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. 😉
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.
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.
After more than 140 years, plains bison are once again roaming their historical range in Banff’s Eastern Slopes.
Parks Canada has successfully relocated 16 wild bison from Elk Island National Park to the remote Panther Valley in Banff National Park.
For 16 months, the bison will remain in an enclosed pasture in the valley 40 kilometres north of Banff, and will be monitored by Parks Canada. In summer 2018, the herd will be released to explore a 1,200-square-kilometre zone in the Red Deer and Cascade river valleys where they will be free to interact with other native species and forage for food. Natural barriers and stretches of wildlife fencing will hopefully discourage the bison from leaving the zone.