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MARKHAM COUNCIL Markham Council, Standing Committee and several Advisory and Sub-Committee meetings take place at the Civic Centre and are open to the public. For a complete listing of all meetings that residents are welcome to attend, visit www.markham.ca. Meeting agendas and live audio streaming for Council and Standing Committees are also available online. Monday, January 20, 2014 9:00 a.m. - General Committee Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:00 a.m. - Development Services Committee Need more information? Contact the Clerk’s Office at 905-475-4744

COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING Ward 4 Councillor Carolina Moretti and Ward 6 Councillor Alan Ho invite you to discuss an application by Turris Sites Inc. (carrier of Wind Mobile) for a proposed 40-metre monopole telecommunication tower at 9400 Kennedy Rd.

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ICE STORM CLEANUP NEWS ROADS & SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE City crews continue to apply salt and sand to sidewalks daily and to local roads as needed. Current conditions are expected to continue until temperatures rise above zero, with sunshine, for a sustained period of time. Higher traffic volumes are helping clear the packed snow and ice on major roads. Continue to use caution, particularly on sidewalks and local roads where it may take some time for the ice to melt or break up.

URBAN TREE CANOPY RECOVERY PLAN Markham is undertaking the cleanup and restoration of damaged City trees in a planned manner.

PHASE ONE: January to March 2014 City Street Cleanup and Debris Removal City crews are working six days a week to remove all the tree debris. This is a large, labour-intensive task that is also affected by weather conditions. If crews have visited your neighbourhood and some tree debris remains by the road, don’t worry. The debris left behind was likely too large for the initial pick up service. City crews will return to chip the larger debris onsite. This work is expected to continue through February and March. Please be patient as the crews make their way across the City to collect the debris as quickly as possible.

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Cold temperatures put pressure on shelter BY SIMONE JOSEPH

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This winter’s frigid temperatures caused York Region’s Out of the Cold program to be in such high demand, its executive director and volunteers were forced to bring in 21 extra air mattresses to supplement its bed supply. “We have never had to do that before,” said executive director Rehana Sumar. “We’ve been to Canadian Tire five times,” she said. “It has been a bit overwhelming. Our numbers have risen dramatically,” she said. “We’ve had to accommodate people. It is not possible to transfer people in the extreme weather.” Between 40 and 45 people have wanted warm, overnight shelter each night, but the shelter only has 30 beds. On a recent Tuesday night, Ms Sumar had to buy nine air mattresses. By 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday of last week, Temple Har Zion in Thornhill was already over capacity, serving 35 people and expecting more would show up looking for shelter, Ms Sumar said. So, the program had to buy more air-mattresses and look for blankets. YMCA volunteers offered to help out by supplying mattresses from the YMCA. The Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold Program is a central organization that co-ordinates the Out of the Cold shelters for the homeless

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Carolyn Stevens shows the sleeping area at the Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold in this file photo. Executive director Rehana Sumar said the shelter was forced to add more than 20 extra air mattresses to supplement its bed supply because of cold conditions.

within York Region. The program is supported by nine faith communities in southern York Region: Jaffari Islamic Centre,

Temple Har Zion, Thornhill United Church (a collaboration by Thornhill United Church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Thornhill Baptist Church), St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, Toronto Chinese Community Church, Vaughan Community Church, St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Richmond Hill and The Bridge Markham Community Church. Each faith group offers its building as an overnight shelter, using its volunteers to prepare and serve meals. The program provides each partner site with support services such as funding, mattresses, trans-

YOU CAN HELP Mosaic needs three more organizations to join if it wants to expand to provide services seven nights per week. It also needs volunteers at its St. Mary’s Anglican Church site at Yonge and Major Mackenzie. Between Jan. 27 and March 31 (10 weeks), Mosaic needs helpers to set up in mid-afternoon, help with registration in late afternoon and early evening, people to clean, help with registration and also to help overnight from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Call 416-948-6682 or go to www.miotc.ca for more information.

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portation of guests, security and volunteer training. In addition to a rise in the number of homeless people visiting the program’s sites, the shelters have also seen an increase in the number of low-income people who come in for meals and clothing.

ICE STORM “During the ice storm, we saw a slight increase,” Ms Sumar said. People come for help from as far away as Keswick. This is the 16th year of the Out of the Cold program and the eighth year of the Mosaic program. During the first eight years of the program,

The program is supported by nine faith communities in southern York: Jaffari Islamic Centre, Temple Har Zion, Thornhill United Church (a collaboration by Thornhill United Church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Thornhill Baptist Church), St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, Toronto Chinese Community Church, Vaughan Community Church, St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Richmond Hill and The Bridge Markham Community Church.

