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SNOW-LESS DAY: Toronto police Const. Mark Colucci takes a tumble as he slides down the track on a sled during Humber College’s second annual Snow Day. But the wipe out didn’t deter the officer, who as seen below, took to the track once again to redeem himself. Toronto toy company Tech 4 Kids hosted the event as an opportunity to engage with underprivileged youth in Etobicoke. The company donated toys to the charity, Advocates for Etobicoke Youth, which 23 Division police on hand received. Bottom, Arron Aranjo glides down the slope, standing up no less, proving all you need is a little balance and a smile.

“Christmas Explosion! One for $2 or five for $8!” “Get your Pho-Ho-Ho-Tos taken here! Only $1!” “Kandy Shop! There’s a one-in-36 chance you’ll find money in your present!” Student entrepreneurs from Scarlett Heights happily hawked their wares to classmates at the entrepreneurial academy’s always popular semi-annual Student Venture Day last Tuesday, shouting over the blaring beats of Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ to win some business away from their competitors. This year’s festive “Winter Wonderland” themed showcase gave students the opportunity to go to retail with the Christmas gift business ideas they’d been developing all semester. “The key is for them to be able to come up with an idea, to actually create it, to market it and then retail it, and it has to be a gift-giving idea...that’s the key of the assignment,” said longtime teacher Doug Ritchie. The colourful booths, manned mostly by freshmen, were full of affordable gift ideas developed and created by the students themselves – from homemade bracelets, to cupcakes, to Christmas tree decorations filled with candy, to handdecorated mugs. For the participating Grade 9 Introduction to Business students, the whole Venture Day experience gives them an opportunity to get some hands-on retail experience to complement their business planning curriculum, said Scarlett Heights Principal Rizwana Jafri. “Part of their success, then, is determined by their sales, and then their paper planning and reports showing profits and all that make up the rest of their grade,” she said. “It’s an academic exercise as well as an actual hands-on activity for them.” For some students, like 14-yearold Laura Galvis, the venture was successful.

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Her team’s Christmas Explosion creations – colourful, handcrafted Christmas tree decorations made with paper and filled with candies – were a veritable hit. After just an hour or so in business, their stock of 20 decorations was nearly sold out. For others, like the Grade 11 team who spearheaded the PhoHo-Ho-To Booth, business was slightly more sluggish. “It’s a photo booth and it just gives people a chance to create a memory for themselves with a holiday card,” explained 16-year-old Jonida Golemi, noting that, for just a dollar, students could purchase a photo of themselves taken in front of one of the booth’s two festive backdrops – one of a fireplace and the other of a bookshelf – courtesy of the drama department. “We thought it fits in with the theme of Christmas cards and stuff like that, so we went with it.” But after an hour in business, Jonida’s teammate Nadia Sabet, 16, lamented over the fact that they’d only had four takers so far. “We learned how hard it is to get people to take a picture these days and how difficult it is to run a busi-

ness, especially when there’s not a lot of demand for your product,” she said. But whether or not the students prosper on Venture Day, business teacher John Magwood said the real success of the exercise is measured by the students’ execution of their respective business plans. “It’s not all about the retailing per se, because if they do make a profit it’s normally not that big, but rather it’s all about the planning and the execution,” he explained. “The Grade 9s have to write a business proposal and it has to be approved by us and it’s six to eight pages...they’ve never produced anything that big in their lives. They have to do a mission statement, they have to do executive profiles, they have to do complete financial analysis and forecasts, and complete resource analysis.” After all that hard work leading up to Venture Day, Magwood said that, profitable or not, he hopes his students are proud of their products and come away from the experience with their heads held high: “Most of all, I hope they walk away with a sense of accomplishment,” he said.

