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Weston and Mount Dennis residents are invited to a community-led event today from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. to learn about healthy living. The family-friendly event held at Lambton Park Community School, 50 Bernice Cres., will feature local community Thursday exhibitors including yoga, meditation, dance and personal fitness trainers as well as free food samples and recipes. “We are very excited to host this community event for the second year in a row,” said Nahom Berhane, health promoter for Access Alliance, in a statement. “Residents will be engaged in various physical and do it yourself activities as well as demonstrations to encourage healthy living and eating.”

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Resident frustrated by long wait for watermain repair Toronto experiencing highest number of breaks in last 10 years due to cold winter

CLARK KIM ckim@insidetoronto.com Helen Porto is frustrated that she’s been dealing with a broken watermain for more than one

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ith plenty of experience in urban sustainability and urban regeneration, Bill Humber offered a few suggestions as to what the local community could do as it looks toward the redevelopment of the former Kodak lands. “The number one thing is to embrace it and engage as much as possible...and take advantage of it,” said Humber, who is the director of the Office of Eco Seneca initiatives (OESi) at Seneca College. He’s currently working on a joint initiative between Seneca and McMaster University called “Regeneration Institute for the Great Lakes,” which aims to educate students and local governments about community revitalization and regeneration in the Great Lakes Region. Similarly, various stakeholders within the former city of York are seeing the potential for

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Bill Humber is a professor at Seneca College. The Guardian spoke with him about the redevelopment of th e form er Ko d ak lands.

community revitalization of the 23-hectare site near Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue that’s being redeveloped as part of Metrolinx’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project. Humber suggested an increase in density should help with that process. “More people living in the area should contribute to greater diversity in retail and jobs associated with it,” he said. “The

frustration is those aren’t the highest paying jobs.”

The number one thing is to embrace it and engage as much as possible. – Bill Humber

But Humber suggested a good idea is to give local entrepreneurs an opportunity to bring something distinct to the area as part of the redevelopment.

“There are tools that do support that kind of thing,” he said. “It doesn’t need to be chainstores.” While Humber recognizes other challenges that may exist with more people living in the area and coming into the neighbourhood as a result of the Eglinton LRT, he believes that higher densities will ultimately be beneficial to the community. “You need good densities and you need a lot of people near transit,” said Humber, noting many residents opt to

use public transit instead of driving cars in such high density areas as Yonge and Eglinton. “Any development will have its strengths and weaknesses, but the strengths will overwhelm the weaknesses. Neighbourhoods change over time.” But Humber added that one important aspect of the redevelopment of the former Kodak lands is to consider how to preserve some of its past history and create a sense of unique identity within the city. “How do you incorporate iconic features that are already there?” said Humber, noting old building features can be exciting and lively, which can attract visitors to the community. The Distillery District and the Evergreen Brick Works serve as good examples. “Because once they’re gone, they’re kind of gone forever,” Humber said.

Refocus Kodak: Get involved What is Refocus Our Kodak Lands? A joint project between the Learning Enrichment Foundation and The York Guardian, it is an opportunity for community members to offer their visions on what the area known as the former Kodak lands should look like once the lands are redeveloped. A website has been set up to accept community submissions. What’s the website? www.refocuskodak.ca How do I get started? Click the Sign Up link on the site to create an account. You can create an account on the site either by using your email address or an existing Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+ account. What can I do on the site once I’m there? You can learn more about the project and its background, submit your own ideas and rate other submissions. You can also download a project flyer to let other people know about this opportunity.

