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York Region students learn on big screen taire catholique Le-Petit Prince in Maple wants four tables to pilot in her school’s kindergarten classes next year. “I love the collaborative work the table allows,” she said. “You can put students in a situation and they can work together to find a solution.” The table can have up to six users at a time, working individually or together.

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A new technology may hit your child’s classroom this fall. Educators from York Region’s public, Catholic and French school boards were the first in Canada to test drive the new AcitvTable by Promethean in Aurora this week. The new technology features a 46-inch touch screen promoting interactive learning designed to drive student engagement, participation and creativity.

Doodled There are only 12 demonstration units in North America and the table is expected to hit the market this summer. Sara Miller, 8, and her brother, Will, 10 sat across from each other at the table. They doodled, built part of a building and fed monsters during an exercise that opens a conversation about choosing healthy food. “This would be way cooler than using a pencil and paper in class,” Sara said as she enlarged eggs with the slide of two fingers. “It’s more like what I do outside of school,” Will added as he drew a

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Sara Miller, 8, and brother Will, 10, learn how to use the interactive Promethean table as company representative Renée Houle supervises during a demonstration at the company’s Aurora office. The children are students at Adjala Central Public School in Simcoe and were on hand with educators from York Region to check out the latest educational tool. picture with his index finger. Technology such as this would make students more excited to be

in class, he said. While he said he pays attention in class, he suspects those who don’t would be more

interested in what they were learning if sitting at this table. Nicole Mollat, principal at École élémen-

Track The technology can track each student’s work through the use of heat signatures. Students create a user profile and either a photograph of themselves or an avatar. They are then asked to participate in a heat signature activity so the computer can follow their movements. Teachers can get a printout of what students have been doing and see which students may need more works on the Windows 7 platform and will support any touchscreen software created by Microsoft. It also supports USB connections, can be projected onto a wall and used in conjunction with current technologies, such as digital white boards and learning response systems.


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Vaughan to impose new caps on towing fees by Adam Martin-Robbins

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The city’s new caps on towing rates will cripple local business owners, according to one tow truck industry insider. But the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) says the move is necessary to protect consumers. “It will hurt everybody’s business,” said Rob Mileto, owner of Streetpro Roadside Assistance, who ran unsuccessfully for council in the 2010 municipal election. “We’re spending over $15,000 to $20,000 a year on insurance per tow truck, how do you justify that? It’s going to put a lot of people out of business.” Councillors recommended going ahead with new rate caps at a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, but the recommendation still requires council approval.

Should that happen, as it likely will, tow truck operators would only be allowed to charge a maximum of $125 for a non-collision tow and that includes the use of dollies and other equipment used to assist in towing. The maximum storage fees would be set at $55 per day for outside storage and $60 per day for indoor storage, over a 24-hour period. The city is also moving to limit the amount that can be charged for waiting at the Collision Reporting Centre to $67 per hour, after the first hour. But the city also proposes to boost the rate for travel time outside city limits to $3.58 per kilometre, up from $2 per kilometre. The new rate caps would be added to the existing bylaw, which

correction Pizza Bagel premiere July 1 The premiere of short film Pizza Bagel takes place July 1 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Yesterday’s article about The Italian Contemporary Film Festival gave the incorrect date. The Citizen regrets the error.

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currently imposes a maximum charge of $250 to tow a vehicle from a collision The city’s decision to explore new rate caps came after complaints from several drivers that they were being slapped with exorbitant towing bills, sometimes thousands of dollars. Elliott Silverstein, CAA’s government relations manager for South Central Ontario, says it’s the right move to protect motorists. “Consumers do rely on towing services when their cars breakdown,” he said at Tuesday’s meeting. “.... Their focus is getting out of danger safely and being in vulnerable state these consumers must be protected, this document helps enable that to happen.” In fact, the CAA proposed lower storage rates and does not entirely

