“COVID-19: A Positive Return”

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Contributed by Momentum Montessori. As many of us continue to work from home, there is a percentage of the population who have physically returned to work. Despite many uncertainties of how businesses will operate with such strict and in-depth operating criteria, we have managed to alleviate that fear and instead use it to deliver teachable […]

Yael Gottesman

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“ I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl. Diaries and journals, and stories accumulated in my room for years. Among them, a lengthy letter to the editor of the “Chicken soup for the teenage soul” series.   My plea to have my stories in the books remained unsent. […]

Your Home Office!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Working at home can be bliss: the freedom and flexibility to get the job done on your own terms at your own speed, without commuting and with access to a full kitchen!   Companies, from government to banks are embracing the trend as are consumers. According to Owen Robinson of Weenen […]

Anderson Ruffin Abbott 1837 – 1913

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Contributed by Cabbagetownpeople.ca. Abbott was Canada’s first black doctor graduating from the University of Toronto in 1861 at age 23.   Although born in Toronto into a wealthy family, he travelled to the United States to work as one of only eight black surgeons in the Union Army during the Civil War. Because of segregation […]

I have certain expectations

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Contributed by Duncan Fremlin. I read the obituaries every day.  They’re the only part of the newspaper I can rely on to be truthful.  I even read the obituaries in my hometown newspaper in Sault Ste. Marie,  just in case I see the name of an old high school pal.  It has happened.  Leonard Lidstone […]

The 6 Most Common Causes of Cycling Accidents

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Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer. As a cyclist, you are routinely bombarded with information on your route that demands your attention. Giving some forethought to the most common traffic scenarios that give rise to cycling accidents can help you more easily spot them should they arise.  This list is not intended to […]

Considering an Open House?

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager, HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. As of August 12, for all regions in Ontario, the Province has lifted the prohibition of in-person open houses.  However, the seller may still decline to have an open house.  A live Virtual Open House may be an option.   It’s important to discuss […]

Create, Listen, and Experience

Jobim Novak is a 25-year-old writer and spoken word artist. He is also a mental health advocate and speaker who has been a friend of Bell Let’s Talk for the past three years. Trained as a Child and Youth Care Worker, Jobim currently works with the Toronto Writers Collective, a non-profit that provides creative writing […]

“MISSION BONITA”

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Children’s web series Premiers on youtube. Toronto, Ontario – “Mission Bonita” will make its YouTube debut at 11AM, Tuesday, August 18th.  The highly anticipated children’s web series comes from the mind and heart of creator Lisa Lallouz.  Lallouz is the author of the popular and trusted children’s book series, “Miss Bonita and Friends.  The “Mission […]

Remembering Vickie Rennie (12 November, 1957 – 22 July, 2020)

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Contributed by St. James Town Community Corner (The Corner). Vickie will be remembered for her many outstanding contributions to St. James Town. As a proud resident of this community she assumed leadership in several initiatives that supported her neighbourhood.   Vickie was a planner and organizer extraordinaire who loved her community passionately. In 1992 she […]