Catraband: Kitty smuggler caught in Auckland

Dec 22, 2016

Catraband: Kitty smuggler caught in Auckland

A cat-crazy Canadian woman who tried to smuggle her pet into New Zealand in a handbag was immediately sent home after being caught at Auckland airport, officials said Thursday, calling her attempt “very stupid.” Officials condemned the hapless bid to circumvent strict biosecurity laws ...

Nov 25, 2016

Canada to let more expats vote

Canada’s Liberal government introduced a bill Thursday to increase voter eligibility, including rolling back a measure that excluded more than 1 million expatriates from voting in 2015. Maryam Monsef, the minister for democratic institutions, told a news conference the reforms will “break down unnecessary ...

Nov 22, 2016

Canada to end coal power by 2030

Canada will shutter its coal-fired power plants by 2030 as part of its strategy to cut greenhouse gas emission under the Paris climate accord, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced Monday. The plants, located in four provinces, produce about 10 percent of Canada’s total CO2 ...

Nov 15, 2016

Cabin crew pair hurt as landing plane steers to avoid drone over Toronto

Officials say a Porter Airlines flight approaching Toronto’s island airport took evasive action to avoid a suspected drone, injuring two flight attendants. Julie Leroux of Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said the near collision occurred at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning at an altitude of about ...