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support the per kilometre rate city staff have recommended, Mr. Silverstein said. However, he applauded the city for also introducing a new towing authorization form, which includes information about customers’ rights before being towed as well as indicating the distance to the tow truck company’s pound, if it is outside the city limits, so customers are aware of additional charges that will be imposed. “The towing authorization form is a significant advancement, providing a paper trial for consumers,” he said. “It can detail the location the vehicle was towed to, it can provide clarity on the number of kilometres travelled and help eliminate an additional costs that may be borne by the consumer, unnecessarily,”

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But Mr. Mileto alleges these are just the latest in a series of ongoing moves by the municipality designed to drive local tow truck operators out of business. “The City of Vaughan every year comes up with new rules, so we spend more money,” he said. “It’s going to hurt a lot of people.” Mr. Mileto said if council approves the rate caps the towing industry will mobilize to protest the decision. “There’s going to be a disaster in the city of Vaughan,” he said. “You’re looking at a couple of thousand trucks. We’re going to camp out at city hall. We’ll go and sit there and sleep there. We’re even willing to get arrested.” The next council meeting is scheduled for June 26.

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Bill 13, the Liberals’ anti-bullying legislation, passed third and final reading today with a vote of 65-36. Thanks to the NDP’s support, the Accepting Schools Act is the first bill to become law for the minority government this session. The Progressive Conservatives voted against the controversial new law that enshrines students’ right to form gay-straight clubs in all publicly funded schools.

Opponents, who included the newly formed Anti-Bullying Coalitions of Ontario and religious and family-focused groups, instead wanted the Tories’ anti-bullying Bill 14, a bill two years in the making, to form the basis of the new law. Parents as First Educators, formerly Ontario Catholic Parent Advocates and Ontario Catholic Parent Association, collected more than 10,000 names on a petition to try to persuade the Assembly to vote against the bill. Cardinal Thomas Collins, archbishop of Toronto and president of

the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, also spoke out against the bill but released a statement this morning that Catholic partners will recognize that the act is now law and “will seek, as we have always done, in a way that is in accord with our faith, to foster safe and welcoming school communities”. Karen Sebben, a member of the Ontario anti-bully coalition and founder of York Region’s anti-bully group, expressed disappointment after this morning’s vote at Queen’s Park. It was a display of Liberal arro-

gance, she said, by a minority government focused on maintaining political power and gain. “I predict a fall-out from this piece of legislation. It has a very poor definition of bullying, it lacks accountability and there is a continued lack of oversight,” she said. “Bill 13 is an exclusive approach to an issue that should be inclusive. The legitimacy of our government should be called into question ... It turned into nothing more than provincial government bullying and I am disgusted.” Sam Hammond, president of

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, lent his support to the new law, saying it strengthens anti-bully policies and strategies. “For example, the legislation requires more diligence on the part of principals to investigate and report back on such incidents.” But he warned that funding would be needed to ensure the new law’s requirement of professional development for classroom teachers and school staff to learn about bullying prevention.

York Region teams stay in OJHL North Division By Michael Hayakawa

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The Ontario Junior Hockey League has made revisions to its divisional alignment for the 23 teams preparing to ice entries for the upcoming season, the Jr. A league announced yesterday. Part of those revisions will be in the divisions as the Buckland Cup champion Stouffville Spirit will

be part a five-team North Division with the three other returnees from York Region, the Markham Waxers, Newmarket Hurricanes and Aurora Hurricanes. New to the North division will be the Lindsay Muskies, who last season played in the East Division. The Orangeville Flyers, who were a part of the North last season, move to a six-team Western

Division. OJHL governors used Yonge Street as a general guideline for dividing the conferences. The new layout will see the North and East Divisions form one conference and the South and West Divisions the other. With an odd number of clubs slated to begin the 2012-13 season, each team will play a 55-game

schedule with each team playing 27 home and 27 road games plus one Governors’ Showcase match up against a conference opponent. The schedule, the league added, will be unbalanced and based solely on conference alignment with no weight given to divisional opponents. Also restructured for 2012-13 is the league playoff format, which

will now see the top eight clubs in each Conference continue on to postseason play. The No. 1 and 2 seeds in each conference will be given to the first place finisher in each division. The best-of-five preliminary round and first-round byes from past seasons have been eliminated and all series will be a best-of-seven format.

