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Bloor Street study launched

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Bloor Street study launched

Research measures economic impact of pilot bike lanes

Kelsey Carriere (right) interviews a legally-blind member of a tandem bicycling club that travels along Harbord Street. Carriere is part of the team studying the demographics of Bloor Street West between Shaw and St. George streets before and after the installation of a pilot bike lane in April 2016. Summer Reid, Gleaner News

Kelsey Carriere (right) interviews a legally-blind member of a tandem bicycling club that travels along Harbord Street. Carriere is part of the team studying the demographics of Bloor Street West between Shaw and St. George streets before and after the installation of a pilot bike lane in April 2016. Summer Reid, Gleaner News

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The wedge issue that backfired

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on The wedge issue that backfired

After the Federal Court ruled in February that Zunera Ishaq, the woman at the centre of a now pivotal controversy, could wear her niqab while taking her oath of Canadian citizenship, Steven Harper’s federal government sought a stay of the ruling pending an appeal. For many, it appeared like an attempt to keep discriminating against Ishaq until the government got its day in court. But during the federal election, the Federal Court of Appeal denied its application, and Ishaq swore her oath, so that only days later she was able to cast her vote, one that would hold greater weight than Mr. Harper could have imagined.

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What do we want for Toronto?

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on What do we want for Toronto?

Opportunity for positive, visionary change

By Mike Layton

In the last term of City Council we were up against Rob Ford and Stephen Harper. We found ourselves saying “no” and simply fighting to hold on to our public services.

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Speed not at issue

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Speed not at issue

Distracted drivers, riders, walkers most vulnerable at intersections

By Scotty Robinson

Speed is not behind the numerous car accidents, injuries, or pedestrian and cyclist deaths that occur. Our system of too many red lights and stop signs has dumbed down the majority of us, including pedestrians and bikers. It’s like zombie land out there, and then once you add in all the cell phones and other distractions, you have super zombies.

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The changing hue of Annex politics

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on The changing hue of Annex politics

Liberals take new riding of University-Rosedale

Polling University-Rosedale

Chrystia Freeland, Liberal: 27,849 (49.8%)

Jennifer Hollett, NDP: 15,988 (28.6%)

Karim Jivraj, Conservative: 9,790 (17.5%)

Nick Wright, Green Party: 1,641 (2.9%)

Jesse Waslowski, Libertarian: 233 (0.4%)

Simon Luisi, Animal Alliance/Environment Voters: 126 (0.2%)

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Remembering the Boys of Major

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Remembering the Boys of Major

Memory builds sense of community

The Boys of Major Lane, located south of Harbord Street between Brunswick Avenue and Major Street, honours a group of young men who grew up on Major Street and never returned from the Second World War. Photo by Summer Reid, Gleaner News

The Boys of Major Lane, located south of Harbord Street between Brunswick Avenue and Major Street, honours a group of young men who grew up on Major Street and never returned from the Second World War. Photo by Summer Reid, Gleaner News

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Central Tech alumni return to mark school’s centennial

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Central Tech alumni return to mark school’s centennial

Celebrations include gala dinner, auction, and school tours

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The city’s diaper diversion ruse

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on The city’s diaper diversion ruse

Disposable diapers get taken out of green bin, sent to landfill

By Terri Chu

When people see my little one in a cloth diaper, I inevitably get questions about how I like them, what kind I use, and how eco-friendly they really are. While I try to answer most of them with grace, there’s one that’s been getting my goat and the City of Toronto really needs to educate new parents better.

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University community stops to remember

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on University community stops to remember

Harbord Village’s Rory “Gus” Sinclair stands for a moment of silence during the University of Toronto’s Service of Remembrance on Nov. 11. Held annually at the foot of the Soldiers’ Tower, the service — during which the university community honours the faculty, staff, alumni, and students who fell during the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts — includes the singing of traditional hymns, the laying of wreaths, and readings, including In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae, a university alumnus.

Harbord Village’s Rory “Gus” Sinclair stands for a moment of silence during the University of Toronto’s Service of Remembrance on Nov. 11. Held annually at the foot of the Soldiers’ Tower, the service — during which the university community honours the faculty, staff, alumni, and students who fell during the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts — includes the singing of traditional hymns, the laying of wreaths, and readings, including In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae, a university alumnus.

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Pot herb survivors for your home

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Pot herb survivors for your home

Summer’s over but they can still grow indoors

Lisa Lomax, Gleaner News

Lisa Lomax, Gleaner News

In this reprint of an article from October 1997, landscape architect Bardi Vorster helps us identify which herbs we can bring indoors and enjoy long after the first frost.

By Bardi Vorster

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