From the redundantly-named Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, this public notice:
An action has been commenced against you (Brian Ross) in this Court by Mark Kapush in which his claim is for damages in connection with an assault that occurred upon him on or about the 15th day of May, 2005, while at a local establishment. This assault was totally unprovoked. The Plaintiff is claiming general damages in the amount of $2,500,000.00, aggravated damages in the amount of $2,500,000.00, special damages in the amount of $2,500,000.00, both prejudgment and postjudgment interest and costs of this action together with applicable Goods and Services Tax.
$7.5 million. Must have been a hell of a fight.
The Brian Ross being sued does not appear to be the same Brian Ross who works for ABC News. Nor does it appear to be Brian Ross the Vancouver condominium salesman. It also doesn't seem likely that the Brian Ross being sued is Dr. Brian Ross, of Lakehead University, who studies heavy breathing, or the Brian Ross who's President of the Rotary Club of Thunder Bay, since Rotarians seldom, if ever, get in bar fights. It seems more likely that the Brian Ross being sued is the Brian Ross who plays hockey, but you can never tell and the hockey players I've known have been real gentlemen. Though, to be honest, not when they were drunk.
Global warming is leaving leaves on the trees in Canada later and later into the year, causing distress when city leaf pick-up ends before the leaves hit the ground. In Toronto, the city government stops picking up bags of leaves in early December. Facing a cut-off of pick-up before the leaves actually fall, citizens have been asking their government what they should do. The government's not-altogether-helpful answer:
"If they come down between now and Dec. 7, you bag 'em and we'll pick
'em up. If they are later than that, we're asking people to store them until we can get them in the spring."
Because in Canada, during the winter, no one has anything better to keep in their garages than bags of leaves.
"We don't really know why. Winnipeg is like no other Slurpee-consuming
city in the world," said Sonia Chau of 7-Eleven's Canadian headquarters
in Vancouver. "When it's minus-40 degrees, people in Winnipeg can be
seen outside ... with a Slurpee in hand."