Manitoba was supposed to release an updated flood forecast yesterday….but a huge dump of snow south of the border means it needs to be readjusted. North Dakota got over 40 centimeters of the white stuff in the last few days. And Manitoba officials say they need to factor that in to figure out the impact it could have on flooding in our province.
New Flyer Industries has cut its Winnipeg workforce by about 100 jobs, this after bus sales took a steep decline in the 4th quarter last year. And the Winnipeg based company’s prospects for 2011 are also not lookin good….the company says its expecting a 13 per cent decline in North American bus purchases this year.
Well you might want to start brushing up on your federal candidates because it looks like we’re about to head into yet another election campaign. The Harper government is set to fall tomorrow thanks to a Liberal non confidence motion. Once that happens an election would be triggered and so far most expect it’ll happen in early May.
The government’s days are numbered to just two. Prime Minister Harper’s Tory government is set to fall tomorrow….thanks to a Liberal non confidence motion that the NDP says it’ll support. So now, Canadians it would appear will be off to the polls for the 5th time in 10 years.
Japan’s ongoing nuclear crisis is causing more and more concern about radiation levels in food and water supplies. In fact, yesterday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency decided to tighten up their controls on Japanese food imports. Milk products, fruits and vegetables from areas near that nuclear plant, will no longer be allowed into the country without documents showing they are free from radiation.
Explosions have been heard in Libya’s capital and anti aircraft fire lit up the sky for a 5th straight night. Canadian CF-18’s managed to bomb an ammunition depot, in one of two separate runs conducted by our fighter jets. Also the Canadian frigate, HMCS Charlottetown is among 6 NATO warships now on patrol off the Libyan coast helping to enforce a U.N. arms embargo.
Actress Lindsay Lohan is saying “no” to a judge’s offer to put an early end to the felony grand theft case against her in exchange for going back to jail. Lohan’s lawyer says she has a strong defence and he’s confident she’ll beat this wrap. Lohan is accused of walking out of a California jewelry store without paying for a 2500 dollar necklace.
And for those wondering what ya get the couple who has everything…..fans of royal weddings won’t be the only ones to benefit from the next month’s vows of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Endangered Asian elephants will too. The soon to be wed couple is requesting that charitable donations in lieu of wedding gifts be given to the London Zoological Society, among some other charities. The group by the way works in Thailand with the Elephant Conservation Network.
Check this story out. U.S. federal aviation officials are reviewing air traffic controller staffing at airports around the entire country, this after 2 airliners landed in Washington without the help of controllers. An aviation official says only one controller was on duty at the time early yesterday, and that person had actually fallen asleep !
2 workers at Japan’s damaged nuclear power plant have been hospitalized for radiation injuries. More than 2 dozen people actually have been injured trying to bring the plant under control since it was damaged by March 11th’s earthquake and tsunami. Anxiety over food and water remains high, especially after Tokyo officials reported higher radioactive iodine in the city’s tap water.