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2nd New Beginnings Christian School Golf Tournament ... June 23 ... Orchard Beach Golf and Coutry Club ... $100 per player ... 9 holes ... Starts 2 p.m. ... E-mail Bonnie Baber at bbaber@nbcs.on.ca or call 905-953-1081. Sgt. Pepper’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament ... June 24 ... St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club ... $130 per golfer ... Starts 1:30 p.m. ... Phone Julie Edghill at 905-750-0002.

3rd annual Warriors Football Booster Club Classic Tournament ... Saturday 9 ... Shawneeki Golf Club ... $150 per golfer... Starts 1 p.m. ... Proceeds support Huron Heights Secondary School’s football program ... E-mail Debbie Needler at debbie.needler@ sympatico.ca or Annie Corsetti at anniemarie_123@hotmail.com

Adrian Facca Leadership Fund Golf Tournament ... June 28 ... Silver Lakes Golf Club ... Starts 1 p.m. ... $200 per golfer ... Proceeds to Dalhousie University hockey, volleyball and scholastic programs ... Call Lorraine Facca at 905-713-0291 or e-mail lorrainefacca@rogers.com. Alternate contact is Al Gillan at alangillan@hotmail.com

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Vaughan councillors want to put a stop to election sign “anarchy” in the city. “This is a real pet peeve of mine,” Concord/Thornhill North Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco said. “I really think that it’s a disgrace in our city with the way signs are being put up, especially at intersections and corners. ... People just keep piling up signs. (The bylaw is) quite specific that it’s supposed to be one sign (per candidate) on each corner and yet you can find probably about five in each corner of the same candidate.” Ms Yeung Racco was reacting to a city staff report, presented at Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting, showing a total of 12,021 illegally erected signs were pulled down during the 2010 municipal election. City staff removed 6,016 signs erected in violation of

Vaughan’s sign bylaw, which prohibits placement of signs on municipal road allowances and on city property. York Region staff, meanwhile, hauled away an additional 6,005 signs that contravened regulations governing the placement of signs at regional road intersections where signs are permitted with tight controls, according to the report. And it wasn’t just municipal election candidates who flouted the law. City staff removed 1,676 signs in last fall during the provincial election, 1,245 in the spring federal election, 204 during the York Catholic District School Board byelection last January and 350 during the federal by-election in November 2010. Several councillors took issue with the report for not recommending changes to the bylaw and how it is enforced. Regional Councillor Gino

Rosati said the removal of signs was haphazard and that staff frequently removed signs only to see them pop back up, in the same spot, very quickly. “We should try to achieve a level-playing field in the administration of the removal of signs or any other violation,” he said. “I know in the past it has been hit and miss, sometimes they get removed, sometimes they don’t. Staff have a hard time coping with the signs they’re removing going back up again. .... Last election was a total disaster.” Mr. Rosati suggested the city and region work together to “harmonize” their respective bylaws. Regional Councillor Deb Schulte also took issue with the report. “There are numerous things that need to be addressed,” she said. “I actually had caught staff removing everything off the corners, See FORUM, page 19.

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2 local rugby players to represent Canada One York Region resident and another who plays with a York Region-based club, were among two players named to the 26-man roster that will represent Canada at the IRB’s Junior World Rugby Trophy 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 18-30. Eric Selvaggi, 19, of Woodbridge

and a member of the Aurora Barbarians and Jon West, a 19-yearold Scarborough resident who plays with the Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Football Club, were chosen to Canada’s under-20 squad, Rugby Canada announced Tuesday. Selvaggi plays hooker and West,

fullback. This year marks the third time Canada has participated in the tournament, and the prize up for grabs for the first- and secondplace teams is promotion to the elite Junior World Cup next year. —Michael Hayakawa

Julian Manno, 11, chosen to play for an Eastern Canadian soccer team that will face a Western Canadian entry at BMO Field July 14.

