Transportation
OTTAWA — Canada’s transport minister says the federal government is taking a close look at the circumstances behind efforts in the United States and the U.K. to ban certain electronic devices from carry-on baggage.
Britain’s government has banned electronic devices in the carry-on bags of passengers travelling to the U.K. from six countries, following closely on a similar ban imposed by the United States.
PARIS — Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris’ Orly airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind.
REGINA — A Saskatchewan woman whose laptop was destroyed after it was deemed suspicious by airport security in Regina will be reimbursed.
Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI), along with maritime security provider American Guard Services, says it has unveiled the first dual-view X-ray systems in the world to be used for screening cruise line passenger belongings.
According to a CBC report, Canadian airports will begin rolling out biometric technology for a new traveller screening program. The first airport to receive the technology will be Ottawa.
WINDSOR, Ont. — A man and a woman from Windsor, Ont., are facing charges after allegedly trying to import the deadly opioid fentanyl from China.
CONCORD, N.H. — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan’s office says it is looking into the case of a 14-year-old New Hampshire boy whose family says he was pulled aside this month for additional screening ahead of his flight to a baseball tournament in Florida.
NEW ORLEANS — It’s too soon to discuss whether new safety rules will be established after a man accused of driving drunk plowed into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, a New Orleans police spokesman said Monday.
BOSTON — A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation’s busiest airports has some travellers scratching their heads about how this could happen even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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