Runway Too Short, Bus Driver Too Drunk, English Test Too Hard
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Runway Too Short, Bus Driver Too Drunk, English Test Too Hard

Following the 2005 crash of an Air France A340, the airline is suing the GTAA for having a ravine at the end of runway 24L instead of a safe overrun margin. A coroner’s inquest into a 1978 crash at Pearson recommended installing a 300-metre safety apron, but nothing became of it. Air France continues to operate aircraft on runway 24L, but under the name Air Chance.
A passenger called the fuzz on a TTC operator yesterday following a suspicion that the driver was intoxicated. After unloading 30–40 passengers but then ignoring instructions from TTC control to pull over, the 48-year-old transit employee was issued a breathalyzer test and was both arrested and terminated. Signs the driver was drunk: bouncing the kneeling bus while doing a gangsta lean.
Illinois senator Barack Obama made history last night when he became the first African-American to lock down the Presidential nomination of a major political party. Come November, he’s likely to make history again when Americans choose between a guy who looks and acts like a rock star over a guy who looks and acts like someone’s sweet but sometimes crotchety grandpa.
If you’re looking to emigrate to Canada and can’t find the error in the phrase “the standard of living has increased,” worry not! Ottawa has dropped plans to make potential immigrants—including Americans—pass a tough English test. When asked for comment, Immigration Minister Diane Finley said via email, “omg lol u guyz!!1! Teh test wuz 2 hard 4 ppl, k?”
In hockey, Detroit faces Pittsburgh tonight as the finals continue, causing CBC to reach the milestone of using the hackneyed phrase “Lord Stanley’s Cup” exactly one million times.
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