Cadets carry on air force traditions at Danforth Tech

From the parade square at Danforth Tech, Alina Farrukh can see the loftiest of goals.

“You get to learn about clouds and stuff that I would not learn at home or with any other program,” Farrukh said.

Farrukh, 14, says her ultimate goal is to get her pilot licence through the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and to pursue her dream to fly air force aircraft.

Pregnant woman chooses doula to guide her

Karen Mcwilliam sat on the floor in front of her client, Shalina Khanna, as she and her husband, Jonathan Hunt, sat cozily on their couch. Hunt handed his wife a tissue to wipe the tears from her eyes, as she explained to Mcwilliam why her mother wouldn’t be able to attend the birth of their first child.

“She primarily takes care of my dad who is not well,” Khanna said.

Resident faces ‘revitalization’ of community housing

Tanisha Pessoa is anxious and frustrated. For a year, she’s wondered if she will soon be forced to move out of her social housing unit in Allenbury Gardens.

“What will I do when I can’t afford the cost of living in my new home?” she asked. “The thought of being displaced because they’re building condos that cost more than my rent, worries me.”

Weight-loss boot camp tough, but rewarding

It was Stephany Bruno’s first day at the Project O boot camp. But at her first workout session Bruno got frustrated.

“Right away, when I got there we started doing 10 pushups and then 10 jumping jacks,” Bruno said. “I was tired and in so much pain after five pushups, that I had to stop while everyone else kept on going.”