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Angry students want to kill Bill 115 By Kim Zarzour
Students filed out of the classroom yesterday carrying balloons, basketballs, banners and band instruments — yet another group of teenagers calling on grown-ups to get their act together. The Richmond Hill students chanting outside Richmond Green Secondary say they just want arguing teachers and politicians to leave them out of their battles so
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that school life can get back to normal. Similar messages were being blasted out at public schools in Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario Wednes-
day as frustration and confusion grows over the prolonged labour dispute. Richmond Green was the third high school in York Region to stage a walk-out in the past week. Wearing green jerseys and face paint, the boisterous group sang, danced and chanted “We want EC” and “We need sports”. See BOARD, page 17.
A simple survey showing that more than half of Vaughan residents polled would be in favour of building a casino at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre was enough to set the crowd off at a recent information session. Before that point, participants from the community had been orderly and calm. But when the floodgates opened, there was no holding back the crowd, many of whom saw the presentation as a marketing tool designed to persuade them on the merits of locating a casino in Vaughan.
500 polled online The Pollara poll, which came at the end of an hour-plus speech by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. executives, showed that 55 per cent of the 500 polled online in August were in favour of a casino in Vaughan. The poll also showed 18 per cent strongly supported a casino, 37 per cent somewhat supported it, while 34 per cent were opposed, 15 per cent somewhat opposed and 19 per cent strongly opposed. Other numbers showed that overall, 75 per cent of respondents held a positive view of casinos and 20 per cent held a negative one. The poll also found people saw the drawbacks of a casino in Vaughan to include negative See REVENUE, page 12.
Young martial artists from Baik’s Taw Kwon Do show their stuff during the parade at the annual Thornhill Village Festival on Saturday. See more photographs on page 3.
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York Region faces a serious affordable housing crunch so the opening of 30 new units in Vaughan to serve lowincome families was met with much fanfare. More than 150 people, including many politicians from all levels of government, showed up last Friday to celebrate the opening of the Reena Community Residence at the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus, near Bathurst Street and Major Mackenzie Drive.
Waiting list “As good as we’ve been in so many different areas, this is one area, social housing, that we struggle with and we have a large waiting list of all sorts of folks who require assistance,” York Region chairperson Bill Fisch said. “We do all that we can to ensure we cover that list as much as possible, but it’s the groups that get together, like Reena and others, who come to realize that they to have to assist in this issue that we have. They’re the ones that have been most successful at helping us do what we have
to do.” Reena’s new residence features housing for up to 84 people in 60 self-contained apartments, half of which are available to low-income tenants. “I’m in awe of the work that you did and the passion that you put into making this building a reality,” Joan Glick Gold, chair of Reena’s board of directors.
Housing facilities Reena, established in 1973, is a non-profit social service agency that helps people with developmental disabilities integrate into mainstream society. As a Jewish organization, people enrolled in Reena’s programs and living in its residences observe Jewish culture, values and traditions. But its programs and housing facilities are open to people of any faith. The new residence received $4.2 million from the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. It also got a boost of $1.1 million in “municipal financial incentives” and $2.6 million from the Ministry of Community and Social Services toward
operating costs. “… It’s going to be a new place for seniors, for people with special needs and for low-income households. Really, that’s great news for people that need a hand up and, as well, it’s more rental options for local residents,” said Labour Minister Lisa Raitt speaking on behalf of Human Resources Minister Diane Finley, who is also responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. “When we provide these new housing units it will contribute to the economic (and) social well-being of the entire community.” Richmond Hill MPP Reza Moridi said the project is just one example of the provincial government’s commitment to providing affordable housing in communities across Ontario. “These 60 new units will provide a safe and stable home that will improve the lives and well-being for many people in this community,” he said. “In fact, the entire community can benefit from the recreation and educational programs that this new building is going to offer.”
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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION This notice advises you that construction of the Highway 7 Storm Sewer andSheridanStormwater Management Pond, is scheduled to begin in September and to be completed by November 2012.
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Thornhill’s Keith Bolender, a respected university lecturer on Cuban political affairs, has written a second book on the decades-long cold war between the small country and the United States. His first book was Voices from the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba. The book received critical acclaim in England, North America and Cuba and Mr. Bolender was even allowed to present a copy personally to Fidel Castro. His latest book is Cuba Under Siege; American Policy, The Revolution and Its People tracing how American policy against Cuba has created a siege mentality and the negative affect it has had on Cuban society. It will be published later this year by Palgrave in New York. This weekend the longtime dispute in philosophy between the two countries is the focus of a Toronto conference on the plight of the Cuban Five, agents sent to Florida to stop terrorist acts, who ended up being imprisoned themselves. The Peoples’ Tribunal and Assembly for Justice for the
KEITH BOLENDER: Thornhill author and expert on Cuba will be part of this weekend’s tribunal in Toronto. Cuban Five will be held at Toronto City Hall, council chambers, starting this Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. and continuing through Sunday. The tribunal will hear witnesses, including wives of the prisoners, who will testify regarding the historical and political context of this case, its legal process and developments since the trial. Among the jurors will be Mr. Bolender, age 56, joining others such as Danny Glover, internationally acclaimed
actor; Cindy Sheehan, radio host and peace advocate; Canadian MP Libby Davies; and a United Church minister. At the end of the conference a legal decision will be rendered. “Unfortunately, the case is almost completely unknown in Canada and this event is an effort to show that these Cuban agents were simply sent to Florida to try and prevent further acts of terrorism — and ended up being jailed for that,” explained Mr. Bolender. Among the presenting sponsors are the Canadian Network on Cuba, the Canadian Cuban Friendship Association and numerous Canadian union organizations. “I think the tribunal is important and I hope as many people as possible are able to come out. Hopefully the public pressure will make a difference in the movement to release the five,” said Mr. Bolender. There is no cost to attend any part of the event. For more information on the tribunal event, visit www. freethe5peoplestribunal.org - Marney Beck
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Is it right for the City of Markham to examine whether or not crossing guards are needed during the lunch hour at 37 schools? Yes it is, as long as the review is done with care and with the students’ safety and parents’ wishes in mind. There really should be no sacred cows when it comes to the spending of taxpayers’ money. Money and people can be reallocated elsewhere to make the best use of what we have, rather than having crossing guards where there are no children to guard. Some might argue that if even one child is coming home for lunch and crossing at an intersection near the school, a crossing guard should be there to help them. But is this reasonable? Is it fair for parents and students and some 45 other schools in Markham where crossing guards are only on duty in the morning before school and the afternoon when school lets out? These schools seem to be managing. According to a report presented to city councillors last week, there is a set of criteria that spells out how many children would need to cross
at a given intersection to warrant having a crossing guard. In some of the older areas of town, a different criteria was used. The result is there are some locations where, with a change in demographics as well as fewer students in the younger grades, guards are guarding very few, or in some instances, no children at lunch. This seems to be the norm in many parts of Markham as it is, with both parents working and the days of a stay-at-home parent serving up a hot lunch long gone. If a school is down to just one or two kids heading home for lunch and a TV or video game session, it would make sense to inform all families that there will no longer be a lunch-hour crossing guard with children expected to remain at school for a supervised lunch. Of course, if there are more children crossing at lunch hour, guards are still needed. Let’s let the study be done, consult parents and then try to abide by the findings. Our kids are seeing enough upheaval in their school lives when it comes to their education. Let’s hope we can get it right when it comes to crossing guards.
