Month: January 2017

Drug production lab uncovered in Markham

Members working out of the York Regional Police Drugs and Vice Unit have uncovered a clandestine drug lab operating out of a Markham house.   On Jan.12, police searched a Holst Ave. house on a warrant relating to a theft investigation. During the search, officers what appeared to be a drug lab.   As a safety precaution, nearby residents were evacuated during the investigation.   York Regional Police would like to remind residents not to hesitate to call the police if they observe suspicious activities in their neighbourhoods. These clandestine drug production labs can pose serious risks, including fires...

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Will 2017 be the year of the electric car?

  With the price of gas up more than four cents per litre this year due to the provincial government’s cap and trade program, drivers are facing sticker shock at the gas pumps.   For some, this has meant a renewed interest in low- and no-emission vehicles—including electric cars.   Though electricity-powered vehicles have been around since the late 19th century, it’s only been in the last seven years that affordable consumer models have been readily available—from the Nissan Leaf to the Ford Focus Electric to the Honda Fit EV.   Despite the expansion of the niche market, retailers...

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Stand Proud York Region

On March 3, 2017, Pflag Canada York Region – the Regional Municipality of York’s LGBTQ support, resource and education network – brings to you the 4th Annual Stand Proud York Region Charity Gala, presented by KPMG. This is the most colourful celebration of the year, directly benefiting the LGBTQ community and those with questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Funds raised help Pflag continue to provide vital services to the community, and to be there for those in need when it seems no one else is. Tickets are currently on sale at Last year’s event...

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Kylemore Communities celebrates 20th anniversary, Year of the Rooster

  Luxury home builder and land developer, Kylemore Communities kicked-off its 20th Year by ushering in the Year of the Rooster in grand style. Attending the celebration hosted by Kylemore’s President Patrick O’Hanlon and Cailey Stollery, president of Angus Glen Golf Club, were City of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, local Councillors, guests and staff. “We’ve achieved so much in the last two decades and we wanted to celebrate our success with some of our key supporters. Our commitment to continue to contribute to Markham’s excellent reputation here and overseas is unwavering. We have many spectacular new communities planned which...

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Commemorating the Nanjing Massacre

  An event to commemorate and bring attention to the Nanjing Massacre of 1937 took place Jan. 22 at Splendid China Mall. Various influential multicultural and committee leaders joined Scarborough-Agingcourt MPP Soo Wong. Wong needs support to ensure Canada’s first “Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day” Bill passes a Third Reading.   On December 8, 2016, Private Member’s Bill 79, the Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Act, 2016 passed the Second Reading in the Ontario Legislature. The Order has been referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. “Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day” (every Dec. 13) would allow the Asian community to gather, remember, and...

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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. Seniors Advisory Committee Craft Show and Hobby Fair

    June 19

    July 1