- Backpacking Latin America
- Emergency Evacuation at Pearson
- Company Bids to Change CN Tower Name
Backpacking Latin America
On Thursday March 25th, UWO students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Latin American culture. The student run organization SURLA, which stands for "Students United in Representation of Latin America" will be holding "Backpacking Latin America" in the UCC Atrium. Student participating will be given Latin American Passports which they may use to navigate five regional booths full of information about each country and it’s travel opportunities. The day will also include performances from various Latin American artists, drop-in soccer sessions, demonstrations of the Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira and more.
Emergency Evacuation at Pearson
100 passengers were evacuated off Air Canada Flight 433 from Montreal to Toronto Pearson Airport on Tuesday. The plane had landed at approximately 9:12am when the pilot reported having difficulty steering the plane to the terminal. Smoke from the passenger cabin of the plane was also reported. Pearson Airport Officials decided as a precaution to evacuate the plane on the runway via the planes emergencies chutes. One passenger was taken to the hospital after complaints of a sore back, however, few passengers reported minor injuries.
Company Bids to Change CN Tower Name
Vehicle Gateway Corporations reportedly made a $78m bid to have the CN Tower renamed the VG tower. The company, which operates a website to buy and sell used cars, released a press rlease with plans to bid for the name change. The plans not only include a name change, but also a change in the lighting scheme for the tower to all green. Canada Lands Corporation officials, who own the tower report no correspondences with Vehicle Gateway. Officials claim to have in fact heard the idea from the Toronto Sun.
1.1 Million Canadians Vitamin D Deficient
Statistics Canada released a report Tuesday which presents data claiming that more than 1.1m Canadians have Vitamin D deficiencies. The Canadian Health Measures survey collected data from direct physical measurements, which also included blood samples. Studies reveal that Vitamin D helps in the prevention of breast, colon, and prostate cancer as well as multiple sclerosis. Medical officials suggest that it is pertinent that those living in northern countries that receive less sunshine are conscious of the importance of supplementing Vitamin D intake.
In sports news...
Ellie Seedhouse from the Mustang women's hockey team has been selected to the OUA All-Star team. The team will be playing a pre-competition game against Canada’s under 19 team. Seedhouse had an outstanding season leading the Mustangs with 15 goals and 17 assists. She also finished the season 3rd in the OUA with 32 points. This will be Seedhouse's first appearance at the OUA All-Star games. The games take place at the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Toronto today.
Chantale Campbell of Mother Theresa secondary school plays on the Canadian Women's Under-17 soccer team. Campbell kicked the Gold medal winning penalty shot against the favoured Americans in the world cup qualifying tournament. The gold medal qualifies Canada for the upcoming 2010 Under-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.