June 2017

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Protest songs alive and well 50 years after Summer of Love

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love — you know, those godless hippies dancing around in their birthday suits to politically charged tunes on the Hair soundtrack. And with it comes a renewed focus on the role of the protest song, thanks to the likes of Donald Trump, climate change, Islamophobia and Black Lives Matter.

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Second City gala features the legendary Bob and Doug McKenzie

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Dr. Jess on Sex: Why happy couples fight

Happy couples fight. Sometimes they even go to bed angry. Research suggests that fighting is a normal part of healthy relationships. By engaging in conflict with truthful outbursts, you relieve relationship tension, assuage frustrations and foster a deeper bond by communicating your needs, boundaries and expectations.

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Air bee-n-bee generating some buzz for Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill

Thousands of bees are saying “Honey, I’m home!” to their new digs at Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill, though visitors in the parking lot may never even realize it.

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Survey finds 90% of area respondents oppose condo proposal in Thornhill

Thornhill residents overwhelmingly opposed a development proposal from Torgan Group to build seven 27-storey condo towers on the site of the Promenade shopping centre, and local residents groups now have the hard data to prove it. Over 1,200 residents (comprising 90 per cent of respondents) said they didn’t want to see the building height increase from the official plan–approved 14 storeys to the proposed 27 storeys.

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North Toronto’s community centre to close for $9 million in renovations

The North Toronto Memorial Community Centre is in a state of disrepair, with renovations slated to begin this fall.

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Betting on pot in the stock market

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Editor's Note: Toronto needs a clean, green Lake Ontario

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Too Close to Call: I’m a lumberjack and that’s OK

These axe-wielding men are chopping into T.O to take down cedars with one fell swoop. Which lumberjack rules?

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A long-term Carrville Road makeover

Town of Richmond Hill planning staff has developed a draft secondary plan and is seeking comments from the public on the town’s plan that will shape the 39-hectare parcel of land around Yonge Street and Carrville Road and increase the population from around 200 to up to 14,600 people and add up to 8,500 jobs by 2031.

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