While you were sleeping: Car tire proves more affordable than rubber duck

While you were sleeping: Car tire proves more affordable than rubber duck
While you were sleeping: Car tire proves more affordable than rubber duck

Published on: July 1, 2017 | Last Updated: July 1, 2017 7:51 AM EDT

The world's largest rubber duck is in Ontario this summer to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.

The world's largest rubber duck is in Ontario this summer to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. SunMedia

Also: Health problems for the Montreal Impact and an allergic restaurant patron.

Are you healthy enough to play for the Montreal Impact on Saturday night? As the team battles for last place — or escape from it — with D.C. United, they’ll be deprived of the services of star player Ignacio Piatti, captain Patrice Bernier, forward Anthony Jackson-Hamel and backup goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau. Don’t sit by the phone waiting for a call from the team, but don’t expect good news, either. 

A court has ordered a Laval-area Holiday Inn to compensate an allergic customer a peanut dish. The ruling, La Presse reports, notes that Marie-Ève Bélanger Corbeil had done everything that could be done to warn the hotel of her allergy, only to wind up in anaphylactic shock after promises of allergen-free meals weren’t heeded. 

Meanwhile in the rest of Canada…Toronto is marking Canada’s sesquicentennial with the arrival of a giant rubber duck on its waterfront. The duck’s $200,000 price tag had some critics crying foul, questioning the bird’s connection to Canada 150 festivities. Presumably the duck’s biggest fans were crying fowl. 

Sometimes having a deflated tire on your car is a good thing. A 19-year-old New York man who found himself in exactly that situation is now $1 million richer after buying a lottery ticket while stopped at a convenience store to inflate the problematic tire. Let this be a reminder of the importance of automotive maintenance.

Source: La Presse, Canadian Press, Associated Press. 

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