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‘Shock’ after region ends help centre funding

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A senior citizen who never had a chance to go far in school, Norma Smith has turned many times to the Identification Clinic at York Region's Housing Help Centre to help her understand government forms and to assist her filling out paperwork for needed documentation. "They are so handy and helpful to the community," she said. The former nanny and personal care worker is devastated to learn regional government will end its funding next month to the Richmond Hill centre, which helps more than 2,000 low- and moderate-income York Region residents a year. "Oh my God, I don't have the words to say," said Smith, a native of Jamaica, who said staff at the centre have encouraged to her to take adult learning classes. "I am very, very sad, deeply sad. They are like a family to me. It's going to be very difficult for the community." The region is cutting off the $204,230 it provides annually for the ID clinic and the $136,310 it gives for the housing help centre, executive director Mary Ann Proulx said. The region is the sole source of funding for the programs, other than a small amount the facility gets from PowerStream to help low-income residents strug-




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Mary Ann Proulx (right), executive director of the Housing Help Centre, confers with client Norma Smith of Richmond Hill, who is upset to hear York Region will cut funding to the centre next month. gling to pay their hydro bills. "I was in shock," said Proulx, adding the centre and clinic are the only services of their kind in the region. "We don't have operating funds to continue. It brings me to tears. I feel really bad for them (clients).

They're going to struggle, they're going to struggle even more so." Agencies are aware they must apply annually for funding under the Community Investment Strategy, the region's commissioner of community and health services, Adelina Urbanski, said.

"Annually, York Region provides targeted funding to not-forprofit agencies to help deliver projects to low- and moderateincome residents that address service gaps in the community,"

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Parking tickets issued between December 2 and 19 are eligible to be paid by donation. The value The next board meeting is scheduled for of the donation must be equal to or exceed the December 15, 7:00 PM. No meetings will be held amount owed on the parking ticket and proof on December 1st or 16th. of purchase must be presented at the time of donation. Gifts must be in original packaging AMENDMENTS TO FEES UNDER THE with no batteries or glue required. War toys will BUILDING CODE ACT not be accepted. The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville will consider amendments to the current user fee by-law, which includes fees authorized by the Town’s Building Bylaw. As required under the Building Code Act, Section 7, a decision of Council to pass an updated Fees & Charges By-law will be made on December 20, 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. Donation suggestions: New unwrapped toys; The Public Council meeting will include materials non-perishable food items such as canned fruit, by Watson and Associates Ltd., related to the vegetables, soups, stews; clothing for infants building permit fee amendments. Prior to passing and children and gift certificates for teenagers. a bylaw in relation to a change in fees any person Donations accepted at Customer Service, Mon to in attendance will have an opportunity to make Fri, 8 AM to 5 PM, December 2 until December 19.


At the Council meeting scheduled for December 6, 2016, consideration will be given to the proposed amendment to By-law 2008-114PR (Consolidated Parking By-law), regarding ‘No Parking’ restrictions on both sides of West Lawn Crescent, 50m north of Elm Road to 125m north of Elm Road, Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. representations with respect to this matter. Inquiries should be directed to Peter Wyllie, A Council report will be available prior to the Manager of Operations, Public Works Department at 905-640-1910 ext. 4245 or public meeting, and includes information setting out an estimate of the costs of providing the services, the amount of the PUBLIC NOTICE fees, and the rationale for imposing such fees. At the Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2016, consideration will be given Copies will be made available at no cost, upon to the proposed update to By-law 2008-147-TR request, by contacting Andrew Jurrius, Chief (to regulate traffic in the Town of Whitchurch- Building Official at 905-640-1910 ext. 2452 or Stouffville) on Kingstree Court, Knights Place, by email. Castle Gate, Sandiford Drive, Innovator Avenue NO OVERNIGHT PARKING and Hoover Park Drive. Inquiries should be directed to Peter Wyllie, Manager of Operations, 905-640-1910 ext. 4245 or

PUBLIC NOTICE Amendments to the Ringwood Fees and Charges By-law 2011-042-FI to allow alternative payment terms and conditions for property owners making application to connect to the municipal drinking water and sanitary sewer services.


December 1 to March 31, inclusive Parking is prohibited on Town streets between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM Parking rules ensure that our streets are clear to accommodate traffic flow, emergency vehicles and winter maintenance. Vehicles parked on the street during this period will receive a fine of $50.

