This past week marked the 30th anniversary of the Gimli Glider, a jet that was safely landed on an abandoned airstrip in Gimli after the plane ran out of fuel on a flight from Montreal to Edmonton.
Winnipeg City Hall is now offering forgivable loans of $10,000 to people buying condos in the area known as The Exchange. If you stay there for at least five years, the loan doesn’t have to be repaid.
Canada’s non event of the year goes to Stephen Harper’s cabinet shuffle. It was hugely oversold as the biggest shake-up since they became “Canada’s new government” seven and a half years ago.
Accidents involving alcohol take the lives of thousands of Canadians every year. Forcing drivers to give breath samples before they start their vehicles could dramatically reduce drunk driving.
I’m betting that our heads are filled with more questions now about the tanker cars that rumble by on those tracks. Questions like, “What are they carrying, and how dangerous is it?”
At the height of the crisis, the Calgary mayor was cool, calm and collected. Similarly, the Alberta premier took command from the get go, mobilizing the resources that were needed.
Pamela Wallin’s life has been under a bit of microscope for a few months, and it’s not a pretty picture.
All banking institutions have tougher capital requirements in the wake of what happened in 2008. The credit unions did not need to be hit with higher taxes.
Winnipeg has hitched its green wagon to Emterra Waste Management, a company that’s garnered many contracts across Canada, but the experience on the prairies has not been glowing.
After an exhaustive search, I couldn’t find one female who has ever called play by play in the major leagues of baseball, football or hockey – not one!