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BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN: Victor Wilson signs the Canadian Breast Cancer Pink Tour bus Friday morning. The bus is on a 12-week tour educating people throughout Ontario about breast health, and stopped in York on Eglinton Avenue West between Keele Street and Caledonia Road that morning.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the St. Clair Streetcar and Wychwood Carhouse by attending two special exhibits currently on display at Artscape Wychwood Barns at 601 Christie St. A free exhibit called Our Past Is Our Present features archival images and contemporary photographs that portray the changing identity of St. Clair over the past century. This historic exhibit can be seen in Barn #2 today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another free exhibit called A Sign Of The Times will feature TTC advertisements and other artifacts reflecting on the impact of world events on the city, social norms and values over the past 70 years. Visit the Community Gallery today and Friday as well as next week, Wednesday, Sept. 18 to Friday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. >>>EXHIBITS, page 5

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causes of basement flooding and sewer infrastructure in the area will also be available. The session takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For details, contact the councillor’s office at 416-392-4066 or 416-395-6437.

A basement flooding public information session hosted by York South-Weston Councillor Frank Di Giorgio will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 at Amesbury Community Thursday Centre. The meeting will be an open house format with displays on hand and one-on-one speaking opportunities with Toronto Water staff. Information on general

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across Canada. The local resident was selected as one of eight winners in the fourth annual ROYALE Inspire Us photo challenge that saw more than 9,000 photos submitted this year. “I’m very excited to receive one of those honours,” said Swartz, who grew up in the former city of York. “Just the fact that it’s out there is great.” Swartz started taking

pictures when he was eight years old and continues to take photographs on the side when he’s not working for the city during the day. “I’ve been doing photography for my whole life,” Swartz said. He happened to have his camera with him when he was on the shores of Lake Huron at dusk. “It’s the most beautiful sunset in the world,” said Swartz of his photograph

on display northern exposure: Left, Oleg Lipchenko displays his triptych, ‘Northern Lights’ during the opening of his Northern Suite exhibit at the Articsok Gallery Saturday. Right, the artist, left, discusses his work ‘Whale Killers’ with Csilla Csiki and Peter Alexander Por. The exhibit continues to Oct. 1. Photos/Peter C. McCusker

titled Sunset Over the Lake, which he took last year. The people who voted in the contest seemed to agree with more than 350,000 votes cast in total. “It has never been easier to capture beautiful images, but these eight photos have clearly stood out with Canadians voting to give them top spot in the competition,” said Gary MacIntosh, Royale Canada director of mar-

keting. The 2013 ROYALE Inspire Us Photo Challenge ran from September to December 2012. Canadians were asked to submit their most inspiring photos with a panel of judges selecting 40 photos for the online vote. Each winner received $1,500 in addition to having their photo displayed on tissue boxes across the country.

Culture Days returns to local libraries from Sept. 27 to 29 with groups and individuals showcasing their creative work to new audiences. The Toronto Public Library has partnered with the Neighbourhood Arts Network for the third consecutive year to host Culture Days, featuring a wide range of activities inspired by art forms and cultural traditions from around the world. One of the local libraries involved is Maria A. Shchuka, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W., which will feature Turkish Kilim Weaving on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. “It is a privilege for us to share our Turkish cultural heritage with our friends in the community and be part of Culture Days and the Library,” said Evnur Taran, activity organizer for Turkish kilim weaving at the Maria A. Shchuka Library, in a statement. “No matter what language we speak, when arts and crafts people get together they speak a common language which creates a unique friendship and bonds people together.” The Mount Dennis Branch, 1123 Weston Rd., will be hosting Infinite Dimensions where anyone can drop in Saturday, Sept. 28 between 1 and 5 p.m. to join Isabel Mazzotta and learn origami (the art of Japanese paper folding). The Dufferin/St. Clair Branch, 1625 Dufferin St., will have child volunteers from the audience re-enact famouse scenes from Greek mythology, such as Perseus and the Medusa, birth of the Olympians, and the adventures of Hercules, to name a few. is Culture Days all about? wWhat According to the website http:// culturedays.ca, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. For a full listing of Culture Days events at all Toronto libraries, visit http://bit. ly/18MMcLL

