Victoria council tells Ottawa to get moving on harbour airport rules

May 22, 2018 4:18 pm

Victoria is once again calling on the federal government to publish regulations for Victoria Harbour Airport, which has been running under interim regulations for years. City councillors this week passed two motions: one calling on Mayor Lisa Helps to write the Ministry of Transport, Pacific division, seeking a copy of...

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Strike at Caesars Windsor now its longest labour disruption

May 22, 2018 1:18 pm

The longest strike in Caesars Windsor’s history won’t mean the city will lose Canada’s largest automotive conference with 500 to 600 people. “We are monitoring what’s happening,” Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association said Saturday. “We’re probably going to have to make the decision fairly soon but...

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Government pumping $700k into airport upgrades

May 20, 2018 10:18 pm

The provincial government says it is spending $700,000 to refurbish a dozen small airports in communities across the province, including North Battleford, Yorkton and Moose Jaw. The announcement comes less than three weeks after some pilots raised concerns about the slow deterioration of community airports potentially hindering air ambulances and...

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Cornwall paramedics, library staff, outside workers on strike

May 20, 2018 7:18 pm

Approximately 250 Cornwall paramedics, library staff and outside workers are on strike as of this morning. CUPE, which represents the three unions involved, said wages are a main issue that’s sending people to four picket lines, including at City Hall. CUPE representative Keith Sandford told CBC News on Thursday morning he didn’t...

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YVR Airport opens its first self-serve baggage drop system

May 20, 2018 4:18 pm

YVR’s new automated baggage drop system means you might never have to wait in line for an agent again. With CHECKITXPRESS, you can load your own suitcase after checking in at a kiosk and, it’s hoped, not have to worry about it again until you reach your destination. Craig Richmond,...

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Atlific Reports Reno Complete at Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport

May 20, 2018 1:18 pm

“We are delighted with the hotel’s new look and are confident that guests will be captivated with its laid-back sophistication,” said Philippe Gadbois, senior vice-president, Operations, Atlific Hotels. “In addition to revitalizing the property’s atmosphere, the completed renovations include thoughtful touches that will improve the overall guest experience and allow...

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Hard Rock workers set to strike

May 18, 2018 7:18 pm

Employees of the Hard Rock Casino were expected to walk off the job today (Friday) after labour negotiations broke down between the union representing workers and the company earlier this week. According to the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union, which represents 400 casino workers, 72-hour strike notice was issued...

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WestJet pilot strike could impact economy, aviation expert says

May 16, 2018 10:18 pm

If WestJet pilots end up going on strike this month, it could affect more than the company’s passengers, according to a Calgary-based aviation expert. “What about cargo? If you’re a ‘just in time’ manufacturer, your product is ready at four o’clock every day for the seven o’clock flight that’s not...

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