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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.

Scarborough health care divide deepens after Birchmount cuts approved

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 long-standing divide over hospital care in Scarborough just got worse.

Scarborough Health Network board approves Birchmount campus cuts

Agincourt site to lose its Women’s and children’s services

Scarborough-Mirror Jnaury 28, 2019 News
Scarborough Health Network press

Scarborough-Agincourt Councillor Jim Karygiannis stands on Jan. 18 with doctors and nurses opposed program cuts at Scarborough Health Network’s Birchmount campus. – Metroland file photo

Women’s and children’s services at Scarborough Health Network’s Birchmount campus will close, the hospital’s board decided on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Casino shuttle buses unwelcome near Scarborough malls, says councillor

Companies use street as ‘cheap bus terminal,’ resident says

Scarborough-Mirror January 18, 2018 Mike Adler 
BUS no-stopping zone

A motorcoach stops to pick up passengers on Bonis Avenue, near an entrance to Agincourt Mall, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the day Scarborough councillors decided to investigate making the street a no-stopping zone for buses. – Mike Adler/Metroland

Casino shuttles parked near malls and plazas are being targeted by a Scarborough councillor who says they pose a safety hazard.

Jim Karygiannis says he’s asking companies to keep tour buses off residential streets in his Scarborough-Agincourt ward.

That includes Bonis Avenue beside Agincourt Mall, Redlea Avenue near Splendid China and Bamburgh Circle near a commercial plaza at Warden and Steeles avenues.

“On one hour on Bonis you will probably find three or four buses,” Karygiannis told Scarborough Community Council on Jan. 15.

“I’m asking: please find other places.”

Companies which operate the shuttles seven days a week started stopping on Bonis, and then approached Agincourt Mall about using its parking areas, said Steve Bishop, vice president of development services for the mall’s owner, North American Development Group.

Last fall, after a year or two of complaints from customers, tenants and residents about their presence, the mall told companies their buses were no longer welcome.

“We were concerned about liability,” Bishop added.

The shuttles, however, went back to picking up and dropping off passengers on Bonis, sometimes “right in front” of a crosswalk close to the Agincourt Public Library, Paul McKinlay, who lives nearby, told Scarborough councillors.

“They’re just using it as a cheap bus terminal,” he added.

長者柏文住客不滿膳食 議員調解未達解決方案

詹嘉禮促餐廳下月底提案解決問題

[2019.01.13] 發表

協調會現場。(受訪者提供)

【明報專訊】針對士嘉堡芬治東路夾華登路1棟長者柏文內存在住客對膳食不滿問題,選區內市議員詹嘉禮(Jim Karygiannis)親自到柏文內﹐協調解決絕大部分華裔長者投訴膳食不合口味的問題﹐但由於雙方分歧較大﹐沒能找到解決方案﹐詹嘉禮表示給餐廳經營方一些時間整改﹐下月底將再開會討論。

老人大廈華裔長者怨伙食差 詹嘉禮接投訴將會晤管理層

老人大廈華裔長者怨伙食差
詹嘉禮接投訴將會晤管理層

[2019.01.10] 發表

【明報專訊】租住在多市士嘉堡區芬治路夾華登路St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre內聖保羅老人大廈的39名老人,九成都是華裔﹐但因為租住單位內沒有廚房﹐必須參加老人大廈內的膳食計劃﹐每月交500元伙食費﹐由政府直接付給餐廳。但是自從去年9月餐廳更換廚師和服務員後﹐飯菜質量被指變得愈來愈差,中菜少了!西餐多了!老人家實在無法忍受﹐已投訴多次﹐但問題依然沒有解決。