Escaped duck a hit in town

A picturesque scene of a few dozen ducks navigating the icy sun-splashed river along Fairy Lake Park was interrupted by the sudden arrival of the southern Ontario town's newest celebrity. "Eddie," a mandarin duck who recently escaped from his owner's nearby farm, plunged into the chilly waters to join some local mallards for a dip. His landing provided an instant boost to the local buzz that had been building after some recent sightings and social media posts.