Football, Football, Football and other pictures from November!
November featured a lot of football, but here is what happened off the gridiron first.
CARLOS OSORIO - Dale Rutledge's family has farmed in Melancthon Township since 1883. Rutledge was one of the founders of the fight against the quarry. While relieved that the application has been withdrawn, Rutledge doesn't think the fight is over. "We have the same stuff under us today as we did yesterday. I don't trust those guys," said Rutledge. November 22, 2012.
STEVE RUSSELL - A funeral procession walks past the Wychwood Barns, where Tomer (Tom) Samson took his children on weekends. Samson, a beloved father of two and teacher of many at Swansea public school, died in a hit-and-run while cycling.
RENE JOHNSTON - Tomislav Svoboda, sits in the north bound Jarvis bike lane as he protests the removal of the lane as the paint scrubbing machine works on left. He was arrested for his actions by Toronto Police.
RANDY RISLING - Aizhu Wang, communications official at Beijing Genomics Institute in front of a wall of Nature Journals. BGI is the fourth largest contributor to Nature Journal is China and is part of the Autism Genome 10K collaboration with Autism Speaks. The project will create and analyze the world's largest library of sequenced genomes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
BERNARD WEIL - Biology professor Maydiane Andrade holds a Northern Widow spider, native to Ontario and caught near Lake Simcoe. Andrade specializes in the mating habits of black widow spiders. November 1, 2012.
RICHARD LAUTENS - Grace Takacs, 10, tries her hand milking a fake cow. She asked to come to the Royal Fair for her birthday ã skip school and go. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair had opened its doors for the 90th year.
TARA WALTON - Liese Wiebe holds the jar that she hid in a wall of her bible school in 1945. The var was found by Jens Ramputh while renovating the historic Hunter Road home in Virgil Ontario. Inclosed in the jar were two pennies for luck and two letters from two young bible students dated February 23, 1945 urging the finder to seek them out. Ramputh made a phone call locating Lieses Wiebe, now 90 years old. November 3, 3012. Here is the video about the story.
TARA WALTON - Patrons of St. Michael's Eritrean Orthodox Church, located at 702 Jane Street, hold a prayer service and visitation for Cabbagetown murder victim Nighisti Semret. Some of Semret's family who found out about her murder through the internet drove from the United States to attend the funeral, November 4, 3012.
CARLOS OSORIO - Major John Murray of the Salvation Army addresses the media at the warehouse facility on Railside Road. The Salvation Army has allegedly been the victim of an intricate fraud, robbing it of more than $2 million in toys from its Toronto warehouse over the course of two years, charity officials say. The agency fired the executive director of the warehouse Monday. He was put on paid leave shortly after a whistleblower employee came forward in mid-August. His firing came as the result of an internal audit, said Maj. John Murray of the Salvation Army. November 21, 2012.
RENE JOHNSTON - Workers smooth the sides of the walls on the Niagara Tunnel Project. The new smooth surfaces within the massive 10 kilometre tunnel will bring 500 cubic meters of water per second to the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station. This can power 160000 homes.
RANDY RISLING - Santanna Marrocco exercises her horse Eddie at a stable just outside of Bolton. Santanna was an avid rider before losing both of her legs in a car accident. She is trying to raise enough money to buy a custom built saddle so that she can get back on a horse again. November 12, 2012. See Randy's Video.
TARA WALTON - Over 400 people gathered at Toronto's Riverdale Park Saturday November 10, 2012 to celebrate the life of three year old Stella Joy Bruner-Methven. Together they told stories, sang songs, played games, lit candles and remembered the life of Stella Joy.
FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL.
November brought the end to the seasons of the Toronto Argonauts and the Don Bosco Eagles.
STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Argonaut mascot Jason consoles Henry Burris who consoles Avon Colbourne as they leave the field as the Toronto Argonauts eliminate the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from a post season berth with a 43-40. November 1, 2012.
RICHARD LAUTENS - In first half action, Argos QB Ricky Ray takes off on a run and reaches for a first down. The Toronto Argonauts took on the Edmonton Eskimos at the Rogers Centre in the CFL Eastern Division Semi-Final on Remembrance Day.
RICHARD LAUTENS - Edmonton back up quarterback, who came in for the second half, Matt Nichols injured with his left foot. The Toronto Argonauts would beat the Edmonton Eskimos 42-26 in the CFL Eastern Division Semi-Final.
RENE JOHNSTON - Calgary Stampeders fans and supporters watch Fletcher Armstrong and and Marty the horse try to ride into the Royal York, as part of Grey Cup shenanigans. Royal York security initially did not let the horse in, but, after twitter outcry the hotel let the horse in and sign the guest book.
VINCE TALOTTA - Doug Prentice, hams it up for the camera before the 100th Grey Cup featuring the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders in a Toronto Star photo booth set up on the stadium's concourse. See the rest of the pictures from Vince's Photo Booth!
LUCAS OLENIUK - Adriano Belli breaks a handle off the Cup while celebrating victory in the 100th Grey Cup, November, 25, 2012. See more pictures from the Grey Cup!
STEVE RUSSELL - Why does Clinton Leonard wear a licence plate, his favourite player is Jerome "The Bus" Bettis. The Don Bosco Eagles warm up before beating the Northern Secondary School 31-0 in the TDSSAA Senior Boys Football Metro Bowl Qualifier at Birchmount Stadium. November 15, 2012.
STEVE RUSSELL - Mayor Rob Ford reacts after getting doused with Gatorade after Don Bosco Eagles beat the Northern Secondary School 31-0 in the TDSSAA Senior Boys Football Metro Bowl Qualifier. See more pictures from this game.
RICHARD LAUTENS - Mayor Rob Ford at football practice with the Don Bosco football team which is at the centre of his conflict of interest conviction. The team practiced at their school in North Etobicoke prior to Tuesday's Metro Bowl final. Monday morning, Mayor Ford was found guilty in his conflict of interest trial and must step down as mayor in 14 days.
BERNARD WEIL - Hours before the Metro Bowl final, Mayor Rob Ford sips his coffee while City Solicitor Anna Kinastowski explains to councillors the details and legalities of the judges decision in the Mayors conflict of interest case.
STEVE RUSSELL - Despite a big hit by Don Bosco's Neko Hamilton and another defender knocking the helmet off of Huron's Derek Pisani in the first half, The Don Bosco Eagles from Etobicoke and coached by Mayor Rob Ford would drop the Metro Bowl to the Huron Heights Warriors. HEAR what Mayor Ford has to say about his team after the game.