Author: Markham Review

Job numbers: a case for the subway to Markham

At 3.3 per cent, employment growth in York Region has outpaced national (2.1 per cent), provincial (1.8 per cent) and Greater Toronto Area (1.4 per cent) rates, with an estimated total 620,530 jobs in 2017. According to the York Region 2017 Employment and Industry Report, employment growth is primarily in the professional, scientific and technical services, transportation, warehousing and public administration areas.  The report also says, foreign direct investment, mostly from the U.S., is a key driver of local economic employment. “I am often asked, is it realistic that Amazon HQ2 will come to this area,” says Mayor Frank...

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Teacher charged in sexual assault

York Regional Police have charged a 28-year-old Vaughan woman in connection with a sexual assault investigation involving a teenage male student. Police began the investigation on Jan. 26, after receiving information about a teacher-student sexual relationship taking place last year between October and December. The accused has been working as an occasional high school supply teacher with the York Catholic District School Board since 2014. Charged with three counts each of sexual assault and sexual exploitation, the accused will be appearing before Ontario Court of Justice at Newmarket on Mar....

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Seniors at risk for online scams

As recent data breaches make headlines and with tax season fast approaching, seniors are at risk for online scams and fraud. According to a Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) study, 64 per cent of Canadian seniors have been the victim or target of at least one common online scam or hack. The perceived accumulation of pensioner wealth and the increased internet use by seniors, especially to file their taxes, combined with the fact that seniors are less likely to report crimes due to embarrassment, makes them prime targets for online scams. According to experts at Public Safety Canada, the...

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Scaling mountains for surgical care

In April, a group of dedicated supporters, including a number of physicians and senior leaders from Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH), will trek 154 kilometres through the Himalayan Mountains from Kathmandu, Nepal, to the base camp of Mount Everest. The climb will commemorate the 65th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s first ascent to the summit and raise funds for surgical care at the hospital. The group is being led by the great climber’s son, Peter Hillary. This will be the second time MSH physician Dr. Eileen Lougheed and husband Brandon, a senior school principal, will climb a mountain for the...

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Feb. 7 is Winter Walk to School Day

Local students are asked to put their best feet forward on Feb. 7 for Winter Walk to School Day. Since 1996, Green Communities Canada has been a leading organization promoting active school travel. The goal is simple: to make walking, cycling and other forms of active, safe and sustainable transportation the norm for trips to and from school. The benefits of active school travel include healthier students, fewer emissions and less air pollution along with safer school zones and healthier communities. Increased active school travel supports the Ontario Climate Action Plan greenhouse gas reduction target of 80 per cent...

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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

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