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Must-see viewing at TIFF this year I haven’t had a chance to screen all of the TIFF 2013 entries, but I’ve been burning the midnight oil seeing as many as possible. For those who haven’t made up their minds about which ones to take in, here are my Top 5 choices. 1. Star Trek 99: Return To The Planet Of The Apps Starfleet is in a real pickle. Data, the android, is behaving erratically on the bridge, which is endangering the USS Enterprise. Urgent messages from command center to Captain Jean-Luc Picard to take care of matters have gone unanswered. With good reason, Picard is busy doing dinner theatre in New Hampshire. That leaves the higher ups with no other option but to try and coax venerable Captain James Kirk

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out of retirement yet again. Will they succeed? They’d better. The mission is a difficult one: to boldly go where no man has gone since Star Trek 66, to the volatile planet of the Apps, the only known outpost in the universe possessing the upgrades to Data’s rapidly deteriorating software. 2. Trading Places 2 A sequel of sorts to the 1980s Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd flick. Psy plays a rapper who deep down always wanted to sing opera. He moves to Spain to study with legendary tenor Leonardo (Placido Domingo) who, he discovers, always wanted to be a rapper. Insiders say the movie theme song is sure to get

an Oscar nomination. Sung by Domingo it’s titled: Opera Gangnam Style.

3. Pilates Of The Caribbean Exhausted after years of fighting bad guys, Jack Sparrow takes a muchneeded break, picking up a summer job as one of two pilates instructors on a Caribbean cruise ship. Little did he know long-time rival Hector Barbossa, also in need of time away from his life of skulduggery on the Black Pearl, got the other gig. Uh, oh. Let the games begin. 4. Lord of the Onion Rings Trilogy, Episode One: Do You Want Fries With That? Frodo’s Hobbit offspring are off in Mordor dealing with the evil Gollum. Whoop dee doo. Frodo has bigger fish – and assorted other items – to

fry, running the first-ever fast-food franchise in the Shire. 5. The Perfect Mess

Elmer Doolittle had the perfect wife. Elmer had the perfect kids. Elmer had the perfect house. Elmer had the perfect job In short, Elmer had the perfect life. Until a single mom moves in next door – with the perfect tush. Starring Rob Schneider as Elmer Doolittle. Rosie O’Donnell as Bertha Doolittle. Pamela Anderson as Yvette. And David Spade as himself. 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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Reader thankful for help from Good Samaritans To the editor: Thank you very much to a man named Jim who saved my life. It’s hard to believe what happened on the train at Lansdowne subway station. I placed my shopping bag and my purse on the seat in front of me. The man sitting next to my purse, suddenly grabbed my purse and rushed to the exit. I am behind him, shouting, “Stop him! He took my purse...stop him! Stop him!” I couldn’t chase any more. When I looked up, I saw a handsome, tall man approaching with my purse. He told me he ran after the purse snatcher and told him if he dropped the purse, nobody would chase him. I was so happy to get my purse back, with everything still inside. I asked him to tell me his name. He hesitated at first, but after my persistence, he told me his

name. While we were waiting for the police, I was introduced to Jim’s wife. She told me that it isn’t the first time that her husband has helped people. The next day, I called the TTC’s lost and found office. I left my heavy shopping bags on the train when I ran after the man with my purse. To my joy, my shopping bags were there. The man from the lost and found office told me that a man dropped them off at Bay subway station. This is an example of how we have more good people in Toronto, than bad. We can change this world for the better. And we will. Thanks to Jim, his wife, the man who brought my bag to the lost and found and the man from lost and found. Tatiana Pribytkova

