Commercial Airplane Incidents, Accidents Jump in 2017, Safety Board Says

Commercial Airplane Incidents, Accidents Jump in 2017, Safety Board Says

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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A airplane flying over Norfolk, Va., is silhouetted by the full moon on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. A national pilots associaiton is raising alarm bells over new accident numbers showing a year-over-year jump in incidents involving commercial airliners. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

OTTAWA – The number of incidents involving commercial aircraft flew above the average last year, raising calls from an airline pilots association for the Liberals to boost spending on safety oversight.

Figures released Tuesday from the Transportation Safety Board showed there were 94 incidents in 2017 involving commercial aircraft operators, a jump from the 63 recorded in 2016 and higher than the five-year average of 79 incidents.

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Dion Phaneuf Scores Third Goal in Four Games with Kings in 4-3 Win Over Jets

Dion Phaneuf Scores Third Goal in Four Games with Kings in 4-3 Win Over Jets

By The Canadian Press

Mathieu Perreault
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) reaches to stop a Winnipeg Jets’ shot with Kings’ Nate Thompson (44) and Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) in front of the net during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Dion Phaneuf scored on the power play for his third goal in four games with Los Angeles, helping the Kings cap a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

Alec Martinez also scored on the power play, Dustin Brown’s goal late in the third stood as the winner and Torrey Mitchell had the other for the Kings (33-22-5). Darcy Kuemper stopped 30 shots to win his fifth straight start.

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Justice for Tina Fontaine Should Not Mean Injustice for Accused: Defence

Justice for Tina Fontaine Should Not Mean Injustice for Accused: Defence

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

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Raymond Joseph Cormier (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A defence lawyer is arguing that justice for a 15-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a Winnipeg river shouldn’t mean injustice for the man charged with murder in her death.

Tony Kavanagh says there is no DNA evidence linking 56-year-old Raymond Cormier to Tina Fontaine or the duvet cover her body was concealed in when it was found in August 2014.

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Former Premier Greg Selinger to Resign as St. Boniface MLA

Former Premier Greg Selinger to Resign as St. Boniface MLA

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Manitoba NDP Leader and Premier Greg Selinger speaks to media after voting in the Manitoba election in Winnipeg on April 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is exiting provincial politics amid sexual harassment accusations against one of his former NDP cabinet ministers.

Selinger, the MLA for St. Boniface, announced Tuesday he would be resigning effective March 7.

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Six Charged as RCMP Target Manitoba Warriors in Project Deadbolt

Six Charged as RCMP Target Manitoba Warriors in Project Deadbolt

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Project Deadbolt targeted members of the Manitoba Warriors and resulted in six people being charged. (RCMP HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — RCMP in Manitoba have dismantled a gang-fuelled drug trafficking operation with the arrests of six people.

Project Deadbolt targeted the Manitoba Warriors’ cocaine trafficking network supplying drugs from Winnipeg to the Grand Rapids area.

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Children’s Hospital Foundation Lands $40K Police Donation

Children’s Hospital Foundation Lands $40K Police Donation

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George Van Mackelbergh, WPA vice-president; Abigail Stewart, CHF Champion Child; Moe Sabourin, president, Winnipeg Police Association; Gary Rozak, acting president and CEO, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba during a cheque presentation on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. (HANDOUT)

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba received a giant cheque Tuesday from the Winnipeg Police Association.

The WPA donated $40,000 as raised from the WPA Charity Ball last April.

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