Author: Dave Anderson

Budget offers promise to help the middle class

Member of Parliament for Markham-Thornhill Mary Ng collaborated with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, to engage local businesses in a roundtable discussion on Budget 2017 investments in Markham. Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s ambitious plan to make smart investments that will create jobs, grow the economy, and provide more opportunities for the middle class and those working hard to join it in Markham. Ng said budget 2017 is the continuity of 2016 that they are continuing the good work they have done. “The people of Markham and Thornhill will benefit...

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Hundreds of volunteers recognized

Ontario has recognized more than 11,000 volunteers and 218 were from York Region. Taking place at 40 communities across the province from March to June, the 55th Volunteer Awards ceremonies recognize adult volunteers for five to over 65 years of continuous service to an organization and youth volunteers for two or more years of continuous service. The ceremony took place over three days from Tuesday, May 9 to Thursday, May 11 at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall in Markham. Each volunteer received a certificate and customized trillium pin to recognize the vital role they played in their communities. Laura...

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Taste of Asia means three days of great food

  Multicultural fare will be plenty at this year’s TD Taste of Asia Festival, June 23 to 25. The festival will take place on Kennedy Rd. between Steeles Ave. and Clayton Drive with more than 150 booths to cater to your taste buds, Friday 7 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 11 am to midnight and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. There will also be free shows, live entertainment, on-site cooking demonstration, dancing, overseas Chinese Stars, Martial Arts, Bollywood and more. Dr. Ken Ng, chairman of the Federation of Chinese Canadians, noted that this year’s festival would not be...

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Doors Open events offer adventure and learning

Doors Open events return for adventure and learning. Doors Open Stouffville will be celebrating 13 years with 12 tour sites of historical, architectural and cultural importance. Admission is free for visitors at all participating sites, June 3 between 10 am and 4 pm (unless otherwise noted). On the list is: Altona Mennonite Meeting House, located at 5475 Sideline 30. This 1852 brick meeting house has never been renovated. It contains original unpainted pine pews and floor. The cemetery is the burial place of the founder of Stouffville, Abraham Stouffer, and his family. Located just outside the municipal boundaries of...

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Bands make musical history in Guinness World Records

Local artists and music goers rocked out to a record breaking of 437 hours of continuous music at the Earl of Whitchurch Pub on April 4.   What was an attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for longest concert with multiple artists; a show that was supposed to run until April 2 but was held over for two more days.   All proceeds from the event are going to charities such as Sick Kids Hospital, the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research, Markham Stouffville Hospital, North Toronto Cat Rescue, The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjac Fund, Artscan Circle,...

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