Teacher connects with newcomers >>>from page 1 Instructor Division of the annual ESL contest organized by TESL Ontario (Teachers of English as a Second Language). “I was really excited. I was crazy excited,” said Padawer, when she heard that she had won. The Winona Drive and St. Clair Avenue area resident has been teaching English to adults at CCVT’s Scarborough location for the past three years where her students are largely refugees from foreign countries. “I’m working with a population that’s basically lost

everything. Their homes are gone, their careers are gone, their lives are gone,” Padawer said. “I’m always moved by hearing about their experiences. It’s almost impossible teaching a population like this without feeling you want a better world.” In her essay, which was selected from 49 submissions from ESL instructors throughout the province, Padawer noted the difficulties many of her students face learning English in their new home country. “There’s a whole slew of things interrupting their

week,” said Padawer, noting that classes are held four days a week for three hours each day in the morning. Some of those interruptions include meetings with immigration lawyers, occasional jobs, sick children, and medical appointments. But there are moments when she’s teaching, a connection is made with the student that what she’s learning matters. “It was like watching a flower open; her slowly reading the story of Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement. It was, however, more than just this student’s comprehen-

sion of the English words, but feeling her connect this story, this bit of knowledge, with the idea of fighting for justice beyond oneself,” she wrote in her essay. Later Padawer continued, “Learning English is the tool to not only forge a life here, but to access knowledge and question the social constructs in our world; to seek a more fair and just world. That is social change.” Padawer will be honoured along with five other contest winners at a welcome reception of TESL Ontario’s 41st annual conference in Toronto on Oct. 24.

Exhibits, films and family fun mark the anniversary >>>from page 1 The gallery will also be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Wychwood Barns Community Association also has a number of events

to celebrate the centennial anniversary, including two silent films about streetcars at the Wychwood Theatre along with live accompaniment by musicians William O’Meara and Tania Gill on Sept. 12, 14 and 15. Take part in a scavenger

hunt on Saturday and Sunday at Barn #2 and set out to discover historically significant locations around the neighbourhood with a chance to win prizes. Or drop by with the whole family this Saturday and Sunday at the Wychwood

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Weston Library Centenary Project WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Weston Library, 2 King St. CONTACT: 416-394-1017, westaff@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Weston Library is turning 100 years old – we need your help to preserve its history! Do you have good memories of the Weston Library? Did you used the library in your childhood or adolescence? Are you familiar with the history of the community? If so, we want to hear from you.

Program for Parents and their Children WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Macaulay Child Development Centre, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W. CONTACT: Shahla, 416-783-7298, ext.227 COST: Free For parents of children 1 to 6 years old who need additional developmental support. Call to register. Dates are Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1 and 8.

we are hosting an afternoon of camaraderie with entertainment, cash bar and light buffet. Proceeds will go to Operation: Leave the Streets Behind, a fund for homeless veterans.

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Roselands Horticultural Society Fall Plant Sale WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Weston Farmer’s Market, 14 John St.

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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. legionbr31@yahoo.com COST: Free Join us for our weekly Friday barbecue at 6 p.m. Karaoke begins at 9 p.m. Cash bar.

Art of Facilitation Workshop for Youth WHERE: For Youth Initiative, 1652 Keele St. CONTACT: Christa Romaldi, 416-653-3311, ext. 239, christa@foryouth.ca COST: Free This is a series of train-the-trainer workshops for young people (aged 13 to 29) taking place Sept. 28, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Metro Hall. Register by Sept. 13 by completing the following survey online: www. eventbrite.ca/event/7952802045

The Career Foundation - Weston, 2100 Lawrence Ave W., Suite 103 CONTACT: Deeqa Ahmed, 416243-0066, ext.10, 2100lawrence@ careerfoundation.org COST: Free

Open House/Support Our Troops Fundraiser WHEN: 3 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Rd. CONTACT: 416-767-0231, www. facebook.com/mountdennislegion, legionbr31@yahoo.com COST: Free In honour of Legion Week in Ontario,

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Ethnic Lunch: Austria WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: York West Active Living Centre, 1901 Weston Rd. CONTACT: Rita, 416245-4395, rita@ywalc.ca COST: $10 Book by Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Living and Learning with Baby WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Weston Library, 2 King St. CONTACT: Kerian, public health nurse, 416-338-6259 COST: Free For parents of children aged six weeks to six months. Meet other parents and talk about adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, caring for a sick child, community resources.

