Economist & Sun

Jul 5
Green thumb prowess on display in Markham garden tour: Ten back yard gardens in Unionville and Markham are on display in this year’s Markham Garden & Horticultural Society’s tour of gardens this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Here, homeowner Cheryl Jones (right) shows her garden to tour organizer Rose Chapman.

Green thumb prowess on display in Markham garden tour: Ten back yard gardens in Unionville and Markham are on display in this year’s Markham Garden & Horticultural Society’s tour of gardens this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Here, homeowner Cheryl Jones (right) shows her garden to tour organizer Rose Chapman.


Are you ready for road work season? Traffic congestion on Hwy. 7 in Markham and Richmond Hill is no laughing matter these days, but road construction there and across the region will proceed full steam ahead this summer.


Jul 4

Markham students grieve friend’s death: Blanketed by unrelenting heat, students turned out to grieve at St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham this morning.


Heritage, wildlife compete with sports at new park: A massive sports park planned in northern Markham could be halved in size if existing features aren’t to be touched, one councillor warned.


AHL’s Calder Cup coming to Markham: The Calder Cup is coming to Markham Saturday.

No, the Markham Waxers nor any other team affiliated with Markham did not win the trophy given to the American Hockey League champions.

But Mike Angelidis, a 27-year-old Unionville native and team captain of the Calder Cup-winning Norfolk Admirals will bring it to the Major Milliken Restaurant from 3 to 5 p.m.


Jul 3
Markham officially becomes city: It’s official. 
Markham is now a city after a Canada Day ceremony that featured Ontario Lt.-Gov. David Onley, Mayor Frank Scarpitti and members of city council doing the honours at Milne Park.

Markham officially becomes city: It’s official.

Markham is now a city after a Canada Day ceremony that featured Ontario Lt.-Gov. David Onley, Mayor Frank Scarpitti and members of city council doing the honours at Milne Park.


Markham sprinter eyes sub-10 second performance: Markham residents Justyn Warner, 25, right and his brother Ian, 22, who will both represent Canada as part of the men’s 4 x 100m relay team at the Summer Olympics in London. Justyn will also run the men’s 100m after winning the Canadian Olympic trial race in Calgary with a time of 10.15 seconds. Story here.

Markham sprinter eyes sub-10 second performance: Markham residents Justyn Warner, 25, right and his brother Ian, 22, who will both represent Canada as part of the men’s 4 x 100m relay team at the Summer Olympics in London. Justyn will also run the men’s 100m after winning the Canadian Olympic trial race in Calgary with a time of 10.15 seconds. Story here.


Jul 1

Markham runners qualify for Olympics: Three Markham residents ran their way to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England this weekend.


Jun 30

Markham becomes city with Sunday celebration: Markham’s Canada Day celebrations tomorrow will take on special meaning as the municipality marks our country’s 145th birthday along with Markham’s change in status from town to city.


OMB OK’s Taoist temple in Markham: A proposed Taoist temple from the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism will be built in Markham, the Ontario Municipal Board ruled this week.


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