Noteworthy News – April 12, 2017

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Virtual reality emerging as a useful tool to fight distracted driving, United Airlines disaster shines light on passenger rights and Ontario’s construction boom is stretching right to the southern border. Here’s this week’s Noteworthy News:

Noteworthy News – April 12, 2017

  1. One Manitoba insurance company is using virtual reality to teach young drivers what to watch for and how to react behind the wheel – making the roads safer for everyone. Via Canadian Underwriter
  1. In the wake of its recent PR disaster, United Airlines scrambles to protect its market share while passengers dig deeper into their rights. Do you know your options if you get bumped from your flight? Via CBC
  1. Smartphone technology is pushing ahead, but the convenience comes at a cost. New findings suggest fingerprint sensors can be fooled much more easily than you might imagine – and that could put you at risk. Via the Toronto Star
  1. The changing landscape of Canada’s oilsands may seem dicey, but local companies remain optimistic about what lies ahead for them. Via Financial Post
  1. The construction industry’s gaining strength around Ontario, and not just in the booming GTA. New home construction is up 75% in Windsor, signalling a strengthening local economy and a surprising new hot spot for home buyers. Via the Windsor Star