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Sounding like a fiscal conservative, Adam Giambrone hit the streets yesterday as the newly-minted New Democratic candidate in the ScarboroughGuildwood provincial byelection. “The next three weeks are going to involve a lot of hard work,” said Giambrone, who represented the Davenport ward downtown for two terms on Toronto Council. He is the most experienced politician in the race, with Liberal Mitzie Hunter and Progressive Conservative Ken
Arts groups will announce five initiatives “to strengthen arts in neighbourhoods and to support newcomer artists” in Toronto this Thursday at a celebration of community arts in Malvern. The Toronto Arts Foundation led a year of research into the importance and impact of art in the neighbourhoods of Malvern, St. James Town and Weston-Mt. Dennis.
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Agincourt Chess Club meeting The Agincourt Chess Club meets Su n d a y f r o m noon to 6 p.m. The meeting takes place at the L’Amoreaux Community Centre, 2000 McNicoll Ave., at Kennedy Road. Those interested in playing chess are invited to take part.There are no fees, teaching or tournaments. For more information, call Alex Knox at 416-493-0019 after 6 p.m.
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The weekly outdoor Farmer’s Market at University of Toronto Scarborough has returned for a fourth season. Open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, the market vendors offer fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods and other wares until this fall. The market is at the campus’ Outer Parking Lot 4 at traffic lights one block north of Ellesmere Road on Military Trail.
Pub nights at Lash House wMIller Community residents are invited to enjoy pub nights Thursday evenings at the Miller Lash House on the University of Toronto Scarborough grounds in the Highland Creek valley. The pub nights takes place Thursdays until mid-August and are hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough food and beverage services. Food and drinks will be available on the patio of the historic Miller Lash House which was built in 1913. To recognize the 100th anniversary of the house, a Miller Lash House Ale is among the beverages available at the bar. For more information, visit www.millerlashhouse.ca or call 416-287-7000. Ru Yi Dance health program wfor
The Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities presents the Ru Yi Dance for Health program this summer. The program includes yuanji, kung fu and Chinese martial arts dances. It takes place Tuesdays in July and August at the Hub, 2660 Eglinton Ave. E., from 4 to 6 p.m.
Ru Yi Dance for Health is notfor-profit, non-political and not affiliated with any religion. The program is open to all. For more information, contact Sheree at 416-847-4173. Feline Fiesta cat adoptions The City of Toronto’s Feline Fiesta cat adoption blitz has been extended until July 20. The blitz is part of Adopt-aShelter-Cat Month. As part of Feline Fiesta, residents can adopt a kitten or cat for $25 (plus HST and a licence if applicable) from one of the city’s four animal shelters. According to a release, Toronto Animal Services works hard to keep up with the high intake of cats into its shelters and tries to find good homes for as many cats as possible. If you wish to adopt a kitten or cat, visit a Toronto Animal Services shelter in your neighbourhood.
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A German shepherd dog and its puppies were reunited with their owner after leaving their Scarborough home early Friday. Police said an adult German shepherd and its puppies were found outside a grocery store at Lawrence Avenue and Bennett Road, west of Meadowvale Road, after they left their house. “Somebody in the area called it in,” Const. Wendy Drummond said. Police contacted animal services, who brought the dogs to an animal shelter on Progress Avenue. The dogs were reunited with their owner a short time later. of Bicycles in Birch Cliff wBlessing
The Blessing of Bicycles takes place this Saturday at noon at St. Nicholas Birch Cliff Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (at Manderly). The blessing includes a prayer and the sprinkling of water on
both bike and rider. There will be prizes for the best decorated (boys and girls) bicycles. The Blessing of the Bicycles also helps build a sense of community among the city’s cyclists. For details, visit www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com barbecue slated for Friday wCommunity
The 2013 Kingston/Galloway/ Orton Park annual community barbecue is set for Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at 4301 Kingston Rd. The barbecue takes place at the building at Kingston and Galloway roads. Guests expected to attend the barbecue include Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie and Toronto Community Housing CEO Eugene Jones. A grant from the East Scarborough Storefront helps organizers to hold the event.
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MEET AND GREET: Mayor Rob Ford chats with Eva Stephens inside a tent after arriving at Ford Fest hosted at Thomson Park in Scarborough Friday night. Joseph Florio, 84, holds his dog Coco and a sign in support of the mayor during the annual Ford Fest barbecue in Thomson Park. Ford Fest has traditionally been hosted by Mayor Ford and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, in Etobicoke, but this year the event moved east. For more Ford Fest photos, visit us at www.insidetoronto.com/photogallery/3883073
Safety patrol honours for teacher SIU clears police Tara Hatherly email@example.com A Scarborough teacher has been honoured as best in the province for inspiring his students to be safe and responsible citizens. Chief Dan George Public School teacher Edward McLennon received the School Safety Patrol Supervisor of the Year Award from CAA South Central Ontario. “The patrol supervisor award is given only to one teacher in all of Ontario, who has shown incredible leadership and dedication to the safety patrol program,” said CAA’s Leslie Rocha. “(McLennon) encourages students to accept responsibilities and grow as leaders in the program.” McLennon ran a CAA School Safety Patrol program for Grade 5 and 6 students at his previous school, Donwood Park Junior Public School. When he began teaching at Chief Dan George Public School four years ago, he immediately organized a safety patrol program there, even though others said he was crazy to think he could get Grade 7 and 8 students
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Chief Dan George Public School’s Edward McClennon recently received the CAA’s Safety Patrol Supervisor of the Year award.
involved with the program. “People thought there’s no way you’re going to get grades sevens and eights to do this kind of thing, because it’s not cool,” recalled McLennon with a chuckle. “I think we’ve made safety patrol cool.” Currently, more than 50 of the school’s Grade 7 and 8 students are safety patrollers. “This is my third year, and first getting here, I saw this huge group of kids, and I said, ‘What in the world?
That’s just too many kids,’” recounted school principal Darryl Forde with a smile. “And (McLennon) said, ‘No, we have got to find a way to give them opportunities to leadership, and also something to do.” Through the program, McLennon ensures every student has a chance to excel and give back to the school community. To include everyone who wants to participate, he expanded the program from its core of bus and crosswalk monitors, to include hallway and recess monitors as well. The opportunity to be part of the program, and work with McLennon, is invaluable for students, said Forde. “For one, it gives our kids something meaningful to do,” he said. “Kids don’t get into trouble when there are meaningful things that they are doing. Secondly, it’s a great leadership opportunity for them. Thirdly, they get to see a great model of what a citizen should be, and that for me is very, very important.” Having a safety patrol at his school just makes sense, said McLennon. “I’ve seen tremendous
growth in students here through initiatives like this,” he said. “It gives them an opportunity to shine, and I’ve seen a lot of students shine through the safety patrol program.” The program is supported by CAA, and local school boards and police services. Program materials are provided free by CAA, and in Toronto, the Toronto Police Service supplies patrollers with reflective vests. For being this year’s top safety patrol supervisor, McLennon received $500 for his school and a free yearlong CAA membership, and had his name engraved on CAA’s School Safety Patrol Super visor of the Year Award. The award will remain at Chief Dan George Public School for the next year, until it is bestowed again next year. After receiving his award, McLennon was also honoured with a positive ticket from Toronto Police Insp. Dave Saunders.
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The province’s police watchdog has cleared a tactical officer in a Scarborough shooting, concluding that a 23-year-old man likely shot himself accidentally while trying to “fend off” officers during a raid. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said the subject officer was a member of a nine-member Emergency Task Force (ETF) team assigned to execute a search warrant at a basement apartment on Wainfleet Road on the night of April 24. Door broken “One of the occupants was suspected of possessing a firearm that had been used in a criminal offence,” the SIU said in a news release Friday. The ETF team decided to try a “breach and hold” strategy, meaning the basement door would be broken open and the team would stay
outside while calling out the apartment occupants. The subject officer was armed with an MP5 submachine gun and was wearing a tactical uniform. One officer reported there was a man asleep on a couch and not responding to commands. Two officers approached the man, who then began to swing his feet and arms at them. Three officers deployed their Tasers but the man continued to resist and grabbed the subject officer’s MP5 with both hands. The weapon discharged, striking the man in the left ankle. He was taken to hospital where his wound was bandaged. “I am of the view that the complainant likely caused the gun to accidentally discharge when he grabbed it in an attempt to fend off the officers,” SIU director Ian Scott said in the release.
