Author: Markham Review

Is Black History Month Still Necessary?

  What is now known as Black History Month started out as Negro History Week. Created in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, it was a week set aside for people to celebrate African American history. Woodson felt that black people’s role in American history was ignored, and overlooked. His intention was to celebrate black history week until it was no longer necessary, and black history was taught in schools. This, for the most part, has not happened yet. This is why I believe that Black History month should still be celebrated. Black history month gives people the time...

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Casualties of War – Understanding The Syrian Refugee Crisis

  By Shamar Brown with Christopher Williams On January 13, 2017, a Syrian refugee guest speaker came to Milliken Mills High School to shed some light on what’s going on in Syria. The presentation was inspiring and was eye opening.  I got a chance to speak with Alkhatib after his touching presentation and this article came out of that discussion. Sitting there listening, with 150 other students, I was surprised at how little I knew about the crisis in Syria. I was also fascinated with this real story that I found hard to fathom and rationalize from the perspective...

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Gas tax dollars feed local transit programs

Every time you fill up, two cents per litre of that fill up is going to come back to municipalities across Ontario to (hopefully) provide funding for local projects. While two cents may not sound like much, it adds up. York Region has benefited from Ontario’s gas tax program, ultimately receiving over $37 million over three years. This funding boost will be partly used to fund two new bus terminals in the region, one in Vaughan, announced in January and another in the Cornell area of Markham, both to be in use by December of 2017. The 11-bay bus...

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Famed guitarist brings show to Markham

Mike Stern has won renown as one of the most talented electric guitarists of his generation. His four-decade career has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson, as well as 16 recordings as a leader (six of which were nominated for Grammys). On Feb. 9, Stern will be playing the Flato Markham Theatre. The Mike Stern Band was billed by Grateful Web as a “fusion fan’s jazz fantasy.” Helmed by Stern, the group combines rock-fusion firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies and bluesy string-bending prowess. Playing mostly his own...

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23-year-old man missing since Wednesday

  York Regional Police is seeking public assistance in locating a 23-year-old man missing from the City of Markham. Roman Gorlach was last seen on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 7:30 a.m., leaving his residence on Cox Boulevard in the area Town Centre Boulevard. He has not returned home and has not been in contact with friends or family, which is out of character for him. Police and his family are concerned for his well-being and are asking anyone with information on his location to contact investigators. Gorlach is white, 5’7″, 130lbs with brown hair, brown eyes and is clean...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Varley Art Gallery

    November 5, 2017 - January 7, 2018
  2. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  3. Markham Santa Claus Parade

    November 25
  4. Pinocchio

    November 25
  5. York Regional Forest-Owl Workshop

    November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm