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Mistakes made, lessons learned

March 20, 2014

On Aug. 27, 2013, Beach Metro News published an article that I submitted titled “Lessons from dark Beach history still apply.” The subject matter was important. Eighty years earlier in August 1933, neo-Nazis had paraded on the Boardwalk from the Balmy Beach Club singing anti-Semitic songs and wearing swastikas. The entire matter was reported on […]

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Reflections on an OMB decision

Happy New Year to one and all!  Much has recently happened that will affect our community for years to come. Notably, the decision of the OMB to favour the developer’s appeal for the ‘Shell station’ site at Queen and Woodbine was not totally unexpected, but still a bitter disappointment to many who worked long and […]

Beat the competition with an early sale

Welcome to 2014. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Old Man Winter has arrived in fine fashion. The long-term forecast for this winter is predicted to be somewhat colder and snowier than last year, but it was still going to be a mild winter. Well, I guess we’ll have to see what Mother […]

An inside look at development

Final arguments were recently made at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) about the proposed six-storey condo on Queen Street East at Woodbine.  Residents are fighting to maintain the historic view of the Kew Beach Firehall from being lost to large condominium development.  In four to six weeks the OMB will hand down its ruling. We […]


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