Dear Readers:
I was only going to give you a quick summary of this story, but the more I read, the more interesting it got……………….., so here is the whole thing!
(By the way, ya never know what’s going to happen in the wilds of Pickering, do ya?)
Alexandra Bosanac
AP Photo/Ed AndrieskiA Toronto man claims he was harassed for walking through thick brush in Durham region by a police officer who accused him of being a pot grower.
Tim Marczenko denies the claim, saying he wasn’t growing dope, he was investigating sightings of Bigfoot.
“He asked me, ‘What are you doing out here?’ I told him I was investigating a Bigfoot report and he said, ‘Wow, you’re a terrible liar,’ ” said Mr. Marczenko. ” ‘I know it sounds crazy but I’m not lying about it,’ I said. He kept telling me I was lying about the situation.”

AP Photo/Ed AndrieskiA marijuana plant. –>
The site was under police surveillance after nearby residents complained about groups of young men flocking to the forest armed with shovels in weeks past. Three men were later arrested after several marijuana plants were found deep in the woods. Their cover was to tell the locals they were searching for Bigfoot.
Last August, Mr. Marczenko said he was on assignment for the Ontario Wildlife Field Research investigation into numerous reports of Bigfoot-sized tracks in the Township of Brockton.
After spending more than two hours in the bush and no sign of the creature, Mr. Marczenko called it a day. He started to drive away from the site in his rental car but a police SUV emerged from the woods and blocked his exit. Mr. Marczenko alleges Const. Robert Aukema put him under arrest for possession of a controlled substance even though a search of his clothes, bags and car produced nothing.
“He was very aggressive, very rude. He didn’t listen to anything I said, everything was a non-answer and it went on like this,” he said.
In the end, Mr. Marczenko was released without being charged and handed a $70 ticket for trespassing and a warning not to return to Durham Region.
An internal investigation by the Durham Regional Police Service found no wrong doing by Const. Aukema. A police spokesperson declined to comment as the matter is currently under review by the Independent Police Review Director.
Mr. Marczenko’s run-in with police hasn’t put him off his quest to find Bigfoot.
“I could see how some people find it hard to believe,” said Mr. Marczenko. “The reports are coming in every week… Someone has to go out and take it seriously.”
National Post
A chartered private jet is ready to bring US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden to Iceland from Hong Kong, a businessman connected to whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has claimed.
“Everything is ready on our side and the plane could take off tomorrow,” Icelandic businessman Olafur Sigurvinsson, head of WikiLeaks partner firm DataCell, told Channel 2 television.
“We have really done all we can do. We have a plane and all the logistics in place. Now we are only awaiting a response from the [Icelandic] government,” added the boss of Datacell, which handles donations to WikiLeaks.
The Fredericton Rowing Club will make sure its nine-metre-long dock is better secured after a man was caught by police trying to float it down to Saint John on Wednesday night.
Fredericton Police Sgt. Paul Battis said the marine unit discovered the dock 13 kilometres down the St. John River, in Maugerville, across from the Nevers Road.
David Hachey, who is from Ontario, with no fixed address, was charged on Thursday with theft, breaching a court order and being in possession of 30 grams of marijuana.
In court, Hachey was overheard saying, “No TV. No radio. Nobody bothering me. No nothing. It was peaceful.”
He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to return to court on Friday for a bail hearing.

1057885-Royalty-Free-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Hairy-Nude-Shy-Man-Covering-Himself-Up-With-His-ArmsMONTREAL — A judge sentenced a high school teacher to six months in jail Wednesday for luring minors over the Internet, despite the teacher’s excuse that Type 1 diabetes was to blame for his behaviour.
Iannick Letendre, 43, who taught at a Montreal high school for 17 years, performed a naked dance and broadcast it over the Internet to his students via webcam in 2009.
His students, who were under 16 years old, reported his actions to police.
Letendre told court he suffers from Type 1 diabetes and it caused his lack of judgment. He said the diabetes often puts him into a state of mind where “anything could happen.” Letendre also said he thought he was wearing a bathing suit during his dance.
The judge didn’t buy Letendre’s arguments and sentenced him to six months in jail.
Dear Readers:
As you may, or may not know, I live in Byron, which is a small, upscale village on the edge of London, ON, and rarely go out after supper anymore, so I lead a rather protected life.
My kids have told me it’s a whole different world out there at night, but fortunately I don’t see too much of it…………………., and it affects me even less!
Here is the story of one midnight skulker that we never see in the cold light of day:
LONDON, Ont. – Huron County women who’ve discovered they’re missing underwear should call police.
Huron County OPP have arrested a man accused of a rash of women’s underwear thefts in the region that have taken place over the last 12 years.
And police say there could be more.
The first break-in and underwear theft in this case was reported in September 2001, police said. During the next three years, seven more took place, but then all was quiet until a similar event earlier this year,
A suspect was arrested Monday.
Bradley Finlayson, 36, from Huron East faces five counts of break and enter and theft as well as several other related charges.

Any person with information — or stolen underwear — should immediately contact the Huron County OPP Crime Unit at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314 to file their briefs!       ;>)
If Bob Rae had entered political life as a Liberal instead of a New Democrat, he would have been a slam dunk to become Prime Minister.
Be that as it may, there is a movement afoot to make him an Ambassador of something or other!
Heavy rain in the city of Winnipeg shuttered two stores and flooded multiple streets Thursday night.
Flood waters rushed into the IKEA store before 9 p.m., forcing officials to evacuate the building. Customers had to be rescued by several hastily built canoes from the IKEA sports department.
Speaking of flooding……………………….! Alberta is in a hell of a mess folks!
Canmore resident Wade Graham said he woke up at about 3 a.m. Thursday to a rumbling sound “and it was the creek.”
“At first it was just intense, pretty powerful, amazing thing to watch. As daylight came, it just got bigger and bigger and wider and wider, and it’s still getting bigger and bigger and wider and wider.
“All you can hear is like boulders and trees. I watched a refrigerator go by, I watched a shed go by, I watched couches go by. It’s insane.”
He told CBC News he was looking directly at Grotto Mountain, “which has no waterfalls on it ever. From my bedroom window I can count … seven major waterfalls from here.”