Scarborough Observer

News

18-year-old killed by police car

Posted: Feb 18 2014 11:46 am
An 18-year-old woman died yesterday after being struck by a York Regional police car near Warden and St. Clair avenues on Feb. 12.


University of Toronto site of first mayoral debate

Posted: Feb 6 2014 10:06 am
The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus hosted a panel discussion for five of the mayoral candidates on Feb. 5. Candidates David Soknacki, Rob Ford, Robb Johannes, Al Gore and Richard Underhill attended the first mayoral panel of the campaign.


Multimedia

Sports

The magic of Quidditch hits UTSC

A player from UTSC's Phoenix dashes away

Posted: Dec 13 2013 11:15 am
Cold weather and snowfall did not stop students at UTSC from participating in a familiar game to Harry Potter fans: Quidditch.


How he made it to the OHL

Shawn Tessier, 17, went up the levels of hockey to the OHL in only four years.

Posted: Dec 13 2013 7:14 am
From a young age, Shawn Tessier maintained a strong work ethic and professional attitude that translated into his passion for hockey.


UTSC women’s b-ball squad in charity game for typhoon relief

Posted: Dec 3 2013 5:13 pm
The game may have ended in a disappointing 52-20 loss for the women’s basketball team at the University of Toronto Scarborough but the mood was still positive. This wasn't just any game, after all. Organized by Give 1NE, the basketball game was co-ordinated to help raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.


Arts & Life

Seniors singing for seniors

Posted: Dec 18 2013 3:33 am
Dressed in red blazers, the women walked out in single file, while men, wearing black shirts with red bow ties, followed behind. The show was about to commence. The Scarborough Village Singers choir performed at Cedarbrook Lodge Retirement Residence on Markham Road on Dec. 16 to bring Christmas cheer to residents, staff and volunteers. “Everyone […]


Features

Pet protection a winter priority

Dr. Craig Etherington of Morningside Pet Hospital, shown with his dog Charlie, has treated pets that have been left in the cold too long or have not been groomed properly.

Posted: Dec 13 2013 6:52 am
With temperatures dropping and snow expected any day now, it is important to be mindful of our four-legged friends and change pet care routines to match the season.


Opinion

A personal reflection on Hanukkah

Potato latkes, a traditional Hanukkah dish served with apple sauce or sour cream.

Posted: Dec 11 2013 1:52 pm
Latkes, lighting of the menorah and dreidels are usually what come to mind when thinking about Hanukkah. However, there is more to this festival of lights. It's about connecting. It's about tradition. It’s about family.


Subway, not light rail, the solution to Scarborough traffic

Posted: Feb 13 2013 9:23 pm
The only thing a Torontonian fears more than the number “401″ is a red weather advisory bar at the bottom of the morning news screen. Tens of thousands of Scarborough commuters have no choice but to face the sleet, ice, and snow of Toronto life. Toronto’s population grows at a rate of 0.4 per cent […]