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Council Chambers • 111 Sandiford Drive

WINTER ICE STORM: TREE BRANCH CLEAN-UP

NORTH SHORE ROAD NEIGHBOURHOOD INFORMATION MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 COUNCIL MEETING - 3 P.M. PUBLIC MEETING – 7 P.M. TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 BUDGET MEETING – 9 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 BUDGET MEETING (IF NECESSARY) – 9 A.M. The agenda for the Council meetings will be available for review at the Municipal Offices, Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library and on our website at noon the Thursday prior to the meeting. A calendar of Council meetings for the year is available on our website.

NOTICES PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE #2 STOUFFVILLE CORRIDOR RAIL SERVICE EXPANSION Tuesday, January 28 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Agincourt Recreation Centre 31 Glen Watford Drive, Toronto

For trees or branches larger than 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter that have fallen within private property, the homeowner should contact a contractor to remove the debris from the property. If trees or branches have fallen within road allowances or park sites, please contact the Town to make arrangements for crews to clean up the debris.

NOTICE OF SERVICE DISTRUPTION AT LEISURE CENTRE

Thursday, January 30 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Angus Glen Community Centre 3990 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham Read the full notice on our website.

Special Pick up - Week of January 20 For trees or branches that have fallen on private property, the Town will be making arrangements for a special pick up of bundled branches during the week of January 20. Residents are asked to place branches – maximum diameter of 3 inches (7.5 cm) in tied bundles using twine (not rope) that are not longer than 4 feet (1.2 m) in length, no more than 2 feet (0.6 m) in overall diameter and less than 22Kg (50 lbs). The bundled branches should be placed at the end of the driveway (curbside) by 7 a.m. on your regular scheduled collection day during the week of January 20. The branches may be placed in a rigid open top container for collection.

Friday, January 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a scheduled service disruption at the WhitchurchStouffville Leisure Centre – Large Pool only. There will be alternative services available to assist with disrupted services. Visit our website for the full notice.

Monday, February 3 at 7 p.m. Future Maintenance Program: North Shore Road and Associated Internal Private Roads. Meeting will be held at: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum and Community Centre. 14732 Woodbine Avenue, Community of Vandorf

REMINDER TO RESIDENTS

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) is called the“silent killer”because humans can’t detect it. You need a CO alarm if you have a gas furnace or any other fossil-fuel burning appliance or a wood fireplace. Install a CO alarm near sleeping areas. If your CO alarm sounds, move to fresh air immediately. More information about Carbon Monoxide alarms can be found on our website.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Looking for something to do? Browse through our Community Calendar on our website to find out about upcoming events.

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Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. $3.00 drop in, $25 for 10 visits Strollers welcome

Free Urban Poling Demo Classes

Tuesday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m. & Thursday, January 30 at 9 a.m. Poles provided. Programs start the week after demo classes.

Mondays 6:30 p.m – 8 p.m. Wendat Public School, Ages 7 – 13

Drop In Sports Ages 14+

Badminton, Pickleball and Basketball

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Friday, January 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. "Epic" EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world...and ours. Rated G. Free Admission!

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The Museum is now open Thursday, Friday and Saturday From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring the whole family for a tour of the heritage buildings and exhibits!

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Enter to win a Chapter’s gift certificate! Open to all library members. Complete this sentence: I love the WSP Library because …Enter via Facebook, Twitter, the library website, or bring your entry to the library by Tuesday, February 11 at 5 pm. Selected entries will be posted anonymously on the library website.

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Mandarin Seniors’ Support Group Series

GO MANGO! Bi-weekly series in Mandarin beginning Tuesday, February 4 from 1p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Moving to a new country is not easy. The support group is here to help. In this series, you will practice daily English using the Mango Language database in the library. For more information, call 647-721-7616 or email LSP@ccsyr.org

Library Web Site Demo

Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. Topics include downloading e-books and audio books, renewing or reserving from home, electronic booklists, career help, researching health issues, etc. Free! Pre-registration is required!

Need technical assistance with downloading e-books to an e-reader or tablet? Visit the Library on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and a staff person will be available to help you!

VALENTINE’S DAY CUPCAKES & CARDS

Sunday, February 9 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Kick off your little one’s Valentine’s Day fun at the Museum! Decorate Valentine themed cupcakes! Craft your own heritage Valentine cards! Recommended ages: 3-10. Pre-registration required. Visit www.wsmuseum.ca for more information!

WINTER WONDERS

Saturday, January 25, 2014 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Experience pioneer winter wonders with the whole family! Try snowshoeing through the “19th century wilderness”, step inside the historic buildings & participate in interactive activities, including baking, crafts, and games! Perfect for All Ages! Pre-registration recommended. Visit www.wsmuseum.ca for more information!


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Hargrave wanted contract trashed

Angry councillors demand answers from waste firm BY SANDRA BOLAN

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Apparently Green for Life Envioronment Corp. - Waste Management’s phones, along with its collection trucks, experienced mechanical issues over the past month as they would not take or return calls from Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville officials, Mayor Wayne Emmerson and Councillor Rob Hargrave told The Sun-Tribune this week. “It was really disturbing the lack of communication between the staff at GFL, they basically unplugged their phone lines and left our staff and residents out to dry. This is unacceptable,” Councillor Richard Bartley told The Sun-Tribune via e-mail. Mr. Hargrave wants GFL’s contract terminated and for WhitchurchStouffville to break away from the N6 (York Region’s northern six municipalities) agreement currently in place for waste collection services so it can hire its own contractor.

calls not returned “You can’t do a bulk buy and get all the efficiencies,” he told The SunTribune. Miller Waste was the municipality’s collection contractor from 1999 to 2007. In 2007, the N6 (Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket, Whitchurch-Stouffville) banded together on waste collection services and awarded Turtle Island the contract. GFL purchased Turtle Island in 2011. Mr. Hargrave, who was against the contract switch from the beginning, saw Miller going about its collection duties in Peterborough on one of the coldest days. In late November/early December town staff were alerted to collection issues as its customer service department started receiving a disproportionate number of calls related to

missed collections, according to a Jan. 14 council report. “I’m not saying it’s an essential service but it’s critical to have our garbage picked up in a timely manner,” Mr. Hargrave said. About 423 calls were fielded by town staff on Jan. 2 and 3 and another 1,017 from Jan. 6 to 9 regarding the lack of blue box and green bin collection, according to the report. “Our staff took the brunt of the blame and the complaints and they didn’t deserve it,” Councillor Phil Bannon told The Sun-Tribune. “It hijacked my entire week,” Councillor Ken Ferdinands told The Sun-Tribune of the roughly 75 calls he received last week from his constituents in northwest WhitchurchStouffville. Mr. Bannon and Mr. Hargrave both noted their frustration, not just because their blue box and green bins sat curbside for days, but because of the lack of information GFL representatives provided town staff. Wards 1, 2 and 6 were among the hardest hit, according to Mr. Hargrave. “Just tell them they’re going to be a day late and they’d be OK with that,” Mr. Emmerson told The SunTribune. “I’m hoping GFL will come through and make the adjustments and apologize.” A GFL rep apologized to Newmarket councillors earlier this week. However, one councillor refused to accept it. “GFL is a national company. You expect me to buy this story?” Joe Sponga said, addressing GFL representatives. “You’re making money on my back. It’s private industry. I shouldn’t feel sorry for you. Get your act together and pick up the garbage like you agreed to do.” For unknown reasons, it appears as though the N6 may have been

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A GFL truck clears some of the curbside waste backlog in northern York Region last weekend. among GFL’s most poorly treated customers. Other GFL clients, such as Northumberland County and the City of Toronto, experienced only minor delays in their collection service, according to the council report.

apology – for newmarket Despite Mr. Hargrave’s wish to have GFL’s contract deemed null and void, town staff recommended against it because they continue to work with all those involved to raise the service level back to contractual standards, according to the council report. Replacing GFL would take 18 to 24 months due to the complexity of the tender, final contract terms and the need for a competitive bidding process, according to the report. Staff also noted that “any hastily conceived course of action could affect the level of service even further”. But that does not mean their

hands are tied. Among the options outlined in the contract pertaining to GFL’s failure to complete services, municipalities can assess liquidated damages for every non-performance episode. Each incident carries a specific dollar value that can be levied against GFL, according to the council report. “What’s that going to do for residents?” Mr. Hargrave said. For now, the plan is to review the contract performance in conjunction with the other N6 municipalities; identify any other expenses incurred by the town resulting from GFL service deficiencies and examine whether or not routes in WhitchurchStouffville should be shortened and more trucks added. GFL officials did not return calls before our deadline. A special council meeting regarding GFL has tentatively been scheduled for Feb. 4, 9:30 a.m. in council chambers, 111 Sandiford Dr. with files from Chris Simon

