The federal government was considering introducing regulations on toilets, faucets and shower heads in order to conserve energy and water, and a Canadian solider in Afghanistan died after falling into a well while on night patrol. Police in St. John's charged a man, 35, with second-degree murder after a woman's remains were found in a suitcase, and a coroner's jury began deliberations into the RCMP shooting death of an American in August 2006. The president of the Canadian Labour Congress pledged his support to GM workers whose blockade of the company's Canadian headquarters is now in its sixth day.
The Group of Eight countries, joined by China, India and South Korea, pledged greater investment in energy efficiency and green technologies in the face of record high oil prices, and astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery performed the final space walk of their orbit. A strong earthquake in Greece killed two people, and a journalist working for the BBC World Service was found dead in southern Afghanistan with a gunshot wound to the head. Arson was suspected in Austin, Texas after a fire struck the historic governor's mansion.
50 Cent gave Val Kilmer a car, and Dennis Hopper was hired to star in Crash, a 13-episode series based on the Oscar-winning ensemble drama. Germany had a strong start to the UEFA EURO 2008, beating Poland 2-0.