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oronto’s Board of Health is scheduled to discuss the pros and cons of safe injection sites at its Wednesday meeting. It will be looking at setting up a similar model as the one currently in operation in Vancouver – and possibly asking the provincial government to fund a pilot site in the City of Toronto. The recommendation to open a site is from a longawaited report by Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. David McKeown, which is a response to the city’s eight-year-old drug strategy looking at the viability of such sites. The report, a joint study between St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto, if approved recommends there be three such sites. As Toronto population grows, our view so do its issues and safe injection sites are just one of those Proximity to a issues. At the moment there are recommended locations so hospital makes no the topic of discussion at this week’s meeting will be about sense community impact, according to Councillor Gord Perks who sat on the working group looking into the idea. But the question of where such a site will be located always remains. And who should supervise it? The most logical place, in our opinion, would be in a hospital or in close proximity to one. If the health and safety of those using drugs is the reason for these sites, proximity to a hospital makes sense. Downtown hospitals would be the logical place to start. But drug use is not only located downtown. Mayor Rob Ford has made a point of opposing safe injection sites for heroin users – but Dr. McKeown says the evidence suggests they’re helpful in preventing the spread of HIV and hepatitis, and in reducing overdoses. The idea of so-called supervised injection sites has been floated for many years, and each time community members raise important issues including crime, potential violence, and the morality of allowing someone to take drugs while society’s mandate is helping its members get off drugs. These are valid issues and should be discussed passionately and compassionately. The health of a city is measured by the health of its citizens. And the health of its most vulnerable citizens is even more telling.
A feast of summer fests in our city
oronto summer weekends are a veritable Festfest. You don’t have to far go to find one. There’s always some fest going on nearby. Trouble is, the popular ones are getting so packed these days, they are all getting eerily similar. You seem to spend half the time in a queue waiting for food, making them all feel like an Endless Barbecue Line-Up Fest. I don’t have much of an appetite for line-ups, so, I decided to head off the beaten path and try out some lesser-known fests to avoid the hungry crowds. First off, I took in Gabfest. It was right up my alley. I mean that literally and figuratively. It was in the alley just up the street and when you spend most of your time writing, it’s nice to give your vocal chords a workout once in awhile. Unfortunately, I got stuck in the mime section. It
jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY wasn’t meant to be, I guess. Oh well, I high-tailed it out of there and headed straight for Snoozefest. This one had real possibilities, too. The highlight of the evening? A Napathon. First prize? A whopping 40 winks. Now I ask you, who can’t use 40 winks in this economy? So, I put both my game face and my nightcap on. I was ready. Alas, I ran into Canadian legend Hy Bernation in the first round. I was quickly sent packing. And that was just the tip of the iceberg in my searchfest, it saddens me to say. I went to Lunchfest and got there so early it hadn’t even opened yet. They were still in the middle of Breakfest. Then I dropped by Manifest and it was marred by protests over why there wasn’t a Womanifest. And by the time I got to Slugfest,
everyone there was so worn out it had evolved into Pacifest. I didn’t know where to turn next, I tell ya. In the Careful-What-YouWish-For-It-Might-ComeTrue department, I decided to make good on my longtime desire to be a fly on the wall at Infest. Big mistake. I was showered with Raid from the get-go. I was the first fly on the wall to tap out. The other flies were beside themselves giggling. Oh, the humiliation. Sadly, from there my fest picks went from bad to worse. I went to Singfest and got stuck in the mime section again, I went to Songfest and got stuck in the mime section again and then at Singsongfest I got stuck in the mime section yet one more time. It was the same group of mimes at each fest, too. It was if they were following me around. I’d had enough. “Oh, to be a fly on the
