The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board has reached a tentative agreement with the York Regional Police Association to renew the currently expired Uniform and Civilian Working Agreements.The York Regional Police Association represents approximately 2,200 unionized sworn and civilian members. The collective agreements between the parties expired on December 31, 2015 and this tentative agreement comes after a series of negotiation meetings over the last several months. The agreement will be presented by the York Regional Police Association to its membership for a ratification vote. The conciliation meeting scheduled for August has been cancelled and the ratification process...Read More
Month: July 2016
Summertime is the best time to pack a lunch, hop in the car and enjoy the day. With day-trippers in mind, we rounded up a list of some stellar summer activities both near and far. Ontario Science Centre: This summer, the centre has an exciting, limited-time exhibit they’re showing off — The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Kids and kids-at-heart can learn the science behind zombie ants, take a walk through a replica of a giant prehistoric snake and discover how circus performers swallow swords safely. Anyone who has a strong stomach for science can...Read More
Looking for something to do this summer? Well Unionville BIA has you covered. The organization has come up with some great activities and entertainment planned for the community and visitors from outside of Markham and Unionville. Here are just some things people will be able to enjoy: – Live music every Friday to Sunday all along Main Street – Complimentary Horse & Carriage Rides every other Sunday – Thursday Nights at the Bandstand: free concert series every Thursday featuring amazing cover bands/artists – Concert Sundays: local bands perform every Sunday from the York Region and...Read More
School’s back in session in less than a month, but kids in Markham can get a final hurrah for the season with the return of the Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival. This year’s edition of the popular, hands-on festival takes place Saturday Aug. 27 at the Markham Civic Centre, bringing with it a promise of games, rides, demonstrations and food for kids, as well as for those pretending to be them. With 30,000 coming out for last year’s festival—moved from its traditional Milliken locale to the larger Civic Centre grounds—the event’s chairperson expects this year will boast record-breaking...Read More
Some MPs get more media than others. Markham—Stouffville MP Jane Philpott is one of them. Tasked with heading up the refugee file with fellow Markham MP John McCallum, sharing some work on marijuana legalization with former Toronto police chief Bill Blair, to being the lead minister on doctor-assisted suicide and safe-injection sites, the rookie MP and health minister is a force to be reckoned with. In an interview with the Markham Review, she notes the importance of her ministerial work and the demanding schedule tending to national and international issues, but expressed a determination to keep time aside for...Read More
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