One of the stars from last night’s Jets game is back in the news this morning….but sadly not for his hockey abilities. Police experts say Jets defenceman, Dustin Byfuglien was under the influence of drugs when his boat was stopped on a Minnesota lake last month. Court documents also say the 26 year old players had trouble speaking, was unsteady on his feet and smelled of booze. Byfuglien is facing 4 charges that include boating while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, and refusing to provide a blood or urine sample.
A Winnipeg woman whose 2 children were allegedly abducted by their father says she’s living a nightmare, just praying for information on where they are. Emily Cablek has set up a trust fund to offer rewards for information about her 10 year old son Dominic and 9 year old daughter, Abby. City police say they believe Kevin Maryk took the children and left the country years ago.
Rock legend Neil Young, who spent his youth growing up here in Winnipeg, is taking a look at his life in a brand new book. His publisher says the book, called “Waging Heavy Peace,” will come out in the fall of 2012. Young’s father, Scott, was a former Winnipeg Free Press sports reporter who wrote his own memoir back in 1984 called Neil and Me. Young says he decided to follow his Dad’s advice on writing….which was just keep on doing it and you’ll never know what’ll turn up.
The skies are all clear for Air Canada and its flight attendants. A threatened strike was averted after a tentative agreement was reached late yesterday between the airline and its attendants. No details of the deal just yet…but the Canadian Union of Public Employees say they’re happy with it, and will be recommending members accept it when they vote on it next month.
Google has opened up its Google Plus social network to everyone after testing it for the past 3 months with a limited audience. The network is Google’s attempt to compete with Facebook as a social network.
The country’s fertility doctors are apparently considering barring obese women from undergoing fertility treatments. The controversial move is being discussed among doctors attending a conference in Toronto this week. Research has found obese women who have in vitro fertilization treatments have higher risks of complications.
America’s deadliest air racing disaster has now claimed its 11th victim. DNA testing confirms that remains recovered from Friday’s crash scene in Reno, Nevada were those of a man reported missing after the air show tragedy. Medical examiners have had the gruesome task of trying to identify several body parts after a vintage plane crashed into the show’s V.I.P. area.
World leaders are pledging to take action to prevent millions of deaths from cancer, diabetes, heart and lung disease. The leaders at the U.N. General Assembly’s first ever meeting on chronic disease promised yesterday to tackle smoking, excessive drinking, lack of exercise and unhealthy diets. But…left unanswered was how they’ll go about doing that.