Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Vancouver has a millienial problem
Young people are fleeing Vancouver in search of lower rents and higher salaries. It’s a serious problem for the city’s burgeoning tech industry, which was once poised to drive Vancouver’s economic growth for years to come.
2. Conservative exodus
Consider this further evidence of the splintering right in the US, as a massive exodus from conservative publication Breitbart gains momentum. The resignations come after editor-at-large Joel Pollak told staffers to stop defending Michelle Fields, the reporter whom Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Donald Trump, allegedly shoved to the ground at an event last week.
+1: As Donald Trump looks set to sweep today’s Mega Tuesday primaries, top conservative figures gather to plot a third-party run.
+1: Read the New York Times’ profile of Anthony Senecal, Donald Trump’s long-time butler.
3. Ocean farts may explain the Bermuda Triangle
“This week, Bermuda Triangle fans might be seeing a breakthrough: Norwegian scientists announced they had found new evidence to support an old theory — that oceanic flatulence was behind some of the shipwrecks.”
4. US doctors told to no longer prescribe addictive painkillers
“New Center for Disease Control guidelines tell doctors to stop prescribing opioids to most chronic pain patients. ‘Almost all opioids on the market are just as addictive as heroin,’ the CDC director said.”
5. Shut it down
Closing your apps on your phone doesn’t really save your battery. In fact, it might make things worse.