TORONTO—In September, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) launched an awareness campaign to combat all forms of harassment on transit property. Over the last month, use of the #thisiswhere has skyrocketed. “I love this is where!” enthused TTC rider Emma Bowling.… Continue Reading
“I really don’t think they’ve thought it through,” Danielle Boulware said, referring to the Quebec National Assembly’s passage of Bill 62. The Ottawa paralegal has been looking carefully into the implications of the law, which will require anyone using public services to uncover their… Continue Reading
OTTAWA—Over 1,200 wristbands embossed with the words “United we stand / divided we fall” along with “#1998” have been purchased by members of the Ottawa Police Service and their supporters. 1998 is the badge number of Constable Daniel Montsion, the officer charged… Continue Reading
WE-SWEAR-WE-ARE-NOT-MAKING-THIS-UP DEPT. Photo: Mohd Fahmi Mohd Azmi, flickr A man was detained in Bursa province in Turkey’s Marmara region for allegedly raping a duck, daily Habertürk reported. Police forces detained the man following complaints from his inlaws, who claimed he… Continue Reading
Photo: Cumi Danciki (CC BY) WINNIPEG—Neighborhood gym Hard Bodies has seen a 35% increase in membership since January 1. However, the gym is no more crowded than usual.
U.S.A.—Since August, sightings of creepy clowns or “killer clowns” have been reported across the U.S., Canada and even in the U.K. Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that Donald Trump has been identified as the… Continue Reading
Photo: Michael Chen (CC-BY-2.0) OTTAWA—Following positive, albeit controversial, results with its approval of non-prescription sales of the 72-hour ‘morning after’ pill (Levonorgestrel) and the 49-day ‘abortion pill’ (Mifegymiso), Health Canada has upped the ante.
Elizabeth Tracy Mae Wettlaufer, accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of eight Ontario nursing-home wards, is poised to become a published author. According to trusted sources, several North American publishing houses are vying for the rights to distribute original… Continue Reading
In 1987, Duane Butler went on holiday in Gabon, after graduating from the University of Manitoba. On a hike through the coastal plains, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so… Continue Reading
NANAIMO, B.C.—A Roto-Rooter truck sits on the curb outside Dave Cosburn’s house. Inside, Cosburn faces a hairy situation.