wall at Mimefest,” I growled at the mimes as I left in a huff. (Actually, it was closer to a minute-and-a-huff, but I digress.) They all waived the fingers at me, as if to say, “Careful what you wish for, it might come true.” I took that as a challenge and made a beeline for Mimefest, beating them there with ease. On site, I assumed my position on the wall and braced myself for the inevitable shower. Right on cue, they pretended to blast me with Raid. I feigned horror in my best mimese and brought the house down. I was given an imaginary standing ovation. I wiped an imaginary tear from my eye. At long last I’d found my dreamfest. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Tuesday. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Leaders of Scarborough’s hospitals Wind turbines’ encourage participation of residents environmental To the editor: Health care in Ontario is changing and the hospitals in Scarborough must be active participants in this change to ensure residents continue to have access to high quality and safe health care. As health-system leaders, our commitment to the residents we serve is to work in partnership with our physicians, staff, volunteers, community partners and residents to determine how we can better coordinate and integrate health services for the community of Scarborough, while ensuring we can sustain our valued health care system for future generations. On June 19, both the Rouge Valley Health System and The Scarborough Hospital boards of directors took an important step by passing motions to proceed with stakeholder engage-
ment and due diligence in order to determine what benefits a merger of the two hospitals will provide to the Scarborough community. There has been no decision made regarding a merger. There have been no decisions made regarding hospital program and service changes. However, we recognize the status quo is not an option. What our future looks like has not been determined nor decided. What we do know is our hospitals will continue to provide high-quality and safe care during any healthsystem transformation. We also know that all of our hospital sites will continue to be relevant, viable and essential parts of Scarborough’s hospital and health care system, and that the emergency departments will stay open
at the three Scarborough hospitals. The goal over the next few months is to examine the opportunities and potential risks involved in merging the two hospital organizations. We ask you to participate in this discussion through our stakeholder engagement process, which will happen from early August to the end of October. Further details will be posted to our hospital websites in the next few weeks. The input received through our extensive stakeholder consultation as well as the due diligence process will assist the hospital boards in their decision-making process regarding a preferred integration plan. During time of change, we don’t always have the answers before us, and that
is the case now. It is important we base our discussion and decisions on fact. The important discussion underway can only happen with everyone’s commitment to work together toward our shared goal of having a strong health-care system for Scarborough residents. We know this is not an easy discussion; however, it is one that we must have to ensure the ongoing provision of care is in place for our family, friends and neighbours when they are in need. Joan Wideman, chair, board of directors and Rik Ganderton, president/ CEO of the Rouge Valley Health System Stephen Smith, chair, board of directors, and Robert Biron, president/CEO of The Scarborough Hospital
impact massive To the editor: Re: ‘Opposition killed wind turbines,’ Letters, June 25. The only benefit the “expected wind” may have is to cool the overheated heads of some of the wind turbine industrialization proponents on the Toronto offshore. The inherent intermittent nature of the wind, the exorbitant present and future cost, the unavoidable above and below the waters of environmental impact are indisputable consequences of such a massive project. Anyone, even without NIMBY “qualifications”, could foresee those consequences to offset the claimed benefits of the offshore wind farm. Anyone, but politically driven indi-
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ameras and microphones crowded around Howard Eng, 89, as the senior explained how physiotherapy three times a week helps keep him independent. Heung Seto, the 99-yearold woman seated beside him at Villa Elegance in Scarborough had a similar story: five years of regular hot packs, ultrasound, massage and exercises in the lobby of the Kennedy Road building have reduced her pains, aches and weakness. Villa Elegance isn’t a retirement home or nursing home; it’s a condominium, though one which has a 24-hour nursing station and assisted living services because its residents are almost exclusively Mandarin and Cantonesespeaking seniors, many of them frail. It’s a life that may become more common as seniors try to avoid expensive retirement homes or generic long-term care as long as they can.