COST: Free For unemployed and out of school youth aged 15 to 29. Business Inc. Information Session WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Maria A. Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W. CONTACT: 416-394-1000 COST: Free Learn how to take part in an eightweek business program offered Maria A. Shchuka Library in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Business Development Centre. Call to register.

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Securing Your First Seminar and Networking Session WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Learning Enrichment Foundation, 116 Industry St. CONTACT: 416-760-2576, dtemple@lefca.org COST: Free Meet with a panel of small business owners to hear about their experiences securing their first contract. Call or email to register.

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Paid Job Placement Info Session WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: The Career Foundation - Weston, 2100 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 103 CONTACT: Deeqa Ahmed, 416-243-0066, ext.10, 2100lawrence@careerfoundation.org

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A funny thing happens when you tell kids they matter. They believe you. An alarming 40,000 kids drop out of high school every year. Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada are committed to changing that. They provide a safe and supportive place where kids can develop confidence and life skills. They offer programs like Rogers Raising the Grade to help kids with their studies. The Club is a place where kids can drop in, so they’re less likely to drop out. TM

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Funding to help grads access paid internships CLARK KIM ckim@insidetoronto.com The Career Foundation located near Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue received about $900,000 in federal funding to help recent graduates gain work experience through paid internships. Eglinton-Lawrence MP Joe Oliver made the announcement in late August, stressing the importance of helping young people get the skills they need upon graduation to enter and succeed in the job market. “Many youth are looking for work and struggling to get their foot in the door,” said Oliver, noting the problem is that without experience, no job is readily available, and that without a job, no experience can be gained. He added that through the government’s Career Focus program, participants will be able to gain that valuable work experience through internships with private sector employers. “There’s a large need for skilled workers,” Oliver said. “And that need is getting larger and larger.” Kristen Morrison, director of operations at The Career Foundation, said that in recent years they’ve seen

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an increase in a number of post-secondary graduates requiring assistance in making that transition from school to employment. About 64 youth in the GTA will benefit from the Career Focus program with the new funding. “There’s been an overwhelming interest from y o u n g p e o p l e,” s a i d Morrison, noting the extra funds has already helped open doors for young people who are now working and making positive contributions. That includes placements

at law firms, pharmacies IT firms and ad agencies, Morrison said. Trent Knackstedt shared how the Career Focus program has helped him get hands-on experience as a paralegal at a small innovative law firm. “People are reluctant to hire anyone with less than a year’s experience,” said Knackstedt. “You need to have practical experience.”

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Catholic board’s new director hits the ground running Angela Gauthier endorsed by board of trustees to replace Bruce Rodrigues CLARK KIM ckim@insidetoronto.com As the buzz of students returned to schools last week, Angela Gauthier has already hit the ground running. The new director of education for the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) officially replaced Bruce Rodrigues Aug. 1 after he was selected as the CEO of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) for the province. “It’s been crazy busy,” Gauthier said in an interview with The York Guardian before the school year began. She attended a Focus on Youth celebration event in

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Angela Gauthier is the new education director of the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

August with summer school programs still going on. Gauthier also met with senior staff to identify board priorities and took part in workshops to help new prin-

cipals and vice-principals prepare for the school year. So far, the transition has been smooth. It helped that she’s already very familiar with the board,

Gauthier said. Prior to her appointment as eduction director, Gauthier served as TCDSB’s associate director of academic affairs since 2008. The board of trustees also endorsed her as someone who brings a wealth of experience to the education director position. “Angela is very passionate about how we can better support the academic achievement and well-being of our students,” said board chair Ann Andrachuk in a statement. “She is the right person at the right time with a clear understanding of the gains already made by this board and how we can move forward together with innovative, new ideas that support learning and deal with the challenges ahead.” In her tenure as associate director, she focused on the board’s 21st Century Learning strategy and improving access to technology for students and teachers.