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Overspending to overeating: How to curb holiday indulging

Chris simon & AdAm mArtin-robbins The holidays can be a time to let loose on your wallet, trash bin and waistline. Once the calendar turns to December, there's a tendency to relax, exhale and be less stringent on the rules that guide us through most of the year. We've all done it. After working so hard for 11 months, the extra slice of pie or second helping of mashed potatoes is welldeserved, right? Then there's the gift shopping budget. We want to give our kids and spouses the happiest holiday season possible. Their dreams must become reality. However, those wishes come with a cost and often strain a family's budget, said Seneca College professor and certified financial planner Sam Albanese. "We know we have to spend and at this time of the year we tend to spend more. We need to take a look at disciplined spending. Santa Claus has a list and he sticks to that. He makes it clear this is his list and this is what everyone gets. Santa never goes overbudget. "But as humans, we don't make a list. We've got to try to get the emotions out of our spending and be more objective. Something may be two dollars, but when you start adding up all these $2 (items), suddenly that becomes $100 and on it goes." The Canadian government's healthy holiday food guide includes recommendations aimed at helping families eat well over the next month. It suggests families should try to eat together because that communal time encourages healthier habits. Cook and plan meals in advance for hectic days and make healthy snacks like pre-cut vegetables and fruit easily accessible. Also, create healthy food traditions by trying a new vegetable recipe or making food-based gifts like jars of dried fruit, nuts or soup mix. And start dessert off with a round of fruit, leaving room for a few bites of something richer. Aurora-based registered dietician Maria Fisher said holiday weight gain is common because, for many people, the indulgence doesn't last for just one day. There are multiple parties and gatherings and those gettogethers often force people off regular eating, exercising and sleeping habits. You can avoid packing on pounds by eating before heading to a social function and refraining from placing treats on counters

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A Seneca College professor and certified financial planner says that we should follow Santa’s example and make a list and stick to it to avoid breaking the bank. and tabletops at home. Be careful when ordering coffeehouse specialty drinks and go easy on calorie-filled alcoholic beverages. It's OK to indulge, as long as your favourite holiday foods are consumed in moderate portions, she said. "The problem with gaining a pound or two over the holidays is that most people

don't lose it (afterward)," she said. "Eat your favourite foods that you can only get over the holidays and skimp on other tasty foods you can get any time of the year. Turkey stuffing is one of my favourites that I only make at Christmas - so I'll pass on the creamy mashed potatoes that I can have anytime." Overindulging also takes a toll on the

environment. The Region of York typically sees a 10 per cent spike in waste - garbage, recycling and organics - compared to other winter months, according to Julie Hordowick, program manager of York's integrated waste management strategy. So the region encourages residents to wrap presents in reusable bags, scarves or fabric and consider giving gift cards or "experiences" rather than "purchasing a lot of stuff that maybe people don't necessarily need," she said. This year, the region is targeting "avoidable food waste" through its Good Food program. "That's all geared toward giving people tools to plan their meals, to manage leftovers and ideas for what to do around the holidays to reduce the amount of food waste that you're generating," Hordowick said. "We've found about 15 to 20 per cent of the green bin is what we would consider to be avoidable food waste. Things people have bought and forgot and thrown out: It's whole produce, leftover lettuce, the leftover casserole that you didn't finish eating." As part of the Good Food program, the region put out a list of 10 tips aimed at reducing food waste during the holidays. "We encourage people to stock up on reusable containers so that when they do have guests over and there's leftovers, they've got a really easy way to pack stuff up and share it with their guests rather than it ending up in the green bin," Hordowick said. "We have recipes you can make ahead and freeze so that you're spending more time with your guests and you've got a way to save the food and portion it out over time. And (we encourage people) to consider potluck as an approach to family occasions so everybody brings a little bit of something and everybody is able to bring it home so leftovers get used up. It's less work for one person and it's often less waste that way." Remember though, even the experts admit it's tough to stringently stick to a plan. "Throughout the whole year, you've been quite disciplined," Albanese said. "You did the best you could and you say 'I've sacrificed all year, my family deserves this'. We tend to use Christmastime as a way of rewarding ourselves for a year of hard work. How do you overcome all this? It's almost impossible. All we can say is be conscious of (spending), try to set money aside and be as close as possible to that budget."

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These are in no way ordinary, but rather they are from our large Roasting We make this right here, always have, and we make a lot of Chickens that we de-bone. We leave it! What makes ours different than most is that (a) it's not the skin on for flavour, and stuff them over-pumped with curing brine, and (b) it's not 'tumbled', a with either our traditional sage & onion stuffing, or a fruitier version process whereby the meat 'grows' in weight. with cranberries. One of these will How this makes a difference is that you won't have a lot of serve three or even four, and if you end 'pan juices' when you cook ours. And it won't be salty – and up with leftovers , you've got a great as a bonus, ours is trimmed pretty well, too. chicken sandwich happening. Cooking Centre-cuts only, and during a sale as this, it's instructions will be available – it's an easy sold by-the-piece, (because keeping-up with and down-home dinner. the slicing would be hopeless, since it's all Reg. $11.29/lb. Featured OFF done by hand). Reg. $6.99/lb. Featured at THIS WEEk this week at

