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Online Stories - Seventh Three - January 25, 2010

Sarah DeMille
Online Story
01/19/10

In the past seven days, Toronto has been witness to the deaths of eight pedestrians due to traffic-related accidents. The cause of four of these accidents was determined to be vehicles making careless turns. Another accident was caused by a driver running a red light, and yet another was the result of a supposedly confusing intersection. Continue reading

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People who make a difference


There are so many people who make a difference on your journey through life. My parents and siblings have always been there for me, cheering me on and believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Sometimes when my self-esteem was so low, I needed extra support.

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TTC Time Travel (originally published in the Toronto Star)


In Education, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), cars on December 25, 2008 at 23:48

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I took the hour commute by TTC to Seneca College on York University’s campus to teach. On my way a woman spoke in what sounded like Polish on a cell during the moment of light on the northbound University-Spadina line. I caught all my buses and subways. I even made sure I was the third person off the bus to Dupont Station through the turnstiles and I think this helped me with my luck at getting the subway right away. Continue reading

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Grieving at the OSPCA


Chris Temelkos Writes About a Mock Funeral – Photo Courtesy of the Toronto Star

Chris Temelkos - June 22, 2010 - Star

By Chris Temelkos

Over 100 protesters, several dressed in black, were in tears, as a mock funeral was held for the 99 animals euthanized after a ringworm outbreak at the Newmarket shelter.

Sadness was not the only emotion present, enraged protesters demanded the board of directors to resign and urged York Regional Police to lay criminal charges against the organization for causing unnecessary suffering, pain, and death to the animals under its care.

Other than the 99 animals euthanized, 96 animals are in foster homes, 15 dogs were stolen and of the 140 remaining animals, 8 are turtles, that were not affected by the outbreak. The ringworm outbreak is believed to have been brought by four Himalayan cats that did not show any signs of infection.

Three animal will be euthanized for behavioral issues, 15 that were brought in during the investigation are being housed in a portable building and 91 cats, as well as 23 dogs, are set for further testing. OSPCA Chairman, Rob Godfrey says there was a miscommunication and up to 350 animal could be euthanized, not necessarily, all 350. Excuses aside, many feel that something must be done to protect the remaining animals from following the same fate as the others.

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Sarah Demille Writes about the TTC – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Sarah Demille - March 4, 2010

Sarah DeMille
Online Story
02/23/10

The bid to have the TTC designated as an essential service has come to a stall very early on in its progress, as the city hall refuses to ask the province to strip TTC workers of their right to strike.

While the bill, first introduced by Liberal member David Caplan (Don Valley West), passed the initial reading by a vote of 39 to 7 with unanimous support from Progressive Conservative and Liberal members, the government still intends to nullify it.

According to the Toronto Star, Transportation Minister Kathleen Wynne told reporters that the bill “does not reflect the government’s position.” She later added that there was a possibility of a cost increase due to the fact that arbitrated deals were often more pricey.

On a similar note, TTC chair Adam Giambrone warned those in favour of the bill that “this piece of legislation could end up costing tens of millions to the city and the province wouldn’t pay anything.”

A similar motion made in 2008 to ask the province to designate the TTC as an essential service was rejected by a single vote. Opinions amongst city councilors remained equally split during talks on Monday.

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UTSC-Centennial College Online Stories


Danger to Pedestrians in Toronto – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Online Stories - Seventh Three - January 25, 2010

Sarah DeMille
Online Story
01/19/10

In the past seven days, Toronto has been witness to the deaths of eight pedestrians due to traffic-related accidents. The cause of four of these accidents was determined to be vehicles making careless turns. Another accident was caused by a driver running a red light, and yet another was the result of a supposedly confusing intersection. Continue reading

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UTSC-Centennial College Online Stories


Danger to Pedestrians in Toronto – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Online Stories - Seventh Three - January 25, 2010

Sarah DeMille
Online Story
01/19/10

In the past seven days, Toronto has been witness to the deaths of eight pedestrians due to traffic-related accidents. The cause of four of these accidents was determined to be vehicles making careless turns. Another accident was caused by a driver running a red light, and yet another was the result of a supposedly confusing intersection. Continue reading

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