Now, we're all well aware that raccoons can be pests. In fact, they are pests. But they're also animals so when you're working out how to deal with the problems they cause, it's probably best to exercise some restraint. Or you could go the other way, like this man accused of trying to kill a raccoon with a pail of water and a pitchfork.
According to Elliot Lake Today, officers from the East Algoma division of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a call in the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, located between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, last week.
At around 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, police showed up to a property on Mississauga Avenue in the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario.
The female resident who phoned the police had reported screaming coming from her neighbour's backyard and was obviously concerned.
When they went to check what was happening, they allegedly saw the male neighbour attempting to kill a raccoon in a trap with a pitchfork and a pail of water.
According to CTV News, Const. Phil Young said officers aren't sure whether the animal survived, but that the man was reported to have got into his vehicle with the raccoon and driven off.
When the suspect returned, the animal was nowhere to be found and the cage was empty.
After an investigation, police charged an 83-year-old man with cruelty to animals (unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury). The man is slated to appear in provincial court in Elliot Lake, on October 29, 2019.
It looks like Toronto isn't ready to restore its pre-pandemic summer plans. On Friday, the City of Toronto announced that they're extending the cancellation of all city-run, in-person events up until the end of Labour Day weekend on September 6.
This includes events like the Caribbean Carnival and the CNE, which announced in February that it hoped to reopen for Torontonians this summer.
Mayor John Tory tweeted that he's working with the CNE to help them come up with a "bigger and better in-person event in 2022."
The City said that the aim of this announcement is to make it easier for organizers to predict what will happen with their events this summer. Their statement includes a list of all 24 major events that are cancelled, many of which will take place virtually for the second year in a row.
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Next, we introduce you to the "Voice of TikTok," a Canadian woman who apparently had no clue that she was the voice behind billions of videos across the app. If you've heard the text-to-speech voice on your For You page, you've heard Bev Standing's voice. We explore her allegations that TikTok is using her voice "without permission," the resulting court case, and the background behind the story.
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