Daily Archives: August 30, 2020

TORONTO: Here are the new stations in the Eglinton Crosstown LRT – blogTO

This is what all the new stations will look like when the Eglinton Crosstown is built

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is still a long way from completion, but when it’s done, the city will have a new integrated light rail transit system that stretches 19 kilometres across the city from east to west. 

The $5.3 billion project, which began construction in 2011, will bring 25 new stations and stops along Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis through to Scarborough in Toronto.

A number of the stations have been renamed since their initial announcement, and designs are subject to change in the future. But, as of right now, here’s what all the new stations will look like when the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is built. 

READ MORE: https://www.blogto.com/city/2020/08/new-stations-eglinton-crosstown-built/

TRAVEL: Guyana Nature Experience – 12-day Itinerary into the Interior

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Guyana Nature Experience

This classic, 12-day, small-group scheduled departure takes in many of the highlights of Guyana:
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Visit Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls before travelling to the Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve and its lodges for jungle hikes, boat trips, the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, and the chance to see the elusive jaguar. Stay in the Makushi village of Surama before going into the savannahs in search of giant river otters, giant anteaters and black caiman at Karanambu.

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      VIDEO OF THE MONTH   

The beauty of the Rupununi region is on full display in this short video. You can also get a quick look at the Karanambu Lodge and some very cute giant river otter pups. There are a couple of additonal surprises, as well. Watch the video. 

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Obituary: Patsy Blair Robertson, diplomat, born 28 August 1933; died 17 August 2020

Influential media spokesperson for the Commonwealth whose skill and charm helped to galvanise opposition to apartheid

Patsy Robertson

Patsy Blair Robertson, diplomat, born 28 August 1933; died 18 August 2020

Victoria Brittain | The Guardian UK 

Jamaica-born, Patsy Robertson, who has died aged 86, was a prominent figure in the historic turning of the tide against Margaret Thatcher’s support for apartheid South Africa by the Commonwealth leadership, headed by Guyana-born, Sir Shridath (Sonny) Ramphal.

As Ramphal’s trusted confidante Robertson helped to shape a new UK mainstream narrative: That apartheid could not be reformed, but instead had to go. Official spokesperson for the Commonwealth from 1983 until 1994, and also director of information at the Commonwealth Secretariat from 1988, she was a brilliant communicator whose clarity and charm came to be trusted by the media, politicians and Buckingham Palace.    Continue reading

Guyana: Annual Amerindian Heritage Month celebration – September 2020

‘Fostering Traditional Practices for a safe Environment’… for the Indigenous People of Guyana

− Virtual Amerindian Heritage Month celebration kicks off on Sep. 1, 2020