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Aeros host 92-team tourney The Toronto Aeros boys hockey club, based out of North York’s Chesswood and Buckingham arenas, is hosting a post-holiday 92-team tournament this weekend. From Friday to Sunday, the boys Winter Challenge tournament features ‘AA’ and ‘A’ competitive levels in several age divisions from minor atom to midget. In addition to plenty of fellow Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) teams from Toronto and surrounding area, the Aeros will be joined by teams from throughout the Golden Horseshoe and upper New York State and Michigan as well as further flung teams from Florida, Quebec and Northern Ontario. Preliminary round games are split between Buckingham and Chesswood with the latter hosting the finals.

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MP Chungsen Leung, for Willowdale, talks with members of the community at a New Year’s Levee held Saturday at Peking Man Restaurant. Leung and Don Valley East MP Joe Daniel co-hosted the event.

Harvest food bank’s drive behind on targets With its Winter Food Drive set to wrap up Monday, North York Harvest Food Bank (NYHFB) is behind on its food and monetary targets. The goal of the drive, which

began Dec. 1, is to collect 240,000 pounds of food and $240,000. As of Tuesday, the food bank is 60,000 pounds behind target, and lagging by $20,000 in finan-

cial contributions. “The ice storm and power outages at the busiest time of our drive led to this shortfall,” Anette Chawla, executive director of NYHFB, said in a

release. “We urgently ask our community to start 2014 off right, and contribute – every little bit helps.” Until Jan. 13, nutritious, non-perishable food items

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York University president Mamdouh Shoukri said he is honoured and humbled to have been appointed a member of the Order of Canada. He was recognized for his contributions “to the flourishing of Ontario’s academic institutions as both an engineer and an administrator.”

Shoukri said he proudly shares the honour with the York University community. He will be formally invested at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa later this year. Photography exhibit involves visitors Glendon Gallery of York University is presenting Modern Photography(ie) Moderne, an installation by Aurélien Muller, until Saturday. The gallery space is divided in two: one side acts as the photographer’s studio and the other as the site for video projections. Visitors are invited to have their portrait taken by the photographer within the closed space of the studio, and then see their portrait appear amongst others on the gallery walls. Sessions will run until Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit opened Tuesday at 2275 Bayview Ave. For information, visit www. glendon.yorku.ca/gallery or call 416-487-6721.

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Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in a sexual assault in the Yonge

Street and Bishop Avenue area. Police said a woman was walking in the area Sunday, Dec. 29, when she was approached from behind and sexually assaulted around 7:20 a.m. The suspect fled north on Composite Yonge Street. sketch of He is suspect described as white, clean shaven, 25 to 35 years old, six feet tall with a skinny build. He was wearing a black toque, a black jacket with a hood and black pants. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-8087474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477. Maynard joins staff at Seneca wMichael

Seneca College has named a renowned graphic designer as the new dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Design this week. Michael Maynard joined the Seneca staff Monday, bringing

his “extensive experience as a graphic designer, educator and academic leader,” noted Seneca’s vice-president academic Joy McKinnon in a statement. Most recently, Maynard was the director of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. He’s also served as president of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and the Canadian Craft Federation. For more information about programs at Seneca, visit senecacollege.ca

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oyaging back from an expedition to Antarctica, North York student Kayla Greenberg gasped when told temperatures were as much as 40 C warmer aboard her ship than in Toronto. It was -2 C on Monday afternoon as the M/V Ushuaia expedition ship made its way through the Drake Passage, which connects the Atlantic Ocean south of the southern tip of South America with the Pacific Ocean and extends into the Southern Ocean. “It’s summer here,” the 17-year-old said by phone from the ship. M/V Ushuaia was headed back to Argentina, where its voyage began, and Greenberg will be back in Toronto on Friday. The Grade 12 student at Bishop Strachan School is one of 72 high school and

