushroom Sauce (Reg. $4.99/100g) will be (We'll also have a Beef Tenderloin in a Green OFF Peppercorn Sauce available at regular price.)

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Our sandwich for the week is created by our grocer-MVP, Grethe, a healthy choice sandwich for you steadfast souls keeping to your resolutions a whole two weeks into the new year. Our Healthy Roast Beef Sandwich is on a sliced multigrain sourdough bread with roasted red onions, sliced tomato, mixed greens and arugula with a low-fat horseradish dressing. Low in calories and full on flavour. EA

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We'll have not one, not two, but three of our homemade frozen products for sale this week. We'll have our Tomato Basil Soup. (Reg. $8.95), my grandmother's over-the-top delicious Beef, Beer and Onions which is a slow-cooked stew that epitomizes everything comfort food should be. (Reg. $21.95). Finally, we'll have our Sweet Potato Puff which is the perfect side for any hearty winter dish. OFF (Reg. $9.95)

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes - Caramel topping in the bottom of the pan, followed by rings of fresh pineapple and maraschino cherries, then buttercake batter poured over top. After they are baked they are flipped upside-down and finished with apricot glaze.Large Size, $24.95 Coconut Buttertarts - These used to be called "Bill Dawson's Buttertarts" at the store on Carlton because he had requested that we develop a coconut buttertart for him, and they were a mainstay on our shelves for many years. Hand-pressed tart shells filled with shredded coconut and drowned with Doreen's original recipe buttertart filling, baked until the coconut center is chewy and the surface coconut is crunchy golden brown. $7.99/6pk Evan's Lemon Cookies - I vividly recall the day about 10 years ago that Evan came up with this idea. We were baking lemon loaves and a few had bubbled over out of the pan and as Evan ate all of the soft baked lemon loaf blobs, he said we should make these all the time as a new cookie, half dipped in chocolate. Thus a new cookie was born by piping our lemon loaf batter onto trays and baking it into soft cookies.... half-dipped in dark chocolate, of course! $9.95/container Schnitz Pies - We haven't made these in years but when I was apprenticing here 16 years ago, we made them every week! Similar idea to a Dutch apple pie, it’s a baked custard and apple pie. We layer apples with a brown sugar and spice mix in the bottom of the pie shell and then pour a rich custard over top, filling it to the brim, sprinkling it with more brown sugar and spices, and baking it to perfection. $12.95 9” pie

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The Lions Club of Stouffville extends a thank you to the community for their overwhelming support of both our Christmas Basket Project and our annual Christmas Tree Sales. Your generous donations of toys, food and money helped give families in our community a great Christmas. We express a special thank you to the following business, public organizations and individuals for their continued and unwavering support of our Club’s projects at this special time of year...

Birkett-Hassard Insurance CIBC Coach House Pub Ballantrae Cook Medical Debbie Harlow (Family Sponsor) Dr. Allan Turner Fiorini Masonry & Repair Geranium Homes Giant Tiger Gloria Still IDA Pharmacy K-Line Lori Wagg & Family (Family Sponsor)

Mayor’s Community Fund Oak Ridge Family Eye Care Park Drive Dental Reeves Way Christmas Celebration (DiBiassi Family) Pace Credit Union Royal Canadian Legion Schell Building Centre Scotia Bank Servers of Stouffville (SOS) Shoppers Drug Mart (Main Street) Social Committee of Wal-Mart Strategic Information Technology (SIT) (Family Sponsor) Stouffville Clippers AA Bantam Team

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A special thank you to the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville –Municipal Office, Leisure & Community Services Director Rob Raycroft, Fire & Emergency Services, Stouffville Leisure Centre, Stouffville Arena & Councilor Rick Upton.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU for their support for; (a) Lions Christmas Tree Project ***Canadian Tire who donated space and to the families who purchased their trees to help assist us in community work during the year. We couldn’t have done it without the tremendous support from The Stouffville Scouts & their parents! (b) Lions Santa Parade Float ***Ted & Jeanette Barry who provided the vintage sleigh or cutter, Brian Richards of Chas. Richards & Sons, who provided the trailer carrying the sleigh.

