6-in-the-morning1 MEDIA PEOPLES SAY THEY SAW A CELL PHONE VIDEO OF TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD SMOKING CRACK IN A ROOM WITH A GUY WHO’S NOW DEAD The story broke on Gawker, the Toronto Star followed immediately and now it’s everywhere. Ford denies, denies, denies.

2 EARTHQUAKE IN EASTERN CANADA! And it isn’t even the top news story thanks to Hurricane Ford.

3 R.I.P. ELIJAH HARPER The Manitoba politician and First Nations leader passes away at the too-young age of 64.

4 MIKE DUFFY QUITS CONSERVATIVES The Canadian senator who accepted a $90,000 loan/gift/whatever from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff has resigned from his caucus and will sit as an independent. There’s also a chance his controversial travel expenses could get a second audit.

5 MEANWHILE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Russia sends modern weapons to Syria, dozens of people were killed in a mosque bombing and Iran says it’s unconstitutional for women to be president.

6 THE POTHOLE TOUR 2013 Regina Mayor Michael Fougere inspects road holes.