‘why wasn’t my trash picked up?’ A multitude of reasons were given to town staff for GFL’s decreased service levels. Extreme cold weather caused mechanical breakdowns. Additional breaks were required by the drivers due to the cold temperatures, slowing route coverage. On Jan. 7 all of the N6 GFL crews were pulled off the road due to cold temperatures. The ice storm, which was followed by large amounts of snow, created windrows and snowbanks that caused driver injuries when collecting material from on top of snowbanks. “This is Canada. It happens. Surely, we have back-up mechanisms to solve them,” Mr. Ferdinands said. source: Jan. 14 Town of WhitchurchStouffville council report

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PLANNING: 60,000 projected for 2031

Have your say on Stouffville’s next growth spurt BY SANDRA BOLAN

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A public meeting next week will be the last opportunity residents have to voice their opinions on proposed changes to the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s official plan. The changes are being made to

accommodate growth. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, a final recommendation will be presented to council. A date for that presentation is unknown, according to Maria Schembri, spokesperson for the town. Last summer, council approved

Watson and Associates Economists Ltd.’s recommendation to meet future population needs through moderate intensification and greater utilization of undeveloped greenfield lands via more compact development and higher density housing. All developable lands within

the municipality’s Phase 3 area would be required, according to the council report. York Region’s official plan established a target population for Whitchurch-Stouffville of 60,800 along with 23,000 employment positions by 2031. The town’s population was esti-

mated at 43,300 last year by the municipality. The public meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the town hall’s council chambers at 111 Sandiford Dr. For more information, go to www.townofws.ca

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Taxpayers demand value even when saving bucks

Town council job description doesn’t include campaigning

ISSUE Residents waited days and weeks for trash pickup across northern York Region.

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o one likes to pay taxes. That’s a given. Locally (including our school boards and the region), provincially and federally. And when people talk local politics and taxes, the common criticism is all they receive for their dollars is snow clearing and garbage pickup. Not everyone goes to the library, swims in the municipal pool, attends hockey games or theatre productions or rents community centres. Apparently. And when that snow isn’t cleared or the trash not taken away, taxpayers quickly anger. (Quick, name a service you pay the provincial or federal to provide that if not completed you would notice as quickly as a snow-packed street or a driveway filled with post-dated recycling, trash and compostables.) We saw this clearly during the holiday season, stretching into this month. It was the perfect storm. And our roads still show it. Snow, followed by ice and covered by rain. Add a deep freeze and a sudden thaw and you’ve got some streets, especially, the back roads that are still unsafe to walk on and difficult to drive over.

That’s not only a WhitchurchStouffville problem. Drive around York Region and further into the GTA and you’ll see the scene repeated many times. Road crews can’t be everywhere. We should accept that. On the other hand, dangerous situations should be quickly addressed by the municipality. Waste pickup is another issue. All across northern York Region, complaints were Tweeted, emailed and phoned into municipal offices. Issues with the contractor had raised their heads in some of the municipalities even before last month. The new delays of days and even a week-plus only exasperated the situation, with residents, councillors and bureaucrats. Having a third party do government work can save money, as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will quickly tell us. But York Region’s northern six has also learned it doesn’t have the control over a situation like the one we just went through. Politicians are now in scramble mode, apologizing to residents, holding emergency meetings and poring over a long-term contract it signed. Residents expect, and pay for, better. We’re sure our politicians will respect that trust when signing new contracts with suppliers.

Re: Questions surround town council, letter to the editor by Art Woodruff and Emmerson challenges critics to run for mayor, Jan. 9. They’re off and running — at the mouth. Mr. Woodruff makes a number of perhaps valid, although vague, observations with no real solutions offered. Mayor Wayne Emmerson should perhaps consider the writer for his short list of those who “should” run. Where have all the past letter writers gone? The late Margaret May has a legitimate excuse and Arnold Neufeld-Fast is prolific, but I miss the offerings of Fred Robbins, Sue Sherban, Hugo Kroon, Dave Probert and the rest of the “old guard” of town council watchers. I have attended many meetings of council, workshops, training sessions, presentations, hearings and events, as well as meetings of York Region council during the past year. My intention to run for WhitchurchStouffville councillor has been well known by family and friends. During the past months, as I prepared myself for the job at hand, I was overwhelmed by the offers of support from my community. Financial and moral support was offered, but more importantly, so was the support of many individuals with specific skills, which I lack and I feel a councillor requires to fulfill a duty to his/her constituents. The obligations of a municipal politician are simple and are laid out quite clearly in the Municipal Act. Consider all sides of an issue, make an informed, objective and procedurally sound decision, free of interference in the best interest of the community.

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The “job” is somewhat more involved: • Represent the public’s well-being and interest, develop and evaluate policies and programs; • Determine services to be provided; • Ensure administration policies, practices and procedures, as well as controllership procedures are in place to implement decisions; • Ensure accountability and transparency; • Maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; • Carry out all duties under all existing applicable acts and regulations. You can file all the glad-handing, babykissing, parades, ribbon cuttings and other events under campaigning, unless you have been in the habit of supporting and taking part in such events prior to running for office.

You can file all the glad-handing, baby-kissing, parades, ribbon cuttings and other events under campaigning, unless you have been in the habit of supporting and taking part in such events prior to running for office. On a personal yet public note to my many supporters and friends, sadly I will not be running in the 2014 municipal election. Due to health problems, my doctors have correctly advised me to focus my effort on another battle, I will be watching closely and anyone wishing my support had better meet the criteria laid out. This community is growing quickly, too fast for some too slow for others. It’s our sandbox, let’s all keep it clean.

Thomas E. Winters Stouffville

BOTTOM LINE: Taxpayers enjoy saving money – but they also expect service for their dollar.

Don’t like post office, council? Go online

T his is debatable WEIGH IN ON THE DISCUSSION ... e-mail your comments to jmason@yrmg.com

Re: Town not happy with mail service, Dec. 26. Canada Post makes you unhappy with its service, plus the cost? One answer to the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville: go online.

Change your billing system so we all can pay you online. When Canada Post increased the rates for mailing and decreased the level of service, do what I did. I pay all my bills online and will do so from now on. It saves me time and money. All utilities give you

excellent service regarding this. I’m pretty sure our municipality can do the same — it already accepts property tax payments via financial institutions from online and telephone banking .

Jack Verhoog Stouffville


Don’t have to run for mayor to be a leader

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rank Van Veen wasn’t going to stop the presses or change the world with his tweet. You may know Mr. Van Veen as one of the local residents Mayor Wayne Emmerson recommended run to replace him in last week’s Sun-Tribune. We’ll assume the outgoing chief magistrate had his tongue in his cheek or his boxers in a bunch, or both, when he called out the group of town council hecklers, watchdogs and letter writers for special consideration. As of yesterday, none of them had registered. Two weeks into the official election season, returning Ward 6 canwith Jim Mason didate Joanne Iannuzzi is the only official candidate. No rush. With more than nine months until the Oct. 27 election day, the candidates — endorsed or not — still have plenty of time to kiss babies, raise funds and get those annoying lawn signs erected. Whether we are running for office or not, we can all do our best to make Whitchurch-Stouffville the kind of place we decided to move to or stay in. Too Pollyanna? Too Mayberry? It shouldn’t be. We’re not recommending a kindness commission. It should come naturally, just as it did in the early 1980s when Stouffville was named by a university study as the friendliest community in Ontario. We lived on a short street on the north side of Stouffville for many years. It wasn’t perfection — life isn’t — but it was right on the cusp. It helped that it was a cul-de-sac, forcing interaction, like it or not. And many of us carried a bond, small children, some of whom are having their own kids now. But we got to know pretty much everyone well, simply by walking the hood and attending the annual Linden Lane Luau. We chipped in on each other’s projects, hoisted the odd beverage together and simply shared our lives. Many of us remain good friends. I still hear amazing stories of Stouffville neighbours sending warm, welcoming words and freshbaked goods to the doorsteps of newcomers. Of neighbours dropping everything to drive a neighbour to hospital, taking in their kids for a couple of hours or performing emergency clothing repairs. I felt it immediately when I first walked into town in 1982. I know we’re not in the same place now. We’re bigger, busier and far more diverse. But that shouldn’t stop you from saying hi to strangers, waving liberally and asking how you can help make your community better. Join a church or a service club — most are crying for new members. Volunteer. Care. And that tweet from Mr. Van Veen, who is a member of The Sun-Tribune’s Community Links panel? “My neighbor salted my entire driveway plus our barn driveway without being asked. That’s why I love living in W-S.” Beauty.