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We've decided to promote the whole variety of 'Perth & Pestle' Red Pepper Jellies. There are actually 15 to choose from, and they all have difference optimum food pairings with either meats or cheeses. Varieties are Grapefruit, Papaya-Lime, Horseradish-Black Peppercorn, Hot-Hot-Hot (like Mabel), Moroccan Tangerine, Roasted Garlic, Thai Mango, Balsamic Fig, Strawberry-Balsamic, Raspberry-Chipotle, Spicy Tart Cherry, Blueberry-Sambuca, Smokey El Paso, Spicy-Bombay and Original – (But how could you reach for the original with all these temptations?) Reg. $7.49 ea, and Featured this MIX OR MATCH week at

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We have received another shipment of outdoor greenery and arrangements – and even decorated trees if you don’t want frozen fingers. There are great choices of boughs and adornments if you are a do-it-yourselfer, and our very helpful ladies will assist you should you wish. Indoors, poinsettias abound, with many more to come, as well as cyclamen and amaryllis.

Further, inside is getting into the Christmas spirit, as we prepare for our after-hours Open House on December 1st. This will be a customer appreciation evening with lots of treats and goodies of the season – check our website for details.

Our feature pizza for this week will be Chicken Carbonara! We use our bacon, grilled chicken slices, sliced mushrooms, with mozzarella cheese on a parmesan cream sauce. If you haven’t had one of these, this is the time. 12” size, med-thin crust, and delicious. Featured at EA


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These have a pretty smooth character. The maple helps here, the seasoning is mild and the cranberries add just a notch of tartness. Roast these and serve them with Mashed or our Scalloped Potatoes, maybe with a bit of my fave Nance's Mustard – or Doreens Cranberry OFF Sauce. Reg. $6.99/lb. Featured at







We will be doing our annual Food Drive starting Sunday, December 6th. How it works is that we come Saturday and leave a bag at your door, with a note of explanation, and we'll be back for pickup the next day. Food is for the Markham Food Bank and the Alliance Church Christmas Project. Watch for our ad and website to let you know what streets we'll be prowling on the particular day. The Unionville Men's Hockey Club and Hockey with Heart thank you in advance for your amazing generosity as in the past, and we look forward to a very successful Food Drive this December!



We'll start with our Tomato-Olive Salad, which uses grape tomatoes, pine nuts, Tuscan olives, chopped green onions, oregano and red wine vinegar. I find this salad refreshing and un-complicated. Reg. $2.29/100g. Featured at

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Next up, we'll be making Cream of Green Pea Soup, which is with peas of course, sweet onions, carrots, celery, Yukon potatoes, cream and chicken stock. This is somewhat different than the French-Canadian version, and I think that you'll enjoy it just as much (or maybe even more). OFF Reg. $8.95/900ml



Following this, we'll be making Chicken Cacciatore, which is a lower-cal version of a Chicken and Tomato Stew. It's got onions, sweet peppers, tomatoes, white wine and some garlic. Reg. $9.95 per 4x5 foil and OFF featured at



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We're bringing back an oldie but goodie this week, the Village Grocer Club Sandwich. We hand-carve grilled chicken breast and load it on paninis with smoked bacon, avocado, tomato and a lime & basil aioli. Will be available for $7.99 We're also serving up Peppermint Mocha Lattes for the holiday season, which are one of my personal favourites. And if you're still looking to pick up the perfect stocking stuffer, we will have the Nutcracker Blend Coffee from Velvet Sunrise or you can pick up a pre-paid coffee card for lattes, cappucinos or any hot drink at the cafe.

Sunday Brunch will begin with our Chicken Noodle Soup, followed by either Roasted Chicken Breasts in a Mushroom Sauce, Penne with Smoked Salmon or Beef Bourguignon, with either rice or mashed, tea or coffee, and a mini dessert should you have room. Served from Noon till Two, /PERSON all for




There will be three features this week; the first being 'St. Agur', which is Canadian-Made blue cheese that will thrill you. Next is Mango-Papaya Wensleydale, and the third is 'Auricchio' an aged provolone, which is great either slivered into a salad, on a charcuterie board or busy enhancing a good Salami Sandwich. Reg. are $6.99, $5.49 and $5.99 respectively, and all THIS WEEk three will be featured at

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We’re thinking Ginger this week. This is a big spice in our world, and especially so in the Bakery during the Christmas season. We’ll be baking……

