THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
In a tale that gives everyone the warm and fuzzies, students from the special education class at Richmond Green Secondary School raised money for the homeless with, well, blankets. The students paired up with Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold, a York Region charity that works with 14 interfaith communities. Using a Canadian theme as a starting point, the students made and then raffled off fleece blankets boasting the likes of Mounties, curling rocks and the ole Maple Leaf. In the end, they were presented with a $450 cheque.
A pesky thief was caught on a security camera stealing a graduate student’s backpack at a crowded restaurant in Markham. The victim stood up from her meal and found her bag missing and, with it, unfinished schoolwork and a laptop that she had to replace herself. The security camera footage revealed that the suspect was in the restaurant for 10 minutes before zoomed in on the bag, stashing it under a jacket before leaving. No arrests have been made, and York Regional Police recommend that people keep their belongings in sight.
Stouffville has oh so casually set a world record for the longest live concert streamed over the Internet (or some other more official term from the Guinness World Records). The non-stop concert, organized by Kevin Ker, began on St. Patrick’s Day at the Earl of Whitchurch pub. But the fight ain’t over yet. With an end goal of nabbing the world’s longest concert, a cool 16 days of live tunes continues, drawing crowds aplenty and two- to three-hour lineups. Regardless of the end result, Stouffville is finally on the map.