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Throwback Thursdays: Nov. 18, 1978

Politics remained at the top of the news for the Nov. 18 issue of Seven News. The Toronto municipal election had occurred Nov. 13, and Ward Seven native son, reformer, and erstwhile Alderman for nine years John Sewell had defeated … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: November 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse goes back to November 1978 courtesy of community paper Seven News. The November 4, 1978 issue of Seven News hit the street in between the federal by-elections that saw David Crombie and Bob Rae elected to Parliament … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: politics, raccoons and development threats, circa 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse peruses the first half of October, 1978, through the archives of 7 News, a community paper in the Cabbagetown area in the 1970s and early 1980s. In October 1978, the voters of Ward 7 faced two elections; … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: A busy September 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse summarizes the (very newsy) September of 1978 in Cabbagetown from Seven News, a community newspaper published in what was then Ward 7, Toronto. As noted in our last Throwback Thursday, the brand-new Riverdale Farm opened on Sept. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The opening of Riverdale Farm, and other news from September 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his look back at Cabbagetown through the lens of Seven News, a community paper covering the then-Ward 7, including Cabbagetown. Riverdale Farm was about to open its gates for the first time on Sept. 9, 1978, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Anne Cools’ political entrance

Volunteer Eric Morse looks back at 1978 and the launch of the political career of Anne Cools. A postscript accidentally omitted from our last Throwback Thursday noted that Senator Anne Cools had retired from the Senate of Canada at the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Summer 1978, according to Seven News

Eric Morse continues his look through Seven News, a community newspaper published 40 years ago in what was then Ward 7, including Cabbaetown. You don’t expect (or really want) much news in late July and August – now, or 40 … Continue reading

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Throwing back 40 years: the story behind Seven News

By Eric Morse, a communications volunteer with the Cabbagetown Residents’ Association. For the past year or so, I’ve been tracking highlights of the old Ward Seven News from 40 years ago. The paper was created in 1970 as a “progressive” … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: July 1978

Eric Morse continues his journey back four decades, perusing the archives of Seven News, a Toronto Community newspaper published in the 1970s and 1980s in what was then Ward 7, covering Cabbagetown and environs. The landlord-tenant dispute at the Barbara … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: June 1978, courtesy Seven News

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his explorations of the archives of Seven News, a weekly local newspaper in Toronto 40 years ago for what was then Ward 7, including Cabbagetown. Rent and municipal politics were the big items in the first … Continue reading

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