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Salvation Army closing its Parliament St. thrift store in Toronto

Regular customers say the Salvation Army’s thrift store on Parliament St. will leave a hole in the Regent Park community when it closes its doors for good next month.

The store’s 15-year lease agreement for the building at 252 Parliament St. ended this year. Faced with what director of retail operations Michele Walker called a “substantial increase in rent,” the Salvation Army made the decision to shut the store down.

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Premier asks for community consultation on cannabis store locations | The Star

Kathleen Wynne says ‘we’re going to make sure’ school boards are a part of discussions on cannabis store locations.

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Moonbeam Books caters to young readers in west end Toronto neighbourhood | Quill and Quire

When Katharine Tutko graduated in 2015 with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Toronto, she didn’t know what she wanted to do next. She went back to school for a one-year program in public administration, but that didn’t put her any closer to a career path. As a student, Tutko worked part-time as a customer service representative at Indigo Books & Music, which is where she fell in love with bookselling. “I finally decided you only live one life – you have to do what you want to do,” Tutko says...

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Montreal Fairtrade banana company eyes product expansion

With its Fairtrade organic bananas doing well, one Montreal-based company is looking at possibly expanding into other Fairtrade fruit offerings.

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