National News

PM's wife gets stinging reception

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife probably would have preferred a taste of honey but ended up on the business end of a bee sting.

Laureen Harper was taking a look at a bee hive on the rooftop of Toronto's Royal York hotel Sunday, but she and the hotel chef got a bit close and were stung.

The behive is part of the hotel's effort to provide in-house honey for its restaurant and to help the environment by providing bees to pollinate area gardens and parks.

Video footage on Toronto television station CP 24 appeared to show the chef getting the most attention from the bees.

Laureen Harper didn't appear at all phased by the stinging rebuke handed out by the bees, and for good reason.

The Prime Minister's Office says she is very comfortable around bees as her father raised bees on the family farm.

There was no word on how many stings she received.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Employees of Chances officially off the job
 
Woman critically injured in three-vehicle crash
 
The Outdoor Guy
Airport security heightened after Ottawa attack
 
UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
 
Election 2014: David Tod seeks Langley Township seat on Board of Education
Women’s Centre celebrates new kitchen with open house
 
Partnerships key to LNG boom, says LNG Buy-BC advocate
 
Skipsey seeks Qualicum Beach council seat

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.