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ON THE COVER: Backyard dreams (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Backyard dreams (Dec. 2021)

Artist Brian Killin finds inspiration in everyday Canadian life, both rural and urban. His favorite subjects include; a late-night shinny hockey game, a fresh snowfall in northern Ontario, the hustling urban landscape of downtown Toronto, and the peaceful beaches of Prince Edward Island. The breadth of his subject matter is an exploration of Canadian identity. Brian models his artwork after the great Canadian artists, Cornelius Krieghoff and Ken Danby. He has shown his artwork over the past thirty years throughout Toronto. 

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NEWS: A tribute to Edward Leman (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: A tribute to Edward Leman (Dec. 2021)

Modest yet forceful ARA volunteer left his mark

Never a NIMBY, Edward worked hard to persuade developers to work with the community and make adjustments and improvements to their proposals. COURTESY THE ANNEX RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

By David Harrison

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CHATTER: Tango mesmerizes crowd (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Tango mesmerizes crowd (Dec. 2021)

Solidaridad Strings performed their first live concert to a sold-out audience on Nov. 14. From left: Aparna Halpé and Suhashini Arulanandam (violin), Esme Allen-Creighton (viola), Valeria Matzner (vocals), Adriana Arcilla Tascón (viola), Heyni Solera (bandoneon), Sybil Shanahan (cello), Shannon Wojewoda (double bass). COURTESY MICHAEL WOJEWODA

The string ensemble of Orquesta Solidaridad Tango, a new all-women tango orchestra, performed their first live concert to a sold-out audience at 918 Bathurst on November 14th. The physically-distanced crowd gave the musicians two standing ovations after enjoying an evening of contemporary and classic tango music. It is a style infused with longing and mystery. 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2021)

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EDITORIAL: Ford rolls dice with 413 (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford rolls dice with 413 (Dec. 2021)

The currently ruling Progressive Conservative party of Ontario is looking ahead six months – and strategizing at how to win an election despite a long line of mishaps behind them. They’ll be looking to win support in the 905, and they’ll use wedge issues to get it. A 59 kilometre highway we don’t need is one of the big ones, and the party is already painting Premier Doug Ford as the only leader “that will say yes to growth in the GTA.”

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on LETTER TO THE EDITOR (Dec. 2021)

RE: GRADING OUR GREENSPACE, Fall 2021

Thank you for the recent edition and in particular the area park reviews conducted by your writer Madeline Smart, I really loved the coverage of our parks.

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FORUM: Tackling the climate crisis at a city level (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on FORUM: Tackling the climate crisis at a city level (Dec. 2021)

All levels of government must be engaged in a solution

By Mike Layton

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FORUM: Premier Ford gets an “F” (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on FORUM: Premier Ford gets an “F” (Dec. 2021)

Auditor general’s report shows Ford is failing the environment

By Jessica Bell

On November 24, the auditor general released her annual report on the environment.  It reads as a dry and horrifying account of Premier Doug Ford’s assault on our natural environment, health and future. Here are the lowlights. 

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LIFE: Honouring son in area parks (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on LIFE: Honouring son in area parks (Dec. 2021)

Suicide seen as collateral damage during COVID-19

Christine Andreopoulos plays chess at the table she donated to Jean Sibelius Square in honour of her son, Kye Andreopoulos, “a loving and faithful son and friend.” Kye took his own life, age 28, due to failures in our under-resourced mental health system, stretched to the breaking point by the pandemic, she said. “That psychiatrists couldn’t see their patients in-person. To me, that was the wrong part.” NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman

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LIFE: Finding tombstones in your yard (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on LIFE: Finding tombstones in your yard (Dec. 2021)

Palmerston area resident traces origins of Hebrew headstones

(From left) Doug Reeve, Greg Beiles, Yael Schacter, and Melanie Reeve inspect about 50 flagstones mysteriously engraved with Hebrew lettering. The stones were found on Miriam Schacter’s front lawn, and she is asking for community input to identify their origin. COURTESY OF MIRIAM SCHACTER

By Margarita Maltaceva

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GREENINGS: Avoid the stress of stuff at Xmas (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Avoid the stress of stuff at Xmas (Dec. 2021)

Do it for the planet, and for yourself

By Terri Chu

As an environmentalist, few things make me cringe quite like Christmas does. We are heading into the season when Canadians will each discard a staggering 50 kg of trash over the holidays. 

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ON THE COVER: Greenspaces graded (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Greenspaces graded (Fall 2021)

A man sits at the edge of Jesse Ketchum Park on one of the many stone benches facing the public school of the same name. Find out how Annex parks have fared in the second summer of the pandemic in our annual park reviews, part two. MADELINE SMART/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Freeland wins despite lower turnout (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: Freeland wins despite lower turnout (Fall 2021)

Order of results in Uni-Rosedale largely unchanged this round

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland was re-elected for the third time in University-Rosedale on September 21. Her message that the Liberals could be relied upon to finish the fight against the pandemic and bring in $10-a-day child care earned her 47.5 per cent of votes in the riding, despite fewer polls and lowered voter turnout. COURTESY CHRYSTIA FREELAND

By Nicole Stoffman

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