News for Youse: Burger recall, higher fees and taxes in budget, and UBC student found dead
Burger recall announced The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Canada Safeway Limited have warned the public not to eat frozen burgers under some Gourmet Meat Shoppe and the Butcher's Cut brands because they may be contaminated with E. coli. Details on the recall are available here.
B.C. Liberals balance budget Thanks to higher corporate and income taxes, rising health-care premiums, and greater tobacco levies, Finance Minister Mike de Jong was able to introduce a budget with a modest surplus.
NDP attacks budget NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston says the B.C. Liberal government is spending just as much on a Bollywood awards show—$11 million—as it's spending on increasing the budget for the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Suspicious fires in East Van Investigators are at the scene at the corner of East 41st Avenue and Rupert Street after fires broke out overnight in a garage and in a house across the alley.
UBC student found dead in Los Angeles The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that the body of 21-year-old UBC student Elisa Lam was discovered in a water tank on top of that city's Cecil Hotel.
Feds close Kitsilano Coast Guard base On provincial budget day, the federal government padlocked the Kitsilano Coast Guard base. Mayor Gregor Robertson called it a "sad day for Vancouver".
Beach Towers public hearing resumes Tonight, the public hearing will continue over a controversial proposal to build 133 rental units on the Beach Towers site in the West End. A huge crowd showed up last night at Vancouver City Hall.
Sullivan, Mayencourt, or Fixter? B.C. Liberals will choose their candidate this evening in Vancouver–False Creek. Two well-known former politicians, Sam Sullivan and Lorne Mayencourt, are competing along with lawyer Brian Fixter.
Jessie Jackson Jr. pleads guilty Ex-Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr.—son of the famed civil-rights leader of the same name—is likely heading to jail after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign donations on personal items.
Chinese military accused of cyber spying Computer-security firm Mandiant Corp. has issued a report linking cyber attacks against 141 companies to a building in Shanghai. It's reportedly under the control of the People's Liberation Army.
'Hawks win, Hossa injured The NHL will hold a hearing with Canucks forward Jannik Hansen after his forearm hit the head of Blackhawks star Marian Hossa, sending him out of the game last night. The 'Hawks won 4-3 in the shootout.
Clive Davis sees no shame in bisexuality Famed record producer Clive Davis is speaking up about his bisexuality in a new autobiography called The Soundtrack of My Life.