Town museum’s perfect score grants it $29,000 ALI RAZA aliraza@yrmg.com The town’s museum has received a grant of $29,000 after earning a perfect score with the 2016 Standards of Community Museum. The standards - set by the provincial Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport - focus on various criteria including; the museum’s goals, success measures, audience, style, content, events and programs. Museum curator Stephanie Foley says the ministry was "very, very happy with what we provided." The grant is given to community museums that apply and score 50 out of 50 points in criteria set out for the year. Museums are required to explain their plans to use social media to connect with the community and

an exhibit plan and schedule for the next three years. For 2016, the ministry focused on the quality of exhibitions and social media outreach. The museum scored 30 points out of 30 for social media and 20 out of 20 for their exhibitions. A diverse revenue stream also gained the ministry’s favour. The museum offers education programs, corporate rentals, exhibitions and a gift shop for revenue. Foley is pleased with the result, thanking her staff and volunteers. "Our staff is very hardworking," she said. "Our volunteers assist with a lot of this. We wouldn’t be able to complete our exhibitions without volunteer assistance." The museum intends to apply for the grant again in 2017. For the new year, the ministry’s standards will

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focus on finance, education, and research. With the new accolade, Foley encourages residents to visit the museum. "Lots of time we hear people didn’t know we had a museum," she said. "It is a bit of a drive from Stouffville, but there are lots of things to see. The multiple buildings, changing exhibitions, etc." The museum also offers a permanent exhibition on the history and development of WhitchurchStouffville. "I think it’s a good thing for all residents to see and learn how their community developed," Foley said. The museum is on 14732 Woodbine Ave. in the community of Gormley. Its next event is a kitchen workshop including; games, crafts and a museum tour slated for Friday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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As gracious hosts, let’s not disappoint Syrian families now

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

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Town’s plan for library gets ’F’ Re: Stouffville’s public library to move to temporary location due to construction, Dec. 7. "A little bit of pain to get a long-term gain is well worth it," Councillor Hargrave said last week. "We gotta think positive, we got 12 months we have to wait to birth an unbelievable project." Council in fact rejected the "unbelievable project" - larger, designed to be "fully operational" until moving day - and chose a much smaller design now so flawed, the contractor will dip into contingency funds on day 1 to "completely demolish" the current 17year-old library space, requiring the library to close for two months and relocate for 10.

• LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • l GET CONNECTED Have a comment on this or any other community issues? Email us at newsroom@yrmg.com That hurts, but the real pain begins in a few years. Last December, Councillor Smith justified the smaller library design of 32,000 square feet saying we can expand again later. But last week he retreated and we were told the new design does not accommodate another expansion, nor will there be any money for it. The problem: in the next 12 years we expect another 12,000 residents. Already in 2012, dmA Consultants recommended to the town a minimum 36,000-square-foot library. The provincial minimum not average or ideal, but minimum - is 0.65 square feet per resident. This means the new library

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space will fail to meet minimum size guidelines when it opens January 2018 - and it is not designed for any further expansion. Council lauded their choice as "realistic," "hard," "the right thing," "state of the art," a "prosperity we can afford" but without reference to any recognizable criteria or peer standards. Orillia’s new library meets the guidelines, so too BradfordWest Gwillimbury. Our council is proud to be penny-wise, even at the risk of being pound-foolish. Their choice will impact children, students, elderly, and immigrants for the next year as well as for the "longterm." Business too will feel the

pain. The library’s mandate is not only to offer leisure reading materials and programs, but to "foster job readiness in a knowledgebased economy and support small and home-based business development and entrepreneurs, making the library a catalyst for economic development." And as information goes digital, libraries are looking less like warehouses of information and more like community workshops, hubs filled with the tools of the knowledge economy. But council chose to aim well below the minimum expected standards for libraries in Ontario and told us, "we gotta think positive." I’m an educator, and when a paper doesn’t meet minimum expected standards, I "gotta" give it an F. Arnold Neufeldt-Fast Stouffville