Have your say in what you would like to see on the former Kodak lands by visiting www.refocuskodak.ca

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Owner grateful to firefighters after terrier rescued from well Dog had been trapped for three days CLARK KIM ckim@insidetoronto.com It’s not a call that Captain Brian Scriver of Toronto Fire Services expects to get often. But on Feb. 21, the firefighters at Fire Station 421 were called to Audrey Fantauzzi’s home near Weston and Rogers roads where Benny, her fouryear-old Wheaton terrier, fell down a 15-foot-deep hole in their backyard. “It looked to me like an old well approximately five feet across and about 15 feet deep, and a little dog at the bottom

of it,” Scriver recalled. Benny had, in fact, been in the hole for three days since Feb. 18 when he ran away from another dog that night around 9:30 p.m. Fantauzzi thought he initially went under their deck or down to the nearby ravine. But she and her son couldn’t find Benny after looking around the neighbourhood until close to 3 a.m. They put missing posters up the following day hoping someone might have spotted him. “I was beside myself. I really thought I let him down,”

Fantauzzi said. “The funny thing is my husband said, ‘I hear him barking.’” It was their neighbours who found Benny in the hole three days after he initially went missing. The local fire department was then notified along with Toronto Police and Animal Services. They tried to lure Benny out of the small cave at the bottom of the hole with a blanket tied off on all four corners and some food as bait. “When we first got there, Benny was visible and sticking his head out. But then I think Benny got a little tired and scared and retreated back

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Audrey Fantauzzi brought in Benny, her four-year-old Wheaton terrier, to visit the firefighters who helped rescue the dog after Benny fell into a hole 15-feet deep.

into this cave for quite some time,” Scriver explained. “It

was actually the Animal Control officer who was able

to snag Benny with a long noose on a pole and pull him up to safety.” Fantauzzi dropped by the fire hall near Weston Road and Black Creek Drive on Feb. 26 to thank the firefighters and all those involved for rescuing Benny. “These guys were great. I’m really, really grateful. I just wanted to come in and say thank you,” said Fantauzzi, adding Benny is doing fine and still likes to play. “He’s a very big part of the family. I couldn’t imagine not having him.”

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plan being promoted by a Toronto councillor to make the city’s construction sites more artistically appealing has great merit. The WORKSIGHT project aims to turn the plywood boards placed around work sites, known as hoarding, into canvases that can be used to display art, and encourage the creativity of Toronto artists. Along with beautifying the sites, the artwork can help promote the concept of public art and the artists. Ward 27 Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam is championing the project, which hopes to see developers and construction companies hire local artists to paint murals on the hoarding. “One of the goals is to create a platform to support emerging artists and bring the idea the art gallery outside of gallery our view of spaces,” she said. “A lot of people go to galleries, but it’s imporPotential great don’t tant to expose them to art.” Along with the councillor, social for community enterprise group the PATCH involvement Project and creative agency Wysp Social Marketing are also involved in the project. PATCH is a group of urban planners, architects and professional artists who have teamed up to support urban development and manage public art projects in the city. Wysp works with artists to help stretch creative boundaries. With solid backing, the WORKSIGHT project can be a real benefit to communities across Toronto. Already, there are examples in the city of murals painted on construction hoarding including at Allan Gardens. Encouraging and organizing this creativity into a more formal structure with participation from arts and community groups, along with developers, is a great idea. Another area where WORKSIGHT has put its plan into action is in the Alexandra Park area of Toronto. There, residents worked together on an art plan for the future hoarding to surround a massive redevelopment plan in the area. They came up with designs specific to the community and its future goals. Expanding such a program across the many different construction jobs in the city will help build a great level of resident involvement and enthusiasm for the future of the neighbourhoods, and will help local artists gain profile. It will also make our community more beautiful.

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he recent news that an extra 11 outdoor artificial ice rinks have been added to the 17 others scheduled to remain open until Sunday, March 16, is music to these frost-bitten ears. The more the merrier, I say. Due to global warming, sadly, too many around here have forgotten that skating outside is in our DNA. Canadian singersongwriter Joni Mitchell had a hit titled Big Yellow Taxi that dovetails nicely with this story. It’s about not realizing what you’ve got until it’s gone. Well, this winter’s lingering cold temperatures have been a reminder of just how much ice under a deep blue sky has meant to the local community. There’s one line in Joni’s song that is extremely pertinent to this tale: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” You see, ironically, I live in a neigh-

jamie wayne BUT SERIOUSLY borhood with an outdoor rink built in what once was a parking lot.

