• Reuters

    UPDATE 1-U.S. seeks $25.5 million fine from Air Canada over delayed refunds

    The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it was seeking a $25.5 million fine from Air Canada over the carrier’s failure to provide timely refunds to thousands of consumers who requested them for flights to or from the United States. The department said it filed a formal complaint with a U.S. administrative law judge over flights Air Canada canceled or significantly changed. The penalty is "intended to deter Air Canada and other carriers from committing similar violations in the future," the department said, adding Air Canada continued its no-refund policy in violation of U.S. law for more than a year.

  • CPABC: Low housing supply and growing population pushing housing prices up across Vancouver Island

    CPABC: Low housing supply and growing population pushing housing prices up across Vancouver Island

    DUNCAN, British Columbia, June 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to BC Check-Up: Live, an annual report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) on demographic and affordability trends across the province, Vancouver Island and Coast (excluding the Capital Regional District) added 4,747 new residents in 2020, bringing the total population to 456,182 residents. “The pace of population growth has slowed on across Vancouver Island in recent years, particularly as th

  • Associated Press

    Judge dismisses murder charges against Simone Biles’ brother

    A judge in Ohio has dismissed murder charges filed against the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles, ruling Tuesday that prosecutors did not present evidence to sustain a conviction in a 2018 New Year’s Eve party shooting in Cleveland that left three men dead. Moments after Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Joan Synenberg issued her ruling that acquitted Tevin Biles-Thomas, a woman in the court gallery charged at the defendant and screamed “You killed my baby!" Three sheriff’s deputies tackled the woman before she could reach Biles-Thomas. Defense lawyers had sought the judge's ruling, which also acquitted Biles-Thomas of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault charges.