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Media Releases 2005

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December 2005 to top
Dec. 22Town acquires land for environmental & heritage preservation
The Town of Newmarket has just acquired the vacant lot at the northeast corner of Eagle & Church Streets. This land was acquired for public ownership for its strategic location to help preserve significant environmental lands and relocate a heritage building.
Dec. 21Spirit of giving showcased at the Town of Newmarket
Newmarket citizens, Town staff and local businesses have once again helped to make it a special Christmas for those in need this year.
Dec. 2Warm up to winter with festive events & programs
Did awakening to a blanket of glistening white snow this morning put you in the festive spirit? Looking for activities you can enjoy with the whole family right here in Newmarket? Then you're in luck. The Town of Newmarket offers a variety of fun-filled events and programs that are sure to warm you up to winter.
Dec. 1Town wins bronze waste minimization award thanks to Newmarket residents
The Town of Newmarket recently received the 2005 Bronze Award from the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO).
November 2005 to top
Nov. 30Council passes anti-idling bylaw to reduce vehicular emissions in Newmarket
At Monday night's Town Council meeting, Newmarket Council approved an anti-idling bylaw that will require vehicles in Newmarket to refrain from idling their vehicle for more than two consecutive minutes.
Nov. 22Newmarket culture goes mobile in 2006 thanks to community partnerships
The Town of Newmarket has entered into a mobile stage trailer advertising partnership with the North Newmarket Lions Club and Vince's Country Market. As a result, the Town will purchase a mobile stage trailer by the summer of 2006.
Nov. 14President of Newmarket Hydro issues challenge to Newmarket Council to commit to conservation
Paul Ferguson, President of Newmarket Hydro, is challenging Town of Newmarket Council to shed light on Newmarket Hydro's ongoing effort to support a conservation culture.
Nov. 4Tree planting to commemorate year of the veteran
In honour of the Year of the Veteran, the Town of Newmarket is planting a commemorative tree at the Royal Canadian Legion on November 8.
Nov. 3Newmarket celebrates World Town Planning Day
In celebration of World Town Planning Day, 105 Grade 5 students from Bogart Public School will work alongside Newmarket Town Planners on November 8 to create their own town plan.
October 2005 to top
Oct. 31Take your kids to work, civil-servant style
On Wednesday, November 2, 2005 students from the Newmarket area will receive a first-hand look at the world of municipal government during National Take Our Kids to Work™ Day.
Oct. 21MOE revises Halton order to permit 10 truckloads of SSOs per week
The Town of Newmarket has been advised that the order issued to Halton Recycling Ltd. by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) on October 7, 2005, has been amended.
Oct. 21Honourable Donna Cansfield, Minister of Energy attends Newmarket Hydro Conservation Information forum
On Saturday, October 22, Newmarket Hydro will host a conservation forum featuring the Honourable Donna Cansfield and a panel of energy experts on how to make your home and business more energy efficient.
Oct. 17Town proceeds with Legal action regarding odour issues
The Town of Newmarket is proceeding with legal action to restrain or restrict the odour- causing operations at Halton Recycling Ltd (Halton).
Oct. 7Come celebrate project launch of state-of-the-art recreation complex
The Town of Newmarket invites members of the media to a special ceremony on the Stickwood-Walker farm grounds to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new state-of-the-art recreation complex.
Oct. 5Mayor Taylor and Regional Councillor Van Bynen to co-host community meeting October 12
Mayor Tom Taylor announced today that he and Regional Councillor Tony Van Bynen will be co-hosting a Community Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Newmarket Council Chambers on Wednesday, October 12.
Oct. 4Community survey reveals high resident satisfaction for Newmarket
The recently released community survey results indicate 94 per cent of residents are satisfied living in Newmarket and Town staff go the extra mile 80 per cent of the time.
Oct. 4Newmarket Public Library gains valuable community feedback from recent surveys
Newmarket Public Library today announced that the result of surveys it conducted recently provide a snapshot of how citizens of Newmarket view the Library and its services. The surveys, one for users and one for non-users, were part of the Library's goal to involve residents in helping shape strategic objectives.
Oct. 3Council ratifies action to restrain odour-causing operations at Halton
At a special meeting of Town of Newmarket Council today a resolution was passed to begin legal action to restrain or restrict the odour-causing operations at Halton Recycling Ltd. (Halton). This resolution ratifies action outlined at a press conference on Thursday September 29, 2005.
