The president of Carleton University has confirmed that a professor with the school is among the victims of a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.

Benoit-Antoine Bacon says the entire Carleton community is mourning the death of Pius Adesanmi, a professor in the English department.

Bacon says Adesanmi received the Penguin Prize for African writing in 2010.

He was one of 18 Canadians killed when an Ethiopian airlines plane went down shortly after departing from bole airport in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, Kenya.

All 157 passengers and crew died in the crash.


There are renewed questions about Boeing’s newest version of its most popular plane after the deadly crash in Ethiopia.

Air Canada has 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes in its fleet and WestJet operates 13.

China’s civilian aviation authority has ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground them.

The aircraft that crashed was new and the weather was clear.

Yet something was wrong, and the pilots tried to return to the airport, but never made it.

Those circumstances are eerily similar to an October crash of a 737 Max 8 in Indonesia that killed all 189 people aboard.


The OPP are investigating an incident in Pembroke that left a man seriously injured.

Officers responding to a report of a stabbing early Saturday afternoon found a 21-year old man suffering from serious wounds.

The man was treated at a local hospital then later flown by Air Ornge to a hospital in Ottawa where he was listed in stable condition.

No arrests have been made, but police say they don’t believe there’s any threat to the public.


Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to lift a “gag order” and ensure Jody Wilson-Raybould can speak the full truth about the circumstances around her decision to leave cabinet.

Scheer says the S-N-C-Lavalin controversy has exposed a crisis of moral and ethical leadership in Trudeau’s office.

Opposition M-Ps have called for an emergency session of the justice committee on Wednesday and Wilson-Raybould has previously said she would be willing to return to provide additional testimony.


The Ford government is weighing a possible ban on single-use plastics, which include bags, water bottles and straws.

Environment Minister Rod Phillips says the government is open to the idea.

Ontario is also mulling a deposit return system for plastic bottles and other containers.

The average Ontarian generates nearly a metric tonne of waste each year — and the rate at which that waste is diverted away from landfills has stalled at around 30 per cent for the past 15 years.


The federal government has to prepare communities that are economically dependent on coal for a future when their products aren’t needed if it wants to maintain public support for climate-change action.

That’s according to the Task Force on Just Transition for Canadian Coal Power Workers and Communities, which is filing its final report today, containing 10 broad recommendations.

Underlying many of them is a warning that not easing the anxieties of workers who will be affected by a planned phaseout of coal-fired plants will come with a political, and possibly even environmental, cost.


A verdict is expected today in the trial of a man accused of killing a football player with the Calgary Stampeders.

Twenty-one-year-old Nelson Lugela is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Mylan Hicks.

The trial heard that several Stampeders, including Hicks, were celebrating at the Marquee Beer Market in Calgary in September 2016 when a disagreement over a spilled drink in the bar escalated outside in the parking lot where Hicks was shot and killed.


No damage has been reported after a second earthquake in less than a week in central Alberta.

The Geological Survey of Canada says the 4.4 magnitude quake was detected at around 4 a.m. Sunday with the epicentre about 32 kilometres northwest of Rocky Mountain House.

The quake occurred in a different region than a similar tremor last week that’s been linked to fracking.


Budget documents like the one U-S President Donald Trump is releasing today are often seen as just a starting point of negotiation.

Fresh off the longest government shutdown in history, Trump’s 2020 proposal shows he is eager to confront Congress again to boost defense spending and cut 2.7-trillion dollars in non-defense spending over a decade.

That document proposes increasing defense spending to 750-billion dollars while reducing non-defense accounts by five per cent.


Indonesia’s government says its high-level lobbying resulted in the release of an Indonesian woman charged with murdering North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother in Malaysia.

It says Siti Aisyah didn’t realize she was being manipulated by North Korean intelligence, adding the migrant worker believed she was part of a reality TV show and never meant to harm Kim Jong Nam.

Aisyah and Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan Thi Huong, were accused of smearing a deadly nerve agent on Nam’s face in Kuala Lumpur in 2017.

Huong’s lawyers have also asked for the charges against her to be dropped.

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