Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted on January 7, 2020

Cold weather can cause your water pipes to freeze, resulting in no water & expensive property damage. Take steps to protect your water pipes from freezing:

Green 13 Presents the Whale and the Raven Film Screening – January 21, 2020

Posted on January 7, 2020

Join Green 13 on January 21st, 2020 at the Annette Public Library (145 Annette St.) for a free screening of The Whale an the Raven. Discussions will follow.

View the trailer here.        (60 sec.)

Director Miriam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into a complex conflict. As the people in the Great Bear Rainforest struggle to protect their territory against the pressure and the promise of the gas industry, caught in between are the countless beings that call this place home.

In preparation for this screening, it recommended that you view this  6 min. video, which explains why aquatic mammals, cetaceans such as whales, are so very vulnerable to the noise pollution which resource extraction and transport bring.  Learn more here:

Services for Seniors

Posted on January 7, 2020

City of Toronto offers various resources to meet the needs of the growing population of seniors and older adults living in Toronto. Seniors over the age of 65 or residents with a physical disability can register for sidewalk snow removal program.

The City’s FUN GUIDE for Older Adults provides information on recreation programs available in the City. In our Ward, programs are available at Annette CRC, Masaryk-Cowan CRC and Swansea CRC.

In 2019, City of Toronto launched the HomeShare Program which matches adults 55 and over wishing to share a spare room in their home with university and college students seeking affordable housing.

The City also offers Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons Living with a Disability a Property Tax and Water Relief Program.

Find a complete list of seniors’ services on the City’s website .

The digital copy of the Safe Seniors Calendar is available online.

January 2020