Smoke Break #848: Russian News Anchor Can’t Keep Straight Face For BC Pot Story

Remember that recent, crazy local story about the bears protecting the marijuana grow-op near Christina Lake? We all thought it was sad, right? Not so in Russia, where it’s freakin’ funny as hell…because it is?

There are 61 comments

  1. I’m pretty sure it was the pot-belly pig and raccoon that got her going…I mean really, what was a fat little pig doing there? And raccoon???

  2. i used to live there, and this was a bogus news story worldwide. the real story was that the bears were part of an unlicensed wildlife rehabilitation center and there was no pot crop at all, that got made up to make it newsworthy.

  3. @ Meg……you were missinformed. The story is true and he is being charged. Now thanks to that jerk, the bears were most likely put down since they are used to being fed and couldn’t fend for themselves in the wild. Don’t know where you got your info from but it unfortunately happened.

  4. Ok Meg, the story was made up by the news, and I guess the story from Whistler about the Huskies was also made up too. All those dogs are acually in loving homes. Shame on the news for fibbing. I read the story and sure he plead guilty to one count, if you dig a little more he plead not guilty to the other and still has to go to court.

  5. That bears were fed in Christina Lake is true (dogfood). That they are now a problem is true. We here in Christina Lake have been issued a notice from the BC Conservation Office Service of bears that are human food conditioned. These bears lose their fear of humans. This is both a public and bear safety issue. And yes, there were pigs roaming around too. But these have been herded up. The stories were not made up, just sensationalized.

  6. We need more humour from the press nowadays…am a BC citizen and well aware of our pending reputation after this….
    We CAN laugh at ourselves !!! Hilarious. Thx for this 🙂

  7. Meg…when you lived there what were you smoking? The story is essentially true .. it has been well publicized. Not necessarily true about the animals guarding the pot crop but true about the bears, their numbers and the fact that they were unfortunately learning to be close to humans.

  8. The accuracy of this ‘story’ is not the point, here. The way it is ‘enriched,’ is! If this delightfully spontaneous newscaster had been on air in this country, the network ‘stuffed shirts’ would have her wonderful delivery cut of. But those in charge of her program, realized that her humanity was part of what that media is all about – entertainment!

    Former broadcaster.

  9. Dave. If you are a former broadcaster, you should realize that it is painfully obvious that this newscast is being pre-recorded to be aired at a later time. It is not a live broadcast.

    Former broadcaster.

  10. The bears being in the actual marijuana crop grow, story is true. But not smoking the pot. Are you people so foolish as to believe this gal is doing a true broadcast? It is a Russian show like our English UTube, with a “play on”, and exaggerated, of the story. I have seen a similar broadcast type on our Canadian UTube with a “would-be” announcer losing it with laughter. Not a real media broadcast. Just entertainment for the Internet.!

  11. This is another example of R.C.M.P. misinformation. The media only reported what the police propaganda agent told them. Trained bears guarding a grow op? Come on … Im sure the police think that would sound good in court.

  12. @Meg..I do live here..you are so full of ridiculous information.
    The bears were allowed to go into hibernation, and so far there has been no problem with them hanging around looking to be fed.

  13. …”crazy local story”… “we all thought it was sad” – if you know what’s happening outside of Canada, this story would seem really funny to you too…

  14. The racoon was the lookout, the pig was lunch (he just didn;t know it) and the bears were just chillin!

  15. I don’t see what the big deal is, I’m Canadian and I sit around in the snow and smoke weed with grizzly bears every day, then we eat pizza and laugh at the pot bellied pigs. I thought we all did that?

  16. @Mertin..no, the city folk are driving around in their BMW SUV’s sucking latte’s, while glued to their Blackberries and wishing they could do that.

  17. The sad thing about this story is…………………If the bears return they will be put down. It’s not their fault, the growers should be “put down”.

  18. Heu I wander if the vietnamese pig and the racoon shared the same joint with the bears

  19. I thought we did too Mertin! Actually watching the broadcaster was pretty funny, I could just imagine the pictures running through her head as she talked about the bears “sitting” and the other animals that were listed as part of the “operation” ! She made me laugh!

