News for Youse: Protest at the legislature, George Heyman wins, and another presidential debate
Pipeline protest People will converge on the lawn of the legislature in Victoria today for a massive protest against pipeline proposals, which would move Alberta tar-sands oil to the B.C. coast for export by supertankers. For more information, go here.
Heyman wins nomination The executive director of the Sierra Club of B.C., George Heyman, has defeated Vancouver councillor Geoff Meggs for the NDP provincial nomination in Vancouver-Fairview.
Elderly man shafted CBC News has reported that the provincial government is demanding $25,000 from an 82-year-old pensioner, Heinz Munz, after his Russian wife that he met over the Internet left him a day after she became a permanent resident—and went on welfare.
CMHC privatization proposed Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has told the Globe and Mail that he would like to see the privatization of the government-owned Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation—which insures most home mortgages in the country—within five to 10 years.
Another presidential debate With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney running neck-and-neck in recent polls, the two presidential candidates will square off tonight in their third televised debate, this time about foreign policy.
Yash Chopra dies The king of Bollywood romance and one of the most influential producers in the history of Indian cinema, Yash Chopra, has died at the age of 80 after contracting dengue fever. Some tributes are available here.
Armstrong stripped of Tour de France wins The International Cycling Union has announced that it has taken away Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles and removed him from the record books after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency concluded that he and his teammates cheated.
Baseball cliffhanger The St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants will meet in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series today at AT&T Park. The winner goes on to the World Series against the American League champion Detroit Tigers, who swept the New York Yankees in four straight games.
Whitecaps make playoffs The Vancouver Whitecaps lost 1–0 to the Portland Timbers in their final regular-season match, but they still made the playoffs when rival FC Dallas was defeated 3–1 by the Seattle Sounders.