If you receive a text message supposedly from your bank, claiming you need to re-activate your card, beware: It’s a scam

I recently received a text message, supposedly from TD Canada Trust, saying: “Your debit card starting with [the first four numbers of my debit card] is disabled. To re-activate your card, click below.” The link that was provided was a fake TD link. The purpose of the scam is to get people to reveal their […]

Proclamation of the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 changes to the land use planning and appeal system

Click here for previous posts regarding OMB Review > Click here for previous posts about OMB Reform > A recent message from the Agency and Tribunal Relations Branch Ministry of the Attorney General reads: We are writing to provide an update on the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, which was passed by […]

MPP Peter Milczyn Feb. 27, 2018 e-News Update

To view the message in your browser click here > Dear Neighbour, With March Break right around the corner, I hope you will join me for my 4th Annual March Break Free Family Skate and Free Family Movie (details on both events below). I look forward to seeing you at both of these free family […]

After his defeat in Russia (1812), Napoleon Bonaparte lost for a final time at the Battle of Waterloo (1815)

Some time ago, I was pleased to learn that Grade 12 students in Ontario were learning about Voltaire’s Candide and Moliere’s Tartuffe. I began, as a next step after reading a bit about Voltaire and Moliere on my own, to read about the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. I had a sense of what the […]

On Feb, 24, 2018 Estonia celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence

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Key considerations when preparing for a Committee of Adjustment or similar presentation

From time to time, I get inquiries from residents in communities outside of Long Branch – sometimes quite a distance from this community, in fact – asking for advice regarding Committee of Adjustment presentations. I always seek to reply at once, linking up inquirers with other residents in Long Branch, as there are many people […]

I much appreciate learning about the work of Stuart McGill (“Dr. Spine”) of Waterloo

I owe many thanks to Jacqueline Marie Murdoch of Toronto for her reference, some time back, to the work of Stuart McGill of Waterloo. Several books by Stuart McGill are available at the Toronto Public Library. As well, several YouTube videos are available online, in which McGill clearly and cogently outlines topics of interest, such […]

Correction regarding a letter which had been published by the Toronto Star, related to Long Branch development topics

The following CORRECTION has been posted by the Toronto Star on Feb. 10, 2018: A Dec. 27 Letter to the Editor about redevelopment in Long Branch referred incorrectly to a previous letter writer named David Matoc as representing “a small group of builders with redevelopment interests in Long Branch” whose “motivation is to maximize their […]

Please note new email and website address for Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (Toronto not New Jersey)

The web address for the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (Toronto not New Jersey) is: https://www.lbna.ca The email address is: LongBranchNATO@gmail.com Much excellent work has been completed, over the past several years, in getting the association up and running. In my experience, the quality of the planning is an essential element in the long-term success of […]