CANDIED GINGER SHORTBREADS…..these are our ‘all-butter’ shortbreads that we bake with chopped candied ginger. It gives them a beautiful long flavour to fully savour; so long actually it might take two or three to fully savour the flavour. When we say ‘all butter’, what we mean is that we don’t use margarine or oil to make these, as is pretty commonly done. Genuine stuff only at our store! Reg. $9.95 per 300g hex package. Next are GINGERBREAD CAKES…..these are made with 3 layers of moist ginger cake, full of all the usual spicy gingerbread characters, and plump golden raisins. The cake is then filled between the layers and iced with a brandy buttercream, and then decorated with gingerbread men and gold flakes. Just a note here; since it is buttercream, room temp. is a must. Reg. $15.95 or $25.95 GINGERBREAD MUFFINS……these are actually like a mini cake. It’s a moist buttermilk muffin with a hint of orange zest, golden raisins and the classic gingerbread spices, and iced with a white fondant glazed, and all this supporting a bite-size gingerbread man. Reg. $2.29 GINGER COFFEE CAKE….This is another of Cliff the Baker’s incredible creations…..this coffee cake has buttermilk, spices, candied ginger, chopped fresh apples and cranberries. Finished with a fondant glaze. Reg. $19.95 The final item will be our MINCEMEAT TARTS. What makes these especially good is that we make, and age, the mincemeat well in advance, all in the traditional manner. At one time we would make this with Bass Ale, but sadly, we haven’t had any luck getting this of late, so we use Newcastle Brown to give this the depth of flavour of old. Reg. $9.95/6pack, or $1.99 each …..all these items will be featured this week at While supplies last.



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she said in an email. "We receive many more proposals than there is available funding and each application is carefully evaluated through an equitable process. All applicants are made aware that it is a competitive process and there is no guarantee of funding." Proulx is surprised the housing help centre, which has been operating since about 1993, and the ID clinic, which began in 2002, lost funding after so many years. "They said my proposal that I wrote did not score as high as other proposals they had received," she said, adding the centre employs five people including her. "After I heard that we didn't get funding, I really didn't hear a lot after that other than my proposals didn't score as high." The housing help centre helps low- and moderate-income York residents find housing and refers them to other services. "We can assist them in connecting them to food banks and clothing, resources and furniture and all those other services that they need to support themselves," Proulx said. "Even once they get housed, clients continue to rely on us because they call us and say 'I'm behind on my rent or I can't pay my hydro bill or I don't have any food or I don't have any clothing and where do I go?'" There are about 14,000 people on the region's waiting list for subsidized housing. That leaves lower income residents scouring for a modestly priced place to live in a region where the average rent for a bachelor apartment is $815 a month, compared to $1,036 for a one-bed-

room, $1,194 for a twobedroom and $1,357 for a three-bedroom. Even when clients find housing, the centre often works with them to ensure they remain housed, Proulx said. When a report on homelessness was released last month by the region and the United Way of Toronto and York Region, officials spoke about the importance of ensuring the marginally housed keep a roof over their heads. Meanwhile, the ID clinic pays the processing fees for lower income residents to obtain necessary documentation such as birth, marriage and death certificates, social insurance numbers, Canadian citizenship certificates, health cards, immigration papers and Ontario photo ID cards. Identification is necessary to obtain a wide variety of services, from applying for social assistance and accessing food banks to getting health care and registering children for school, Proulx said. Staff recently assisted a homeless client who was receiving a monthly $300 street allowance. While filling out paperwork for him, they realized he turned 65 this month and is entitled to a monthly allowance of $1,750, Proulx said. The ID clinic also acts as a mailing address for the homeless and marginally housed, she said. The Community Legal Clinic of York Region, which offers legal support to lowincome residents, often refers clients to the housing help centre and the ID clinic, community legal worker Kim McKinnon said. The loss of the programs will be disastrous for some of the region's most vulnerable residents, she said.



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Santa Claus parade has route changed Parade to start at Millard Street and Main Street instead of Tenth Line and Aintree Drive Ali RAzA It's been a bumpy road for the Stouffville Santa Claus Parade, but Santa's still coming to town. The town has advised the parade organizers - The Kinsmen Club of Stouffville - that the parade will not be permitted to travel along the portion of road between Tenth Line and Stouffer Street. Kinsmen member Bruce Smith told the SunTribune that the town

says the curbs, sidewalks and boulevards adjacent to Stouffer Street, Aintree Drive and Cam Fella Boulevard are unsafe for spectators. As a result, the parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, on the corner of Millard Street and Stouffer - right on Main Street. Floats will line up along Stouffer Street, Aintree Drive and Cam Fella Boulevard between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., and Smith says to expect traffic disruption and con-

gestion during that time. The Kinsmen Club says spectators will find suitable viewing locations on Main Street west of Stouffer Street. The club has organized the parade for more than 20 years, member Steve Sutter says it brings the community together. "It's a great time to see all the different floats from the community and you can meet all your neighbours," he said. "Get out there and see what Stouffville's all about." For more information about the parade email the Kinsmen Club at StouffvilleKinClub@

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re road tolls an idea whose time has come? Toronto Mayor John Tory seems to think so, given his announcement he’d like to charge motorists $2 to drive the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. According to Tory’s arithmetic, the move could generate more than $200 million per year to invest in transit infrastructure. York Chair Wayne Emmerson acknowledged that charging a toll to make use of the DVP and the Gardiner could have a significant impact on those who rely on the routes. He hopes to meet with Tory to discuss the matter. As a concept, tolls aren’t necessarily a bad thing.