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here is an infinite number ways to improve and progress our communities. The secret is to actually get out and do it. Your actions don’t have to be big. They don’t have to be time consuming. They don’t need to command a spotlight – although some are very public. To borrow a phrase, just do it. In today’s newspaper we’ve compiled a simple list of possibilities. A few meetings. Some great phone conversations with community members – it wasn’t hard to find 50 ways to improve our community. These thoughts of course are only a sample. If you visit our www.etobicokeguardian.com website, you’ll see the 50 ways as expressed in each of our nine community newspaper neighbourhoods throughout Toronto. We think the more information you have about your community the better. Your Etobicoke Guardian reaches into 68,000 Etobicoke homes. Our www.etobicokeguardian.com website reaches many more our view community members. It’s been a year where our Facebook and Resolve to be Twitter feeds have had a more prominent role in our quest to a community provide you news and information about your community in a builder format you desire. We are dedicated to the betterment of Etobicoke and we sponsor many community events. It’s all meant to give you increased access to community information and to grow community involvement and commitment. And by the way, Etobicoke isn’t Scarborough. It isn’t North York. It isn’t Parkdale. There is of course common interest of all communities that make up Toronto. But there’s also a deep richness of community life and spirit that is uniquely Etobicoke in flavour. We encourage everyone to become deeply involved in your community. And share your stories, thoughts, projects and objectives with us. We love to share them with our readers. The sheer act of being a resident means you are a community owner. That means you are responsible for the upkeep, the health and wellness and the profile of where you live. We are all community builders. Thanks to all those community groups who participated in this project. We look forward to your feedback and future ideas on building a better Etobicoke. As always, we encourage you to share our thoughts with us. And we wish you all a safe and festive weekend as we inch closer to 2013. Together, let’s make 2013 The Year of the Etobicoke Community. newsroom

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or city hall columnists, the late-December spot in the paper is customarily reserved for a look forward at the coming year at council. And if this were more ordinary times, it would be fairly easy to predict some things. One might write about how council will make a decision on whether to invite a casino resort complex into the city’s downtown, or how the city will come to terms with the need to fund transit infrastructure at the expense of funding services to the community, or vice versa. For 2013, though, much of what comes to pass will hinge on what happens in the days following Jan. 7, in the matter of Mayor Rob Ford’s appeal of a judicial order demanding he be removed from office. If the decision is upheld, the repercussions are seismic. They are also unpredictable. Council will have an immediate decision to make within two months of the decision: whether to hold a byelection for the office of mayor, or appoint a new mayor for the remainder of the term. Should council appoint,

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it will have to decide what direction it actually intends to take. Mayor Ford has spent the past two years attempting to fulfill a rightwing agenda at city hall — and has had some success in doing so. But council has not consistently shared that view, frequently rebuffing Ford’s more controversial initiatives. Usually when council considers appointing for a vacancy, there is some effort to make sure the appointee reflects the politics of the person they’re replacing. Under this council, that rule of thumb may or may not apply. It is up in the air. And that goes double for the public. Ford was elected as a clear leader of the pack, and in the past, voters have been notably forgiving of the mayor’s many personal foibles. If there’s a byelection, Ford has every right to run in it and at least as of late this month, every intention of doing so, and given his-

tory — a very good possibility, all things considered, of being elected. As does federal New Democrat MP and former city councillor Olivia Chow if she decides to run for mayor. So once again: in 2013, anything goes. One thing we can predict, or at least observe, about 2013: in the next year, Toronto council is going to have to finish the messy process of growing up and learning how to govern itself. It’s done well enough so far, coalescing around what its members deemed unacceptable cuts in the 2012 budget, and solidifying around a consensus in favour of light rail compared to the mayor’s vision of a Scarborough subway. But next year, the challenges will be big: council will have the city of the future in its hands like it never has before. Alternatively, if things go differently on Jan. 7, council will have to learn to work with this mayor again. Either way — 2013 is a great big unknown. nDavid Nickle is The Guardian’s city hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at dnickle@insidetoronto.com