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university students on the Antarctic adventure. Run by an award-winning polar education organization called Students on Ice, the annual trek gives students a chance to work with scientists, researchers and educational leaders as they explore Antarctica’s landforms, wildlife, history and future possibilities. The vast majority of students on this trip are

from Canada and the U.S., although a couple are from Sweden and India. Students must apply to be selected for the expedition. Greenberg found out about the excursion through a family friend. “It seemed like the perfect trip for me because I love adventure and I’m passionate about the environment,” said Greenberg, who on her application highlighted her community involvement such as volunteer work with the Toronto Zoo and Evergreen Brick Works community environmental centre. “I was very excited (when I was selected). I couldn’t wait until Dec. 27 when I could leave.” Students from Toronto first flew to Miami to meet fellow expeditioners. The group flew to Buenos Aires, the largest city in Argentina, and then carried on to Ushuaia, Argentina. Following a couple days

At left, an excerpt from Kayla Greenberg’s journal, in which she reflected on her journey. You can read more of Kayla’s entries, as well as those of other students, by visiting /www.studentsonice. com/antarctic2013/daily.html

At right, a map detailing the group’s Antarctic travels. (Image/GOOGLE EARTH)

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limbo contest. The next few days of the trip brought many adventures including witnessing “ginormous” icebergs, travelling ashore in Zodiak boats to explore Antarctica, visiting glaziers to take samples, a polar plunge swim in the freezing water and observing killer whales throw a seal back and forth. The best experience, Greenberg said, was visiting a rookery where penguins nest and breed. Unafraid of humans, with

whom they are unfamiliar, the penguins walk within a couple feet of visitors, Greenberg said. “It (the trip) is full of surprises. It’s more than I expected,” she said. “It’s been a really amazing experience being at the bottom of the world and seeing all these amazing creatures.” As she spoke Monday about her journey to that point, Greenberg said the waters through the Drake Passage were very choppy and items on board had to be tied down. “I’m feeling OK. A lot of people aren’t. It’s worth it,” said Greenberg, who was clearly willing to put up with just about any inconvenience to participate on the adventure. “Everyone should visit Antarctica because it’s a place unlike any other. Also, the way it’s governed, it’s not governed by anyone. Its existence is for peace and scientific research.”

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he heat is on. The race to the Oct. 27 municipal election is going to be complex, and hit residents where they live – in their wards. The high-profile race always focuses on who will become the mayor of the City of Toronto. With former councillor and David Miller-era budget chief David Soknacki filing his paper on Monday, the first big name to challenge Rob Ford for the seat is in. Let the sound-bites begin! However, the mayor is just one vote on council. He or she leads an agenda, but the real races – the races that matter most – will be fought in the individual 44 wards across the city. In 2014, there are many issues that need addressing across the city, and each ward has its own unique issues, as well as a shared vision for the city. our view Knowing the people vying to fill your ward’s council seat – Opportunity their values and platforms – is to dig deep into extremely important. Knowing that they have their own opincommunity ions, and will not be on a mayoral ticket, following the lead of those who would be mayor, is essential. It is through these 44 councillors decisions impacting your local parks, streetscapes, safety and business concerns are voiced and brought to the bigger council chamber. Also, one councillor can impact the thinking of others – sometimes from clear across the city. Could a councillor in Ward 2 (Etobicoke North) impact a decision in Ward 36 (Scarborough Southwest) or Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale)? Certainly. Residents should meet, find common ground on important issues such as development – the city isn’t getting any smaller, and development and intensification are but two examples of pressures every resident will feel. Then there are city-wide issues such as transit, where knowing how your candidate sits on the issue is important for both your ward and the economic viability of the city. The 2014 municipal election is an opportunity for residents across the city to dig deep into their communities, attend all-candidate debates, and pose questions that need answering. The glamorous nature of the mayor’s race will take on a life of its own, but it’s the grassroots, nuts and bolts races in each ward that truly deserve the attention of each and every Torontonian.