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uesday, Jan. 7, 2014 – circle the date in your daily diary. Statistical information claimed it to be the coldest day in 20 years. For me, it was the coldest day ever. En route to my crossing guard post at Stouffville’s Millard Street and Glad Park Avenue, the car’s thermometer registered a bonechilling –23C. Figuring in the windchill only made it feel worse – a tooth-chattering –35C. That’s what I call c-c-c-cold! Can’t say we weren’t warned. Tom Brown, CTV’s usually reliable weatherman issued the prediction the previous Monday. But, like so many, I didn’t take his advice seriously. “Minus 23,” I said to myself, “can’t be.” But it was as I so quickly discovered on inserting the ignition key. The engine groaned. That’s when reality set in. I immediately retraced my steps, hauled on a pair of longjohns, two extra sweaters, a wool tuque and earmuffs, a heavier coat and two cowhide mitts with charcoal handwarmers tucked inside. Admittedly, while strutting my stuff from corner to corner I took on all appearances of a peroxide penguin. But who

Roaming Around with Jim Thomas cared? Certainly not the 21 boys and girls I was expected to escort. That’s right, 21 students out of a usual 100-plus on any regular Tuesday morning. But this particular Tuesday morning was anything but regular. With no school buses operating; many cars refusing to start; icy patches under new-fallen snow and the bite of a cruel northwest wind, I honestly wondered that any child would dare brave the elements. Twenty-one did. Strange isn’t it how most kids can easily cope with inclement weath-

er conditions while many adults would rather complain. Such was the atmosphere – smiles and laughter that literally melted the ice mask covering my face. While suffering minor frostbite on my cheek and nose, these irregularities didn’t matter. “If the children can take it, so can I,” I inaudibly spluttered. And I did. Likewise, so did 10 other school guardians across town. While children often see snow as an enjoyable challenge, this also, in many instances, brings out superlatives in parents. One mother wound down her car window and handed me a cup of coffee. Another loaned me a scarf and yet another called out “good job, Jim.” That’s snow-struck Stouffville at its best. In the nine weeks of winter we have left, it’s unlikely we’ll ever experience anything close to a day like Jan. 7. Hopefully never.

What was that? Abnormal cold as with excessive heat can create conditions like we’ve never experienced. So it was Jan. 6, the night before the day we’d like to forget. My wife, Jean, and I were pretty

much in readiness for a quick escape under the covers when suddenly a loud boom occurred comparable to a colossal clap of thunder. “Holy moly,” I said, “what was that?” “Sounds like the roof caved in,” Jean responded. “Better go outside and have a look.” Gingerly I did, thankfully discovering the shingled exterior still intact. “All seems OK,” I said. “I’ll check again come morning.” We didn’t need wait till then. The 11 p.m. news revealed this nerveracking reverberation had occurred not just in urban Stouffville and rural Whitchurch but across much of the GTA. The broadcaster, obviously experienced in terrain phenomena, referred to the incidents as frost quakes. They occur when rainwater seeps into the ground and freezes. The resulting ice expands, putting so much pressure on the soil that it sometimes cracks with a loud bang. So now you know. It wasn’t a thunderstorm or an earthquake. It didn’t shake the house or clatter the dishes. But it sure rattled my nerves.

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The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has officially been declared a disaster zone. The proclamation was made by councillors Tuesday in order to apply for financial help from the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP). The municipality is currently requesting $158,815 from ODRAP with the proviso that amount could increase as the cleanup continues. “Our actual expenses are much greater than this,” Andrew McNeely, the town’s acting CAO told councillors. He is also the municipality’s director of planning and building services. While no York Region-specific tally has been applied to the damage from the ice storm, it is believed the total for the entire GTA could exceed $250 million. York Region and Toronto have also requested help from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, which oversees ODRAP. “We cannot piggyback on the Region of York,” Mr. McNeely said of why the town is submitting its own request for ODRAP relief. Toronto has asked for $106 million to cover repair costs extending out to 2017. “It is certainly going to have an impact on us submitting legitimate expenses,” said Councillor Phil Bannon. The recovery cost expenditures Whitchurch-Stouffville has applied for include $12,092 in public works’ staff overtime between Dec. 21 and Jan. 10; $21,600 for

a contractor to remove very large, damaged trees, as the municipality lacks the appropriate equipment; volunteer firefighter call-in costs of $2,267, as well as $4,442 in staff firefighter overtime. About 150 trees need to be replaced, which will cost $37,500 to purchase, according to Mr. McNeely. Mr. McNeely expects the cleanup on town land to take about a month and it will be done by town staff during regular working hours. While no trees fell in the Stouffville Cemetery, “it looked like a disaster zone,” according to Councillor Rob Hargrave who went there the day after the storm. From Dec. 23 to the new year, four townowned facilities were turned into warming centres – SoccerCity, Stouffville Arena, the Stouffville Clippers Sports Complex and the leisure centre. The number of users was minimal, according to Mr. McNeely. That could be because, Mayor Wayne Emmerson admitted, residents don’t really know where those centres are in cases such as this and trying to communicate that to people who have no electricity, Internet or cellphone service is challenging. The mayor did note, however, the town’s two fire halls are always open. Bundled tree branches that have fallen onto private land due to the ice storm will be collected next week. Branches must be no thicker than three inches or longer than four feet. See townofws.ca for more details. For the complete story, go to yorkregion. com

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Being the primary caregiver for her cancerstriken parents as well as having a daughter with numerous food allergies and ailments, gave Dawn Forsyth a pretty good reason to switch careers. The former consulting firm director of operations is now a holistic nutritionist and director of Health on Main, a Stouffville retail store that offers vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies, sports nutrition and natural foods. It is scheduled to open Monday. “We’re really about bringing the body back into balance,” Ms Forsyth said. While caring for her parents, who spent time in the hospital, the WhitchurchStouffville resident was shocked doctors fed patients, who couldn’t eat solid food, canned, off-the-shelf meal replacement drinks.

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Ms Forsyth’s father died in 2012 of nonlymphoma Hodgkin’s disease. Her mother survived colon/rectal cancer. “Being diagnosed with cancer is almost akin to a death sentence. ... (Medical professionals) really don’t look at you as a person ... it’s almost like they remove the person from the disease,” she said.

fought cancer Ms Forsyth said the products she and her business partner Jet Shum sell at Health on Main, 5892 Main St. in the Giant Tiger plaza, do not replace traditional treatments but complement them as well as help keep the body healthy and free of illness. A study published late last year in a medical journal concluded there is no clear benefit to taking vitamin and mineral pills. In some cases, they may even cause harm. Ms Forsyth agreed some commonly-found supplements provide no benefit, but not the ones she sells because, she said, they are of a higher quality. They are also products recommended by local naturopaths. For more information, go to www. healthonmain.ca with files from Torstar News Service

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Town wineries continue to pull down awards BY SANDRA BOLAN

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You’re in wine country. This isn’t the Sonoma Valley or Niagara. But Whitchurch-Stouffvile wineries continue to pull down awards. Local wines are among the best in Ontario, according to the sommeliers who judged the Royal Wine competition. Applewood Farm Winery’s Ella’s Ice was named best fruit wine in show. More than 60 Ontario wineries participated in the competition that highlighted red and white wines, as well as rose, sparkling and dessert wines. The wine was made with iced cider and raspberries. It took about 10 partial blends to come up with the winner, according to Matt Passafiume, who co-owns the winery with his wife, Stephanie.

‘Normally Niagara wins gold. We’re a little winery in Stouffville.’ The vintage is sold exclusively at the McCowan Road winery and as it was a fairly small run, there are only about 1,000 bottles available, according to Mr. Passafiume. Last year, Applewood won a gold medal for its Mac Mead sparkling wine, which was a combination of apples and wild honey flowers. Mr. Passafiume gives much of the credit for the winning wines to the Oak Ridges Moraine soil, which he said is fantastic for growing a variety of fruit. Another winner at this year’s Royal Wine competition was Willow Springs Winery. It brought home a gold medal for its 2010 Pinot Noir. In 2012, the winery earned silver medals in the competition for its 2007 Vidal icewine and 2007 Merlot. “Silver, to us, was always our gold because Niagara always won gold,” said Gwyn Layton, manager of the winery. (She’s on today’s cover.) “Normally Niagara wins gold. We’re a little winery in Stouffville,” she said. The grapes used in icewines are harvested by hand at night when it’s around -10C. “We’d like to say it’s a romantic time but it’s because it’s cold and there’s no sun out,” Ms Layton said. For more information go to www.applewoodfarmwinery.com and www.willowspringswinery.ca

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$1,500 from family’s fair presented to hospital The Volpe family of WhitchurchStouffville continues to be charitable. They presented a cheque Sunday for $1,500 to Markham Stouffville Hospital. The money was raised at the Volpes’ fifth annual Whistle Stop Christmas Fair held Dec. 1 at the Markham GO train station. The funds have been earmarked for the hospital’s expansion campaign. Tony, Laura, Hannelore and Grace Volpe made the presentation to Allan Bell, director of corporate sponsorship and special events for the hospital foundation. Hannelore Volpe is a former SunTribune reporter.

