News for Youse: UBCM discusses marijuana, B.C. Conservatives regroup, and Apple sales disappoint
Municipal politicians gather Today, the Union of B.C. Municipalities kicks off its annual convention with study sessions, including one on decriminalizing pot. Later in the week, municipal politicians will deal with more than 200 resolutions, including one urging support for governments decriminalizing marijuana and advancing research into the regulation and taxation of cannabis.
B.C. Conservatives regroup Leader John Cummins and the party's board of directors survived a weekend challenge from dissidents, but they're without an MLA in the legislature after John van Dongen jilted them.
Apple sales disappoint Apple says it sold more than five million iPhones over three days, but the company's stock fell slightly this morning as that figure came up short of many analysts' expectations.
Nepal avalanche CBC News has reported that a Quebec doctor and mountaineer, Dominique Ouimet, is missing after an avalanche in Nepal killed eight people; Revelstoke native Greg Hill survived.
Ahmadinejad speaks about movie When asked about a controversial film about Islam that has caused riots across the Islamic world, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told CNN broadcaster Piers Morgan that he doesn't like seeing people lose their lives for any reason.
Billie Joe meltdown Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is entering rehab after going berserk at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Game of Thrones wins HBO took home 17 Primetime Emmy Awards and CBS was next at 13, while Game of Thrones was the most decorated program, capturing six statues. The full list is available here.
Globe controversy Former Ryerson chair of journalism John Miller has written a lengthy blog post condemning Globe and Mail public editor Sylvia Stead's response to plagiarism allegations levelled against columnist Margaret Wente.