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Port Union Community Centre Winterfest OUTDOOR FUN: Left, Stephanie Hintermeister and Lindsay Corea play tic-tac-toe on a game board made of ice at Port Union Community Centre Saturday during the centre’s Winterfest event. Above, Isla and Michaela Doolittle play broomball. Brent Herbert of iceculture inc. makes maple syrup candies.

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Parents petition to keep Kornelia’s Korner Child care service was last one offered to customers at major GTA shopping centres ANDREW PALAMARCHUK apalamarchuk@insidetoronto.com Parents are petitioning the Scarborough Town Centre to re-open Kornelia’s Korner, a drop-in child care centre that they say took the stress out of shopping by offering a warm and stimulating place for their kids. The mall was the last shopping centre in the GTA to offer such a babysitting service, which was run by early childhood education graduates. “It’s a very fun, safe place to drop off your kids,” said Denise de Sousa, a Scarborough mother of three who had used the service for 13 years. “It’s a service that is invaluable to parents, and the kids loved it. When I took my son there a few weeks ago

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jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY upbeat loonie I know and love,” I said, trying to cheer him up. “Come on now, buddy. Things aren’t so bad.” “They aren’t, aren’t they? Every one of these headlines say the Canadian dollar is behaving erratically. The stories all go on to say this is the lowest I’ve been in six years and the prognosis is that I’m going to be plummeting even further.” “So newspapers are on your case, big deal.” “It’s not just papers. All forms of media have jumped on the bandwagon: TV networks, radio stations, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, you name it.” “There’s a platform called you name it? With an uncapitalized title? Cool.” “You’re a riot, Alice. The point is, the coverage of the

so-called erratic behaviour of the Canadian dollar is out of control. It’s become the number one topic of discussion all over the world. It’s so humiliating. That’s why I’m trying to hide.” “You don’t you think you’re getting just a tad carried away? When it comes to behaviour scrutiny these days, yours is a long way from being number one, a very long way. Trust me.” “Oh yeah?” “Yeah. Does Jimmy Kimmel make fun of you in his monologue every night?” “Well, no, but...” “Oh, so, you’re satirized on Saturday Night Live each week, then?” “Well, no, but...” “Ah, so you’re regularly mocked in David Letterman’s Top 10 List, perhaps?” “Well, no, but...” “Then you must have at least been a Jeopardy question, right?”

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Former coach holds party to support youth in football >>>from page 1 dent when Franklin turned 15 and hit his growth spurt. A couple of years later, Franklin moved to Florida with his mother where he graduated high school. Playing in the United States gave Franklin a better shot at pursuing his football dream. Allen knew it also helped a young Franklin, who grew up in poverty, to stay out of trouble. It’s a lesson Allen still teaches the youth today as he continues to work as the coaching director of the Scarborough Thunder football club. “With hard work and perseverance, anything is possible. Don’t sell yourself short,” said Allen, who will be rooting for Number 74 of the Broncos whose job is to protect superstar quarterback Peyton Manning. “We’re very proud of him more than anything.” The party will be held to support Franklin and to inspire youth involved in football on Sunday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Seneca College, Newnham Campus Student Centre, Sports Building at 1750 Finch Ave. E.

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Ontario to crack down on The Car Accident Business The Ontario insurance regulator’s recent announcement about rate decreases is a good indication that changes to the system have already begun. It’s a good start. We’re on the right road. But let’s not stop when more can be done to lower the cost of auto insurance. Let’s encourage government to follow through on its promise to close loopholes that have allowed the system to be abused. A change like that would be bad news for fraudsters and crime rings involved in the “car accident business”, and good news for Ontario drivers who pay for these scams through their auto insurance premiums. The Ontario regulator has announced a decrease in auto insurance rates, and government has promised there are more changes to come for the province’s auto insurance system. Ontario drivers are destined to be big winners when government puts “the car accident business” out of business.

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Yahya Kothdi, 10, braves the cold and takes to the AlbertCampbell Square outdoor ice rink rcently. The rink is the only city outdoor rink in all of Scarborough, which has raised questions at community council.

