A candidate in, a candidate out

Rob and Doug Ford made most of the news yesterday, but the candidate list for Ward 11, which includes Weston, also changed at the last minute.

Daniel Winer, a young man who had thrown his hat in the ring for Ward 11, dropped out. Jose Garcia jumped in. Dory Chalhoub and the incumbent Frances Nunziata stayed in the race.

Nunziata will be hosting a kickoff barbecue today at her campaign office, at 2051 Weston Road, from 1 to 3 in the afternoon. All are welcome.

In related news, John Nunziata, Frances Nunziata’s brother, and a former MP for Weston, entered the race for the other York South—Weston riding, Ward 12, just over Jane. John Nunziata served as MP from 1984 to 2000 as a Liberal and an Independent. He was later charged with assault and fined $10,000 for lying under oath.

Police identify murdered man

Toronto Police have identified the young man murdered at Jane and Lawrence earlier this week. He was Joseph Okoro, 21, of Toronto.

InsideToronto says he was involved in an altercation nearby.

“As a result of that altercation, he was murdered,” Det. Sgt. Mike Carbone said. “I can say this was certainly a targeted homicide.”


The police have not made an arrest. They are asking for the public’s help. If you saw or knew Okoro, you can call 222-TIPS.

Joseph Okoro


Missing man

Rick Hazzard is missing. He is a young man with autism, and he has been known to wander.

He is a 5′ 9″ slim, black man. He functions at the level of a five-year-old, according to police, and likes to reach out and touch people’s hands. He was wearing a grey T-shirt, and blue sweatpants. He was last seen on Sunday.

If you see Rick Hazzard, call the police at (416) 808-1200.