Local sports team damages hotel
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.