Author: Markham Review

Long-standing golf tourney raises $233,000 for community health

More than 160 golfers enjoyed a day on the greens at the 34th Annual Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) Foundation Golf Tournament. Live entertainment, dinner, prizes and auctions made for great day of fundraising. Overall, the event raised $233,000 to ensure extraordinary patient care for generations to come. During the evening, an extremely successful equipment appeal featured a powerful story by MSH neonatologist, Dr. Taslim Dawood and raised more than $70,000 to purchase two incubators and life-saving equipment to take care of the tiniest of patients. Longtime MSH donors, Jim Cochrane and David Milovanovic, split the purchase of the first...

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MSH launches PEP program

Partnering with patients, their families and caregivers are essential to the way Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) delivers high quality and safe care to all of their patients. The patient experience continues to be at the forefront at the hospital. With the launch of the PEP program (Patient Experience Participants), volunteers work with hospital staff and physicians, sharing their ideas, perspectives, and experiences to inform decisions that directly impact care delivery, services and patient experience. The main criteria for a PEP is they must be a former MSH patient or caregiver who has received care at the hospital in the...

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2 men sought in home invasion

Police are seeking suspects following an armed home invasion in Vaughan in which the homeowners report being awakened by two men in their bedroom. The suspects threatened the homeowners, demanded cash and fled with cash and other items, York Regional Police report. Neither of the homeowners was injured in the incident, which took place Saturday, Aug. 11 shortly after 2 a.m. near Major Mackenzie Drive and Hwy. 27. One of the victims reported seeing a handgun. The first suspect is described as black, 20 to 30 years, and six feet, two inches tall with a thin build. He was...

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Tire iron used in jewellery store heist

A tire iron was used to smash a glass showcase in a jewellery store heist at Promenade Mall in Vaughan. On Sunday, Aug. 12 at about 1:10 p.m., three men entered the store, looked at several items and left without purchasing anything, York Regional Police report. The suspects returned a few minutes later with their hoods up, one with a tire iron used to smash the showcase. They took several items and fled the store. No one was injured. The first suspect is described as black; five feet, eight inches tall with a medium build.  He was wearing a...

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‘Guardian angel’ killed in motorcycle crash

A 25-year-old Vaughan man identified in the media as Francesco ‘Franky’ Colacci is dead following a collision between a motorcycle and a KIA SUV. “I will always remember him for his beautiful smile that just warmed your heart,” Audry Murphy wrote on the Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services website. In a Facebook tribute, Allisa Sinclair called Colacci her “handsome guardian angel.” On Friday, August 10, 2018, at approximately 11:40 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a collision involving two vehicles in the intersection of Major Mackenzie Drive and Wellness Way. The motorcycle driver succumbed to his injuries at the...

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