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

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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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? 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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Work Package Delays – Is Engineering Lying?

December 13, 2018 10:16 am

We’ve all been in those progress meetings where, for the fourth week running, engineering says they’ll be done next week. The PM and the customer rep exchange uneasy glances and others openly smirk and eyeball roll. These are the ones that think engineering can’t be trusted because they are liars....

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Experiencing Production delays from your Chinese Suppliers? –

December 12, 2018 10:16 pm

Owing to increasing clamor over air pollution, over the past few years China has been making increasingly earnest attempts to control its pollution. This year marks the fourth year of the Environmental Inspection (name TBA), and industries have been hit hard. This is serious business – a couple years ago,...

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