THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
THE GOOD: A lifesaver is a lifesaver, even on their day off. When rain came pouring down on June 17 and four male golfers on the Bethesda Grange Golf Course were struck by lightning, it looked bleak for a 60-year-old man from Richmond Hill. Following the strike, an ICU nurse named Chris Burden from Stouffville who was enjoying a day off at the links, sprung to action. Burden rushed to the man, who was allegedly without vital signs and performed CPR — bringing the man back to consciousness.
THE BAD: The Liberals may have won a majority government in the recent provincial election, and Vaughan Liberal incumbent Steven Del Duca may have easily taken his riding, but he wasn’t above making a mistake in his campaign. Days before the vote, Del Duca was criticized for circulating a pamphlet with a picture of former PC leader Tim Hudak laughing gleefully superimposed onto a scene from The Dark Knight featuring a hospital exploding. Del Duca later admitted that it was a mistake. THE BIZARRE: Between last month’s American alligators living in a local shed and now a wayward peacock, 905ers have proven to be keeping some interesting pets. A Thornhill family is missing one of its two pet peacocks. The peacock, Diamond, wandered away from its home in the area of Leslie Street and Highway 7. There have been a few sightings of a peacock around town. These birds can’t really fly, but if they flap vigorously enough they can get a few feet into the air. If you’ve seen Diamond, please contact sohil[email protected]mail.com.