To the editor: Re: ‘Mayor’s mandate must continue despite ruling: reader,’ Letters, Dec. 14. I find it most interesting that people like letter writer David C. Searle are pleased Mayor Rob Ford does not support unions. I gather the letter writer i s n o t e m p l oy e d by a union, therefore unions are wrong. Years ago when I started working there were no unions and when men tried to unionize a company, they were often beaten for the attempt to do so. These brave men brought about wonderful changes for many of the workers. No more 60-hour weeks with poor pay. No more overtime with maybe $1 for supper money. The union would defend a worker if they were fired for no reasonable reason. It is not the unions that are causing the upset in today’s economy. If union jobs are wiped out, the letter writer would be surprised at the change back to the “good old days” of long hours and low wages – not only in union jobs. Joy Taylor

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The dos and don’ts of basement finishing Remodeling a basement is a popular home improvement project. A finished basement makes the space more functional and, when done correctly, can add a considerable amount of living space to a home. Finishing a basement pays dividends in additional space in a home that doesn't require the same level of investment as putting an addition on the house. Also, the groundwork for a finished room is already there, as most basements are already set up with a poured concrete floor and some walls, usually cinder blocks. Some electrical components, plumbing and the creature comforts of drywall and a more inviting

floor might be all that's necessary to finish a basement. The process can be laborintensive, and many people prefer to leave it to a professional contractor. Whatever finishing method is chosen, homeowners should follow the proper procedures when doing the work. • DO start with a detailed plan. Measure out the basement and mark any items that cannot be moved, such as a furnace, water heater or pipes. Create a design board that showcases the materials you plan to use on the project. Think about ways you plan to arrange furniture and consider all of the possible uses for the

room. Will it be a home theater? Will someone be sleeping down there? Each scenario will require certain amenities and safety requirements. • DON'T plan to finish the entire basement. Doing so will leave you without a storage or utility area where you house holiday decorations, tools, luggage and similar items. • DO get the scoop on building codes. Knowing what the municipality allows in basement remodeling will help you to customize a plan that is functional, safe and legal. No one wants to be slapped with fines for failing to follow the rules.

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Environment

Three men charged with Humber River salmon poaching Three Toronto men have been charged a total of $3,500 for illegally fishing salmon on the Humber River. The cases of Ervin Paczok and Atilla and Zsolt Raffael were heard by Justice of the Peace Sunny Ng on Dec. 13. The court heard that Ministry of Natural Resources

conservation officers conducted patrols along the Humber River in Toronto during the fall migration of spawning salmon. On Oct. 3, Paczok was seen wading in the Humber River – chasing salmon and trying to catch them by scooping them up with a fish landing net.

Paczok pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for attempting to catch salmon with a landing net – the second time he’s been convicted for salmon poaching offences this year. On Oct. 11, conservation officers saw Attila and Zsolt Raffael trying to snag salmon in the Humber River imme-

diately below a dam, an area that is closed to fishing. The two men pleaded guilty and were each fined $500 for fishing less than 75 feet downstream from a dam and $500 for attempting to snag salmon with a weighted hook. In addition to the fines, their fishing equipment has been permanently forfeited.

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources, migratory fish like salmon and rainbow trout are vulnerable to poaching when they congregate in shallow water and in the pools at the base of dams while moving upstream to spawn. Illegal fishing methods, such as netting and snagging,

damage those fish populations and threaten the economic and social benefits that healthy fisheries provide to the people of Ontario. To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPSMNR (847-7667) toll-free or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Strap on your skates and hit the ice this winter. To find a rink near you visit http://bit. ly/etobicokearenas

Make a difference in the lives of women and children by donating to Women’s Habitat shelter at www.womens-habitat.ca, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter at www.ernestines. ca or help youth at Youth Without Shelter at yws.on.ca

Help end hunger by donating food or funds to Daily Bread Food Bank on New Toronto Street in south Etobicoke to support 170 member agencies. Visit www.dailybread.ca or call 416-203-0050.

Financially support the international disaster relief work of Etobicoke-based charity GlobalMedic, which provides clean drinking water through the shipment of water purification sachets, tablets and system. Visit www.globalmedic.ca to donate.

