THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
THE GOOD: Big congrats to the inspiring and beautiful Chantelle Brown-Young who landed a spot on the new season of America’s Next Top Model. The 20-year-old Torontonian Brown-Young reportedly had to overcome childhood bullying over her autoimmune condition, vitiligo, that left parts of her skin without pigmentation. The new season of the show, hosted by Tyra Banks, premiered in August.
THE BAD: The bizarre and tragic death of a 15-year-old girl in the community of Bradford West-Gwillimbury has disturbed many. The teen, an avid soccer player, was killed July 30 after a soccer net fell on her, striking and pinning her down, while she had been playing with a friend on a private field at the Portuguese Cultural Centre. Paramedics were able to free her, but she died later at the hospital of severe head trauma. Police are still investigating what caused the net to fall. Her teammates have since shared their heartfelt condolences online.
THE BIZARRE: A teenager in Richmond Hill was arrested following an incident where he posed a hazard to air traffic. His high-tech tool of choice? A simple laser pointer. On Aug. 1, the 16year-old was arrested and faced seven charges for shining a laser pointer up toward the sky, repeatedly distracting an Air2 police helicopter that was assisting police officers on the ground with an impaired driving investigation. Fact: aiming laser pointers skyward is illegal, so stick to using them to play with your cats.