News for Youse: Highway of Tears breakthrough, retail sales rise, and Beyonce may be pregnant
Highway of Tears suspect RCMP will hold a news conference this morning to discuss a DNA link between a deceased U.S. convict and itinerant roofer, Bobby Jack Fowler, and one of the numerous women who were murdered or went missing along B.C.'s notorious Highway of Tears between Prince George and Prince Rupert.
Boessenkool replaced Premier Christy Clark has named veteran bureaucrat and former B.C. Hydro chair Dan Doyle as her new chief of staff following the resignation of Ken Boessenkool. He's the former Stephen Harper adviser who apologized after acting "inappropriately" in an incident earlier this month.
Retail sales recover B.C. retail sales rose 0.7 percent between June and July and 2.8 percent on an annual basis, according to Statistics Canada. Across Canada, retail sales were up 0.7 percent in July over June, led by purchases of motor vehicles, furniture, home furnishings, building materials, and garden-equipment supplies.
Sam the Record Man dies Funeral services will be held today for Toronto entrepreneur Sam Sniderman, founder of the Sam the Record Man retail chain, who died at the age of 92.
Beef recall spreads The U.S. supermarket chain Albertsons is recalling beef from Alberta-based XL Foods that has been linked to E. coli. More details are available here.
Referees helps Seahawks Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson appeared to throw a game-ending interception against the Green Bay Packers, but the refs—who were replacing locked-out regular officials—called it a touchdown, resulting in a 14-12 victory for the Seahawks.
Katz scouts Seattle Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz visited the Emerald City, which just approved a new arena, prompting speculation that he may be considering moving the NHL franchise out of Alberta's capital
Beyoncé's bump There's widespread speculation that singer Beyoncé may be pregnant with a sibling for Blue Ivy, but neither she nor her husband, Jay-Z, are confirming the rumour.