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June 28, 2019


On Thursday, in a courtroom in Oshawa, Ont., Sillars became the first Canadian to be convicted of impaired driving charges for the act of paddling a canoe.

(Thanks to Rod Nunley, Chris Elzi and John Lobert)


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Maybe that canoe deserved some good paddling?

Not a very funny story so it does not deserve to be on this blog

I've canoed thousands of miles in arctic Canada, and occasionally had a beer, but never paddled drunk. I've swamped a few times in whitewater stone sober, and that water is COLD. The laws of nature should be enough warning.

And as a licensed boat captain for over 50 years, my understanding of the definition of "vessel" is damn near anything that floats that carries passengers or cargo. A rubber duck is questionable. A canoe is not. Harrumph.

I can row a boat, Canoe??

Agree with Tom, only thing funny about the story was the headline. A child died thanks to the drunk deciding to take him along.

Unfortunately, all too common in cottage country where people seem to think that because they're on vacation the laws of physics are temporarily repealed.

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