THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
THE GOOD: A Thornhill man’s last dying wishes were to enjoy the taste of steak and to be with his wife on her birthday. However, these seemed unlikely to happen: His wife had died two years prior, and the 82-year-old was no longer able to stomach solid foods. After receiving a call from the man’s daughter, a manager at the Richmond Hill Keg was able to develop a recipe for puréed steak (by grinding it with a little French soup base) and deliver it to the man just in time before he passed away — on the day of his wife’s birthday.
THE BAD: York Regional Police are urging residents and daredevils to stay away from cranes, after executing their third crane rescue this week. Richmond Hill and WhitchurchStouffville fire services were called to a construction site in Stouffville. The male climber was charged with mischief and another suspect fled the scene. Crane climbers can be charged with trespassing and mischief as well as other criminal charges. More consequentially, crane climbing is dangerous for both the climber and the rescuer.
THE BIZARRE: A Thornhill student was able to raise $500, with help from his classmates, to rent a horse for an elaborate “promposal.” On top of managing to keep it a secret, every member of his grade chipped in $2 each toward the rental fee. Despite the boy having never mounted a horse before, his loyal steed carried him to victory: After he presented his fair lady with a sign that read, “Prom? Yay or neigh?,” she kindly accepted, and they both rode off into the sunset or at least to Silver Spur Ranch in Kleinburg to return the horse.