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

LISA QUEEN lqueen@yrmg.com At the pump of a Newmarket gas station, Dina Derocchis is skeptical her gas taxes are doing much to get people out of their

cars and on to public transit in York Region. While public transit in the region is "a mess," the Newmarket resident doubts most drivers are willing to give up their vehicles to ride the bus.

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

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

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Sam and Stephanie Fronte stand in the spare bedroom they are offering to homeless youth. It’s part of a new 360Kids program and a first in North America where volunteer families play host to young people who don’t have a place to stay. says, and now offers 630 homes across the UK. In 2015, those homes provided 13,500 "safe sleeps" to young people. Each youth spends an average seven to eight nights at a Nightstop while the agency works with them to find longterm solutions to their housing troubles. The program has been tried and tested by the UK organization to ensure it’s safe for everyone, she says, adding York Region would be a good fit for its launch in Canada. Jacquie Hermans, 360Kids Nightstop program coordinator, estimates 300 youth are seeking a place to stay in the region every night. 360Kids provides 14 emergency beds at The

Hub in Richmond Hill, but there have been no vacancies since the facility opened in March 2016. "We are not going to build our way out of this problem," say Michael Braithwaite, 360Kids executive director. "We have to be innovative and think differently." The use of spare rooms in a positive environment makes a huge difference to young people in crisis, says Lesley Sims, 360Kids director of resource development. "It allows them to feel safe and cared for while receiving the continued support of services 360Kids provides." Fronte’s family is keen to play a role. As chair of his church’s mission team, he has helped raise

cash donations, clothing and gift cards for homeless youth. Now he is ready to do more, especially in the south end of York Region where services are especially lacking. "The Hub is a great option but not nearly enough," he says. With no shelters for kids in crisis in the area, youth must make their way to Toronto or overcrowded shelters further north, in Newmarket or Sutton. "They can end up in places that are not safe. Shelters can be risky." Most of the hidden homeless are good kids in bad circumstances, says 360Kids youth worker Christian Salgado. With space shortages at the Richmond Hill facility, they end up couch-surf-

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

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

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

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He was just an ordinary kid, a classmate at his son’s Markham high school, but the boy’s predicament troubled Sam Fronte. The teen had confided to Fronte that his father was angry he’d attended a local party and told him not to bother coming home. It was the middle of the night and the young man had nowhere to go. "He gets that way, sometimes," the boy shrugged.Fronte, who helped sponsor homeless youth through Markham Baptist Church for more than 10 years, was well aware of the risks the teen faced trying to find somewhere safe for the night from frigid makeshift shelters to drop-ins where people are robbed for a few dollars. He couldn’t help the youth - "a good kid" who luckily managed to find a friend’s couch to sleep on for the night - but Fronte vowed he would do more to help other teens in similar predicaments. That’s why his family has signed on to be a host family with the new Nightstop program being launched in York Region. 360Kids has partnered with UK-based Depaul Charity to be the first Nightstop provider in North America, offering screened and trained volunteers with a spare bed to young people with nowhere else to go. The organization is seeking families who can help provide this safety net - for one night or several - that keeps youth off the street or away from unsuitable accommodations where they would be at risk of abuse. With help of federal funding, families who sign up to be Nightstop hosts receive remuneration to assist with expenses. Nicola Harwood, head of Depaul’s Nightstop, was in Richmond Hill this week helping launch the program in Canada. It’s been in operation there for more than 30 years she

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

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• LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • Bureaucracy also has productivity problem Re: York taxpayer group welcomes study showing inflated government wages, Dec. 13. I find the comments of the president of the Newmarket Taxpayers Advocacy Group on the study by the Fraser Institute is enlightening to shed light on public employees compensation in relationship to the private sector. It is so true, I am not including the police, fire departments and the paramedics which is well appreciated and justified. But the real issue is not the gold-plated compensation only. The problem lies with productivity. I find the public sector are far less productive than in the private sector. That

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EVENTS O Thursday, January 12 Westmount Entertainment Presents: The Crucible WHEN: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: City Playhouse Theatre, 1000 New Westminster Dr. CONTACT: 647-961-1860 COST: $10 students, $15 adults In the rigid world of Salem, Mass., rumours that women are practising witchcraft galvanize the town.

O Monday, January 16 Sushi and Study WHEN: 12 p.m. WHERE: Sano Sushi, 8143 Yonge St. CONTACT: Joanne, 905-709-2620, ext. 3, admin@kolami.ca COST: Free Do you like to eat? Do you like to learn? Come learn a bit about Judaism with Rabbi Streiffer and enjoy a sushi lunch.

