News for Youse: Fishy radiation, Shawn Atleo, mental illness, David Beckham, and Shea Weber
Fishy radiation Physicians for Global Survival and other groups are calling on the federal government and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control to test imported fish from Japan for radiation after high levels were detected in some Pacific Ocean seafood.
Atleo reelected Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, a hereditary chief of the Ahousaht First Nation, retained his position as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations by winning a third-ballot victory yesterday.
Inmate dies Former Downtown Eastside resident David Brodrick—who was featured in a CBC fifth estate documentary on Vancouver's supervised-injection site—has been found dead in his cell in protective custody at the North Fraser Pre-trial Centre in Port Coquitlam.
Mental-health costs The Conference Board of Canada has issued a report claiming that mental illnesses will cost Canada about $20.7 billion this year by reducing the number of people available in the workforce.
Surrey brawl CKNW Radio has reported that six people were taken to hospital overnight, including two with serious head injuries, after a huge brawl at Highway 10 and 176 Street between occupants of a party bus and a van.
Beckham booed Los Angeles Galaxy visited B.C. Place last night with their superstar midfielder, David Beckham, who endured the boo birds on the way to scoring a second-half goal in a 2-2 tie with the Whitecaps.
Weber offer TSN has reported that B.C.-born defenceman Shea Weber has signed a 14-year offer sheet worth up to $110 million, including $68 million in bonus money in the first six years. He plays for the Nashville Predators, which has seven days to match the deal.
Khanna dies One of the giants of the Bollywood film industry, Rajesh Khanna, has died in Mumbai at the age of 69 of an undisclosed cause.