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WestJet brings Christmas cheer to Ottawa airport

WestJet’s annual Christmas cheer campaign came to the capital Friday surprising unsuspecting air travelers at the Ottawa International Airport.  Gate 13 was transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring two giant gingerbread houses, a gingerbread gate and even dancing gingerbread people.  “It certainly smells Christmasy, fresh and yummy. I can’t believe all the candy ,” said Kelsey Stokely. Dozens of passengers on WestJet flight 611 from Ottawa to Calgary were treated to sweet gingerbread cookies, made right here in the capital, as well as WestJet coupons ranging from $100 to aRead More


Flynn’s lawyers end communication with Trump team, signaling cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. on February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/FileRead More


Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) – Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. The disease was detected on a farm in Rotenburg where 43 ducks and geese showed mild clinical signs, the OIE said, citing a report from the German authorities. In a separate case in Lower Saxony last month, the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of bird flu was found in a wild duck.Read More


Your Money: Uncertain future for those counting on medical deductions

NEW YORK (Reuters) – At a retirement community near Chicago, Jay Schachner and his friends are nervously awaiting the fate of their medical expenses amid U.S. tax overhaul. An aide adjusts a sign prior to a news conference announcing the passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein “Everyone is running scared, frankly,” said Schachner, an 86-year-old retired property law attorney who lives in a planned senior-living community in Chicago. The U.S. House of Representatives voted inRead More


Man suffers life-threatening injuries after head-on collision with school bus

A man is clinging to life in hospital after a head-on collision with a school bus. It happened on Highway 4 north of Exeter between Hurondale Road and MacDonald Road around 3:30 p.m. Monday. The man had to be extricated from his sedan and airlifted to a London hospital. His injuries are considered to be life-threatening. None of the 12 students on the bus or the driver were injured. The highway will be closed for several hours for the investigation. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStatesRead More


Bill to end five-week Ontario college strike passes

Ontario legislated college faculty back to work on Sunday, ending a five-week strike and paving the way for students to return to class on Tuesday. Colleges are extending their semesters so students don’t lose their terms, but trying to condense five missed weeks into roughly two extra ones will be very stressful, student advocates say. “It’s going to be a very busy rest of the semester for students,” said Joel Willett, president of the College Student Alliance. “They have indicated to us that they are very frustrated.” The group isRead More


The referee breaking unseen barriers for women in soccer

Ciaran Fahey, The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:28AM EST Having made the breakthrough, the first woman referee in any of Europe’s top soccer leagues is asking how long it will take for other countries to follow Germany’s example. Bibiana Steinhaus is savoring her first season among the Bundesliga’s 24-member elite group, reward for her performances as a fourth official and for 10 years’ work in the second division, but she hopes her success will make other leagues sit up and take notice. “The doors are open,” SteinhausRead More


Windsor doctor named Ontario Pediatrician of the Year

The Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario announced a Windsor doctor has earned the honour of Ontario Pediatrician of the Year. Dr. Mark Awuku is the 2017 winner of the AAP Special Achievement Award, also known as the Ontario Pediatrician of the Year. The announcement was made today by PAO President Dr. Hirotaka Yamashiro at the Practical Pediatrics Ontario 2017 Conference in Toronto. Based in Windsor, Dr. Awuku has a passion for medical education. He is a Community pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of MedicineRead More


New development divides normally sleepy Sidney

Some worry the big stores will hurt the quaint feel of Sidney – and pose a major threat to little local shops. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


2 men charged in connection with shooting near Pearson airport

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Friday, November 17, 2017 9:53PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 17, 2017 9:55PM EST Two men are facing charges in connection with the shooting of an 18-year-old woman outside of a restaurant near Pearson International Airport in September. The incident took place in the parking lot outside of Zet’s Restaurant on Airport Road at around 1 a.m. on Sept. 1. Officers said the woman was approached by two men before she was shot while sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle. TheRead More