O GET CONNECTED Visit yorkregion.com/events to submit your own community events for online publishing. Kol Ami, 36 Atkinson Ave. CONTACT: Jay Koval, jaykowal@gmail. com COST: Free It’s Kabbalat Shabbat like you’ve never seen it before. Sing and dance your way into Shabbat with SHTYX, Kol Ami’s live band.

O Sunday, January 22 Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception and Artist Talk WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main St. CONTACT: varleygallery.ca, varley@ markham.ca COST: Free Join Paul Fournier for a gallery tour of “Paul Fournier: Worlds of Wonder,” followed by opening reception.

O Wednesday, January 18 How to Manage Childhood Anxiety WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Civic Centre Resource Library, 2191 Major Mackenzie Dr. CONTACT: 905-653-7323 COST: Free Dr. Grace Vitale provides tips for parents and teachers. Space is limited. Please pre-register at the service desk.

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Chinese New Year Celebration WHEN: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr. CONTACT: Access Vaughan, 905-832-2281 COST: Free Cultural performances, activities, refreshments and more to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

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p.m. WHERE: WCYR - Hosted by Vaughan Welcome Centre, 9100 Jane St., Unit 56 CONTACT: 905853-9270, ext. 104 COST: Free The Women’s Centre of York Region invites you to attend the workshop Enterprising Careers and discover employment options that fit your personality.

O Friday, January 27 Curtain Club’s Production of Molly’s Veil by Sharon Bajer WHEN: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE: The Curtain Club Theatre, 400 Newkirk Rd. CONTACT: The Curtain Club, 905-773-3434 COST: $22 A portrait of Charlotte Whitton, who became the first female Mayor of Ottawa in 1952.

O Saturday, January 14 Mayor & Council’s Breakfast WHEN: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. WHERE: East Gwillimbury Sports Complex, 1914B Mount Albert Rd. CONTACT: 905-478-4282 COST: Free Residents of East Gwillimbury are invited to join Mayor and council to celebrate the new year with a complimentary pancake breakfast served by Council and a free family skate. New Year’s Meet and Greet with MP Jane Philpott WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Markham District Veterans Association, 7 Washington St. CONTACT: 905-640-1125 COST: Free Drop in to say hello to MarkhamStouffville MP Jane Philpott and enjoy some light refreshments.

O Saturday, January 28 Richmond Hill Hoot ‘n Howl WHEN: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Swan Centre for Conservation, 1229 Bethesda Side Road CONTACT: 416.275.0160 COST: Free Join us for a night of fun and adventure. Enjoy a short presentation on owls and coyotes followed by a trip into the woods.

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If you enjoy getting your clothes dry-cleaned, you may be in for a surprise - including a higher price. Sidney Chelsky is worried about the impact rising hydro rates will have on his Thornhill-based association of professional dry-cleaners and its customers. "I’m getting feedback they (dry cleaners) are not happy," said the executive director of Ontario Fabricare Association. "It has been a difficult situation in the past year." Chelsky estimates six companies from his association are in York Region. "I’m concerned about the welfare of our businesses and families. It all adds up." Chelsky has been in this industry since 1960 and has never seen such a large increase in electricity costs as he has seen in the past year, he said. "I can’t sit back and be

passive. I have to be proactive," Chelsky said. Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals promised to spend $1 billion annually to give electricity ratepayers an 8-percent tax cut on their hydro bills starting in January. The 8 per cent rebate is for HST which business pay anyway, so Chelsky said it won’t help. "They (the customers) are going to cut down on cleaning and laundry bills," he said. Then, there will be more unemployed because these companies will be unable to sustain staff, Chelsky said. Most businesses are family-run, he said. Richmond Hill resident Brian Hatt has experienced the effect of rising hydro rates personally and professionally. Hatt is known around Richmond Hill for all the many Christmas lights on his house. This year, he had to cut back on the number of Christmas lights he put up. Hatt’s customers are dry-cleaners and laundromats across the country. He specializes in laundry equipment for apartment buildings, coin laundry, hospitals, and large laundries. His company Harco is based out of Mississauga. "Hydro rates will be a

challenge over the next several years for many small businesses," Hatt said. For the dry-cleaning and laundry industry, they will have to pass the rising fees along to the customer, he said. With hydro rates rising over the years, landlords have approached Ray Helwig, saying you have to pay us more, said Helwig, chief operating officer of Sparkle Solutions in Vaughan. His company, which has been in business 36 years, supplies and maintains laundry equipment for multi-residential housing such as apartment buildings, nursing homes, hospitals and prisons across Canada, including in York Region. This, in turn, rolls over the added cost to the tenant in a quest for more revenue. With the rising price of hydro, Helwig has seen a lot of buildings, including his own, convert to gas dryers from electric, which is cheaper to run, he said. But gas appliances can be more costly to maintain, Helwig said. Over the years, about 75 per cent of multi residential buildings have switched to gas, he said. In his 36 years, Helwig has never seen hydro rates go up so much, he said.

