Divers recover body of man, 48, killed in snowmobile foray

OPP divers have pulled the body of a 48-year-old man from the icy waters of Sturgeon Lake Sunday after a Saturday night foray by two snowmobiles caused both machines to plunge through thin ice. The man at the upper right rescued the surviving snowmobiler by urgently calling to his wife for a rope. But the other man, whose body was recovered Sunday, was nowhere to be seen. The search went on near Bobcaygeon using underwater diving apparatus and a helicopter. The survivor is said to be in serious condition.

Egg throwers seen early Saturday attacking a Leaside home

A post to Leaside Community tells of a 2.30 a.m. Saturday egg attack on a home in Leaside. The owner asks if anyone recognizes the car or people in these photos. A comment from another person says: “Our house was egged a week ago Friday…a real mess.” She posts these views of the mess, very hard to clean.

Principal sings snow day alerts and other school bulletins

The Video Wheel catches up with the pothole blitz courtesy of City News. Thank you. Then Sunday in the US saw urgent spasms from officials as they rushed to re-open tourist sites during the budgetary shutdown. This one is about a move to keep Statue of Liberty ferries at work. Below that, our headline photo/video feature on the principal at Union Pointe Academy in Florence, Kentucky. Chad Caddell sings snow day alerts and other urgent news to parents and kids. Here’s a bonus video on Facebook as Garth Brooks. Finally, protests in 34 countries by women with a kitchen sink of complaints ranging from #MeToo to the environment. They were chanting an ominous message of “Time’s Up.”

Fog possible Monday morning with drizzle and a high of 2C

Early risers may find fog across Toronto Monday morning but it is expected to dissipate quickly.  Forecasters say it may result in zero visibility Sunday night.

Star says cops investigating Bruce McArthur months ago

A Toronto Star story indicates cops were investigating Bruce McArthur, alleged killer of at least two gay men, as early as September. This news now sits beside complaints from activists that police did not pay attention to their concerns about a serial killer. Those complaints come even Mr. McArthur is in court on the homicide counts. Writers Julien Gignac and Jesse McLean say police visited a wrecking yard in Courtice and found a recently-discarded Dodge van owned by McArthur. They seized it for inspection and the yard’s owner, Dominic Vetere, is quoted as saying it seems  as if the vehicle was important to the investigation.


The two men shot to death early Friday in Etobicoke are Terrell Carr, 24, a Toronto man recently moved to Calgary and  Nasurdin Nasir, 26, of Toronto. They were in the front seat of a car that came under intense fire killing them and injuring two other men, so far unidentified, sitting in the rear. ,


The government is considering allowing licensed cannabis consumption lounges in the province once recreational marijuana is legalized this summer and is asking the public to comment on the on the idea. The proposal is being met with optimism by some cannabis activists and municipal politicians who say the provincial government’s approach on where legal weed can be consumed has been too restrictive so far.Under rules outlined in the fall, the province intends to sell marijuana in up to 150 stores run by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to people 19 and older, with a ban on pot’s consumption in public spaces or workplaces.


A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for human trafficking in the Toronto area has been arrested in Dartmouth NS and charged with 16 offences, police say. He is 26 and has no fixed address. He was returned to Brampton, Ont., last Thursday and held for a bail hearing.

CRA scam morphs into text message that wants your SIN

Becky McHugh of Corner Brook Newfoundland is one of many people getting a text purportedly from the CRA which when she clicked the link took her to a site where she was told to enter her Social Insurance Number. She did, and now she knows her identity is likely being stolen. Police say the most important thing to remember about the CRA is that it already knows your SIN. If you are asked to provide it, you can be sure you’re not talking to the CRA.

OPP say man missing as snowmobiles go into Sturgeon Lake

OPP say one person is missing and another was rescued after two snowmobiles went through the ice of Sturgeon Lake south of Bobcaygeon on Saturday night. Emergency responders were called to the scene on Oak Park Drive on the lake’s south shore just after 7 p.m. on Saturday. A rescue helicopter from CFB Trenton was brought in to take part in the search. City of Kawartha firefighters and paramedics also assisted. Paramedics took the rescued snowmobiler to hospital for treatment. The search was called off for the night around midnight and it will continue Sunday.


