Author: Steve Pecar

Thunder ready to roll after historic China series

An historic two-week stint in China has helped put the Markham Thunder on the global map of women’s professional hockey. On Friday, the team concluded a four game series in Shenzhen, a city located north of Hong Kong, against local teams Kunlun Red Star and Vanke Rays. Along with the Toronto Furies, who also travelled to China for the series, the teams have become the first in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) to cross an ocean to compete in a league game. The two Chinese teams joined the CWHL this year and are scheduled for a number of...

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Tree lighting and Santa kick-off holiday season

The holiday season will begin in earnest this weekend with two major festive events in downtown Markham, the Festival of Lights and the Santa Claus Parade. On Friday night from 6 to 10 p.m. the 33rd Annual Festival of Lights takes place with a number of activities. As well as the lighting of the Christmas tree, the Main St. scene will include entertainment by the Candy Cane Carollers, the Markham Concert Band and a performance by the Beresfords. Fireworks will follow of the street activities. Then on Saturday, Santa Claus arrives in town with his annual parade. The 45th...

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Markham company approved for cannabis cultivation

A Markham company has secured the right to produce medical marijuana at its local facility. Bloomera announced today that it has been given the approval by Health Canada, a license allowed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. The company has been working towards obtaining a license for several years. It expects to begin cultivation at is 20,000 sq-ft. facility soon. It will then seek a government license to sell the dried flower. “It was a three year journey to get to this point and now we are looking forward to beginning production,” said Joey Xu, director...

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Markham financial expert enters the Dragons’ Den

Markham entrepreneur Ryan Mitchell knows about conflict. As a member of Canada’s military, he witnessed conflict first hand in the truest sense when he was stationed as a peacekeeper in the war zone of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Tonight, he will face some conflict of a different nature when he goes up against the denizens of the popular television program Dragons’ Den. Mitchell, president of, seeks investors for his online financial services from the experienced cast of the program. He hopes to increase the capital of his company to bring it to the next level of success. In a video he...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018