15 Men

That’s how many people entered the Saudi consulate in Ankara after dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2nd. They included several members of the Crown Prince’s security detail, and an autopsy expert. They carried a bone saw. Mr Khashoggi did not exit that consulate.

50% Women

Two African nations, Ethiopia and Rwanda announced this week that their new cabinets will be 50% women. It’s been three years since our prime minister famously declared “It’s 2015!” yet this is a feat still unmatched by most first world countries.

13 Million People

Are at risk of starvation in Yemen, according to a recent UN report. The Saudi led war in Yemen has raged for 3 years now, being dubbed “The worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time”. You can donate to famine relief today at https://give.unhcr.ca/page/30622/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=18-SEM_Yemen&gclid=CjwKCAjwgabeBRBuEiwACD4R5msU9CU3ipQOqO3ZK3tmcBHtZpfxZlLwOOWBu9UZ5PiPMtjtXBVPHhoCi4cQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Of spiderwebs are covering the area around Lake Vistonida in northern Greece, coating trees, fences, and fields like a thick coat of snow. This arachnophobe’s nightmare was caused as unseasonably warm temperatures increased populations of gnats and mosquitos, the spider’s primary prey. But worry not, the webs are expected to disperse as temperatures cool, and we start to see more rainfall.


Unhappy about the clubs budgets this year? Just be glad you don’t go to St. Raymond Elementary School in Mississauga, where principal David Clifford was charged with fraud after embezzling $30,000 from the school.