Properly dispose of cigarette butts.

Lend your talents to the 23rd annual Etobicoke-Lakeshore Christmas Parade in the new year, a two-decade-long tradition in the lakeshore. Help maintain floats, seeks sponsors, carry a banner or dress in costume on the big day. Email lana.pimentel@rogers. com to volunteer.

Find out who your representatives are, and ask each of them a question.

Fill out an online form at www.salvationarmy.ca/volunteer to connect with the Salvation Army volunteer coordinator in your area.

Help make your neighbourhood safer. Join the 22 Division Police Liaison Committee (CPLC). Email 22divcplc@ gmail.com. Tweet Det. Pat McGrade at 22 Division at @ Det2347. Contact 23 Division in north Etobicoke via email at 23division@torontopolice.on.ca and Const. Ryan Willmer at @RyanCP23 or Staff Sgt. Kim Scanlan at @ ssgt3797

Volunteer to assist seniors to live independently in their homes by volunteering with CANES for special events, becoming a friendly visitor to a senior, work in the office or assist with seniors’ lunches. Call 416-743-3892 or email canes@canes.on.ca for more.

Donate to local charities. Visit www.221Toronto.ca to find organizations to support.

Love animals? Volunteer to answer phones, do filing and general reception duties on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the Etobicoke Humane Society. Visit www. etobicokehumanesociety.com for more.

Support Etobicoke-based Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) provide free confidential education, resources and coping strategies free-of-charge to families across the GTA where mental health is an issue. Visit www.fameforfamilies. com to donate.

Keep your recycling bins tidy and off the sidewalk.

Propose a new dog park. You’ll have to set up a group to take care of it, but won’t Rex appreciate the effort?

Get to know your neighbours by organizing a block party.

Raise your voice and sing by joining My Pop Choir, a community-based choir based out of Islington United Church in central Etobicoke for people who love to sing, but who have no musical training and no experience. Visit www. mypopchoir.com for more information or to register.

Volunteer at Trillium Health Partners’ Etobicoke hospital (former site of Queensway General) at www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca or at Etobicoke General Hospital at www.williamoslerhc.on.ca

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Help send children and youth who live in a shelter back to school next fall with a new backpack full of school supplies. Visit www. backpacks101.org for a list of supplies and drop-off locations.

Explore Toronto’s past with a visit to Montgomery’s Inn in Etobicoke.

Lead a Jane’s Walk on May 4 or 5 and teach others about your neighbourhood. Learn how at www.janeswalk.net

Grocery shop or shovel the driveway or cook a meal for a sick or elderly neighbour.

Dig into a city-wide issue and tell politicians what you think. Should Toronto have a casino? Attend a public meeting in the Etobicoke Olympium gymnasium on Jan. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Donate to fund unique programs at The Gatehouse, a south Etobicoke agency that provides child, youth, and adult survivors of child abuse and their families with crisis support, referrals to community agencies, as well as investigative services for children reporting abuse. Visit www.thegatehouse.org

Help seniors by becoming an adult day volunteer with Etobicoke Services for Seniors. Call 416-243-0127 ext. 241 or visit www.esssupportservices.ca

Support Creative Village Studio, a community-based art studio at 4895 Dundas St. W. operated by Community Living Toronto. Bring some colour into your life by purchasing artwork designed by artists of varying abilities. Visit www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org

Support The Haven, a local non-profit charitable organization with a mission to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people who struggle in poverty or in crisis. Visit www.haven.ca

Volunteer for an Out of the Cold program in or near your community. All Saints’ Kingsway Church has been feeding the most disadvantaged and marginalized people since 1995. Visit www. allsaintskingsway.ca for details.

Help north Etobicoke residents by becoming a volunteer with Rexdale Community Health Centre. Visit www. rexdalechc.com for more.

Honour Canada’s veterans at a Remembrance Day service in November. Visit www.toronto.ca/ lestweforget/remembrance-city.htm for a service near you.