Police say a man with a gunshot wound flagged down police at Eglinton Ave and Allen Rd early Sunday. The victim was taken to a local hospital with a minor injury to their arm and police are investigating. Earlier, a man was stabbed and seriously wounded at a business at Jane St and Lawrence Ave. The motive is unknown as police search for a suspect who is black, about six feet tall and wearing dark blue clothing.


Fire officials are speculating that a man, 65, may have spilled cooking oil on himself and somehow have ignited it causing him life-threatening injuries. The call to an apartment at 30 Gloucester Street presented no fire. The man is at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Mallory Cres. site one of 5 as cops hunt clues in gay killings

Police have combed the grounds of a home on Mallory Crescent overlooking Toronto in their hunt for clues in the murders of two gay men. It is reported that the accused, Bruce McArthur, maintained the property for the owners. The CBC reports that police took away several plastic crates and bins, along with a grey suitcase. A hacksaw was also removed. CBC

Lose your keys on Millwood? Here’s a late photo/video mix

MP Rob Oliphant had Premier Wynne at his side (and two gentlemen) for pictures at his New Year’s levee Saturday at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on Lawrence Ave. Nice. But seriously, did you lose your keys on Millwood Rd. between Cleveland St. and McCord Rd? If so, PM Jessica Palombella from Leaside Community. Lower right, Leaside Junior Wildcats goalie Alysha Letwin shakes off the pain after a hard shot at Leaside arena Saturday night. The Wildcats dropped the game 3-1 to the Barrie Sharks. One goal went into the empty net. Then finally, Dimiter Todorov and family got a kick out of a brief hydro outage as they tried to cycle down Mortimer Ave. after dark

Minnan-Wong is acclaimed PC candidate in Don Valley East

Denzil Minnan-Wong has been acclaimed as the PC candidate in Don Valley East to contest the riding against MPP Michael Coteau. Minnan-Wong is the long-standing member of City Council for Ward 34. The NDP has an unnominated prospective candidate in Khalid Ahmed. Don Valley East sits between Leslie St and Victoria Park Ave. It has been represented by Mr. Coteau since 2011. Minnan-Wong, a deputy mayor, received the nomination at a meeting held in the riding on Saturday morning. The Ontario general election is June 7, 2018.

Lambert Moo in Leaside at Tao Northern Chinese Cuisine

Upper left, friends of Lambert Moo will wish to know that he is working Saturday and Sundays at Tao Northern Chinese Cuisine at 220 Laird Dr. Moo was the owner of the popular lunch spot Chai on Bayview for many years. Top centre, two Canadian novelists, R.J Harlick and Ken Ogilvie, will be at the Sleuth of Baker Street at 907 Millwood Rd. on February 1 from 6 to 7.30 p.m. Top right, he’s back. The promotional figure gyrating outside Bros. Cuisine is known as an air dancer. Lower left, the restaurant space at 1614 Bayview is for lease. Old timers are hoping for the return of a simple menu eatery like Diner 55. It was there 15 years ago. Next, meet Rev Jeff Rock, the new pastor of Metropolitan Community Church in Riverdale. He takes over from Brent Hawkes. Moving right, it’s the last Mac’s parking sign in town as the Quebec firm that owns the name goes about turning Southern Ontario into Texas (Circle K that is). This one remains on a vacant store at the corner of Eglinton and Petman Ave. Finally,  Residents are invited to drop off spare ice skates to the office of Davisville Junior Public School. They will go to good use on February 9 at the Annual Skate night at Hodgson Public School.

Nutella buys Nestle bars and N. Korean defections anyone?

It’s been decided that 22 North Korean athletes will play in combined teams with those of the Republic of Korea (ROK) at the Winter Olympics in Peongchang, South Korea. What will they talk about in the Olympic Village? Defections anyone? Then, the Nutella folks, Ferrero, will buy the US brands of Nestles for $2.8 billion. Sweet. Below that, some gripping images of that Pegasus jet being lifted off a steep slope leading to the Black Sea in the Turkish town of Trabzon. Pegasus is a Turkish budget carrier. Finally, the Video Wheel posts the escape of a tow truck from an insane motorist on a highway in Michigan.