Shannon Perez

Shannon Perez lives in Winnipeg with her family and her extended family. She works with people to understand why reconciliation is important. She values time with her family and volunteers.

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Why this man's plan for an elite sports training space started a storage war in Oshawa

Hockey dad Kirk Lowe is trying to persuade Oshawa city council to let him convert storage space at a city-owned arena into a training space for elite athletes. But community groups who are using it right now say the proposal is offside.

Metrolinx not backing down from LRT stop dispute with Mississauga residents

Elderly residents and people with disabilities in Mississauga say they're being left behind in the Metrolinx plan for a new LRT line through the centre of the city.

'They're taking my life': Elderly couple fighting condo board's order to rip out their garden

An Etobicoke couple say their condo townhouse complex's board of directors is trying to force them to tear up the gardens they've tended for 25 years. Now they're spending $30K to fight the ruling.

Greek god sculptures by renowned artist may soon be back on display at Exhibition Place

After three years of negotiating, the city, the Exhibition Place board and the owner of the Toronto Event Centre are close to a deal to put a collection of 20 statues by renowned Canadian sculptor E.B. Cox back on display.

Scarborough councillor wants to send bill for emergency services to people who get stuck on Bluffs

An east end city councillor is suggesting that daredevils who get stuck trying to climb the Scarborough Bluffs should be billed for the cost of the rescue.

'Big-city problems': How booming Brampton is dealing with a spike in homelessness

Brampton is one of the country's fastest growing cities, but its political and business leaders say they're discovering a downside to that popularity: a burgeoning homeless population.

Dangling cables have Scarborough neighbours fearing for children's safety

Residents in a Scarborough neighbourhood say they spent weeks this summer entangled in a dispute with Rogers Communications over low-hanging cables, and they say the city has done little to solve the problems.

Affordable housing project up in the air after provincial cuts

A plan to add more than 100 affordable apartments to a Scarborough neighbourhood is up in the air after the province cut a program that would have helped pay for the project.

A Toronto homeowner wants to cut down his walnut tree due to allergies. Not so fast, experts say

A city council committee is being asked to allow a North York man to chop down a backyard black walnut tree on the grounds that his family members are allergic to the nuts. But there's concern that could lead to an avalanche of similar claims, and the destruction of thousands of healthy, nut-bearing trees.

Caribbean Carnival runs afoul of vendors

The leader of a group of vegan chefs is complaining that Toronto Caribbean Carnival executives tripled the price of booths near the route of the annual parade with little warning last month.

City's top doc warns of alcohol perils in new report on PC budget

The city's medical officer of health has a warning about the potential consequences of measures in the provincial budget that loosen restrictions on alcohol consumption.

Ford government cuts will blow $2-billion hole in municipal budgets, Moody's warns

Ontario municipalities should brace for $2 billion worth of financial shocks in the decade ahead, as cuts in provincial transfers sink in, according to the credit rating service Moody's. The warning comes in a report released last week and set to be presented at Peel Region's council meeting Thursday.

How the city plans to re-imagine Toronto Island Park and make it 'spectacular'

Toronto parks staff have embarked on a multi-year project that will redefine how the city uses one its most popular destinations: the Toronto Islands' parkland.

Locals object to Indigenous healing lodge in Scarborough neighbourhood

Residents in southwest Scarborough say an Indigenous healing lodge planned for their neighbourhood is a bad fit for the area, and is being forced on their community without proper consultation. The organization building the lodge is holding an information session in the area Wednesday.

'Lackadaisical,' 'Inefficient' Vaughan water services uncovered by city auditor

The City of Vaughan's auditor is calling out staff for what he calls a "lackadaisical approach" to managing the city's water supply.