A recent act of bullying in Canada is sparking outrage online after a video of the incident began going viral. A Nova Scotia man shared a video of his son's friend, who he says as cerebral palsy, being used as a human bridge for other students to cross a large stream.
In the video, which appears to be a screen recording of a Snapchat video, the boy is seen laying down in a stream of muddy water while another student steps on him to cross the stream. Commenters who claim to know the boy or his family say he was bullied and forced to do it.
The video also shows a large number of students standing around and watching the incident unfold, but not doing anything to stop it. One kid even throws a rock in the boy's direction.
In the caption uploaded with the video, the poster, Brandon Jolie pleads to the parents of those students to be better and teach their kids to have some compassion. People commenting on the post are calling the bullying disgusting, heartbreaking, and a complete shame.
The bullied boy has been identified as 14-year-old Brett Corbett. What's even more heartbreaking is that Brett told the Chronical Herald that wasn't the only time he's been bullied. He sais he endures that kind of torment every day.
The boy's mother also spoke to the Herald and said that thanks to the video, the school was taking action against Brett's bullies and a few kids had been suspended. However, she went on to say that she has little confidence the bullying at school will actually stop.
The video has since been viewed over 100,000 times on Facebook. It has also been shared and commented on by thousands of people, almost all of them expressing support for Brett.
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On Thursday, May 13, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided a B.C. COVID-19 update. During her announcement, the health official noted that people have been inquiring about the effectiveness of having a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
In response, she presented data on "Breakthrough COVID-19 Case Counts." She described a breakthrough case as "somebody who's received at least one vaccine."
Henry said that 98.2% of the province's cases between December 27 and May 1, 2021, have been "unvaccinated people or people who have not yet mounted that full immune response." This means someone who has received no vaccine doses or someone who is within 21 days after receiving their first dose.
Further, 1.7% of B.C.'s cases in that same timeframe were people who have had a single dose and passed the 21-day mark.
Finally, only 0.2% of cases were vaccinated people with two doses at seven or more days since their last dose.
Owners of a Toronto bar are asking for help from their community following a string of recent break-ins.
Triple A Bar, located at 138 Adelaide St. E., launched a GoFundMe this week after reportedly being broken into for the third time.
The popular location took to Instagram on Wednesday to show the broken windows, doors, and other damages that the building had endured.
The fundraiser, which has already raised over $5,000, aims to help the restaurant get back on its feet after a difficult year.
"After this last break in (and hopefully it will be the last - this is our third) we had many reach out to see how we are, offering help, and some had even suggested starting one of these for us," an excerpt from the GoFundMe reads. "We are not sure what the future holds, but we are optimistic and are trying to hold on."
Driscoll's version, which is hilariously titled "Ontario, Let Me Go (Play Golf)," has already racked up over 136,000 views on YouTube.
"Not being able to golf, and just the frustration over the lockdowns and COVID this past year, I thought it might cheer myself and others up to have a funny song about letting us golf," he told Narcity when asked about the inspiration behind the cover.
"I just thought it would bounce around between friends and family. I had no idea it would blow up like this...must be a lot of golfers in Ontario," he added.