Canada: første elfly i ordinær trafikk


Det kanadiske flyselskapet Harbour Air Seaplanes ble tirsdag det første i verden til å sette et elfly inn i vanlig persontrafikk, melder NRK.
Selskapet frakter årlig rundt en halv million passasjerer mellom Vancouver i provinsen British Columbia, skistedet Whistler og øyer langs stillehavskysten.

Harbor Air Seaplanes er et fly-, tur- og charterflyselskap med base i Richmond i British Columbia. Flyselskapet spesialiserer seg på ruter mellom Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria, Sechelt, Comox, Whistler og Gulf Islands.
Kilde: Wikipedia

Canada: rekordvarmt i verdens nordligste bosetting

Alert, Canada. Illustrasjonsfoto: Wikipedia

Det er satt ny varmerekord i verdens nordligste bosetning, i Alert, Canada. Der ble det denne uken målt 21 grader.
– Dette er bare ett eksempel blant hundrevis av andre rekorder som global oppvarming fører til. Det sier meteorolog Armel Castellan til nyhetsbyrået AFP.

Alert ligger i Qikiqtaaluk Region i Nunavut-territoriet i Canada, 817 kilometer fra Nordpolen. Alert har rundt 60 innbyggere.

Canada forbyr å holde delfiner og hvaler i fangenskap

Spekkhogger i fangenskap. Illustrasjonsfoto: Wikipedia

Parlamentet i Canada har innført et forbud mot å holde delfiner, hvaler, spekkhoggere og andre hvaler i fangenskap, melder CBS News. De som bryter forbudet risikerer bøter i millionklassen, ifølge VG Direkte.

Dyrevernere jubler etter vedtaket, selv om loven slår fast at delfiner og hvaler som allerede er i fangenskap, kan bli værende.

Men, det blir altså nå forbudt å ta inn nye delfiner, spekkhoggere og andre hvaler i dyreparker, akvarier og lignende.


Canada varmes opp dobbelt så fort

Ottawa, føderal hovedstad i Canada, og landets fjerde største by. Ottawa ligger i provinsen Ontario.

I Canada øker temperaturen dobbelt så mye som i resten av verden, og verst er det nord i landet, ifølge en klimarapport, melder NTB / VG.direkte.

Gjennomsnittstemperaturen i Canada har økt 1,7 grader siden 1948, noe som er over det doble av verdensgjennomsnittet på 0,8 grader.

Kartillustrasjon: The World Factbook

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Toronto, hovedstaden i provinsen Ontario. Illustrasjonsfoto: Wikipedia

Saudi-Arabias statlige flyselskap Saudi (Saudi Arabia Airlines) innstiller alle flyvninger til og fra Toronto i Canada, melder Reuters, ifølge NRK. 
Regjeringen i Saudi-Arabia har brutt de diplomatiske forbindelsene og stanset investeringer og handel med Canada, etter at Canada ba landet løslate menneskerettighetsaktivister.

Saudi-Arabia har utvist Canadas ambassadør i Riyadh, og henter hjem sin ambassadør i Ottawa.

Videre skal 7000 saudiske studenter i Canada flyttes til universiteter i andre land.

Kilde: – NRK

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Meeting with the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston. Photo: Lise Åserud, NTB scanpix / The Royal Court.

HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and HKH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway started their official visit to Canada in the capital of Ottawa on Monday, 7 November.

Innovation and climate are high on the agenda, the website of the Royal Court reported.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at Rideau Hall. Photo: Reuters / Chris Wattie / The Royal Court

After their arrival on Sunday, the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess dined with prime minister Justin Trudeau and Ms Sophie Grégoire Trudeau as a prelude to the official programme starting Monday.  

In the course of the four-day visit they will also be travelling to Toronto, and St John’s, capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

See the full program here:

News source: – The Royal Court

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Canadian cities are no strangers to boneheaded urban planning decisions – the Gardiner Expressway blocking access to Toronto’s waterfront, Montreal’s crumbling Turcot interchange, and space-sucking viaducts in Vancouver, reports The Canadian Press /

But imagine hiding a magnificent waterfall in your downtown core. Take a bow, Ottawa.

“I would think across the country that most people don’t even know what the Chaudiere Falls are,” said Ken Gray, publisher of the popular city blog The Bulldog.

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CANADA: Ottawa City Hall is seeing more hotel proposals, which is good news for a tourism sector intent on increasing the number of visitors to the capital, the

When the Shaw Centre replaced the congress centre in 2011, the city had a landmark convention facility but not the hotel capacity, especially downtown, to attract major conferences.

The downtown hotel market has been in flux in recent years, and not always in favour of tourism and the hospitality sectors.

Downtown hotels have been sold and converted to other uses, most notably student residences in the cases of the old Holiday Inn on Cooper St. and Quality Inn on Rideau St. Minto recently converted a hotel on Lyon St. into Apartments.

However, boutique hotels are being built on Slater St. downtown and Dalhousie St. in the Byward Market. The Arts Court redevelopment behind the Shaw Centre will have a hotel. The old Medical Arts Building on Metcalfe St. is being eyed for a hotel, too.

Morguard Corp. has a proposal to transform an entire city block between Sparks St. and Queen St. on the west side of downtown. The plan calls for the demolition of 17-storey hotel along Bay St. to be replaced by a 23-floor residential tower and a 27-floor hotel. Morguard is scheduled to pitch its design to the city’s urban design review panel on Thursday before the application goes to planning committee at a future date.

There’s also interest outside the core.

Orléans celebrated back in 2011 when the suburb saw its first hotel built in 30 years.

More hotels have also popped up in the south end of Ottawa, likely serving a demand created by the airport and EY Centre.

Next Tuesday, council’s planning committee will be asked to approve a hotel proposal for 93 rooms at 3605 Paul Anka Dr., off Hunt Club Rd.

Mayor Jim Watson was concerned about the hotel capacity after the Shaw Centre opened, but now he sees a better balance.

“I have been pleased we have seen a modest increase,” Watson told the Sun. “There’s a better equilibrium now.”

The new hotel rooms can’t come soon enough for Ottawa.

The city is expecting to boost its tourism numbers significantly in 2017 during Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. While not all the hotels under construction will be ready by 2017, the increase in accommodation space will help in the subsequent years as Ottawa tries to retain the tourism interest.


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Den majestetiske parlamentsbygningen på Parliament Hill i Ottawa, Canada – i full juleskrud. I forkant klokketårnet Peace Tower, som stod ferdig i 1927. Parlamentsbygningen, som er fra 1859, har tre millioner besøkende hvert år (foto:

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