Magic spells and flying fence posts

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Nova Scotia: Wildlife officials seized a white-tailed deer allegedly kept as a pet on Big Tancook Island. It is illegal to own wildlife, enforcement officer Terry Beck stated. “It’s not Bambi, I can tell you that.” The deer was sedated, then moved by helicopter to the mainland. Wildlife officials are talking with prosecutors about possible charges.
Ontario: A man in Brampton has been charged with pretending to practise witchcraft at his home. Peel Regional Police claim that he’d promised to solve customers’ problems for money. It is illegal to say you can magically solve problems for money. The 44-year-old is also charged with fraud.

Three men were arrested after allegedly committing a string of offences that culminated with throwing a fence post from a moving Grand Am at a truck on a highway. Police quickly found the suspects’ car in a ditch. Officers also accuse the trio of burning a storage facility and damaging mailboxes. While all three have been charged with mischief under $5,000, two of the accused are allegedly connected to a fire of 50 hay bales near Morden in southern Manitoba.

Alberta: A reckless stunt involving a car in the Calgary suburb of McKenzie Lake ended with a 15-year-old in hospital with serious head injuries. The boy was perched on the trunk of a car doing less than 30 km/h when the vehicle “turned a corner and this young lad slipped off the back of the car thus hitting his head,” says Const. Jim Lebedeff. The 16-year-old behind the wheel is charged with careless driving.
British Columbia: Police in West Vancouver didn’t have to go far to make arrests recently when they nabbed two alleged thieves on a building site. The construction zone was beside police headquarters. According to Capt. Jag Johal, two men were pilfering copper fixtures on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The pair has also been charged with carrying weapons, including a baton.

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