US tourist’s desire for gun in Calgary park sparks Twitter storm
A Michigan police officer vacationing in Calgary is at the centre of a social media storm after saying he wished he was allowed to carry a handgun to protect himself from people asking if he had been to the Stampede.
In a letter to the editor published in the Calgary Herald, Walt Wawra, a 20-year veteran of the Kalamazoo police service, laments the fact that he was not allowed to carry his off-duty handgun while walking through a Calgary park.
Norwegian tourist falls asleep on airport baggage belt
The 36-year-old, who has not been named, arrived at the international terminal of Italy’s busiest airport at the end of last month with a backpack and a can of beer in his hand.
The Norwegian was due to check in for a flight to Oslo and when he found no one on duty at the airline desk he leapt across the counter and fell into a deep asleep on the baggage belt with his bag beside him.
Court Affirms Prostitute’s Right to Rent a Hotel Room
An Australian court in Canberra has ruled that a prostitute was illegally discriminated against when a motel owner refused to rent her a room, and the decision is forcing hotels to reconsider some of their written and unwritten rules about barring sex workers from renting rooms. After the management at a motel in the town of Moranbah wouldn’t rent her a room, the women took her discrimination case to the Queensland state Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which then upheld the claim.
Alaska Airlines apologizes for handwritten note …
In what may be the most obvious corporate statement of the year, Alaska Airlines says a handwritten note on a damaged wing flap of a Boeing 737 that said “We know about this” may not have been the “best approach” to ensuring the confidence of the travelling public.
The airline made the statement after a passenger snapped a picture of the note on a July 28 flight from Burbank, California to Seattle, which pointed down to a portion of the wing flap that appears to have been cut out.