Author: Markham Review

Lakehead University Orillia celebrates graduating students

This year, 430 students graduated from Lakehead University Orillia, with more than 240 proudly walking across the stage in front of family, friends and faculty during the campus convocation ceremony on June 9 at Rotary Place. “Today is about celebrating and acknowledging the efforts of those who have completed one incredible journey and are about to begin another,” said Dr. Moira McPherson, interim president and vice-chancellor. Chancellor Lyn McLeod used her closing remarks to graduates to remind them to maintain an enthusiasm for learning that was forged during their time at Lakehead. “The world of our graduates is not the...

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June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Allergan Canada is proudly supporting National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month with #MoreThanAMigraine to encourage dialogue and awareness surrounding chronic migraines (CM), migraines and headaches.  “Chronic migraine sits on the severe end of the migraine spectrum and is often misdiagnosed and inadequately managed in Canada,” says Dr. Ian Finkelstein, specialist in migraine and pain management. “A medical assessment is necessary and can assist with managing chronic migraines through pain relieving medications, preventive therapies and lifestyle modifications. Chronic migraine is a highly disabling neurological condition that affects personal, professional, emotional and social aspects of life. Canadians affected by chronic migraine are not alone. Resources and...

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Retiring baby boomers and gen-Xers drive the recreational property market

According to a cross-Canada survey of Royal LePage recreational property specialists, the nation’s recreational market is primed for healthy single-digit growth in 2018, as buyers across the land flock to lakes and streams and the seaside and mountain tops, with an eye towards retirement or a secondary home to raise children. Looking ahead to the end of the summer market, the price of a recreational property in Canada is forecast to increase 5.8 per cent year-over-year to $467,764. When broken out, the majority of provinces are also forecast to witness strong price growth, with Ontario and Alberta leading the way, rising 10.4 per cent and 8.9 per cent...

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Uber of real estate connects agents and buyers in real time

Casalova, a real estate platform for prospective buyers and renters, is setting a new standard of service with its on-demand marketplace. House-hunters using Casalova are connecting with agents and receiving replies in less than 30 seconds, far surpassing the industry average of 15 hours. “The real estate market in Canada is a $14 billion annual industry, yet it takes 15 hours – on average – for an agent to respond to client inquiries,” said Ray Jaff, Casalova co-founder and CEO. “We live in an on-demand world: from Uber and Airbnb to online banking and shopping, people expect a response the moment they’re looking for it....

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Local victims in virtual kidnapping scam

Durham Regional Police Service is warning the public about a kidnapping scam after the parents and friends of an 18-year-old student were defrauded of more than $200,000. The scam, known as “virtual kidnapping,” has recently surfaced in Durham Region but has been going on for many years in North America. Virtual kidnapping is an extortion scheme designed to leverage ransom money from the victim’s parents, spouse or friends. The 18-year-old female victim, a student in Montreal, was approached and told she had been implicated in a crime ring. She would be arrested and incarcerated if she didn’t follow instructions....

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  1. Cinderella: The Panto

    June 6 - June 30
  2. Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival

    June 7 - June 18
  3. Barrie Farmers’ Market

    June 23
  4. Five Points Theatre

    June 23
  5. Georgian Theatre

    June 23