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New year a time to create, initiate positive recognition We’re now 12 days into the new year, a time to forgive and forget the prejudicial accusations of 2016; a time to create and initiate positive forms of recognition. While resolutions are long outdated, current achievements and hoped-for accomplishments remain intact. Personal references follow: ·Congratulations to director Melody Potter; pianist Francesca Wright and members of the Parkview community choir for a welcomed revival of a wonderful chorus. "Many were disappointed when, following the passing of director Lorne Boadway, the choir disbanded," Melody said. Following a survey of residents and a meeting in November, the enthusiasm became obvious. At a recent worship service at Parkview Home, presentations were enthusiastically

JIM THOMAS Roaming Around acclaimed. ·Rev. Harvey Sider has officially retired. The longtime Parkview Home pastor officiated at his final worship Jan. 1. He still plans to continue a Parkview Bible study program Wednesday evenings. In addition to his ministry within the Brethren in Christ denomination, the highly respected pastor also served on a mission field in India for a period of 12 years. Rev. Sider is 86. ·Trim Santa’s beard! For two dollars a snip you can make St. Nick presentable for his

North Pole reunion with Mrs. Claus. The fundraiser is planned between 4 and 5 p.m., Jan. 17 at Stouffville’s Parkview Home, Weldon Road. Monies will be divided between three worthwhile causes Stouffville Cares for Refugees; the Accessible Washroom Trailer Project and Parkview Home. ·The Stouffville Lions Club’s Christmas tree project set a record 480 sales during December. All receipts will be used to benefit the community. The committee was chaired by Chris Larkin assisted by Joe Cote, John Relph, Joe Boll, Roy O’Boyle and Bill Hodges. ·The seasonal artistries last month on the windows of Stouffville’s Tim Hortons and the Fickle Pickle Restaurant were amazing with most completed by Stouffville elementary and secondary school students.

·A tip of the tuque to Stouffville’s elementary Catholic schools for insisting that Merry Christmas rather than happy holidays be posted on their exterior announcement signs. ·When, I ask, will traffic lights at the intersection of Hwy. 48 and the new Ultramar gas depot be uncovered? This uncontrolled site is an accident waiting to happen. The same can be said for the corner of Hwy. 48 and 19th Avenue, Dickson’s Hill where traffic signals have never existed. ·No GM truck/car supplier in WhitchurchStouffville? What is General Motors thinking? Surely a population of close to 40,000 warrants a dealership. We now have Ford, Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, Chrysler and soon-to-open Honda, but no Chevrolet! Doesn’t make sense. ·On behalf of all 14 school crossing guards

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in Stouffville, I thank children and parents of children for their generosity at Christmas. Gifts of appreciation were many. ·There’ll be no mayor’s golf tournament here this summer. Instead, Justin Altmann hopes to host a new event that will include a larger cross-section of the community. "Not everyone plays golf," he says. ·What does the future hold for Cedarena, the outdoor skating paradise on Reesor Road in Cedar Grove, Markham? "A good question," agrees Betty Burkholder, longtime supporter of this winter playground. "It was a beautiful place that continues to live on in the hearts and memories of many," she says. The site will remain closed until ownership is decided - hopefully soon, she states. Had the openair rink reopened, Cedarena would have cele-

brated its 90th year of winter recreation. ·"Phenomenal" is the word from Kim Stark, in describing the Lionssponsored Christmas Toy Drive. Kim, along with club president Richard Fronske, cochaired the committee. Sixty families including 130 children were assisted. Kim praised the generosity of residents and businesses, in particular The Giant Tiger and Cook Canada Ltd. ·An anonymous delivery. Two days after Christmas, a framed plaque was left at our door. It was signed by former prime minister Brian Mulroney and dated 1991. It reads in part "I am delighted to convey my warmest greetings and best wishes to the residents of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville as you proclaim your designation ’Music Town, Ontario.’" That was 25 years ago.

