1 AUSTRALIA IS REALLY NOT GOOD The country’s floods will continue for weeks. This is an area the size of France and Germany. This is bad.

2 CANADA DEPORTS 18-YEAR-OLD TO MEXICO Brother and sister Daniel and Brenda Garcia, who is gay, say they fled to Canada after Brenda’s girlfriend was murdered. His sister was deported last Monday. He was deported this weekend. A lot of people wanted them to stay.

3 THERE’S GOING TO BE A PROVINCIAL ELECTION THIS YEAR And the Leader-Post’s Angela Hall has has a preview.

4 IT’S RAINING DEAD BIRDS IN ARKANSAS Weird. I predict Roland Sweet shall News Quirkify this one.

5 YOU SAY YOU WANT A RESOLUTION The CBC polled Canadians on their weight. Forty-four per cent of us said yep, we’re overweight. Fine and dandy — except that the real statistic is more like two-thirds. Yeek.

6 PETE POSTLETHEWAITE, R.I.P. The not-famous-enough British actor with the most interesting face in movies has passed away from cancer at the much, much too young age of 64. Sucks.