The Transformational Power of Being Heard

Contributed by Samantha Peck.  “A welcome reprieve from the harsh realities of life.” “A transformative experience.” “Life changing.” These are a few of the things I was told by the family caregivers who participated in expressive writing workshop sessions run by the Toronto Writers Collective. In March 2020, long-term care was rocked by the onset […]

May the REAL NDP please stand up

The Winds of Change have hit the current NDP. Contributed by K. Fisher  – Full disclosure, my vote usually flip-flops between Liberal and Conservative depending on the official mandate of the Party.  In the 2020 Toronto Centre By-election, it was apparent the Conservatives were not running a qualified candidate. So, what was a slightly right-of-center […]

War vs Covid

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin. For the first time in our lives, death has not so quietly infiltrated our day-to-day consciousness.   The daily news feed has become routine – “4724 new infections,  29 deaths”.   The alarming part is, it’s actually happening to people we know. In the five years of the second war, which was fought […]

Health crisis consolidates global wealth

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Contributed by André Bermon, Publisher of The Bridge News. Behind the hysteria of Covid-19 cases and deaths, the wealth of the top percenters continues to grow. While the pandemic has upended the lives of millions of people around the world, large corporations are quietly amassing one of the largest consolidations of wealth in human history. […]

Combatting THE Opioid Crisis

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Heart 2 Heart First Aid & CPR Helps Combat Toronto’s Opioid Crisis Contributed by Nick Rondinelli.     Heart 2 Heart First Aid & CPR Services Inc. has been in operation for 21 years, servicing Downtown Toronto East. We have provided emergency response training to thousands of healthcare providers and support workers in harm reduction, outreach, shelters, […]

OPINION – Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air, and  a growing number of traditionally not involved residents are getting active. Contributed by K Fisher There has never been a greater need for change at city hall then ever before.  We have tolerated mediocrity from our city counselors, in the past, because there was never a real crisis to […]

From 233 to 218 Carlton Street

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By Nick Rondinelli, 21 Year Resident and Business Owner in Cabbagetown.- Another Cabbagetown Commercial/Residential Property Taken Using Delegated Authority in an Already Saturated Area. My name is Nick Rondinelli. I have been a resident and business owner on Carlton St. in Cabbagetown for 21 years. Some of you may have seen a video series I […]

Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada.

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This month’s by-election gives Toronto Centre the opportunity to break away from the status quo and  elect Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada. She is an experienced and passionate professional and activist, and a tireless community advocate who has a personal stake and deep roots in our community. Born in Toronto Centre, […]

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 […]