Cheers to the Discovery Channel for pulling off a whopper.
As part of their Shark Week ramp up, this video was circulated showing a shark off the shore of Wolfe Island in Lake Ontario:
This was of special interest to me because I vacation on the island each summer; the presence of sharks would certainly spice up my kayak excursions.
The whole thing caused quite a media sensation until Discovery’s PR firm revealed it was all a big promotional stunt.
The best line to emerge from the shark panic came from Frontenac Islands Mayor Denis Doyle, who joked, â€œWeâ€™re going to have to get a bigger ferry.â€