Now, I know replacing pavement with a rink doesn’t exactly qualify as a return to nature. But hey, it’s a return to what comes natural, which ain’t too shabby.

Now, I know replacing pavement with a rink doesn’t exactly qualify as a return to nature. But hey, it’s a return to what comes natural, which ain’t too shabby. With that mind, I put some new words to Joni’s tune. I call it: Big White Cushion

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hey paved the parking lot And put up a hockey rink. Now the neighbourhood and winter Are magically back in sync. It may not be paradise But it’s the next best thing. They paved the parking lot And put up a hockey rink.

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hey stuffed all that cement Back into the cement mixer. What came out was a Vintage bottle of Canadian elixir. It may not be paradise But it’s the next best thing. They paved the parking lot And put up a hockey rink.

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ey neighbour, neighbour Spread the word around. Endless shinny and pleasure skating Our favourite pastime’s

back in town. It may not be paradise But it’s the next best thing. They paved the parking lot And put up a hockey rink.

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ate last night I dreamt I skated down memory lane. When the joy of lacing ’em up Was the name of the game. And the truth is, it felt like paradise Not just the next best thing. They paved the parking lot And put up a hockey rink.

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houghts of those times we shared Just doing our thing. They paved the parking lot And put up a hockey rink.

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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Free Income Tax Clinic WHEN: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre, 341 Oakwood Ave. CONTACT: 416-394-1041COST: Free Free tax return preparation if your total household income is $20,000 without depandants or less than $30,000 with dependants. Tuesday and Thursday evenings in March. Registration required.

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Van Trip to Cloverdale Mall WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: York West Active Living Centre, 1901 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416-245-4395 COST: Transportation is $9 for members, $12 for non-members Book by Thursday, March 6.

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Free Income Tax Clinics WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Maria A. Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W. CONTACT: 416-394-1000 COST: Free Get help filling in your income tax return. Clinic is in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Must be lower income. Sessions Wednesday evenings in March. Call to register.

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

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St. Paddy’s Pub Night WHEN: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. WHERE: Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416-767-0231, www. facebook.com/mountdennislegion, legionbr31@yahoo.com COST: $20 Purchase tickets by March 8 at the clubroom bar. Cocktails at 6 p.m.

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Ethnic Lunch: St. Paddy’s Day WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: York West Active Living Centre, 1901 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416-245-4395 COST: $10

Purchase your ticket by Thursday, March 13.

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Health Fair for 55+ WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: York West Active Living Centre, 1901 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416-245-4395 COST: Free Presentations, live demonstrations, community agency representatives. Light refreshment will be provide. Door prizes.

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The DeHavilland Mosquito WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Mount Dennis Library, 1123 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416-394-1008 COST: Free Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will explain its origins and where parts were built across Canada. Call to register.

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Services for Persons with Physical Disabilities Info Session WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Maria A. Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W. CONTACT: 416-394-1000 COST: Free March of Dimes Canada will discuss its services that create independence for people who have a disability. Call to register.

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Youth/Adult Darts Tournament Fundraiser WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Rd. CONTACT: Ellen, 416-762-9130 COST: $10 ‘Geoffrey Peter Memorial’ Tourna-

ment. Part of the registration fee goes to Shriners’ Children’s Hospital and Burn Centre. More info at www. torontodarts.com

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Giant Open Cribbage Tournament WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416767-0231, www.facebook. com/mountdennislegion, legionbr31@yahoo.com COST: $25 per two-person team

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Publish Your Story Online with Wattpad WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Maria A. Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W. CONTACT: 416-394-1000 COST: Free An email account is required. Call to register.

