News for Youse: Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond's report, Ikea says it's sorry, and new Twilight film opens
Advocate highlights aboriginal kids' self-harm B.C.'s representative for children and youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, has issued a report noting a "significant over-representation of aboriginal children and youth" in 89 suicide and self-harm incidents, including 15 deaths, over a three-year period. "The impact is very significant in Aboriginal and First Nations communities, where suicide rates among youth are five to six times higher than those of non-Aboriginal youth," she wrote.
CEOs sleep in streets Covenant House has announced that numerous executives and public figures, including Vancouver Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi, slept outside last night to raise money for the charity, which gets kids off the street.
Abducted child found Robert Barnett is in custody in Montana after police located him and his three-year-old son Alvin following an amber alert. It was issued yesterday after the boy was taken from a hotel room in Sparwood.
SkyTrain delays A fire on a SkyTrain at the Scott Road station delayed transit service this morning.
Energy drinks linked to deaths The Swedish National Food Administration has issued a warning against mixing multiple energy drinks with alcohol after exercising. Meanwhile, the U.S. federal and the New York Attorney General's office are investigating whether drinking numerous energy drinks over a short period of time might be the cause of 13 deaths.
Ikea apologizes The Swedish furniture giant has said it regrets making use of forced labour to make furniture in the German Democratic Republic during the Communist era in the 1980s. More information is available here.
Quarterback injured Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate will sit out of the Western Conference Final with a broken arm; meanwhile, B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay says he's suffering a head cold.
Bettman proposes taking a break NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has suggested that the league and the NHL Players' Association take a two-week hiatus on negotiations; union executive director Donald Fehr hasn't responded.
Twilight film opens The final Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part 2, is expected to pull in $158 million on its opening weekend, according to boxofficemojo.com. Breaking Dawn Part 1 generated $705 million worldwide, according to .