Author: Andrew Lawton

Cathedral hosting mass once again

After years in the making, Markham’s Cathedral of the Transfiguration is holding regular services. More than 30 years after construction kicked off and a cornerstone was blessed by then-Pope John Paul II, the towering structure, which anchors the Cathedraltown subdivision, is still incomplete. Though, after 10 years of vacancy during which the space was only used for special events, the cathedral has now been playing host to regular church services from a displaced congregation. Thornhill’s Jesus the King Greek Melkite Catholic Church has been holding weekly mass at the cathedral since its own church was damaged by fire in...

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Will 2017 be the year of the electric car?

With the price of gas up more than four cents per litre this year due to the provincial government’s cap and trade program, drivers are facing sticker shock at the gas pumps. For some, this has meant a renewed interest in low- and no-emission vehicles—including electric cars. Though electricity-powered vehicles have been around since the late 19th century, it’s only been in the last seven years that affordable consumer models have been readily available—from the Nissan Leaf to the Ford Focus Electric to the Honda Fit EV. Despite the expansion of the niche market, retailers note that people are...

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