Driver dead when vehicle runs into school bus, catches fire

A driver has died in flaming head-on collision between a car and a school bus in Oshawa on Simcoe St. between Coates Rd. and Raglan Rd. Friday. Police say the bus driver and all the students are relatively unscathed by the incident. No names have been released.

Honour-system seed banks at TPL branches for gardeners

Audra Brown of City News reports on a little known seed perpetuating program available at 21 Toronto Public Library branches. The public may take the seeds and are honour bound to replace them from their own garden growth. It seems to be focussed on vegetables but that isn’t said so maybe horticulturists can inquire as well.

London says Uber “not fit and proper to hold a license”

Uber has been kicked out of London by the local transportation authority. It finds Uber kind of sneaky. Then, Cynthia Mulligan of City News on Toronto buyer’s remorse over the 20 year (!) contract with Tuggs Inc to rule prime Beach waterfront. What were they thinking or doing? Then, Prince Harry has his own fan base waiting when he arrives at Scotia Plaza Friday. Finally, remarkable video of a family pulled safely from its overturned sailboat by a Royal Navy helicopter off Puerto Rico

Sunnybrook Vets day at sunny Eglinton Square food court

Sunnybrook veterans were able to enjoy the pleasant September weather Friday on an excursion which took them to the Eglinton Square Shopping Centre food court. This sunlit space is located off a not very busy approach to the mall from residential Englehart Crescent.

Caregiver, 50, left child in car for reasons not yet stated

A woman, who for reasons unstated so far, failed to take a little boy to daycare but instead left him sitting in a hot car to die has been granted bail. The charge against Zeljina Kosovac, 50, is criminal negligence. The three-year-old was spotted by a cleaning crew in an apartment parking lot at about 1.30 Thursday. Staff broke the window and the child was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead in due course.This occurred at 299 Mill Road in Etobicoke. Police say the child was in the car for hours. A friend of the woman said she recently lost her husband to cancer.


FIRST LOOK: Cumbrae’s new “Bayview beast” is now open

Mayor to attend re-opening of the Lower Don Trail Saturday

Saturday will see the re-opening off the Lower Don Trail with a ceremony attended by Mayor Tory and others at the new Pottery Road trail bridge. It begins at 9.50 a.m with remarks at ten. This is at the south side of Todmorden Mills. Media parking is available at Todmorden Mills parking lot. Also present will be Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32 Beaches-East York), Chair of the City’s Parks and Environment Committee, Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth) and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale). The event will begin with a bike ride from Evergreen Brick Works to the Pottery Road Trail Bridge and will include food, games, music and activities at locations along the trail including the Cloverleaf, Riverdale Park East and Corktown Common.

Ten boxes of exhibits rolled in at trial of McGuinty aides

The Crown has begun its opening statement in the trial of former Dalton McGuinty aides Laura Miller and David Livingston Friday morning in Toronto. They are accused of breach of trust and mischief in the erasure and deletion of records including email related to the infamous election-eve cancellation of two gas-fired power plants in 2010. This summary by Mike Crawley says the evidence includes ten banker’s boxes of documents and exhibits brought to court on a dolly this morning. CBC

Harry arrives, visits True Patriot Love event at Scotia Plaza

Man falls off top of car in road rage, flown to Sunnybrook

Police say a man was injured in a road rage incident in the parking lot at Upper Canada Mall in York Region Friday morning when he fell off the top of his car. He was up there, it appears, to escape another person who was trying to knock him down. An air ambulance landed at the mall about 7.50 a.m. and took the man to Sunnybrook HSC. Strange happenings.


Invictus flag at Sunnybroook but sadly no Prince Harry

The Invictus Games flag visited Sunnybrook Veterans Centre Thursday. It was duly honoured but hope of seeing the game’s creator, Harry, was in vain.  Toronto Star 

Alarming “glass towers” syndrome sends shards onto Bay

There has been another fall of glass windows from a high floor of the Four Seasons Hotel at Yorkville and Bay Sts. Thursday afternoon. This is the fifth such rain of glass onto the street since the hotel opened in 2015. The fall was called “substantial” by the fire service and occurred about 1.30 p.m when people and cars were in the street. Engineers are said to be at the scene assessing the structural stability of glass panels on the building. There has been concern elsewhere in downtown Toronto about falling glass as the City deals with an apparent syndrome of collapses from glass towers.