Headbangers Arrested in Calgary Sewer – Canadian Insanity Needs to Go Viral!


Last night I wrote about a possible tunnel under the Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place that was built under Al Capone’s reign and it made me recall this story i wrote in 2012. Another piece of Canadian history?

August 20,2012

A long time ago my sons were addicted to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and it was known they fictitiously resided in a sewer. It wasn’t your ordinary sewer location like those in Jennifer Toth’s book The Mole People;  it actually looked like something you could call home. So what possessed five Calgary, Alberta headbangers to suddenly call the local sewer “party central” this past weekend?

This piece of insanity was originaly broadcast Saturday night during the 10 o’clock Canadian CTV news and obviously no one else believed it or cared,  because you cannot find it on any media source except  the CTV news video site. I think this stupidity needs to go viral.

A local Calgary man living in the Deer Run suburbs decided to go for that one last evening smoke before bedtime and noticed a strange man lifting a man hole cover. When he saw  the long-haired figure having an Orson Welles moment similar to those Norwegian rats Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alberta have a problem with; he decided it needed to be reported.

Intrigued and concerned the man immediately called 911 while loud music began pouring up from the sewer into the night. The police arrived and then called the fire department (was it because they had bigger ladders?) who hauled the men out one by one as seen in the video. Partying in a sewer system isn’t the brightest idea, but the fact the men only received a ticket for removing a man hole cover is way beyond me. Personally, since we no longer have stocks;  I call for public indignation, shame and honestly- what were these people smoking?

Original News Video from CTV

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

2 responses »

  1. I need to see this video immediately
    I’m hosting a workshop on why you should not go into the sewers.

    Please send a copy asap.

    Thank you


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