If you sugar-coat it and mislead people, that’s when we have a problem. – May Wong
The condo board called a press conference to say residents of Villa Elegance, and of neighbouring buildings with hundreds of other seniors, are upset by how the province plans to change its physiotherapy services on Aug. 1. Ontario’s government says it is increasing its budget for physiotherapy and exercise classes for seniors, and the reorganization will bring those services to twice as many people. Condo president May Wong says the new program actually cuts what the
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May Wong, president of Villa Elegance, a seniors’ condo in Agincourt, speaks about what residents and their supporters say are coming cuts to physiotherapy services seniors need.
government recently spent on physiotherapy, and will spell the end of the clinic Villa Elegance has set up in its crafts room since 2008. Without it, the board argued, Seto, Eng and other seniors who can still move around the building will suffer more pain and wind up in a nursing home earlier. “If you sugar-coat it and mislead people, that’s when we have a problem,” Wong said of the reorganization, which will see community care access centres run the services instead of designated physiotherapy clinics. The clinic operating at Villa Elegance could give a senior 100 one-on-one sessions a year, or 150 if medically necessary, billing the province $12.20 for each. This has made residents’ lives significantly better, Wong told Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews in a letter last month. “Pain relief has been the biggest benefit, with many showing significant reduction of symptoms, and
some complete recovery,” said Wong, who told reporters the Central East CCAC will only grant physiotherapy to bedridden seniors, assigning treatment for worst cases instead of using it to maintain mobility. Fewer free sessions Even seniors who can get to a community clinic will receive far fewer free sessions than Villa Elegance residents now enjoy, since $44.5 million the ministry budgeted to treat 150,000 seniors through clinics is about $300 per senior, or a dozen $24 sessions each. In an interview with The Mirror, Matthews denied this was the case or that the budget for physiotherapy was being cut. “People who need physio will continue to get physio,” she said.“If they can’t get to a clinic, they will receive it at home.” But Matthews said the model for providing physiotherapy has to change. “It has been the fastestgrowing line in our health-
care budget, because DPCs (Designated Physiotherapy Clinics) had unlimited access to bill OHIP,” and audits show the program is not getting best value for money, she said. Four large companies have bought up most contracts for the clinics, which are concentrated in Greater Toronto, but scarcer elsewhere, particularly in Ontario’s north, said Matthews, adding the reorganization is “definitely a difficult time for those companies” but “absolutely the right thing to do” for seniors. The Ontario and Canadian physiotherapy associations both endorse the changes, which they wouldn’t do if their members didn’t think it was best for patients, the minister said. Matthews also said the ministry will respond to six messages Wong had sent to her since June 20 about her concerns, as will the Central East CCAC and the Central East LHIN, the ministry’s regional supervi-
sor of health care delivery. Wong complained during the press conference that Matthews had not even acknowledged receiving her letters, and charged the ministry was “targetting” seniors and the disabled for health-care cuts, which will nonetheless result in more hospitalizations and other costs. Dr. Janice Lessard, an internal and geriatric medicine specialist with an office in Scarborough, agrees with Wong’s argument that what amounts to regular “mobility therapy” for frail seniors is being reduced. “The government has hidden new cuts to senior’s health from the public by deliberately misrepresenting that it plans to provide ‘More Physiotherapy,’” Lessard stated in a letter, adding since CCACs will be billed $120 a session instead of $12.20, it’s inevitable fewer seniors in retirement homes will get physiotherapy under the new plan. Regional health authorities say they will work
with seniors receiving physiotherapy before the changeover, with the CCAC, starting today, “going out to each of our retirement homes and congregate settings to see the one-on-one physiotherapy sessions and meet the residents who will transfer to the CCAC.” The CCAC-administered physiotherapy services “will continue to be goal-oriented and tailored to meet each individual’s needs and promote independence,” said a memo by CEO Don Ford. In April, the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, announced its four Greater Toronto nursing homes, highly regarded in the Chinese community for their exceptional inspection records and culturallyspecific care, now have a waiting list of more than 3,000 people. During the same month, Yee Hong added assisted living services to Villa Elegance – light housekeeping, meal preparation, feeding, personal hygiene – residents can use during what could be 10 years of life before a long-term-care bed in the organization opens up.
People who need physio will continue to get physio. – Minister of Health Deb Matthews
For the moment, the physiotherapy sessions also continue, and seniors during the press conference sat in chairs and used arm pulleys for exercise. Man Lok Chow, the building treasurer, said he had been forced to use a wheelchair by sciatic pain, and only the one-on-one sessions allow him to walk and play table tennis.
