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LIFE (DECEMBER 2016): Ontario travel vaccines made easy

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on LIFE (DECEMBER 2016): Ontario travel vaccines made easy

PHOTO BY NOELLE DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS

Pharmacists will be able to administer 13 common travel vaccines starting Dec. 15 announced Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s minister of health and long-term care, at Snowdon Pharmacy on Dec. 1.

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POLICE BLOTTER (NOVEMBER 2016): Police make sexual assault arrest

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on POLICE BLOTTER (NOVEMBER 2016): Police make sexual assault arrest

The Toronto Police Service has arrested and charged 55-year-old Jeffrey Dewey of Toronto with sexual assault and impersonating a peace officer in connection with a Sept. 11 incident. At 12:06 p.m., a 36-year-old woman was in the College Street and Spadina Avenue area, when a man approached her and showed an object resembling a police badge, before proceeding to sexually assault her. It is alleged that Dewey may have assaulted other women, and police are asking them to come forward. Dewey has two distinctive tattoos: a mermaid on his left bicep, and a large multi-coloured star with a human eye in the middle of his right forearm. If you have further information, please contact the police at 416-808-5200, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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ARTS (NOVEMBER 2016): Toronto Mandolin Orchestra celebrates 60 years

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (NOVEMBER 2016): Toronto Mandolin Orchestra celebrates 60 years

Milestone coincides with 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration

PHOTO COURTESY TMO: Unlike many mandolin orchestras in other parts of the world, the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra (above) does not include guitars, though it does at times perform with woodwind instruments, percussion, and two accordions.

PHOTO COURTESY TMO: Unlike many mandolin orchestras in other parts of the world, the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra (above) does not include guitars, though it does at times perform with woodwind instruments, percussion, and two accordions.

By Summer Reid

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NEWS (OCTOBER 2016): MNJCC makes giant splash

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (OCTOBER 2016): MNJCC makes giant splash

New pool is a model for inclusivity and accessibility

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The MNJCC’s new universally accessible pool (full story on page 1) now features an entrance ramp. The community centre at Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue is now fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, which aims to make the province fully accessible for people with disabilities by 2025.

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The MNJCC’s new universally accessible pool (full story on page 1) now features an entrance ramp. The community centre at Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue is now fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, which aims to make the province fully accessible for people with disabilities by 2025.

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POLICE BLOTTER (OCTOBER 2016): Brazen Bedford shooting

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on POLICE BLOTTER (OCTOBER 2016): Brazen Bedford shooting

Just after 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, 66-year-old criminal defence lawyer J. Randall Barrs was leaving his office at 23 Bedford Rd. when he was shot multiple times by a man dressed as a construction worker. The alleged shooter, whom the Toronto Police Service has identified as 51-year-old Grayson Delong, was under surveillance by Halton Regional Police following his release on bail due to his suspected connection to a break-in in Peel Region. One plainclothes officer rushed towards Delong, who was attempting to drive away in a car with stolen plates. The officer shot at Delong, who was treated at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for serious injuries before appearing in court, where he agreed to remain in jail pending the outcome of his 15 charges relating to the shooting.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES (SEPTEMBER 2016): A look back at one attempt to lease a local school

September 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES (SEPTEMBER 2016): A look back at one attempt to lease a local school

TDSB reverses Essex Junior and Senior Public School decision after community uproar

PHOTO BY CLARA FEINSTEIN: The TDSB’s July 2005 attempt to lease Essex Jr. and Sr. Public School (above) backfired in the face of public outcry.

PHOTO BY CLARA FEINSTEIN: The TDSB’s July 2005 attempt to lease Essex Jr. and Sr. Public School (above) backfired in the face of public outcry.

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NEWS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Help grow the urban forest

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Help grow the urban forest

Program matches residents with native trees

PHOTO COURTESY?MICHAEL?LOW: This old burr oak tree on Spadina Road reflects Toronto’s aging tree canopy. The Toronto Park and Trees Foundation is working to distribute trees throughout the city so that the urban forest will continue to thrive well into the future.

PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL LOW: This old burr oak tree on Spadina Road reflects Toronto’s aging tree canopy. The Toronto Park and Trees Foundation is working to distribute trees throughout the city so that the urban forest will continue to thrive well into the future.

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CHATTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): St. Peter’s invites you to Fall Fair fundraising event

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): St. Peter’s invites you to Fall Fair fundraising event

By Summer Reid

St. Peter’s Church invites Annex residents to its annual Fall Fair event to support its Winter Welcome Table outreach program. Winter Welcome Table assists the homeless by offering hospitality and a warm evening meal.

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CHATTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Painted streets launch in Kensington

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Painted streets launch in Kensington

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The city’s first road mural was installed late last month on Baldwin Street in Kensington Market. Part of the StreetARToronto Road Mural program, the mural is the result of a collaboration between artists and the Kensington Market BIA. The mural was painted using latex paint, which is made to withstand weather elements and foot traffic for six to nine months. The City of Toronto launched the pilot project after a proposal to legalize road murals did not pass Toronto City Council. Four additional murals will be installed throughout the city under the project by the end of October.  —Summer Reid/Gleaner News

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The city’s first road mural was installed late last month on Baldwin Street in Kensington Market. Part of the StreetARToronto Road Mural program, the mural is the result of a collaboration between artists and the Kensington Market BIA. The mural was painted using latex paint, which is made to withstand weather elements and foot traffic for six to nine months. The City of Toronto launched the pilot project after a proposal to legalize road murals did not pass Toronto City Council. Four additional murals will be installed throughout the city under the project by the end of October.
—Summer Reid/Gleaner News

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POLICE BLOTTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Police investigate College Street and Ossington Avenue sexual assault

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on POLICE BLOTTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Police investigate College Street and Ossington Avenue sexual assault

By Summer Reid

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) has requested the public’s assistance in investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Sept. 5.

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