A man has been arrested after he allegedly swam across the Niagara River from Canada, to try to illegally enter the United States.U.S. Border Protection say they got a call about a man in the water just south of the Whirlpool Bridge on Tuesday evening. They found a life vest and swim fins near the shoreline, but the swimmer was no longer in the area. A possible vehicle involved was identified to local police.Then around 3 a.m., Niagara County Sheriff’s office found the vehicle at a local mall. Border Patrol agents arrested the suspected swimmer and two others. The swimmer and another person in the vehicle are citizens of Spain, while the driver of the vehicle is a citizen of the U.S.“This individual placed himself in extreme danger by swimming across the Niagara River in attempt to illegally enter the U.S. and is lucky to have survived the ordeal. The river is immensely hazardous with rapids, strong currents and low water temperatures”, said Patrol Agent Josh Barrett of the Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station.
NEW YORK — Some members of the WeWork board are unhappy with its leadership and plan to push WeWork CEO Adam Neumann to give up that title, according to several media reports.The reports say the board members are connected to Japanese firm SoftBank Group, WeWork’s biggest investor. The Wall Street Journal and other outlets cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter. We Co. declined to comment and SoftBank did not respond to a request for comment.Earlier in September WeWork delayed plans for an initial public offering.Skepticism about WeWork’s business model has deepened since the company outlined its finances in paperwork related to the IPO . The company’s revenue has risen sharply, reaching $1.8 billion in 2018. But its losses have mounted almost as quickly, reaching $1.6 billion last year.The Associated Press
OTTAWA — The federal government is warning the new government in Alberta not to scrap the province’s legal limit on total emissions from oilsands of 100 million tonnes a year.Ottawa has issued a proposed list of projects that will be subjected to a controversial new environmental-impact assessment process, including major interprovincial pipelines, large hydro dams and offshore wind farms.The list indicates new in situ oilsands projects won’t have to go through the new review as long the hard cap imposed by former Premier Rachel Notley stays in place. Rest of Canada thinks it can live without Alberta oil — Jason Kenney needs to prove them wrong Terence Corcoran: Pro-oil vs. anti-oil forces clash as Canada’s two new solitudes HSBC defends itself after months of jabs from Jason Kenney over its oilsands lending policy Premier Jason Kenney, sworn into office just yesterday, has criticized the cap but says today that there’s enough room for the oilsands to operate that it’s not an immediate concern.The project list was a big piece missing from Ottawa’s long-promised overhaul of how major new energy projects are assessed for their environmental, health, social and economic impacts.Several provinces and oil-industry lobbyists have many criticisms of the proposed process, but not knowing what types of projects were going to be included in it prevented them from getting a full understanding of what the new law will do.
A fully assembled kitchen consisting of 16 cabinets, a kitchen island, wooden flooring, and tile flooring, along with a bathroom vanity with accessories and a large quantity of power tools have been removed from a home near WilsonvillePolice say the break and enter occurred at the Smith’s Mill Road home at some point between May 5 and 6. The theft was reported slightly after 8:30 a.m. on May 6.The property stolen is valued at about $20,000.Don’t purchase electronics from a vehicleTwo men were spotted selling electronics from the back of a black coloured SUV in the parking lot of TD Canada Trust in Simcoe.The pair were seen around 1:30 p.m. on May 6.The Norfolk County OPP reminds the public to be extremely cautious when purchasing products. Always purchase your items from a reputable business or local vendor, who will stand behind their products, their reputation and ensure that you get what you pay for.Transport driver charged A 61-year-old woman has been charged after being pulled over on Old Highway 24 East, Waterford.Police were patrolling the area around 3:30 p.m. when a transport truck caught an officer’s attention. The truck was stopped for investigation.As a result a Haldimand County woman was charged with driving while using a hand-held wireless communication device.She was subsequently issued a provincial offences notice.“Distracted driving is not just an issue among young drivers. Men and women of all ages drive distracted. In 2018, the OPP laid more than 13,500 distracted driving charges and investigated collisions where 55 people died as a result of driver inattention. Do the smart thing, do the right thing, put down the phone and focus your attention on driving,” Inspector Joseph Varga, Norfolk OPP Detachment commander, said in a press release.Bicycle stolen from porchA bicycle has been stolen from a Patterson Street home in Simcoe.Police say sometime between May 3 and 5 the thief removed the bike that was sitting on the front porch.The bicycle is described as a black BMX with red brake cables, red pedals with two pegs on the back and one peg on the front. The word “Evil” was written in grey lettering on the frame.Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.Pet left in vehiclePolice were contacted by a concerned citizen on May 6 at 12:44 p.m. after a dog was seen inside of a vehicle for about 30 minutes.OPP arrived on scene and located the dog in good health and not in distress.The family was attending a business in Port Dover during the incident.Police are urging animal owners to either take their pet from the vehicle or leave them at home in a comfortable environment.
Sara Striker has earned a distinction achieved by few people her age: she’s one of Canada’s youngest student pilots.The 14-year-old, who attends high school in Warman, spent most of her summer flying, attaining her student pilot permit and taking her first solo flight on Aug. 30 in a Cessna 150.Striker caught the flying bug early, watching her father Ron work as a commercial bush pilot in the north. He flew float planes for most of his career.At two years old, she’d sit by the controls in his plane as he flew. She recalls an incident when she was still quite young when she yanked at the control column, making her mom queasy.By the time she was nine or 10, her father started to show her how to fly.“I’ve been focusing on flying for a lot of my life,” she said.She trained with Kristen Penner at Millennium Aviation in Saskatoon for about a month over the summer.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Penner calls Striker an excellent pilot with good judgment, noting she handled tough situations — such as learning how to spin well under a time crunch — really well.Striker said she finds flying relaxing and enjoys having Penner as a flight companion — they share laughs during flights. She finds landings to be the most challenging and is working on levelling off at the right time.According to Transport Canada, approximately seven 14-year-olds hold student pilot permits in the aeroplane category. They aren’t fully licensed and must be supervised by a fully licensed instructor.To apply for a recreational pilot permit, a person has to be at least 16; they must be at least 17 to apply for a private pilot licence.When Striker made her first solo flight, Penner observed from the ground.“At first, it was nerve-racking for me,” Striker said. “But once the wheels got off the ground, I just thought, ‘I’ll just fly the plane.’ So I flew the plane and everything went all right.”Penner said she had a moment on the Monday before Striker’s solo flight when she was stressed about it.“It’s just that she was so young. Her piloting skills were excellent, her judgment was excellent. I wasn’t worried about her otherwise. If she had been 21 years old, I’d have no problems with it. It’s just that she’s 14 — you want to put her in a bubble, protect her.”Striker is the youngest student Penner has trained.She plans to continue flying a couple times a month throughout the school year. Striker said she envisions a career as a pilot — first starting with float planes up north, and then moving on to commercial firstname.lastname@example.org