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local churches ran a Toronto-based program independently. In 2005, York Region handed out a development grant to start the program in York Region. Today, the program includes 11 partners and more than 37 church and cultural groups. The shelter program began at the beginning of November and runs until the end of March. When the program began, it provided two nights per week of service; today it provides six nights a week. Saturday nights are the only night when the program does not provide service. There are shelters for youth and victims of domestic violence in southern York Region on Saturday nights, but no shelters for the homeless.

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A MESSAGE FROM MARKHAM MAYOR FRANK SCARPITTI On behalf of Members of Council, I want to thank all residents in Markham for your patience and understanding as City staff and PowerStream crews worked to restore power to homes, manage tree removal, salt roads and sidewalks, and resume full service across the City.

www.fourelms.ca Tree Debris Clean-up The City of Markham is providing a separate collection service for tree debris resulting from the recent ice storm. Residents are urged to safely move tree debris from their property to the curb as soon as possible so the City can determine how much collection is required. Beginning Monday, January 6, and every Monday for at least six weeks, a separate collection service will be provided by the City to pick up tree branches, twigs and limbs only.

During this unprecedented ice storm, City staff worked around the clock to assist residents by providing warming centres, and clearing branches and trees for emergency vehicle access. Tree debris collection began Monday, January 6, and will continue every Monday until our neighbourhoods are cleaned up. It will take several weeks to accomplish this goal. In the meantime, you can report damaged City trees, or other concerns, to our Customer Contact Centre at 905-477-5530.

Where residents remove entire trees from their private property, or hire a licensed contractor to do so on their behalf, the trees must be removed and disposed of by the resident or their contractor. The City will only remove and dispose of entire City trees.

The ice storm hit everyone hard but the generosity of residents across our City, who took in family, friends and looked in on neighbours, was comforting to all of us.

Homeowners may also take their tree debris directly to the Bloomington Yard Waste Depot at 1351 Bloomington Road in Richmond Hill.

I wish to commend PowerStream and City staff for their outstanding professionalism and dedication during some very challenging conditions.

Residents are asked not to stack tree debris on sidewalks, in ditches, or near fire hydrants.

My best wishes for a wonderful 2014.

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Response could have been better, faster and more efficient in the days following the December ice storm but what was done, was done for the right reasons, Premier Kathleen Wynne said in an open letter sent Tuesday to York Region citizens. In her letter, she thanked those who assisted in the clean-up effort and pledged to review what could have been done differently in the aftermath of the Dec. 22 storm. But she also took a swipe at critics who were quick to point out faults without offering alternatives. “To my critics, political and otherwise, who were silent as we worked to provide a co-ordinated recovery and who offered no suggestions as to how to help those in need, I can say only this: I ran for political office to help people,” she said. “It is my primary and overwhelming motivation.” That desire to help those in need was the genesis of the plan to distribute grocery gift

cards, she said in response to criticism of her government’s handling of the situation. An estimated 7,000 York Region households were without power for more than 48 hours and, therefore, qualified for a grocery gift card. In total, the region received fewer than 400 of the cards valued at $50 each with eligible families receiving $100 worth of assistance, while individuals meeting the criteria were given $50. The cards became available Jan. 7 and were all spoken for by 1 p.m. that day. In comparison, Peel and Durham regions received about 2,700 and 1,900 gift cards, respectively. Rather than a repeat of the situation in Toronto, where the gift card program was marred by long lines, occasional temper flare-ups and questions about whether those receiving the assistance truly needed it, York citizens were instead required to call the York Access Contact Centre and will receive their cards by mail. The issues experienced in Toronto prompted complaints of poor judgment on the province’s part from Progressive Conservative and NDP MPPs and led

to allegations the government was using the situation as a publicity stunt to score political brownie points. Despite some of the problems experienced, Ms Wynne hailed it as a “remarkably successful collaboration between government and the private sector”. As to those who criticized the logistics of the program, Ms Wynne said she refused to accept that doing nothing was better than helping 205 individuals and families in York Region and many more elsewhere. She also expressed hope that those who did not