Maple youth to hit the pitch at BMO field By Michael Hayakawa

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Julian Manno has joined some select company. The 11-year-old Maple resident was one of 12 youths between 10 and 12 who were chosen to play for an Eastern Canadian soccer team that will face a Western Canadian entry at BMO Field in Toronto July 14. The winner of that match will represent Canada at the upcoming 13th Danone Nations Cup in Warsaw, Poland Sept. 7-9. The Canadian entry will be among 40 countries to field teams at the Danone Nations Cup. Manno was among some 5,000 youths who were identified starting last fall through a series of provincial selection camps. The Danone Nations Cup coaching staff’s goal was to identify 24 upand-coming talented players and divide them into two teams; the East that was comprised of players from Quebec and Ontario, and the West, comprised of players from Alberta and British Columbia. Currently playing with the Vaughan Soccer Club’s Vaughan Battlecats, Manno is excited in making his debut with the Eastern Canadian team which also includes fellow Maple resident Stefen Yeates. “It’s like a dream come true to represent my country. This means a lot to me because going to play at BMO Field for the second time with a chance for me to be able to go to Poland to play what will be my first time playing for a national team,” Manno, a left back, said of his selection to the Eastern Canadian entry. With the first auditions taking place last October in which close to 500 candidates were on hand, the camp was then whittled down to 40 players from the Toronto and

Ottawa areas. This past April, another tryout was held and between four and five players were chosen. Among those was Manno, who enjoyed the camp and was confident he would be one of those selected to earn a spot on the 12-man Eastern Canadian team roster. “The trials kept me moving on my toes and ready for anything to happen and they were really fun,” he said. “I gave it my all and followed all the rules and steps the coaches gave me.” A Grade 6 student at St. James Catholic Elementary School, Manno did not know his fate until one day when he was in class and his parents contacted him during lunch hour. “I was really surprised and felt happy as I wasn’t expecting my parents to call me if I had made the team,” he said. Playing competitive soccer for the last four years, Manno was quick to credit his father Frank, who introduced him to the sport through his participation in the game at a competitive level, along with his soccer idol Francesco Totti. “This all started one day when my dad was watching a soccer game on television and asked me if I wanted to play house league in the summer of 2007,” Manno recalled. “Obviously my answer was ‘yes’. I’ve always had a passion for the sport and finally got to play in 2007.” Acknowledging that making the Eastern Canadian team is definitely the highlight thus far in his aspiring career on the pitch, Manno hopes his determined performance will lead onto bigger things. For the time being, that would be to help his team win and represent Canada overseas at the Danone Nations Cup.


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whether they were illegal or not illegal just because it was too hard to decide who had followed (the rules). ... And, again, the peppering of signs between spots, it was really anarchy out there. I think it would be inappropriate to say it’s OK, just leave it as it is. Residents were really ticked off at the litter all over the place and I think this needs to be managed better.” Ms Schulte also took issue with the report’s implication that enforcing the bylaw came at a minimal cost. “This is a huge cost to our staff during this period of time,” she said. “You pretty well have a couple of crews driving around full time for that whole period trying to deal with this.” Ms Schulte recommended holding a forum with past candidates, residents as well as city staff and regional staff to try to find ways of addressing the myriad issues. Ms Yeung Racco also pointed to a number of problems with the city’s current sign bylaw and a lack of enforcement. She said the bylaw should be amended to limit the size of election signs. “If we’re supposed to playing a fair game, not everybody can produce humongous signs. I think we should not have that allowance for people. We should have everybody to be able to have signs they can afford, which is the standard size signs,” she said. Ms Yeung Racco also noted there are spots around the city where you still see signs that were erected during the municipal election more than two years ago, despite the fact the bylaw requires that they be taken down 48-hours after an election. “What’s the point of having that bylaw, if we’re not penalizing the people that actually have (signs) up after the 48 hours?” Ms Yeung Racco said. She noted Richmond Hill appeared to have a better handle on these issues and suggested Vaughan city staff look to the neighbouring municipality’s bylaw for guidance. “Somehow their intersections looked wonderful and ours looked like World War III just came through our city,” Ms Yeung Racco said. “It’s disgusting and it’s a disgrace.” The committee of the whole passed a resolution asking city staff to organize a forum to discuss election sign issues and prepare a report outlining ways to address those issues.

