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Markham Ward 8 Councillor Alex Chiu announces retirement

After much consideration, Councillor Alex Chiu has announced he will not seek re-election for Ward 8 Councillor in the upcoming municipal election. Councillor Chiu served on Markham Council for 33 years and has played an instrumental role in the city’s growth and development. “Being on Markham council has been an honour. I am grateful to the residents of Ward 8 for electing me to represent them, over and over,” says Chiu. “It has been a pleasure representing your needs at council. It has also been a privilege to be part of a council that made a little farm town grow...

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Benjamin Thorne monument part of community centre and library improvements

An afternoon of food, music and family activities on Sept. 16 will celebrate the completion of improvements made to the Thornhill Community Centre and Library. Visitors to the centre will now be greeted by a pollinator garden, lush planters and fresh paving at the entrance. New benches, picnic tables with fixed chess boards and bicycle racks further enhance the public space. As part of the revitalization project, the City of Markham has also installed a bronze monument to pay tribute to Benjamin Thorne, the founder of Thornhill. Thorne arrived at Upper Canada in 1820 and, by 1830, was operating...

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City’s textile program surpasses 10-million-pound mark

In two years, Markham has turned 10 million pounds of possible trash into donations. The city was recently awarded the Bronze Innovative Management Award (sponsored by IBM) from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada for its textile recycling program. “Receiving 10 million pounds of textiles and household items from Markham residents has been a tremendous gift to our charity partners,” said Claudia Marsales, city waste management and environmental services senior manager. “The generosity of Markham residents has directly helped families in need and diverted this material from landfills. Thank you Markham residents – you have made a positive difference in...

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Colours of Autumn fundraiser

The Markhaven Foundation team is finalizing the last few details for its second Colours of Autumn luncheon and fashion show fundraiser. Often referred to as the “little home with a big heart,” Markhaven has been providing care for seniors and those requiring long-term assistance since 1960. The fundraiser will feature lunch, prizes, a silent auction and boutiques along with fashions by Eleven Joseph, Jillian’s, Mariya Coats and Peppertree Klassics. This year’s event takes place Oct. 17 at the Crystal Fountain event venue. The luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. but plan to go early as the boutiques open at 10:30...

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MSH launches PEP program

Partnering with patients, their families and caregivers are essential to the way Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) delivers high quality and safe care to all of their patients. The patient experience continues to be at the forefront at the hospital. With the launch of the PEP program (Patient Experience Participants), volunteers work with hospital staff and physicians, sharing their ideas, perspectives, and experiences to inform decisions that directly impact care delivery, services and patient experience. The main criteria for a PEP is they must be a former MSH patient or caregiver who has received care at the hospital in the...

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