Hundreds of employees spilled out onto the sidewalk today after three floors
of an office tower in downtown Toronto were evacuated.
The exodus at Scotiabank was triggered after a golf promotional package, containing a sample of bear repellant spray, was delivered to the 16th floor of complex at 44 King St. West.
The package was opened and a small amount of bear repellant was accidentally released, setting off a security alert, said Joe Konecny, a spokesperson for Scotiabank.
The spray can of repellent was sealed in an air tight container and the offices ventilated.
Midday traffic ground to a halt as a one-block section of the busy street in the heart of the financial district from Yonge to Bay Sts. was sealed off for almost two hours.
Street cars were backed up for blocks.
I didn't know that bears golfed, and of course there's no word in the Star piece about whether the golfing bears were Muslim or not. Too concerned with goddamned political correctness to care about The Truth, I guess!
Religion of Peace MY ASS!
We'll just have to wait for the Blogging Tories to sort this one out for us.