1 THE MEANING OF A TRAGEDY John Gormley’s an interpretation of the terrible train crash in Lac-Mégantic: it’s the fault of environmentalists! If you like an over-simplified pro-industry spin on your news written by a guy who doesn’t believe the scientific consensus on climate change, you can read that here. If you want an intelligent, insightful and rational opinion on the tragedy, I recommend Martin Lukacs in the Guardian. Meanwhile, the CBC has details on the poor victims. Also, there was a fatal train crash in France. Six people are dead.
2 HERO WHISTLEBLOWER EDWARD SNOWDEN WANTS TO STAY IN RUSSIA Well, okay. I’m not a fan of Russia these days–the country’s batshit homophobic–but a guy’s gotta take an option that’s open to him, I guess.
3 GET YOUR COSTUME READY The Conservatives have re-scheduled their party convention, was was cancelled after the Calgary flood, to Halloween.