News for Youse: Heat wave, Iranian diplomats expelled, and Luongo gets ready to return
Heat wave According to the Weather Network, there's going to be a heat wave in Vancouver this afternoon, with temperatures reaching 26 degrees. The site claims that it will feel like 29 degrees.
More Canadian jobs Statistics Canada has reported that there were 34,000 new jobs in Canada in August. Just over with 8,000 of them were in B.C., where the unemployment rate fell from 7 to 6.7 percent.
Workers fired The B.C. Ministry of Health has canned four employees and suspended three others amid conflict-of-interest allegations in connection with the release of data to university drug researchers.
Coquitlam fire A huge blaze last night on Austin Avenue in Coquitlam has caused extensive damage in a strip mall between Nelson and Marmont streets.
Embassy in Iran closing Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has ordered Iranian diplomats to leave Canada within five days and announced that Canada will shut down its embassy in Tehran. Baird claimed that the Iranian regime is refusing to comply with UN resolutions and continues providing military assistance to the Bashar al-Assad government.
Obama seeks support In a speech last night at the Democratic National Convention, U.S. president Barack Obama offered a hopeful message sprinkled with references to his bailout of the auto industry, support for equal rights for gays and lesbians, and his expectations that better days are ahead for the U.S. economy.
Radiation checks Japan's Asahi Shumbun newspaper has reported that restaurants and cafes have introduced radiation-monitoring systems to assure diners of food safety in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Luongo coming back Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo will be back in Vancouver next week with his teammates for the Jake Milford charity golf tournament. And last night on CKNW Radio, Canucks general manager Mike Gillis suggested Luongo could be back in a Canucks uniform when the NHL season begins.