Author: Steve Pecar

Jaczek’s new role to keep cabinet in order

As the new chair of cabinet, Helena Jaczek has her work cut out for her, but the Oakridges-Markham MPP says she looking forward to the challenge. Jaczek already serves as Minister of Community and Social Services in Premier Kathleen Wynne’s provincial government, but as chair it will be her duty to keep fellow cabinet ministers focused and on course to carry out government business during the meetings. “It’s the chair’s job to keep people brief and to the point and at the end of the day make sure each action item is agreed to and moved forward,” Jaczek told...

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STEM awareness theme of Black History event

Bringing to light the history of black excellence in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the theme of a day-long session at the Markham Flato Theatre on Jan. 22. Presented by the Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association in conjunction with the City of Markham, the “Hidden Innovators” theme will be explored through a series of addresses and displays as well as performances by local dance and musical ensembles. The keynote speak is Whitby Member of Parliament Celina Caeser-Chavannes, who will talk about STEM initiatives as well as describing her own life experiences. There will also...

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GM adds to Markham’s high-tech hub

Hundreds of high tech sector jobs are expected to be created with the opening of General Motor’s (GM) Canadian Technical Centre in Markham. The car manufacturing giant says it will be filling up to 700 positions in the field of software engineering, with the work focusing on self-driving vehicles as well as in the areas of safety and in-car entertainment and information systems. The new facility – more of a modern working space rather than an industrial plant – is located on McNabb Ave., in the Warden Ave./Highway 407 area, and brings to the city another high-end technology operation,...

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Markham Thunder land top defender in Bozek

Olympic silver medalist and all-star defender Megan Bozek has joined the Markham Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL). Considered one of the game’s best defensive players, she joined the Thunder in time for the Jan. 13 game against Vanke Rays at the Thornhill Community Centre. “Getting the chance to play in Markham with a great group of talented players – a handful that I have played with or against for years – is exciting,” said Bozek. “They bring energy and grit to every game.” A native of Arlington Heights, Illinois, the 26-year-old Bozek represented Team USA at...

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Health trial aims to curb hospital visits

Saint Elizabeth Health Care in Markham has been chosen for the trial of an innovative health care program aimed at curbing endless trips to the hospital for seniors. Developed by an Israeli company, the program, HeartBeat Technologies (HBT), partners the provincial government and Baycrest Health Sciences to assist health monitoring by providing non-invasive care management. The HBT system combines wearable sensors with software that allows monitoring of such things as heart rate, oxygen levels, blood pressure, cardiac output, hydration and more. The goal is to prevent multiple hospitalizations by using the technology to remotely monitor and diagnose health conditions. The...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018