News for Youse: Northern Gateway litigation, anti-abortion protest, and Justin Trudeau's candidacy
Environmentalists challenge feds Ecojustice, the Wilderness Committee, and the Sierra Club will announce this morning that they're launching legal action against the the federal government. They will claim that Ottawa is not protecting four species—the Pacific humpback whale, Nechako white sturgeon, marbled murrelet, and southern mountain caribou—that live near the route of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline or in shipping areas.
Anti-abortionists protest The pro-choice movement has condemned a planned round-the-clock demonstration by anti-abortionists at B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre, which begins today and will last until November 4.
Highway of Tears investigation RCMP announced yesterday that deceased Oregon inmate Bobby Jack Fowler's DNA was connected to Highway of Tears murder victim Colleen MacMillen; he's a suspect in two other young women's deaths in 1973.
Trudeau will seek leadership Papineau Liberal MP Justin Trudeau has told La Presse that he will announce next week that he'll run for the leadership of the federal Liberal party. His father's former girlfriend, constitutional lawyer Deborah Coyne, is also a candidate.
Consumer confidence rises The Conference Board of Canada has revealed in its September report that B.C. demonstrated the highest increase in the country in consumer confidence, rising from 75.5 to 82.2. The baseline is 100, and the results are based on four questions.
Miners freed in Saskatchewan Safety systems worked well after a fire broke out in a Saskatchewan potash mine, enabling 20 workers to remain underground for a day in a sealed-off area before coming to the surface.
Obama tweets about refs After a questionable officials' call led to a Seattle Seahawks victory on September 24, the president of the United States, Barack Obama, tweeted that "NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon."
Khalif Mitchell fined B.C. Lions defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell will pay a fine (the amount hasn't been released) after making throat-slashing gestures in a September 22 game against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Andy Williams dies Singer and former variety-show host Andy Williams has passed away at the age of 84 following a bout with bladder cancer.
Jersey Shore star gets engaged Jenni Farley, best known to her fans as JWoww, will tie the knot with her boyfriend Roger Matthews, according to MTV.