Month: February 2017

Evergreen celebrates all things Australian

“A Night Down Under” Gala Provides Funding for Local Palliative Care and Bereavement Support The barbee is smokin’, the wine is chillin’, and plans are all set for Evergreen Hospice’s 23rd annual gala—A Night Down Under. This event will be held Mar. 30 at the Angus Glen Golf Club. This year, the planning committee is working to outdo themselves, yet again, with a (virtual) trip to the sunny land of Australia. Attendees will be treated to a tour of the continent, featuring tastings of wine, beer, and foods. Angus Glen Golf Club will be serving up a gourmet dinner...

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Crime spike not the norm, preventable with cooperation of community

York Regional Police representatives held a community forum last month with a focus on bringing criminals to justice and helping people avoid becoming victims of crime. YRP Superintendent Fred Moffat invited members of the community to attend the Markham Civic Centre session to discuss, among other things, the recent rise in crime, namely break and enters. “We’re discussing the most pressing issues right here,” Moffat said. “Break and enters (are) the number one issue people want to hear about. We’ve had recent crime reported that’s not typical – couple of shootings, a homicide – these are crimes we don’t...

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Yellow Brick House calls on support

One in four women in our community experiences abuse — that’s the frightening statistic coming from Yellow Brick House, a place relied upon by thousands of local women each year for safety from despair and tears. Markham has been the home to the second Yellow Brick House emergency shelter for abused women and children since 2012. In an effort to continue their good work, to raise awareness and much needed funds, Yellow Brick House will be hosting its twelfth annual gala at LeParc on March 3. The gala will feature guest speaker, Perdita Felicien, world champion hurdler, two-time Olympian,...

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Carpooling good for the environment and your wallet

With transportation and transit on the region’s radar, one agency is touting the benefits of carpooling. To celebrate Carpool Week last month, Smart Commute, a Metrolinx project, endeavoured to steer commuters towards carpooling as not only a cost savings tool, but also a social practice. The annual campaign aims to “celebrate those who already carpool” and perhaps encourage others to try it out. From fuel costs to parking fees and road tolls to vehicle wear, the costs of commuting are already high. According to Metrolinx, carpooling doesn’t just help you split the costs of the drive—but gives you some...

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27-year-old man killed in early morning shooting

A homicide investigation is ongoing following a shooting in Markham on Feb. 10 at approximately 1:05 a.m. Investigators with the York Regional Police Homicide Unit are seeking suspects and appealing to witnesses to come forward after a 27-year-old man from Markham was shot. York Regional Police responded to a weapons call at a residence on Hillwood Street in the area of Mccowan Road and Bur Oak Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, Noel Williams, 27, of the City of Markham, was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased....

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