‘Freddie the Flyer’ chronicles exploits of the North’s first Indigenous pilot

Jul 22, 2023 | 6:00am

Across the pages of a picture book, the northern lights dance over the Arctic landscape with brush strokes of bold colour, as caribou and muskox graze on the tundra and a bush pilot takes to the skies. As the pilot flies across the Mackenzie Delta, he rescues a stranded prospector from a blizzard, packs a […]

Sunwing ‘incredibly sorry’ after holiday travel disruptions leave customers stranded

Jan 5, 2023 | 11:53am

Sunwing has issued an apology to passengers left stranded after winter storms upended operations but says “most of our customers enjoyed their holidays with minimal disruption.” In a joint statement on Thursday, Sunwing Travel Group CEO Stephen Hunter and Sunwing Airlines president Len Corrado said they are “incredibly sorry for letting our customers down.” “We […]

Bird strike results in Snowbirds plane making a landing

May 10, 2021 | 5:09pm

Emergency protocols had to be followed after a Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane suffered what is believed to be a bird strike on Monday morning. Public affairs officer Captain Gabriel Ferris says the pilot did what was to be done and landed the aircraft safely. It was nearly a year ago that a bird strike resulted […]

Bird being blamed for fatal Snowbirds crash last May

Mar 29, 2021 | 10:31am

  A bird strike is being blamed as the cause of that fatal crash of a Snowbirds jet last May in Kamloops. A final report into the incident was released Monday morning. It concluded a single small bird was sucked into the engine of the plane just after it took off. That resulted in a […]

WestJet puts 1,000 workers on leave, citing government COVID-19 test rules

Jan 8, 2021 | 10:20am

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says about 1,000 employees will be furloughed, temporarily laid off, put on unpaid leave or have their hours cut in the wake of new travel rules from the federal government. The airline also says it will cut about 30 per cent of its capacity for February and March and pull 160 domestic […]

SE Sask to get a glimpse of Snowbirds on Tuesday

May 12, 2020 | 10:29am

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have been flying across the country over the past few weeks and on Tuesday, they will hit Saskatchewan. The Snowbirds will go from Brandon to Moose Jaw with their flight path taking them past communities like Moosomin, Whitewood and Grenfell late Tuesday morning. TUESDAY FLYPASTS: Routes and times are subject to […]

Snowbirds pilot forced to eject from craft before Atlanta performance

Oct 13, 2019 | 12:28pm

It is not clear at this time exactly what happened, but a member of the Snowbirds, based at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, was forced to eject from his craft on Sunday before a scheduled performance in Atlanta. Snowbird 5, Capt Kevin Domon-Grenier was forced to eject from his aircraft shiortly before our performance in Atlanta […]

Big crowds at Saskatchewan Air Show turn into big problem for organizers

Jul 7, 2019 | 9:59am

The Saskatchewan Airshow returned to 15 Wing Moose Jaw on Saturday after a lengthy hiatus.  The first show in 14 years obviously had many people excited as there was a huge turnout.  Unfortunately, the turnout was too many. Due to the size of the crowd, some who had tickets had to be turned away as […]

Other two victims of weekend plane crash in Alberta identified

Jun 4, 2019 | 12:14pm

We are now learing the identity of the other two people killed on the weekend in a plane crash near the Saskatchewan-Alberta border. 27-year-old Justin Filteau, a former member of the Saskatoon Hilltops and U of S Husky football team and someone who worked with Football Saskatchewan, had already been identified. The other two were […]