News for Youse: Adriane Carr won't give up, Pope has pacemaker, and Angelina's well-paid child

Adriane Carr discusses legal options  Green city councillor Adriane Carr plans to hold a news conference to explain why she thinks city manager Penny Ballem violated the Vancouver Charter by vetoing her notice of motion. It concerned the implications of the Vancouver park board reallocating community-centre association revenues.

Short legislative session  The speech from the throne is due today when MLAs return to the house for a short session, which is expected to end by mid-March.

NDP promises to restore science-literacy program  NDP Leader Adrian Dix has announced that if his party wins the May election, it will reinstate the B.C. Program for Awareness and Learning of Science. The B.C. Liberals cut the million-dollar program last June.

Baird responds to North Korean nuclear test  Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has called North Korea's latest nuclear test "reckless" and a "serious misguided threat to regional peace and security".

Conservatives withdraw Internet-surveillance legislation  Justice Minister Rob Nicholson revealed yesterday that the federal government won't proceed with a bill that would grant police access to Internet-search results without a warrant. The Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act drew heated reaction when Public Safety Minister Vic Toews accused its critics of being on the side of child pornographers.

U.S. troop withdrawal  President Barack Obama is expected to announce in his State of the Union address tonight that the U.S. will pull 34,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year. This would cut its armed forces in that country by more than half.

Pope has a pacemaker  The day after Pope Benedict XVI said he was quitting, the Vatican has revealed that he is wearing a pacemaker.

Luongo returns to the net  Canucks coach Alain Vigneault has revealed that veteran Roberto Luongo will play goal in Tuesday's home game against the Minnesota Wild. Luongo has shut out the Wild in his last three home games against them.

Wrestling's Olympic future in jeopardy  The International Olympic Committee has voted to shelve wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games.

Four-year-old earns $3,000 a week  TMZ.com has reported that Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, the daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, picked up a cool $3,000 weekly stipend for acting alongside her mother in Maleficent.

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Paulette Caillé
Adrianne Carr is right and I hope she will get as much support as possible. The citizens of Vancouver have a champion of democracy at City Hall and it's about time. Adrianne you're the best!!
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Clive
Finally a voice of reason at City Hall. Its about time someone was brave enough to stand up to Penny Ballem. Penny is ruling the city with an iron fist and Gregor is missing in action as per usual.
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Robk
It's a tough situation for Carr since the Vision group are like a pack of hens pecking at someone that won't tow their line and has at the same time a legitimately critical view about what going on, especially with an over bearing, autocratic minded city Manager in Penny Ballem.

This issue prudently needs more consideration but Vision and Robertson just don't care for genuine democratic due process.
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