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Schedule C Class Environmental Assessment to Address Outfall Capacity Limitations at the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD EXTENSION

Environmental Study Report Public Review Period Extended to February 18, 2014 On November 19, 2013, York and Durham Regions placed the Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Schedule C Class Environmental Assessment to address outfall capacity limitations at the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant on the public record. The Notice of Completion announced a 90-day public review period for the ESR ending on Family Day, February 17, 2014. In response to community requests, the review period has been extended by one (1) day, and will end at close of business on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to avoid closing on Family Day, a statutory holiday. The ESR and supporting studies are available on the project website www.durham.ca/outfallEA and at the following locations: The Regional Municipality of York Clerk’s Department 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1

Pickering Public Library Central Branch 1 The Esplanade South Pickering, ON L1V 6K5

Ajax Public Library Main Branch 55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax, ON L1S 2H8

The Regional Municipality of Durham Clerk’s Department 605 Rossland Road East Whitby, ON L1N 6A3

Pickering City Hall 1 The Esplanade South Pickering, ON L1V 6K5

Ajax Town Hall 65 Harwood Avenue South Ajax, ON L1S 2H9

Requests for a Part II Order must be received by the Ministry of the Environment by Tuesday February 18, 2014 and can be submitted through a written request to the Minister at the following address: The Honourable Jim Bradley Minister of the Environment 12th Floor, 135 St. Clair Avenue West Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5 Copies of any Part II Order requests should also be sent to: Mr. Barry Laverick, P.Eng. Project Manager The Regional Municipality of Durham 605 Rossland Road East, Box 623 Whitby, ON L1N 6A3 Phone: 905 668-7711, ext. 3840 Toll Free: 1-800-372-1102 Fax: 905 668-2051 Email: info@OutfallEA.com

Mr. Wayne Green, P.Eng. Project Manager The Regional Municipality of York 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 Phone: 905 830-4444, ext. 75049 Toll Free: 1-877-464-9675 Fax: 905 836-4590 Email: info@OutfallEA.com

If this information is required in an accessible format, please contact 1-800-372-1102 ext. 3840.

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$ 99

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COMING UP: Comedy king at 19 on Park

Comic happy to keep it clean BY SANDRA BOLAN

sbolan@yrmg.com

We’re only a couple of weeks into the new year but it’s been one heck of a tough start. First there was the ice storm recovery, then -40 C temperatures that swung the thermometer over to the positive side causing flooding. To top all of that off, recycling and compost pickup was less than timely. It’s enough to make you want to bury your head under the covers until midJune. But what you really need is a good dose of laughter. Three comedians will do their best to make you forget about all this stuff during the Jan. 23 Yuk Yuk’s show at the Lebovic Centre for Arts and Entertainment - Nineteen on the Park. “It’s not a high-brow performance but it does address the entertainment element that is important to us,” said Steven Foster, cultural facility and programming co-ordinator for Nineteen on the Park. This is the sixth comedy-based show in five years at the downtown arts centre and “there’s room for expansion of the program in coming seasons. We may add another installment,” Mr. Foster

said. Headlining this show is Chris Quigley, whose bio states he has “a satirical approach to the seriousness of life with a Dylan-esqe style of writing and hair to match”. What sets Mr. Quigley apart from many other comics is his lack of vulgarity.

‘The F word is such a powerful word. The more you use it the less powerful it is.’ “I want to be different than everybody else,” he told The Sun-Tribune. “The F word is such a powerful word. The more you use it the less powerful it is.” He said not using F-bombs in his act started about 20 years ago after he went to a show with a couple of veterans and prior to hitting the stage, they were notified cussing would not be allowed. Not everybody likes vulgarity, but everyone wants to hear funny stuff, he said, noting people will compliment him after the show for keeping it clean. Mr. Quigley got his start in comedy as a matter of survival. He was the youngest of seven children with the second youngest being 11 years older than him.

“I always had to be the funny one to fit in,” he said. At 11, while at a youth rally, the MC asked if anyone from the audience wanted to come up on stage to tell a few jokes. Mr. Quigley and two other boys took to the stage. “It felt good people laughed at what I said,” Mr. Quigley said. What made the pre-teen decide it would be his career path was when someone from the event ran into his mother at the local bank a few days later and mentioned how funny he was. Also performing in Stouffville Jan. 23 is Hunter Collins, who is known as “North America’s foremost nincompoop comedian”. Some of Mr. Collins’ more memorable performances have taken place at underground rattlesnake fights and festivals, according to his bio. He can be seen on MuchMusic’s Video on Trial. Rounding out the night is Michelle Shaughnessy. She beat out a number of comedians from Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the United States to make it to the finals of Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off in 2007. You must be over 19 to attend the show. Tickets are $25 each and available at http://nineteenonthepark.com.

Dating Rituals

Headliner Chris Quigley got his start as a comedian at age 11. He’s in Stouffville next Thursday.

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When lead Katrina Collins assembled with her Bayview Curling Club teammates that included skip Julie Hastings, vice Cheryl McPherson and second Stacey Smith at the start of the season, their objective was to be the best women’s rink in the province. The Stouffville resident and Stouffville District Secondary School teacher and her rink came close to fulfilling that goal at the 2014 Women’s Ontario Scotties Tournament in Sault Ste. Marie. To be precise, just three rocks to win after they suffered a heartbreaking 7-5 loss to Allison Flaxey’s Listowel Curling Club entry, who will represent Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, in Sunday’s final. Collins took solace in the fact their appearance in the final marked the first time as a group they were in a position to vie for the title. Their prior best effort in the provincials was in 2009 when they reached the semifinals. “We did well and I think once we get over the fact that we got so

KATRINA COLLINS: Stouffville teacher hopes her hometown builds a curling rink. close it will sink in that we’re the second-best team in the province,” Collins said. “In the past we had set a goal just to be in the playoffs but this year we set a goal to be in the final. “With this year being an Olympic year, a lot of other teams had set their goal to try and represent Canada in the Olympics. But our goal was to try and be No. 1 in the

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Three Stouffville youngsters were members of the Markham Waxers AAA peewees that skated off with the International Silver Stick Tournament championship in Port Huron, Mich. last weekend. Defencemen Ashton Reesor and Kevin Kozik and forward Jacob Rintjema helped the Waxers win this year’s title that was capped off with a 5-0 victory over the London Junior Knights in Sunday’s championship tilt.

Athlete of week, leading scorer in nation has Ryerson clicking Jamie Wise has been on a scoring frenzy of late. At the same time, it netted the 22-yearold Stouffville resident Ryerson University’s

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BRIEFS Male Athlete of the Week Honours. A second-year forward, Wise notched his second hat trick in the last five games to propel the Ryerson University Rams to a 5-1 win over the University of Waterloo Warriors in Ontario University Athletics men’s hockey action Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Wise opened the scoring on a power play effort in the first period and notched his second on another odd-man advantage

late in the same stanza to stake the Rams to a 3-0 lead. Wise completed his hat trick late in the second period on the power play that put the Rams ahead 4-0. The win by the Rams came on the heels of a 3-2 overtime road win over the University of Guelph. In that game, Wise scored the game-winning marker at 3:05 of overtime. With his offensive production in the last two outings, Wise leads the Canadian Interuniversity Sport individual scoring race with 16 goals and 19 assists for 35 points. With the two victories, the Rams improved their record to 13-5-0 on the season and left them tied with the Lakehead Thunderwolves for first place in the OUA West with 26 points each. The teams meet in Thunder Bay this

weekend. Jake Carrick of Stouffville plays for Lakehead.

Youngsters to hold court Youngsters from nine elementary schools in Whitchurch-Stouffville will display their poise under pressure when they take to the hardwood court at St. Mark’s School to take part in the Knights of Columbus free throw competition Jan. 24. The event, which is scheduled to commence at noon, will see representatives from St. Brigid Catholic School, Harry Bowes Public School, Wendat Public School, Glad Park Public School, Oscar Peterson Public School, St. Brendan Catholic School, Summitview Public School, Ballantrae Public School and host St. Mark taking part.

