News for Youse: Private-power outrage, auditor general leaving, and park board votes at 3:30 a.m.

NDP howls about private-power contracts  The Opposition has released B.C. Hydro documents suggesting that the Crown-owned utility will lose more than $1 billion over four years. That's because the B.C. Liberal government required it to pay too much for private power.

Auditor general leaving  B.C.'s financial watchdog, John Doyle, has accepted a job in the Australian state of Victoria rather than consent to a two-year extension offered by the premier.

Park board votes on surpluses  At 3:30 a.m., Vancouver park commissioners voted to pool community-centre associations' funds. This came at the end of a nine-hour public meeting at the West End Community Centre.

BlackBerry Z10 hits Canadian store shelves  After strong sales in the U.K., the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone goes on sale in this country. Yesterday, BlackBerry's share price shot up 15 percent.

U.S. memo defends targeted assassinations  NBC News has obtained a Justice Department memo claiming that it's legal for the president to order the execution of U.S. citizens abroad—sometimes through drone strikes—if there is an "imminent threat" and it's not feasible to capture them.

Alleged Kazemi killer arrested  The Iranian government has reportedly arrested former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi. He was allegedly responsible for the death of Canadian-Iranian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi in 2003.

B.C.'s nonfiction award announced  Historian Modris Eksteins, author of Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery, and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age, collected the $40,000 prize that comes with the National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. It was presented by the B.C. Achievement Foundation.

Tanev fires game winner  Vancouver Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev scored his first NHL goal in overtime last night, helping his team defeat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2.

Lindsey Vonn in hospital  TMZ.com has reported that Olympic gold medallist Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to an Austrian hospital today after crashing at the Alpine World Championships.

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