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Animated short ‘The Flying Sailor’ about Halifax explosion snags Oscar nom

An animated short film based on a story about the 1917 Halifax explosion has snagged an Oscar nomination. The Flying Sailor, made by Calgary-based animators Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, is nominated for best animated short. It’s inspired by a maritime tale about a seaman who was blasted into the …

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N.L. police chartered $91K flight for accused killer banned from flying commercial

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary chartered a private flight to get accused murderer Sheldon Hibbs back to St. John’s from Calgary in March, according to documents obtained by CBC News. The force said he had been banned from flying commercial. Hibbs, 27, was arrested in Calgary on March 11 on a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree …

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