Canada This Week: Stuck on a hot plane, football fans stranded, shop cat booted and a lesson in kindness

Canada This Week is a curated collection of some of the best stories published by CTV News journalists across the country this week.
November 13, 2022
Canada This Week

Canada This Week is a curated collection of some of the best stories published by CTV News journalists across the country this week. Here's what's been happening.

"There's people fainting"

Passengers who flew from Jamaica to Canada last week say they were stuck on a plane so hot that several people fainted and there were "children drenched in sweat."

Vancouver resident Grace Hill detailed the ordeal, saying the plane got "hotter and hotter" for about 90 minutes until the aircraft returned to the gate so passengers could disembark and get some relief.

She says passengers are now looking for accountability.

Football fans stranded

What was supposed to be a fun-filled excursion for a group of football fans to see a Buffalo Bills home game instead turned into a disaster-filled trip.

Passengers say their bus was impounded in the U.S., leaving them to find their own way back across the Canada-U.S. border.

"I was really looking forward to going to the game," one fan said.

Coast guard saves sailor caught in rough seas

A B.C. man is grateful after the Canadian Coast Guard went above and beyond the call of duty to rescue him after his boat lost its engine and became adrift in rough seas.

"Everything was amplified as it was pitch dark out there and it was like I was in outer space," Juaning Higgins said. "It immediately turned into a mayday when I wasn't making any way forward and there was these waves on the [side of the boat]."

Beloved shop cat Mickey gets the boot

A beloved six-year-old tuxedo cat named Mickey got the boot from a Vancouver grocery store after spending nearly two years as the unofficial mascot and chief mouser.

Mickey's owner and Top Ten Produce general manager Matthew Macdonald says beyond providing a friendly feline face for customers, the cat also played a pivotal role in pest control, but not everyone is a fan. 

Kid receives 5,000 hockey cards after collection stolen

Strangers from across North America sent a Manitoba kid thousands of hockey cards after his original collection was stolen last month.

Wynston Martin, a seven-year-old boy from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, had his hockey cards stolen during an incident of bullying.

Since then, strangers have been stepping up to help prove that kindness wins.

Thanks for reading Canada This Week, and we'll see you next time!

Canada This Week is curated by journalists Matthew Talbot and Adam Frisk and is published on Sundays. Like what you see here? Get the latest local headlines whenever you want them from the Local Spotlight.

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