MADD York Region needs a little volunteer help
t the beginning of this year, I wrote a column stating the MADD York Region chapter was fighting for its existence and needed new volunteers to stay active. At that time, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter had only two positions filled on its executive and was on “life support”. I asked readers “is MADD relevant in our community?” and you responded very positively. The meeting room at the York Regional Police station in Richmond Hill was filled to capacity at the next meeting, with people eager to sign on to participate and ensure the anti-drinking and driving message was heard, loud and clear, across York Region communities. I felt a personal need to help support this group and have been attending monthly meetings to publicize their community events and activities. MADD York Region needs our help again. As chance would have it, the woman who agreed to lead the group
Marney Beck and assume the president role, Dayna Switzer of Richmond Hill, went back to school this fall and can not continue her volunteer duties. Another member of the executive, Paolo Pecchia of Maple, has stepped up to the plate and agreed to take on the president’s job. Other members of the executive are grateful he has agreed to fill this key role. They include Jessica Seymour, a passionate young woman who handles public speaking engagements
with schools and other organizations; Micheline Cassidy, the treasurer; and Margaret Williams, who handles public education and victim support and sits on the national board. Each of these women has had her own tragic interaction with a drunk driver. Jessica lost her leg; Micheline her daughter and Margaret her younger sister. For these women and all other members of the MADD chapter, working to fight drinking driving in the community is more than a cause, it’s a personal fight; a painful passion. And don’t think because of the name Mothers Against Drunk Driving that there are no men backing this group. Navid Afsharian is vice president, Nathan McMillan provides computer and web support and Doug Strong has agreed to assume the court watchdog role, keeping the chapter and national body updated on court proceedings as charged drivers face justice for the mayhem they commit on our roads.
4If you’d like to contact chapter president Paolo Pecchia,e-mail email@example.com But the chapter needs more committed volunteers to make activities and events happen. People such as Allstate Insurance agency manager from Markham, Antoinetta Zambri, who has agreed to be the chapter secretary. In my opinion, the group also needs new blood to ensure the small group of committed members don’t burn out trying to do and be everything. If you can help with office support duties, can volunteer a few hours at public events, would like to participate in a holiday safe ride home project in December or would like to come to a meeting and find out what MADD York Region is all about, consider this your invitation. The next meeting is Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the York Regional Police station in Richmond Hill (on Major Mackenzie, just west of Yonge Street).
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2 assaulted in Markham home invasion York Regional Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred in Markham Monday afternoon on Clarke Avenue, just east of Yonge Street. At about 3 p.m., a woman knocked
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York Region is partnering with the country’s largest food retailer in an attempt to eliminate traditional plastic grocery bags for good. Five Loblaws stores in the region have been chosen as test locations to roll out a compostable bag pilot starting Monday. They are the Fortinos on Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan, the Loblaws on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, the Superstore on Bayview Avenue in Aurora, the Superstore on Yonge Street in East Gwillimbury and the Zehrs on Woodbine Avenue in Keswick.
‘They are getting a pretty robust, sturdy bag for 15 cents’ The two-month pilot will test the compostable shopping bags, which will be offered for 15 cents at checkouts. The bags comprise 40 per cent renewable plant-based materials and match the durability, size and reusability of plastic bags that sell for five cents at stores. “I think people will figure out the math pretty quickly,” Claudio Gemmiti of Loblaw
Companies Ltd. told the region’s environmental services committee. The cheapest compostable bag on the market now is 10 cents, he said. “They are getting a pretty robust, sturdy bag for 15 cents,” Mr. Gemmiti said, adding the company is relying on people to realize they are getting a good value. By charging five cents for plastic shopping bags, Loblaws has reduced the number of bags from its stores by 71 per cent across the country. York council implemented mandatory use of certified compostable bags in its green bin program last year. It will be a hard decision for many people at the counter between buying a five-cent plastic bag and a 15-cent compostable bag, regional chairperson Bill Fisch said. Markham Deputy Mayor Jack Heath agreed, adding there may be even be some resistance to the charge. But Richmond Hill Deputy Mayor Vito Spatafora, who is chairperson of the region’s environmental services committee, maintained it’s important the pilot gets a good run in any case. “We are trying to get rid of film plastic,” he said. “It doesn’t deteriorate... It has impact on our wildlife.”