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>>>from page 1 Lakeshore’s byelection. Kelly, who currently sits on Ford’s executive committee and chairs the government management committee, said the conversation with Mayor Ford took place late last week, and was perfunctory. “It was very simply stated,” said Kelly. “I think he said, ‘If Doug Holyday wins I have to appoint a deputy mayor. I’d like it to be you.’... “I was pleased — I was flattered,” Kelly continued. “It’s always nice to be considered for a higher post and I was pleased for Scarborough.” Kelly has for many years been a booster for the former municipality of Scarborough. When he chaired the Scarborough Community Council, he made a point of devoting part of the meeting to give community members a platform to highlight their particular neighbourhoods,
and he led a charge against local media who he felt defamed Scarborough by using the former municipality’s name, instead of specific intersections, when describing the location of crimes. “You know, at every opportunity I try to get across to the residents of Toronto that Scarborough is a third of the land mass, a quarter of its population, and should play a more important role in the life of the city.” Over amalgamated Toronto’s history, there has never been a Scarborough politician who either served as mayor or as deputy mayor. Former North York Mayor Mel Lastman tapped East York councillor Case Ootes as his deputy mayor, and David Miller clove to fellow downtowner Joe Pantalone as his deputy. So far, Etobian mayor Rob Ford has held fast to
Etobicoke, with former Etobicoke mayor Doug Holyday as the second-incommand. Should Holyday leave city hall, he’ll also leave big shoes for Kelly to fill. Holyday has taken the lead on Ford’s most notable successes so far this term: notably, the negotiation of collective agreements with city workers that make it easier to contract out city services. As well, Holyday has served as a city spokesperson through the numerous crises that have beset the Ford administration. Kelly said he didn’t yet know how his role would develop in the administration. “Those questions can best or most accurately be answered after the byelection,” he said.
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>>>from page 1 Aug. 1 vote to hold the government accountable and make life affordable for Scarborough residents. “The Liberals want to raise taxes on residents of Scarborough,” he argued. Though he has never lived in the area – Kirupa, a banker, has said he lives in the riding and Hunter, CEO of the thinktank Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, has said she grew up in Scarborough – Giambrone said his record shows him to be “a natural fit” to replace Liberal MPP Margarett Best, who resigned last month after holding the riding for two terms. Giambrone said he’s met people while canvassing who remember speaking to him at public meetings in Scarborough when he was a councillor. He was nominated Sunday afternoon after what he called
a “hard fought” contest with Amarjeet Kaur Chhabra, an organizer for UNITE Here Local 75 in Toronto, at a meeting in St. Stephen Presbyterian Church. Opening her campaign office Saturday, Hunter described herself as “a lifelong civic activist,” stressed job creation as her personal goal and said it was time “to resolve some the toughest social, economic and environmental challenges facing this community,” according to a Liberal Party release. Also on Monday, Nick L e e s o n , a l a w y e r, w a s appointed the Green Party of Ontario candidate for the riding. Scarborough-Guildwood’s boundaries are between Lake Ontario and Hwy. 401, Bellamy Road and Highland Creek. Advance polls will open on July 20.
Pedestrian struck by TTC bus A pedestrian was seriously hurt after being struck by a bus yesterday afternoon. The accident happened at McCowan Road and Kenhatch Boulevard, south of Finch Avenue, at 5:19 p.m. “We’ve transported one male in his 30s to a trauma centre with serious head injuries,” said James Rodgers of Toronto EMS. On Sunday, a 75-year-old man died after being hit by a vehicle on Friday while crossing McCowan Road at Lawrence Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Also, a 27-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was driving lost control and hit a fence on Havendale Road Wednesday, July 3, just after 9 p.m.