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

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Does naming and shaming work? The jury remains out, but York Regional Police is considering implementing the long-debated strategy to help lower the number of drunk drivers arrested on our roads each year. The force started kicking around the idea of publicly releasing the names of those charged with drunk driving after putting out statistics that leave many wishing for a more aggressive strategies in combating impaired driving. Besides the number of drunk drivers charged every year rising by more than 30 per cent to 1,625 since 2013 in the region, nine people died as a result and weekly updates from the force show just how bad the problem is. A York police tweet about last weekend read: "9

more drunk drivers taken off our roads this weekend. One of them was passed out at the wheel in the middle of Clark/Dufferin." Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League, said there might be no evidence showing the strategy works, but there is anecdotal proof from Durham police, who have been naming and shaming for years, indicating that releasing names publicly does encourage people to warn police when a convicted impaired driver continues to drive without a license. "We know of people who have been convicted in the courthouse, walked to their car and attempted to drive home," he said. "My belief is that the community is at a greater risk by the actions of impaired drivers than the identity of John Q. Public." Edward Prutschi, a criminal defence lawyer


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Black Bean Chili with Dinner Rolls Serves 3 to 4. What you need: 1 medium onion 2 tablespoons diced garlic 1 chopped bell pepper 1 chopped carrot 1 can low-sodium black beans 2 cups chicken broth 2 cups diced tomatoes 1/2 pound ground turkey How to make it: Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add first four ingredients and turkey; cook for 6 minutes or until turkey is done, stirring frequently to crumble. Rinse and drain the canned beans. Stir in beans, tomatoes, and half

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Join Our Sales Team! Independently owned and operated in Stouffville for over 30 years, Patti-Lynn Interiors is York Region's largest independent flooring, paint and window covering retailer.

We are looking for full-time: Paint Sales Associate Major Tasks & Responsibilities: ? Ask open ended questions about customer's projects in order to determine their needs ? Provide colour advice or make recommendations ? Mixing, carrying and tinting paint and related products ? Explain the steps needed to complete projects including the products and tools needed ? Ordering and maintaining stock and ensure it is clean and safely stored ? Maintaining and updating displays and libraries in the showroom ? Assist other team members with projects when required Qualifications ? Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends ? 3-5 years experience in retail paint environment ? Product knowledge including tinting, colour, application, tools etc. ? Excellent communication and reading skills ? Proficiency with computers - specifically point-of-sale systems ? Detail oriented and ability to multitask ? Must be able to retrieve material from shelves and floor stacks and lift and carry up to 50 lbs. ? Must be able to operate material handling equipment such as a hand truck, pallet jack and climb 6 ft ladder ? Must have a valid driver's licence Compensation reflects experience and performance, benefits available, flexible hours. If this sounds like a fit for you, please send your resume to opportunities@patti-lynn.com. Thank you for your interest.

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTED CARRIER WANTED Metroland Media is accepting applicants to deliver newspapers and flyers to homes within the Stouffville/Markham area. This entails working closely with a District Representative to deliver variable routes door to door, weekly on Thursday’s. All applicants must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle. Please call or email Kim 416-774-2304 khughes@yrmg.com 175 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto, ON M2H 0A2

Independently owned and operated in the Stouffville area for over 30 years, Patti-Lynn Interiors is York Region's largest independent flooring, paint and window covering retailer. Our small but mighty sales team is central to our success, and we are looking for those who can thrive in a small business environment with big customer service!

We are looking for full-time: Retail Flooring Sales Associate Blinds and Drapery Sales Associate Major Tasks & Responsibilities: ? Ask open ended questions about customer's projects in order to determine their needs and provide advice or make recommendations ? In-home consultations and measuring based on customer availability ? Provide quotes based on measurements and recommendations ? Maintaining and updating displays and libraries in the showroom ? Know and describe features and benefits of merchandise ? Assist other team members with projects when required Qualifications ? Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends ? 3-5 years experience in retail flooring or window coverings ? Product knowledge in area of interest (flooring or window coverings) ? Excellent communication and reading skills ? Proficiency with computers - specifically point-of-sale systems and online quoting ? Detail oriented and ability to multitask ? Must be able to visit customers' homes and navigate stairs, deal with pets, respect customer sensitivities etc. ? Must have a vehicle and valid driver's licence Compensation reflects experience and performance, benefits available, flexible hours. If this sounds like a fit for you, please send your resume to opportunities@patti-lynn.com. Thank you for your interest.

