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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

WATCH: Moose caught swimming in Northern Ontario lake like a boss

It's a boat... It's a plane. It's a...... moose??!! Yes, and according to the The Weather Network, Moose are excellent swimmers. 
This one was spotted swimming across a lake in Magnetawan, Ontario - like a boss!...

A family exploring a lake came across a head bobbing in the water...

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

VIDEO: Vinyl Ambush and Peel Region Police Jam Session!

So much for calling the police on a noise complaint. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? ...
The police were called to a birthday party in Mississauga to investigate a band playing too loudly. The teenage members of Vinyl Ambush expected to get shut down, but to their surprise, one of the officers sat down at the drums and proved he had some musical chops of his own. - thestar

(Video snapshot)
Vinyl Ambush played a private event last night and it wasn't long before the Peel Police showed up. We thought the show was over but much to everyone's delight, they joined in for an incredible jam session. They were so impressed by the band instead of putting a stop to the show they wanted to join in then offered the band words of wisdom. Talk about community outreach. Many thanks to Peel Region Police for making it such a fun and memorable night for the Band and everyone there. You guys ROCK!

Source(s): thestar

Monday, 22 May 2017

TWITTER: The catering requirements for #TrumpInIsrael seem kinda OCD...

It seems he's a fan of Sara Lee pies, Krispy Kreme donuts, Hungry Man Fried Chicken Frozen dinners - all the good stuff...

(snapshot | @AAhronheim)

WATCH: Sea Lion Unexpectedly Drags Girl into Water at Vancouver-area Wharf

That's one huge sea lion - and it all happened so fast! The sea lion dragged a young girl into the waters at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf in Richmond, B.C.
Thankfully, as you'll see, the little girl was rescued immediately.

Initially, after watching the video, we were curious as to why the sea lion showed an interest in the girl but discovered later (after reading the CBC news article), that it probably thought her dress was food!
According to SFU student Michael Fujiwara, the guy who captured it on video, the family began feeding it bread crumbs as the young girl got closer to the edge of the dock.

Andrew Trites, the director of UBC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, does not blame the animal for its behaviour in the video, according to another CBC news article:
"My first reaction to the video is just how stupid some people can be to not treat wildlife with proper respect," he said. "This was a male California sea lion. They are huge animals. They are not circus performers. They're not trained to be next to people." 
According to Canada's Marine Mammal Regulations, "no person shall disturb a marine mammal except when fishing." 
Trites says the sea lion in the video looks like it is used to having people feed it.

As a result of the incident...

It's a good thing it didn't bite her when it dragged her in because their bites "can cause very serious infections that may lead to amputation of a limb or even death."

Source(s): cbc.ca

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

VIDEO: Carp have taken over a baseball diamond on Toronto Island

Seems like the recently flooded Toronto Island has attracted some new residents...

Toronto Island have a carp infestation at Gibraltar Point Baseball Park. The fish will eventually have to be caught by net when the water resides.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Flooded Lakeside Park Beach, Port Dalhousie in 2017 (32 Photos)

Took a trip down to the ol' port the other day to personally check out the flooding and it was exactly as we've been witnessing in the many photos online. It was a clear day, the sun was shining brightly - from the beach you could see Toronto in the distance (as you'll see in some of the photos) but the wind was very cold. As you'll also see, despite the flooding, work still goes on, on the pavilion...

Thursday, 11 May 2017

VIDEO | EMOTIONAL: Real estate agent visits her flooded (Ottawa) home for the first time

Not something you see every day. Very shocking and sad. Can you imagine walking into your home after a flood and seeing this?...

It's a raw reaction for homeowners as they walk through their flooded home in Ottawa suburb.

Monday, 8 May 2017

VIDEO(s): Toronto's Raccoon baggage handler (+ more)

An undercover agent perhaps? Maybe not - but they seem to be everywhere in Toronto - on the subway, in a baby stroller and let's not even talk about the one captured doing the tightrope walk across some power lines back in 2013!

This latest one made headlines when he was spotted peeking out from the ceiling, checking out the passengers below in the baggage claim section at Toronto Pearson International Airport,...

Toronto Pearson International Airport has a new baggage handler. Taken at Terminal 3 on May 5, 2017.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Port Dalhousie Under Water...

We compared a photo from The St. Catharines Standard that was taken recently of Lakeside Park Beach - with one we took a few years ago...

We were actually standing behind the trees when we took this next photo but the lighthouse can still be seen in the background...

Monday, 1 May 2017

Famed Swiss Mountain Climber Falls to His Death | RIP Ueli Steck (1976-2017) The Swiss Machine

They didn't call him the 'Swiss Machine' for nothing...
Famed rock climber and mountaineer, Ueli Steck, won two Piolet d'Or awards, in 2009 and 2014. He was also famous for his speed records on the North Face trilogy in the Alps.

Steck died on April 30, 2017, while acclimatizing for an attempt of the Hornbein route on the West Ridge of Everest without supplemental oxygen. This route had been climbed only few times the last of which was in 1991. His plan was to then proceed with a traverse to the peak of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest mountain. This combination had not been achieved. During a preparatory climb on Nuptse, a smaller peak near Everest, Steck fell about 1000m.

His death was the first casualty of the Everest climbing season.

“Failure for me would be to die and not come home.” - Ueli Steck

Remembering Ueli Steck...

It was reported that back in April 2013, Steck and two other mountaineers, Simone Moro and Jonathan Griffith, were involved in an altercation with local Sherpas while on the west face of Mount Everest - so much so that it became an international media event. This led me to ask, 'Who are these Sherpas anyways?' Well, they are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, the Himalayas and they climb for a living...

Although the climbing industry has taken a heavy toll on Sherpa families, it has also brought income and opportunity. Sherpas talk about why they risk such danger—such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 expedition workers on April 18, 2014—to help climbers summit difficult peaks.

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