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Calgary photographer captures the northern lights from cockpit of Aurora 360 flight

A professional photographer from Calgary made the pilgrimage to the Yukon to get a unique view of the Aurora Borealis high above the Arctic Circle. Last week, an Air North Boeing 737 aircraft departed Whitehorse, Yukon at midnight for the Aurora 360 flight to lights. Neil Zeller was among the 91 passengers on the four hour flight and, as the official photographer of the flight, secured a seat in the cockpit and helped the pilots navigate through the northern lights. The passengers, who heralded from 17 different countries, were treatedRead More


A&W gives $5 million to new U of S agriculture centre

Fast-food giant A&W is giving $5 million to a new University of Saskatchewan agriculture centre near Clavet. The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will focus on livestock education for both agriculture and veterinary students. Ryder Lee, CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, said the new facility will put Canada ahead in beef production. “If you’re just doing it the same old way and making the same stuff, everybody else will move ahead and they’ll out-compete you,” Lee said. A few months ago, Premier Brad Wall had some beef withRead More


RCMP investigating assault at Sherwood Park pub

Police east of Edmonton are trying to identify the suspect in an assault at a pub that left a man in his 60s unconscious. Strathcona County RCMP said on Friday, October 20, at about 9:17 p.m., a 61-year-old man was assaulted in the washroom at Caffrey’s Pub, located on Wye Road, in Sherwood Park. Police said the man was in the washroom when another man entered, attacked him, and left the washroom. The victim was later found unconscious on the floor. The suspect left the pub immediately. RCMP said theRead More


‘Come From Away’ creators and all-Canadian cast prepare for Toronto return

Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:16PM EST TORONTO — Actor George Masswohl got cast for the upcoming Canadian production of “Come From Away” without actually having seen the Broadway hit. Not that it was intentional. “Couldn’t get a ticket!” says Masswohl, who will play Claude in Mirvish Production’s new seven-month run of the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, starting in February. He wasn’t alone in getting shut out of the massive hit. Tickets were hard to come by during the show’s brief run inRead More


Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it

Stephen Wright, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:20AM EST KARANGASEM, Indonesia — When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always. The compelling impulse to see an aggressive and majestic show of nature, and to record an uncontrollable force, is motivating some visitors to the tropical island of Bali to stick around for a while rather than just head for the nearest airport. Take Mark Levitin. He’s not going anywhere. The activityRead More


Eye tattooing, eye jewelry implants to be banned in Ontario

Eyeball tattooing and implanting eye jewelry will soon be banned in Ontario after health professionals urged action to prevent the dangerous procedures. The provincial government has amended a health-care bill before the legislature — Bill 160 — to include banning eyeball tattooing, unless performed by a member of a regulated health profession, as well as barring the implantation of eye jewelry under the conjunctiva. Medical professionals recently asked a legislative committee to ban the practices as they continue to increase in popularity, saying it’s difficult to engage in the proceduresRead More


One seriously injured after plane crash in Caledon

One person has been seriously injured after a plane crash in Caledon. According to the OPP, a four-seater Cessna was attempting to land at the Brampton Flight Centre when the plane struck a tree and crashed on McLaughlin Road. Four people were taken to hospital. One person suffered serious injuries, while the other three were transported as a precaution. McLaughlin is expected to be closed between King Street and Old School Road for about two hours, while crews remove the plane. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.  Source link #canadiannewsRead More


Holiday train is rolling into the north

From CTV Northern Ontario: The 19th edition of CP’s Holiday Train making stops in the north this week. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Shediac residents left in the dark after malfunction at sewage pumping station

It’s been nearly a month since a lift station pumped 795 cubic meters of untreated wastewater into the Shediac Bay as a result of detector equipment failing to activate pumps. The Greater Shediac Sewerage Commission says it was a quick fix, but residents aren’t happy to be finding out about it weeks later. “Why wait over 20 days to advise the public when apparently, according to one of the reports, the fix was done very quickly because it was not a big fix putting that third censor in there,” saysRead More


Bob Simpson saying farewell to CTV, Farmgate

Bob Simpson is hanging up his boots. CTV Saskatchewan’s longtime Farmgate host is retiring after 30 years with our station in Saskatoon and nearly two decades hosting the farm show. “Bob Simpson is what it’s all about. He’s kind, fair and always up for a laugh,” CTV Saskatoon News Director Dani Mario said. “He cared deeply for his work. I’ll miss him tremendously in our newsroom, but it makes me so happy to know he’s starting this new chapter in his life.” Simpson joined our station — then CFQC TelevisionRead More