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The city might have found a way to prevent the flushing of the BIXI bike share service – by diverting funds for new public toilets to the cashstrapped operation. While details of the plan have not been released, money set aside for installing automated toilets, part of the city’s street furniture
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transit petition following the July 3 incident when two cars collided at the corner of Bay Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West. Media comments by police spokespersons following the incident seemed to place more onus on the pedestrians even though the crash was caused by an illegal left-turn by one of the cars, the petition claimed. The petition is at www. change.org noise wall plans wMetrolinx
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Food and fun at Taste of Lawrence ON THE GRILL: Left, Mohmamed Eldakhakhni pours onions onto a grill during the 10th annual Taste of Lawrence Festival Sunday. One of the most popular items he made was the Egyptian-style chicken shawerma. The annual festival took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday along Lawrence Avenue between Warden Avenue and Birchmount Road. Below left, Teky Li, walks among the crowds at the festival with a fresh coconut water. Below, Roy Garrido grills up pork on skewers outside his grocery store on Lawrence. Bottom of page left, those attending the festival didn’t let rain Sunday stop the fun. Bottom of page, Jimmy ‘Tosquia’ Libaque performs a complex flip during a Capoeira performance. Capoeira is a dance form and martial art developed by Brazilian slaves. Traditionally, each practitioner is given a nickname by their master, ‘Tosquia’ means ‘to clip’ in Portuguese and was a reference to the patterns Libaque would have shaved into his hair.
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Safe injection sites up for debate Toronto’s Board of Health will be making headlines this week with a typically activist agenda on Wednesday, topped by a controversial proposal to create supervised injection sites similar to the system in Vancouver. Mayor Rob Ford has made a point of opposing safe injection sites for heroin users, but Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. David McKeown said the evidence suggests they’re helpful in preventing the spread of HIV and hepatitis, and in reducing the incidences of overdose. If the board approves the report, it will mean a request to the provincial government to fund up to three of the sites.
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Rouge Park Guided Walks WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Rouge Park Trailheads, visit www. rougepark.com for complete location details for each walk CONTACT: Diana Smyth, 905-713-3184, www. rougepark.com/hike, hike@rougepark. com COST: Free A wilderness walk close to home. Wildlife, trees and plants, want a family or senior friendly walk or a fitness hike. Visit www.rougepark.com/hike for monthly schedules, meeting point and driving details. Finding Reliable Health Information Online WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital, 3050 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: email@example.com COST: Free The Scarborough Hospital hosts a
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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. garet’s Parkette, 4130 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: Sarah, 416-298-5825 COST: Free Features entertainment, vendors and fresh food. Swing Dance Classes WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 614, 100 Salome Drive, 100 Salome Dr. CONTACT: Carolyn Cross, 416-447-9774 COST: $35 per session Learn to swing dance Thursdays. First class free, session of five classes $35. New session every six weeks.
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Free Dental and Oral Health Care Workshop WHEN: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital, 3050 Lawrence Ave. E. CONTACT: diversity@ tsh.to COST: Free The Scarborough Hospital and Toronto Public Health hosts a workshop on dental and oral health care.
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Interview Workshop-NEW TIME WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: On-Track Career and Employment Services, 1371 Neilson Road-Ground Floor CONTACT: 416-283-5229. Space is limited - registration is recomended, COST: Free.
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BRIMLEY/KINGSTON, 1 bdrm basement, laundry, parking, no smoking, central air. $750 inclusive. 416-266-6126
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PETER’S DEPENDABLE JUNK REMOVAL From home or business, including furniture/ appliances, construction waste. Quick & careful!
416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates!
GARAGE SALES ENTIRE CONTENTS SALE! MOVING OVERSEAS! EVERYTHING MUST GO! Wednesday to Friday, July 10th -12th -10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday, July 13th & 14th -12-6pm. 48 Megan Avenue (Morningside/Kingston) Scarborough Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
YARD SALE & BBQ Saturday, July 13th 9am-3pm 40 Bell Estate Road Toronto (South East of St.Clair/Warden) Ina Grafton Gage Home, a Not for Profit Long Term Care Home, is having their Annual Yard Sale. It takes place, rain or shine, in our large outdoor parking lot! Lots of vendors, variety of items for sale and great deals! Come, enjoy and have fun! Also if you wish to be a vendor, spaces are available for $25 per table. Call 416-422-4890 ext.221 to reserve, as tables are limited.