Using technology to identify “teachable moments” and to figure out what fully engages students remains a priority this year, Gauthier said. setting priorities From a curriculum standpoint, she noted they will redouble their efforts and revisit strategies to improve overall math scores, which have plateaued lately. Another priority is working with local parishes as key stakeholders within the schools to provide Catholic values. Stabilizing governance will also be a continued work in progress. “We want to make sure our resources are aligned with our needs,” said Gauthier, who expressed optimism about working with the trustees. “We’re progressing really nicely. We’ve done a lot of reflection and there’s always room for improvement.” As for the challenges ahead, Gauthier cited a better under-

standing of poverty in the city will be necessary to help disadvantaged students in every school. That will mean getting involved beyond the school walls, reaching out to community stakeholders such as daycares and police as well as parent councils for their input. “We want our neighbours to know that we’re there,” said Gauthier, adding that Catholic schools should be a positive presence within the community. With the school year now underway, Gauthier emphasized the importance of shared leadership and collective responsibility with her staff. They’ll also be out in the schools more often to connect with the students and to understand better what’s good for their education. “It’s good for us to have that constant reminder,” she said. “It’s going to be fun.”

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david nickle the city spoke about the alleged Ford hashish business were willing to be identified. Assurances from editors and reporters that the sources had been vetted, and their fears of the consequences of revealing their names were real, didn’t wash with Harrison. The Globe should have betrayed its sources, submitted its reporter’s notes to a third party, or failing that, simply ask for its reporter’s resignation. Bottom line: whatever credibility the Globe had managed to earn over the decades didn’t count to her. By reporting as much of the story that it thought it could without squaring the circle with unwillingly named sources, the Globe and Mail did only harm to the city. Now, we journalists have never enjoyed the love we feel we deserve from the public, and Harrison’s opinions and feelings are her own. But they are not only her own, in this divided city. The mayor and

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departments and agencies by leaving vacancies unfilled. That amount will likely Toronto’s budget surplus of go down by the end of the $57 million will likely grow year, as the city struggles to to $100 million by the end of hire staff and replenish ser2013, but in the meantime, vices. But councillors at the the city’s management is Sept. 4 meeting of Toronto’s budget commitstruggling to fill Be a part of the tee expressed 2,500 city staff frustration that vacancies that discussion. Visit some councillors city departments this story on our say is affecting had been meetwebsite and share ing their budget front-line seryour thoughts in vices. targets primarily the comments The vacancies by not hiring. section. are highest in Parkdale-High planning, public  http://bit.ly/15OSYVb Park Councillor health and inforGord Perks mation technology positions accused city staff of ignoring but are across the board, a council directives from the result of ongoing cost-saving 2013 budget process to shore efforts by the city. up city staffing levels. So far, the city has saved “Many members of council $38 million in its various from all political persuasions

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Councillor Janet Davis said her community is feeling the pinch on the ground, at the East York Civic Centre. “I look at the municipal licensing desk, and the lineup is out the door,” she said. The committee also got a look at the city’s overall surplus, which currently is being projected to be $57 million – a number considerably lower than surpluses in years past, that run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. City finance staff told councillors that by the end of the year, the surplus was likely to approach $100 million, but not much higher than that. Council policy dictates that 75 per cent of that surplus should go to paying down the city’s debt.

Bus shelters in Toronto and Ottawa will be covered in messages from the city and Toronto Community Housing calling for funding of a more permanent kind of shelter. The bus shelter advertisement initiative is the latest phase of TCHC and Toronto’s Closing the Housing Gap advocacy program. It will see ads appearing in 136 bus shelters in Toronto, and also shelters in Ottawa, calling on the federal and provincial governments to step up with funding for public housing. “Today we are boldly expanding the visibility and reach of Close the Housing Gap,” said campaign co-chair and Davenport Councillor Ana Bailao last Thursday. “This will help drive the message home to Ottawa and Queen’s Park that they need