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social impacts, a waste of money and crime concerns. The benefits, meanwhile, would include revenue for the city, jobs, improved entertainment options and tourism and hospitality. However, despite these findings, many questioned whether the revenue the city would receive would be worth the risk. In all, the OLG projected the city’s earnings would be largely comparable to the slots at Woodbine in Toronto, which rakes in about $14.8 million a year or 5 per cent of the
city’s entire budget. To that, many called out, “is that all”? One woman stood up, rejecting the meeting format, in which people were asked to write their questions down on a piece of paper. The participant said the damage done to the community surrounding the OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack would also happen in Vaughan. “Woodbine Mall is struggling and shops are vacant,” said Mariani Santina. “This (a casino) wouldn’t help small businesses in the community. You (OLG) are trying to put people in your hotels and your restaurants, nowhere else. This (the poll) has
been premature. How can we make a decision (referring to the residents questioned in the poll) without the facts?” Her comments were echoed by Concord and Thornhill North Councillor Sandra Racco in an e-mail to The Liberal. “The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation will, of course, provide you with all the statistics and surveys that will paint a pretty picture of lights and glitter in the immediate area,” she said. “Quite often, local businesses do not gain, but rather, suffer greatly from the loss of revenue because the concentration of business will remain within the main strip of where the casino is built. I truly hope our residents, our businesses, and my colleagues will give serious consideration in not supporting this proposal.” It was Ms Yeung Racco’s husband, former Thornhill MPP Mario Racco, who stood up at the meeting to ask OLG executives what kind of families will want to live in the new condominiums planned for the VMC if there is a huge casino next door? Others complained about the social costs, including one woman who stood up at the meeting to talk about the damage gambling has caused done to her family. She added some of her neighbours have witnessed children stealing from their own parents to raise gambling funds. The OLG, meanwhile, remained constant in their message, saying that an “integrated, resort-style facility” could add up to 5,000 slot machines, not to mention “potentially thousands of direct permanent jobs and thousands more from construction, increased local tourism and planning”. When asked what percentage of the profits Vaughan would receive, the OLG could not say, adding that no number could be devised because the facility doesn’t yet exist. They did, however, include a number of other statistics including wages to employees at Woodbine since 2000, which total $371.1 million, purchases from local and regional vendors totaling $174.1 million and OLG corporate sponsorships of local events totaling $3.7 million. “As we explained in the presentation, we see plenty of benefits for any host community,” OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti said. “From jobs to increased tax base, to tourism. The benefits are clear. We also understand that people have concerns about the social impacts of having a casino in their community and we don’t deny that a small percentage of the population has an issue with gambling. We deal with these issues head-on with our extensive responsible gambling program and the $40 million that goes to the province for free addiction programs for those ask for it.” Before a casino is built, the OLG would have to receive approval from council, receive zoning approval and enter into a host municipal funding agreement with the city.
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Mark Wafer is deaf, but that isn’t why he thinks it’s good to hire the disabled. The Tim Horton’s franchise owner has employed 82 people with disabilities, including 33 currently in his workforce of 210, spread over six locations. He knows what he’s talking about when he says there is a very compelling business case for including people with disabilities in a company’s hiring practice and he will help spread that message Sept. 27 at an event in Thornhill. Mr. Wafer will be speaking at EmployABILITY disability awareness event hosted by One Voice Network, a no-cost employment service that matches York Region employers with qualified job seekers. The one-day free event invites job seekers with disabilities to make connections with services in the community to support them in their employment search. Students transitioning from high school to the world of work will have the opportunity to connect with local colleges and universities to discuss services for those who want to pursue a post-secondary education and parents and teachers are invited to learn about services for students after high school. For employers and small business owners, accessibility planning workshops will be held throughout the day, featuring a keynote speaker plus a two-hour workshop to help develop customer service plans to better reach customers with disabilities. Mr. Wafer will speak about employers’ expectations of employees, not just because he is disabled himself and understands the barriers that can stand in the way of people with disabilities in the are of employment, but also because he believes hiring them makes good business sense. “Employees who have a disability bring a fresh perspective to the workforce,” he says, pointing to studies that show less absenteeism, higher productivity, greater innovation, much lower turnover and a safer workforce. “These are business benefits all companies should tap into.” Many companies don’t, though, because they buy into a series of myths and misperceptions, leading to unemployment rates as high as 70 per cent for people with disabilities, he says. “We have a huge worker shortage looming in the future,” he says. “Companies that don’t engage the disability community today will lose out later on, when it is too late.” Thursday’s event will also feature a special performance by Justine Hines, a musician with a congenital joint disorder, who will talk about overcoming adversity and
realizing dreams. Tina Stevens, One Voice Network secretary, says the disabled are often overlooked as a resource for skilled labour. Studies show 16 per cent of people in York Region live with a disability and yet many employers have never considered hiring someone with a disability. “They are a largely untapped resource,” she says. There are many intelligent, skilled workers with disabilities who have as much desire to achieve their
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Student president Taylor Goodfield said extracurricular activities, sports teams, semi-formal, prom and tutoring help have been cancelled at their school. Activities run by teacher volunteers have also been cancelled at Stephen Lewis in Vaughan, Westmount in Thornhill, Bayview in Richmond Hill, Woodbridge High and Maple High, she said. Teams and clubs are also being cancelled at random in elementary schools. Teachers’ unions have urged members to make individual decisions to withdraw their extra volunteer duties in response to the province’s Bill 115, which is aimed at reducing the deficit with teacher wage freezes, benefit cuts and a strike ban. Ali Taghva, a student at Richmond Green, gave a passionate speech to launch yesterday’s demonstration, lamenting the loss of the school play, trips and teams that make school feel like a second home. “The world thinks we have no voice, that the students have become both docile and ignorant,” said the 16-year-old, a member of the debate club and Gay-Straight Alliance. “We ask you to show the nation today that we stand united. This is our movement; the students’ movement!” he said, to hundreds of cheering classmates. School staff watching from windows and the parking lot were tightlipped, referring questions to the school principal, who in turn referred questions to the school board communications department.
It’s not far from chaos now as parents and students struggle to determine what clubs and teams will proceed this year. Education Minister Laurel Broten said it’s up to school boards to clear up the confusion by posting information on the status of extracurricular activities online. The York Region school board is considering ways to “maximize communication” on the issue, said spokesperson Licinio Miguelo. “We appreciate it’s frustrating for parents and we are grateful for their understanding and patience.”
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UNIQUE AT EACH SCHOOL Spokesperson Licinio Miguelo said team and club cancellations are unique to each school, depending on teacher volunteers. No meet-the-teacher nights have been cancelled at any schools in the region, he said, but some have changed the format to an open house with those teachers who have not withdrawn their volunteer time. Elementary school parking lots emptied out by 4 p.m. Monday as teachers expressed their displeasure with the labour stand-off and high school teachers protested Tuesday by wearing black. The unions are in limbo, relying on this haphazard approach to expressing their displeasure until they receive a strike mandate from their members, said York elementary teacher federation president David Clegg. Strike votes are being taken by teacher union locals across the province — Monday York high school teachers vote and Oct. 4 their elementary counterparts will do the same — and they are showing overwhelming support for work action, Mr. Clegg said. So far, 12 of the province’s 73 locals have voted with record-setting results showing “in the 90 percentile” in favour, said Valerie Dugale, federation spokesperson. Colleen Ireland, head of York’s high school union, said the votes are “more a testing of the waters. Anything we
can do, we will. A strong mandate is another step in the process and gives us a general idea of what our teachers are feeling”. It will be up to the unions to decide what form a strike will take, said Mr. Clegg, the former head of the provincial union. Teachers could walk off the job, he said, leaving it to cabinet to intervene, something the recently passed legislation gives it power to do. Should that happen, he said, teachers’ current withdrawal of volunteer work will intensify, he said, and “chaos will ensue”.
