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Manitoba Pilot, 71, Rescued from Frozen Lake in ‘Good Spirits’

Manitoba Pilot, 71, Rescued from Frozen Lake in ‘Good Spirits’

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A plane sits on Pickerel Lake after rescue crews spot the scene where a Manitoba pilot was stranded, Monday, January 14, 2019. (RCMP HANDOUT)
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RCMP reached the man by snowmobile after a 45-minute trip and found him to be in “good spirits.” (RCMP HANDOUT)

An overdue pilot was rescued Monday after his plane experienced mechanical issues and left him stranded on a Manitoba lake.

The 71-year-old Ashern man departed Sunday morning to a camp at Sisib Lake, south of Grand Rapids, but never made it to his destination.

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Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza for U.S. Colleagues Hit by Shutdown

Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza for U.S. Colleagues Hit by Shutdown

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

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NAV Canada air traffic controllers monitor air traffic at the NAV Canada control centre in Montreal on March 2, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL — Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the U.S. government’s partial shutdown.

Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said the initiative began Thursday when employees at Edmonton’s control centre took up a collection to buy pies for controllers in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Drone Operators Subject to Age Limit, Certification Under New Federal Rules

Drone Operators Subject to Age Limit, Certification Under New Federal Rules

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

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A drone hovers over the course during the Montreal drone expo, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL — The federal government is working with security agencies and airports to develop measures to prevent drones from flying into space reserved for aircraft, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Wednesday as he announced new regulations for drone operators.

Garneau’s comments came after recent drone sightings at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports caused flight delays and chaos for travellers.

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Friendlier Skies? Consumer Protections for Airline Passengers on the Way

Friendlier Skies? Consumer Protections for Airline Passengers on the Way

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

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WestJet planes are seen at the Calgary Airport in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, May 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Air travel is something many Canadians dread. While travellers may be excited to reach their destinations, the process of getting there — which involves the general feeling that you’re no longer being treated as a human — isn’t part of that excitement. That could be changing.

This past May, the federal government opened consultations on a new bill of rights for air passengers and on December 17, Transport Minister Marc Garneau unveiled the proposed new rules. The rules will apply to flights departing or arriving in Canada and are expected to be in effect this summer. The actual document outlining passengers’ specific rights will be developed by the regulatory body that hears complaints from passengers, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA).

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Canada to Impose Stricter Rules for Drone Operation Next Year

Canada to Impose Stricter Rules for Drone Operation Next Year

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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A plane comes in to land at Gatwick Airport in England, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. ( THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Incoming new rules for drone operation in Canada are designed to help buck a growing global trend of incursions into space reserved for air travel, government officials said as tens of thousands of travellers in Britain grappled with the fallout of the largest such incident to date.

Canadians were among those stranded at London’s Gatwick Airport, which effectively shut down for 36 hours after drones were spotted buzzing the runway.

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Agency Proposes Air Passenger Payments for Delays, Cancellations, Damaged Bags

Agency Proposes Air Passenger Payments for Delays, Cancellations, Damaged Bags

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Transport Minister Marc Garneau waits to speak about passenger rights during a news conference at the airport in Ottawa, Monday December 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Air passengers who are bumped from overbooked flights or forced to sit through long delays could receive up to $2,400 in compensation — cash or something more than a pile of coffee coupons — under proposed regulations for the government’s long-promised passenger bill of rights.

The proposed compensation will use a sliding scale, with larger airlines and longer delays requiring bigger compensation payments. Payments to passengers whose flights are delayed will max out at $1,000 and cancellations at $2,400.

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Surprise Delivery: Halifax Cat Safe After Being Accidentally Shipped to Montreal

Surprise Delivery: Halifax Cat Safe After Being Accidentally Shipped to Montreal

By Alex Cooke, The Canadian Press

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A cat is named Baloo is shown in a handout photo from the Montreal SPCA. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Montreal SPCA MANDATORY CREDIT)

HALIFAX – A Halifax-area woman played a stressful game of cat-and-mouse earlier this month, not knowing that the missing pet she was frantically searching for had been accidentally shipped to Montreal.

Jackie Lake says her cat, one-year-old Baloo, snuck into a box and nestled in for a catnap while she was boxing up some tire rims to send to a friend in Alberta.

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