February 27th, 2017

National News

TSB investigating after plane leaves runway while landing in Toronto

By The Canadian Press on February 25th, 2017

TORONTO – The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane briefly left the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson Airport. Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says the aircraft’s landing gear left the runway for a short distance when landing Friday night. TSB spokeswoman Julie Leroux says Flight 623 from Halifax was carrying ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Social worker wants ‘Alex Alerts’ to protect at-risk children from vanishing

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 25th, 2017

CALGARY – The B.C. social worker who unsuccessfully tried to prevent Alexandru Radita from being returned to his parents’ home hopes his tragic and painful death nearly four years ago will lead to changes in the social safety net to protect future children. Emil and Rodica Radita were found guilty Friday of first-degree murder of ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

TSB investigating Toronto airport incident involving Air Canada plane from Halifax

By The Canadian Press on February 25th, 2017

TORONTO – The Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident involving an Air Canada flight from Halifax that landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Friday night. A safety board spokeswoman says Flight 623 was carrying 118 people and so far no injuries have been reported. Julie Leroux says two safety board investigators were sent ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

No winning ticket for $10 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw

By The Canadian Press on February 25th, 2017

TORONTO – No winning was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Mar. 3 will be approximately $17 million... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Chunk of ice from passing plane leaves gaping hole in roof of Calgary home

By The Canadian Press on February 24th, 2017

Calgary fire officials say they’ve determined that a large piece of ice that crashed through the roof of a home in the city came from a passing airplane. Emergency crews were called to the home on Friday night by the occupants of the home, who thought there had been some kind of explosion. When police ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Fort McMurray fire chiefs retires, says no regrets in handling of wildfire

By The Canadian Press on February 24th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – The fire chief who offered regular updates to Canadians during last May’s enormous wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., has officially retired. Darby Allen celebrated his retirement by having cake with colleagues on Thursday. Allen tells CTV News he his wife are moving to Vancouver to enjoy the ocean and milder winters, ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Manitoba judges ask federal government to replace preliminary inquiries

By The Canadian Press on February 24th, 2017

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s attorney general and three chief justices are calling on the federal government to overhaul preliminary inquiry requirements in the province. The letter was sent to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould late last year and asks for an amendment to the Criminal Code. The letter proposes a four-year pilot project where preliminary hearings would ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Newfoundland police officer acquitted in contentious sexual assault case

By The Canadian Press on February 24th, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A jury has acquitted a Newfoundland police officer of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he drove home from a bar while on duty. Const. Carl Snelgrove of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary broke down in tears after being found not guilty of the allegation early Friday evening. He hugged his lawyer, and ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

‘They knew he was dying’ Parents guilty of 1st-degree murder in son’s death

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 24th, 2017

CALGARY – The painful death of a diabetic boy who was so emaciated he appeared mummified could have been avoided if his parents had not isolated and neglected him for years, a judge said Friday in finding the couple guilty of first-degree murder. Justice Karen Horner said Emil Radita, 60, and Rodica Radita, 54, were ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Quebec broadens inquiry into Montreal police force

By The Canadian Press on February 24th, 2017

MONTREAL – The Quebec government is broadening its investigation into allegations of corruption and wrongdoing within the Montreal police force. Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says municipal forces from Quebec City, Longueuil and Gatineau will help provincial police because the number of allegations has risen in recent days. Coiteux also says the role of the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!