Bautista slams eighth-inning 3-run homer to beat Yankees

Joe Bautista sent an eighth inning pitch into the stands at Rogers Stadium Saturday afternoon to bring home three runs and ultimately win the game for Toronto against the New York Yankees. CBC

Leaside Wildcats suffer New England hockey hospitality

The Leaside Wildcats are in Providence, Rhode Island at Providence College this weekend where they played the College Friars Saturday. It’s a nice place to visit but the Cats may wish to forget the 8-1 outcome of their game (below) against the hometown Friar ladies. Sunday, Leaside tackles the East Coast Wizards (U19) team at 11 a.m. in Providence. The Wizards are out of Bedford Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The exhibition games are organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

William, Kate and kids arrive in Victoria for west coast visit


Prince William and Kate, along with their children George and Charlotte, have arrived about 7 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. Pacific) in Victoria. Here they are seen disembarking. The couple will see British Columbia and the Yukon on this trip. Home base will be government house in Victoria which is where the children will spend most of their time with their nanny.

Boy, 15, stabbed to death at Scarborough RT station

The language used by police calls it “an altercation took place between two groups of people.” It happened at the Scarborough Centre RT station Friday night. As a result a 15-year-old boy is dead from stab wounds. Investigators are appealing for assistance from anyone who was in the area at the time of the altercation.

Mt. Pleasant Harvest Fair draws crowd by mid-afternoon

By mid-afternoon Saturday, Mt. Pleasant Road was busy with residents enjoying the annual BIA Harvest Fair under sunny skies. Below we see a couple of likely pumpkin suspects at the carving stand at Belsize Drive. Elsewhere the taster foods, music and many free favors (from massages to pizza) entertained the local residents. The petting farm was popular..

Seattle, Seoul and Assisi: Your world this Saturday morning

A large area of northern Washington state is in lockdown Saturday morning as police search for a gunman who shot and killed five people at a Macy’s in Burlington near the Canadian border. Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said police were seeking a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a rifle last seen walking toward Interstate. CNN video


Man sought in Washington state killings

In Seoul, the defense minister has told legislators that the government has a plan to assassinate Kim Jun Un if it thinks he is going to strike the Republic of Korea with nuclear weapons. In this video, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea says he finds Kim Jung Un’s nuclear efforts worrying, particularly given the toothless behaviour of China.

And in Assisi, Pope Francis has met with survivors of the Nice truck terrorist attack. Muslims accounted for a third of those killed in the July 14 horror. Pope Francis received grieving families and survivors of different religions. Video

Barbecue and food drive kickoff today at Grilltime

Sarah and Clair’s Food Drive will kickoff on Saturday, September 24 starting at noon with a barbecue at Andy Elder’s Grilltime meat store, 62 Laird Drive at Kenrae Road. This annual food drive inspired by two Leaside sisters will once again raise food for the Daily Bread Food Bank.  The drive is so named because of a child’s curiosity about just how children less fortunate than herself were fed. The barbecue will feature state-of-the-art cooking gear demonstrated by Broil King representative Naz and sausages donated by Black Knight Meats and Spices. They’ll be served on COBs buns. How about this. Amsterdam Brewery will be present to provide sampling. Say “hi” to Sarah and Claire, their parents Lynda Debono and Mark Jordan and grab a juicy plate of barbecue.  See you at the kickoff to Sarah and Clair’s Food Drive. Published first September 16, 2016. 


Planned power outage for northeast Leaside Saturday

A notice from Toronto Hydro regarding a planned power outage for the northeast corner of Leaside has been re-published by Councilor Burnside’s office  It relates to upgrades of the delivery system and includes homes within the boundaries of Glenvale Boulevard (North), Rykert Crescent (East), Eglinton Avenue (South) and Laird Drive (West). The outage is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mt. Pleasant Village BIA Harvest Fair set for Saturday

Harvest Fair gets underway at 10 a.m. with merchants and the BIA putting on a show. The weather looks to be pleasant with a high of 17 and mostly sunny skies.

Yonge subway closed south from Bloor up to Osgoode

This closure of the system for the weekend is caused by an old favorite at the TTC — track work. It will go on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be shuttle buses for the strong-hearted. The trains will turn north at Bloor and Osgoode stations.

Actor friend found dead in Stoumboulopoulos L.A. home

Canadian actor Richard Hong, 41, has been found dead, apparently murdered, in the rented Los Angeles home of his friend, George Stroumboulopoulos. Stroumboulopoulos was in New York at the time of Hong’s death but has flown to the west coast to be with his friends, he told Canadian Press. CBC

Rain shifts Movie in the Park Night to Saturday