I'm of the personal opinion that caleches are really not the best thing. Some of you might agree with me, some of you might not, but at the end of the day, I really don't think it's cool to subject horses to questionable conditions just so that we can ride around all fancy-like.
This morning, we came across something that pretty much affirmed my position on this.
A video submitted by an anonymous MTLBlog reader shows a horse pulling what seems to be an empty (!!!) wagon, colliding with a car, losing its footing, and then galloping off through Old Montreal.
There's a proposal to build a massive new beach in Montreal along the Saint Lawrence River in the Ville-Marie neighbourhood of Sainte-Marie.
The beach would sit just north of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Montrealers would be able to access it from the Parc du Pied-du-Courant via a universally accessible, 60-metre elevated walkway over the CP and Port of Montreal tracks that, right now, form a barrier between the water and neighbourhood.
In a statement shared with MTL Blog, group president Victor Balsis explained the latest beach idea takes into account feedback from both the port and City of Montreal. He also said that Les AmiEs has attempted to open dialogue with candidates in the federal and municipal elections.
"As the federal and municipal elections are upon us, these issues are more pertinent than ever," Balsis said.
"Although most of these proposals concern federally owned assets, these issues require close coordination with our municipal government which is normally responsible for urban issues on a local level."
"We have reached out to a few parties/candidates but have not heard back on these specific proposals."
Zoe Lucas, a scientist originally from Halifax, has claimed this remote Canadian island in the Atlantic Ocean as her home for the past 40 years! She lives COMPLETELY ALONE on Sable Island, which is 190 miles away from the Nova Scotia mainland according to Daily Mail who interviewed Lucas recently.
You may be wondering why no one has really heard of Sable Island, and the truth is because no one really wants to live there considering that it is shrouded by fog 127 days out of the year (this makes Sable Island the foggiest place in the Maritimes)! These strange weather conditions have caused more than 250 shipwrecks... probably another reason why it isn't a popular destination.Via Sadie Whitelocks
However, that did not stop Lucas! The 26 mile long island in the shape of a smile has become her permanent dwelling. It's literally only 0.93 miles wide and besides Lucas, it is home to more than 400 horses, 300,000 grey seals and 350 species of birdvia @sableisland
Lucas is currently 67 and has spent MORE THAN HALF of her life on this remote island when she first arrived at age 21. She lives with the wildlife as a naturalist and she claims that "she has adapted to island life and never gets lonely". I guess it's because she always finds unique things, like a fake leg that washed up on the shore one time!
How does she survive? Well, every two week Lucas has supply flown in and today she lives in a wooden house near the sand dunes. She also has some company since a small staff rotates shifts on the island.via @sableisland
All her scientific endeavors are funded by donors through the non-profit organisation Friends of Sable Island Society. She also cleans the island of all pollution! She honestly seems like an amazing person and she plans to live there as long as she can.