Laskin in most heated trustee race in Toronto
By Kris Scheuer
(Written for Town Crier June 3.)
Photo courtesy of Shelley Laskin.
Former St. Paul’s school trustee Shelley Laskin wants her old job back.
Laskin, who represented the riding from 1997 to 2003, is a candidate in the hotly contested St. Paul’s trustee race.
With incumbent Josh Matlow taking a stab at a council seat, the trustee seat is wide open. Laskin is one of five vying for the spot so far.
“I think it’s an advantage that I’m an experienced trustee,” she said. “The fact I remained involved as a parent and community volunteer allows me the context and perspective.”
She’s served as school council chair at both Hodgson Senior PS and Northern SS and was a three-year representative in trustee Matlow’s ward forum.
“I’m still a known entity through my involvement in schools,” Laskin said.
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Unlucky seven pools to be drained including Oakwood, Danforth
Another 13 swim facilities could also close by Dec 2009
By Kris Scheuer
(Originally written July 17 for Town Crier)
Danforth's pool will be closed ASAP. Photo by Kris Scheuer/Town Crier.
With 20 school pools saved and seven shut for good, swim advocates are focusing on doing CPR on 13 facilities in danger of drowning.
The fate of pools at Danforth CI, Oakwood CI, Parkdale CI, Bickford Centre, Central Commerce, Bloor CI and Western Tech’s Ursula Franklin aresealed. The Toronto District School Board voted to drain them, which will save $1.1 million in operating costs. The aquatic working group, headed by former mayor David Crombie, is now turning their efforts to 13 pools on a conditional list including Monarch Park, Queen Alexandra PS, Jarvis CI and Downsview SS. Continue reading
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Tagged Bickford Centre, Bloor CI, Central Commerce, Danforth CI, David Crombie, Downsview, Harbord CI, Jarvis CI, Karen Pitre, Keele, Monarch Park, Northern SS, Oakwood CI, Parkdale CI, Queen Alexandra, RIverdale CI, Toronto District School Board, Toronto school pools, Western Tech