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Bizarre military incident: tragedy narrowly avoided

It could have been serious, very serious. A Canadian military Search and Rescue helicopter was taking part in training exercises in Florida on Wednesday when an inflatable raft fell from the aircraft and crashed through the roof of a house.» 


29 people injured in major crash in British Columbia

Twenty-nine people were taken to hospital after a massive pileup involving trucks, coach buses and cars on the Coquihalla Highway in the interior of British Columbia on Sunday night. Another 136 people were taken to a warming centre in the nearby community» 


Snowy owl in critical condition but improving after crash

A snowy owl is healing in a wildlife rehabilitation centre in western Canada after crashing into a sports utility vehicle on December 28th. The young male raptor was caught in the grille of the vehicle but a telephone call brought» 


Canadian pilot killed in Australia seaplane crash

Tributes are flowing for a Canadian pilot who was killed in Australia on New Year’s Eve in a seaplane crash that also claimed the lives of a prominent British businessman and his family. Tour company Sydney Seaplanes said Gareth Morgan,» 


Fiery highway crash claims at least three victims

Police continue to search for bodies in the twisted, burned-out remnants of a 14-vehicle pile-up about one hour north of downtown Toronto. Three people are confirmed dead so far. Traffic had backed up on Highway 400 after a smaller accident» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Apr. 3, 1956: How the disaster film genre was sparked by a Canadian idea.

One of the great suspense story ideas, indeed the whole genre of  suspense-thriller disaster films, began with a story developed aboard a long airline flight from Winnipeg Manitoba, to Toronto Ontario in 1955. Arthur Hailey was Canadian tractor-trailer promotional sales» 


Helicopter advisory brings back bad memories

Sikorsky is asking for safety check inspections on all of its S92 helicopters worldwide after an incident in the North Sea on December 28. In March 2009, a Sikorsky S92-A crashed into the sea off Canada’s Atlantic shore killing 17» 


RCAF pilot dead after CF-18 fighter jet crashes in Western Canada

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot died today when his single-seat CF-18 fighter jet crashed just after 11 a.m. in Western Canada, near the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The CF-18 from the 401 squadron in CFB Cold Lake, about» 

Politics, Society

Tributes for ex-cabinet minister killed in plane crash

Tributes are flowing for a former federal cabinet minister turned a popular broadcaster Jean Lapierre who was killed in a plane crash in his native Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St Lawrence Tuesday along with his wife and three siblings. Lapierre,» 


Poetic justice? Texter crashes into cop, gets ticket

It’s not the first case of irony involving texting while driving, but it does make one wonder about people’s judgement. A woman who had been texting a friend rear-ended a police car, and then continued to text and sent the»