In The News – 2008/08/19

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Local, regional, national, and international. Whatever catches my attention and interests me. Updated throughout the day!

Disclaimer: I regret that I can only ensure the validity of these links at the time that the articles are published. The (unscrupulous?) practise of some media outlets to subsequently redirect links to advertisements is completely out of my control and beyond my capacity to monitor.

Canada/Ontario/London

Dragon boats raise $13.5K
Planning for a resumption of student rowdiness
Police Media Releases
Sale of water in plastic bottles at municipal facilities banned
What constitutes a ‘controlled’ balloon landing?

Canada/Ontario

Grassroots anti-poverty initiative
Judicial misconduct alleged in child’s death
McGuinty starts asking questions too late
Thousands charged under new street-racing law
Transit union opposes calling bus stops in Mississauga

Canada/Other

Civil legal-aid is a necessity
London leads backlash against plastic-bottled water
Media’s broad freedom to report stories
Our national legal-aid problem
Proposed pipeline is an environmental threat

International

Anti-development groups spark Peruvian ‘state of emergency’
Bush’s unreported war against acoustically sensitive marine life
Kids don’t belong in adult jails
MSM’s pathetic excuse for ‘investigative’ reporting
Pakistan’s political vacuum
Russia’s forward ‘retreat’
The explosive situation in Iraq

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