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Lyme Disease FIGHT THE BITE! What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an illness caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria that is spread through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick (deer tick). Lyme disease does not spread from human to human.

What are the symptoms?

Locations with established blacklegged tick populations infected with the Lyme disease agent, include: Long Point Provincial Park, Turkey Point Provincial Park, Rondeau Provincial Park, Point Pelee National Park, Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area, Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area and in the St. Lawrence Islands National Park area. While the risk is low, it is possible to be infected with Lyme disease from the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, almost anywhere in Ontario.

A circular rash referred to as a “bull’s-eye” rash could be one of the earliest symptoms of an infection. If you develop a “bull’s-eye” rash, fever, chills or extreme fatigue or feel like you have the flu, see your health care provider. Be sure to tell them if you have been camping, fishing or have been active outdoors. If left untreated, it could lead to more serious symptoms affecting the central nervous system, brain or even the heart.

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Treating Lyme disease

� Wear long pants and long sleeved tops that are light coloured to help spot ticks

Lyme disease can be treated with several antibiotics. Getting treatment in the early stages of the disease is critical for full recovery. Lyme disease can develop into chronic illness that can be difficult to treat if it is not recognized in the early stages.

� Wear closed footwear and tuck your pants into your socks

What are ticks?

� Pay special attention to the groin, scalp, underarm areas and back

Ticks are small bugs, the size of a sesame seed, which feed off the blood of animals and humans. They can be found on tall grasses and bushes and can attach themselves to people or animals. Ticks do not fly and move quite slowly. Most tick bites are painless. Ticks feed slowly and will attach themselves for 24 to 72 hours. They are most likely to spread infection after being attached for 24 hours or more. Not all ticks are infected with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, therefore, not all tick bites will spread Lyme disease.

Where infected ticks are found in Ontario In Ontario, blacklegged ticks are more commonly found in areas along the north shores of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

It is important to protect yourself each time you are in an area where infected ticks have been found. When traveling to areas with infected ticks, follow these simple tips to protect yourself:

� Use an insect repellent containing “DEET” and apply according to manufacturer’s directions � Search your body for ticks � Remove attached ticks from your body as quickly as possible

Removing a tick � Remove it by grasping the tick with a set of tweezers as close to the skin and pull it straight out, gently but firmly � Do not squeeze the tick as this may cause the infection to be introduced into your body � Do not put anything on the tick or try to burn it off � Disinfect the infected area with rubbing alcohol � Place the tick in a moistened paper towel and place in a screw top container such as a plastic pill bottle � Store the container in a refrigerator or freezer until the tick can be submitted to your local health unit for testing � Call York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653

For more information about Lyme disease or submitting a tick for identification, call York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653, TTY 1-866-252-9933 or visit www.york.ca

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The Regional Municipality of York

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making music for philippine independence

MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STUDY WEST VAUGHAN SEWAGE SERVICING City of Vaughan The Regional Municipality of York (York Region) completed the Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update in November 2009. At that time, the need for additional sewer servicing capacity for the West Vaughan area (the Project) to meet the future anticipated growth demands until the year 2051 was identified. York Region has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study (Class EA) under Schedule C of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in July 2011). The Class EA study will identify and evaluate feasible servicing alternatives for the West Vaughan service area, illustrated on the map below, including a sewage servicing plan. A Notice of Study Commencement inviting initial public input was published in March 2011 and the first Public Consultation Centre (PCC) was held on April 27, 2011. York Region will host a second PCC to provide a project status update and present results from the evaluation of the short-listed servicing solutions carried forward from the first PCC. The short-listed sewer routes are shown on the map below. A recommended servicing solution(s) with a recommended sewer route(s) will be presented at the meeting.