Metroland Media Stouffville Sun-Tribune INDEPENDENT CONTRACTED CARRIER WANTED Metroland Media is accepting applicants to deliver newspapers and yers to homes within the Stouffville area. This entails working closely with a District Representative to deliver variable routes door to door, weekly on Thursday’s. All applicants must have a valid driver license and reliable vehicle. Please call or email Kim 416-774-2304 khughes@yrmg.com 175 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto, ON M2H 0A2

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CLYDESDALE, Harold Peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Violet. Loving father of Cindy (Bill Dawson), Jeff and the late Wayne (Gloria) and Jim (Barb). Cherished grandfather of Pamela, Pauline, Patricia, Stacey, Jennifer, Lisa, Ashley, Luke and great-grandfather of Brittany, Katelyn, Mickayla, Wayne, Charley, Tiffany, Alyssa, Olivia, Leah, Hudson, Scarlett and the late Shawna. Family will receive friends at the O’Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville 905-642-2855 on Saturday, January 14th from 12 noon until Memorial chapel service time at 1:00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of owers, donations to Heart and Stroke would be appreciated by the family. If so desired, online condolences may be made at www.oneillfuneral.ca CRISPINO, Chelsea Lauren Emerson Peacefully passed away after a brave ďŹ ght with Mitochondrial disorder, surrounded by her mom Melissa, dad Jeff, and big sister Aubrey by her side. Chelsea has joined her late sister Isabella and nonna Louise. Chelsea is a bright shining light and will be deeply missed by her aunts Jen, Amanda and Jamie; uncles Lucas and Robbie; and grandparents Marlene, Raffaele, Ana and Robert as well as the many friends she as made in her life journey. Family and friends were invited to Highland Hills Funeral Home, 12492 Woodbine Ave., Gormley for visitation. In honour of their exceptional love and care for Chelsea, the Crispino family requests donations be made to the SickKids Foundation.

McKINLEY, Violet Mary We are saddened to announce the passing of Violet Mary McKinley on January 9, 2017 at the age of 94. Violet will be reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband John James. She will be dearly missed by her loving children William (Anne) and Barry (Carole). Violet will be cherished by her grandchildren Matthew, Christine and Scott (Shay) and will be dearly missed by her great-grandchildren Daniel, Paige and Andrew. Friends will be received at Scott Funeral Home, “Woodbridge Chapelâ€?, 7776 Kipling Avenue, Woodbridge (at Hwy #7) on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. immediately followed by a funeral service held in the chapel. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of owers, donations in memory of Violet may be made to The Salvation Army. DART, Dorothy (Long time Avon Lady) Peacefully passed away, with her family by her side, on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at the Markham Stouffville Hospital. Beloved mom of Darlene and Deborah. Loving grandma of Sean, Mathew (Janelynne), Emamay and great-grandma of Jayla and Abbey. Dorothy will be missed by her long-time friends at Testa Villa. In lieu of owers, donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. A private celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to the O’Neill Funeral Home (905)642-2855.

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PARKS, Samantha Alisha Peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the age of 9 years, with Mom, Dad, brother and family by her side. Cherished daughter of Dale and Jennifer. Loving little sister of Kevin and the late Alisha. Beloved granddaughter to Don and Laura Cresswell, and Shirley and the late Merle Parks. Dearest niece of Nancy, Peter, Penny, John, Burton, Gayle, and cousin of Adam, Emma and Katarina. A Celebration Service of Samanthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life was held at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street., Stouffville (905-642-2855) from 10:00 a.m. with a short service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 7, 2017. Interment was held at Stouffville Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wish Foundation. Book of Condolences www.oneill-funeral.ca

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O Saturday, January 14 ‘I’m Standing Beneath the Sky’ Piano Concert WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Christ Church Anglican, 254 Sunset Blvd. CONTACT: 905-642-3937 COST: $15 in advance, $20 at door Piano concert with songs and poetry. Featuring works of Bellini, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. Tickets available at Barthau Jewellers and Card’s Appliances. Robbie Burns Supper WHEN: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: Parkview Village, 12184 Ninth Line CONTACT: 905-6404565 COST: $20 Good food, good company and entertainment. Organized by St. James Presbyterian Church in Stouffville. Call to order tickets.

