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East End SAR crew hits the water

September 21, 2015

Petr Jago sees a boater fishing by the Bluffer’s Park breakwater and throttles the twin engines to a purr. Jago and his uniformed crew cruise by slowly, leaving hardly any wake behind their high-speed rescue boat. The fisherman waves. He’s got shades on for the sun, nothing for the water. “There is still no one […]

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Lucky Lucy inspires fundraiser for cystic fibrosis

Two Beach families are choosing to make something positive out of what many might consider a bad situation. Mary and Aaron Mittler’s second daughter Lucy was born in March 2013. “Two weeks later we got a phone call that no parent would ever want to get,” said Aaron. Lucy had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis […]

Musical fans and mentors help shape a Rising Star

When she was six and singing Annie songs in her backyard, Devin Cecchetto got a surprise. “She was singing out here, and all of a sudden she’d stop,” said her dad Roger, standing on the leafy patio. “Everybody was applauding around the neighbourhood.” The Cecchettos live in a musical corner of the Beach Triangle. A […]

Reporter gets a hot take on firefighting

I was already hanging out the seventh-storey window when I remembered why the fireman said “bend your knees.” Someone who has never rappelled down the side of the Toronto Fire Academy before might get a little tense, even on a sunny day, even with three firefighters working the ropes above. And if that straight-legged rookie […]

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