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any of you were without power for one day or several days during the December ice storm and had a small taste of what it’s like to survive with no heat in winter. Imagine those who have no homes at all, who face the primal problem of staying warm every single winter night until spring. It’s not surprising that this winter’s extremes of temperature, ice and snow have brought more homeless people to York’s Out of the Cold shelters. Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold (MIOTC) is an exemplary and practical mission organizing the help and shelter offered by many faith groups and denominations. Across southern York Region — in Jewish synagogues, Christian churches and Muslim mosques — 1,000 volunteers provide emergency shelters, meals and support services to more than 500 people each year. And our extreme weather has brought even more people to its doors needing help. Several times in recent weeks, a shelter that normally holds 30 people found 40 or even 45 people needing a warm place to stay and a hot meal. MIOTC organizers have had to scramble to provide that help, even purchasing extra air mattresses when there weren’t enough beds. The Out of the Cold program is a wonderful example of community reaching out to those who need help — and reaching beyond typical boundaries of faith and culture. The program is supported by nine faith communities in southern York Region: Jaffari Islamic Centre, Temple Har Zion, Thornhill United Church (a collaboration by Thornhill United Church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Thornhill Baptist Church), St.

Luke’s Catholic Church, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, Toronto Chinese Community Church, Vaughan Community Church, St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Richmond Hill and The Bridge Markham Community Church. When someone comes for a warm bed, no one at Temple Har Zion asks if they are Jewish. When a man needs a warm coat, Jaffari Islamic Centre volunteers don’t ask what his faith is. When a woman needs a nourishing meal, no one inquires if she’s Catholic or Anglican. These faith groups and their volunteers simply provide the help that is needed. At the end of this month, the shelter will be housed at St. Mary’s Anglican Church at Yonge and Major Mackenzie. The church needs extra volunteers to pitch in and make the Out of the Cold program a welcoming success for the homeless. If you’re an early morning person, perhaps you can help out with breakfast from 5 to 7:30 a.m. Got a few hours to help in the afternoon? They need volunteers to set up in mid-afternoon, and others to help with registration starting at 4 p.m. Don’t mind driving? Help is needed in afternoon and evening transporting shelter users to their temporary beds. You handy with a broom and a mop? Cleaning help is needed from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. And if you’re a night owl, volunteers are needed for overnight shifts from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. If you are interested in volunteering — at St. Mary’s or in any other way — email Mosaic Inter faith Out of the Cold’s executive director Rehana Sumar at rsumar@rogers.com or call 416948-6682. Whatever your religion or faith, whatever your circumstance in life, if you have a roof over your head and a warm bed, you can offer a little help for those who do not.

BOTTOM LINE: Exemplary interfaith organization needs more volunteers to help even more homeless.

They say if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Will solutions in the wake of the ice storm come forth now from PowerStream and city hall or will we still want to blame the trees for their growth and digress from the “lack of regular trimming” root cause? It is always easy to say we should bury all wires underground (like sweeping dirt under the carpet). In reality, it is not easy. Take it from someone who was in the power industry for two decades. There are technical issues on top of monetary ones. As for communicating with those without computers and social media access, a distribution of fridge magnets with phone numbers, radio stations and warming centre names and addresses twice a year would go a long way. I understand only 100 or so people used any of the warming centres at their peak. No, building an arena of 20,000 capacity would not have solved the problem as suggested by one aspiring politician (Khalid Usman) on Facebook: “Do you recall some people made fun during arena debates, emergency situation would never arise where an arena could be used as an emergency shelter. This ice storm proves we definitely could have used an arena. Frank Scarpitti said it right...” Just imagine, with an arena, the couple hundred residents coming in can be kept entertained with the Taste of Arctic festival while they wait out the emergency.

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They will enjoy popsicles and maple syrup made nearby and the arena owners would be compensated by the city for providing the refreshments and shelter. In addition, they can report four or five extra events on their yearly operations report to make it over 39 events for the year.

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Urban planning needed in city Why is our town putting up buildings so close to the road? The building across from the Mercedes dealership on Kennedy Road, south of Hwy. 7, is a good example. My husband and I had a 43,000 square-foot building built in 1986 on Riviera Dr. We were required to have the area between it and the road landscaped with trees, bushes, grass and parking spaces. Also on Hwy. 7, west of Warden Avenue, some condos are practically on the road. There’s really no room for widening Hwy. 7. What has happened to urban planning? I know our politicians will say land is so expensive. Well, in the ’80s, we lived in Jennings Gate, just north of Major Mackenzie Road and east of Woodbine. We only had one acre with nothing on it and it was going for $725,000. Why are the builders putting up these buildings so close to the road?

