Toronto’s Scottish connection

Richard Fiennes-Clinton knows audiences don’t need to come from a Scottish background to take interest in the historical impact of Scotsmen. Many people who took interest in his local lecture last week about the Scottish impact on Toronto don’t necessarily have Scottish roots, but have a passion for history. “There are the cultural aspects – […]

Pan Am medallist looking to enter Olympic year strong

As the sun rises over Toronto each morning, Khetag Pliev wakes up and starts his run. The 6:30 a.m. wake up is just the beginning to a long day for one of Canada’s brightest amateur stars. Pliev was one of 500 Canadian athletes who competed in last month’s Pan American Games, where he won the […]

Pup-aring your pets for winter

“Antifreeze poisoning is a big problem with animals that roam free. The antifreeze has a sweet smell that attracts animals, especially cats and wildlife. Be sure to keep any poisons tightly capped and locked away in the garage,” said Marilyn Murray of For the Love of Animals on Pape Avenue. “Every winter, many cats are injured or killed in car motor fans. They are attracted to the warmth of the motor. Before starting your car, bang on the hood or honk the horn to scare out a hidden cat.”