Bad Beat: Kitchener arrow-death treated as homicide

An archer aims his arrow at a target.
An archer aims his arrow at a target. Stock photo by Getty Images.

Popular television series Arrow features a superhero who uses arrows to vanquish his enemies and bring order to Starling City.

Unfortunately, it seems the Arrow has a doppelganger in Kitchener, Ont. – and you thought these things only happened on television.

Earlier this week, Michael Gibbon, 60, was found on his front yard with an arrow sticking out of his chest.

Even though Emergency personnel rushed him to the hospital, he later succumbed to his injuries.

Eleven schools were on lock-down in connection with the police investigation into Gibbons’ death.

After a post-mortem was conducted that showed it wasn’t a self-inflicted wound, the police declared it a homicide.

Right now police are unclear as to the cause of the attack on Gibbons, but they have received a number of tips from the public.

American actor Randy Quaid arrested — again — in Montreal

Randy Quaid has a long and colourful history with the law – including Canadian law.

He had already been arrested in Montreal in May of 2014 after failing to check in with the Canada Border Services Agency and becoming the focus of a nationwide arrest warrant and now he’s done it again, although it’s unclear for what.

Originally Quaid was arrested in the United States in 2010 on a felony vandalism case. He then fled to Canada claiming he and his Canadian-born wife, Evi, were victims of persecution, declaring they were being stalked by “Hollywood star-whackers.”

He is still being sought after by American authorities who have an active extradition order for him.

Quaid applied for permanent residency in Canada, but was rejected in 2012 and has been living in Montreal ever since with his wife, although he was required to regularly check in with Canada Border Services.

The IRB in Montreal ruled Quaid can go free, but he has to leave Canada next week.

Given his interesting brushes with the law, maybe Quaid will one day write an autobiography about his experiences as an American refugee in Canada.

Canada-wide drug raid turns up $12M-worth in drugs

Police made a huge dent in the drug-dealing scene in Canada after they seized an astounding 123,000 grams of cocaine worth $12.2 million in a nation-wide raid this week.

For 18 months regional police worked with national, international and provincial associates to bring this drug ring down. Among the organizations that worked together were various police in the GTA region, U.S. Homeland Security and Canada Border Services Agency officers.

Most of the people who were busted in this raid were situated in Toronto. The drugs themselves were imported from Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and Guyana.

Drugs were not the only things seized, authorities also confiscated firearms, $100,000 in cash, some vehicles and money-counting machines.

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