Four Hong Kong publishers known for books critical of Chinese regime missing – Nov. 9, 2015 Guardian article

A Nov. 9, 2015 Guardian article is entitled: “Rights groups raise alarm for Gui Haiming, last seen travelling to Thailand, Lu Bo and Zhang Zhiping, who headed to China, and missing Lin Rongji.” The opening paragraphs read: “A group of Hong Kong booksellers specialising in books criticising China’s Communist elite have gone missing. “The four […]

Long Branch Neighbourhood Watch met at Thrive Restaurant at 4:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

I’m pleased I had the opportunity to attend the Long Branch Neighbourhood Watch meeting, organized by Anton Scheglov, which took place at 4:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at the Thrive Restaurant on Lake Shore Blvd. West. The group recently launched a Facebook page. I’m a great fan of face to face meetings. We can […]

Best Before tampering by grocery stores – is it fraud or is it a scam?

I’ve written extensively abbey scams and scamming in the past. A March 15, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Best before dates and expiry dates: 5 things you may not know: People often confuse best before dates and expiry dates.” Best-before dates tampered with A Nov 6, 2015 CBC Marketplace article is entitled: “Grocery store secrets: Best-before […]

Conserving Long Branch Quality of Life – November 2015 Update from David Godley

David Godley writes: Greetings from one of the prettiest and historic neighbourhoods in Toronto. We are doing our best to keep it that way but it takes an enormous effort for even small improvements. Here are some things which are happening at the moment in our neighbourhood. 1. 39 Fairfield, OMB decision 6 units have […]

Warning: Man taking photos of children – Fairgrounds Cafe at Fortieth and Lake Shore

Important warning: Man photographing children On Thurs., Nov. 5, 2015 a local mother and her young daughter were leaving Fairgrounds (Fortieth Street and Lake Shore Blvd. West) and a man was in the grassy area to the south of the Fairgrounds building taking photos of the daughter and mother. After he was approached by the […]

Re: Long Branch representation with regard to mediation in relation to Committee of Adjustment applications

David Godley had sent out some message earlier, by way of an email message to people with an interest in these topics; some background material – I’m guessing it was from CORRA – was missing; here it is (I have broken longer paragraphs into shorter ones, for ease of online reading). I want to mention […]

Formation of Long Branch Neighbourhood Association

The following message is from David Godley of Long Branch: A piece of Long Branch history will start on November 30, 2015. Be part of it! A community meeting organised by Brian Liberty, a resident of Long Branch, will be held as follows: Date: 30 November 2015 (Monday) Time: 7pm to 8.30pm Place: Humber College […]

Long Branch Neighbourhood Association Launch – Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at Humber College L-Building, 7:00 pm

I have attended three meetings in the past year chaired by Brian Liberty of Long Branch, which have had the purpose of laying the ground work for the launch of a neighbourhood group in Long Branch. The meetings, of an informal planning group made up of Long Branch residents, have convinced us that there is […]

Balkans travel report from David Godley of Long Branch

I’m pleased to share the following travel report from David Godley, who from time to time has shared such reports at this website in the past. David writes: Balkans, Fall 2015. I was approached menacingly by an enormous Bosnian. His dobradan (good day) did not sound sincere. I was in the grounds of a 6th […]

Comments from David Godley regarding discussion related to Official Plan: Neighbourhood policies, Section 4.15

Below is a comment from David Godley of Long Branch to Paul Bain of the City of Toronto: Hi Paul, Thank you for saving me TTC fares and letting me have a copy of the proposed wording which will be tweaked for the November 9 2015 Planning report. Here are some comments to consider. First the proposed […]