Author: Dave Gordon

Minimum wage change may see minimum good

Though the rationale to increase the minimum wage in Ontario was to ease financial struggle for low-income earners, the by-product of the new legislation may see businesses cut corners, or downsize, to maintain profits. The Ontario Liberals have been criticized for pushing through a swift, and unmanageable high increase, jumping from $11.60 to $14 an hour on Jan. 1 and, again, to $15 an hour Jan. 1, 2019. Highly competitive industries especially, such as food and hospitality, may not be able to pass along price increases to consumers. Instead, according to the Bank of Canada, the wage spike could...

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Kiefer Sutherland to perform at Discovery Gala

He played counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer in the heart-racing show 24, and currently plays the US president in the heart-pounding drama Designated Survivor. But like an unexpected plot twist, Kiefer Sutherland has been crooning about heartbreak and heartache as a real-life country-western singer, and he’ll be bringing his performance to Markham, Nov. 4 at Flato Markham Theatre. It’s the latest stop off the heels of his North America and Europe-wide Not Enough Whiskey tour, supporting his debut album, Down In a Hole. Sutherland, who has been playing piano and guitar since his youth, co-wrote all of the songs. Though...

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Enjoy a staycation of beer and beaches

There’s a hoppin’ beer tour not far away, showcasing a string of off the beaten path distilleries, as well as the beauty of local towns. The Beer Around The Bay is an ongoing tourism partnership involving five breweries, together with nearby Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Creemore and Simcoe County. The initiative also showed tourists that the area – equal to a drive to downtown Toronto – is brimming with history, recreational activities, culture and more. A stroll through Collingwood, for example, reveals the Tremont Café Studio Galleries where up and coming artists show off their wares, the Simcoe Street Threatre...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018