While you were sleeping: Bombardier, Airbus bosses speak in Montreal; a bear goes shopping

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Published on: October 20, 2017 | Last Updated: October 20, 2017 8:05 AM EDT

A Bombardier jet in Montreal in February 2016. Bombardier has a deal to sell Air Canada 45 CSeries jets, with an option to buy up to 30 more. Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Following Airbus’ takeover of Bombardier’s CSeries program, the leaders of the two aircraft manufacturers will discuss the future of this aircraft family on Friday in Montreal. Alain Bellemare and Thomas Enders take part in a discussion organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. Its president and CEO, Michel Leblanc, said the event aimed to take stock of this “major transaction.” Premier Philippe Couillard will also be on site. The Airbus boss was not at the news conference to announce the transaction on Monday night.

Police video shows large bear peering into shop windows: A very large bear-about-town was spotted peering into shop windows in a California tourist community on Lake Tahoe. The Placer  County Sheriff’s Office posted video on its Facebook page of the four-pawed prowler early Wednesday. In it, Deputy Don Nevins shines his car’s spotlight on the animal and shouts, “Hey, big boy!” before warning the bear against breaking into any of the shops it’s sniffing around. Shortly after, the bear darts in front of his patrol car and off into a park. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin says deputies respond to bear calls every day because they break into cars, homes and businesses. She said right now they are preparing for hibernation, so they’re upping their calorie intake.

Sweet Surrender: Detroit-area man arrested with doughnuts: A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a suburban Detroit police station — with a dozen doughnuts for officers. The sweet gesture didn’t help Michael Zaydel. He still was sentenced to 39 days in jail Tuesday, a day after walking into the Redford Township police department. Sgt. Duane Gregg says Zaydel had promised to turn himself in if a post on the department’s Facebook page was shared 1,000 times. The threshold was easily met. Gregg says Zaydel was arrested when he appeared Monday with a bag of doughnuts and a bagel. He told TV station WXYZ that “cops like doughnuts,” and he wanted to reward them for any inconvenience. Gregg got the bagel. Did other officers eat the doughnuts? The sergeant says: “No comment.”

Presse Canadienne, The Associated Press

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