Archive for January 11th, 2013
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Toronto college student saves stranger from subway tracks
The thud of the man hitting the tracks was followed by shrieks from a nearby commuter who watched from the platform in horror. In the distance, a train could be heard rumbling into the station. It was shortly after noon on Tuesday at Toronto’s St. Clair West subway station and few others were around when Dwight Orchard, 23, leapt onto the tracks to save the life of another. Orchard, a George Brown College plumbing student originally from Bracebridge, had just stepped off the stairs and onto the platform when he saw the man teeter over the edge and onto the tracks below. With sound of an oncoming train filling the station, Orchard dropped his school bag and ran. In what onlooker Ren Niles, 40, described as a heroic act, Orchard jumped onto the tracks and began to try to lift the unidentified man — who transit officials said “appeared to... Continue Reading
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Canadians rush to save 11 trapped killer whales
(CNN) — Time is running short for a pack of killer whales trapped by ice near a small Canadian village on Hudson Bay, the town’s mayor said Wednesday. The 11 whales are confined in a space of about 30 feet by 30 feet, where they use an opening for a breathing hole, Inukjuak Mayor Petah Inukpuk said. The orcas were discovered Tuesday morning by a northern Quebec seal hunter. The two large and nine smaller killer whales are at least 6 miles (10 kilometers) from open water, the mayor said. They appear to be part of a family pack. The Canadian... Continue Reading
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