Centennial course helps first-time businesses

An expert in starting up a business, says most prospective business owners need to start with a question directed at themselves.

The Story Arts Centre at the East York campus of Centennial College will stage a workshop called The Accelerating Entrepreneurs and Leaders (ACCEL) program on Sept. 28. One of the ACCEL business coaches, David Cowdery, believes the whole process starts by asking a key question.

“I ask them all the same question, ‘When was the last time you bought or paid for the thing you are about to do?’” he said. “If they say, ‘Never,’ then we need to think about it.”

Wilket Creek runners faithful to memory of Terry Fox

Papito Wilson’s routine was altered in 1995. He lost his leg in an accident.

“It changed my life,” he said.

But it didn’t slow him down. Now 51, Wilson has learned to play wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, para-rowing and wheelchair tennis.

On Sunday, for the first time, Wilson participated in the 36th annual Terry Fox Run at Wilket Creek Park in east Toronto.

“It’s a great experience to do something to support others,” he said.

Zahid takes Scarborough Centre for Liberals

Salma Zahid, the new Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre, stood before a crowd of supporters Monday night to announce her victory. “We have taken it back from the Harper,” said Zahid, a first-time campaigner for federal election. She beat Roxanne James, the incumbent Conservative, by collecting 51.1 per cent of the vote. James garnered 30.9 […]