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Members of the Philippine Heritage Band entertain the crowd during the Filipino Independence Day celebrations Sunday at city hall.

NOBO Consultation with, and input from the public and government review agencies is a vital component of this Class EA process. Members of the public and review agencies are invited to provide comment for consideration into the overall planning and preliminary design of the Project. Comments received at the PCC will be considered in the decision-making process for selecting a preferred servicing solution(s) and in developing evaluation criteria for selecting a preferred design concept. At least one additional PCC is planned over the course of the Class EA before a preferred design concept for the preferred solution is selected. All those with an interest in the Project are encouraged to attend. The Public Consultation Centre (PCC) will be held on: Wednesday June 20, 2012 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Presentation: 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Le Jardin Conference & Event Centre Victorian Salon 8440 Highway 27, Woodbridge If you require assistance to fully participate in this meeting, please contact York Region at 905-830-4444 ext. 5124 to advise of any specific requirements. Written comments are also invited for further consideration and for incorporation into the Project record. Please forward your questions and comments to the project manager listed below: Shu He, P.Eng.,PMP Senior Project Manager The Regional Municipality of York Environmental Services Capital Planning and Delivery 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 Phone: 905-830-4444 ext. 5124 Fax: 905-830-6927 Email: shu.he@york.ca Project website : westvaughanea.ca Thank you for your participation in this study. Comments and information regarding the Project are being collected in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. Other than personal information, all information received may be included in the Project documentation which will become part of the public record.

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A pop icon such as Madonna has the world as her oyster. There’s no denying that the singer turned actress has had a few moments in the sun as an actress in the cinema world, but when it comes to her direction and writing, the sun simply refuses to shine – and with good reason. In W.E., Madonna attempts to

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Basement apartment task force gets OK from city The city is striking a task force to provide input on the legalization of basement apartments in Vaughan. The committee of the whole gave staff the green light Tuesday to move ahead with previously approved plans for a task force comprised of housing experts, social service providers, citizens and rate-

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York residents protest federal prosperity act By Teresa Latchford

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The more than 20 residents who gathered with signs in front of Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown’s office felt their message got through as drivers honked and pedestrians gave a thumbs up. The issue? The omnibus bill, known as Bill C-38 or Growth, Jobs and Long-term Prosperity Act, includes finances, but also changes to more than 70 current laws, all in one document. There’s too much crammed into one 421-page bill for everything to be discussed, debated and consulted on properly, protesters said. The crowd joined groups across the country in a movement organized by leadnow.ca, known as the stand against the blackmark budget. In all, there were 74 gatherings outside Conservative MP offices, with as many as 200 protesters at each. “Considering we only gave two days notice for the rally, I think we did well,” Newmarket-Aurora event organizer Andrew Porter said. “These were just everyday people speaking from the heart.” Protesters shared their personal concerns about the bill through a megaphone. They spoke about the elimination of environmental laws, which could permit industry to destroy lakes, further harm the environment and be a step backward for those who have fought to get the environmental laws we have today, Mr. Porter added. “My personal agenda is to get the funding for Katimavik back. The changes in the bill prevent charities from speaking up against government policies for fear of losing their charitable status,” he said. More than one person expressed concerns regarding the changes to unemployment insurance and the Canadian Pension Plan the will force seasonal workers to seek lower paying jobs and seniors to work past retirement. Fellow participant Andrew Slonetsky felt the action would have attracted more people with a little more notice but all in all felt it was a worth while event. “The largest issue is the lack of debate and using the Omnibus bill as a tactic to push forward the agenda,” he added. “It would take months and months to debate all of these changes properly.” His fear is the democratic system is being weakened by moves like this which will further disengage the people from the democratic process and policies being made by their politicians. Mr. Slonetsky finds it ironic that Prime Minister Stephen Harper went after the Liberal government in the 1990s for trying to pull the same stunt and now is doing it himself. While Ms Brown didn’t make an appearance to open the lines of communication during the peaceful rally, Mr. Porter admits he failed to invite her to the event that was scheduled on rather short notice. “That was my one regret,” he said. “But she has agreed to have an open dialogue with us now.” For more information or to see a video of the event, visit YouTube and search stand against the blackmark budget in Newmarket.

