Canada issues fines for pandemic party on flight to Mexico
Transport Canada says a group of 37 passengers who were shown on video drinking and partying amid the pandemic on a chartered Sunwing flight from Montreal to Mexico in late December have been fined a total of CDN$59,500 (US$46,480)washingtonpost.com
Canada blocks cruise ships for a year, ending Alaska trips
The Canadian government has extended a ban on cruise ships through February 2022, which is expected to block trips from visiting Alaska this year. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Canadian government has extended a ban on cruise ships through February 2022, which is expected to block many ships from visiting Alaska this year. Most large cruise ships visiting Alaska are registered in foreign countries. Large cruise ships bound for Alaska either begin voyages in Canada or stop there on the way. Most of Alaska's 1.3 million visitors two years ago were cruise ship passengers visiting southeast Alaska.
Freighter aground on Detroit River now freed
DETROIT – A freighter that ran aground on the Detroit River has been freed Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted that the the Harvest Spirit has been refloated and will undergo further inspection. The 500-foot freighter Harvest Spirit, aground in the Detroit River since Wednesday morning, was successfully refloated this afternoon and is safely anchored in U.S. waters while awaiting a thorough inspection. News release: https://t.co/uso2FQQpnp pic.twitter.com/L3X47zJDww — USCG Great Lakes (@USCGGreatLakes) December 4, 2020Shipping was routed to Detroit River’s Amherstburg Channel, east of Bois Blanc Island. The Detroit River is one of the busiest rivers for commercial shipping on the planet.
Honda recalling 1 million vehicles for second time due to defective air bag part from first recall
Honda is recalling around 1.2 million older vehicles in the U.S., Canada and Central America because the Takata driver's air bag inflators that were installed during previous recalls could still be dangerous exploding and sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall covers many Honda and Acura models from 2001 through 2016. The inflators covered by this latest Honda recall were used as replacement parts in recalls that began in 2014. Transport Canada, the country's transportation safety agency, said vehicles covered include those that were under previous recalls and others that had air bags replaced after collisions. Honda owners are expected to be told to take their vehicles to dealers to have the inflators replaced.cbsnews.com