Peonies on agenda when Garden Society meets April 13

Reader Donald Beard has written to offer a reminder that the next meeting of the Leaside Garden Society will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday April 13 at the Leaside Public Library, 165 McRae Drive.  The speaker will be Dugald Cameron on the subject of Peonies. Sounds informative.

Woman gravely hurt as car hit by tanker in fog at Ancaster

The OPP has released this shocking picture of a car which was T-boned at high speed by a tanker truck as it made a left-hand turn at the corner of Highway 6 and Book Road south of Ancaster Monday morning. The driver is in hospital with life-threatening injuries. The truck is carrying 50,000 litres of diesel oil which must be transferred. It was very foggy on Mt. Hamilton when the crash occurred.

Look who else is heading to the Lower Lakes Tournament

Yes! It’s the Leaside Wildcats Midget B girls (Della Rocco) off to compete against other 17-and-under winning teams at this championship meet next weekend. Previous

Wanted man surrenders to police day after news release

Anthony Pulido, 18, has surrendered to police in connection with a sexual assault complaint one day after a news release was issued.  He has been charged with pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for committing an offence, sexual assault, forcible confinement and assault. Previous

Liquor and Marijuana Control Board of Ontario on the way?

It may not be far off as the federal Liberals are said to be ready to reveal planned legislation to make marijuana legal in Canada. Leaked bits of the scheme so far suggests that, as constitutionally proper, the provinces would control how and where marijuana is sold. The present Premier will put retail sale of pot in the hands of the LCBO. In seems likely that a successor from any party would do the same. Yes, that would mean all the slap-up dispensaries would be illegal. But then what were their owners thinking anyway when they entered the retail dope game?


Reports say that those who wish to grow their own marijuana will be limited to four plants per home. CBC says all this and more may be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan.


At Queen’s Park Attorney General Yasir Naqvi would not be pinned down Monday, when asked about age limits and sales locations. “We have not made any decisions.” He said nothing has been ruled out in terms of potential sales locations, including the government-run LCBO liquor stores, pharmacies, or private pot shops.




Meridian CU branch set to open Monday, March 27

Police have DNA but need more help to solve 2001 killing

Police say they have DNA which they believe is the shooter’s in the death of Sudaran Velauthapillai nearly 16 years ago. But it isn’t in the data base. Can you help find his killer?

2 mechanics held in escalator drop, Otis firm “surprised”

Two mechanics have been arrested after an escalator packed with people in a Hong Kong shopping mall suddenly went into reverse. (Video in post below) Police say the suspects may have tampered with the machine’s parts after the Saturday incident, which sent shoppers tumbling. Eighteen people were injured when the escalator at Mong Kok’s Langham Place switched direction from up to down. One man suffered a head injury and was in serious condition, according to CNN affiliate CCTV. The mechanics, aged 22 and 52, are facing charges of obstruction of justice, police said. Both have been released on bail and must report back to police in mid-April. “The arrest of our mechanics was a surprise,” Ian Fok, a spokesman for the Otis Elevator Company, which employes the two men, said in a statement. CNN

Escalator sends dozens of people plunging to floor below

A shocking scene as a long escalator in Hong Kong suddenly reverses, dumping the riders in a pile on the floor below. Eighteen are said to have been injured. To the right, still in Hong Kong, Carrie Lam is the new chief executive of the Chinese City. She was appointed by the executive council controlled by the Beijing government. Democracy advocates are calling it “rule by selection not election.” Below, Bosnian teen Kerim Ahmetspahic, 16, has broken the nutty Guinness record for breaking building blocks by smashing 111 of them with his head. The Mailonline has been unkind enough to call the teen a blockhead. And, finally, that eteernal question: Is Your GPS Making You Stupid?

Man, 77, found dead in Don Mills day after reported missing

A 77-year-old man has been found dead in a wooded area in Don Mills Sunday, a day after he was reported missing to police. Hung-Soon Chung, 77, was last seen on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., in the Don Mills Road and York Mills Road area. Const. Caroline de Kloet, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said the man was reported missing by his family on Saturday evening.

Wildcats need home for Kate as she joins team this fall

Leaside Wildcats are looking for a good family who live close to the arena to billet a visiting player from British Columbia this fall. Take a look and see if your family can help.

Greek Independence Day celebrated on blustery Danforth

Members of the Greek community, the political elected and others marched bravely in the annual Greek Independence Day Parade Sunday on the Danforth. Premier Wynne laid a wreath at Alexander the Great  Parkette as did Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Ward 29)