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Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Wednesday that Thornhill and Niagara Falls will have byelections next month. The Thornhill vote will fill the seat vacated by former Tory MPP Peter Shurman. Mr. Shurman was dropped as finance critic by PC Party leader Tim Hudak in September after Mr. Shurman was embroiled in an expenses controversy and later announced his retirement. The Liberals have nominated Vaughan councillor Sandra Yeung Racco, whose husband, Mario Racco, was the Grit MPP until being defeated by Mr. Shurman in 2007. Ms Yeung Racco has been the Concord/North Thornhill councillor since 2003. She said she is focused on tackling the issues she hears about most often from community members – fixing gridlock, investing in jobs and strengthening pensions. The president of the Thornhill Provincial Liberal riding association and a resident of the riding, Ms Yeung Racco has been eager to turn the riding red since the day her husband was defeated by Mr. Shurman six years ago. Gila Martow, a former local Conservative riding association president, is seeking the PC nomination, as is autism activist Bruce McIntosh. Ms Martow is an optometrist originally from Montreal. She has lived in Thornhill since 1989. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and shares an office with her

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SATURDAY, JAN. 18 PJ Library celebrates Tu B’Shevat Jan. 18, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat, celebrating our connection to the earth and marking the beginning of a new year for trees in Israel emerging from their winter sleep. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst St. Thornhill, children can enjoy free arts and crafts, music and story time. Register at pjlibrary.eventbrite.ca

Complimentary Zumba Open House, Jan. 20 from 7:30 to 8:40 p.m. at Richland Academy, 11570 Yonge St. (west side of Yonge; north of Lexus dealership). Doors open at 7:10 p.m. Can/Dry food donations will support the Richmond Hill Food Bank. Where are all the Jews going? A three-session adult learning series with Rabbi Micah Streiffer will start Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Kol Ami, 36 Atkinson Ave. in Thornhill. Come address crucial issues: affiliation, interfaith marriage and religious engagement. Call 905-709-2620 or visit kolami.ca for details.

TUESDAY, JAN. 21

York Region Parrot Club invites everyone to its Jan. 21 meeting at 7 p.m. at Lake Wilcox Community Centre, 81 Wildwood Ave, in Oak Ridges. Focus is on open forum; for more, visit yorkregionparrotclub.ca or e-mail Linda at merengue@primus.ca

MONDAY, JAN. 20

A two-day workshop for newcomers settling in Ontario — Orientation to Ontario — will be offered at the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services-Markham North, 8400 Woodbine Ave., Ste 102-103 in Markham Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and continuing Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For details, call 289-846-3605 or visit welcomecentre.ca

A Kadampa Buddhist meditation series starts Jan. 20 at the Richmond Hill Central Library, 1 Atkinson St. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Each Monday evening class consists of two guided meditations and a teaching to help participants solve daily problems, let go of negative thoughts and discover happiness within. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. For details, visit the non-profit organization at kadampa.ca or call 416-762-8033.

Enjoy Lunch and Learn at St. Matthew’s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill Jan. 22 at noon — Heads up for a Healthier Brain — with guest speakers from the Alzheimer Society of York Region and Mosiac Home Care Service and Community Resource Centre. Freewill offering. Call the church office to register at 905-884-3606.

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by-elections: tax cuts for small businesses and tax credits for clean-tech companies to create jobs, protecting prime farmland and water, improving Ontario’s education system by merging the public and Catholic school boards, which the party says will save Ontario $1.2 billion a year. Erin Goodwin is the Freedom Party of Ontario’s candidate. Born and raised in Thornhill, Ms Goodwin is concerned the Liberals, NDP and Progressive Conservatives are promising to run massive annual deficits and she stands by the Freedom Party of Ontario’s plan to balance the

budget. The NDP hasn’t named a Thornhill candidate. Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Ms Yeung Racco host a meet and greet event in Thornhill Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at 11 Disera Drive, Unit 270 (facing Walmart at Bathurst and Centre Streets, beside EB Games). The Feb. 13 byelections will likely serve as a precursor to a provincial election expected for May if Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s spring budget is defeated. — With additional reporting from YRMG’s Tim Kelly and TorStar News Service

WANT MORE? Do you want to find out more about who to vote for in next month’s byelection? Do you want to contact any of the candidates or parties? See below. Conservative • Go to www.gilamartow.ca/ for more info. on Gila Martow • Tweet @brucemcintosh to reach Bruce McIntosh or @ GilaJoy to reach Ms Martow Liberal • Go to www.voteyeungracco.ca/Home for more on Ms Racco • Tweet @4mycommunity to reach Ms Racco • Tweet @OntLiberal for more on the Ontario Liberal Party NDP • Tweet @Ontario NDP The Green Party • Go to www.gpo.ca/by-elections14 for more on the party and the byelection • Tweet @OntarioGreens

