The pilot of a small plane was able to make an impromptu but safe landing on Highway 5 near Chelsea Sunday afternoon after the aircraft experienced suspected mechanical trouble, police said.
Quebec provincial police got multiple calls from motorists reporting that a small plane was trying to land on the roadway at about 4 p.m. The northbound craft ultimately touched down on the northbound lanes near Old Chelsea Road, a safer approach because traffic was at his or her back, police said. The pilot had set out from the Ottawa-Rockcliffe Airport.
The plane remained on the shoulder Monday morning awaiting a tow truck. Traffic was unaffected, police said.
Small plane makes emergency landing in traffic on Hwy. 5 near Chelsea
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – People living near Clark Drive and East 1st Avenue in Vancouver are being invited Monday night to look at plans for a new detox centre in their neighbourhood.
The project is a joint venture with the city, Vancouver Coastal Health and BC Housing – with the building to stretch an entire block from McLean Drive to East 1st Avenue.
The withdrawal management centre would include 100 affordable rental units and 20 spaces of short-term transitional housing. It will replace a smaller detox centre on East 2nd Avenue.
A group, which calls itself Community First, has already been formed to raise questions about the project.
Thomas Ferguson helped form the group because he says they don’t like the idea of a withdrawal management centre running 24-7.
“If it was supermarket we would be worried about it. We are concerned about the impact on our neighbourhood, on our residential streets.”
He says he’s not against detox centres, but he questions the size of the facility.
“We’d like a study to be done as to why this development is slated for a residential community. What are the ramifications for traffic and for parking? It’s going to be 24 hours a day, seven days a week. How is that going to affect us?”
The project partners are hosting an open house on Monday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at VCC’s Broadway campus.
A 22-year-old woman who died last month at the hands of her ex-boyfriend was stabbed 40 times and had her throat slit before being shot twice as she tried to escape her attacker, police say.
Nadia El-Dib’s body was found behind a home in northeast Calgary on March 25. Her killer, Abderrahmane Bettahar, 21, died four days later in a shootout with RCMP officers near Edmonton.
Because there will be no trial and the case is considered closed, Calgary police released details of El-Dib’s last moments Wednesday at the request of her family.
Police say they believe Bettahar and El-Dib left a downtown shisha bar together at around 3 a.m. on March 25. Despite having dated in late 2017, the two weren’t in a relationship at the time, police say.
Around 4 a.m., El-Dib contacted a friend to tell them Bettahar was refusing to take her back to her car.
Police say that fifteen minutes later, he parked behind a house in the 1000 block of Maitland Drive N.E., where Bettahar repeatedly stabbed El-Dib.
El-Dib managed to escape the vehicle, despite her injuries.
Bettahar followed and shot her twice with a semi-automatic rifle that police say he purchased legally two weeks before the attack.