Lack of local outdoor rinks a hot issue

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uestions about the lack of outdoor ice for skating in Scarborough aren’t settled, it seems. The area, mainly because of decisions made before the former city was amalgamated into Toronto, has been left with just one permanent outdoor rink, in Albert Campbell Square. People who remember when Scarborough had many places to skate outside still wonder how that happened. Local councillors have an answer: the former city’s own politicians, they say, covered over outdoor rinks in the 1970s so they could be used all year.

But that response doesn’t satisfy Scott Harrison, a hockey volunteer in Scarborough and a former public school trustee. Hockey decline “I can’t fathom why this council hasn’t been able to find and secure funds for outdoor rinks in Scarborough,” Harrison told a community council meeting this month, offering to show them letters from residents who share his opinion. Minor hockey has declined in Scarborough in recent years, and Harrison, who can remember when many local schools maintained outdoor rinks, says the lack of free ice has discouraged youth, par-

ticularly those from lowincome households, from embracing the game. “There is nowhere for the children to play hockey other than on the roads.” At the Jan. 15 meeting, Harrison showed councillors pictures of three city rinks that had reopened after investments by the city and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, including Greenwood Park in Riverdale, the first outdoor rink in Toronto to have a roof. The refurbished rinks have features such as pulldown basketball hoops, and can be used for ball hockey in the summer, said Harrison. His deputation was eventually ruled out of order - Harrison had signed up to

speak about a townhouse development because, he said, he had no other opportunity to talk about skating - but not before Scarborough-Agincourt Councillor Mike Del Grande suggested money required for such projects would be better directed to libraries and other “high priority needs.” Harrison disagreed. Five sites

Later, he said he’d like to identify five locations across Scarborough where there are open spaces surrounded by highrise buildings, and see one outdoor facility built each year. The funding, he said, would have to come partly from taxes, and partly from

Section 37 money (which developers pay in return for higher density projects) and private partnerships with companies such as MLSE. Staff report

Early in 2013, Scarborough councillors, hoping to put questions about public ice surfaces to rest, asked city staff to report by last April on where all of Toronto’s rinks are, including those run by community groups, and how many hours of free skating or pick-up hockey each provide. Harrison at the meeting pressed Scarborough Centre Councillor Michael Thompson for news of that report, which Thompson

said will be produced, though he was unable to say when. “It’s a big issue that we’re not resolving here today,” the councillor added. This week, Rob Andrusevich, public relations manager for the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation said a Master Plan review starting this year will include a detailed study of the city’s current ice-surface assets and needs. Plans for McCowan Park, along West Highland Creek and north of McCowan Road and Eglinton Avenue, include an outdoor rink and skating trail the city expects to open in 2016, he said.

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MR. TRANSMISSION WINNER: Ray Sanchez, left, and Gus Katsavos present Aurthur Whitty with his winnings at Mr. Transmission on Sheppard Avenue near McCowan Road. Whitty recently won free car repairs as part of a national contest.

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he Toronto Charity Bridal Show is planned for next month in Scarborough. It will take place on Feb. 8 and 9 at the Brighton Convention Centre (formerly the Grand Baccus banquet hall), 2155 McNicoll Ave. Metroland Media Toronto, which publishes The Scarborough Mirror, is one of the event’s sponsors. There will be a Metroland booth at the show, and copies of our Wedding Trends magazine will be available. For more information on the show, please visit www. thetorontocharitybridalshow. com Burgers eating contest wShamrock