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Extra funds may be too late for some schools Ministry earmarks $300,000 to cover transportation costs for clubs, teams in wake of report saying fees forcing students to sit out BY MIKE HAYAKAWA
Some parents have spoken. Some teachers, who coach varsity sports teams in the York Region Athletic Association, have also voiced their displeasure about the exorbitant hikes in user fees imposed on students wanting to play for their varsity team this year. Those concerns did not fall on deaf ears, as the Ministry of Education announced Monday it will provide financial assistance to prevent the situation from escalating, as the YRAA has already experienced a
decline of up to 29 teams from the fall sports schedule. Following approval of the York Region District School Board’s budget, the ministry has provided additional education grants to support student learning and engagement. As a result, the board will reallocate $300,000 to cover more of the transportation costs for school clubs and teams. The funds are to be divided among all 31 YRAA schools, based on the formula used to determine the existing transportation disbursement of $150,000.
This information was not available when the board’s budget was passed in the spring. “We are committed to equity and excellence in education,” York Region District School Board director of education Ken Thurston said. “We are pleased to provide further support for transportation costs, and make participation in school clubs and athletics more accessible for all of our students.” The additional funding will definitely help lower fees for participation in student teams and clubs, Richmond Hill’s Alexander Mack-
enzie High School principal Shawn Bredin said. “That is good news for all students and families.” Under new guidelines released by the ministry last year, fees cannot be charged for materials students need to graduate, such as textbooks or basic course supplies. As a result, some students at the secondary level had seen an increase in fees for extracurricular athletics and clubs this year, as the board reallocated funding to support curriculum needs. While receiving something is better than nothing, it remains to be
seen if the money allocated for each school is enough to save teams that have been dropped from the fall sports schedule. Steve Shantz, YRAA athletic coordinator, said it’s too late to see a return of any teams that elected to drop out for the fall agenda as schedules have already been drawn up. But, he said, it would help teams currently playing this fall to reduce costs. As well, Shantz was optimistic it will help teams participate in the upcoming winter and spring sport agendas.
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Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. © 2012 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. † Ford Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from June 14, 2012 to October 1, 2012 (the “Program Period”), on the purchase or lease of most new 2012/2013 Ford vehicles (excluding all chassis cab and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor, Medium Trucks, Mustang Boss 302, and 2013 Shelby GT500). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford of Canada employees (excluding any CAW-negotiated programs). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. †† Offer only valid from September 1 2012 to October 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before August 31, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upﬁt Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ‡ No purchase necessary. For full contest rules, eligible vehicle criteria, and to enter as a Ford owner, visit www.ford.ca/shareourpridecontest (follow the entry path applicable to you, complete all mandatory ﬁelds and click on ‘submit’). Open only to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority, possess a valid graduated level provincially issued driver’s license, and are owners of Ford branded vehicles (excluding ﬂeet customers and all Lincoln and Mercury models). Eligible vehicle criteria includes requirement that it be properly registered in Canada in the contest entrant’s name (matching vehicle ownership), and properly registered/plated and insured. Non-Ford owners can enter by mailing an original 100 word essay on “what they like about Ford”, with their full name, full mailing address, email, daytime phone number (with area code) to: Vanessa Richard, Pareto Corp., 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M3C 4G4. Contest closes at 11:59pm (PST) on the last day of the 2012 Ford Employee Pricing campaign which will be no earlier than August 31, 2012. Limit of 1 entry per person. Up to 8 prizes available to be won in Canada in 3 possible prize categories, each worth up to CAD$50,000. Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received up to each 10,000 interval of unit sales under the Employee Pricing campaign (“Draw Trigger”). Odds of winning decrease as the contest progresses, more entries are made into the contest, and opportunities for Draw Triggers lessen. Skill testing question required. * Purchase a new  / [F-150 STX Super Cab 4x2/F-150 Platinum Super Crew 4x4]/[Edge SEL FWD/Escape SE FWD/Escape Titanium FWD] for [$21,998/$46,313] / [$32,358/$26,058/$35,494] after total Ford Employee Price adjustment of [$8,773/$14,186]/[$3,770/$2,519/$3,685] (total Ford Employee Price adjustment is a combination of Employee Price adjustment of [$2,273/$7,186]/[$2,770/$2,019/$3,185] and delivery allowance of [$6,500/$7,000]/[$1,000/$500/$500]) is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Ford Employee Price adjustment has been deducted. Offers include freight, air tax, PPSA and Stewardship Ontario Environmental Fee but exclude administration and registration fees of up to $799, fuel ﬁll charge of up to $120 and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ** Until October 1, 2012, lease a new / [F-150 STX Super Cab 4x2]/[Edge SEL FWD/Escape SE FWD] and get [4.99%]/[1.99%/3.99%] APR for up to 36 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Lease a new / [F-150 STX Super Cab 4x2]/[Edge SEL FWD/Escape SE FWD] for [$21,998]/[$28,511/$22,362] at [4.99%]/[1.99%/3.99%] APR for up to 36 months with [$0]/[$3,898/$3,698] down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is [$379]/[$338/$278], total lease obligation is [$13,644]/[$16,066/$13,706], optional buyout is [$10,856]/[$17,703/$14,575]. Cost of leasing is [$2,449]/[$1,373/$2,202] or [4.99%]/[1.99%/3.99%] APR. Taxes payable on full amount of lease ﬁnancing price after any price adjustment is deducted. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Offers include Total Price Adjustments of [$8,773]/[$3,770/$2,519] (Total Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment [$2,273]/[$2,770/$2,019] and Delivery Allowance of [$6,500] /[$1,000/$500]). Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. Offers include freight, air tax, PPSA and Stewardship Ontario Environmental Fee but exclude administration and registration fees of up to $799, fuel ﬁll charge of up to $120 and all applicable taxes. ^^ Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the / [F-150 4x2 3.7L-V6 6 speed SST]/[Edge FWD 3.5L-V6 6 speed SST/Escape FWD 1.6L GTDI-I4 6 speed auto]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada-approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. *** Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid vs. 2011/2012 comparable competitor engines. ‡‡ When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost and 6.2L 2 valve 4X2 V8 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engines. 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Author showcase books another visit to Markham The International Festival of Authors has chosen Markham for the second year in a row as one of its two touring event locations in the GTA. Award-winning Dr. Vincent
Lam will be the headlining author for this yearâ€™s gathering and will be joined by Marjorie Celona, Ayesha Chatterjee and Chan Koonchung. All are planning to read from their
latest releases, accompanied by an informal audience discussion and book signing. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Another opportunity is
being hosted by Mayor Frank Scarpitti dubbed The Mayorâ€™s Hour: â€œWorld Cuisine and Wineâ€? Reception where festival-goers who have purchased VIP tickets have the chance to
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take part in a meet and greet with the authors. The reception will include cuisine with an international theme courtesy of the IFOA 2012 Presenting Sponsor: Whole Foods Unionville, and a showcase featuring a visual arts exhibit and performances by YorkSlam performers. The IFOA will hold its exclusive function at the Flato Markham Theatre. It is hosted by the city in partnership with the Markham Arts Council.
