Hogs Back Park - Hundreds of fleeing refugees from the Barrhaven suburban district of Ottawa were found crowded into a freighter boarded by RCMP and Immigration officers Thursday afternoon. In search of a better life in the northern sector of the city, the ship carrying dozens of pale, well groomed, but commuter stressed Barrhavenites was seized and its occupants detained in a nearby quarantine area.
A vacant emergency ward has been set aside in Riverside General Hospital for "triage, screening and diagnostics," hospital spokeswoman Shannon Marshall told the O-dot.
Healthy migrants will be released back to federal authorities, said Marshall, "while those who require further care will be admitted to an area of the hospital that will be kept separate from the general population."
Immigration officials fear that this recent seizure of a refugee boat is only the first of many making there way from the impoverished Barrhaven district and that "we should be preparing for a massive influx of suburbanites back into the city's core." Immigration spokesperson Helen Morven explained.
Mayor Larry O'Brien could not be reached for comment due to a previous engagement at the Geologiclal Society where he was amassing more kryptonite for his battle with Superman next month.