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Sixth NewsWatch – CP

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2015694 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Nov 2, 2015


A new study says governments need to start looking at bridge and highway tolls not just as revenue generators, but as a way to alter driving habits and encourage use of public transit.

The Ecofiscal Commission think-tank says traffic gridlock has a huge economic cost, especially for tradespeople trying to get from one job to another in the course of one day.

Road and bridge tolls have been largely rejected in Canada, but are in widespread use internationally. (6)

(Egypt-Russian-Plane-Crash) (Audio: 105)

There are a lot of theories and some conflicting accounts of what caused a Russian plane to dive into the Egyptian desert on Saturday, killing all 224 people aboard.

The airline’s deputy director general says only an external impact could have brought down the plane, brushing aside the possibility of a technical fault or a pilot error.

Metrojet also says the crew did not send a distress call and did not contact air traffic controllers before the crash, which contradicts statements by an Egyptian official.

But Russian Aviation agency chief Alexander Neradko says it’s premature of Metrojet to comment and conclusions only can be drawn after the fragments of the jet and the contents of the black boxes have been studied. (6)


Romania is bringing in doctors from other countries to help treat people injured in Friday’s nightclub fire that killed at least 30 people.

Specialists from Israel and France have arrived in Bucharest.

Ninety of the 140 people still in hospital are in critical or serious condition. (6)


Justin Trudeau is getting set to unveil his cabinet Wednesday and on Thursday we’ll see if Stephen Harper turns out for a Conservative caucus meeting to pick an interim party leader.

Party caucuses will also vote whether to give themselves new powers under a bill passed this earlier this year.

One of those powers would give M-Ps the ability to trigger a secret ballot leadership review after 20 per cent of them request one. (6)


A Manitoba First Nation is telling the family of a missing teenager to show up with the R-C-M-P and a warrant if they want to conduct further searches for their daughter.

Dakota Tipi Chief David Pashe says the community welcomed the searchers when they first came to the reserve several years ago to look for Jennifer Catcheway.

But he says they’ve been digging holes, knocking down trees and searching in places outside of areas they said they’d be in. (6)

(US-Jimmy Carter)

Former U-S president Jimmy Carter says it’s too soon to tell if rounds of immune-boosting drugs have helped fight his brain cancer.

The 91-year-old says his health hasn’t forced him to cut back on work with Habitat for Humanity or at The Carter Center, a human rights organization he founded after leaving the White House.

Carter is scheduled to take part in a Habitat home-building project today in Memphis, Tennessee. (6)

(NewsWatch by Dawn Kelly)

(The Canadian Press)



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