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Homeowners can expect a little more in one pocket and a little less in the other. Effective Jan. 1, the province instituted an 8 per cent rebate equivalent to the HST on your electricity bill. Meanwhile, an increase in PowerStream’s distribution rates took effect the same day, affecting homeowners in Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham and Vaughan. The 8 per cent reduction amounts to about $10.45 a month for the average homeowner, which is offset by the approximate 2.9 per cent increase in distribution rates. The provincial rebate together with the increased distribution rate amounts to about $6.24 in monthly savings for the average homeowner. A small-business owner can expect to save about $18.88 a month. The distribution rates were approved by the Ontario Energy Board as a cost recovery program. "PowerStream has made a substantial investment in equipment replacements and improvements to the distribution system since 2013," said PowerStream COO Mark Henderson. "The increase in distribution rates covers those costs as well as those additional improvements planned in 2017." Part of those costs dating back to 2013 include rebuilding and repairing damage from the ice storm, such as establishing underground connections for homes that were previously connected outside. PowerStream is also building a new multimillion transformer station in Vaughan.

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JEREMY GRIMALDI jgrimaldi@yrmg.com In May 2012 posts showed up on Richmond HIll’s Darya Selinevich’s Facebook page showing her seated in the passenger side of a car, breathing into a breathalyzer test. Below the message read: "The designated passenger LMAO". A few months earlier an image was posted showing a police safety message asking "Who are you going to RIDE with tonight?" and displaying a number of vehicles including a police car, taxi, ambulance and transit bus. A message underneath read: "How about option #5: my car." These images would come back to haunt Selinevich today, Jan. 4, 2017, when a judge sentenced her to seven years in prison for a 2015 incident, in which she admitted to hitting and killing Zhi Yong Kang, 44, near Finch Avenue West and Tobermory Drive in Toronto. Selinevich left the scene only to be caught a short while later by police. This incident happened a mere month after Selinevich lost her licence when police stopped her on the Don Valley Parkway. Selinevich was given credit for time served and had her sentence reduced to 4-1/2 years. Her sentence comes one day after Marcello Fracassi of Alliston was sentenced to six years for hitting and killing Geoff Gaston, an Alliston worker painting traffic lines in 2014.

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Quilt show celebrates Canada’s 150th AMANDA PERSICO apersico@yrmg.com Kick off the new year with something warm and cosy, all the while celebrating Canada 150. The King Township Museum hosts the 150 Years of Quilts in King. The free exhibit, which runs until Jan. 28, features about a dozen quilts donated from the community, showcasing the creative side of King’s early settlers. What makes this show unique is the number of signature quilts dating back to the early 1930s, said museum curator Kathleen Fry. Signature quilts were used as local fundraisers for community groups and churches, where residents paid to have their names stitched on the quilt. "It’s a neat record of history for the community," she said. "It’s our community history and a genealogy record for families in

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the area." There is one quilt on display that was created to mark the centennial anniversary of the hamlet of Eversley and another with about 20 wheels, each with 10 signatures. "That’s 200 people from our community," Fry said. "This exhibit is a starting point, to get the community talking about Canada 150." Names are stitched in

block letters, while others are stitched in script. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is located at 2920 King Rd., King City. For more information, visit kingmuseum.king.ca Pick of the Week highlights area arts, culture and entertainment events. Send your ideas to newsroom@yrmg.com.

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public transit) is not going to happen. No, I don’t think so. It won’t happen to me. No, no, no, no." Derocchis’s comments came the same day Queen’s Park announced Jan. 10 that York Region’s public transit system is getting a $15.3 million boost this year from the provincial gas tax. Better transit is not only a convenience for riders but helps improve the region’s economy, Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard said at a press conference at the Newmarket Transit Garage on Yonge Street south of Green Lane in East Gwillimbury. Municipalities across Ontario have received $3.8 billion in gas tax funding since 2004, including $334 million this year. "York Region and York Region Transit will be able to use this funding to make critical improvements to our local transit network," Ballard said.

