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)

Has “fearless girl” on Wall Street changed bull forever?

There’s a soap opera of sorts playing out on Wall Street. The debate is raging over whether the Fearless Girl statue placed in front of the Wall St. Charging Bull should be made permanent. The popularity of the statue — especially with women posing arms akimbo like the girl — has business people, artists, City officials and citizens offering opinions. The artist who created the bull as a symbol of aggressive optimism, says the girl has changed his bull into a villain. The great bronze creation has been there since 1989. CBC

Arden Ramon Haynes was President, CEO of Imperial Oil

The former President and CEO of Imperial Oil, Arden Ramon Haynes, has died at his home on Stony Lake at the age of 89. Mr. Haynes was a husband, father, grandfather and man of many skills including painting, golf and fly fishing.  He served on many boards. Mr. Haynes obituary is published at the Humphrey Funeral Home website where details of the service on Thursday, March 30 may be found.

Sexual assault on woman at Loblaws on St. Clair Ave West

The Toronto Police are requesting the public’s assistance identifying a man wanted in a sexual assault investigation. On Friday, March 10, 2017, at 10 a.m. officers responded to a call for at Loblaws at 396 St. Clair Avenue West. A woman, 70, was shopping in the store when a man stood behind her and sexually assaulted her. The man is described as 50-60, wearing a baseball hat, plaid shirt, dark pants and runners.

Canada is looking for a safe place to send peacekeeprs

It’s hard not to conclude that Canada really wants to be a peacekeeper but only if the place isn’t too dangerous. This is an issue that goes to the heart of how political parties see the world. Suitable for peace keeping? Or much more dangerous than that? CBC

Peewee A Wildcats to compete in Lower Lakes tourney

These bright-looking girls of the Leaside Wildcats Peewee A team (11 and 12) are headed to the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League Championship Weekend March 31 to April 2. It’s held at the Canlan York University and Vaughan Sports Village Arenas locally. The Peewee A Wildcats have an eye-popping record of 16-2-4 which won them the East championship. They will be meeting winning teams like the Waterloo Ravens, Buffalo Bisons and the Lake Shore Lightning for top honours.

Burned kitten Scarlett recovering from Saskatoon fire

Scarlett, a kitten whose paws and nose were badly burned in a house fire, is on her way to recovery and has found a home with a family that loves her. But before she made that connection the kitten was reunited with Christian Canfield, a Sakatoon man who saw her leap from the blazing building, coaxed her to come to him and then turned her over to firefighters. The kitten was taken by the SPCA.

Great White Oak at St. Cuthbert’s an Ontario Heritage Tree

A ceremony Saturday on the St. Cuthbert’s Church green during Creation Care 2017 has recognized the wonderful Great White Oak of unknown years as an Ontario Heritage Tree. The event was recorded by City News. The tree may be seen in archive pictures as a young but still very grown oak even before the present church was constructed.

Man sought in sex assault of girl, 17 in recent cases reported

Police are seeking Anthony Pulido, 18, of Toronto (above) for sexually assaulting another teen in an apartment unit in the Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West area He threatened the girl with a firearm. She was able to get away and called police immediately. The wanted person fled. He is described as 5’4”, 145 lbs., with a light complexion, medium build, mid-length black hair, and brown eyes. In other cases, a man, 25, has been arrested, his license suspended and car impounded for driving at 147 km/h on Bloor St. West west of the Kingsway. A third case has seen Simon Nazaryan, 51, of Toronto, charged for pushing a woman traffic enforcement officer as she was ticketing his car on Bloor St. W near Islington Ave. See police reports as linked.

Man detained on report of weapon seen at Wadlow Park

A call about a man with a gun was investigated at Wadlow Park Saturday and found to be person with a cap pistol. He was pointing the toy at others and someone became nervous enough to call police.