Help re-imagine Depressionera Rotary Peace Park’s old playscape, slide and two swing sets by donating to the revitalization project to raise $250,000. Email rotaryparkrejuvenation@gmail.com

Protect, regenerate and celebrate your watershed and join the Etobicoke Mimico Watersheds Coalition or Humber Watershed Alliance. Visit http://trca.on.ca/watershed-champion


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Start a Neighbourhood Watch in your community: contact the Crime Prevention Association of Toronto (CPAT) at www.cpatoronto.org or 416-225-1102.

Car pool. Smart Commute (www.smartcommute.ca) registers car-pooling buddies. Employers who want to offer employees discount TTC passes can call the Toronto Environment Office at 416392-9714.

Save household items you’d like to donate for Agnes Potts’ annual garage sale in July in support of Youth Without Shelter.

Join a political party. Ontario’s probably headed for an election slugfest in 2013, so why not be part of the fun?

Help students with their homework at a library After School Newcomer Hub. Email afterschool@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Join Friends of Sam Smith Park, the lakefront park at Kipling Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, a community group of local residents and park users dedicated to protecting, enhancing and preserving the naturalized areas of the park. Email friendsofsamsmith@gmail.com

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Lisa Kostakis, director of programs and services at Albion Neighbourhood Services, is one of the leaders working at the neighbourhood hub at 21 Panorama Court. She suggests all community stakeholders must band together to make a difference.

Learn more about your community by joining a Heritage Toronto Walk (www.heritagetoronto.org). Find out what your community is doing for Earth Day. Give blood at a mobile clinic at Cloverdale Mall on Dec. 28 and Jan. 7 and 8 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. and in a conference room on the main floor by The Bay at Woodbine Centre Jan. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Call 1-888-2-DONATE to make an appointment.

Create a community garden.

Improve Toronto’s urban canopy by planting a free tree in your front yard. Visit www. toronto.ca/311 or call 311.

Assist Citizens Concerned About the Etobicoke Waterfront on a one-time, ongoing or event-basis. Email info@ccfew.org

Furnish homes for families in need. The Furniture Bank, 25 Connell Ct. (south of Horner and Evans avenues) recycles gently used household furnishings from individuals and corporate donors to clients, who includes women and children, refugees and the homeless. Call 416-934-1229 to donate.

Help people in south Etobicoke by becoming a volunteer with LAMP Community Health Centre. Visit an information session on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at LAMP on Fifth Street to learn more about volunteer opportunities or visit www. lampchc.org

Get fit by starting a walking or running club.

Read The Etobicoke Guardian or follow our Twitter feed @ ETGuardian to know what’s going on in your community. Write to us about something we haven’t heard.

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■ What are your ideas for making Etobicoke a great place to live? Let us know at etg@insidetoronto.com

Better yourself, better your community Leaders discuss ways to improve life in Etobicoke CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com

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ith the dawn of every new year, the residents of Etobicoke, Toronto and beyond often look toward resolutions of self betterment – from weight loss promises, to smoking cessation pledges, to vows to spend less and save more. This year, The Guardian decided to explore what might happen if, as a community, the residents of Etobicoke took all that motivation and turned it outwards, towards their neighbours. We asked three community leaders who spend their days working towards the betterment of Etobicoke – from the social service, faith, and police community – for advice on what Etobians can do to make their community in 2013. For Staff Sgt. Kim Scanlan, who headed 23 Division’s TAVIS initiative this year, it’s all about paying it forward – especially when it comes to employment opportunities for local youth. “We have all this industry out here, and there’s got to be job opportunities, whether

it’s co-op or whether it’s apprenticeships,” she said. “Whatever it is, I’d like to see employers recognize that people from this community are looking for work, they want to work, and we’d love to see that happen.” Over at Albion Neighbourhood Services, director of programs and services Lisa Kostakis said improving the community is as simple as recognizing the assets already present in the community and working collaboratively to build upon them. In order to do so, Kostakis said all stakeholders – from residents, to volunteers, agencies, school boards, police, politicians, business owners – must all band together to make a difference. “As soon as we start focusing on our asset building and what we already have in our community – which is a wealth of vital, skilled, committed, dedicated people and families – then I think we can make a lot of positive changes. If we have our politicians, our institutions, our businesses, our agencies, all working together, that’s how we can better improve our community in 2013,” she said.

