Author: Markham Review

Local residents benefit from 2016 Ontario budget

York University Campus, regional express rail and Yonge Subway highlighted February 25, 2016, the Ontario Government delivered its 2016 Budget – Jobs for Today and Tomorrow, with good news for Markham and York Region residents and businesses. POST SECONDARY EDUCATION As part of the Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework, the government reinforced its commitment for a new post secondary campus in Markham, serving about 4,000 students. The project will be a partnership between York University and Seneca College. The campus is scheduled to open in fall 2020. University and college students from low-income families will also benefit from the...

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Traditional sounds dominate March slate at 19

How Celtic can Celtic be? Look no further than the Outside Track to find out. The band, made up of two Scots, two Irish, and one Cape Bretoner for good measure, is an up-and-coming “trad” unit—making waves across the country. With Mairi Rankin of the Rankin family anchoring the Canadian influence, the group effortlessly blends upbeat East Coast fiddle with the sometimes-joyous, sometimes-reflective echoes of the ancient lands, courtesy of Cork-born Teresa Horgan, native Edinburghian Ailie Robertson, highlander Fiona Black and the only boy in the bunch, Cillian O’Dalaigh from Limerick. Touring in support of the group’s 2015 Light...

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Top Dos and Don’ts of filing your taxes

Spring is coming and the mercury is rising, but it’s not the temperature that’s making people sweat. Tax season is upon us, bringing days of head scratching, nail-biting and forehead banging to rate payers coast to coast. The Markham Review caught up with local chartered professional accountants Tim Reynolds, owner of Reynolds CPA Professional Corp., and Peter Still, to get some tips to make filing a return less taxing. What’s new for personal income taxes this year? To put it plainly, if you’ve got little ones you’re in luck. “Most of the changes are related to children and some...

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007: Evergreen Forever

Mr. Bond, you’re needed on a crucial mission: to be at Evergreen’s fundraiser, Thursday March 31. The event – A Night of Bond, it so happens – will begin with martinis (shaken, not stirred, of course) to be followed by a gourmet meal with wine, dancing, casino games (for fun) and, of course, a secret mission. Enjoy the sounds of the Bond theme songs, as well as some jazz classics, sung by renowned jazz singer June Garber. The event helps Evergreen accomplish its various goals of offering free seminars, social and emotional support for every age group. Feel free to bid on an array of silent auction and live auction items, including hockey tickets, and your personal favorite, fine wine packages. You may also bid on a week getaway to St. Vincent – which includes a hut that looks over the water, at the Young Island Resort (perfect for you and Countess Lisl von Schlaf to relax after the mission’s over). In addition to bereavement issues, Evergreen also assists those wrestling with life threatening illness, as well as their families, and caregivers – be it at the home or bedside. For those seeking camaraderie with other seriously ill patients, Evergreen offers weekly meetings in a supportive environment where they can converse, and even share a meal. The evening “will provide the funds we need to keep these important services...

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Princess Margaret dumps Markham pot home

A million-dollar home might not be as desirable when it sits next to a grow-op. Organizers of a contest with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation have had to call an audible responding to concerns about the house at 39 Jeffrey Nihda Cres., which sits next to a legal grow op that some residents say overwhelms the neighbourhood with the smell of marijuana. The lottery will instead give a cash equivalent of $1.3 million, in lieu of the home, according to the foundation’s vice president, Christine Lasky. “We believe our decision is the most appropriate and responsible action,” she said of the decision, which was made in consultation with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Previously, community concerns with the grow op house were raised in the House of Commons by former Oak Ridges—Markham MP Paul...

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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