Campus Crusade is now CRU
Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI) will soon simply be known as CRU. This change comes after senior members of the organization had thought about rebranding because of negative connotations associated with the word “crusade”. Many still associate this word with the military conquests of Christians in the 11th – 13th centuries. CCCI’s Canadian affiliate has already pulled away from the old brand. In 2007, they changed their name to Power to Change ministries.
Bomb kills seven, Gunman kills 10 in Oslo
A gunman in Oslo, Norway opened fire at a nearby youth camp on Friday killing ten people. The same day, a bomb killed seven and injured many more. According to local police, there seems to be a connection between the two incidents. Police have asked people to evacuate central Oslo because of fears there may be more attacks. One man has been arrested and is said to be of Norwegian origin.
Heat wave warms most of Canada
Parts of Sothern Ontario and Quebec were feeling the heat Thursday as temperatures soared to almost 40 degrees. The temperature in downtown Toronto climbed all the way up to 40.2 degrees Celsius matching the record set during a 1936 heat wave. Nights do not seem to be providing much relief. While some parts of the country are feeling the heat, the coasts seem to be keeping cool. Both British Columbia and Prince Edward Island seem to have traded in summer sun for overcast skies and moderate temperatures.
Space flight over for now
The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis along with four astronauts returned to the International Space Station in what would be the end of NASA’s 30-year shuttle journey. The return of Atlantis means that the U.S. will no longer have the means to send astronauts out into orbit. It will be at least another three years before the U.S. will launch from home soil. The Canadian Space Agency, which relied on NASA for its launch capabilities, also said a melancholy goodbye to Atlantis.