Grisly encounter

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/01/2019
Grisly encounter

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. — Many retail employees have faced snarling, rowdy customers, but it’s not often that the customer is a bear. Recently, Sam Assaf opened the door to look out of his Slave Lake, Alta. barbershop when he noticed a black bear outside. Curious, Assaf took photos of the creature, but then it suddenly dawned on him that the large beast was heading into his shop. “I’ve been in this business for 17 years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” he told CTV Edmonton, recounting that the bear went on to defecate on the floor and rifle through his workstation. The bear eventually departed, but for Assaf, he has a funny story for life. “How ironic — a bear is hanging at [his barbershop] the Lionsden.”

Lonely juvenile

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A quiet day at Peace River North School District office in Fort St. John, B.C. almost ended without incident before a moose crashed through the front door. “It wandered up to one of the windows because you could see the blood and saliva on the desk where it had obviously gone up and looked through a window,” said instructor Jarrod Bell to Canadian Press. According to Bell, after a talk with conservation officers, young moose are kicked out of their homes around this time of year so maybe “the moose was upset that it was alone,” he said. The animal was later seen running through the town, apparently none the worse for wear.