Scarborough’s Shamrock Burgers is taking part in the second annual World Monster Sham Eating Contest. Men and women can enter to see who can eat the most Monster Sham burgers in a 10-minute race. A staple on Shamrock Burgers menu, a Monster Sham is two 10-ounce burgers with cheese, topped with all the fixings. Last year’s contest winner ate three, for a total of 60 ounces of burger. Founded in Highland Creek 43 years ago, Shamrock

alan shackleton Business in brief Burgers has expanded to also open locations in Ajax and Brooklin. This year’s contest is Feb. 22 in Ajax, 300 Rossland Rd. E., and will feature competitors from the Highland Creek and Brooklin locations. Entry deadline is Feb. 14. To enter and for more details, go to www.shamrockburgers. com or call Joel Freidman at 416-819-2644. Concrete company ownership change Lafarge Canada Inc. has acquired eight ready-mix manufacturing plants from James Dick Construction Limited, including the Scarborough location on Passmore Avenue. “We’re delighted to welcome the 30 employees from James Dick into the Lafarge family, who will continue to serve as plant, administrative, and sales professionals and allow us to continue building better cities and communities with our partners in Ontario,” said Bob Cartmel, President and CEO, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada). The newly acquired ready mix concrete plants will oper-

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Five Scarborough locations are taking part in February’s Global Pet Foods’ eighth annual Show Us Your Heart fundraiser. From Feb. 1 to 15 pet owners can show their support by visiting locations in Scarborough and donating as little as $1 to the shelter/ rescue of choice. Participating local stores’ locations and the shelter they’re supporting are: The store at 3110 Kingston Rd. will be raising funds for Speaking of Dogs; the stores at 166 Bennett Rd., 1595 Ellesmere Rd. are raising funds for the Organization for the Rescue of Animals; the store at 2369 Brimley Rd., is raising funds for Toronto Animal Services; the store at 1900 Eglington Ave. E. is raising funds for Helping Homeless Pets. Si n c e 2 0 0 6 Sh ow Us Your Heart has raised over $570,000 with 100 per cent of the proceeds donated to local animal shelters/rescues across Canada.

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Scarborough snowboarder Tsuyuki heading to Sochi Aleksander Bajrak abajrak@insidetoronto.com

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Scarborough residents have another reason to watch the 2014 Winter Olympics next month. Katie Tsuyuki, who was born and raised in West Hill and attended St. Brendan Catholic School, has been named to the Canadian Olympic Snowboarding Team and will be taking part in the halfpipe competitions in Sochi, Russia. It will be her first appearance at the Olympics, culminating more than eight years of preparation in her sport. Tsuyuki, now 31, is one of two Torontonians to be named to the 24-athlete Canadian snowboarding squad, which competes in snowboard cross, alpine, slopestyle, and her discipline, the halfpipe event. Tsuyuki joins hockey player

Natalie Spooner as the only Scarborough natives representing Canada in Sochi, so far. Her journey to becoming an Winter Olympian was an uncommon one. Originally a swimmer, gymnast and a junior national wakeboarding champion, snowboarding was “just something I did during the wintertime as a crossover sport,” Tsuyuki said. “But it seemed like a good match.” After spending high school in Muskoka, Tsuyuki found her calling on the peaks of Whistler and Squamish, B.C. She became eligible for National Team status in 2006, winning gold in the Canadian championships that year. She then achieved her best World Cup result in 2010, finishing ninth, and placed 15th in the 2013 FIS World

Championships. However, Tsuyuki did not qualify for a spot at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, a moment which she described as a tough learning experience. “It was pretty disheartening not making the cut. It was my coach, Crispin Lipcomb, my dad and support team who told me: ‘You’re so close, you’ve gotta go for 2014,’” she said. “It’s why my first reaction to the announcement was pretty surreal,” Tsuyuki said. “Sometimes you’re working so hard towards a goal that you don’t expect when it finally happens.” When Tsuyuki returns she hopes to continue helping out at her family’s business in West Hill, G&G Electronics on Kingston Road.

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Big Assist program helps out young hockey players Kids who have never played hockey are getting a Big Assist from a Scarborough minor hockey league, in cooperation with equipment manufacturer Bauer. Fifty kids will get a chance to try out Canada’s national pastime over a six-week program that costs $100 – with all equipment supplied for free. The Scarborough Hockey

