Month: March 2017

Liberals tout lower hydro rates

After some negative press about sky-high hydro rates, the provincial government responded with a plan to amortize the infrastructure for an extended period of time to negate the need for increases now and in fact lower rates. What that will amount to is a 25 percent decrease according to MPP Helena Jaczek. In a statement, she stated that “beginning this summer, every household in Oak Ridges – Markham and across the province will see this reduction; and hydro bills won’t increase beyond the rate of inflation for at least four years. The necessary changes to our electrical system came...

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Community meets for fun skating party

The Tiny Seedlings team was thrilled to celebrate the 3rd Annual Shamrock Skate event on March 17 at the Stouffville Arena. The team, along with their pals from YRP and WS Fire Service and members of the Stouffville Spirit made the day one to remember. The event was one of the many free community events put on by the Tiny Seedlings team....

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Latcham fundraiser brings community together

A multicultural event is coming to the Latcham Gallery and everyone is invited. Please come and join us at our ‘Community-TEA’ where you will sample Tamil, Chinese, Indian and British teas along with a variety of tasty sandwiches and decadent sweets,” says event volunteer Margaret Grandison. Some local celebrities will be on hand to serve tea. Door prizes will be awarded. Mark your calendars for April 30 and plan to enjoy an afternoon of great entertainment. Enjoy the acoustic sounds of instrumental guitarist, Brian O’Sullivan, and a fashion show by Chic Thrills and more. The volunteer committee coordinated event...

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Ethnic group raises $200,000 at annual event

The 15th anniversary of the Canadians of Pakistani Origin in Ontario event was a huge success. Many dignitaries were present including Premier Kathleen Wynne, Markham Mayor Scarpitti and Police Chief Eric Jolliffe. The evening concluded with event organizer Khalid Usman, VIP special guests and event sponsors presenting Markham Stouffville Hospital with a cheque for $185,000 and another cheque to the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nations Learning Centre for...

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The fidgets

With comedy legends like Red Green and members of Whose Line Is It Anyway lending a hand, international improv comedy stars, THE fidgets have a show like no other. “Being from a small city like Sarnia, Ontario, you wouldn’t expect that our network would include the likes of Red Green, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles or Brad Sherwood,” stated leader John D Hollingsworth. “We’re grateful that these talented comics and more have generously invested in us.” Now on their ninth tour, THE fidgets, John D Hollingsworth, Chris Reid and Dave Lane, are both well-travelled and well-received, partly due to the...

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