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A Canadian couple who recently stumbled upon a 400-year-old skeleton is now saddled with a $5,000 bill, the Star reports. Two weeks ago, Ken Campbell of Sarnia, Ontario, came upon some bones while digging postholes in his backyard. His wife, Nicole Sauve, encouraged him to unearth the rest of the skeleton. Ontario police, who cordoned off the area, called up forensic anthropologist Michael Spence to examine the site. Spence told the Star that the skeleton is likely that of a 24-year-old aboriginal woman who died in the late 1500s or early 1600s. Spence then contacted the Registrar of Cemeteries, which told Sauve that she and Campbell would have to hire an archeologist to examine the rest of the backyard—at their expense. According to the Star, property owners are legally responsible to pay for such an assessment "if human remains are found on their land." Stuck with a $5,000 bill, Sauve appealed to the mayor of Sarnia but has yet to get a clear answer about whether the government will pay. According to the Star, she might be able to make a request to the Registrar of Cemeteries to cover the costs. Sauve told the Star that people have been telling her if they wind up in a similar situation, they won’t risk getting a bill by telling the authorities about their finds. “This is awful,” said Sauve. “God forbid you have a murder victim, and you cover them up.”http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/ontario-couple-finds-400-old-skeleton-gets-5-141737421.html

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  • Tyland64Tyland64 Posts: 716
    This is right across the river from me. Sarnia is closer than Detroit. Everyone was talking about this today at coffee and stogies.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,191 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gubbermint efishensea
    WARNING:  The above post may contain thoughts or ideas known to the State of Caliphornia to cause seething rage, confusion, distemper, nausea, perspiration, sphincter release, or cranial implosion to persons who implicitly trust only one news source, or find themselves at either the left or right political extreme.  Proceed at your own risk.  

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  • bearbbearb Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭
    Go easy on the Canada thing, eh! ;)
    Sadly, this sorta story, or reality, can lead people to act in less than admirable ways. The old 'shoot it, shovel it...and shutup about it' are the behaviours/actions that follow thoughts like these....especially regarding Endangered Species, illegal pesticide usage, etc.
  • VulchorVulchor FloridaPosts: 4,806 ✭✭✭
    "It isnt a real country anyway"
  • bearbbearb Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭
    Vulchor:
    "It isnt a real country anyway"
    /////So i guess this show is typical then? ;)http://www.snotr.com/video/675/A_blonde_and_a_3rd_grade_geography_question Anyway, last time i checked it was...perhaps a primer is in order.
  • SleevePlzSleevePlz Goodrich, MIPosts: 6,249 ✭✭✭✭
    bearb:
    Vulchor:
    "It isnt a real country anyway"
    /////So i guess this show is typical then? ;)http://www.snotr.com/video/675/A_blonde_and_a_3rd_grade_geography_question Anyway, last time i checked it was...perhaps a primer is in order.
    Lol, when I have some spare time in my classroom, I'll play a game with my students where they have to take turns naming things in a category until only person remains. They do great when the category is NFL teams or stores in the local mall. When the category is Countries of the World, not so much. Considering there are nearly 200 countries and I've never had a class get over 60 is rather sad. Not to brag (because it shows I have no life), but I can name them all. Feel free to try it yourself: http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/world
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
  • RainRain Posts: 8,960 ✭✭✭
    SleevePlz:
    bearb:
    Vulchor:
    "It isnt a real country anyway"
    /////So i guess this show is typical then? ;)http://www.snotr.com/video/675/A_blonde_and_a_3rd_grade_geography_question Anyway, last time i checked it was...perhaps a primer is in order.
    Lol, when I have some spare time in my classroom, I'll play a game with my students where they have to take turns naming things in a category until only person remains. They do great when the category is NFL teams or stores in the local mall. When the category is Countries of the World, not so much. Considering there are nearly 200 countries and I've never had a class get over 60 is rather sad. Not to brag (because it shows I have no life), but I can name them all. Feel free to try it yourself: http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/world
    Haha, I'm not sure if that's TOO bad. I mean, I know a Judge does not know every law, and one doctor can't perform every surgical operation. How many kids do I expect to know that Tuvalu is a country?
  • SleevePlzSleevePlz Goodrich, MIPosts: 6,249 ✭✭✭✭
    Rain:
    SleevePlz:
    bearb:
    Vulchor:
    "It isnt a real country anyway"
    /////So i guess this show is typical then? ;)http://www.snotr.com/video/675/A_blonde_and_a_3rd_grade_geography_question Anyway, last time i checked it was...perhaps a primer is in order.
    Lol, when I have some spare time in my classroom, I'll play a game with my students where they have to take turns naming things in a category until only person remains. They do great when the category is NFL teams or stores in the local mall. When the category is Countries of the World, not so much. Considering there are nearly 200 countries and I've never had a class get over 60 is rather sad. Not to brag (because it shows I have no life), but I can name them all. Feel free to try it yourself: http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/world
    Haha, I'm not sure if that's TOO bad. I mean, I know a Judge does not know every law, and one doctor can't perform every surgical operation. How many kids do I expect to know that Tuvalu is a country?
    Come on! At least pick a hard one like Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, or Burkina Faso. Lol, the hardest part of doing that quiz online is learning how to spell all of them! As for my class, remember, it is a group of 25 people coming up with only around 50, typically. That is not good a good ratio.
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
  • RainRain Posts: 8,960 ✭✭✭
    PS - I had to google Tuvalu when I made my post. No way did I know it was a country.And you're right...25 people and 50 countries is bad.
  • bearbbearb Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭
    They became famous when the internet took off...and domain names were being scooped up. They 'won' big 13 years ago...but lost a lot had they waited. Details here: In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.[1] The Tuvalu government receives a quarterly payment of US$1 million for use of the top-level domain.
  • bearbbearb Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭
    In my Canadian History class, i have shown this a few times for laughs...certainly worth a watch: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=67a_1198119518
  • VulchorVulchor FloridaPosts: 4,806 ✭✭✭
    With regards to my last comment------obviously no one seems to remember the South Park movie?
  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    Tuvalu is a country?
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    Vulchor:
    With regards to my last comment------obviously no one seems to remember the South Park movie?
    lol, yeah I got it. Love that movie.
  • bearbbearb Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭
    phobicsquirrel:
    Vulchor:
    With regards to my last comment------obviously no one seems to remember the South Park movie?
    lol, yeah I got it. Love that movie.
    No offense taken...just throwing the ball back into your court :)
  • bearbbearb Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭
    As per trivia contests in my class, occasionally they resemble this clip, from some pretty funny canadians, eh! this is certainly worth the few minutes...trust me:
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,103 ✭✭✭✭✭
    beatnic:
    Tuvalu is a country?
    Absolooly. A tiny collection of sand bars half way between Sa'amoa (aka Samoa) and Kiribati (aka the Solomons). I passed by there en route to New Caledonia.. In Polynesian, the word Tuvalu translates: "Next canoe comes by I'm getting the heck oitta this hellhole."

    Used to be called Ellis Islands.

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


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