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NEWS: Local resources for a global pandemic (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Local resources for a global pandemic (Mar. 2020)

An early guide to services

By Gleaner Staff

Staying local, living local, and shopping local is going to be the new normal in the coming weeks as the world hunkers down to battle the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

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FORUM: We need to do our part (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: We need to do our part (Mar. 2020)

Listen to public health officials, cancel play-dates, work from home

By Jessica Bell

We are in a new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our country, our city, and our community. While our healthcare workers, public health staff, and others – including pharmacists, grocery store workers, and TTC staff – are working around the clock to keep us safe, we also need to do our part. 

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NEWS: 15 storeys planned for Davenport & Bedford (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: 15 storeys planned for Davenport & Bedford (Mar. 2020)

Neighbours are opposed due to traffic and density

The skyline may soon change dramatically for the neighbourhood near Davenport and Bedford. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

A proposed mixed-use building with ground-level retail and residential uses above at 287 Davenport has neighbours up in arms.  

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CHATTER: Human bones found during Brunswick re-build (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Human bones found during Brunswick re-build (Mar. 2020)

In late January police were called to a house located at 410 Brunswick Ave., where workers had dug up human remains while doing renovation work. 

Toronto Police Constable Victor Kwong said contractors discovered the bones buried in the backyard. At the time, police said, they suspected the remains had been buried there for decades. They proceeded to open an investigation to determine the circumstances of death. 

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CHATTER: Faculty Club’s anniversary takes foodies back to the 60s (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Faculty Club’s anniversary takes foodies back to the 60s (Mar. 2020)

MARCH 26, 2020 UPDATE: In light of the challenges the Faculty Club is facing due to the COVID-19 virus, this event has been cancelled, but will hopefully be rescheduled as soon as possible.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Mar. 2020)

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EDITORIAL: Modelling healthy behaviour (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Modelling healthy behaviour (Mar. 2020)

As we continue to try and navigate uncharted waters due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it has been quite reassuring to hear from the prime minister in almost daily news conferences delivered from the steps of his home, Rideau Cottage. The federal government response to the crisis under Justin Trudeau’s leadership has been calm, measured, and mindful of the significant impact it has on the lives of Canadians now and in the future. 

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GREENINGS: Reflecting on who actually matters (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Reflecting on who actually matters (Mar. 2020)

COVID-19 response speaks volumes about those we choose to ignore

By Terri Chu

There’s a China-sized hole in the world’s pollution map thanks to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Flights around the world have decreased, economic activity has gone down substantially, and our air has never been cleaner. Even Venice’s famous canals are running clean, and are once again home to swans and the odd dolphin.

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