Science fair search for a cure

A local student has won a silver medal at the Canada-Wide Science Fair by delivering cancer-killing materials on nanoparticles of gold. Sixteen year-old Aisha Parven, a Grade 11 student at Notre Dame High School, won the prize after months of work in a university lab, where she tested how the element Indium and an antibody […]

Neil McNeil hosts annual boardwalk relay

Sprinting over puddles and bright autumn leaves, hundreds of high school students ran a 4 x 3,000-metre relay along the boardwalk. Hosted last Friday by Neil McNeil High School, the relay brings runners from across Toronto – more than 50 schools and 1,000 students joined last year. For Sarah Gigi, a Grade 9 student at […]

Notre Dame, Paul Band students learn from exchange

Exchange students Novaleigh and Shanene Rain surprised their host family while cheering their new friends from Notre Dame High School at a spring soccer game. Asked what sports they play most back home in Paul Band, Alberta, the two cousins answered at once: “Golf,” they said. A First Nation with just over 1,000 residents, Paul […]

Cops reward youth achievement

When Superintendent Peter Yuen awarded $1,000 scholarships to three local high school grads for their community service, the cheques came with some free advice. Remember your roots. “What I heard from all of you is that you want to make changes,” said Yuen, who leads 55 Division, the local division of the Toronto Police Service. […]

News in Brief

Friends of Queen Street will be hosting another community meeting about development on Queen Street East, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Kew Beach School gymnasium. Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon will be in attendance as well. Check the Beach Metro News website at for confirmation of […]