Water flows around ice, formed on the American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, due to subzero temperatures, viewed from the Canadian side, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, January 22, 2019.

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Canada set to remove drunk canoeing as an impaired driving offence

Good!

It’s still a terrible idea, but it may no longer run you the risk of having your driver’s licence suspended and car impounded

And that’s as it ought to be. Not everything that’s a ‘bad idea’ needs to be outlawed. We can live with bad ideas, even if a drunk canoeist doesn’t always, if they drown after going over rapids or whatever. 😉

Police respond to report of a domestic dispute; find it’s just a drunk man yelling at his parrot

That’s a relief, and amusing, too! 🙂

An Ontario man ran afoul of provincial police this week after spending a night at home with his pet parrot.

Police in Brighton, between Toronto and Kingston, said they were originally called to a home at 8 p.m. on Tuesday after neighbours heard what they believed to be a domestic dispute.

Northumberland OPP Const. Steve Bates said the neighbours knew the home was usually occupied by a couple, but police found only one person when they arrived.

“They heard him yelling and saying, ‘I hope you die,’ and so on and so forth,” Bates said. “So we attended and we located the male of the household alone in the house screaming at his pet parrot who apparently was ‘beaking off’ at him, in his words.”

The man had been drinking, Bates said, adding that the parrot did not appear to be hurt in any way.

Police did not lay any charges.

“I hope you die!” – drunk guy

“I hope you die!” – parrot

Iron Maiden’s Bruck Dickinson flies a Lancaster Bomber in Hamilton, Ontario, before sold-out show in Toronto

Awesome!

Before Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson took to the stage in front of thousands of screaming fans at a sold out Toronto show Saturday night, he was soaring over Hamilton in the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s prized Lancaster Bomber.

The storied aircraft, nicknamed Vera because of its VRA flight initials, holds a special place in the heart of the banshee-throated singer, said museum CEO and pilot David Rohrer.

“The first model airplane he ever built as a young lad was a Lancaster,” Rohrer told CBC News.