Offbeat

Sellers of historic Brantford church, listed for $1, reject all offers

As it turns out, the sellers of a Brantford church filled with historic murals weren’t actually willing to let the church go for the $1 price they listed it for last month. They got several offers this week, but “none quite reached what the seller’s minimum requirements were,” said their realtor, Roy Rodrigues. The minimum requirements weren’t listed in the original advertisement. ...

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Exhibition organizer disappointed gun-shooting cowboys are outlawed in Pictou

Cowboys on horses firing John Wayne-style guns — that’s the hot ticket on today’s exhibition circuit.  Unfortunately for enthusiasts in Pictou, N.S., that kind of event is outlawed in their town, and the rules likely won’t change in time for their annual exhibition in September. Cowboy mounted shooting is a timed equestrian event that involves riders on horseback navigating a ...

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Trout gobbling up mice along Nova Scotia rivers

Mice are apparently on the menu for some trout in Nova Scotia, with fishermen discovering the rodents inside the bellies of fish they’ve caught. Last month, Kristin Warner said he caught two brook trout with mice inside them while fishing at Newcombe Brook on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore. One fish even had two in its stomach. Warner said he’s never ...

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Catch o’ the day: B.C. police impound car decked out with fishing gear

Whale, whale, whale — what do we have here? A driver cruising through Delta, B.C. had his car impounded after being pulled over for speeding on Wednesday. Police said he was going 50 km/h over the posted limit, but the real concern was the car itself. The vehicle was adorned with buoys, rope, a life jacket, a life ring and a ...

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Daredevil Wallenda talks about plan to fly over Niagara Falls hanging by her teeth

Wallenda will take off from the parking garage of the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino at 8:30 a.m. The Associated Press Posted: Jun 14, 2017 12:48 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017 12:48 PM ET Daredevil trapeze-artist Erendira Wallenda says she’ll be tethered to a helicopter Thursday as it flies over Niagara Falls hanging on only by her toes and teeth. Wallenda discussed ...

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‘Cute’ slug unlikely star of viral timelapse video

As viral animal videos go, slugs may not appear strong contenders alongside furry classics like sneezing baby panda or massaging kittens. But they clearly have their fans — as demonstrated by the 2.1 million views a munching B.C. slug has garnered on Facebook in the past few days. “I really love them,” said R. Jeanette Martin, who took the timelapse ...

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This Edmonton wrestling celebrity is in his 70s, wears a straw hat, and doesn’t wrestle

Tuesday June 13, 2017 By Ariel Fournier Once a month, the Prairie Wrestling Alliance turns an Edmonton seniors’ centre into a wrestling venue, and once a month, Eugene Jolivette is there. He isn’t a wrestler, but he is famous among fans. At 71, Eugene is an unlikely hero at the event. A former boxer with a Golden Gloves amateur title in Alberta, ...

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Gnome alone: 91-year-old man hoping someone returns stolen garden keepsake

Bill Lambert and his wife used to spend a lot of time in Florida. That’s where the couple picked up a colourful concrete garden gnome about 35 years ago. ‘It’s not worth a lot of money, but it’s worth a lot of money to me.’ – Bill Lambert They brought it home and placed it on the lawn of their home ...

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It’s a tuneful surprise when this music troop orders their Timbits

A late night Tim Horton’s run took a musical turn as the Uke Troop ditched the traditional double-double order for a more creative double strumming technique. “We’ll have some Timbits, yes a 20 pack will do. Chocolate and vanilla, too. But we’ll take whatever,” sings the quartet  after being asked to place their order a Tim Hortons in south London, Ont. “I don’t ...

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‘You’re a moose whisperer’: Sask. woman lauded for freeing calf from fence

A Saskatchewan woman stopped to rescue a stranded baby on her way to work earlier this week. A baby moose, that is. Jodean Howie was driving to a potash mine northwest of Rocanville, Sask., on Wednesday afternoon. She saw a mother moose with a baby and stopped to take a photograph. At first, Jodean Howie saw a single moose calf ...

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