Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit Winnipeg today. Harper to set to meet with workers at Bristol Aerospace during the day. He’ll then speak at a Conservative Party fundraising dinner tonight.
A 47 year old Winnipeg man is facing charges arising from an attack on a Greyhound Bus driver on a busy highway in Ontario. Provincial Police there say, the driver was attacked while en route to Toronto. As soon as it happened though, the driver immediately applied the brakes, causing the man to hit the front windshield. Douglas Holdsworth is now charged with causing bodily harm, assault, being a common nuisance and mischief.
A Winnipegger is suing Canad Inns for a head injury he says he suffered on a waterslide at its hotel in Grand Forks, North Dakota, almost 3 years ago. Court documents say Randy Hooker went down one of the water slides in a one person tube. He says the tube flipped over at the bottom of the slide, tossing him onto his head in a shallow pool, where he suffered “severe and permanent physical injury.” So far the allegations have not been proven in court, and Canad has yet to file a statement of defence.
Well the Commonwealth Games is facing a new crisis today. There are reports this morning that more than a dozen athletes on the English and Australian swim teams have a stomach virus potentially caused by the water quality at the aquatics center in New Delhi. A Games spokesperson says the matter will be looked into ASAP, and tests will be done on all pools involved in the games.
This is not exactly the news they wanted to hear. General Motor’s credit rating has been given junk level status by a New York and London based credit rating agency. The rating of double B minus, is the first assessment of GM’s credit worthiness since it left bankruptcy protection 15 month’s ago, and comes as the automaker prepares for an initial public offering of stock. The credit agencies say although G.M. has got a competitive lineup of cars and trucks, their pensions are heavily underfunded and the market remains uncertain.
Utah authorities have confirmed that “Diff’rent Strokes” actor Gary Coleman’s death was accidental. An autopsy has found that Coleman died of natural causes after an accidental fall at his home back in May. He was 42.
A museum in Saskatchewan has axed plans to hold a séance as part of a Halloween fundraiser. Complaints from religious groups have forced the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw to cancel its planned “ghost walk” as well as a presentation on talking with the dead. Museum Director David Klatt says the séance idea didn’t go over well with some people, who claimed the museum would just be inviting evil through its doors.
Our loonie is down slightly in Thursday trading, ending the day at 98.94 cents U.S. But that was still its highest close in 5 months. In the past two and a half weeks, the Canadian buck has gained 2 cents against its U.S. counterpart…and traders expect it to reach par within days.