Some scary times for a 52 year old man yesterday. It took firefighters about an hour to rescue him, after he had fallen down a cement shaft. The man was trapped in the hole about 8 meters below the ground, for 5 hours yesterday before someone finally heard his cries for help. The city says the shaft is actually a drainage sewer on city owned property. Fortunately, the man only suffered injuries to his feet.
So, Manitoba’s opposition is wondering when exactly the leg will resume sitting. Tory leader, Hugh McFadyen says there are a lot of key issues for the government to start dealing with. He says the top 2 are the economy and the flu pandemic. Premier Greg Selinger says dates are being finalized for a short session that’ll start either later this month or early in December.
Prime Minister Harper is on his first visit to India since taking office nearly 4 years ago, and he intends to make it count. Harper was first in Mumbai this morning, hyping trade and investment between our 2 countries.
U.S. President Barack Obama is in China today, where just ahead of talks with China’s president, he urged Beijing to stop censoring the internet. During a town hall style meeting, Obama told a huge crowd of university students that the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes.
Twitterers will all be aflutter today, when the shuttle Atlantis blasts off from Florida on a mission to the international space station. Last month, NASA invited its Twitter followers to sign up online for a chance to see a shuttle launch up close. About 100 fans won the chance to go to Cape Canaveral and Tweet away as the shuttle roars into orbit this afternoon.
Parks Canada is exploring some new ideas on how to get more people to its parks. Stats show an overall 9 per cent drop in attendance at the country’s national parks between 2007 and now. Some officials say many Canadians may be loosing their love of roughing it in the wilderness, so some parks are gonna start offering amenities like cushy cottage tents with wooden floors, beds, tables and heaters….and maybe even wireless internet.
Neurosurgeons in Australia have begun a complicated surgery to separate 2 year old sisters joined at the top of the head. The girls, from Bangladesh shares parts of their skull, brain tissue and blood flow. A member of the medical team says the chance of a successful operation is only about 25 per cent. However, if they did nothing…the girls would eventually die on their own.