‘Our concern is how the money raised will be allocated. Will the tolls be for the good of all GTA commuters, or only boost Toronto’s coffers?’ They were among the revenue tools the province bandied about when it floated various means through which to fund needed transit improvements. York Region has a number of projects on the go and remains hopeful the Yonge Street subway will eventually extend into Richmond Hill. That alone will cost billions, and the money will have to come from somewhere, be it tolls, new taxes or other user fees. Our concern is how the money raised will be allocated. Will the tolls be for the good of all GTA commuters, or only boost Toronto’s coffers? According to the Toronto Star, the Gardiner alone needs $3.6 billion worth of repairs, and Toronto’s operating budget is facing a $516-million shortfall next year. Despite the fact Toronto’s own city manager, Peter Wallace, noted the 416 enjoys the lowest residential tax rate in Ontario, Tory has made it clear that raising taxes above the inflation rate is a non-starter. Other municipalities grapple with higher increases and their residents often receive considerably fewer services. Why is it Toronto can nix higher property taxes and jump right to tolls? Thankfully, the province would have to sign off on any new road tolls first. Again, the tolls aren’t the issue, per se, but rather how the money they raise would be used. If the plan is to set aside funds to improve the GTA’s transit network, so be it, but if it’s to help Toronto stave off a long overdue property tax increase or to help pay for pet projects of dubious benefit (i.e. the Scarborough subway), then they should be treated as, to quote Tory when he was PC leader, “highway robbery”. @yorkregion

• LEttERs • Mayor right to use caution on fill bylaw Re: Mayor right not to sign landfill permit, Oct. 8. I couldn’t agree more with Ron Boyd’s letter and want to thank Mayor Altman for trying to exercise caution on behalf of the people of Stouffville. I am very concerned about a number of issues that surround the passing of the bylaw to allow “clean fill” to be dumped. 1. Like Ron Boyd, I would like to know what the rush was to have this bylaw passed? Asking for two weeks to get more information seems very reasonable. I would like the councillors who voted for this bylaw (Maurice Smith, Rick Upton and Ken Fernandes) and the deputy mayor, Hugo Kroon, to explain why it

● GET CONNECTED Have a comment on these or any other community issues? Email us at had to be done so quickly. 2. I attended a community meeting in early September to try and understand what was happening and see if any of my questions could be answered as to what sort of effects this may have on our community and our drinking water. Debbie Crandall from STORM (a coalition group that protects the Oak Ridges Moraine) showed several maps of the groundwater system and explained that it is a very complex system. Groundwater can run in one direction and the surface water can run in another direction; therefore, no one can really predict where contamination

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more concerns that need to be addressed around this situation. We cannot be too careful with such a precious resource and extreme safeguards must be put in place. We must be exceedingly cautious to ensure that no possible harm can come from this. I have yet to see any documentation that would give me this reassurance and I very much look forward to having the proof that our water supply is safe. Therefore, I would like this bylaw to be reopened ASAP, not in six months, so that this open dialogue can occur. If there is nothing that we need to worry about, then I see no reason why this can’t happen. I look forward to a response from the deputy mayor and councillors who were in favour of this bylaw. Carrie Perruzza Ballantrae

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Musical milestone to be celebrated next year A musical milestone will be celebrated next year when St. James Presbyterian Church hosts its 25th annual Student Music Scholarship Concert in Stouffville District Secondary School. The tentative date is Nov. 17. Plans are already underway following superb vocal, instrumental and dance performances by eight Whitchurch-Stouf fville schools Nov. 18 before a standing room-only audience. The evening's MC was Jim Mason. Participating schools included; St. Mark Catholic, St. Brigid Catholic, St. Brendan Catholic, Glad Park Public, Whitchurch-Highland Public, Wendat Village Public, Stouffville Christian and SDSS. The recipient of a $500 scholarship was Grade 12 student Cameron Williams of Stouffville. Enthusiasm accorded the event is indicated by responses from several school music directors:

Mary Jane Reid, Wendat Village P.S. - "Thanks to the committee and St. James Church for coordinating such a valuable experience for our musical youth." Melinda Delorme, St. Brigid C.S. - "We really enjoyed the evening. Our students had a fantastic time and were pleased to be invited. Our thanks to the organizing committee for ensuring young Whitchurch-Stouf fville musicians have an opportunity to celebrate their talent." Lisa Parkes, St. Brendan C.S. - "We can't thank the committee enough for organizing such a wonderful event. We felt fortunate to be a part. At the concert's conclusion, parents were in awe with presentations by all performers." Julia Notarfonzo, St. Mark C.S. - "I enjoyed the concert very much and was pleased it all came together so well." Diane Marlatt, SDSS

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Woodwind Symphony - "I was thrilled to be a part of the concert. It's exciting to watch the development of musicians from primary through to high school. I also think it wonderful to have that sense of community with all the schools working together to create a great musical experience for our students. We're so grateful to organizers for putting this event together."

