Prank calls to 9-1-1 has led to the arrest of a Winnipeg man. Police say the 49 year old suspect made 2 bogus 9-1-1 calls lately, but, is responsible for more than 200 in the last year. This idiot sent officers all over the city to investigate bogus calls, including some false reports of major incidents that required a large response.
The city is expected to bring down their budget this Friday. And despite some bad news on funding from the province, council will apparently try to keep the property tax freeze in place. The trick now is, to freeze taxes without cutting any services.
Since they’re not prepared to think about bankruptcy, both G.M. and Chrysler say they need double the U.S. government bailout money they’ve been given so far to stay alive. Both companies had to file restructuring plans in Washington yesterday. They also said they would need to cut another 50 thousand jobs, mostly at G.M. and Chrysler will stop producing 3 of its vehicle models.
As Parliament Hill gets set for tomorrow’s big visit by President Barack Obama, Canada is already getting some praise from the man himself. Obama says the U.S. could certainly learn a thing or two from Canadian banks. He says it’s amazing that our banks have managed to avoid any costly government bailouts, and it appears we’re pretty good managers of our financial system.
Workers near Buffalo, New York have retrieved the remains of all 50 people who died in last Thursday’s fiery crash of a commuter plane. They wanted to get the grim task done before today, when the area was supposed to get snow and rain. Although investigators have recovered about 80 per cent of turbo prop plane, they say, it’ll be months before the exact cause of the crash is known.