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Walking a thinning line at the hair salon Well, it looks like I’m a tad overdue for a haircut. Ah, whom I trying to kid? Truth be told, it’s actually several tads. I should have gone a long time ago. What can I say? It’s the thinning hair thing. Putting off salon visits kinda goes with the territory. Of course, thinning is just the politically correct term. Truth is, evaporating is more like it. David Copperfield couldn’t make mine disappear any quicker. (I mean it. He tried in one of his shows in Vegas. You can look it up on YouTube.) Which brings me back to the premise of this column. When you have thinning hair, you avoid getting it cut. Your rationale is simple: why pay a professional to lop off what few measly follicles you have left when they’ll inevitably disappear on their own – for free. Alas, you have to get it trimmed as regularly as those who are not thinning challenged. You have no

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY choice. When what little thinning hair you have gets long, it makes you look sloppy, unkempt, absent-minded professor-ish. And if you wait too long to get it shorn, you may spook the neighbour’s dog and face the prospect of having the pup snap your scary picture and put it on his Facebook page to get even. So you get it done eventually and that’s when things get really embarrassing. You see, when a guy like me with thinning hair slinks into a salon, he can feel all the energy get sucked right out of the room. Not so when a hunk with a mane like a young Antonio Banderas sashays in through the doors. The moment a Banderas clone arrives, the hairstylists fight over him like it was a 20-girl Battle Royale in

Wrestlemania. And then the lucky winner does the samba to a Gloria Estefan medley while cutting his hair, pausing only occasionally to drool. Meanwhile, the poor soul who draws the short straw and has to do mine grumbles to herself all the way through, stopping only intermittently to hum Peggy Lee’s Is That All There is. And that, sadly, is the good news. The bad news is what happens after she’s done. She makes a huge production over what my hair looks like from behind. She gives me a gigantic mirror to hold and spins me around and around and around in the chair so I can get more angles of the back of my head than those 50 camera crews give you of the winning touchdown at the Super Bowl. The only thing missing is slo-mo, instant replay and me getting my head doused with Gatorade. Hey, my hair looks look

great from behind after she’s done, no question. But it never thins in the back so it always looks pretty good back there. Besides, where else do you check out the back of your head except in a salon? The rest of the world sees only the front and it’s the front that’s the problem here and it’s doing what it always does, thinning away like there’s no tomorrow. It was thinning when I dropped into the salon. It was thinning while it was being shampooed. It was thinning while it was being cut. It was thinning while it was being blow-dried. It was thinning while it was being styled. And to add insult to injury? All that spinning around in the chair makes it thin twice as fast. I tell ya, I can’t catch a break. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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York Lions Basketball vs. Toronto Varsity Blues WHERE: Tait McKenzie Centre, York’s Main Gym, 4700 Keele St. CONTACT: Kim Mathoney, mathoney@ yorku.ca, yorkulions.ca COST: $10 adults; $7 nonYork students and seniors Women’s 6 to 8 p.m.; men’s 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets at the door.

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Seneca Sting Volleyball WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Seneca College’s Newnham Campus, 1750 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Ryan Phipps, 416-491-5050, www. senecastin.ca, ryan.phipps@ senecacollege.ca COST: Free Men’s and women’s teams play the Durham Lords. Games at 1 and 3 p.m. York Lions Women’s Hockey vs. Queen’s Gaels WHEN: 2 to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Canlan Ice Sports

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Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL Hockey WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Chesswood Arena (Rink 1), 4000 Chesswood Dr. CONTACT: 416-6308114, torontojracanadiens. pointstreaksites.com, jrcanadiensmedia@gmail.com COST: $5 to $10 (children under six and seniors over 65 get in free)

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Nursery School Mini Programs WHEN: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. CONTACT: 416-4873281, www.templesinai. net, school@templesinai.net COST: $90 Program for children aged 12 month to five years runs for eight weeks.

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Young at Heart Club WHEN: Noon to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Church of the Incarnation, 15 Clairtrell Rd. CONTACT: Audrey Stratton, 416-223-1663, www.incarnationtoronto.ca, audrey.stratton@sympatico.ca COST: $5.00 Alf Ianarelli will speak on the history of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade.

Stay on Your Feet! Prevent a Fall! WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Downsview Public Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Diana, 416-395-5720, doprograms@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Are you an older adult or are you caring for one? Learn ways to prevent a fall and keep your independence. Do a home safety check. Stay active and eat healthy to maintain strength and balance. Take medications safely. Presented by Toronto Public Health. Call or drop in to register. Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www.northyorkmirror.com. Read weeks of listings from your North York neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto.

Healthy Lifestyle Series WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Unison - Lawrence Heights site, 12 Flemington Road CONTACT: 416-787-1661, ext. 235 COST: Free Six session for youth in grades 9 and 10, led by a registered dietitian.