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Back-up plan urged for city’s outdoor rinks David Nickle dnickle@insidetoronto.com Next time winter hits Toronto as hard as it is this year, the city should be better prepared – at least when it comes to ice skating. That was the word from Toronto’s parks and environment committee Monday, as it asked city staff to report on just what it would take to establish a contingency fund to keep outdoor ice rinks open through March Break. This year, arctic air has kept Toronto in a deep freeze weeks longer than usual. But it took an intervention from private sector donors – Scotiabank and Canadian Tire – to keep an appreciable number of ice rinks going through the next month, after the city-council-approved rinks budget ran out. Toronto-Danforth Councillor Paula Fletcher said the city shouldn’t rely on the kindness of local businesses to provide services through the whole of a frigid winter. “Given that it’s minus 18 today and it’s going to be continuing to be cold, it would be a very good thing if we didn’t have to go through this constantly and we actually

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had a plan for cold weather,” said Fletcher. “That’s what we should do: consider holding a cold weather contingency into the 2015 operating budget for the extension of the

outdoor skating season.” Other councillors agreed. Etobicoke Centre Councillor Peter Leon said the city needs a plan to deal with what could be colder winters.

“Our weather pattern is changing,” he said. “Traditionally we see much warmer weather now. I think the idea of having something in place that would deal with this... should our weather patterns continue to develop along this line, is a good thing.” York Centre Councillor James Pasternak also agreed. “While (winter’s) here we might as well make the best of it and enjoy it,” he said. “I believe we’re actually acting as a responsible city, an active city, by funding rinks through the cold parts of the winter and letting families and everyone else enjoy the outdoors.” Co m m i t t e e c h a i r Gi o r g i o Mammoliti drew chuckles when he proposed looking into giving the mayor power to unilaterally extend skating seasons. “I’m not talking about this mayor, guys...I’m talking about the mayor in general – giving the ability to make these kinds of calls from the mayor’s office,” said Mammoliti. What rinks are in our community? Visit www.yorkguardian.com and click on the Community Listings link on the right hand side to see the list.

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York South-Weston MPP Laura Albanese will be available Saturday for a meet and greet on Saturday at Messina Bakery, 19 Scarlett Rd., from 10 a.m. to noon. She will also be hosting a pre-budget consulta-

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tion meeting on Thursday, March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Learning Enrichment Foundation, 116 Industry St. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to this event by March 10 through email at erassias@liberal. ola.org or call 416-2437984.

Can you help ID a burglary suspect? Police from 12 Division continue to seek help in identifying a break-and-enter suspect. Police said a man attempted to break into a business near Jane Street and Weston Road around 3 a.m. Feb 2. Still images, taken from surveillance video, have been released. “It’s pretty clear,” Det. Chris Scherk said of the images.

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Electronic and illuminated sign study Public Consultation Sign Regulations The City ofToronto is looking for the public’s input on potential changes to the sign regulations related to electronic and illuminated signs and billboards. In 2013, the City ofToronto initiated a comprehensive research project that included a planning and design review, an update of traffic safety implications, and a poll to assess public opinion inToronto towards electronic and illuminated signs. Public consultation is an essential element of this process. Based on the study findings, changes toToronto’s sign regulations have been proposed. AllToronto residents and businesses are encouraged to participate and provide the City with feedback about this important issue. Members of the public are invited to attend the following workshop for a brief presentation, and to speak with City staff to share thoughts and ideas on this subject.

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“We’re hoping that somebody in the public will know who it is.” The suspect is white, 25 to 30 years old, 5’9” to six-feet tall and 170 to 190 pounds. He wore dark pants and a white shirt. Scherk said the burglar appeared inebriated in the video. He suggested the man may frequent the area so police are hoping people in

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this man.

the neighbourhood can help identify him. Anyone with information is asked to call 12 Division

at 416-808-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477). – Andrew Palamarchuk