Miriam Sellick-Smith, SDSS choir - "It was a wonderful night and an amazing turnout. My thanks to the committee for organizing this delightful concert for our community." Receipts through admissions and donations exceeded $5,800. All proceeds will be divided among participating schools to assist their music programs. Over the past 24 years, more than $114,000 has been raised. Trees for Christmas Have you already purchased your Christmas tree? If not, the Stouffville Lions Club has 500 available including Scotch pine; Balsam fir and Fraser fir with prices ranging from $45 to $75. Committee members are; Chris Larkin, John Relf, Joe Boll, Roy O'Boyle, Bill Hodges and Joe Cote. The trees are located beside the Canadian Tire Store in the Walmart plaza. Christmas concerts Concerts are a specialty, particularly dur-

ing the Christmas season. Stouffville has several scheduled including two by the Bach to Blues Company, Dec. 10 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Christ Church Anglican, Sunset Boulevard. Tickets ($15) are available in advance from Barthau Jewellers, Card's Appliances or at the door ($20). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Peter Reed Family. On Dec. 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., the Men of Note choir will present their annual "Home for Christmas" performances at Christ Church. Tickets ($20) are available at Barthau Jewellers and Card's Appliances. St. Nick re-routed Saturday, (Dec. 3), is Santa Claus Parade day in Stouffville. The event, sponsored by the Kinsmen Club, is expected to attract thousands along Main Street. But not all along Main. Due to road re-construction, St. Nick and his entourage will be re-routed. The start time

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With all the plans and shopping, the Christmas season can get stressful, says Bach to Blues Company member Luanne Griffin. That's why Griffin invites the town to the company's annual Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 10. "You can come out and relax," she said. "It's a lovely concert, we sing different versions of songs and carols, and it's a way to take your mind off the stress of Christmas for a while." The concert features a 31 mixedvoice choir including director Ann Gage and accompanist Becky Windhager. Special guests include, lyric coloratura soprano Sasha Liebich-Tait and her husband, baritone Jonathan Liebich. Running from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Anglican, tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Peter Reed's family. Reed was involved in a lifethreatening multi-vehicle collision in Richmond Hill earlier in July. Since the company donates to local causes, it thought to help Reed's family this year. "We take a vote to decide where the money goes," Griffin said. "The consensus this year was that it should go to Peter Reed's family." The company has held annual Christmas concerts since 1998. The range of performances varies from classical compositions to modern pop songs. For the season, the company will perform various Christmas carols including "O Night Divine". "The arrangement and tune is different and it's accompanied by Bach's Prelude in C Major," Griffin said. Tickets can be bought from choir members at 905-640-2732, Barthau's Jewellers and Card's Appliances.

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Food bank opens at new location in time for holidays

New location at 86 Ringwood Drive was announced November 2015 Ali RAzA

A year after it was announced, the Whitchurch-Stouf fville Food Bank's new location is nearly open. Having previously operated in the basement of the Churchill Community Church, located on 15336 Ninth Line, the food bank's new location is 86 Ringwood Dr. The new location consists of two units, one for storage and

receiving and another for distribution. The food bank will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 7, though a formal opening will take place in January after the Christmas holiday. "Excitement is the word," food bank co-ordinator Marion Wells said. "It's been a long time coming and we're excited that it will come to fruition. We hope it'll be better for the people in town." Despite serving the community for 25 years, the previous rural location was far away from most residents living in the community of Stouffville. With the new location in the middle of town, access has

increased greatly, Wells said. "The new Ringwood site offers greater access to those who are dependent on others for transportation to the old site," said co-ordinator Joan Doble. "The one floor allows easier client access with a comfortable meeting room and a larger space." Construction in the new location took a year as the food bank had to comply with regulation and permits from the town. SMC Project Realization and Management undertook the contract to renovate and retrofit the new location. Currently there are eight members of the food bank board, Wells includ-

ed. Members volunteer their time and the holiday season gets particularly busy with personal commitments as well as food bank responsibilities. "We will have a big opening in the New Year; we want to get the feel of it first," Wells said. The food bank operates solely with community support and no government funding. The Stouffville Legion (150 Mostar St.) is hosting a "Jingle Mingle" to collect food donations for the food bank on Friday, Dec. 2. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information about the event call 416881-2934.

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Pets require certain comforts to live long and healthy lives. In addition to adequate nutrition, exercise, medical care, and mental stimulation, pets need a safe place to live. The average home is filled with various items that can be harmful to pets. Just as parents baby-proof their homes when welcoming new children into their families, pet owners can take inventory of potential hazards to pets and take steps to safeguard their pets from home-related injuries. A few simple adjustments around the house could prevent many pet emergencies. • Invest in cabinet locks. Cats and dogs can be curious animals, gaining access to areas of a home pet owners never would have imagined possible. If you can’t store everything beyond pets’ reach, then use cabinet and drawer latches to prevent access to areas that are off limits. Lock doors to basements, garages and storage sheds as well. • Cover all garbage cans. Animals have extraordinary senses of smell, and they may be attracted to trash cans around the house. Pets rooting around in the garbage can be messy, but this can also make pets vulnerable to illness. Invest in garbage cans with locks or tight lids to prevent food poisoning or choking.

