Author: Markham Review

Police targets distracted and impaired driving

 York Regional Police will be regularly updating our community on its efforts to keep York Region Roads safe, which include targeted enforcement of distracted driving and impaired driving, both by drugs and alcohol. Almost 100 drivers were charged with distracted driving between May 1 and May 7. The Provincial Offence Notice carries with it a $490 fine. Ten drivers were caught by the We’re on Board, Are You? campaign, where officers are riding York Region Transit buses to catch drivers who are distracted. During the same time period, 19 drivers were charged with impaired-related driving offences.  Fifteen drivers were...

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Markham Textile Program has surpasses 3 milliom pound mark

Looking for a place to dispose of single socks and ripped t-shirts and other textiles? Well, look no further. The City of Markham’s textile donation containers are ready and waiting for you. In less than one year, Markham has turned 3,102,992 million pounds (1,407,763 kilograms) of possible trash into donations. Since the City of Markham first installed textile donation containers across the municipality in the fall of 2016, residents have recycled textiles in a big way. “Markham’s new award-winning textile program has received a tremendously positive response from our residents,” said Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “The goal of this program is to...

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IBM Innovation Space initiative helps entrepreneurs

IBM Innovation Space provides entrepreneurs with key resources. IBM, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), and ventureLAB, has launched the IBM Innovation Space at the Markham Convergence Centre. The new space is the third initiative under IBM’s Innovation Incubator Project, funded with a $24.75 million investment from IBM and $22.75 million from the Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund. The other innovation spaces are located at the DMZ and MaRS in Toronto. IBM’s innovation spaces provide entrepreneurs with resources such as IBM cloud and cognitive business technologies, as well as access to education, business...

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Keeping seniors healthy – tips from a geriatrician

June 2017 marks the 33rd annual Seniors’ Month. This year the theme is “Living Your Best Life”. In honour of the theme, Dr Raza Naqvi, a geriatrician at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) answers questions and offers tips that help seniors maintain their health and wellness, so they can live their best life. Q. What can seniors do to stay healthy every day? A. Stay active, eat healthy, and socialize! There is very strong evidence that shows us clearly that remaining physically active is a key component to maintaining strong brain and general health for seniors as we age. A...

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Portraits of Giving

Many people give back to the community, but not everyone gets recognized for their efforts. Karen Merk founder of Portraits of Giving is making sure that changes. As a way to acknowledge local people who make a positive difference in their community, she has committed to immortalizing key contributors in the community with formal portraits that will be exhibited across the area at special events that will, in turn, raise money for York Region hospitals. This is the eighth year Merk will identify 12 deserving individuals for the honour.  One of the first on the list to receive the...

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