After a month in Australia, two Manitoba fire experts arrive home
WINNIPEG — Some of the first Canadian wildfire experts to help out in Australia are back home. Gerry Rosset and Andrew Prokopchuk, two Manitoba conservation officers, landed at the Winnipeg airport after more than five weeks of working in fire control centres Down Under. Rosset says the fires in Australia are unlike anything he has seen in his 38 years on the job. Prokopchuk says one fire had a perimeter of 1,000 square kilometres, and he remembers the sky being very dark, even far from the blazes. Prokopchuk says Australians were very happy to see assistance from other countries, and many wanted to hug the Canadian helpers.
A message in a bottle is a form of communication in which a message is sealed in a container (typically a bottle ) and released into a conveyance medium (typically a body of water). Messages in bottles have been used to send distress messages
A year has passed since I wrote my note I should have known this right from the start Only hope can keep me together Love can mend your life but love can break your heart. Sending out an SOS Music video by The Police performing Message In A Bottle . (C) 1979 A&M Records Ltd.
Dennis Anderson was understandably excited when he found a message in a bottle while out on a boat in a massive marsh near where he grew up in Libau, Man., in 2011.
Especially when the discoloured note inside asked the finder to contact the sender by sending a letter to a post office box in Yonkers, New York.
"I'd been lucky, even as a kid, with finding things," he said. "I've always had that sort of luck or curiosity ... it piqued my curiosity."
Anderson, now 77, sent a letter, but it was returned to him. That led to the academic and avid researcher to spend nearly a decade scouring radio stations, telephone services and libraries for the person who released that bottle into Manitoba's waterways.
‘Baby Mary’ finds birth parents more than 30 years after being abandoned in Calgary parking lot
A B.C. woman has found her biological parents more than 30 years after being abandoned in a Calgary parking lot. In November 1987, a newborn was discovered in a garbage bag in the city's southeast. She was lovingly named "Baby Mary" by the public.The baby was adopted, given the name Teanna and moved to Kelowna with her family.While Teanna Elliott always knew she was adopted, it wasn't until she turned 16 that she was told the entire story by her adoptive parents."It took an emotional toll and it was really hard to process," Elliott said. "I felt unloved and unwanted.
A man was at the beach when he spotted a message in a bottle penned more than 35 years ago. Ryan Burchett noticed it in the sand with a handwritten note
Do you remember what you were doing twenty-one years ago? A couple of girls in Lansing put a message in a bottle and dropped in the Grand River. And, this
From his home in Arizona, with the help of librarians, Anderson successfully tracked down the messenger in December by matching the name on the note to the author of a book about clarinets.
"It took me nine years to find the fellow who sent it," he said.
That note located by Anderson was the 9,460th message in a bottle the messenger had written up and tossed into the water since 1972.
"I think it's great," Anderson said. "I call him the intrepid bottle-note releaser."
Finder finally finds sender
Tom Heimer said he was shocked to hear from the man who found the bottle he released in 1985.
"I couldn't believe it," he said.
Born in New York state, Heimer resided in northern Manitoba, mostly in the Thompson area, from 1977 until 2005.
Although it was not the first time he had heard from a finder, it was the longest period of time between the release of the bottle and its finding.
Trudeau, ministers head to Winnipeg for cabinet retreat, western outreach
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reviving his practice of holding periodic cabinet retreats outside the nation's capital — an exercise in regional outreach that his office maintains is worth the added cost of ferrying ministers around the country. Beginning Sunday, he and his 36 ministers will be holed up in Winnipeg for three days to discuss priorities and plot how to bring them to fruition in a House of Commons where the Liberals hold only a minority of seats.
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He has kept a detailed record of the release locations and the people who found them.
To date, 1,919 finders of messages in bottles have reached out to him, he said.
Tens of thousands of bottle notes
When he was 18 years old, Heimer tossed his first bottle into the Delaware River at 1:23 a.m.
Exactly 30,900 bottle notes later, he said he has left his mark in every Canadian province and territory, as well as Europe, Asia, Caribbean, Eastern Europe and every U.S. state, except Hawaii.
The one thing that has changed in the messaging over time is that now it contains only his email address on it. Heimer no longer marks down his physical address.
"You can't reach me anymore unless you do ... a lot of research."
Heimer said the best part about his practice is meeting new people and hearing their stories of discovery.
"We're miles and miles apart," he said.
"I suppose [we] can keep in touch and see what happens."
Pudgy Thai pup flown to Ottawa for surgery now seeking permanent home .
The journey of a dog who travelled across the globe to Ottawa for excess skin removal surgery is almost over, as volunteers begin the search for her forever home. Mercedes, whose breed and age are unknown, had been living in a Bangkok food market until last year, where she was gawked at by tourists because she was so large she couldn't stand. She'd been dropped off at the food market in a Mercedes Benz and adopted by one of the vendors.