Local politicians call for increased healthcare funding in upcoming Ontario budget

By AMARACHI AMADIKE, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Ontario’s healthcare budget is under the microscope once again after The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) released its latest report earlier this month. The independent fiscal watchdog’s March 8 report revealed that Ontario’s healthcare will be short $21.3 billion in spending by 2027-2028. The reports exposed signs that […]

Malvern Junior boys hockey team wins 2023 city championship

By KADEN CAMPBELL The success of the Malvern Collegiate Institute hockey program continued on Wednesday, March 8, when the Junior boys team defeated Leaside High School 7-2 to win the city championship. Just six days removed from the Varsity Malvern girls taking home gold, the Junior Black Knights boys were eager to avenge their city […]

Virtual community meeting on proposal for 12-storey residential building at 150 Clonmore Dr. set for this Thursday

By AMARACHI AMADIKE, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A virtual community consultation meeting to discuss a development proposal at 150 Clonmore Dr. in southwest Scarborough is set to take place on Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The rezoning application aims to build a 12-storey residential building which includes a rooftop mechanical/amenity floor. The […]

Greenbelt plans fail the environment, agriculture and future residents, says Scarborough Southwest MPP Begum

By AMARACHI AMADIKE, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As many Ontarians continue to rally against the provincial Progressive Conservative government of Premier Doug Ford and its plans to build homes on the Greenbelt, a study has recently been released suggesting development on the protected land is unnecessary. Late last month, Environmental Defence, a Canadian environmental advocacy […]