Spawning Chinook salmon in Highland Creek draw curious crowd

Chinook salmon in Highland Creek? That the Scarborough creek carries the fish normally found in the Pacific came as news to Gary Carmichael. “I had no idea that there were salmon in Highland Creek so I was surprised to hear that,” the Scarborough resident said.

Doctor wonders why OHIP won’t cover yoga, Pilates treatments

In 2007, Dr. Raza Awan realized he had a severe neck injury. Fifteen years of work at a computer screen studying to become a doctor, as well as playing such sports as tennis had done the damage. He tried some traditional forms of therapy, including physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic treatment and acupuncture. But none of them helped. “I found that Pilates helped my lower back pain,” he said. “(Then) I started going to yoga classes … to explore what yoga could do.”

Quick breast cancer diagnosis now available at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Canada’s largest breast cancer centre opened at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Thursday. The Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre is located on the sixth floor of M-Wing at the Toronto hospital’s Bayview Avenue location. The 28,000 square foot facility offers patients specialty clinics and unique programs with the latest technology and imaging.

With technologies such as the Marion C. Soloway Breast Rapid Diagnostic Unit, patients can receive rapid assessment and next-day diagnosis.

What did you give up for Lent?

“If God can do it for 40 days in the desert, we should go through that challenge, too,” said Sherwin Serrao.
Serrao, 20, a student at the University of Guelph, gave up eating McDonalds meat for Lent this year. Since Serrao also works at McDonalds in Mississauga on weekends, he usually eats the restaurant’s food on his lunch breaks during his shift.

Parents see tradition as the strength of Catholic schools

A Brampton’s family’s recent lawsuit seeking to remove their son from religion classes at his Catholic school has been making headlines. The issue has some people and parents wondering why non-Catholics even want to send their children to a Catholic school if they are going to opt out of religion classes. For one Etobicoke family, […]