Meet Mary Ng, Markham’s New MP

By Kathryn Willms Mary Ng remembers a student she was mentoring at Ryerson once asking her if she would ever want to be “out there,” be a political figure. “My response at that time was that the spotlight wasn’t what interested me,” she says. “What really interested me was supporting others and making a difference.” For 20 years, she pursued her passion for helping others in various capacities – as […]

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The State of Our Fairs: A Pivotal Moment in the History of Fairgrounds

By Kathryn Willms On September 28, 2017, Markham Fair will throw open its gates once again for four days of magic and mayhem. There will be bands, tractors, magicians, and monster trucks. Cows will be roped, cars smashed to smithereens. Prizes will be awarded for the best waterfowl, the largest squash, and the tastiest pie. People will eat funnel cakes and then spin violently on their favourite ride. For a […]

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Coach’s Corner

Why Stannah? From the time you contact us to the time your stairlift is installed, Stannah treats you like family. We are committed to quality engineering, craftmanship, safety, and reliability. Having you, our customers, safely navigating the stairs in the home you love remains our primary focus. Our trained advisors and technicians make a dedicated expert team whose number one goal is to help you maintain your lifestyle. What are […]

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The Voice Business Book Reviews

Inside the Mind of the Shopper: The Science of Retailing By Herb Sorensen In Inside the Mind of the Shopper, world-renowned retail consultant Dr. Herb Sorensen explains consumer behaviour – how shoppers decide what they put in their basket – and offers strategies that will enable you to design your store more effectively, improve your merchandise, and drive double-digit sales increases. He also explains why many common strategies don’t work. […]

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The Shifting Landscape of HR Law: How to Meet Your Obligations and Set the Stage for Growth

If your organization is like most, your team is working harder than ever to stay current and comply with fast-shifting labour and employment laws. From expanding human rights protections to new workplace investigation requirements, ensuring compliance with these changes is important to attracting, retaining, and engaging the right employees in a highly dynamic talent marketplace. Take the introduction of Bill 132 last year, legislation that amends the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment […]

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Green on the Go: Four Earth-Friendly Apps

By Jen R Albert Interested in becoming part of the green revolution but don’t know where to start? Whether you want to commute smarter, to take action, or to shop greener, these earth-conscious apps will put you on the path to eco-friendly living, and they might even save you some money along the way. Travel Green blancride (Android, iOS) blancride is the Greater Toronto Area’s premier rideshare app. It combines […]

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Introducing the Next Generation: The 4th Annual ASPIRE Awards

Tenacity. Innovation. Inspiration. This year’s recipients of the ASPIRE awards, which honour business people under the age of 40, may come from different industries and backgrounds, but they share a passion for business, a commitment to their community, and an ability to inspire the people around them. On September 29, the Markham Board of Trade’s Young Professionals Networking (YPN) honoured those qualities in three deserving recipients at Seneca College’s Markham […]

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Fashion Meets Tech: The New Wave of Wearables

  With the recent launch of Spectacles by Snap Inc. (formerly Snapchat), wearables may have finally shed the dorky image of the (in)famous Google Glass and become something consumers actually want to wear. Here is a brief list of other stylish wearables you might want to add to your wardrobe. All prices converted to CAD. Smartwatches and fitness trackers have exploded onto the market in the last few years, but […]

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Bon Appétit: The Hungry Person’s Guide to Markham Restaurants

Tired of cooking? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re looking to satisfy a craving, treat your friends and family to a meal, or host a get-together, this list of Markham restaurants is a great place to start.   Tapagria tapagria.com Tapagria brings authentic Iberian dishes to the heart of Commerce Valley in Markham. The restaurant offers a large dining area, new private dining rooms, and a bar that overlooks the […]

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Get to Know Markham’s New Councillors, Part 2

We spoke to Markham’s newest councillors – Karen Rea, Amanda Collucci, and Nirmala Armstrong – to get their thoughts on transitioning into their new roles, as well as to get to know them on a personal level. In this second installment, you’ll meet Ward 9 Councillor Amanda Collucci and Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong.   The Voice: Describe the City of Markham in one hashtag. Colucci: #Diverse&Vibrant Armstrong: #DreamsCanBecomeAReality   V: […]

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