“I think a lot of those partnerships are already happening, we just need to formalize them and I think we’re on our way. The groundwork has already been done.” For Rev. Canon Andrew Sheldon, parish priest at All Saints’ Kingsway Anglican Church, communities are defined by their collections of individuals. So to better the self is to better the community. “I think one of the best ways to make a better community is to focus on making yourself the best self you can be. A community is a collection of individuals, and if every individual in the community made their commitment to be the best that they can be, then that tells me that what you’ll have is a better community. If you have better individuals, you’ll have a better community,” he said. “Arguably, some of our communities are in the mess they’re in because individuals chose not to be their best, but to be their worst – whether that’s through greed or violence. “When individuals do their worst, communities suffer. When individuals do their best, communities thrive.”


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McGuinty touts locked-door policy for elementary schools LISA QUEEN lqueen@insidetoronto.com Just days after a gunman killed 20 children and six staff members at a school in Connecticut, Premier Dalton McGuinty was at a Toronto school to announce a locked-door policy for elementary schools in Ontario. “In the aftermath of that tragic event that unfolded in the U.S., I think

there is am important question we have to ask ourselves. Are we taking all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of our kids at school?” McGuinty told a press conference last Thursday in the library of St. Fidelis Catholic Elementary school in the area of Keele Street and Hwy. 401. The province will spend $10 million for elementary schools to install security devices such as video cameras and buzzers to let visitors in.

All elementary schools in the province must have in place by next September a locked-door policy that will mean doors to schools are locked while children are in class, McGuinty said. “Now, we can’t, neither would we attempt to, turn our elementary schools into fortresses. We are not going to brick up these windows. That would be unreasonable,” he said. “I think it (the locked door policy)

is an appropriate and reasonable response in keeping with what weighs heavily on the minds of parents.” In 2005, the province provided similar $3 million in funding for elementary schools to install security measures if the front doors could not be seen from the office. About 850 schools took advantage of the program. There are about 4,000 elementary schools in Ontario and McGuinty said he now wants all of them to be eligible

for funding. He was clearly moved to beef up security measures following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14. “What that event south of the border did was raise the question in our own minds as a government. Have we, in fact, taken all reasonable steps to protect the safety and wellbeing or our kids in school?” McGuinty said.

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Intermediate Payroll Administrator Location: Mississauga, Corporate office In order to meet the payroll needs of the company, we have a fulltime Intermediate Payroll Administrator position available in our Mississauga, Corporate office Responsibilities: • Process weekly & bi-weekly divisional payrolls, checking for accuracy, following up with business units where necessary. • Continually seek opportunities for process improvements. • Maintain detailed records and documentation for audit purposes. Competencies/Skills and Experience: • Post Secondary degree and CPA designation or working towards designation • Knowledge of Payroll policies and best practices • Knowledge of payroll processing and a minimum of 2 years experience working with a large scale HRIS / Payroll system • Solid Microsoft Office skills (excel, word) • High level of accuracy and confidentiality is essential with strong attention to detail • Ability to work with deadlines in a fast-paced work environment, independently and as part of a team, a multi-tasker who can prioritize when under pressure • Willingness to advance • Lawson software knowledge is an asset What’s In It for You: • 3 weeks vacation to start, comprehensive benefits package, group RRSP plan • Extensive training and development program • Work for a well-established and respected company that is immersed in its communities • Company that is committed to a healthy and safe work environment For more information on Metroland please visit www.metroland.com. We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you believe this opportunity is the right one for you, please submit your resume and salary expectations by December 31 to, Payroll Manager, payrolldepartment@metroland.com. General Help

General Help

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ADULT DRIVERS/CARRIERS

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TELEPHONE ANSWERING REPRESENTATIVES

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and must be proficient in the English language. Please email your resume in confidence to:

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PUZZLE CORNER

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How to do it: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3 by 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.

