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Community group roughs it overnight to support Syrian refugees

When the image of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey, was published, it hit Elizabeth Dove hard.
“There was a burning local need to help, and (there were) people who wanted to do something, but had no idea where to start,” she said. “We have the space; we have the ability and frankly there is a moral imperative.”

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Toronto police warn East Yorkers of new phone scam

“Hi Grandpa.” “Billy is that you?” “Yeah, listen I need help but don’t tell mom and dad.” That’s the typical script of the grandparent scam. Grandparents, believing their beloved grandchild is in trouble, then transfer money to scammers electronically. Last Wednesday, Toronto Police Services warned East York residents about this new twist to the scam.