Never a stranger to the big stage, David Beckham was finally overwhelmed and reduced to tears as he went out in a burst of fireworks and cheers Saturday in his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain before retirement. Fans chanted his name before the game, and they chanted some more when he was finished. There was an outpouring of hugs, cheers, song and congratulations — from teammates, opponents and even former president Nicolas Sarkozy. There also was some soccer to be played. And Beckham, appointed captain for the game, was involved in two of his team's goals in a 3-1 victory over Brest. Fox Sports
The Government is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100 polymer bills. A man passed two of them in a British Columbia store earlier in May and since then others have appeared. The RCMP is starting to worry that Canadians have grown over-confident in the new bank notes. But, even though there is an outbreak of counterfeiting, the number of phony polymer bills per million is only about 25. At the peak of counterfeiting in Canada post 2000, there were more than 450 bogus bills in circulation for every million bank notes.
Published 5/18/2013 09:05:00 PM
The final count of receipts at the LePage Shelter Foundatiom Sale last week indicates that more than $7,000 was collected for this very worthy cause. The organizers are sending thanks to many of our business neighbors: Cobbs, Canadian Tire, Starbucks, PODS, We Move You, Frog Boxes, Valumart and others. Thanks to all those donors and volunteers as well. Previous post.
Published 5/18/2013 08:32:00 PM
Published 5/18/2013 08:13:00 PM
The Globe and Mail is reporting the sale of the semi-detached home at 260 Belsize Drive near Forman Ave. As many will know, this places the home on the attractive Glebe Manor Square boulevard park that stretches along certain sections of Belsize. The sale appears to be a winter listing which for reasons of a long close is only being reported now. The asking price was $679,000 and it sold for $760,000. The home had sold previously in 1988 for $262,000. Sydnia Yu, Special to the Globe and Mail
Published 5/18/2013 11:16:00 AM
Marko Pandurevic, 25, has been convicted of second degree murder after a dispute in an apartment parking lot on St. Dennis Drive led to an ongoing dispute that finally ended in the stabbing death of his neighbor. Court heard that Mr. Pandurevic stabbed Dimitry Savenkov, 25, several times with a kitchen knife in the apartment elevator. He did so he said out of fear for his life. The jury heard that the dispute began when Savankov's car nearly struck Pandurevic in the apartment parking lot where each lived. St. Dennis Dr. is near Don Mills Rd. and Eglinton Ave. E. Toronto Star
Published 5/18/2013 10:49:00 AM
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Published 5/17/2013 09:32:00 PM
Geoff Kettel has written email to residents alerting them to a series of break-ins last night targeting bicycles and other valuables. It appears thieves worked their way east on from Bayview Ave. on Glenvale Blvd. One resident had his expensive bike stolen from a shed that was locked.
Published 5/17/2013 08:25:00 PM
A lawyer for Mayor Ford says the accusation that Mr. Ford is seen on video smoking crack cocaine is "false and defamtory" Dennis S. Morris, whose practice is on John Street, made the declaration in response to the Toronto Star story today (Friday, May 17, 2013) in which two well known reporters. Robyn Doolittle and Kevin Donovan, write that they have screened a cellphone video shown to them by men who are apparently traffickers in crack. A photograph showing someone who looks like the mayor is published with the Star story. The Star says that it was asked to pay a million dollars and other sums of money for the video. It says it paid nothing. On the tape the mayor is said to utter a number of vulgarities and to be clearly impaired. The mayor himself has called the video "ridiculous" and yet another attempt by the Toronto Star to discredit him. He did not comment on the appearance of the story first in the gossip online publication Gawker. The Gawkter story, written by John Cook, is very vitriolic and the writer is conducting a campaign to solicit a sum of $200,000 to buy the video. Mr. Cook observes that the owner of the video may wish to leave town for fear of retribution. As he hustled through City Hall today Mr Ford was hectored by reporters: "Is the video a fake, Mr Ford?" "Why would someone make a fake video?" and similar questions. One of the Mayor's allies on council, Doug Holyday, said that he did not know what to say except that drug traffickers cannot be trusted. CP24 quotes police spokesman Tony Vella as saying that the department is "monitoring" the situation but PC Vella had no more to say about what that meant. Many commentators are suggesting the video represents a fatal turn in the mayor's career from which he may not be able to recover. .
Published 5/17/2013 05:28:00 PM
|899 used to be Anna's Day Spa|
Published 5/17/2013 04:38:00 PM
Signs have now gone up at 1627 Bayview Ave. that the location will soon be a HERO burger place. This is the premises previously housing Jus de Vie which unfortunately closed at the beginning of the month after about a year in business.
Published 5/17/2013 01:18:00 PM
An earthquake centred northwest of Ottawa has been felt across a wide area of Ontario and Quebec according to media reports. There are reports from around the GTA of a tremble. It appears equally true that the earthquake was not felt by many others. Earthquakes Canada has revised its original report, saying it registered a 5.1-magnitude temblor with an epicentre located about 21 kilometres northeast of Shawville, Que., about an hour’s drive outside the national capital. There has been no damage reported.
Published 5/17/2013 10:56:00 AM
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Published 5/17/2013 10:31:00 AM
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Published 5/17/2013 10:01:00 AM
There will no strike at the LCBO. Union spokesperson Warren "Smokey" Thomas made the announcement shortly after 10 p.m. and it was quickly confirmed by the liquor board spokeswoman. The deal comes ahead of a midnight deadline. LCBO stores will be open tomorrow (Friday, May 17, 2013).
Published 5/16/2013 10:29:00 PM