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Contemporary Canadian Architecture WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Elizabeth, elai@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Call to register.

Author Mariatu Kamara Shares her Story of Survival WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. WHERE: Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Debby Ng, 416395-5710, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca, debbyng@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Register in person or call. Movie: Persuasion (1995) WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd. CONTACT: 416-395-5440 COST: Free

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French Immersion Parent Information Evening WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Cyril Catholic School, 18 Kempford Blvd. CONTACT: 416-393-5270 COST: Free

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After her husband’s death, Jacqui Tucker donated his eyes to help others see

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hree weeks after Paul Tucker was wheeled into surgery to undergo a double lung transplant, an operation from which he never recovered, his corneas were transplanted into the eyes of two people who received the gift of sight from him. “I was so proud of him,” his widow, Jacqui Tucker, said while sitting in the living room of the home near Yonge Street and Finch Avenue she shared with Paul. “I really think (organ donation) is the gift of life and I’m really happy I signed off on his behalf.” Tucker, who met Paul in 1993 and married him in 1998, spent the last six years of their marriage watching her husband suffer from a devastating illness. In 2006, an up-until-then healthy Paul began to experience trouble breathing, something that got progressively worse. Because the 51-year-old software developer was about 50 pounds overweight and had been a long-time smoker, he attributed his shortness of breath to the need to get in shape, although neither issue would prove to be the cause of his illness. “He gained significant weight being married to me. I like to cook, I like to bake. He loved my cooking and he usually ate everything,” Tucker laughed.

If I could givesomeone else sight from Paul’s eyes, thenI wanted to do that. – Jacqui Ticker

“He wasn’t a gym kind of person. He walked very, very quickly and he walked a lot. I guess he felt he was doing enough. And he was tired when he got home (because his breathing was becoming more difficult) so he didn’t want to do anything either.”

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Jacqui Tucker holds a portrait of her husband, Paul, who died after recieving a lung transplant.

When it became clear that’s Paul’s “huffing and puffing” was more serious, he sought medical help. After ruling out heart problems, doctors tried to determine what kind of lung disease Paul had. Initially believing he had pulmonary hypertension, doctors gave Paul medication that began shutting down his breathing before realizing the problem. In June 2011, Paul, by now on oxygen around the clock, was finally diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD), a rare and incurable lung disease. Idiopathic means the cause cannot be

determined. The following month, he was placed on the transplant list at Trillium Gift of Life, the provincial agency that manages Ontario’s organ donation system. He lost 45 pounds by eating healthy and doing what exercise he could, including going to physiotherapy three times a week. “He had a very hard time with that. It’s hard to exercise when you can’t breathe,” Tucker said. After a difficult fall when Tucker feared she would lose Paul, they learned on Jan. 4, 2012 that a lung donor had been found.

As Paul was wheeled into the operating room at 4:30 the next morning, Tucker told him she loved him and would see him in the intensive care unit. Paul told his wife he loved her. It was the last thing he would ever say to her. While Paul, who was kept in a medically induced coma, initially began to recover well, he later suffered cardiac arrest, which caused brain damage. Doctors did all they could to save him, including putting him on a machine to keep his heart and lungs functioning, but it became clear he wouldn’t live, Tucker said. Because Paul had agreed years earlier at Tucker’s suggestion to be an organ donor, a Trillium official visited her in the hospital to discuss donating his corneas. Due to the extent of his illness, his other organs and tissues could not be used. Paul died on Jan. 27, 2012 and Tucker agreed to donate his corneas, something Trillium requires from the family of any donor. “I thought that it would give me some, not closure, but some sense of happiness. If I could give someone else sight from Paul’s eyes, then I wanted to do that,” Tucker said. “I know he’s up in heaven right now laughing at all of this because he had the worst eyes in the world. He had two kinds of astigmatism. He had a terrible time with his eyes. He couldn’t see anything. He would have thought that was funny, that they wanted his eyes.” Tucker takes comfort in the fact a part of Paul lives on. “He was the funniest guy I ever met, the nicest person in the world. He would give the shirt off his back to you. He was highly intelligent, extremely quick-witted. He made me laugh every day. Everybody loved him and it was a huge loss to everyone (when he died),” she added. “As soon as I met him, I knew he was somebody I wanted in my life forever. He will be part of my life forever.”

