Team Canada Names World Juniors Team

Team Canada has announced the members of their team for the 2018 World Junior Tournament, which begins December 26th.

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Halifax Explosion 100 Years Later

Today, December 6th 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst man made disaster.  On this date in 1917, the SS Mont-Blanc collided with the SS Imo in the harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The SS Mont-Blanc was loaded with explosives and a fire started after the collision.  The fire quickly spread and caused a large exploration when it made it to the cargo hold. Continue reading

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Etobicoke Celebrates 27th Annual Santa Claus Parade

The south Etobicoke communities of Long Branch and New Toronto celebrated their 27th annual Santa Claus parade.

The parade takes place along Lake Shore Blvd. W., starting at 10 a.m. at Dwight Ave. in New Toronto.  The parade heads west along the Lake Shore to 35th St. in Long Branch.

Here are some pictures from the parade: Continue reading

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Board Can Fire Officers

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions:

QUESTION:  If a president of a condo board is terminated unanimously by the board members and fails to resign, what is the board’s next step?

ANSWER:  An officer, such as the president, may be removed from office by a vote of the quorum of the board. While the board may remove an officer it can only remove a director in limited circumstances.

The corporation may have a bylaw requiring directors to abide by certain ethical requirements. The bylaw may provide that in the event of a serious or repeated breach of those requirements, the directors may vote to remove the offending director — provided that the director is given the opportunity to present arguments as to why he or she should not be removed.

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Blue Jays Announce Spring Training Schedule

Toronto Skydome (Rogers Centre), NY Yankees vs...

Toronto Skydome (Rogers Centre), NY Yankees vs. Blue Jays (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced their spring training schedule for 2018.

Spring training starts on February 23rd against the Philadelphia Phillies.  The Blue Jays will also play the Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees before taking on Philadelphia again on the 28th.

The Blues Jays’ first spring training game in March is on the 3rd against the Minnesota Twins, and the Blue Jays play a total of 13 spring training games in March – for a total of 17 games over spring training. Continue reading

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2017 World Series

The World Series is now set and will start today, October 24th 2017.  The National League Pennant winners, the Los Angeles Dodgers, will face off against the American League Pennant winners, the Houston Astros.

The Dodgers have home field advantage thanks to having 104 wins vs. the Astros’ 101 wins. Continue reading

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MLB Wild Card Games

The Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season is over, and now the playoffs begin with the wild card games.

In the American League, the Minnesota Twins travel to the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees.  The Twins finished in second place in the American League Central Division with a record of 85 wins and 77 losses, while the Yankees finished in second place in the American League East with a record of 91 wins and 71 losses.

In the National League, the Colorado Rockies travel to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Rockies finished with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses, while the Diamondbacks finished with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses.  Both teams represent the National League West Division.

Look for both visiting teams to win their games and move on the the Divisional Series.

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Board Cannot Refuse Communication Between Owners

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions:

QUESTION:  Owners in my building have placed leaflets on each unit’s door handle, advertising a condominium community website. One of the directors has been seen removing the leaflets. Can he do this?

ANSWER:  The leaflets were obviously placed on the door handles for the benefit of the unit occupants. Removal of the leaflets should only be by the unit occupants or by the director if the board passed a resolution. The resolution would appear to be necessary even if the declaration or rules prohibited the attachment of anything to the door handles.

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Board Could Re-Appoint Resigned Director

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions raised:

QUESTION:  One of our directors submitted his resignation and it was accepted by resolution of the board. The resigned director now wants to return and complete his term. I believe that when a director resigns, he is out — unless voted back in by the owners at the annual general meeting. Am I correct?

ANSWER:  Almost. The resigned director could be voted back onto the board by the owners. But the board could also resolve to appoint the director to fill the vacancy created by his resignation until the next AGM. The board, however, could not resolve that the director will complete his original term if that term would extend beyond the next AGM.

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2017 Warriors’ Day at the CNE

Today, August 19th 2017, the Canadian National Exhibition (C.N.E.) celebrated the 96th Warriors’ Day Parade.

The Parade started at 10:30 a.m. at the Princes’ Gate, at the east end of the CNE grounds, and continued past the Direct Energy Centre, before turning south just south BMO Field.

The parade also gave us a chance to thank our veterans and current members of the Canadian Forces.  Thank you for your dedication and service! Continue reading

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