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Artist hopes to uncover fate of missing paintings

Crafts for St. Patrick’s WWF Canada

names Roncy resident team co-captain of Earth Hour

One art piece priced at $3,500

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It’s no surprise to those who know her that Roncesvalles Village resident Karyn Klaire Koski has been chosen the Ontario team co-captain of this year’s Earth Hour celebration by WWF Canada. “Earth Hour is a passion for me,” Koski told The Villager. “I’m a dedicated environmental advocate, a keen person. I do more philanthropy work than my real job.” Klaire has been instrumental in organizing the Earth Hour celebration over the past three years in Roncesvalles Village in addition to her work as part of the environmental advocacy group Green 13. She helped see that a century-old, majestic, silver maple along Roncesvalles Avenue achieve heritage status and was awarded The Planet in Focus Green Screen Award, which celebrates compelling and innovative behind-thescenes stories of green practices in the film and TV industry. The film and television producer and editor of an interactive magazine app says she’s not a fan of such phrases as ‘war against,’ ‘battle with’ or >RONCESVALLES, page 14

She is less concerned that they’re missing and more concerned that they’re alright. Most of all, artist Tennille Rose Will would love to find out what happened to two of her paintings, which were hanging on the wall at the Rhino Restaurant and Bar on Queen Street West, just west of Dufferin Street. The paintings, said Will, whose studio is on Dundas Street West at Brock Street, disappeared over the

summer or fall. ‘Lullaby,’ which depicts two women, took Will three months to paint. Priced at $3,500 – the canvas alone cost $300, it is a six feet by six feet painting. “Someone went in, took it off the wall and walked out,” said Will at her studio recently. “Did someone throw it out? Was it a joke? As long as I know it’s loved, I don’t feel so bad.” The other, called ‘Stillness,’ is 26 by 30 inches priced between $500 and $600. “I was kind of in shock,” >>>LOCAL, page 17

MPP Jonah Schein calls for electrification clarification RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com Davenport MPP Jonah Schein wants more than assurances from the province on electrifying the Union-Pearson air rail link by 2017. Both current transportation minister Glen Murray and his

predecessor Bob Chiarelli, as well as Metrolinx, have indicated completing electric conversion of the line from diesel is possible by 2017. But Schein, the NDP’s transportation critic, insists there needs to be more than just words. >>>TARGET, page 5

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family craft day: The Artworks Art School in Bloor West Village held a family craft day with activities like making clovers out of wire. Here, Liz Cates and son Simon pick out the wire for their project. See more photos on page 3.

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