News for Youse: Grammy nominations, QLT lays off staff, and Kate Middleton leaves hospital

Grammy nominations announced Mission's Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is nominated for the song of the year and Burnaby's Michael Bublé is a finalist for best traditional pop vocal album (Christmas). Other Canadian Grammy nominees are Drake—best rap song, best rap album, and best rap performance ("HYFR")—Tegan and Sara (best long form music video for "Get Along"), Melanie Fiona (best traditional R&B performance), Arcade Fire (best song written for visual media), Deadmau5 (best dance/electronic album), and Loreena McKennit (best new age album). Here's the full list of nominees.

Transit shuffle criticized Bus driver and Coquitlam councillor Brent Asmundsen is among those who is speaking out against TransLink's bus-optimization plan, which will move service hours to busier areas.

QLT lays off staff Vancouver-based former biotech darling QLT has announced a 42-percent reduction in its workforce. This came as a result of last September's sale of its rights to Visudyne, which treats age-related macular degeneration, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Apple will make computers in U.S. Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook has promised that his company will start manufacturing a computer in the United States next year.

F-bombs in Parliament Government house leader Peter Van Loan walked across the floor and allegedly swore at NDP house leader Nathan Cullen in the midst of debate on the budget bill.

Montreal massacre anniversary It's the 23rd anniversary of gunman Marc Lépine's shooting rampage at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, in which he murdered 14 women.

Tanks in Cairo streets The Egyptian army has been deployed close to the presidential palace after violence between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood left six dead and nearly 700 injured.

Hockey talks continue NHL owners and players will resume discussions for the third consecutive day and this time, it's expected they'll be joined by commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr.

Kate leaves hospital The Duchess of Cambridge is resting at Kensington Palace after three days in hospital with severe morning sickness.

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Argulion
Just one more step down the low road of bully politics. But, IMO, it does explain why recent anti-bullying motions were defeated. It would be too hard to lead by example.
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DavidH
Egypt: Yet another example of why democracy cannot be DELIVERED to any nation. It must be earned by citizens who actually understand what the word means. See also "Iraq", "Afghanistan". etc.
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