News for Youse: Architect unveils gallery proposal, Blackberry 10 released, U.S. economy shrinks

New art gallery location proposed  Vancouver architect Tony Osborn wants a public discussion over whether a new art gallery should be built on the 3.5-acre site of the Granville Loops at the north end of the Granville Street Bridge. It's bigger than the 2.7-acre Larwill Park location on West Georgia Street.

Community centre associations launch PR campaign  CBC News has reported that six Vancouver community-centre associations have pooled resources to launch a $200,000 public-relations campaign against the Vancouver park board's proposal to claw back future surpluses.

Big crowd gathers  The Kerrisdale Community Centre was jammed with hundreds of residents, who peppered park-board general manager Malcolm Bromley with questions about the board's plan to repatriate room-rental and program fees.

City responds to Oppal report  Vancouver's director of social planning, Mary Clare Zak, told council that the city will appoint two community-liaison workers to reduce the vulnerability of sex-trade workers.

B.C. Liberal vice president investigated  The Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists has told the Globe and Mail that former B.C. Liberal MLA and party vice president Bill Belsey is under scrutiny for possibly violating lobbying regulations. 

Blackberry model unveiled  Waterloo-based Research in Motion has launched the Blackberry 10, changed the company name to Blackberry, and appointed singer and songwriter Alicia Keys as "global creative director" to enhance the brand's appeal.

U.S. economy shrinks  The Commerce Department has reported that the U.S. gross domestic product fell 0.1. percent in the final quarter of 2012.

Germans open inquiry into Nazi atrocities  German prosecutors are reportedly looking into war crimes allegedly committed by two former SS members, now 87 and 88 years old, in Oradour-sur-Glane, France.

South Korea launches satellite  There's yet another sign of South Korea's rising clout—in its third attempt, it has successfully sent a satellite into orbit.

Eddie Lack injured  The Chicago Wolves goaltender who could have replaced Roberto Luongo as the Canucks' backup, Eddie Lack, is expected to be out for six months after undergoing hip surgery.

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iSheep
Lets all the Rich Fuckers pay for any new Art Gallery Zero Public funds please al least until the Homeless situation is resolved & the City has paid off it's Owe-lympics $Billion+ Debt.
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