January 21, 2016

Newmarket Public Library – Beyond Just Books

As we begin the New Year, Newmarket will continue to be driven by creativity and innovation. The Newmarket Public Library (NPL) is representative of the overall direction of our community to be a progressive, future-focused town offering modern services. Recognizing the value and importance of the library in our community, this year, NPL hours will be expanded to include year-round …

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December 17, 2015

Proud of Our Achievements in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, this is always the time of year to look back and look forward. I am very proud to reflect back on all that we have been able to achieve in our first year of the recent Council term. We have continued to garner recognition as a progressive and forward-thinking community. Recently we received seven MarCom …

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November 24, 2015

Community Open House

Newmarket Council and staff are guided by a strong vision, mission and values. While you as residents often see the tangible results of the hard work that is put in day in and day out – you may not be aware of what drives us. It is our vision to be a community that is well beyond the ordinary. This …

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October 24, 2015

2016 Budget: Let’s Talk Taxes

With Thanksgiving under our belts (quite literally), it’s time we turn our attention to another annual exercise – budgeting. We often take for granted the fact that we as Canadians enjoy one of the highest quality of life standards in the world. This does however come at a price – taxes. We pay taxes to the federal, provincial, regional and …

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September 24, 2015

Demonstrate Your Hometown Pride

In municipal government, we work closely with other levels of government to build our communities, to make them stronger and more vibrant. Like a puzzle, these collaborations are integral pieces to our overall picture and creating livable, sustainable towns and cities. Just like it is a strategic priority of our Council to engage our community on a variety of municipal …

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August 24, 2015

The Power of Partnerships

In municipal government, we are faced with a number of challenges. One of our most significant challenges here in Newmarket is – how do we continue to provide the high level of services that have led to us being recognized as one of Canada’s best places to live, while also continuing to be fiscally responsible and do our best to …

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July 27, 2015

Davis Drive 2015 July Update

The vivaNext Rapidway is coming along as we can see from the flurry of activity on Davis Drive. As the transformation starts to unfold, it comes with some challenges such as traffic, construction and businesses who are feeling the pinch. Great citizens of Newmarket, I’m asking you to get out there on Davis Drive and support your local businesses. Look …

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June 19, 2015

Getting Connected Part 2

Getting connected resonates on so many levels with your Council’s Strategic Priorities and our community’s goals. Whether it’s getting connected physically through transit and trails, by technology with high-speed broadband connectivity, or in the most real sense, getting connected to each other through recreation, culture and volunteerism, it is a theme that will lead us to a promising future. Active, …

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May 15, 2015

Getting Connected Part 1

The future is now. The Town of Newmarket is laying the foundation for a vibrant future. Your Council is making the decisions that will lead us to a path of prosperity and promise. Getting connected is big part of this. Transportation will continue to be a major theme in Newmarket’s future…and I don’t have to tell you that we are …

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April 30, 2015

2015 Budget Approved by Newmarket Council

The Town of Newmarket Council approved the 2015 operating and capital budgets. Usually Council passes the budget before the year commences, but with the election every four years the budget is passed in the same fiscal year. Town staff worked closely with Council to meet the established budget target 2.5 per cent, not including 1 per cent allocation for the …

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