First World Tourism

A construction project created a accidental beach along the North Saskatchewan river in Edmonton. This brought out the tourist in many Edmontonians and they flocked to this newest attraction. This caused the City to leap into action to manage traffic, put up portapotties and send in the Parks staff, the cops and the animal control people. But the City’s River Keeper (where do they find titles like that?) reported that his poop testing showed that E Coli reading way over 238 coli forming units (CFU) per 100 millilitres of water. I hope the beach goers can remember enough chemistry to know if that is bad or good?

A guy from Calgary trying to fly out of Orlando got himself thrown in jail after he caused a ruckus on a plane. First he tried sitting in a first class seat that wasn’t his and then he told the crew he was the pilot. When it looked like airport security was closing in on him, he tried to make a getaway in a luggage tow truck… and to disguise himself he discarded his pants. When asked what he learned from all this, he replied “don’t do crystal meth”!


First World quotes from people visiting Banff National Park:

At what elevation does an elk become a moose? 

Which one is the Rocky Mountain?

Are the bears with collars tame?

Where does Alberta end and Canada begin?