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Exhibit: Fit to be Tied WHEN: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 14732 Woodbine Avenue CONTACT: Julia, 905-727-8954, www., COST: General Admission Aprons trace the changing history of the role of women as they run the household.

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Exhibit: Fit to be Tied WHEN: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 14732 Woodbine Avenue CONTACT: Julia, 905-727-8954, www., COST: General Admission Aprons trace the changing history of the role of women as they run the household.

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Deck the Halls - an Adult WreathMaking Workshop WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. WHERE: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 14732 Woodbine Avenue CONTACT: Julia, 905-727-8954, www., COST: $40 per participant plus tax Learn to build a beautiful wreath using a variety of fresh greenery.

● GET CONNECTED Visit to submit your own community events for online publishing. Take your creation home at the end. Refreshments and a holiday tour of the Victorian Farmhouse included. Pre-registration is required. Blood Donor Clinic WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Latcham Hall, 8 Park Drive, CONTACT: Canadian Blood Services, 1-888-236-6283, , COST: Free In Ontario alone, 6,000 new blood donors are needed. Please join us at a holiday clinic, and bring a friend. Elves in the Workshop WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. WHERE: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 14732 Woodbine Avenue CONTACT: Julia, 905-727-8954,, COST: $15 per child, $5 adult accompaniment Bring your little elf to this hands-on workshop to kick off the festive season! They will participate in a seasonal activity, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and go on a holiday traditions tour of our heritage buildings. Recommended ages 3-10

Exhibit: Fit to be Tied WHEN: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 14732 Woodbine Avenue CONTACT: Julia, 905-727-8954, www., COST: General Admission Aprons trace the changing history of the role of women as they run the household. Stouffville Spirit Jr. A Hockey WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Stouffville Arena, 12483 9th Line North CONTACT: , ,, sarah. COST: $5 for seniors, students, children; $10 for adults Stouffville hosts the Cobourg Cougars in Ontario Junior Hockey League action.

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SUM Concerts - Christmas Classics WHEN: 3:30 a.m WHERE: Stouffville United Church, 34 Church St. CONTACT:, , , COST: $10 for adults, $5 for students, $25 for family Seasonal music performed live. Net

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Unionville Olde Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Parade WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Unionville Main Street CONTACT: COST: Free Candlelight Parade on Main Street, followed by the tree lighting at the Millennium Bandstand. Christmas carollers, entertainment, moonlight shopping.

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Upper Canada Christmas WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum, 18974 Leslie St. CONTACT: info@sharontemple. ca COST: $10 per child (one accompanying adult is free) Learn about the traditions of the holiday season, make Victorian paper crafts, sing traditional carols and more. Cocoa and Cookies with Santa WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St. S. CONTACT: 905-9535314 COST: Free Drop-in afternoon of hot cocoa and cookies. Photo opportunity with Santa. Please bring a donation for the Newmarket Food Pantry.

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Richmond Hill Community Food Bank Music Marathon Benefit Concert WHEN: 2 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. WHERE: Archibald’s Neighbourhood Pub, 8950 Yonge St. CONTACT: COST: Cash donation or non-perishable food item Acelebration of local original music with 22 performers. Raffles, prizes, great food and beverage.

Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights 2016 WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights, Dalton Rd. CONTACT: Town of Georgina, 905-476-4301, discover-georgina/calendar, COST: Free Starts in Jackson’s Point, travels down Dalton Road to High Street, along High Street to the fairgrounds.

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Enjoy a walk through a winter wonderland forest in York Region. Christmas trees. Bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. To register, visit • Deck the Halls with Seeds and Berries: Dec. 10, 10 a.m. at Cold Creek Conservation Area, 14125 11th Concession, Nobleton; Dec. 11, 10 a.m. at Lake St. George Field Centre, 950 Bethesda Sideroad, Richmond Hill; Celebrate the holiday season by making special gifts for winter birds. Explore the conservation area and decorate trees with homemade bird feeders. To register, visit

• Animals in Winter: Dec. 7 and 10, 9:30 a.m. at Bob Hunter Memorial Park, near 7277 14th Ave., Markham. Learn about how animals survive the winter climate. To register, visit Tips for walking in the woods: • Be prepared for uneven surfaces and hills; • Keep a pace that keeps you warm, not hot and not breaking a sweat to avoid getting chilled; • Dress in layers. • Bring water and a backpack.

