Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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Iceland's busy summer tourist season is sure to take a hit from the bankruptcy of Icelandic budget airline WOW Air.

Passengers have been stranded on two continents after the airline announced overnight it had ceased operations.

WOW grounded at least six planes that were set to leave North American airports last night, including Toronto and Montreal, while Iceland-bound planes from seven European cities did not take off this morning.

In a statement on its website, the airline advises passengers to check with other airlines for ways to reach their destinations.

WOW Air began operations in 2012 and specialized in ultra-cheap flights from 27 airports between North America and Europe.(5)



The federal Conservatives are asking for an investigation into leaks of confidential information about Jody Wilson-Raybould's controversial choice for chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

And the former justice minister is echoing their call for an inquiry.

In an emailed statement about the leaks, Wilson-Raybould said "This has to stop" -- adding, "some sort of investigation as to the source of this information" must be considered.

Conservative justice critic Lisa Raitt has asked judicial affairs commissioner Marc Giroux to investigate a leak she suspects came from "political actors."

But in also denouncing the leaks as "wholly inappropriate," Giroux says he does not have such investigatory powers.(5)



Canada's prisoner service says it is considering opening overdose-prevention sites as part of a harm-reduction strategy that includes the expansion of needle-exchange programs in five provinces.

Former offender Peter Brown served three sentences for crimes in the 1990s and says both services are needed in the prison setting where opioid use is so common.

He started using intravenous drugs in prison and often shared syringes and rinsed them with bleach. …

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