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Cash calls for fee hike reversal on international musicians Erin hatfield ehatfield@insidetoronto.com

Thursday at a media conference to call attention to the changes. Changes to the Temporary “That fee and the extra Foreign Worker program in cost can mean the difference Canada, which slaps on fees between a promoter making for some visiting international that tiny bit of profit that keeps musicians, are endangering that person in business or the local live music industry, going broke,” Cash said. according to local promoters These changes also affect and politicians. local performers, Cash said, New regulations mean any who might share a bill with venue where music an international is not the primary artist. Be a part of the business must pay Cash is calling discussion. Visit a $275 application on the federal this story on our fee per musician government to website and share and crew member reverse the fee, your thoughts in when it applies for so the music, the comments a Labour Market arts and culture section. scene can be Opinion (LMO) to allow them to  http://bit.ly/189quWa nurtured. perform and work “A lot of promoters do this work on marat the venue. An additional $150 work ginal profits because they love permit must also be paid it,” Cash said. “And we reap the benefits, as a community, per musician and crew member. for the incredible amount of Davenport MP Andrew hard work and effort that these small business people put into Cash was joined by music industry representatives, small this scene.” business owners and music According to Alexandra fans at the Lula Lounge last Fortier from the Office of the

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Davenport MP Andrew Cash, right of centre, was at the Lula Lounge for a media conference aimed at calling attention to changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program in Canada. The boxes represent a petition calling on the government to cancel a fee hike on visiting international musicians.

Minister of Employment and Social Development, LMOs are designed to ensure employers look to hire Canadians first before hiring temporary foreign workers. “ The Labour Market Opinion fee applies to any and all employers, in all industries

and sectors and in all parts of the country, who require a labour market opinion to bring in temporary foreign workers and it simply covers the cost of processing the application from employers,” Fortier said in a statement emailed to The Guardian.

“The reasoning behind the fee is simple – taxpayers shouldn’t pay the cost for employers to bring in temporary foreign workers. Previously taxpayers were paying the entire processing cost.” It has long been the case that booking agents, promoters and venue owners are required to obtain an LMO to hire international artists to perform in bars and restaurants in Canada. According to Fortier, when international artists are being booked by a promoter or booking agent to play at several bar and/or restaurant venues across Canada, they are only required to pay the LMO fee once. Tracy Jenkins, manager of the Lula Lounge, said that venue focuses on presenting diverse music and has international artists playing there frequently, often in collaboration with local artists. “We work with local musicians to create collaborative projects where we invite international artists to come

here, spend some time, work with local musicians often in a mentoring position, do workshops and then present a concert at the end,” Jenkins said. “With this new fee, it will make that kind of project almost impossible to do.” It will also affect young people who work at small venues, according to Marion Lewis, a co-creator of Canada’s first artist-run centre, known as A Space. Given a lack of employment opportunities, many young people end up with part-time work in the arts, entertainment and service industries, which will be hit by the fees, she said. Carlyle Doherty, an independent promoter from Waterloo, started a petition at change.org/canada4music that demands the government cancel their fee hike on live music. It has garnered more than 100,000 signatures inside a week from people across the globe, Doherty said.

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DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrakes: Guaranteed 40 hour work week + overtime, paid travel, lodging, meal allowance, 4 week’s vacation/excellent benefits package. Must be able to have extended stays away from home, up to 6 months. Experience Needed: Valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrakes, commercial driving experience. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers, FastTRACK Application.

NOW HIRING!!! $300+ PER DAY Typing companies advertising online. We provide the training & the jobs to perform. Real Opportunity. PT/FT. Experience Not Required. www.Genuine WebJobs.com HELP WANTED - LOCAL PEOPLE NEEDED!!! Simple & Flexible Online Work. 100% Genuine Opportunity. F/T & P/T. Internet Needed. Very Easy... No experience Required. Income is Guaranteed! www. ezComputerWork.com

