Mt. Pleasant Village Harvest Fair from 10 until 4 Saturday

The annual merchant event with food and entertainment is underway Saturday morning. It’s always fun.

Man grabs child and leaps into Niagara in horrifying attack

Niagara Regional Police continue to search Saturday for 28-year-old Joshawa Raymond Douglas Brooks, 28, of Fort Erie, after he allegedly abruptly picked up a young child and jumped into the Niagara River. The child’s mother, 29, is reported to have leaped into the river in an attempt to save the youngster. Bystanders pulled both the child and the woman from the water. The attack happened Friday afternoon around 6:30 p.m. in the area of Jarvis Street and Niagara Boulevard in Fort Erie. As reported by NewsTalk610 Radio, the mother is in critical condition and the man still missing

Bob Steckley was in his driveway when he noticed the commotion going on by the water, so he ran to the shoreline with a few life jackets. Steckley entered the water and said the boy was terrified. “His eyes were huge as I came towards him. He was starting to go under, splashing around.” Once the child was brought to shore, Steckley and another good Samaritan performed CPR on the unresponsive mother until they were relieved by emergency responders The child’s mother was transported to hospital in critical condition, while the young boy was taken to a local hospital for further assessment. Steckley, a former Ward Three Councillor, is still waiting to hear whether or not the mother pulled through. He says he didn’t get much sleep last night.

No winning ticket sold in Friday’s $40M Lotto Max draw

Once again no winning ticket was sold for the $40 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Sept. 24 will be approximately $50 million, and there will also be two Maxmillions prizes of $1 million dollars each up for grabs.

Three die in SUV in collision with tractor-trailer at Bradford

Three people are dead following a head-on crash in Bradford. South Simcoe police say an SUV was travelling northbound on Yonge Street when it collided with a tractor-trailer heading southbound near 14th Line around 4:30 p.m. Friday. Police say the three fatalities were all from the SUV while the truck driver was treated at the scene and released.

Mason’s Fine Foods is open at 692 Mt. Pleasant at Soudan

Mason’s Fine Foods has opened at 692 Mt. Pleasant Rd. just south of Soudan Ave. It sits between Starbucks and Meridian Credit Union and is part of the regeneration of the block. Two doors down at 688, the former DiSantis Men’s Hair Salon is nearly remade into a modern retail premises. Mason’s is owned by Peer to Peer Hospitality and sells good-looking sandwiches and accessories made on the site for both sitting in and taking out. It will soon have a retail meat counter as well.

Scarborough plaza sealed off after fatal shooting Thursday

A man is dead after a shooting in an industrial area of Scarborough Thursday night. His name is published by media as Charankan Chandrakanthan, 25. Tammie Sutherland reports police believe a social gathering was happening in the area at the time and are urging any witnesses to come forward. Also happening is the stabbing of two teens in Brampton and the brandishing of firearms among young know-it-alls in the same City.

Kickoff of student Climate Strike snowballs all across world

The so-called Climate Strike of students staying out of class to protest the state of the environment is proving a big success in many countries. The “strike” is set to last a week until next Friday. The concern of students is strong in places like Australia and India. There is no evidence of such activity in China, however, one of the world’s largest users of petroleum. The Climate Strike movement has been busy for several months. It is an issue of enormous complexity not least of which is the world’s growing population. Some young women have sworn publically that they will never have children because of the climate.

Missing man last seen near Yonge and Davisville in March

Many questions arise about the circumstances of Darryl Brousseau, 45, as Toronto Police release an appeal for help finding this man who was last seen near Yonge St. and Davisville Ave. Mr. Brousseau is described as 5’10”, 181 lbs. with short brown hair and blue eyes. Police are concerned for his safety.

Lawrence Park resident fears planned pool will damage oak

Lawrence Park resident Kate Wheeler has posted her concerns to Facebook about damage to a 200-year-old oak tree which sits on the property she owns with her husband near Mt. Pleasant and St. Leonards Ave. It is near the property line at the rear where a new home is being built, and reportedly, a pool measuring 32 by 16 feet which Wheeler feels may damage the tree roots.

Cutest EY soccer champs and dad’s Rolls decorates Bayview

Time for some pictures snapped personally or pulled from the sky by Bulldog agents in recent days. Upper left are the cutest soccer champs ever with their trophies at the East York Soccer League games this week in Dieppe Park. They wear the shirts of the law firm of Morris Stoltz Evans. Upper right, the vanity plates on this Rolls Royce outside McSorley’s suggest that the driver can thank his dad for an elegant ride. The saloon’s clientele must be impressed. At center-right is a stunning sunrise posted to Ann Brown’s Leaside Chit Chat page by Russell Sutherland, Visual Storyteller. We’re looking east down Eglinton from Don Avon about 6.45 earlier this month. At the bottom, well, we just love these guys from the 330 Air Cadets in the gym at Danforth Tech. They’re telling other kids who want to join the fun to get over to the school on Monday, September 23 at 6 p.m.

Scheer says he would fast-track pipeline objections to SCOC

A Conservative government would overcome legal objections to building new petroleum pipelines by fast-tracking any cases right to the Supreme Court of Canada, party leader Andrew Scheer says. Scheer and other Conservatives have for years said Ottawa has to “assert federal jurisdiction” to get important projects built, but he has not until now explained what that would mean in practice. CBC

Voyeurism camera, mike sneaked into downtown washroom

Police say this man installed a miniature camera and microphone in a public washroom at a business place at Yonge and King Sts. This occurred September 11 about 6 p.m. They call it a voyeurism investigation. The man is described as mid-30s, short black hair, full beard, medium build, and wearing a light pink button-up shirt, black pants and carrying a backpack. The matter is held at 52 Division (416) 808-5200