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Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

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The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

WINNIPEG — Officials and trade stakeholders on both sides of the border are meeting in Emerson, Manitoba today to discuss proposed infrastructure improvements to the Emerson-Pembina border crossing.

About $20 billion in goods and services cross the Manitoba-North Dakota annually, making it the fifth-largest land port for trade between Canada and the United States.

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New Data Shows How Close Jets Came to Crashing at San Francisco Airport

New Data Shows How Close Jets Came to Crashing at San Francisco Airport

By David Koenig, The Associated Press

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This composite of images released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows Air Canada flight 759 (ACA 759) attempting to land at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on July 7, bottom. At top is a map of the runway created from Harris Symphony OpsVue radar track data analysis. At center is from a transmission to air traffic control from a United Airlines airplane on the taxiway. The bottom image was taken from San Francisco International Airport video and annotated by source. (NTSB via AP)

Newly released data and photos show how shockingly low an Air Canada jet was when it pulled up to avoid crashing into planes waiting on a San Francisco International Airport taxiway last month.

The Air Canada pilots mistook the taxiway for the runway next to it and flew their jet to just 59 feet (18 metres) above ground before pulling up to attempt another landing, according to National Transportation Safety Board information released Wednesday.

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Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

OTTAWA – There has been a “pronounced” shift in where the RCMP are arresting people crossing illegally into Canada, new figures released Friday indicate.

The federal government data, including preliminary figures for June, show a drop in the number of people being apprehended in Manitoba, but a major increase in Quebec.

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Jimmy Carter Returns to Winnipeg Charity Project After Hospital Stay

Jimmy Carter Returns to Winnipeg Charity Project After Hospital Stay

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Former US president Jimmy Carter waves to assembled crowd members as he returns to a Habitat for Humanity build site for a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, July 14, 2017. President Carter was not feeling well and had to leave the site yesterday. He was hospitalized for dehydration and returned to the site today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Former United States president Jimmy Carter has been released from a Winnipeg hospital a day after he became dehydrated while volunteering with a Habitat for Humanity home-building event in the city.

A statement from the Habitat organization says Carter, who is 92, was released this morning and attended the daily devotional at the build site.

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Southern Manitoba Border Crossings Expecting Influx of Travellers

Southern Manitoba Border Crossings Expecting Influx of Travellers

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Canadian border guards are silhouetted as they replace each other at an inspection booth at the Douglas border crossing on the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday August 20, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The Canada Border Services Agency expects border crossings in southern Manitoba to be busier than usual this long weekend.

The CBSA has some tips for travellers entering the country to help speed up the process.

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Aerialist Daredevil Hangs by Teeth from Chopper Over Niagara Falls

Aerialist Daredevil Hangs by Teeth from Chopper Over Niagara Falls

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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Erendria Wallenda dangles from a helicopter performing a stunt over the Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Wallenda performed a series of movements while on a hoop suspended from the helicopter, including hanging from her teeth, her toes and her knees. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – A trapeze artist from a renowned family of daredevils hung by her teeth Thursday as a helicopter carried her above the thunder of Niagara Falls in a stunt that grabbed international attention.

As people on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border craned their necks to catch a glimpse, aerialist Erendira Vasquez Wallenda performed a series of movements on a hoop suspended from the chopper, including hanging from her knees and toes — and twice from her teeth.

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Barack Obama Decries Lack of U.S. Leadership on Climate Change

Barack Obama Decries Lack of U.S. Leadership on Climate Change

By The Canadian Press

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the convention centre in Montreal, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chaisson)

MONTREAL – Former U.S. president Barack Obama has again decried what he calls the lack of American leadership on climate change.

In a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade on Tuesday, Obama did not mention U.S. President Donald Trump by name but clearly targeted his successor’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement.

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Trudeau Talks Sex Appeal, Politics on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ in Niagara Falls

Trudeau Talks Sex Appeal, Politics on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ in Niagara Falls

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kayaks on the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the Lake, Ont., on Monday, June 5, 2017. Trudeau was promoting World Environment Day. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gamely bantered about his sex appeal, his thoughts on Canada’s relationship with the U.S., and how he’d like to see a woman lead the country as he appeared on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Monday.

Trudeau was the first sitting Canadian prime minister to appear on the long-running American daytime TV show, which was visiting Niagara Falls, Ont., for two episodes.

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