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CHATTER (DECEMBER 2016): Serving the city’s neediest children

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (DECEMBER 2016): Serving the city’s neediest children

PHOTO BY NOELLE DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS:

The Scott Mission at Spadina Avenue and College Street opened a free toy store for parents of the city’s neediest children. From Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, registered clients of the Mission were able to shop for a bagful of new children’s items including books, sports equipment, puzzles, and games. The Mission has also provided 2,600 grocery store gift cards, emergency groceries, children’s snowsuits, a hot Christmas meal, and a Christmas gift for every child in its camp and youth program this holiday.

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CHATTER (DECEMBER 2016): Marijuana dispensary opens

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (DECEMBER 2016): Marijuana dispensary opens

Pacifico Life (444 Bloor St. W.), a marijuana dispensary, opened its Toronto doors late last month with a mission “to educate, empower, and alleviate”. The Hamilton-based business sells many different products derived from the plant, including bath bombs, lip salves, oils, and soaps. It also dispenses the flower itself, but only for medical use. The plant is sourced from 100 growers, some as far as away as British Columbia.

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FORUM (DECEMBER 2016): How our politicians celebrate the holidays

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (DECEMBER 2016): How our politicians celebrate the holidays

Favourites include carol singing, winter solstice

We asked our local representatives how they spend the holidays. Councillors Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) and Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), Toronto District School Board Trustee Ausma Malik (Ward 10, Trinity-Spadina), and our MPP Han Dong (Trinity-Spadina) shared their favourite traditions, their proudest achievement of the year, and what they are looking forward to working on in 2017. Also, the book they’re looking forward to reading in 2017! Answers compiled by Noelle Defour.

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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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NEWS (NOVEMBER 2016): OMB opened

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (NOVEMBER 2016): OMB opened

Residents glimpse settlement offer

By Brian Burchell

In an effort to bring transparency to the Ontario Municipal Board’s (OMB) mediation process, Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) took the unusual step of bringing a developer’s confidential settlement offer to the community for comment before that offer is voted on by Toronto City Council.

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CHATTER (NOVEMBER 2016): Community policing update

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (NOVEMBER 2016): Community policing update

Crime in 14 Division for August and September was less than the previous year across six major categories, reported Detective Sergeant Brian Kelly at a Community Police Liaison Committee meeting on Sept. 20. The division’s boundaries are Spadina Avenue, Bathurst, Front, and Adelaide streets.

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FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Palmerston P.S. hosts costumes and Cinderella

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Palmerston P.S. hosts costumes and Cinderella

PHOTO BY NOELLE DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: Teachers and administrators from Palmerston Avenue Public School perform in a short play based on Cinderella on Oct. 31. The amateur theatrical, and the parade that followed it, is a much-loved annual event at the school.

PHOTO BY NOELLE DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: Teachers and administrators from Palmerston Avenue Public School perform in a short play based on Cinderella on Oct. 31. The amateur theatrical, and the parade that followed it, is a much-loved annual event at the school.

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CHATTER (OCTOBER 2016): Kensington Hospice a family favourite

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (OCTOBER 2016): Kensington Hospice a family favourite

The Kensington Hospice recently celebrated its fifth anniversary of providing palliative care in the Annex. One of the seven health services provided by the Kensington Health Centre, the hospice has 10 beds and provides end-of-life care that not only meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of its patients, but also supports a patient’s friends and family.

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