Home briefs : Motorist gets jail, ban for rider's death

Motorist gets jail, ban for rider's death

A service engineer who negligently caused the death of a motorcyclist on an expressway was yesterday jailed a week and banned from driving for three years.

Yow Guang Yi, 30, who pleaded guilty, was driving his car on Tampines Expressway in the early hours of April 29 this year when he failed to keep a proper lookout and hit Mr Noor Helmee Roslan.

The 22-year-old Malaysian was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries the next day.

Red Arrows flypast set for today

The flypast of the Red Arrows, the aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force, is set to take place today after being postponed twice due to unfavourable weather conditions.

The flypast will be from around 1.10pm to 1.30pm over the Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay area.

Entering Canada? Get an e-visa first

Singaporeans planning to visit or transit in Canada will soon require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) in order to board their flights.

From Nov 10, citizens of visa-exempt countries, including Singapore, will need to submit an online eTA form, found on the Government of Canada website, before they will be allowed to enter Canada by air.

The eTA is electronically linked to a traveller's passport and is for short-term stays for visitors, business and tourism activities.

While most applications are approved within minutes, some may take several days to be processed, so travellers are advised to get an eTA before booking a flight.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2016, with the headline 'Home briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe