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Google Maps captures plenty of bizarre sightings as it maps the world, occasionally throwing up intriguing mysteries. One such mystery is part of an elaborate game and it can be seen in Vancouver, Canada. Somewhere in the big city, there is a giant, 55-foot long image of Wally, from the popular series of books “Where’s Wally” – otherwise known as Waldo in Canada and the USA. Wally is famous for his red and white striped jumper and hat as well as his round glasses.

Canadian artist Melanie Coles has painted a picture of the well-known character on top of a roof in the city – but no one knows where.

In the books about Wally, readers have to locate the character amidst a huge crowd of people or in busy scenes.

Coles has brought this search into the real world by encouraging people to locate where her artwork of Wally really is.

Users are intended to hunt for the bespectacled man using the satellite imagery of Google Earth.

Coles herself refuses to say anything concerning the whereabouts of her project, entitled, Where on Earth is Waldo?

She said of the work: “My addition of a Waldo figure to Google Earth, in a way, subverts the whole earth into being part of my game; each rooftop or field then becomes a place where Waldo could be hiding.”

To add further intrigue, it’s not known when Google Earth will next map Vancouver from above so the image of Wally could resurface at any time.

Coles is using Google Earth for everyone’s entertainment, as well as a way to showcase her art, but sometimes the satellite feature is used in a less friendly way.

In Washington State, USA, via Google Earth, there are vast fields and a selection of buildings. 

However, there’s something in the picture that immediately looks out of place. In one of the fields can be seen, in giant capital letters, “A-HOLE.”

To make matters even more dramatic, there is an arrow under the abbreviation pointing directly to one of the nearby houses.

It has transpired that the insult was carved out by a neighbour wielding a lawnmower.

The rude message was written following a dispute between people living next-door to each other.

The Daily Mail reported that the feud began way back in 2009 between Brian Juel and neighbours Cindy and Brian Zechenelly.

It began after Juel grew angry when the Zechenellys built a large garage apartment on their Sequim property. It was entirely painted in purple.

Other neighbours also complained about the bright hue and even created a petition against it.

Cindy told The Peninsula Daily News in 2009 that the purple was inspired mainly by the Painted Ladies, tricolour Victorian houses on Alamo Square in San Francisco.

It’s believed the accusatory message was written with the lawnmower between 2011 and 2013.

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American woman faces $2,800 parking bill after leaving car in Toronto during pandemic

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Parking in the city can be costly, but one American woman is learning just how bad it can be after being unable to retrieve her car for nearly a year.

Detroit resident Kim Richardson left her 2004 Honda Element at the Park2Sky lot by Pearson airport in March 2020 before flying out to Europe for a medical procedure. She originally planned to retrieve it within two weeks but partway through her trip, the Canada-US border got closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

Richardson’s return flight was rerouted to Detroit and she’s been unable to return to Toronto since.

What was originally a $100 bill has now inflated to $2,800 as the lot’s owner says he has a business to operate and is owed payment for 11 months of storage. However, Richardson believes she’s being extorted for an issue beyond her control.

Park2Sky personnel claim that several Americans who found themselves in similar predicaments have had their cars shipped home.

“I don’t understand, I don’t know what’s going on here. Business is down, I’m not making any money at all. People who leave their car are paid. She’s the only one that hasn’t paid,” said the owner to CBC News this week.

The stalemate is expected to last a while longer as travel restrictions remain in place and Ontario Provincial Police have said they won’t get involved in a civil matter.

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All systems are go for St. Lawrence Cruise Lines in 2021

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KINGSTON — Despite Canada’s newly extended cruise ship ban, Canadians still have a small-ship cruising alternative in 2021 with St. Lawrence Cruise Lines.

The small-ship operator, which sails on the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, has confirmed operations for 2021, with overnight cruises on both rivers from May 20 to Oct. 24. A variety of cruises ranging from four to seven nights will depart from Kingston, Ottawa and Quebec City, sailing exclusively in domestic waters with stops at select ports in Ontario and Quebec.

On Feb. 4, Canada’s Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra announced that Canada’s cruise ship ban will be extended until Feb. 28, 2022. This measure, which effectively prohibits cruise vessels carrying more than 100 passengers from operating in Canadian waters, does not impact the small-ship operations of St. Lawrence Cruise Lines and its 32-stateroom CANADIAN EMPRESS.

“We are excited to offer travellers a small ship option for the 2021 season,” said President Jason Clark. “Our overnight cruises stay close to shore in Canadian waters and our COVID-19 Health and Safety program has been recognized for its high standards.”

This past December, the cruise line was awarded the Safe Travels Stamp by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) for adherence to global standards of health and hygiene. The program includes a wide range of safety measures, including reduced passenger loads, masking, physical distancing and hospital-grade electrostatic disinfecting for both private staterooms and shared spaces. Plus, all staterooms have access to fresh air, climate controls and views of the river.

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Here’s How Canada’s ‘Screening Officers’ Will Check On Travellers During Quarantine

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The federal government is reminding all travellers in Canada that “Screening Officers” may pay them a visit post-arrival.

In a statement about the country’s latest travel restrictions, Transport Canada confirmed that newly-trained officials would be tasked with checking up on travellers during their two-week quarantine period.

The role of the Screening Officers will be to visit travellers’ quarantine locations to “establish contact, confirm identify and confirm that travellers are at the place of quarantine they identified upon entry into Canada.”

This is to make sure individuals are complying with Canada’s mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement.

The checks will be conducted across 35 Canadian cities, having already started in Montreal and Toronto back in January.

The officials will provide “compliance education” and will be able to issue verbal warnings, but stronger enforcement action will be referred to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and then law enforcement for follow-up checks. 

Failing to comply with the Quarantine Act or with Screening Officers’ instructions could result in fines of up to $750,000 or even jail time.

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