Month: March 2016

Treewalk Village forest adventure adds to Maple Syrup Festival family fun

Maple Syrup Festival offers sweet fun We have been teased with some warm weather this winter season, but it is not spring until the sap starts flowing. That sticky sign of spring is here, which means it is time for the annual sappy ritual of the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, which runs from Mar. 5 to Apr. 3 at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area. The festival is also observed at the Kortright Centre and Terra Cotta and Island Lake conservation areas. For March Break, the week of Mar. 13, from 9:30am-5:00pm, wagon rides, strolling magicians, live games, a hay bale...

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Chief Jolliffe builds bridges and community

Walking through the doors of the modern and spacious headquarters of the York Regional Police, a visitor can sense that the organization, led for the last five years by 35-year police veteran, Chief Eric Jolliffe, does things differently. No sirens, clanging doors, frenzied voices or brutish architecture greet your arrival; the building is home to forensic labs, training ranges, lots of hardware and sophisticated equipment, but what greets visitors is modern, comfortable design, friendly faces with genuine smiles, and an air of calm, businesses-like, professionalism. The bright and soaring Armand P. La Barge Atrium – named after Jolliffe’s predecessor...

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Rona Ambrose holds roundtable with members of ethnic and local press

Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose holds a media roundtable with members of ethnic and local press on the priorities of the Official Opposition. “As Canada’s official opposition, our role is to hold this new Liberal government to account,” said Ambrose. When asked “What kind of budget do you expect?” Ambrose said, “We expect a big spending budget. Our concern is that Prime Minister Trudeau promised to keep deficits to $10 billion – that was his commitment in the election and within 30 days he broke that promise and he also promised to balance the budget by the next election-within...

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Advocates bring epilepsy to spotlight in March

If someone you were talking to fell to the ground and had a seizure, what would you do? It’s a question that most of us don’t need to address, but for friends and family of those with epilepsy, it’s an everyday reality. March is Epilepsy awareness month, a period that a group of local volunteers is hoping will lead to a greater understanding of the still-mystifying ailment, which causes people to have seizures ranging from minor to major, in varying degrees of frequency. “It really is a condition that most people are not comfortable with,” said Claudia Cozza, executive...

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Celebrate Women’s Day with many events

Mark your social calendars: March 8 is shaping up to be a very busy day in Markham – especially for the ladies. It’s International Women’s Day, and organizations throughout York Region have big plans for the special occasion. Each local event is part of a multinational movement to recognize women and promote equality. This year, International Women’s Day is focusing on gender parity and inviting all participants to take a pledge to show their support. “It’s not about just celebrating women, it’s about celebrating equality. I’m very pleased to see that there’s a growing recognition of women and women’s...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  2. Geared for Growing exhibit

    March 7, 2018 - January 1, 2019
  3. From the Ground Up exhibit

    March 7, 2018 - January 1, 2019
  4. Community Innovation Hub

    April 29
  5. Seniors Advisory Committee Craft Show and Hobby Fair

    June 19