Vegans protest Beach burger joint Fearless Meat

Kingston Road burger joint Fearless Meat was the target of a protest led by vegan activists who before the lunch rush on June 21 stood outside the restaurant with signs reading “Fear-Based Meat” and “Terror to Animals’ Hearts” and handed out leaflets. Protest organizer Mary-Chris Staples said the restaurant’s name—there isn’t anything fearless about animals’ […]

Woman last seen in Woodbine Beach area found dead by Niagara Regional Police

Zabia Afzal, the York University student who has been missing for more than five weeks, has been found dead York Regional Police reported today. Her body was found in the marine boundaries by Niagara Regional Police Service last Friday, according to a police new release, and investigators have determined the death as not suspicious. Last seen […]

Check in with neighbours and find a cool place to beat the heat

On Sunday, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa issued a heat warning for Toronto until further notice, although it looks like the temperatures will return to a more seasonal norm of 23C on Tuesday. During a heat warning, it is encouraged that we all take some time to visit family, friends and […]

Outbound Liberal MPP Arthur Potts takes loss in stride

As the provincial election results flashed across the TV screens at the Beach House Grill on the night of June 7, Beaches—East York MPP Arthur Potts knows he has lost his riding to the NDP’s Rima Berns-McGown. “Listen, I appreciate why people wanted to move to the NDP in order to stop Doug Ford. It […]

The dogs of Slobberfest 2018

Community Centre 55’s annual Slobberfest returned to the Beach late last month, bringing together dogs (and their humans) for a celebration of all things canine. Local puppers vied to win the hot-dog-eating contest and Beagles battled it out in the Beagle Wiggle Walkathon. Of course, photo ops abounded. Here are the dogs of Slobberfest 2018. […]

NDP wins Beaches—East York

Beaches—East York has a new Member of Provincial Parliament, and she’s a Beacher. Rima Berns-McGown, who has lived in the area with her family for 25 years, was left speechless by the cheers and applause by her supporters, volunteers and staff who were gathered at the Firkin on Danforth to watch the election results roll […]

Local musician promotes mental health with new project

Beacher Matt Campbell and longtime musical collaborator Jim Perrott of Oshawa would sometimes talk about anxieties and mental health issues before playing shows together in various bands. These conversations were the inspiration for their latest project, LUCA, who released their first record, I EP, early this spring and are donating all proceeds from streaming and […]