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Air Canada flight from Toronto has mechanical issue, towed after landing in Winnipeg

Air Canada flight from Toronto has mechanical issue, towed after landing in Winnipeg

An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Winnipeg had a mechanical issue Wednesday evening and had to be towed, according to a spokesperson for the Winnipeg Airports Authority. 

  • Windsor French school gets $1.4 million for new dance studio

    The Providence Catholic School Board is investing $1.4 million to build a professional dance studio at a French high school in Windsor. Ecole E.J. Lajeunesse will start to offer a new dance program in September — when the dance studio is expected to be up and running. The school's Principal Thomas Couvillion said the …

  • Montreal's economy could be fixed, say experts

    CBC News Montreal took a two-part look at Montreal's economy this week.  Here are four suggestions from experts we consulted about how to help businesses and create jobs. "If we take an approach where we look at ourselves and our city the way others see us, the mindset would change.  If you're outside of Quebec or Montreal …

  • Montreal's economy: what's wrong, and what can we do about it?

    Montreal has been hit by some bad economic news in recent months. Several chains, including Bikini Village and Mexx Canada, are shutting their doors. The most recent unemployment statistics put Montreal's rate at 8.2 per cent. That's higher than any other large city in Canada — and higher than both the Canadian and Quebec …

  • Quebec man charged for not giving up phone password at border

    A law professor in Halifax says the case of a Quebec man charged with obstructing border officials raises a new legal question in Canada. The accused, 38-year-old Alain Philippon of St. Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec, refused to divulge his smart phone password to Canada Border Services Agency during a customs search. Rob Currie …

  • The community of Blacks Harbour learned Wednesday that the Connors Brothers plant will not be bringing back its second shift this month as expected. There is talk at the plant of some workers from that shift being accommodated on the day shift, but no official word at this point on actual numbers from the company. Connors …

  • Environment Canada announced this week that an Ontario herbal supply company pleaded guilty to unlawfully importing protected species of turtles and tortoises into Canada. Don Brinkman, a paleontologist at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, played a key role in the investigation. Brinkman specializes in fossilized turtles and …

  • The City of Windsor is under police investigation after a provincial court ordered the city to hand over records from last year's municipal election. Superior Court Justice Renee Pomerance ordered the city to surrender all documents related to the Oct. 2014 election, including election ballots. Justice Pomeramce ordered …

  • A proposal by two McGill law faculty students to have women-only hours at the downtown campus gym is causing an uproar at the Montreal university. When student Soumia Allalou, 23, decided to get back into shape, she contacted the university's gym and asked when women-only hours were. I asked them if there was a project …

  • Well that didn't last long! David Clarkson and his hefty contract, obtained from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the run-up to the NHL Trade deadline in exchange for Nathan Horton, has already been knocked out of the Columbus Blue Jackets' line-up.

  • There's no word out of Grand Falls-Windsor about who will be headlining this year's Salmon Festival.

  • The Montreal SPCA is asking the public for information after a dog, approximately nine years old, was found in a cardboard box with a cracked skull. The dog, named "Cannelle" by SPCA staff, was found at the corner of Henri Julien Avenue and Laos Street in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. The SPCA said the dog was suffering …

  • Ottawa should scrap 'last in, first out' policy, say fishermen

    Fishermen from across the province were in Gander Wednesday to protest the policy, which they say makes fishing harder for local harvesters, by signing a letter to send to Ottawa. The federal policy on northern shrimp is commonly referred to as 'LIFO,' and aims to protect fishing licences for those who have held them the …

  • A firefighter is also injured. A spokesman for the Montreal firefighters did not have much information about his injury, saying only that the firefighter hurt his eye. Firefighters received a call shortly before 3:30 p.m. About 40 firefighters were called to the scene.  The address of the fire is 5452 Grande Prairies Boulevard. …

  • A new book, Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia, charts the impact of American draft dodgers and other young counter-cultural people who flocked to the West Kootenay in the 1960s and 70s. They were American, so that was one initial concern, but they were also young and they had entirely different …

  • Three years after the cancellation of Capital Hoedown, the organizer said the country music festival will "pick up where we left off" to bring it back to the Ottawa area by 2016. "There is a major void in the market that we’re looking to fill," said Denis Benoit, the president and CEO of Capital Hoedown. The August 2012 …

  • A cold weather alert has been issued by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Wednesday. It's in effect until the end of the work week with temperatures expected fall to - 15 C or colder. Acting Associate Medical Officer Dr. Wajid Ahmed said health problems associated with exposure to extreme cold are hypothermia and  …

  • Dozens of Pakua Shipi Innu from the Quebec Lower North Shore demonstrated their frustration over the Muskrat Falls project Wednesday by establishing a selective blockade on a section of the Trans-Labrador Highway. "The project is in the works.

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