Lo­cal sports team da­m­ages ho­tel

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Mean­while, the Thorn­lea Sec­ondary School’s

se­nior bas­ket­ball team man­aged to do $300,000 in dam­age to a Wind­sor ho­tel room on Nov. 29, after hang­ing a wet jersey from the room’s sprin­kler head. The re­sults were even wet­ter. Re­pairs are ex­pected to last a few months.

As the new­est mem­bers of Markham City Coun­cil set­tle in after the fall elec­tion and Mayor Frank Scarpitti be­gins his third term, the City of Markham cel­e­brates its 220th an­niver­sary as of Dec. 9. Scarpitti called upon his “fel­low pi­o­neers” on coun­cil to help re­al­ize Markham’s po­ten­tial, pay­ing homage to the city’s found­ing and its rich past as in­te­gral parts of its fu­ture.

“We will con­tinue to run an ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient ad­min­is­tra­tion,” Scarpitti said.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! De­cem­ber got off to a messy, blind­ing and oc­ca­sion­ally slip­pery start for York Re­gion res­i­dents, as the sea­son’s first ma­jor snow­storm swept through on Dec. 11. Dump­ing over 20 cen­time­tres of snow in places, the storm caused a slew of can­celled school buses, dozens of can­celled flights out of Pear­son air­port and other ma­jor headaches. York Re­gional Po­lice re­ported nu­mer­ous col­li­sions — some­times as many as one ev­ery three min­utes.

Re­lated, Town of Rich­mond Hill Coun­cil is con­sid­er­ing con­tract­ing out one of the most trou­ble­some road-clear­ing jobs of this time of year — the clear­ing of windrows, those lines of snow and de­bris left by a snow­plow’s blade. It is hoped that pri­vate con­tract­ing will speed up the re­moval process.

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