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Health, International

Survey: Canadians and Americans less willing to travel before COVID-19 vaccine

Many Canadians and Americans aren’t willing to travel and become tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic, before there is a vaccine according to a poll by Research Co., a Vancouver based polling firm. The survey found that less than a third »

Arts & Entertainment, International

The 43rd annual Women’s International Air Race Classic includes Canada

Three legs of the race and the finish are in Canada A theme on the home page of this year’s race, the 43rd reads“North of the Border, Let’s Fly Canada”. This year the race starts in Tennesse and finishes in Ontario. »

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Vintage plane crash at Canadian airshow

A WW-II era biplane crashed this weekend at a major annual airshow event in British Columbia. The DeHavilland Dragon Rapide 3 was carrying several passengers when it came down hard just after takeoff shortly after the airshow events  for the »

International, Society

Ban on electronics in airplane cabins may expand

The United States now bans laptops and other electronic devices in the cabins of aircraft arriving from ten airports, many of them in the Middle East. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said last weekend he is considering »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Internet, Science & 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 »

Society

Social media to warn of lasers pointed at planes

The Canadian government will launch a social media campaign to try to stop the increasing cases of people shining lasers at airplanes, reports Canadian Press. The department of transport warns the lights can cause glare, temporary blindness and distract the »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

History: First flight in British Commonwealth, Feb. 23 1909

He’s more known for the telephone, but on February 9th, 1909, inventor Alexander Graham Bell was a driving force behind the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air plane in the British Commonwealth. On that cold winter morning on the frozen »