News in Brief

Citizens for a Safe Environment is sponsoring a Fluoridation Information Meeting at Metro Hall, 55 John St., Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Get the latest information on local and world-wide current and future fluoridation issues from guest speaker Dr. Paul Connett. Seating is limited so it is recommended you RSVP soon to Karen Buck at 416-690-7593,, or Gerry Cooper at 416-444-6444,
Citizens for a Safe Environment is a non-profit group advocating safe waste management practices that protect our health and environment. For more information visit

Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Church and Ontario Electronic Stewardship have joined forces to hold an Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, April 21, at the church, 79 Hiawatha Rd., from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Drop off unwanted, old and obsolete electronic items in the bin which will be set up in the parking lot. Computers, TVs, cameras, phones and answering machines, radios, VCRs and DVD players, turntables, amps, speakers, scanners, printers, fax machines and audio visual equipment will be accepted.
This event is the latest initiative in support of the church’s environmental stand. In 2010 the church congregation installed solar panels on the roof, earning them a finalist spot in the city’s Green Toronto Awards.
For more information call Angie McMurray at 416-698-7992 or email her at

The Gerrard East Community Organization (GECO) is organizing a Community Cleanup Day on Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at various locations in the neighbourhood. The Rail Garden at the Monarch Park tunnel, the pathway along the train tracks and the Gerrard Street BIA district near Coxwell Avenue and Glenside are suggested venues. Help is needed to host an informal barbecue and social time following the cleanup. Please contact GECO at if you are interested.

An Earth Day Beach Cleanup is being held by the Beaches-East York Green Party on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Leuty Lifeguard Station at the foot of Leuty Avenue. For more information contact Jeff Johns at

Join Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon at a Tree Talk on Monday, April 23. Find out from Urban Forestry how the Emerald Ash Borer will affect our tree canopy and how you can get involved in community initiatives such as the Leslieville Tree Project. The event will be held at Malven Collegiate Institute, 55 Malvern Ave., at 7 p.m.
For more information contact or call 416-392-1376.

Royal Canadian Legion Scarborough Branch 13, 1577 Kingston Rd., is celebrating 90 years of service to the community with an Honours and Awards Presentation followed by entertainment and dancing on Saturday, May 5.
At 2 p.m. pins will be given to members and executive commemorating their years of service, and some special entertainment and birthday cake will be on offer. From 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. ‘Elvis’ returns as impersonator Terry Chisholm takes the stage. There will be light refreshments at the evening’s dance and show.
Tickets to this are $20 and are available from Shirley at 416-694-2938.

Kew Cottage Advisory Board will host a Taste of the Titanic fundraiser for Kew Cottage on Thursday, June 7 at the Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens, from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening includes food served from the First Class menu on that fateful night while re-enactors provide entertainment.
Please come dressed in cocktail or period costumes. Your $100 ticket includes chances to win door prizes, a silent auction and trivia quizzes.
For ticket information email

The QUENCH mobile app, a free smart phone app providing a database of clean water Re-fill Locations, has been officially endorsed by the City of Toronto. Developed by Beach residents The Water Brothers, Alex and Tyler Mifflin, the app will tell you the closest spot to get a re-fill for your reusable water bottle. In the GTA, participating restaurants and businesses will display a QUENCH decal in their front window. To get the app, visit

The Guild Festival Theatre is looking for volunteers to support its production of the brand-new Canadian musical comedy Clouds over T.O.  from July 10 to Aug. 12. Ushers, technical assistants, wardrobe helpers and flyer distributors are needed. Volunteers will receive free tickets and other perks, and high school students can apply their time toward community service hours.
The Guild Theatre is in Guildwood Park. Sign up by calling 647-438-2060 ext 2 or email

Brent Walters, the new owner of St. Louis Bar and Grill, is throwing a grand re-opening party on Saturday, April 28. The event runs from 12 to 6 p.m., and will feature contests, prizes including Blue Jays tickets, and a kid’s photo corner. Donations will be collected, and gratuities donated, to the Shining Through Centre For Autism. The party runs from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Louis Bar and Grill, 1963 Queen St. E.

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Fluoride is neither a nutrient nor essential for healthy teeth. It is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth. No adult has ever walked out of their doctor’s office with a prescriptlion for the fluoride drug because the body has no known use for it. The industrial toxic waste fluoride used (Hexafluorosilicic acid) cures nothing and heals nothing and has never been tested or approved by FDA (in the USA) as safe and effective for human ingestion. This chemical will burn through concrete, and if a worker put his hand in it, he would quicky die.

The company CEO would be arrested immediately if they dumped their toxic waste fluoride into a river. The only way they can do it legally is to run it through the community drinking water system first. It is an absolute insane condition.

Jwillie you are a civil engineer, but I am not sure you have actually worked a day in your prefessional life a water plant to know that not a single chemical used in the process of making water potable needs to be approved by FDA in the USA. The claim that someone can die from dermal exposure to fluorosilicic acid is a lie. There are far more dangerous chemicals used in a water plant like Chlorine gas that if released are poisonus by inhlatation.

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