Mike wasn’t a co-worker or neighbour. And Mike certainly wasn’t a friend. But Mike still warranted reflection.
“I was walking on a beach in Varadero and I thought, ‘Crap, I’m lugging this big camera around. I really hope there’s a picture,’” said Shannon Keller.
“It’s a good thing that the public is doing the best they can to keep this strong — and showing that there is hope, and in the future MS will be cured,” Paris Ioannou said.
Hawkes recalls the events leading up to the day vividly. Having received death threats before performing the ceremony, Hawkes was given a police security detail and instructed to wear a bulletproof vest.
“I think people have a visualization of this club consisting of mainly older people,” Terry Brackett said. “Since we have a diverse population, we are trying to market to that.”
The Friends of TEGH website describes the children’s emergency unit as a place “designed to fast-track children immediately into dedicated pediatric treatment rooms that are calm, safe and family-friendly.”
Nationally, the Conservatives gained enough seats to form a majority government, and locally, they took Liberal stronghold Don Valley West in a high-pitched squeaker… with a 639 vote plurality, out of 53,506 cast. Meanwhile, the New Democrats have surged into the role of official Opposition, and leader Jack Layton hit a home run in his home riding of Toronto-Danforth. Next door in Beaches-East York, the Liberal MP for the last 18 years has been defeated by an NDP newcomer.
Robin Hall’s first impression of the Pape Adolescent Resource Centre was that it wouldn’t be helpful.
In the last days of her mother’s life coping with Alzheimer’s, Maria Minna took on the role of primary caregiver. She often relied on her family’s own resources when there didn’t appear to be help from government services.
Last night, Toronto’s city council approved the request for a pedestrian crossover at the corner of Mortimer and Carlaw avenues. The intersection in East York will now have overhead lights installed. Students from Centennial College’s East York campus, Chester Elementary School and Westwood Middle School cross there frequently.