Author: Markham Review

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To accommodate growth, York Region is widening and improving Bayview Avenue from Elgin Mills Road to Stouffville Road and 19th Avenue from Linda Margaret Crescent/Jefferson Forest Drive to Bayview Avenue. To complete the rail crossing, 19th Avenue from Linda Margaret Crescent/Jefferson Forest Drive to Bayview Avenue was closed during the Canada Day long weekend. To accommodate construction under the CN Rail bridge, a temporary three-month Bayview Avenue road closure between 19th Avenue and Glen Meadow Lane is required, leaving Bayview Avenue closed until September 30, 2017. Construction is well underway and occurring in three sections: (1) Bayview Avenue from...

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Markham Miss Universe hopeful hold charity fashion event

Markham’s own official entrant in the Miss Universe Canada 2017 pageant, Victoria Deng, is out in the community drumming up support for her quest to be crowned later this year. The campaign to become the next Miss Universe Canada begins with good old-fashioned hard work in the community. In addition to a full roster of public events, Deng, an Air Canada brand ambassador, is hosting a charity fashion show at Citizen at 522 King St. W in Toronto on August 24 to raise funds for Operation Smile. Operation Smile benefits children with facial deformities. Miss Universe Canada will be...

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Making lives better for 45 years 

Participation House, Markham (PHM) has a long history of making life better for people with disabilities and, every day, they build on that 45-year history. PHM executive director Frances DiCarlo hopes that many Markham residents will join her and her team and their clients for an enjoyable afternoon on August 20, as they celebrate their 45th Anniversary in the community. The afternoon will include a free BBQ from 12-3pm and tours of their facility at 9 Butternut Lane. At seven different sites in York Region, PHM serves 120 men and women ranging in age from 20 to 86. Every...

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Be tick smart while enjoying the outdoors this summer

The return of the black-legged ticks. The Regional Municipality of York spring tick surveillance results shows black-legged ticks are present in York Region natural, wooded areas. The Region advises residents to take precautions when enjoying the outdoors this season. Four black-legged ticks were recently found in the York Regional Forest North Tract in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and one black-legged tick was found near Joker’s Hill and the Koffler Scientific Reserve in the Township of King. The results are part of York Region’s spring tick surveillance across 27 natural public spaces including municipal parks, conservation areas, Regional forest tracts...

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Pets don’t belong in hot cars

When it comes to leaving pets in hot cars the Ontario SPCA is done with excuses. Just popping into the store for a minute, parking a car in the shade or leaving the windows open just a crack are reasons that just don’t hold water for the agency’s inspectors – especially when an animal’s life is on the line. So with summer in full swing, the Ontario SPCA is hammering home its message loud and clear; there’s no safe amount of time, and no acceptable reason at all, to leave an animal inside a hot vehicle. “None of the...

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