Month: February 2018

Food drive offers support to Markham Food Bank

Vedic Cultural Centre’s kids and youth of Arya Samaj Markham recently held their Annual food drive.  They approached the community to donate as much food as possible since hunger affects many local families who simply cannot afford the food they need. Kids, youth and their families delivered collections of non-perishable foods needed for the Markham Food Bank such as lentils, flour bags, carnation milk, cereals, rice, pasta, baby food, canned fruits, canned vegetables, tea coffee, and cake mixes. While sharing heartfelt stories of bringing hope to many families, they helped distribute and sort various bins of food products during their...

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Silver Hawks come up short

This was going to be the year where things were different. The Middlefield Silver Hawks, having run the table in regular-season play, were looking to finally take the York Regional Athletic Association (YRAA) senior boys triple-A basketball title away from the perennial champion Vaughan Voyageurs. When the final buzzer sounded at Vaughan, the Silver Hawks came up two buckets short, falling 60-56 to the Voyageurs. “It hurts, and you can’t believe it,” said Middlefield coach Nigel Escoffery. “We didn’t see it going this way. We can talk about how great this season was, the tournaments we won this year...

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York Police a top employer for young people

York Regional Police is one of Canada’s top 100 employers of young people in 2018. It’s also the only police service to earn the award, which recognizes employers with the best workplaces and programs for those launching their careers. Canada’s Top 100 Employers project editors evaluated thousands of employers and selected the local police service for several reasons, including a mentor program that partners experienced and junior members to help develop specific skills and knowledge to enhance the recruit’s professional career path. York police were also lauded for a summer student employment program open to students in police foundations,...

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Region to retrofit social housing facilities

York Region will receive $17.4 million from the Ontario Ministry of Housing to upgrade and retrofit eligible social housing buildings over the next five years. Projects include installing solar walls and converting lighting systems to LED. Eligible retrofits covered through the Social Housing Apartment Improvement Program also include replacing heating and cooling systems, upgrading exterior or interior insulation, upgrading windows and exterior doors, re-cladding or upgrading building envelopes and retrofitting that uses low carbon and carbon-free energy technologies/systems. “Investments in our housing facilities allow us to complete valuable upgrades that can make an impactful difference for residents, prolong the...

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New measures to manage roads, other assets

An updated corporate Asset Management Policy promises to help York Region better manage $11 billion worth of assets through new measures that include aligning plans with approaches to mitigate climate change and the development of its Climate Change Action Plan. Over the last five years, the region has continued to grow its asset base and put programs in place to manage its assets. Policy updates also include making decisions based on life-cycle data of an asset to maximize its value, as well as integrating industry standards and best practices while balancing asset cost, performance and risk. “Regional assets, such...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  2. Unionville Theatre Company

    February 19 - February 25
  3. Markham at the Movies

    February 27