September 2005 to top
Sep. 29Mayor takes action to close odour-causing operations at Halton
Mayor Tom Taylor today announced he will put forward a resolution at a Special Council meeting on Monday at 1:30 p.m. to begin legal action to close or restrict the odour- causing operations at Halton Recycling Ltd. (Halton).
Sep. 28Newmarket Mayor to deliver announcement on Halton Recycling odour issue
Members of the media are invited to a press conference tomorrow afternoon to hear an announcement from Mayor Tom Taylor on the Halton Recycling Ltd. odour issue.
Sep. 23Town awards tender for new recreation facility
At a special meeting of Town Council on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Council awarded the tender for the new recreation facility on the Stickwood-Walker farm site. The bid was awarded to Bondfield Construction, submitting the lowest bid price of $33,000,528.
Sep. 22Shanghai Municipal People's Congress Delegation checks out Town technology
On Friday, September 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Town of Newmarket will showcase its business and technology practices to 20 members of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress Delegation. A special presentation from Mayor Taylor will follow.
Sep. 21Town saves 400 trees on Stickwood-Walker site
In keeping with its commitment to environmental protection and enhancement, the Town of Newmarket recently hired Douglas Wood Large Tree Services to remove and replant approximately 400 trees on the Stickwood-Walker property.
Sep. 9Town asks MOE to deny Halton's request to amend Certificate of Approval
At the Council meeting of August 29, Newmarket Council approved recommendations to the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) that Halton Recycling Ltd.'s (Halton) recent application to extend their Certificate of Approval be denied.
August 2005 to top
Aug. 19Sale of residential lots on Stickwood-Walker property finalized
The Town of Newmarket today announced the sale of the 124 easterly residential lots comprising 23.58 acres on the Stickwood- Walker property to Menkes Homes Inc...
Aug. 10New recreation complex arriving early 2007
Construction work has begun to make way for a new state-of-the- art recreation complex on the Stickwood-Walker property, located on the south side of Mulock Drive just west of the 404.
Aug. 8Towns of Newmarket & Aurora proclaim "Hoedown Week"
In recognition of the importance of the Magna Hoedown charity fundraiser to the local community, the Towns of Aurora and Newmarket have officially proclaimed the week of September 12th as "Hoedown Week."
Aug. 4PSA: Newmarket Hydro urges community to conserve to avoid service interruptions
Due to the extreme heat and high demand for electricity today, Newmarket Hydro is asking residents, businesses and industrial users to reduce electricity use to avoid rolling brownouts...
Aug. 3Emergency preparedness winner guest of honour at fire hall
Addressed in red pencil crayon to the Town of Newmarket Municipal Offices, Katerina Kotajarvi slipped her emergency preparedness drawing into an envelope and confidently declared, "I'm going to win the contest" to her mother...
July 2005 to top
Jul. 14Town takes steps to conserve energy, asks community to do the same
In an effort to conserve energy during the recent extreme heat alert, the Town of Newmarket has reduced the use of lighting, air conditioning and other non- essential operating electronics at Town facilities...
Jul. 12New bylaw promotes water conservation
On Wednesday, July 13, 2005 a new water consumption bylaw will take effect in Newmarket as part of an ongoing effort to preserve and maintain the Town's water supply...
Jul. 7Ashley MacIsaac, competitors fiddle their way to Downtown Newmarket
On July 15 and 16, join Ashley MacIsaac and competitors of all ages for the third annual Newmarket Fiddle and Step Dance Festival...
June 2005 to top
Jun. 22Lieutenant Governor visits Newmarket this Sunday
The Honourable James K. Bartleman, 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will pay an official visit to Newmarket on Sunday, June 26...
Jun. 8Explore Newmarket's heritage this Saturday!
This Saturday, historical and cultural sites throughout Newmarket open their doors for free activities and tours during Doors Open Newmarket...
Jun. 8Nominate extraordinary volunteers as community ambassadors
Do you know a volunteer who is helping Newmarket achieve its vision of being well beyond the ordinary? The Town of Newmarket asks the community to nominate these important contributors as Community Volunteer Ambassadors...
Jun. 2Town hosts Newmarket Clean Up, Green Up Day
Public Service Announcement: Want to get rid of recyclables that don't fit in your blue box...
May 2005 to top
May. 20Doors Open in Newmarket to celebrate heritage
On Saturday, June 11, enjoy free activities, tours and explore Newmarket's rich heritage during Doors Open Newmarket...
