Wilket Creek runners faithful to memory of Terry Fox

Papito Wilson’s routine was altered in 1995. He lost his leg in an accident.

“It changed my life,” he said.

But it didn’t slow him down. Now 51, Wilson has learned to play wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, para-rowing and wheelchair tennis.

On Sunday, for the first time, Wilson participated in the 36th annual Terry Fox Run at Wilket Creek Park in east Toronto.

“It’s a great experience to do something to support others,” he said.

PC leader attacks Ontario government policy on children with autism

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leader says the government has deceived the parents seeking medical treatment for their children dealing with autism.

During Question Period, on Thursday, PC leader Patrick Brown referred to an article published by The Toronto Star. In it, Brown said, the Star pointed that last spring Ontario’s Liberal government cut the funding for children (aged five and up) who were promised treatment for their autism.

Opposition says Wynne government abandoning children with autism needs

The leader of the Progressive Conservatives says the Ontario Liberal government has misled parents of autistic children about treatment.

In the spring, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the Ontario provincial government would deal with a backlog of about 3,500 children with autism. The children were considered too old for effective intensive behavioural intervention (IBI) treatment. The government offered a one-time grant of $8,000 for those not on the treatment list.