Author: Markham Review

Cider now available in York Region grocery stores

Ontario has further expanded consumers’ options for buying alcohol by permitting cider sales, starting in late June 2016, at 60 grocery stores already selling beer across the province. Locations in York Region to sell cider along with beer are: Sobeys Jefferson Square 11700 Yonge Street Richmond Hill H-Mart 9737 Yonge Street Richmond Hill Coppa’s Fresh Market            3300 Rutherford Road Vaughan Galleria Supermarket  7040 Yonge Street Vaughan Steeles & Bathurst FreshCo 800 Steeles Ave W Vaughan Allowing cider to be sold in grocery stores is part of the biggest shakeup to beverage alcohol retailing in Ontario since prohibition ended in...

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Postal service will not be interrupted while talks continue

Posted July 10, 2016. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, MaryAnn Mihychuk, encouraged both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to continue their discussions beyond the lockout notice. Accordingly the Corporation withdrew its 72-hour notice. As a result, there will not be a lockout, which will allow both parties to focus their efforts on serious negotiations. Canada Post is expecting the union to honour their repeated public statements that they have no plans to issue a strike notice and stated that assurance from both parties that the postal system will remain open for business while...

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Ontario Taking Steps to End Human Trafficking: Investing in Strategy to Improve Services, Help Survivors

Ontario will invest up to $72 million in an anti-human trafficking strategy aimed at increasing awareness and coordination, enhancing justice-sector initiatives and improving survivors’ access to services. The announcement was made June 30, 2016.June 30, 2016.  Ontario will invest up to $72 million in an anti-human trafficking strategy aimed at increasing awareness and coordination, enhancing justice-sector initiatives and improving survivors’ access to services. The announcement was made June 30, 2016. Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, accounting for roughly 65 percent of police-reported cases nationally.  Drawing on feedback from experts and community partners as well as successful initiatives from other Canadian...

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Badminton not just a backyard game

When badminton is the topic of discussion, most people usually think of it as just some outdoor recreational sport to play at backyard barbecues. But when I hear it, I think of one of the fastest racquet sports in the world—and one that basically took up my whole life. Although badminton was first created in England, Asian countries now dominate in the sport. At first, badminton was played outdoors, but is now usually played indoors. It officially became a sport in the Olympic games during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Even when playing for fun, badminton is a total...

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Flato rolls out diverse lineup of entertainment

  World and Canadian premieres, breakthrough artists, and celebrated international productions and performers mark the 32nd season of Flato Markham Theatre.   Flato Markham Theatre announces its 16/17 Diamond Series season, featuring an eclectic lineup of internationally renowned productions, gifted pop stars, dazzling classical and jazz musicians, exhilarating acrobatics, and breathtaking dance.   “Flato Markham Theatre’s new season is an artistic expression of all that makes our city and our people great,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “With so many remarkable artists bringing their extraordinary talent to the stage, there’s something to discover for every one of every age and...

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