A quick look at the agenda for the Scarborough Community Council’s early October meeting is a paradox – it’s sobering, but yet could drive you to drink. The agenda is flooded with minor street sign, speed limit and rezoning issues. This is perfectly fine business for a community council to take care of, until you […]
Physical appearance is the first thing you notice about someone else and can be quite important. Research has even shown that we equate traits such as kindness, talent, honesty, and most of all intelligence, to good-looking individuals. In an image conscious society, does your prime minister’s physical attributes sway your vote? Voters have be known […]
Federal Conservative candidate for York-Simcoe Peter Van Loan took a drubbing over the late release of the Conservative party platform at an all-candidates debate held Tuesday night (Oct. 7) at the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto. Moderator Andy Barrie, who hosts CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, kicked-off the forum telling the crowd: “The Tories […]
As outlandish as that may sound, it may become at least partially true. This comes with the elimination of homework in a Barrie, Ontario elementary school — a much needed step in the right direction. At Prince of Wales School, principal Jan Olson implemented a no homework policy for the 2007-2008 school year. This change […]
When it comes to elections, the Scarborough ridings of Guildwood, Rouge River, and Pickering are usually a no-brainer. Combine one part concern in immigration laws, one part concern in crime, and another part interest in the environment and you’ve got a solid Liberal base that’s persisted more or less for the last decade.
In a few months, subway riders will experience a new system that will create a better form of communication between the commuters and the transit system. ‘The Next Train’ will inform Toronto Transit Commission riders of the arrival time of trains at individual subway stations throughout the system.
You’d think the hard part was over. Last week, in Geneva, Switzerland scientists applauded, poured champagne and some even wept as an $8-billion particle accelerator aced crucial tests.
If not now, when? If not us, who? Activists, politicians and artists used that message to urge the Canadian government to take a stronger active role in Darfur at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on April 13. London Liberal MP Glen Pearson, Sergeant Debbie Bodkin of Waterloo Regional Police and Canadian musicians Low Level Flight, and […]
Only a small portion of local elementary school students don the grey pants, ties, sweater vests and kilts in class. Uniform schools are a minority amongst youngsters in east Toronto, but this month Catholic schools will be looking at making them mandatory. Children are constantly trying on different styles and personalities while growing up. At […]
Earth Hour has come to Toronto. The event has been a fixture in the media and is generating buzz online. But what will the popular initiative accomplish in the long run? Probably nothing.