Advance tickets are being sold through the arts council at 905-9479054 or by email at info@ markhamartscouncil. com, or from the Flato Markham Theatre box office at 905-305-SHOW (7469). The Mayorâ€™s Hour and VIP Authors Reception will start at 6 p.m. and includes premium seating for author readings. Tickets are $65, while the cost is $18 for just the author readings. â€” Jasmine Law
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Markham’s Jamie Hoffeldt, 23, is getting ready for the roar of the crowd. After initially thinking she had finished in second place, it turns out the University of Western Ontario kinesiology graduate had outdanced more than 200 applicants for the last spot on the Raptors Dance Pak. “This is unreal,” she said. “This is very exciting. There is a lot more pressure. But all the training is worth it.” The contest closed at the end of August and winners were to be announced that day. Ms Hoffeldt was in second place at the close of online voting. However, contest officials went through all the online votes, delaying the outcome by several days, Ms Hoffeldt said. But her optimism didn’t falter. “I wasn’t going away,” she said. “It was going to be either a celebration or full of sorrow. But I was constantly optimistic.” Officials wanted to ensure all votes were legitimate and after recounting the votes, Ms Hoffeldt was bumped up to first place. Ms Hoffeldt has been training three times a week with the dance pak this past week in preparation for the Raptors first pre-season home game Oct. 8. “I’ve danced in front of a crowd before,” she said. “But I’m not thinking about it. I have to make sure I know all the moves before I can think about dancing at the Air Canada Centre.”
Seif Youssef and his two younger brothers Youssef, 20, and Yassin, 15, are on a mission to heighten the awareness of judo in Ontario. They recently opened a dojo in Thornhill known as the Hayabusakan Judo Club. With some 25 judokas ranging from age six to 13 enrolled, the dojo saw five of its students qualify for the junior nationals in the 15 and under division for the first time. “I truly love this sport and I want the best of it to take place here in Ontario,” Seif said. Seif said their intention was to pattern their dojo after those in Japan. “You learn to respect yourself and everyone around you,” he said. “You learn to set and achieve all your goals in judo and in your professional life. It’s about discipline, gaining self-confidence, knowing what you
are capable of with the time and effort and years.” Born in Egypt, Seif, 22, won a national title in his homeland before moving to Canada where he duplicated that feat. Youssef has been an Egyptian national champion when he was 10 and 11 and won nationals six times as a junior and senior in Canada along with placing second and third in prior Pan-Am championships. Yassin, 15, recently earned his black belt and has won junior nationals twice in Canada and has competed in several international competitions. Seif hopes they can add to that number where they could attract at least another 25 beginners before the end of this year. As for their long-range goals, Seif said they hope to build on the foundation they’ve laid into developing competitors who can compete on the world stage.
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Dancer joins Raptors’ pack
Brothers open Thornhill dojo
What your mother never told you! A Special Morning for Women who have it all (and want to keep it!) H e a l t hy B re a k fa s t • I n fo r m a t i o n B o o t h s • S i l e n t Au c t i o n • G i ft B a g s IN SUPPORT
Sunday, October 21 Bellvue Manor, Vaughan
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Tickets $65 by Sept. 23rd. Keynote Speaker
Rona Maynard From Sad to Glad: 5 Surprising Ways to Find Joy
Markham’s Jamie Hoffeldt has won her way onto the Toronto Raptors’ cheerleading squad after placing first in an online contest.
Making the right choice starts with choice.
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RAISING FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR VAUGHAN ANIMAL SHELTER
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, S 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location Mackenzie Glen District Park ( 220 Cranston Park Avenue, Maple)
10:00 am - 11:00 am York Region K-9 Unit 11:00 am Energy Dance Art 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Face Painting 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Reptilia 2:00 pm Pet Tricks, Open to Public Great Prizes 3:00 pm Pet Look alike Contest Winner 10:00 am - 6:00 pm EMS, Pet Movies Pet Photographer brought to
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VOTE NOW & WIN!
The Thornhill Liberal is on the lookout for the top businesses in Thornhill, and once again, you’re going to help us ﬁnd them. We want our readers to cast their votes for their favourite businesses. From restaurants to travel agencies, pet grooming to private schools, grocery stores to landscaping companies, and everything in between, this is your opportunity to let Thornhill’s diverse business community — as well as every household — know which local retailers and service providers are leading the pack. Our annual roster of winners will be showcased in a special edition of the newspaper in January, 2013.
ONE LUCKY VOTER WILL RECEIVE A $250 SHOPPING SPREE AT ANY ONE OF THE WINNING BUSINESSES IN THORNHILL!
Fill out this ballot and mail or deliver it to us (address below) no later than November 2, 2012,
or vote online at www.yorkregion.com by clicking the Reader’s Choice icon on the right-hand side. o
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3 EASY STEPS TO ENTER 1) PRINT your choice beside as many selections as you wish (minimum 25) 2) Fill our your name, address and phone number in the box at right. 3) Drop off or mail the ENTIRE FORM to the Thornhill Liberal by November 2, 2012.
