Scarborough’s “crossbow” victims identified

A publication ban was lifted during a court hearing this morning allowing the release of the victims’ names. The three victims of the crossbow attack last week have been identified as the alleged murderer’s mother and brothers, Susan Ryan, 66, Christopher Ryan, 42, and Alexander Ryan, 29.

Police release cause of death of victims:

Summer is going to the dogs

Well, it is at this annual event in Idaho.  The Bulldog is green with envy.

Person with a knife reported at Bayview & Millwood

Police arrived in cruisers and on bicycles. It is not known if there was actually a knife, but life has returned to normal on South Bayview.

Aggressive man follows woman jogger in Leaside

Susan Gray writes to the Leaside Community Facebook Group warning fellow residents that “A very verbally aggressive man followed my neighbour during her run this morning in North Leaside. He stopped and yelled at her when she confronted him. This man appeared very angry – he was yelling about back-stabbing women and getting his posse. He is driving a small white pick-up truck with a small flag and blond plastic doll attached to the outside top of the cab. He is white, brown hair, big build and maybe in his early 40’s. The police were called around 8:30 am.” Another resident responded with a reminder to people that your cell phone can assist police if you manage to capture a photo of anyone harassing you on the streets.  Stay alert and safe everyone.

Canada Post job action deadline delayed another 24 hours

We will have to wait another day in suspense.

Postal contract: Labour’s view (2:10)

Postal contract: Management’s view (5:26)

Olympians’ parade in The Beach today

Members of the Beach Village BIA and the Danforth East Community Association organized this event to honour our Olympians, no doubt inspired by the neighbourhood’s very own Penny Oleksiak. It will start at 11 a.m. in East Lynn Park. The parade will then make its way onto Queen Street East and head east until Kew Gardens Park. Oleksiak, won four medals at the games and carried Canada’s flag into the closing ceremonies, will be there along with fellow 16-year-old medalist Michelle Williams, who won a bronze with Oleksiak in the 4X100 metre freestyle rally. CP24

Baffling case of bank robber accused of mass murder

..crossbow killer

Brett Ryan posted to Facebook

The baffling case of a convicted bank robber who is accused of killing a Scarborough mother and her two grown sons is likely to keep the homicide squad and the Crown Attorney busy for many weeks to come. Cops have charged Brett Ryan, 35, with gruesome murders committed with a crossbow. But police say they do not yet know what triggered the massacre. Ryan is remanded in custody until September 2 . Cops do not even know the connection between the alleged perpetrator and the dead. Then there is the scare at Ryan’s downtown condo where police found a suspicious package on the kitchen counter. Police have not yet revealed Ryan’s relationship with the family. He was convicted and served time for a string of robberies in 2008.

Trace Manes rings to sound of Georgia Walsh Games


How Penny Oleksiak stays humble: Macleans profile

Penny Oleksiak profiled by Macleans. 

Boy, 3, at Sick Kids as car hits utility pole on Avenue Rd.


A 3-year-old boy and his father were taken to hospital after a car driven by a third man slammed into a utility pole at Avenue Road and Roselawn Ave. Saturday morning about 8.30. The boy is said to have life-threatening injuries. He is at the Hospital for Sick Children. The third man, who was also the driver, is said to be uninjured. It appears the toddler was wearing a seat belt but was not in a car seat at the time of the collision.