"In the past, municipalities have used gas tax funding to upgrade transit infrastructure, increase accessibility, purchase transit vehicles, add more routes and extend hours of service." Although the region’s transit improvement to-do list is long and the gas tax funding represents less than 1 per cent of this year’s $197,221 million transit operating budget, regional chair Wayne Emmerson stressed the funding is not drop in the bucket. "We appreciate every dollar we get from the province and the feds and we need more for us to enhance our transit system," he said. The funding will cover some of the costs of operating the YRT Viva Transit system, which is expanding. Currently, the system provides about 140 transit routes served by 396 conventional buses and 123 Viva rapid transit buses, Emmerson said. The region is also phas-

ing in new services such as dial-a-ride in rural areas and more frequent bus service, adopting new fare incentives, modernizing facilities and introducing technological advancements, he added. Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen and East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia Hackson praised the gas tax funding. The money will help enhance and expand transit, reduce congestion, shorten commute times and help commuters reach their destinations quicker, Van Bynen said. Better transit is needed to accommodate growth, Hackson said. The region’s population of 1.1million will increase to 1.8 million by 2041, while East Gwillimbury will grow by 125,000 by 2051. "The more options our residents have to leave their car at home, the better it is for our communities and the environment," Hackson said.


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. At Wellington, Laine McKay scored on a power play 67 seconds into overtime to lift the Royals to victory. Hu notched two goals. The Skinny: The win over Lindsay stretched Markham’s hold on top spot in the North Division - and the second seed in the

p.m. Game Notes: Adriano Leone’s third-period goal stood up as the difference in the win over the Lindsay Muskies in a game which saw the Royals hold a 49-27 edge in shots on goal. Sam Hu and Lucas Condotta also scored for Markham

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Please call your local public school for full details about required documents and kindergarten orientation sessions.Visit our web site for a full listing of our elementary schools and kindergarten registration information at: www.yrdsb.ca

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WE’VE LOWERED OVER 1000 PRICES AND ARE LOWERING

100s MORE THATWILL STAY LOW!! new lower price

Lay’s Classic Chips #30136322.

197 180 g Was 2.27

Oatmeal Crisp or Edge Cereal

Doritos Tortilla Chips

Assorted sizes. #9276004.

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374

297 255 g Was 3.27

each Was 4.97

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Swanson Dinner Entrees 280 g – 383 g #9123296.

248 each Was 3.27

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194

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400 mL Was 2.17

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1L Was 7.48

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Based on full-line brands, on 12 month, year over year rolling unit sales

NO CHARGE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

SL model shown▲

THE NEW 2017 NISSAN ROGUE® THAT’S LIKE PAYING ONLY

LEASE* FROM $258 MONTHLY WITH $1,495 DOWN

$

59 0.99 AT

WEEKLY ON 2017 ROGUE S FWD

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AVAILABLE ON 2017 MODELS • INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL • FORWARD EMERGENCY BRAKING • HEATED STEERING WHEEL

APR FOR 60 MONTHS

CHECK OUT THE GREAT INCENTIVES FOR CURRENT NISSAN OWNERS UNDER THE NISSAN CANADA FINANCE LOYALTY PROGRAM • OFFER ENDS JANUARY 31ST

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HWY 7 HWY 407

9TH LINE

HWY 48

HWY 404

ELGIN MILLS

LESLIE STREET

RUTHERFORD

YONGE ST.

JANE ST.

HWY 400

(905) 780-7771

MARTINGROVE

11667 Yonge St. (Just N. Of Elgin Mills)

STOUFFVILLE RD/MAIN

HWY 7 HWY 407

Offers available from January 4 – January 31, 2017. **$2,200 No Charge All-Wheel Drive upgrade is available on new 2017 Rogue (excluding S FWD and SV special edition FWD) models purchased or financed with NCF at standard rates and delivered between Jan 4-31, 2017. Offer consists of a discount that can only be used at the time of initial purchase/finance and applied towards: (i) the purchase of an All-Wheel Drive system from an authorized Nissan dealer; and/or (ii) the purchase price of the vehicle. Payments cannot be made on a weekly basis, for advertising purposes only. *Representative monthly lease offer based on a new 2017 Rogue S FWD. 0.99% lease APR for 60 months equals monthly payments of $258 with $1,495 down payment, and $0 security deposit. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km/year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $16,952. Lease Cash of $500 is included in the advertised offer. ▲Models shown $38,024 Selling price for a new 2017 Rogue SL Platinum (PL00). All Pricing includes Freight and PDE charges ($1,795) air-conditioning levy ($100), applicable fees, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where applicable. License, registration, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Vehicles and accessories are for illustration purposes only. See your participating Nissan retailer for complete details. Certain conditions apply. ©2017 Nissan Canada Inc.


The Thornhill Liberal West, January 12, 2017