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Best Automotive Auto Parts Store Auto Service Auto Body Shop Car Wash Domestic Car Dealership Import Car Dealership Mechanic Mufﬂer Shop New Car Salesperson Oil/Lube Change Tire Store Used Car Salesperson
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CONTEST RULES: No purchase necessary. Contest open to Ontario Residents 18 years of age or older. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. One (1) grand prize will be awarded. Approximate retail value of the grand prize is $250.00. Entrants must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question to be declared a winner. Contest closes November 2, 2012 at 5 pm. To enter and for complete contest rules visit the Thornhill Liberal ofﬁce at 50 McIntosh Drive, Unit 115, in Markham, or visit www.yorkregion.com
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 Naturopathic doctor Rahim Habib will offer a session on naturopathic integrative treatment for Alzheimerâ€™s disease Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at Four Seasons Naturopathic Wellness, 305 Carrville Rd., Richmond Hill. Session is free, donations accepted for World Alzheimerâ€™s Day. Learn about risk factors, causes, and herbal, dietary and other treatments based on new research. Please RSVP at 905-597-7201.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 The One Parent Family Associationâ€™s Aurora/ Richmond Hill dance takes place Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Aurora Legion, 105 Industrial Parkway N. Tickets of $17 available at the door, includes light buffet. Bring a friend. For details, call publicity contact Al Horwood at 905-7099650. A Duplicate Bridge Club is starting at Bayview Hill Community Center Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. This a ACBL sanctioned game (American Contract Bridge League) and will run every Saturday. Come enjoy a game of worldwide competitive bridge. For details, call Izhar 905-2377431 or e-mail richmondhillbridgeclub@gmail. com or visit bridgewebs.com/richmondhill Enjoy a pancake breakfast of pancakes with maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice, tea or coffee all for only $8 at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Churchâ€™s Wallace Hall, 10066 Yonge St., just north of Major Mackenzie Drive Sept. 22. Breakfast
served from 9 to 11 a.m. Ample parking and wheelchair accessible.
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tion, call Bert at 905-884-1815.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25
Joe Agg of the Richmond Hill Naturalists will lead a walk Sept. 22 around the new TRCA Maple nature reserve starting at 8:30 a.m. Trails, signage, ponds etc. have now been completed at the reserve east of Dufferin and north of Major Mackenzie; unusual trees, such as butternut, grow on the site plus experimental plantings. For meeting location, call Joe at 905-884-5012.
PFLAG Canada York Region (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) holds its monthly support meeting Sept. 25, the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthewâ€™s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill. Open to all who want to join in discussions, learn from guest speakers and receive support. For more, visit pflagyork.ca
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
The family of Ariella Golden will present By Kids For Kids: A Garage Sale to Benefit Warchild from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at 38 Baynards Lane, Richmond Hill (Bathurst and Major Mackenzie). Items include gently used toys, books etc. and all proceeds go to the Warchild Foundation to support childrenâ€™s rights in countries devastated by war. For more on Warchild, visit www.warchild.ca
York Singles Social Club is a non-profit group that organizes activities for single members aged 45+, meeting Sept. 27 at the Falcon & Firkin Pub, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. Enjoy dinner at 6 p.m., new member orientation at 7 p.m., meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Most activities, including movie nights, theatre, fine dining, house parties, bridge centered in Richmond Hill and area. For more, call 905-9480046 or visit york-singles-social-club.com
MONDAY, SEPT. 24
York Singles Club 45+ presents a new member information session Sept. 27 at Richmond Hill Royal Canadian Legion, 233 Centre St. Activities include dances, biking, euchre, bridge, bowling, book club, camping, hiking, house and pool parties, holiday events, dinners out,
Richmond Hill Senior Citizensâ€™ Club No. 35 will present a euchre night Sept. 24 at the McConaghy Seniors Centre, 10100 Yonge St., room 107, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5, and includes prizes and refreshments. For informa-
Business & Telephone Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Enjoy slam poetry at pub
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 Join the Temple Har Zion community Sept. 28 for Eat, Pray, Schmooze; Shabbat supper begins at 6:30 p.m (by reservation only, call temple office at 905-889-2252 ext. 5), creative service with Dâ€™var Torah by Rabbi Emeritus Michael S. Stroh begins at 8 p.m. Temple Har Zion is at 7360 Bayview Ave., Thornhill.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 Annual Beef or Salmon Dinner presented at St. Matthewâ€™s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill Sept. 29; seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Choice of beef or fresh salmon with all the trimmings, homemade pie, coffee/tea/juice. Tickets: adults $17; children under 12 $7; prepaid by reservation only. Call church office for tickets at 905-884-3606. The Shops on Steeles & 404 with Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre will host a Community Fall Fair Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bake tables, fun, games, prizes, face painting, shopping, booths by community groups and organizations. The Shops on Steeles is at Steeles and Don Mills, 2900 Steeles Ave. E., Thornhill. Call 905-5977000 for details.
Five team members of YorkSlam are performing next week, raising money to go to national competitions.
Two local young people are part of a York Region slam poetry team performing in Richmond Hill next week and hoping to head to national competitions in October. Sterling Dillinger and Yumna Sawnya join creative forces with Sheila Brewster, Henrick Sales and Saman Naderi as YorkSlam, evoking emotion, laugher or tears through poetic rants, monologues, stories or raps. Next Wednesday, Sept. 26, they will entertain at Archibaldâ€™s Pub on Yonge Street from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The show is a fundraiser for their October trip to the Canadian slam poetry nationals â€” the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word â€” in Saskatoon. Archibald patrons can drop money in the hat Sept. 26 or donate online at www.indiegogo. com/yorkslam2012
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Thornhill - St. Luke's Seniors Home is seeking a live-in couple to be superintendents for a 96 unit senior's apartment building. Applicants must have excellent inter personal and communication skills. The ability to prioritize, organize and decisive problem solving is required. Building care and maintenance experience is an asset. Job overview: The duties include cleaning, preservation, inspections and minor maintenance of both the building and its equipment. Responsible for a shared on-call service schedule, safety/security monitoring and work closely with the administrator, residents and contractual workers. Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview and a police back ground check is mandatory.
