Turpel-Lafond highlights holes in child welfare The representative for children and youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, announced yesterday that the Ministry of Children and Family Development did not protect an aboriginal child's "basic rights to safety, education, health care, socialization, and cultural identity". The boy, who was Tasered by police in April 2011, was subject to abuse and neglect in his birth home and numerous residential placements because of "serious errors" in the child-protection system.
B.C. loses jobs in January Statistics Canada has reported that there were 16,000 fewer jobs in this province in January, but the unemployment rate still fell from 6.4 percent to 6.3 percent because fewer people were in the labour force.
Accident on Georgia Viaduct Police believe speed was a factor when an eastbound car crashed on the Georgia Viaduct before 3 a.m., kiling one man and causing serious and life-threatening injuries to three others men.
Israeli condemns Israel In front of a capacity crowd at the Vancouver Public Library's Alice MacKay Room, Miko Peled—the son of a former Israeli general—called for the replacement of the Jewish state with a secular democracy offering equal rights to Jews, Israeli Arabs, and Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.
Expensive hearing aids A CBC News investigation has determined that B.C. has among the highest prices in Canada for hearing aids, primarily because the B.C. government offers no help to purchasers.
Senator charged The youngest Canadian senator, Patrick Brazeau, has been ejected from the Conservative caucus and charged with assault and sexual assault. He's best known for losing a charitable boxing match last year to Justin Trudeau.
Fugitive ex-cop sought California police still haven't found Christopher Donner, a former Los Angeles cop and military veteran, who has gone on a shooting spree against other officers.
Man convicted for "goading" self-immolation The Xinhua news agency has reported that a man has been convicted of intentional homicide and sentenced to 13 years in jail for allegedly urging a Tibetan monk to set himself on fire. The monk didn't burn himself.
Canucks defeat Wild With Cory Schneider in goal, Vancouver beat Minnesota 4-1 last night, thanks in part to a goal and an assist by Mason Raymond.
Men and women disagree about Valentine's Day An Ipsos Reid poll has revealed that 38 percent of men and 67 percent of women believe that everyone should celebrate Valentine's Day.