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sad to leave street festival NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE NO. 2 MASTER PLANS FOR URBAN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN VAUGHAN The City of Vaughan is conducting studies to direct the ongoing development of the City’s urban water infrastructure systems that support our communities. These systems include water distribution, wastewater collection and storm water management. These studies are following the Municipal Servicing Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment (MPCEA) process and will support the City’s new Official Plan which was adopted by Council in September 2010. The studies will consider the vision for Vaughan to the year 2031 with sustainability as a key underlying theme. MASTER PLAN CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PROCESS The City has awarded contracts for the following Master Plan studies to be undertaken concurrently: • City-Wide Storm Drainage / Storm Water Management Master Plan (Cole Engineering Group Limited); and, • City-Wide Water / Wastewater Master Plan (The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd. and Fabian Papa & Partners Inc.). The MPCEA process includes public and review agency consultation, an assessment of the problem and opportunities (Phase 1), evaluation of alternative solutions, assessment of potential effects on the environment, and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate the adverse effects. The preferred solution(s) will be determined based on engineering requirements, environmental considerations, public input and information gathered during the studies (Phase 2). Subsequent Municipal Class Environmental Assessment work will be required at a later time for the ultimate implementation of the preferred solutions. PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE DETAILS A second joint public information centre (PIC) has been scheduled to present the selection of the preferred solutions for water servicing, wastewater servicing, and storm water management. The PIC will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review and comment on the study information. The PIC has been scheduled for: Date: Time: Location: Address:

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Cosmopolis: Cronenberg’s lost it By David Budo

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Ontario may have shown strong leadership in passing anti-bullying legislation Bill 13 this week, but Bill Belsey, founder of one of the world’s top anti-bully organizations, says that’s not enough. “The government of Ontario could come along and write a cheque to York Region for a million dollars, but that by itself won’t change anything. In addressing bullying, small is big. It’s the small stuff that makes a difference.” And by small stuff, he means students not politicians — those on the front lines of the bully battle, the ones who can make little dayto-day changes in behaviour, can think before they speak, can stand up for victims and spread the word that bullying is not the norm. Mr. Belsey, a Calgary middle school teacher and founder of the internationally recognized bullying.org website, was the keynote speaker at yesterday morning’s Our Voice student-led conference in Richmond Hill, bringing together more than 500 students from 197 York public schools. While the rest of the province was distracted by controversy over the passing of Bill 13 and the ensuing debate over Catholic funding and gay-straight alliances in schools, these students were talking about what’s really happening and what they think can be done about it. The students, chosen because they have had direct experience with bullying, spent the day in workshops at the Richmond Hill conference offering suggestions

for the school board’s antibullying strategy. Despite the media headlines focusing on gay victims, these students came from all walks of life, many bullied for a variety of reasons — for learning or physical disabilities, size, hair colour, glasses, braces, social skills and gender identity. Director Ken Thurston, wearing a symbolic pink shirt along with one of the pink bracelets distributed to participants, told the students they are a “major force of change. “As students you have an essential perspective to share. I know that you are full of the big ideas.” Students were encouraged to switch on their digital devices during the conference to tweet their thoughts into cyberspace because, as Mr. Belsey said, “we want movement and momentum and a critical mass of like-minded people and that means we need to share the conversation beyond the walls of this room”. Most bullying — about 85 per cent — occurs when adults are not around, Mr. Belsey said. “That’s why symposiums like this are so important. Students are on the front lines. That’s where the rubber hits the road.” But, he added, it takes guts to stand up to bullying. James Koehler and Shahram Aghar, two participants from Langstaff Secondary School, who spoke to York Region Media during a break, agreed. They were one of several witnesses who watched a student being bullied at the local basketball court over a bus ticket recently. They did not intervene, even though they