North Yorkers urged to register as organ donors The Ontario Trillium Gift of Life Network, the provincial agency that manages Ontario’s organ donation system, is hoping more residents will consider registering to donate their organs, especially in the Greater Toronto Area, which has a very low number of registered donors compared to other regions in Ontario. For example, only 11 per cent of eligible North York residents have registered, compared to a provincial average of 24 per cent, said Trillium president Ronnie Gavsi. In 2013, 30 North York residents received an organ transplant. Across the province, there were 742 organ transplants last year. There are currently 80 North York residents and 1,526 Ontario residents on the waiting list for an organ transplant. On average, one person on the waiting list will die every three days waiting for a transplant, Gavsie said. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 others through donations such as eyes and muscles. Anyone 16 years of age and older with an Ontario health card can register and there are no health conditions that prevent someone from being a donor, Gavsie said. All major religions encourage their members to become donors, she said. Paper donor cards are no longer used in Ontario and people who want to register as donors should sign up on the website www. beadonor.ca, a process that takes about two minutes to complete. The decision to become a registered donor is a very personal one, Gavsie acknowledged. However, fears and misconceptions often prevent people from registering, although many will agree once they have been educated, she said. It is important for people to also discuss their wishes with loved ones because family consent is needed at the time of donation. “My message is register at www. beadonor.ca. You have left a legacy when you do that. You relieve your family of that burden (of trying to determine the person’s wishes after they have died),” Gavsie said.


North York General delivers baby girl at stroke of midnight New Year’s Day FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com

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t was a two-way race to become North York’s first baby of 2014, but little Jenna Grace Cheaib came out victorious. The seven-pound, 11-ounce baby girl of Stefany Wilkins, 24, and Mohammed Cheaib, 31, entered the world at exactly midnight Jan. 1 at North York General Hospital following a natural birth. Wilkins’ due date was Dec. 31, and just prior to the date she was planning to schedule an induction for the following week, since things were “a little slow.” But things started to pick up that morning, and the Bowmanville couple arrived at the Leslie Street and Hwy. 401 hospital around 10 a.m., she said, adding her family doctor

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Mohammed Cheaib, left, and Stefany Wilkins welcome their baby daughter Jenna Grace Cheaib, born weighing, 7lbs. 11oz., at North York General Hospital. Jenna was the first 2014 baby born in North York.

is in North York and recommended her to the hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology doctor. “At first the hospital nurses were joking around, saying she was going to be

the newest baby,” Wilkins said, adding she knew her first child was a girl. “There was another lady who was about to deliver and I thought she would go first.” But that woman ended up delivering just seconds after midnight, she said. The proud parents chose the name Jenna because it means paradise in Arabic, Wilkins said, adding her middle name is in honour of a close friend who passed away. And being the hospital’s first baby of the year meant Jenna took home a knitted pink hat and multicoloured blanket, courtesy of a hospital volunteer who knits items for the new year baby. “It’s exciting,” Wilkins said.

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Like hundreds of thousands of residents in Toronto, Marguerite Cohen lost power to her home for a few days after the recent ice storm. But the elderly resident, who lives alone near Don Mills Road and Finch Avenue and is in a wheelchair, said the help she received during her stay at the warming centre on St. Dennis Drive was “out of this world.” “It could have been a very sad experience but it turned out excellent,” said Cohen, who lost power early Sunday, Dec. 22, just a few days before

Christmas. By the next morning, her place was getting colder. She then reached out to a neighbour who helped contact Wheel-Trans to drive her to the warming centre where she would stay until Christmas Day. “I’m a very independent person but at the same time, I didn’t want to play with my life,” Cohen recalled. She also recalled the work of Red Cross volunteers who helped her and more than 100 others with “smiles and kindness.” There was food, water, tea and juice available for her. And when she had to get out

of bed in the middle of the night, there were two young volunteers willing to help lift her up. “I did not expect all that,” she said. “It really touched me a lot. You could feel the love.” Working beyond Christmas Day, the Canadian Red Cross cited on its blog Dec. 30 that nearly 3,200 people registered at City of Toronto shelters with 2,000 hygiene kits distributed to those affected by the storm and 1,000 cots and blankets delivered by the Red Cross to shelters in the GTA.

