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February 24, 2019 – Estonia Independence Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the members of the Canadian Estonian community on the occasion of Estonia Independence Day.

On February 24th, 1918, the Estonian Declaration of Independence was read in the capital city of Tallinn. This proclamation established the foundation of the Republic of Estonia. Although the Republic was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940, Estonia once again gained full independence in 1990. Since then, February 24th has been celebrated both as the day of the first Declaration of Independence, as well as Estonia’s National Day.

February 15, 2019 – 54th Anniversary of the National Flag Day of Canada

It gives me great pleasure to wish you all a happy 54th National Flag Day of Canada.

On February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag flew for the very first time.  Governor General Georges Vanier, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and thousands of Canadians watched on Parliament Hill as the Canadian Red Ensign, bearing the Union Jack and the Shield of the Royal Arms of Canada was lowered and then, on the stroke of 12 o’clock noon, Canada’s new flag was raised.

February 12, 2019 – Mid-February E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent:

Snow Storm Alerts please check update click here.

I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Once again, our hospital, Scarborough Hospital – Grace Division (Birchmount Campus), is under attack!

The Scarborough Hospital – Grace Division (Birchmount Campus) is one of three hospitals that make up the Scarborough Health Network.  It is the only hospital north of the 401. Yet again, the needs of northern Scarborough residents are being ignored.

February 11, 2019 – City of Toronto preparations for winter weather system

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for a winter storm tomorrow with the possibility of 15 to 20 cm of snow, as well as ice pellets, freezing rain and strong winds. The City of Toronto has a comprehensive snow and ice response plan that prioritizes the safety and movement of residents. Toronto is a vibrant city with more than 5,600 kilometre of roads and 2.9 million people.

 

Feb. 25 meeting at L’Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre at 7:30 p.m. to kick off a “Save the Grace” movement meeting called to oppose Scarborough hospital cuts

Event takes place Feb. 25 at L’Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre

Scarborough-Mirror February 9, 2019 Mike Adler 
Scar Health Network

Scar Health Network The Scarborough Health Network decided on Jan. 24, 2019 to close in-patient Women’s and Children’s services at its Birchmount campus in Agincourt. – Dan Pearce/Metroland

A community campaign is forming against closure of obstetrics and pediatrics wards at Scarborough Health Network’s Birchmount site, as Agincourt residents, doctors and other medical staff look to the province to intervene.