Technical/ Skilled Trades PLASTIPAK- ETOBICOKE Printing Technician All Shifts (24/7) Setup & change mandrels, plates, blankets of machines; make other adjustments Strong mechanical & troubleshooting skills; supervisory experience; distinguish fine differences between colours; production, quality, & safety responsibilities; physically fit Fax: 416-744-2464 E-mail: debbie.smyth@ plastipak.ca

General Help HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT. Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopper Jobs.com

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Job Title: Full Time Verification & Customer Support Representative Department: Toronto Community News Circulation Job Summary: The Verification & Customer Support Representative is responsible for ensuring that all customer concerns through phone, email or otherwise are professionally handled and logged following the policies and procedures laid out in the Circulation Department. You will also be responsible for data entry and tracking entries made into our system as directed by the policies and procedures and by your manager. Position Accountabilities: • The Verification team handles a high volume of calls relating to customer issues and general inquiries • Outgoing calls are made to ensure that proper receipt of all products have been made in a timely and secured manner. • From receipt of a customer concern, each member of the team must take ownership of the call to ensure the issue has been fully resolved in a professional and expedient manner by resolving the issue personally or ensuring the appropriate party has resolved the concern to provide excellent service to our customers • Data entry into the internal Inca system • Various duties as assigned by the Team Lead What we are looking for: • Energetic and professional customer service professional • Experience in a customer service role is an asset • Excellent phone manners are essential • Ability to work and make decisions in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment • Ability to effectively listen and react with a solution • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a positive attitude • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task • Proficiency in MS office

Please email your resume to: gceresoli@insidetoronto.com

JOB TITLE: Machine Operator BUSINESS UNIT: Toronto, Warehouse 175 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto warehouse has immediate openings for the position of Machine Operator on the alphaliner machine. We are looking for energetic and motivated individuals who are available to work part-time and flexible shifts including possible weekend shift. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR Position Requirements: • Basic equipment and tool maintenance training and /or related experience • Mechanical ability required for making minor repairs • Basic computer skills (MS word, MS excel) • Physically capable of lifting and carrying material up to a maximum of 35-40-lbs • Must have an excellent command of the English language (reading/speaking/writing) • Demonstrated basic numeracy Applicants can submit their resumes to psandhar@metroland.com no later than September 13, 2013 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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Appliance Repairs/ Installation Professional Repairs of all brands of: Refrigeration, Stoves, Dishwashers, Washers, Dryers, Air Conditioning, & Heating. Free Estimates. Warranty, Credit cards accepted. Seniors discount. 416-616-0388

JOB TITLE: Material Handler BUSINESS UNIT: Toronto, Warehouse 175 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto warehouse has immediate openings for the position of Material Handler on the alphaliner machine. We are looking for energetic and motivated individuals who are available to work part-time and flexible shifts including possible weekend shift. Applicants can submit their resumes to psandhar@metroland.com no later than September 13, 2013 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Domestic Help Available A-1 MAID Service. Clean Houses, Condos. Experienced Cleaners. Bonded, Insured, Low Cost. Call 4 1 6 - 7 4 2 - 0 0 8 2 www.a1maids.ca

Articles for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) Covers Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & Colours Available.

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In the Estate of Ruel Singleton All Persons having claims against the estate of Ruel Singleton late of Toronto, Ontario deceased, who died on or about June 28, 2012 are hereby notified to send particulars of the same to the undersigned on or before September 26th, 2013, after which date the estate will be distributed, with regard only to the claims of which the undersigned shall then have notice and the undersigned will not then be liable to any person of whose claims they shall not then have notice. Anderson Sinclair (905) 821-8522 ex 291 Dated at on September 5, 2013 Handy Person

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HANDYMAN. GENERAL repairs. Window screens installed, windows washed, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, eavestroughs. Reasonable prices. Cell: 647-831-5679 or 647-344-7214 Howie

HARDWOOD FLOOR sanding. Specializing in stain/ refinishing. Call for Free Estimate! Reasonable rates. Paul 416-330-1340 pager. NESO FLOORING Carpet installation starting from $1.19/ sq.ft. Hardwood, laminate at low prices. 27 yrs experience. Free Estimates. Best Price! 647-400-8198

