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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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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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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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NEWS: TDSB consults after community garden razed (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: TDSB consults after community garden razed (Fall 2021)

New plans and promises accompany hurt feelings

The once full community gardens along Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School now sit empty. MADELINE SMART/GLEANER NEWS

By Madeline Smart

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CHATTER: Access to winterized washrooms set to improve (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Access to winterized washrooms set to improve (Fall 2021)

In 2021, the City of Toronto opened up 79 new public washrooms for use throughout the winter, nearly doubling the previous number. This project was a direct response to pandemic restrictions which made access to public washrooms extra challenging, making life especially hard for vulnerable segments of the population.

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EDITORIAL: Doug Ford, the chaos king (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Doug Ford, the chaos king (Fall 2021)

Frustration. Nonsense. Chaos.

These are just a few words that are used to describe the situation for Ontario businesses following the release of the province’s plan to lift all Covid restrictions for businesses. You’d think there would be more celebration, but it’s hard, given the fact that small businesses are being impacted extra hard by policy that seems designed to hurt them.

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FORUM: Status quo streets unsustainable (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on FORUM: Status quo streets unsustainable (Fall 2021)

Government must be proactive to protect cyclists, pedestrians 

By Mike Layton

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FOCUS: Gleaner sits down with Jessica Bell (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Gleaner sits down with Jessica Bell (Fall 2021)

With less than a year before the provincial election our MPP reflects

MPP Jessica Bell has had an eventful first term serving her riding of University-Rosedale with the pandemic likely affecting at least half of her four years. Over a year into COVID-19 and less than one year left before the next election, Bell reflects on her term thus far and what’s to come. MADELINE SMART/GLEANER NEWS

By Madeline Smart

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ARTS: Get other-worldly at the Toronto Reference Library (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Get other-worldly at the Toronto Reference Library (Fall 2021)

Fall of 2021 is as good a time as any to escape planet earth 

Science fiction writer Judith Merril in the Spaced-Out Library, then located at 566 Palmerston Ave., 1975. Courtesy Toronto Star Photograph Archive from the Toronto Public Library website

By Meribeth Deen

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