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Passengers Taking Carry-On Baggage Hampered Plane Evacuation, TSB Says

Passengers Taking Carry-On Baggage Hampered Plane Evacuation, TSB Says

By The Canadian Press

WestJet
A Westjet Boeing 737-700 taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – The Transportation Safety Board says the evacuation of a WestJet plane after a collision with another aircraft at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport was hampered when some passengers tried to take carry-on luggage with them.

The board says the WestJet flight carrying 169 passengers and six crew members from Cancun, Mexico, was waiting for a gate when it was hit by a Sunwing jet being towed to another location at the airport on Jan. 5.

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Toronto Lawyer Files Complaint Against WestJet, Says He Was Racially Profiled

Toronto Lawyer Files Complaint Against WestJet, Says He Was Racially Profiled

By Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press

Selwyn Pieters
Lawyer Selwyn Pieters, with the Black Action Defence Committee, speaks outside coroner’s court in Toronto on Friday, June 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel)

TORONTO – The Canadian Transportation Agency is investigating a complaint from a Toronto lawyer who claims he was racially profiled by WestJet.

Selwyn Pieters, who is black, says the incident happened when he was trying to check in for a WestJet flight to Toronto on July 2, at the conclusion of a weeklong trip to Trinidad and Tobago, where he was doing legal work.

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Winnipeg Pilot in Hospital After Aircraft Crashes, Flips into Swamp

Winnipeg Pilot in Hospital After Aircraft Crashes, Flips into Swamp

Russell Plane Crash
A Winnipeg pilot is in hospital after his aircraft lost control and flipped in Russell, Manitoba on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg pilot is in hospital after the aircraft he was attempting to land lost control and flipped into a swampy area on Wednesday.

The crash happened shortly before 10 a.m. at the Russell Airport off Highway 16. RCMP say the crop duster was heading southbound trying to land on the runway when it flipped.

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Evacuation at Winnipeg Airport Over Following ‘Possible Security Incident’

Evacuation at Winnipeg Airport Over Following ‘Possible Security Incident’

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Airport
Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Airport was evacuated because of a “possible security incident” on Sunday morning before returning to normal operations nearly an hour later.

Officials did not release much information about the incident, saying only that people at the airport should follow directions on site and those on their way to the facility should check with their airlines for the latest flight information.

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Manitoba Farmers Donating Soybean Profits to STARS Air Ambulance

Manitoba Farmers Donating Soybean Profits to STARS Air Ambulance

STARS Air Ambulance
STARS pilot Ian Bonnell poses with members of the Verwey family, which operates Verwey Farms in the Portage la Prairie area. The family has announced they will be donating the profits from 40 acres of soybeans to STARS and is challenging their fellow Manitoba farm families to do the same. (HANDOUT)

A Manitoba farm family is growing support for STARS air ambulance — literally.

The Verwey family, of Verwey Farms near Portage la Prairie, is donating the net profits of their 40-acre soybean crop to STARS.

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Fighter Jets to Fly Over Winnipeg Jets Street Party

Fighter Jets to Fly Over Winnipeg Jets Street Party

CF-18
A pilot positions a CF-18 Hornet at the CFB Cold Lake, in Cold Lake, Alberta on October 21, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Hockey fans will be looking way up on Tuesday as the Canadian Armed Forces conduct a flyby above the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

Two Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta will fly over Bell MTS Place at 7 p.m. just as the Jets take on the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Winnipeg Flies Plan to Relocate Heliport to Make Way for Bus Rapid Transit

Winnipeg Flies Plan to Relocate Heliport to Make Way for Bus Rapid Transit

Ken Nawolsky
Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of insect control, at the City of Winnipeg’s heliport on Grey Street, Monday, May 1, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The city is mulling over the idea of relocating its heliport, used by the Insect Control Branch, to make way for the future expansion of bus rapid transit, ChrisD.ca has learned.

The heliport on Grey Street currently serves as the launching pad for the City of Winnipeg‘s airborne mosquito larviciding operations. Winnipeg police and STARS air ambulance also occasionally use the site.

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Calgary Street

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Calgary Street

By The Canadian Press

Calgary Plane
A plane sits on a street after making an emergency landing in Calgary on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Andrew Greig)

CALGARY – A small plane carrying six people made an emergency landing on a Calgary street Wednesday morning.

Police say the twin-engine plane was coming in from the south, heading for a landing at the Calgary airport, when the pilot radioed in that the aircraft was low on fuel.

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Red River College Acquires Aviation Campus to Take Aerospace Program to New Heights

Red River College Acquires Aviation Campus to Take Aerospace Program to New Heights

Red River College Stevenson Aviation Campus
Red River College’s Stevenson Aviation Campus (RRC.CA)

WINNIPEG — Red River College has purchased a campus it had been leasing near James Richardson International Airport, allowing it to now grow its aviation and aeronautics programs.

RRC’s Stevenson Aviation Campus comes as the college borrowed $8 million from the province to make the purchase, saving nearly $1 million over the term of the mortgage from its landlord, Hubert Kleysen.

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