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Saturday, July 13th
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Moving & Storage
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HOME RENOVATIONS PETER’S CONCRETE & BRICK • Resurface and Build new porches • Specialize in flagstone work • Stone facing around the house FREE ESTIMATES 10% Seniors Discount 36 years in Business www.pcbrick.ca
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Pot lights Service upgrades Breakers/Panels FREE ESTIMATES
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Save UP TO 15% OFF Lic. # B21358
TREE/STUMP SERVICES Danny • 416 845 3909
ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED • FREE• Stump Grinding
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for low cost, fast, reliable repairs of: • fridges• stoves• dryers• washers • dishwashers• freezers • dehumidifiers• air conditioners Call Mark (Cert. Tech)
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• Professional Tree Trimming • Dangerous Tree Removal • Cabling and Bracing • City of Toronto Arborist Reports • Lot Clearing
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WATERPROOFING THE WET BASEMENT SPECIALISTS Waterproofing and Foundation Repairs
Interior & Exterior Methods
Licensed & Insured • 35 yrs experience
Call for a free estimate 416-749-2273 • www.basetech.ca
TREE/STUMP SERVICES GTA TREE SERVICE
Quick Service!!! • Experts in Removal of Dangerous Trees • Trimming, Pruning • Stump Removal • Ash Borer Treatment • $2 million Liability + WSIB SUMMER SAVINGS 10% OFF! Call Bobby 416-828-TREE (8733) www.GTAtree.com
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SUFFERING FROM PAIN?
Unable to sleep at night? Losing quality of life?
WE CAN HELP!
Treating those with chronic and acute pain for the last 10 years! Back and Neck Pain?
• Back Pain • Neck Pain • Sciatica • Muscle Pain • Shoulder Injuries
Pins and Needles?
• Loss of Balance & Coordination • Numbness in Toes • Throbbing Toes and Feet • Diabetic Neuropathy • Peripheral Neuropathy
• Pinched Nerve • Plantar Fasciitis • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow • Disc Degeneration Disease • Foot Pain
• Improve healing in Chronic Injuries • Decrease Inflammation • Improve Blood Circulation • Stimulate & Rebuild Injured tissues.
• Reduce Compression on Pinched Nerves • Reduce Further Damage in Intervertebral Discs • Increase Mobility and Improve Sleep
We are a multi-disciplinary service provider with the latest technology in every service needed for your well being under one roof, Spinal Decompression, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Trigenics, Acupuncture, Shockwave, Massage, Foot care & Orthotics. “I came to CDNC in extreme pain, for the last two weeks, I was unable to sleep sit or work. The pain was so excruciating I was desperate for relief, not willing to take pain medication or injections which are suggested for Sciatica which I was diagnosed with. I searched the internet for more natural treatments. I found CDNC and called them, they took me in immediately and after a few treatments I almost back to normal. I found the Dr and staff very professional and helpful.” - Maria K.
“Finding CDNC for me was like ‘winning the lottery’ I called and my treatments began immediately after consulting with Dr. Train. The kindness, compassion and support of the doctor and the staff gave me the incentive to heal. Before arriving at CDNC I had given up all hope of even being well or independent again. The other day the elevator in the building was out of order, I was so eager to get to my appointment that I climbed the stairs to the third floor. I have been able to attend a few of my grandson’s soccer games and attend family reunions. I would encourage anyone in pain , loosing their independence to get some treatments.” - Jaquline B.
“Working 10 hour shifts is hard on your back and I have suffered with muscle spasms for many years. I read about this new noninvasive, drug free treatment and decided to try it. Now after the treatments I have been able to do my job, gardening and most importantly traveling without any pain or fear of pain. After seeing my success my wife too is now taking treatments for her knee pain and feeling relief. I am very grateful to CDNC for the long lasting relief that actually lasts.” - Joseph S.
Canadian Decompression and Neuropathy Centre 3420 Finch Avenue East – Unit 303 FREE CONSULTATIONS Scarborough ON, M1W 2R6
for all our treatments and services.
Services covered by your extended healthcare! www.cdnc.ca
Major Intersection: Finch and Warden (Free Parking Available) Phone: (416) 498-9355