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Drunk Pilot pleads guilty after passing out in cockpit

Drunk Pilot pleads guilty after passing out in cockpit

A pilot who passed out in a cockpit before a scheduled flight in Canada has pleaded guilty to being impaired while in control of an aircraft. Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty yesterday to having care and control of an aircraft while impaired. The Slovenian national admitted to having drunk a bottle of vodka in his hotel room before his flight. Read More »

NewsAlert: Ontario man wanted for murdering stepchild

NewsAlert: Ontario man wanted for murdering stepchild

Niagara Regional Police are seeking Canada-wide arrest warrants for Justin Kuijer for first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection to the death of a seven-year-old St. Catharines boy and a Friday stabbing at a local bank. Const. Phil Gavin says the suspect entered the bank on Martindale Road just before 10:30 a.m. this morning and assaulted a female employee with ... Read More »

Maggie MacDonnell, Teacher wins $1m best-teacher prize in Dubai

Maggie MacDonnell, Teacher wins $1m best-teacher prize in Dubai

Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the third annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. Her victory – which brings with it a prize of $1 million – was announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai by an astronaut in the International Space Station, and Ms MacDonnell was congratulated via video message by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Ms MacDonnell ... Read More »

Two small planes collide over mall near Montreal, one dead

Two small planes collide over mall near Montreal, one dead

One person is dead, another is injured and two people are in hospital to be treated for shock after two planes collided above Promenades Saint-Bruno shopping centre, according to Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux. One plane fell on the roof of the shopping mall after the planes collided in the sky. The other crashed in the parking lot. Police evacuated ... Read More »

Sara Manitoski: Courtenay teen dies on overnight school outing

Sara Manitoski: Courtenay teen dies on overnight school outing

Sara Manitoski, a Grade 11 student in the integrated studies outdoor education program, died in her sleep Tuesday night, during a scheduled midweek overnight excursion to Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island. The girl, a student at G.P. Vanier Secondary in Courtenay, was part of an overnight trip to the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, said Paul Berry, ... Read More »

Aydin Coban gets 11-year sentence in sex cyberbully case

Aydin Coban gets 11-year sentence in sex cyberbully case

The man charged in connection to the death of Amanda Todd has been sentenced in The Netherlands. Aydin Coban has been found guilty, and will serve a sentence of 10 years and 243 days. The cyberbullying of Todd was brought to mainstream attention after she posted a Youtube video depicting her story with handwritten signs. Read More »

Transport truck flips on side on 401 near Chatham (Photo)

Transport truck flips on side on 401 near Chatham (Photo)

All westbound collectors lanes on Highway 401 between Allen Rd. and Avenue Rd. are closed due to a rollover coach bus Thursday morning, Ontario Provincial Police say. The accident happened at Allen Road at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16. “It’s a single motor vehicle collision involving the bus,” OPP Const. Ian Michel said. “For unknown reasons he lost control, ... Read More »

Police: Highway 401 closed in both directions after chemical spill

Police: Highway 401 closed in both directions after chemical spill

One person has died and 28 others are being treated in hospital following a massive pileup that involved a hazardous chemical spill on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario. It happened at about 2:00 p.m. on Highway 401 westbound, in Leeds and the Thousands Township. Police say there were two separate collisions, the first one occurred just east of Highway 137 ... Read More »

Truck Plunges Through Lake Winnipeg Ice (Video)

Truck Plunges Through Lake Winnipeg Ice (Video)

Two people are lucky to be alive after their truck fell through the ice while they were attempting to drive across Lake Winnipeg Tuesday afternoon. Manitoba RCMP said the incident happened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. They received a call that a truck had gone through the ice on the lake near Hecla, Man. Emergency crews arrived to find a man ... Read More »