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Canadian airline target of repeated threats, three diversions

A rash of bomb threats targeting Canadian airline WestJet happened in the past week. Three planes were diverted due to these threats. A fourth threat to Air Canada resulted in the temporary evacuation of a Canadian airport.

Dear Rouge plays Athabasca, for Canada Day celebrations Special

Athabasca - The future of Canadian music is a bright one, which was clear when Dear Rouge played the Athabasca River Rats festival on June 30.

Prank video as terrified Paris Hilton told plane is crashing

It's not certain where an Egyptian TV show thought the humor was but they went ahead with a prank on Paris Hilton, convincing her the small plane she was in was about to crash. They even had an actor in on it thrown off the plane as it neared water.

Op-Ed: On Donald Trump having zero chances of becoming U.S. president

Let's start here: It is likely virtually all of you would agree that Donald Trump has the proverbial snowball's chance in hell of becoming the next president of the United States. As much chance as Kanye West has of winning the Most Humble Rapper Award.

Seniors going bankrupt in soaring numbers in Canada

Judy Southon, from Toronto, said she had her husband had great jobs and raised a son, and they owned a home, but she never thought she would have to declare bankruptcy.

Canadians warned of possible Salmonella risk from breaded chicken

Canadian consumers are being warned of a possible risk of Salmonella infection from handling, cooking or eating frozen, raw, breaded poultry parts. The warning comes after tracking 44 cases of Salmonellosis across the country.

Reward raised to $500,000 in P.E.I. potato tampering case

An award for information in the Prince Edward Island potato tampering investigation has been increased to $500,000, but it is a short-term reward offer. The province's potato industry and the federal government originally posted a $100,000 reward.

Air quality advisory: Fraser Valley, Langley warned of bad ozone

Metro Vancouver Regional District issued an air quality advisory Saturday for areas of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. The warning is for high levels of ground-level ozone.

Second escaped New York prisoner shot twice, captured near border

The second of two prisoners who escaped earlier this month from a maximum security jail in New York state has been recaptured. David Sweat was shot and wounded, and taken into custody, near the Canadian border.

Op-Ed: HarperPAC euthanized after short life span

Ottawa - There are many ways in which political parties and governments can promote their agendas through the media and other activities. PACs or Political Action Committees are a common vehicle for doing this in the US.

Early morning shooting in Toronto's Queen St. West area, 2 dead

On the heels of a shooting last week, Toronto is again the victim of gun violence this morning. Two people were shot dead in one shooting while in another area of the city another shooting saw a young male wounded.

Concern continues over the health of Joni Mitchell

David Crosby has said that singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is still unable to speak following a brain aneurysm in March 2015.

Giant goldfish 'size of dinner plates' are becoming huge problem

You may not think a tiny goldfish could grow into a massive problem in Canadian, American and world waterways, but it can. It seems that when families no longer want Goldie they often dump the little guy into a lake, stream or other waterway.

Barack Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral of slain reverend

U.S. President Barack Obama did something no other sitting president of his country has likely done before when he sang "Amazing Grace" at the eulogy for a friend murdered last week by a racist young white man. Obama led thousands of mourners in song.

NDP surging in Canadian federal polls and leading election race

Ottawa - Just four months from an expected federal election in October, the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) is widening its lead over the Conservatives and Liberals, according to a new Forum poll.

Alzheimer's: Low memory test scores may be early sign of dementia

A new study has found low scores on memory and thinking tests may be a signal a person will develop Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers found that a signal that Alzheimer's is there may be detected up to 18 years before a diagnosis of the illness.

Immigration: Ottawa touts Express Entry for jobs needing workers

At an Economic Club of Canada event last week, Canada's federal minister of citizenship and immigration, Chris Alexander, told businesses they can look to a new immigration program to fill vacancies. The program fast-tracks immigrants with work skills.

Here's how almost dying in a plane crash affects your brain

When a plane flying several thousand feet above the Atlantic ran out of fuel, everyone on board was afraid they were about to die. Air Transat Flight 236 developed a fuel leak in 2001, making an emergency crash landing after plummeting thousands of feet.

Missing plane spotted on cliff of Alaskan mountain, all 9 dead

A float plane that went missing Thursday afternoon some 300 miles south of Juneau, Alaska, has been spotted on the side of a mountain. Rescuers have not reached the crash site and recent reports say all onboard died in the crash.

Former Canadian MP sentenced to jail for election overspending

Peterborough - Former Canadian Conservative Member of Parliament Dean Del Mastro has been sentenced to one month in prison and then four more under house arrest after he was found guilty of overspending during the 2008 federal election.
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