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Archive | March, 2008


PSAs and news briefs

Posted: Mar 17 2008 | 9:20 pm
Equity matters at UTSC The anti-racism Equity Matters group will run its Integration vs. Isolation event on March 17 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus. The event is open to anyone interested. Lunch is included and an RSVP is required. Call Hilda Seedanee at 416-287-5645. Free tax clinic […]

Arts & Life

Arts briefs

Posted: Mar 17 2008 | 9:00 pm
I Take This Man debuts I Take This Man, a comedy by Jack Sharkey, debuts March 27 at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. The play runs until April 6. General admission is $17, and students and seniors pay only $14 on Thursdays and Sundays. 416-396-4049 or visit


Church launches programs for Malvern community

Posted: Mar 17 2008 | 8:57 pm
Deveroux Mitchell was looking for a place where he and the kids he mentored from Malvern could play basketball and talk about life. The local resident had turned to different places and people, but only one place offered what he was looking for — the Agincourt Church of God. Patricia Wynters, a youth pastor at […]


Where’s the ‘heat?’

Posted: Mar 17 2008 | 8:48 pm
If you want to catch your local firefighters at work, chances are the best place is along the highway. That’s where Station 214 gets most of its calls. In the wake of the huge fire on Queen Street West that ravaged historic buildings, the question lingers – are there absolutely no fires in this area […]


Spring melt becomes a salty soup

Posted: Mar 17 2008 | 8:40 pm
With the record-breaking amounts of snowfall Toronto has seen this winter, it’s no surprise that the city’s used higher than normal amount of salt on the city’s roads and sidewalks. Now, with spring fast approaching and temperatures on the rise, the abundance of salty snow will be making its way in to local waterways. The […]


Wineries give boost to food banks

Posted: Mar 17 2008 | 9:29 am
Thanks to Ontario wine drinkers, clients of Toronto food banks may well be better nourished. Late last fall Wine Council of Ontario ran its “Buy Local, Share Local” campaign. It raised $50,000 for Ontario food banks. Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank received a portion of the $10,000 share given to the GTA. Gail Nyberg, executive […]


Residents rally to save observatory

Posted: Mar 17 2008 | 9:22 am
At the end of a one-lane pathway in the countryside of Richmond Hill, a massive white dome-like structure is situated housing the largest optical telescope in Canada. This is the David Dunlop Observatory (DDO), what one person calls GTA’s hidden treasure. The DDO played a vital role in the shocking discovery of the existence of […]


Sun and smiles wash over St. Patrick’s Day parade


Posted: Mar 16 2008 | 7:59 pm
With traditional Irish music playing in the background, Irish eyes were smiling in Toronto on Sunday. The 2008 St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a sea of green on a sunny afternoon, but there was one float that was happy that their ship had come in. The County Antrim entry was the showstopper as John McCormick […]


Patient patients the big winners in hospital renovations

Photo by Nikki Cook

Posted: Mar 16 2008 | 7:25 pm
Scarborough resident Alysha Phalen looks forward to the day when a visit to the hospital won’t take up half a day. Last February she went to the Scarborough Hospital for a minor procedure. “I went for my RhoGAM shot (used to prevent an immune response to Rh positive blood in people with an Rh negative […] @storyartscentre Story Arts Centre on Vine Story Arts Centre on Google+