O Sunday, January 15 Stouffville Legion, Ladies Auxiliary Country Breakfast WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion - Stouffville - Branch 459, 150 Mostar St. CONTACT: k-nesbitt@ hotmail.com COST: Adults $8, children $4 - tickets at the door Homemade breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes and syrup, home fries, toast, juice, tea and coffee.

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O GET CONNECTED Visit yorkregion.com/events to submit your own community events for online publishing. WS Walks Open House WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. WHERE: SoccerCity, 45 Innovator Ave. CONTACT: Barb Armstrong, 905-642-7529, ext. 5328, barb. armstrong@townofws.ca COST: Free Indoor walking open house. Walkers, strollers and runners welcome. Refreshments, draw prizes for pedometer and set of urban poles.

O Thursday, January 19 55 Plus Club Welcome Back Luncheon - Italian Style WHEN: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Latcham Hall in the Park, 8 Park Dr. S. CONTACT: 905-6401910, ext. 2955 COST: $15 Tickets on sale until Jan. 12 at the club. Chicken Marsala, penne with roasted red pepper sauce, salad, Italian bread.

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Mayor & Council’s Breakfast WHEN: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. WHERE: East Gwillimbury Sports Complex, 1914B Mount Albert Rd. CONTACT: 905-478-4282 COST: Free Residents of East Gwillimbury are invited to join Mayor and council to celebrate the new year with a complimentary pancake breakfast served by Council and a free family skate.

Kitchen Creations: P.A. Day Workshop WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 14732 Woodbine Ave. CONTACT: 905-727-8954 COST: $40 Participants will conduct experiments - both culinary and scientific. Recommended ages: five to 12. Pre-registration is required.

New Year’s Meet and Greet with MP Jane Philpott WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Markham District Veterans Association, 7 Washington St. CONTACT: 905-640-1125 COST: Free Drop in to say hello to MarkhamStouffville MP Jane Philpott and enjoy some light refreshments.

PCCN - Newmarket Prostate Cancer Support Group WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place, 474 Davis Dr. CONTACT: 905-895-1975 COST: Free Dr. Baguio will speak on palliative care and how to access its many services. All are welcome.

O Whitchurch-Stouffville Food Bank Open House WHEN: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Whitchurch-Stouffville Food Bank, 86 Ringwood Dr. CONTACT: bcronyn@rogers.com COST: Free The Whitchurch-Stouffville Food Bank is hosting an open house at its new location. All are welcome.

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Simply Decadent Dinner Dance WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. WHERE: Edward Village Markham Hotel, 50 East Valhalla Dr. CONTACT: 905-294-2010 COST: $75 Supporting the Markham Stouffville Hospital. Enjoy a simple, yet delicious four-course meal, and dance the night away.

Introduction to Meditation WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Buddha Meditation Centre, 11175 Kennedy Rd. CONTACT: Buddha Meditation Centre, 905927-7117, info@mahamevnawa. ca COST: Free Opportunity to learn meditation posture, why we meditate and much more.

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Stouffville and Mississauga face off in OJHL action at the Stouffville Arena on Sunday.

No Sugar Tonight WHEN: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickeriing Cres. CONTACT: 905953-5122 COST: $35, plus HST No Sugar Tonight celebrates the classic music of The Guess Who, Burton Cummings and BTO.

O Sunday, January 15 Stouffville Spirit Jr. A Hockey

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Stouffville Arena, 12483 9th Line N. CONTACT: stouffvillespirit.pointstreaksites. com, sarah.stouffvillespirithockey@gmail.com COST: $5 for seniors, students, children; $10 for adults Stouffville hosts the Mississauga Chargers in Ontario Junior Hockey League action.