Association is hosting an inhouse registration session this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., at Don Montgomery Recreation Centre, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E. As the program description states, it’s “designed for your child to fall in love with hockey before you buy all the gear. (The) six-week learnto-play program focuses on teaching basic skills while

having fun on the ice.” The program is available to those children that have yet to play the game of hockey or ever been registered in a Hockey Canada Program and are between the ages of five years old through 10 years old. Proof of age is required (either a birth certificate or passport) and payment must be cash or MasterCard

or Visa. Supported by Bauer’s Big Assist program, two programs with a limit of 25 participants each will be held. The program will then hold a ‘meet and greet’ equipment fitting on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. and the actual program will run Feb. 23 to March 30 (on Sundays), either from noon to 1 p.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. at the Don Montgomery

arena. For more information, visit www.scarboroughiceraiders. com

for Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Agincourt Open Badminton Centre, 1510 Birchmount Rd., just south of Ellesmere Road. The sixth annual tournament is a fundraiser for World Vision. Registration deadline is this Sunday. To register, go to www.tournamentsoftware. com/sport/tournament. aspx?id=D296958A-81A244A3-BF48-D95B0AC94AAA

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pitching out anything else at that point,” Lam said. This year, communities across the globe will be celebrating the lunar Year of the Horse. They’ll decorate their homes in red to fend off evil spirits, and set off firecrackers for the same purpose. Lum noted that also important is symbolism in numbers. Usually at dinners there will be from eight to 12 dishes, eight being a very lucky number in Chinese culture. ZODIAC It’s ironic for Banff-based Christina, who was born the Year of the Horse, to be spending her first Chinese New Year away from home on the year that celebrates her sign of the zodiac. Horses like Chong are often restless and seek independence. They’re also great with money. Her sister, Gina – the rooster – is always busy and more aggressive in her goals. The other 10 animal signs are traditionally said to have competed in a race, the order of those who won is the order in which the years are celebrated. ◗ First – the Rat – is charming and quick witted. ◗ The Ox came next and is reliable and dependable. ◗ Tigers are strong and competitive with a natural authority over others. ◗ The Rabbit is the happiest sign when among friends, but is often shy and cautious among strangers. ◗ Dragons are born leaders, idealists, and perfectionists. ◗ Snakes are restrained, refined and intelligent.

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◗ Then came the Horse, the most misunderstood sign. They often leave home at a young age and will be restless no matter where they end up. ◗ Sheep is the most feminine of signs. They’re elegant, charming and artistic. ◗ Monkeys come next: they’re inventive, quick witted, though seldom taken seriously. ◗ Next is the Rooster – sometimes abrasive and considered rude, but with high ideals. ◗ Man’s best friend the Dog comes next with their honest, faithful, and sincere

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR with three days of food and fun at Market Village shopping centre at Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue. The CIBC Lion Dance Chinese New Year Celebrations takes place on the first three days of the Year of the Horse: Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Visit cnycelebrations.ca CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE OF GREATER TORONTO, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., hosts a Chinese New Year Banquet Feb. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m.

attitude. Chong was born and raised in Toronto’s east end, but her genealogy represents the wide range of Chinese immigrants who have come to make up more than 11 per cent of Toronto’s growing population. Chong’s paternal lineage represents one of the turbulent past for Canada’s Chinese. Though widely accepted in the Greater Toronto Area today, her great-grandfather faced a different fate when he arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1885 on a ship full of passengers set to work

Tickets are $45. Call 416-292-9293, ext. 240. SUNDAY SERENADES celebrate Chinese New Year Feb. 2 with a concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The Scarborough Civic Centre is at 150 Borough Dr. THE TORONTO SCARBOROUGH TOWN CENTRE COURT YMCA will celebrate Chinese New Year on Sunday, Feb. 9, with an event that will include games, dancing and traditional mar-

on the Canadian National Railroad. The Canadian Government had just implemented a $50 head tax on Chinese entering the country in hopes of curbing their immigration. “He smuggled my greatgrandma in, so two for the price of one,” Chong said. Families received an apology from the Canadian Government in 2006 for the head tax as well as compensation. The family is now settled among Toronto’s large and growing Chinese community. Chong, a fourth-gener-

tial arts demonstrations. They will begin at 11 a.m. at the Scarborough YMCA, 230 Town Centre Ct. THE CHINATOWN BIA will celebrate the Year of the Horse Feb. 1 and 2 with traditional Chinese performances ranging from lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese dance and Chinese opera. There are two locations: Chinatown Centre, 222 Spadina Ave., and Dragon City Mall, 280 Spadina Ave.; activities go from noon to 5 p.m. both days.