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CARRIERS NEEDED Door to door delivery Flexible hours while working in your community Interested Candidates Call (905)660-9887 Richmond Hill ext.305 Thornhill ext. 311 ORDER PICKERS A well-established pet food distribution company in Vaughan (Keele/407) is offering full time positions for Order Pickers for both day and night shifts. Qualifications: Minimum 3 years experience. Must be electric walker and forklift licensed. Salary $14/ hour. Email resumes titled Subject: order picker to: email@example.com
OUR TEAM IS GROWING! Richmond Hill Honda, a busy flat rate shop has immediate openings for: •LICENSED TECHNICIAN. Honda/Acura experience is required. •AUTO DETAILER with experience. Email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
Houses for Sale
Houses for Rent
PRIVACY- 4 bedroom, 3 bath bungalow, 1.1 acres. Neutral decor. Backs onto forest. Finished basement, 3 minutes to Newmarket. $650,000. 905-836-0582
DETACHED BUNGALOW (Bayview/ Crosby) Main: 3brs & 1 bath, new windows, furnace/ AC & bath. $1360/mo +1/3 utilities Bsmt: 2brs & 1 bath, all new reno. $1060 +1/3 utilities 416-671-2199
QUANTUM ACADEMY High School Credits Math, Science, English, French, Spanish Small classes. Qualified teachers. 905-787-9720 www.quantumacademy.ca
Townhouse/Condos for Sale YONGE/ MAJOR Mackenzie- 1 bedroom w/underground parking, quiet, well kept building. Leased for $1150. Asking $185,000. 905-955-4161
Apartments for Rent BAYVIEW/ ELGIN MillsTwo renovated 1 bedroom basement apartments. $650. inclusive (suit single). $750. inclusive (suit couple) separate entrances. 905-237-1103 BAYVIEW/ STEELESFurnished basement apartment. Very spacious, clean, quiet. Private entrance. Cable, internet, laundry, parking included. No pets. $875. 905-889-7338
OAK RIDGES- Detached 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. Finished basement, Tax/Financial laundry. Garage/ huge private yard. Quiet desirable $$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do street. $1850+. you have a pension plan 416-805-1750 from an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (locked in RRSP). YONGE/ MAJOR Mac, Call NOW! Richmond Hill. 5 bed- 1-416-357-9585 rooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry, 3 parking, backyard. $2000. inclusive. Oct. 1 bedroom basement walkMortgages/Loans out, parking, laundry. Immediate. 905-882-2788, $$MONEY$$ CONSOLI416-838-9801. DATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credYONGE/ MAJOR Mackenzie- 2 bedroom house on a it OK! Better Option Mort#10969 big lot. All appliances. gage Near GO Train. Available 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 8 2 - 1 1 6 9 www.mortgageontario.com October 1st. Tony 416-219-8660
YONGE/ MAJOR MackenCleaning/Janitorial zie- 3 bedroom+ 2 bedroom basement, zoned live/ work. $1850+. A CRYSTAL Cleaning exAvailable immediately. Call perience- Homes, Offices. Mike 416-670-5181 Insured/ bonded. Supplies provided. 15% discount. ELGIN MILLS/ Yonge(647)500-2260 for details. Articles for Sale Bright 1 bedroom base(Misc.) ment. Wide livingroom. Private washer & dryer, own ABSOLUTELY BEST entrance, parking. $850. HOT TUB covers- All cleaning ladies available. shapes/ sizes, top quality, Oct. 1st. (416)321-8036 Honest & hard working, at$375. We come & measure. 905-259-4514 tention to detail, insured/ bonded. 416-897-6782. RICHMOND HILL- Ba- www.gtacovers.com thurst/ Major Mac. 1300sq.ft. 1 bedroom HOT TUB (Spa) CoversDO YOU want a clean basement. Ensuite laun- Best Price, Best dry, fireplace, private en- Quality. All Shapes & Col- house? Hard working ladies available. Experitrance, $985. inclusive. ours Available. Call enced, honest, references. Non-smoking/ pets. Imme- 1-866-652-6837 (416)909-2647. diate. (905)884-2430. www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper EUROPEAN CLEANING YONGE/ 16TH- furnished HOT TUB/SPA Lady- Experienced, re1 bedroom basement, separate entrance, laundry, 2012 model, fully loaded, liable, thorough, great reffull warranty. erences. Call Ida, parking. $950. inclusive. New in plastic. (647)707-6039 Suits one. Available immeCost $8,000 diately. Non-smoking/ pets. Sacrifice $3,900. 416-828-4268 Moe Call: 416-779-0563 MASTER IMMACULATE Cleaning Services has YONGE/ ELGIN Mills- 2 openings in your area. Call bedroom large, walkout Furniture us for free estimate. basement. Appliances, 647-283-9783 separate laundry, walk-in ITALIAN DININGROOM & closet. 2 parking. $1250. Non-smoking/ pets. Imme- livingroom set. Great con- PAY L E S S 4 C L E A N I N G dition. Paid $9000. Asking diate. 905-883-6087 RESIDENTIAL & Commer$2500. 905-780-8189 cial, bonded, insured, reliable, references. Free estimate, affordable. LudTownhouses for Rent Cars mila 647-267-2340 YONGE/ JEFFERSON Sideroad- new 3 bedroom townhouse, 3 bathrooms, new appliances, phone, VIP cable, internet. Available immediately. $1900+ utilities. 416-931-7049
2012 HONDA Pilot, automatic, keyless entry, PS/PW, alloy wheels, 8,000 miles. Certified, etested $39,000. 905-597-2019
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$200 TO $1000Dead/ Alive. Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050
BUNGALOW- 2 bedroom, full basement, big yard, close to Bathurst/ Rutherford. available immediately. $1200+ utilities. CASH PAID for scrap cars 905-737-4441 and trucks. We also sell parts. Don Mills Steel BUNGALOW- 3 bedroom, (905)887-5821 garage, full basement, nice front & back yards, TOP CASH 4 Cars! Dead available Oct. 1st. $1800+. or Alive + FREE Towing. 905-737-4441 Joe 416-303-8881
