1 SOLEMN TSUNAMNVERSARY Japan marks two years since a Tsunami devastated its north-east coast, wreaking havoc with nuclear power plants and killing close to 19,000 people. The Guardian has a photo essay here.
2 TODAY IN DEAD MURDER-RAPISTS One of the men accused of raping and disemboweling a woman in India has committed suicide. Additional news about men accused of killing women: a famous man accused of murdering a woman is apparently, possibly suicidal because he had to sell his race horses to pay legal fees.
3 THEY GOT BROTEN Murray Mandryk’s column about the Sask NDP’s new leader is here for your greedy eyeballs.
4 A GOOD CORPORATE CITIZEN Shaw Communications treated workers like employees but paid them as contractors. Huh. Well that’s not good. Story here.
5 A LITTLE LOVE FOR SHARKS Five species and their delicious fins got major legal protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES, y’all) this weekend. Thanks to pro-extinction Japan, the vote was by secret ballot — which sucks because I wanted to see if Canada would suck up to pro-wipe-out-all-sharks China. The United States supported the proposal, by the way.
6 MEANWHILE IN REGINA The community group that wants to save Connaught school met again to discuss getting a second opinion on the school’s allegedly doomed condition. Money quote:
“If we hire someone to come out, preferably someone who is more involved in conservation, if they tell us the school needs to be replaced then fine it will be replaced.”
THERE’S A NEW STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS TRAILER Looks good. “Star Trek Into Darkness” is still a stupid as hell title.