Charges against Your Ward News ‘unprecedented’

Hate crime charges are rare, local police say, but ones the editor and the publisher of the controversial Your Ward News tabloid are now facing may be unprecedented. James Nicholas Sears, the paper’s 54-year-old editor, and Your Ward News publisher, Lawrence (Leroy) St. Germaine, 76, were both charged on Nov. 15 with “wilful promotion of […]

Ursula finds beauty in the unexpected

Beach floral design and horticultural judge Ursula Eley’s first foray into competitive floral arrangement was a far cry from her recent award-winning entry at an international event. If there was a mistake to be made in her first submission in 1998, she made it, the one-time president of the Beach Garden Society said. Eley used […]

The fix is in at local Repair Café

The Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church was transformed into a makeshift workshop this past weekend as volunteers tinkered with tech, home appliances and more at the church’s first repair café. Repair Café Toronto, a local, roving incarnation of an international DIY initiative founded in Amsterdam in 2009, brings together volunteers who offer free repair services every […]

Dead wildlife washes up at Woodbine Beach

An independent biologist says he knows exactly what killed the approximately 30 ducks and a heron that were found dead near the off-leash dog park at Woodbine Beach on Sunday morning. “It’s the same thing that’s been happening for 18 years on the Great Lakes—it’s botulism type E,” said Tyler Hoar, who has been surveying […]

New farmers’ market at Community Centre 55 starts today

A new farmers’ market is sprouting up in the Upper Beach. Market 55, a collaboration between local entrepreneur Fiona Bramzel, Toronto farmers’ market veteran Tessa Paucha, and Community Centre 55 launches Sunday, Nov. 5 at 97 Main Street. The year-round Sunday morning market begins at 9 a.m. and runs to 1 p.m. indoors at Centre […]