wanted to. They’re not sure now why they didn’t speak up — maybe, they said, they were afraid they’d be bullied, too, or thought someone else would step in. Emma Huang, who was bullied through social isolation during Grades 7 and 8, told The Liberal stopping bullying takes courage. Now a student at Langstaff, she said she was alone against a group of bullies in elementary school, but if a few strong classmates had come to her aid, that balance of power could have shifted. Mr. Belsey said all school staff needs to be trained in dealing with the problem. His own four years of teacher training at the well-respected Queens University did not include one class in bully training. “It’s like having nurses and doctors who aren’t trained to help you with the flu.” Making students feel safe and welcome, should be schools’ top priority, he said, and it begins with listening to students — students such as Shabbir Kanchwala, who has seen the issue from both sides. The Richmond Hill teen, who has been both aggressor and victim, took part in yesterday’s event because, he said, adults need to “get a feel for what’s happening, to get into students’ heads. Even the smallest voice makes a difference.” But as the region’s youth were coming together over the issue, adults elsewhere remained deeply divided over the recently passed Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act. ...To continue reading this story in full, visit yorkregion.com.

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Bernie O’Neill brothers who had been featured in our church bulletin as being in need of a home. Everyone seemed excited. I personally was excited because it said they liked sports and I liked sports and was always looking for someone to play catch with or road hockey and the two brothers I had just weren’t that into either. Our house was big and, even with all the kids, it always seemed to be clean and in order with lots of food in the fridge and lots of activity.

For my father, who himself was one of seven children, I think he thought he easily had the means to support more children and it seemed a shame these brothers didn’t have a permanent home. Somebody needed to step up and do something. I don’t know how to put it other than that my parents both felt they had a lot more to give to the world. People who were involved with the adoption visited our home, talked to my parents, took references, asked to see their bank statements and so on. My father didn’t seem to enjoy the grilling, follow-up phone calls, a visit to his office, or questions about his personal life, how much beer he drank, who his friends were, what he read or watched on TV, what he did in his spare time. I think they were almost offended they had offered to adopt without reservation and were being put through a grilling worthy of a CSI episode (or in those days it might have been Starsky and Hutch). But they just smiled and hoped for the best.

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are age 10 or older. As it stands, very few children in this age category are adopted. What astonished me about the report was that there are thousands of children out there who are candidates for adoption in Ontario, meanwhile people travel to China or Eastern Europe to adopt. I am sure people are working in earnest to find homes for these kids and always do what’s best for them. But clearly something is wrong with this picture, whether it is restrictions on adopting a child who is not of your own cultural background — something I’ve never understood or agreed with, we are a multicultural society after all, we can have multicultural families, too. Or it is financial challenges, or red tape or simply lack of awareness. I’m sure we can do better. Anything we can do to give these children a family, stability and a loving home is a step in the right direction.

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Ontario taking steps to make adoptions work


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for — as the website puts it — “the extraordinary experience to have the opportunity to converse with an author of a book you have just read and loved!” Five kilometres away, at Queen Mary Street Public School, celebrated author visits just don’t happen. This school, where the majority of students are from homes where English is a second language, is lucky if it raises $500 in a year, says Chris Ellis, who sits on four Ottawa school councils. Any fundraising proceeds that do come in go to the deficit-ridden milk program or subsidize field trips for families struggling on an average parent income of $29,000, compared with $155,000 at Rockcliffe Park (figures from the Fraser Institute). An Arabic and Somalispeaking multicultural liaison officer comes to Queen Mary twice a week. “Most of the schools that I’m

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