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FROM THE ARCHIVES (DECEMBER 2016): The importance of independent pharmacies

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES (DECEMBER 2016): The importance of independent pharmacies

In this latest piece from our archives, we reprint a story from our May 2010 edition on Snowdon Pharmacy. We thought it would make an interesting companion piece as it illustrates just how much independent pharmacies do for our community, something that we, as an independent newspaper, know a little something about.

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Tags: Annex · Life

Ben Griffin: a candidate you can trust

September 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Ben Griffin: a candidate you can trust

By Emina Gamulin

More than a few eyebrows must have been raised in August when Trinity-Spadina residents received a surprise copy of the Women’s Post food and wine issue in their mailboxes.

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Tags: General

Where do they stand? Trinity-Spadina candidates answer your questions

September 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Compiled by Emina Gamulin, Mike Radoslav, and Lindsay Tsuji

Click on the links below for more information about Trinity-Spadina and our Q & A with the MPP candidates in the upcoming provincial election on Oct 6.

The Riding
Trin-Spa Statistics

The Candidates

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Tags: News · General

Let’s make liquor laws an election issue

June 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments

By Emina Gamulin

A recent immigrant just got a job in Toronto and wants to celebrate. She walks into a convenience store and looks for some beer. Unable to find any, she asks the clerk behind the counter where she might find some. “We don’t sell beer here.”

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Tags: Editorial

Plans for Radio Parkdale to be announced at Synthesis Gala this Friday

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Plans for Radio Parkdale to be announced at Synthesis Gala this Friday

 

"Parkdale Chic ~ Octopus Style (Remix)"/Image courtesy Kris Bovenizer

"Parkdale Chic ~ Octopus Style (Remix)"/Image courtesy Kris Bovenizer

By Emina Gamulin

While the head of the local residents’ association jokingly refers to them as the “Politically Correct Development Group,” the newly-renamed PCDG says they will continue to do the work they’ve always done: encouraging economic and employment initiatives in Parkdale.

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Tags: Liberty · Arts · People

TDSB-Onestop deal will sell our kids short

February 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on TDSB-Onestop deal will sell our kids short

By Emina Gamulin

If the board of trustees votes yes at their next meeting, the deal between the Toronto District School Board and Onestop Media Inc. will see as many as 74 secondary schools receive video screens in common areas with ads running 30 per cent of the time.

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Tags: News · Editorial · General

Asked, answered: Street merchant restrictions, garbage, and cycling big issues in Ward 20

October 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Compiled by Perry King and Emina Gamulin

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Tags: News · People · General

It’s just two days

June 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

G20 Security reaches a fever pitch. Tomasz Bugajski/Courtesy blogTO

By Emina Gamulin

Contrary to the apparent opinions of most Canadians released in a recent poll, we at the Gleaner see a lot of bad and little good coming to Toronto communities as a result of the G20 summit.

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Tags: General

Bitter pill to swallow: Snowdon Pharmacy afraid for future

May 18th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Perry King/ Gleaner News

By Emina Gamulin

Snowdon Pharmacy (264 Bloor St. W.) has had many tough times in its 104-year history, but the changes the provincial government proposes to cut drug costs may be the biggest challenge the community institution has faced thus far.

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Tags: General