Handy Person M.K. HANDYMAN Renovations. Painting. Flooring. Fencing. Kitchens. Washrooms. Basements+++. Good prices. Free estimates. Mehdi 416-300-7071
Home Renovations A-HANDYMANKitchen & Bathroom renovations, plumbing, electrical, hardwood/ laminate flooring. Excellent quality. Reasonable price. 416-845-1556. ALL JUNK RemovalBasements, yards, garages. General cleanups, lawn cutting, small moves, odd jobs. (905)832-9655 COMPLETE RENOVATIONS- Additions. Basements. Medical Clinics: Dentistry; Vet Clinic; Chiropractic. Professional. Low price. (416)427-2308 Sean. HOME RENO. 25 years exp. Basement. Kitchen. Bathroom. Drywall. Painting. Call Cam 647-388-1866
Moving & Storage A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, residential/ condos/ commercial. Quality service. Affordable/ reliable. 905-758-2848, 416-677-2848 www. parrishomesolutions.com
Painting & Decorating PAINTINGRESIDENTIAL, Commercial, interior/ exterior renovations, reasonable price. Job satisfaction. Bonded/ Insured. Free estimate. (416)616-9577 PRO PAINTING/ Stucco Team. Paint special $3003 rooms. Interior stucco removal/ repair. 25yrs of excellence. Rick 416-999-7009
Plumbing SEMI-RETIRED MASTER plumber. Experienced. Courteous. No job too small! Licensed and insured. Reasonable rates. 416-948-6536
Tree/Stump Service QUALITY TREE care service. Specializing: cedar hedge trimming, tree/ shrub pruning, mulching. Certified Arborist. (647)297-8559
TINA'S HOUSE Cleaning Services- Experienced and CLASSY MARIA, 51- esreliable. Satisfaction guar- cort service for clients 50+. noon-6pm. Yonge & anteed. 416-200-1328. Steeles. 905-771-3785 WE CLEAN with love, care. Satisfaction is guaranteed. Professional, well experienced. You'll be happy! (416)704-4586
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MINI-MINDERS PRIVATE HOME DAYCARE
Gov't licensed homes. Infant/ Toddler space. Call(905)841-6755 for more information www.miniminders.ca
Auctions & Sales
Auctions & Sales
Sunday, September 23rd Preview: 12:00pm, Start: 1:00pm Thornhill Community Centre 7755 Bayview Ave., Thornhill ON, L3T 4P1
Under Instructions Received, we will sell from: COMPLETE & PARTIAL ESTATES * UNCLAIMED ITEMS * BANKRUPT STOCKS * CONSIGNMENTS * PRIVATE COLLECTIONS * SAMPLES * NAME BRAND MFGS * BROKERS * REPOS * INVENTORY SOLUTIONS * CANADIAN ASSET BUYERS, ART - JEWELLERY - COINS - BANK NOTES COLLECTIBLES - ACCENT FURNITURE - ELECTRONICS VARIOUS ESTATE ITEMS - SPORTS MEMORABILIA - MUCH MORE
ANTIQUE SALE- 165 East Beaver Creek, Unit 11. Friday/ Saturday, September 21/ 22, 10am-3pm. All porcelaine dolls, 50% off.
Happy 18th Birthday Emma
COMMUNITY RUMMAGE Sale- Richmond Hill. 66 Baif Blvd. (located on Weldrick, west of Yonge). Saturday, September 22nd. 7:30am1:30pm. Lots of vendors. Rain/ shine. 905-883-3662
Be proud and confident with who you are. Make each day your masterpiece!
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GARAGE/ MOVING SaleRichmond Hill, 22 Kittredge Court. Saturday, September 22, 9am-3pm. Furniture, clothes, toys, housewares.
Love Grandpa & Grandma xoxoxo
RANDY CHARLES GILCHRIST, September 20, 1996 The memories live on forever. Sadly missed by Mother Arlene, Brothers Rodney & Daryl, family & friends.
You're the rainbow in my life and the sunshine in my soul. Happy Birthday!
one night a month where no-one makes supper
have fun as a family – make crafts - play games - enjoy a meal - learn about God
ALL AGES - TOGETHER!
Messy Church Logo Copyright Bible Reading Fellowship © 2012. See www.messychurch.org.uk
Christ the King – Dietrich Bonhoeﬀer Lutheran
149 Bay Thorn Drive, Thornhill 905-889-0873 The fourth Wednesday of the month starting Wednesday, September 26 • 6 to 8 p.m.
RICHMOND HILL- 101 Elmwood Ave, (Yonge/ Major Mac). Sept. 22nd+ 23rd, 8am-2pm. Huge Garage Sale!
GARAGE SALE- 15 Lilley Crt Richmond Hill Sat. Sept 22 8 am to 1pm. Baby toys/ gear and lots more! Major Mackenzie & Harding Ave- South of Hospital
RICHMOND HILL 283 Taylor Mills Drive North. Sat., Sept. 22, 8am-2pm. Ikea dressers, beds, bar fridge +more.
GARAGE SALE- Rain or Shine. Thornhill: 35 Donalbain Cres. 09/22/2012 8:00am-3:00pm
RICHMOND HILL- Huge Multi-family Sale! 9 Delevan Court. Saturday, September 22nd. 8am-5pm.
CONCRETE & PAVING CONCRETE IMPRESSIONS Stamped concrete for as low as $8./ sq.ft.
Garage Floors • Driveways • Basement Walkouts Walkways • Waterproofing • Patios Over 30 years experience We leave "Good Impressions" Insured • Free Estimates • References
HUGE SALE- 56 Seiffer Crescent (off Jefferson/ Bathurst) Sunday, September 23rd. 8am-2pm. Furniture, collectibles, more.
HOME RENOVATIONS HAPPY HOME HANDYMAN Ceramics/ Backsplash Showers/Washrooms Kitchens/Rough-Trim Carpentry/Drywall Repairs /Plumbing/Toilets, Sinks, Faucets Painting/Masonry Waterproofing FENCES & DECKS 647-297-5275 ~ 905-884-4936
LANDSCAPING, LAWN CARE, SUPPLIES T & G Landscaping
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MASONRY & CONCRETE Got masonry needs? We do it all. Specializing in high-quality masonry & natural stone The brick stops here!
window sill replacement parging • chimneys • repointing • fireplaces brick & block work • stone walls & flatwork mortar colour matching • cultured stone brick tinting • glass block • wall openings & closures historical restoration a specialty
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Call Fred: Cell: 416-567-7387 Office: 905-918-1100, 1-877-264-3400
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7625 MARTIN GROVE RD.
100 AUTO VAUGHAN DR.
11667 YONGE ST.
95 AUTO MALL BLVD.
(IN #7 AUTO BLVD.)
(JANE N. OF RUTHERFORD)
(JUST N. OF ELGIN MILLS)
(JUST N. OF STOUFFVILLE RD)
STOUFFVILLE RD / MAIN
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