May. 17Digital signs tell drivers to 'ease your speed'
Drivers entering one of 24 priority speeding hotspots in Newmarket will be made aware of their speed and encouraged to slow down through the use of a digital read- out speed sign this summer...
May. 13Town of Newmarket Council adopts budget
At their meeting of May 9, 2005, Town of Newmarket Council approved the 2005 capital and operating budget...
May. 11Town to retrofit facilities to conserve energy
In an effort to lower greenhouse gas emissions and utility costs, the Town of Newmarket has partnered with Honeywell Canada to audit and retrofit Town facilities...
May. 4Seniors' Meeting Place celebrates 10th anniversary
Media advisory/event listing: On June 4, the Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place opens its doors to the community to celebrate ten years of fun events, programs, trips and amenities for seniors...
April 2005 to top
Apr. 29Town urges residents to prepare now, learn how
The Town of Newmarket is participating in Emergency Preparedness Week from May 1-7 to reinforce the idea that we can reduce the risks and lessen the consequences of a disaster by being better prepared...
Apr. 29Plastic bags & grass clippings banned from Town of Newmarket yard waste collection
Public Service Announcement: With the Town of Newmarket's first yard waste pickup dates fast approaching, residents are reminded that grass clippings are now excluded from collection and yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up...
Apr. 25Newmarket Councillors to serve idling 'spoof-sentence' this Friday
Mayor Tom Taylor recently sentenced six Newmarket Councillors to an evening in jail for idling their vehicle. This Friday, the Councillors will serve their time...
Apr. 22Youth Centre kicks off Youth Week
In celebration of International Youth Week, the Newmarket Youth & Recreation Centre is hosting eight-days of youth-focused fun and excitement to inspire proactive youth involvement in Newmarket year-round...
Apr. 22Town takes action to resolve Halton Recycling Ltd. odour issue
The Town of Newmarket is proceeding with further action to resolve the persistent odour issue with local recycling business, Halton Recycling Ltd...
Apr. 19Town of Newmarket to award volunteer achievement
At a special awards ceremony this Thursday, the Town of Newmarket will honour 21 outstanding community contributors during the 2005 Newmarket Volunteer Achievement Awards...
Apr. 16Residents along Bogart Creek to take precaution
The Town of Newmarket received notification of a significant sewage spill at a private facility at King Cole Ducks Ltd., located in Whitchurch- Stouffville (near Warden Avenue and Aurora Side Road) at 10 a.m. Saturday morning...
Apr. 15Join Town for green and clean Enviro Days events
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the Town of Newmarket invites you to participate in the following events and learn more about Town environmental initiatives...
Apr. 12Newmarket Councillors to be jailed for idling
"I simply won't stand for idle Councillors," declared Mayor Tom Taylor as he spoof-sentenced six Newmarket Councillors to an evening in jail for idling their vehicle...
March 2005 to top
Mar. 30Newmarket Hydro launches major conservation effort
Newmarket Hydro Media Release: Newmarket Hydro previews its Conserve energy conservation campaign at the Newmarket Home Show April 1st to 3rd, 2005...
Mar. 24Media advisory: Lake Simcoe Watershed Plan Public Consultation
Join the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee (NEAC) and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) to discuss plans to maintain the health of the Lake Simcoe watershed...
February 2005 to top
Feb. 17Media Advisory: Socially Responsible Investing - a "Green Series" seminar
Join the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee (NEAC) for an informative session about how to invest your dollars wisely to protect the environment...
Feb. 3Bring the family to Winterfest this weekend!
Shake off those February blahs and come out to Winterfest 2005, an annual Newmarket tradition with exciting events for the whole family...
January 2005 to top
Jan. 27Central York Fire Services team up with Newmarket Hurricanes for fire safety
Central York Fire Services will distribute a free set of Newmarket Hurricanes collectable hockey cards, featuring fire safety tips, to the first 1,000 ticket holders...
Jan. 26Newmarket Council approves 25-metre pool
At a Special Council meeting last night, Council approved the inclusion of a 25-metre eight-lane pool and teaching pool at the future Stickwood-Walker recreation facility...
Jan. 12Avoid all ice surfaces & waterways
Due to the extreme shift to warmer temperatures expected over the next few days, the Town of Newmarket urges residents to keep clear of any body of water, even if it appears to be frozen...
Jan. 11New accessibility plan aims to break down barriers
Town of Newmarket Council recently adopted a 2005 accessibility plan to break down barriers for people with disabilities in Newmarket...