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Hi, I’m Aparita, a reporter who has deep roots in Scarborough and is committed to serving this community by surfacing untold stories beyond stereotypes. Residents here tell me there’s a lot they love about their community, but that’s not usually what they see in the media. They’re frustrated by the excessive coverage of crime and lack of context in stories. This is your space to reclaim Scarborough.

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