Category Archives: Beaches|Life magazine cover stories

They’re your neighbours, friends and families who save lives – Story of Local Firefighters

“I’m a local boy working at the local fire station for the local community,” says Doug Browne, fire captain at Station 227 in the Beaches. Located at Queen Street just east of Woodbine, Doug has been captain there for the past 8 years; he’s been a fire fighter since he was 26 years old. And he’s not the only “local … <entire article…>

James Hinchcliffe is Driven to Win

Fresh off his big win in Toronto, where he placed third at the Honda Indy this July, Canadian-born race car driver James Hinchcliffe is doing exactly what he’s always wanted to do: race powerful cars at high speeds! “I was eighteen months old when my dad took me to my first IndyCar race in Toronto,” he says (known at the … <entire article…>

Young Beacher: Penny Oleksiak, Fast Track to Rio 2016 Olympics

UPDATE: Canadian Athletic Penny Oleksiak has achieved great number of honers since this article was published in July 2016: Named female athlete of the year by Canadian Press. Won four medals at Rio 2016 Olympics – gold, silver and two bronze. The most ever by a Canadian at a single Summer Games. Named Swimming World’s Newcomer of the Year Four … <entire article…>

Talking Dirt with Canada’s Garden Guru

Ask Mark Cullen anything about gardening and he’ll talk about dirt! Canada’s foremost gardening spokesman, a Toronto native with family that goes back five generations in the city, Mark Cullen knows about gardening in Toronto, and across Canada. He started working in the family business, Weall and Cullen, when he was 13 years old. The well-known Toronto gardening company was … <entire article…>

A Rising Star is Living the Dream – Scott Helman

Congratulations! Scott Helman has been nominated for two 2016 JUNO Awards as Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year, Augusta. A Canadian rising pop music star Scott Helman, singer-songwriter, released his debut EP, Augusta with Warner Music Canada at age 19. Scott’s single,“That Sweater”, hit Number 5 on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 highest-voted fan favourites of … <entire article…>

The Dashing, Daring & Delightfully Down-to-Earth… Yannick Bisson

Internationally known Canadian film and television actor and director Yannick Bisson, best known for his role in Canada’s number one drama series, Murdoch Mysteries, for nine strong seasons. Yannick has a long list of credits to his name. You may recognize him from his roles as FBI Agent Jack Hudson in the series Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye and Joey Barrett … <entire article…>

Funny, Honest, Heartfelt – This is This Life

The versatile Canadian Actress, Torri Higgins, has enjoyed a wide range of drama genres – from comedy, horror, drama, action, historical, SCI-Fi, docudrama, and more. In fact, you’ve probably seen her and perhaps not even realized it. She’s had many rolls in TV dramas (e.g. Criminal Minds, Chase, NCIS), made-for-TV movies (e.g. Family of Cops, Stephen King’s Storm of the … <entire article…>

Going Back to School with Mr. D!

For comedian Gerry D., who plays the teacher, Mr. D., in the CBC hit comedy of the same name, there’s no “back to school” in his future – but there is definitely a season 5. Talking with Gerard Donoghue, the real Gerry D., this summer in Halifax, the Toronto-born actor is busy taping the show, to be aired in January. … <entire article…>

Three Generations of Olympians Mark Oldershaw at the Toronto Pan Am Games This Summer

Updated July 1, 2015: News! Congratulations to Mark Oldershaw, Canadian canoeist, named Pan Am Games flag-bearer after this article was published in June/July, 2015 edition of Beaches|Life magazine.  Canadian sprint canoeist, 2012 London Olympic medalist Mark Oldershaw, is in the final stages of training for the Pan Am Games in Toronto this summer, after winning a spot on the Canadian team … <entire article…>