BUILDER/ GENERAL CONTRACTORS RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL. Finished basements. Painting. Bathrooms. Ceramic tiles. Flat roofs. Leaking basements. Brick/chimney repairs. House additions 905-764-6667, 416-823-5120 STUMPO CONTRACTING. General Contractor. Renovations, basements, bathrooms, kitchens, additions. Plumbing, Electrical. Decks, fencing, concrete. All Flooring. Seniors Discount. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimates. Call Gino 416-524-2168

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Butcher Supplies, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 136 page FREE C A T A L O G . 1-800-353-7864 or Email: order@ halfordhide.com. Visit our Web Store: www. halfordsmailorder.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper

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GIANT STREET SALE Sat. Sept. 14th 9am-3pm Denison Rd. West (Jane/ Weston Rd.) 15+ families, household items, books, collectable’s, Something for everyone! Rain date: Sept. 21

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EMERGENCY? Clogged drain, camera inspection Leaky pipes Reasonable price, 25 years experience Licensed/ Insured credit card accepted Free estimate James Chen 647-519-9506

& Collectibles Wanted Cash for Older: Coins, Jewelry, Military, Watches, Toys, Barbies, Silver, Gold, Records, Guitars, Old Pens, Lighters & Old Advertising etc.

25 years experience. Richard & Janet 416-431-7180 416-566-7373

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0 ALL DECKS built in 1 day. Highest quality. Lowest Prices! Free design and estimates. Call Mike 416-738-7752 www.griffindecks.ca

PETER’S DEPENDABLE JUNK REMOVAL From home or business, including furniture/ appliances, construction waste. Quick & careful!

Carpet & Upholstery CARPET UPHOLSTERY steam cleaning any 4 rooms, hallway and stairs $90. Sofa set $60. Extra rooms $20. Free d e o d o r i z i n g . 416-890-2894

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All Garbage Removal! Home/ Business. Fast Sameday! Free Estimates! Seniors Discounts. We do all Loading & Clean-ups! Lowest Prices. Call John: 416-457-2154 Seven days

Masonry & Concrete BRICK, BLOCK & NATURAL STONEWORK Chimneys, Tuck Pointing, Brick, Concrete Windowsills and Much More! For Free Estimate Call Peter: 647-333-0384 www. stardustconstruction .com

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Bricks & Chimneys Repaired and rebuilt Bricks + mortar colour match House-front, pillars, bricks repaired or replaced

Tuckpointing Chris Jemmett Masonry 416-686-8095

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Brick, blocks, stonework, chimney’s, tusk pointing, porches, flagstone, window sills. All masonry work. For free estimates call Roman 416-684-4324 www.fadom constructioninc.com

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ELECTRICAL ALL TECH ELECTRIC Contact: Jason Sa Master Electrician

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aviation in weston Catholic board: language classes F E AT U R E D T H I S W E E K : Every Thursday, Information provided by a yorkguardian. com hosts a new researcher indicates the airgallery of photos of plane pictured is probably historical significance. Count Jacques de Lesseps’ Visit bit.ly/york_galBleriot IX mono-plane with a leries 3-cylinder Anzani engine, named “Scarabee,” and that the event is probably the Ontario Motor League Aviation Meet held at Trethewey Model Farm, Weston, July 8 to 16, 1910. More photos from this event are online at yorkguardian.com

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Parents of Catholic elementary students are invited to enrich their child’s education through the language instruction, cultural awareness and a celebration of traditions taught through the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s international language instruction program. Designed for students in junior kindergarten through Grade 8, classes offered through the program include Arabic, Armenian, Chaldean, ChineseCantonese, Chinese-Mandarin,

Croatian, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Maltese, Pilipino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrigna, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. Classes begin Saturday. All of the two-and-a-half-hour classes are offered after regular school hours, usually on weekends from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For a list of locations and hours, visit http://bit.ly/17Vf2az or contact Teresa Lui at 416-222-8282, ext. 2495.

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