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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Grading the green (August 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Grading the green (August 2020)

Park it here

In this year’s installment of evaluating park spaces within the Gleaner’s catchment area, our observers noted the impressive revival of Queen’s Park North showing what a great city can do when it focuses its imagination and resources. The neglected Euclid Avenue Park, near Koreatown, shows what happens when these resources are withheld. Compiled by Mary An, Tanya Ielyseieva, and Nicole Stoffman.

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LIFE: Tulip Fairies surprise (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on LIFE: Tulip Fairies surprise (July 2020)

Neighbourly love abounds in Seaton Village

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GREENINGS: What happens if we don’t want to go back to the “before” times? (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: What happens if we don’t want to go back to the “before” times? (July 2020)

Pandemic shows we can live on so much less

While many of us are enjoying cleaner air in the neighbourhood, undoubtably there are people up at night worried about what happens if the air never goes back to being as toxic as it once was. Trillions of dollars are at stake if we, as a society, decide we don’t really want to go back to the “before” times where people drove hours to get to work and mindlessly went shopping for entertainment. 

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LIFE: How to arrange flowers in less than 10 easy steps (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on LIFE: How to arrange flowers in less than 10 easy steps (July 2020)

Flowers in the home relax the mind and nourish the spirit

COURTESY LISA LOMAX

In May 2020, the Annex Gleaner celebrated 25 years of publishing. In acknowledgement of this history we are republishing highlights of our past; this feature, How to arrange flowers in 10 easy steps by gardening columnist Bardi Vorster, is from July 2000. Some guidance still relevant to enjoy summer’s flowery bounty indoors. 

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FOCUS: Local resources for a global pandemic (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Local resources for a global pandemic (May 2020)

An updated guide of Annex resources

By Gleaner Staff

Staying home to help stop the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the new normal for the foreseeable future.  

Read on for our updated guide to Annex resources during COVID-19, the third issue since we all started to hunker down and stay together apart. 

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FOCUS: Melodies are good medicine (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Melodies are good medicine (May 2020)

Ninety-four year-old entertains patients

Music volunteer George Linton entertains patients at long-term care homes and hospitals. Despite being 94 years old Linton looks forward to returning to his unpaid gig post COVID 19. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

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GREENINGS: Capitalist truths exposed (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Capitalist truths exposed (May 2020)

It’s time to focus on survival

By Terri Chu

India’s population of 1.3 billion people is in a state of “lockdown” until May 3. One of the initial impacts was a massive wave of migrants, suddenly jobless, walking hundreds of kilometres to their home-communities. In the country’s most populated state, Uttar Pradesh, state officials have instructed village councillors not to allow returning labourers in. In India and around the world, Coronavirus is laying bare a capitalistic hard-truth: the poor are expendable. 

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LIFE: “P” is for pruning procedures (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on LIFE: “P” is for pruning procedures (May 2020)

What to plant in your container garden

In May 2020, the Annex Gleaner celebrates 25 years of publishing. In acknowledgement of this history we are offering highlights of our past; this feature “P” is pruning procedures is from June 1998 by gardening columnist Bardi Vorster. 

By Bardi Vorster

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LIFE: Portable potable vegetables (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on LIFE: Portable potable vegetables (Apr. 2020)

What to plant in your container garden

In May 2020, the Annex Gleaner celebrates 25 years of publishing. In acknowledgement of this history we are republishing highlights of our past; this feature, Portable potable vegetables by gardening columnist Bardi Vorster, is from May 1998. As spring is here this advice is timely.

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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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