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for a special person or people in your life? Then, come out and explore the annual York Region Holiday Craft and Gift Show. Artisans from across the region and the Greater Toronto Area will be on site selling a unique and diverse range of gifts at the event next month. Hosted by York Regional Police and Region of York, the show will be held GORMLEY Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first floor of the region's administrative centre at 17250 Yonge St. north of Eagle Street in Newmarket. Admission and parking to the show are free. For YRT/Viva public transit options to the event location, visit

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Last Week: Saturday - Lost 4-3 vs. Kingston Voyageurs Friday - Lost 3-2 (OT) at Markham Royals. Coming Up: Saturday vs. Whitby Fury, Stouffville Arena, 7:30 p.m. Game Notes: Kingston built a 4-0 lead by the 24-minute mark and held off a Spirit comeback bid that included second-period power play goals by Andrew Hughes and Brett McInall. Joseph Teofilo netted a third-period goal to close out the scoring. Goals by McInall and James Waldron staked

Stouffville to 1-0 and 2-1 period leads against Markham. The Royals forced overtime in the final minute of the third period and won the game on Laine McKay's tally 82 seconds into extra time. The Skinny: Stouffville has lost five straight games and managed just one of a possible 10 points in that period to fall four points behind the North Division-leading Markham Royals. The Spirit enters the week sitting one point behind Kingston Voyageurs for sixth seed overall in the North-East Conference and two back of fifth-place Wellington Dukes.

Goaltender Hunter Jones and defenceman Kyle Thomas are among 40 players attending the final selection camp to be held Dec. 3 to 7 for Team Canada East. The squad will compete at the World Junior A Challenge to be held Dec. 11 to 17 in Bonnyville, Alberta. The Spirit acquired Connor Rider from the Markham Royals in exchange for Justin Bennett in a swap of forwards last week. Record: 14-8-1-2 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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• Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection Function • Automatic High Beam • Lane Departure Alert • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

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Convenient ServiCe hourS Monday - Thursday ............. 7 am to 8 pm Friday .............................. 9 am to 6 pm Saturday ........................... 8 am to 4 pm

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Limited time offers available from Toyota Financial Services on approved credit. †2.49%/1.99%/2.99%/1.99% lease APR for 64/64/64/64 months on a new 2017 Corolla CE Manual (Model BURCEMA)/2017 Camry LE (Model BF1FLTA)/2017 RAV4 FWD LE (Model ZFREVTB)/ 2017 Corolla iM Manual (KARJEMA) with an all-in price of $17,919/$26,799/$29,294/$24,269 equals a weekly payment of $39/$59/$59/$55 for 277/277/277/277 payments with a $1,700/$2,000/$3,800/$2,200 down payment or trade equivalent. First weekly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $12,458/$18,420/$20,239/$17,542. All-in lease includes freight and fees (PDE, EHF, OMVIC fee and air condition tax, where applicable). HST, licensing, registration and insurance are extra. Dealer may lease for less. Based on a maximum of 120,000KM/120,000KM/120,000KM/120,000KM. Additional KM charge of $0.07/$0.10/$0.10/$0.07 for excess kilometres, if applicable. ~Drivers should always be responsible for their own safe driving. Please always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. Depending on the conditions of roads, vehicles, weather, driver inputs, size and position of pedestrians, vehicle speed, lighting, terrain, etc., the TSS systems may not work as intended. TSS Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection is designed to help avoid or reduce the impact speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. Please see, Stouffville Toyota or Owner’s Manual for details. §Aeroplan offers valid from November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016, are not retroactive and apply to new Toyota and Scion vehicles only when purchased/leased from Stouffville Toyota. Excludes commercial fleet and daily rental transactions. Limit of 3 new retail purchases per customer per 12 month period. Toyota vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered between November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016. Test Drive: New Toyota and Scion vehicles only when test driven at a Canadian Toyota dealership. Maximum 1 test drive/30 days, 3 test drives/12 month period per Aeroplan Member. Service: Service offers valid from November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016. Service offer is applicable only to Toyota and Scion Vehicles. Applies to customer paid Repair Order at Stouffville Toyota service counter; excludes body shop services, no-Repair Order over-the-counter parts/accessory purchases, warranty/ goodwill/ECP/sublet related services/parts/labour. Limit of 30 Repair Orders/30 day period. Applies to Repair Orders opened on or after November 1, 2016. Members will earn 4 miles per threshold of $2 spent. For example, Members will earn 96 miles for a purchase of $49.99. General: Customers must be an Aeroplan Member prior to the completion of the transaction. Aeroplan Miles are awarded on pre-tax amounts only. Offers subject to change without notice. Some conditions apply. See your Dealer for details. ®Aeroplan and the Aeroplan logo are registered trademarks of Aimia Canada Inc. ΩDealer Fees may be added and may be comprised of administration/ documentation fees, VIN Etching, anti-theft products, or other fees. Offers are valid between December 1 and December 31, 2016, and are subject to change without notice. All rights are reserved. Dealer may lease or sell for less. Dealer order/trade may be required, but may not be available in all circumstances. Please see Stouffville Toyota for full details.

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