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attend the Oscar ceremony and walk the red carpet, on the arm of late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Turned out the mayor was a little premature. For some reason, according to his brother, there were security issues involving the late addition of Toronto’s chief magistrate to the A-list. No matter: the mayor would attend Kimmel’s after-party. Although it turned out Kimmel didn’t have one of those: just an after-Oscar show where the mayor took part in a little skit and Kevin Spacey (who’s not a politician, but plays one on Netflix) made some unkind Ford jokes. The next night, Mayor Ford seemed giddy when he came out for his guest spot on Kimmel’s show. Listening to his brother Doug the next day, they had all been honestly hoping to use the time on the popular late-night show to extol the virtues of Toronto. It sure seemed that by then, the only one surprised was Rob, who instead walked into a late-night version of A Christmas Carol, compressed

david nickle the city into what seemed like an excruciating half-hour in which many of the mayor’s sins and humiliations were paraded before him. Kimmel called Ford on everything from his sartorial sensibilities (“Why are you dressed like a magician?”) to his apparent love of the vine. Ford laughed it all off – and also sweated it off, to the point that Kimmel at one point reached across to dab the mayor’s forehead – and bravely tried to stick to his familiar message. Indeed, I don’t think a single word left Ford’s mouth in Los Angeles that hadn’t been road-tested many times with Toronto media. Give Kimmel this: he was much more effective in deconstructing Ford’s patter than we’ve been here, swinging as we do between the hardball confrontational questions of a city hall scrum and the gently commiserative queries

of Conrad Black. Kimmel put Ford in front of his sins and failures, and offering redemption only in acceptance. Fo rd l e f t t h e s t u d i o unmoved. Indeed, the next day Doug Ford was in Toronto telling the media how well it all went: how Kimmel thought it funny that Ford’s colleagues were annoyed with him for leaving town after stripping him of powers; how it was all scripted, and really no one was surprised at the hard questions; and how Americans thought that in the end, Rob Ford simply seemed to them more “real.” It certainly was that. Mayor Rob Ford was faced with buckets of “real” over that half hour of television. The reality was there was nothing but a trip to Los Angeles during a frigid Toronto weekend. Nothing but an expertly-wrought public shaming, and an intervention delivered in earnest, both of which Ford appeared to do his best to ignore.

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New subway signs appeared at Bloor-Yonge station over the weekend as the TTC tested out a revamped wayfinding scheme for riders. The rebranded signs – vinyl overlays placed overtop of existing station signage – display numbers and colour-coding as a way to make it easier, the TTC hopes, for commuters to identify the service they want to use. Under the new scheme, the YongeUniversity-Spadina line is represented as Line 1 and the colour yellow, while Bloor-Danforth is Line 2, or the green line. The new designs will be at the station on a pilot basis in order to gauge rider feedback. St. George station will be next on the list for the new look, within a few weeks. To learn more, visit www. ttc.ca

TO in TRANSIT a series of public meetings as part of its ongoing Relief Line Network study. The provincial transit planning agency is studying how to improve transit in the Toronto area and beyond if and when a relief line subway is funded and constructed. As part of the study Metrolinx had organized a series of public consultations – in collaboration with the city which is also organizing its own study – for early March. Spokesperson Vanessa Thomas said the meetings were postponed until later in the month to “maximize the opportunity for public input.” Specific times and locations will be released soon, she said. Foundation seeking feedback wNeptis

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SALES ADMINISTRATOR THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and we’re continuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit www.metroland.com. THE OPPORTUNITY We are currently looking for an energetic and inspired Sales Administrator to work in our fast-paced Corporate Sales Division at 10 Tempo Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 2N8. Reporting to the Sales and Marketing Support Supervisor, the successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, high attention to detail and excel in a team environment. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES · Work collaboratively with the Director, Marketing and Sales to support all internal and external initiatives. · Process electronic orders and materials as directed. · Assist in the preparation of presentations, reports and proposals. · Communicate with internal and external personnel to research, clarify and document requested information. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR · Degree or diploma in marketing/advertising, or equivalent work experience · Exceptional skills in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint · Positive attitude and excellent communication skills · Strong organizational and time management skills · Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment with strong attention to detail. WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU · Opportunity to be part of an exciting company at the cutting edge of the media industry · Work for a well-established and respected company that is connected to your communities · Competitive compensation plan and Group RSP · Be part of a company that is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment · We provide individualized career plans and extensive ongoing development opportunities · We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll receive a comprehensive benefits package and a generous vacation plan

