Legion’s 90th, a tribute to its veterans

Cathy Andrews volunteers at the Royal Canadian Legion in part as tribute to her grandfather. She said Wilfred Edwin Andrews was a quiet man who served as an acting lance corporal during the period the Great War.

He served with the 169th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. His granddaughter, ladies auxiliary president, honours his memory.

East York residents take stand against Alt-Right posters

Farah Mawani couldn’t stand idly by. She had to act.

“All of these incidents hit very close to home,” she said.

On Nov. 19, during a public meeting at the Stan Wadlow Park in East York, she spoke in response to the appearance of white supremacy posters on park property.

Todmorden Legion remembers Battle of Vimy Ridge

P.J. O’Neill has a strong sense of when Canada became a nation.

“Canada has never been conquered,” he said. “We’ve never had foreign enemies on our (soil).”

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, members of the Todmorden Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10, commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France. In April 1917, the Canadian Corps was ordered to seize Vimy Ridge, then occupied by the German Army.

Former East York mayor slams amalgamation

Former East York mayor Alan Redway doesn’t mince words when it comes to his feelings about the 1998 amalgamation of six municipalities into the current City of Toronto.

“Amalgamation has caused destruction for Toronto,” he told those attending a forum Tuesday evening at the S. Walter Stewart library branch at 170 Memorial Park Ave.