Offbeat

Video shows eagle stealing filet o’ fish off B.C. boat

A family out fishing last week caught more than salmon. Ashton Phillips was on a fishing trip last Friday with his cousin and uncle in Kyuquot, B.C. on the northwest side of Vancouver Island when he captured a video of an eagle swooping down to grab a piece of salmon. His group had pulled into a bay around noon to strip up a fresh ...

Read More »

Ken doll gets a makeover as Mattel releases other versions

His long-term partner gets all the attention for her looks, but now the iconic Ken doll is getting a makeover. After producing the toy for more than five decades with the same basic body structure, Mattel is introducing 15 new versions of its Ken doll, looks that include new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. Barbie got a similar treatment about ...

Read More »

You can buy this apocalypse-ready truck known as ‘The Breaker of Rocks’ on Craigslist

Tuesday June 20, 2017 more stories from this episode Need a truck to ride out the zombie apocalypse in? Look no further. Kathryn Egan of Morro Bay, Calif., is selling her massive, souped-up Ford 350 named Bulla Matari, or “Breaker of Rocks,” on Craigslist, for $30,000 US ($39,627 Cdn). But Egan says she’ll only sell it to someone who will honour the memory of her late husband ...

Read More »

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Robird!

The latest line of defence in keeping wildlife from flight paths at the Edmonton International Airport is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called a robird. Painted to look like a female falcon, the robotic bird swoops in with wings flapping up and down. Looking from an airplane window travelling over Edmonton, a passenger might not even notice the difference. “I would challenge them to tell ...

Read More »

‘We are furious’: Human toe stolen from Dawson City bar

A human toe has fallen prey to some sticky fingers in Dawson City, Yukon. And not just any toe — the gnarled digit is the essential ingredient in the famous “Sourtoe Cocktail” at the Downtown Hotel. “We are furious,” said the hotel’s “Toe Captain,” Terry Lee, in a news release. “Toes are very hard to come by.” What makes a Sourtoe Cocktail so special? ...

Read More »

‘A turkey is doing the job of the London police’

A London man says after several calls to the local police about speeding drivers, a turkey has turned out to be a top notch traffic cop.  “They don’t do anything. A turkey comes out and it solves the problem right away,” Matt Emery said. “There hasn’t been anyone speeding lately.” The wild bird has been taming traffic and catching the attention of ...

Read More »

Semi full of hamburger buns is toast after fire

Motorists on the Trans-Canada Highway near Falcon Lake smelled burnt toast Saturday afternoon, but everyone was OK.  RCMP were called to the scene, nine kilometres west of the popular Whiteshell beach, at 3:20 p.m.  A semi, carrying a load of hamburger buns destined for Costco, had caught fire due to an issue with the brakes.  A semi, carrying a load of hamburger buns ...

Read More »

The cat came back — 12 years later, for Manitoba family

Freda Watson was devastated when her cat, George, went missing 12 years ago in Winnipeg, saying she cried a long time for the pet she affectionately called her “little boy.” She was crying again on Thursday when the pair was reunited. “Oh my god, I can’t believe I got my cat back,” Watson said in an interview on Friday. “We love ...

Read More »

Baby Jesus statue gets its head back

Guess who’s back? The head of baby Jesus, which was stolen, replaced, then returned last year, has been reattached to its statue in a Sudbury church courtyard. The original head belonging to a baby Jesus statue in Sudbury, Ont. was returned after CBC reported on its unique replacement. (Sophie Houle-Drapeau/Radio Canada) The original head was stolen last year and had ...

Read More »

Bat-Signal lights up Los Angeles in tribute to the late Adam West

Los Angeles became Gotham City Thursday night as the Bat-Signal glowed at city hall in honour of late Batman actor Adam West. Hundreds of fans, some in costume, cheered as Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck switched on the iconic signal and splashed a yellow oval with a bat silhouette high up on the wall of City Hall. ...

Read More »