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Will you #ChooseToInclude

On July 21, as part of the Global Day of Inclusion celebration, Tim Hortons will offer a special donut for $1.59 plus tax with all proceeds going to Special Olympics programs across Canada. Participating restaurants will feature the donut created by Special Olympics athlete Savannah Lussier, a 14-year-old from Alberta. Working closely with Tim Hortons, she created the donut using her favourite flavours: a delicious honey cruller dipped in chocolate fondant, topped with red and white sprinkles – which are the colours of Special Olympics. “Sports has let me meet so many of my friends and I was so excited to make this donut to celebrate,” says Lussier....

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Detached housing market makes ‘quiet comeback’

Three Toronto neighbourhoods lead the way in quarter-over-quarter price increases of detached homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), with Brock and Georgina rounding out the top five. According to the Re/Max Hot Pocket Report, the average price of a single-detached home hovered at $1.35 million in June, holding steady or climbing in 75 per cent of the Toronto Real Estate Board’s 65 districts, finally stealing some of the spotlight from the thriving condo market. “While the stellar performance of the GTA’s condominium sector captured headlines throughout much of the year, detached housing sales and prices were quietly making a comeback,” says Christopher...

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Canada second on Chinese travellers’ bucket list

Chinese millennials born after 1990 are pushing the boundaries of international travel, increasing their travel expenditure in the past year by a whopping 80 per cent to fund social media-influenced trips full of edgy experiences, high-tech accommodation, exotic delicacies and taboo-ticket items. According to the seventh annual Hotels.com Chinese International Travel Monitor (CITM), the majority of those travellers are star struck by global pop-culture, film and TV. Selfies were a huge part of their experiences last year, with 63 per cent taking selfies to boost their social brand. With the number of Chinese travellers to Canada increasing by 67...

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Top scholars earn perfect averages

Five students from Bayview Secondary School share the honour of being York Region District School Board top scholars for 2017-18, each earning a perfect average. Ian Chan, Sophia Jiaoying Hou, Shiv Narayan Kandappah, Jessica Boya Li and George Bozheng Mo attend the Richmond Hill school and all earned a 100 per cent average. “Congratulations to our students on this outstanding accomplishment,” said school board chair Corrie McBain. “I am proud of their achievements and all of our staff and families who have supported them.” “Student achievement is a priority at our board,” said Louise Sirisko, director of education. “These...

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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

As a mosquito trap in Richmond Hill tests positive for West Nile virus, York Region reminds residents to take precautions that include minimizing outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. The region monitors West Nile virus activity by setting mosquito traps throughout the region and testing. To date, one mosquito trap at Leslie Street and Major Mackenzie Drive East has tested positive for the virus, which is passed to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito and can cause serious illness. “Although the chance of being bitten by an infected mosquito is rare, residents...

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