News for Youse: Queen of the North trial, shootings in Richmond, and Lance Armstrong loses medal
Former ferry officer in court The navigation officer on the Queen of the North, Karl Lilgert, goes on trial today for criminal negligence causing death. Gerald Foisey and Shirley Rosette died when the B.C. Ferries vessel sank on March 22, 2006.
Richmond shootings Four people were sent to hospital and two are clinging to life after a "targeted shooting" incident last night at a longshoremen's party at the Riverside Banquet Hall on River Road in Richmond.
Delta agriculture under siege The Georgia Straight has published a feature story on a $10-billion expansion of Deltaport and related transportation projects, which threaten local farmland.
West Van mayor open to a police merger Michael Smith says that he's willing to sit down with his North Vancouver counterparts, Richard Walton and Darrell Mussatto, to discuss a North Shore police force. The two North Van municipalities would have to cancel an RCMP contract to facilitate this.
Death toll rises in Algerian attack The Associated Press has reported that 35 hostages and 15 Islamic militant captors are dead after Algerian military helicopters responded to the insurgents' move on a natural-gas complex. No Canadians are believed to have been killed.
All Boeing 787 Dreamliners grounded After the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Boeing's 787 Dreamliners weren't safe until a battery issue was resolved, every airliner in the world has refused to fly the plane.
Teck appealing Washington ruling CBC News has reported that Teck Resources will appeal a Washington state court decision ordering a cleanup of the Columbia River. A judge previously ruled that the Vancouver-based corporation dumped nearly 10 million tons of slag into the waterway between 1930 and 1995.
Lance Armstrong loses Olympic medal The International Olympic Committee has revoked cyclist Lance Armstrong's bronze medal, which he won at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney.
BBC seeks transgender talent According to the Actup.org website, the BBC Writersroom and Trans Comedy are holding a competition for TV comedy scripts that portray transgender people in an "affirming manner".
Jennifer Anison inks skin-care deal The former Friends star is the public face of Aveeno skin care, according to an E! News report.