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Letters to the Editor for October 21, 2014

Transit plans should not exclude vibrant communities For many Torontonians, transit is a huge concern, and the mayoral candidate with the best transit plan will win my vote. Unfortunately, I don’t think any of the plans are any good. Not a single scenario includes a stop at the Beach. This is a vibrant destination for […]

More verve, less blue notes for Jazz

Herbie Hancock once said “Jazz is about being in the moment.” If that’s the case and dogs could play instruments, there would be some stiff competition in the jazz world. Dogs have a real knack for belly-up basking in the NOW – especially Jazz the dog. Even when it appears he’s not doing much of […]

Letters to the Editor for August 26

Beach canine situation is going to the dogs It’s good that more off-leash bylaw enforcement will occur in parks. Now, how about everywhere else? Almost daily, I see rambunctious dogs off their leashes, running roughshod over people’s property. Invariably the owner is nearby, carrying the leash, so these dogs do not just get loose on […]

Leash law to see boost in enforcement

Dog owners who let Rover off-leash outside the 63 off-leash areas in Toronto parks this summer may get a reminder of up to $360. Bylaw officers and local police are teaming up to better enforce leash rules after a spike in complaints. In the last six months, city staff have received over 400 complaints about […]

Woof-Fit Mini Triathlon raises $19,000

On foot, wheels and water, more than 50 dogs and their people woofed their way along Balmy Beach for the second annual Woof-Fit Mini Triathlon last Saturday. The event raised over $19,000 for canine cancer research through the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund. Note: An error in the June 24 print edition of the Beach Metro News […]

Letters to the Editor for June 10

Hoarder needs help, not to be subjected to media circus Over the last six months, culminating in a flurry of reports and articles recently, the ‘Beech Avenue hoarder’ has been made the subject of a number of stories which I do not feel serve either the public interest or, most especially, the ‘hoarder’s’ right of […]

Pepe still peppy at 15 years old

This spring marks milestone birthdays for two Canadian icons. Tim Hortons celebrates 50 years of donuts – that’s a half century of dunking pleasure! Another Canadian icon is about to turn 15. When you’re a dog, 15 is a milestone birthday. I don’t know how Tim Hortons is marking the occasion but Pepe the Chihuahua […]

Letters to the Editor for May 27

Packs of wild dogs not about to take over the beach Re: When people live in fear, dogs must be leashed (Letters to the Editor, May 13): Dog owners have it hard enough in Toronto with a limited number of off-leash parks and $250 fines if dogs are caught without a leash, so it is […]

Letters to the Editor for May 13

When people live in fear, dogs must be leashed Once again, the Beach has an increasing number of dog owners deciding that they are personally entitled to special exemptions from leash laws. At any given time, half the dogs you see anywhere south of Queen Street are off leash, outside the legal leash-free area. The […]

Steal the thunder from anxious dogs

Finally it seems like summer is just around the corner! While the warmer weather means lots of great things for the people and pets of our great neighborhood, it also brings with it a season that can be a real cause of stress and anxiety for our canine companions. Many dogs suffer from anxiety related […]

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