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ON THE COVER: Enjoy your trip (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Enjoy your trip (Feb. 2020)

The first legal marijuana dispensary in the Annex, Tokyo Smoke, opened on February 12 at 570 Bloor St. W. (just west of Bathurst). Featuring a full-range of cannibus products including edibles. See the full Gleaner story soon on-line at www.gleanernews.ca or in the March edition. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Affordable housing brought to Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Affordable housing brought to Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

Feds invest $200 million

Due for occupancy in 2022, the redevelopment at Bathurst and Bloor by Westbank Corp. dubbed Mirvish Village, will house an increased affordable housing component thanks to a $200 million financial contribution by the federal government. COURTESY WESTBANK CORP.

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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NEWS: U of T loses eight in plane crash (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: U of T loses eight in plane crash (Feb. 2020)

Community mourns the deaths of students, staff

U of T flies its flag at half mast to honour victims of the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

The University of Toronto has confirmed that eight members of the university community died in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, on January 8. 

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LOCAL HEROES: MPP Bell honours pharmacare advocate (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on LOCAL HEROES: MPP Bell honours pharmacare advocate (Feb. 2020)

Little Italy’s Nav Persaud makes the case for free meds

By Nicole Stoffman

This article is the first in a series about local residents making a difference in our community. These unsung heroes were brought to the Gleaner’s attention by MPP Jessica Bell, who honoured them at her Annual Community Celebration, in December of 2019.

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CHATTER: Zero-waste grocery opens on Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Zero-waste grocery opens on Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

According to Statistics Canada, from 2002 to 2016 the total amount of waste collected in Canada increased by 11 per cent, the equivalent of 3.5 million tonnes. Low and no waste grocery stores are a market-driven response to the trash problem, and they seem to be catching on. 

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CHATTER: Ten Thousand Villages folding (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Ten Thousand Villages folding (Feb. 2020)

TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

After seventy-four years in business, the Canadian company Ten Thousand Villages announced the close of its head office, distribution centre, web store, wholesale operations, and several remaining company stores. 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Feb. 2020)

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EDITORIAL: Fictions, falsehoods and a crisis in leadership (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Fictions, falsehoods and a crisis in leadership (Feb. 2020)

On February 21, members of all four Ontario Teacher’s Unions walked off the job leaving 2 million students out of school and leaving parents scrambling for childcare. Meanwhile, the Ontario government has been trying to sell citizens a story about striking teachers: that they are fat cats led by union boss “thugs” looking to gouge us of tax dollars. The premier likes to paint himself as a hero out to save us all, rescuing the province in a time of crisis, but the only crisis the electorate can buy into at this point is a crisis in leadership – his leadership.

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FORUM: Budget challenges at City Hall (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: Budget challenges at City Hall (Feb. 2020)

Not all priorities can be met by property tax base

By Mike Layton

It is with great pride that I have the privilege of serving on the City of Toronto’s Budget Committee, which allows me the opportunity to help shape the direction of services over the coming year. Simply put, the annual budget is a chance for Toronto to set priorities as a city and take action on what needs to change. 

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FORUM: Catastrophic climate change is here. How do we respond? (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: Catastrophic climate change is here. How do we respond? (Feb. 2020)

Australia is the canary, we must act now

By Jessica Bell

Australia is my original home, and it is experiencing a climate catastrophe. Armageddon fires are still burning up the country. Half a billion animals are dead. Towns have been destroyed. Billions are needed for rebuilding.

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