While Bell Let’s Talk Day serves as an excellent start, we could be doing so much more.
Bill Rusk remembers June 24, 1990, as a pretty hot and clammy day.
Police officer Rusk and his partner were on patrol in a North York neighbourhood and tasked with arresting two suspects in a drug investigation. Around 1 a.m., Rusk began pursuing a suspect.
“I was between two vehicles and (the suspect) turned and yelled. I realized he had a handgun pointed at me,” Rusk said. “It was too late for me to pull (out) my firearm.”
It’s been a long, cold winter in Toronto. According to Environment Canada, this past February has been the coldest Eastern Ontario has seen for 115 years. It comes as no surprise, then, that the sunshine and warmer temperatures seen in the first weeks of March have been a relief to Torontonians.
He was wearing a plaid shirt and dark denim jeans with his hair sleekly combed back. When he’s not helping youths find housing or work, Naz Shaheed, 21, enjoys smoking marijuana regularly.
Of the 61 years of her life, Linda Chamberlain has spent nearly a third of them homeless, hungry and harassed. Some days, she said, she wouldn’t even feel the hunger she was so numb. “My day consisted of walking all over the place, trying to find something to eat, a place to go to the […]