TorontoIAM Daily Blog Report: Bosh Back in the Game, GO Trains New Service to Barrie, Recipes Aid Children's Rehabilitation
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Bosh Back with a Bang
The latest post from Raptors News reports that Chris Bosh is back with a bang. After a strained groin left him on the bench for five games, he returned to the court “scoring 21 points and adding 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 93-80 Sunday.” Bosh is quoted as saying that he wanted to return “when the time was right... It was a big game and a game at home.” He said that his groin had been “pretty good” for a few days in his workout, so he wanted to “come out and give it a go.”
In addition to Bosh’s strong return, Toronto's Kris Humphries added 16 points, Carlos Delfino had 12 points, and Anthony Parker added 11. Former Raptor Tracy McGrady played well for Houston, scoring 23 points. Toronto was “down 45-34 at the half, but turned the game around with an explosive third, opening with a 12-4 run that cut the gap to three at 49-46.” In the post, Humphries said that having Bosh back gave them the necessary boost. “We feed off his energy… coming in and being aggressive, giving us that many minutes after having not played, it's great,” said Humphries after the game.
GO Trains a Go in Barrie!
From Transit Toronto we get news from Robert McKenzie that for the first time since July 5, 1993, GO trains will roll into the City of Barrie. Starting December 17, GO Transit’s new Barrie South Station, in the former village of Painswick, “will host four morning trips to Union Station and four evening trips from Union Station” Monday through Friday. The four morning and evening trips that now operate between Union and Bradford on GO’s 65 Barrie-Bradford route will now serve Barrie South.
McKenzie states in his post that the new station is also accessible to wheeled mobility devices and has around 480 parking spaces. Each weekday morning, “trains will leave Barrie South at 5:43, 6:15, 6:45 and 7:15 a.m.” It’s important to note that due to this addition, the northward trains will leave Bradford four minutes later that they currently do. “Morning trains will leave all other stations on the line at the same time as they do now… [and] arrive at Union Station at the same time as they do now.” As well, on weekday evenings, “trains will leave Union Station at the same time as they do now… [arriving] at Barrie South at 5:45, 6:15, 6:55 and 7:35 p.m.
Great Recipes, Great Cause
In a recent post in Taste T.O. Greg Clow announces the second edition of Recipes for Possibility, a calendar produced by Yannick Bigourdan, co-owner of Spendido. Bigourdan and his partner David Lee, have a charitable history, having donated to the “food-related charities such as Second Harvest… [and] been long-time supporters of Bloorview Kids Rehab, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital.
For 2007, states our blogger in his post, “Bigourdan took his fundraising efforts to a new level” and created Recipes for Possibility, a calendar featuring recipes from some of Ontario’s top chefs. The 2008 edition is now available and it just may turn into an annual tradition. “Chefs contributing recipes this year include David Lee, Didier Leroy (Didier), Bruce Woods (Centro), Michael Stadtländer (Eigensinn Farm), Jamie Kennedy (Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar), Michael Potters (Harvest), Massimo Capra (Mistura)” and several more. Copies of the calendar may be purchased at Bloorview Kids Rehab.
York Residents Save Goods from Landfill
Chev Local News reports that York Region residents “diverted over 33 tonnes of reusable goods from landfills through four Reuse/Drop-off events hosted this year by The Regional Municipality of York in partnership with Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity.” In addition, this year’s total is a 69 percent increase from last year. Hundreds of York Region residents participated. “Over 31 tonnes of reusable items were collected for Goodwill and two tonnes collected for Habitat for Humanity.”
The post informs that the Reuse/Drop-off events were created “to educate residents about the options available when disposing of reusable items and renovation materials.” Items collected included clothes, housewares, books, tools, games, and sports equipment. “Over 900 kilograms of shredded paper was also collected for recycling.” This is the fourth year York Region has hosted the events and it will continue again next year. “To date, York Region residents have diverted over 60 tonnes of reusable goods through participation in Reuse/Drop-off events.”
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