Summer-job seekers got some good news this week from the feds and Mike Sullivan’s office: 88 young people will be hired with $250,000 in funding.
About 31 local organizations are getting money to hire students between 15 and 30 years old. The groups include the following groups from Weston:
The funding for the jobs has come from the Canada Summer Jobs program, which gives a 100% wage subsidies to not-for-profits, and a 50% wage subsidy to businesses, who hire for jobs that support local services and priorities.
Interested students can contact Mike Sullivan’s office.
If anyone ought to know about flowers, it’s me. I have the sex appeal of a labrador retreiver and the morning breath to match. I need every edge I can get when it comes to rutting season.¹
Tulips are pretty and seasonal—but they wilt, and that’s an association no man wants.² I recommend sunflowers. Big, strong, a little bit prickly: that’s the symbolism you’re going for.
Or lilies. Since, you know, it’s Easter, and you can’t order a lamb online.
¹ See what I mean?
² See my next sponsored post from ManlyIndianPharma.com
Police should not be leaking information about the suicide attempts of Ontario residents, Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian says. The issue was brought up by a Weston resident’s attempt to travel to the US, and it drew international attention.
Last year Ellen Richardson was not allowed to enter the United States. Homeland Security said that she was a threat to herself or others, despite the fact that Richardson is a paraplegic middle-aged woman. The US had got ahold of her police records, which say that she had attempted suicide years ago, and they disqualified her from entering on those grounds. She missed the cruise she was hoping to take.
Now, Ann Cavoukian says that suicide threats or attempts should not be shared with US authorities unless they involve a threat to others or involve police violence.
Mike Sullivan has asked the federal government to act on the Privacy Commissioner’s report.
I was sad to see Wild Wings go. It was a trip back in time to the 1990s when girls in tight pants, televisions, and terrible beer were all you needed to make a buck. But, on the bright side, its departure has left a gap for the new joint called Pizza Culture.
I haven’t been, but the sign says it’s open. First person to write a review gets a tub of Tums.
Frontlines will host its annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 26. Last year’s dinner raised $10000 for local youth programs. Tickets are $75, and you can get them from Diana Stapleton at (416) 242-5886.
The dinner will be at the super-swish Weston Golf and Country Club.
UrbanArts opened a new exhibition this week for emerging artists. Catch them while you can; the exhibition closes on April 28.