This month, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. It’s a great time to reflect on the wonderful natural assets we have in our community. With Adam’s Park, Colonel Danforth Park and Wanita Park in our community boundaries, we have lots of places to explore and it is only getting better! The Scarborough Waterfront Project Environmental Assessment continues to investigate expansion of the Waterfront Trail for the 11 kilometres between East Point Park in the east and Bluffer’s Park in the west. To learn more visit www.trca.ca/conservation/green-infrastructure/scarborough-waterfront-project.
Earth Day is coming to the Port Union Community Centre on Saturday, April 22. This annual event, sponsored by CCRA, West Rouge Sports and Recreation and the City of Toronto, will once again ask for your help in getting out and cleaning up the litter strewn across our community. But it will also be a good time to clean up your house because the 2nd Highland Creek Scouts will be holding a major fundraising event at Port Union that will recycle your e-waste, used clothing, shoes, fabric, linens, scrap metal and even old Christmas lights. See their flyer on page __ for a complete list of recyclable items. More
By the time you read this article, local City of Toronto fitness instructor Terri Bell will be living in her new digs in Nanaimo, British Columbia. This was a big decision for Terri, but a happy one.
Some of our readers may know Terri from the Port Union Fitness Centre where she has worked part time as a customer service representative for the past 12 years. More
By Don Allen
On November 10, 1852, the Grand Trunk Railway was incorporated. Plans were immediately announced to build a rail line between the cities of Montreal and Toronto. Railway construction commenced during 1853, with the final phase completed for the August 1856 opening of the line. More
Kashechewan First Nation is a remote and desolate fly-in community located near James Bay in Northern Ontario that has approximately 2,000 residents. A large number of them are young people with almost nothing to do. To help fill this gap, Catherine Hawthorn and Dianne Richardson at Framing Dames in Highland Creek have set up the Northern Arts Initiative to send much-needed art supplies to the community.
Kashechewan has had a number of serious problems throughout the years, including a suicide crisis in 2007, evacuation due to flooding from 2012 to 2015, and an outbreak of skin rashes in 2016. Catherine has wanted to do something to help for a long time but didn’t know how to go about it. more
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