Humans walk around living their lives and thinking that they have total control over our surroundings. But it's tragic and sobering stories like these that remind us that we are totally at the mercy of the chaotic randomness of the universe.
That said, most well-adjusted individuals don't hesitate to leave the safety of their home in fear of random acts of the universe like this one. But often time, when I hear a story like this, it just gives me the willies in a very existential way.
In other words, incidents like this one are the epitome of being in the "wrong place, wrong time."
Over the weekend, a father tragically died when a tree fell onto his tent while he and three other people were sleeping soundly inside. The incident occurred in the Outaouais region of Quebec, but the family was from Ottawa.
According to a source, the tree fell directly on the tent, instantly crushing and killing the man. Thankfully, the other people who were sleeping in the tent two children under 5-years-old and another man were not injured.
Although this is a very tragic story, it's reassuring to hear that no other members of the family were injured.
Can't make it to the Bas Saint-Laurent this summer? No problem. The city's latest culinary catch, Pincette, is landing in Old Montreal.
Led by Chef Khelil Ben Ammar formerly of Nelligan and Su, and "inspired by Montreal's vibrant culinary scene," the new Montreal lobster bar aims to "bring the East Coast experience to Montreal," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The décor sets the scene. The dining room evokes an elevated lobster shack with a "chic Montreal-European vibe." It even has charming lobster trap light fixtures.
Among the mouthwatering menu items are lobster mac n' cheese, a lobster roll, lobster poutine and a lobster club sandwich, as well as many other seafood treats and dishes (gotta highlight the cod fritters!).
In what can only be described as WTF, a video posted to Café Myriade's Instagram page shows an unknown individual approach a row of flowers planted in front of the cafe's avenue du Mont-Royal location and pull out a whole bunch of them while another individual looks on.
But the real question is: why?
For its part, the café did have a good sense of humour about this.
Café Myriade told MTL Blog that this happened at 3:45 a.m. on Monday morning. They didn't file a police report.
"We did replant what we could," they said.
"If it needs some filler we will gladly do some gardening."