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.