  20. This really did happen…heard about & saw the bears but the other critters I’m not sure about….laughed so hard that I tinkled in me drawers watching
    that news lady and could just imagine what thoughts were going thru her head….too funny

  21. Weed smoker past 45 yrs,,non-smkg past 2 yrs,,,She gave me a great ‘belly’ laugh like I just had a toke,,,Mertin said it best,,,

  22. I have been led to believe that the Russian people were grim.
    This explodes that theory, Very, very, very funny.

  23. Don’t forget guys, this is Russian-Canadian TV from Toronto, Ontario.NOT a Russian TV from Russia, and this was never broadcast live, putting on youtube just for fun and to be famous (kind of)

  24. I believe the truth is the bears were smoking the pot and the man brought them food as they had a powerful hunger on.
    Terry

  25. I don’t care if the story is true or not. I don’t care if this was a bit or not. I don’t care if this was being taped for a live broadcast or for re-broadcast on a slow news day. All I care about is that it made me laugh!!! She lost it and couldn’t get it together again and it was funny. All that other stuff is irrelevant. I LOL-ed. As long as people find it humorous, they have accomplished what they set out to do.

  26. It is funny how she keeps laughing. We’ve all had those moments. What I didn’t find funny is the swearing. It’s a sick world when we can’t watch the news without vile cuss words. She spoiled it with the swearing. How do people think they can get anything positive in their life from something so negative.

  27. A koala is sitting up a gumtree smoking a joint when a little lizard walks past, looks up and says:
    “Hey Koala, what are you doing?”
    The koala says: “Smoking a joint.
    Come up and have some.”
    So the little lizard climbs up, sits next to the koala
    and they enjoy a large doobie.
    After a while the little lizard says his mouth is dry
    and he is going to get a drink from the river.
    But the little lizard is so stoned that he leans too far over and falls into the river.
    A crocodile sees this, swims over to the little lizard and helps him to the side then asks the little lizard:
    “What’s the matter with you?”
    The little lizard explains to the crocodile that he was sitting smoking a joint with the koala in the tree, got too stoned and then fell into the river while taking a drink.
    The crocodile says he has to see this, and walks into the rain forest, finds the tree where the koala is sitting, with yet another joint.
    He looks up and says “Hey you!”
    The koala looks down at him and says…
    “Fu-u-u-u-c-c-k, Dude…….
    How much water did you drink?

  28. Wow? You guys actually laughed and all at this “broadcast”? What are you guys smoking-maybe I will want some!

    Mertin and tigersfan, I got more of a kick out of your little jokes up there! 🙂

    Sure seems you guys cannot agree if there was a pot plantation there or not…

    I read the one article up there Meg provided, but it’s only about feeding the bears, nothing about the pot.

    And cbluez, I defy you to show me any animal, including birds, which are regularly fed, won’t come back around. And think about how many animals get agressive if you don’t meet the needs they have grown accustomed to from you. If those bears come back around and people aren’t giving them their chow, they can/will become aggressive and that means those jerks will kill them-nothing funny at all about that part.

  29. thought the story was funny. can you imagine a bear with the munchies! … I think that is why the raccoon was there….

  30. @ct
    I live very nearby..yes they were growing pot. Which is like a normal pastime in the W Kootenay..duh..
    It’s immaterial as to whether anyone on here can agree to that..

    Well,,we live with bears all the time around here…Yes they can be aggressive…Yes they are constantly hungry…Yes there are no shortage of morons who leave garbage out.
    Yes, other morons want us to cut down our fruit trees because they attract bears..
    As I said…So far there has been no problem. with these particular bears of note.
    When there is a problem and the bear becomes aggressive, humans can be mauled and killed..In the end the humans win as the bear is dealt with, and that does not always mean killing them..they are moved sometimes..which can be problematic too.
    ..and the person who has to shoot them is not a jerk…’JERK’..they are doing their job to protect humans..duh..
    Do you live with bears in your friggin back yard??? I do..
    What fantasy world do you live in??the big city somewhere?

  31. I don’t think this is Russian TV. At the end the anchor clearly says “*our* country’s authorities may have to put down the bears.”

    This would imply that she is NOT Russian, actually, but Canadian – probably one of those ethnic channel hosts. And we know how professional these guys are.

    Also, note that the word “news” behind her in the studio is written in English. I am almost sure this is a program for Russian speakers in Canada.

