MUSCOY >> He vanished into thin air more than 20 years ago. Scott Echols was 9 years old when a knock at the door at 2:30 a.m. July 26, 1992, changed the lives of the Echols family forever. Twenty-five years later, they still have no answers. “We’ve never been able to actually grieve and get any kind of closure,” Don Echols said about his missing brother.
Canadians are about to mark the anniversary of an event that gave birth to their modern country and shaped its present-day livelihoods like no other. No, not that event: Confederation was a comparatively minor shift from colonial to quasi-colonial status. We are talking about the creation, in the summer of 1917, of income tax. I suspect you’re not going to be setting off any fireworks to celebrate that particular centennial.
ONTARIO >> A portion of Terminal 2 at the Ontario International Airport was evacuated on Friday afternoon after authorities discovered an inert training device in the checked baggage of a passenger — but no flights were delayed, airport officials say. Shortly before 4 p.m., security discovered the device and, per protocol, the area was cleared and police were notified, said Dan Adamus, spokesman for the Ontario International Airport Authority.