We’ve all done it. You’re walking around in a street, holding an empty can or a bottle, and no garbage can is in sight. Though we know in the back of our mind that it is wrong, we toss it on the street, hoping no one will notice. It is called dumping and in the western world it is illegal. If you do it to a can or a small bottle or a candy wrapper, someone will clean up after you, but if you leave a fridge or a seat like that in the street then it becomes a nuisance for your neighbours, so please don’t do it.
Mr Patrick Maze of Pilot Bussle, Canada, woke up this week to find the world record of illegal dumping left in his field.
He had to rub his eyes twice probably, because as he left for work, he saw that overnight someone had left a house in his field.
He explained: "At the time I assumed that it was just to be left overnight and they would come back right away. Several days later, I'd actually forgotten about the house. I went for a walk on the property and there it still was. Then I kind of thought, 'That's strange. Something's up here.”
Mr Maze put a post on Facebook asking to whom the house belonged and got a reply already the next day. Ms Brenda Robertson lives in Lumsden and says her new house was on the way from Winnipeg but she was told there was a problem with SaskPower permits, and the house had to go back to Manitoba for them to be re-issued.
"So it's quite a surprise to see my house on your land. Thanks for putting this on Facebook or else I would not know. I'll try to get it off your land asap."
Mr Maze and Ms Robertson have now spoken and arranged for the house to be moved. "I'm sure for the homeowners it's been a bit of a stressful situation, because when you're getting a new home it's an exciting time but then to find out that it's been delayed, of course that's a concern," Mr Maze said. "But it all worked out. Happy ending to the story!"