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Be mindful of moles on Melanoma Monday

Summertime wouldn’t be the same without bright, sunny skies, but between the sand, surf and sweltering temperatures, it’s easy to forget another important ‘s’–skin cancer. May 4 is Melanoma Monda...

Big Bike is back again

Every year the York office of the Heart and Stroke Association start revving up – well cranking up, the Big Bike, and is inviting groups, companies and associations to get out as a team, get healthy...

Event spans cultures to help MSH

As the Markham Stouffville Hospital continues its journey towards innovatively offering care to people in the region, the hospital’s foundation is having a ball—literally. In the first incarnatio...

Get to know your local paramedics and what they do

Sound the sirens, May 22 to 28 is National Paramedic Services Week and it’s a time to celebrate all things EMS. York Region Paramedic Services has plenty of public events planned to mark this ye...

Global activist says: yes, talk to strangers!

Remember when your mom told you not to talk to strangers? Well, Robbie Stokes Jr. began to ask: why the heck not? Stokes, a former NASA consultant who had been employed at the US House of Represent...

Have a rendezvous with science and food

Some good chemistry will be taking over the streets of Markham this month—literally—with the return of Science Rendezvous to kick off another season for the Main Street Markham farmers’ market. T...

Have a splash at Water Festival

It makes up most of our world and most of our bodies and given how easily it flows from our taps it’s easy to take it for granted, but every year York Region takes a little time to celebrate water. ...

Information Markham Volunteer Week Award

Jack Heath presents Nada Kamuf the Volunteer of the Year award. Every year during National Volunteer Week Information Markham presents one outstanding volunteer with our Gordon Stanley Cup (also kn...

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2016

York Regional Police celebrates International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination York Regional Police hosted its 14th annual community commemoration of the International Day for the E...

Markham 2020 forum details York U plans

As part of the City of Markham’s 2020 planned growth strategy, the Flato Markham Theatre played host to an installment of the process in April that saw York University president and vice chancellor ...

Mental Health Week opens discussions

There are still, unfortunately, stigmas attached to mental health issues – which is why the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) since 1951 has brought us Mental Health Week. Observed betwee...

Motorcylce safety

York Regional Police held motorcycle safety awareness event Warm weather of course means summer is on its way and with that are an increase number of people hitting the opens with their motorcycles...

New textile donation containers

Markham is launching an innovative and aggressive textile recycling program which will see the installation of municipally managed textile donation containers at City facilities, including Markham R...

Police highlight unsolved murders and missing persons

A new cold case website allows users to step back in time to help solve murders and missing person cases in York Region dating as far back as 60 years ago. The website, which was launched April 1...

Political salaries going up

It’s always a hot topic when politician salaries go up. That appears to be the case as Markham council’s decision to effectively increase their compensation gets more attention. In an April vote, ...

Series offers gardening tips

Now that Spring has sprung it’s time to polish off your green thumb and get out in the garden – and do it sustainably. A good place to start is York Region’s Greener Home and Garden Seminars which ...

Unionville Festival fit-family fun

June 4 and 5 will bring tens of thousands to the crooked little main street of Unionville as part of the 47th Annual Unionville Festival. The weekend is sure to have what it always has, an array of ac...

Walk gives dogs a new leash on life

Sometimes, we take steps to help others. On May 29, that will literally be the case, as dozens of Markhamites will be walking, step by step, at the Lions Club Purina Dog Walk, to raise funds for muc...

York Regional Spring Forest Festival

Yes, it’s spring and from here on in, most festivals will come fast and furious with everything imaginable on offer except what the York Regional Forest Festival offers – peace and quiet. That’s ri...
 

City Mosaic adventure explores diversity

With secret agents, cryptic clues and a race against the clock, City Mosaic 2016 is an adventure that would make even Indiana Jones himself jealous. Markham community group Across U-Hub is gearing...