Man arrested in Scarborough’s “crossbow” killings case

Toronto Police press release has announced today that Brett Ryan, 35, of Toronto, has been arrested.  He is charged with three counts of First-Degree Murder.  He is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Friday, August 26, 2016, 10 a.m.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).  Previous: Police say “crossbow” killings tied to condo package scare

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Cabbie charged after confrontation with courier on Bay St.

The case of taxi driver and the bike courier on Bay Street has resulted in a charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assault with a weapon (we’re guessing the car) against the cabbie. Interestingly, Toronto Police take the trouble to say that the investigation “is ongoing.” The police release says the bike courier and the cabbie had had a  “physical confrontation” on Bay near Gerrard before heading off up Bay Street to near Saint Mary Street where the taxi driver swerved into the bike. The courier received minor injuries. into the The cabbie, Ali Farkhondehfall, 57, of Thornhill, is charged as noted and the courier, 31, is unnamed. The raised question which may come to light in City Hall court May 4 when Mr. Farkhondehfall is scheduled to appear. What’s that smell? Curious video uploaded by prankster

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Police say “crossbow” killings tied to condo package scare

Homicide detective sergeant Mike Carbone has confirmed a connection between the deaths of three people in Scarborough Thursday to the evacuation of a condominium on Queen’s Quay because of a suspicious package earlier in the day. The detective was feeling pressed by the need to pursue the investigation as he took time to talk to reporters on Lawndale Road in southeastern Scarborough near the scene of what has been described as three killings by crossbow. Two men and a woman are dead and fourth person injured — but details are slow to come. Carbone said police were processing the crime scene at 10 Lawndale to try to make sense of what had happened. He suggested the fourth person injured in the Lawndale incident may have serious injuries. He repeated his concern that police are “four hours into the investigation” with the intent of explaining why he does not have more information to share  


Visit from Penny beats plug in Michelin Guide at McSorley’s

Penny Oleksiak sauntered into one of her occasional haunts Wednesday night with some pals. That would be McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon on South Bayview. Penny has been at the well-known saloon before and staff fully expect to see her again. She graciously agreed to some pictures. McSorley’s is known for the self-effacing humour of former owner Simon Hanlon. Service, Quality, Price — Pick Any Two is a giggle enjoyed by many. But a visit from Penny Oleksiak is better than a plug in the Michelin Guide. McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon is sold but Simon stays on

WINDSOR: Homes damaged, 3 hurt as twister hits

People are getting a good look by daylight after buildings were destroyed, trees uprooted and some minor injuries in a tornado swept into LaSalle from the Detroit River and touched down several times in Windsor on Wednesday evening. The Toronto Sun reports that at around 7:20 p.m. Kathy Hanson, a secretary at Manor Realty on Walker Road, was looking out the front window to see if the rain had let up as real estate agent Maria Franzoi was about to leave for an appointment. “I backed up to the desk and I saw a tree fly by and the front door blew open,” said Hanson.

Toll in Italian quake reaches 250 and may push even higher

As the death toll in the Central Italian earthquake stood at 250, with every expectation it will push even higher, survivors of Wednesday’s disaster were living through aftershocks. One reached 4.5 magnitude.. The shallow quake, estimated to have struck after 3:30 a.m. at a depth of six miles, was felt across a broad section of Central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic centre felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. BBC reporter James Reynolds reports (above) from the badly damaged town of Amatrice near Rieti on the  desperate search for survivors. BBC before and after pictures  .


Sordid, cruel acts alleged in Toronto child porn arrests

Toronto police say four people have been charged variously with the making of child pornogrpahy, the abuse of children and other charges in the course of pornographic activity  One of those accused is Jason (Byrd) Dickens, 45, who 25 years ago appeared in the television series DeGrassi Junior High. Also charged is Dylen Anne McEwen, 31, Tina Ewan, 25 and an unidentified London, Ontario woman. In total there appear to be more than 20 charges covering a wide variety of sordid acts including sex with animals. More

3rd quarter billions show banks know how to make money

Third quarter results show again why so many people invest by buying Canadian bank stocks and then more or less forget about their money. Toronto-Dominion Bank has reported a quarterly profit of $2.6 billion, the Royal Bank announced $2.7 billions in quarterly profit and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce $1.44 billion.

Strollers recalled in Canada over possible falling hazard


Health Canada is recalling 5,787 Step n Go Travel System strollers because a tray folding mechanism can partially disengage on one side when an infant car seat is attached. That represents a falling hazard says Health Canada. .Dorel Juvenile Canada of Mississauga, the distributor, has eight complaints about the trays disengaging but there are no reports of injuries. Health Canada says anyone who owns one of these strollers should stop using it with a car seat attached and contact the company for a free repair kit. Three models are affected, identified as 01451CCYA, 01451CDGI and 01451CDGJ. The numbers are on a sewn-in label at the back of the stroller.