  32. i live in the okanagan valley… one valley over..from christina lake…in British columbia..THIS STORY IS REAL…….the bears were being fed by the growers for ALMOST 10 years some were second generation bears…and yes they were found arround a marijuana grow operation … and it happened .. check http://www.chbcnews.ca archives , or globalbc or ctvbc …and yes it is damn funny…. would just hate to thik if those bears had the munchies…..

  33. Hey CT, what fantasy world do you live in???? Hahaha, if you can’t even find a little humor in that then I feel truly sorry for you my brother!!!! It’s a damn f*#%@in funny story in its own right, even with out the Russian newscaster losing it!

  34. Hey, CT? I have 13 birdfeeders which I’ve been using for about 13 years. Do you think those BIG BAD BIRDIES are going to get ‘aggressive’ and poop me to death? This is the funniest story I’ve seen in ages and I don’t give a poop HOW or WHY it was done! I needed a good laugh and I got one! Aggressive BIRDS, for Heaven’s sake…you seriously need to ‘lighten up’, CT!

  35. It may or may not be fake, the point is that the clip itself is funny. I know how she feels but mine was at a radio station not t.v. It’s all good…. chill!

  36. First of all, I do not live in bear country, but I have been in bear country camping/fishing-northern Minnesota and most of the time you can just send some warning shots and they finally decide to move on. If we shot and they were still coming, then sure we would have to do something drastic at that point. But yes, I still find it a shame if the bears have to be shot because of humans spoiling them! I think sometimes people get what they deserve. Cutting down fruit trees is a bit silly, but when one deliberately feeds them-they are ruining the bears-that IS a human’s fault.

    And too bad you both don’t find life a little more precious-anything that has to be killed(potentially)-not for food, especially an innocent animal who’s just doing what they do…that’s sad.

    I had asked about the pot because of the poster who said they live near the area and there was no pot-something about this being propaganda for the media…if it’s real fine, but that is why I asked. Duh you say??

    As for no sense of humor? Sure I have one, but didn’t find much of anything funny about the video. Like I said, I thought the other 2 in this message board WERE funny (a LOT funnier that that stupid video)! So sure, as you can see I DO have a sense of humor. When something is really funny, I end up making a fool of myself from laughing so hard-just this didn’t do it.
    Guess you find Seinfeld funny as well?

  37. This is ethnic Russian-language TV program in Toronto, called ‘MixTV’. These reporters are not professional journalists.

  38. Actually, CT, I find you funnier than Seinfeld and you aren’t funny at all. As for linking the killing of bears to a stupid made-up video shows a serious lack of humor…and please don’t tell me what you do think is funny! CA

  39. I am chillin’, I just don’t comprehend how this is so hilarious in any facet: the obvious fakeness of the video, the story itself, how fake that woman is, the impact this could have on the bears…

    And no, I don’t think the birds are gonna attack you, but if you know anything about science, if you feed birds regularly and quit they can starve. Don’t believe me? Check it out on the major birding sites.

    But this is a real bore so, I bid you adieu.

  40. OMG.. the presentation by the Russian News castor.. was hilarious… thanks I laffed my butt off…
    BC already has a bad reputation…. pot should be legal… and at least the bears weren’t eating people.. raccoons, or the pig….

  41. The presentation by the Russian News castor.. was hilarious… thanks I laffed my butt off…
    “most funny story” in her interpretation, I heard in last 30 years of my life.
    Funny girl………..good bless her.

Short Film Looks at The Life of a Homeless Surfer Living in a Van down by the Waves

This is Bob. He wakes up in his van every morning right next to his favourite surf spot and enjoys the hell out of himself.

Trailer for New Culinary Documentary “Michelin Stars: Tales From the Kitchen”

What does it take to win and keep a Michelin Star? What about two Michelin Stars? Or three? This doc goes inside that struggle.

Short Film Looks Back at the Emotional Impact of The Great American Eclipse

From urban Oregon and rural Idaho to Nashville and the still shell-shocked town of Charlottesville, this is how the eclipse made Americans feel.

Get a Jump on Where & When the next Two Dozen Total Solar Eclipses Will Hit

The astronomical event of the decade may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to see it again.