1 DEAD ISSUE? A man was shot and killed outside Pauline Marois’ victory speech at a Montreal theatre last night. Another victim was injured but is in stable condition. The suspect, originally from Quebec, is in custody. Details here. Marois has become Quebec’s first female premier after leading PQ to a narrow minority government victory yesterday.
2 LET’S RECYCLE THE STADIUM INSTEAD City council’s executive committee is meeting today to look at a resident-funded recycling program and proceed with the next step in our glorious stadium confusedness.
3 BATTLE OF THE SPOUSES Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night was subtly effective. Ann and Michelle were expected to ‘humanize’ the presidential candidates. Ann stepped up to the plate last week, but the First Lady aced it last night. By steering clear of the partisan, she managed to deliver the Democratic message (more effectively than her husband has in recent months) through simple personal experiences. Worth a watch.
4 CENTRAL AMERICAN QUAKE Costa Rica experienced a 7.6 magnitude earthquake this morning, centered around the capital city of San Jose. A tsunami warning has been issued for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. More here.
5 MAURI-WHA? Mauritania, a country which is almost never talked, written or heard about, has been involved in a SPY SCANDAL! Abdullah al-Senussi, believed to be the ‘spy chief’ of the Gaddafi regime, was arrested and extradited to Libyan authorities today.
6 THEN AND NOW Katie Hosmer from My Modern Met takes a look at Shawn Clover’s photographic adventure that blends contemporary city shots with images from the city’s catastrophic earthquake in 1906.