Coronavirus: Penticton students’ European trip cancelled amid COVID-19 fears

Students from School District 67 Okanagan Skaha have had their European trip cancelled amid the international coronavirus outbreak. Sixteen students from Summerland Secondary, Princess Margaret Secondary and Penticton Secondary will not be travelling to France, England and Amsterdam. “District staff had been monitoring the situation in Europe closely over the past few weeks,” assistant superintendent Todd Manuel said in an […]

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Naked woman filmed walking around Brit holiday hotspot sparks outrage

Furious Indonesian police are attempting to track down two women after one filmed the other strutting around naked. The brazen act outraged authorities on the island of Bali – a top tourist destination – who now want to question the women. Footage supplied to officers showed the women walking around the village of Canggu while one posed for snaps by […]

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Coronavirus raises fears of U.S. auto sales slowdown, but production not suffering yet

DETROIT (Reuters) – Fears of a U.S. sales slowdown in auto showrooms due to the coronavirus outbreak that has spread globally are appearing in analysts’ forecasts, but industry executives said the pandemic has yet to affect demand or factory production. Officials with Detroit automakers General Motors Co (GM.N), Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) on […]

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EU's Hogan cancels trip to U.S., Canada over coronavirus concerns: EU officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The European Union’s top trade official has canceled plans to visit the United States and Canada next week as concerns escalate about the fast-spreading coronavirus, two EU officials said on Wednesday. EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan had been scheduled to give two speeches in Washington and meet in Ottawa with 12 other members of the World Trade […]

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Exclusive: Boeing to separate 737 MAX wire bundles before jet's return to service – sources

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) plans to separate 737 MAX wiring bundles, flagged by regulators as potentially dangerous, before the jet returns to service, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The changes mark a reversal from the U.S. planemaker’s initial recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration and pose a fresh hurdle to the jet’s already-delayed […]

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Iran agrees to send black boxes of downed airliner to Ukraine: official

MONTREAL/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Iran has agreed to send black boxes from a downed Ukrainian jetliner to Kiev for analysis, an Iranian official said on Wednesday, a move that would end a two-month standoff over the recordings from the jet. Top Iranian officials have until now refused to hand over the flight recorders from the Ukraine International Airlines flight, which was […]

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3 teens charged with firearm, drug trafficking offences after Hwy 400 traffic stop: OPP

Three teens are facing firearms and drug trafficking-related charges after their vehicle was stopped on Highway 400 on Saturday due to a traffic infraction, Orillia OPP say. As police spoke with the teens, officers found cocaine, psilocybin and a handgun in the vehicle, OPP add. A 15-year-old, 17-year-old and 19-year-old were subsequently charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession […]

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Boy who suffered ‘allergic reaction’ after eating takeaway dies in hospital

A 16-year-old boy has died after suffering a suspected allergic reaction to a takeaway. The teenager collapsed after eating food from Uno Pizza on Chapel Street, in Prescot, Merseyside, around midnight on Saturday, Liverpool Echo reports. Merseyside Police has confirmed that the boy, who was rushed to hospital critically ill, sadly passed away. They also confirmed that a joint investigation […]

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Leon Draisaitl’s four-goal game lands Edmonton man with $100K cheque

The March 2 game between the Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators wasn’t only exciting for Leon Draisaitl and his four goals, but also for an Edmonton man who walked away with $100,000 as a result. Paul Rogers was the big winner that night as part of the Save-On-Foods Million Dollar Score and Win contest. Shoppers scan their More Rewards card […]

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