Month: October 2017

Rouge park closer to completion after transfer of land from Markham, province

When the Rouge National Urban Park is completed, it will connect Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine through parkland—a hard-to-come-by commodity in today’s urban landscape. That goal, spearheaded by Parks Canada, moved one step closer to reality this autumn with 1.1 square kilometres of land being transferred from the City of Markham, alongside 15.2 square kilometres of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority land, and 6.5 kilometres of the province’s turf. With these 1,600 acres now under Parks Canada control, it the federal park service can more easily include them in its educational and ecological programming centred around the...

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Bubbles everywhere as Latvian troupe floats to Markham stage

Imagine a moment in which your life stands still. No phones ringing, no one asking you for things, and not a care in the world. That dream awaits you when you step—or plunge—into the submerged world of bliss that is the Underwater Bubble Show. Coming to the Flato Markham Theatre Dec. 28 for matinee and evening performances, the Underwater Bubble Show tells a story about a man grappling with a reality with which we can all identify—busyness. Mr. B is a fast-paced professional, embroiled in the daily grind to such an extent that he doesn’t think of stopping to...

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Lloyd Robertson delivers keynote speech about mental health at Markham Stouffville Hospital

By Perry Lefko Esteemed broadcaster Lloyd Robertson is encouraged that the Canadian media is reporting stories about mental health with a greater understanding and awareness, having grown up with a mother who suffered from the illness and seeing the disease affect two of his four children. Robertson delivered a personal and moving keynote speech about that on October 27 at Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation’s annual Mental Health Education Day. The theme this year was bipolar disorder. Robertson, who lives in Markham and last year was appointed Chair of the MSH Foundation’s new Fellowship Group for financial donors, spoke to...

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GTA Entertainment: Guns N’ Roses take Toronto by storm in two night blowout

Rock supergroup, Guns N’ Roses wrapped up a second and two-night stop in Toronto Oct. 30 on their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour at the Air Canada Centre. Their first was at the Rogers Centre July 2016 and according to reviews, were on top form this week with great energy, tributes and of course…hit after hit. These include Welcome to the Jungle, You Could Be Mine, Don’t Cry, November Rain, Patience, Paradise City and the song that started it all, Sweet Child O’ Mine. The band also paid tribute to late rocker, Chris Cornell who passed away tragically this...

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Markham students becoming sustainability champions

More than 20 students from Milliken Mills High School recently became citizen scientists, thanks to the launch of GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) in York Region. The program teaches young people about local watersheds and engages them in civic projects to improve their health. The students investigated the health of Bruce Creek, a tributary of the Rouge River watershed. GREEN is General Motors’ (GM) signature watershed education program. For 28 years, the company has matched employees with students to wade into waterways, retrieve water samples and analyze them. “General Motors is committed to youth-oriented action in sustainability through...

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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