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Spirit drop two of three; lose ground in first-place chase

the win over Pickering Panthers. The Skinny: With just three points of a possible 12 from the past six games, the Spirit have fallen nine points off the pace of the Markham Royals in the chase

for top spot in the North Division and second seed for the North-East Conference playoffs. In fact, with losses in two of three games last week, the team slipped to seventh in the overall conference standings . Five of the Spirit’s next six games will be played away from home, including two North-East Conference showcase games next week . Stouffville has acquired 22 of its 43 points on the road this season. Record: 19-13-2-3. 2nd in North Division, 7th seed in North-East Conference. Log on to yorkregion.com for more Spirit news and updates.

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Hey, York Region, we’ve got talent Step forward and take a bow Region of York water department. Oh, and whatever you’re putting in the water these days? Keep it up. Never like the present has this regional burg claimed ownership to such an extraordinary collection of athletes at or near the top of their respective sports. Just marvel at how prominent some of the sportsmen and sportswomen who first registered for their sport in local programs are faring on the sporting stage in Canada and internationally. Our little corner is home to some of the country’s very best. From Thornhill’s Andrew Wiggins and Milos Raonic to Connor McDavid and Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket. Markham’s two-pronged offering, Steven Stamkos and Andre De Grasse, is world class. While we’re at it, don’t for-

JOHN CUDMORE Cuddy Shark get King City trampolinist Rosie MacLennan who claimed her second consecutive Olympic gold medal last summer in Rio de Janeiro. Where to start? De Grasse, the Markham speed bomb and recent University of Southern California graduate, is touted by many track observers as poised to succeed Usain Bolt as the fastest man in the world, perhaps by the end of the year if the Jamaican flash carries through on his plans to retire.

A relative newcomer to sprinting with plenty of ceiling to grow, De Grasse served notice in Rio with a silver in the 200 metres and bronze in the 100, behind Bolt in both instances. He added a bronze in the 4x100 to become the first Canadian track athlete to secure three medals at a single Olympics. MacLennan completed the rare feat of repeating as a gold medallist with her sparkling routine in Rio leaving us to wonder if she will pursue a hat trick when the 2020 Tokyo Olympics arrive. Folks might tend to forget McDavid is still just a kid, that’s how much impact and impression he has displayed in barely a full season’s worth of games. Ninety-one points in 83 games entering this week is pretty impressive for a teenager who not long ago was sitting in a classroom at Sir William Mu-

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lock Secondary School in Newmarket. The Newmarket resident, who turns 20 on Jan. 13, is poised to become the face of the NHL, the heir apparent to Sidney Crosby among a crop of ridiculously impressive young players, including Toronto Maple Leafs’ head-turning rookie, Mitch Marner of Thornhill. Although Crosby seems rejuvenated by the challenge from McDavid, 10 years his junior, it is the latter whose face is being introduced in China, a massive market of 1.3 billion potential fans the National Hockey League would love to exploit. For Raonic and his rise to the No. 3 in the ATP World Tour standings, ranking behind only Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, the trick now is overtaking at least one of those players who are three years older than the 26-year-old Raonic. It’s one

thing to get to the top echelons but maintaining position and pushing forward is quite another challenge. When the season’s first major, the Australian Open serves up in January, the 2016 Wimbledon finalist will be pursuing his first career Grand Slam victory. You can make the case for 2014 first overall draft pick Wiggins as the best basketball player Canada has produced since Steve Nash. Currently in his third season as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the 21-year-old small forward is averaging 22 points per game and is the arguably the best of a growing contingent of Canadian players in the National Basketball Association. Figure skater Daleman cracked the world’s top 10 last season and is aiming to reclaim her Canadian title after finishing second

in 2016 at nationals. Added to the fun is that we’re not even talking yet about Stamkos, one of the most prolific shooters in the NHL, or Newmarketbased middle distance runner Sheila Reid, who was injured last year or may have achieved her second straight Olympic Games appearance. Perhaps it is mere coincidence so many prominent Canadian athletes are hitting their stride simultaneously. Whether that is the case or not, certainly there is ample reason to keep an eye on York Region-based athletes in 2017. Any one, or more, of these athletes could be dazzling the planet in the next 12 months and beyond. It could be one heck of a year. Drink up, all you young and aspiring athletes. There’s something about the water.

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