News for Youse: Constance Barnes loses, Israel-Hamas war escalates, and B.C. Lions gear up
Matt Toner defeats Constance Barnes Entrepreneur and Centre for Digital Media instructor Matt Toner has won the NDP nomination in Vancouver–False Creek, coming out ahead of Vision Vancouver park commissioner Constance Barnes.
Israel gets ready for ground invasion Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country's military is "prepared for a significant expansion of its operations" against Hamas in response to hundreds of rockets being fired from Gaza. Eighteen have reportedly died in Gaza today, including 11 in one missile strike, and explosions have gone off in Tel Aviv.
Five stabbed at Saanich hotel Saanich police has reported that a man is in custody after stabbing five people at the Red Lion Inn yesterday afternoon; none appear to have life-threatening injuries.
Justin Trudeau refuses to claim victory The Liberal MP for Papineau still has no high-profile opponents in his party's leadership race, but he says it's still too early to declare that he's already won.
Obama on his way to Burma U.S. president Barack Obama has defended his planned visit to Burma tomorrow, saying that if he delayed until there was a "perfect democracy, my suspicion is we'd be waiting an awful long time".
Bal Thackery funeral shuts down Mumbai Controversial former cartoonist and Maharashtra Hindu nationalist leader Bal Thackery has died at the age of 86. The founder of the Shiv Sena's death has brought masses of mourners into the street.
B.C. Lions host Stampeders The B.C. Lions have to defeat Calgary today at B.C. Place if they want to advance to the Grey Cup.