Only in Winnipeg, where mosquitoes grow to be the size of crows and the annual battle against the scourge make daily headlines, would an entomologist become a household name.
And only in Winnipeg would his mysterious departure lead to such intense speculation.
Taz Stuart silently left his position as the chief entomologist for Manitoba's capital, eight years after arriving in celebrated rock star-like fashion.
"The City of Winnipeg is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Taz Stuart as the Entomologist for the Community Services Department’s Insect Control Branch," reads a still-available news release from 2004, when Stuart was lured away from the City of Regina to lead Winnipeg's war on mosquitoes.
His departure, however, is cloaked in mystery. With no official announcement and no definitive answer on when or why Stuart left the position, the city has been left wondering about the fate of one of its highest-profile city officials.
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