A baby who fell 2 stories from a window, is still in hospital today under observation. Police say the 17 month old fell after a window screen gave way. The baby was rushed to hospital in unstable condition, but was later upgraded to stable. The city is now warning all parents about allowing their kids to play near windows.
A B.C. man caught with the largest cocaine stash in Manitoba history will have to stay behind bars until his appeal gets heard by the Supreme Court. James Oddleifson was seeking to be released from custody until the country’s highest court can hear arguments about his case later this fall. He claims he was wrongfully convicted in 2008 of possession, and deserves a new trial. But yesterday the court ruled there’s no reason to let him back into the community pending his final legal shot.
Saudi Arabia is giving the green light for BlackBerry services to continue in the kingdom. Saudi officials say they’re making progress on a compromise with the device’s manufacturer…..Waterloo, Ontario’s, Research in Motion. Officials had threatened to ban the BlackBerry because they were unable to monitor its encrypted messages.
Travel plans for thousands of Greyhound passengers in Ontario could stall in about 48 hours. The bus line says it’ll lock out almost 500 drivers as well as maintenance and terminal workers first thing Thursday morning if there’s no tentative contract by then.
Get a load of this story. Lots of dramatic flair for Steven Slater who ended his career as a flight attendant with JetBlue yesterday. After landing in New York, Slater argued with a passenger about overhead luggage. He then got on the plane’s intercom, cursed the passenger, deployed an emergency exit chute and fled. Police promptly picked him up, and he’s now facing a number of charges. One New York officer says it was a pretty strange way to quit your job.
A commons committee will take a look at the issue of screening Canadian air travelers today. Some MP’s say the matter needs attention, to try and ease what they say are Canadians growing fears. Last month, 2 women boarded a flight in Montreal without being asked to remove their veils to ensure their faces matched their passport photos.
Some startling statements from Stephen Hawking this morning. He suggests that the human race might not survive if it doesn’t move to another planet. The world famous physicist is sounding the alarm about a ballooning population using up this planet’s resources. He says in the centuries ahead, it’ll be hard for humans to avoid a disaster of biblical proportions on their home turf.
Looks like yesterday was a record breaking day in the Peg. The thermometer hit 33 degrees yesterday afternoon, just sneaking past the record of 32.8 set way back in 1940. The normal high by the way for this time of year is 26 Celcius.