One of Rebekah Oakley-Woolhead's riders in 2006.

Coach says success begins with bond between horse and rider

Rebekah Oakley-Woolhead is headed out the door to the barn. Her horses want breakfast. “My whole life revolves around what the horses need,” she said. “The horses come first.” She was 13 years old when she started riding. At 49, now she owns and trains 17 horses for the Trillium Circuit, which features shows governed by the Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) for the Hunter and Jumper disciplines in English riding.

York Regional Police cruiser

Some GTA police forces using Project Lifesaver to track wandering dementia patients

More cases of wandering Alzheimer’s patients are appearing in the news. And experts are predicting the number of people in Ontario with Alzheimer’s to rise dramatically soon. Now a police department in the GTA is offering a new program to keep these at risk people safer. Observer TV News’ Jennifer Lee reports.

Chandrowtie Basdeo

Wandering elderly: 1,200 Alzheimer’s and dementia patients lost in Toronto

The federal government announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1 that it is in the “early stages” of developing a national strategy for dementia. But with no definitive money pledged, no allocation of funds, and no timeline provided, the announcement by the federal Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, is too little, too late for the Basdeo family of Vaughan, Ontario.

Image of suspect in $30,000 robbery released

Toronto police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a man in connection with a case of chronic theft. Police say a man broke into an optical store in near Dundas Street W. and Huron Street on July 15. According to police, the man smashed the store’s front door windowpane and used deadbolt cutters to break the […]

Toronto Police make arrest in ministry of labour extortion investigation

The Toronto Police have arrested a ministry of labour inspector after recieving a call for fraud in the area of Markham Rd. and McNicoll Ave. According to a police report, the inspector was said to have completed a safety audit of a business, where he found a number of items that did not comply with safety […]

Police searching for man after parking enforcement officer is assaulted

Toronto Police are looking for a driver in connection to the assault of a parking enforcement officer. Police say that a man driving a black four-door Acura approached the on-duty officer in the Moore Park neighbourhood, Saturday morning. The officer was tagging vehicles when the man told her to leave. The driver then sped up quickly, […]

Police release images of suspect in connection with sexual assault of teen

Police have released a photograph of a suspect in connection with the sexual assault of a teenager that happened last month. A 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while entering her apartment in the Don Mills and Overlea Boulevard area on Thursday, Sept. 4. The suspect is described as being in his 50s with a brown complexion. He was seen wearing a black […]

Curler’s off-season focus remains on the ice

It’s Friday night. Carly Howard’s pals are at a Wilfrid Laurier University pub. But tonight, Howard’s menu includes cue cards and geography textbooks. “I missed out in first year,” she said. “I was always gone.” This weekend, instead of pitchers of beer, Howard is preparing for final exams. “I see players drop out all of […]