Beaches/East York MPP Prue re-elected

For the fourth time in a row, New Democrat Michael Prue has won in the riding of Beaches-East York. The incumbent said he was confident going into election day, but the results showed that it was a tighter race than he may have expected. Helen Burstyn, who ran an agressive Liberal campaign, was able to […]

Fashion at the Heart of All for former Beachers

On Sunday, Oct. 23, centre court at the Scarborough Town Centre will be transformed into a Paris runway for the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation’s third Annual Fashion Show. The show will feature designs from a variety of Scarborough Town Centre’s fashion retail stores. And this year organizers are excited to have Lynn Spence of […]

Little Stella’s story

Two-year-old Stella Bruner Methven is living her last few weeks. This past June, Stella visited doctors with her parents, Aimee and Michi, when they suspected she may have an ear infection due to a balance issue. After tests at Sick Kids Hospital, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor (brainstem glioma) and was given […]

Candidates get questioned at local debates

It’s only a few days before the provincial election, and candidates from Beaches/East York have been out in full force trying to get your vote. You have probably had a visit on your doorstep, been inundated with campaign literature in your mail box and received a phone call during dinner. It’s all about getting out […]

All creatures great and small and furry

Many Toronto churches have adopted a custom of blessing animals on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Aidan’s Church at Queen and Silver Birch has been holding a special service for a number of years. On Oct. 2 Rev. Lucy Reid welcomed about 40 dogs, six cats and a horse (and their […]

Saving the ravine – for the third time

Will you help our community save the Glen Davis Ravine? The Glen Davis Ravine is on the north side of Kingston Road just west of Main Street. Thanks to the dedication of Beach residents, it was designated a ravine by the City in 1988. When developers sought to set that designation aside in 1990 at […]

Father Ed Platt dies at 89

A well-known and much beloved priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto, Father Edwin Platt, died on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 17, at Providence Hospital, following a stroke he had suffered some few weeks previously while celebrating Mass in Corpus Christi Church. He was 89 years of age, and 62 years a priest. He was […]

News in Brief

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market will hold a Harvest Festival on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. Although this is the last of the special event days, the market will continue to operate in East Lynn Park until Oct. 27. The park is located on Danforth Avenue just west of Woodbine Avenue. For […]

Special golfers have special coach

A group of Special Olympics golf athletes have been quite busy improving their game over the summer. And what started in a gym has ended in a top notch indoor golfing facility with a professional coach, Jason March, a Beacher – not because they hit the lottery, but because of generosity and goodwill. Joanna Verweel, […]