Rallying to help refugees

People across the Beach and East Danforth are stepping up to sponsor refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war. Speaking at an Oct. 5 meeting for local sponsorship groups held at Beach United Church, Alexandra Kotyk of Lifeline Syria said her office has been flooded with emails since Sept. 2, when the photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi […]

Doctor helps refugees move on with their lives

Dr. Donald Payne likes out-of-the-way places. Last November, the 75 year-old psychiatrist left the Beach for a trip to Myanmar. He went to Iceland in July. Payne got his start as one of four doctors at a hospital in Baie Verte, Newfoundland – then a fishing village that had just boomed thanks to an asbestos […]