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‘Transit City’ still on track, despite federal budget snub

Alexandra Kazia’s report for Observer Radio News. The Chair of Metrolinx and the president of Transport 2000 say that current plans to turn Toronto into a ‘transit city’ could be derailed by a lack of federal infrastructure money. Metrolinx’s “Big Move” is the largest infrastructure initiative in the country, proposing plans that amount to approximately […]

Bitter end to UTSC Bluffs restaurant

The University of Toronto Scarborough has one less food outlet on campus. The student union officially closed the Bluffs restaurant on Friday for financial reasons. But the 13 laid off workers say the student union itself is to blame for the problem. Monica Valencia reports. [audio:]

Scarborough: not all guns and violence

Guns, senseless violence and robberies. Those are issues typically associated with east Scarborough. But 2,000 people came out to celebrate the community’s spirit yesterday and took part in a classic community event. Katrina Rozal has this story. [audio:]

Vegetarian temptations: How one Toronto woman overcomes chicken cravings

A Toronto woman is finding that becoming a vegetarian can take more then willpower. Sometimes, it means battling not only old eating habits, but one’s own family. Rima Ramoul reports. [audio:]

Overnight parking ban in Scarborough: a winter’s tale

North York already banned overnight parking in the winter and now Scarborough wants to do the same. According to an area councillor, it’s one of those laws that sound great but won’t work nowadays. Stephanie Leung reports. [audio:]

Activists protest anti-Israel boycott by CUPE

Activists braved frigid weather yesterday to picket outside the office of CUPE Ontario to protest against a proposed boycott of Israeli academics at Ontario Universities. Last Friday, CUPE Ontario president Sid Ryan called for the boycott of Israeli academics and educators who do not condemn the Dec. 29 bombing of the Islamic University in Gaza […]