ation Chinese descendent, sometimes feels that growing up in Toronto was a more Westernized upbringing . “Growing up in this city makes you more open to other cultures. You’re a multicultural citizen.” Chong said her extended family is quite traditional and celebrations like the Chinese New Year help her get back to that. “Growing up in a Western culture, it’s good to get back to your roots,” she said. “Because my extended family is traditional, it’s a good way to connect and get close to them and learn more.”

BRIDLEWOOD MALL’S GUNG HEI FAT CHOY celebration is set for this Saturday. There will be entertaining festivities for the whole family including free kids arts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the upper level by Pizza Pizza; and a lion dance at 11 a.m. that starts at centre court and works its way through the mall. At 11:15 a.m., the God of Fortune will visit. Bridlewood Mall is located at the northwest corner of Warden and Finch avenues.


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Guest preacher will be Bishop Peter Fenty. Everyone welcome.

(416) Art at Cedar Ridge Gallery WHEN: now on until Feb. 7 WHERE: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr. CONTACT: Anna Clarey, Anna@AnnaClarey.com COST: Free (416) Art is a brand new art group having it’s first art show.

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Garden Club Meeting WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, 3333 Finch Ave. E. CONTACT: Elsa Uy, 416-493-3333 ext. 227, elsa@ splc.ca COST: Free New members are welcome to come and join the garden club, meet people and share ideas on gardening.

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Kennedy/Eglinton Adult Book Club WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Kennedy/ Eglinton Library, 2380 Eglinton Ave. E. CONTACT: Marianna Cseto, 416-3968924 COST: Free Welcoming and vibrant group meets monthly for a discussion of interesting and current fiction.

Rouge Park Guided Walks WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Rouge Park Trailheads, Please see www.rougepark.com for complete location details for each walk CONTACT: Diana Smyth, 905-713-3184, www.rougepark.com/hike COST: Free; contributions welcome A wilderness walk close to home with volunteer leaders. The group walks year round, rain, shine or snow.

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Swing Dance Classes WHEN: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 614, 100 Salome Dr., 100 Salome Dr. CONTACT: Carolyn Cross, 416-447-9774, COST: $35 per session Learn to swing dance Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. First class free, session of five classes $35. New session every six weeks. Next session starts today. Concert Band Recruitment for Community at UTSC WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus - AA 303, 1265 Military Trail CONTACT: Ainsley Lawson, utscacband@gmail.com COST: $10 membership fee The UTSC Community Concert Band is

Euchre Night WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Church of the Master United Church, 3385 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: 416-4310333 COST: $6 per player Wheelchair accessible - support attendants free - or $6 to play.

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TD Shakespeare for Kids WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: Kennedy/Eglinton Library, 2380 Eglinton Ave. E. CONTACT: 416-396-8924 COST: Free Join Shakespeare in Action for storytelling adventures. For children aged 7 to 13. Registration required. Conflict Resolution Workshop WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Scarborough Women’s Centre, 2100 Ellesmere Rd., Suite 245 CONTACT: Koreen Thomas, 416-439-7111, outreach@scarboroughwomenscentre.ca COST: Free ($25 suggested donation).

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Check out our complete online community calendar by visiting www.scarboroughmirror.com. Read weeks of listings from your Scarborough neighbourhoods as well as events from across Toronto.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills necessary to deal with and reduce conflict in your life. Discover appropriate techniques to use in different conflict situations, such as work and personal relationships. Registration required. Painting, Printmaking and Collage WHEN: 1:30 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Kennedy/Eglinton Library, 2380 Eglinton Ave. E. CONTACT: Marie Belanger, 416-396-8924 COST: Free Arts For Children and Youth presents an eight-week program for children aged six to 10 years of age work with an artist to create wonderful art. Saturday Night Dance WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Birkdale Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Rd. CONTACT: Jim, 416-267-6621 COST: $6

Club SOLO WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd. CONTACT: Pat, 416-447-1537 COST: $10 Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra WHEN: 8 to 10:30 p.m. WHERE: Scarborough Citadel Salvation Army, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Sue Payne, 416-429-0007 COST: Adults $30, seniors $25, students $15, children aged 10 and under are $10 Presents Canadian Portraits.

