Pilots want stricter penalties for pointing lasers at aircraft
Small easily available laser pointers are handy, and inexpensive, but pilots say they can also easily be deadly.
People usually aim such devices at planes at night and on landing approach when they are flying low and relatively slow. This is also one of the most critical times of flight when pilots are busy setting up for landing, usually ...
MM&A railway had repeated brake violations before Lac-Mégantic train tragedy
The railway company involved in a tragic train derailment which killed 47 people in the Canadian city of Lac-Mégantic had repeated infraction notices for violations of the rules surrounding the securing of trains, according to new media reports. Despite the violations, the ministry, Transport Canada, never imposed any sanctions on Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. (MM&A).
Minister leads first Canadian trade mission to Iraq in 25 years
Canada is expanding its presence in Iraq to support Iraqis in their efforts to build a brighter future,” said Canada's Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich as she led Canada's first trade mission to Iraq in 25 years.
During a four-day visit, the Minister travelled to Basra, Baghdad and Erbil with a delegation of Canadian business leaders, ...