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A record number of motorists requested roadside assistance from the Canadian Automobile Association for SouthCentral Ontario (CAA SCO) because of the extreme weather conditions over the last several days. The auto club estimated there were 1,000 calls per

rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT hour for assistance during Tuesday morning’s frigid temperatures. The daily volume of calls in winter averages around 3,000, with the number usually doubling during storm days, according to the CAA SCO.

record, many councillors continuously underfund the TTC so that fare hikes, service cuts, overcrowding and longer wait times are necessary.” This month, council will vote on a modest hike of annual operating subsidy provided to the TTC. To see list, visit www.ttcriders.ca Demon runs for mayor wShuffle

The co-writer of an iconic pop song referencing the TTC has announced he is running in the 2014 mayoral election. Jazz saxophonist Richard Underhill registered his candidacy Jan. 2 for the mayorship and took to Twitter (@richunderhill) to announce his intention to best Mayor Rob Ford in this year’s election, scheduled for 10 months from now. Underhill is a member of the jazz-funk ensemble the Shuffle Demons, best known for their 1980s hit Spadina Bus.

Councillors’ transit votes posted The city’s largest advocacy group for transit users has posted the voting records of Toronto councillors on key transit funding votes ahead of a budget vote. TTCriders posted the results of votes held between 2011 and 2013, which resulted in service cuts to the TTC and are the reason, according to the group, transit fares were hiked again this year. “Many councillors might ‘talk the talk,’ but don’t ‘walk the walk,’ states a press release posted on the group’s website. “When it comes to their voting

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Persian (Farsi) is the most common non-official language in Newtonbrook East – the number of speakers having grown enormously between 2001 and 2011. In the 2011 census, 12.8 per cent of residents listed Persian as their Mother Tongue, and 10.2 per cent listed Persian as their Home Language.

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Tree debris clean-up Toronto’s city-wide tree debris removal started Friday, January 3, 2014 and is expected to take approximately eight weeks, weather permitting. The City will haul away all tree branches from front yards and roadsides and will include those that have fallen on private property if they are less than 15 cm (six inches) in diameter and have been taken to the curb. Please neatly stack limbs/ branches with butt ends towards the road for City pick-up. Place wood debris at the front edge of your property as close to the sidewalk or road as possible without blocking either. City crews will not collect large limbs (more than 15 cm or six inches in diameter) from private trees that have fallen on private property. Property owners should contact a private contractor for this. A City permit is not required to remove damaged or downed trees that are hazardous, however many trees can be saved with proper care and pruning.

Mozart Symphony 39 will be presented by Toronto Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Mozart composed his final three symphonies (Nos. 39, 40, and 41) in an intense burst of creative brilliance. No. 39 is one of the most charming and witty in the cycle. Ignat Solzhenitsyn performs both as conductor and soloist. Visit www.tocentre.com/ georgeweston/mozart39 offerings at York University wmusical

York University Department of Music hosts the following concerts this month: • Jan. 16: Faculty Concert Series with Ron Westray, trombone; 7:30 p.m. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. Call 416-736-5888. Tickets are $15; $5 for seniors and students. • Jan. 17: Music @ Midday: Aria with Me, featuring singers from

For residents that live in the Asian long-horned beetle (ALHB) quarantine area in Etobicoke, City crews and private contractors will dispose of this debris in an appropriate manner. Residents are advised not to take this wood out of the Federal quarantine area. Check toronto.ca/trees for more information.

julie caspersen arts in brief the studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan, Janet Obermeyer and Karen Rymal; 1:30 p.m. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. Call 416-736-5888. Free. • Jan. 21: Music @ Midday student showcase with a range of works including original compositions; 12:30 p.m. Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. Call 416-7362100. ext. 22926. Free. • Jan. 22: Music @ Midday: New Music Ensemble, with Matt Brubeck, conductor; noon. Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. Call 416-736-2100, ext. 22926. Free. • Jan. 27: Music @ Midday classical instrumental recital featuring student soloists; 12:30 p.m. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. Call 416-736-2100, ext.

