THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE

Richmond Hill Post - - News -

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.

Chantelle BrownYoung

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