Letters to the editor: Time to stand up for public education

Parents in Ontario: it’s time to wake up. Our own kids have started to lead the way. On April 4, more than 100,000 students walked out of more than 600 schools to protest recent education changes. Educators, support staff, and school board trustees have all been vocal about education cuts as well. On April 6, […]

Notre Dame High School’s Class of 1954 meets for 65th reunion

Back in 1954, 75 teenage girls celebrated their graduation from Notre Dame High School on Kingston Road, and 65 years later many of them gathered together for a reunion. The celebration was held at the Delta Toronto East Hotel in Scarborough on June 8, and 36 of the former grads attended, some coming from as […]

Environment Views: Pollinator plantings a welcome addition on Kingston Road

By KATIE FULLERTON Upper Beach residents are now enjoying new floral displays along Kingston Road. On June 7, all 28 tree wells from Pickering to Victoria Park were planted with various pollinator friendly native perennials.  The aim of this project is to both beautify and to provide additional habitat for native bees, birds and butterflies. The […]

Garden Views: Annuals deserve a spot in the garden

By MARY FRAN McQUADE Once upon a time, gardens were filled with bright flowering plants that bloomed their pretty heads off all summer long. Impatiens, tiny fibrous begonias, marigolds, geraniums, snapdragons and more covered garden beds, public and private. Then people caught on to the idea of perennials, and annuals were left behind in the […]