22926. Free. • Jan. 30: Jazz at Noon with the Barry Elmes Ensemble; 12:30 p.m. Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. Call 416-736-2100, ext. 22926. student art show opening wTBG

Celebrate the work of photography and botanical art students at the Toronto Botanical Garden Jan. 22 to March 21. The TBG Student Art Exhibition is on display in the Weston Family Library, 777 Lawrence Ave. W. The exhibit is free. Visit torontobotanicalgarden.ca

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Frost quakes reported in Toronto A phenomenon known as frost quakes are very rare in Ontario, according to Environment Canada, but have been reported recently in the Greater Toronto Area in the wake of extreme cold temperatures. GTA residents shared via Twitter and Facebook that they were awakened by loud booms throughout the early morning hours of Tuesday and the previous Friday.

These explosion-like sounds are scientifically known as a cryoseisms, which can be caused by a crack in frozen soil or rock that is saturated with water or ice, explained Environment Canada meteorologist Geoff Coulson. Ontario’s porous soil allowed water to permeate and then freeze when it eventually expanded under the recent frigid temperatures.

“The pressure in the soil is released creating a sonic boom,” Coulson said. “It’s really rare for it to happen.” Frost quakes, unlike earthquakes, are localized and affect the area within a kilometre. – Lisa Rainford

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floors,” Grant said. “The police attended as a result of a Crime Stoppers tip.” Since its launch in 1984, Toronto Crime Stoppers has received more than 107,000 tips, resulting in more than 10,000 arrests, 36,000 charges and the seizure of more than $302 million in drugs. Former drug squad investigator Det. Chris Scherk took over as program co-ordinator, replacing Det. Darlene Ross, last week. “In my own very recent experience, just before Christmas, my drug team was able to successfully deal with a chronic neighbourhood drug issue due to the information contained in a Crime Stoppers tip,” he said. Callers to the program’s 24-hour hotline, 416-222TIPS (8477), remain anonymous and are eligible for a $2,000 reward. “I still remember negotiating with Bell Canada to get that number because we wanted to have something catchy and we wanted to get TIPS in there and 222 was quite simple but that was someone else’s number at the time,” Grant said. Grant noted people can also “now tweet tips and Facebook tips, doing things that I could only have dreamt of when I was picking up a telephone back in 1984.”

and take notice and be fearful because not only were people calling in about the sale of illicit drugs – heroin, cocaine, marijuana – fellow drug dealers were calling in, their competitors, and really I don’t care who was calling in, and in some cases it was a parent.” Today there are more than 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs worldwide. Last year, Toronto Crime Stoppers fielded 8,906 tips, leading to 132 arrests, 473 charges, the recovery of $424,134 in property and the seizure of more than $9 million in drugs. Also last year, the proYou can report tips to Crime gram launched the Tattle Stoppers’ 24-hour hotline at Tails initiative that focuses 416-222-TIPS (8477). on generating tips on animal cruelty and neglect. “An arrest was made recently in December FUTURE SHOP CORRECTION NOTICE NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE FUTURE SHOP for a German shepherd JANUARY 3 FLYER In the January 3 flyer, on page that was kept in a shed 3, the Sony Laptop Featuring Intel Core™ i5-3337U that was unheated, Processor (Web Code: 10253405/3406) was advertised no water and in hor- incorrectly. Please be advised that this laptop does NOT rible living conditions: have a touchscreen. feces, urine-stained We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

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2 p.m.) TUESDAY, JAN. 14 w George S. Henry Academy vs. Downsview SS (Hangar Field 1, 75 Carl Hall Rd., 2 p.m.) NORTH REGION/SENIOR THURSDAY, JAN. 9 w Downsview SS vs. Jarvis CI(Hangar Field 3, 75 Carl Hall Rd., 1 p.m.) w Etobicoke CI vs. Newtonbrook SS (Hangar

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NAVIN THE “AUTO DOCTOR” SAYS...

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• Replacement of front or rear pads or shoes • Service of Calipers, mounts and sliders • Inspection of rotors, hydraulic system and brake fluid levels • FORD PROTECTION PLAN which offers replacement coverage on pads and shoes for as long as you own your vehicle FROM

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