News for Youse: Shane Doan's choice, B.C.'s red ink, and Uruguay's marijuana monopoly
Shane Doan's choice Veteran right winger Shane Doan, who has 318 goals and 470 assists in his career, is expected to announce today if he'll sign with the Vancouver Canucks or remain with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Government deficit Finance Minister Mike de Jong revealed in his first quarterly financial statement that the B.C. government will ring up a $1.14-billion annual deficit, largely because of a drop in natural-gas royalties due to lower prices.
Vernon traffic activism CBC News has reported that activists in Vernon were so fed up with people speeding through their neighbourhood that they created their own sidewalk and street signs, which the city plans to remove.
Film rage continues Protests have erupted outside the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, Sudan and the U.S. consulate in Chennai, India, while smoke is in the sky near the U.S. embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, according to a CNN report. It's all linked to an anti-Islam film made by Christian extremists in the U.S.
Useless medicine Two French medical experts, former Necker Hospital head Philippe Even and MP and physician Bernard Debré, have claimed that half of the medicines sold in their country are "useless", according to a France 24 report.
Uruguay pot monopoly Bloomberg has reported that Uruguay president Jose Mujica is seeking legislative approval to turn the government into the sole supplier of marijuana at lower prices than what pot dealers are charging.
Brutal iPhone working conditions Business Insider has a story about how a reporter from the Shanghai Evening Post worked undercover in the Foxconn Tai Yan factory to learn about production of the iPhone 5, and reported that the living quarters were disgusting, the hours were gruelling, and the job was tedious. Here's M.I.C. Gadget's translated report of the Shanghai Post article.
Topless Kate Kate Middleton dressed extremely conservatively as she and Prince William visited a mosque in Malaysia—following a Royal Family statement condemning publication of topless photos of the sunbathing duchess, which were obtained by a French tabloid.