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Helena and Lauren saving lives one used battery at a time

Posted by on May 1, 2017

When eleven-year-old Helena Giamos and her best friend Lauren Essaye learned of all the children living in Third World countries who were dying because of a lack of nutrients —specifically zinc— the Grade 6 Leaside students decided to do something about it.

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Wolves bring Cosburn Middle School its first hockey championship

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

After an exciting season that saw them go into overtime in the final championship game, the Cosburn Wolves hockey team emerged winners of the Toronto District Elementary School Athletic Association’s Southern Conference title on March 1. It was the first time in the school’s history that a hockey championship had been won. After advancing to the finals on the strength of a previous overtime win —a shoot-out victory against a higher ranked team after coming back from a two-goal deficit— the co-ed team of Grade 6-8 students won the final with goal notched with just 15.6 seconds left on the clock in the overtime...

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Friday is application deadline for annual DECA scholarship

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

There’s still a few days left for graduating students under 25 to apply for the second annual Young Leaders Scholarship granted by the local Danforth East Community Association.

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Tory’s vote sinks city funding for SH Armstrong pool

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017

In the end, it was Mayor John Tory‘s negative vote that made the difference as Toronto City Council voted late last night to pull the plug on city funding for community swimming programs at SH Armstrong Pool in east Toronto.

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Rally to save pool funding set for Sunday at noon

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017

Residents of the area around the SH Armstrong Community Centre, that includes a swimming pool for which a City Council committee wants to cut funding in the 2017 budget, have scheduled a rally on Sunday to marshal support for an expected battle at the full council meeting on Wednesday.

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Plea to save east-TO pool shot down by Tory and executive committee

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017

Despite impassioned pleas from East York area councillors to save the Duke Of Connaught pool at S.H. Armstrong Community Centre on Woodfield Road from being closed, Toronto City Council’s Executive Committee this afternoon shot down a motion by Ward 32 rep Mary-Margaret McMahon to restore its funding.

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