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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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FOCUS: Robert Street Field site of geothermal energy (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Robert Street Field site of geothermal energy (Mar. 2020)

U of T seeks big win on greenhouse gas reductions

The University of Toronto has embarked on the largest geo-thermal installation in the country which is located on the Aura Lee playing field on Robert Street. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman

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LIFE: Harbord Village’s Sue Dexter makes a difference (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · 1 Comment

Crusader lauded for her contributions

Sue Dexter (left), with Jessica Bell, has championed the preservation and greening of Harbord Village and worked tirelessly to better the community. COURTESY JESSICA BELL

This article is the second 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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GREENINGS: Short-term gains lead to long-term losses (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Short-term gains lead to long-term losses (Feb. 2020)

Province has no business case for reckless cuts

By Terri Chu

Last year, Premier Ford and friends dropped $231 million of “taxpayer” money on killing wind energy projects. It’s one thing to not build any more but spending money to cancel projects? That’s next level “respecting” taxpayer money (as he likes to say). What this government has shown us is that it cares not one whit for being fiscally responsible and it cares not one whit for the best interests of the citizens. 

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Tags: Annex · Life · Opinion

DEVELOPINGS: Annex area developments loom (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · 1 Comment

Emerging from the dust will be much greater density

The Annex is by no means exempt from the building boom that sees the City of Toronto with more cranes in the sky than any other North American municipality.

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