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UPDATED: EY’s Brittany Crew improves on her new Canadian record for women’s shot put

Posted by on May 19, 2017

Brittany Crew has set a new Canadian record for women’s shot put…

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Pre-show red carpet yuks at Laughter Is The Best Medicine fundraiser

Posted by on May 13, 2017

East York Chronicle’s Jennifer Wilson was at the #MGHLaughter gala …

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East York Hall of Fame is go for launch this month

Posted by on May 5, 2017

As we reported back in December’s Issue #025, the former Borough of East York is about to get an East York Hall of Fame.

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East Yorkers showing they do care about climate change

Posted by on May 3, 2017

– By Melanie Milanich – East Yorkers were among the many thousands of people —scientists, researchers, teachers, doctors, parents and citizens— rallying and thronging the streets of downtown Toronto for the March for Science April 22 and the March for Climate Change April 29. Science tells us that climate change is real, serious, caused primarily by burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, is happening now and faster than predicted.  We know from the daily news that it needs to be urgently addressed to keep the planet habitable in future decades. East York residents have shown their commitment with solar panels, electric and hybrid cars, cycling lanes, recycling, the tool library, tree plantings, green roofs and insulating homes.  Because of these and other measures, as well as a big help from the province’s elimination of coal fired electric plants, Toronto...

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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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MGH formalizes partnership arrangement with Sunnybrook

Posted by on May 1, 2017

East York’s Michael Garron Hospital recently announced it had formalized its relationship with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on April 13 by signing a joint Strategic Alliance Agreement. The arrangement formalizes a working relationship that goes back some time and that most recently saw cardiology patients from MGH treated at Sunnybrook during a four-month renovation and upgrade of the MGH heart catheter laboratory, for example, as reported in Issue #027 in March. “By formalizing our strategic partnership with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre we can easily share and implement best practices, build capacity and ensure that we maintain the high-quality of care that defines our hospital,” MGH President & CEO Sarah Downey said in a...

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