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Spirit has tough stretch after bowing to Buffalo LAST WEEK: Sunday: Buffalo Jr. Sabres 5 vs. Stouffville Spirit 4 (shootout). Spirit record: 13 wins, one overtime win, one shootout win, one overtime loss, three shootout losses, 17 losses, 34 points. Fourth place in North Division, Ontario Junior Hockey League. COMING UP: Today: vs. Whitby Fury at Stouffville Arena, 7:30 p.m. Friday: at Aurora Tigers, 7:30 p.m. Monday: at Cobourg Cougars, 7 p.m. GAME NOTES: Long-time Stouffville Spirit fans couldn’t remember a home game quite like it. The Spirit hopped out to a 2-0 lead over the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 1:03 into their OJHL game at the Stouffville Arena Sunday afternoon. They extended the gap to 4-0 by the 5:05 mark. Blowout, right? Wrongo. That was all the scoring the Spirit would do. The Sabres, coached by ex-NHLer Michael Pecca, must have developed some serious bus legs on the QEW en route to the Stouffville Arena earlier that day. They shook them off after the first intermission, outshooting the Spirit 32-20 during the last two periods and sending the game to overtime, and eventually a shootout, by scoring three times in the second period and once in the third. Each team used six shooters in the shootout, with the Sabres outscoring the Spirit 3-2. In regulation, Joe Deveny, Michael Morgan, Michael Carcone and Graham Pickard scored for Stouffville. Despite the loss, which snapped a season-best three-game winning streak, the Spirit earned a point to move to within one point of the Newmarket Hurricanes who hold down the final playoff spot in the OJHL’s North-East. The Spirit has two games in hand. INSIDER: With the league’s trade deadline last Friday now history, the Spirit did not make any transactions. The Spirit’s game in Newmarket Dec. 22 that was postponed during the ice storm has been rescheduled for Feb. 4 at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex. Former Spirit forward Christian Finch made an auspicious debut as a member of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team after he netted the game winner in a 4-3 victory Sunday over the visiting University of Windsor Lancers. Finch transferred to the University of Toronto this year after attending Clarkson University last year. Two other former Spirit members in Tyler von Engelbrechten and Andrew Doyle got their names on the scoresheet in the Varsity Blues’ 3-2 road win over Wilfrid Laurier University last Thursday. Von Engelbrechten scored the game’s first two goals while Doyle collected one assist. The two

victories propel the Blues (11-7-2) past the fourth place Lancers and into a tie for third in the Ontario University Athletics West Division. Former Spirit defenceman Paul Geiger scored a power play goal in the opening period to propel Clarkson University to a 3-2 win over Merrimack College in Potsdam, N.Y., Friday. Former Spirit forward Matt Neal netted a first period power play goal for Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute in a 6-2 road loss Saturday to seventh-ranked Quinnipiac University. Stouffville resident and former Spirit forward Chris Porter earned an assist on American International College’s first goal in their 6-2 road win Friday over Niagara University. GENERALLY SPEAKING: “It was a tough loss, but these things happen,” said Spirit captain and veteran defenceman Matt Heffernan. “We got up early and I think they (Buffalo) was kind of sleeping, then all of a sudden they come on in the second period and were refocused. “I don’t think we were playing bad but we got away from our game plan a bit and they began to capitalize. It was 4-2 with around two minutes left in the second period and I thought we were doing all right. We still had momentum but they got a call in their favour (a questionable goaltender interference call against Peyton Backus), they got on the power play and capitalized and it was 4-3 and that made it a whole new game. “I thought we played a solid third period but they capitalized on a chance midway through to tie the game. “It was a good game. At the end of the day, a point is a point. We can’t afford to dwell on giving up a four-goal lead. Buffalo is a good team.” Heffernan hopes the club will learn from that experience having never being in that situation before this season. They will have to as the Spirit will be put to the test in facing teams playing above the .500 mark and appear to be playoff bound in the Whitby Fury tonight at the Stouffville Arena before taking to the road for tilts against the North Division-leading Aurora Tigers Friday and Cobourg Cougars Monday. “We’ve definitely got three tough games, but I feel we’re up to the task. I think we’re in a groove now and especially since early December where we’ve won six and lost two in shootouts. We won our first three games to start 2014 and we hope to get back on track.” -Michael Hayakawa with Jim Mason

Buffalo Jr. Sabres defender Nick Desimone lays a hit on Stouffville Spirit forward Spencer Roberts during Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Stouffville Arena Sunday. The Spirit hosts Whitby tonight.

STAFF PHOTO/NICK Iwanyshyn

Come visit us at our bright and beautiful new location Bring all your donations to

33 Ringwood Drive, Stouffville Come and join us for...

a special event in support of the Building Fund

Saturday, February 15, 7:00 pm

On Now at The Brick! For more details go instore or online @thebrick.com.

NEW LOCATION

33 RINGWOOD DR.

NINTH LINE

MAIN ST. RINGWOOD DR

Evening Out

HWY 48

• Live Auction of unique items • Fashion Show • Homemade treats • ‘After hours’ shopping Tickets: $10 each (available for sale at the Care & Share)

CURRENT LOCATION

6240 MAIN ST.

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JR. A NOTEBOOK: Point out of playoffs and home tonight


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WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE SOCCER CLUB

2014 OUTDOOR SOCCER REGISTRATION SATURDAY JANUARY 25th

WHEN

SOCCERCITY @ 45 INNOVATOR AVE 2ND FLOOR

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1st

WHERE

8am—2pm

HOUSE LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT & REP TEAMS— BOYS & GIRLS

on guide i t a r t s i g e r the

FOR THOSE BORN 2010 OR EARLIER WHO

OPEN LEAGUES MEN & WOMEN

Birth certificate or health card required for new players born 1996-2010. Come out and learn about the programs your local soccer club has to offer. Registration payment can be made by cash or cheque. Sponsorship opportunities available!

WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE SOCCER CLUB

45 Innovator Ave Box 1427 Stouffville, Ontario L4A 8A3 Phone: 905-640-1800 Fax: 905-640-7275 E-mail: admin@wssc.info Web: www.wssc.info

York Adult Hockey League Summer 2014 ‘Accepting team and individual registrations 16 game season, weeknights starting in late April 2014 All Games at Stouffville Clippers Sports Complex All inquiries to: thomas.douma@townofws.ca or 905-640-1910 ext:2279

Whitchurch-Stouffville Minor Hockey Association The WSMHA is now accepting applications for rep team head coach positions for the 2014-2015 season. Individuals who are interested in coaching a AA team should submit their application by January 31, 2014 The deadline for AE coach applications is February 21, 2014 W.S.M.H.A. - Coach Application P.O. Box 976, Stouffville, Ontario L4A 8A1 905-642-2835 or drop off at the Hockey Office at the Stouffville Arena or email info@wsmha.com Applications can be picked up at the W.S.M.H.A. Office, or from our website www.wsmha.com (under coaches) All coaches must have or be prepared to complete the necessary coaching certification by August 31, 2014.

Don’t be disappointed,

register early!

Attention

Dodgeball & Flag Football players! SoccerCity is accepting teams for league play at SoccerCity. Players are welcome to sign up for Open (FREE!) scrimmages for teams and players on select dates in January & February All inquiries to thomas.douma@townofws.ca or 905-640-1910 ext: 2279


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Girls on ice PACE Savings and Credit Union’s Amanda Romano picks up the puck as teammate Katherine Bessai tussles with Todd Brothers’ Evann Fletcher during Stouffville Markham Girls Hockey Association play at the Stouffville Arena Monday. Inset, Todd Brothers’ Monica Banayoty battles Emily Bauman. For more photographs from the night, go to yorkregion.com’s multimedia section. For more on the hockey club, go to smgha.com

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Job Fair

February 17 & 18, 2014 10am to 4pm York Downs Golf and Country Club is a premium private club located in Markham. We are currently seeking to fill the following seasonal positions: • Full & Part Time Wait Staff & Bartenders • Beverage Cart Attendants • Banquet & Informal Dining Room Cooks • Dishwashers, Bus Persons • Starters, Back Shop Attendants • Pro Shop Attendants • Greenskeepers • Locker Room Attendants We provide competitive wages with bonus programs and a safe, friendly work environment. If you are a hard working and motivated individual that would like to join our team, please attend our job fair or forward a copy of your resume to: Brynn Labbett blabbett@yorkdowns.com fax 905.477-0989 York Downs Golf and Country Club 4134-16th Ave., Unionville, Ontario, L3R 0P1


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Careers

Careers

Full Time Bilingual (French/English) office clerk/Customer Care We are seeking a Bilingual (French/English) office clerk to promote customer satisfaction by providing accurate information, using excellent communication and data entry skills. As a key member of the team you will participate in the day-to-day activities of the department in order to deliver a full range of product to our customers through the telephone and computer. Required Skills include:

• Good computer navigation skills • Word and Excel (Intermediate) • Strong telephone skills • Good customer service skills & ability to demonstrate a high level of customer satisfaction though daily practices • Strong proof-reading, spelling and grammar skills • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment • Strong sense of urgency • Must be BILINGUAL (French and English) Email resume to employment@burgham.ca

Cleaning/Janitorial

MERRY MAIDS OF UXBRIDGE requires cleaners Vechicle required. For more in information

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Insurance Broker CSR, Personal Lines, RIBO Licence req'd.

