1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Air Canada lands in doghouse for accidental e-mail reply The Associated Press 1:18 p.m. EDT October 14, 2013 Air Canada planes at Montreal’s Pierre Trudeau International Airport on March 23, 2012. (Photo: Ryan Remiorz, AP) Air Canada SHARE 141 CONNECT 62 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE MONTREAL Air Canada is in the doghouse over a spokesman’s remarks following the disappearance of a dog who escaped airline staff at a California airport. The company says handlers at San Francisco International Airport took the dog out of his crate on Monday after his flight was delayed and the pet either slipped out of his collar or broke it. Air Canada says the dog, an Italian greyhound named Larry, bolted and was last spotted about 5 miles from the airport. TODAY IN THE SKY: Your bookmark for the day’s most interesting airline stories The local CBS TV station took interest in Larry’s disappearance and says it asked the airline about its procedures after obtaining a statement about the incident. Instead, the station says it accidentally received an email from spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick urging his colleagues to ignore the inquiry and what sounded like a jab at the U.S. government shutdown. “I think I would just ignore, it is local news doing a story on a lost dog. Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the US media spends its time,” the station said the e-mail read. Word quickly spread online, with many voicing their outrage over the company’s response. “If you ever fly with your pet, you might not want to choose Air Canada,” one wrote on Twitter.
Canada 0-3 Australia: Socceroos prove too much for Benito Floro’s Reds
Eastern and Atlantic Canada An active storm track through the Great Lakes during December and into a part of January will lead to above-normal precipitation this winter over a large portion of eastern Canada. Snowfall will end up higher than normal from the upper Great Lakes through most of Quebec and into Labrador. Farther south in Ontario, from Windsor to Toronto and Kingston, the milder pattern during December and January will lead to more mixed precipitation events, which will cut down on the snowfall potential. Despite the increase in natural snowfall, snow-making in the eastern and Atlantic Canada resorts will be a challenge the first half of the winter due to the higher temperatures and humidity. A drier, colder pattern is expected to take over in Ontario and western Quebec during February as the storm track shifts toward the Maritimes and Newfoundland. Due to the warmer start of winter in the East, lake-effect snowfall across the snow belts of Ontario will be lighter than usual for December and the first half of January before becoming heavier than normal for the second half of the winter with more sustained invasions of Arctic air moving over the mostly unfrozen Great Lakes. OCT 16 1880 An early season blizzard struck eastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota. Railroads were blocked and snow drifts remained throughout the severe winter which followed. 1910 A severe category 4 hurricane, known as “El Huracan de Los Cinco Dias” hit extreme western Cuba with an estimated central pressure of 924 millibars. This hurricane hit Florida two days later. 1913 The temperature in downtown San Francisco, California soared to 101 degrees to equal its record for October. 1988 Tropical Storm Joan, a very small storm, continued on its westward track in the extreme southern Caribbean. The storm already had survived strong upper level shear and now was scraping the coast of Venezuela.
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Joshua Kennedyscored in the first half, while second-half goals from Dario Vidosic and Matthew Leckie helped finish Canada off. The Socceroos got off to a very quick start in the game as they found the breakthrough within the first minute of play. After the Reds gave up the ball in their own third of the field, midfielder Mark Bresciano floated a cross into the box that forward Kennedy managed to get to before Canadian central defender Adam Straith could. The Australian met the ball with a powerful header and Milan Borjan couldnt make the save. The Canadians came very close to equalizing on a few occasions. Only five minutes after conceding, forward Simeon Jackson sent a vicious volley on goal from close range, but it was brilliantly kept out by Australian goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak. Langerak made another good save in the 30th minute. An early cross from David Edgar found an unmarked Tosaint Ricketts in the Australian box, but the forwards central header was parried away by the Borussia Dortmund shotstopper. Australia then took full control of the game in the second half. In the 52nd minute, a Bresciano strike from outside the box was tipped out for a corner kick, one on which the Australians would manage to capitalize. After the corner was cleared by the Canadian back line, the ball was quickly redirected towards goal, but before it arrived, a lurking Vidosic managed to stay onside and flick it on with his head past a helpless Borjan.