The latest on the Germanwings tragedy

The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. Read more...

Air Canada changing cockpit policy after Germanwings plane crash

Air Canada has announced it is changing its policy on the number of people required in the cockpit of its aircraft, a move prompted by the Germanwings plane crash in France. Read more...

Today we find out who some of the top public sector earners are in Niagara

Ontario's annual list of public sector workers being paid over $100,000 comes out today.
   
The sunshine list, which includes doctors employed by hospitals, nurses, teachers, police and firefighters, in addition to civil servants, increased 11 per cent last year to 97,796 people.
   
That was an 82 per cent increase from 2008, when there were just under 54,000 names on the public sector salary disclosure list.
   
There have been calls to raise the $100,000 threshold, which was first set when the sunshine list was created in 1996, but the opposition parties say that's still a lot of money for most Ontarians.
   
Ontario Power Generation CEO Tom Mitchell topped the sunshine list last year with $1.7 million in compensation.
   
There were 11,538 employees from OPG, Hydro One and their subsidiaries on the sunshine list last year, which auditor general Bonnie Lysyk said was helping drive up electricity rates. Read more...

Regional council roundup: Racetrack and roads

The Canadian Motor Speedway development continues to gain support in Niagara. Read more...

Last day for NOTL hospital

A sad day in Niagara on the Lake, the last patients at the town's hospital will be moved out today. Read more...

Responders at scene of raging fire, partial building collapse in Manhattan

The New York City fire department says it's at the scene of a fire and a possible partial building collapse in Manhattan. Read more...

Transport minister issues edict requiring two crew members in cockpit

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says effective immediately, any Canadian airline carrying passengers will be required to have two crew members in the cockpit at all times. Read more...

St.Catharines man charged with sexual assault and exposing himself to minor

A 22 year old St.Catharines man has been arrested in the case of an alleged sexual assault of a minor. Read more...

CBC News lays off 144 staff

CBC News is laying off 144 people across the country, shrinking English-language local services in a bid to shave $15 million from its operating costs. Read more...

Arizona Coyotes broadcaster Nick Boynton arrested after incident at Buffalo casino

Arizona Coyotes radio analyst Nick Boynton has been placed on a leave of absence by the team after being involved in a disturbance at the casino in Buffalo while in town for Thursday night's game against the Sabres. Read more...
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