Six In The Morning: Lawyers, Refugees, Extinction And More

1 TRIAL OF CHILD SOLDIER DELAYED Omar Khadr’s lawyer passes out in court, which will delay the sketchy trial for at least a month. The Globe And MailĀ  story also has a depressing closer about the widow of the medic a teenage Khadr is alleged to have killed. War is so stupid and awful.

2 REFUGEE SHIP DOCKS IN BC Story here (Canadian Press/Winnipeg Free Press). I don’t have any easy answers on how a country should deal with queue-jumping refugees but I will say that the hobgoblins calling into CBC radio this morning who said they should be sent back out to sea, presumably to die, are just awful, nasty people.

3 DID YOU DO IT? HUH? HUH? Regina police ask citizens if they’re murrrderers. One suspects police are somewhat without leads in this terrible case.

4 CONRAD BLACK LIBEL SUIT ALLOWED The paroled mogul’s suit against a newspaper chain will proceed. (CBC)

5 CELL PHONE DEALS SCREW CANADIANS Huh. Apparently we have to pay more than twice as much for iPhones than Brits. Plus, our usual contracts are for three years compared to 12 months in Japan. Huh. (Toronto Star)

6 LET’S KILL EVERYTHING Here we are in the International Year Of Biodiversity, gleefully wiping out species and making the world a lamer, more boring and less sustainable place. The Guardian newspaper, at least, wants to do something about it.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.