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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

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Local Girl Guides sweet on cookie decision BY SIMONE JOSEPH

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For Thornhill residents Sara Silverman and Michelle Nauenberg, a cookie highlighted an injustice. A Girl Guide cookie, to be exact. The two women wanted their Thornhill Girl Guide unit to have every possible advan-

tage and engage in every activity, but realized they couldn’t, because the Girl Guide cookies did not have a kosher designation. This meant the children couldn’t participate in the large Girl Guide cookie-selling campaign. “That bugged us. That is the main fundraiser,” Mrs. Silverman said.

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Mrs. Silverman and Mrs. Nauenberg started up the Girl Guide chapter in Thornhill three years ago. The group of 31 girls meets Sundays at the Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto synagogue in Thornhill, taking part in regular Girl Guide activities, but following Jewish law, such as only allowing kosher food into the synagogue and avoiding Saturday activities. They were not able to bring Girl Guide cookies to their meetings since non-kosher food was not allowed inside. The two friends started the unit so their daughters would have a place where they could participate fully in the program. They wanted to start a unit where no activities would ever occur on Friday nights or Saturdays, so that religious girls would not have a conflict. The group is open to any one of any race, colour, religion or ability. When they learned of the cookie conundrum, the moms wanted to change the situation. So they wrote to Girl Guides of Canada, asking it to investigate the possibility of making the cookies kosher. Girl Guide cookies have been kosher in the United States for 25 years at least, Mrs. Silverman said. “We couldn’t understand why we couldn’t have the same arrangement here,” she said. The cookies are made by Dare, who make many kosher products, she said. Girl Guides of Canada at first said it was not feasible to make the cookie kosher. “That didn’t sit well with us,” she said.

Missing out on the cookie fundraiser was difficult financially on the unit, Mrs. Silverman said. “We tried other fundraisers, but the girls kept asking.” Around two years ago, the group decided they would try to have the cookies certified kosher. At first, Ms Silverman said she was told it was not financially feasible to get the formal supervision required to designate the cookies kosher. They received a letter from Girl Guides of Canada in 2011. “Although the ingredients are kosher, Dare’s facilities are not. The process to get kosher certified is very expensive and then there are ongoing annual fees to maintain the kosher certification. We will not be considering making the products kosher as the costs far outweigh the benefits ... My apologies, but making any of the cookies kosher is not a sound business decision,” the letter said. But Girl Guides of Canada eventually changed its mind. Dare just recently made the entire production plant kosher, so that made it easy for Girl Guides, Mrs. Silverman said. “The girls are very excited,” Mrs. Nauenberg said. “They were jumping for joy when they found out.” The fundraiser raised money for their unit, for their year-end trip.

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The Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Tournament will live on, but not in a week-long format as it has since its inception 40 years ago. To be known as the 41st Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Celebration, some 2,000 house league players age five to 20 representing the Markham Minor Hockey Association, Thornhill Community Hockey League and Unionville Minor Hockey Association will have the opportunity to play like a pro. A new wrinkle for this year’s festivities, the participating players will be introduced during the warmup and each game will begin after playing of the national anthem. Similar to a pro hockey experience, music will blare over the arena speaker system between faceoffs. Goals and assists will be announced over the PA system. Marzia Del Bianco, Unionville Minor Hockey Association president, said with the tournament through the years growing in size, the associations were finding it difficult to run the event in the manner they would like. At the same time, they still want to make the event a celebration of minor hockey. “We would like people to come see a big sports experience and it could also encourage parents to sign their youngsters up in the future. “We want to make this a fun experience.” Festivities begin Feb. 22 with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. at the Markham Civic Centre outdoor ice rink, at 101 Town Centre Blvd. Along with the traditional ceremonial puck drop, a free community family skate will take place. To check out the schedule, log on to: http://markhamhockey.ca, http://tchl.org or http://www.umhahockey.org


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Bayview rink reaches Scotties final BY MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

