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April 7, 2015 – 98th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

I would like to join all Canadians in commemorating the 98th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, marked the beginning of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, with all four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time. The Commander of the 28th Battalion at Vimy, Brigadier-General Alexander Ross, said of the battle at the unveiling of the new Vimy Memorial in 1936, “It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade. I thought then…that in those minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation”.

Idea of broader look at Toronto taxi regulation shot down by council Add to …



The Globe and Mail 

Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong’s attempt to have the city take a broad look at taxi regulation was shot down by council on Thursday, leaving the controversial issue to advance piecemeal in the coming months.

The councillors leading the opposition to Mr. Minnan-Wong are members of a city hall committee that is trying to wash away some of the most bitterly debated changes of previous rounds of taxi reforms.

A Community Session on Organ and Tissue Donation



The Scarborough Hospital Community Advisory Council to Host Community Education Session on Organ and Tissue Donation

The Community Advisory Council for The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) will host a community education session discussing Organ and Tissue Donation on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Scarborough Civic Centre.

In support of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, recognized across Canada from April 18 to April 25, 2015, the community education session will be an open dialogue addressing this important and vital cause.

Attendees will learn about the current needs as they relate to organ and tissue donation across Ontario and within the local community; hear from specialists in the field; and, discover the amazing impact their life-saving donation could make by registering with the provincial registry.

Presenters include:

  • Ronnie Gavsie, President and CEO, Trillium Gift of Life Network
  • Tracy McCron, Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator for The Scarborough Hospital Trillium Gift of Life Network
  • Chris Lazongas, Staff Intensivist, The Scarborough Hospital
  • Ajith Varghese, Manager Spiritual and Religious Care, The Scarborough Hospital
  • Helen Farinha, Heart Transplant Recipient

The forum will be held:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Scarborough Civic Centre,

Council Chambers

150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON

Parking will be free (80-100 spots), in the upper parking pad to the east of the Scarborough Civic Centre (entrance from the Scarborough Town Centre Court). Should the gate be closed upon arrival at the parking lot, please buzz security and advise that you are attending the Organ and Tissue Donation Meeting.