Technical/ Skilled Trades

Technical/ Skilled Trades

Baytech Plastics Inc., a growing injection moulding contract manufacturer located on the shores of Georgian Bay, is currently seeking qualified, highenergy, self-motivated and dedicated individuals in our Injection Department. Applicants must possess: • Grade 12 diploma and experience as a moulder or set-up person in an injection moulding environment • Good mechanical aptitude and excellent understanding of electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics • Ability to complete mould set-ups, die changes, processing and trouble shooting related to injection moulding • Willingness to work shifts, strong communication skills, eagerness to learn new skills and upgrade with new technology is a must We offer a starting rate of $21.75 (plus overtime and shift premiums) and a competitive benefits package. Qualified candidates are requested to email their resume no later than January 31, 2014 to: Stephen P. Bound, CHRP "A trusted partner Baytech Plastics Inc. with innovative solutions" 320 Elizabeth Street Midland, ON L4R 4L6 steveb@baytechplastics.com

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RIBO Licensed Personal Lines CSR. 5+ years experience. Agency Manager. Fluent English. Benefits. Please email: andrewt@insuranceportfolio.com Drivers

Drivers

Teaching Opportunities

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Office/ Administration

Office/ Administration

Email resume: aida@shareand carechildcare.com Call 905-554-0924

General Help

PART TIME SNOW PLOW OPERATOR

REQ'D CALL DEB 416-617-0252

LOOKING FOR Carriers to work in your community One delivery per week & flexible hours available Call Amanda at 905.943.2445 Or email adesa@yrmg.com

Sales Opportunities

Sales Opportunities

Aurora Toyota

Full Time R.E.C.E.

Experience with children ages 15 months- 12yrs. Min. 2 yrs. exp. in child care field.

Technical/ Skilled Trades

INJECTION MOULDING TECHNICIANS Tired of the City… Move to Beautiful Georgian Bay

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Technical/ Skilled Trades

SALES CONSULTANTS

CUSTOMER SERVICE Join our growing CSR team! Req'd by a well-established, rapidly expanding Medical Co. in Richmond Hill, applicant must be organized, reliable and have excellent written and communication skills. Duties include order entry, invoicing and quoting. Please send your resume to: AMICO CORPORATION Fax: (905) 764-0862 Email: hr@amico.com MAJOR MEDICAL AESTHETICS CLINIC in Markham has an exciting opening for an experienced part time receptionist. You are a multi-tasker with industry experience and have a passion for people, are fluent in English and possess excellent customer service, marketing and computer skills. Excellent opportunity for advancement. Send your confidential resume to justt.doo.itt@gmail.com OFFICE ADMIN / RECEPTIONIST

Detail-oriented self-starter with warm and friendly personality and strong communication and organizational skills required for our clinic administrative team for 25 to 30 hours per week. Familiarity with holistic health care an asset.

Please email resumes to: info@markhamnaturopaths.ca

Aurora Toyota is seeking Sales Consultants with the right attitude and the drive to succeed. We have immediate positions available. Work in a high volume, state-of-the-art facility. Generous compensation plan. Benefits package/company vehicle plan avail. No experience necessary. Willing to train the right individual. Fax resume Attn: Sales Manager 905-727-0026 or email: sales@aurora.toyota.ca

Teaching Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Health Care/Medical

Health Care/Medical

Health Care/Medical

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS GUARANTEED HOURS FULL & PART-TIME SHIFTS

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

Teaching Opportunities

General Help

Among Friends Daycare is seeking

RECE's

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General Help

General Help

www.thegardenbasket.ca

FULL TIME Position Available • MEAT CUTTER With minimum 5 years experience Excellent Pay and Benefits Immediate Employment

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Apply in person at THE GARDEN BASKET

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Looking for Carriers to work in your community One delivery per week & flexible hours available Call Megan at 905.640.2612 ext. 24 Or email mpike@yrmg.com

Markham Bowl is looking for part time evening staff. 6p.m- 10p.m. or 6p.m.- 1a.m. Training will be provided. Must be 18+. Please send resume to markhambowl @rogers.com


General Help

HOME CHILD CARE PROVIDERS NEEDED! Start a career with Wee Watch by providing quality care in your own home.

SAFE ~ongoing training, support~ EDUCATIONAL

General Help

General Help

General Help

DRIVERS WITH suitable van/truck to deliver newspapers and flyers to carriers. Pre delivery of flyer bundles will be required after Tuesdays through Wednesdays. Delivery days are as follows: Thursday: Richmond Hill Tenders due by Jan 27/14

Please pick up and submit tenders to: Margaret Johnson Warehouse Co-ordinator Aurora Banner Markham Economist Stouffville Sun 250 Industrial Pkwy. North, Aurora Metroland-York Region Media Group Phone: (905) 727-0819 ext. 385 Cell: 289-221-7128

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St. Andrew's United Church, Markham, is seeking a reliable, hardworking individual with cleaning experience to work days, 25 hours a week, with occasional weekend work. Custodial duties include: vacuuming, emptying trash, stocking/replacing supplies, dusting, mopping, lawn and garden maintenance and some light maintenance. Must have reliable transportation. Those interested please email resume to unitedchurch@bellnet.ca

THE COMMUNITY NEEDS YOUR HELP! We require School Crossing Guards! • Unionville P.S. & Bridle Trail • Hollingham & Lockridge • Fincham & Larkin West • Carlton & Village Parkway • Bur Oak & Roy Rainey

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE We are looking for a candidate that has at least 2 years prior experience and insists on providing exemplary customer service, thrives in a busy environment, is a team player and loves to exceed expectations. We offer competitive salary, benefits and flexible hours in this full time position. Email your resume & salary expectations to: ebscotoronto@ebsco.com

FULL TIME BAKERY HELP required in the Birchmount/14th Ave. area. Start immediately. Ability to lift 20 lbs. necessary. Call: (905)946-0708 Fax resume to: (905)946-0710

Apartments for Rent

SHIPPER/RECEIVER REQUIRED for fast paced print finishing shop in Markham. Full time position. Must have valid fork lift license. First aid training an asset. Minimum 3 years experience required. To apply send resume to: veda@lama cutting.com

K E N N E DY / S T E E L E S Spacious 1 bedroom basement, separate entrance, laundry, $775. inclusive. Non-smoker/ pets. Suits professional. Near Pacific Mall. Immediate. (905)475-1709

WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE/FORKLIFT Operator for Winroc in Vaughan. Forklift certificate required. Minimum six months experience. Excellent customer service skills. Secondary diploma is preferred. Must have a positive and professional attitude. Health and Safety committed. Full description at: http://sn.im/winrocwarehouse Contact: anitad@win roc.com

Real Estate Misc./Services

Town+Country BMW

is looking for a Customer Service Representative. This position holds great responsibility, as customer satisfaction is critical to us. Applicants should be well spoken, work well independently and with a team, and have a strong desire to satisfy clients. Automotive and / or customer service experience is an asset. Email resumes to careers@tcbmw.com

General Help

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Career Development

Land, Lots, Acreage for Sale

Land, Lots, Acreage for Sale

PRIME BUILDING LOT Old Markham overlooking Milne Lake and conservation area, with cottage. Unique.

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Apartments for Rent

MARKHAM, 1 Bedroom basement apartment, 1 parking, non-smoking/pets. High speed internet/ cable. $700 inclusive. Available immediately. 905-294-7568.

M A R K H A M - A P A R TMENT building- 1 bedroom, balcony, elevator, laundr y room, indoor parking included. $1010. Available March 1st. No dogs. 905-472-0287

MCCOWAN/ DENISONSpacious 1 bedroom full basement apartment, separate entrance, 1 parking, laundry. Nonsmoking/pets. Near public transit. Available immediately. (905)940-2442

RICHMOND HILL- 1 bedroom basement apt., l a u n d r y, a p p l i a n c e s , clean, separate entrance. Walk to Go/ Yonge. Immediate. $1,000 negotiable. 416-891-8107

1 BEDROOM basement apartment, all inclusive, includes cable, internet, parking, laundry. Separate entrance. $895. Kitchen/ bathroom granite countertops. Non- STOUFFVILLE- 1 bedsmoking. (416)931-7269 room apt., quiet 4-storey building near 1 B E D R O O M c o a c h - amenities. Suits nonhouse- 500sqft. new smoking individual/ condition. Kitchen/ bath, couple. No pets. $1110 6 appliances, a/c. Near Leave detailed message, bus stop/ amenities. 905-640-4727 $830 inclusive. No parking. 416-822-1375 9TH LINE/ Hwy.#7- 2 bedroom basement, recent reno, brand new appliances, separate entrance, parking, laundry. Non-smoking/ pets. Available immediately. 416-495-3842

THORNHILL- SUNFILLED 1 bedroom, full bath, full kitchen, laundry, gas fireplace, parking. Near amenities. No p e t s . M o v e - i n r e a d y. Kathy 416-225-6661.

