News for Youse: LNG price backlash, Port Coquitlam teen dies, Canucks training camp, and Kanye West rant
Japan pushes back on LNG pricing The Motley Fool has revealed that Japan's industry minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, is pulling together an international group of liquefied-natural-gas-consuming countries to try to force down prices. It comes as B.C. premier Christy Clark has linked the province's economic future to LNG exports.
Hit-and-run driver sought The RCMP is on the hunt for a driver whose truck killed Annie Leung, a popular Grade 10 student at Riverside secondary school. She died early this morning after being hit by a black Ford F150 with a black canopy in the intersection of Mary Hill Road and Pitt River Road in Port Coquitlam.
Homeless camp eviction City of Abbotsford officials will begin cleaning up a homeless camp on Gladys Avenue at 8 a.m. over the objections of poor people staying there and their advocates.
Hot weather equals more rats CBC News has reported that there are far more rats in the Lower Mainland than usual, thanks to a longer summer with lots of sunshine. Record daily temperatures were recorded yesterday in Squamish, Abbotsford, and at the Vancouver airport.
Canucks training camp begins Veteran players, including Roberto Luongo and the Sedin twins, held a news conference yesterday on the first day of training camp.
Charter of Values divides Canadians An Angus Reid Public Opinion poll shows that two-thirds of Quebec residents support the Parti Québécois government's proposed Charter of Value. Outside of Quebec, 44 percent are opposed, 20 percent support it, and the rest are unsure.
Rogers names new CEO Guy Laurence, chief executive of Vodafone U.K., will replace the retiring Nadir Mohamed as CEO of Rogers Communications.
Syria offers olive branch Reuters has reported that Bashar al-Assad is prepared to put his chemical weapons under international control thanks to Russian intervention. Assad denies this is in response to U.S. threats.
NSA shares data with Israel According to a Guardian story, the National Security Agency "routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens".
Japan reacts to cartoon Reuters has reported that Japan will "formally complain about a cartoon that appeared in a French weekly newspaper showing sumo wrestlers with extra limbs in front of the Fukushima nulear plant and linking this to the Olympics".
Femen versus the church Tomorrow, a trial is scheduled to begin in Paris between the antipatriarchal sextremist group Femen and the Roman Catholic Church after activists went topless in Notre Dame Cathedral last February to protest Pope Benedict's opposition to same-sex marriage.
Kanye West goes on a rant Rap star Kanye West went into overdrive in New York City at a party for Pusha T, trashing corporations and admitting he had been boozing earlier in the evening. See the video below.