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Black History Service WHEN: 4:30 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Christ Church Scarborough Village, 155 Markham Rd. CONTACT: 416-2614169, office@christchurchscarborough.com COST: Free

Tuesday Drop In WHEN: 1 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 3817 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: June Crawford, 416-724-9004 COST: Free Every Tuesday afternoon come and learn how to knit or crochet hats and scarves. Everyone welcome Become an effective speaker with the Christopher Leadership Course WHEN: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: St. Thomas More Elementary School, 2300 Ellesmere Rd. CONTACT: Sharon Lue, 416-410-777 COST: Adults: $185; students/seniors: $175 For three hours a week for 11 weeks, develop your skills in public speaking, communication and leadership.

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According to a recent study conducted at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hearing Loss is closely associated with an increased risk of falling. Johns Hopkins researchers analyzed data from more than 2,000 people ages 40 to 69 who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The participants had their hearing tested and answered questions about whether they had a fall in the past year. The study found that people with a 25-decibel hearing loss (classified as mild hearing loss) were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling than those with no hearing loss. Every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss meant an increased 1.4-fold risk of falling, meaning that a person with just a moderate hearing loss would be six times more likely to suffer a fall. The findings held after the researchers accounted for other factors linked with falling, such as age, sex, race, heart disease and balance.

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Hospitals declare intent to merge MIKE ADLER madler@insidetoronto.com The Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System have given their regional health authority a formal notice they want to merge. The two hospitals sent the notice Friday to the Central East Local Health Integration Network. Between them, TSH and RVHS employ more than 6,100 staff on three campuses in Scarborough and one in Ajax. It was the Central East LHIN last March which ordered TSH and RVHS to study some form of merger, and in November boards of both hospital approved a full merger in principle. FINAL DECISION EXPECTED In a statement, the hospitals said they expect a final decision on a merger, to be made at special meetings by the boards and members of both hospital corporations, within two or three months. The LHIN, which has agreed to pay $3.8 million for the study and “due diligence” work still underway, will FUTURE SHOP CORRECTION NOTICE receive the hospitals’ decision, which the province’s NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE FUTURE SHOP JANUARY 24 CORPORATE FLYER In the January 24 flyer, health ministry must either refuse or approve. page 20, the Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Blu-ray Combo The hospitals have said the LHIN or ministry should (WebCode: M2209595) was advertised with a bonus SteelBook, pay the one-time costs of a merger and start planning when unfortunately this Blu-ray combo does not come with a for the possible redevelopment of hospital campuses SteelBook, but instead comes with a bonus disc. in Scarborough and expansion of hospital services in We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers. Durham Region. TSH and RVHS have also pledged none of their campuses or emergency rooms would close Best Buy CORRECTION NOTICE and no medical programs would be moved between Scarborough and Ajax. NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE BEST BUY JANUARY Details on the merger are at a joint website for the 24 CORPORATE FLYER In the January 24 flyer, page 6, the hospitals, www.leadingforpatients.ca Nikon 50mm F1.8G Portrait Lens (WebCode: 10171256) was advertised with an incorrect price. Please be advised that the lens should be $229.99, NOT $99.99. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

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Chinese New Year at Town Centre LUCKY CELEBRATION: Above, the Chinese God of Fortune arrives at Scarborough Town Centre Saturday afternoon during a celebration of Chinese New Year. Top left, lion dancers help bring in the Year of the Horse. At centre left, Scarborough Centre Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker dots the eyes on one of the lions. At centre far left, Trinity-Spadina MP Olivia Chow dots the eyes on one of the lions. At bottom left and below, lion dancers perform. For more photos from this event, visit us online at www. insidetoronto.com/photogallery/4337206

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