Last week’s answers

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Waste Removal


Go Ahead. Eat. Drink. Be Merry.

SMITH MONUMENT COMPANY LTD. Since 1919

But if you’re thinking of getting behind the wheel of a car, think twice.

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When it comes to alcohol, it’s easy to be fooled by appearances. But the fact is, an “innocent” 12 oz. mug of beer or a “harmless” 5 oz. glass of wine is as guilty of causing intoxication as a standard 1 1/4 oz. shot of hard liquor. Even a single drink can affect your judgement while behind the wheel, and the new impaired driving laws reflect that.

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You don’t have to drink to have Y a great time. But if you do, take precautions like assigning a designated driver, taking a cab or planning to stay overnight.

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Ted Opitz

T This Holiday Season, be responsible.

Member of Parliament Etobicoke Centre

577 Burnhamthorpe Rd. Unit #2 - Etobicoke PH 416-249-7322 Fax 416-249-6117

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realtoyota.ca Limited time finance offers available from Toyota Financial Services on approved credit. ^No payments for 120 days offer, applies to purchase finance offers on all new and unregistered 2012 and 2013 models purchased between December 13, 2012 and January 2, 2013 and registered and delivered by January 8, 2013. Offer available only through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit. Monthly payments are deferred for 120 days. Contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges (if any) will not accrue during the first 90 days of the contract and will be paid jointly by the selling dealer and Ontario Toyota Dealer Advertising Association. After 91 days, interest (if any) starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest (if any) monthly over the term of the contract, but not until 120 days after the contract date. Offer ends January 2, 2013 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Dealer may sell for less. Offer available at participating Ontario Toyota Dealers. See your participating dealer for details. **All-in price of a new 2013 Venza AWD V6 Touring Package (Model BK3BBTC)/2013 Corolla S (Model BU44EMB) is $40,070/$23,860. All-in price includes freight and fees (PDE, EHF, OMVIC fee and air condition tax, where applicable). HST, licensing, registration and insurance are extra. Dealer may sell for less. *All-in price of a new 2013 Venza FWD (Model ZA3BBTA)/2013 Corolla CE Manual (Model BU42EMA) is $30,460/$16,950. All-in price includes freight and fees (PDE, EHF, OMVIC fee and air condition tax, where applicable). HST, licensing, registration and insurance are extra. Dealer may sell for less. ¥All-in finance on a new 2013 Venza FWD (Model ZA3BBTA)/2013 Corolla CE Manual (Model BU42EMA) at 0.9%/0% purchase finance APR for 60/60 months equals a bi-weekly payment of $232/$125 for 130/130 bi-weekly payments with a down payment or trade equivalent of $0/$0, when you apply the $1,000/$750 Customer Incentive. Cost of borrowing is $679/$0, for a total obligation of $30,139/$16,200. $1,000/$750 Customer Incentive on a new 2013 Venza FWD/2013 Corolla CE Manual is valid on Toyota retail delivery (excluding fleet sales) when financed or purchased from an Ontario Toyota dealership. Vehicles receiving Customer Incentives must be purchased, registered and delivered between December 1, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Finance offers are valid between December 1, 2012 and January 2, 2013, and are subject to change without notice. All rights are reserved. Dealer may sell for less. Please see your participating Ontario Toyota dealer for full details.

SERVICE HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:30am-6pm - Wednesday 7:30am-8pm - Saturday 8am-5pm

416-741-3222

80 Queen’s Plate Drive sales@woodbine.toyota.ca

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HWY 27

WOODBINE TOYOTA WANTS TO BE YOUR TOYOTA & SCION DEALER AND WE HAVE THE DEALS TO PROVE IT

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