Yes kids, it’s time for the C.N.E. again.
Even though I haven’t been there in over thirty years, I still have pleasant memories of winding up summer with the “EX” and the air show!
Yesterday the CNE sent us a press release of some of the new foods slated to be on this summer’s menu. Among the offerings the nutella fries and spring rolls stood out, but after a bit more digging we were able to discover some additional outrageous foods that will be available this August that weren’t mentioned in the initial release.
Here are five outrageous, gut-busting foods to try at the CNE this summer.
The bacon and peanut butter milkshake
Bacon Nation, the outfit that brought deep fried bacon covered hot dogs and other bacon surprises to the CNE last year is back in 2013 with this ultimate, fattening summer treat. And if a bacon drink isn’t filling enough, Bacon Nation also promises to be selling something called The Canuck (aka The Pig Mac) which is a burger featuring a patty made with ground bacon.
The spice cream cone
Just because bacon never goes out of style, ice cream vendor Just Cone It will be aiming to top last year’s dirty bacon cone with something they’re calling a spice cream cone. Move over Ed’s Real Scoop. This is the ice cream treat to end all ice cream treats. It starts with a specialty hot baked cone which is then smothered with nutella, filled with vanilla soft serve ice cream and topped with spicy chili flakes and loads of crispy bacon of course.
The Epic Burger
This burger promises to be so epic the details of it are still tightly under wraps even the staff at the CNE aren’t in the know. What we do know is that the burger is the latest offering from the same outfit that brought us the Krispy Kreme cheeseburger back in 2011.
Nutella everything
As we mentioned earlier today, nutella promises to be a big theme this year with at least two vendors prominently featuring everyone’s favourite hazelnut spread. Along with theaforementioned nutella spring rolls and fries, expect nutella ravioli, deep fried nutella banana, nutella-strawberry grilled cheese and nutella wontons.
Pulled pork in things it shouldn’t be in
Last but not least, pork fans should be pleased to know that bacon won’t be the only swine food offering at the CNE this year. Pulled pork will be back in a big way thanks to return vendor Pull’d. Last year you might remember they served up the oh-so-indulgent red velvet pancakes layered with pulled pork. This year they’re promising plenty of menu additions so stay tuned until August when they have the full reveal.
Which new food offering at the CNE are you most excited or repulsed about this year?

A car caught cruising the streets of a sleepy east German village on a sweltering summer’s day sported a decidedly unorthodox feature: a pool filled to the brim with water.
93a163a6dfef9418380f6a7067002ac1German police say a motorcycle cop couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw four men, including the driver, splashing about in the open-top BMW as they passed him Sunday afternoon near Blauenthal, about 155 miles (250 kilometers) south of Berlin.
Chemnitz police spokesman Frank Fischer says the men pulled over and jumped into a nearby river as soon as they saw the officer, but one later returned to claim his clothes.
Fischer said Thursday that police were still investigating which of the men drove and whether he was drunk. He said the vehicle itself “probably didn’t have a road permit.”
Sure, crime may be on the decline across Canada. But things are always bad somewhere.
Saskatchewan, which had the largest annual decrease in reported crime (at seven per cent), still has the highest crime rate in the country. The Prairie province saw 11,513 crimes reported for every 100,000 residents.
Saskatchewan was followed by Manitoba (8,809), British Columbia (7.727) and Alberta (7.262) as being the most dangerous provinces, while Ontario (4,016) had the lowest score.
The territories were in another tier altogether, with the crime rates of Yukon (20,717), Nunavut (39,229) and Northwest Territories (48,052) posting as outliers.
Police in rural parts of China’s Xinjiang Province, China, are no longer turning to dogs to stand guard at police stations at night. They’re using geese instead. And it works.
Marc Silver   National Geographic
According to a recent report, a guy tried to break into a police station to take back a motorbike confiscated by the cops. The guard geese sounded the alarm, awakening the sleeping officers.

But … really? Guard geese?
geese-police-guards-china_69730_600x450To gain insights into goose behavior, we spoke with Patrick Cumins, director of bird conservation at Audubon Connecticut, who has seen barnyard geese in action at a neighborhood park.
Would geese make good guards?
They have amazing hearing. And almost all birds have amazing eyesight. Not only do they see better at a distance than humans do, they can also see things up close [better than we do].
Our eyes have three different color sensors that combine to build the picture in our brain. Birds add a fourth—ultraviolet. They have a much wider range of wavelengths they can view. Things are going to look sharper. And they can pick out smaller things [as well as movement].
And I guess they’re not shy when an intruder is sighted?
In terms of alerting people to activity, yeah, they’re very vigilant. They’re territorial. And certain species can be quite loud, especially the barnyard varieties.
Besides guarding a police station, are there any other things geese might guard?
I understand people in this country are using geese to guard their free-range chicken flocks.
So they’re just really good watchdogs.
That’s the beauty of it: It’s instinct for them. They’re territorial. They could fly off anywhere they want to, but they hang around their home. That’s just the way a lot of geese act. Certain of them can be rather vigilant in defending their territory.
The new federal justice minister says the Conservative government is considering changes to impaired driving legislation in the Criminal Code.
But Peter MacKay, who only took over the portfolio earlier this month, wouldn’t say exactly what is being pondered as he headed into a meeting with crime victims in Edmonton.
“I can tell you I did numerous trials on impaired driving cases, first as a defence lawyer and then prosecuting cases,” Mr. MacKay said Thursday, recalling his time working as a lawyer in Nova Scotia.
“I recall vividly a judge making a statement in a trial that I was prosecuting to the accused that driving down the road while under the effect of drugs or alcohol is no different than pointing a gun at another human being.”
Mr. MacKay said he wanted to meet with more victims of impaired driving before announcing the changes the government is contemplating.
A man who ran a red light in Mount Pearl on Thursday night shouldn’t have been driving at all, police say.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary pulled the man, 44, over after he went through a red light at the busy intersection of Topsail Road and Commonwealth Avenue around 8:30 p.m.
Police wound up charging the driver with a slew of counts, including driving while suspended, having no insurance and failing to transfer the ownership of a vehicle.
As well, he faces charges of operating a vehicle that had a broken windshield and two bald tires.
Before the incident, the driver had already racked up unpaid fines of about $25,000, police said.
(The RNC seized the vehicle.)