Vancouver Airport wins ‘Best Banter’ in Twitter Canada Awards

December 16, 2018 7:12 am

Vancouver Airport is flying high in the twittersphere, making a couple of appearances in Twitter Canada’s annual awards. Firstly, the airport’s account @yvrairport was awarded Best Banter and it’s easy to see why. The airport’s lively Twitter feed caught the Courier’s attention in February when they posted a flurry of...

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Metro Vancouver roads closed: heavy rainfall floods streets

December 16, 2018 7:08 am

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver including the City of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, and West and North Vancouver. These areas can expect to receive 70-90 mm of rainfall by Friday morning, and the water is already pooling up. In fact, some low-lying...

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Austria delays decision on whether to scrap Eurofighter jets

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December 15, 2018 10:16 am

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria will not decide whether to scrap its fleet of Eurofighter jets until a parliamentary inquiry into their purchase wraps up and there is clarity over a judicial dispute related to the deal, the country’s leader said on Wednesday. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s comments suggest it will be...

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University of North Carolina Graduate Student Strike

December 14, 2018 10:19 pm

The latest disruption at the University of North Carolina is a “strike” by grad students who work as teaching assistants (TAs). They’re refusing to turn in grades for students unless the university meets a set of demands they have issued. What is the UNC administration, staffed with soft, caring “progressives”...

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LAX, SCALE, KDE, SUSE, GNOME and ownCloud

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December 14, 2018 8:31 pm

Lobby of the venue Back home. Tired and jetlaggy, but satisfied: SCALE rocked! SCALE loves ownCloud The 13th South California Linux Expo was awesome! It is the biggest LinuxFest in the USA. While decidedly different in nature from Europe’s biggest Linux event that that took place just three weeks prior...

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Air Canada 777 Tail Hit the Runway Upon Landing — Is That a Big Deal?

December 14, 2018 10:16 am

Air Canada 777 Tail Hit the Runway Upon Landing — Is That a Big Deal? https://ift.tt/2RZhHzL While landing at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) Monday afternoon, Air Canada Flight 15’s tail struck the runway. The Boeing 777-300’s tail was damaged significantly — enough that the outgoing flight to Toronto was...

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