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For Julie Hastings and her Bayview Curling Club rink, reaching last Sunday’s final in the 2014 Women’s Ontario Scotties Tournament in Sault Ste. Marie was something she won’t soon forget when it comes to her career on the pebbled ice. For the Markham resident along with team members in lead Katrina Collins of Stouffville and second Stacey Smith, it marked the first time in their competitive careers they advanced to the penultimate stage. But if there was one thing Hastings and her rink, which included vice Cheryl McPherson, who was part of Alison Goring’s provincial championship club in 1990, would have wanted to be different was the outcome in the final. Facing Allison Flaxey’s rink from the Listowel Curling Club for the third time in the championship and with a berth on the line to represent Ontario in the upcoming Scottie’s Tournament of Hearts on the line, Hastings’ crew came out on the short end of a 7-5 decision. “To get to the final game was amazing and a great experience,” Hastings said. “We fought hard all week and prepared all season for the final game. “To come away with a loss is very disappointing, but we are proud of how we got there.” Finishing atop the standings with Flaxey

through the round-robin with a 7-2 record, Hastings’ rink was second after losing in their head-to-head meeting. But in a page one versus page two match Saturday in which she played Flaxey for a second time, Hastings’ rink prevailed 8-3, gaining automatic entry into Sunday’s championship final. With the loss, Flaxey faced the winner of the page three versus page four match that pitted Julie Reddick’s Bluewater Curling Club rink and Kendra Lilly’s North Bay Granite Curling Club in a semifinal Sunday morning. Flaxey prevailed in her semifinal match over Reddick which set the stage for the final. “You always want to win the page one versus page two game so that you can get a good rest,” Hastings said. “But the momentum that you get from winning the three versus four game is beneficial.” Reflecting on the final, which saw Hastings’ rink forced to play catchup right from the first end, she noted there was a lot at stake. “I think the difference in the final game is that it was the final game. Everything you work towards all year is riding on this one game and you have to try to get your emotions in check during the game. “We did our best but at the end of the day, we got down in points and had to battle back. We got close but not close enough,” lamented Hastings, who skipped her Markville Secondary School girls’ team to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations title in the same facility some 20 years earlier.

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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 perform 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 General Help

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General Help

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Death Notices

STEWART, Edward James Eldest son of the late Jim and Dorothy Stewart died suddenly, on Christmas Day 2013. He was at his home, and after four days without heat or power was looking forward to Christmas dinner with his daughter Kelly, her husband Jason and his three grandchildren, Tralee, Teagan and Joey. The stress and cold were too much for him and it appears that he died of a heart attack. He will be remembered and missed by all of us, including; his brother John and his wife Rhonda and three nephews JJ, Andrew and Christopher h i s b r o t h e r Te r r y, a n d h i s n i e c e Tr a c e y, h e r h u s b a n d M i k e t h e i r children Jake, Sydney and AJ along with cousins and nieces and nephews. Jim was 67 years old; we are all sorry with his passing, he was a good friend and interesting character. Friends may join us at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill for visitation at 1 p.m. on January 22nd, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. For those who wish, donations can be made in Jim's name to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. www.marshallfuneralhome.com

DOWELL, Sylvia Rosetta (nee Vokes) Peacefully at Mackenzie Health Hospital on January 12th, 2014, in her 89th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Wentworth, proud mother of Peter (Donna), Timothy, the late Wendy (Scott), and Michael. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Shannon, Dylan (Stephanie), Kayla and Brydon; great-grandmother to Michael, Andrew and Jordan. Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of Sylvia's life on S a t u r d a y J a n u a r y 1 8 th, 2 0 1 4 , a t Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, Ont., for a gathering at 12:30 p.m., ceremony at 1:30 p.m., and refreshments following. In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Living York South would be greatly appreciated.

PELLETIER, Mary Elizabeth (nee Green) Peacefully on January 4, 2014 at Mackenzie Health Long Term Care, in her 87th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Donald (2006) and loving mother of Susan. Survived by her brothers Jim, Ken and Carl, and predeceased by Art and Bob. Friends may visit at MARSHALL F U N E R A L H O M E 1 0 3 6 6 Yo n g e Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Saturday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Cremation. Donations may be made to Thornhill Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.

Death Notices

Death Notices

Death Notices

BOWER, Richard William Bill died Jan. 11 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 Sat., Jan. 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 Townhouses for Rent

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS In the Estate of Christina Charlotte Rickaby Date of Death December 28, 2013 We, the undersigned, propose to distribute the assets of the Estate of Christina Charlotte Rickaby, late of the Town of Richmond Hill, in the Regional Municipality of York, Retired Office Worker, and will be responsible only for claims of which we have notice and which are received by us on or before the 16th day of February, 2014. DATED at Richmond Hill this 16 th day of January, 2014. Burton Edward Rogers, Estate Trustee, by his solicitor, Robert H. Blackburn, Q.C., 10800 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 3E4 Domestic Help Available

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