Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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(Iceland-WOW-Air)(Audio:37)

Some Canadian travellers are most likely affected by news this morning that Icelandic budget airline WOW Air has abruptly gone out of business.

Passengers have been stranded in North America and Europe after the airline announced it had ceased operations.

WOW grounded at least six planes in North America that were set to leave last night from Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Detroit, New York and Baltimore.

Iceland-bound planes from seven European cities did not take off this morning.

WOW Air airline began operations in 2012 and specialized in ultra-cheap flights from 27 airports between North America and Europe.(4)

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(Money-Laundering-BC)(Audio:112)

B-C Attorney General David Eby says the federal government's fight against money laundering should focus largely on British Columbia, where it's estimated organized crime launders up to one-billion dollars in proceeds of crime cash annually.

Eby met yesterday in Victoria with federal Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair and both pledged a united front to combat money laundering.

Blair says the Trudeau government promised in its recent budget to create a multi-agency task force on the matter.(4)

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(Alta-Elxn-Notley)

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is promising a re-elected N-D-P government will spend 1.4-billion dollars to expand the province's network of roads that handle large and oversized loads, while keeping Alberta toll-free.

Campaigning in Fort McMurray yesterday, Notley said while the current 65-hundred-kilometre network is recognized as one of the best in North America, a 10-thousand-kilometre network would ensure faster and cheaper movement of oil and gas equipment and prefab houses.

She also vowed to build a secondary highway out of the oilsands city to ease congestion and give residents an alternate escape route in an emergency. …

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