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2 Ontario women have filed a lawsuit over that tragic incident on a Greyhound bus in 2008.  Debra Tucker and Kayli Shaw were both passengers when Vince Li decided he would behead Tim McLean.  The girls are now suing Greyhound, the federal government and RCMP for financial compensation.


The jury in the trial of a Winnipeg man accused of killing a young Candice Doerkson 26 years ago, will resume deliberations this morning.  The Mark Edward Grant case pretty much depends on dueling DNA experts.  The jury started deliberating by the way around 5 p.m. yesterday. 


School divisions across the province are offering their teachers wage freezes this year…..but the teachers are saying that’s just not gonna fly.  Teachers Society president, Pat Issak says economic indicators do not point to a need to freeze wages….and they’ll all be fighting for an increase.


Manitoba businesses could be singing the bedbug blues if a proposed public reporting rule gets any government traction.  On Monday, if you’ll recall, paramedics called for the province to publicly report sites infested with bedbugs, like it does with restaurants found to be unsanitary.  But a spokesperson from Poulin’s Pest Control says public reporting would have a very negative impact and business, and would do little to prevent infestations.


Honda is recalling nearly 700 thousands of its compact vehicles worldwide for a defective spring part that may cause the engine to stall.  In this country, Honda says the recall involves around 15 thousands of its 2009 and 2010 subcompact cars. 


The feds are being urged this morning to cut airport fees and taxes.  The Hotel Association of Canada says up to a third of Canadian travelers drive to the U.S. to catch flights to other American destinations or overseas.  That’s because airport fees and other charges at Canadian airports make a flight much more expensive than it would be to fly out of an American one.


Well even the Canadian government isn’t immune to a cyber attack or two.  Ottawa says hackers apparently from China, tried to infiltrate computers at the federal Treasury Board and possibly the Finance department.  So far though, it looks like no data was compromised.


And David Letterman says he was duped.  On last night’s “Late Show,” the host explained that he got a call from someone who claimed to represent Lindsay Lohan and offered up the actress for a Top Ten List.  Letterman says he jumped at the chance and thought it would be huge.  But Lohan denies making any such comment or call….and as a result there was no Lindsay Top Ten afterall.


Well if ya travel a lot to the U.S., you’re probably not gonna like this news !  President Barack Obama is thinking about charging a fee for every Canadian who choses to enter the States by air or sea.  The proposed 5.50 charge is in the 2012 draft budget he submitted to Congress on Monday. 


You probably won’t recognize the name….but you’ll know the work.  Veteran character actor Len Lesser has died in California at the age of 88.  Lesser is best known for his role as Uncle Leo on the sitcom “Seinfeld.”  But he had a long list of t.v. credits which included, “E.R.,” “Get Smart,” “The Munsters,” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” 


And no one has the winning ticket for the 35 million dollar prize in last night’s lotto 6/49 draw.  So that means, the jackpot for this weekend’s draw will be approximately, 41 million.

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