News for Youse: Bank of Canada apologizes, Tony Scott dies, and BCGEU walks out
Carney apologizes The governor of the Bank of Canada, Mark Carney, has issued a statement saying he's sorry to those who were offended by the decision to make a scientist look less Asian on the new $100 bill.
Assange speaks WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stood on Ecuador's embassy balcony yesterday in London and called on President Barack Obama to "renounce" his government's witch hunt against the whistle-blowing website.
Tony Scott dies The director of Top Gun, The Hunger, and many other films, Tony Scott, has jumped to his death off the Los Angeles County Bridge at the age of 68.
BCGEU walkout Government workers are launching a one-day strike today in five B.C. Interior communities as part of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union's efforts to press its contract demands.
Bye-bye Barisoff House speaker Bill Barisoff says he won't seek reelection not long after a damning auditor general's report revealed extremely poor accounting oversight of the legislature's $63-million budget, which is Barisoff's responsibility.
Clinic protest Doctors and public-health advocates will gather outside the Cambie Surgery Centre at 10 a.m. to raise concerns about extra billing, which was revealed last month in an audit by the Medical Services Commission.
Quebec debate Four provincial party leaders squared off in a televised debate last night in advance of the September 4 Quebec election; the Parti Québécois remains ahead in the polls.
Rape comment retraction Missouri Congressman and ardent anti-abortionist Todd Akin has backtracked from an earlier comment that women's bodies can prevent pregnancy in instances of "legitimate rape".
Little League game The Hastings All-Stars will take on the Caribbean champions today in the Little League World Series today in Williamsport, Pennsylvania after an 8-3 loss yesterday to Panama.