In My Opinion: It’s time to TransformTO, says the rising lake

“It’s weird seeing 10 carp a metre long thrashing about on the roadway…they are mating most vigourously.” That was the response of an acquaintance to my inquiry about life these days on a partially submerged Toronto Island. The effects of the rising lake are a bit different off the island. Closer to home, our beaches […]

East End joins Liberal sweep in Toronto

Red ties, scarves, hats, even strawberry cake was flying as supporters celebrated Liberal Nathaniel Erskine-Smith’s election win in Beaches-East York last night. “It’s amazing for our riding, it’s amazing for our country,” said Erskine-Smith, speaking in the Ted Reeve party room shortly before giving a speech to his volunteers. “The current government has been so […]

Ideas take centre stage at candidates’ debate

A Beaches-East York candidates’ debate drew unexpected agreements and provided a refreshing focus on ideas over politicking three weeks ahead of the Oct. 19 federal election. Before the evening was through, Liberal candidate Nathaniel Erskine-Smith had announced he agreed on a point with Conservative Bill Burrows, New Democrat Matthew Kellway found himself pushing a priority […]

Letters to the Editor for March 24, 2015

Even in the realm of comedy, racism is still racism I recently went to the Top Shelf Comedy show at St. Louis Wings with my husband and some friends. The lineup of talented comedians pleasantly surprised me, but one comedian ruined the show for me. There is a difference between poking fun at inherent cultural […]

Mulcair talks small business at Main Street café

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair got a taste of the Upper Beach today when he joined Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway at a local coffee shop. Before visiting Grinder Coffee on Main Street, the federal Opposition leader stopped in at a lobster shop and a seafood restaurant in Riverdale to promote the NDP’s jobs plan. The plan would […]

Local MP safe after shooting in Ottawa

Local Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway had to take cover this morning after a man shot a soldier guarding Ottawa’s National War Memorial before breaking into Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and firing shots inside. Ottawa police have confirmed the death of the soldier, and of the male suspect, who other MPs say was shot dead […]