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The melting of spring is wreaking havoc in Canadian cities. In Montreal, for example, floods in and around the Ottawa River have devastated communities and displaced thousands of people.
However, in the chaos, some Canadians still find a way to ignore the situation. This was the case yesterday in Winnipeg, where a group of men decided to turn a huge sinkhole into a serendipitous fishing hole.
Joe Macdougall, George Hewitt and Shawn Pageot, who pulled out their garden chairs and fishing rods to display a photo, that has now wildly circulated since yesterday.
The trio caught nothing except “the laughter of passers-by,” said Pageot. “In these moments you can just laugh at this rain … people need humor,” he added.
The pit opened at the corner of Parkdale Street and Ness Avenue (a missed opportunity here to call the sinking of “Loch Ness”), according to reported information.
That intersection isn’t far from the Sturgeon Creek, which empties into the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg.
Warning signs have been placed around the hole. People are warned not to go near it.
Source: Montreal blog