Daily Archives: January 18, 2018

Legacy airlines are facing new competitors on transatlantic routes

EVEN for a global industry like aviation, Primera Air’s business model seems remarkably cosmopolitan. The Icelandic-owned budget airline is headquartered in Latvia, but mainly operates low-cost flights from Denmark and Sweden to sunny places in the Mediterranean. This summer, it will begin long-haul flights from Britain and France to America. The company bears more than a passing resemblance to Norwegian ...

Read More »

Truck used for homeless ministry stolen

Someone who clearly hasn’t read the eighth commandment is out there with Roger Boyd’s truck. Boyd, who has been running Men’s Street Ministry with his wife Janet since the fall of 2016, woke up at his Ancaster home this morning to find his truck had been stolen. Thou shalt not steal, indeed. “I thought, ‘Are you kidding me? I’m doing Jesus’s ...

Read More »

Dylan Farrow describes alleged assault by Woody Allen

In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described how Woody Allen allegedly sexually assaulted her, and called actors who work in his films “complicit” in perpetuating a “culture of silence.” Farrow, the adopted daughter of both Allen and Mia Farrow, appeared in a taped interview Thursday on CBS This Morning. She reiterated the allegations she has made for years, including in written pieces for ...

Read More »

Why some fracking wells are prone to triggering earthquakes

Why does fracking cause earthquakes in some places and not others? Alberta scientists say they’ve figured out some factors that make certain wells prone to triggering earthquakes. That could help make it possible to forecast the risk of fracking-induced earthquakes in the future. Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a way of extracting natural gas that involves injecting fluid into a well ...

Read More »

'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste disposal near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say

Indigenous groups say a plan to dispose of nuclear waste near the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario is “insanity” and want the federal government to intervene. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, a private company, wants a 10-year licence to keep running the Chalk River nuclear labs in eastern Ontario. In 2014, the federal government gave Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) control over nuclear operations ...

Read More »

Snowstorm pummels southeast, kills 10, including 8-month-old baby

A massive snowstorm on Wednesday affected a wide swath of the U.S.—from parts of Texas to Florida and up to Massachusetts– killing at least 10 people, including a 8-month-old baby in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reported that the baby’s mother lost control of the car and the vehicle plunged into a drainage canal. The baby was pulled from the car ...

Read More »