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Police release video in pizza parlour shooting

Posted: Sep 30 2014 1:25 pm
Toronto Police has released security camera footage showing the suspect of a Scarborough double-shooting being dropped off near the crime scene. The shooting took place on Sept. 14 outside Halal Pizza Time and Restaurant near Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue. Police arrived on scene to find two men with gunshot wounds. One of the men was taken […]


Father of two identified as victim in fatal shooting

Posted: Sep 17 2014 10:41 pm
Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Scarborough on Sunday as Abdul Monir, 31, of Toronto. At a news conference on Sunday afternoon, police said Monir, a father of two, had arrived in Canada in May from Afghanistan. The shooting took place in Scarborough near the Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue East area. Police […]


New 198 UofT Scarborough bus replaces 116E

Posted: Sep 17 2014 11:58 am
Scarborough commuters have a brand new bus operating at Kennedy station to and from the University of Toronto Scarborough campus. The bus, 198 UofT Scarborough Rocket, began operating Sept. 2, replacing the 116 Express bus.


Multimedia

Sports

Former Raptor comes to Scarborough

Posted: Sep 11 2014 11:41 am
Morris Peterson, former Toronto Raptor, isn't hitting three-point shots anymore, but he's still finding a way to help out the people of Scarborough.


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

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.


Arts & Life

Easter Fun at Holy Trinity Guildwood

Egg decorating after the Easter egg hunt at Holy Trinity Guildwood.

Posted: Apr 22 2014 9:32 am
Children of all ages spent their Friday afternoon egg painting with a little bit of a sugar rush. Church of the Holy Trinity Guildwood organized an activity day for children in the Scarborough area. While parents attended Good Friday service, there were Easter crafts, snacks and a puppet show just down stairs for the young […]


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 […]


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