By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: March 13, 2019 at 11:13 am | UPDATED: March 13, 2019 at 11:13 am By Luz Laz and Paul Schemm | Washington Post Canada said Wednesday that it is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight earlier this week. The news leaves the United States and its carriers as the last major users of the aircraft. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he issued what he calls a “safety notice” after new data was reviewed Wednesday morning Garneau said the new information reviewed Wednesday is satellite tracking data that is collected when an aircraft takes off, which he says provides a vertical profile. His experts looked at this data and compared it to that of the Lion Air crash in October, which involved the same type of craft, and found similarities that “exceed a certain threshold in our minds” with the possibilities of what happened in Ethiopia. “At this point … [Read more...] about Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes
World Recreational cannabis officially became legal across Canada on Wednesday, a long-awaited fulfillment of a 2015 campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the outcome of a summer decision by parliament. With legalization, however, Canada has focused attention on the vastly different position of the federal government south of the border in the United States. Leading up to October 17, Canadians were warned by legal experts and officials that despite numerous U.S. states legalizing marijuana, the plant remains classified as an illegal schedule 1 drug under U.S. federal law. This means that Canadian marijuana investors, workers in the budding industry and even casual users could face difficulties, and potentially even lifetime bans, when entering the U.S. As a result, top Canadian and U.S. officials have met on several occasions to discuss the implementation of legal weed policies, Richard Walker, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, told Newsweek. Cannabis … [Read more...] about Legal Weed Has Arrived In Canada but Will the U.S. Target Investors Crossing the Border?
World International Affairs With Canada set to officially legalize recreational marijuana this month, the nation’s cannabis industry is seeing soaring stock prices, leaving U.S. producer concerned. Although recreational pot has been legalized in nine U.S. states and the nation’s capital, as well as for medical use in more than 30 states, it remains classified as an illegal schedule 1 drug under federal law, meaning that it has "no medical value and high potential for abuse," according to Vox. This reality presents significant challenges for U.S. producers when they seek to grow their businesses. “The concern for some of the players is the market will be dominated by Canadian companies, shareholders and banks if we allow too much time to pass,” Derek Peterson, CEO of California-based marijuana producer and seller Terra Tech, told Huff Post Canada. A woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf next to a group gathered to celebrate National … [Read more...] about As Canada Dominates Legal Weed Industry, U.S. Producers Feel Threatened Due to Federal Prohibitions
Johnny Taylor repeatedly punched his newborn son’s face like “he was a grown man,” almost killing him, according to a Ramsey County District Court judge. The term was handed down by Judge Sara Grewing about two months after Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault. His son was 4 weeks old at the time of the attack in the Little Canada apartment where Taylor lived with his girlfriend, the infant’s mother. Before the sentencing, Grewing told Taylor she was sorry for the troubled childhood he’d had to endure and that society didn’t do a better job intervening to help him. Taylor’s mother died and his father’s parental rights were terminated when he was still a child. Grewing also addressed the baby boy’s mother and grandmother, both of whom spoke at Taylor’s sentencing hearing. “I think the fact that he is still on this earth means he is made for great things,” she said of their son and grandson. A … [Read more...] about Little Canada man sentenced for punching his newborn as if ‘he was a grown man’
World Canada Canada MilitaryThe Canadian military has canceled planned training exercises to avoid disturbing a nest of falcons perched high above Hamilton.Helicopters had buzzed the 26-storey Stelco Tower in downtown Hamilton on Tuesday as part of scheduled training, which was due to continue until Thursday. But after a complaint from a citizen that the aircraft might be upsetting the falcons residing nearby, the military abandoned the exercises, CBC reported.Upon receiving the complaint, “It was determined almost immediately given this new information provided to us by a concerned citizen that we would terminate any further training,” said Captain Jamie Donovan. He explained that servicemembers gained enough from Tuesday’s training to cancel the other planned exercises, noting that one unrelated helicopter flight would still take place on Wednesday. A Peregrine falcon takes off during a flying and hunting training session at Balmoral beach in Sydney, Australia, … [Read more...] about Canada Stops Military Exercise To Avoid Upsetting Baby Falcons