DENISON- FURNISHED Clean 2 bedroom basement, separate entrance. Free laundry/ parking/ cable. Non-smoking, no pets. $800. February 1st. 416-827-1581

UNIONVILLE- SEPARATE entrance, separate unit, roomy, second storey 1 bedroom, lovely baths, tv, utilities, included. Parking, immediDENISON/ MCCOWAN- 2 ate, no-smokers/ pets. bedroom basement. Liv- 416-948-3169. ingroom and kitchen. Separate entrance. C a b l e . P a r k i n g . N e a r YONGE/ 16TH- 2 bedschool. $800 inclusive. room, 2 bath, laundry Av a i l a b l e n o w. R a v i room, appliances, park416-358-6539 ing & locker. No smokEXECUTIVE PROFES- ing/ pets. Available SIONAL Markham Vil- Februar y 1st. $1600. l a g e - h a r d w o o d , 416-553-2738 fireplace, skylight, granite, maple cabinets, large pool, beautifully YONGE/ ELGIN Mills- 1 landscaped, ample park- b e d r o o m b a s e m e n t i n g . $ 6 0 0 - $ 8 5 0 p e r apartment with walk-in room. 416-606-9173. closet, newly renovated. Wireless/ utilities includHWY.7/ MCCOWAN 2 ed. Non-smoking/ pets. bedroom basement, ap- $850. 416- 999-3561 pliances, laundry, internet, parking. Near bus, school. Separate entrance. Non-smoking/ Condos for Rent pets. 647-893-7900 HWY#7/ MCCOWANSpacious 2 bedroom apartment. Near park/ bus stop. Separate entrance. 1 parking space. O w n l a u n d r y. N o n smoking/ pets. 905-201-5807

16TH AVENUE/ Markham Rd- Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo. Februar y 1st. Ideally suits senior/ young couple. $1450. 416-846-5853

Auctions & Sales

Auctions & Sales

Auctions & Sales

AUCTION SALE

OF ANTIQUES FURNITURE & COLLECTIBLES FROM UXBRIDGE, VICTORIA CORNERS, RICHMOND HILL SATURDAY JANUARY 18, 2014 10:00 AM UXBRIDGE SALES ARENA 720 DAVIS DRIVE UXBRIDGE ANTIQUES & FURNITURE: Ant Mirrored Carved Oak Hutch, Grandfather Clock, Walnut Drop Leaf DR Table Gibbord, Rattan Chairs Caned, Glass Top Sofa Table, Glass Top Coffee Table, Oak Carved Sofa (EX), LR Occasional Chairs Uphl, Parlor Tables, Ant Rocking Chair, Elect Fireplace w Mantle, Teak DR Table, Cherry Finish Quebec RS Muebles Armoire and Bureau w Mirror, more arriving. COLLECTIBLES: Cast Urns, Ant Scale, Vintage Cameras, Vintage Puppets, Guitar, ma boxes to be unpacked. ART/PICTURES: Framed Signed Trish Romance "Mothers Arms" 7435/10145, "The Entertainer" early edition 449/450, Qty Framed Prints, Ducks Unlimited Lab Pic Framed, Ducks Unlimited Stamp Collection Framed, Qty Old Prints. CHINA GLASS & KITCHENWARE: Qty China, Glass, New Orig Box Keurig Brewers Elect Fondue Pot MINI Choppers Bread makers Smart stick Blenders, Used Once Toaster Ovens Convection Toaster Oven Pizza Ovens (used for demo only), more arriving and to unpack.

FOR UPDATES CHECK OUR WEBSITE MORE ARRIVING DAILY Terms: Cash, Visa, M/C, Debit & App Cheque 10% Buyers Premium GARY HILL AUCTIONS 905-852-9538 - 800-654-4647 - 416-518-6401 garyhillauctions.ca garyhauctions@sympatico.ca

Condos for Rent CONDO FOR Rent, Richmond Hill, large 1.5 bedroom, 2 parking spots Large, Approx. 1100 Sf., 1.5 Br + full master bathroom + 2pc + Solarium + p a n t r y, i n c l u d e s a l l utilities and Rogers cable. Rare Find, 2 Heated Underground Parking spots available with This Unit!!! Very Bright Spacious, Very Well Maintained Luxury Building! Super Quiet. Great Residents - Fantastic Lifestyle Features Such As: Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, Squash, Gym, Media Room & More. Walking D i s t a n c e To B u s , G o Train,Shopping,Schools, Parks & So Much More!! Includes: Fridge, Stove, D i s h w a s h e r, Wa s h e r, Dryer, Window Coverings.Non-smoking or pets, looking for long term lease $1,450 mth + $80 mth for 2nd underground parking spot. Av a i l a b l e M a rc h 1 s t . Call 905-830-6690 references required.

Townhouses for Rent NEWMARKET- BEAUTIFUL 2/3 bedroom townhome $1,140.00/ $1,221.00 +utilities. H.O.P.E. Co-op, familyo r i e n t e d c o m m u n i t y, steps to amenities. NO SUBSIDY AVAILABLE. Visit www.hopecoop.ca for further info/ to download application. Viewings arranged for prequalified applicants only. move-in incentive includes free basic cable for 1yr. Info: 905-853-0049.

AUCTION SALE

Saturday, January 18 at 10 am. Our First Sale Back of the New Year !!! The Full Contents of a Local Living Estate and Additions featuring contemporary bedroom, dining and living room furnishings and some antique pieces. * Large Selection of Quality Persian Rugs From Our Long Time Importer and Stouffville Resident. A Very Diverse Collection of Limited Edition art from our local gallery and including many Group of Seven Pieces.

Held at the Ballantrae Community Centre 5592 Aurora Road 1 km east of Hwy 48, Stouffville CLARKSON AUCTIONS & MOVERS INC.

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Houses for Rent WOODBINE/ MAJOR Mackenzie, 2,100 square foot semi detached, 5 appliances, central air, fenced yard, $2,000 per month plus utilities. 905-391-1318.

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MOYER, Gertrude (nee Clarke) Called to her heavenly home on December 30, 2013 at the age of 96 at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

"Taffy Manchee didn't pass on, pass away, or pass out. She just died."

