News for Youse: Barisoff rapped, Enbridge spills, and Aleppo residents flee
Barisoff condemned B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins has called for the resignation of Speaker Bill Barisoff after the auditor general cited lax controls over the management of the legislature's $63-million budget; the NDP has not called for any heads to roll.
Enbridge spill About 1,200 barrels of oil have leaked into the Wisconsin environment from a pipeline owned by Enbridge. The company is seeking approval to build oil and condensate pipelines between Kitimat and the Alberta tar sands.
Dix goes north NDP Leader Adrian Dix is in Terrace today to talk to residents about Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project just as the Joint Review Panel wraps up hearings in Smithers.
Aleppo refugees The United Nations has estimated that 200,000 people have fled the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo in the past two days as government and rebel forces continue heavy fighting.
Titans battle Apple and Samsung will meet in Federal Court in California today in ligitation over patents. This comes after an earlier ruling declared that Samsung couldn't sell its Galazy 10.1 tablet in the United States.
Standard & Poor's concerns After an influential rating agency downgraded seven Canadian banks' outlook from "stable" to "negative", Globe and Mail columnist Michael Babad has suggested that this occurred because Standard & Poor's is fretting about Canada's housing market and consumer debt levels.
Hillier appointed Military contractor Atlantis Systems Corp. has announced that Canada's former chief of the defence staff, retired general Rick Hillier, has joined the company's board of directors.
Canadian medal Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel won bronze in the three-metre synchronized diving competition at the London 2012 Games, marking Canada's first medal and the fourth consecutive Summer Olympics in which Heymans has stepped onto the podium. She has previously won two silvers and one bronze.