News for Youse: Dix rises, RIM falls, and park board still won't live-stream meetings
Dix flies high A new Angus Reid poll shows that NDP Leader Adrian Dix's approval rating has soared near 50 percent, whereas Premier Christy Clark is way back at 28 percent. The NDP leads the B.C. Liberals by a whopping 22-percent margin.
Golf gambit The Vancouver park board voted 4-2 last night to ask staff to report back on "usage and revenue metrics" regarding local golf courses, leading to speculation that Langara might be reduced from 18 to nine holes.
No live-streaming At the same meeting, the Vision-controlled board postponed dealing with NPA commissioner Melissa De Genova's motion to examine live-streaming park-board meetings. This came after general manager Malcolm Bromley interfered with the Straight videotaping commissioners' discussions.
Election fight The Supreme Court of Canada has reserved its decision in a Conservative appeal against former Liberal MP Boris Wrzesnewskyj's victory in Ontario Superior Court, which earlier ordered a new election after 79 people voted without proper paperwork.
RIM shares fall Ontario-based Research in Motion stocks declined by more than five percent on the same day that the troubled company held its annual general meeting.
Adrian Mack's column, formerly known as News for Youse, is now called "The Spigot". Yesterday, it was called "The Dutch Oven". We expect he'll stick with "The Spigot", but you never know what Adrian will come up with next.