MANCHEE, D. Jeanne

On January 10th, 2014, D. Jeanne Manchee, nee Tate, aka Taffy, died peacefully at her beloved Spinneybeck Farm at 11:50 am. Two mourning doves greeted her on the lawn outside her window. Jeanne was predeceased by her husband of 58 years Charles P. Manchee. She will be dearly missed by her children, Michael (Carrie), Philip (Penny), Stephen (Jodie), Susie (Marie), Janie (Joe), and her grandchildren, Neil (Heather), Ryan, Marc (Katie), Jess (Costa), Kyle (Sarah), Hailey, Jaime (Tim), Stuart (Cath), her great grandson Harrison, and her incomparable caregiver of three years, Dale Stephens…as well as her in laws, step-grandchildren Hannah, Chris (Aviva), Silas (Aynsley) and step great grandchildren Blake, Ethan, Addison, Sabian and Aurelia, many nieces and nephews, and a multitude of labradors, the latest being Mowgli. Taffy had a zest for life filled with love and adventure and adored a good joke or story as much as a good book. In recent years when asked how she was doing she'd reply "Well I'm not skiing this year," and brandish her cane as way of explanation. One of her favourite conversation openers was "Did you have a happy childhood?" She knew she could tell a lot about a person by their response, both spoken and unspoken. Mom had a knack for "seeing" people, helping them realize their potential and what they had to offer the world. She made them better people, encouraging them to follow their dreams and to seize opportunities. She could be strict too and would lay down the law when it felt appropriate. Manners were important, social graces a must, good grammar indispensable. One more at the table was never a problem when any of us arrived with an unexpected friend. Hers was a happy childhood growing up in North Toronto with her parents, Bill and Dot Tate, and her cherished older brother Bob. She made life long friends with her school - mates at Havergal College and, at age 18, was one of the first to sign up with the RCAF Women's Division during World War II. Like many people of her generation it was a life defining time and she served her country proudly overseas in Gander, Newfoundland, and on both coasts. But it was in Halifax on an unexpected blind date that she met Charlie (her half blind date) and after an evening of sipping cokes and dancing, whispered in his ear, "They'll all be blondes." They married in 1947 after Taffy had attended a diploma program in physiotherapy at U of T. She always said dad married her for a backrub and all he got were 5 children! In Toronto she busied herself with the Junior League and a growing family but in 1955 when Charlie's career moved north to Newmarket, so too did the family. They landed at Spinneybeck Farm and never looked back. By 1961 there were five children and a new business venture called Spinneybeck Enterprises. While Charlie traveled extensively it was up to Taffy to hold down the fort, serving up her famous souper casserole in the leaner times and prime rib roasts as the business flourished. Whether corralling escaped cattle, chasing labradors, or shooting a rabid skunk coming toward the house, Taffy fended for her family. Mom was also active in her local community, canvassing for many years for the Cancer Society in her infamous car the Black Mariah, and utilizing her physiotherapy skills at C.A.R.D., Community Association Riding for the Disabled. As Spinneybeck grew, its success allowed Charlie and Taff to travel for work and play, extending their circle of friends across continents. While they enjoyed seeing many parts of the world they had their favourite haunts, returning annually to Gstaad to ski with good friends, to Hopetown in the Bahamas to sail, and summers in Muskoka. As age crept up she would warn friends "10 minutes for health…we don't need an organ recital." Then sign off conversations with the latest joke she'd heard because you "had to leave'em laughing." She didn't need fanfare and she was steadfastly generous with many causes, helping numerous friends and family over the years. She offered up WAM when she recognized a little Walking Around Money was just the thing needed to brighten a gloomy day. Mom's philanthropy was one of a quiet nature and could be summed up in our nightly dinner grace. "For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly thankful, and ever mindful of the needs of others. Amen." Taffy Manchee - La Contessa, formidable Scrabble player, skinny dipper, leadfoot driver, ardent skier, philanthropist, tea drinker, joke teller, story teller, reader, world traveler, bird watcher, labrador lover, mentor, friend. Mom was all of these and so much more. A Service of Celebration will be held in the chapel at Mt. Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto on Thursday, January 16th at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. This spring, when the lilacs are in bloom at Spinneybeck we will have a gathering of family and friends. Please stay in touch for further details. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400 522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2R5, or charity of choice, in lieu of flowers. Condolences and memories may be made by contacting HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME - A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1-800-616-3311 or online through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BOWER, Richard William

Bill died January 11, 2014 at Southlake Regional Health Centre with his wife and children at his side. For the past year, pancreatic cancer ravaged his body, but his wit remained sharp and his spirit true. He was 67. For close to 30 years, Bill served the people of Toronto as a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Service. He served the broader community as a Freemason. He was twice Master of Richardson Lodge No. 136 in Stouffville and was recently appointed a Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Bill loved people, plain and simple. He was the neighbour you went to when you needed a drill bit, a cold beer or a shoulder on which to cry. An avid sports fan, he played and coached baseball and hockey. He cheered for the home team, including the Argos, the Jays and even those bums in blue and white —the Maple Leafs. He loved Christmas and liked his steak rare, his cigars Cuban and his Scotch single malt. He loved his bagpipes, though his neighbours … not so much. He disliked basketball, the squirrels that stole the seed from his bird feeder and pretty much every other driver on the road. And peanut butter. Oh, how he despised peanut butter. Above all, Bill loved his family. You could literally see the joy on his face at our weekly dinners and other functions. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he embodied love. He is survived by his beloved wife, Peggy, children Patti and Jeff and Michelle and Kevin, and his grandchildren, Evan, Madeleine and Alicia. Fondly remembered by Shelby and Jack, he was predeceased by his constant companion, Scampy. You can celebrate Bill’s life on Saturday, January 18 at Low and Low, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge. Visitation is at 1 p.m. and service at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. For more details, visit lowandlow.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity or the Action Clinic at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre. You can also seek out the next blood donor clinic in your community and make a donation in Bill’s memory. Bill gave 87 units to the blood bank during his life and, in the past year, “made a few withdrawals.” There are many other people just like him who need your blood. For details on how and where to give, visit blood.ca BINGHAM, John Douglas "Jackie" Suddenly passed away on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at the age of 61. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Jackie loved being surrounded by good music, great company and a glass of wine. Family will receive friends at the O'Neill Funeral Home 6324 Main St., Stouffville 905-642-2855 on Saturday, J a n u a r y 1 8 th, 2 0 1 4 t o c e l e b r a t e Jackie's life from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment to take place in the spring. In memory of Jackie, donations can be made to the Canadian Association for Music Therapy or Canadian Diabetes Association.

Beloved mother of Karen and Don Chubbuck, Helen and Bruce Snyder, Ian and Lilyane Moyer and Janet and Glyn Allen. Treasured grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 14. Predeceased by husband Donald Campbell Moyer October 8, 2003. Eldest daughter of Almour and Marjorie Clarke. Dear sister of Douglas, David (Peggy), Keith (Ruth) and Louise. Predeceased by sister Ruth Roberts and brother Bruce. F o r m e r r e s i d e n t o f To r o n t o , Collingwood, Aurora and Parkview Village in Stouffville. Over the years, she loved to spend time with her family, teaching the grandchildren how to bake, writing letters, telling stories, wonderful meals. "My foundation through my life has been my trust in the Lord, Bible reading, prayer & public worship." Special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of Markham Stouffville Hospital and the staff at Parkview & CHATS. Visitation was held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Wednesday, January 1st from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service was held at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow. Burial at Stouffville Cemetery. Donations can be made to Interserve, Ty n d a l e U n i v e r s i t y o r P a r k v i e w Village. A memorial reception will be held in the Parkview Auditorium, 12184 9th Line, Stouffville on Saturday, January 18th from 2 to 4 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com

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WICKSTED, Ann Christine Born in England March 1, 1947. Passed away January 10, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by loving family. Survived by husband David, daughter To b y - A n n , s o n I a n ( P a o l a ) , 3 wonderful grandchildren; Brayden, Andrew and Alejandra. Brothers Lloyd (Heather) David (Sharon) Scott (Nadine), many nephews, nieces and their children and brother-in-law James. Pre-deceased brother Ralph (Kim) (Joanie) and parents Neil and Evelyn Morrison. Heartfelt thanks to Dr's Trinkaus and Patterson, the nurses, and staff at M/S Hosp & Oncology Dept. who cared for Ann during her journey. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to M/S hospital Oncology Dept. or just perform a random act of kindness. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Ann's life will be held in the Chapel of DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road) Markham on Thursday January 16, 2014 from 10:30 until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:30 am. Reception to follow.

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WARBY, Rheta (nee Maynard) P e a c e f u l l y a t We s t P a r r y S o u n d District Health Centre on Sunday, January 5, 2014 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Allan, and loving mother of George and his wife Maureen. She will be lovingly remembered by her granddaughter, Meghan. Dear sister of Marjorie Constable and Gladys Keeble and the late Alma Walker, Viola Durant, Eileen Twiner, Mark, Alfred, John, George, Allen, Ross and Robert Maynard. Friends will be received at the DIXONGARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road), Markham on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 2 p.m. until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Markham Food Bank, L a k e l a n d L o n g Te r m C a r e P a r r y Sound or to a choice charity.

BAJARI, Ben

Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 in his 73rd year. Loving husband of Lorna for 47 years. Cherished father of Amanda (Pete). Brother of Jim (Flora) and Paul (Susan). He will be remembered by all of his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by both parents. As per Ben's wishes cremation and memorial service have taken place. BELLAMY, Stuart Stuart Bellamy formerly of Rupert Ave., Stouffville passed away peacefully in England at age 89. He will be sadly missed by son Rennie, Daughter-in-law Jane and grandchildren Stuart and Catherine. Donations in aid of Scouts CanadaNo One Left Behind fund.

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Constantinos Danny MICHELIS In memory of Our Loving Son who passed away January 17, 2013 Those special memories of you, Will always bring a smile. If only we could have you back For just a little while... Then we could sit and talk again Just like we used to do. You always meant so much to us And always will too. Love Mom & Dad

BENSON. Isabel W. In loving memory of our Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother who passed away January 15, 2001 Gone is the smiling face we loved to see, Gone is the cheery voice we loved to hear, But know that you are thought of with love and missed every single day. June and Bill and family, Enid and Mark

In Loving Memory of

Terry Gregory Jr.

Jan. 19, 1979 ~ Jan. 20, 2011 Deep in our hearts your memory is kept To Love, Cherish and Never Forget Love Grandma Ward, Lorraine Ryan and Landon


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The family of the late Roy Scott would like to thank friends, neighbors and relatives for the cards, prayers, thoughts and phone calls. Many thanks to the ladies of the Stouffville UCW, who served a wonderful lunch, at the Remembrance Time in memory of Roy at Parkview. Thanks again. Marie Brillinger, Harold and Dawn Brillinger, and Family.

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