If working for a highly energized, competitive team is your ideal environment, please email your resume to llapratt@metroland.com by Monday March 17, 2014. Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Team Lead-Shipper/Receiver (Permanent Full Time) Aurora, Warehouse - 250 Industrial Parkway North THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and we’re continuing to invest heavily in developing bestin-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit www.metroland.com. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Load and unload delivery vehicles • Ensure all products are properly prepared for shipping according to the drivers’ run sheets • Tracking of incoming product using log sheet • Oversee Shipping/Receiving department • Maintain good housekeeping practices in warehouse • Work in a safety conscious manner • Follow and enforce health and safety policies as outlined by the Company as well as Occupational Health and Safety Act legislation • To perform other general warehouse duties as assigned by the Assistant Warehouse Manager WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Minimum 3-5 years shipping and receiving experience • Valid forklift license • Must have an excellent command of the English language (reading/speaking/writing) • Must have excellent math skills • Basic computer skills (MS Word and MS Excel) • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment • Must have excellent time-management skills • Ability to set priorities and multi-task • Must have excellent interpersonal skills • Ability to work independently and within a team environment WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU • Opportunity to be part of an exciting company at the cutting edge of the media industry • Work for a well-established and respected company that is connected to your communities • Be part of a company that is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment • Competitive compensation plan and Group RSP • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll receive a comprehensive benefits package and a generous vacation plan If working for a highly energized, competitive team is your ideal environment, please e-mail your resume to esmyth@yrmg.com by March 17, 2014. Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 11 , 2014

Offers in effect Thursday, March 6th to Wednesday March 12th, 2014

ON ALMOST ALL FASHIONS & FOOTWEAR FOR THE FAMILY ID MAY BE REQUIRED (EXCLUDES 195XXX ITEMS)

Unless otherwise stated, while quantities last Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated. Offers exclude all #195XXX items Some items may be reconditioned or refurbished

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SENIORS’ DISCOUNT DAY Customers 55 and older SAVE 15% OFF

ALL MAJOR APPLIANCES

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(Excludes all 195XXX items) Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SAVE

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Prices as marked. Selection may vary by store

ALMOST ALL BED AND BATH FASHIONS SAVE

Prices as marked. Some items may be refurbished or reconditioned.

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GREAT SELECTION OF MATTRESSES SAVE UP TO

A HUGE SELECTION OF WOODEN, LEATHER AND UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

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SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH, TO SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2014

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Cannot be combined with any other current sale offer

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Dixie Road

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MON.-FRI. 10AM-9PM SAT. MARCH 8TH 9:00AM-6PM SUN. MARCH 9TH 11AM-6PM

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REXDALE OUTLET

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STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-9PM SAT. MARCH 8TH 9:30AM-6PM SUN. MARCH 9TH 11AM-6PM

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Personal shopping only. Savings offers do not include Parts & Service or Sundry Merchandise, Items with #195XXX & Sears ‘Value’ Programs with prices ending in .97. All merchandise sold “as is” and all sales final. No exchanges, returns or adjustments on previously purchased merchandise; savings offers cannot be combined. No dealers; we reserve the right to limit quantities. Prices do not include home delivery. Although we strive for accuracy, unintentional errors may occur. We reserve the right to correct any error. ‘Reg.’, ‘Was’ and ‘Sears selling price’ refer to the Sears Catalogue or Retail store price current at time of merchandise receipt. Offers valid at Sears Rexdale and Dixie Outlet Stores. ©2014 Sears Canada Inc. †Sears Financial™ MasterCard®, Sears Financial™ Voyage™ MasterCard® or Sears Card offers are on approved credit. Sears® and VoyageTM are a registered Trademarks of Sears, licensed for use in Canada. ®/ TM - MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated

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