Canada This Week: U2 superfan, SickKids fundraiser and a plane crash near Toronto

Canada This Week is a curated collection of some of the best stories published by CTV News journalists across the country this week.
January 22, 2023
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.


Toronto-area plane crash

A small airplane crashed and ended up on a road near an airport north of Toronto.

The plane was attempting to land at Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport but instead, it crashed through a fence and spun 90 degrees before coming to a stop on busy roadway.


U2 superfan

When U2 announced its new album last week, it was old news to a Maritime superfan.

Guitarist The Edge mailed handwritten letters to a group of select fans, announcing the band's upcoming album "Songs of Surrender."

"They were fans from around the world -- Japan, Indonesia, Brazil -- and one of the letters came to Canada," says Aaron Sams.


171 anomalies at former residential school 

An Ontario First Nation says it has discovered 171 anomalies on the grounds of a former residential school.

Wauzhushk Onigum Nation said this week ground-penetrating radar found the anomalies, which are "plausible burials" within cemetery grounds on the St. Mary's Indian Residential School property.

"We need to get to the truth," Chief Chris Skead said.

The discovery here came less than a week after Star Blanket Cree Nation in Saskatchewan reported. 


Boy raises $6K for SickKids

Cohen Lane stood outside in the wind, rain and frigid temperatures over the course of a month to sell hot chocolate and raise money for Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.

Cohen's had family go to SickKids so he wanted to do something to give back, even getting his classmates involved.

"I try to be the best person I can," he said.


Totally rad pet portraits

The 1980s has been having a comeback since about the 1980s, and now a Nova Scotia photographer is channelling the iconic period with pet portraits.

Her style? That classic but awkward double exposure that was once so popular.

"It's so absurd that people love it."

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

Canada This Week is curated by CTVNews.ca 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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