Algerian flight missing

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-07-24 09:25:56

Algerian authorities are saying a flight operated by Air Algerie bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso has lost contact with the air navigation services.

They lost the flight on radar 50 minutes after takeoff at 0155 GMT. It had been missing for hours before it was made public.

Swiftair, the private Spanish airline is saying that 116 were on board.

More GM recalls

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-07-24 08:16:48

General Motors has issued six more recalls.

The latest covers almost 825-thousand G-M cars, trucks, and S-U-Vs, including almost 50-thousand in Canada.

It's to fix problems with seats, turn signals, power steering, roof rack bolts, and suspension bolts.

More waiting in Berwick bus shelter death case

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-07-24 08:16:13

The court case for two men accused of killing a homeless man in the Annapolis Valley has been put off until September the 4th.

Daniel Wayne Surette and Kyle David James Fredericks each face a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 62-year-old Harley Lawrence.

Lawrence's body was found last October in a burned-out bus shelter in Berwick.

HMCS Toronto departs for Mediterranean

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-07-24 08:11:41

HMCS Toronto will be sent off this morning by Federal Defense Minister Rob Nicholson at a ceremony in Halifax, as it embarks on a NATO Mission in the Mediterranean.

The frigate is going to be joining NATO Reassurance measures, replacing HMCS Regina which has been part of the Standing NATO Maritime Forces since May 2014.

Maritime patrols are being beefed up in both the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean as part of a way to deter Russian ambitions.

Harper Government proposing to change gun laws

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-07-24 07:28:46

The Harper government is proposing new legislation that would loosen restrictions on transporting guns.

The bill would also force first-time gun owners to take a firearms safety course, and would bar people convicted of abusing their spouse from legally owning guns.

Gun owners who allow their weapon permits to lapse will get a grace period to renew them.

Third man nabbed in bus driver assault case

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-07-24 06:18:36

A third arrest has been made in the case of a bus driver being assaulted earlier in July.

On July 8th, at around 9:20 pm, police were called to a Bus terminal in Dartmouth where a bus driver had been assaulted for trying to break up a fight between two women.

The driver was surrounded by a group of people and suffered minor injuries when he was knocked to the ground and kicked in the face.

19-year-old Tyere Brushett is charged with assault causing bodily harm and breach of a probation order.

Two other suspects have already been arrested and charged.

Scuffle in Halifax courtroom

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-07-24 06:09:35

There was quite a scene in a Halifax courtroom yesterday, as the Loretta Saunders murder case continued.

A man, said to be Saunders’ uncle, lunged out at the two accused in his niece’s death, Blake Legette and Victoria Henneberry, as he yelled obscenities.

Sheriffs had to retrain the man while four other Sheriffs hurried the accused out of the courtroom by a back door.

Leggette and Hennebery were charged with first-degree murder after Saunders’ body was found off a New Brunswick highway.

The Preliminary hearing will continue today.

Sports for Thursday July 24th, 2014.

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-07-24 04:25:14

The Blue Jays had a new face on the mound last night… and he delivered. Top Toronto prospect Aaron Sanchez pitched two perfect innings in a 6-4 win over the Red Sox. One fastball topped 99 miles per hour. Toronto and Boston go head to head again today in an afternoon tilt.

U-F-C 178 will feature Daniel Cormier instead of Alexander Gustafsson. The swede was supposed to face light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in a rematch from 2013 but he injured his knee in training. Cormier is a former U-S Olympic Wrestler and boasts a 15-and-oh record.

Ontario native Brooke Henderson leads the pack after two rounds at the Canadian women’s amateur championship in Woodstock, Ontario. She carded a 4 under 67 yesterday to lead by a stroke at Craigowan Golf and Country Club.

News stories from 2014-07-23.