News for Youse: Residential school deaths, Wilkinson wins nomination, and Canucks lose in shootout
High death count in residential schools Alex Maass of the Missing Children Project has told Canadian Press that at least 3,000 children's deaths in residential schools have been documented, thanks to a search of government, school, and other records. The project is part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Andrew Wilkinson defeats Suzanne Anton The former president of the B.C. Liberals, lawyer Andrew Wilkinson, is the B.C. Liberal nominee in Vancouver-Quilchena after beating former city councillor Suzanne Anton yesterday.
Pat Bell won't seek reelection Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Minister Pat Bell has revealed that he has an aneurysm and won't run in the May provincial election. He has represented Prince George–Mackenzie since 2001.
B.C. Liberals promise balanced budget Finance Minister Mike de Jong says he'll introduce a balanced budget tomorrow, but the NDP has pointed out that the pre-election 2009 budget under-reported the deficit by nearly $1.5 billion.
Save B.C. Film group will meet minister CKNW Radio has reported that members of the group Save B.C. Film will visit Culture Minister Bill Bennett on February 21 to discuss their industry's future.
Fire destroys Burnaby apartment building Firefighters quickly cleared a building on Smith Avenue in Burnaby before it was engulfed in flames yesterday morning, leaving more than 100 people without homes.
Chinese New Year parade Huge crowds showed up in Vancouver's Chinatown yesterday to welcome the Year of the Snake. See photos here.
Chávez returns to Venezuela President Hugo Chávez is back in Venezuela after extensive treatment in Cuba for cancer. Chávez used Twitter to thank Raul and Fidel Castro, Cuba's president and former president, for their support.
Canucks lose a squeaker The St. Louis Blues defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout last night after a Mason Raymond goal tied the game late in the third period.
Lakers owner dies TMZ.com has reported that Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss died in hospital this morning at the age of 79.