1.ANOTHER ONE! Conservative transportation minister Denis Lebel has confirmed former ties to the Bloq Quebecois. (via Globe & Mail)

2. FAIRLANE AVENUE IN WINNIPEG IS CLOSED: Because of a house fire. (via Winnipeg Free Press)

3. THEY’RE KAYAKING ON THE L.A. RIVER!: I think that’s great! (via LA Times)

4. DISMAL MARKET STUFF: I’m going to be eating cat food when I’m an old lady. (via NPR)

5. THEY WANT TO KNOCK DOWN THE THE SAFEWAY ON 13th AVE AND REPLACE IT WITH A PIECE OF #$*@%: Did I mention this before? I can’t remember. Anyway, if you don’t want to lose a beautiful example of modernist architecture (not to mention the mural by Bob Boyer on the west wall, adjacent businesses, and several houses directly behind the current Safeway), you should really consider going to the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre this evening between 4:30 and 8pm and let the City and the Developers what you think. Here’s another article on this story. (via Leader-Post)

6. TURKEY TAKES SYRIA ASIDE: Maybe they’ll listen to them. (via Christian Science Monitor)