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Looking back on an eventful year

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Søren Kierkegaard It may seem odd that we’re mulling over the words of a 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian as we move into a brand new year, but they’re worth sharing. It’s always good […]

To the top of Kilimanjaro

Two Westboro men are climbing Africa’s tallest mountain with two goals: to reach the summit and to bring clean water to people in some of Africa’s poorest regions. [View some photos from their trip at the end of this story.] Jason Thomson and Simon Mead are joining a […]

Crafts that score

  In Mike Patriquin’s hands, a broken hockey stick has still got game. It can become a picture frame, a province on a map of Canada or even a bottle opener. Patriquin’s creations, made of recycled materials, delighted hockey fans and craft aficionados at the Fisher Park Community […]

Pixel People to the rescue

By Ted Simpson – Malcolm Hicks, 8, and his army of Pixel People are helping to build a mountain, a Toy Mountain. A third grade student at Elmdale Public School, Malcolm reserves his spare time around the Christmas season to construct his Pixel People. The figures are sold […]

Congratulations Karen Secord!

Congratulations to Karen Secord, the Executive Director of Parkdale Food Centre, who received the Mayor’s City Builder Award! On December 11, Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Karen Secord for her outstanding community service to families and individuals […]

Giddy up and get better

The workshop – hosted by Dovercourt and the Westboro Brainery – began with a short session of chair yoga. Participants were guided through peaceful mindfulness exercises; asked to reconnect with their breath and bring a closer focus to the sights, sounds, and feelings of the moment. After a few minutes […]

Going beyond the classroom

By Anita Grace – Shauna Pollock is passionate about preparing her students for the 21st century. In recognition of her dedication and avant-garde approach, the Churchill Alternative School teacher recently received the Prime Minister’s Teaching Award for Excellence. Churchill principal Megan Egerton describes Pollock as a teacher who […]

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