City/Local News Round-Up ~ Dec 5-11

FOOD INSECURITY FUNDRAISER A HUGE SUCCESS!

All the Cabbagetown Residents Associations, along with the Cabbagetown Preservation Association would like to thank everyone who donated so very generously to the Cabbagetown Food Insecurity fundraiser. The total raised is now just shy of $13,000! 

Dixon Hall is absolutely thrilled. They wrote to us this week, saying:

“This is one of Dixon Hall’s most successful third party fundraisers of all time. The amount raised is equivalent to more than one quarter of what has been raised by Dixon Hall’s entire holiday appeal. More than enough to provide well over 3,000 meals to precariously housed people in our community. More than enough to warrant our tremendous thanks.”

THANK YOU CABBAGETOWN!

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CRA HOLIDAY CARDS CONTEST – WINNERS

This year, every single class from Sprucecourt Public School entered the competition, in total 12 classes and ~240 kids from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.

After much deliberation , our judges selected four winners and 12 honourable mentions. See this year’s winning entries here.   

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DON’T FORGET THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS COMPETITION!

This year we’re encouraging the whole neighbourhood to light up their front gardens to bring some extra festive cheer to Cabbagetown. Who knows, you could be one of the lucky winners! Find out how to enter our ever popular annual holiday lights competition here.

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CANADA APPROVES PFIZER VACCINE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Health Canada approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for use in Canada on Wednesday. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is 95 per cent effective, is the first in the country to be approved, for use in those aged 16 and older, reports Tyler Dawson at the National Post.

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LIVE GREEN NEWS – DECEMBER ISSUE

Here’s the latest monthly newsletter from Live Green Toronto. 

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DOCTORS – STILL A LONG JOURNEY AHEAD TO COMBAT VIRUS 

While Canadian doctors are welcoming the news of Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, they’re also cautioning there is still more work to be done before life can return to some semblance of normal, reports Jackie Dunham, CTV News.

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NO FREE TTC THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE – NOT SURPRISINGLY

The TTC has been providing free rides to Toronto residents on New Year’s Eve for a few years now, but this is yet another tradition that won’t be going ahead as usual as a result of COVID-19, reports Mira Miller at BlogTO.

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YOUR IPHONE COVID ALERT APP MIGHT NOT BE WORKING 

A bug affecting Canada’s COVID Alert app has not been entirely fixed as federal officials first announced, leaving an unknown number of iPhone users still without exposure notifications, reports Thomas Daigle at CBC News.

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LCBO DELIVERY PAUSED AFTER RESTAURANT UPROAR 

The alcohol delivery program that encouraged people in Toronto to order booze from the LCBO and Beer Store using SkipTheDishes has come to an abrupt end thanks to the provincial government’s intervention, reports Lauren O’Neil at BlogTO.

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TORONTO LOCKDOWN NOT AS EFFECTIVE AS LAST TIME

Unfortunately, the current lockdown measures in Toronto are not having the same impact in curbing the spread of COVID-19 as they did in March, reports Miriam Katawazi at CTV News.

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10 DOG FRIENDLY TRAILS IN TORONTO

Not all scenic nature trails allow dogs — like the Leslie Spit, for example — so it’s important to know the rules for every path you choose to take, reports Tanya Mok at BlogTO

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