Month: February 2018

Nine-year-old Markham amputee unveils War Amps commemorative envelope

Early in February, nine-year-old Jericho Rodriguez introduced a new Canada Post envelope to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The War Amps. Jericho, alongside Second World War amputee veterans, War Amps association, War Amps Child Amputee Program and Canada Post representatives, debuted the envelope at the War Amps’ Key Tag Service in Scarborough. The new envelope reflects the impact amputee veterans have made in Canadian history and the organization. Jericho’s mother, Joy, said the War Amps has “given us so much” when looking back on the support they’ve received. “Without the War Amps, I don’t know where we would be...

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McGivney volleyball makes Magic

A set, a game, a season. One point can change the course of everything for a volleyball team. For the Father McGivney Magic, playing in the senior girls York Region Athletic Association’s triple-A final, their game-breaker came in the third set. Tied at one win apiece and 18-18 in the penultimate set, three Magic players made outstanding defensive plays to keep the ball off of their floor and get it over the net. It led to a critical point, the third set and ultimately the title, as the Magic knocked off the Unionville Wolves 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20 at...

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Federal budget 2018: cautious optimism for journalists

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is cautiously optimistic of the promised investment in local journalism outlined in the 2018 federal budget. A $10-million investment per year over five years is earmarked to “one or more independent non-governmental organizations that will support local journalism in under-served communities.” The announcement is consistent with some of the measures the association has been requesting for the past several years. In the fall of 2016, CAJ testified before the House of Commons Heritage Committee on the question of expanding non-profit media and making it easier for charitable foundations — or those who could become...

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SIU investigating after pedestrian fatally struck by police vehicle in Markham

A provincial special investigations unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Markham. On the afternoon of Feb. 26, a York Regional Police officer, operating an unmarked vehicle, collided with a pedestrian at about 4:30 p.m. on Kennedy Road, north of Highway 7. The pedestrian was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Six investigators, three forensic investigators and one collision reconstruction expert have been assigned to the case. Police are urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at...

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Only one in three Canadians will contribute to RRSPs by March 1 deadline

When it comes to saving for retirement, many Canadians are not taking advantage of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). Results from a new study commissioned by H&R Block show only 33 per cent of Canadians are planning to contribute to a RRSP before the contribution deadline.  The study also revealed 47 per cent of Canadians claim they do not contribute to a RRSP or a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) at all. “While the number of Canadians contributing to RRSPs has increased since last year, 33 per cent is still very low,” says Lisa Gittens, H&R Block senior tax professional....

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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
  5. International Yoga Day – Markham

    June 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm